Merle Junior Schweighauser, 70, son of Samuel Schweighauser and Rachel Younger Schweighauser, was born March 23, 1933, at Ink. He died Jan. 9, 2004, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston. He married Alta Edwards July 11, 1953, at Birch Tree. They were married 50 years and had two daughters. Mr. Schweighauser worked at Barton Motor Co. for 25 years. He could fix almost any small engine and often helped people by working on their cars. He was a janitor at Summersville High School for 10 years until ill health forced his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters, Linda Sue Schweighauser and Loretta Jean Hawkins. Surviving are his wife of the home at Summersville; three brothers, Harold Schweighauser and Earl Schweighauser of Kingston, Ill., and Arvel Schweighauser of Summersville; three sisters, Dorothy Walberg of Summersville, Virginia Broyles of Jonesboro, Tenn., and Lillie Summers of Salem; one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters. Services were Jan. 12 at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with the Rev. Rick Purcell and the Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery at Hartshorn. “

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