Name: Lena May (Tevis) Pollom
From: The Brazil Daily Times,
Date: Friday, September 30, 1927
PROMINENT BRAZIL WOMAN SUCCUMBS AFTER AN ILLNESS OF THREE WEEKS OF COMPLICATIONS
STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS ON 21ST
Deceased Was Prominent Club Woman and Active in Church and Charitable Circles -- Funeral Will be Held Sunday
Mrs. Lena May Pollom, wife of J. D. Pollom, died at 8:45 o'clock last evening at the Community Hospital after and illness of three weeks of paralysis and complications, at the age of 54 years.
Mrs. Pollom had been in poor health for some time and for the past three weeks had been under treatment at the hospital. A week ago Wednesday, she suffered a severe stroke of paralysis and remained unconscious until the end.
Mrs. Pollom had been prominent in club and church circles in Brazil for nearly a quarter of a century and was an active worker in civic activities and charitable work of the city.
The deceased was born at McLeansboro, Ill., and came to this city about 27 years ago. On July 7, 1902, she was united in marriage to J. D. Pollom, who survives her. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, the Women's Reading club and the Brazil chapter of the D.A.R. In church and the clubs, Mrs. Pollom was one of the most enthusiastic and earnest members and was always a willing worker in any undertaking. Her death will be sincerely mourned by all who knew her because of her bright and cheerful manner and unselfish disposition.
She is survived by the husband and a step-son, Roy Pollom, to whom she had been a most devoted and loving mother. She is also survived by two brothers, John Tevis of Galesburg, Ill., and Dr. William Tevis, McLeansboro, Ill.
The remains were taken to Lawson & Sons funeral home and prepared for burial and this evening were taken to the home at 720 south Walnut street. Definite funeral arrangements has not yet been made but the funeral will probably be held Sunday afternoon.