Delaware County Obituaries




Mrs. Susan Ferguson, wife of Josiah Ferguson, was born in Northampton County, NC, June 9, 1823, and died at the home of her son, Josiah Ferguson, near Gaston, Decemeber 25, 1904.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Tabitha Oliver.  Her ancestors were from the British Isles and came to America during the Revolutionary War.  In 1833 she, with her father and brothers and sisters, moved to Ohio.  They walked the distance, which was over 500 miles.  While on this trip she met Josiah Ferguson, whom she married in 1838.  They were very poor at first, but both were industrious and saving, and they soon had accumulated enough to go to housekeeping.  In 1848 they removed to Delaware County, Indiana, where they remained the balance of their lives.

She delighted in telling of how she cooked many meals in the hollow of stumps and helped her husband drive away the wolves.  She has raised sixteen children, six of whom are living.   Mrs. Ferguson was not a member of any church, and always thought that she could live just as good out of the church as she could in it.  She was a highly respected person around Gaston.

Contributed By: Linda Chan


June 19, 1957

Feuer, Rose, 2854 E. Overlook Rd.; beloved wife of the late Isaac; mother of Mrs. Pearl Benjamin, Rabbl Leon Feuer of Toledo, Rabbl Maurice Feler of Muncie, Ind., Dr. Sidney Feuer and Mrs. Adele Hollander; sister of George Gluckman of Chicago; also grandmother.

Funeral services at the Deutsch Funeral Home, 1490 Crawford Rd., Wednesday, June 19, at 11 a. m. Interment Mayfield Cemetery.


March 25, 1972

Notes: Fishback. Harold E. Fishback, beloved husband of Ruth Ellen (nee Fullhart), father of Harold, Larry and Miss Jo Ellen Fishback, grandfather of three, son of Mrs. William Fishback, brother of Mrs. Dona Belle Courtner and Mrs. Mortha Houston, passed away Wednesday, March 22. Services Sunday, Mar. 26 at 2 P.M. at The Parson Mortuary,Muncie, Ind., where friends may call after 3 P.M. Saturday.

FLEMING, Cynthia

The Daily Muncie News
Monday evening, April 14, 1879
Page 1

A very large concourse of people assembled yesterday afternoon to pay respects to the memory of Miss Cynthia Fleming, to listen to the funeral discourse by Rev. Dobson, and to follow the corpse to Beech Grove cemetery. During a long business career and residence in Muncie Miss Fleming became known to every one in city and county, and by whosoever known she was always respected and honored. During the war she was one of the most patriotic of ladies, and gave cheerfully of her means, influence and energy to help along the good cause against the revels. She was one of the leaders in every patriotic movement, whether it was to aid the sick, furnish and forward provisions and clothing to the boys at the front, receive and feed a regiment passing through to the front, or coming home, or to bid God speed to a home company going to the front and receive it with welcome on returning. Usually of a quiet and undemonstrative disposition always attending quietly and patriotically to her business, the progress of the war developed in her an unexpected amount of energy and executive ability, and the proud pre-eminence of Muncie as a patriotic town was indebted much to the efforts of Miss Fleming, in common with other ladies. For some years the lady has not been able to attend to her business owing to physical infirmities and the approach of old age. For months she has been almost helpless, but the assiduous tenderness of thoughtful relatives and friends smoothed her bed of suffering and pain, and her departure across the river to the unknown shore was peaceful. Honor to the dead.

Contributed by: Phyllis Miller Fleming

FLEMING, Lucinda T.

The Muncie Daily News
Tuesday evening, June 8, 1880
Page 1

DIED, Lucinda T. Flemming, age 60 years, this morning of paralysis, after an illness of ten years. Funeral services from the residence, 71 east Main street, at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday, June 9, 1880.

Miss Fleming has long been a respected and honored member of this community, and her death though not unexpected, will cause a feeling of sadness among the people.

[Note: Lucinda was born in 1820 in New Paris, Preble County, Ohio, the daughter of Silas Fleming and Rebecca Caughey Fleming.]

Contributed by: Phyllis Miller Fleming

FOX, Delia

April 3, 1953

Notes: Fox, Delia (nee O'Toole), beloved wife of Fred H., mother of the late Margaret Thomas, sister of Michael F. of Muncie, Ind., John J. of Boston, Mass., and the late Patrick Mary McNeelev, James B. and Katherine Webb, residence, 6914 Franklin Blvd., Wednesday Apr. 1, 1953. Friends may call at McGorray Bros Lakewood Home, 14133 Detroit Ave. Funeral Saturday, Apr. 4, St. Colman's Church at 10 a. m. Requiem mass Tuesday, Apr. 7, at 9 a. m.


October 10, 1975

Notes: Frazier. Henry Frazier, beloved brother of Charles Frazier of Muncie, Ind. Funeral services Saturday 1 p.m. in Muncie, Ind., from The Faulkner's Funeral Home.

