Edward C. Reagin, 82, a native ad former
resident of Mt.Vernon but a resident of Chicago for the greater part of his life, died
yesterday at his home in Chicago. The body will be brought to Mt.Vernon for brief funeral rites and burial.
The body will arrive in Evansville Sunday night and will be brought to the
Short-Niehaus Funeral Home here where it will remain
until it is taken to Bellefontaine cemetery for interment at Tuesday morning.
Funeral services will be conducted in Chicago.
Mr. Reagin was a telegraph operator for
the Louisville & Nashville railroad here for several years before
being transferred to East St. Louis, Ill. For 35 years prior to retirement
he was an employ of the Missouri Pacific in Chicago as an executive in the freight
The deceased was the son of Ulysses Grant Reagin,
a cabinet maker, and EreginaReagin.
A brother, Grant Reagin, died in 1934.
Nearest surviving relatives are the wife, nee Alma Feldman; three
daughters, Mrs. H. A.Maloney, Mrs. C. J. Murray and
Mrs. P.C. Hoffman, all of Chicago; four grandchildren, and two
Mrs William C. Causey and Mrs. Herb Woods, Mt.Vernon, are nieces of the deceased.