William H Peters, 59, an assistant secretary of People's Bank
& Trust Co., and a capable, active employee of the financial institution
for 30 years, died at 6:10 a.m. today at his home at 301 Pearl St;
IIllness of two years preceeded his death.Although his
condition worsened during the weekend his death came rather unexpectedly.
He had been inactive in the operation of the bank for the last two
years because of illness, but had continued to hold the office of assistant
secretary, a position he achieved by his long y ears of efficient and trusted
Funeral Rites Thursday
The body is at the Short Funeral Home and will remain there
through funeral services set for Thursday in the Short chapel. Friends
are invited to call at the funeral home after Wednesday.
Rev. August E. Binder, pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed
Church of which the deceased was a life-time member and former council
president, will conduct the religious service in the chapel. Masonic and
American Legion rites will be conducted at the grave in Bellefontaine cemetery.
The deceased, a past master of Beulah lodge, No 578, F. & A.
M. was tis month re-elected to his 15th term as lodge
treasurer. He also was a member of the Mt.Vernon chapter, No 73, R. A. M.; Mt. Vernon
Council, No. 91, R. S. & M.; Sunbeam chapter, No. 1 Order of Eastern Star;
Mr. Vernon Lodge, No. 49, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Owen Dunn post
No 5, American Legion. He was treasurer of both the Masonic chapter and
Mr. Peters was twice married. His first wife was nee Gladys
Robison, who died and his two surviving daughters are by that union. In 1939 he
married Olga P. Seibert who survives. The two daughters are Mrs. Robert Greenawalt, Alexandria, Va. and Mrs. Robert M. Lawson, RichmondVa. both of whom are expected to arrive in Mt.Vernon tonight or Wednesday.
The deceased was a native of Evansville, but came to Mt.Vernon at the age of six years with his parents,
John H. Peters and Dorothea Jurgenssmmeier Peters. He
had resided at 301 Pearl street virtually all the time he had been a Mt.Vernon resident.
Following attendance of Mt.Vernon grade schools.Mr Peters was
graduated from Lockyear'sBusinessCollege in Evansville. For a number of years he was employed
by the former D. & H. Rosenbaum drug firm and later Rosenbaum & Brother
department store as bookkeeper.
Following World War I service in the U.S. Navy he entered the employment
of the Peoples Bank & Trust company on Aug 1, 1920.
As a bank employee and as an officer of the financial institution
since 1931 he had a record of conscientious, capable service that was generally
RITES THUSDAY - 1952
Funeral services will be held Thursday for William H. Peters, 59,
an assistant secretary of People's Bank & Trust Co., who died early Tuesday
at his home at 301 Pearl Street. Mr. Peters is shown here in an informal
photo taken on the porch of his home last summer.
The body is at the Short Funeral Home and Rev. August E. Binder
pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church will conduct a religious
service at Thursday in the short chapel. Masonic and American Legion rites
will follow at the grave in Bellefontaine cemetery.
Peoples Bank & Trust.Co. of which Mr. Peters was an employee
since 1920 and an assistant secretary since 1931, will
close at Thursday because of the funeral.
WILLIAM H PETERS
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Short
Funeral Home chap and at the grave in Bellefontaine cemetery for William H.
Peters, 59, an assistant cashier of People's Bank & Trust Co., who died
early Tuesday at his home at 301 Pearl Street.
Rev. August E.
Binder, pastor of Trinity Evangelican and Reformed
Church, of which the deceased was a member, officiated at the service in the
chapel and Masonic and American Legion rites were conducted at the grave in
Bellefontaine cemetery. Pallbearers were Wilfred Phillips, Robert V. Stinson,
Albert H. Blubaum, Norman Walling, Edgar Alldredge and Dr. Frank R. Greer.