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Leona Rivers Pulliam Backus
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1896
Death: Apr. 25, 1970

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Madison Courier--April 27, 1970

Funeral services for Mrs. Leona Rivers Backus, 73, route two Bedford, Ky., were held at 2 p.m. today at the Hopewell Methodist Church, with burial in the Bedford IOOF Cemetery.

Mrs. Backus, a native of Carroll County, Ky., died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the King's Daughters Hospital in Madison.

She was a member of the Missionary Society of the Hopewell Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons: Elmo Sherman Backus, Bedford, Ky.; and James Earl, Claremont, Ind.; three daughters: Mrs. Hilda Hill, Greenwood; Mrs. Norma Thompson, Carrollton; and Mrs. Ailene Maxwell, Albany, Ky.; three brothers: Frank Pullium, Detroit; Clarence Pullium, Clarion, Pa.; and Leonard Pullium, Louisville; two sisters: Mrs. Mary Tingle, Columbia, Ohio; and Mrs. Ruby Cowl, Louisville; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Ransdell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Trimble County Kentucky Obituaries

BACKUS, Leona Rivers 73, R.# 2, Bedford, died 25 Apr 1970, bur. IOOF Carrollton. Born Carroll Co. (3 Jul 1896, d/o George Washington Pulliam and Lillie Rose Smith.) Survived by 2 sons, Sherman and Joseph Earl Backus, 3 dau., Mrs. Hilda Hill, Mrs. Alene Maxwell anf Mrs. Norma Dell Thompson, 3 bro., Frank, Leonard and Clarence Pulliam, 2 sis., Mrs. Mary Tingle and Mrs. Ruby Cowl. (Preceded by husband, Jesse Earl Backus in 1969.)

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 Parents:
  George Washington Pulliam (1855 - 1919)
  Lillie Rose Smith Pulliam (1865 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Jesse Earl Backus (1896 - 1969)
 
Burial:
Carrollton IOOF Cemetery
Carrollton
Carroll County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Genealogy Girl💕
Record added: Dec 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8161589
Leona Rivers <i>Pulliam</i> Backus
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Leona Rivers <i>Pulliam</i> Backus
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