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Nov 18, 1957

Mrs. Blanche Springer, 78, widow of Joseph Springer and a resident of Mt. Vernon most of her life, died at 7:21 p.m. Saturday (16 Nov 1957) at the L & R Nursing Home in New Harmony.


She resided at 615 West Second street for many years but for the last nine months had been at the nursing home.  She had been ill for two years and seriously ill for the last month.


Mr. Springer, the husband who died 11 years ago this month, was machine shop foreman of the former Keck-Gonnerman Co.


The body is at the Short Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of First Methodist Church, will conduct the funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday in The Short chapel.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Mrs. Springer was a member of First Methodist church for many years and its Woman's Society of Christian Service.  She was a past worthy matron of Sunbeam chapter, No. 1 Order of Eastern Star, and had at intervals held every major office in the lodge.  She was also a member of the Diligent Workers Home Demonstration Club of Mt. Vernon.


Nearest surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Carson, Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Edith Lasater, St. Louis, and a nephew by marriage, Charles E. Lawrence, Mt. Vernon.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers