From: The Argus of Green County, IL; pub. July 20, 1917
Samuel Standefer, son of A. H. and Margaret Standefer, was born on the old home place east of Scottville February 24, 1854, and departed this life July 3, at 1 p.m., age 63 years, 4 months and 9 days. He had been in failing health all spring, but still helped with the work until a few days before he died. He was thought to be improving, as he never complained. On Saturday morning, June 30, he was stricken with paralysis, which caused his death a few days later. In the spring of 1881 he moved with his parents to Athensville, where he resided until his death. December 24, 1884, he was married to Miss Nancy J. Stubblefield. Four children were born of this union, three of whom survive, Cecile E. and Clarence E. at home, and Docie B., wife of G. F. Thaxton, of the Greenfield vicinity. His wife died May 28, 1912. He leaves two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Mary E. Blevins, of Parsons, Kans.; Robert, of Palmyra; Isham of Roodhouse; and Joseph and Mrs. Dosia Fair, of Carrollton. In early life he embraced the Christian religion and joined the Mt. Moriah church near his home, removing his membership to Athensville when he removed to this place. Elder Alonzo Rigg, of Girard, preached the funeral sermon at the Baptist church in Athensville July 5. The interment was in the Sanders cemetery.
From: The White Hall Register, July 3, 1917 (Green Co., IL):
Samuel Standefer aged ___died at his home in Athensville Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 1917, as a result of a paralytic stroke the evening before. Deceased had resided in Athensville practically all his life and was one of the most highly respected citizens of that community. His wife was Miss Nannie Stubblefield, died about 6 years ago. Surviving children are: Miss Cecil and Clarence Standefer at home and Mrs. Doxia Thaxton of the Short neighborhood. Surviving brothers and sisters are Joseph and Robert Standefer, Palmyra; I. L Standefer, Athensville; and Mrs. F. Fair of Carrollton.
Funeral services were held at Athensville Baptist Church Thursday of last week. Interment in Sanders Cemetery near Athensville.
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*Contributed by Mitzi Calbreath
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