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Nov 29 1956

Maurice P. Rowe, 65, whose years of friendly efficient service to the public at the Louisville & Nashville Railroad station in Mt. Vernon endeared him to the community, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Deaconess Hospital, Evansville.


He entered the hospital from his home at 2    7 E. Tenth Street last Oct 22 and underwent surgery.  Except for a few hours at his home here following surgery during which his condition worsened and necessitated his return to the hospital he had been a patient in Deaconess since his entrance.


The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.


Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of First  Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member, will conduct the funeral service in Weisinger chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Surviving are the wife, nee Mary Gill; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Thompson, Mt. Vernon; two sons, Robert A. Rowe, Mt. Vernon, an employe of The Texas Company terminal, and Airman 2nd class, Jimmie M. Rowe, Stationed at the Air Force Base at Cheyenne, Wyo; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Lester g. Rowe, South Kortwright, N.Y. and Charles T. Rowe, Mt. Vernon, Airman Rowe will come for his father's funeral.  Mr. Rowe's death terminated marital bonds of 40 years.


The deceased, a native of Mt. Vernon, was a representative of two pioneer families.  Both of his parents, Isaac (Al) Rowe, former Posey county sheriff, and Otilla Prenzel Rowe, were natives of Mt. Vernon.  The Rowe family has always been prominent in local Republican politics.


He was for 41 years an employee of the L. & N. Railroad at Mt. Vernon and for 10 years of that period was station agent. He was the caretaker at the office of Wabash Memorial Bridge at the time he became ill and for five years prior to his bridge employment was caretaker of Indiana Farm Bureau Refinery recreation center.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers