J. Milton Haber

J. Milton Haber, 82, of Rushville, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

He was born Jan. 16, 1916, in Rushville, the son of Paul Vernon and Eleanor May Campbell Haber. He married Doris Smidley on May 14, 1938, in Kahoka, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, John of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. John (Carol) Boyd of Englewood, Fla., Mrs. Jon (Cynthia) Mummert of Astoria and Mrs. William (Cathy) Redshaw of Rushville; one sister, Mary Chadwick of Rushville; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandson; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

One infant daughter, Shirley, one infant granddaughter and one sister preceded him in death.

He was a meat cutter for Bartlow Packing Co. in Rushville for 10 years. He then was a general contractor and licensed plumber in Rushville for 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was a 50-year member of Rushville Masonic Lodge 9, AF&AM. He also was a member of Quincy Consistory, AASR; Ansar Shrine of Springfield; Schuyler 22 Club; and Schuyler Shrine Club. He was an original member of the Schuyler State Bank Board of Directors.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville, where services were held Tuesday with Revs. Scott Henley and Stacey Tomach officiating. Masonic services have been conducted by his Masonic lodge. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Hospice, his church or Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/16/1998


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