Eugene E Highman, 67, for many years an
influential figure in Mt. Vernon and Posey county financial and civiic affairs, died Sunday (5 Jun 1955) morning at his
home at 2222 East Orange Grove avenue, Pasadena, Calif., the Weisinger Funeral Home was advised today.
The body will be returned to Mt.Vernon for funeral service and burial. It
will arrive at the Weisinger funeral late
Thursday evening. Vicar William E. Stark, of St. John's Episcopal Church, will officiate at the
funeral service at Friday in the Weisinger
chapel. Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery. The family
request is for no floral offerings.
The wife, the former Lucile Hardwick of Mt.Vernon, and their two sons, Robert E. Highman and Glen H Highman, will
accompany the body to Mt.Vernon. Robert E. Highman
is a sales promotion manager in Pasadena and Glenn H Highman
is a member of a Pasadena brokerage firm.
A sister MrsAnabelHighmanGriff, Gary, Ind and her son George H Griffin,
will arrive in Mt.Vernon Thursday night. Other survivors of
the late deceased are a sister, Mrs. S. C. Aldredge,
Albuquerque, N. M. and two grandsons, Robert E. HighmanJr and Richard Lee Highman,
Mr. Highman's health failed 10 years ago
upon the development of emphysema, an aftermath of gas in World War I during
his Army service in Europe. He had been an invalid for the last five years.
The Highman family left Mt.Vernon in 1932 and resided in Chicago where Mr. Highman
was a federal bank receiver. Nine years ago they located in Pasadena.
Mr. Highman was born in Mt.Vernon, the son of Edward E Highman
and Kate SchneeHighman.
The father was for many years president of Home Mill and Grain Company
and First National Bank and a Democratic leader and public office holder.
Following graduation from CulverMilitaryAcademy and military service in World War I, the
late deceased returned to Mr. Vernon and became an employee of First National
Bank, rising to the position of cashier. His marriage to Lucile Hardwick
took place in 1919.
His civic service was of monumental proportions. He was a
past president of Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of Mt.
Vernon Kiwanis Club, one of the organizers of Owen Dunn post,
No.5, American Legion, and for many years an influential Elk and
Long years of
illness resulted in his withdrawal from the organizations to which he had
contributed so much in service and leadership.