Mrs. Minnie Corrinne McQueen, age 79, a lifelong resident of the Tuscola vicinity, died at her home here [March 9 1947] at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. She had broken a hip in a fall at her home October 23, and had been bedfast since that time.
Funeral services were held at the Mt. Gilead Church at 2.30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Guy Holmes of Peoria was in charge assisted by the pastor of the church, Rev. Harry Stewhart. Burial was in Broadus Cemetery.
Mrs. McQueen was born four miles south of Tuscola, July 10, 1867, daughter of Leander and Sarah Simonton Smith. She married Spencer McQueen, October 3, 1888, and the family moved to the home in Tuscola 11 years ago. Mr. McQueen died four years ago. Mrs. McQueen was a member of the Mt. Gilead Church.
Surviving are the following children: E. Ray McQueen, Mrs. Lewis King, and Mrs. Leona Cravens, all of Tuscola, Mrs. Inez Chapman of Scottland [IL]; Mrs. Lenora Gore of Danville; Charles McQueen of Murdock; Roy McQueen of Charleston; Bert McQueen of Benton Harbor, Mich. She also leaves 28 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
The Tuscola Journal, March 13, 1947
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman