PRINCETON ---Jerry W. Neese, 56, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 as a result of an accident at Rag Co. Coal mine in Keenesburg, Ill.

          He was born in Punxsutawney, Pa. On Dec. 27, 1946 to Walter Roy and Mary Neese and lived most of his life in Princeton.

          He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and he worked at the Rag Co. Mine in Keenesburg, Ill. As a roof bolter.  He was a member of V.F.W. Post #1147 and U.M.W.A. Local #1791.

He also belonged to First Presbyterian Church in Princeton.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Raney) Neese, of Princeton; his mother Mary Neese, of Fort Branch; three daughters, Bobbi M. Chaney of Texas, Annette D. Wirth, of Princeton and Marianne Neese, at home; a son, Chuck Neese, at home; a sister, Jeanette Heichelbech, of Fort Branch; a brother, Vernon ‘Tony’  Neese of Pa.; seven grandchildren, Megan, Tyler, Samantha, Tiffani, Mary, Tristan and Emily and his mother-in-law, Roberta Raney of Princeton.

He was preceded in death by his father Walter Roy Neese.

Services are scheduled for Tuesday at 11 a.m. At Colvin Funeral home, with Rev. David Brookman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, in Vincennes.  Visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m. And Tuesday from 8 a.m. Until services start.  The U.M.W.A. Will hold a memorial service at the beginning of the funeral and V.F.W. #1147 will conduct military graveside services.  Memorial contributions can be made to either the American Diabetes Association or First Presbyterian Church with envelopes available to the funeral home.