Mary Alice McCloud-Siddons of Booneville will mark her 100th birthday next Monday, Jan. 20.
The daughter of the late Ollie and Lennie Starr-McCloud of Coatesville, Ind., the then McCloud graduated from Amo (Ind.) High School in 1932. On New Years Eve in 1933, Russell Siddons took her hand in marriage.
Russell and Mary Alice Siddons were the proud parents of 12 children, all of whom are still living — Russell Siddons of Coatsville, Ind., Kendall Siddons of Chiefland, Fla., Janet Farlow of Chiefland, Fla., Loretta Moss of Booneville, Catherine McCurry of Booneville, Arthur Siddons of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, James Siddons of Monrouia, Ind., Wanda Harper of Clayton, Ind., Norman Siddons of Booneville, Myron Siddons of Booneville, Gerald Siddons of Cloverdale, Ind., and Susie Watson of Millersburg, Ohio. She has 31 grandchildren, and 52 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, in 1957.
She worked for several years as a key-punch operator in California. Upon her retirement she decided to live in Booneville, bought herself a home and has resided here since. Siddons now entertains herself with her love of crossword puzzles, as an avid reader of books and working piece puzzles.
She loves her home in Booneville and hopes she can stay many more years.