Joyce Rita Funk

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Joyce Rita Funk - Usherette Killed By Youth's Auto; Standing At...
Usherette Killed By Youth's Auto; Standing At Curb A pretty 17 -year -year -old -old Cinerama usherette was killed yesterday when she was struck by an automobile automobile on the sidewalk at 1997 State Ave., near the Harrison Avenue intersection. Joyce Funk. 13S0 Harrison Ave. was dead when the Life Squad brought her body lo St. Mary Hospital. Hospital. Highway Safety Patrolman Charles Asimus reported that Homer Lee Jackson Jr., 16. 3476 Vine St., driver of the car, lost control alter the door on his side flew open in m-iking m-iking m-iking a turn from Harrison into State. The youth grabbed the steering wheel to keep from falling out and fc:: the automobile swerved into the JOYCE curb, knocking down an Iron parking-sign parking-sign parking-sign parking-sign stanchion and hitting the, girl, the officers said. The car run over the girl nod dragged her body 20 feet before coming to a stop in a hedge, Patrolman Asinms said. The olficer said young Jackson would lie cited to juvenile court on a charge of reckless driving. The Funk girl was walking with her sister, Nancy, 13, who received minor injuries. The fatality was the 23rd t raft ic death in Hamilton Hamilton County this year There were 20 at this time last year. Bill Rush, Cinerama manager, said Joyce had worked at the Capitol Theater since last summer. She closed the auditorium alter yesterday's matinee and left the theater around 4:10 p. m. The accident occurcd at 5:40 p. m. It was at ihout that time three years ago that Joyce's 17-year-old 17-year-old 17-year-old 17-year-old 17-year-old brother, Join, unk III, also a theater usher was struck by a trolley bus when riding his bicycle at a soot hardly more than two blocks from where yesterday's accident accident occurred. The boy later died in St. Mary Hnsnital The two children were members of a large family. Their parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Funk Sr., have 15 other children. TaiiTiiiV ' TO TI 1

Clipped from The Cincinnati Enquirer10 Mar 1955, ThuPage 1

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)10 Mar 1955, ThuPage 1
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