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 Mary Molly <I>Oller</I> Busby

Mary Molly Oller Busby

Shelby County, Illinois, USA
Death 5 Jan 1926 (aged 71)
Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Burial Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 12, Lot 197 Site 9
Memorial ID 36732232 · View Source
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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.

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  • Created by: Willis Oller
  • Added: 4 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36732232
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Molly Oller Busby (3 Dec 1854–5 Jan 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36732232, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Willis Oller (contributor 47014310) .