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Wm Lamb, aged 78, was found dead in Bloomington Wednesday morning. – The Stinesville Review, 30 Dec 1899, Page 002


Albert Langley, 7 years old, son of Mrs. Minnie Langley died this morning at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bastin, South Fairview Street. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Allen funeral home. Interment will be at the Richland cemetery. – Bloomington Herald, 11 February 1926

Clarence Lewis, 12 year old son of Mrs. Minnie Langley, south Fairview street, died yesterday in the Bloomington hospital after a four week illness from measles and pneumonia. Only three weeks ago a seven year old brother, Albert passed away of the same disease. The mother, two brothers, Clayborn of this city and Harmon, of LaPorte and an uncle Albert Cross, this city survive. The child's father Scott Langley, died about three years ago. Funeral tomorrow at 2 o'clock from the Day Funeral Home in charge of Rev. Joseph M. Campbell of the Southside church and burial at Richland Cemetery. This is the eleventh victim of the measles-pneumonia epidemic.  Bloomington Herald, 07 March 1926

DEATH CLAIMS "GABE"   Gabriel Langley aged 64 and a well known workman of the Showers Brothers company died Saturday evening at his home on west 5th street after a three week's illness.  He is survived by the widow, one sister, Mrs. Florence Robertson, of California, and one brother Milton, of this city. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  Funeral at 10:30 this morning from the residence in charge of Rev. A. I. Raines of the Church of Christ, and burial at Rose Hill.  The pall bearers were Edward and Joseph Hardy, M. G. Adams, Joseph Lee Newton, Wright and John Parnell.  "Gabe" Langley was one of the well known workmen of the city, a jovial character.  He was connected with the Showers factory for many years and saw it grow from a small institution to a great industry. - Bloomington Telephone Bloomington, IN - Monday May 17, 1926 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Mrs. Margaret Langley, 63 years old, died of pneumonia at 3:45 this morning at her home on west Third street. She was the widow of the late Milton Langley who died several years ago. She is survived by two nieces and three nephews as follows: Mrs. Grace Carman and Mrs. Joseph Schott, William Hurst and Ben Kimbley, of this city; and Edward Hendricks, Chicago. Funeral will be held at the house, Saturday at two o'clock in charge of the Rev. C.T. Holman, of the First Baptist Church. Interment will take place at Rose Hill cemetery.   – Bloomington Evening Weekly, 01 Feb 1917, Page 001

Milton Edward Langley, age 71 years, died Saturday evening at 6 oclock in the local hospital, from injuries received Saturday, March 8, when he was struck by an automobile driven by J.W. Sappenfield, of Lyons, Indiana. Langley, who was an inmate of the county infirmary, was walking west on state road 45, three miles west of the city, when the accident occurred. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Florence Robinson, Pasadena, Cal., three nieces, Mrs. Nick Solomito, Mrs. Ora Allgood and Mrs. Otis Hupp, all of this city; three nephews, Scott and Harris Langley of Brazil and William Langley, west of the city. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Weir funeral home, in charge of Elder A.W. Harvey. Interment in Richland cemetery.  – Bloomington Telephone, 17 Mar 1930, Page 001

Rolla Langley, A Former Resident Here, Ends his Life in the Basement of His Home By the use of carbolic acid, Rolla Langley who lived here until 6 years ago and was a nephew of Scott and Gabriel Langley, committed suicide at his home in Terre Haute. The burning acid was drunk by Langley whle he was in the basement at his home and two men who were passing the house heard his cries and had him sent to the hospital where he died within 25 minutes after he swallowed the poison. Langley had a wife and two small children and was despondent because of financial trouble. His family was at home when he went into the basement and soon after he swallowed the acid his cries of anguish were heard out on the street. The man who committed self destruction was a son of Gabriel Langley, deceased, and was raised here. While in this city he lived on South Morton Street.  – Bloomington Telephone, 20 Feb 1914, Page 001

