Mrs. C. K. Dillon Passed Away Monday, February 5
Maude E. Staples was born on December 25, 1875 in Clark county on a farm near Wyaconda. She was the daughter of Willis C. and Anna Button Staples.
She united in marriage to Edwin K. Dillon on December 25, 1898, to which union was born one son, Julian L.
She united with the Indian Creek Baptist church on January 28, 1890.
She departed this life at the Laughlin hospital in Kirksville, on February 5, 1951. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and son; one brother, Willis Staples; four grandchildren, Mrs. Howard Walton, Jr., Mrs. Eugene Kelley, Delbert Dillon and Noralyn Ann Dillon and one great grandson, Jimmy Walton.
Funeral services were held at the Gorin Baptist church on Wednesday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. J. D. Gunter of Memphis, who was her pastor for eight years. Music was furnished by Carl Pryor, Mrs. W. E. Shannon and Mrs. Clark Ewing with Mrs. Guerden Davis at the piano.
Body bearers were Guy Holt, Wallace Davis, Ralph Shacklett, Guy Austin, Clark Ewing, and Mart Raine. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove cemetery.
Maude E. (Staples) Dillon obituary, Memphis, Missouri, Memphis Reveille, 8 Feb 1951, p.1 col. 3
Edwin K. Dillon
1874–1973 (m. 1898)
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