Delaware County Obituaries


BABB, Ernest

The Muncie Star, Thursday, July 17, 1969

Ernest Babb, Former City Official, Dies

Ernest Babb, 48, assistant city controller and seage payment office manager from 1964 to 1968, died Wednesday at Ball Memorial Hospital following a short illness. He lived at 2923 Godman Ave., and was employed by the Morley Transformer Company for the past eight years.

Mr. Babb was a member of High Street Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Class of the church, the Eagles Lodge, the Moose Lodge and was a past governor of the Moose of the Legion of the Moose.

Surviving are his wife, Frances; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Rice, Middletown; Miss Phyllis Babb, Muncie, and Miss Linda Babb, at home; a son, Ronald, at home; and one grandchild. His mother, Mrs. Lillian Babb, Muncie; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Boyle, Muncie; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Piepho and Fry Chapel with Rev. Max Smith officiating. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and prior to services on Friday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BALDNER, Alfred A., Jr.

March 18, 1949

Baldner, Alfred A., Jr., beloved husband of Myrtle (nee Hart), at Ball Hospital at Muncie, Ind., March 16, son of A. A. and Bertha N. Baldner of 10012 Rosehill Ave.; brother of Walter J. and Fred W. of Cleveland and Charles A. of Chicago. Burial in Richmond, Ind.


The Star Press, April 18, 2006

Lois Mae Bartlett, 72

MUNCIE - Lois Mae Bartlett, 72, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2006.

There will be no services.

Cremation will take place and is being coordinated by Garden View Funeral Home, Muncie.

BARTON, Lloyd Sherman

The Star Press, April 12, 2006

Lloyd Sherman Barton, 93

DALEVILLE - Lloyd Sherman Barton, 93, resident of Daleville, passed away Monday, April 10, 2006 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

He was born in Hartford City, IN, September 28, 1912 the son of Hugh and Emma Lewis Barton.

He retired in 1977 from Delco Remy and also had worked in accounting and payroll at Pepsi Cola in Muncie and A. E. Boyce, Corp.

He was a 1930 graduate of Daleville High School, a member of the Daleville Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, Daleville United Methodist Church and Daleville Order of the Eastern Star. He was an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Gross Barton in 2005.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 8212 S. Walnut St., Daleville with Pastor Karen Ottjes officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie.

Friends may call at the Daleville funeral home on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 from 4:00-7:00 PM with Masonic Memorial rites at 6:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Daleville United Methodist Church or the Salem Township Fire Department.

Online Guestbook at:

BEEMER, Charles

Muncie Daily Times - Tuesday, March 3, 1896


Charles BEEMER one of Muncie's best known young business men and who for a number of years has been identified in the drug business, died shortly after 10:00 this morning at his home in Riverside.

Mr. BEEMER was taken sick with the grip several days ago as the result of exposure. He grew worse and pneumonia developed and finally caused his death. He was down town last Friday in a cab. He was very sick then but he thought the trip would not hurt him. However, it proved otherwise.

The deceased was for a number of years a clerk in Andrews' store. Several years ago when Thomas ALLEN died, Mr. BEEMER bought an interest with Homer BOWLES in the drug store at 104 S. Walnut St. He eventually bought Mr. BOWLES' interest and conducted the store until several months ago when his mother, Mrs. M.U. BEEMER, assumed charge of it.

The deceased was 26 years old, leaves a wife whose maiden name was Kate BRATTON, and a son Frank, aged 3 years. No arrangements have been made for the funeral. He carried a life insurance policy for $2000.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

BEEMER, Elizabeth

Muncie Morning Star - Monday, February 26, 1883

It is once more our sad duty to chronicle the death of an old highly respected citizen, who has lived in Muncie for years and is well known not only throughout the city, but the county also. We refer to Mrs. Elizabeth BEEMER, who died at the residence of her son, George BEEMER, on the corner of Adams and Mulberry streete at 2:00 Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. BEEMER has been ill with that dread disease, consumption, for 6 years, suffering with a hacking cough and other symptoms which attend it. For the past 2 years, however she has been confined to bed much of the time, and has suffered much. Old age, care, and anxiety have not helped her illness, and finally erysipelas set in and weakened nature gave way, and she passed away at the hour named.

