Arthur S. Lile, son of Ed L. and Della Frances Davis Lile
Arthur liie Found Dead Last Night Death Comes at 37 To Native Countian. World War U Veteran. A 37-year-old World War II veteran was found dead in the city jail last night, where he had been put earlier for safe keeping. He had been drinking. He was Arthur S. Lile, who lived with his parents on a farm northwest of Chillicothe. Lile was pronounced dead by Dr. Joseph Conrad, coroner, at 11:25 p.m. Police picked Lile up at the fire station yesterday at 5 p.m., and records show he was lodged in the jail at 5:10 for safekeeping. At 11:15, Howard Kerns, who also had been lodged overnight, called policemen and said Lile apparently was ill. Sgt. Russell Dusenberry and Patrolmen Wilbur Pfaff and Wayne Lamb went to the cell and found that Lile had fallen from his lower bunk to the floor. Their report says he appeared dead at that time. Dr. Conrad and Chief G. C. (Bert) Weir were called to the scene immediately. Lile was pronounced dead. Dr. Conrad this morning said death apparently was from natural causes, occurring about 11 p. m. There will be no inquest, the coroner said. Lile had a heart condition. Robert S. Coleman, who had asked for and received a bed in the jail for overnight, told police Lile was all right at 7 p.m. when he entered the cell. He had spoken to him at that time, Coleman said. Born on a farm by Graham's Mill, three miles northwest of Chillicothe, August 5, 1915, Arthur Simpson Lile was the son of Ed L. and Delia Prances (Davis) Lile. He attended a rural school and w.is graduated from the Chillicothe High School In 1934. He was a member of the Third Signal Corps, 43rd Division, in World War II. Inducted February 6, at Ft. Leavenworth, Lile received his discharge December 31. 1945. He participated in the New Guinea and Luzon campaigns and received two Bronze Stars for his performance on Luzon. Oversease two years, Lile also served in New Caledonia and Japan. He received the Good Conduct Medal. Lile served as a message center clerk and as a rifleman. Lile was a member of the Baptist church. Lile had worked most of yesterday on the farm and came to town late in the afternoon. He is survived only by his parents. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m., tomorrow, from the Norman Funeral Home chapel, with burial to be in Edgewood Cemetery.