Horace E. Greathouse, 72, a life-long West Lynn township farmer whose integrity and
friendly personality had endeared him to many, died at today at his home on R. R. 1, New Harmony.
Death, the result of carcinoma, came to him in the same dwelling
where he was born and had spent his entire life. He underwent surgery
last March and recovered sufficiently to be up and about. Two weeks ago,
he became seriously ill.
The deceased's father and mother were of pioneer Posey county
families. His father, Francis M. Greathouse, a
native of Point township, was a Union Army captain in
the Civil War. His mother was before her marriage Margaret French, a
native of Lynntownship.
Early this month, Mr. Greathouse
resigned as farm manager and treasurer of the Alexandrian Poor White Orphans
Fund, a position that he had held successfully for more than 30 years.
He was a staunch Republican and a party worker much of his
His fraternal affiliation was with the Masonic order and he was a
member of Arctic (New Harmony) lodge, No. 394, Free & Accepted
Masons, and Mt.Vernon chapter, No. 73, Royal Arch Masons.
The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home in
Mt.Vernon where friends may call after this evening.
Rev. Edward Couch, pastor of Bethesda GeneralBaptistChurch at Savah, will
conduct the funeral service at Weisinger chapel at Saturday. Burial will be in Beech Grove
cemetery in West
Lynntownship with Masonic rites at the grave.
the wife, nee Elizabeth Pritchard; two daughters, Mrs. Carlton Carnahan, Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Daniel James, New York City; a son, Horace F. Greathouse,
R. R. 1, New
grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. C. J. Nelson, Orlando, Fla.