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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
November, 1965

OBITUARY - ROY ENIX LILLIE

Roy Enix LILLIE, son of Lorenzo Dow LILLIE and Emma Frances ENIX LILLIE, was born December 2, 1889, in Kellerton, Iowa, and passed away on November 13, 1965, in Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 11 days.

Mr. LILLIE spent his early childhood years in Kellerton where he attended school. He early acquired a love for horses and working at his Grandfather's livery stable and drove doctors and others about the country. Then he took apprentice work at Mount Ayr to become a depot agent and telegraph operator for the CB&Q Railroad, and continued in his work for 25 years at a number of depots in Missouri and also at Kellerton, Iowa.

In 1912, he was united in marriage to Goldie O. DAVIS at Kellerton and to this union was born three children: two daughters, Rowena and Pauline, and one son, Glenn. In 1918, he was left with this family of children in the passing of his wife. And in 1922, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth KELLEY, and the family was together for their home beginning at Helena, Missouri. During the depression years he began work in trucking in highway construction work and then in the wheat harvests as they worked northward each year. In 1959, he retired from this work and returned to Kellerton where he had lived and also in Mount Ayr, until his passing.

Preceeding him in death besides his first wife in 1918, were his daughter, Rowena in 1926, his parents, and then his second wife in 1961, and his brother, Virgil in August of this year, 1965.

Surviving him to cherish his memory are: his daughter Pauline (Mrs. J. K. ALLEN) of Des Moines, Iowa; and his son, Glenn of Saint Paul, Minnesota; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends and acquaintances.

In December of 1903, he was received into probationary membership with the Methodist Church of Kellerton, Iowa; and for a number of years he was active in the Masonic Lodge and in the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows. But much of his life was committed to his career as station agent for the railroad and then being away in the trucking work that kept him on the road. But the full record of his life is with God and in the memory of all who knew him.

"There is a day of sunny rest
for every dark and troubled night;
And grief may be an evening guest,
but joy shall come with early light;
For God hath marked each sorrowing day,
and numbered every secret tear;
And Heaven's long age of bliss
shall pay for all his children suffer here."

Interment was made at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2010

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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