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Lincoln Evening Courier, February 14, 1938


The death of Mrs. Opal Viola Routson, 36, wife of Herbert Routson, of 602 Hamilton street, occurred at 5:30 o'clock Sunday evening at Deaconess hospital, where she had been a patient but a few hours. She had been ill for the past eighteen months, suffering from diabetes.

She was born at Lake Fork, November 6, 1901, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Scroggins. Her marriage to Mr. Routson took place in Bloomington March 27, 1921. Surviving are her husband, parents, and one son, Roland, and the following brothers and sisters: Wilbur, Sterling and Ralph, Lincoln; Mrs. Leon Molt, Peoria; Mrs. Leila Goodpasture, Chicago; Mrs. Edward Lunner, Hartford, Conn.

She was a member of the First Christian church of Lincoln.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the home and at 2 o'clock from First Christian church, Rev. Earl Hargrove in charge. The body will be removed to the Routson Monday evening from the Sheets Funeral Home.

Lincoln Evening Courier, 16 February 1938

Services for the late Mrs. Herbert Routson were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the First Christian church, Rev. Earl Hargrove in charge. Mrs. W. C. Handlin and Mrs. George Brown sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", "Old Rugged Cross", and "Going Down the Valley", accompanied at the piano by Mrs. O. C. Van Cleave.

Interment was in Union cemetery and pallbearers were: Richard Brown, Delmar Follis, Bryan Denning, John Baldwin, George Smith, and Albert Sielaff.

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