Obituary of Lillian Mae Ingram, 1995:
Lillian Mae Ingram, 85, of Bon Terre, Mo., died in the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Clinton.
The daughter of James E. and Leora Kidd Stewart, she was born April 22, 1909, in Bon Terre, Mo., on of seven daughters.
Mrs. Ingram enjoyed sewing and handiwork. She worked for newspapers in Bon Terre and later with Lead Belt News in Flat River, Mo. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Bon Terre. She and her husband, Vernon D. Ingram, moved to Clinton in December of 1987 to be near their family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Vernon D. Ingram in 1992; her parents; sisters, Dorothy Cole and Ruth Manwarring; and brothers-in-law, Herschell Ketcherside, Al Lesser, W.D. Manwarring and D.J. Cole.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Gene and Mary McClanahan of Clinton; granddaughter and spouse, Janie Jennings and Jennifer and Michael Fraker; great-grandchildren, Ashlee Eason, Adam Jennings and Lauren and Caroline Fraker, all of Clinton; sisters, Georgia Lesser and Bonnie Ketcherside of Bon Terre, Hilda Rawlins of Sullivan, Mo., Juanita and A.W. Mitchner of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and several Nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Also surviving are stepgrandsons and their wives, Jerry and Debbie McClanahan of Chattanooga, Steve and Julia McClanahan, Rodney McClanahan and Jim and Traci McClanahan, all of Oak Ridge; and step-great-grandchildren, Lindsey McClanahan, Justin and Eric McClanahan and David McClanahan, all of Oak Ridge.
Funeral service was Tuesday in Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the Rev. Samuel Dean officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, music anthems, in Clinton.
Clinton Courier News, 12 April 1995.
[Courtesy of Brenda Foster]