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 Julian F “Ridge” Weatherly

Julian F “Ridge” Weatherly

Birth
Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Feb 1958 (aged 42)
Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Burial Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 2, West side, Row 14, S to N
Memorial ID 100496217 · View Source
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Julian "Ridge" Weatherly, 42, Murphysboro Township High School teacher and coach died at his home, 321 N. 14th St., Murphysboro, Tuesday night. He had been under medical care for a heart ailment.

Weatherly was born in Murphysboro Oct. 28, 1915, a son of John A. and Mary Weatherly. He had lived in the Murphysboro area most of his life.

He was married to the former Almira Thompson on July 14, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She survives. He also leaves a daughter, Lyn, the 1958 Illinois State Fruit Queen; a son, William; his mother, Mrs. John A. Weatherly, and brothers Dr. James and Lowell, both of Murphysboro, and John of St. Louis.

Weatherly was a member of the First Baptist Church. He also was a member of the Southern Illinois Coaches Assn., National Education Assn., Illinois Education Assn., Plumbers and Steamfiners Union, Southern Illinois University Alumni, Carthage College Alumni, Murphysboro Township High So/tool Alumni Assn., and Elks Lodge 572 in Murphyshoro.

Weatherly joined the Murphysboro school system in 1949 as physical educational director of Murphysboro Grade Schools. He moved to the high school faculty in 1952.

He served as assistant coach in all varsity sports during his years at the high school. He graduated from Murphysboro Township High School in 1934. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Carthage College in 1955.

At Murphysboro, he taught physical education, health education and driving training.

He worked as a plumber and steamfitter before starting to reach.

Friends may call at the Crawshaw Mortuary Chapel in Murphysboro after 7 p.m. today until services Friday at 3 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. The Rev. H. T. Rafnel will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Cemetery.

Services of Elks Lodge 572 will be observed at the grave.

Source: Southern Illinois, Wed., Feb. 26, 1958


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  • Created by: C. Ann Carruthers
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100496217
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julian F “Ridge” Weatherly (28 Oct 1915–25 Feb 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100496217, citing Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by C. Ann Carruthers (contributor 47250479) .