Mrs. Alexander dead at 95

Mrs. Cora M. Alexander, 95, of Petersburg, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, August 17 at the Menard Convalescent Center.

Mrs. Alexander was born October 12, 1878 in Cantrall, the daughter of Jacob M. and Miriam J. Tufts Cantrall. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alexander.

Surviving are four grandsons, James Kerst, Richard, Ross D., and David
Alexander; three granddaughters, Mrs. Ruth Nelson, Mrs. Floyd Swigert, and Mrs. Paula McCoy; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 20 at Bisch Memorial
Home in Springfield with Rev. Wellington P. Withop officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Source: Petersburg Observer, 23 August 1974


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