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Mrs. Clarice Pearl (Woody) Werking, a member of a pioneer South Posey county family of prominence and the wife of Frank D. Werking, well known Mt. Vernon contractor, died this morning (26 Feb 1958) at the Werking home at 612 West Eighth street.  She would have been 74 years old in the coming April.


Failing health for several years gave way to serious illness over a 10 day period that was climaxed by a stroke.


Mrs. Werking was a devout member of First Christian Church and very active in all departments of the church from childhood until failing health incapacitated her.  Her Christian faith was reflected in her daily living and she had many friends.


The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday.  It will remain at the funeral home chapel until 1 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to First Christian Church, there to lie in state until the funeral service a 2 p.m.  Burial will follow in Bellefontaine cemetery.  John F. Miller, First Christian Church minister, will officiate.


Surviving, in addition to the husband, are four sons, Francis head of the Modern Languages Department of Evansville College, Gerald, a construction and moving contractor at Glenwood Springs, Colo; Paul Scott, a pulpwood contractor at Glenwood Springs, and Wilbur, stationed at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Ala; with the U.S. Air Force; 11 grandchildren and a brother, John S. Woody, Glenwood Springs.


Mrs. Werking's parents were Scott Taylor Wood and Emily Gill Woody, representatives of early local families.


The late deceased and her husband observed their 52nd wedding anniversary last Christmas Day.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers