Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Sat, 25 July 1970
EMILE LaROCHE DIES AT HOSPITAL Emile C. LaRoche, 87, Washington Nursing Center, a retired boiler inspector, who was last employed by Vincennes Packing Corporation, died at 10:05 a.m. today at the Daviess County Hospital. He had been in failing health the past three years and was seriously ill three days. Mr. LaRoche was born August 31, 1882 in France but lived most of his life in the Washington community. He was the son of Constance and Louise (Brochin) LaRoche. His wife, Ida F. Hubbs LaRoche, whom he married October 27, 1903, survives. Mr. Laroche was educated in Washington schools and was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church and Charity Lodge No. 20 F&AM. In addition to his wife, he leaves four daughters, Mrs. Rudisell (Rosetta) Gibson and Mrs. Helen Graber, both of this city; Mrs. Franklin (Nellie) Kehl, Vincennes, and Mrs. John S. (Catherine) Baker, Newfane, New York; 13 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. D.A.(Clemence) McKinney, Oakland City. A son, Henry LaRoche and a sister are deceased. Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Gill Funeral Home, with the Rev. R.P. Hawkins officiating and burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. The Masonic Lodge will hold services at the graveside.
Contributed by Sandra Hedrick Allen