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Oct 17 1956

George V. Willman, 78, Mt. Vernon, a retired farmer and a respected life-long resident of the Mt. Vernon community, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday (16 Oct 1956) at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.


He entered the hospital two and one half weeks ago after a heart condition caused him to fall at his home at 324 E. Second street.  On the eve of his planned return home from the hospital he fell and fractured his hip.


Prior to his coming to Mt. Vernon seven years ago, he resided and farmed in Eastern Black township.


Never married he made his home for many years with his brother and sister in law, Mr. and Mrs. John Willman.  Following his brother's death, he continued residence with his sister in law.


The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral Home.


The funeral service will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Short-Niehaus chapel by Rev. Theodore M. Haefele, pastor of Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed church in Marrs township.  Burial will be in St. John's cemetery at Bufkin.  The deceased was a former member of St. John's (Sailer) Evangelical and Reformed Church at Bufkin.


Survivors include the sister in law: three nephews, Erwin Willman, R. R. 2, Mt. Vernon and Albert Grabert and Carl G. Grabert, R. R. 1, Mt. Vernon and two nieces, Miss Frieda Grabert, R. R. Wadesville and Miss Lydia Grabert, Mt. Vernon.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers