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CHARLES GLENN KIRCHNER

Monday, July 12, 2004

Charles Glenn Kirchner, 83, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

On May 14, 1945, he married Ruby Opal Jeffers, also of Clay County, who died March 26, 1998.

Born July 28, 1920, in Clay County, he was the son of Charles and Lillian Kirchner, who preceded him in death. Also deceased are a brother, Sam, a nephew, Sammy David, and a niece, Melissa.

He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion.

He was employed by Big Ben Coal Co., from 1938 until 1950. He enjoyed buying and selling real estate, animals and all other farm-related items.

In March, 1945, he and his wife, Ruby, purchased the Redenbarger Homestead in Posey Township and later added several other properties to this homestead. In 1976, he entered into a business relationship of 28 years with Dave Jacob and family. Over the years this evolved into a partnership with Dave and sons, Jim and John, in the farming and livestock operation until Glenn's death and beyond.

Survivors include sisters, Ilagene and Bud McCammon, Terre Haute, Charlotte and Dude Baker, Brazil, and Nancy Selsam, Terre Haute; a brother, William (Bill) and Pat Kirchhner; a sister-in-law, Martha Kircher; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the French Funeral Home with the Rev. Myron James and the Rev. Max Brunton officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary (Van Cleave) Church Cemetery.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today and one hour before services on Tuesday.

Donations may be made to the Mount Calvary (Van Cleave) Church.