Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Charles Joseph Deller


Former Coffeyville painter and O. C. S. Employe [sic] Falls from Motorboat.

    C.J. Deller, 33, painter and paperhanger and O. C. S. Mfg. Company employe [sic] here until two years ago, when he moved to Tulsa, drowned Saturday when he fell from a motorboat into deep water near Ketchum, Okla.
    Persons on the bank said that immediately after Mr. Deller started the motorboat, it whirled around several times and he plunged into the water.  Mr. Deller had gone to Ketchum to spend the week-end fishing.
    He was born July 22, 1905, at Kane, Pa., and came to Coffeyville with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Deller, 907 Delaware street, in 1911.
    Mr. Deller's death was reported to have been the fourth drowning near Ketchum within 24 hours.
    Besides relatives mentioned, Mr. Deller is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Deller; a 14-year-old son, Charles Deller, jr., who was visiting his grandparents at Neosho, Mo.; six sisters, Mrs. Charles Koehlhoeffer and Mrs. Ora Bonham, both of Coffeyville, Mrs. W. T. Stegall of Denver, who is visiting in Coffeyville, Mrs. Vernon Syons and Mrs. C. H. Jackson, both of Sommerset, Pa., and Mrs. J. A. Longnecker of Earlsboro, Okla., and two brothers, George and Ted Deller, both of Coffeyville.
    Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. H. Austin Smith, pastor of the First Christian Church, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Skinner funeral home.  Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.  Members of the painters' local union will be pallbearers.

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