Princeton Daily Clarion April 18, 1969


John Phelps Retired Coal Miner Succumbs


          John Nelson Phelps, 84, of 1020 Maple Ave., died Thursday, April 17, 1969, at 7:15 p.m. at Gibson General Hospital, after several years illness.

Mr. Phelps was born November 30, 1884, in Perry County to Samuel and Sarah Jane Blood Phelps.  He had resided the past 43 years in Gibson County.  Mr. Phelps was a retired coal miner. He attended the Chandler United Methodist Church of Chandler.

          Surviving are his wife, Julie M. Coleman; one daughter, Ada Mae Scott of Princeton and two sons, Loran Louis Phelps and William Lawrence Phelps both of Princeton; two brothers, Cora C. Phelps of Boonville and Everett S. Phelps of Muncie; seven grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

          Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kendall Funeral Home with burial in White Church Cemetery. Rev. George Koch will officiate.

          Mr. Phelps is at the Kendall Funeral Home where friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday.


NOTE:  Record of Death information found at the Princeton Health Department, Book 7, Page 252.

Obituary had his home address as 1020 Maple Ave., Record of Death had it as 1029 Maple Ave.