April 12, 1954
Mechanic Victim of Rare Ailment
Frank Stevens, Jr., 29, Farmersville, a mechanic employed at the Indiana Farm
Bureau Co-op refinery at Mt. Vernon succumbed to a rare ailment at DeaconessHospital in Evansville at Sunday (11 Apr 1954).
He underwent surgery, Thursday. A post-mortem examination revealed death
to be the result of membranous and granular colitis and a gangrenous infection
of the lower bowel.
Mr. Stevens a member of a prominent South Posey county family and life-long
resident of Mt.Vernon and vicinity had been in failing health
for some time. He became acutely ill 10 days ago while serving as a
pallbearer at the funeral of his grandfather, Richard Stevens, Sr. The
deceased was a son of Frank Stevens and Sylvia Heath Stevens. The father
The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home and will
remain there through the funeral service at Tuesday in the Weisinger
chapel. Officiating clergymen will be Rev. Arthur C. Blackburn, retired
Posey county General Baptist minister, and Rev. Ralph E. Miller, minister of FirstEvangelicalUnitedBrethrenChurch. Burial will be in Bellefontaine
Surviving are the wife, nee Betty Derrington, a son
Allen Dale Stevens, 6; a daughter Songa Trellis
Stevens 2; the mother, two brothers, Lloyd A Stevens, R. R. 3 and Robert Lee
Stevens, Parson, Kansas and three sisters, Mrs. David lL.
Jones and Mrs. John Robert Dewar R. R. 3 and Mrs. Marion Ray
The deceased saw Army service in World War II and was a member of Owen Dunn
post No. 3, American Legion.