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Loren Rachels, 68, Dies in Hospital


(clipping hand dated 29 Mar 1958 - not sure if this is clipping date or DOD)


Loren Rachels, widely-known resident of Griffin, died at 6pm Tuesday shortly after being admitted to Deaconess hospital. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 pm at the First Christian Church, Griffin, with the pastor Rev. John Shepard, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by New Harmony American Legion Post No. 370. Complications of chronic asthma were fatal.


Mr. Rachels, who was 68, had been in failing health for several years. A native of Posey county, he spent most of his life here, except from 1936 to 1945 when he operated a grocery store in Evansville. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the New Harmony American Legion post.


The deceased's parents were Calvin (Tad) Rachels and Olive Jane Franklin Rachels.


Surviving are the wife, Fannie; a son, Billy Gene, Evansville; two brothers, Charles, Griffin and John, New Harmony, and a sister Dulcie, of Griffin.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers