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Sep 6, 1955

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Mt. Zion General Baptist Church near Oliver and at Mt. Zion cemetery for J. Wilbern Marse, 70, a retired farmer who died Saturday (3 Sep 1955) afternoon at his home on R. R. 1, Wadesville.


The body was moved from the Short-Niehaus Funeral Home to the church shortly before noon Monday and lay in state at the church until the funeral services which were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Rager, pastor of Howell General Baptist church and former pastor of Mt. Zion Church.  Pallbearers were Jesse Marse, Harry Campbell, William Marse, Robert Marse, Menzie Strickland and Sammy Strickland.


Mr. Marse was a member of Mt. Zion Church and the Modern Woodmen of America.  Surviving are his wife, Nora Barton Marse; a daughter, Mrs. Charles W. Witt, Mt. Vernon; a son, James W. Marse, Kansas City, Mo; two grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene Marse, Harmony township and Samuel D. Marse, Grayville, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Elsie Schaffer, R. R. 2.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers