Sunday, February 20, 2011

Charles Creeden - Sunday's Obituary

From the Celina Newspaper, May 1958

Creeden Rites Monday in Local Church

   Funeral services for the late Charles A. Creeden, 71, retired City Postmaster, of 670 North Walnut St, Celina, who died Friday at 12:15 p.m. will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The Rev. Marcellus Fortman will be celebrant of the Requiem High Mass and the burial will be made on the family lot in the Catholic Cemetery.
   Dick and Stallter's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements and relatives and friends may call there after 7 p.m. today, until the time of the rites.
   Born in Mercer County, November 5, 1886, he was the son of the late Timothy and Mary Ann Matson Creeden. He was united in marriage November 27, 1907 to Miss Anna Niehaus of Celina.
   He attended Immaculate Conception School and for 23 years after leaving school had been employed at Mersman Brothers.
   Mr. Creeden was a staunch Democrat and served Mercer County as its Sheriff for two terms, from 1923 to 1927. He had also served on the city council.
   From 1933 until his retirement in 1954 he was City Postmaster.
   The deceased was a devout member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society and Poor Soul's Sodality of the Church. He was a member of the Celina Eagles Lodge for many years and was past president of the organization.
   Surviving with the widow are the son Robert Creeden of Dayton; his daughter, Mrs. Charles F. (Mae) McNamee of Xenia; five grandchildren, Timothy Creeden, who made his home with his grandparents for a number of years, now of Dayton; Nancy, Shirley, Robert and Mary Helen McNamee, Xenia; two brothers Dan Creeden of Lima and Joshua Creeden of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. L. R. Balleweg, of Pueblo, Colo.; and Mrs. Harvey Stout of Celina.
   A son Carl passed away in 1912 at the age of four years.
   Mr. Creeden had been in failing health for several years and had been in and out of the hospital since last February.

Charles Creeden was my great-grandfather and is pictured with his family in the picture on the left in my blog header.

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