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Posted: 1163695697000
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Paul F Addison's Useful Career is Brought to Close

Paul F Addison, 54, West Lyn township, one of Posey county's very useful, civic minded citizens and a teacher and principal in Indiana schools for 30 years, died at 3:12 a.m. today in the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Carcinoma and sclerosis of the liver, which were revealed in planned gallbladder surgery in the hospital last Sept 12.were fatal. Mr. Addison left his teaching position at Upton school in Black township because of Illness after the first week of the new school year and entered the hospital on Sep 8. He was a teacher and principal in Muncie city schools from 1922 to 1939, came to Posey county in the latter year and had continued his professional work here since.

The body is at the Short Funeral Home in Mt Vernon and will remain there through the funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday in the Short chapel. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery in West Lynn township. Rev. August E. Binder, pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church, will be the officiating clergyman.

Surviving are the wife, nee Lena Alexander,member of a prominent Posey county family whom Mr Addison met while they were attending Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute and who was associated with him for many years of his teaching career as a fellow teacher; a brother, Ernest, Greenfield, Ind; a sister, Mrs. Clifford Dolley, Rockville, Ind., and three nieces and a nephew. Mrs. Kenneth White, Greenfield, a niece, will come to Mt. Vernon for the funeral rites. Mr. Addison's father, Orlando F. Addison, Greenfield, died in May and his mother, Mrs. Mary Heller Addison, passed away last Thursday night.

The deceased was a native of Cathage, In., and was graduated from Westland, Ind., High school. He received his B.s. degree from Indiana State Teachers College and his M.A. degree from Indiana University. He had a third of the required work done on his Doctor's decree.

In 1922 he was employed as a teacher in the Muncie Junior High school. advancing from that position to an elementary principalship and then to the junior high principalship. For four years he was principal of Muncie Central Senior High school. Upon his coming to Posey county in 1939 he became principal of Wadesville High School, a position he held for two years. He was for seven years principal of Smith school in Lynn township and began his teaching duties at Upton school at the opening of the 1951-1952 school year.

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