Delaware County Obituaries



Muncie Evening Press, Friday Oct 28 1966, pg. 23 C5.


Union City - Dr. R. S. ABLES, 79, died Wednesday in the Union City Hospital following an illness of one week. He was a native of Van Wert, Ohio, was a naturopathic physician and a member of the Elk's Lodge and the Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Roy, Sunnymead, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Elydia SIPE, Deerfield; Mrs. Laura GOODMAN, Greenville, Ohio, and Mrs. Minnie BEAMER, Fort Wayne (*Allen Co., IN); three brothers, Wilbur Fort Wayne: Frank, Columbus, Ohio, and Eal, Piqua, Ohio; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 pm. Saturday in the Brooks and Son Funeral Home with burial in Greenville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Contributed by: Marcie Davis

ADAMS, Gail Roderick

The Muncie Evening Press May 16, 1966.

Gail Adams dies After Long Illness

Gail Adams, 62, 136 Middletown Gardens, died Saturday following an illness of several years. He was a lifelong resident of Muncie.

Survivors include the widow, Ruby; four sons, Rev. William Adams, Earl and Paul, all of Muncie, and Gail Jr., Richmond; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Jean Riedel, in Alabama; Mrs. Betty Hornbaker, Hartford City; two brothers, Rolla and Marvin, both of Muncie; two sisters, Mary, Redkey, and Marjorie, Seattle, Wash., and his father, Nathan, Muncie.

There are also thirty grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Piepho Funeral home with burial in Maxville Cemetery, near Farmland. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

ADAMS, Marvin A.

The Muncie Star

Marvin A. Adams, 71 Dies; Was Native of Farmland

Marvin A. Adams, 71, 832 S. Elm St. died Saturday at Oral Roberts City of Faith Hospital, Tulsa, Okla, after an extended illness. He was born in Farmland, the son of Nathan and Gertrude Clevenger Adams, attended Farmland schools, and came to the Muncie area in 1934.

Mr. Adams was employed at Elm Ridge Cemetery several years before retiring in 1973. Earlier, he worked at Kaiser Plating Co.

He was a member of Full Gospel Temple. Surviving are his wife, Mary, two sisters, Mrs. Herschel (Mary) Williams, Dunkirk, and Mrs. Marjorie Parker, Seattle, Wash.;a brother, Rolla Adams, Muncie; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Full Gospel Temple, with Rev. James Helton, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call at Meeks Mortuary 7-9 p.m. Tuesday or at the church one-half hour before services Wednesday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

ADAMS, Nathan Allen (Tine)


Nathan Tine Adams, 86, 211 E. Seymour, died Wednesday night at Ball Hospital after an illness of several days. Mr. Adams was born in Redfield, Iowa, and had been a Muncie resident 42 years. He was retired from A-1 Home Improvement Co. Mr. Adams attended Full Gospel Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sadie; two daughters, Mrs. Herschel (Mary) Williams, Redkey, and Mrs. Marjorie Parker, Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Marvin and Rolla Adams, Muncie; four step-daughters, Mrs. Hattie West and Mrs. Sarah Adams, Muncie, Mrs. Shirley Hastings, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Luella Nollsch, tulsa, Okla.; two stepsons, Ernest Coleman and Clarence Adams, Muncie; 123 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Piepho and Fry Funeral Home with Rev. Lemoine Wright officiating.

Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Callers will be received at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

In Memory of Mr. Nathan Tine Adams
February 27, 1886
Date of Death
September 20, 1972
Services From Piepho & Fry Chapel
10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 1972
Clergyman Officiating
Rev. Lamoine Wright
Final Resting Place
Elm Ridge Cemetery
Funeral Conducted By
Piepho and Fry Funeral Home

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

ADAMS, Rolla E.

The Star Press Wednesday August 3, 2005

Rolla E. Adams, 81

MUNCIE- Rolla E. Adams, 81, Muncie, passed away Tuesday morning August 2, 2005 at Ball Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Muncie Star Press, Thursday August 4, 2005

Rolla E. "Gopop" Adams, 81

MUNCIE - Rolla E. "Gopop" Adams, 81, Muncie, passed away Tuesday morning, August 2, 2005 at Ball Memorial Hospital.

