Dies From Injuries In Auto Accident

There was a two car accident at Junction of Route 1 and U.S. highway 24, Watseka, Ill., about midnight Nov. 23. An Alabama car failed to stop and crashed into an Ohio car.

The Ohio car was relatives of Mrs. Fannie Stambaugh, Astoria, Ill., hoping to arrive for Thanksgiving turkey dinner with the family. Mr. and Mrs. Warring Kettering (Beula Stambaugh), Mr. and Mrs. George Kettering and two daughters, Meloday and Jody from Ashland, Ohio and Danny Kettering, student of North Manchester College, Ind., were all involved in the smash-up. The car was demolished.

All were thrown from the car except Mr. and Mrs. George Kettering who were wearing seat belts. Warring Kettering was critically injured and passed away soon afternoon on Thursday in Iroquois Hospital, Watseka, Ill. His wife suffered shock, broken jaw and other injuries. Danny, with cuts and bruises from the windshield, was hospitalized.

Mrs. Loraine Mills, a daughter, flew to the hospital and Mrs. Marilyn Badger drove to her parents' bedside. The hospital patients were taken by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital, Ashland, Ohio on Friday, Nov. 25.

Services for Warring C. Kettering were at the Maple Grove Church, Ashland, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 29. It is hoped that Merlyn, a son serving as Brethren Volunteer in Greece, will arrive by that time. Another son, Delbert, and family live at Sheffield Lake, Ohio.

Mrs. Kettering is a sister of Mrs. George Klinedinst, Astoria, Ill. A number of the family plan to attend the funeral services. Many of the Astoria community residents express their sympathy to the family at this time.


Published in the Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 11/30/1966

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