William M. Churchill
William Martin Churchill, Depauw, 82, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Harrison Health and Rehabilitation Centre in Corydon. He had suffered a debilitating stroke in 1998.
Born Oct. 9, 1925, in Depauw, he was the son of the late Raymond and Effie Routh Churchill.
He was a Marine Corp veteran of World War II, a retired farmer and rural letter carrier for 33 years from the Depauw Post Office, and a member of Milltown Masonic Lodge, Milltown American Legion Post 123 and Unity Chapel United Methodist Church near Ramsey.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Betty Jean Atkins; two sons, Robert W. Churchill of Louisville and Brian A. Churchill of Depauw; four sisters, Mary Lou Howerton, Annette Fouts and Judy Thomas, all of Corydon, and Mary Kay Adams of Depauw; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday, March 27, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey and Friday, March 28, after 9 a.m. at Unity Chapel United Methodist Church.
Masonic rites: Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral: Friday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at the church followed by burial, and military rites, in Woods Chapel Cemetery in Ramsey.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Unity Chapel United Methodist Church, 1760 Lost Creek Road NW, Ramsey, IN 47166.