Obituaries o-v001, Clark County IL

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Clark County (IL) Democrat, 31 May 1939--Lillie Veach, daughter of Amaziah and Missouri Murphy was born in Dolson Township in Clark County, March 28, 1871, and departed this life at her home in Auburn, May 25, 1939, aged 68 years, one month and twenty-seven days.
She was united in marriage to Arthur Veach in 1886.  To this union were born eight children, three having preceded her in death.  Those surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Hurst and Mrs. Vada Shaffner, and three sons, Hurley, Obe and Otto Veach, all living in Auburn township; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Wallace of Marshall and one brother, Hurley Murphy of Auburn, and also 12 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
She was converted and baptized and joined the Christian Church at Five Points, nearly forty years ago, where she and her husband were active in all Christian work of this vicinity.  The pastors who came to their home always found a warm ewelcome.
She was a kind and devoted companion, a loving mother, and a charitable neighbor, always ready to help those in need.  She devoted much of her time caring for those who were sick and in distress.
Dearest mother, how we miss you,
Since your gentle voice is stilled.
And the great place now is vacant,
Which never can be filled.
But by God's unfailing promise,
You've just gone ahead to wait,
Dearest mother and we'll meet you
There inside the Eastern Gate.
The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Green Moss church, with Rev. J. I. O'Neal officiating, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
The pallbearers were:  John Murphy of Monticello, Zenas Murphy of Clarksville, Henry Murphy of Clarksville, Cleo Murphy of Oakland, Harry McHenry of Fontanet and Jerry Claypool of Clarksville.
Those taking care of the flowers were:  Mrs. Edith Holwick, Misses Irene, Fay, Fern, Goldie, Lillie June, Flo and Carolyn Veach, Mrs. Evelyn Veach and Martha Higginbotham.

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