Mahala Lee Forsythe , 1904–1998 (aged 93 years)
- Mahala Lee /Forsythe/
- Given names
- Mahala Lee
- Married name
- Mahala Lee /Lewis/
Terre Haute Star (IN) Tribune, page A2, Friday, March 27, 1998 Mahala Forsythe Lewis
Mahala Forsythe Lewis, 93, of Terre Haute, Ind., and formerly of Marshall, Ill., died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 1998, in Davis Health Care Center in Terre Haute. She was born April 20, 1904, in Clark County to Norman Forsythe and Anna Mae Fawley Forsythe. Her husband, John W. Lewis Sr., whom she married Feb. 2, 1927, in Terre Haute, died Aug 12, 1977. Survivors include two daughters, Joan Ingram of Terre Haute and Janice Marsh of Marshall; one sister, Lila Myrick of Terre Haute; three grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of First Congregational Church of Marshall, the Walter Burdick Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of 1812, Sangamon River Chapter and was a charter member of the Clark County Historical Society. Services are 2 p.m. CST Saturday in Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall, with the Rev. Donald Graham officiating. Burial is in Marshall Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. until services Saturday, with the family present one hour before services.
From the Clark County Newspaper – name not given – obituary obtained from the Genealogy Library, Marshall, IL, page 237: Mahala Forsythe Lewis
Mahala Forsythe Lewis, 93, of Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Marshall died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 1998 in Davis Health Care Center at Terre Haute, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with the Rev. Donald Graham officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday with the family present one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
She was born April 20, 1904 in Clark Co., the daughter of Norman and Anna Mae (Fawley) Forsythe. She was married to John W. Lewis, Jr. on February 2, 1927 at Terre Haute, Ind. And he preceded her in death on August 12, 1977.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Ingram of Terre Haute, Ind and Janice Marsh of Marshall; a sister, Lila Myrick of Terre Haute, Ind.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Lewis was member of the First Congregational Church of Marshall, the Walter Burdick Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Daughters of 1812, Sangamon River chapter and was a charter member of the Clark county Historical Society.
Clark County Democrat, Wednesday Evening, February 9, 1927, page 1: MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Forsythe announce the marriage of their daughter, Mahala Lee of Terre Haute, to Mr. John W. Lewis Jr, of Marshall.
The wedding, which came as a surprise to their parents and friends took place at 8:30 o’clock Wednesday evening, February 2nd at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hite, of Terre Haute, Indiana.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Lewis are graduates of Marshall High School and Mr. Lewis attended the University, where he is a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. John has been connected with his father in the post office for some time. Mahala has been connected with the Hesperian Beauty Shoppe in Terre Haute.