Mr. and Mrs. James Frame and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Jackson and family, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Peck, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Buttes and son, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Morris and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Strong and son, Elmer Strong and Luella Prott, Nellie, Myrtle and Lowell Hendershott, Mr. and Mrs. Art Weiter, Mrs. Pearl Doeppeng and son, Mrs. C.S. Guernsey and daughter, and Miss Alice Hang.
The following undated clipping from an unknown source came from the collection of Mrs. Doris Jean Worley Hartman:
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Others elected to serve are Charles Kouder, vice president: Dorothy Radio, secretary and Alice Peterson, treasurer. John Schneider was voted the chairmanship of the Board of Directors. Directors include Bert Moyer, Elvin Graves, Boyd Wason, August Wietbrock, Virgil Misner, Harold Sutton, E.L. Worley, John Schneider, Jim Watts, Jr., and Alice Peterson. Tom Green will serve as official representative of the group.
Rural Freedom, Inc., the outgrowth of revolt against corrupt political practices, has done much to stimulate the interest of Lake county residents in their local government. This group of south county taxpayers have ferreted out information that has alerted the vigilance of all citizens.
Rev. Worley's policy for the ensuing year is the continued fight for government that is truly for the people, administered by officials of integrity.
Worley was elected to succeed former President Thomas A. Green in a meeting in Lowell early this week. Green was designated "official representative" of the organization.
OTHER OFFICERS are Charles Kouder, vice president; Dorothy Radio, secretary and Alice Peterson, treasurer.
Members of the board of directors are John Schneider, Bert Moyer, Elvin Graves, Boyd Wason, August Wietbroch, Virgil Misner, Harold Sutton and Jim Watts Jr.
More than 30 public officials, civic leaders, and welfare workers were in attendance. Principal speaker was E.L. Krejci, general superintendent of the American Steel Foundries at Hammond.
The following article was found in the May 29, 1958, Lowell Tribune on page 1, columns 4-6:
In his early years of pastorate, he also ministered the Christian churches at Deep River and Virgie.
Rev. Worley, who was ordained in 1923, has been in ministerial work for 35 years, and in that time estimates that he has conducted 900 funerals, 450 weddings, and has baptized nearly 600 persons, about 300 of them at the Shelby church. The Worleys have driven thousands of miles in their work, visiting the sick and giving comfort to those who mourned.
In rendering these years of service, Rev. Worley was absent from the pulpit only ten times in 24 years until illness last summer forced him to rest.
In honor of the occasion a basket dinner was held in the church dining room following the Bible study service Sunday. A lovely three tiered anniversary cake centered the table of honor. Rev. and Mrs. Worley were presented with a beautiful lighted picture of the head of Christ, a gift from the congregation. Members and friends also presented them with cash gifts.
To complete the memorable day, baptismal services were conducted following the Sunday evening service. Congratulations are again extended to the Rev. and Mrs. Worley.
Go to Rev. Edmond L. Worley, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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