William Rose, 82, employed for many years by the former Mt. Vernon
Straw Board Co., and in later years as a hostler in local Chicago & Eastern
Illinois Railroad yards, died at today at his home at 537 Wolflinstreet.
He came to Mt.Vernon over 50 years ago from Princeton, Ind. He was born at Francisco, Ind. a son of James Rose and Melvina Nelson Rose.
Illness of three years that had confined him to his bed for two
years was fatal.
The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home where friends may call beginning at Sunday.
Rev. Ernest E. Hopper, pastor of Mt.Vernon church of the Nazarene will conduct the
funeral service at Tuesday in Short-Niehaus
chapel. Burial will be in Mt.Pleasant cemetery at Bufkin.
The wife, Mary,
and a son, Millard W. Rose, survive.