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Helen Lee Johnson English
Stroud resident Helen Lee Johnson English died Saturday at the age of 85.
She was born Jan. 26, 1912, in Alton, Mo., Johnson Township Oregon County, to Lewis Perry Johnson and Ollie Josephine Burns Johnson.
English spent her early childhood on a farm near Alton, Mo., where she attended Nebo School. Around 1922, she traveled with her family to Stroud, and she finished her schooling at Prairie View and Stroud High School.
She married Ralph Theodore English on Dec. 15, 1928, at the First Christian Church in Stroud. The couple farmed and ranched north Stroud.
English was a seamstress, and she worked as cashier at Harding Drug, Rex Stone Grocery, Mills Grocery and Howard Johnson's. 
She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Stroud. She taught a teen-age girls Sunday school class for several years, sang second soprano in a ladies trio and was a longterm alto choir member, chaired and served on the music committee, sponsored many trips to Falls Creek Baptist Camp, visited the home bound, chaired and functioned as part of the Benevolence Committee, taught and served in various offices in the Adult Sunday school class as well as served as the Adult Sunday School Department director for many years.
English helped start the Senior Citizens group in Stroud.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mona Sue and Leland Roberts of Manchaca, Texas, and Mary Lu and Marvin Corser of Decatur, Ala.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Brent Edward Roberts of Dallas, Texas, Janice Renee and Robert Felps of Round Rock, Texas, Keith and Laura Corser of Edmond, Karl and Terry Corser of Eugene, Ore., and Kevin and Michele Corser of Orlando, Fla.; 10 great-grandchildren, Sean, Bryan and Mariah Corser, Ben, Jonathan and Sarah Corser, and Ralph, Daniel, Lauren and Lindsey Felps.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Otis Johnson and Voyd R. Johnson.
Services will be 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Stroud with the Rev. Burl Mackey and the Rev. McClain Dunlap officiating. Burial will be at the Stroud Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Stroud. 
(Published Aug. 26, 1997)

Terry Dennis Griggs
Former Stroud resident Terry Dennis Griggs died Friday in Ardmore at the age of 44.
Griggs was born April 19, 1953, in Cushing, to W.F. and Cleo (Duncan) Griggs. He graduated from Stroud High School in 1971. 
He was a resident of Marietta for the past several years.
Survivors include his father, W.F. Griggs of Marietta; one daughter, Dyan McGee of Stroud; one sister, Jody Murdock of Claremore; and one nephew, Scott Spence of Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents and one sister.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Parks Brothers Chapel in Stroud with Pastor Don Breunsback officiating.
(Published Aug. 26, 1997)

Ernest Earl Ogburn
Ernest "Ernie" Earl Ogburn died Saturday in Oklahoma City at the age of 74.
He was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Paden, the son of Thomas and Minnie (Harper) Ogburn. He had lived in the Meeker area for 30 years. He was a graduate of Prague High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Kathleen Gray in San Francisco, Calif., on Oct. 22, 1942. He retired from auctioneering in 1992 and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Choctaw.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Ogburn, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheyrl and Virgil Pound, Issaquah, Wash.; Sheila Cantrell, Boise, Idaho; Joyce and Larry Davison, Meeker; brothers, W.D. "Jack" Ogburn, Nevada, Mo.; R.A. Ogburn, Prague; Herman Ogburn, Modesto, Calif.; Tom Ogburn, Lincoln, Ark.; sisters, Dorothy Briscoe, Modesto; Wilma Nolan, Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
His parents, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Choctaw Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Mike Meeks officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. at Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague. The casket will be closed during visitation and during the services.
(Published Aug. 26, 1997)

Mary I. Murdock
Mary I. Murdock died Sunday in Shawnee at the age of 75.
She was born April 19, 1922, in Depew to Marion Howard and R.V. (Piatt) Irwin. She married Court Murdock on May 24, 1945, and was a homemaker. She lived in Linclon County for 25 years.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Marilyn Murdock, Prague; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Dale Scroggins, Prague; brother, Francis Marion Irwin, Midwest City, and two sisters, Audrey M. Trueblood, Monrovia, Calif., and Catherine L. Whitehair, Denver, Colo.
Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents, three brothers and one sister.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Cemetery, Meeker, with the Rev. Cal Brannon officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague. The body may be viewed at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Meeker.
(Published Aug. 26, 1997)

