Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Obituary for Thomas Monroe Munselle

This is my grandfather's obituary.

June 1963
San Saba, Texas

Rites Held for Former Grocer

Funeral services for Thomas Monroe Munselle, 74, a grocer here for the past nine years, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Howell-Doran Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Melvin Williams, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, with burial in City Cemetery.

Howell-Doran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Munselle, who had been in ill health for the past several months, died early Saturday in a local nursing home where he had been a patient two weeks.

He was born Nov. 22, 1888, in Dewitt county. He and the former Mary Viola Hare were married July 21, 1912 , in Wilson.

He came to San Saba about nine years ago and first operated a grocery store and station at the location presently occupied by Davidson's. He later built a building near his home on Pecan St. where he operated a neighborhood grocery store.

Survivors include his wife; two son [sic], Charles R. Munselle of Amarillo and James A. Munselle of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Williams of Big Spring and Mrs. Iva Brady of San Saba; a brother, Harvey Munselle of Austin; three sisters, Mrs. Dewey Wilkerson of Llano, Mrs. Edna McKinney of Kenedy and Mrs. Arlena Padgett of Angleton; and nine grandchildren.

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