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NAME: Near, William E. (m. Mary A. "Lena" Cox)

OBIT: (d. 2 Dec 1957, Lee County, Illinois)

 William Near of near Lee Center died in his home about 2:30 p.m. Monday. He had been in poor health for the past year.
 He was born July 26, 1877, in LaSalle county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Germ Near. He was married to Lena Cox on Jan. 17, 1900 in Sycamore. He had farmed in the Amboy and Lee Center area for the past ... years. he retired from farming about a year ago.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, ...brothers and a sister.
 Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs Roy Conibear, Lee Center; a son, Kenneth, Amboy, Ill.; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a brother, Fred, Rock Falls, Ill.
 Friends may call Wed. afternoon and evening in the funeral home.