Vern Whalen obit
Vern Whd^n Dies; Rites At Bluford Vem Wlialen, 75, of Bluford, died at 12:20 p. m. Saturday in Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a. ra. Tuesday at the Bluford Funeral Home with the Ilev. Ross Partridge officiating. Burial will be in Laird cemetery near Bluford. . The body will lie in state at the Bluford Funeral Home whert friends may call at any time. Mr. Whalen was bom Mar. J7, 1890, In Wayne county, the ion of John and Mary (Mauld- jlng) Whalen. On Dec. 21, 1914, in Wayne Qty, he was married to Maude Butler, who survives. He is also survived by two sons, Howard Whalen of Stockholm, N. J., and Noel Whalen of Lockport, m.; two brolfiers, Roy Whalen of Rochelle, DI., and Ed Whalen of South Roxana, EI.; a sister, Mrs. Goldie Jane Guthrie of Peoria; and seven granddiil- dren. Mr. Whalen was preceded In death by his parents, two sons, (faree Infant daughters, four l^ers, and four sisters.