Richard Van Holtsclaw

Cause of death of sailor Richard Van Holtsclaw, 17, of Bedford, has been determined as acute meningitis, and all persons who have come into contact with the victim have been urged to see their family doctors for preventative medication.

The youth died at 8 a.m. Sunday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Richard D. (Myra) Arthur in Ellettsville. Funeral services have tentatively been set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford, with Brother Billy Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. The youth attended grade school at Shawswick.

Friends may call at any time at Day & Carter Mortuary.