Mrs. John A Reiff Taken by Death Services THURSDAY
Mrs. Roberta Junkin Reiff, widow of John A. Reiff, died last night at the residences of her brother, William T Junkin, 821 Franklin St., of heart disease. Mrs. Reiff was born in Peru Indiana, Jan 23,1869, but spent most of her life here in Hamilton. She was married to John Reiff, Nov. 26,1890, at Hamilton. No children were born of this union but her entire life devoted to the care and affection of the children of the immediate family whom she loved as her own. Her cheerful disposition and her fraternal affiliations attracted a wide circle of friends.
ACTIVE IN ORDERS
Mrs. Reiff was a member of the First ME Church of Hamilton and an active member of the Women's Bible Class of the Sunday School. In addition to this she was a member of Washington Chapter No.195, Order of Eastern Star of which she was past matron. She was a past chief of Lone Star Temple, Pythian Sisters, a member of the Neodasha Council No. 88, Degree of Pocahontas, a member of the Daughters of Rebekah lodge No. 395 of Indianapolis, and the Fort Hamilton Council, Daughters of America. Her life exemplified the teachings of her various orders that she belonged too.
She is survived by two brothers , William T Junkin and Harry A Junkin, of Hamilton, three nieces and three nephews and many immediate relatives. Funeral services will be held from the Webb Funeral Home,219 Main Street, Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 O’clock. Friends may call after Wednesday noon.
JOHN A REIFF DIES SUNDAY, SERVICES On WEDNESDAY
John A. "Honey" Reiff died early Sunday morning at his home 116 Hueston St. of heart disease. Mr Reiff was born in Hamilton, August 19, 1865, and except for about ten years where he was employed at Indianapolis, Indiana, was a resident of Hamilton all his life and received his education in the public schools of the city. He was married at Hamilton to Roberta Junkin, November 26,1890. Besides his widow he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Goerge Wick and Mrs Rose O’Connor , both of Dayton and Mrs. Tom Alpress of Washington DC, and one brother, Albert Reiff of Hamilton.
Early in life Mr. Reiff was an iron molder which vocation he followed until age compelled him to seek less vigorous employment. In recent years he had been employed with Leonard Smith, superintendent of city parks in the building of the Ellis Potter Golf Links. More recently he was grounds keeper of the Hamilton high school athletic field and his friends among the faculty and high school students are legion.
In Fraternal Life
In politics he was a democrat all his life and was especially active in the campaign of the late Paul J Sorg for congressman in this district.
Mr. Reiff was reared in the German Methodist faith. Fraternally as was for more than forty years an active member of the Iron Molders Union No. 68 and served many years as officer of that brotherhood in association with the late Martin Fox.
As a member of the red cloud Tribe No. 18, Improved Order of Red Man of Indianapolis; he was awarded a gold medal of honor in 1927 for service of the fraternity.
He was the past chancellor of Hamilton Lodge No. 39, Knights of Pythias,an active member of the auxiliary bodies of the two named orders and associate member of the Daughters of America . At the inception of the West Side Aid society, Mr. Reiff became member and for many years consecutively was elected recording secretary of that society.
Services will be held from Davi Webb and Sons funeral Home, 219 Main street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock Rev Henry Magg of the Grace M.E. officiating .Friends may call at the Webb home afternoon Tuesday, Interment in Greenwood Cemetery