Rushville Republican

February 11, 2013

William Howard McQueen, 94

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — William Howard McQueen, 94, of Avon and formerly of Rushville, passed away Feb. 5, 2013.

Howard was born Dec. 17, 1918 in Taft, Ky., the son of the late Robert and Laura (Howard) McQueen. He married Viola Ruth Borem June 29, 1940; she died Jan. 26, 1999.

He was a carpenter his entire life, working in many facets of the construction industry.

He served honorably as a sergeant in the US Army from 1944 to 1946 during World War II. He was a member of the carpenters union throughout his life as well as a member of the VFW. He had been a Mason over 70 years and was a member of Greensburg Lodge #36 F&AM. He had attended First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville in the past.

His surviving family includes one son, William Michael (Deborah) McQueen of Connersville; two daughters, Beverly (Dale) Baldwin of Mooresville and Donna (Roberto) Urdanivia of Garden Grove, Calif.; one brother, Hayden (Peggy) McQueen of Pershing; one sister, Mabel Hofer of Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Zola, Pearl and Marian; and brothers, Vercil, Orice, Delbert, Albert and Everett.

A Celebration of Life and military honors will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory with Pastor Jeff Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the funeral center, where a Masonic service was held.

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