Bernhardt S. (Ben) Isham, 59, a native of Mt. Vernon
and an electrician who had been bedfast for 19 years of an illness of 23 years,
died at 4:40 a.m. today (3 Nov 1952)
at his home on R.R. 2, Evansville.
The family had resided in the Evansville vicinity since 1946.
A stroke suffered at Sunday, from which he never rallied,
resulted in death early today.
Body To Mt. Vernon
the body has been brought to the Short Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon, but funeral arrangements had not been
completed at today.(Burial was in Bellefontaine Cemetery.)
Surviving are the wife, nee Eura E. Roach; five daughters,
Mrs Harold Schneider, R. R. 1, Elberfeld,
Mrs. Elwood Mitchell, Evansville, Mrs. Thomas Medcalf,
South Bend, and Mrs. Jewell Burris and Mrs. Clifford Schneider, Mt. Vernon; two
sons, Clay Isham and Benny Isham both of Evansville,
and 17 grandchildren.
The deceased was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Howell.
Of Well Known Farmily
The parents of the late deceased were well known Mt.Vernon residents. His father was Clay Isham, for many years an engineer at the Mt. Vernon Hominy
mill during its operation by the Hudnut Milling co.,
and later the American Milling Co. His mother was ErephineSteffanIsham.
As a boy and young man the deceased was an amateur baseball pitcher of the
Tri-State reputation. He was employed by the Bell Telephone Co., and later by
Oscar D. Keck, local electrical contractor, as a batterman
prior to his illness.