Orange County Obituaries

Submitted by Cathy Beard COVIRT, Mabel Irene
She, as the daughter of Clarence and Myrtle Covirt, was born at Abydel, near this place, September 27, 1912, and passed from among us November 1, 1933, aged 21 years, 1 month, and 3 days. At the age of six years, she was bereft of both father and mother by the epidemic of influenza in October 1918. So bereft of parents, she, with her two brothers, was taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Lashbrooks, where she remained a few months, going from there into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pickens, where she grew into womanhood, beloved and cherished as their own daughter, and to whom she gave her love and affection as from a child to a parent. She graduated from the Orleans High School with the Class of 1931, and soon after, because of the death of these foster parents, she took up the burden of life's work for herself, and accepted a position as assistant in the Worrell Pharmacy at Orleans, making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Will Busick of that place. She was courteous and efficient in her business dealings, was a pleasant member in the home, and her friends became legion. To those with whom she was associated in her school life, she was even more than a friend - she became a part of their life - that part which never dies because of sweet memories.
On July 19, 1927, under the ministry of Rev. Lacy Basham, she happily consecrated the service of her young life to the work of her Master and became a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church, and since that time was always active and interested in the work of the church in that vicinity and at Orleans. Since the organization of the Phi Beta Psi sorority in Orleans, she has been an active member, believing in its principles of social kindness to all and living in the life of help to others.
She leaves to mourn her early departure, two brothers, Harold of Paoli, and Russell of the Mt. Pleasant vicinity; a grandfather, William S. Rominger; a grandmother, Mrs. John Covirt of Abydel; two aunts, Mrs. Luther Wells, of Abydel, and Mrs. James Davy of Gary, Indiana; and four uncles, John and Banks Covirt of Bloomington, Indiana, Fred Covirt of Oregon, and Oliver Rominger of Hammond, Indiana. And with these may we include all who have ever known her, and especially those who took her into their home as a tiny child and so tenderly cared for her, with whom she has been so closely associated in a business way, Mr. Frank Worrell, and those with whom she has so recently made her home, Mr. and Mrs. Will M. Busick. Truly such a life is not measured by its length of days, but by human heartthrobs, transcendent purposes, and noble deeds. Measured by such a standard, the life of Mabel was a long life, well rounded and mature. To you who mourn, the memory of her life and her kindly deeds is yours to cherish and to emulate. She has left behind her sweet tribute to the young boy and girl - both rich and poor - that rich heritage of a good name, a life spent in obedience to Him who is the Master of our destiny. And as we soon shall stand about the open grave, we may well say, "We can follow no farther," yet out of our very souls comes the blessed rembrance that "Her day has come, not gone; Her sun has risen, not set; Her life is now beyond the reach of death and change; not ended, but begun!"
Submitted by Cathy Beard FERGUSON, William Harrison
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Friday for Mr. William Harrison Ferguson, 78, who died Tuesday afternoon at his home here. Rev. S. E. Wells of Vevay, and Rev. Leroy Hodapp, pastor of the local Methodist Church will officiate. Mr. Ferguson had been confined to his home most of the time the past year, and quite ill for two months or more. He was taken to the Bedford Hospital on April 9th and treated until last Sunday when he was brought to his home.
The deceased was born in Northeast Township, on September 10, 1870, the son of Samuel H. and Sarah Fields Ferguson. On December 28, 1890, he was married to Clara E. Chastain, who preceded him in death on May 5, 1939. He was a farmer and a carpenter, and had lived in and near Orleans all his life, where by his kindly and unassuming manner he made many friends. In early manhood he became a member of the Island Methodist Church, later transferring his membership to the Orleans Methodist Church after moving here fifteen years ago. He was a charter member of the local Modern Woodman Lodge.
Survivors are two daughters, Leona at home; Mrs. Ida Buschman, Fowler, Indiana; one son, Lendville at home; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; one niece, Mrs. Robert Kemp, who was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson; one sister, Mrs. Viola Chism, Orleans; and one brother, John Ferguson at Mitchell. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Beard HACKNEY, Riley
Riley Hackney was born February 13, 1866 in Orleans, Indiana. On May 16, 1893 he was united in marriage to Miss Grace Fidler. To this union were born seven children, three sons and four daughters. Lionel, the oldest son, died April 16, 1910, and Hazel, the oldest daughter, died November 12, 1918, 29 years ago today.
He is survived by the wife, Grace, and three daughters, Leafy Todd and Mary Johnson from Indianapolis, and Elizabeth at home; two sons, John and Bert of Orleans; nineteen grandchildren and three great granddaughters.
He took over the Dray (Transfer) Company from his uncle Rueben Hackney in 1890 and at the time of his death he was the oldest businessman in Orleans. He departed this life at 1:00 p.m., November 10, 1947, after several years of illness, the last illness lasting four weeks, at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 27 days, leaving the widow, children, grandchildren and a half-sister, Mr. Ed. Carter of Danville, Illinois, and a host of relatives and friends. The following sentiment expressed to the family of the deceased by John C. Hollingsworth of Paoli, a life long friend, is a testimony of his life: "Did you ever stop to think, if all the men in the world were all Riley Hackneys - what a wonderful place it would be? There would be no wars, no penitentiaries, no quarrels, and we'd need no laws."
Submitted by Cathy Beard HALL, Simpson B.
Simpson B. Hall, 81 years of age, passed away Wednesday morning, March 1, at one o'clock, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted a few hours earlier. He had been in failing health for several months, but his final illness was only one week.
Mr. Hall was born August 12, 1869, in Orange County, a son of Robert and Elizabeth Cox Hall. In early manhood he was married to Miss Nannie B. Speer, and most of their married life was spent in this community. They were the parents of twelve children, two of whom, with his wife, preceded him in death, one son dying in infancy, the other, Glen Hall, passed away December 18, 1948, and the companion on February 13, 1947.
At the time of his death, Mr. Hall was making his home with a daughter, Mrs. Bert Hackney, and the body was returned there this afternoon to lie in state until the funeral hour, Friday afternoon at two o'clock, when services will be at the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with Rev. Otto Duncan of Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bert Hackney, previously mentioned, Mrs. Ora Burton, Orleans, Mrs. Rex Burton, Bedford, and Mrs. Glen Pridemore, Lafayette; six sons, Oral Hall of Bedford, and Russell, Kenneth, Frank, Ollie, and Harold Hall, all of Orleans; two sisters, Mrs. Thos. Tolbert, Orangeville and Mrs. Oma Rice, Oblong, Ill.; also forth-three grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren.
Submitted by Cathy Beard HOLMES, Major Gordon
Major Gordon Holmes, son of John and Margaret Overby Holmes, was born near Unionville in Orange County, Indiana, on July 22, 1887, and departed this life at his home near Millersburg on January 15, 1949, at the age of 61 years, 5 months and 23 days.
He was united in marriage to Lula Dale Buchanan in 1906, and to this union were born four children, one daughter, Pauline Loving, preceded him in death.
Surviving besides the wife are three children, Bernie Buchanan, of Rego, Beatrice Dillard of Paoli rural route, and Russell Holmes of Orleans. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Brown of Indianapolis, Mrs. Margaret Simpson and Miss Vesta Holmes of Monmouth, Illinois, Mrs. Nellie Freed of Orleans and Mrs. Josie Edwards of Alexis, Illinois, and two brothers, John Holmes of Orleans and Carl Holmes of Portland, Oregon. He is also survived by three grandchildren, several nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Livonia for about 25 years. He had lived in this immediate community since he was 13 years old where he had made many true neighbors and friends, as he was always willing to help out in the community at any time the occasion arose. He was a good husband, a kind and loving father and a true friend to all who knew him, and his passing will leave a vacant place in the whole community.
Submitted by Cathy Beard HUNSUCKER, Charles H.
Charles H. Hunsucker died of a heart attack at his home Monday afternoon about 5:30. He had been in ill health for the past seven months, and had suffered a stroke on Saturday night prior to the fatal heart attack.
He was born June 2, 1889, in Jackson County, the son of Wm. and Mary Aldridge Hunsucker. On December 31, 1911 he was married to Lillie Foster of Tunnelton, and in 1913 they came to Orleans to establish their home.
After coming here he was employed by Heise Bros. for a time, later working at the Coppock Lumber Co. but for the past several years had worked in different capacities for the Monon Railroad. His most recent employment had been that of Monon watchman at the Main Street crossing in Mitchell. He was a member of the Mitchell Nazarene Church.
Funeral services held at the Orleans Methodist Church this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock were in charge of Rev. Walls, Nazarene minister of Columbus, Indiana, assisted by Rev. Schrimp of the Mitchell Nazarene Church, and Rev. Robert Stunkle, pastor of the local Pilgrim Holiness Church.
Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Cox, Orleans and Virginia at home; two sons, Herman Hunsucker and Charles Hunsucker, Jr., both of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; one sister, Mrs. Lola Curry, Medora, and four grandchildren. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Ochs Funeral Home.
Submitted by Cathy Beard LEE, Ernest L.
Ernest L. Lee, 59 year old farmer and quarryman, was stricken suddenly with a fatal heart attack while asleep at his home west of town, Friday night, April 20, at 12 o'clock. The body was transferred to the Ochs Funeral Home for burial preparations and remained there for the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Monday, officiated by Elder Wm. C. Hancock of Paoli. Burial was made in the Stampers Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Lee was born June 29, 1892 in Orange County, a son of John W. and Cora Medlock Lee. He was married July 5, 1917, to Miss Mary Trinkle, who, with their two children, Kenneth Lee, at home, and Mrs. Winfred Crawford of Mitchell, survive. Other survivors are three grandchildren, one brother, Harry Lee of Campbellsburg, and several nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Cathy Beard LINDSEY, Lavina (Quakenbush)
Lavina J. Quakenbush, daughter of Cyrus and Eliza Hudelson Quakenbush, was born January 12, 1849, in Paoli Township, just across the line from Orleans Township. She was the oldest of seven children born to these sturdy pioneer parents. Only one, Ira Quakenbush, the youngest, living in Paoli, Indiana and now serving as County Assessor for Orange County, survives. Aunt Lavina, as she was familiarly known, spent her girlhood in the home of her parents, assisting in the many duties and sharing the hardships and enjoying the simple pleasures incident to those early days. Well did she remember the trying days and the anxiety occasioned by the Civil War.
To hear her recount her experiences during what is commonly spoken of as the Morgan raid, when her father was taken by a band of southern soldiers and compelled to pilot them to what was then known as the Turn Pike between Paoli and New Albany, in their effort to get across the Ohio River into Kentucky; the fear and anxiety of the family during his absence; how she hid the horses in a thicket and carried feed and water to them, was certainly thrilling and interesting.
On March 18, 1869, she united in marriage with Andrew W. Lindsey. After their marriage she and her husband resided for a time on a farm in Orangeville Township from which they removed to a farm two miles west of Orleans, where they made their home until the death of her husband, which occurred March 28, 1917.
She was the mother of three children viz: James A., Mary E., wife of Odie B. Fields, residing in Orleans, and Charles. The two sons having preceded her in death. After the death of her husband she and James resided on the old farm until 14 years ago, when they moved to the home of her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Field, in Orleans, where she resided until the morning of Feb. 9, 1936, when without warning she was suddenly stricken and in a few hours passed to the Great Beyond.
Aunt Vina was a kind-hearted, sympathetic woman, a good neighbor; always ready to lend a helping hand to those in sickness or distress. She was loved and respected by both old and young alike, for she was a great lover of young people, who always found a generous welcome in her home.
At the age of twelve she united with the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church, and continued her relationship with this church until her death. She was a faithful and consistent member and until old age and ill health overtook her, was a regular attendant at all of its services. She leaves to mourn her departure the daughter, Mrs. Field; one brother, Ira Quakenbush; two grandchildren, Harold Lindsey and Esther Marie Dawson, and two great-grandchildren, Helen Roberta and Russellina Dawson. Such in a brief is the life story of a good woman. May she rest in Peace.
Submitted by Cathy Beard MAGNER, Louelta (Wallace)
Louelta Wallace Magner, daughter of John and Susan Irvin Wallace, was born in Orleans Township, Orange County, Indiana, and spent her entire life near where she was born. She was united in marriage to Harry E. Magner, January 1, 1884. Into this happy home eleven children were born, four of them, Freddie L., Harold L., Robert H., Ruthie F, dying in infancy. The seven surviving children are Earl G., John W., Mrs. Grace B. McCain, Mrs. Anna M. Peacher, Russell M., Charles and Wilbur in whose home she passed away. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
During the life of her husband they made their home on a farm near Orleans. Upon the death of her husband in 1930 she disposed of the farm and took up her residence in Orleans. Here she made new friends and was able in a very beautiful way, for one of her age, to find much joy and happiness in her new surroundings. These new friends together with those of former years found in her a woman who was as gentle, meek and modest in her manner, so full of consideration for others, and so appreciative of everything beautiful and good, that those who knew her best came to love her most.
To her children she was a true mother in all that the word implies, giving to them freely a life of sacrifice and devotion.
She united with the Christian Church at Orleans in her early teens when the church stood near where her present home is located. At the end of her earthly pilgrimage drew near she expressed a desire to go and on Wednesday, Dec. 20, with a beautiful smile on her face she passed so peacefully that those about her felt "As there fell upon the home a sudden gloom, A shadow on those features pale and thin, That softly from the hushed and silent room, Two angels issued where but one came in."
Submitted by Cathy Beard MCINTOSH, Florence (Glenn)
Mrs. Florence McIntosh died at 8:45 p.m. Monday night, May 12, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julius Johnson, with whom she had lived the last twelve years. Her death was due to a heart ailment. She had been in failing health for a few months, but her condition did not become alarming until last Saturday.
The deceased was born July 27, 1873 at Valeene, the daughter of Elias and Charlotte Maxedon Glenn. In November 1890, she was married to George C. McIntosh, who preceded her in death on December 15, 1939. She was a member of the Old Union U.B. Church and Royal Neighbors Lodge of this place.
The body lay in state at Ochs Funeral Home and services were conducted there at 2:30 this afternoon, with Rev. G. J. Pickett and Rev. Robert Koenig officiating, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Survivors besides the daughter mentioned above are one son, Glenn McIntosh of Miami, Fla., two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Bird of New Albany and Mrs. C. J. Tucker of Valeene, three grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Cathy Beard RIGNEY, Anna Jane (Still)
Mrs. Anna Jane Still Rigney, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Abram C. Still, was born September 15, 1862, at Palmyra, Indiana, and she departed this life Feb. 18, 1949, at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 3 days.
She was united in marriage to Charles M. Rigney April 29, 1881, who preceded her in death 12 years. To this happy union were born four daughters, namely Mrs. Zella Taggart Hill, Mrs. M. C. Johnson, Mrs. Walter Sanders of Mitchell, Indiana, and Mrs. Earl Burgess, of Orleans, Indiana. Two of these daughters having preceded their mother in death, Mrs. Zella Hill and Mrs. M. C. Johnson. Mrs. Rigney had made her home with Mrs. Burgess for the past three years, where she passed away quietly Friday afternoon at 1:20.
She united with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in 1883 and was the oldest member of that church. She lived a consistent and faithful Christian life and was held in high esteem by the members of the church and all who knew her.
She leaves to mourn her departure two daughters, Mrs. Walter Sanders and Mrs. Earl Burgess; four sons-in-law, thirteen grandchildren, seven grandsons and six granddaughters, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, a number of relatives and a great host of friends.
Submitted by Cathy Beard STRATTON, Ella (Leatherman)
After only a few days illness from complications, Mrs. Ella Stratton, wife of the late James B. Stratton, died at her home here Monday night about 10:30 o'clock at the age of 81 years. Afflicted with rheumatism she had been an invalid for a period of twenty-eight years, but despite this handicap and the pain and suffering which it brought, she retained a cheerfulness and a marked interest in things about her that was noted and often mentioned by the many friends who called at her home.
Mrs. Stratton was born and reared on a farm near Orleans. Following her marriage to Mr. Stratton on October 8, 1884, she went with him to Campbellsburg to reside, and here Mr. Stratton and his brother, John B. Stratton, carried on a successful hardware business for many years.
One daughter, Nora, was born to them but she passed away in 1916, three years preceding Mr. Stratton's demise, which occurred in 1919. In 1924 Mrs. Stratton came to Orleans and purchased residence property and has since made this her home. Altho unable to attend its services, Mrs. Stratton had retained her membership in the Campbellsburg Baptist Church for a long number of years. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Hugh McCoy of Orleans and two brothers, Ellis Leatherman, also of Orleans and Lloyd Leatherman of Chicago.
Funeral services were conducted from the home yesterday afternoon at two o'clock in charge of Rev. Boston, pastor of the local Baptist church, following which the remains were taken to Claysville for interment in the cemetery there.
Submitted by Cathy Beard TAYLOR, Thomas G.
'Tis thus we prepare our tribute to Thomas G. Taylor, who, as the son of the late William and Sirilda Spradlin Taylor, was born in Medcalf County, Kentucky, March 27, 1890. He was married in early manhood to Cora Padgett. To this union were born two daughters, Thelma and Edith. This companion and one daughter have preceded him in death.
On November 28, 1945, he again was married to Mrs. Cora Coppock, who survives. He was a member of the Orleans Baptist Church.
Besides his companion and one daughter, Mrs. William Love, he leaves to mourn three grandchildren, Rheta, Donna and Johnny Bill Love, one sister, Mrs. Elza Pedigo, Orleans, and three brothers, Crit of Paoli, Charles and George, both of Lafayette, and several nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Cathy Beard VANCLEAVE, George Hiram
Funeral services for George Hiram VanCleave were conducted by Rev. Forrest E. Wilkins at the Ochs Funeral Home, Sunday, May 1st at 2:00 p.m. Burial was in the Livonia Cemetery.
Mr. VanCleave, who had been in failing health since suffering a strong four years ago, passed away Thursday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Home in Greensburg. He had been in the hospital there since April 4. The body was prepared for burial at the Home and brought, Friday, to the Ochs Funeral Home, where it lay in state until the funeral service.
The deceased was born in Washington County, February 18, 1869, the son of Ruth A. Speer and James Lewis VanCleave. He was married fifty-nine years ago to Dora E. Trinkle. They resided on a farm near Orleans until a few years ago, when they moved to the home on North Maple, in which they lived until Mrs. VanCleave's death on April 27, 1948. Mr. VanCleave then made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Perry Johnson until he was taken to the home in Greensburg.
Many years ago he became a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Livonia, later transferring his membership to the local lodge. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Ruth Kaiser, and a nephew, Perry L. Johnson, both of Orleans.
Submitted by Cathy Beard WALLACE, Otto
Otto Wallace of Louisville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wallace, east of Orleans, passed away at the City Hospital in Louisville on last Saturday night, Dec. 28, from gunshot wounds inflicted accidentally while Mr. Wallace was on duty as Merchant Police in the city. The accident occurred on Wednesday night, Dec. 18, after he had reported for duty shortly after midnight to his superior officer, J. Miles Sams. In his round of duty young Wallace looked after the firing of the furnace at a hotel on Third Street, and it was here that the accident occurred. About 12:30 a report came to police headquarters that a man was lying outside the hotel who had been shot. Upon investigating they found the boy seriously wounded and immediately rushed him to the City Hospital, where it was found that he was shot through the chest, the bullet piercing one lung and passing on through the body. Not knowing just what had happened and finding that $35 he had carried in his wallet on his person was missing, police thought he had been held up and began immediate investigation. They found this was not true, however, and when the boy was able to tell them what had happened, it developed that the shooting was entirely accidental.
Wallace carried a gun in a holster about his waist, and explained that when he stooped over to shovel the coal into the furnace, the gun fell from the holster and discharged when it ht the floor. An empty shell was found in the gun and later the bullet was found in the ceiling, where it had lodged after passing through his chest. Before losing consciousness he had succeeded in crawling out of the basement and reaching the sidewalk, where he was found later. He was placed under an oxygen tent at the hospital, given four blood transfusions, and everything possible done for his comfort, but infection developed in the wound, and after that small hope was held for his recovery. His young wife and his mother were at his bedside constantly. He is survived by the companion, who became his bride only last July; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Wallace; seven sisters and three brothers.
The body was taken care of by the Ochs Funeral Home and brought here to the home of the parents. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 11:00 o'clock at the Christian Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. A. Everhart, and burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
Submitted by, Ron Mace
Fremont (Iowa) -- Robert Washington Dolton, 97, retired farmer, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Abrams, four miles northeast of Oskaloosa, after bing ill with influenza since Monday.
Born in Indiana, Mr. Dolton came to Iowa at an early age and lived for many years in the Hedrick community. Since the death of his wife in 1923 he had made his home with his daughter. One son, Louis, preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, a sister, Mrs. Ella Haling of California, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fremont Baptist church, in charge of the Rev. R. A. Reed.
Burial will be in the Brooks cemetery at Hedrick. The body is at the Fremont Co-oerative Burial Association.
Robert Washington Dolton, son of William and Mary Dolton, was born Jan. 3, 1850 in Orange County, Ind., and departed this life Jan. 8, 1947 at the home of his daughter at the age of 97 years and 5 days. He was ill only three days.
He was united in marriage to Susan Bennett on Dec. 25, 1870. She preceded him in death in 1923. To this union were born five children, three died in infancey, one son, Lewis, preceded him in death three years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J. H. Abrams of Oskaloosa, one sister, Mrs. Ellen Haling of California, eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Most of his live was spent in Keokuk County in the Hedrick vicinity, during the last twenty years he has made his home with his daughter. Throughout his aging years he remained active and healthy.

Submitted by Cathy Beard BARKER, Minerva (Tarr)
Mrs. Minerva Barker, 71 years of age, died at ten o'clock Sunday night at the Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford, where she was admitted on Wednesday, March 23rd after suffering a stroke. She had been in failing health the past two years, and during that time had suffered several severe heart attacks.
She was born September 26, 1877, near Hardinsburg, the daughter of Simon and Matilda Manship Tarr. On September 25, 1896, she was married to Daniel Penn of that same community. To this union three children were born. One son, Harrison, died in infancy; and Mr. Penn's death occurred on February 17, 1913. Soon after the husband's death, she, with her two remaining children, Earl and Nellie, came to Orleans to live. Here on July 2, 1916, she was married to Harry Barker, now deceased.
She was a good and industrious woman. No task was ever too great for her to undertake, and although always busy in the interest of home and loved ones, she graciously found time in her unassuming manner to do for others too. She possessed a cheerful disposition, though her life seemed filled with sorrow. On Janaury 17, 1933, the son, Earl, died and two years later, on February 6, 1935, the daughter, Nellie, then Mrs. Otho Maudlin, passed away. But after her daughter's death she found solace in the rearing of one of the granddaughters, now Mrs. Wanda Woods. And the past few years she has derived great pleasure in being able to care for her great grandson, Larry Woods.
Following burial preparations at the Ochs Funeral Home, the remains were taken to the Otho Maudlin residence to lay in state. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church, with the pastor, Rev. Rae Bartle, officiating.
Survivors are six grandchildren, Mrs. Wanda Woods of this place, Mrs. Roland W. Butcher and Mrs. Rex Bechtel of Indianapolis; Lowell Maudlin and Addis Penn, both of Orleans, and William Penn, of near Bromer; two great grandchildren, Larry Woods, and Connie Marie Bechtel, and the son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Otho Maudlin. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Beard CORNWELL, Mary B.
Funeral services were held at Stampers Creek Church Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for Mrs. Mary B. Cornwell, 83, who died Monday, August 1st, at her home near Bromer.
The daughter of William T. and Emily Pickens Cornwell, she was born Sept. 20, 1865 in the Mt. Pleasant community. On August 8, 1888, she was married to James A. Cornwell. To this union were born two sons, one dying in infancy, and Roy surviving. Her husband's death occurred Sept. 16, 1936. Surviving with the son, Roy is one grandson, Robert. Interment was made in the Stampers Creek Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Ellis Funeral Home, Paoli.
Submitted by Cathy Beard ELLIS, Joe A.
Funeral services for Joe A. Ellis, of Indianapolis, but formerly of this community will be held Saturday morning, June 24, at ten o'clock at the Farley Funeral Home, 1604 W. Fourth St., Indianapolis, following which the body will be brought to Paoli for burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. His death occurred early Wednesday morning, June 21, at his home, following a long illness.
He was born and reared near Cuzco, later going to Paoli where he owned and operated a store until about 1920 when he moved to the farm south of Orleans, on Road 37. After selling the farm he moved to Indianapolis in 1946, where he had since resided. Surviving are the widow, Grace Alexander Ellis; one son, John Ellis, Indianapolis; four daughters, Mrs. Gordon Sutton, Wilmette, Ill., Mrs. Bradford Elsworth, Great Neck, New York, Mrs. Chester Satkamp, Indianapolis, and Mrs. E. A. Chatham, Greenfield, Ind., and eleven grandchildren.
Submitted by Cathy Beard GRAY, William Edward
The citizens of Orleans were shocked and saddened Sunday morning to learn of the sudden death of Rev. W. E. Gray which had occurred the previous night about 9:30 o'clock on Road 37, just north of the county line, while enroute to Mitchell, to accompany Mrs. Gray home from her work.
After he did not arrive in Mitchell at the customary time, Mrs. Gray became alarmed, and with Mrs. Howard Tegarden and Mrs. Eva Gardner who also work in Mitchell, hired a taxi and started home, and it was they who found him in his car, parked by the side of the Highway about 10:30. A doctor was called immediately, but upon examination pronounced him dead, attributing his death to a heart attack and thought that he had been dead about an hour. The body was then removed to the Ochs Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial.
William Edward Gray was born in Fairview, Kentucky, July 12, 1872, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gray. He was educated for the Ministry, and had served many churches in his years in this chosen profession. He had been the minister of the Orleans Presbyterian Church for more than 13 years, and lived daily a devout Christian in his association with the people of this community. He was possessed of a happy and cheerful disposition, and was endowed with the enviable faculty of being able to spread cheer and comfort wherever he went.
He was twice married, his first marriage when a young man was to Miss Grace McCullough, who preceded him in death several years ago. In 1937 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mable Flory, who survives. He is also survived by three stepchildren, Mrs. John R. Dodd and Messrs. Claude and Charles Flory and three step-grandchildren, all of Little Rock, Arkansas, and to all of whom he was devotedly attached; also a brother, George Gray of Fairview, Kentucky. The body was removed to the home Sunday afternoon, where it lay in state until the funeral hour, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock when it was taken to the Presbyterian Church for the services, which were conducted by the Rev. Prentiss, the Presbyterian minister of Seymour. Ernest Fidler, brother of Mrs. Gray sang "The Holy City," and "Face To Face," accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Ray Cloud. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Beard HILL, Dessie
[Lovington paper] Mrs. Dessie Hill, widow of the late Lee Hill, passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. C. Payton, of Orleans, Ind., on January 14, at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 23 days. The deceased was born in Valeene, Ind., on January 21, 1876. She was the daughter of George and Martha Hazelwood and was united in marriage Sept. 3, 1912, to Lee Hill. To this union one child, Robert Morris, was born. He died at the age of six months.
Following the death of her husband in April 1946, Mrs. Hill returned to Indiana and made her home with her sister in Orleans. Besides the sister, she is survived by two stepsons, Gerald Hill of Fulton, and Corwin Hill of Lovington; a nephew, Claire Payton of Orleans, Ind., a brother, Ernest Hazelwood of Madison, and six grandchildren.
The body was returned to the McMullin Funeral Home in Lovington on Saturday evening, Jan. 15. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The services were in charge of Rev. Kenneth Blankenship, pastor of the Hammond Baptist Church. Miss Ruth Tabor of Sullivan gave two vocal numbers. The pallbearers were: John Poole, Casper Bender, Keith DeVore, William Simmons, Orville Quinlan and Tom Reynolds. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Warren Day, Mrs. W. J. Bolsen, Mrs. Keith DeVore, Mrs. Harold Adams, Mrs. William Simmons, Miss Flossie Helfrich and Mrs. Boyd Landgrebe. Burial was in the La Place Cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Beard MEFFORD, Cora (Mundy)
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Mefford, wife of George Mefford, who died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 25th at her home west of Orleans, were held at 1:30 this afternoon at the Mitchell Church of Christ. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery here.
Mrs. Mefford, a native of Martin County, was born January 6, 1883, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joecyar Mundy. On December 6, 1902, she was married to George Mefford. They established their home in Martin County, where they continued to live until about eight year ago, when they moved to the Matthew Taggart farm about one mile west of Orleans.
Survivors besides the husband are two sons, Emery, of New Albany and Irvin, Orleans; one brother, Frank Mundy, Orleans; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Massey, Cincinnati, Mrs. Lura McCart, Odon, and Mrs. Chas. Lindley of Shoals; three grandchildren, Harrison Mefford, Orleans, Charles E. Mefford, in the Marine Corps. and stationed at San Francisco, Calif., and John C. Mefford, with the U.S.Navy, stationed Boston, Mass.; and one great-grandchild, Michael Mefford, Orleans.
Submitted by Cathy Beard PETERS, Nannie B. (Kirby)
Mrs. Nannie B. Peters died at her home near Bedford Thursday night, July 9, after an illness of several years.
The deceased was born in Orange County in 1866 to Hawkins and Rose Dillard Kirby. She was married to Jesse Peters in 1900, who preceded her in death in 1924.
She is survived by two sons, Morris Peters at home; and Clay Peters near Bedford; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Marie Stewart of Indianapolis and a brother, Hugh Kirby, near Paoli. Funeral services were conducted at the Day-Carter & Roach Funeral Home at Bedford Saturday afternoon, followed by burial in the Stampers Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Peters, with her husband and children were residents of Orleans several years ago.
Submitted by Cathy Beard RICHARDSON, Donald W. (1953)
Donald W. Richardson, Jr., 21-year-old Bedford native and son of Donald Richardson of Orleans died about noon Friday at a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif., following an operation for a brain tumor.
Young Richardson had lived in Orleans almost his entire life and went to California a few weeks ago to enroll in a school. A graduate of Orleans High School Class of 1948, he served two years in the Signal Corps.
He was born October 15, 1929, to Donald Richardson and the late Pearl Richardson. The young man was not married. Richardson attended the Orleans Baptist Church and was employed at the Fabricast Division of General Motors for a short time before going West. His father is employed at the Paoli Chair Factory.
Mr. Richardson Sr. flew to California Friday morning but arrived after his son had died. The body will be returned to Orleans but funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Submitted by Cathy Beard STRANGE, Jimmy Du Wayne
Another bud bloomed on earth only for a while, to be taken away to peace and rest. Jimmy Du Wayne Strange, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Strange, was born Sept. 7, 1934 and died Sept. 10, 1934. He is survived by his parents and small sister, Betty, and a host of other relatives. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.
Submitted by Cathy Beard TAGGART, Mrs. John H. (Mooney)
Death came suddenly to Mrs. John H. Taggart, from a heart attack with which she was stricken at about 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at her home on West Vincennes St. She had been in ill health and confined to her home for the past several months, but her death was a great shock to her husband and friends.
Burial preparations were made at the Ochs Funeral Home, and the body returned to the residence Monday morning, where it lay in state until Tuesday afternoon, when funeral services were conducted there at two o'clock by Rev. James L. Hogue and Dr. John Prentice, pastors of the Presbyterian Churches of Orleans and Paoli. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Mrs. Taggart, 76 year of age, was a daughter of Alexander and Sarah Lytle Mooney. She was born and reared in Princeton, Ind., and came to Orleans as the bride of John H. Taggart thirty-eight years ago. She was a member of the Orleans Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Orleans Woman's Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was active in the Orleans Home Economics Club, having served this year as its reporter, and was a member of the local Library Board.
Surviving with her husband are three sisters, Mrs. Agnes McElhany of Bloomington, Mrs. Ira Smith of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Miss Jesse Mooney of Phoenix, Ariz., one brother, John Mooney of Princeton, and several nieces and nephews.
Attending the funeral from out of town were Miss Jesse Mooney, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Agnes McElhany of Bloomington, Mrs. John Mooney, Mr. and Mrs. David L. Stormont, Mr. and Mrs. Harold McCullough, Mr. Bob McCullough and Mrs. Younginer, all of Princeton, Mrs. Lois Dixon and Mrs. S. W. Milligan, Richmond, Miss Jane McElhaney, Mrs. Irwin Walker and family, Mrs. Mary Sallee and Mrs. Maude Lee, Indianapolis, Mrs. Ada Price, Mr. and Mrs. Wishart McElhaney, Bloomington, Robert McElhaney, Detroit, Mich., Mr. Harry Hendricks and Mr. Norman Hendricks of French Lick, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill H. Stroud, Jeffersonville.
Submitted by Cathy Beard TRITLE, Jason Floyd
Funeral services for Jason Floyd Tritle were conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Orleans Presbyterian Church, by Rev. James L. Hogue, pastor of the church. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Tritle, who had been in failing health for the past six years, died at his home Monday, July 4th, at 11:00 p.m., from a heart attack.
Born in Flora, Ind., June 6, 1883, to William H. and Oura D. Harter Tritle, the deceased spent his boyhood and early manhood in that place. There he was married March 20, 1907, to Anna Catharine Slaybaugh. In 1913 he and Mrs. Tritle moved to Orange County, where in a short time they purchased the farm southeast of Orleans, where they have since resided.
He was a member of the Bale Hill Methodist Church, but transferred his membership to the Orleans Presbyterian Church, where he had been a faithful member, serving as church elder for almost thirty years, also for a time as Sunday School superintendent. Surviving are the widow, three brothers, Edwin and Earl Tritle of Orleans, and Noel Tritle of Campbellsburg, and several nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Cathy Beard WIRES, E. C.
E. C. Wires, 76, a retired merchant, passed away last Thursday at his home in Leipsic. Funeral services were held Saturday at the church in Leipsic with the pastor, Rev. O. L. Huffman, officiating. He was born in Washington County, September 18, 1872, the son of William and Liza Cutsinger Wires. On August 5, 1907, he was married to Roxie Adline.
Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Reynolds of the Fishing Creek community and Mrs. Agnes Pendergrast of near Leipsic. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Ochs Funeral Home. Interment was in the Hop Cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Beard WOLFE, Sarah Iva (Cunningham)
Mrs. Sara Iva Cunningham Wolfe passed away at her home on North Maple, Wednesday, September 7th, at 9:00 a.m. from a brain tumor. She had been in ill health for the past three years. Born in Lawrence County, August 14, 1898, to James T. and Owassa Lynn Cunningham, she had lived all her life in or near Orleans.
She was married May 18, 1936 to Charles H. Wolfe, but their life together was brief, due to his tragic death July 11, 1938, by electrocution. While in the line of duty as town Marshall, he was clearing the streets of limbs following a severe storm and contacted a live wire. Mrs. Wolfe then made her home with her sisters, Misses Lora and Ruth Cunningham, recently deceased. She was employed at the Reliance Manufacturing Co., in Mitchell, for several years, until the latter part of June, when due to her health, she was forced to resign.
The body was prepared for burial at the Ochs Funeral Home and will lie in state there until the funeral service, which will be Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Orleans Christian Church. Rev. Forrest E. Wilkin will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. P. Wolfe of Bakersfield, Calif., and Mrs. W. E. Marley, Evansville; three brothers, Marion Cunningham, Paoli, Raymond Cunningham, Salem, and John Cunningham of Orleans, and several nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Cathy Beard BALDWIN, Susan
Mrs. Susan Baldwin, 79, died last Saturday afternoon about two o'clock at the home of her son, Cecil Baldwin near Orangeville. She was found dead in bed. Dr. S. F. Teaford, county health officer, pronounced death due to infirmities of age. Mrs. Baldwin had been confined to her bed for some time and had been blind for the past ten years.
The son, Cecil and several grandchildren survive. Mrs. Baldwin was a native of Lawrence County, having been born and reared in the vicinity of Mitchell. She and her son and his family had lived near Mt. Horeb for about ten years before moving to Orangeville. Funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Mt. Horeb with Rev. R.M. Boston, pastor of the Baptist Church, in charge. Burial was made in the nearby cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Beard BOBBITT, Jesse T.
The casketed remains of Sgt. Jesse T. Bobbitt will arrive in Paoli Friday, and be taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Bobbitt, Paoli, to remain until the funeral hour. Funeral services will be held at the Paoli Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Stampers Creek Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by members of the Paoli American Legion and V.F.W. Posts.
Sgt. Bobbitt was killed in Holland on September 18, 1944, during the Airbourne drive into that country. Surviving with the parents are three sisters; one brother; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ella Bobbitt, and the maternal grandparents, Postmaster and Mrs. Jesse M. Trinkle, all of Paoli.
Submitted by Cathy Beard BURGESS, Jesse
Jesse B urges, son of John and Elizabeth Black Burgess, was born April 6, 1863, near Millersburg, Ind., and grew to manhood in and around that community. In August 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Moore. To this union were born five children, namely: Noble, Ernest, Homer, Mable and an infant. Ernest, Homer and the infant died young. In 1899 his wife passed away, leaving him to care for the remaining children.
On October 27, 1903 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Carrie Wells Tarr. To this union were born five children, namely: Hazel, Jesse, Alice, Russell and Robin. He became a member of the Orleans Church of Christ several years ago, remaining a member until his death. For many years he followed stone cutting and spent the last several years of his life in Orleans, where for several months he suffered in failing health, gradually failing until December 31, 1936, he quietly passed away at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 25 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and children, Mrs. Mable Zonkle of Bedford, Ind., Mrs. Hazle Williams, Noble, Jesse, Mrs. Alice Roll, Russell and Robin, all of Orleans; eight grandchildren; one brother, John, of Bedford; and many other relatives and a host of friends. The funeral was conducted at the Liberty Christian Church Sunday afternoon, Jan. 3, 1937, in charge of Rev. S. E. Wells and Ochs Undertakers. Mrs. Omer Kirby and Ott Brooks were singers with Prof. Omar Deich, pianist. Burial in the cemetery nearby.
Submitted by Cathy Beard CHISHAM, Oliver Thomas
He was the son of William Walter and Mary J. Craig Chisham and was born Aug. 25, 1877, on the farm where came his death 68 years, 27 days later - for all the years of his life but three, the place where he ever called home.
On September 8, 1893, he was married to Mary B. Cogswell, and into that home was born ten children, Mrs. W. C. Polson, now residing at Chillicothe, Mo.; Mrs. Victor Connelley, residing at Hannibal, Mo.; Mrs. Ray Cunningham at Pekin, Ind.; Homer of Indianapolis; John, Cleo, Mrs. John Busick and Mrs. H. H. Tarr of Orleans; Mrs. Alpha Brown of Mitchell; and Mrs. Curtis B. Sprinkle of Paoli; the entire family of children
being permitted to be present at the burial of the father today.
The companion and mother passed away May 1, 1944, and the father in his loneliness has awaited the call that he might again be with her in that land where partings are no more. His grief for this loved one who was his constant helpmeet for more than fifty years, and the ill health which had come to him, may now well account for recent remarks to friends, and the brief note near him when came the end of life. Truly the pain at heart and in body was greater than the desire to bear it longer.
His life work has been that of a carpenter, and his faithfulness at this task, and his honesty and his perseverance for those for whom he toiled, has always marked him as one who gave for what he earned - a worker worthy of his hire. At an early age he was happily converted to a life of service for his God and Master, and has always lived a member of this (Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist) congregation, ever worthy of the trust and sincere in his efforts to enrich that kingdom. For 25 years or more he has been a deacon in this church, wholly interested in the calling, diligent in that work, and faithful to its members and to the community it served.
With the children previously named there are 35 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren, who may ever point with pride and honor to the memory of him whom we today mourn, a Christian gentleman, a worthy companion and father, and a kind neighbor. Two sisters, Mrs. Ida Craig of Orleans, and Mrs. Arthur Shaw of Bloomington, yet remain of this pioneer paternal family. Five of these grandchildren are now in the armed service of their country, Eugene Sprinkle in Belgium, Russell Chisham in Germany, Carl Brown in Texas, Leopal Busick in California, and Robert Chisham in Florida.
In this assurance of a life beyond the grave, near 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 22, 1945, he passed to be with loved ones evermore.
Submitted by Cathy Beard FIDLER, John
John Fidler, aged 76, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E. Gray on Wednesday morning of last week at 10:30 o'clock, after a two weeks illness from complications. Although his failing health had extended over a period of two or three years, he had been confined to his bed only two weeks.
Born and reared in Orleans, the deceased spent the greater portion of his life here. When only a youth he entered the employ of the milling firm now owned by Heise Bros., and continued there as chief engineer for forty-three years. In 1917 he with his family moved to Paoli where Mr. Fidler accepted a position with the Tomato Products Company as machinist. He retained this employment until about a year ago when his failing health forced him to relinquish his work. About the middle of September he came to Orleans to make his home with Mrs. Gray.
About forty years ago Mr. Fidler united with the Orleans Baptist Church, later moving his membership to Paoli, when he went to that city to reside. He was always very active in the work of both churches, teaching a class of young people during the period of his membership here and later having charge of a men's class in the Paoli church.
His companion and one daughter, Murl, have preceded him in death, Mrs. Fidler having died six years ago. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Gray, Orleans; Mrs. Chas. Phillips, Anadarko, Okla., and Mrs. George James, Mitchell; two sons, Ernest and James Fidler, Indianapolis; two brothers, James and William H. Fidler, Orleans; one sister, Mrs. Riley Hackney, Orleans; sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Orleans Baptist Church on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. W. E. Gray in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Beard FIELDS, Mary E.
Death came to Mrs. Mary E. Fields, wife of O. R. Fields, about 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon, April 20, at her home on S. Maple, following a long period of failing health. The daughter of Andrew W. and Lavina Lindsey, she was born near Orleans June 12, 1872. On October 6, 1892 she was married to Mr. Fields. For eight years following their marriage they lived near Wesley Chapel, then moved to Orleans, into the home where her death occurred, and where three years ago they observed their golden wedding anniversary.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church of which she was a member, by the Rev. Paul Sherrill of Bedford assisted by the local minister, Rev. Troy Huggins. Survivors, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Esther Dawson, two granddaughters, Helen Roberta, and Russellena Dawson and one nephew, Harold Lindsey. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Beard HALL, Blaine Muncey
Orleans, usually a quiet, peaceful community, has suddenly come in for its share of crime, the latest and most tragic of which occurred last Friday morning at six o'clock, when Blaine Muncey Hall, 23 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hall, was shot was a .22 rifle, by his grandfather, 76 year old William P. Cooney, as he slept in his room at the family home, 2 miles west of town. Death came four hours later at the Dunn Memorial Hospital, where he was removed following the shooting.
There had been ill feeling between Hall and his grandfather for some time. According to remarks reported to have been made by the older man since the tragedy, the dissension between them seems to have been caused by Hall's disinterested attitude toward the farm work. Following a quarrel a week before the tragedy, Cooney revealed to police authorities he had bought a shotgun to kill his grandson. On trying it out, in the woods, he found it didn't shoot straight, and decided to use the rifle, borrowed several weeks before, from a neighbor. Clifford Hall, brother of the slain man, reported yesterday, his grandfather, in the Orange County jail at Paoli, was very calmly awaiting his fate, which will be decided in September, when court convenes. Until then he will be held in jail on a first-degree murder charge.
The deceased was born April 2, 1925, in Jonesville, Virginia, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hall. His boyhood was spent in Virginia, but upon returning from there and a half years' service in the army, he came to Orleans where the family had purchased and moved to the farm where they now reside.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Mt. Horeb Church, conducted by Rev. Leland Plew of the Mitchell Christian Church. Military rites were accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, his grandmother, Mrs. Cooney, three sisters, Mrs. Mavis Green, Richmond, Va., Mrs. Max Toliver and Erma Jean Hall, Orleans, and three brothers, Clifford Hall, Victor Hall and Ronald Hall, all at home.
Submitted by Cathy Beard HARRIS, Marylin Kay
Death came to little Marylin Kay Harris, the eight months old daughter of Laverne and Viola Patton Harris, while she slept at her home, near Orangeville, early Tuesday morning. Upon arising the parents found the baby dead in her bed. All means of reviving her were used and she was immediately brought to the office of a local physician, who pronounced death had been due to asphyxiation caused by heart trouble, and the child was thought to have been dead two hours.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, January 20th, at two o'clock at the Orangeville Church, with Rev. Lester Sweeney in charge. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery. Surviving are her parents, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Harris, with whom they lived, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Patton of Huron, and several aunts and uncles.
Submitted by Cathy Beard KIRBY, Clara B. Mahan
As one of nine children of the late pioneer parents - Samuel and Sarah Ann Daugherty Mahan - she was born near here May 20, 1865, grew to womanhood here, and on March 6, 1890 was married to Robert A. Kirby. For a time they resided with her parents on the farm and while residing there a son, Omer, their only child, was born to them.
In 1896 with the husband and son, they removed to a farm a few miles away, where they made their home until in 1943, following the death of the husband April 17, 1935, she sold the farm and removed to Orleans, where she has since resided.
Of the parents and this large family of children, all are now gone, except one, John W. Mahan of Colorado Springs, Colo. The son, Omer, resides in Orleans, and it was to be near him and his companion, and the granddaughter-in-law, now Mrs. Hollace Wright and the great granddaughter, Leslie Ann Kirby, that has come much pleasure and comfort in her last few years. The only grandchild, Howard Kirby, preceded her in death, in the service of his country in June, 1943.
Her death in the home on Monday afternoon, June 3, 1946 at the age of 81 years and 13 days, brought to a sudden close this life of love and praise and service. In all of these she did not grow old.
Submitted by Cathy Beard KIRBY, James Walter
The body of Pfc. James Walter Kirby, who was killed in the Philippines on the island of Luzon, will arrive here Friday night on Monon train No. 5, and will be taken directly to the Ochs Funeral Home. On Saturday morning the body will be removed to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Kirby, to lie in state until the funeral hour. Funeral services will be held at the Orleans Christian Church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with the minister, Rev. Forrest Wilkin, officiating. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts will accord military honors at the grave.
Pfc. Kirby enlisted in the army on July 7, 1944. Following his basic training he was sent overseas on December 14, 1944, to the Philippines. He was wounded in battle on April 9, 1945, and died the following day.
He was born August 9, 1925, in Orleans, where he was reared and attended the local schools. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Doris Richardson, of this place. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Original burial took place in the United States military cemetery at Santa Barbara, temporary military cemetery in the Philippines.
Submitted by Cathy Beard MCGOWN, Alice Durnil
Word was received here this morning of the sudden passing of Mrs. Alice Durnil McGown of Mitchell, which occurred last night at 8 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Durnil, former residents of Orleans. Mrs. McGown had been in failing health for some time from asthma and heart disease.
Surviving are the husband, Earl McGown, two daughters, one son, a brother, Raymond Durnil of Bloomington, a sister, Nora of Newcastle, Indiana, and the parents. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Mitchell Christian Church.
Submitted by Cathy Beard PLEASANT, Lloyd F.
An employee of the Charlestown Powder Plant, Lloyd F. Pleasant, 38, formerly of Orleans, Ind., died suddenly yesterday in a Vincennes St. restaurant at New Albany. Floyd County Coroner Frank Tyler attributed death to a heart attack. The body was taken to Orleans.
Submitted by Cathy Beard SHAW, Thomas C.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning, January 20, at 10:00 o'clock, at the Ochs Funeral Home, for Thomas C. Shaw, who passed away at his home, Monday, January 17, at 2:15 p.m. Following services here, the body was taken to Vincennes, where burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
The deceased was born December 22, 1869, in Fairfield, Illinois, to Thomas C. and Nancy Engle Shaw. Three years ago he moved from Kansas to a farm east of Orleans, near Liberty Church, where he was residing at the time of his death.
He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Edna Howerton Shaw, and two sons and one daughter by a previous marriage.
Submitted by Cathy Beard TRINKLE, Claude A.
Claude A. Trinkle, 66, a well-known farmer of this community, took his own life Monday morning by shooting himself below the heart with a shotgun at his farm home east of Orleans. Despondency was thought to have motivated the act. The body was found in the yard by his son, Cleo, who was plowing with a tractor in a nearby field.
He was born in Washington County, April 22, 1883, the son of American and Saphrona Wible Trinkle. On December 20, 1906, he was married to Myrtle Slaughter. Her death occurred on December 28, 1910, and in September 1912, he was united in marriage to Grace Batman. To this union were born two children, Roberta Faye, who died in June 1920, and the son, Cleo. The second wife also preceded him in death on October 25, 1940, and since then he has lived alone much of the time.
He lived in Northeast Township before buying the farm east of town, where he had resided the past 20 years, with the exception of seven months this year he lived here, returning to the farm about six weeks ago.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Forrest Wilkin at the Liberty Church, of which he was a member, Wednesday morning at 10:30, with burial in the cemetery there. Surviving with the son, Cleo, is the aged father, American Trinkle, one granddaughter, Sharron Kay Trinkle; one brother, Gilroy, and three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Edwards, Paoli, Mrs. Anna Lee and Mrs. Mary Lee, both of near Orleans.
Submitted by Cathy Beard VANCE, Rowan L.
Rowan L. Vance was one of the twelve children born into the home of William and Emily Vance near Horse Cave, Barren County, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 1875. All of this family are now gone, except one sister, Mrs. Allea Dennison and one brother, Frank Vance.
On September 8, 1903 he was united in marriage to Mattie Kinney. They have lived a happy married life for he was a kind and devoted husband. They spent their married life in Kentucky and Oklahoma, later moving to Indiana.
For more than six years his health has been failing and for several weeks he had hopes of regaining health and planned for the future. Altho not a member of any church he believed in God and attended church when possible. When his suffering became so intense he realized that the end was near and prayed to God for his comfort until on the morning of March 5, 1937, he was called from this earthly life from his home near Campbellsburg, Ind. Mr. Vance lived in a life of service to others. There was no neighborly act he would not perform if it were possible for him to do so.
Submitted by Cathy Beard WATTERSON, Francis Marie
Mrs. Francis Marie Watterson, 25, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Tuell Tuesday, July 8, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Watterson was born October 3, 1915 in Salem, but at the age of 6 came to Orleans with her parents, where she lived until her marriage in 1935 to Robert Watterson of Mitchell. She is survived by the husband, the parents, three sisters, Mrs. Grant Haworth of Paoli, Mrs. Louis Arnold of Mitchell and Mrs. Bertice Speer of Monticello and one brother, Charles Tuell of Salem.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:30 o'clock at the Baptist Church in Mitchell, with the pastor, Rev. Cecil Jessee officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery.
Submitted by Cathy Beard WRIGHT, Sarah Reed
Mrs. Sarah Reed Wright died Tuesday, February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Clara Glover, Washington Ave., in Bedford, where she had been ill for several months with a heart ailment and complications.
Her body was brought to the Ochs Funeral Home, where it was prepared for burial and lay in state until 2:00 o'clock this afternoon when burial services were conducted there by Rev. Hodapp, and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Mrs. Wright was born in Lawrence County, May 3, 1860, the daughter of Alexander and Mary Jane Reed. She was married December 15, 1897 to Joseph Wright who passed away June 29, 1938. Disposing of her home, following his death, Mrs. Wright lived in the home of Miss Belle Wilson until the summer of 1942, when she suffered a broken limb, and was removed to the Dunn Memorial Hospital, where she was hospitalized several weeks. She then remained in Bedford with relatives and friends.
Mrs. Wright was a member of the Orleans Methodist Church. She was formerly a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ida Turner and Mrs. Mary Owens of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Phyllis Bennett
Mabel C. Beatty, age 73, of Bloomington, former Springs Valley resident, died at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 1979 at the Bloomington Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Beatty was born May 23 1905 to Lemuel and Mettie M. McCurry Harris. She was married to Clyde E. Beatty, Who preceded her in death in July, 1961.
Surviving are one son, Harry Lee Beatty, Paoli, and one daughter, Mrs. James (Kay Ann) Stone of Indianapolis; two nephews, Claude Agan, Flint, Mich. and Harold Agan of West Baden; and one niece, Mrs. Ruth Thacker of Indianapolis, The Agans and Mrs. Thacker were reared in the Beatty home. Also surviving are one brother, Herbert (Bud) Harris of Bloomington and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home with Burial following at the Ames Cemetery. Rev. Claude D. Wilson Officiating.
Submitted by Cathy Beard
BISHOP, Emerson
Emerson was the eldest son of a family of four children who came to bless the home of James M. and Mary Ann Vancleave Bishop. He was born February 10, 1892, near Salem, Indiana, and came with his parents, brother and sisters to Orange County in 1904 to reside. Following his completion of school he entered into farming with his father. When our country's call came for men, Emerson enlisted and served with the armed forces until the end of World War I, returning to the farm to pursue his chosen work.
On November 12, 1919, he was united in marriage to Ella Clipp and together they established their home where he had since resided, to labor, love, and be a friend to man. This home was blest with one daughter, Doris Mae, now Mrs. Austin Frentz. In young manhood he accepted his Savior, uniting with the Carters Creek Christian Church and was faithful until death.
In the quiet of the evening Sunday, February 26, 1950, preparing for a night's rest, the Master said, "Come, I will give you rest, sweet rest," and he slipped away. He leaves to mourn in his untimely death, the companion; a daughter, Doris; and one granddaughter, Flora Ann Frentz, whom he adored; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Baker and Mrs. Glenn Clipp; one brother, Glen Bishop; cousins, nieces, nephews; one grandniece, Rita Kay Hartley; and a host of friends to mourn his departure.
Submitted by Cathy Beard
BURTON, Lora (Glover)
Of the six children born to Stephen and Elizabeth Kearby Glover, Lora, born July 22, 1876, was the fourth. Mrs. Thomas Higgins, the eldest, lives in Seattle, Wash., Mrs. George Carter and Mr. Will Glover reside here, and the other two children having lived but a short time. Lora graduated from the local high school in 1894 and early in life assumed her share of the support of the family. She had a pleasant personality and probably had as many friends as anyone in Orleans.
She was married to Turley J. Burton June 21, 1901, and following a year's residence in Bedford, Indiana, they moved to the Burton farm northeast of Orleans - there a son, J. Kent was born.
Mrs. Burton adapted herself readily to life in the country, but at no time did she lose her individuality. Her gentleness of manner won her many new friends. At this time Uncle Joe A., who was nationally known as a successful fruit grower, with his wife, entertained generously and the new daughter-in-law joyously gave her assistance in this home (made) famous for its hospitality. Later (it) was her privilege in the declining year of this well-beloved couple to minister unto them faithfully and lovingly.
"She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness." Her home was a haven for friend and relatives and she was never happier than when she was doing for others. This was one of her outstanding characteristics and she gave of her time and strength freely even when she was not physically able.
Her devotion to her husband is well expressed by the Scripture, "The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life." It is given to few sons to have a more careful training and a greater measure of love than Kent. This love extended to Georgia, the daughter-in-law, and found its greatest fulfillment in the grandson, little Joe.
She was an active member of the Orleans Christian Church in youth and later affiliated with the Mitchell Baptist Church. She loved music and it was her joy to be associated with the choir of this Church; through this association she made many warm friends. Since 1914 she has been a valued member of the Woman's Club of Orleans. She loved this club and appreciated the means it afforded her for improvement of mind.
When she took up her residence in Orleans in 1926 she became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Fortnightly Club, Village Improvement Society and the Christian Missionary Society. She remained active in these organizations as long as health permitted. Her illness which extended over a period of years has been marked by forbearance and great patience. She quietly fell asleep the morning of November 7, 1933. "He giveth His beloved sleep."
Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon, Nov. 9, in charge of Rev. H. U. Kline, and interment followed in the Burton Cemetery.

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CORNWELL, Hubert Lee
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon (Thursday) at 1:30 at the Mt. Carmel Church near Campbellsburg for Hubert Lee Cornwell, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Cornwell. Death occurred Monday morning, January 25, at Madison, where he had been for treatment the past four years. During his last year in High School he was stricken with the mumps which developed into complications that finally caused his death.
He is survived by his parents and six brothers, Leland who is in the army, and Lowell, Lester, Roger, Floyd Jr. and Marvin, all of Orleans.
The body was brought to the Ochs Funeral Home Monday and taken on Tuesday to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Cornwell where it lay in state until the funeral hour today. Services were conducted by Rev. Boston, pastor of the Orleans Baptist Church. O. R. Brooks had charge of the music. Burial was made in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
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CORSEY, Hannah
Mrs. Hannah Corsey, 76 years of age, former resident of Orleans, died at the Dunn Hospital in Bedford, last Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock, following an extended illness. She was admitted to the hospital on January 21.
Mrs. Corsey moved from Orleans to Mitchell four years ago, and had since resided there. She was a native of Bridgeport, Indiana. Her husband Charles C. Corsey, a Spanish-American War veteran, died April 19, 1931, while they resided in Orleans. Surviving is a son, John W. Corsey of Mitchell.
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, with Rev. J. M. Walker, pastor of the Mitchell Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Mitchell Cemetery.
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Ollie Dalton, age 70, died Wednesday afternoon, May 18, at the Clark Hospital, where he had been a patient since May 3rd. His condition, serious from the beginning, gradually grew worse following surgery last Friday. He had been in failing health for more than a year, but had been bedfast only a short time.
He was born in the Liberty community, east of Orleans, on May 31, 1879, the son of Jack and Ellen Wright Dalton. On January 6, 1899 he was married to Miss Nora Henderson. He had lived in or near Orleans all his life and had always followed the farming profession.
The remains were taken from the Ochs Funeral Home to the residence in east Orleans this afternoon to lie in state. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2:30, with the Rev. Leroy Hodapp, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery.
Surviving with the widow are two sons, Arnold and Yeulee; three grandchildren, Jackie Lee, Genene and Dannie Dalton, all of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Scott Wallace, Route 1.
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DAWES, Rheta Ann
Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the home for Rheta Ann Dawes, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dawes. The services were conducted by Rev. Leroy Hodapp, and burial was made in Fairview Cemetery.
Rheta Ann died Monday, November 3rd at 10:00 p.m. from a heart ailment. Her family and friends were deeply shocked, as she had shown no signs of illness except to have had a slight cold and upset stomach, such as children often have.
This was Rheta Ann's first year in school, and she greatly enjoyed going to school, and the playmates she had there. She attended the Methodist Sunday School. Always a happy disposition, and uncomplaining. She was a ray of sunshine in her home.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dawes, two sisters, Jean and Nina, two brothers, (Len)ard Lee and Eddie, and her grandmother, Mrs. Lela Dawes.
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FIELDS, Odie Robert
Odie Robert Field, a retired railroad employee, died Tuesday evening, May 31, at his home on South Maple. He had been in poor health the last three years, and seriously ill since suffering a stroke on May 9th, followed by a second and fatal one on Tuesday.
He was born near Orleans on November 24, 1870, the son of William H. and Anna Davis Field. On October 6, 1892, he was married to Miss Mary E. Lindsey of this community. Following their marriage they lived for eight years on a farm near Wesley Chapel Church before coming to Orleans where they continued to reside. This happy companionship was broken by the death of Mrs. Field on April 20, 1946, following more than 53 years of wedded life.
Mr. Field was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge and the Methodist Church. After burial preparation at the Ochs Funeral Home the remains were taken to the residence to lie in state. Funeral services will be conducted from the Orleans Presbyterian Church on Frieday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The Rev. Paul Sherrill of the Bedford Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Esther Dawson, Orleans; two granddaughters, Helen Dawson, Orleans, and Mr. Wm. Mellinger, Oolitic; one great-grandson, Wm. Robert Mellinger, Oolitic; two sisters, Mrs. Will Scott, Medora, and Miss Martha Field of Orleans; two brothers, Garfield and Noble, Orleans.
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Miss Cora Hauger, age 76, died Friday afternoon, May 13th, at Craigmont, Madison, Ind., where she had been a patient since January. The body was brought to the Ochs Funeral Home to lay in state, and funeral services were held there Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. Leroy Hodapp, pastor of the Orleans Methodist Church, officiated.
She was born in Orleans, the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Hauger, and had lived here all her life. She graduated from the local high school with the class of 1892. She was the last member of her immediate family. Survivors are three nieces, Mrs. Lela Sparks of Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. Maude Gruber and Mrs. Jessie, both of Indianapolis; and one nephew, John Paul Hauger, Madison, Indiana. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery
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Mr. Henry Hudelson, 80-year-old farmer, died at his home south of Orleans, Sunday, December 25, at 4:00 p.m., following an illness of a few days, of a heart ailment.
He was born November 8, 1869, near Orangeville, a son of Samuel and Mary Pipher Hudelson. In 1895 he was married to Dell Pipher, and they went to Nebraska to make their home, but returned to Orange County in 1904, when they located on the farm which has continued to be their home as long as they lived; Mrs. Hudelson preceded him in death a year ago. They were the parents of three sons, two of whom survive, Dayton Hudelson of Paoli, and Bryce Hudelson, Tampa, Florida. The third son died in infancy. He also is survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Although not a member of any church, he attended the United Brethren Church at Old Union. The body was prepared for burial at the Ochs Funeral Home, where it lay in state until this afternoon when funeral services were conducted at 1:30 o'clock at the Friends Church in Paoli by Mrs. Regan, former pastor of that church. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Paoli.
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JOLLEY, Mary Ann
Mrs. Mary Ann Jolley died Monday, January 30, at 8:20 p.m. at the Indiana soldiers' Home in Lafayette, where she had been since June 1949.
The body was returned to the Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell for burial preparations, and lay in state there until this afternoon, Thursday, when funeral services were conducted at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Orleans, where the deceased was a member. Rev. Robert Stunkle officiated, with Rev. James E. Kirby of Aurora, former pastor of the local church, assisting. Burial was in the cemetery at Mitchell.
Born at Salem, March 23, 1858, she was the daughter of James and Matilda Eldridge Wedgewood. She was married in 1886 to Thos. R. Jolley, a Civil War veteran, who died in 1896. She spent most of her life in Orleans where she leaves many friends. Surviving her are a foster son and daughter, Mr. C. L. Shaw, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Pansy Thomas of Bedford, also a half-brother, Louis Wedgewood, Mitchell.
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KIRK, Roy Lester.
Funeral services for Roy Lester Kirk, 68-year-old farmer, were conducted this afternoon at two o'clock at the Orleans Methodist Church by he pastor of the West Baden Baptist Church. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Kirk had been in ill health since suffering a stroke in May, but had seemingly improved, until Friday morning he suffered a second stroke, which resulted in his death Monday, August 22, at 6:30 p.m., at his home west of Orleans.
He was born May 29, 1881, to Enos C. and Nancy Walker Kirk, near Bonds Chapel, Orange County. On February 9, 1910 he was married to Cora E. Lindsey, and they were the parents of one daughter, Clois Kirk, who preceded him in death. His wife, Cora E. Kirk, survives.
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MOON, Isaac
Isaac Moon, son of Jacob and Margaret Moon, was born October 14, 1872, in Hamilton County, Indiana, and passed away April 18, 1949, at the age of 76 years.
He was one of five children, Arthur, Moina, May, Isaac and Gertrude. Moina, Arthur and May preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Lulu Haworth at Gray, Indiana, on August 25, 1901. To this union were born six children, Ivan, Ralph, Lois, Ethel, Vera and Byron. The family resided in Hamilton County, Indiana, until March 1912, at which time they moved to this community.
Throughout his life he was always faithful in church attendance. His cheerful courage, regardless of his affliction, was inspiring to everyone. He will be remembered for his loyal devotion to home and family and for his spirit of friendliness to all he met. Left to mourn their loss are the widow, Mrs. Lulu Moon; three children, Ralph Moon, Mrs. Earl Richter and Mrs. Richard Schmid; three grandchildren, Shirley Moon and Bruce and Sheila Schmid; a sister, Mrs. J. F. Reiner, and many relatives and friends.
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PRUETT, Martha Alice (Owen)
Martha Alice Owen Pruett, daughter of John F. and Mary Davis Owen, was born Feb. 5, 1877, and as dawn was breaking on Feb. 16, 1950, her soul took its flight, at the age of 73 years and 11 days.
She was married Dec. 22, 1897, to George E. Pruett, and to this union was born two sons, Lloyd of Indianapolis and George R. of Mitchell; six daughters, Mrs. Mae Johnson of West Baden R. 1, Mrs. Lois Powell and Mrs. Lenora Brown of Orleans R.2, Mrs. Olive Wells of Hardinsburg, Mrs. Mayme Alice Keen of Indianapolis, and Clois, dying in infancy.
She joined the M.E.Church at Bonds Chapel at the age of twelve and remained a member of that church until death. It was in this locality that she grew to womanhood and made many friends. Her sickness was of long duration, but she bore her suffering with patience. She always welcomed her friends with a smile, and was never happier than when her children and grandchildren gathered home.
She leaves to mourn her passing besides the husband and children, 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry Owen, of Sheridan, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Sally Kirk, of Oaktown, Ind.; several nieces, nephews and friends; two brothers, James and Albert, and one sister, Lydia Owen, preceded her in death.
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TAGGART, Martha Mooney
The father of Martha Taggart, Alexander Mooney, was born in Glasgow, Scotland; her mother, Sarah Lytle Mooney, was born near Salem, Indiana. Martha, the eldest of their children was born October 18, 1874, near Princeton, Indiana.
After graduation she held positions in Dallas, Texas, and St. Louis, Mo. She later returned home and assisted in the rearing of her young brother, Ralph, who was killed in World War I and lies buried in France.
In 1912 she became the bride of John Hamilton Taggart, coming to Orleans to reside. Mrs. Taggart's winning personality, coupled with the friendliness of the husband, together founded a home that radiated hospitality. Their happiness seemed complete when they were entertaining their relatives and friends.
Not only in the home, but in the town and community about, Mrs. Taggart made a place for herself. Her desire to be helpful and her delight in doing never flagged, even when her health became impaired. She was one of those rare individuals who volunteered to accept a task, never waiting to be asked.
On coming to Orleans she transferred her membership from the Princeton Reformed Presbyterian Church to the Presbyterian Church of Orleans. She was a faithful and loyal member. The ministers were always made welcome in the home, enjoying not only the Taggarts, but also the grand old gentlemen, Mr. Mooney, who for years resided in the Taggart home.
She held membership in the following organizations: A charter membership in the Orleans Woman's Club, holding office not only in the club but in the district; a charter membership and also a Gold Star membership in the Orleans Auxiliary of the American Legion. She was active in the Orleans Home Economics Club. For twenty-five years Mrs. Taggart belonged to the Orleans Library Board. She was also a life member of the Red Cross and gave valuable aid to the Orange County Tuberculosis Society.
With her library, her magazines and newspapers, maps and pictures, she continued her education to the last. She possessed an enviable fund of general knowledge. It is said, "It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends," and she had many. She loved her family, her friends and life; she lived so joyously and so usefully that in the end can it not be said, "I am satisfied for I awake in His likeness."
She is survived by her husband, her three sisters, Mrs. Agnes McElhaney of Bloomington, Mrs. Maud Smith of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Miss Jessie Mooney of Phoenix, Arizona, and a brother, John Mooney of Princeton.
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Mrs. Mary Tegarden passed away at her home on South Lincoln St., Thursday evening, July 13, at 8:00 o'clock, following an illness of fourteen months.
Burial preparations were made at the Ochs Funeral Home, the body being returned Friday evening to the residence where it lay in state until Monday morning, July 17, when Requiem Mass was said at 10:00 o'clock at St. Mary's Church in Mitchell, of which she was a member. Officiating was the pastor, Father Meinrad Rouck. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery here. Mrs. Tegarden was a daughter of William J. and Mary Breen Reynolds, born January 5, 1905, in Loogootee. She attended St. John's high school there; Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio; and St. Mary's-of-the-Woods, Terre Haute.
On July 25, 1939, she was married to Harold A. Tegarden of Orleans. They were the parents of one child, William Harold, who, with his father, survive. Also surviving are her parents, two brothers, Lawrence and William, Jr., three nephews, all of Loogootee, and two aunts, Miss Bernadette Breen of Loogootee and Sister Catherine Breen, Baltimore, Md. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia, and a brother, James.
She was a former member of Psi Iota Xi sorority of Washington. On coming to Orleans she became a member of Eta Chapter. In her church sorority, and other organizations to which she belonged, she was a most loyal and devoted member.
Relatives from out of town attending the rites were Mr. W. J. Reynolds, W. J. Reynolds, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Reynolds and sons, John, Robert and Larry, Miss Bernadette Breen, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brooks, Mr. Isom Ackerman, Mr. L. J. Costello, and Mr. and Mrs. Al Ackerman, all of Loogootee, and Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds Ackerman of Hartford City.
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Vance E. Worrell was born on September 18, 1904, to James D. and Hannah Murray Worrell, and passed to his reward on January 15, 1949, at the age of 44 years and 4 months. His birthplace was a farm in Orange County, and here he grew to manhood in a family of five children. The two brothers, Ollis of Paoli, and Noble of Orleans; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Johnson of Orleans and Mrs. Francis Chastain of Salem, and the parents are still living. On August 31, 1930, he was married to Rowena Trinkle, and to them were born three children, Marvin, Marlene and Marcia.
He early sought an education and fitted himself for teaching, which profession he followed eleven years. In April 1936, he received the appointment of Postmaster in Orleans, and served in this capacity until the time of his passing.
He was faithful in the public life and always accommodating; a faithful, interested worker in his civic life, as his membership and accomplishments in Kiwanis and the Orleans Chamber of Commerce will show, and faithful in his church life, which began at the Carter's Creek Church when he was a mere boy, and later continued at the Orleans Christian Church. We might say that was also faithful to his well-known "hobby" - that of growing flowers. These beautiful bouquets were found in every home that wanted them. How often he gladdened the hearts of many today, not waiting to lay a floral tribute on the grave.
Is Vance dead? No he is just waiting with the Master, and still living though his kind deeds in the memory of many. When his last illness came, he often said, "We will try everything, and if I can't live, than I am ready to go home."
The community has lost a good and valued citizen, the church has lost a most faithful member, and we have lost a beloved friend.

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BLEDSAW, Ida J. (1954)
Mrs. Ida J. Bledsaw, 88 years old, wife of Alonzo Bledsaw, passed away Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at her home on North Lincoln St., where she had been critically ill for eight weeks, following a stroke.
Burial arrangements made by Mrs. Bledsaw before her final illness were carried out by the family. Her body was returned from the Ochs Funeral Home to the residence Monday, where it lay in state and funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., officiated by Rev. Robert Cooper. Music was by O.R.Brooks, with Mrs. Ralph Noblitt, organist. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
She was born May 29, 1866 in Bono Township, Lawrence County, to Michael and Sarah Brown Miller. She was the last of the family, one sister and three brothers having preceded her in death. On October 5, 1883, she was married to James Dawes who died April 28, 1892. She was married to Mr. Bledsaw on December 15, 1893.
Mrs. Bledsaw became a member of the Fishing Creek Chapel, near her home, when 14 years of age, and upon moving to this community 50 years ago, she transferred her membership to the Orleans Baptist Church.
Surviving with the husband (Lon) are three sons, Ora Dawes of Morgantown, Orval Dawes and Leroy Bledsaw of Orleans, and one daughter, Mrs. Ollie Bundy, Orleans; also 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Noble Dawes, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Scarlett and Merlene Bledsaw and three infant children preceded her in death.

