Mrs. Anne Dunn DeVoy

Contributed by Jim Simmons. Thanks, Jim.

Pub. Times January 31, 1924

       Anne Dunn DeVoy, daughter of John and Ellen Dunn, was born in Meriden, Conn., December 29, 1840, and passed away at her home in this city January 22, 1924, aged 83 years and 24 days.

       The deceased immigrated with her parents to Illinois when about three years of age and located in White county, near Enfield, where she lived until after her marriage.  She was the eldest in a family of twelve children, all having preceded her in death except two sisters.

       The deceased secured a good education and spent many years of her early life in our public schools, teaching in both Hamilton and Gallatin counties, also in McLeansboro schools.

       She was united in marriage to Daniel DeVoy May 23, 1866.  To this union seven children were born, three having preceded her in early life.  Those left to mourn their loss are John W. Devoy, Mrs. Thos. Ryan of Iowa, Anna and Charles, living at the home with her, and twelve grandchildren.  One granddaughter, Agnes DeVoy, has preceded her in death.

       The deceased, after two weeks of sickness, suffered a stroke of paralysis, lingering about two days, until the Angel of Death conveyed her to her eternal reward.

       Funeral services were held at St. Clement church, where Solemn Requiem Mass was said, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Father Jantzen, assisted by Re. Jos. Voll of Mt. Vernon, Ill, and Rev. Father Honeywinkle of Equality, Ill, after which the remains were taken to St. Patrick's church at Enfield, where Pastor Father Goeltzhuaser offered prayer and laid the body away to await the great resurrection day.

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