Nov 1 1954(22 Mar 1907
Mrs. Martha Mae Behrick 47, wife of Gilbert F. Behrick and with her husband a former resident of Mt.Vernon died at Sunday in WelbornMemorialBaptistHospital in Evansville.
Mts. Behrick resided in Mt.Vernon, native city of her husband, for a
period of 10 years. She and her husband had resided in Rockport for the
last 12 years. Mr. Behrick retired with the
rank of lieutenant from the Indiana State Police in 1951. He is at
present an employe of the security division of
Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Co., at the utility corporations' new
Mrs. Behrick's death was very
unexpected. In failing health for sometime, she entered the Evansville hospital last Wednesday. A heart
condition was the cause of death.
The body is at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in
Rockport where Owensboro, Ky chapter of the White Shrine, of which
the deceased was chaplain will conduct a service at tonight. The body will be brought to the Weisinger Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon early Tuesday and friends may call at
the Weisinger chapel beginning at Tuesday. Rev. August E. Binder,
pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church in Mt.Vernon, will conduct the funeral service in the
Weisinger chapel at Tuesday. Burial will be in
Bellefontaine cemetery and Garnet chapter No. 146, Order of Eastern Star,
Rockport, of which Mrs. Behrick was a past matron will conduct a service at the grave.
Surviving in addition to the husband are two brothers, Albert and Frank Swanagan, Terre Haute.
Mrs. Behrick was a native of Washington, Ind, where she was an exchange operator
employed by Indiana Bell Telephone Co. prior to coming to Mt.Vernon to hold a similar position with Indiana
Her parent's both deceased were Anthony J. Swanagan
and Mary Jane McQueSwanagan
The deceased was a very prominent member of women's organization associated
with Masonic fraternity. In addition to being chaplain of the Owensboro
chapter of the White Shrine and a past matron of Garnet chapter, Order of
Eastern Star at Rockport, she was a member of the Eastern Star Auxillary; a member of Isis Chapter No. 41, Daughters of
the Nile, Evansville, publicity chairman of Al La Matrons Club of District I,
and marshal in the East of ElinorMarkle
Memorial Court of the Amaranin of Evansville.
She also was a member of the Rockport American Legion Auxiliary, the
Rockport Home Economics Club,, the Spencer County Home
Economics Chorus and the Tuesday Club of Mt. Vernon.