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Obituaries - Nancy Gordon

Blandinsville Star-Gazette - October 10, 1935 - page 1 (this is a lengthy obituary- so this is an abstract)

Mrs. Nancy Gordon Dies; 90 Years of Age

Blandinsville this week is mourning the loss of one of its oldest and finest citizens, Mrs. Nancy Jane Gordon who at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 9 days, passed away on Monday morning at her beautiful home in the south part of town. Death came at 2:30 am following a short illness.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Grigsby who lived at the north east edge of town where she was born and she spent all her life in the vicinity.

On August 4, 1861, when she was just 16 years old, she became the bride of Newton Jasper Gordon. For 58 years they lived together until Mr. Gordon passed away in 1919.

During those years, 11 children were born to them and they built a home that is still one of the finest in all the vicinity. Of the 11 children, 4 preceded her in death, they were George William Gordon, Joel Floyd Gordon, Elizabeth Gordon and Mrs. Olive Lemara Pendarvis. The 7 children who survive are Nancy A. Gordon, John Henry Gordon, Crete Gordon, James Gordon and Mrs. Dona Armstrong, all of Blandinsville; Mrs. Pearl C. Kempher of Quincy, and Mrs. Ruby Kerr of LaHarpe. Mrs. Gordon also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Grigsby of Los Angeles, California.

Funeral services are to be held this Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Glade City Cemetery.

Contributed by Linda Worstell

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