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CHEW, Roy D.


Source: Obituary from a collection of Fauniel Hershbarger, a life-long Fountain County Indiana resident

COVINGTON, Ind. (CNS) - Dr. Roy D. Chew, 87, a former Covington veterinary, died at 2 a.m. today (Dec. 27, 1974) at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Danville. He had been a patient about two weeks following a long illness. Born Feb. 22, 1887, in Sheridan, Ind., he was the son of Elwood and Nellie Wells Chew. He was married May 13, 1914, at Newport to Birdella VanVliete, who survives. Dr. Chew was a graduate of Sheridan High and received his degree in 1912 from Indiana Veterinary College at Indianapolis. He started his practice in Cayuga and moved to Covington in 1914. He retired in 1964 after 50 years of service as a veterinary. Dr. Chew had judged rodeos and horse shows in the area for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War I and was the second commander of the Fulton-Banta American Legion Post 291. He also was a member of Masonic Lodge 60 and had attended the old Presbyterian Church. Survivors include four grandchildren, Gil Springman of Jupiter, Fla., David Bodine and Mrs. Betsy Allen, both of Covington, and Peter Bodine of Attica; six great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. He was preceded in death by two daughters, two brothers and a sister. Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home. The Rev. Vernon Seaton will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Masonic services there at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. - jlr
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