Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Mt.Zion GeneralBaptistChurch near Oliver and at Mt.Zion cemetery for J. WilbernMarse, 70, a retired farmer who died Saturday (3 Sep 1955) afternoon at his home on R. R. 1,
The body was moved from the Short-Niehaus
Funeral Home to the church shortly before 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.ZionChurch. Pallbearers were Jesse Marse, Harry Campbell, William Marse,
Robert Marse, Menzie
Strickland and Sammy Strickland.
Mr. Marse was a member of Mt.ZionChurch 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,
City, Mo; two grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene
Marse, Harmony township and
Samuel D. Marse, Grayville, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Elsie Schaffer, R.