Apr. 18, 1965 Farmington St. Francois County Missouri, USA
The Home Press La Plata, Missouri April 22, 1965 ETHEL SHUMAKER AGEE ---Ethel Shumaker Agee, 79, was born August 25, 1885 in Adair County, Missouri. She died April 18 at the Thomas Dell Nursing Home in Farmington, Missouri. ---She was the daughter of Saul and Alice Fletcher Shumaker. She was married to William M. Agee December 24, 1914. He died August 16, 1941 at Elmer, Missouri. ---She was a member of the Elmer Baptist Church, Rebekah Lodge and Past Noble Grand; a lifetime member of the Royal Neighbors of America; a member of the Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine; member of the Missouri State Teachers Association and had retired from the Berkeley St. Louis County School District in 1957. ---Surviving are one son, Marple Agee of Desloge; two grandchildren, Jerome Agee of Bridgton, Missouri and James Agee of Deslodge; two sisters, Mrs. R.B. Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas and Mrs. Ollie E. Cunningham of Columbia, Missouri; one great-grandchild, Stephen Agee of Bridgton, several nieces and nephews. ---Preceding her in death were her parents and husband. ---Funeral services were Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Elmer Baptist Church conducted by Kenneth Lochard. Burial was in the Elmer Cemetery under the direction of McCullum Funeral Home of Gifford. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Macon (CO) Chronicle-Herald April 20, 1965 Ethel Agee, 77, Rites Tomorrow ~~~Mrs. Ethel Shumaker Agee, 77, of Desloge, a former Elmer resident died Sunday at a nursing home in Farmington, where she had been a patient for some time. ~~~Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at the Elmer Baptist Church, condicted[sic] by the Rev. Kenneth Lockard, and burial will be in the Elmer Cemetery. The body will remain at the McCollum Funeral Home in South Gifford until 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, and will then be taken to the church to lie in state until the hour of services. ~~~Mrs. Shumaker was born Aug. 25, 1885 in Adair County, the daughter of Saul and Alice Fletcher Shumaker. She was married Dec. 24, 1914 to Willie Agee, who had preceded her in death Aug. 16, 1941. ~~~She was a member of the Elmer Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the Royal Neighbors of American, a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of White Shine and the Missouri Teachers Association. She retired in 1957 as a teacher in the Berkley St. Louis County School District. ~~~Surviving are: One son, Marpie Agee of Desloge; two grandchildren, Jerome Agee of Bridgton and James Agee of Desloge; one great grandson, Stephen Agee of Bridgton; two sisters, Mrs. R. B. Smith of Little Rock, Ark. and Mrs. Edwin Cunningham of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.