17 July 2012

Tragedy Tuesday - The Death Of Henry Boomershine (1957)

BOOMERSHINE RITES SUNDAY   Henry C. Boomershine, 67, of West Manchester, died Thursday afternoon in Reid Memorial hospital, Richmond, from injuries sustained in a truck collision June 8.   The accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and the Lewisburg Western road, west of Lewisburg, when Boomershine, going south on Lewisburg Western road, pulled in front of a truck traveling east on Route 40.  The east-bound truck hit Boomershine's vehicle on the right side.  Boomershine had been employed at the H. A. Geeting Auto company in West Manchester for 31 years and at the time of the accident was driving a company gasoline truck making deliveries to farm patrons.   Mr. Boomershine was a native of the West Manchester community, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Boomershine.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Eaton, and American Legion as a veteran of World War I.   Final rites were conducted from a West Manchester funeral home Sunday afternoon, with burial following in Mound Hill cemetery at Eaton.  The Rev. Keith Akard, a former pastor of the West Manchester Congregational Christnian church officiated at the funeral services.   Masonic and military services were conducted at the funeral home Saturday evening.   Survivors include his widow, Chloe; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Tanner of Richmond; a son, Daniel of West Manchester; a brother, Ralph of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bias, Berea, Mrs. Mabel Handley of Eaton and Mrs. Willodene Hebbler of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and three grandchildren. **unknnown newspaper clipping, 16 JUN 1957, Preble County, Ohio

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