Monday, December 8, 2008

Young man of Rich Hill, was killed when the bins collapsed

I found this article in a old Scarpbook,do not known what newspaper it came from.
Franklin Judd, 31, a well known young man of Rich Hill, was killed Thursday afternoon,June 20,1968 at 4 o'clock at the Rich Hill Cooperative Marketing Association on Highway 71, South. Mr. Judd was working on grain bins doing some welding, when the bins collapsed, covering him with broken steel and several hundred bushel of wheat. His death was instant according to reports.Franklin Thomas Judd, son of Ollie and Ruth Van Dolah Judd, was born in Northern Vernon county, near_Horton (November 2, 1938. He came to Rich Hill in early manhood and had lived his entire life in the Rich Hill and Horton areas. September 17, 1964, at Miami, 'Okla., he was united in marriage to Betty Gordon, who survives.Besides his widow "he is survived by two daughters, Michele and Debra, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Judd, Horton; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Van Dolah, Fulton, Kansas; two sisters, Deloris, Kansas City, Kans., and Delia, of Horton, and three brothers, Grover, Milo, Mo., Walter, Kansas City, Kansas and Don, San Diego, Calif. He was preceded in death by his father.Funeral services were held in the Christian church Sunday afternoon, June 23, at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Geo. Baugh.Burial was made in Green Lawn cemetery.Pallbearers were Otho West, Orben Smith, Earl Smith, Donald Hawks, Bill Reed and Ralph Nation.Mrs. Marion Moreland, and; Mrs. Paul Stevener, vocalists, were accompanied at the piano by Delmar Vogt.

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