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TAMPICO TORNADO, Sept. 13, 1945
RALPH GREENMAN DIED AT MORRISON HOSPITAL
Funeral services for Ralph Greenman, former Tampico resident, were held in the Parent Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Organ music preceding and following the service was by Mrs. R. F. Woods who also accompanied Mrs. A. A. Yarde who sang two hymns, "Saved by Grace" and "At the End of the the Road." Rev. Harold Frost, astor of the Tampico Church of Christ, used I Thessalonians 4:13-18 as the scripture reading and gave a message of comfort on the theme "Shall a Man Live Again."
 
Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: J. H. Hellier, Ralph Glassburn, Dean Forward, Otto Bruder, Hubert Darby and Fred Greenman. 
 
Ralph Greenman was born at Tampico, Ill., Sept. 18, 1885, the son of William and Polly Greenman.
 
He was reared and educated in Tampico and employed in various capacities until about 20 years ago, when he went to Round Grove. 
 
Mr. Greenman was musically inclined and would entertain relatives and friends who visited him by imitating any kind of musical instrument and by playing the harmonica.
 
He was in apparent good health until taken suddenly ill while attending the county fair at Morrison and removed in the hospital. He passed away Thursday afternoon at the Morrison hosptial just 12 days before his 61st birthday.
 
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, seven brothers and sisters. 
 
Those who survive him are two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Forward of Tampico and Mrs. Gertrude Morse of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two brothers, Jay Greenman of Rock Falls and Charles Greenman of Regina, Sask, Canada. He also leaves a number of nieces and nephews besides friends to mourn his passing. 

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