Norman R. Birkhimer
Norman R. Birkhimer, 74, of Mt. Vernon, died at 6:10 p.m. 
Dec. 29, 1999, at St. Mary’s/Good Samaritan Hospital. 

Mr. Birkhimer had worked for the International Shoe Company 
for 36 years, then later worked as custodian for District 
No. 80 schools until his retirement. He was born July 20, 1925, 
in Highland to Roy and Laura (Oliver) Birkhimer. He married 
Ruth Culli Nov. 16, 1946 in Mt. Vernon; she survives. 

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnston Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. David Milburn officiating. Burial 
will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 
6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

In addition to his wife, Ruth Birkhimer of Mt. Vernon, survivors 
include one daughter, Janet Bays and husband Jim of Mt. Vernon; 
one granddaughter, Heather Bays of Mt. Vernon; one grandson, Ryan Bays 
of Mt. Vernon; and two sisters, Helen Dulaney and husband Charles of 
Edwardsville and Martha Wiggins and husband Bob of Mt. Vernon. Mr. 
Birkhimer was a member of Bakerville Free Will Baptist Church, and 
was a Navy veteran of World War II. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be 
accepted at the funeral home at any time. 

Submitted By Misty Flannigan

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