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Philip Sheridan Easter Obit
Posted by: Ida Franks (ID *****3117) Date: July 29, 2009 at 19:18:38
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I ran across this obit and Iím posting it in case someone needs it. I have no further information on the person.
Mrs. Franks

The Portsmouth Times, Portsmouth, Ohio
March 29 1942, Sunday
P. S. Easter
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 pm at Buena Vista Methodist Church for Philip Sheridan Easter, 75, retired Buena Vista postmaster, who passed away Saturday shortly after noon in Mercy Hospital after a 10-day illness. The last rites will be in charge of Rev. Lintoe Mattox of Pedro, former Buena Vista pastor. Burial will be in the family ? at Sandy Springs under the direction of Kreau.
Mr. Easter, taken ill suddenly in his birthday, March 17, was critically ill from the start with complications and a heart condition. He was in a coma part of the time at the hospital.
Philip Sheridan Easter was born in 1867 at Levanna, Brown County. Soon thereafter the family moved to near Rome in Adams County, and a couple of years later to Sandy Springs, where Mr. Easter spent the remainder of his life. His parents were William D. and Margaret Jones Easter.
The father served .through out the Civil war and fought under Generals Sherman and Sheridan but preferred General Sheridan and named the son for him.
Mr. Easter served as postmaster at Buena Vista for 25 years and was retired about two years ago on a pension. Although he gave up the postoffice duties Mr. Easter retained his general store business and remained on the job there until he was stricken.
For some years Mr. Easter served as clerk of the township school board.
He had been a member of Buena Vista Methodist Church since a boy and served the church as a trustee. He also was a charter member of the I. O. O. F. lodge there and remained a member until it was disbanded several rears ago, when he transferred to Scioto lodge, Portsmouth. He held a life membership for being member more than 50 years.
If he had a hobby, it was being a baseball fan. He was an ardent rooter for the Cincinnati Reds.
Mr. Easter was from a family of five boys and three girls. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. His wife, Mrs. Sophia Boehm Easter, passed way Sept. 8, 1933.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Sadie E. Miller, 503 Waller Street, Mrs. Anna R. Harrison of Anderson. Ind., Harry D. Easter, 1514 Third Street, Ernest W. Easter of Buena Vista; a step-daughter, Frances Hensel, of Arcadia, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Ella M. Ryan, of Market Street. A son, Edward, died in infancy and a son, Walter J. Easter, died Dec. 31, 1939. Thirteen grandchildren also survive.
The body will be at the home of the son, Ernest Easter, of Buena Vista, where the father had made his home for some years.


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