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 Friday. It will remain at the
funeral home chapel until Saturday when it will be taken to First
Christian Church, there to lie in state until the funeral service a Burial will follow in
Bellefontaine cemetery. John F. Miller, First Christian Church minister,
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.
deceased and her husband observed their 52nd wedding anniversary last Christmas