Gertrude McKee

Unknown newspaper, May 1956
Submitted by Mike McMullen 


Funeral Services For Mrs. Gertrude McKee Are Held Tuesday

Mrs. Gertrude McKee, 79, died at 11 p.m. Saturday in the Pekin hospital. She had been a patient there since April 25, and before that had been in the Tazewell County Nursing Home in Tremont.

Born November 29, 1876 in Dunlap she was the daughter of James and Melvina (Cramer) Pollock. She was married to Frank Harris McKee in Dunlap February 16, 1898. He died February 17, 1935.

Surviving are a son, James H. McKee of Peoria; four daughters. Mrs. Effie DuPage of Pekin, Mrs. Lorena Gratton of Dunlap, Mrs. Florence DuBois of Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Frances Hagaman of Fairview; two brothers John and Ward Pollock both of Peoria; three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Garland of Chillicothe, and Mrs. Maggie Missen and Mrs. Laura Garland of Dunlap; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister are deceased.

She was a member of the Methodist church of Dunlap.

Funeral services were held in the Dunlap Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, May 8, at 2:00 with Rev. Richard C. Mader officiating. Burial took place in Prospect cemetery. The Abts Mortuary of Pekin was in charge.


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