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Eva Allen -Salsbury- Wennihan was born to George and Emma (Capps) Salsbury near Kirksville, MO., in Adair county Nov. 8. 1882. Eva was the oldest of a family of five. After a short illness she died at the Decatur County hospital Jan. 20, at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 12 days.
With her parents, Eva came to Decatur county at the age of two then returned to Joplin, MO., a short time later. There she spent her childhood, early school days and was baptized in the Baptist church.
At the age of 18 she returned to Decatur county and three years later was united in marriage to Charles F. Wennihan on Nov. 8, 1903. To this union four children were born. With the exception of a few years most of their life was spent in Decatur county.


Eva will always be remembered by all for her devoted time to raising her family and helping others in time of illness and sorrow.


She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Bert and Frank and her husband.


She is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Amy Rohan, Mrs. Lois Vernon, two sons, Lowell and Maynard, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and two sons-in-law, all of this community, one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Wennihan of Bakersfield, Calif., one brother, Clyde Salsbury of Fairview, Mont. and other relatives and friends.


Funeral services were Saturday at the Norcatur Methodist church, the Rev. Raymond Worden officiating. Burial was in the Norcatur cemetery.
Luanne L. Henthorn  lavynder@greyface.com