Mrs. Elsie Heaton Of Walnut Passes Away

Walnut: - Mrs. Elsie Heaton, 83, died at 10 p.m. Saturday at her home here. Death came following an illness of many years. The body was taken to the Ross Funeral Home, where friends may call tonight. Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Alfred Hunter, pastor of the Walnut Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the
Walnut Cemetery.

Elsie Phillips Heaton was born Aug. 23, 1874, in the Walnut community a daughter of Alonzo and Alvina Stiles Phillips. She was married to Frank Heaton of Walnut on Dec. 17, 1895. They farmed near Princeton and later in the Walnut area retiring in 1924 when they moved to Walnut. Mr. Heaton passed away Aug. 6, 1950.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fay (Beva) Quilter, Walnut; two sons, Cecil and Verner Heaton Walnut; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Philips of Princeton and Edgar Phillips of Ohio, Ill. In addition to her husband, she was preceded by one sister, Etta, and three brothers, Alvin, Jefferson, Ia; DeForest of Princeton and Glenni of Walnut.

 (The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, March 11, 1957 - Monday, pg 2, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)



Walnut: - Funeral services for Mrs.Elsie Heaton were held at the Ross Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Alfred Hunter, pastor of the Walnut Methodist church officiating. The Lord's Prayer, was sung by Mrs. Robert Ewalt and Mrs. Evan Ewalt, with Mrs. Claude Langford playing the accompaniment.

Casket bearers were nephews, William Ewalt Robert Ewalt, Evan Ewalt, Roland Phillips, Velvin Phillips and Howard Heaton. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. J. T. Frederick, Mrs. J. B. McCarthy and Mrs Hugo Kasten. Burial was in Walnut Cemetery.

Other relatives and friends from a distance present for the services were: Edgar Phillips, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Phillips, Mrs. Sarah Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Phillips, Mrs. Howard Heaton, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Puttcamp, Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Hensel, Floyd Dickinson, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Eickmeier, Miss Iva Hensel, Princeton; Mrs. Anna Fordham, Walnut Grove, Minn.; Mrs. Harold Andrews, Dixon; Mrs. Kenneth Heller, DeKalb.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, March 14, 1957 - pg 2, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 




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