Venita B. Karch
Born: July 19, 1913
Died: October 7, 1986
Address: 801 North St., Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Place/Date of Services: Central Christian Church, Mt. Vernon, IL October 10, 1986
Burial Services: Antioch Christian Church, Texico, IL October 10, 1986
Register News, Wednesday October 8, 1986
Venita B. Karch, 73, died at 8:35 P.M. Oct. 7, 1986, in Good
Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Karch operated Mary Jane Studio with her
husband for 35 years.
She was born July 19, 1913, In Texico, Ill, the daughter of H. A.
and Lola (Hawkins) Whitlock. On March 6, 1930, in Mt. Vernon, she
married Clifford R. Karch, who survives.
The first funeral is scheduled for 1:30 PM Friday at Central Christian
Church with J. Howard Kraps officiating. The Varnell Rebekah Lodge will
also conduct services at this time. Following the services in Mt. Vernon,
a second funeral will follow at Antioch Christian Church near Dix with
Bob Raver officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hughey Funeral Home from 5 to 8:30 PM Thursday and
until 11 AM Friday. The body will then be moved to the Central Christian
Church, where friends may call from 12:30 PM until the funeral hour.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Karch is survived by her mother; one
daughter, Mrs. Glen (Pat) Phillips of Pekin, IL; one son, Clifford A. Karch
and wife of Larkspur, Colorado; one brother, William A. Whitlock of Cape
Girardeau, MO; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Karch was a member and Past Noble Grand of Varnel Rebekah Lodge,
No. 296 of Mt. Vernon. She also held many offices in the lodge. She was a
member of Central Christian Church. She was also a member of the Sunshine Center.
Mrs. Karch was preceded in death by her father.
Submitted by: Clifford A. Karch