Mamie Gertrude Swarb Burgess
Harjo resident Mamie Gertrude "Gertie" Swarb Burgess died Sunday at a Seminole hospital. She was 85.
She was born in Harjo on Oct. 6, 1911, the daughter of W.M. "Mack" and Armelda Isabelle (Middleton) Wise. She married Luther Simon Asberry "Bud" Swarb. He preceded her in death on May 3, 1942.
She married Hiram "Sarg" Burgess at Hazelgreen, Ala., on March 25, 1974. She retired from the aircraft supply department at Tinker Air Force Base on June 20, 1972. She was a member of Earlsboro First Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Hiram "Sarg" Burgess, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Eston and Jean Swarb, McLoud; Harold and LaVonna Swarb, Maud; Kenneth and LaVerne Swarb, Monahans, Texas; sisters, Omie Wilson and Jewel Wilson, both of Harjo; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; sons, A.J. Swarb in 1939 and Waymon A. Swarb in 1992; grandson, Michael Eston Swarb; three sisters, Chrisa L. Price, Florence Gamble, Maud Wise; and three brothers, Marvin Wise, Clarence Wise, and William Dewey Wise.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Maud, with the Rev. Robert Brazier and the Rev. Bob Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Tecumseh Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Knight Funeral Home, Maud.
(Published Aug. 26, 1997)

William Lee Martin
Gore resident William Lee Martin died Sunday in a Muskogee hospital at the age of 58.
Martin was born Nov. 2, 1938, in Maud, to Byron and Alma (Walker) Martin. He graduated from Maud High School and Seminole State College. He served as a sergeant in the National Guard and was a Seminole resident until 1987.
Survivors include his parents, Byron and Alma Martin of Seminole; two daughters, Kara Shook of Muskogee and Kim Walls of Seminole; two brothers, Charles Martin of Okemah and Tommy Martin of Seminole; three sisters, Doris Roberts of Alva, Sue Parsons of Seminole and Mary Gates of Tecumseh; three grandchildren, Kord and Katy Walls and Karsyn Shook; and Lequita Martin of Seminole.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tri-City Christian Center with the Rev. Floyd Tate officiating, assisted by the Rev. Marion Hadsell and Lt. Col. Jerry Davidson. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.
(Published Aug. 26, 1997)

Raymond Author Baxter
Raymond Author Baxter died Monday at the age of 64.
He was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Rosedale, Okla., to Grady Baxter and Stella Cotner. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
He is survived by one sister, Dorothy Standridge, of the home; four brothers and their spouses, Carl and Lavon Baxter, both of Shawnee; Orvil and Inez Baxter, Newalla; Jim and Helen, Harrah; Melvin Baxter, of the home; daughter, Brenda Kay Baxter, and special friend, Kentessa Miller.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home Chapel, Moore. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Oklahoma City.
(Published Aug. 27, 1997)

Hiram McDaniel
Hiram "Tommy" McDaniel of Shawnee died Monday in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was 77.
He was born July 8, 1920, in Gravette, Ark., to Hiram Thomas and Ida Mae (Hutchenson) McDaniel. He graduated from Sulphur Springs (Ark.) High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Kidd DD661 Destroyer, Squadron 48.
He married Margaret R. (Timmons) Hankins in Shawnee, Kan., and she preceded him in death in 1986.
McDaniel was an electrical installation technician in radar at Tinker Air Force Base. He was a member of the U.S.S. Kidd Association and rode out on the ship's last official sail. He was a volunteer for the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Department, and member of The Ham Radio Club, Weather/Disaster Radio Experience W5NMN.
He is survived by one daughter, Polly F. Ulmer, Oklahoma City; grandson, Melvin Ulmer, Oklahoma City; sister, Edith Williams, Fort Collins, Colo., and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife and two sisters.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bill Matthews will officiate, assisted by Phil Thompson and Sherri Cato. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Suite 1350, 3030 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City OK 73112.
(Published Aug. 27, 1997)

William E. Hilburn
William E. Hilburn of Shawnee died Saturday in Shawnee at the age of 50.
He was born Jan. 22, 1947, in Hobart and lived most of his life in Harrah until moving to Shawnee. He was a graduate of Harrah High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Hilburn work for the Shawnee Post Office and was a member of First Baptist Church, Harrah.
He is survived by his wife, Judy K. (Ross) Hilburn, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Katie Hilburn, Tulsa; three brothers, Jerry, Phil and Curtis Hilburn, all of Harrah, and many other relatives.
His mother, Leora (Zacharia) Hilburn, preceded him in death.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Harrah, with the Rev. Dan Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, El Reno.
(Published Aug. 27, 1997)

Paul Clifford Brazell
Cromwell resident Paul Clifford Brazell died Monday in a Tulsa hospital. He was 85.
He was born Nov. 9, 1911, in McIntosh County to John Edward and Eva (Black) Brazell. He married Eunice W. Brazell at Cromwell on Feb. 24, 1936, and she preceded him in death in 1991.
He married Vivian Jewel Crenshaw on May 22, 1992, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Brazell was production foreman for Amerada-Hess Oil Co. and retired after 35 years. He also worked for Clinton Oil Company for five years. He was a member of Cromwell Baptist Church.
Brazell had moved from Okemah to Prague to Seminole County in the past five years.
Surviving are his wife, Vivian Jewel Brazell, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul I. and Martha Jane Brazell, Tulsa; Charles A. and Mary Brazell, Worland, Wyo.; Gene Ray and Darlene Aldridge, Cromwell; daughters and sons-in-law, Eula and Robert Johnson, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Leta J. and Russ Bourque, Cromwell; Mary and Danny Woody, Prague; Janice Aldridge, Shawnee; brothers, James Brazell, Ashville, N.C.; Bob Brazell, Tybe, Ga., 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Okemah, with James Wiggington officiating. Burial will be in Sand Creek Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 27, 1997)

Christina Morley Sparkhall
Christina Morley Sparkhall, 85, Shawnee, died Thursday in a local nursing home.
She was born June 1, 1912, in Abertillary, South Wales, the daughter of Edwin and Elisbeth Morley. 
She worked most of her life in bookkeeping and nursing. During World War II she was a parachute inspector for the Royal Air Force.
She first came to Oklahoma in 1962 and moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1965. She returned to Shawnee in 1979 and worked at Shawnee Care Center until 1984.
She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Les Palmer, New Zealand, and June and Joeseph Schmidlkofer, Sulphur; son, Anthony Sparkhall, Waco, Texas; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one son, Collenn Sparkhall.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to St. Benedict's Youth Organization.
(Published Aug. 27, 1997)

Velorin Brimm
City of Shawnee employee Velorin "Chub" Brimm, Shawnee, died Wednesday in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was 66.
Brimm was born June 1, 1931, in Prague, to Joseph F. and Opal Emily (Gunter) Brimm. He served in the U.S. Army and moved in Shawnee in 1958.
He married Mary Lewis on Nov. 29, 1977, in Shawnee, and was a member of the American Legion and the 40 & 8. Brimm was employed by the City of Shawnee for 26 years in the water department as a supervisor.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin Lee and April Brimm and Billy Joe and Vickie Brimm, all of Shawnee; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie Elizabeth and Tom Childress of Galey, Okla.; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Marcella and Buddy Nichols of Ola, Ark., Dean and Charlie Johnson of Bryant Cove, Ark., Sue and Ike Rogers of Dardnelle, Ark., Janet Garner of Ola, Ark.; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Eldon and Sue Brimm of Ola, Ark., Annie Brimm of Gore; seven grandchildren and several other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Venus Brimm.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel with Sam Hendry officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Cove Cemetery in Bryant Cove, Ark.
(Published Aug. 28, 1997)

Virgil Shannon
Retired Seminole truck driver Virgil Shannon died Tuesday in Oklahoma City at the age of 73.
Shannon was born Aug. 26, 1924, in Steedman, Okla., to Thomas Patrick and Bertie Edith (Wilson) Shannon. He attended school in Frisco and Stonewall. He married Betty J. McNeill on April 19, 1971, in Seminole.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Tecumseh.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Shannon of the home; three daughters, Jimmie Lou Branch of Eufaula, Linda Sue Robbins of Norman and Paula Marie Whitlock; two sisters, Vera Philpott of Ada and Violet Muse of the home; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Assembly of God Church in Tecumseh with the Rev. Robert Rider officiating. Burial will be at Denny Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Tecumseh.
(Published Aug. 28, 1997)

T.H. Garner
Retired carpenter and painter T.H. Garner, Shawnee, died Wednesday at his home. He was 82.
Garner was born July 11, 1915, in Dale, to Charles and Allie Garner. He married Betty M. Draper on May 27, 1939, in Chickasha.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Bonnie Garner of Shawnee, Charles and Amy Garner of Muskogee; a daughter and son-in-law, Daisey and Robert Frances of Claremore; a brother and sister-in-law, Ferrel and Vivian Garner of Shawnee; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Pauline and Jim Williams of New Mexico and Ruth Wise of California; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 20 nieces and and a special friend, Edna Flowers of Shawnee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty Garner; his second wife, Lucine Garner; four brothers and a sister.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel with Larry Goins and Bill Matthews officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 28, 1997)

Clifford L. Alsip
Clifford L. "Judge" Alsip of Eufaula died Wednesday in Muskogee at the age of 85.
He was born Sept. 16, 1911, in the Asher-Wanette area to Tecumseh Sherman and Rachel (Earls) Alsip. He was reared in St. Louis and Pearson where he worked in the oil fields. He married Ruth French in Wewoka in 1934.
Alsip worked as a locomotive engineer in the Sacramento Division of Southern Pacific Railroad for 33 years in steam and diesel engine service. Following his retirement in 1975, he lived in Idaho and moved to Eufaula in 1985.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Alsip, of the home; two daughters, Bergie Fields and Gayla Schaeffer, both of Fresno, Calif.; sisters, Juanita Martin and Naoma Richards, both of Shawnee; Oleta Rice, Wewoka; two granddaughters, one grandson, two great-grandchildren and many other relatives.
Preceding him in death were four brothers, Carl H. Alsip, Corbett Alsip, Eldon Alsip, Truit Alsip, and five sisters, Effie Everett, Zula Villines, Goldie Meyers, Nettie Henry and Winnie Villines.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Romulus Cemetery with Doyle Loveland officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
(Published Aug. 28, 1997)

Callie Jo Blyth
Pearson native Callie Jo Blyth died Wednesday at the age of 61.
She was born Dec. 25, 1935, in Pearson, to Jasper Lee and Edith (Higgins) Oswell.
Survivors include her mother, Edith Boswell, of Oklahoma City; a sister, Lula Ma Engraham of Noble; three children, Gyula Duncan and Barbara Ellis, both of Tecumseh, and Sidney Blyth of Asher; grandchildren, Matthew and Jennifer Duncan, Dayrl and Danniel Blyth and Megan Ellis; and stepgrandchildren, Adam and Aaron Ellis, and Tina Sevy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jasper Lee Oswell.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore.
(Published Aug. 28, 1997)

Catherine Marie Forbis
Longtime Chandler resident Catherine Marie Forbis died Wednesday at the age of 84.
She was born near Chandler on April 26, 1913, the daughter of Floyd and Sarah (Lee) Melson. She married C.D. Forbis in Chandler on June 25, 1933, and was a homemaker.
She lived in the Chandler area most of her life and was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
She is survived by five brothers, Richard Melson, Mark Melson, both of Chandler; John W. Melson, Tulsa; Francis Leon Melson, Watseka, Ill.; Lloyd Melson, Plano, Texas; one sister, Sister Margaret Helen Melson, Fallbrook, Calif., and many other relatives.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband and four brothers, William Melson, Charles Melson, F.D. Melson Jr. and Maurice Melson.
Prayer vigil will be 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Chandler, and service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. David Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery, Chandler, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Church building fund. 
(Published Aug. 28, 1997)

Jimmie L. Gilbert
Shawnee native Jimmie L. Gilbert died Friday in Irving, Texas.
He was born July 30, 1931, in Shawnee.
Gilbert was the owner and operator of Gilbert Landscaping Company of Irving, and he retired in September of 1995. 
He was a member of Christ Temple of Irving, and was involved in the First United Pentecostal Church of Grand Prairie.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Lucy Gilbert; a son and daughter-in-law, Leo and Judy Loran of Deweyville, Texas; grandchildren, Leah, Sergio and Emillo; sisters and brothers and their spouses, Joyce Gilbert Harper and A.J. Harper of Choctaw, John Paul and Lois Gilbert of Shawnee, Mildred Gilbert Pratt and George Pratt of Paris, Texas, Doris Brown Major and Terry Major of Lancaster, Texas, Franklin Hopkins and Janie Hopkins of Cedar Hill, Texas, Linda Hopkins Calvery and Allen Calvery of Midlothian, Texas, John Smith and Kathey Smith of Madria, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Gilbert, on Aug. 14, 1997, in Shawnee.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Christ Temple Church of Irving, Texas. Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Restland Funeral Home in Texas.
(Published Aug. 30, 1997)

Dola Marshall
Seminole resident Dola Marshall died Thursday at a Shawnee hospital. She was 86.
Mrs. Marshall was born March 28, 1911, in Henryetta, to William and Nancy (Breashers) Miles. She lived in Seminole most of her life. She was a homemaker.
She married Jack Marshall, who preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1972.
Mrs. Marshall was a member of the First Church of God in Seminole.
Survivors include two sons, James Marshall of Seminole, Harold Marshall of Watonga; two daughters, Debbie Mitchell and Janice Hughes, both of Seminole; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; three brothers; one sister; a granddaughter, Cheryl Johnson; and a great-granddaughter, Taylor Lofton. 
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole with Mark Marshall officiating. Burial will be at Little Cemetery.
(Published Aug. 30, 1997)

Loretta Mae Wallace Warren
Shawnee resident Loretta Mae Wallace Warren died Tuesday at her residence. She was 89.
Mrs. Warren was born Jan. 25, 1908, in Mason, Texas, to Claude and Ruth (Hamilton) Wallace. She graduated from Shawnee High School and Oklahoma Baptist University.
She married Joseph D. Warren on June 12, 1928, in Shawnee.
Mrs. Warren was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Junior Service League, D.A.R., Wunagesa Chapter-Regent 1948 through 1950, PEO, Chapter BB for 50 years, and the Rose Garden Club.
Survivors include her daughter, May W. Logan; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia W. Jordan, Mrs. Dorothy Lemburg, and Mrs. H.R. (Bobby Ruth) Price; one sister-in-law, Mildred Wallace; grandchildren and their spouses, Loretta L. and John M. Collins, Loretta Rose Cross, Elizabeth Rose and Lee Howton, Clarissa Rose and Gene Beth, Clarence Warren Rose; great-grandchildren, Richard W. Collins, Catherine May Collins, Joseph P. Collins, Elizabeth Ann Cross, Grace Cross, Jonathan Howton, Christopher Howton, Cassandra Jo Howton, Steven Beth, Jenny Beth, Kevin Beth and Ryan Beth. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Warren, on Nov. 13, 1986; her parents; two daughters, Elizabeth Gertrude Rose and Jo Ruth Saunders; and a grandson, Richard Warren Logan.
Memorials may be made to the Central Presbyterian Church.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at the Central Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Pattie Beckman officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. 
(Published Aug. 30, 1997)

Julius W. Horbach
Shawnee resident Julius W. Horbach died Thursday at a local hospital. He was 93.
Horbach was born Sept. 8, 1903, in Henry, Ill., to John and Mary (Schmitt) Horbach. He moved to Shawnee in 1907.
Horbach worked for Rock Island Railroad for 46 years, retiring in 1967.
He married Imogene DeGraff on Nov. 26, 1924.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerome and Beverly Horbach of Concord, Calif., and Ted and Carol Horbach of Apple Valley, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Marilyn and Ted Alexander of Burbank, Calif., and Judith and Michael O'Connor of Shawnee; a sister, Eva Doody of Shawnee; daughter-in-law, Betty Horbach of Houston, Texas; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, in 1938; his parents; two sisters; one brother; a son, Richard Horbach; and two grandsons, Tony O'Connor and James Horbach.
A wake and rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
A mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Celebrant will be the Rev. Joachim Spexarth, O.S.B. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. 
(Published Aug. 30, 1997)

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