He was born on July 17, 1924 in Farmland to the late Nathan and Gertrude Adams. He married Laura Songer on May 23, 2003 in Muncie. He was a mechanic at Indiana Steel and Wire for 30 years before his retirement. He attended True Light Baptist Church. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Labor Union, the Muncie Motor Cycle Club, and the American Motor Cycle Association. He raced motor cycles all over the United States and overseas.

He is survived by his wife Laura Adams; three sons, Claude E. Adams (wife Judy) of Selma, R. Tiny Adams (wife Shawn) of Muncie, and Allen W. Adams (wife Bonnie) of Muncie; 8 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 4 step children, Linda Bogle (husband Bob) of Muncie, Sherry Tritch (husband Ron) of Fremont, Michael Fair of Avilla, and Jerry Fair of Tulsa, OK; 6 step grandchildren; and 3 step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents; his first wife, Sarah Adams; a great grandson, Brandon Barrett; two brothers, Gail Adams, and Marvin Adams; and three sisters, Margie Shott, Irene Wagner, and Mary Williams.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday August 5, 2005 at Elm Ridge Funeral Home at 4600 W. Kilgore Ave. with Pastor Fount Childers officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday August 4, 2005 and one hour prior to services Friday at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Little Red Door Cancer Services of Delaware County.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

ADAMS, Ruby Delores (McDaniel)

The Muncie Star, Thursday, January 19, 1989

Ruby Adams, 83

Hartford City, Ind-Former Muncie resident Ruby Adams, 83, 418 E. Chesnut St.,died Wednesday in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

Mrs. Adams was born in Jonesboro and had resided in the Muncie community since early childhood until moving to Hartford City 2 years ago.

Mrs. Adams was employed by Ball Corp. for several years. She retired from S.S. Kresge, Muncie, in 1969 after 15 years there. Mrs. Adams was a charter member of Pauline Avenue Church of God, Muncie, where she sang in the sanctuary choir and was a member of the board of trustees.

She was the widow of Gail R. Adams who died in 1966.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Hornbaker, Hartford City, and Norma Jean Riedel, Grand Rapids, Mich.; four sons, Gail Adams Jr., Richmond, Paul James, Earl Allen Adams and Billy Adams, pastor of Pauline Avenue Church of God, all of Muncie; five sisters, Edna Wagner, Jonesboro, Mildred Carter, Defiance, Ohio, Mabel McDaniel, Arlington, Va., and Dorothy Hopplehouser, Defiance, Ohio, and Billy Owens, Florida; two brothers, Robert McDaniel, Kalamazoo, Mich., and James McDaniel, Fort Wayne; 36 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Pauline Avenue Church of God in Muncie. Rev. John Cooper will officiate. Family will receive callers at Conrad Piepho Funeral Home, Muncie, 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and at the church 30 minutes before services Friday. Burial will be in Maxville Cemetery in Randolph County.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

ADAMS, Sarah Caroline

The Star Press, Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Sarah C. Adams, 74

MUNCIE - Sarah Caroline Adams, 74, died Monday in Ball Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Adams was born in Owen County, Ky., and was a homemaker. She was a member of American Motorcycle Association and Motor Maids of America.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Rolla E. Adams; three sons, Claude E. Adams (wife: Judy). R. Tiny Adams (wife: Shawn) and Allen W. Adams (wife Bonnie); three sisters, Louella Nolsch, Shirley Rigby and Hattie Foster; eight grandchildren, and three great-grand-children. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elm Ridge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Calling will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and an hour before services Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Delaware County.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


The Muncie Morning Star, June 11, 1918


William Addington, 64, died at his home, 222 Lincoln Street, yesterday afternoon of pernicious anemia, following an illness of six or seven months. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock from the Jackson Street Christian Church, of which the deceased was a member, Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery. He is survived by the widow and two children, George, of Racine , Wis. and Mrs Grover Ireland, of this city. Mr. Addington had been a resident of Muncie for the last twenty-seven years and was well known and liked through vigilance in the position as flagman at the Wysor street crossing of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. He was born in Randolph County, Indiana, and resided there up until the time of his moving to Muncie. He was prominent in lodge circles, being an active member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics and of De Ember Tribe of Red Men.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


Apr 17, 1964

Notes: Allardt. Marie T. Allardt, wife of the late Charles J., mother of Joseph E. of Muncie Ind. and Jane A. Sweet of Cleveland, grandmother of three, great-grandmother of five. Private services were held Tuesday, April 14.

ALMY, Fred O.

Aug 17, 1948

Notes: Almy, Fred O., father of Glen F., Mrs. William D. Flowers Jr., and grandfather, brother of Harry of Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. W. A. Ensien of Chicago; passed away Mon., late residence, 4218 Spokane Ave. Friends received at Gustay Buesch & Sons Funeral Home, 311 Broadview Rd. Services Wed. Aug. 18, at 3:30 p. m.


The Muncie Star Press, Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Nellie L. Anderson, 84

MUNCIE - Mrs. Nellie L. Anderson, 84, of Muncie, passed away Monday afternoon April 10, 2006 at Muncie Health and Rehabilitation Center after a extended illness.

She was born in Pall Mall, TN on May 5, 1921 to Tim and Erma (Cook) Bertram. Nellie was a packer at Colonial Baker for 23 years, and a homemaker to her loving family all of her life.

Survivors include her children, Jimmy Anderson, (wife Claudette) of Muncie; Barbara Crouse, (husband Harold) of Muncie; Sue Benbow, (husband Tommy) of Muncie; Carolyn Yates, (husband Jerry) of Muncie; Rhonda Bellomy, (husband Danny) of Muncie; one brother, Roy Bertram, (wife Helen) of Cincinnati, OH; and several grand, great-grand, great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tony Anderson; one daughter, Betty Smith; one grandson, Randy Anderson; and one sister, Georgia Cope.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Tuesday April 11, 2006 at Parson Mortuary, 801 W. Adams Street.

Funeral service will be at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday April 12, 2006 at Parson Mortuary, with Rev. Dr. Collins Glenn officiating. Burial will be at Elm Ridge Cemetery.

contributed By: Gina Richardson

ANTHONY, Mrs. Emily Vaneman

The Muncie Daily Times - Monday, January 29, 1900

Mrs. Emily VANEMAN ANTHONY Died Yesterday

At her old home, "Anthony Place," yesterday, Mrs. Emily VANEMAN ANTHONY died after an illness of several months. The death of Mrs. ANTHONYwas rather unexpected as her condition was not thought to be very alarming. She was now one of the comparitively few pioneers of Muncie. The deceased was the widow of Dr. Samuel ANTHONY who died several years ago. The affliction that caused the death was dropsy, from which the deceased had suffered for years. Throughout her life she has been noted for her acts of benevolence and kindness, and from early youth has been prominently identified with the work of the Methodist church and the Women's Home Missionary society. She continued to be actively engaged in church affairs until ill health made active work out of the question. Mrs. ANTHONY leaves no surviving children, her nearest surviving relatives being a sister, Mrs. Amanda HAINES. The deceased was born at Centerville, Wayne county, November 7, 1829. In 1859 She was married to Dr. Samuel ANTHONY, moving immediately to this city where she has since lived. The date of the funeral has been set for 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the family home. Rev.. Mr. NAFTZGER will officiate.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

ANTHONY, Samuel P.

Muncie News - July 26, 1876

Death of S. P. ANTHONY"

S.P. ANTHONY , the wealthiest, and one of the oldest and most widely known citizens of Muncie, died last Friday night after a very brief illness. He had been at his office all day; attending to business as usual, with nothing to indicate the near presence of death. After he retired for the night, he felt his feet growing cold and prompt steps were taken to warm him up. He seemed to have a premonition of his speedy dissolution, however, and remarked to those around him that his time had come. The coldness in the extremities soon reached the body, and after a short time of great suffering, his spirit passed out of the body. He was buried in Beech Grove cemetery on Sunday afternoon, and a large concourse of citizens attended the funeral.

Mr. ANTHONY was a very methodical business man, always attentive to business and never careless of any matters pertaining to his estate. During the last few years of his life his accumulations were very rapid and long ago he was known as one of the wealthiest men in Eastern Indiana. Very much of his property was in Real estate in this and adjoining counties, and he left large properties in western states. He was a large stock holder in the Bee Line railroad. He was also one of the largest stock holders in the Citizens' National bank of Muncie. His personal property was quite large, estimating by some as high as $250,000. Mr. ANTHONY's aggregate property, assessed for taxable purposes, was two years ago, between six and seven hundred thousand dollars and it is not supposable that his vast estate has depreciated during that time, as he retained his business faculties in excellent condition up to the last day of his life.

We add to the following brief statement of history and obituary notice.

Samuel P. ANTHONY died at the residence of his son, Edwin C. ANTHONY, in south Muncie, on the night of Friday, July 22, 1876. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, December 2, 1702, being 83 years, 7 months, and 20 days old at the time of his death. He moved to Muncie March 30, 1831, having lived here over forty-five years, being among the first settlers of the place. His father moved from Virginia to Clinton county, ohio in 1812, where the family resided until the death of his father. About this time S.P. ANTHONY went to Cincinnati, and went into business, under the firm name of S.P. ANTHONY & Co. His father and himself started the first tobacco factory in Cincinnati or west of the mountains, in 1813 where they carried on this business for several years, also general merchandise. In his younger yearshe was and continued to do so until the last few years of his life, a very active business man. He studied medicine in Cincinnati, moved back to Clinton county, Ohio, practiced medicine there for three years, then moved to Cedarville, Brown County, Ohio, where he practiced medicine for three years and selling dry goods , and moved from there to Muncie, where he spent the balance of his days, forty-five years last March, and whereby closest attention to business he managed to accumulate considerable of property, mostly in real estate. He practiced medicine about twenty-five years in Indiana; for the last twenty years he retired from active practice, thugh he was always willing to visit his old patients when called on, notwithstanding. But few men retained their strength and mental faculties as well as he did. He did business at his office till the day of his death, coming home at the residence of his son, as usual about six o'clock, and retiring early to rest. After which resting about two hours - he got up, as common, and sat on the front porch with the family and conversed on general matters until about ten o'clock, when he retired for the night. About half past ten he was taken with violent pains in his right hip, which terminated in paralysis, and he only lived about one hour and a half dying at twenty-five minutes past twelve quietly, without seeming pain, and was resigned to his fate, as he frequently talked of the matter as if he expected death at any time, often saying that he had but a few days for this world, and was ready at ay time. He leaves a widow by the second marriage without children and leaving no will.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr


The Muncie Star - Wednesday, Sept 1, 1954

Bert Applegate Dies - Former Resident Here

Bert Applegate, 77, retired employee of Muncie Malleable Foundry Company who moved to Anderson five years ago, died at 1p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Hospital in that city.

In poor health for some time, Mr. Applegate was critically ill but three days.

He was born in Muncie and lived here until his retirement. His residence at Anderson was at 1605 Nichol Ave. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his widow, Hattie; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred A. Williams of Anderson and Mrs. Hazel Lammon of Indianapolis; a grandson, Robert Lammon of Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Shaw of Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown and Butz Funeral Home, Anderson. The Rev. J. Walter Gibson will officiate, with burial in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

APPLEGATE, Mrs. Hattie

The Muncie Star - Sunday, April 23, 1967

Anderson - Mrs. Hattie Applegate, a former Muncie resident, died Saturday night at St. John's Hospital at the age of 88.

She lived at 3002 1/2 Columbus Ave., having moved from Muncie in 1950. Born in Iowa, Mrs. Applegate was a member of Church of the Brethren in Muncie. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alphonso Lammon of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Mrs. Arthur Williams of Anderson; a grandson, Robert E. Lammon in the Air Force; and three great-grandchildren.

Rev. Eldon Petry will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brown and Butz Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Conributed By: Gina Richardson

APPLEGATE, James Eugene

Muncie Evening Press - Thursday, Dec 22, 1910

Death Caused by Diptheria

James Eugene Applegate, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Applegate died Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home, 611 North Dick street, Normal City. The little child had been ill but for a week and on account of death being due to diphtheria no funeral services will be held. The funeral cortege left the house this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment was made in the Beech Grove cemetery. This is the first diphtheria death which has occurred in Muncie for many months

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

APPLEGATE, Mrs. Lavinia

The Muncie Daily Herald - Monday, Dec 11, 1893


This morning at 9 o'clock death ended the life work of Mrs. Lavinia Applegate, relic of Wm. Applegate, at the family residence, five miles northwest of the city on the Bethel pike. Mother Applegate, as she was known the county over, had been a resident of Delaware county many years and had crossed the three score and ten year line, being 74 at her death. Funeral services at the residence Tuesday 2 p.m. Burial at Nottingham graveyard.

Mrs. Lavina Applegate

The Muncie Morning News - Tuesday, Dec 12, 1893


Mrs. Lavina Applegate died at an early hour yesterday morning at her home five miles northwest of Muncie, on the Bethel pike. Mrs. Applegate was seventy-four years old and has been a resident of Delaware county for many years. The funeral will occur at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the residence. Interment at Nottingham cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


The Muncie Sunday Star - June 12, 1927

Louis Applegate Dies

Louis Applegate, 76, died at his home in Cammack at 6:30 o'clock last eveing following a lingering illness. He was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge, Red Men's Lodge, and the Christian church of Pleasant Run. Surving are the widow, Melissa, and three sisters, Mrs Elmira Justice, and Mrs Eliza Gibson both of Muncie, and Mrs. Mary Brown, of Eaton.

The funeral will be held in the Cammack M.P. church at 2 o;clock tomorrow afternoon, with the Rev. Calvin Taylor, of Jonesboro, officiating, Burial will be made in Cammack.

Louis Applegate

The Muncie Star - June 13, 1927

DEATH: Funerals"

APPLEGATE - The funeral of Louis Applegate, 76, who died Saturday at his home in Cammack,was held at 3o'clock yesterday afternoon in the Cammack M.P. Church,with the Rev. Calvin Taylor officiating, Burial was in Cammack Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

APPLEGATE, Mrs. Malissa

The Muncie Star, pg 10, col 2 - Saturday, June 2, 1945

Cammack Resident Dies At Age of 90"

Mrs. Malissa Applegate, 90 died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stout in Cammack. She is survived by one nephew and two nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Cammack Methodist Church with the Rev. Ora Shaw in charge. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. Friends may call at the Stout residence after 4 o'clock this afternoon where the body will be returned from the Kimmel mortuary in Gaston.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


The Muncie Morning Star, pg 12, col 2 - August 30, 1924

The Muncie Morning Star, pg 12, col 2

William Applegate Dies

William Applegate, 83, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of his brother, Jonathan Applegate, in Yorktown. He had been ill one week. Surviving are two brothers, Jonathan and Alfred Applegate of Muncie, and one sister, Mrs. Marietta Drumm, of Gaston. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at theYorktown Christian Church. Burial will be in the Hawke Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

AUGHINBAUGH, Mrs. Minnie Mae

Muncie Star
June 12, 1937


Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Mae AUGHINBAUGH, 46, wife of Glen AUGHINBAUGH, 1650 west 7th St., who died Thursday night in Ball Memorial hospital following a long illness, will be conducted at 2:00 this afternoon at the Meeks Mortuary, the Rev. Arthur W. McDAVITT officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Coleman WILLIAMSON of Muncie; four brothers, August TEAL, Frank TEAL, Fred TEAL, and William TEAL of this city and one grandchild.

Mrs. AUGHINBAUGH is a native of Wheeling, West Virginia, and has lived in Muncie for the past forty years. the body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

Contributed by Brenda Kerr

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