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Sep 2, 1954

Mrs. Vera Raben Schenk, 62, widow of  Carl W. Schenk and a resident of Mt. Vernon most of her life, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday (1 Sep 1954) at the home of her son, Raben C. Schenk, 162 McKinley Place, Ridgewood, N.J.


The body will be brought to Mt. Vernon for funeral rites and burial.  The family request is for no floral offerings.


Mrs. Schenk, a daughter of Theodore H. Raben and Rosa Fuelling Raben, representaives of prominent local families, had resided with her son and family since 1944 most of the time in Northbrook. Ill.


She accompanied her son and family East last spring upon the son's transfer there as manager of the paper division of Continental Can.


A stroke suffered several months ago was the climax of many years; illness, a succession of sickness and injury which she bore with a quiet, courageous faith and optimistic outlook on life that were an inspiration and benediction to those who knew her.


For 17 years Mrs. Schenk was manager of the ladies' ready-to-wear department of the former Rosenbaum & Brother Department Store in Mt. Vernon.


The body will reach the Short-Niehaus Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon tomorrow and friends may call at the chapel, beginning Friday evening.  The son and his family will arrive in Mt. Vernon tonight after an air line flight from Ridgewood to Evansville.


Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at St. Mathew's Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Saturday by Father Raymond B. Smith, pastor.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  In addition to her membership in St. Mathew's Church, Mrs. Schenk was a member of St Anne's Altar Society and the Poor Souls' Society of the church.


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Originally submitted by Betty Sellers