A Tribute published in the pages of
The Southern Illinoisan
July 5, 1963
Entered Eternal Rest
July 3, 1963
Melissa Goot of Anna Dies
Mrs. Melissa Goot, 96, of Anna, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen Smith, Crowell Heights.
She was a member of the Christian Church of Anna.
She was born Jan. 13, 1867, in Pope County, the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Benjamin Williams*.
She leaves five daughters, Mrs Ada Martin, Mrs. Onna Yerks, Mrs. Eulalia Turner, all of Anna. Mrs. Helen Smith, of the Crowell Heights, Mrs. Maye Harris of Hammond, Ind., one son, Dewey of Buncombe, one sister, Georgia Carr of Aurora and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2pm Saturday at the Christian Church in Anna, with Harold Miles officiating. Burial will be in Ana Cemetery.
Crain- Norris Funeral Home, Anna, is in charge of arrangements.
* Williams was a misprint in the paper, should read Yates