Jul 14, 1954
Funeral services for Thomas U. Meissner, 58, who died
suddenly at yesterday afternoon in the Mt.Vernon city building where he had been relieved
shortly before as a police-sheriff radio operator, will be held at Friday afternoon in the Weisinger Funeral Home chapel.
Rev. Frank Turner and Rev. Pate will officiate and burial will be in
Mr. Meissner had been ill for some time with a heart
ailment. Apparently his condition was good early yesterday morning but
hour he suddenly became ill and called for a relief operator. Death
followed shortly afterwards on a bed in the Fire Department quarters in the
The deceased was a veteran of World War I and a member of Owen Dunn post No. 5
American Legion. He also was a member of the Church of God.
Mr. Meissner was a former patrolman of the Police
Department and prior to his present position with the Radio Division he had
been a custodian at Mt.VernonHigh school. He resided near Grafton northwest
Near surviving relatives are the wife Nellie; a daughter, Mrs. James Ashworth,
Mt. Vernon; twin daughter and son, Toni Kay and Thomas Kent; nine stepchildren,
Mrs. Lincoln Zoph and Mrs. Richard Parsons, both of
Mt. Vernon, Edward Lee Sellner R.R.#, Mt. Vernon, Donald Ray and Mary Ruth Sellner,
at home, Robert Eugene, Marjorie Sue, Ralph M and Gary Lewis Turner also at
home, and two grandchildren.