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Buena Vista Freeman, 1852/3 - 1943, m. George Childers

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Brockey M Childers

Posted: 1372864906000
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Thank you. I found this obituary. Not all obituaries are 100% accurate. I added corrections in [square brackets].

Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, Illinois)
Wednesday, 16 April 1975; p. 28


Services will be at 1 PM Thursday in the Welge funeral in Chester for Brockey M. Childers, 73, of 738 State St., Chester.

He died Monday in Memorial Hospital in Chester.

He was born October 30, 1901, in Herrin to Gilley and Thelma Phillips Childers.
[Whoops -
1) Mother was Emma Laura Phillips.
2) His sister Elsie was born in 1903. Her obit says she was born in Missouri but came to Illinois at an early age. So, either
a) the parents shuttled back and forth
b) Elsie's obit was wrong
c) Brockey and Elsie were born in Missouri but thought they were born in Illinois
d) Something else.]

On December 24, 1921, in Marion, he married Telma Emmer.
[Thelma Emert. She was living with the family as daughter-in-law in 1920. I'm going to use Dec 24, 1919. TP]

Mr. Childers was the founder and former manager of the Southern Illinois University laundry.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Chester. He was a second degree Mason, a member of the Ainad Temple, East St. Louis, the Randolph shrine club, the retirement Association of SIU, the Memorial hospital board, Chester and the National Association of Institutional Laundry managers.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Julia Saak and Mary Alice Welge, both of Chester; brothers Glenn of Waterloo, Herbert of St. Louis, and Vernon of Coulterville; sisters, Mrs. Olive Fischer and Jannette Shumacher, both of St. Louis and Mrs. Frank Marlow of Herrin; and three grandchildren.

A son, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

The Rev. Paul Kabo will officiate, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Chester.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church, Chester.
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