FLORA JANE (Burke) LIVEY
Mrs. W. J. Levey, 80, Dies On Thursday After
Walnut: - Mrs. W. J. Livey, 80, of Walnut,
passed away Thursday evening at the Princeton Hospital. She suffered a
serious heart attack Wednesday afternoon and was taken to the hospital
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at
the Walnut Methodist Church. The Rev. Hollis Wharton, pastor, will officiate
and burial will be in Walnut Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9
p.m. Saturday at the Ross Funeral Home in Walnut.
Flora Jane (Jennie) Burke was born in Walnut,
Oct. 10, 1874, the daughter of John and Eva Burke. She was a lifelong
resident of Walnut. She was married to William J. Livey on April 23, 1892.
Mrs. Livey was a member of the Loyal Workers Class of the Methodist Church;
Charity Chapter No. 236, Order of the Eastern Star; Walnut Unit of Mothers
of World War II and charter member of the Walnut Women's Relief Corps.
Surviving are two sons, Burke and Jeff of
Walnut; four daughters, Mrs. I. M. Lewis and Mrs. J. P. Stephens, both of
Walnut, Mrs. Marvin Winger of Dixon, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson of Galva; nine
grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two brothers, Mason of Walnut and
Frank of Ohio, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in
June 1936; one son, Everett, in December 1947, and one brother, Fred.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, October 15, 1954 - Friday, pg 2, submitted by Melva Taylor)