Mrs. Ida May Blackburn Slygh, 63, a
member of a prominent South Posey county family and the wife of Charles P.
(Todd) Slygh a retired farmer, died very suddenly at Monday (1 Nov 1954) at her home at 622 E. Water street.
Mrs. Slygh is the Repuglican
candidate for Black township trustee in today's election.
Mr. and Mrs. Slygh moved to Mt.Vernon five years ago from the Bufkin community where they were born and lived until their
coming to Mt.Vernon following Mr. Slygh's
The body is at the Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home where friends are invited to call after this evening.
The funeral service will be conducted at Mt.PleasantGeneralBaptistChurch at Bufkin at Wednesday afternoon.Burial will be in Mt.Pleasant cemetery. The officiating
ministers will be Rev. S. D. Lemons, Fort Branch, Ind., former Mt.Pleasant pastor, and Rev. C. E. Terrell present Mt.Pleasant minister. The body will be moved
from the funeral home to the church at Wednesday.
Surviving in addition to the husband, are two daughters, Mrs.
Hattie Swanagan, Evansville, and Mrs. Selma O. Wentzel, Black township; a son, Merle Lee Slygh, Black township; a sister, Mrs. Henry B. Knight of
near Mt. Vernon, and four brothers, Rev. Roy Blackburn, Hampton, Va. Ralph Blackburn, Evansville, and Raymond and
Kenneth Blackburn of near Mt.Verrnon.
The deceased was a beloved Christian woman whose Christian tents
were expressed in her daily living. She was a devout member of Mt.
Pleasant General Baptist church. It was while attending a service there
that she suffered a heart attack several weeks ago, from which she never
recovered although her condition was not viewed as critical.
She was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, the
Ladies Aid Society of Mt. Pleasant Church and the Bufkin
Home Economics Club.
Her parents were
William J Blackburn and Hattie Duckworth Blackburn, representatives of early PoseyCounty families.