Mrs. Ida W. Riecken, 74, of 319 W. Ninth streetMt.Vernon died at Monday (11 Jul 1955) night in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville where she had been a patient for five
She was the widow of Philip Riecken who
died in 1951 and a life-long resident of Posey county.
Her church affiliation was with first MethodistChurch she was a member of the Women's Society
of Christian Service of FirstChurch.
The body is at the Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home and will remain there through the funeral service set for Friday in the Short-Niehaus
chapel. Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of FirstMethodistChurch, will be the officiating clergyman.
Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery. Friends are invited to
call at the funeral home after Wednesday.
Mrs. Riecken was a daughter of George W.
Welborn and Amelia Curtis Welborn,
representatives of prominent early local families.
She is survived
by a son, Earl Riecken, Mobile, Ala; three daughters,
Mrs. George Warren and Miss Muriel Riecken, Ann
Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. Alvin G. Koerner, Wabash, Ind; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a
brother, Thomas C Welborn, Mt. Vernon, and two
sisters, Mrs. Ethel Gerton and Mrs. Dora Hood, both
of Mt. Vernon.