Petersburg Observer, April 27, 1961

Mrs. Woodrum, One of County's oldest Residents, Dies at 97 Mrs. Lou Bell Woodrum, widow of the late Berry Woodrum and a resident of Tallula through most of her life, died at the Tallula-Walker Nursing Home at 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 21. Mrs. Woodrum was past ninety-seven years old, and was one of the county's oldest residents.

She was born Oct. 26, 1863 in Taylor County, Kentucky, a daughter of Henry and Eliza Murrell Lowe. On Sept. 6, 1881 she was married to Berry Woodrum, in Liberty, Kentucky. They came to Menard County and lived in the Tallula community throughout the rest of their lives, Mr. Woodrum preceded his wife in death on May 24, 1956.

Mrs. Woodrum was a member of the Tallula Christian Church, and so long as her health permitted, was active in the affairs of the church.

She is survived by one son, I.C. Woodrum of Tallula; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie Raikes of Greenview and Mrs. Ezra Masten of Tallula; one sister, Mrs. Ollie May Cornelius of Carlinville; twenty-two grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren.

The body was brought to the Thompson-Harms & Hurley Funeral Home here and funeral services were held at the Tallula Christian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Edward A. Feisal. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.

Transcribed By: Jeanie Lowe


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