|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1918|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 2012|
FAIRMOUNT--Robert C. Childs, 93, formerly of Fairmount, passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Heritage Pointe in Warren following an extended illness.
Mr. Childs was born in Matthews on August 16, 1918, a son of Oliver Morton and Junietta Ruth (Morris) Childs. He spent his formative years in Matthews, attended Matthews School, and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1936.
On December 24, 1937 he was married to Anna L. Moorman, and lived in Matthews following his marriage.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, and after his military discharge moved to a farm northwest of Matthews in 1946. He was engaged in farming in Jefferson Township for many years, and moved to Fairmount in 1963.
In addition to farming, he was employed as the manager of the Emge Stock Yards in Fairmount for 26 years, retiring in 1981. He and his first wife were summer residents of Epworth Forest in North Webster from 1980 to 1994, and enjoyed wintering in Bradenton, FL.
He was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Matthews, attended the Fairmount Friends Meeting House, and had been an active member of the Fairmount Lions Club for many years.
Mrs. Childs preceded him in death on July 6, 1998. On September 1, 1999 he was married to Ruby (Everett) McClarnon, and moved to Warren following his second marriage, continuing to winter in Bradenton, FL.
The surviving relatives include his second wife, Ruby; four children, Tom J. (Nancy) Childs and Linda (Gary) Bragg, both of Muncie, Mark (Sue Ellen) Childs of Hagerstown, and Jeffrey J. (Connie) Childs of Barrington, IL; three step-children, Ronald McClarnon of Indianapolis, Diane Nei of Huntington, adn Jay McClarnon of Bourbon; a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Childs of Bethlehem, PA; a sister, Illon Freese of Hartford City; 11 grandchildren, Lori (Steve) Orander, Angela St. John, Rob (Rena) Childs, Michelle Healy, James (Genana) Bragg, Jay (Julianne) Bragg, Cory (Kelly) Childs, Kevin (Jamie Geer) Childs, Emily Childs, Bret Sears, and Chris Childs; 12 step-grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald D. Childs in 2004; five brothers, Earl O. W. Childs, Herman L. Childs, O. Morris Childs, LD Childs, and Charles E. Childs; and by four sisters, Neva Childs, Nina Childs, Delight Gadbury, and Elizabeth Losh.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Armes-Hunt Funeral Home in Fairmount, with Pastor Jackie Michaelson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednedsay, August 8, 2012 at the funeral home or one hour prior to the service Thursday morning. Interment will be in the Matthews Cemetery.
The family requests memorials be directed to Epworth United Methodist Church in Matthews or the Fairmount Friends Meeting House.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.
THE MUNCIE STAR PRESS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
Oliver Morton Childs (1879 - 1956)
Juniaetta Ruth Morris Childs (1880 - 1938)
Anna Louise Moorman Childs (1918 - 1998)
Neval Childs (1901 - 1906)*
Nina Vivian Childs (1902 - 1903)*
Earl Childs (1904 - 1976)*
Herman Lavaughn Childs (1905 - 2001)*
Eva Delight Childs Gadbury (1906 - 1975)*
L D Childs (1908 - 1982)*
Oliver Morris Childs (1911 - 2004)*
Ivory Illon Childs Freese (1913 - 2015)*
Elizabeth Roberta Losh (1916 - 1998)*
Robert C. Childs (1918 - 2012)
Charles E. Childs (1921 - 2010)*
Matthews IOOF Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 07, 2012
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