Mrs. Nancy Ellen Bilyeu, 64, died here Sunday [February 18, 1945] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ima Woodard. Funeral services are to be held in the Weddle Chapel here at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Kenneth W. Knox officiating. Burial will be in the Bilyeu Den Cemetery.
Born at Grubville, Mo., on July 9, 1880, Mrs. Bilyeu had lived in Oregon for 62 years, chiefly In the Scio-Crabtree area. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Woodard, she is survived by two grandchildren, Larry and Collene; four brothers, Robert Cole of Salem, Curtis Cole of Eugene, Roy and Otto Cole of Astoria; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Pepperline of Crabtree, Mrs. Ada Applet of Grants Pass and Mrs. Mabel Leffler of Stayton as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
Albany Democrat-Herald, February 19, 1945
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman