Sunday’s Obituary – William Repsher – Died circa 1973 or 1974

Relationship to me:  1st cousin, 3x removed

This is one of the newspaper clippings that my grandmother Beatrice Strait had in her collection. When asked how William Repsher was connected to us, I got a curt answer. “He’s a Repsher. Somehow he’s related.” This is an undated clipping from an unknown newspaper.

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-5-57-07-pmWilliam Repsher – William H. Repsher of 53 High St., Newton, died Friday evening in Newton Memorial Hospital following an short illness. He was 77.

Born in Swartswood, he lived in Newton four years and lived in Sussex 35 years before that. He was a retired well driller.

He is survived by his widow, Edith; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Hadowanetz of New York; two brothers, Warren and Harry., both of Newton; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Wright and Mrs. Mabel Benson, both of Sussex; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow from he Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton. Brother Abrams of the Jehovah Witnesses officiating.

[F]riends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

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