Mrs. BEEMER was born in Green County, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1801 and would therefore have been 82 today had she lived. A birthday dinner had been arranged for her today and she was looking forward with bright anticipations to it, when the dread destroyer overtook her. Her maiden name was Elizabeth HAINES. She lived in Green County, Ohio until 1818, being married there on Dec. 12, 1823 to Mr. BEEMER, with whom she moved to this cily, 35 years ago, since which time she has lived in this place, and on the same block where she died, a greater part of the time living in her home where Haines' food store now is. She has been a widow since May 12, 1852 and was the mother of 8 children 3 of whom are still living; Mr. George BEEMER, Mrs. Mark STEWART, Mrs. HOSFORD, of Oregon. Mrs. BEEMER was well and favorably known, and her loss will be mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

The funeral service is occuring at her residence, conducted by Revs. F.T. SIMPSON and T.C. DRULY, as we go to press.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr


Muncie Morning Star - Thursday, February 2, 1933


The funeral of Frank "Skip" BEEMER, 74 who died at his home in Liberty Township Tuesday morning, will be held at 2:00 this afternoon at the Meeks Mortuary with the Rev. Ed?? THOMAS in charge. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. The Eagles Lodge of which Mr. BEEMER was a charter member, will assist in the services. He was the son of Gilbert and Mary BEEMER and a lifelong resident of Delaware County.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

BEEMER, Maggie May

Muncie Morning Star - Monday, December 14, 1903


Mrs. Maggie May BEEMER, wife of Ulysses BEEMER, died Sunday morning at her home four miles south of the city in Monroe Township. The deceased was 34 years of age. She was born and lived all her life in Delaware county.

Two little girls and two little boys with the husband are left. Mrs. BEEMER was the daughter of Samuel DAVIS, one of the best known farmers of the county.

Mrs. BEEMER was shopping in Muncie last Wednesday. She was taken suddenly ill with inflamatory rheumatisim and death followed before but few of her friends and relatives were aware of her illness.

The funeral will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence. Burial will be made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

BEEMER, Ulysses

Muncie Morning Star - April 3, 1917


Euly BEEMER, 51, well known retired druggist, was found dead in a wagon in the barnyard of his home, 3 miles south of the city between the Cowan and Middletown Roads, last evening at ? o'clock. The man had been dead only a short time. The discovery was made by James REYNOLDS, a neighbor who passed the BEEMER house on his way home from work and noticing the horse and wagon standing in the barnyard investigated. Coronor DOWNING conducted an inquest last evening.

The body was removed to the Meeks funeral parlors and prepared for burial. The deceased is survived by the mother Mrs. Mary A. BEEMER of Indianapolis; two sons Fred BEEMER of Muncie and Edward BEEMER of Denver Colorado; and two daughters, Mrs. Vera McCLAIN of Denver, and Mrs. Charline REES of this city. The funeral services have not been arranged pending the arrival of relatives.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

BELL, Harriet

Richmond Item Newspaper - Friday, February 26, 1937, p. 2, column 3

Brenda's note: Harriet (Fletcher Beemer, Personett) BELL

Mrs. Harriett BELL, 76, died at the home of her son William C. BEEMER, on U.S. 40 three miles west of Richmond, early Thursday morning. Besides the son, six grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Nettie MC CORMICK, and a brother Earl FLETCHER, both of Muncie survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday at the home of the sister, 118 North Martin St., Muncie, in charge of the Rev. Mr. DAVID of the Universalist Church. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Unser & Waltermann Funeral Home until 9 AM Saturday when the cortege will leave for Muncie.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

BELLE, Albert P.

