Clipped From Mt. Vernon Register-News
Mrs. Lena Vance Of Biuford Dies; Funeral Tuesday Mrs. Lena Vance, 81, died at 10:55 p.m. 5?aturday at her home in Biuford. For 41 years, she was co-owner and operator of the Vance Grocery Store in Blu- forf. Funeral servies will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Biuford Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Payne and the Rev. Burial will b^ in Laird cemetery near Biuford. The body will lie in state nt the Biuford Funeral Home where friends may call after 3:00 p.m. today. Mrs. Vance was bom July 27, 18^ in Wayne County, the daughter of Washington and Rou- setta (Bennett) Butler. She was first married to Or- vjlle E. Klrby, who preceded her in death in Jan., 1910. .She later married Barney Vance, who preceded her in death in May, 1939. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in deatti by a grandson. Survivors include two sons, Rosier Klrby of Sycamore, El., and Vyron Vance, postmaster at Biuford; two daughters, Mrs. Bemlce Young of Beason, III., and Mrs. Pearl Green of Okawville, HI., four brothers, Perry Butler of Wayne City, Walker Butler of Watson, 111., Herbert Butler of Winfield, la., and Monroe Butler of Rochelle, III.; lour sisters, Mrs. Maude Whalen of Biuford, Mrs. Gladys Young of Fairfield, Mrs. Grace Young of Fairfield, and Mrs. Nellie Schmidt of Winfield, 111.; U grandchilaren — including Jerry Vance, who is serving with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great great-granchildren. Mrs. Vance was a member of East Hickory Hill Baptist church.