|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1890|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1973|
OBITUARY-HANNIBAL COURIER POST
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1973
Funeral services for William C. Broaddus, 82, director of the Marion County-Hannibal Civil Defense Agency for 12 years, have been set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Smith Funeral Chapel. Burial is to be at Mt. Olivet cemetery.
He was born Dec. 5, 1890, in Denver, Colo., the son of Charles and Rebecca Myers Broaddus. he attended high school and a one year business course in Chillicothe and moved to Hannibal with his family where he joined the shoe factory in 1908.
He was married Sept. 27, 1911, to Elto Potts who survives. Mr. Broaddus had become interested in civil defense work in 1958, soon after his retirement from the Rubber Plant of the International Shoe Co. for which he had worked for 33 years.
He was appointed assistant director of intelligence for the agency in Jan. 1961, and in Dec. 1961, became it's director shortly after the agency became a city-county organization.
During World War II he organized the America War Dads in Hannibal. he obtained the name of 6,014 men who served in the war to be placed on a plaque in Central Park for the America Legion. he also organized the Hannibal Rockets, a wheelchair basketball team composed primarily of disabled war veterans.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Raymond Broaddus of Hannibal and Clifford Broaddus of Wood River, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Hoehne of Denver; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Modern Woodmen of America.
Elto Louise Potts Broaddus (1891 - 1982)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Leo James
Record added: Sep 14, 2008
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