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FENTERS, Roy C.

ROY C. FENTERS

Source: Obituary from a collection by Fauniel Hershberger, a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana, now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library.
Dated 1967

Funeral services for Judge Roy C. Fenters, age 72, of 616 Washington St., Covington, judge of the Fountain Circuit Court, 61st Judicial Circuit, who died early Saturday morning, Nov. 11, at the Carle Memorial Hospital in Urbana, Ill., were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Covington Methodist Church. The Rev. P. J. Hamilton, church pastor, officiated and burial, with the Hegg Funeral Home in Covington in charge, was in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Masonic services were held at the church at 2 p.m. and military graveside services will be conducted at the cemetery. Judge Fenters, a resident of Covington for 30 years, had been ill since last July. He previously had been hospitalized in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis and also in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville, Ill. He had served as Judge of the Fountain Circuit Court for 26 years and prior to that had served as the Fountain County prosecutor for three terms. He was born July 11, 1895, in Pine Village, the son of Ira and Jane Brier Fenters. He was married Sept. 3, 1919, in Covington, to Beatrice Yarborough, who survives. Judge Fenters was a graduate of Pine Village High School. He received his law degree from Indiana University in 1925. He had worked in a bank in Miami, Fla. for several years. He also had served in the Rainbow 42nd Division of World War I. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, F & AM, of Attica and would have received his 50-year pin on Wednesday, Nov. 15. He was a member of the Consistory and Zorah Shrine of Terre Haute, the Fulton-Banta Post 291, American Legion, and the Fountain County Old Guard Post 2395, Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Covington and the Covington Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Danville Elks Club, the Low Twelve Club, Wallace, the Indiana Bar Association, and Order of Eastern Star. He was a past commander of the VFW and the American Legion, a past master of the Masonic Lodge and would have received a 50-year pin November 15. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are: one son, Keith, of Covington; four grandchildren; his step-mother, Mrs. A. O. Bauch of Munster, Ind.; one brother, Eli of Pine Village; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Wagner of Williamsport; three half-sisters, Mrs. Naomi Cunningham of Hammond, Mrs. Gretchen Flowler of Munster, and Mrs. Ruth Fitzpatrick of Coral Gables, Fla.; and one half-brother, Harold of Rensselaer. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ray, of Wingate.  --typed by Walt W

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 13 Nov 1967 p 1

COVINGTON — Judge Roy C. Fenters of Fountain Circuit Court died at 4 a.m. Saturday in Carle Clinic at Urbana, Ill., after an illness since July 1. He was 72. Born July 11, 1895 at Pine Village, he was a son of Ira and Jane Brier Fenters. He was a 1914 graduate of Pine Village High School and from the Indiana University Law School in 1925. He was employed in banking at Miami, Fla., for several years. Returning to Indiana, he served three terms as prosecuting attorney of Fountain County. For the last 26 years he was judge of Fountain Circuit Court and prominent in judicial circles throughout western Indiana. His marriage to Beatrice Yarborough, who survives, was Sept. 3, 1919 in Covington. Also surviving are a son, Keith of this city; a brother, Eli of Pine Village; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Wagner of Williamsport; his stepmother, Mrs. O. A. Bauch of Munster; three half-sisters, Mrs. Naomi Cunningham of Hammond, Mrs. Gretchen Fowler of Munster and Mrs. Ruth Fitzpatrick of Coral Gables, Fla.; a half-brother, Harold of Rensselear, and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a brother, Ray (Snow) of Wingate. The three Fenters brothers in their youth were members of a Pine Village independent football team (Roy was nicknamed Squint) that ran up a phenomenal string of victories in semi-pro competition. He served in the 42nd (Rainbow) Division in World War I. Judge Fenters was a member of the Covington Methodist Church, American Legion Post 291 and Veterans of Foreign Wars, of the F&AM Lodge of Attica and Consistory and Zorah Temple of Shrine at Terre Haute, of BPOE 332 of Danville, Ill., Low Twelve Club of Wallace and the Order of Eastern Star. Friends may call at the Hegg Funeral Home here. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the local Methodist Church, where the body will lie in state beginning at 1 p.m. There will be Masonic rites at the church. Rev. P. J. Hamilton will officiate at the services, and military rites will be conducted at the graveside in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  --typed by Walt W


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