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Sep 24, 1953

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon for Jesse Mercer, 70, who died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday (23 Sep 1953) at his home in the Whipple apartment building at Third and Main streets.  He had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill for the last week.  


The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home and will remain there through the funeral service to be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Weisinger chapel by Rev. Si Crayne, New Harmony, and Rev. Frank Turner, Mt. Vernon.  Burial will be in Greathouse cemetery in Point Township.


Mr. Mercer was a native of Grayson county, Ky., but had resided in Posey county for many years.


Surviving are the wife, Susan May; three daughters, Mrs. Homer Ricketts, Mt. Vernon, Mrs. William (Bud) Yeida, R. R. 5 and Miss Jessie Mercer at home; eight sons, Hubert, Damon, Elmer and Clarence, of Mt Vernon and vicinity.  Amos, Litchfield, Ky; Estel, Chicago; Paul, Driftwood, Pa; and Cpl. Leonard Mercer, U.S. Army stationed in Japan; 40 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Isaac Mercer, Big Clifty, Ky; three half-brothers, Howard Mercer, R.R. 2; Lloyd Mercer, U. S. Army, stationed in Germany, and Ardel Mercer, R. R. 4, and two half sisters, Mrs. Hunter Gross, R. R. 5 and Mrs. Sam Bulla, Mt. Vernon


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers