Mrs. Mary M. JUNG, 45, of 515 Dorchester Drive died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. She was a daughter of Fred L. and Lillian (OSTERMAN) McCLEAN and was born in Springfield on January 3, 1915. Mrs. JUNG was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of that parish. Mrs. JUNG was a member of Council No. 56, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, and the Child Conservation League. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1933. Survivors include her husband, Jerome H.; two sons, Jerome P. and Thomas Frederick; two daughters, Parry Ann and Mary Catherine, all at home; seven brothers, John McCLEAN, Fred, William, Robert, Frank and Joseph, all of Springfield and Edward of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Roselyn KEIFER of St. Mary's and Mrs. Florence GIBSON of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Requiem Mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Branch 56, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, of St. Joseph, will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home for services.
Page 3. Mrs George SCHAEFER. Mrs Glenna Mae SCHAEFER, 75, of 1812 S Fountain, died in her residence at 6:50 p.m. Friday following several months of failing health. Mrs Schaefer, a resident of Springfield most of her life, was born in Champaign County, June 24, 1884, the daughter of Simeon and Alta (ARNOLD) EVILSIZOR. Survivors include her husband, George (Ed) SCHAEFER; two daughters, Mrs W S DENNEY of Springfield and Mrs Beatrice LOUDERBACK of Casstown, Route 1; two sons, Rodger L of Decatur, Al, and Lawrence E of Flint, MI; one brother, Roscoe EVILSIZOR of Oakland, CA; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home
Page 11. George Edward SCHAEFER, 76, of 1812 S Fountain Ave, died in Stouder Memorial Hospital, Troy,at 7 a.m. Sunday after several months of failing health. Mr Schaefer, a member of Fifth Lutheran Church, was a retired grocer. He resided in Springfield most of his life. He was born Sept 1, 1883 in Miami, County, the son of Michael and Anna (BOYER) SCHAEFER. His wife, Glenna, died Jan 15. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Beatrice LOUDERBACK of Casstown, Route 1, and Mrs W S DENNEY of Springfield; two sons, Roger L of Decatur, AL, and Lawrence E of Flint, MI; two sisters, Mrs Mary GEARHARDT of Troy and Mrs Clara FRIEND of Tipp City; two brothers, William of Troy and Dewey of New Carlisle, Route 2; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.His body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where friends may call from 7 p.m. Monday until services there at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev August Schneider of Fifth Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Pg. 1. Dr. R. J. WREN Dies at 79; Retired in '52. Following a length illness, Dr. Raphael J. WREN died this morning at his home, 14 State St. Dr. WREN, who had not practiced since June, 1952, was, prior to that date, one of the best known active physicians and surgeons in Ossining. Medical circle linked Dr.. WREN and Dr. Charles C. SWEET as the community's two leading surgeons. Dr. WREN was born Oct. 9, 1880 in Springfield, Ohio, a son of the late Edward and Margaret KINNANE WREN. He was a graduate of the Medical College of New York University and following his graduation, practiced in New York City for about two years before moving to Ossining to open a general practice. Dr. WREN was married Oct. 16, 1912, to Miss Clara SHOEMAKER of Ossining. A former member of the Board of Water Commissioners, Dr. WREN also belonged to a number of professional organizations. In 1941, he suffered a heart attack, but after his recovery resumed the practice of medicine which he continued until 1952. At that time, Dr. WREN suffered a stroke and in June of that year retired from practice. His son, Dr. Robert S. WREN, took over the care of some of his patients, but did not in fact, take over his father's entire practice since he (young Dr. WREN) was specializing as a surgeon. Dr. WREN is survived by his wife, and son, together with a daughter, Mrs. Gretta STEWART, six grandchildren, and two brothers, Christopher WREN of New York City and Thomas WREN of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Leach and Thomas Funeral Home, 32 State St., have not been completed.
Last rites for Earl J. PURNEY, 70, of Lambertville, Mich., were held in the Farnham Mortuary, Temperance, Mich., at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial was in the Vannocken Cemetery, Whiteford Township, Mich. Mr. PURNEY died Sunday in the Ypsilanti, (Mich.) Hospital. Surviving are his father, Peter of the Knights of Pythias Home in Springfield and a brother, Ray of Toledo.
Richard L. MCKEEVER, 67, of 2032 Beatrice st., a resident of Springfield 50 years, died at 7 p.m. Monday in the Clark County Sanatorium following a long illness. Mr. MCKEEVER, an automobile salesman, was born in Virginia, Nov. 1, 1892. He leaves two sons, Emery L. and Eugene MCKEEVER of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. William REISS of Springfield; a brother, Warren MCKEEVER of Springfield and seven grandchildren. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Roland G. Carter officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Jacqueline Sue BRINDLE, 20 month-old granddaughter of Mrs. Rosetta STROH, 22 Miller st., died Monday morning in a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital of third degree burns suffered Jan. 22, when she fell into a tub of scalding water in her Phoenix home.
Bellefontaine - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Goshen Friends Church near Zanesfield for Mrs. W. Abner LOCKWOOD, 78, who died Monday morning at her home Zanesfield, Route 1. A daughter of Elias and Elizabeth MCCRACKEN BEATTY, she was born Jan. 18, 1862 in Logan County. On Feb. 24, 1904 she was married to Mr. Lockwood, who survives, together with two sons, Rev. L.D. LOCKWOOD, Highland, Ind., and Robert LOCKWOOD, East Liberty; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby CARTER, Marion, Ind., Miss Opal LOCKWOOD at home and Mrs. D. L. Lovett, West Liberty, Route 2. Burial will be made in Zanesfield Cemetery.
Warren E. MCKEEVER, 77, of 123 E. Cecil st., operator of the MCKEEVER real estate agency from 1927 until his retirement five years ago, died at 4:20 p.m. Monday in a local nursing home. Mr. MCKEEVER had been in failing health for three months but his illness became serious only two days ago. He was born in Champaign County, Nov. 4, 1882, a son of Richard and Catherine CROSSON MCKEEVER. Most of his life was spent in Springfield. He was a member of St. Anthony Lodge 455, F. and A.M. Survivors include three sons, Orville E., Virgil A. and Roger W., all of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Paul WEIKERT of Philadelphia; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife, Carrie, died in 1944. Mr. MCKEEVER'S body was taken to the Littleton funeral home where services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Roland G. Carter officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Henry A. Nicklas, 69, of 306 Roosevelt dr., died unexpectedly in his residence at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Nicklas, a resident of Springfield all his life, was born her Oct. 4, 1890, the son of Adam and Elizabeth Nicklas. He had worked as a machinist in the maintenance department of the Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. He was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church and was a member of the H. S. Kissell Lodge 674, Free and Accepted Masons; and the Khana Shahar Grotto. Mr. Nicklas was the director of the Springfield Fire Division Drum and Bugle Corps, which was disbanded some years ago. Survivors are his widow, Emma; three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Clements, Mrs. Leah Bishop and Mrs. Olive Smoot; one brother, Oliver; and seven grandchildren. His body was taken to the Littleton funeral home for services there at 3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. A. L. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Dr. A. Richard KENT. Services for Dr. A. Richard KENT, 70, of 20 Brighton rd., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the High Street Methodist Church with the Rev. Waldemar A. Haupt officiating. Members of the Executive Council of the Clark County Medical Society will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will hold private interment in Ferncliff Cemetery. Dr. KENT died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday in Cit Hospital where he had been a patient since Feb. 5. His body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home where friends may call from 12 noon until 10 p.m. Sunday. Friends will be received by the family in the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Benjamin H. SMITH. Mrs. Ruth Berity SMITH of Pittsburgh, Pa., died there Friday morning. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin H. SMITH. Services will be held in Pittsburg at 8 p.m. Tuesday and the body will be sent to Springfield for burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs. John LITTLE. LONDON, O. - Funeral services will be conducted her Sunday for Mrs. Etta E. Little, of Columbus and formerly of London, who died Friday in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus. She had been ill six weeks. The Sunday services will be at 2 p.m. in the Lukens funeral home where friends may call. The Rev. J Johnson will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in Paint Township Cemetery. Mrs. Little had lived most of her life in Madison County before moving to Columbus a short time ago. Surviving are her husband, John; a daughter, Mrs. Mary BENNINGTON of Columbus; a son, David E. TEMPLE of Oakland, Calif., three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three bothers and 11 sisters.
Mrs. Luther GILL. NORTH LEWISBURG - Mrs. Lavissa GILL< 70, died Thursday afternoon in the Hickman Rest Home, Springfield. She was born Nov. 11, 880, in Logan County, a daughter of John FURROW and Clarissa BOWLEN FURROW. She is survived by her husband, Luther, and a brother, Burleigh FURROW of North Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were in the Freshwater funeral home, North Lewisburg, Saturday. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Fred SEVERS. SOUTH CHARLESTON - Mrs. Fannie SEVERS, 75, of Plumwood, wife of Fred SEVERS and a former South Charleston resident, died at 5 a.m. Saturday in her residence following two months of illness. Mrs. Severs was born Jan. 3, 1885, in Clark County and was the daughter of William and Nancy CRAIG. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Robert and William of Springfield and Darwin of Galloway, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice DILLARD and Mrs. May HALEY, both of Springfield and Mrs. Ruth SANFORD of Plumwood, 2 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a brothers, William CRAIG of Quincy. Her body was taken to the Ingling funeral home.
Page 2. Mrs. Estello SNOOK GORDON, 89, a former Springfield resident, died in her Chattanooga, Tenn., residence Thursday morning. Mrs. GORDON was born Sept 2, 1870 in Middletown, Md., the daughter of John and Matilda SNOOK. She is survived by one son, Lamar GORDON of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four grandchildren; two brothers, William and E.L. SNOOK, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Her body is being brought to the Littleton Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Graveside services in Ferncliff Cemetery will beheld at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Keith E. Scott, associate rector of Christ Episcopal Church, officiating.
Page 2. Mrs. Olive May KISSELL, 83,of Haddenfield, N.J., died Thursday morning in her residence. Her death was unexpected. Mrs. KISSELL was born in Springfield, May 14, 1876, the daughter of George and Margaret NEALTIFFANY. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Springfield. Her husband, Floyd Maxwell KISSELL, died in 1944. She is survived by one son, Lynn, with whom she had lived for the past two years. Her body was brought to the Littleton Funeral Home.
Page 2. Degraff-- Mrs. Bonnie Lee SCHROEER, 72, of Degraff, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, where she was admitted Feb 16, 1960. Mrs. SCHROEER was born July31, 1887, in Champaign County, the daughter of W.D. and Anna KRESS CALLAND. Her husband, Carl R. SCHROEER, whom she married in California in 1912, died in1954. Mrs. SCHROEER was a member of the Constance Chapter 78, O.E.S.; the DeGraff Garden Club; the South Side Quilting Club and the DeGraff Methodist Church. Her body was taken to the Rexer Funeral Home in DeGraff where friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday. The O.E.S. will hold services in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Saturday. Services will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Gilbert Heaton officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery here.
Percy H. BADER, 64, of 1409 St. Paris pk., a veteran of World War I and one of the "musical Baders," died at 12:20 p.m. in Mercy Hospital. He was taken to the hospital after receiving aid from the Fire Division emergency squad shortly after 10 a.m. A resident of Springfield 43 years, Mr. BADER formerly had been employed by Paul's Cigarette and Tobacco Co. He had been ill three years. The BADER family moved to Springfield from Lebanon, Indiana in 1917, and at the time, the parents and 8 children made up a band of their own, Percy playing trumpet. Two brothers, Russell and Lewis, later played with circus bands. Percy Bader served in the Army during World War I, and saw action in the Battles of Marne, St. Miheil and Meuse-Argonne. He was felled by poison gas during his last campaign. He was a member of the Clifton Avenue Methodist Church, the American Legion, 40 et 8 Society and the Local Rainbow Division Club. Mr. BADER was born in Williamsport, Indiana, February 22, 1896, a son of John and Belle Thompson BADER. Surviving besides his widow, Bessie R., are a son, Kenneth, of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Glen LEICHNER of Columbus and Mrs. James FENNESSY of Springfield; three brothers, Russell and Lewis of Springfield, and John of Detroit, and two grandchildren. His body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home for services at 3 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Robert L. KLAUSMEIER, pastor of the Clifton Avenue Methodist Church. The local Rainbow Division Club will hold a flag service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Elmer J. MCGEE. Solemn requiem high mass for Elmer J. MCGEE, 70, of 580 E. Columbia st., will be sung at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. MCGEE died about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in his residence. Mr. MCGEE was born in Springfield and resided here all his life. He was the son of William and Mary MADDEN MCGEE. He was a retired foundry worker and a member of St. Raphael Church. Survivors include a sister, Miss Nora MCGEE, at home and a number of nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home.
Pg 19 Marcel (Pete) Borman, 69, of 724 Kipling dr, Toldeo O., whose sister, Mrs. Julia Casson lives in Springfield, died Monday at his home. Services were held Wednesday in Abele Mortuary, Toledo, with burial there in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Pg 19 Services for Marion M. Cooper, Sr., 51, of 1914 Ontario av., will be held at l p.m. Friday in the John W. Patterson funeral home, with Elder C. J. Smith of the Church of God, W. Liberty st., officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Cooper died at 9:30 p.m. Monday in City Hospital.
pg. 19 Homer (Mike) EVANS, who retired March 20 as head of the purchasing department of the Ohio Thermometer Co., died Tuesday at 10:20 p.m. in City Hospital where he had been a patient since March 27. Mr. Evans, who lived at 1?67 E. High st. would have celebrated his 76th birthday anniversary Wednesday. He had been associated with the company since 1934, starting in the sales department of the sign division. He had headed the purchasing department for the past 24 years. Before joining the Ohio Thermometer Co. he was assistant manager of the McSavaney Co. for nine years and prior to that the Elwood Myers Co. Mr. Evans had been an active member of the Springfield Purchasing Agents Association for many years and was a member of the National Association of Purchasing Agents. He also was a member of H. S. Kissell Lodge No. 674, F. and A.M. A native of Madison County, where he was born April 6, 1884, he taught school as a young man in several Madison County schools. He was the son of John and Effie PRUGH EVANS. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Donna SWARTZ of Akron; two brothers, Clay EVANS of Springfield and Clare Evans of Kingston, N.Y.; three nieces and a nephew. Mr. Evansí body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home.
Xenia - Lauris D. Glass, 53, postmaster of Alpha and operator of the J. F. Glass Grocery there for many years, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the store Tuesday morning. He had undergone treatment for a heart ailment for several years. A native of Jeffersonville, he was a former professional baseball player and also played amateur baseball with Dayton teams in the early 1930s. Mr. GLASS had operated the grocery and Post Office since the death of his father in 1947. Survivors include his widow, Hilda; his mother, Mrs. J. F. GLASS of Alpha; a daughter, Miss Lynn Ellen GLASS, a freshman at Miami University, Oxford; a son, Larry GLASS, of Columbus Grove; one sister, Mrs. Erma HUBBELL of Alpha, and a brother, Harold J. GLASS of Fairborn. Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Neeld funeral home, with burial in Byron Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
New Carlisle - Mrs. Edna Stafford, 80 of NE Carlisle, Route 2, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Stouder Memorial Hospital, Troy. She was admitted to the hospital Friday after suffering a stroke. Mrs. Stafford was the widow of Harley Stafford, farmer and thresher, who died Feb 13, 1959. She was a member of McKendree Methodist Church. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Her body was taken in., the Trostel funeral home in New Carlisle, where services will held at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. George Groh, pastor of McKendree Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Casstown Cemetery. Friends may call at ....................... (rest of obit missing)...
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Massillon, O., for Paul H. Studer, 54, of 138 Thorne ave. NE, Massillon, a former agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., In Springfield. Mr. Studer died Sunday in Massillon City Hospital. A native of Dover, O., Mr. Studer moved to Massillon in 1948.
Edward Charles HILKER, 72, of 1212 N. Harbor dr., Yacht harbor Estates, Riviera Beach, Fla., died Saturday in his home there. Mr. HILKER was a former Springfield resident and was the brother of Frank HILKER of Springfield. Mr. HILDER, a heating and plumbing contractor, was president of E. C. Hilker, Inc. He moved to Florida from Springfield 45 years ago and was a member of the Biscayne Bay Lodge No. 75, F. and A.M. of Miami, Scottish Rite bodies of lake Worth, Mahi Shrine Temple of Miami and Palm Beach County Shrine Club. Besides his brother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Flossie M. HILKER of Riviera Beach; two sons, Robert C. and Stanley E., both of West Palm Beach; another brother Albert HILKER of Dayton and five grandchildren.
Nicholas Kerns WEIGEL, 79, of Union Port, O., a native of Springfield died early Thursday in Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, O. Mr. WEIGEL was born March 10, 1881, in Springfield, the son of Frank and Elizabeth WOLFE WEIGEL. He was an employee of the Ohio Edison Co. for about 20 years and attended Pleasant Hill Methodist Church near New Moorefield. He moved away from Springfield about 38 years ago. Survivors include his widow Anna; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth E. SESSIAR of Springfield, and Mrs. Katherine APPLEGATE and Mrs. Ida THOMAS, both of Dayton; a son, Roger WEIGEL of Steubenville; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Helen Q. TRIEB of Seattle, Wash., a former resident of Springfield, died Wednesday night in her residence there. Mrs. TRIEB was the widow of the late Matthew TRIEB. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Mary QIRK of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Joe MCWILLIAMS of Detroit, and a brother, John QUIRK of Springfield. Services and burial will be n Seattle.
Services for Bernard I (Duke) RIFE, 38, will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday in the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home, in charge of the Rev. Kay M. Glaesner, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. Mr. RIFE died at 8 a.m. Saturday in his residence, 514 N. Wittenberg Avenue, after a lengthy illness. A native Springfielder, he was born November 5, 1921, the son of Statton and Nettie PAYNE RIFE, and lived here all his life. A veteran of World War II, he was employed by the Rawac Plating Co. Survivors include three sons, Bernard, Clarence and Millard RIFE of Springfield; a daughter Miss Karen Sue RIFE of Kokomo, Inc.; his mother; five brothers, Charles, Clarence, Robert, Marvin and Arthur RIFE, all of Springfield; four sisters, Mrs. Melvina GUISINGER, Mrs. Bessie MCCORMICK and Mrs. Ruth HENSLEE all of Springfield, and Mrs. Leighfee LITTON of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Nellie M. DIGAN, 71, of 1611 Victory Drive, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Mercy Hospital, one hour after her admittance there. She was born October 1, 1888, in Springfield, the daughter of James and Abigail CALLAGHAN DOOLAN, and lived here al her life. With her husband, Sylvester, who died in 1930, she had operated a dry cleaning business here many years. The business, which was discontinued in 1940, was known as "Digan Dry Cleaners." Mrs. DIGAN was a member of St. Joseph's Church, the Catholic Ladies of Columbia 59, and Msgr. Buckley Guild of Mercy Hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jean COONEY, Springfield; one son, Thomas J. DIGAN, Dayton; one brother, Ray DOOLAN, Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Margaret MCBEE, Springfield; eight grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Body to Conroy funeral home, where friends may call from 7 p.m. Sunday until services 9 a.m.
Page 6. Earl Ellsworth GENTIS, 80, a resident of the Earle Hotel, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Hospital following several years of failing health. He had been a patient in the hospital since Saturday. Mr Gentis was an employee of the Buffalo-Springfield Co for 37 years prior to his retirement in 1957. He was born Nov 12, 1879 in Champaign County, the son of David and Jenny (WOLFE) GENTIS and had resided in Springfield 60 years. There are no known immediate survivors. His body was taken to the Jackson Lytle funeral home.
Earl E GENTIS. Services for Earl E GENTIS , 80 of the Earl Hotel will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday with the Rev David Williams of Westville Methodist Church officiating, in the Jackson-Lytle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Nettle Creek cemetery near Westville. Mr Gentis, an employee of the Buffalo Springfield Co, for 37 years, died at 1 A.M. Wednesday (25 May 1960) in Mercy Hospital (Springfield, OH). He was born Nov 12 1879 in Champaign County, the son of David and Jennie (WOLF) GENTIS and had resided in Springfield 60 years. He is survived by three nephews and three neices.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert C. Henry funeral home for George O. BOARD, 56, of 230 E. College Av. Burial was in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mr. BOARD died at 7 a.m. Saturday in his residence after 18 months of failing health, and was a member of the Arthur J. Riggs Elks Lodge and the Masonic Lodge.
John P. VOLLMER, Sr., 72, of 248 E. Columbia st. died unexpectedly at 1:45 p.m. Monday in his residence. He was born in Springfield, March 3, 1888, and had lived his entire life here. Mr. VOLLMER was the son of Conrad and Caroline JUNG VOLLMER. He was employed at the old Springfield Confectionery for many years and more recently had worked for the Ohio Welding Co., from which he retired in 1956. He was a member of St. Raphael's Church. He is survived by one son, John P. VOLLMER, Jr., of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Jane LUCAS of Springfield and Mrs. Marie LEFFEL of South Vienna; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Conroy funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday. A requiem high mass will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Raphael's Church. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery.
Mrs. Anna BLACKWELL, 41, of 2327 Lexington av., died at 7 a.m. Tuesday in City Hospital. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church where she was also a member of Circle Five. Mrs. BLACKWELL was born Jan. 29, 1919, the daughter of Tom and Eula B. MARTIN PRITCHETT, in Greenville, Ky. Survivors include her husband, Edwin BLACKWELL; one daughter, Sandra Christine, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Corrinne STRICKLAND of Springfield, and Mrs. Estelle FINCH of Clay Center, Kan.; two brothers, Maxwell PRITCHETT of Chicago, Ill., And James PRITCHETT of Gary, Ind.; a step-mother, Mrs. Katherine PRITCHETT of Gary, Inc.; three uncles, Dean MARTIN of Springfield and Herbert MARTIN and Max PRITCHETT of Greenville, Ky.; two aunts, Mrs. Louise PRITCHETT and Mrs. Bunn PRITCHETT of Greenville, Ky., and a number of nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Dennis L. Porter funeral home.
John P. VOLLMER, Sr., 72, OF 248 E. Columbia st. died unexpectedly at 1:45 p.m. Monday in his residence. He was born in Springfield, March 3, 1888, and had lived his entire life here. Mr. VOLLMER was the son of Conrad and Caroline JUNG VOLLMER. He was employed at the old Springfield Confectionery for many years, and more recently had worked for the Ohio Welding Co., from which he retired in 1956. He was a member of St. Raphael's Church. He is survived by one son, John P. VOLLMER, Jr., of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Jane LUCAS of Springfield and Mrs. Marie LEFFEL of South Vienna; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Conroy funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday. A requiem high mass will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Raphael's Church. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery.
Mrs. Anna BLACKWELL, 41, of 2327 Lexington av., died at 7 a.m. Tuesday in City Hospital. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church where she was also a member of Circle Five. Mrs. BLACKWELL was born Jan. 29, 1919, the daughter of Tom and Eula B. MARTIN PRITCHETT, in Greenville, Ky. Survivors include her husband, Edwin BLACKWELL; on daughter, Sandra Christine, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Corrine STRICKLAND of Springfield, and Mrs. Estelle FINCH of Clay Center, Kan,; two brothers, Maxwell PRITCHETT of Chicago, Ill., and James PRITCHETT of Gary, Ind.; a step-mother, Mrs. Katherine PRITCHETT of Gary, Ind.; three uncles, Dean MARTIN of Springfield, and Herbert MARTIN and Max PRITCHETTT of Greenville, Ky.; two aunts, Mrs. Louise PRITCHETT and Mrs. Bunn PRITCHETT of Greenville, Ky.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Her body was taken to the Dennis L. Porter funeral home.
Mrs. Mary GOTWALD PONTIUS, former Springfielder and widow of Hubert C.PONTIUS, lawyer and jurist of Canton, O., died Saturday morning in her home, 806 12 st., northwest, Canton, at the age of 80 years. In 1946 Mrs. PONTIUS suffered a heart attack from which she had only partially recovered. She was confined to her home where she has since been visited by her many friends and relatives. Mrs. PONTIUS was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. A. GOTWALD of Springfield. She was born August 2nd, 1879 in York, Pa., where her father was the pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She attended the Springfield Public Schools, the Wittenberg Academy, and was graduated from Wittenberg College in 1899. In 1904, she married Mr. PONTIUS and moved to Canton. At her death, Mrs. PONTIUS was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Canton. Services are being arranged with interment in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. G. M. CUMMINGS, Cleveland and the following relatives in Springfield: Mrs. Mary GOTWALD YOUNG, a niece; John L. GOTWALD, a nephew; Dr. R. G. REMSBERG, a grand nephew, and numerous nieces and nephews in other cities.
Lisa Ann PULVER, six-week-old daughter of Joyce ROGERS PULVER and Carl R. PULVER, Jr., 531 1/2 East st., died unexpectedly at her home about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The baby reportedly had never been sick. Its crying about 7 a.m. Saturday awakened its mother, who attended it and the child apparently went back to sleep. When Mrs. PULVER awakened a little later, she found her baby lifeless. An autopsy will be performed Monday to determine the cause of the Infant's death. Born May 30 in Mercy Hospital, the child, besides it parents, by two brothers, Carl, III, and Eric Anthony, both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley ROGERS, and t he20 paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. PULVER, Sr., all of Springfield. The body was taken to the O'Brien-Kenney funeral home.....may call from noon Monday. Services will be held there at 2:30p.m. Monday with burial following in Calvary Cemetery.
Claude F. RICE, 86 of Springfield, Route 5, died at 9:01 a.m. Saturday in his home. He was born May 26, 1874 in Clark County, the son of William and Matilda GOWDY RICE, and lived in the county all his life. A retired farmer, he held membership in the pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Rising Star Council, Junior Order United American Mechanics. Survivors include his widow, Autice; one son, Fremont, at home and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Ingling funeral home, South Charleston, where friends may call until time of services there at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Rising Star Council will hold services 8 p .m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Page 6a. Henry J. SIBBING. Requiem High Mass will be sun at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Boniface Church, Quincy, Ill, for Henry J. SIBBING, 89,father of Gerald T. SIBBING of 716 Rodgers dr. Mr. SIBBING died at 8:5 0p.m. Friday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Raymond MCINTIRE of Springfield, Ill. His body was taken to the Duker funeral home in Quincy. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery there. Mr. SIBBING also is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Thomas KEARNEY of Milwaukee, Wis. and two other sons, Adrian of Indianapolis and Marcellius of Danville, Ill, and seven grandchildren including Henry A. SIBBING of Springfield.
Joseph WINGLEWICH, 94, a resident of the Knights of Pythias Home, died there at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. He was born Feb. 17, 1866, in Poland and became a naturalized U. S. citizen in 1887. A retired farmer, he entered the K. of P. Home with his wife, Viola, in April 1951, sponsored by Lafayette Lodge 37, K. or P., Middletown, O. His wife died in the home in 1952. His body was taken to the Richards Memorial Home and will be returned to the K. or P. Home for services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. There are no known immediate survivors.
Services for Frank L. RADER, 90, former Springfielder, will be held at 3p.m. Monday in the Littleton funeral home, with burial following in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home afternoon Sunday. Mr. RADER died Friday in his Harrisburg, O., home. He was born Aug 23, 1869, and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Verna ODONNELL, Columbus, a sister, Miss Jennie RADER, Washington C.H.; a granddaughter and three-great-grandchildren.
Page 6a. Mrs. Alice A. PFAU, 64, of Indianapolis, Ind., wife of George E. PFAU and mother of Jerome J. PFAU of Springfield, died Friday in Community Hospital, Indianapolis. Survivors also include another son, James E. P FAU of Indianapolis, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice ARMSTRON and Mrs. Patricia WOREL, both of Indianapolis, and 14 grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Irvington funeral home, 5553 Washington st., Indianapolis, where friends may call. Services will be held at 9 a.. Monday in Holy Spirit Church, 7200 E. Tenth st., Indianapolis.
Page 6a. Emil R. MARTEN, 64, of 405 Elbron rd., died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday in his residence. Mr. MARTEN was an employee of the engineering department of the White Diesel Engine Division, White Motors Co. A native of Germany, Mr. MARTEN immigrated to the United States in 1925. He resided in Springfield about 31 years and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He was born June 8, 1896, in Germany the son of Jacob and Marie MARTEN.; Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marie MARTEN and a daughter, Mrs. Rhys DAVIS of Baton Rouge, La. His body was taken to Richard Memorial Home.
Mrs. Clara JOHNSTON, 70, of 225 E. Rose st., died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday in her home after a year of failing health. She was born June 4, 1890, in Clark County, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth GREASER, and resided here all her life where she held membership in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, James Robert; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie PROVENS and Miss Kathleen JOHNSTON, both Springfield, four sisters, Mrs. Effie CARSON, Mrs. Katherine ROTROFF and Miss Elizabeth GREASER, all Springfield; and Mrs. George RIDDER, South Vienna; two brothers, Adam GREASE R, Springfield, and George GREASER, South Vienna and three grandchildren. Her body was taken to the Richard Memorial Home.
Miss Johnnie A. HARRISON. An asthmatic attack reportedly caused the death Friday afternoon of 16-year-old Johnnie Alicia Ann HARRISON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HARRISON of 424 N. Florence st. The girl, who was to be a senior in high school this autumn was admitted to Mercy Hospital Wednesday night and died there at 2 p.m. Friday. Her body was taken to the Robert C. Henry funeral home, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Tuesday in charge of Elder Frank Hale. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Harry ATWOOD, former vocational agriculture teacher at Plattsburg High School, died Saturday morning in his home at Hebron, O. He left Plattsburg about 25 years ago. Survivors include his widow, Blance AGLE ATWOOD, and a brother Dr. Wilmer ATWOOD, Canton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in his residence, with burial following in a nearby cemetery.