December 22, 1972

BELLE - Albert P. Belle, beloved husband of Magdaten (nee Rettger), beloved brother of Paul F. at Muncie, Ind., Frank A. Jr., Arthur J. of Salon, O., and the late Loretta Hayner, Tuesday. Funeral Mass Friday, Dec. 22, St. James Church, at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received at The Nickels Funeral Home, 14500 Madison Ave.

BENNETT, William H.

The Muncie Star, Monday July 26, 1965

BENNETT- Services for William H. Bennett, 52, 824 W. 11th St., will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Parson Mortuary. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


March 29, 1952

Beoddy, Nancy, residence, 2064 E. 96th, beloved wife of Fred, stepmother of Mrs. Josephine Adams, and grandmother. Friends may call at Loren A. Wells Funeral Home, 8806 Euclid Ave., until 10:30 p. m.Saturday. Services Monday, Mar. 31,  at the Meeks Funeral Home, Muncie, Ind.

BEST, Anabelle

The Muncie Star, Monday March 11, 1968

Mrs. Anabelle Best

Mrs. Anabelle Best, 91, who formerly lived on South Liberty Street, died Sunday morning at the Shady Haven Rest Home. She was a lifelong resident of Delaware County.

Her only survivor is a son, Willard Driscoll, Muncie.

Funeral arrangements are being made at the Piepho Funeral.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BINEGAR, Gilbert

The Muncie Star - Tuesday, December 11, 1945

Eaton Resident Dies of Lingering Illness:

Gilbert Binegar, 61, farmer near Eaton, died at the New Castle Hospital yesterday following a lingering illness.  He was a member of the United Brethren Church of Redkey.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Don DBaker, Mary Buffington, Mrs. Helen Thomas of Muncie, and Mrs. marie DeHaven of Albany; on sister, Mrs. Mary Stauffer of Geneva; three brothers, Frank and Arthur Binegar of Nottingham, Ind., and James Binegar of Flat, and nine grandchildren.  The body was removed to the Piepho home where friends may call. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday in the Piepho Chapel.

Contributed By: LeeAnne Thompson

BLAIR, Mrs. (Carl P.)

Sep 16, 1964

Mrs. (Carl P.) Blair, for many years supervisor of nursing at Lowman Pavilion of Metropolitan General Hospital, died Monday in Mount Sinai Hospital. She was 69. Mrs. Blair, the former Esta H. McNett, followed a nursing career prior to her marriage in 1957. Mrs. Blair was graduated from Western Reserve University with a bachelor of science degree in 1941. She was born near Muncie, Ind., and had lived there since 1957. Mr. Blair died in 1959. There are no immediate survivors. Services will be in Muncie tomorrow.

BOND, Richard

December 7, 1937

Bond: Richard, age 91 years, at his late residence, 1252 E. 142; father of Mrs. Agnes McNickle, of Muncie, Ind., and Frederick H. Leek; grandfather and great-grandfather. Friends may call at Abel's Funeral Home Euclid and Shaw, where services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7,at 2 p. m.

BOTT, Emily M.

February 13, 1972

Bott. Emily M. Bott, age 71 years, 345 High St., Elyria, O., Friday p.m., wiidow of Clarence D., beloved mother of Mrs. Joseph (Doroth.) Karasevic, Mrs. Joseph J. (Marian) Kovacs, Elyria, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister of Mrs. Earl Shuster, Martion, O., Mrs. Hazel Wallace, Muncie, Ind. Services Monday, 2 p.m., Harold Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyrio, O. Burial in Butternut Ridge Cemetery. Friends received at the Funeral home Sunday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M.


The Muncie Star, May 31, 1972

George L. Bradburn Dies at Hospital

George L. Bradburn, 80, 1417 S. Council, died Tuesday night at Ball Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Bradburn was born in Ohio and had lived in Muncie most of his life. For 27 years he was an employe of the old H-D Paper Mill on 23rd St., and was later employed at Muncie Malleable.

Surviving are four sons, Joseph with whom he made his home, Francis, Muncie, Rolland, Hagerstown, and Edgar, South Gate, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Chism, Hamilton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Goldie Thornbro, Muncie.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Parson Mortuary with Rev. Earl Vaughn, pastor of Walnut Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tomlinson Cemetery.

Callers will be received at the mortuary from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and prior to the services Friday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


December 15, 1943

Braden, Mary K., wife of Harvey, daughter of Mary McGuigan. Funeral Thursday, Dec. 16, 9 a. m., Muncie, Ind.

BRADY, Mrs. Grace

The Muncie Star, Monday July 26, 1965

BRADY-Services for Mrs. Grace Brady, 82, Muncie, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Meeks Mortuary. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


James R. (Jim) Bratton, 60

ALBANY- James R. (Jim) Bratton, Albany, died Wednesday night at his home. He was 60 years of age. Jim was born in Muncie on January 2, 1944, the son of J. Lloyd and Mary Bratton.

He graduated from Muncie Central High School with the class of 1962. As a journeyman printing pressman he worked for Werts Novelty in Muncie and Muncie Novelty Co.

He was a member of Ball State University Sympathy Club, Graphic Communications Local 17M, and a charter member and past president of White River Ramblers Volksport Association. Over the years he was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and was a Scout Master for Troop 66. Perhaps one of his greater accomplishments was his involvement within the Albany Emergency Medical Service (EMS). For several years he was a driver and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and was currently on the executive board.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Diana (Harlan) Bratton; a son: Jim Bratton II, Albany; a daughter: Renee Bratton, Muncie; a sister: Chella Castor (husband: Bill), Florida, and special friends, Kyle and Lynn Jeffers of Albany.His parents have preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2004, in Parson-Rust Funeral Home, Albany, by Pastor Joey Prewitt. The casket will be transported to Gardens of Memory Cemetery for burial in the ambulance "Medic 43" which was dedicated to him for his many hours of service of helping others in need.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Parson-Rust Funeral Home in Albany. Memorials may be sent to Albany EMS, 500 E. State St., Albany, IN 47320.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


The Muncie Newspaper - Thursday, June 27,1985

Mary A. Bratton, 78

Mary A Bratton, 78, formerly of 2308 N Blaine St. and more recently of 2400 N Chateau Drive, died Wednesday in Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born in Muncie, attended schools in this area and was a lifelong Delaware County resident.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd; a daughter, Chella (Mrs. Thomas) Eller, Muncie; a son, James Bratton, Albany; three brothers, Chester Harmon, Muncie, Clifford Harmon, Eaton, and Merl Harmon, Indianapolis; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Meeks Mortuary. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory. Calling hours at the mortuary are 5-8 p.m. today and before services Friday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


February 18, 1940

Bredeson: Nels, age 81 years, residence 621 Eddy rd.; father of Leora M. Fieming, Edwin Bredeson of Muncie, Ind. Friends may call at S. H. Johnston Funeral Home, 15314 Macaulay ave. at corner E. 152 and Lake Shore blvd., until Monday a. m. Burial Delta, O.

BROOKS, Mary Lou

The Star Press

Mary Lou Brooks, 77

MUNCIE - Mrs. Mary Lou Brooks, 77, Muncie, died Monday April 10, 2006 in Liberty Village Health Care following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Muncie she was the daughter of Herman G. Madill and Ianthia Andes Madill. Mary Lou attended Muncie schools and was formerly employed with the Delaware County Highway Department, the Delaware County Treasurers Office and she retired from the Delaware County Assessors Office. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and was very active in the Republican party. She was a member of the Womens Republican Club and the Elkettes. Mary Lou enjoyed her grandchildren and gardening.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years Norman Brooks, Muncie; one daughter Marilyn Aaron (husband Dale) Pendleton; one son Michael Lamb (wife Bonnie) Middletown, Ohio; her brother-in-law George Brooks, Muncie; three grandchildren Shelly Criswell, Jim Lee and Rick Turner and three great-grandchildren Jessica Criswell, Megan Criswell and Gracie Criswell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Herman Mead and one great-grandchild Mattie Criswell.

Funeral services for Mary Lou will be held 11 AM Friday April 14, 2006 in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor John Malzahn and Pastor Joseph Stark III officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday in Parson Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Memorials may be directed to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 W. White River Blvd., Muncie, IN 47303.

Online condolences may be submitted to:

BROWN, Albert

The Muncie Morning Star - September 6, 1940


Funeral services for Albert Brown, 73, who died Wednesday at his home in Anderson, will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Sells mortuary in Anderson. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery, west of Muncie. Mr. Brown was a former resident of Delaware County, residing here during his youth. Surviving are one son, Frank Brown, of Auburn; one daughter, Gertrude Brown, of Havana, Ill., and five grandchildren.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, David E.

The Muncie Morning Star, Tuesday, January 28, 1930

David E. Brown Dies; Veteran Of Civil War

The funeral of David E. Brown, 83, retired Delaware County farmer and veteran of the Civil War, who died at 11:40 o'clock Sunday night at the home of his nephew, Frank J. Brown, 307 North Dix street, will be held at the Normal City U.B. Church. The Rev. Emanuel Eckerley, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Rushville.

Mr. Brown was born January 11, 1847, in Piqua County, Ohio. He had lived in Delaware County since the conclusion of the Civil War. He was a member of the Yorktown I.O.O.F. Lodge. Surviving are four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Brown died several years ago.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, David L.

The Muncie Star - Thursday, September 17, 1953

David L. Brown Dies at His Home in Eaton. David L. Brown, 81, retired, and a former employee of Glascock Brothers Manufacturing Co., in Muncie, died at his home in Eaton at 9:30 P.M. Wednesday after a year's illness.  Friends may call at the residence after Thursday noon. when the body will be returned there by the Pitman Mortuary.  Funeral Arrangements will be made Thursday.

He is survived by his wife, Susan E.; four sons, Ervin of Tocoma, Wash., Charles of Anderson, Kenneth of Portland and Cecil of Muncie; a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Fetty of Muncie; a brother, Walter of Hagerstown; three sisters, Mrs Hazel Haskett and Mollie Ratcliff, both of Cadiz, and Dinah Craig of Muncie; seven stepchildren, Mrs. W. J. Mitchell of Kenosha, Wis.; Mrs. Bertha Richter of Saginaw, Mich.; Mrs. Alma Fisher of Sogest, Calif.; and Mrs. O. A. Runyon, Mearl, Harvey and Joe Emenhiser, all of Muncie;12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Contributed By: Carleen Brown

BROWN, Eliza

Muncie Morning Star, pg 11, col 2 - Saturday, Oct 20, 1917


The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Brown, 71, wife of David Brown, who died yesterday at her home five miles west of Muncie on the Bethel road, will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Antioch Church. The body will be taken to Rushville for interment. Mrs. Brown died following a brief illness.

She was the aunt of Semor J. Brown, 43, who died Thursday afternoon at his home two miles west of the city. The funeral service of the latter will be held at the Normal City U.B. Church this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. the Rev. Mr. Waldo will officiate and burial will be made in the Bethel Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, Elizabeth Jane (Nelson)

The Muncie Morning Star, Monday August 27, 1923 Pg 7 Column 5


Mrs. Eliza Nelson Brown, 65, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at her home 421 North Dix street following an extended illness of cancer. Funeral services will be held at the Normal City U.B. Church tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock and burial will be made in Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Brown is survived by the husband, George, and five children. Charles H. and Roy Brown, Mrs. Margaret Miller of Detroit, Mrs. Josephine Scott and Miss Hazel Brown of Muncie; two brothers, James and George Nelson, both of Muncie, and five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cumford, Mrs. Anna Gorman and Mrs. Emma Kirkpatrick, all of Muncie; Mrs. Lizzie Driscoll of Chicago and Mrs. Ella Culver of North Baltimore, O.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN (Amanda McKinley)

Muncie Daily Times - February 12, 1895

Saturday Evening


The number of cases of diphtheria in and around Bethel does not seem to be decreasing, but remains about the same. There was a death in Joshua Brown's residence Sunday and two of his children are seriously ill. In other families, two and sometimes three children are reported ill with that dreadful disease, while there are numerous cases in other families. Every precaution is being taken against its spreading.

