Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Victoria Breeden

Sunday’s Obituary is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers asking us to post obituaries along with other information about that person.

Mrs. Breeden
Of Shenandoah
Dies at Capital

SHENANDOAH, May 2 – Mrs. Victoria Jollett Breeden, 66, former resident of Shenandoah, died this morning at her home in Washington following an attack of asthma.

Mrs. Breeden was a daughter of the late James Franklin and Lucy Ann Jollett and was born in Greene County. She spent the greater part of her married life in Shenandoah. She was a member of the United Brethren Church.

Besides her husband, Decatuer Breeden, she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. W. B. Davis, of Harrisonburg; Mrs. A. J. Coleman, and Mrs. W. J. Sullivan, of Shenandoah; and Mrs. Sallie Clift of Washington.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at three o’clock from the Shenandoah United Brethren Church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. P. W. Fisher.

And from The Page News and Courier: 4 May 1944 page 4 col. 5

Mrs. Victoria Elizabeth [Jollett] Breeden, 66, wife of Decatur B. Breeden died suddenly at her home in Washington, D. C. early Tuesday morning, May 2.  Mrs. Breeden had been a sufferer from asthma for years, but been in her usual health until a few hours before her death.

Mrs. Breeden was the youngest daughter of the late James Franklin and Lucy Shifflett Jollette, and was born at Nortonsville, Greene County on March 19,1878.

She was married to D. B. Breeden on Dec. 24, 1901 and spent most of her married life in Shenandoah.  Her husband is a former N. W. [Norfolk & Western Railroad] engineer.  They moved from Shenandoah to Waynesboro, VA, and from there to Washington, D.C. where he is employed in government work.  She is survived by her husband and the following sisters:  Mrs. A. J. (Emma) Coleman, Shenandoah; Mrs. W. B. (Mary) Davis, Harrisonburg, Mrs. Geo. F. (Sallie) Clift, Washington, D. C. and Mrs. W. J. (Laura) Sullivan of Shenandoah.

One daughter died in infancy.  The following members of the family are deceased: Mrs. James (Leanna) Knight, of Albemarle County, B. L. Jollette of Stanardsville, William Isaac Jollette of Greene County, U. F. Jollette of Baltimore, Md. and one half brother Henry Jollette, of Harriston, VA.

Mrs. Breeden was a devout member of the U. B. Church and possessed an amiable disposition which had endeared her to the hearts of many.  The news of her death was received in Shenandoah with genuine regret and sorrow.

The funeral will be held from the U. B. Church this afternoon at 3 p.m. with the Rev. P. W. Fischer in charge.  Burial will be in the U. B. Cemetery.

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1 comment:

  1. So sudden with the asthma! But I guess thatbis better than a prolonged sickness.