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1958 Obit

Sherman Carr, 92, a native of the
Mt. Vernon community and member of a pioneer local family, died Wednesday in East St. Louis, IL, where he had resided for 65 years.


He was a retired employee of the Wabash Railroad there, having been employed by the railroad for 45 years.

Following a funeral service in East St. Louis today, the body will be brought to Weisinger Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, arriving early Saturday. It may be viewed by friends in Weisinger chapel Saturday morning.
10 am Saturday, Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of First Methodist Church, will conduct a brief service at the chapel followed by graveside rites in Bellefountaine cemetery.

The deceased's wife nee Wilhelmina Large of Mt. Vernon, died in East St. Louis in 1937 and is buried in Bellefontaine cemetery here.

A son, H.W. (Beuford) Carr, Des Moines, IA, is the nearest surviving relative, Mrs. Mary Carr Finn, Mt. Vernon, is a niece.

Mr. Carr was a member of the Methodist Church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows in East St. Louis.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers