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Monroe County Obituaries - Surname "P"


Ruby Maxine Pardue  Born March 11, 1924 in Greene Co., IN  Died August 30, 2003 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Elmer and Cora (Abram) Lawrence  Survivors - daughters, Nancy Flynn & Judith L Williamson; sons, James E Pardue Jr, Paul Glen Pardue and S. Joe Pardue.  Preceded in death by - husband;  brothers, Clifford, Otis, James Archie & Estel; sisters Edna Nicholson, Mamie Thompson, Freda Sims & June Robertson  Services at Allen Funeral Home, burial in Valhalla memory Gardens. – shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Melissa C Parker - Born March 22, 1888 in TN - Died December 6, 1945 in Bloomington, IN - Parents of John L. and Hester E Sarbury Smith.  Survived by children, Ross Parker, Mrs. Clyde Dyer and Mrs. Dale Sluss; sisters, Mrs. Eliza Collins and Mrs. Lena Matthews and brother John Smith.  Preceded in death by husband, John Parker on August 21, 1945.  Services at Day mortuary with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. - World Telephone, Bloomington, IN , Thursday December 6, 1945 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Ruth May Parks  Ruth May Parks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. H. Parks, southeast of the city, died at the Bloomington hospital at midnight Saturday following an operation which had been performed Saturday morning. She was 20 years old and is survived by her parents, four sisters and one brother.  Funeral was held at the house at two o'clock today in charge of the Rev. W. H. Smith. The interment took place at the Covenanter cemetery. - Bloomington Evening World Bloomington, IN - Monday June 22, 1914 – shared by Judy Jefferson


John H Parnell -  Born March 20, 1887 in Monroe Co., IN - Died September 8, 1969 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Hezekiah and Frances (Harden) Parnell.  Survived by wife, Pearl (Deckard) Parnell; step-daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Ruth) Chandler; brothers George and Vernon and sister, Mrs. Mary Campbell.  Preceded in death by his first wife, Lilly (Pate) Parnell and daughter, LaVerne (Parnell) Scott.  Services at Greene and Harrell Chapel with burial in Clear Creek Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Tuesday, September 9, 1969 – shared by Judy Jefferson


James B. Pauley, a Monroe county pioneer died at his home near Cross Roads, Thursday. Funeral services were conducted yesterday at the Cross Roads church by Rv. Gaither. -  – The Stinesville Review, 25 Mar 1899, Page 002


Albert W Pedro - Born February 13, 1916 in Monroe Co., IN - Died December 5, 1971 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were James and Sarah (Sturgeon) Pedro.  Survive by wife, Mary (Mullis); son, Ronald; brothers, William and Cleo and sisters, Mrs. Leona Hash, Mrs. May Bryant and Mrs. Grace Barrow.  Services at Allen Colonial Chapel with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. - Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Monday, December 6, 1971 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Charles Lewis Pedro - Born June 5, 1885 in Brown Co., IN - Died May 29, 1954 in Monroe Co., IN  Parents were Benjamin F and Martha A (Crabb) Petro - Survived by wife Bessie Hampton Petro; son Samuel Ellsworth Petro; daughter Mrs. Patricia Fox and sisters Mrs. Lyda Foster, Mrs. Bessie White and Mrs. Bertha Hardin.  Services at Green Valley Church in Brown County with burial in Green  Valley Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN , Tuesday, June 1, 1954 – shared by Judy Jefferson ( some of the information from my own records)

Charles Ray Pedro - Born February 16, 1932 in Bloomington, IN - Died November 19, 1998 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Lloyd Pedro and Margaret (Siedl) Sims  Survived by sons, Chuck, Jim and Michael: brothers Lanna and Rev. Neal; sisters, Carlene Stines, Nancy McMillan, Annie Pedro, Penny Pate and Brenda Henderson and his mother.  Preceded in death by a son, Charles; sister, Mary Ramirez and brothers James and John Lloyd.  No services. - The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN - Friday, November 20, 1998


Bessie V Petro - Born November 1, 1888 Bartholomew Co., IN - Died March 6, 1965 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were James and Della (Hall) Hampton  Survived by daughter Mrs. Jerry (Beatrice) Chandler and brother Fred Hampton  Preceded in death by her husband Charles L in 1954.  Services at Church of Jesus Christ, burial in Green Valley Cemetery in Brown Co., IN - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN, Monday, March 8, 1965 –shared by Judy Jefferson


Lena Percifield - Born June 15, 1885 in Brown Co., IN - Died Monday, December 17, 1973 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were George W and Caroline (Sinn) Parks.  Survived by sons, Alva McGuire, Carl Percifield, Grover Percifield Jr. and James Percifield; daughters, Jennie Day and Louise Swift; step-daughters, Marie Rose, Mrs. Alice Shipley and Irene Snyder and sister Mrs. Stella Strickland.  Preceded in death by husbands, Arthur McGuire and Grover Percifield and son Richard McGuire.  Services at Bond Funeral Home, burial in Green Lawn Cemetery in Nashville, IN. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Monday, December 17, 1973 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Henry Harvey Peters, east 15th street, died yesterday at 12 o'clock at the age of 75 years. His death was caused by kidney trouble, with which he had suffered a short time. Mr. Peters was a member of the Morton Street Church of Christ, and a member of the G.A.R. He leaves a wife and four children, Henry, Balan, and Bedford Peters, and Mrs. William Duncan, to mourn his death. Short funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock, in charge of James Thrasher. The body will then be taken to Hindustan for burial. The pall bearers have not yet been selected. – Bloomington Daily Telephone, 31 January 1910

Jesse Peters died on April 15, 1898 at his home on West Ninth St. in Bloomington. Cause of death: pneumonia. Age 46. Recently moved to Bloomington from Hindouston, north of town. - Bloomington Republican Progress, 19 April 1898


Chauncey V Peterson - Born September 23, 1903 in IN  - Died February 19, 1977 in North Palm Beach, FL.  Parents were Delbert and Dessie (Hays) Peterson.  Survived by wife, Althea (Beyers); step-brother, Elmer Todd and stepsisters, Irene Reeves and Ellen Lutes.  Preceded in death by brother, Dewey.  Services at Allen Colonial Chapel with burial in Clover Hill Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Monday, February 21, 1977


The funeral of William Poole, the aged citizen who died yesterday at his home near Stanford, was held today at three o’clock at Greene county chapel. – Bloomington Evening World, 05 October 1904


Typhoid fever claimed the life of James Raymond Polley, 12 years of age, son of Mrs. Ralph Wise at his home four and one-half miles east of Bloomington on road 45, at 4:30 p.m. Friday.  He had been an invalid his entire life, but was of cheerful disposition.  His family and friends all knew him as “Little Jimmy”, an affectionate nickname.   The survivors are the mother and stepfather, Mrs. Ralph Wise and husband; the father, Theodore Polley of this city; two brothers, Leonard and Jennings Polley; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Sylvester of this city and Mr. and Mrs. James Polley of New Unionville.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Clear Creek Christian church and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.  The Rev. Frank Messersmith will conduct the sevices.  Pallbearers will be Ray Marlin, Russell Hunter, Rodney Baugh and Harold Rogers.  Flower bearers are to be Elsie Marlin, Mary Lee Adams, Helen Cantrell and Katherine Evans.  – Bloomington World Telephone, 22 July 1939 – shared by Dorothy Hamm

Noble C. Polley, Sr., 79, of R. 2, Gosport, died Monday at his residence.  Born August 23, 1901 in Monroe County, he was the son of James Marion and Elizabeth J. (Hadden) Polley.  He was a retired planerman in the stone industry and a member of the Baptist faith.  He was a member of Indiana Stonecutters Association, Fox Hunters Association, and Bloomington Commercial Baseball League.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Wampler) Polley, five daughters, Mary Polley at home, Jane Barker of Bloomington, Helen Ennis of Ellettsville, Sarah Ogilby of Indianapolis and Robin Lynn Payton of Stinesville; four sons, Noble Polley Jr., of Gosport, Jerry Polley of Spencer, William J. Polley of Bloomington and Thomas Polley of Martinsville;  three sisters, Mary Polley of Paris, California, Nan Spear and Betty Parker, both of Berkeley, California; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.   – Bloomington Herald Telephone, Tuesday 07 October, 1980. – shared by Dorothy Hamm


Ray Porter, Jr., 52, of Bloomington, died Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital.  He was born October 22, 1953 in Orlando, FL, the son of Chester Ray and Alta (Damrell) Porter, Sr.  Ray was self-employed and enjoyed very much using his artistic talents doing drawings and making jewelry.  Earlier in his life, he even won an art contest conducted by Disney World in Orlando.  He also was involved with the Shalom Center in Bloomington.  Survivors include two sons, Travis Porter and Timothy Porter, both formerly of Bloomington, and two brothers, David Wampler of Bloomington and John Brummett of Evansville and his special friend, Collette.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Wampler. – Herald Times, Saturday, 21 October 2006 – shared by Dorothy Hamm


Mrs. J. F. Potts died on Friday morning, after a two weeks illness. The shock of a delicate operation probably hastened her death. She had the best of medical attendance but was too weak for improvement and death ended her suffering. Mrs. Potts was the wife of Dr. J.F. Potts, and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was 28 years of age and a member of College Avenue Methodist church, the Court of Honor and Eastern Star. The funeral took place Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m. from the residence on North College Avenue, and the burial was at Rose Hill. Dr. Doddridge conducted the services. - Stinesville Review- 22 July 1899, Page 3


Noah, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pritchett, died at Harrodsburg, Sunday morning of pneumonia. Funeral was held this afternoon at Harrodsburg. – The Bloomington Evening World 31 Jan 1916 Page 1


Early Monday morning Mrs. Almira Prow, wife of Wm. Prow, died at this place. She was born in Orange County; was about 62 years old. She was the mother of nine children, five boys and four girls. Many years ago she with her husband moved to this place, where they have since resided. She was a member of the M. E. church and her devotion to church and family were pints well marked in her life. The funeral was conducted y Rev. Denny Tuesday afternoon. The following persons from abroad attended the funeral; T. E> Hansford and wife, Mrs. Simp Conder, Mrs. Haley, Columbus Prow. – Stinesville Review 18 Jan 1902, Page 4


Harvey Pryor the well-known shoe man of Bloomington died from typhoid fever on Thursday last.  His wife has also been very ill with typhoid fever but is now convalescing. – Ellettsville Farm, 08 Sep 1910

Joshua Pryor Dies at Old Unionville -  Pioneer Resident Saw Much Service in War.  -  Joshua Pryor, age 88, well known civil war veteran and pioneer resident of Old Unionville, died at his home at 8:30 o'clock this morning from complications relative to old age. Mr. Pryor was a retired farmer. He was a member of the 29th regiment of the Indiana Company D in the Civil War and fought in most of the important battles of the war. He was a member of G. A. R. and belonged to the Church of Christ at Unionville.  He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lucy Pryor; three sons, Oscar Pryor of Unionville, Ben F. Pryor, rural route six, Bloomington, and Joseph Pryor of Nashville; three daughters, Mrs. Amanda Fowler of Solsberry, Mrs. James Powell of Bloomington and Mrs. Andrew Winer of Greenfield, one step-son, Fred Butcher at home; three stepdaughters, Mrs. J. W. Brock of Unionville, Mrs. Florence Butcher of Bloomington and Mrs. C. H. Kheling of Indianapolis; one brother, Levi Pryor of Rattsville; one half-sister, Mrs. Hannah Maxwell of Iola, Kans.; twenty-one grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.  A step-son, James Butcher and two daughters, Willia Ann Pryor and Liza Pryor preceded him in death.  The body will lie in state at the Weir funeral home where friends may call until 8 o'clock Sunday morning and will then be taken to the home in Old Unionville.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Baptist Church in Unionville at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Brother Harvey. Music will be in charge of Mrs. Leslie Peters. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. - Bloomington Telephone, 9  March 1934, Page 001


Inez E Purcell - Born January 15, 1901 in Sullivan Co., IN - Died March 5, 1976 in Monroe Co., IN - Parents were Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Ring Terry.  Survived by husband, William W Purcell; daughters, Freida Fisher, Gwen Storms, and Melba Aynes; sons, William and John W. Purcell; sisters, Jennie Williams, Elizabeth Earlywine, Gertrude Puckett, Beulah Contrell, Eulah Brummett and Thelma Flynn.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens. - Daily Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN, Saturday March 6, 1976 – shared by Judy Jefferson

 Jesse M Purcell  - Born December 7, 1884 in Daviess Co., IN - Died May 27, 1984 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Judson and Elizabeth (Davis) Purcell.  Survived by daughters, Anna M Nellinger, Elizabeth Trisler, Ruth Deckard and Mary E Fox; sons, Jesse M Purcell Jr. and Albert Purcell.  Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth May (King) Purcell; daughter Ruby Rudkins; one brother and six sisters.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens - The Herald Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Tuesday May 29, 1984 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Frances Mae Purett - Born February 4, 1899 in Lawrence Co., IN - Died May 5, 1989 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were James and Judith (Cobb) McFadden  Survived by son, Wayne Purett and daughter, Pauline Jardine.  Preceded in death by husband, Roscoe Purett and son, Morris Purett.  Services at Allen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.- The Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Saturday May 6, 1989 – shared by Judy Jefferson