Sherlene "Shirley" Kaye Langley of Spencer passed away, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her residence at the age of 65.She was born in Bloomington on August 26, 1950. Shirley married Ivan Langley and have celebrated 25 years together. She retired from Indiana University. Shirley loved wood working, crafts, gardening, her dogs, hummingbirds, her family and her grandkids.She was preceded in death by her mother, Nova Doris (Frye) Bough; mama, Zada Ethel Frye; brothers, Billy and Bud and her German Shepherd, Mackenzie.Shirley is survived by her loving husband Ivan Langley; daughters, Angie, Becky, Kelly; stepson, Jason; grandchildren, Stephanie, Amanda, Ferrin, Coltin, Lyssa Jo, and Dylan; one great grandchild on the way; sisters, Vicky Crowe, Aleta Douglas; and her German Shepherds, Auggie, Roadie, Zada, Maggie and Ace.Funeral services will be held at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Harold Godsey officiating. Burial is to follow at Allen's Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 and again one hour prior to the services. Visitation JUL 13. 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM Chandler Funeral Homes - Ellettsville Chapel 203 E. Temperance Street Ellettsville, IN, US, 47429 Service JUL 14. 01:00 PM Chandler Funeral Homes - Ellettsville Chapel 203 E. Temperance Street Ellettsville, IN, US, 47429


John "Jay" Eller - Born November 2, 1904 in Monroe Co., IN  Died July 6, 1992 in Monroe Co., IN  Parents were Raymond and Lula (Baxter) Eller.  Survived by his guardian, Russell Shaw and stepsister Freda Uland.  Services at Allen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery - The Herald-Times Bloomington, IN - Wednesday July 8, 1992 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Ulisses Lawson - Born December 20, 1895 in Brown Co., IN - Died March 5, 1976 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were James and Catherine Axsom Lawson.  Survived by wife, Verna Wray Lawson; daughter, Mildred Patton, sons, Robert, Benny and Roy; brothers Garland and Jason and sister, Eva Moffitt.  Preceded in death by daughter, Margaret Ruth. - Daily Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN, Saturday, March 6, 1976 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Verna Lawson - Born April 9, 1902 in Monroe Co., IN  Died April 23, 1987 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Mose and Amanda (Martin) Wray.  Survived by daughter, Mildred Patton; sons, Robert, Benny and Roy; sister Shirley Crider and brother Lintford.  Preceded in death by husband, Ulisses; daughter, Margaret Ruth Lawson; sister, Sylvia Hillenburg and brothers, Lemuel, Lenford and Lenza.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Clear Creek Cemetery. - The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Saturday, April 25, 1987 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Leach, wife of Henry Leach, will be held Thursday morning at 10 O’clock from the Pentecostal church on east 16th street.  The Rev. W.P. Hughes will conduct the services.  Interment will be in Rosehill.  Mrs. Leach, who was 65 years of age, died of heart disease Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theo Phelps, east 14th street.  Pallbearers will be Herschel Noel, James Barker, Ira Stevens, Joe Hurst, Fred Candel and Walter Sims.  Flower bearers: Thelma Sims, Ruby Candel, Mrs. Earl White and Maria Hurst.  – Bloomington Telephone, 16 November 1932, Page 001


Abram Lemmon, a citizen of Bean Blossom township, died on the 11th instant, in his 56th year of dropsy of the heart. - Bloomington Progress, Volume 3, Number 35 on 29 Dec 1869


Mrs. Clara Alta Lemons, 69, wife of Harvey Lemons of Sanders, passed away at 4:15 this morning after an illness of nine months with complications. Besides the husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lilly Casey and Mrs. Anna Eads, both of Monroe county, nine grandchildren and one brother Charles Hays. The body will lie in state at the Weir funeral home until late this evening, when it will be taken home. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Sanders Pentecostal church in charge of Rev. John Hays Burial will be in the Lucan cemetery.  Bloomington Telephone, 07 October 1936


SPRINGVILLE — Herbert C. Lester, 81, of Springville, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence.  Born Jan. 5, 1921, in Plusiki County, Kentucky, he was the son of Harvey and Mary Alice (Howel) Lester.  A disabled veteran, he served in the Army during World War II. His military decorations and citations include Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Battle Stars, Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge, one Bronze Arrowhead, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Medal, and a Victory Medal.  He was a member of Sanders Pentecostal Church.  Survivors include two sons, Bruce Michael Lester of Bedford and Joseph Allen Lester of Grapevine, Texas; one sister, Rosa Hays of Bloomington; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil Lester, Preston Lester, Gib Lester and Uless "Peanut" Lester; one son, Danny Jack Lester; and his parents.  Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Nelson and Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will be at Lucas Cemetery, where graveside military rites will be conducted.  Friends may call 3-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Saturday at the mortuary. – Herald Times, 22 February 2002


Charles R Liford - Age 60. - Died December 24, 1955 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Albert and Anna Van Buskirk Liford.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Wayne Goble and Mrs. Doris Jackson; sons, John, Charles and Robert and his mother, Mrs. Anna Alexander. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Tuesday, December 27, 1955 – shared by Judy Jefferson


James Lincicome, a well-known farmer of Benton township died yesterday afternoon at his home in Unionville of Rheumatism.  He was 54 years of age a soldier in the civil war and the father of seven children.  He was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral will be held at Shiloh church at three o’clock tomorrow.  – Bloomington Courier, 24 Jan 1902 Page 008


Erle Martin Litten Age 87, of Bloomington, died Sunday November 7, 2004 at his residence. Born July 24, 1917 in Ellettsville, Indiana, he was the son of William Elmer and Goldie (Melick) Litten. He worked both as an accountant and also as a business owner. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, the Lynhurst Masonic Lodge, the Shriner's, the Sheriffs Association of Indianapolis and the American Legion Post 18. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps serving during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Olive Litten of Bloomington; two daughters, Katherine Alice Mann and husband Thomas of Rockford, Illinois, and Dr. Carol Litten Touloukian and husband Dr. James Touloukian of Bloomington; one son, C. Scott Litten of Arlington, Virginia; one stepson, David Dyer and wife Betty of Greenwood, IN, two step-daughters Judith Pettigrew and husband Gordon of Indianapolis and Kay Sink and husband Jimmy of Orange City, Florida; one sister, Inez Waddell and husband Dr. Clayton Waddell of Clinton, Mississippi and one brother, Rex Litten of Olympia, Washington; seven grandchildren, Trent Michael Mann, Mark Mann, Koren Litten Martin, Andrew Litten, Emily Touloukian, Paul Touloukian and Edward Touloukian; one great grandchild, Addison Mann; nine step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor (Mosier) Litten on March 14, 1987; two sisters, Jane Rogan and Barbara Wood; and two brothers, Thomas Lee Litten and Paul Litten. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. November 10 in Allen Funeral Home, with the Rev. John VanderZee officiating. Visitation is from 12 p.m. until service, in the funeral home, on Wednesday. Interment will follow in Methodist Cemetery, Ellettsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital co Allen Funeral Home, 3000 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47401.  – The Indianapolis Star, 10 Nov 2004


 Kristy Jo (Norris) Lloyd, 37, of Freedom, passed away at her residence May 31, 2009. She was born July 15, 1971, in Bloomington, IN, to Joe and Myrna (Crowe) Norris. She graduated from Owen Valley High School in 1989. She was a co-owner and painter for EBCO Painting in Bloomington. Kristy attended Freedom Nazarene Church. She loved children and her family, working with flowers and enjoyed helping others.  Mrs. Lloyd is survived by her husband of 3 years, John; a son, Jace Lloyd, at home; daughter, Jessica Johnson, at home; her parents, Joe and Myrna Norris of Spencer; three stepchildren, Kelsey, Samantha, and Jacob Lloyd of Bedford; a brother, Joe (Kellie) Norris Jr. of Spencer; a sister, Jodie (Kelly) Finch of Bloomfield; in-laws, Ron and Alice Church, two nieces and two nephews.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Hildreth Norris and Cooper and Pearl Crowe.  Funeral service will be held Friday, June 5, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. Alice Church will be officiating. Burial will follow at Whitehall Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. – unknown source newspaper


Louden Rites Wednesday -  Rev. Zimmerman To Have Charge Of Final Services  The Rev. Donald E Zimmerman, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, will have charge of the impressive funeral rites to be held in the U. P. church on North College avenue at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning for Mrs. Anna Louden, prominent civic leader and wife of Col. T. J. Louden, local attorney, who died Sunday evening at the Post Hospital in Forth Knox, Kentucky, after an illness of one week.  Active pallbearers are to be Harry Orchard, T. G. Karsell, J. G. Ray, Irvin Matthews, W. B. Hoadley and Dr. W. N. Culmer.  The following honorary pallbearers have been named: Dr. Charles H. Emery, of Bedford, W. A. Alexander, William Graham, Dr. Robert G. Rogers, Robert G. Miller, Oscar Cravens, Ward Hiddle, Edwin Corr, Dr. S. C. Davisson, Howard Tourner, Charles Waldron, Roy O. Pike, Phillip Hill and Orin Jones.  Mrs. Olga Porter is to be the organist. The family has requested that no flowers be sent. The deceased will be taken to the church at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the residence at 420 North Park. The casket will be open in the church auditorium from 9 to 9:30 a. m.- Bloomington Telephone Bloomington, IN - Tuesday, August 23, 1938 – shared by Judy Jefferson


The infant child of Roy Laudermilk, on Ellettsville pike, died last night of bowel trouble after a short illness. The funeral services were held this morning at ten o’clock in charge of the Rev. C. R. Williams. The burial will be at the Maple Grove cemetery. – The Bloomington Evening World 1 Jan 1916 Page 4


Mrs. Fern May Lowery - Born July 24, 1899   - Died December 18, 1973 in Fort Wayne, IN  Parents were Mr. and Mrs. John May  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Annetta Minnick, Mrs. Treva Hendricks and Mrs. Pauline Gnagy; son, Donald Lowery and sister, Mrs. Ethel Martindale.  Services at Day Mortuary Chapel, burial in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. - The Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Wednesday, December 19, 1973 – shared by Judy Jefferson


BLOOMINGTON — Jessie Monroe Lucas, 55, of Bloomington, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.  He had worked as a security guard for A.S.I.  Survivors, all of Bloomington, include his wife, Martha Ann (Jordan) Lucas; one son, Jessie Dewayne Lucas; one daughter, Jessica Marie V. Lucas; two sisters, Ida Jayne Kelly and Wanda Faye Goodman; and one brother, Harless "Buck" Lucas.  Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery.  Friends may call 11:30 a.m. until services Tuesday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with funeral expenses. Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (22 January 1949 – 13 February 2004) - Herald Times 15 February 2004

Brief funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her parents for Rosetta Gertrude Lucas, one-day old infant of Mr. and Mrs. John Lucas, who died of inanition early this morning. Interment will be in the Lucas cemetery. – Bloomington Telephone, 30 May 1938 Page 003

Viola P, infant daughter of T. P. & S. J. Lucas, died on Wednesday last, of putrid sore throat. There are but a few cases of this disease in Bloomington, but we are informed that it is very prevalent and fatal in Martin and Daviess counties. – Bloomington Progress, Volume 3, Number 31 on 01 Dec 1869


John Wesley Lynch of Martinsville, Route 3, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the age of 84 years. He was a son of Binoni P. Lynch and Lucy Longworth Lynch, and was born in Illinois on March 4, 1864.  Mr. Lynch married Helen Margaret Owens, who survives him at the age of 78 years.  Mr. Lynch lived almost all his life in Monroe County. He was a farmer by trade and a member of the Hindustan Christian Church. He was a member of the paragon K. of P. and I. O. R. M. of Martinsville.  In addition to his wife he is survived by his son,  Roy Lynch of Bloomington, his daughters, Mrs. Daisy Stewart of Bloomington and Mrs. Emily Lyles of Bloomington, route 1; ten grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. at teh Hindustan Christian Church.  Friends may call anytime at Cure and Hensley. - The Reporter Times (Martinsville, IN), Monday, 26 July 1948, Page 01