John H. Libben

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John H. Libben Dead.
John H. Libben, a life-long resident of this community, died at the home of his sister Mrs. Cordia Haller in this city Friday June 4 [1937], at the age of sixty-seven years. He was born April 3, 1870 on a farm near Petersburg, and spent almost his entire life there. A few years ago he came to Petersburg, where he had since made his home. He was never married.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cordia Haller and Mrs. James Mason, also one foster sister, Mrs. John Jones; two brothers, William of Petersburg and Harve of Manito.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in this city at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. M. Groves of Springfield and Rev. F. A. Worth of this city. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks