Elizabeth Mary <I>Rumley</I> Compton

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Elizabeth Mary Rumley Compton

  • Birth 31 Jul 1910 Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 31 Jul 1994 Hemet, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Burial Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 115594596

Obituary: ELIZABETH MARY (RUMLEY) COMPTON , formerly of Rock Falls, died here on Sunday, July 31, 1994, which was her 84th birthday. At her request there was no funeral. Her ashes were scattered over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A stone will be placed beside her husband's in Rock Falls. Memorials should go to charities of the donor's choice. Mrs. Compton was born near Rock Falls on July 31, 1910, a daughter of Charles F. and Charlotte Schick Rumley. She attended Sterling High School for one year and graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1927. She married Kenneth L. Compton of Rock Falls in 1929. He died in 1982. During the Depression, Mrs. Compton worked for the federal government in Champaign and Indianapolis, Ind. Later she was employed at the University of Illinois Theoretical and Applied Science Lab in Urbana. She worked for Armed Forces Radio on the island of Trinidad during World War II. The Comptons moved to Eureka in 1947 where she worked for the Woodford County office of the Illinois Department of Public Aid. After moving to Savanna in 1967, she worked several years at the Dixon State School. "She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, and the Christian Science Society of Savanna. "She is survived by one son, Thomas Compton of Berkley, Calif.; two daughters, Holly Gutierrez of Merced and Charlotte Kreuder of Savanna; and eight grandchildren. Contributed by Charlotte Schick

Source: Sterling, Illinois, Daily Gazette, Sunday, 7 August 1994; A5; 4


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  • Created by: Gayle Gilpin
  • Added: 16 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115594596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Mary Rumley Compton (31 Jul 1910–31 Jul 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115594596, citing Coloma Township Cemetery, Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Gayle Gilpin (contributor 46608976) .