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April 25, 1969


Keota -

Mrs. Leslie E. (Abbie) Gilchrist, 76, of Keota, died Friday afternoon at the Jefferson County Hospital, Fairfield.

The daughter of Francis M. and Martha E. Peyton Baughman, she was born Jan. 5, 1893, in Delta.  She was married Aug. 8, 1912, to Leslie E. Gilchrist, and the couple resided in the Delta Community until moving to Keota in 1956.  She was a member of the Delta Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Francis of Fairfield and Robert of Keota; one daughter, Mrs. Lester (Eldora) Dyson of Chariton; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Bryan Sellers of Delta and Mrs. Jacob Meier of Joplin, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Powell Funeral Home, Keota, with the Rev. David Stout officiating.  Burial will be in Springfield Cemetery near Delta.

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