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Mary Elva Harvey Becker
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Birth: May 16, 1885
White County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1940
White County
Illinois, USA

Mary Elva Harvey daughter of John William and Margaret Hall Harvey, was born May 16, 1885, near Carmi and departed this life June 7, 1940, at her home near Carmi after a short illness, of 2 weeks, being 55 years and 22 days old.

Her entire life was spent in White County. Molly, as she was more familiarly known, lived a quiet and unassuming life giving her time and strength to the care of her family and home. She was a good neighbor and was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. She was truly a lovely mother and her life was devoted to her husband and children.

She was converted early in life and joined the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and led a devoted Christian life.

She was married to Homer Becker on January 3, 1904, and to this union were born 13 children, two have passed before her; Oliver Wendell who died January 7, 1929 and William Herman passed away April 13, 1931.

Those left to mourn her death are her husband Homer and 11 children; Leona, now Mrs. Bob Asmus of Brighton; Gena, now Mrs. Theodore Doneghue of Carmi; Pearl, now Mrs. H.E. Greeno of Los Angeles, CA; Marie, now Mrs. Walter of Enfield, IL; Allen, of Los Angeles, CA; and Ted, Mary, Genevieve, Ernest, and Paul, all at home; 5 grandchildren, Twila and Wanda Greeno; Barbara Jean Gates; Peggy Kay Doneghue; and Norma Sue Becker.

Her father and mother, 3 brothers and two sisters preceeded her in death. One sister, Mrs. Lottie McDent of Waco, TX still survives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Becker were held Sunday, June 9, from the Mt. Baptist Church with Reverend D.F. Martin in charge. Internment was in the Big Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Anderson, Roy Gott, George Gott, L.E. Durin Becker, Harvey Yeager, and Jack Brooks. The flowerbearers were Golda Gott, Imma McGee, Reva McGee, Lindel Schauberger, and Lorene Brooks, Twila Greeno, Barbara Jean Gates, Imma Doneghue, Wilma Doneghue, and Thelma Yaeger. Walton and Stine Service. 
Family links: 
  John William Harvey (1853 - 1939)
  Leona Mae Becker Asmus (1904 - 1972)*
  Emma Gena Becker Doneghue (1906 - 1999)*
  William Herman Becker (1908 - 1931)*
  Edith Pearl Becker Greeno (1908 - 1985)*
  Margaret Marie Becker Gates (1910 - 2006)*
  Oliver Wendell Becker (1913 - 1929)*
  John H Becker (1917 - 1966)*
  Theodore R. Becker (1919 - 1975)*
  Mary E. Newlan (1921 - 2000)*
  Lena G Tamlyn (1922 - 1993)*
  Ernest Leroy Becker (1924 - 1971)*
  Mary Elva Harvey Becker (1885 - 1940)
  Lottie Ann Harvey McDent (1890 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
Big Prairie Cemetery
White County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Randall McCoach
Record added: Feb 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105670954
Mary Elva <i>Harvey</i> Becker
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Mary Elva <i>Harvey</i> Becker
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Mary Elva <i>Harvey</i> Becker
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Great Grandmother "Mollie"Loved by many.
 Added: Jun. 21, 2013

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