Floyd E. McQueen, 56-year-old widely known Shelby county resident, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday [April 29, 1947] at the Major hospital. His death was caused by an embolism.
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Mr. McQueen, whose home was in Washington township, near Flat Rock, was born in Bartholomew county on July 20, 1890, a son of Alfred J. and Laura (Reed) McQueen. In 1920 he was married to Izetta Nading at Flat Rock, and she survives with two sons, A. J. McQueen, of Flat Rock, and Al McQueen, at home. Also surviving are a grandson, Alfred J. McQueen; four sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Alvin Coons and Miss Josephine McQueen, of Knightstown; Mrs. Hazel Wilson, of near Flat Rock; Mrs. Hallard Conner, of near Edinburg; Leonard and Lester McQueen, both of near Flat Rock, and Harley McQueen, of Lebanon.
Deceased had resided in the Flat Rock vicinity for about 15 years. He attended the Terre Haute Teachers College and early in life he taught school in Bartholomew county for 10 years. Later he was affiliated with the Lowe Brothers Paint Co., of Ohio, and the Burdsal Paint Co., of Indianapolis. He retired to his farm in Washington township several years ago. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Hope.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Flat Rock Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock (DST), with the Rev. S. J. Cross, assisted by the Rev. Ray Bozell, officiating. Burial will be in charge of Charles M. Ewing will be made in the Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ewing funeral establishment after noon today.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman