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March 20, 1956

Herman Ashworth, 82, a well-known retired farmer and a life-time resident of Posey county of pioneer stock, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday (19 Mar 1956) at Maxey Nursing Home in Evansville.


Ill for the last two years and seriously sick for the last two months, he entered the nursing home last Friday from his residence at 420 Mill St.


He had resided in Mt. Vernon for the last two years, coming here from the Copper Line road vicinity which with the Farmersville locality was the scene of his farming operations for many years.


The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home where friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday.  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. thursday in Weisinger chapel by Primitive Baptist Elder Elmer Fleener, Evansville.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


The deceased was a member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church at Farmersville and Farmersville camp, No. 13130, Modern Woodmen of America.


Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Nora Robb Ashworth; a daughter, Mrs. Starlus Hogan, Farmersville; a son, Henry, Birmingham, Ala; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a stepson, Aaron Robb, Mt. Vernon and three stepdaughters, Mrs Herdis H. Layer and Mrs. George W. Hanshoe, Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Richard Caldemeyer, Muncie, Ind.


Mr. Ashworth was a son of Moses Ashworth and Mary Allison Ashworth.  He was twice married.  His first wife was Anna Stein Ashworth.  She died in 1932.  His second marriage was to the widow of John Robb.




Originally submitted by Betty Sellers