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Bee - Leo Lamar


Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, February 7, 1935

Leo Lamar Bee, 35, died at Culver hospital Thursday morning at 1:40 o'clock of injuries he received Sunday night in an automobile accident. Bee was unconscious from the time of the accident until death occurred. He suffered a fractured skull and possible internal injuries. The fatal accident occurred when the automobile in which Bee was riding with Fred Holmes, of Georgetown, Ill., got out of control; left the road; struck a rock, and overturned several times. Both occupants of the machine were thrown out through the top, but Holmes was only slightly hurt. As a result of being dazed, the later walked to Brown's Valley and back to Crawfordsville after the accident. Bee was rushed to Culver hospital where he was given first aid. Although he never regained consciousness, Bee's general condition improved Tuesday and some hope was held for recovery but a relapse set in and he gradually grew worse until death. Bee was born in Greencastle on November 11, 1899, the son of John Henry Clay and Cantha Christina Bee. He was married May 9, 1931, to Mary Ethel Brown. He was a member of the Methodist church in Bloomington. The accident victim was a veteran of the World War. He served overseas as a member of Co. C, 150th Field Artillery, 67th brigade of the 42nd (Rainbow) division. He was considerable service at the front during the war. The survivors include the wife and two children, Donald Hester and Billy Richard; two sisters, Wanetta Ellis, of Indianapolis, and Beulah Miller, of Indianapolis; a brother, Otto L. Bee, of the Hawaiian islands, and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral services will be held at the Hunt & Ratcliff funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Paul Benedict, pastor of the First Methodist church, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the funeral home at any time preceding the services. - thanks to Kim H
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