Henry W. Metz, 68, a Center township farmer who retired after a
successful career in agriculture, died at today at WelbornMemorialBaptistHospital in Evansville.
His death followed a long illness. His condition had been
critical for the last two weeks.
A native of the Blairsville community in Posey county,
a son of William Metz and Elizabeth Geiss Metz, the
deceased had spent his entire, useful life in Posey county.
He had taken an active role in Republican politics and was
Republican committeeman in SouthCenter precinct for many years.
His church affiliation was with Mt. Zion General Baptist Church of
The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home in
Mt.Vernon where friends may call after today. The funeral service will be
conducted in Weisinger chapel a Thursday with burial following in
Bellefontaine cemetery. Rev. Lawrence Rager, Evansville, a former pastor of Mt. Zion General
Baptist church will conduct the services.
the wife, nee Bessie Oliver; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred A. Kiltz
and Mrs. James Maglaris, both of Evansville, a son,
Oliver Metz, Blairsville; three grandsons, Alfred William Kiltz,
Kirby Kiltz and Thomas Metz, and a brother John Metz,