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Jul 13 1956

Mrs. Anna Harp Hostetler, 80, widow of Willis B. Hostetler and a member of a well know south Posey county family, died at 12;25 a.m. today in Welborn Memorial Baptist Hospital in Evansville.


Mr. Hostetler died in December, 1941.  For the last 15 years Mrs. Hostetler had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Wesley B. Seifert and Mr. Seifert on R. R. 1, Mt. Vernon.


The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon and will remain there through the funeral service set for 10 a.m. Monday in Short-Niehaus chapel.  Burial will be in Park Lawn cemetery at Evansville.


The officiating minister will be Rev. Hubert R. Hoke, minister of St. John's Methodist Church of St. John's Methodist Church at Caborn, of which the deceased was a member.


Mrs. Hostetler's parents were John Harp and Nora David Harp..


Forty-six direct lineal descendants survive.


Survivors include six sons, John Burlison, St. Louis, by a former marriage, and Chester Hostetler, Indianapolis; Cecil Hostetler, Miami, Fla; Winston B. Hostetler, Mt. Vernon, and Earl and Robert Hostetler, Evansville; two daughters, Mrs. Susan Thompson, Mt Vernon and Mrs. Seifert, R. R. 1,; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elmo Dunn, Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Lila Kueber and Mrs. Ona Chesebro, Evansville, and two brothers, George Harp, R. R. 1 and Frank Harp, Elkhart, Ind.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers