Clinton J. Cheesman, 76, 1415 No. Mulberry St., Hartford City, died at 5:15 a.m. this morning, September 2, 1980, at Ball Memorial Hospital where he had been hospitalized since August 11.
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A retired rural mail carrier, Mr. Cheesman, was a former county assessor for Blackford County and a member of the Mental Health Board. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge, the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shrine and York Rite as well as member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mr. Cheesman was born August 1, 1904 in Delaware County, the son of Alva A. Cheesman and Lydia B. Hinsley. He married Dorothy M. Gross in Hartford City, April 4, 1926. His wife is presently residing in the Country Manor Nursing Home.
Survivors other than his wife, Dorothy, are two daughters, Dora Belle Cheesman and Mrs. Fostine (Merrill) Stanley, both of Hartford City, and one son, Rev. John A. Cheesman, Martinsville, Ind. Eight grandchildren and one great grandchild survives as do two brothers, Donald Cheesman and Alva Cheesman, both of Bluffton, and one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Helen) Bartlett, Albany. One sister and three brothers are deceased. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call at Keplinger Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. William Cutshaw officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, Muncie.
The Hartford City News Times, September 2, 1980
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman