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Kenneth M. Pompey,
44, died at Watervliet hospital yesterday [July
9, 1954] at 9:30 a.m. from a
Until a few years ago, he operated a jewelry store here.
More recently, he had been working as a jeweler in Battle
Creek and operated a watch repair shop at his home on Michigan
Avenue. His death came just three days after his eldest
daughters marriage and one day after his youngest daughter,
Marcia, was hospitalized with auto accident injuries.
He was born Dec 7,1909, the son of Henry and Margaret Pompey
is survived by his wife Gladys; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Brooks,
Benton Harbor. and two younger children, Keith and Marcia; his
mother, Mrs. Margaret Breed,Kalamazoo; two brothers, Allen and
Devere of Kalamazoo; a sister, Mrs. Julia Bloom of Battle
Creek; and a half-brother, Maxwell MacIntyre of Grand Rapids.
The body was taken to the Calvin funeral chapel. Services will
be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Alvin Jingst
officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery.
The Pompeys two youngest children Keith and Marcia, were
enroute to Lawton to stay with relatives when they were
involved in an auto accident. Marcia was admitted to Lake View
hospital, Paw Paw with a severe facial laceration.
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