Delaware County Obituaries



December 3, 1939

Carlson: Linda (nee Johnson), beloved wife of Hugo, mother of Leonard, sister of Harold, John, Edward and Theodore of Muncie, Ind. Services at A. A. Burman Funeral Home, 13124 Euclid ave., Monday, Dec. 4 at 2 p. m.

CARMICHAEL, Russell Wilbur

The Muncie Star, Tuesday, July 16, 1957

Russell Carmichael Dies of Long Illness

Russell Wilbur Carmichael, 73, 428 1/2 E. Eighth St., died Monday morning following a long illness. He was a retired glassworker, and had been employed recently by the Eagles Lodge.

He was a member of the lodge and of the American Flint Glass Workers Union.

Surviving are three brothers, Lawrence of Muncie, Raymond of near Yorktown and Ralph of Kokomo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Piepho Funeral Home with the Rev. Grady Dukes officiating. Burial will be in Tomlinson Cemetery. Members of the Eagles Lodge will assist in graveside rites.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


September 18, 1964

Casey. Leo E. Casey, formerly of Cleveland, dear father of Eugene of Decatur, Ga., Mrs. Patricia  Chambers of Akron, Mrs. Jacqueline Wright of Muncie, Ind., grandfather of nine, brother of Charles of Connecticut, Francis (Red.), Mrs. Noreen Lyden of Baltimore, and Mrs. E. J. Patten. Friends will be received at the Kmiecik Funeral Home, 1923 Clark Ave., Friday From 2-4 and 7-9 P. M. Funeral mass Saturday at St. Charles Church at 9 a. m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

CASPER, Mildred E.

Muncie Morning Star - December 4, 1931


CASPER- the funeral of Mildred E. CASPER, 28, wife of Claude F. CASPER, 702 Neely Ave., who died Monday at the family home, was conducted yesterday afternoon fron the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George SILENCE, 806 East Charles Street, Dr. William E. STECKEL officiating, assisted by the Order of the Eastern Star. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

CHAPMAN, Walter Eugene

Muncie Morning Star - Tuesday March 27, 1934

Chapman- The funeral of Walter Eugene Chapman 4, son of Mr and Mrs Tom L Chapman, who died Saturday at the family home in Eaton, was held yesterday at the Eaton M K(?)Church. Burial was in Eaton.

Contributed By: Kelly Runyon Bragg


February 22, 1972

Cipriano. Anthony Cipriana, age 58, passed away suddenly Saturday, Feb. 19, 1972 in Muncie, Indiana, belover husband of Marjorie, dearest brother of Mrs. Grace Culp, LaVerne Calif. Funeral 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, First Methodist Church, Bluffion, Indiana. Visitation. 7 P.M. Monday, McBride Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Bluftton, Indiana. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana.

COLSON, Caroline

Muncie Morning Star - Thursday November 23, 1939 page 6 col 1


Mrs. Caroline Colson, 86, widow of William Colson , died at 8;30 o'clock last night at the family home., 1425 East Washington Street, after a brief illness. She was born in Greensburg Ind., and had been a resident of Muncie for twenty-one years. Mrs. Colson was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Grace Richardson of Muncie; and Miss Hazel Colson, at home; two sons, Charles Colson of this city and Glenn Colson of Harrison Township; one sister, Mrs Addie Hiatt of Delaware County; a brother James Brunton of Greensburg; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Meeks mortuary.

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer

COLSON, Charles A.

Muncie Star Wednesday October 23, 1950

Rites at Mortuary for Charles A. Colson

Charles A. Colson : Funeral services for Charles A. Colson ,73, of 1425 East Washington Street, a machinist at Muncie Gear, will be held at 10;30 o'clock Thursday morning at the Meeks mortuary. The Rev. O.V.Rector will officiate and burial will be in the Jones cemetery, west of Muncie. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon Mr Colson, a native of Union county near Liberty, died Monday night at Ball hospital after an illness of several months. He lived in Muncie more than fifty years. Surviving are one sister, Hazel with whom he made his home, one niece and several nephews.

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer


The Muncie Star - Saturday, April 21, 1945 page 5 col 2

Glen Colson Dies at Ball Hospital

Glen Colson: Funerals services for Glen Colson, 56, who died at 3;00 o'clock yesterday morning at Ball Hospital following an extended illness, will be conducted at 2;30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Kings Chapel Church with the Rev. Mr. Osborne in charge, Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery.

Mr. Colson was born and reared on the family homestead six miles east of Alexandria. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Alexandria and Kings Chapel Church. He is survived by a son Myron, at home, two sisters Mrs Grace Riuchardson, Miss Hazel Colson and a brother, Charles Colson all of Muncie. Friends may call  at the family residence after noon today, where the body will be taken from the Polbemus and Shirley mortuary at Daleville.

NOTE: not sure of spelling on Polbemus and Shirley mortuary very faded so hard to read

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer


The Muncie Star, Tuesday, August 10,1982 page 12 col 3

HAZEL COLSON, 87; 50-year Member of Eastern Star

Hazel Colson, 87, formerly of 1425 E. Washington street., died Monday in Indiana Masonic Hospital in Franklin. She lived recently in Franklin's Masonic Home. Born in Delaware County, Miss Colson went to county schools and lived most of her life in this area. She worked for Acme Lees,Inc, for 27 years before retiring in 1960. Before joining Acme Lees, she worked for Muncie Products and Durant Motor Company here. She was a member of First United Church of Christ and a 50 year member of Chapter 104, Order of the Eastern Star. She was formerly an active volunteer at Delaware County Children's Home. Survivors include one niece, Agnes Snell, Muncie., and two nephews, Leslie Conner ,Anderson  and Myron Colson , Kent ,Wash. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Meeks Mortuary  with Rev. Sharon Long presiding. Burial will be in Jones cemetery Calling hours in the mortuay will be 5-7 p.m. today, and before services Wednesday. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct a Memorial service at 7 p.m. today in the mortuary.

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer

COLSON, Myron H.

The Muncie Star , Friday, April 12, 1985 page 21 Col 2

Myron H. Colson, 59

Myron H.Colson---- Former Yorktown resident Myron H.Colson, 59, died Monday in his Phoenix Ariz. home. Mr. Colson was born in Yorktown and lived here until 1949 when he moved to Kent,Wash. He worked  in Kent for 27 years as a mail carrier until moving to Arizona 3 years ago.

Mr Colson is survived by his wife, Nina Mullen Colson; three sons, Myron of Kent; Wayne of Pacific Was; and Ron of Phoenix, and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Parson Mortuary-Adames Chapel, Muncie, with Rev. Gilbert Hughes offficiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. Calling is before services.

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer

COLSON, William J.

Muncie Evening Star Thursday Sep 20, 1928 page 7

William J. Colson Dies at Family residence

William J. Colson, 80, retired farmer, died at 3;30 o'clock, yesterday afternoon in the family home, 1423 East Washington street, following a three months illness. He is survived by the widow, Caroline ; two daughters, Mrs Grace Richardson and Miss Hazel Colson both of this city, two sons, Charles, of Sandusky OH., and Glenn of Delaware County; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a  member of the First Christian Church, the White Feather Tribe, Red Men. and I.O.O.F Lodge at Gilman. The funeral will be held in the Plesant Run Church tomorrow afternoon; in charge of the Rev. William Young. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery. The cortege is to leave the residence at 1;30 o'clock in the afternoon.

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer


June 3, 1953

Confer, Anna (nee Kinkald), of Muncie, Pa. (formerly of  Cleveland, O.), beloved wife of Glen. Friends may call From 7-10 P. M. Thursday at. the Paul T. Long Funeral Home, 12610 Woodland Ave. (first street north of Shaker Square), where services will be held Friday, June 5, at 2 p. m.


No date

Muncie Newspaper


Lon. H. Cooper has received word of the death of his brother, John W. Cooper, which occurred July 1 at the home of his son in Twin Falls, Idaho. Services and burial will be July 5, at Cladwell, Idaho. Mr. Cooper visitied his brother here last summer for the first time in nineteen years. He was born and raised in Monroe Township, the son of Charlie and Angeline Heath Cooper, Pioneer residents of Delaware County.

Contributed By: Jill Cooper Childress

COOPER, Leonidas L.

Muncie Newpaper - 1946

Leonida L. Cooper Dies at Home of Daughter

Leonidas L. Cooper, 87, retired, died at 7 o'clock last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank A. Beoddy, 1523 Luick avenue. He was a life long resident of Delaware County.

Surviving are three sons, W. Borter, Charles E., and Don D. Cooper, all of Muncie; three daughters, Mrs. William Parkinson and Mrs. Beoddy, both of this city; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Parson mortuary. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Contributed By: Jill Cooper Childress


Muncie Newspaper - September 9, 1900

Silas Covalt Dead After Long Illness:

Silas Covalt, 65, 608 South Hackley street, died Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness.  A complication of diseases caused death.Mr. Covalt served during the war of the rebellion and was until recently a member of the G. A. R.  His wife is a member of the Woman's Relief Corps.  Mr. Covalt came to Muncie with his family nearly 30 years ago and for a number of years followed the carpenter's trade.

The surviving children are Mrs. James B. Meeker, Henry Babb, and Samuel Krouse, of Muncie; and Mrs. Joseph McDonald, of Gas City.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence.  The Rev. L. J. Naftzger will officiate. Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Contributed By: LeeAnne Thompson

COX, Fred Nelson

Muncie Star - June 12, 1937


Nelson Fred COX, 67 of 1720 East Willard St., died at 12:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Ball Memorial Hospital following a seven months illness. He had lived in Muncie for seventeen years coming here from Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ella COX, one son Fred, and one daughter Mrs. Dewey IRWIN, both of Muncie, and one sister, Mrs. May FEAR of Portland. the body was removed to the Moffitt and Piepho mortuary. Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

CREEK, Elsie E. (Smith)

The Muncie Star, Thursday January 8, 1976

Elsie E. Creek

Parker City- Elsie E. Creek, 60, died Wednesday at Ball Hospital in Muncie. She was a lifelong resident of Parker City and a member of Parker Friends Church and WCTU.

Surviving are her husband, George; one daughter, Mrs. Hector (Marilyn) Mota, Bluffton, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Ocil Ewing, Florida; two brothers, Jerry Smith, Matthews, and Earl Smith, Muncie; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at Thornburg Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday with Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until the time for services Friday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

CREEK, George F.

The Muncie Star Saturday, January 19, 1985

George F. Creek, 70

Parker City, Ind- George F. Creek, 70, R.R. 1, died Friday in Ball Hospital, Muncie, after a brief illness.

He was retired from Warner Gear Division, Muncie, and was a member of the Warner Gear Sympathy Club.

His wife, Elsie Smith Creek, died in 1976.

Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn (Mrs. Jerry) Hall, Dallas Texas; a brother, Clifford Creek, Muncie; a granddaughter, Beth (Mrs. Dwight) Early, Muncie; and a grandson, Gregory Allen Shores, Dallas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Thornburg and Davis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


The Muncie Star, Monday March 11, 1968

Retired Farmer Dies in Ohio

John T. Cromer, 85, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Daleville community, died Sunday at the General Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio.

He had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Harold Degenhardt, Lexington, Ohio.

He was a charter member of the Salem Twp. Farm Bureau and was active in the Delaware County Farm Bureau. He was also a member of the Delaware County Livestock Breeders Association, and the St. John's Lutheran Church, Anderson.

Surviving are a son, Gene, Muncie; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Mary Jane) Degenhardt, Lexington, Ohio; Mrs. Arthur (Harriet) Spangler, Daleville; Mrs. Richard (Hannah) Haller, Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Myron E., Muncie; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Ballard and Shirey Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery, Middletown.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

CROOK, Daniel

October 7, 1936

Crook: Daniel, husband of the late Synthia, father of Gathel, Newkirk, Jessie Murrell of Detroit and Erma Craguer of Detroit, and five grandchildren, at his residence, 4109 E. 110th st. Funeral Wednesday, Oct. 7: services at Second United Presbyterian Church, Miles and E. 110th, at 8 p. m. Burial Muncie, Ind.

CUNKLE, Hannah (Gump)

The Muncie Morning Star, Monday August 29, 1910 Page 10

Funeral Of Mrs. Cunkle

Body of Pioneer Resident Laid At Rest Yesterday at Union Cemetery The body of Mrs. Hannah Cunkle, 73, wife of John Cunkle, who died Friday afternoon at the family home near Eaton, was laid at rest yesterday afternoon at the Union cemetery near Eaton. The funeral services were conducted from the home by the Rev. Mr. Young. Mrs. Cunkle had resided in the county her entire life, and she was one of the best known women residents in the vicinity of Eaton.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

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