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NOV 1952


Herschel Peerman, 62, a regular Mt. Vernon mail carrier for Mt. Vernon postal employees, died unexpectedly at 8:15 a.m. today (6 Nov 1952) at his home at 611 Main St.


He had been a regular rural carrier since March 17, 1919 and prior to that time was a substitute carrier.


Ill of asthma and complicating ailments for many years, he made his mail delivery round Saturday and did not become acutely ill until early Monday. He lapsed into a coma shortly after midnight last night and never rallied. Death was attributed to a heart condition.


The body is at the Short Funeral Home and will remain there through the funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Short chapel. Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Rev. James N. Colbert, pastor of Mt. Vernon General Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a member, will be the officiating clergyman. Mt. Peerman also was a member of Farmersville camp of Modern Woodmen of America.


Surviving are the wife, nee Anna Duckworth; a son Lloyd E. Peerman, Mt. Vernon, assistant manager of the Indiana Employment Security Division office in Evansville; a daughter Mrs. Earl Mc Kinney, Nashville, Tenn. two grandchildren and the father, James B. Peerman, who resided with his son and who at the age of 95 years has survived his three children.


Live Long Posey Resident

The deceased was a native of the Solitude vicinity north of Mt. Vernon. His mother was Josephine Johnson Peerman. He had spent his entire life in Posey county.


Mr. Peerman began his regular service as a rural mail carrier on Mt. Vernon Rural Route 5 in Point township and was employed on the same route at the time of his death. However, he had served other routes in the meantime. When he began his postal duties rural Route 5 was served by the post office at Hovey and it was there that Mr. Peerman picked up his mail for delivery in a horse and buggy. He had even delivered mail on horseback and during floods by rowboat. His even temper and his kind disposition endeared him to the families he served so capably and so long as a government employee.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers