Source: The obituary is from a collection of newspaper (paper names not recorded) obituaries saved, by Fauniel Hershberger, during the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana. The collection is now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library.
COVINGTON, Ind. (CNS) — James Leslie Strawser, 54, died at 3:30 p.m. yesterday (Feb. 9, 1969) at his home, 823 Harrison, Covington. He had been seriously ill a month. Born Jan. 15, 1915, he was the son of Alva and Inis Wilder Strawser. He was a life resident of Covington area. A veteran of World War II, he was a construction engineer for 20 years, retiring three years ago due to illness. He was serving as assistant cubmaster and was a boy scout leader for 10 years. He was married Sept. 29, 1942, to Sylvia Reismiller, who survives. Other survivors include his mother; five sons, Dale Lee of Attica, Jimmy Dean of Florida, Alva B. in the Navy, Leslie E. and Wendell A., both of Covington; a daughter, Carol Jo at home; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Allen of Kingman and Mrs. Anna Rose Smith of Covington; two brothers, Glen of Covington and Roy of Danville, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother. The body is at the Hegg Funeral Home. Friends will be received after noon Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete. --typed by Walt W