From examination of the death records in the office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, we find that Edna May Stevens of Shabbona, Illinois, wife of Miles O. Stevens, aged 51 years, died February 22nd, 1943. Death Certificate Number 10177, filed March 31st, 1943
In the Matter of the Estate of In DeKalb County County Court.
Miles O. Stevens, Deceased In Probate, Estate No. 5394.
May 22nd, 1943. Will filed and on July 6th, 1943, duly probated.
Last Will and Testament of Miles O. Stevens
I, Miles O. Stevens, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills or codicils by me made.
I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my Children – Edwin Eugene Rita & DeEtte, share and share alike, all my property, real, personal and mixed of which I may be possessed or to which I may be entitled to at the time of my death.
I hereby constitute and appoint my sister, Avis Hasler, as guardian of the person and estate of my children, during their minority.
I hereby appoint my sister, Avis Hasler, executrix of this, my last will and testament
Witness my hand and seal this 19 day of April, 1943, at Hines, Illinois.
Miles O. Stevens
May 24th, 1943. Petition of Avis Hasler for Probate of Will and Letters Testamentary filed, representing that Miles O. Stevens, a resident of Shabbona, in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, died on the 22nd day of April, 1943, at Veterans Administration, Hines, Illinois, testate; and that the approximate value of the real and personal estate of the testator in the State of Illinois is as follow:-
Personal estate not to exceed in value. . $ 500.00
Real estate not to exceed in value . . . .$4,500.00
Petition further represents that the names and post office addresses of all of testator’s heirs, devisees and legatees are as follows:-
Edwin Eugene Stevens, Heir, Adult, Shabbona, Illinois;
DeEtte Stevens, Heir, Minor, Shabbona, Illinois and
Rita Stevens, Heir, Minor, Shabbona, Illinois
Petitioner prays that Letters Testamentary may be issued to her.
Subscribed and sworn to before the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois.