|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1912|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1973|
Edgar Leo Anthis, the son of James Lark Anthis and Mary Ellen Moyer, was born June 21, 1912 in Pope County near Delwood, Ill.
He had been in failing health for a number of years and bore his affliction with patience, but time caught up with him and he became seriously ill. He was admitted to Massac Memorial Hospital, December 7, 1973, but God saw fit to call him home Wednesday, December 19, 1973, having attained the age of 61 years, five months and twenty-eight days.
On July 18, 1940, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Esta Baker of Glendale, Ill., and to this union one child was born, a daughter, Lou Ellen, who died in infancy.
Except for a period of five years, his entire life was spent in Pope County.
He was a graduate of Carrier Mills High School and held a S. S. degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill. Thirty- seven years of his life were lovingly devoted to molding young lives of children in the classroom. He taught 24 years in Pope County, 6 years in Massac County and 5 years in Douglas County. He and his companion worked side by side, sharing the same vocation for 29 years, until she was forced to retire in 1968 because of ill health. He retired in 1972 for the same reason.
Approximately three years after moving to Brownfield, Ill., in 1943 under the influence of the Rev. Harry Garrett, who was pastor of the Brownfield Southern Baptist Church at that time, he was made to realize his lost condition and accepted Christ as his Saviour, joined said church, where he remained a devoted member , except for a period of five years when he became a member of the Arthur, Ill. Southern Baptist Church.
He enjoyed life to its fullest and had a keen sense of humor. He had numerous friends and never knowingly betrayed a trust. He was grateful to God, and gave Him the glory for all his blessings.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.
Those who survive are his wife, Esta; one sister, Beulah Anthis; several cousins; two brother-in-laws and two sister-in-laws; three nieces and nine great-nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.
He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
(Obituary provided by Faye Morris Bowman.)
James L. Anthis (1878 - 1959)
Mary E. Anthis (1867 - 1946)
Esta N Baker Anthis (1906 - 1980)
Infant Son Anthis (1909 - 1909)*
Edgar Leo Anthis (1912 - 1973)
Note: buried with Esta N
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