Petersburg Observer, June 1, 1956
Berry Woodrum Dead; Was 93 Years Old
Berry Woodrum, a native of Kentucky but a resident of the Tallula community
the past 75 years, died Thursday night, May 24 at the Tallula-Walker nursing
home. Had he lived until his next birthday, he would have been ninety-four
Mr. Woodrum was born Oct. 10, 1872, in Casey county, Kentucky. He was married
Sept. 6, 1881 in Liberty, Kentucky, to Loubell Lowe, and the couple came to
Illinois where they followed farming for many years. He and Mrs. Woodrum
celebrated their seventy-fourth wedding anniversary last Sept. 6.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Irvin C. of Tallula and Deroy, of
Bartonville; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie Raikes, Greenview; Mrs. Ezra Masten
and Mrs. Harvey Schoneweis, Tallula; twenty-three grandchildren; thirty-one
great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; four great great
grandchildren; one half-brother Benjamin Woodrum, Tallula, and a number of
nieces and nephews.
The body was taken to the Thompson-Harms & Hurley funeral home where it
remained until Sunday. Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Tallula
Christian church, Rev. George Bateman officiating. Burial was in the
Greenwood cemetery, Tallula.
Transcribed By: Jeanie Lowe