Jul 6 1954
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Weisinger
Funeral Home chapel for Mrs. Beulah Darnell, 62, who died at 12:30 o'clock
Sunday (4 Jul 1954) morning in the
Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of First Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in
Mrs. Darnell had been removed to the hospital just a few days prior to her
death. She had resided at 1015 East Water Street.
Near surviving relatives are two sons, Malcom Kesssler, Mt. Vernon, and Loren Kessler, New Harmony; four
daughters, Mrs. Edith Hoff, Evansville, Mrs Marery Kessler and Mrs. Jack Hedges, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs.
John Hubert, Minneapolis, Minn; three sisters,
Raymond Topper, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. August Krummel
and Mrs. William Sipple, St. Louis; a brother,
Charles Bonenberger, St. Louis and nine
Two children of the deceased met tragic deaths. A son was accidentally
killed as he was walking along State Highway 69 north of Mt. Vernon and another son met death when he was
accidentally shot. Both tragedies occurred a
number of years ago. Mrs. Darnell was a member of General Baptist Church
of Mt. Vernon and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Topper, Everett Topper, Richard Topper, Phillips
Kessler, Walter Krummel and Floyd Gabel.
Originally submitted by Betty Sellers