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Vera Vivian (Ballew) Morgan Knight
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1923
Fayville
Alexander County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 2006
Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA

"Vivian" was the daughter of James Louis Morgan and Lucinda "Parilee" McCullough.

In early 1957, Vivian's sister, Georgia, was killed in an automobile accident. Georgia and her husband, Herschel Ballew, were the parents of 9 children.

On 08 May 1958, Vivian married her sister's widower, Herschel, in South Roxana, Madison County, Illinois. Vivian and Herschel were the parents of a baby, Brianna Lynn Ballew, who died at birth in 1959.

Herschel was killed in a work accident in 1965.

Children from marriage to Herschel Ballew: 4 step-daughters/nieces, 5 step-sons/nephews, 1 daughter.

Vivian worked as a matron at the Holiday Inn in Rock Falls, Illinois before her retirement.

Vivian married Paul Francis Knight on 04 Sep 1970 in South Roxana. However, obituaries published in the Alton Evening Telegraph indicate that Paul and Vivian were the parents of 2 children, a girl and a boy, who died in early childhood in 1951 and 1954, respectively.

Children from marriage to Paul Knight: 1 or 2 daughters, 1 son.

Vivian died in 2006 at Eldercare of Alton. At the time of her death, she was 82 years, 4 months and 4 days old. She was survived by 1 daughter and her husband; 3 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mildred Robins of South Roxana; 1 niece; and the children of her sister, Georgia Ballew.

In addition to her parents and 1 daughter, Vivian was preceded in death by her first husband, Herschel, and her sister, Georgia. She was also preceded by her second husband, Paul, who passed away in 1994; 1 brother, Henry Morgan; another sister, Fannie Albright; and 1 nephew, Henry Hershel Ballew, who was killed in Vietnam at the age of 18.

Visitation was held on 30 Mar 2006 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, Illinois. Funeral services were conducted there at 2 p.m. that same day.

Aunt/Step-mother of:
(Living) Farlow Bosworth
(Living) Farlow
(Living) Farlow Dale
Elizabeth Farlow
Delvis Farlow
(Living) Ballew Meyer
Henry Herschel "Hersch" Ballew
(Living) Ballew
(Living) Ballew
(Living) Ballew
(Living) Ballew

Mother of:
(Living) Knight Gooding
Frances Lucille Knight
Gale Francis Knight
Brianna Lynn Ballew
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Louis Morgan (1873 - 1953)
  Lucinda Parilee (Leither) McCullough Morgan (1883 - 1968)
 
 Spouses:
  Herschel B. Ballew (1922 - 1965)*
  Paul Francis Knight (1920 - 1994)*
 
 Children:
  Frances Lucille Knight (1947 - 1951)*
  Gale Francis Knight (1952 - 1954)*
  Brianna Lynn Ballew (1959 - 1959)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Morgan (1911 - 1993)*
  Georgia Pearl (Farlow) Morgan Ballew (1917 - 1957)*
  Fannie Morgan Albright (1920 - 1996)*
  Vera Vivian (Ballew) Morgan Knight (1923 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: As of November 2012, Vera's grave was only marked by a temporary funeral home sign. Double click on photos to enlarge images.
 
Burial:
Wanda Cemetery
South Roxana
Madison County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Lynn Marie Vint
Record added: Nov 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100420017
Vera Vivian (Ballew) <i>Morgan</i> Knight
Added by: Lynn Marie Vint
 
Vera Vivian (Ballew) <i>Morgan</i> Knight
Added by: Lynn Marie Vint
 
Vera Vivian (Ballew) <i>Morgan</i> Knight
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