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CHILDERS, Lee H. - Vet

Source: The Fountain County Neighbor, November 27, 2002, pg A3

KINGMAN — Lee H. “Bill” Childers, 80, Kingman, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2002 in St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville. He was born April 27, 1922 in Harveysburg, the son of Richard E. and Bessie V. Smith Childers. He married Lois Brown July 5, 1946 in Sterling. She survives. He attended Kingman High School and was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army, receiving his basic training under George F. Patton. He served and received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars. He was a heavy equipment operator with the former Morgan Coal Mine of Kingman until 1960. He then worked at the Newport Ammunition Plant and retired in the mid 1980s from Fauber Construction Co. of Crawfordsville. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #841 of Terre Haute, vice commander and 56-year member of the Kingman American Legion Post #384 and VFW Post #2395 of Covington. He enjoyed taking care of his lawn and most of all being with his family. Survivors, besides the wife, include: two daughters, Rose Marie (Bill) Harbert, Vevay and Billie Jean (Steve) York, Bloomingdale; three grandchildren, Richard Weber, Covington. Marcus York Rockville and Randal York, Bloomingdale; four great-grandchildren, Amiee, Andrew and April Weber and Jaydan York; and a sister, Lois Barker, Covington. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Donna Colestock and Ruby Baker. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday in DeVerter Brothers Funeral Home, Cayuga, with the Rev. Tim Lyons officiating. Burial was in Centennial Cemetery, Yeddo. Military gravesite rites were conducted by the Kingman American Legion. Family requests memorial contributions can be made to the Kingman American Legion Post #384, P. O. Box 443, Kingman, Ind. 47952. – jlr
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