Philip J. Jourdan, a prominent Marrs township farmer who had spent his entire lifetime on
the same farm which belonged to his parents prior to his ownership died at Tuesday (29 Oct 1957). He would have been 68 years old
on the coming Dec 20.
Mr. Jourdan, who had been in poor health
for several years with a combined thyroid and heart condition, was fatally
stricken minutes after he arrived at a Mt.Vernonphysicians
office for consultation.
The deceased resided in a home erected six years ago on Ind 62 seven miles east of Mt.Vernon in Marrstownship. His lifelong occupation was that of farming
and because of his failing health his son, Edwin Jourdan,
had been associated with him in the last year and a half.
The body is at The Short Funeral Home where friends may call
beginning this evening . It will remain there
until Friday when it will be taken to Immanuel United Church of Christ
in Marrstownship of which
the deceased was a devout layman and former official board member.
The body will lie in state at the church until Rev. Robert M. Dohn, pastor of Immanuel, conducts the funeral service at Friday. Burial will be in Immanuel
the wife, nee Mary Espenlaub whose marriage to Mr. Jourdan took place Nov 11, 1917; the son, Edwin, R. R. 1,
Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. Glen Rowley, Evansville; four grandchildren; three
brothers, George and henryJourdan,
Marrs township and William Jourdan,
Bedford and a sister, Mrs. Philip Schreiber, R. R. 2, Mt. Vernon. The
deceased's parents were Phillip Jourdan and Caroline BobergJourdan.