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KIRBY, Leonidas Franklin
Funeral services for Leonidas Franklin Kirby, 74 years of age, manager of the Orleans Lumber Co. were held at 2:00 p.m. yesterday at the Christian Church. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Forrest E. Wilkin. The body was removed from the Ochs Funeral Home to lie in state at the church two hours before the service.
Mr. Kirby died Sunday at 9:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph Infirmary at Louisville, Ky., of a heart attack, following a prolonged illness for which he had been a patient there for seven weeks. His death was a shock to his family, who had visited with him that evening and found him in good spirits, seemingly much improved and making his plans to return home in two weeks. Born in Washington County February 16, 1878, he was the son of Franklin and America Anderson Kirby. On June 5, 1901 he was married to Miss Nellie Mae Dennis of Salem, and brought his bride here to make their home. To them were born two daughters, who, with his wife, survives. He started his career in the lumber business when employed by Mr. Conder. Later he became a partner in the Warner and Bassett Lumber Co. and then with W. H. Coppock, who in 1918 bought his interest, when with his family, Mr. Kirby moved to Burbank, Calif., and was employed for a year with the Bay City Lumber Co., at San Francisco.
On returning to Orleans he again entered the Coppock Lumber Co. but this partnership was dissolved in the early months of 1930, and the Orleans Lumber Co. was organized in partnership with Mrs. Kirby and his nephew, Cecil Kirby. In 1947 his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fancher, entered the firm as additional partners. He was one of Orleans' oldest businessmen, if not the oldest, having continued in the lumber business here for over fifty years. He also was one of the town's strongest boosters. Whenever any worthwhile project was advanced, he was behind it and gave of his time and energy to make it a success.
Early this year he terminated ten years as Director of the Indiana Lumber Dealers' Association. He was a member of the Orleans Christian Church, serving on its official board and for many years was a teacher in the Sunday School. He was also a member of the local Masonic Order, a charter member of both the Orleans Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce, having served as president of each organization - two terms in the latter.
Perfect attendance records were held by him, eight years at Sunday School and seven at Kiwanis. Mr. Kirby will be greatly missed in Orleans and the community, his business and his home.
Surviving with his wife and two daughters, Miss Marguerite Kirby at home, and Mrs. Russell Fancher of Orleans, are one grandson, Gordon Fancher, three sisters, Mrs. Henry Pleasant, Misses Della and Lora Kirby, and two nephews, Cecil Kirby of Orleans and Paul Pleasant of Lafayette.

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STROUD, Harry Kimble
Death came quietly to Harry Kimble Stroud at 7:30 Sunday morning, April 23, at his home here. He seemingly felt as well as usual when he arose, and had planned to make some calls before attending church. He had eaten breakfast, but while still seated at the table, began feeling badly. He was assisted to his bed and death attributed to a heart attack, followed immediately.
He was born in Leipsic, March 25, 1889, the son of William and Mary Shelton Stroud. On March 10, 1915, he was married to Miss Edith Hardman, who survives.
Since his graduation from the Orleans High School with the class of 1910, he has always been a most loyal and enthusiastic alumnus. He had made elaborate preparations for the coming banquet, writing members of his class urging them to attend this, their 40th anniversary. Each banquet has been an outstanding event in his life, having missed only one, and having served as president of the organization more than twenty times.
Mr. Stroud had worked as a Prudential Insurance Company agent for almost 24 years, during which time he established a wide acquaintance and rendered a valuable service to his community. In October 1949, he suffered a heart attack which forced him to go on disability. He belonged to the Knights of Pythias and Masonic Lodges.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member, with Dr. John Prentice, Paoli Presbyterian minister, officiating, assisted by the local minister, Rev. James Hogue and Rev. Paul Sherrill of the Bedford Presbyterian Church.
Surviving with Mrs. Stroud is one son, Bill H. Stroud and wife, Barbara of Jeffersonville, and one brother, Elmer Stroud of Mitchell. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery.

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Lola Terry, daughter of Frank and Effie Terry, was born near Mitchell, Indiana, July 23, 1896, and died at Lebanon, Ohio, October 12, 1940, being 44 years, 2 months and 19 days old. It was near Mitchell where she spent her girlhood days, attended the elementary school and enjoyed the friendships of the rural community life. Later her father, with his family, moved to Oklahoma.
She was married to Fay Terry September 29, 1914. To this union were born three children, Mary Pha Chatham of Orleans, Carter and Maxine of Lebanon, Ohio. Mrs. Terry united with the Christian Church in Orleans in 1915.
Mrs. Terry had spent the last three years in a church school near Lebanon, Ohio, where she was governess of twenty-eight girls. Her sudden death came as a shock to relatives and friends here in Orleans.

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WALLACE, Eliza Ellen
Eliza Ellen Wallace, daughter of W. A. and Mary A. Knight, was born in Henry County Sept. 11, 1855 and died at her home near Orleans October 17, 1940, being 85 years, one month and six days old.
When quite a small girl her father moved with his family to Washington County, Indiana. It was there that she grew to womanhood, having a part in the communitylife according to the customs of that time. It was there that she learned and developed

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HOBSON, Hubert Paul "Hobby"
From the Times-Mail, Bedford, IN; August 26, 1997
French Lick - Services for Hubert P. "Hobby" Hobson, 85, West Baden Springs, who served for 32 years as French Lick Township trustee, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, French Lick.
He died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Medco Center, French Lick. Born Jan. 4, 1912 in French Lick, he was the son of Samuel E. (Edward) and Rella Jane (Denbo) Hobson.
He was a 1931 graduate of French Lick High School where he played both basketball and baseball. After graduation, he played semi pro basketball for five years and did some officiating.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He had done a variety of things in his life including working as a guard at Charlestown powder plant, working in the Gary steel mills, for an oil refinery in Whiting, traveling around the country for a year working on pipeline construction, driving a coal truck and driving a school bus. But his principle occupation was as a carpenter. He served on the Springs Valley School Board 1956-1958.
He also taught a building trades class at Springs Valley High School. On Dec. 31, 1994 he retired after 32 years as trustee of French Lick Township. The Indiana General Assembly passed a special resolution honoring his three decades of service as a township trustee, one of the longest periods of service in state history.
He married Mary Audrey (Audra) Roberts May 16, 1936. His second marriage was to Anna Margaret Roberts on Jan. 2, 1958, and she died Aug. 7, 1995.
Surviving are four children; Frank Hobson and Mary Jane Deel, both of French Lick, Jerry Roberts, West Baden Springs, and Caroleen Marie Cannon, Jeffersonville; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
A sister, Christina, and a brother, Forrest Elwood Hobson, preceded him in death. He was a lifetime member of both the French Lick American Legion Post No. 76 and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a 50-year member of French Lick Masonic Lodge and Hadi Shrine. He was a charter member of French Lick-West Baden Lions Club.
He also was a member of the carpenters union, the Township Trustee Association, the American Association of Retired Persons and the Bass Master Association.
French Lick Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. French Lick American Legion will conduct graveside military rights Wednesday. The Rev. Douglas Finney will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday.
The family requests donations be made to cancer research in care of Phi Beta Psi Sorority.
Springs Valley Herald, September 1997
To all the friends of Hubert "Hobby" Hobson
"Thank You", two very small words that seem inadequate to express our gratitude to all our family and friends.
"Hobby" had a life blest with family and friends and it was very apparent at his viewing and funeral. A total of 476 special people signed his registry.
We thank each and every one who expressed their sympathy by prayers, cards, flowers, food and by their presence. Each thing was very important to us. Thank you to all who stopped by his home, the hospital and Medco Center, as he would say, "You have helped pass my day."
We cannot say enough in gratitude to Medco Center Nursing Home staff for all their kind and gentle care, you are the best!
To Dr. Paris and staff of John Brown Cancer Center, he thought you were great and we thank you for your care. To Dr. Hagan, the Orange Co. Hospital and all the staff - we thank you.
Thank you to all the local churches for their prayers. To Rev. Doug Finney for being his friend and for officiating at his services, to Pastor Bill Benner for all the prayers, visits and concern and to Father John Hall for caring about him.
To the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, especially Ben and Darlene Drabing for all their tender care.
The French Lick Masonic Lodge memorial service was impressive, we thank you very much. The French Lick American Legion's graveside rites were moving, thank you to all who participated.
We were very moved Tuesday night when the French Lick Fire Department, in dress uniform, filed by for viewing. Thank you all for this tribute, we were extremely touched.
Thank you to Irene Walters, Mildred and Dave Merkel and Cheryl Quinn for cooking, organizing and serving our dinner following services, it provided a special time for everyone to be together. We are grateful to all those who provided food.
Thank you to all who donated for cancer research in care of Phi Beta Psi Sorority. This list could go on and on - Hobby touched so many lives. To any one we have overlooked, please forgive us, we appreciated everyone's kindness.
He was our "Daddy" and "Papaw Hobby".
Mary Jane, John, George, John David, Mike and Families
Frank, Sue, Lyn, Cris, Tony and Families
Caroleen, Art, Janna, Matt, Dane, Steve, and families
Jerry, Betty, Bonnie, Donna Jo and families

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Springs Valley Herald, August 1995 ANNA MARGARET HOBSON
Margaret Hobson, daughter of Fred and Hazel (Cox) Cox, was born April 18, 1924. She had two sisters, Frances Cox of Medco in French Lick and Mrs. Charles (Rosemary) Smith of Route 2, French Lick. Her brothers are Frederick of Rural Route, Paoli, John Cox of Paoli and Samual Cox of Indianapolis.
She attended grade school in Jackson Township in Orange County and attended high school in French Lick until World War II when she left high school to work in the bag plant in Charlestown. She was a retired supervisor from the B and B shoe Co. in Paoli where she worked from 1959 to 1986. In 1947 she was married to Ivan (Haymaker) Roberts. On August 31, 1950 they were blessed with a son, Gerald (Jerry) Roberts and he survives.
On October 7, 1957 she lost her husband by death.
On January 2, 1958 she and Hubert Hobson were united in marriage and they have no children of their own.
Margaret became ill and was diagnosed as having ovarian cancer on June 16, 1995. She spent many days in the Orange County Hospital and the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She passed from this life at 5:57 a.m. on August 7, 1995 at 71 years, 3 months, 20 days. She leaves to mourn, her husband Hobby; her son Jerry and wife Betty; one granddaughter, Donna Jo Roberts of Route 2, West Baden; one step-granddaughter, Bonnie Friedman and one step-great-grandson and one step-great-granddaughter of Dubois County. Also left to mourn on her husband's side are three step-children, Mary Jane Deel and Frank Hobson of French Lick and Caroleen Cannon of Jeffersonville, ten step-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren.
Margaret was a member of the Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Senior Citizens, and spent many hours helping at the Medco Center and also spent some time at the First Baptist Church in West Baden with her best friend, Carol Denbo. She also enjoyed taking walks with her good neighbor, Deanna Clark, working in the yard and garden, being with her family and taking trips to Branson, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. August 9, 1995 at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home. Services were conducted by the very efficient Rev. Doug Finney.
Burial was in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery beside Ivan Roberts, her first husband and father of Jerry Roberts, leaving one space on her other side for her present husband. She will be sadly missed by everyone.
Springs Valley Herald, August 1995
There having been so many persons who donated food, who sent flowers, who sent cards, and the seven churches who sent cards and prayed, and the 499 who signed the register, I (Hobby) Hobson and Gerald (Jerry) Roberts have come to the conclusion that it will be impossible for us to send "Thank You" cards to everyone. So we are taking this means to "Thank" each and everyone, who in any way, did anything to help us in our loss of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, step-grandmother and step-great-grandmother. We hope we will be forgiven for taking this means to "Thank Everyone".
A special thanks has to go to Marlene Flick and Darlene Drabing who did a wonderful job with her hair and nails, to Rev. Doug Finney for a very good performance and Ben Drabing and his help in making Margaret so pretty after she had spent so many days in hospitals. A very hearty "Thanks" to the Eastern Star for their impressive memorial services. Also a special "Thank You" to the pall bearers who placed Margaret at her final resting place.
A "Thank You" to everyone involved with the First Baptist Church in West Baden for serving a fine meal after the services.
Again, I (Hobby) and Jerry Roberts extend our "Appreciation" and "Thanks" to any and all who helped us in any way.,

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Springs Valley Herald--Charles Kirkland Rites Saturday
Charles Robert Kirkland, 69, French Lick, died at 11:30 pm Wednesday at Medco Center where he had been a patient for four weeks.
He was born in French Lick on March 29, 1911 to James and Dora Qualkenbush Kirkland. He was employed at Crane NAD for 14 years, was a bartender, had worked at the counrty club, and had more recently managed the Arribi Liquor Store here.
He was a member of the French lick Masonic Lodge, No. 586, and a 37 degree Mason, belonging to thr Marrott Temple, Indianapolis. He was also a member of the Orange County Shrine Club. The Masonic Lodge will conduct services Friday night. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Friday.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jessie Crowder; two daughters, Mrs. Diane Norton, French Lick, and Mrs Josephine Hawkins, Shoals: eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles.

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Springs Valley Herald---Bessie Moffatt Expires Sunday
Bessie L Moffatt, 86, died at 2:20 pm Sunday at Orange County Hospital following a long illness. Her home was on R R 2, Mitchell. A native of Decatur County, she was born September 15, 1893 to George William and Sarah Elizabeth Goodpaster.
Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death in 1975. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
The funeral was held Tuesday at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral and burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
She is survived by four sons, Charles Wayne Moffatt and Richard Moffatt, both of Lyons, Raymond Moffatt of Owensboro, Ky, and Chester Moffatt, R R 2, West Baden, and eight daughters, Ermel Young and Lois Anderson, both of French Lick, Nellie Creech of Rushville, Daisey Stevens of New Castle, Roberta Mills and Loretta Hall of Mitchell, Mary Bennett of Indianapolis and Geneva Cowan of Shelbyville.
Also surviving are four brothers, Russell Goodpaster of Burns City, Clarence Goodpaster, R R 3, Orleans, Walker Goodpaster, R R 2, French Lick, and James Goodpaster: four sisters, Della Workman of Glenwood, Ethel Owens of Osgood, Hazel Sanders of Orleans and Lela Rede of Milford.

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Springs Valley Herald---Rites Wednesday For George Way
George E Way, French Lick, died at 4:22 am Sunday at Bedford Medical Center where he was transferred from Orange County Hospital last Thursday.
A native of this community, he was born Oct 31, 1922 to Floyd and Mildred Lee Way. A World War II Army veteran, he had been employed with the Springs Valley Corporation for the past 20 years. He also was a former cab driver in French Lick.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Baden where final rites were held at 2 pm Wednesday. Officiating was former pastor of the church, Rev Menlo Barnett of Madison. Burial was in Ames Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of the Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home of Paoli.
His father preceded him in death in December of 1966.
Surviving are his mother Mrs Mildred Mehl of French Lick: a brother, Russell Way of Ottawa, Ill.; two half-sisters Kathy Diamond and Mary Jane Way, both of Indianapolis, and a number of aunts and uncles.

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Springs Valley Herald ---- Ernest Cox Dies Monday at Bedford
Ernest Cox, 77, French Lick, died at 1:30 pm Monday at Bedford Medical Center. A native of Crawford County, he was born May 24, 1902 to Rueben and Mary Bell Blunk Cox. On May 2, 1927, he married Cletus Picou who survives.
He was employed for 53 years at the French Lick Springs Hotel as a masseur before his retirement. He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church.
Surviving with Mrs. Cox are three daughters. Mrs. Chester [Dorothy] Ferguson and Mrs. Wayne [Ann] Ferguson, both at R R 1 French Lick and Mrs Phillip [Mary] Miller of Mitchell; a brother, Oscar Cox of Eckerty; two sisters, Minnie Love of Eckerty and Mamie Mitchell of Birdseye; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A son, Donald, preceded him in death in December 1975.
The funeral service was held at 2 pm Wednesday at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home with Rev Robert Barger officiating, Burial was in Mt Lebanon Cemetery

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Springs Valley Herald - Spoonmote Final Rites Today
Roy Spoonmore, 87, Rte 2, West Baden, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, Feb 29 at Medco Center. He was born Aug. 9, 1901 in Orange County to John J and Mary Lynch Spoomore. He married Roxie Rae Allen, March 20, 1924 and she preceded him in death July 26, 1982. He was a retired farmer and custodian at West Baden and Springs Valley schools for 17 years, retiring in 1967. He was a 50 year member of Redman Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Spoonmore of Columbus and Ray Spoonmore of Clermont: a grand daughter, Arla Jean Fox of Indianapolis, and a great-grand daughter. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm today [Wednesday] from Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home with Br. Roger Hamlet officiating. Burial was in Ames Chapel Cemetery.

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Springs Valley Herald---DALE EVERETT ROYER
Dale Everett Royer, son of Henry and Lillie Burton Royer, was born in French Lick, Indiana on November 14. 1919, and passed away June 18, 1976.
He is survived by one brother, Glenn Royer of Ellettsville, Indiana and four sister, Mrs Ruth Waggoner of Leavenworth, Indiana, Mrs Berniece Mosley of San Diego, California, Mrs Myrtle Parrott of La Mesa, California, and Mrs Jean Bird of French Lick, Indiana. One sister, Mrs Rosemary Palmer, preceded him in death in 1973. He also leaves nine nephews and five nieces.
Dale was an employee if the French Lick-Sheraton Hotel since 1936 and the past several years had been manager of the Skeet and Trap Club.
Dale served four years in the Air Force during World War II. This time was soent in North Africa and Italy. He was past commander of the American Legion Post # 76 in French Lick. .......He attended Ames Chapel United Methodist Church

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Carl Chastain, veteran of World War I, died Saturday afternoon at the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient at various times for the past year.
The Ochs ambulance went to that city Sunday morning and returned the remains to Orleans. After burial preparation was completed the body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Lela Dawes, to lay in state, and where funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
The deceased was born March 23, 1900 to Ira L. and Georgianna Jenkins Chastain, both of whom have preceded him in death. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Dawes, Mrs. Helen Sanders, both of this place, and Mrs. Arretta Gray of Bloomington; and one brother, Elwood Chastain, Orleans.

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ENDWRIGHT, Grace Marie (January 1955)
Death came Sunday at 9:30 p.m. to Miss Grace Marie Endwright, 62, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford, where she had been under treatment since suffering a heart attack at her home December 22.
Following burial preparations at the Ochs Funeral Home the body was taken to the residence where it lay in state from Monday afternoon until Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. It was then removed to the Methodist Church where funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Floyd Cook of New Albany, and Rev. Ralph Sagebiel. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. School was dismissed Tuesday afternoon that teachers and pupils might attend the rites. "Miss Grace" as she was known to her vast number of pupils in the community, had taught second and third grades in the elementary school here for 33 consecutive years before retiring in 1954.
She had started her teaching career the fall of 1911 following her graduation from Orleans High School that spring, and a summer term spent at Indiana State Teachers College. Her first five years in the profession were in Orange County schools in Northwest, French Lick and Northeast townships, following which she taught two years in the Ellettsville School. She had furthered her education during the years at Indiana University and I.S.T.C.
Since retiring she had never had much "spare" time, as she served as substitute teacher at the elementary building and was active in the work of the Methodist Church, of which she was a member. There she taught the Junior Girls Sunday School class and was a member of the W.S.C.S. She also belonged to the Phi Beta Psi sorority and Orleans Home Demonstration Club, and gave much of her time to her family, and being a good neighbor.
Miss Endwright was the daughter of the late Maurice and Minnie Hurst Endwright. She was born February 4, 1893, at Pekin, but came here as a small child. She is survived by three sisters, Miss Edith Endwright and Mrs. Mary Pursley of Bloomington, and Mrs. Jane Huffman of New Albany; two nephews and a niece, Maurice Johnson of Corydon, John R. Endwright of Bloomington, and Mrs. Betty Rouelle of Wisconsin; and eight great nephews and nieces.

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FLEMING, Charles
Paoli - Charles Fleming, 68, retired timber buyer, died yesterday at his home in Paoli. The body is at the Ochs Funeral Home in Orleans. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Fleming; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Jackson, Park Forest, IL; Mrs. Tom Henderson, Winchester; Mrs. Dalton and Mrs. Paul Goin, Orleans; two sons, Robert Fleming of Winchester, and William Fleming, Detroit, Mich.; and two brothers, Edward and Dave Fleming, both of Paoli.

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JACKSON, Gretchen (Ochs)
Mrs. Gretchen Ochs Jackson, wife of James Fred Jackson, retired Chevrolet dealer, passed away at her home Monday at 10 p.m., just three days after her 56th birthday. She had been in ill health since 1948, but had not been confined to her bed until in the past three months, during which she had been under treatment, for a time, at the Norton Infirmary at Louisville. She was born in Orleans, April 1, 1899, to Charles E. and Hattie Moore Ochs, and spent most of her life here, where she attended the local schools, graduating in 1917, and has always taken an active part in the community activities. She was a member of the Christian Church, Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary and Tri Kappa Sorority. She had served the latter organization as president.
On August 30, 1918, she was married to Mr. Jackson, and they resided in Salem for a year before returning here to make their permanent home. They were the parents of one daughter, Barbara, now Mrs. A. E. Hancock of New Albany, who survives with her father. Mrs. Jackson was a partner with her brother and sister, Everett Ochs and Miss Margaret Ochs, in the Ochs Funeral Home; and for many years she had assisted her husband in his business as its bookkeeper.
Surviving with the husband and daughter are two grandchildren, Patricia and Jimmy Hancock; her sister, Mrs. Margaret Ochs, and two brothers, Everett Ochs of Orleans and Bonnie Ochs of Indianapolis.
The body lay in state at the Ochs Funeral Home from Tuesday evening until today (Thursday) at 2:30 o'clock, when funeral services were conducted by Rev. Forrest Wilkin. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.

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JOHNSON, Manson Charles "Manse" (1954)
Manse Johnson, County Assessor, Dies in Sleep. Manson Charles Johnson, 70, passed away quietly Saturday morning at his home as he slept, death being attributed to a heart attack. He was found dead in bed by his wife when she went to waken him at seven o'clock. He had been in failing health for some time, but his strong will had kept him working at his job as Orange County Assessor, his chicken broiler business and the many civic affairs in which he was so keenly interested.
Born March 12, 1883, in Washington County, near Pekin, he was the son of Charles F. and Mary Turner Johnson. The family moved to Orange County where on December 24, 1905, he married Mamie Rigney, and to them were born three children. His wife preceded him in death in December of 1915. A second marriage was on April 28, 1917, to Bess Shrum of Salem, who survives.
For twenty years Mr. Johnson operated a dairy farm, following which he moved to Orleans where he built and operated the Johnson Hardware Store, Implement and Fertilizer business until 1945, when during Governor Gates' administration he was appointed supervisor of the Right-of-Way Department of the State Highway Department, where he served until 1948. Prior to his election to the office of County Assessor in 1952 he served on a board of three appointed as Real Estate Appraisers in Orleans Township. He was a life-long Republican and worked hard for his party, as he did every other cause in which he believed.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Morris Johnson of Orleans; two daughters, Mrs. Agatha Long of Harvey, Ill., and Mrs. Mary K. Carman, New Brunswick, New Jersey; two granddaughters, two grandsons, a brother, Ward Johnson of Bloomington, and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel French, Bloomington, and Mrs. Zella Sheeks, Valparaiso. His parents and two brothers, Everett and Ellis Johnson, preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Orleans Christian Church, where he had formerly served as superintendent of the Sunday School. Also, he belonged to the Orleans Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, Orleans Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Orleans Christian Church, officiated by Rev. Chris Parks of Huntingburg, a close friend of many years, and Rev. Forrest Wilkin of Orleans. Burial was in the Syria Cemetery, where Masonic Rites were conducted at the grave by the Orleans Masonic Lodge.
Ochs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, and the body lay in state there from Sunday morning until taken to the church for funeral services.
A Tribute: Manse Johnson was a loyal citizen of Orleans. He loved this, his home town, and was never too tired or too busy to help in any enterprise for its improvement. Few men possessed the courage which he displayed. Though he suffered many setbacks through his life, he never let them get him down, but always came back fighting. He will be sorely missed in our community.

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BRITTON, Everett
Everett Britton passed away at his home in the west part of Orleans Tuesday morning about seven o'clock following a four days illness from ptomaine poison. He was 55 years of age. Mr. Britton's illness was very sudden and his death unexpected and the bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in this sudden loss.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Britton, with whom he made his home, two sons, Otis of Orleans and Ralph who is in the U. S. Navy and stationed at New York, and two brothers, Tobe Britton of Orleans and Joe Britton of West Baden.
Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon at 2:30, in charge of Rev. Cleaver, pastor of the Holiness Church, and the remains were interred in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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Mrs. Jenny Burton, 67, wife of Joe Burton, died of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon at her home in the Fishing Creek community. She had been in frail health since suffering a stroke two years ago.
The deceased was born in Hamilton County, the daughter of John and Martha Eck Kaiser. She had lived in this community about 37 years. Funeral services, under the direction of the Ochs Funeral Home, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fishing Creek Church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery here. Survivors besides the husband are one son, Malcolm Burton; one grandson, Harold Burton; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Chatham, Paoli and Mrs. Ernest Pickens, Orleans; four brothers, Kerry Kaiser, Bromer, Fred Kaiser, near Leipsic, Frank Kaiser, Noblesville, and Will Kaiser of Carmel.

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Final rites were held Monday afternoon at Bethel Church for George W. Cleveland, with Rev. Forrest E. Wilkin officiating. Burial was made in the Bethel Cemetery.
His death came Saturday evening, December 30, at his home, following a month's illness. Mr. Cleveland was born August 11, 1867, in Orangeville Township, to William J. and Anna Pickthall Cleveland. He was married August 18, 1889 to Martha A. Pickett, and they were the parents of two sons, Ralph and Roscoe; Ralph passing away February 24, 1904. His wife died December 7, 1905.
On February 8, 1906, Mr. Cleveland married Miss Lizzie Edwards. They were the parents of two sons and one daughter, Edmund, Earl and Eva. Earl preceded his father in death September 7, 1930.
He spent all of his life in the Bethel community, with the exception of two years when in Kansas. He united with Bethel Church, November 7, 1891, and ever remained a faithful member. Surviving with the widow and two sons, Roscoe and Edmund of Orleans, and the daughter, Mrs. William A. Campbell of Charlestown, are four brothers, Fred, Thomas and Ben Cleveland of Orleans, and Charles Cleveland of Shoals; and seven grandchildren. A sister, Mr. C. E. Baker, preceded him in death just fifteen days.
Burial arrangements were in charge of Ochs Funeral Home.

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FERGUSON, Anna Louisa (Schulz)
Anna Louisa Ferguson was born December 2, 1865, and died August 19, 1949, aged 83 years, 9 months and 6 days. She was the daughter of Frederick and Charlotta Schulz. She was united in marriage February 27, 1885, to John A. Ferguson, who preceded her in death December 15, 1932.
To this union was born four children, Harry Reed, who died in infancy; June Wright, who died in Oklahoma City June 12, 1912; Belle Richardson of Campbellsburg; and Frank Ferguson of near Orleans. She and Mr. Ferguson were united with the Methodist Church at the Island in the year 1892.
She was a charter member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge of Orleans during its early history. She was a friend and good neighbor, honest and industrious and a dutiful mother that labored to make a home for her loved ones.
She leaves to mourn her passing a son and daughter, who were ever ready to do her bidding and comfort her in times of sickness and sorrow; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and other relatives and a host of friends.

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HAMER, Frank Lev
Lieutenant Hamer Killed in Action. Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Hamer were informed last evening by the government that their son, Second Lieutenant Frank Lev Hamer had been killed. The message read: "The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Second Lieutenant Frank L. Hamer was killed in action on the tenth day of May over Austria. Letter follows."
Lev was a graduate of the Orleans High School with the class of '40. He then attended Purdue University one year, before enlisting in the air corps on February 22, 1942. He began his training in August of that year, and received his wings and commission April 23, 1943, at Eagle Pass, Texas. After several weeks of combat training at a western camp he flew his own plane to Africa, and enroute from Lincoln, Neb., to the East Coast on November 30, 1943, he flew over Orleans and the home of his parents just north of town, where he dropped a bundle from his plane that contained personal belongings that he did not care to take across, and a note saying he was going on a long journey.
He landed in Africa, where he remained until January 16, 1944, when he was sent to Italy. He was the pilot of a B24 Liberator, and had participated in 36 missions. He had encountered some very violent resistance, and had some narrow escapes.
In a letter written May 9, which his parents received Monday, May 22, he revealed the number of missions that he had flown, and said that within a few days he and his crew were being sent to a rest camp for a badly needed rest to get them in shape for a hard two weeks work, which would probably complete their missions, and for them not to send any more packages for he expected to be on his way home before they would have time to reach him. He urged his parents not to worry about him, for he was just all right and would be seeing them soon. It is known that Lt. Hamer had been given a citation and oak leaf clusters, but the particular deed which merited these awards are not yet known by the parents.

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HICKMAN, Violetta
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Haverly Mortuary, Mitchell, for Mrs. Violetta Hickman who died about five o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Crimerd Bowden, northeast of Mitchell on Route 3.
The deceased was a native of Washington County, and was born October 23, 1877, the daughter of James W. and Eliza Anderson Alvis. When a young woman she was married to Frank Hickman who died November 23, 1925. Mrs. Hickman had resided here many years before moving to Mitchell two years ago.
Survivors besides the daughter are one grandson, Lee Simpson of Mitchell, and one half-sister, Mrs. Iona Radcliff, Neodesha, Kansas. The body is in state at the Haverly Mortuary. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Orleans.

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HILL, Fred
Paoli Man Dies of Injuries. Funeral services, with Rev. J. A. Settle officiating, were held Monday afternoon at the Paoli United Brethren Church for Fred Hill of that city.
Mr. Hill died last Friday evening at the Clark Hospital from injuries suffered when struck by a car on Tuesday night, April 15. The accident was said to have been unavoidable, and the driver of the car, Chris Gardner of Paoli, was not held responsible.
Among the surviving children are Mrs. Zelma Hawk and Mrs. Ruth Reister, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Helen Maudlin, all of Orleans.

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HORNE, James Madison
James Madison Horne, 42, electrical lineman, died Wednesday morning at his home in the Old Union community, following a several weeks illness due to chronic nephritis. He was a native of Pulaski, Tenn., the son of James M. and Sarah Willoughby Horne, and was born April 12, 1905.
The body will lay in state at the Ochs Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Poindexter at 2:00 p.m. Friday. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Wilma Sullivan Horne; three children, James, now serving in the U. S. Navy, Roberteen and Stella Lou at home.
Interment will be made in the Old Union Cemetery.

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HUSTON, Mary Elizabeth (Fisher)
Mary Elizabeth Fisher Huston was born October 23, 1860, in this community, the daughter of David and Sarah Burgess Duncan Fisher, one of the good pioneer families of Orange County. Here she grew up into young womanhood with her brothers and sisters. She was united in marriage to Harvey J. Huston on November 20, 1879, and soon after established a home in sight of her parental home, where she resided until death came on the afternoon of February 23, 1947, at the age of 86 years, 3 months and 3 days.
The first great sorrow of life came to her in the death of the husband on August 1, 1923, but this sorrow did not break her will or determination to keep a home where her children and grandchildren were always welcome to come.
She leaves to mourn her departure, three sons and three daughters namely: Edward D., Herschel and Howard of this community; Mrs. Pearl Finch of Richmond, Ind., Mrs. William Stultz of near Orleans and Mrs. Earl Lindley of Madison, Wisconsin. Also two brothers, Thomas of Salem, Ill. and David of French Lick; one sister, Melvina Pickett of Florida, a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of neighbors and friends. One son, Raymond preceded her in death on July 25, 1935.

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Mrs. Molly E. Johnson, 83 years old and a life-long resident of Orleans, died Saturday evening, June 12, at her home. She had been in failing health the past several years. Death was due to heart trouble and infirmities incident to old age.
She was born March 20, 1860 to Benjamin P. and Matilda E. Chatham, near Orleans. She was married February 26, 1880, to Homer Johnson, and to this union one son, Frank, was born. The husband preceded her in death in 1921.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Orleans Christian Church. She is survived by the son, Frank B. Johnson, of Oklahoma City; two grandsons, Forrest Johnson, also of Oklahoma City, and Sherron Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; two great-grandsons, and one half-sister, Mrs. Frank Walls of Bedford.
Burial preparation was made at the Ochs Funeral Home where the body lay in state and where funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. C. McFadden officiating. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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John Leonard died at the Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis at 2:00 a.m. July 10th. Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at Birdseye. Mr. Leonard was a member of the local Legion Post.

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McCLAIN, Luna Ellen
Luna Ellen McClain, wife of Elmer McClain, was born near Stampers Creek in this county, March 17, 1892, and passed to be with her Maker at her home here (Orleans) April 3, 1932 aged 40 years and 17 days.
She was united in marriage to Elmer McClain April 2, 1908, and to this union was born four children, namely, Samuel O., Cecil R., Granvile, and Mary Elizabeth, who with the husband , today mourn their loss of companion and Mother - this being the greatest loss which may come into the home.
While residing in Paoli a few years since, she was made to realize the need of a Savior's love and kindness and under the preaching of Rev. George Dalrymple, she was converted and became a member of the M. E. church at that place. After removing to Orleans, she transferred her membership to the Missionary Baptist Church here, and since then, has remained a devoted member of this church and congregation, who today join with husband and children in mourning our loss.
Kind and loving, dutiful and sincere, she was all that a companion might be. She loved her home and devoted her life to this home and her little family. She loved her church and her friends and lived for them and with them more than we may know.

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McINTOSH, Nina Daugherty
Invalid Dies as Home Burns. Mrs. Nina Daugherty McIntosh, 65, burned to death Sunday in a fire that destroyed her home and that of the next-door neighbor, Charles Pruett. Mrs. McIntosh, an invalid, had been rescued shortly after the fire broke out, but she returned for personal effects and was trapped by the flames. Her husband, Wilbur McIntosh survives.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Ritter Funeral Home in French Lick, and burial was made at Georgetown, where she formerly lived.

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OWENS, Mrs. Clarence (nee Walls)
Mrs. Clarence Owens, 21, Paoli, suffered fatal injuries in an automobile accident last Monday afternoon. The accident happened about 4:30 on Road 56 at the Paoli city limits. The car in which Mrs. Owens was riding, and driven by her husband, collided head-on with a car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Love of Paoli. All occupants were injured and admitted to the Clark Hospital for treatment, where Mrs. Owens' death occurred at mid-night. Mr. Owens and Mr. Love have been released, but Mrs. Love remains hospitalized.
Mrs. Owens was a graduate of the Paoli High School, and until a month ago was employed as secretary in the Prudential Insurance office in that city.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Paoli United Brethern Church, with Rev. William Hancock officiating. Burial will be in the Community Cemetery.
Survivors besides the husband are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Walls; a brother, John Walls Jr.; and a half-sister in California.

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PLEW, Clarence H.
Clarence H. Plew, 66, died March 24th at the St. Frances Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been admitted for treatment on Saturday.
The deceased, an upholsterer by trade, was a resident of the Wesley Chapel community, having moved there from Jeffersonville in the last few years.
Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Myrtle Plew, two daughters and one sister. Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock today at Old Union, with the pastor, Rev. Poindexter officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

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PLURIS, John Thomas
Funeral services for John Thomas Pluris, 68, retired farmer, whose death occurred Sunday afternoon at his home here, were conducted at the Orleans Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday under the direction of the Ochs Funeral Home.
The rites were in charge of the Rev. Robert Stunkle, pastor of the local Pilgrim Holiness Church, assisted by Rev. Andrews, Methodist minister, and Rev. Poindexter of the Old Union Church.
The deceased was born near Paoli, February 11, 1879, the son of Edward and Mary Newlin Pluris. He was twice married. His first marriage occurred August 2, 1900, to Nancy Ann Payton, who died November 15, 1903. Later he was united in marriage to Ida Gertrude Stultz, who survives.
Other survivors include one son, Ross Pluris, Indianapolis; one granddaughter, Mrs. Pauline Baker; one grandson, Philip Pluris, and one great-grandchild, Stephen Lee Baker, all of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Claude Lomax, Paoli; and two brothers, Evert Pluris and Haravey Pluris near Paoli. Interment was made in the Community Cemetery at Paoli.

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RADCLIFF, William R.
Pvt. Wm. R. Radcliff Killed in Germany. Mrs. Stella Stalker of Orangeville received a telegram last Tuesday from the war department saying her son, Pvt. William R. Radcliff, who has been listed as missing in action in Germany, was killed on Feb. 23, 1945.
Pvt. Radcliff, 20 years of age, had served almost two years in the army. He was serving with the 55th Armed Engineers in Germany. He was a graduate of Orleans High School with the class of '43.

Contributed by, Cathy S. Beard
RICHARDSON, Mrs. Will (nee Chamberlain)
Mrs. Will Richardson passed away suddenly at her home Monday evening about 6:15 o'clock from a heart attack. She became ill while she was preparing the evening meal and went to lie down, when the fatal attack occurred. A physician was called, but death had come before he arrived. Altho Mrs. Richardson had been in a rather poor state of health, she had not been ill and her sudden passing was a great shock to her family. She was 54 years of age.
Mrs. Richardson was born near Campbellsburg and with Mr. Richardson and family, she came to Orleans in 1917. They have since lived in and near this community. She was a member of the Orleans Baptist Church, where she took a great interest and worked hard toward the success of its undertakings. She was also affiliated with the Royal Neighbor Lodge.
Mrs. Richardson was one of a family of fifteen children, and one sister and one brother and her parents have preceded her in death. Surviving are her companion, four sons, Donald, Vance, William and Robert, and four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Hightower of Kokomo, Ada, Roberta and Mary Elizabeth; seven sisters, Mrs. W. C. Kennedy, Valley Station, Ky., Mrs. D. E. Cassidy and Mrs. Ezra Kemp, of Campbellsburg, Mrs. Florence Dennis, of Oxonia, Mrs. Mattie Huff, or Lafayette, Mrs. Ellen Wright, of Livonia, and Mrs. Jesse Hayes, of Orleans; five brothers, Earl M. and B. H. Chamberlain, of Valley Station, Ky., A. H. Chamberlain, of Salem, D. W. Chamberlain, of Roachdale, and W. O. Chamberlain, of Bloomfield; also three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church at 1 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Warren Sanders, of Mitchell, Burial was made in Claysville.

Contributed by, Cathy S. Beard
The passing of Faith Sanders has deeply touched the hearts of many people of this community. She was born near Orleans, July 15, 1903, spent her young girlhood here and thru the few intervening years gave the fruits of her splendidly endowed mind to that of teaching in our schools. And now, we her friends shall know her no more.
Faith was fine, pure and sweet, like the atmosphere, the sunshine and the blue arching sky. Pure and lovable and everyone who revolved about her drew from her light and warmth that made friendship with her enduring and everlasting. Her smile was enchanting, and it is hard indeed for us to weep silently in the shadow of the great darkness that has settled upon the lives and hearts of those who loved her for her kindly ways, hopeful smiles and ready sympathies. Faith was the only daughter of David F. Sanders and Lottie Pickens Teaford, and was at the time of her death 32 years, 3 months and 18 days of age.
She received her grade school and high school education in the local schools, and later studied at Danville, Ind., and the Indiana State Teachers' College, Terre Haute. She held positions in the Sullivan and Fontanet, Indiana schools and before her illness taught in Junior High here. Her attractiveness and her ability was recognized by both pupil and teacher.
She had been ill many months, but with a brave heart she has combated the disease that has finally taken her from those who so dearly loved her. She has fought every inch of the way with a courage that was the embodiment of self-control and of hope. But she waged a losing battle, and has left many hearts grieved and sore stricken at her going. Life was sweet to Faith; she was young and so worthy of its choicest blessings, but to her has come rest and peace instead of the busy, swift rush of the day. .
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Teaford; her grandmother, Mrs. Jas. W. Pickens; one step-sister Mrs. Fred Brock of Bloomington; one step-brother, Max Teaford, and an uncle, Van Pickens, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral services were held at the Syria Church, where Faith held membership, on last Thursday afternoon, Nov. 14, in charge of Rev. Everhart, pastor of the Christian Church. Members of her high school graduating class and friends acted as pallbearers and were in charge of the floral arrangements. Interment followed in the Syria Cemetery.

Contributed by, Cathy S. Beard
SHEPHERD, Ethel (Morgan)
Mrs. Ethel Shepherd, widow of the late Bluford Shepherd and a native of Orleans, died at her home in Gary, Indiana on May 1, with funeral and burial services also occurring in that city on May 4. Friends here learned of her death only last week. She had been ill several years from heart disease and complications.
Mrs. Shepherd was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wes Morgan of Orleans, and she and Mr. Shepherd moved to Gary a number of years ago to make their home.

Contributed by, Cathy S. Beard
Retsor O. Sutherlin, 75, died Friday, April 18, at his home following a ten year's illness. He was a life long resident of Orleans, and had engaged in various occupations before ill health forced his retirement.
Funeral services, largely attended, were held at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, of which he was a member, with the pastor, Rev. Robert Stunkle officiating. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Contributed by, Cathy S. Beard
TODD, Dorothy (Wilfong)
Mrs. Dorothy Todd, wife of Herman Todd, died at six o'clock Sunday evening at her home in Columbus following a five months illness.
Burial preparation was made at Columbus, and on Monday the Ochs funeral car went to that city and conveyed the remains to Orleans, to the home of her father, Mr. A. J. Wilfong, to lay in state. She was born in this community, near Carter's Creek, on September 24, 1906, the daughter of Arthur J. and Tina Parish Wilfong. Her marriage to Mr. Todd occurred March 29, 1929.
She had lived her most of her life but returned with her family to Columbus for residence last September after having previously lived there a short time. She was a graduate of the local high school. She belonged to the Orleans Christian Church; a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and an inactive member of the Phi Beta Sorority.
Funeral services were conducted from the Christian Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. C. W. Parks of Huntingburg, a former pastor, officiating. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Surviving with her husband and father are one son, Joe Todd at home; one sister, Mrs. Marie Lewis of Harwood, N. Dakota; and one brother, Hugh Wilfong of Orleans. The mother preceded her in death in April of last year.

Contributed by, Cathy S. Beard
WALKER, Martha Jane (Tegarden)
A good woman has gone. Martha Jane Walker, daughter of Columbus and Hannah Mahan Tegarden was born Feb. 9, 1858, on a farm near Leipsic, where her parents settled. Here she spent her youth and early womanhood and with her brothers and sisters attended the common school at Leipsic. She was the last surviving member of a family of nine children, five girls and four boys, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood, excepting one, who died at an early age. It was in this early pioneer home, that she acquired the habits of industry, thrift, and cleanliness, which were outstanding characteristics thru out her life. Too, her share of the pioneer life of the day, gave to her a ruggedness which was ever a source of strength. On May 17, 1877 she was married to William Henry Walker, who preceded her in death on March 25, 1928, after a happy companionship of more than fifty years. To this union three sons were born, Dr. F. C. Walker of Indianapolis, Fred, whose tragic death occurred Sept. 1, 1925, and Ralph, with whom she made her home.
Most of her married life was spent on farms in North East Township. First, living on the Tegarden homestead, and then on a farm nearby, both being in the Leipsic neighborhood, later moving to what is known as the Walker farm, where the greater part of her married life was spent.
She was a member of the Island Methodist Church and on July 12, 1914, placed her membership with the Syria Christian Church. Its welfare with its affiliated organizations gave her great joy.
In May 1918, retiring from active farm life, she and her husband established a home near Orleans, where they lived until his death. She was a home keeper in the truest sense of the word. Afterwards, she came to make her home with her son, Ralph and family, where she has been tenderly cared for. She spent many happy hours with Eleanor and Billy, the children of that home, they being the center of her thought and affections. She also took great pride in her other grandchildren, Bobbie of near Orleans, Martha Walker and Eloise Walker Guthrie of Indianapolis, and Major William Walker, also of Indianapolis, but now in the armed forced in England. A survivor besides the two sons and six grandchildren mentioned is a great granddaughter, Barbara Walker.
"Aunt Mat" as she was lovingly called by her neighbors and friends had a vivid memory of the pioneer days and marveled at the progress of the times. She was of a quiet disposition with simple tastes, and ever ready to greet one with a smile. Advancing years and declining health did not diminish her interest in the activities of the day, being especially interested in the home, church and school. She also retained a keen interest in world affairs, always eager for the mail and the contents of the daily paper.
Thus, came to a close on Feb. 28, 1944, a long life of usefulness of more than 86 years, earned, as she would have wished it, the benediction, "Well don thou good and faithful servant."

Contributed by, Cathy S. Beard
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Warren, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Lee at Bromer Friday, December 6, were held at the Bromer Church Sunday afternoon under direction of the Ochs Funeral Home. Rev. Arthur Hyde of Louisville officiated. Interment was made in the Livonia Cemetery.

Contributed by, Kay Armstrong
--From the Anderson Daily Bulletin, September 30, 1930
"Benjamin Wilson Expires at Home"
Benjamin Wilson, age sixty, resident of Anderson for the past 33 years, died of complications today at 10 a.m. at his home, 426 Wheeler avenue. The body was removed to Sells Bros. mortuary, pending funeral arrangements.
Mr. Wilson is survived by a son, George Wilson, of this city and a sister, Mrs. Ollie Winiger, of Paoli.
Born in Orange county, Mr. Wilson had come here in 1897 and followed the trade of plasterer for many years. He has been in ill health for some time.
--From the Anderson Daily Bulletin, October 1, 1930
"Funeral Services"
Funeral services for Benjamin Wilson, 426 Wheeler avenue, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Sells Bros. mortuary. Burial will be in Pleasant Walk cemetery.
My notes-- Benjamin Wilson and Olive Pearl Wilson were twins born to George Wilson and Lucinda Wininger Scarlett on March 11, 1871.

Contributed by, Howard E. Grider
Obituary from the Indianapolis Star
Beatty, Marvin P.
December 27, 2004
Marvin P. Beatty Age 82, of Nashville, TN, formerly of Chicago, Illinois and French Lick, IN, passed away December 21, 2004. Marvin was born April 12, 1922 in French Lick, Indiana, son to the late Walter G. & Mayme (Decker) Beatty. He married Billie Blackford on April 27, 1943 and she preceded him in death October 7, 2003.
He served his country in US Army Air Force and was a veteran of WWII. He was a Retired Pipe Fitter for Local Union 59. He was a member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church, a 1940 graduate of French Lick High School, and a graduate of Worsham Mortuary School, Chicago, IL. Marvin has been a Genealogist for nearly 50 years and has written several books on the Beatty Family Genealogy, publisher of the Beatty Family Newsletter since 1995, established the Beatty Family Website and was a member of Pipe Fitters Local union in Chicago since 1948. Both his wife and he were avid golfers.
He is survived by sons, James Beatty of Baton Rouge, LA, Gregory Beatty of Jacksonville, FL, Michael Beatty of Homewood, IL.; daughter, Mary Beatty of Nashville, TN; brothers, Donald Beatty of Indianapolis, Richard Walls of Fort Wayne. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 29 in T. L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 S Bears Bend Rd. French Lick, IN 47432, with Dr. O.W. Willis officiating. Burial will be in Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli with Military Graveside Honors. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. December 28 and from 8 a.m. until service on Wednesday, in the mortuary.
Contributed by, Robert Lane
Orleans Progress Examiner, 6 May 1971 Mrs. Maggie Newlin, wife of Earl Newlin, Route 2, Orleans, died Wednesday morning at the Baptist Hospital, Louisville, where she had been a patient since suffering a massive stroke three weeks ago. She was born August 25, 1899, south of Orleans, the daughter of Frank and Anna Martin Turner. On January 5, 1922, she married Mr. Newlin and had lived her entire life in the vicinity of her birth. She was a graduate of Orleans High School with the class of 1917, and the Madam Blaker school at Indianapolis. She taught in the county schools before her marriage. Private funeral services will be held at Ochs Funeral Home Friday at 1:30 with Rev. Clyde Polson officiating. Burial will be in the Syria Cemetery. Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Margaret Lewis of Sacramento, California; one son, Roy, Route 2, Orleans; seven grandchildren; a brother, Glen Turner, Paoli; one sister, Mrs. Helen Gahan of New Market, New Hampshire, and a half-brother, John F. Turner, Route 2, Orleans. An infant daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Syria Christian Church. Friends may call any time at the funeral home.
Contributed by, Linda Lockhart
The Mitchell Tribune
Wednesday, December 3, 1931
Mrs. Mary C. Dotts
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Christian Church for Mrs. Mary Catherine Dotts, 78, who died Tuesday evening, December 2, 1931, at the home of her son George Dotts after an illness of five months caused by paralytic stroke. Rev. R. R. Ohaver will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Mitchell Cemetery.
Mary Catherine McPherson was born December 8, 1852 to John and Jane McPherson, in Orange County, south of Paoli. In young womanhood she was married to William Dotts. They made their home near Orleans and reared a number of children. Mr. Dotts died about forty years ago and some twenty-five years ago Mrs. Dotts moved to Mitchell. She lived here until about one year ago when she went to Ohio for a time, later returning on account of illness. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Surviving are six children, Will Dotts and Mrs. Inez Smith of Osborn, Ohio; Herschell and George Dotts of Mitchell; John Dotts and Janie Wildrick of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Cook of Mitchell; Mrs. Mat Oliver and Mrs. Ruth Henderson of South Bend; three brothers, Aaron McPherson of Salem; Orville McPherson of South Bend, and John McPherson in Illinois