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Mary Molly Oller Busby
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1854
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1926
Christian County
Illinois, USA

Molly and her husband James raised three foster children. Dean V. Lee is listed in the 1900 census at age 2 months, the son of George V. Lee, age 46. George V. Lee, his sister Sarah Pond and brother-in-law MacEna A. Pond lived in Taylorville with Dean and seven other children. George V. Lee was a widower. James R. and Mary Busby took Dean in at a young age and raised him as part of their family. Their only other child, Alpha, was also adopted. Alpha married Wallace Price and she died before 1926. They also raised their nephew, Guy Roscoe Oller, who was the son of Mary's brother, Charles Coleman Oller.

Obituary of Mary Oller Busby printed in the Daily Breeze Newspaper, Taylorville, Illinois in January 1926.


Funeral for Mrs. Mary Busby, 71, Thursday at 2:30 o'clock P.M.

Mrs. Mary M. Busby, 71, wife of Robert Busby, died at 10:30 o'clock last night at her home at 805 West Adams Street. She suffered a stroke of paralysis Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Busby was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Oller. She was born in Shelby County December 3, 1854. She was united in marriage to Mr. Busby on September 12, 1880, at her father's home, south of this city.

Mrs. Busby was a woman of excellent character. Her kind and amiable disposition and her readiness to help the unfortunate, made her loved by all with whom she came in contact. She was a devoted wife and a loving and kind mother and sister. She was a faithful member of the First Methodist Church of this city, attending regularly until a few years ago, when ill health prevented. No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Busby, but they took several children into their home and cared for them with patient and gentle hands until a home was secured for them. They reared three foster children from infancy, a foster daughter, Mrs. Wallace Price, who passed away a few years ago and two foster sons, Guy Oller and Dean Lee, both of Taylorville who survive. Her parents, a brother and sister also preceded Mrs. Busby in death.

Surviving besides the husband and foster sons are two sisters, Mrs. Walter Hord, Taylorville; Mrs. Eliza Vonachen, Rock Island and six brothers; George Oller, Irving; Sam, Charles and William Oller all of Coldwater, Kansas; John Oller, Omaha, Nebraska and James Oller of Tovey. She also leaves one foster grandchild, Bobby Lee, Taylorville.

The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the First Methodist Church. The Rev. F. J. Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Family links: 
  Peter Oller (1819 - 1895)
  Abigail Coleman Oller (1831 - 1905)
  James Robert Busby (1851 - 1926)
  George Oller (1848 - 1933)*
  Elizabeth May Oller Vonachen (1851 - 1931)*
  Samuel A. Oller (1853 - 1931)*
  Mary Molly Oller Busby (1854 - 1926)
  Laura Ann Oller Busby (1857 - 1916)*
  William Oller (1859 - 1940)*
  James Chester Oller (1861 - 1946)*
  John Oller (1862 - 1948)*
  Peter Oller (1863 - 1882)*
  Charles Coleman Oller (1866 - 1948)*
  Abigail Gertrude Oller Hord (1872 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
Christian County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 12, Lot 197 Site 9
Created by: Willis Oller
Record added: May 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36732232
Mary Molly <i>Oller</i> Busby
Added by: Willis Oller
Mary Molly <i>Oller</i> Busby
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