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1. Photo Violet Leola Wood was born on 11 Apr 1924 in Shelby County, Illinois. She was born in "Dugout", a house dug out of the ground near Shelbyville park and now covered by Lake Shelbyville. She died on 6 Jun 1975 in Saint Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.
From her obituary:

Violet Reichart Dies Friday
Services Today
Violet L. Reichart, 51, of Shelbyville passed away Friday at 8:10 p.m. in the St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.
Funeral services were held today at 1:30 p.m. in the Lockart & Son Funeral Home by Rev. Walter Attig. Mr. and Mrs. Rou Hansen were the singers and Mrs. Betty Lockart organist. Pall bearers were Joe Macklin, Roger Reichart, Lawrence Strohl, Roger Strohl, Robert Trimble and Bob Marquiss, Sr. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.
She was born April 11, 1924 in Shelby Co., the daughter of Raymond and Goldie Harlow Wood.
She married James W. Reichart April 11, 1942 in Shelbyville.
Surviving is her husband, James; three sons, James Dennis, David William and Richard Allen all of Shelbyville; one daughter, Mrs. Terisa Heinzman of Paxton,; one brother Jimmie Wood of Shelbyville; five sisters, Mrs. Phylis Strohl, and Mrs. June Edwards both of Shelbyville, Mrs. Margurite Mose of Henton, Mrs. Wilma Marquiss of Findlay and Mrs. Jean Brown of Moline and 3 grandchildren.
She was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois. She was educated eigth grade in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois. Her middle name is listed as Leota on James Dennis' birth certificate. She had red hair.