Mrs. Josephine Louise Alderman, wife of Postmaster Leslie Alderman of Cole Camp, died at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 1974 at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, where she had been a patient since May 2. She attained the age of 46 years, 10 months and 21 days. She was born June 24, 1927 in Clinton, the daughter of Joseph and Violet Webb Lupton. She spent some of her childhood days in Clinton, Cross Timbers, and Bolivar, Mo., moving to Cole Camp with her parents in 1940.
On August 30, 1946, she was married to Leslie Alderman. He survives of the home. This union was blessed with one daughter. She lived in Windsor and Sedalia for the three years following their marriage and since that time had made her home in Cole Camp. For a number of years she was employed as secretary at R-1 School here. Survivors include her parents, of Cole Camp; one daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Carolyn) Snow, Versailles, one sister, Mrs. Herbert (Bernice) Williams, Cole Camp,; and one grandchild, Cara Lynn Snow.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fox Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Bond officiating. The body was taken to the University of Missouri School of Medicine for cancer research. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery, Manila.
Source: Clinton Eye, 4 July 1974