BROWN, Grandchildren (William Scott & Agnes Madda)

The Muncie Daily Times - February 13, 1895


Within the last three days death has three times visited the home of Joshua Brown, living five miles from the city. In each case diphtheria was the cause of death. Monday, Amanda McKinley, aged sixteen years, who has been living with Mr. Brown since she was two years old, died and yesterday two of Mr. Brown's grandchildren, aged one and three years respectively, died.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, George W.

Death Date: Feb. 1, 1946

George W. Brown, 80, of Hartford City, Is Dead

George W. Brown, 80, 107 W. Washington St., Hartford City, died Friday morning at the Blackford County Hospital after a two-day illness. He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and has been a resident of Delaware and Blackford counties over 60 years.

Surviving are two sons, roy Lee Brown of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charles H. Brown of Springboro, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. George Rice of Saginaw, Mich., and Mrs. Leslie E. Bush of Dayton, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 Monday at the Meeks mortuary with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Sunday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, John William

Evening Kansan-Republican (Newton) - April 1, 1946


John William Brown, well known Newton citizen for the past 45 years, died this morning at 7:15 at the Bethel Deaconess hospital,where he had been taken Saturday.  For some time Mr. Brown had lived at the home of his daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Suderman, 201 South Pine Street. Mr. Brown was born at Muncie, Ind., November 9, 1860, and hence was past 85 years old.  He served Newton as a police officer and chief of the department, from which service he retired and was appointed police judge, serving in that capacity for several years, or until his health prevented further service. Mrs. Brown passed away in 1935.  He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Suderman, a son R. B. Brown of Newton and Arthur L Brown, Kinwood, Tex, also a brother, Thomas O. Brown, Muncie, Ind. Mr. Brown was a member of the Security Benefit Association, and of the Christian Friends church at Muncie, Ind.

He was taken to the Moody Funeral Home and funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's Kansan after word has been received from relatives at distant points.

Evening Kansan-Republican (Newton) - April 2, 1946

J. W. Brown - Funeral Notice Funeral services for John William Brown who passed away early Monday morning at the Bethel Deaconess hospital will be held at the Moody's Funeral Chapel, Thursday morning, April 4, at 10:00 o'clock with Rev Lester Hostettler officiating.  Burial will be made in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may see Mr. Brown at the Moody's Funeral Chapel anytime Wednesday evening.

Contributed By: Virginia Fyfe

BROWN, John W.

The Muncie Evening Press - May 13, 1935 Page 2 Column 6.


J.W. Brown, 72, retired farmer, died Sunday at his home, 804 North Jefferson St. He was a lifelong resident of Delaware County. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Normal City U.B. Church, and burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Mr. Browm was a member of the Methodist Church of Eaton and of Red Men's Lodge at Cammack. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mary Brown; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Harmon of Muncie; two brothers, Al Brown of Anderson and George Brown of Hartford City; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Earl Parson Mortuary and Monday was returned to the residence, where friends may call after 6 p.m.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, Joshua

The Muncie Morning Star Tuesday - April 9, 1912 Page 12 Column 4.


Joshua Brown, 72, a well known resident of Delaware county, died at his home two miles northwest of Muncie about 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning after a several months illness. He is survived by a widow, one daughter, Mrs. William Ames, and four sons, John W., George, Albert and Seymour. The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Riverside U.B. church. Interment will be made in Bethel cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, Mary Alice

The Muncie Evening Press - June 15, 1937 Page 3 Column 1.


Mrs. Mary Alice Brown, 80, widow of John W. Brown,died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs William M. Harmon, 804 North Jefferson St. She had been ill only a short time. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of Delaware County. Surviving besides the daughter are a son, Albert Applegate of Muncie; a sister, Mrs. Eliza Gibson of Hagerstown; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Normal City U.B. Church, of which Mrs. Brown was a member. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. The body was to be returned to the daughter's residence from the Earl K. Parson Mortuary, Tuesday afternoon.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, Mattie May

September 22, 1901, Page 5 Column 3

Mattie May, the wife of Albert H. Brown, died at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, of consumption, at her home in Harrison township. The funeral will occur at 1'clock Monday afternoon from the residence.

Interment will be made at Bethel. The deceased was the sister of Mrs. George Miller, of 290 Kilgore avenue.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, Myrtle D.

The Muncie Morning Star - Monday March 20, 1911 Page 10 Column 2.


Myrtle D. Brown, 16, daughter of Albert H. Brown, died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua E. Brown, on Riverside avenue Saturday night. The funeral will be held in the Normal City U.B. church this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. It will be in charge of the Rev. J. Walter Gibson. Burial will be made in Bethel cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BROWN, Semor J.

The Muncie Morning Star, page 11, col 2 - Oct 19, 1917


Semor Joshua Brown, 43, was claimed by death last evening at 5 o'clock following an extended illness at his home on Riverside avenue, just beyond the corporate limits. He is survived by the wife, one daughter, Amanda, and five sons, Paul, John, Harold, Walter and Robert. Paul and John are now "somewhere in France" and have not been heard from since last spring. Three brothers, John , George and Albert, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ames, also survive. Mr. Brown was an active member of Munsey Tribe, I.O.R.M. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


Muncie Morning Star - December 4, 1931


BRUMBACK-The funeral of Michael BRUMBACK, 41, former Muncie resident who died Wednesday in a Columbus, Ohio hospital, will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the home of a brother, Albert BRUMBACK,1709 East Twelfth street. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. The body will be removed to the brother's home this morning from the Hampton mortuary.

Contributed by Brenda Kerr

BRUNTON, Gilbert A.

Muncie Morning Star  9-15-1921 page 8


The funeral of Gilbert A. Brunton,54, who died Monday at his home near Bethel, after an illness of two years, will be held from the Pleasant Run Church, this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. J.E. McCorkel in charge.  Burial will take place in the Jones cemetery.

Other funeral notices on this same page.

Mrs Amanda Benadum, 62.

ZaBell, Miss Hazel ZeBell , 21. daughter of Mr and Mrs Douglas ZeBell.

The Muncie Morning Star  Wednesday 9-14-1921 page 3


The funeral of Gilbert A. Brunton, 54, prominent farmer, residing near Bethel, who died yesterday following an  extended illness, will be held from the Plesant Run Church, this afternoon. Burial will take place in the Plesant Run Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Larma , two daughters, Lulu and Evaleen, two sons, Ray F. and Perry, two sisters, Mrs. William Hiatt and Mrs. William Colson and one brother, James Brunton of Greensburg.

Note: if you notice one of these obits says he died Monday 9-12-1921 and the other reads he died Tuesday 9-13-1921

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer

BRUNTON, Larma Jane

Muncie Morning Star - Wednesday Oct 4,1950 page 3

Larma Jane Brunton, 79, well known Harrison resident died early yesterday, at her home 6 miles  southwest of Gaston. The widow of Gilbert A. Brunton, she was a member of King Chapel  Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Lulu Brunton at home, and Mrs Henry J. Knotts of Harrison township, two sons, Ray F. also of Harrison Township and Perry M. of Syracuse, New York and seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs Brunton was the daughter of Enos and Malvina (Garner) Hutson.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Friday afternoon at Kings Chapel Church with the Rev. G.R. Osborne of Daleville in charge.Burial will be in the Jones cemetery, 10 miles west of Muncie. The body will be removed from Kimmert Funeral Home at 2 Wednesday afternoon to the residence where friends may call.

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer


Muncie Evening Star Wednesday September 22,1971

Ocie Brunton, 77, Dies after Long Illness

Mrs Ocie Dell Brunton, 77, R.R. 1,Yorktown, a saleslady at Colegenie Shop in Muncie for 14 years, died Tuesday night at Turtle Creek Convalescence Center in Anderson, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Ray Brunton, three step-daughters, Mrs Mildred Brown, Muncie, Mrs Margaret Reed, Yorktown, and Mrs Mary Penrod,Greenfield; eight grandchildren ,10 great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs Delbert Swindell, Alexandria and Mrs. Edna Stephenson ,Plesanton, Calif.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kyle Funeral Home in Alexandria, Rev. Burley Oren, pastor of Midwest Congregation Church, Farmland  officiating. Burial will be in the Jones cemetery. Callers will be received at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Contributed by Pat Sulzer


Muncie Evening Press , 8-17-1963 page 7

Mrs Ray Brunton ,68, Dies; Rites Sunday

Mrs. Lois M. Brunton, 68, Harrison Township, died at her home Friday after being ill for several months.She was a member of King's Chapel Church and the Harrison Township Home Demonstration Club.

Survivors include her husband, Ray F.; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Brown, Muncie, Mrs. Margaret Reed, Yorktown, and Mrs Mary Penrod, Greenfield; seven grandsons, a granddaughter; a great granddaughter; a half sister, Mrs Merta Yeager, Muncie and two brothers, Thomas H.Slone, Sarasota Fla., and H.E Slone Kansas City,MO. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home in Gaston with Rev. Burley Oren officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer


The Muncie Star, Monday, February 25, 1974 page 5


Yorktown-Ray F. Brunton, 80, R.R.1, Yorktown, died late Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after a brief illness. Anative of Delaware County, he lived all his life on a farm near Yorktown, and actively farmed until his death. He was a member of Kings Chapel Church and was a charter member of the Delaware County Farm Bureau. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Brown, Muncie, Mrs Margaret Reed, Yorktown, and Mrs Mary Penrod, Greenfield; two sisters, Miss Lulu Brunton, Yorktown, and Mrs Henry Knotts, Gaston; a brother, Perry of Bradenton.Fla., and eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 1;30 p.m. Tuesday at Karl M.Kyle Funeral home in Alexandria with Rev. Chester Justice , Selma, officiating. Burial will follow in Jones cemetery near Yorktown. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer


The Muncie Star, Saturday, February 19, 1938

BUFFINGTON- Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Buffington, 79, wife of John Buffington, who died Tuesday at her home in Daleville, were conducted yesterday afternoon at the residence, the Rev. Charles Webb in charge. Burial was in Sunderland Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BURK, Agnes B.

Agnes B. Burk

Agnes B. Burk, 95, the mother of two Muncie women, died Wednesday in Winebrenner Extended Care in Findlay, Ohio.

She was born in Mercer County, Ohio, and made her home in Findlay. She was the widow of Harry J. Burk, who died in 1969.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Endor (Maxine) Musice and Mrs.Chester (Geraldine) Harmon, both of Muncie; a son, Preston Dudelston of Hartford city; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Leonard (Esther) Rickle of Findlay; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Gardens of Memory. Calling hours are after 3 p.m. today at Coldren-Crates Funeral home in Findlay.

In Loving Memory Of Agnes B. Burk
Born May 14,1891
Died July 16, 1986
11:30 A.M. Friday
July 18, 1986
Gardens of Memories, Muncie IN
Reverend Nathan Smith
Garden of Memories

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


The Muncie Star, Monday March 11, 1968

Burress Services

Services for John S. Burress, 77, who died unexpectedly Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Bethel AME Church. Rev. H. T. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Faulkner Mortuary.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

BURTON, Daniel

Daniel BURTON, better known as Daniel EVANS, departed this life Sept. 5, 1890. He was born in Randoplh county, Indiana, March 26, 1871. the deceased was a moral and respected young man, whom everybody liked. He was kind to all persons, both young and old. funeral services were conducted at the A.M.E. church, by Rev. N.L. BRAY. A large concourse of friends and relatives turned out to pay their last respects to one who every young man should strive to follow his example.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

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