FREY, Dr. Frank

March 16, 1932

Frey: Dr. Frank William of the Hollenden Hotel, beloved husband of Adeleson of Mrs. Rosetta L. Frey of Cincinnati, brother of Alice Cowing of Muncie, Ind., and Mr. Henry H. Frey of Cleveland, entered into rest early Tuesday morning, March 15, 1932. Services at the chapel of Sharer-Parrish, 2436 Prospect Ave., Wednesday March 16, at 3 p. m., concluding services at the chapel of Mack Johnson. Cincinnati, Thursday, March 17, at 2 p. m., followed by interment in the family mausoleum in Spring Grove Cemetery.


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

Eula FRIDLEY Rites Pending

Eula FRIDLEY, 72, 1725 S. Madison, died today in Ball Hospital (*Muncie Delaware Co., IN.). She had been in ill health for six months. She was a native of Columbus, Ohio, and had lived in Muncie for five years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Leroy MIXELL, Muncie, and Mrs. William HARRISON, Muncie; two sons, Frank RINKER, Muncie and Joseph RINKER, Phoenix, Ariz: 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. DICKEY, Brackenridge, Pa.; Mrs. Charles BIGLEY, Bridgeton, N.Y.; Mrs. Floyd BIGLEY, Clarion, Pa., and Mrs. John SACK, Cleveland, and two brothers, Frank and Earl CARTER, both of Norwalk, Calif. Services are pending in Parson Mortuary.

Contributed by: Marcie Davis

FRIEDLEY, Francis Ashbury

January 19, 1913

Friedley-Francis Ashbury, Thursday evening, Jan. 16, aged 67 years. Funeral services at the late residence. Wooster rd., Rocky River, Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 p. m. Richmond and Muncie (Ind.) papers please copy.


June 19, 1941

Froehlich: William, of 14722 Broadway, beloved husband of Marie, father of William C., Muncie, Ind.; Clarence, Mrs. Edith Knerem and the late Gertrude Geil, grandfather of William and Marie Knerem and brother of Charles, Edward, Minnie Munkel and Fredericka Wohlatz; Tuesday, June 17. Funeral Friday, June 20, from the Claus Funeral Home, 11200 Miles ave., at 2 p. m. Services at Trinity Lutheran Church. Friend ave., Maple Heights, at 2:30 p. m.

FUTRELL, Frank Lois

The Muncie Star, Sunday, April 23, 1989

Frank L. Futrell, 89

Eaton- Frank L. Futrell, 89, 505 1/2 E. College Ave., died Saturday in Ball Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Eaton who retired in 1965 from Warner Gear Division, where he had worked 37 years. He also owned Futrell Plumbing in Eaton for more than 40 years.

He was a 75-year member of Eaton United Methodist Church, which he served in a number of offices. He also was a member of the Eaton United Methodist Men, Warner Gear Sympathy Club and UAW Local 287.

He wife,(sic) Louise, died in 1976, and a son, Charles Gump, died in 1969. Survivors include four sons, John Gump, Kokomo, Jim Futrell, San Antonio, Texas, Fred Futrell, Eaton, and Robert Futrell, Muncie; 17 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will (sic) at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pitman-Richman Funeral Home with Rev. David Henry, Eaton United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

FUTRELL, Louise (Harvey)

The Muncie Star, Monday, January 12, 1976

Louise Futrell, Retired Teacher

Eaton- Louise Futrell, 70, R.R. 1, died Saturday evening in Ball Hospital. Mrs. Futrell was a native of Warren County. She retired from teaching in 1868 after 28 years, the last 19 of which she taught in Fairmount Elementary School. She was a member of Eaton United Methodist Church and Chapter 48 of the War Mothers.

Surviving are her husband, Frank; four sons, John Gump, Kokomo, Jim Futrell, Manchester, Mo., and Fred and Robert Futrell, both of Eaton; a sister, Mrs. Mary Bowman, Chicago; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Eaton United Methodist Church with Rev. Jay Taylor and Rev. E. K. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Eaton. Friends may call at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday (today) and at the church prior to services.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

FUTRELL, Nettie (Gump)

The Muncie Star Friday, January 20, 1939 Front Page Column 3


Mrs. Nettie Futrell Dead Of Accident Injuries.

Mrs. Nettie Futrell, 36, of Eaton, was fatally injured about 10 o'clock yesterday morning when the car in which she was riding, and driven by her husband, Frank Futrell, 39, crashed into a tree along state road 3, north of the Royerton school. It was the third traffic fatality in Delaware County since January 1.

Mrs. Futrell died at 2:55 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Ball Hospital, where she was taken following the accident. Coroner Earl Parson said that death was due to a multiple fracture of the skull. Mrs. Futrell also suffered two broken legs.


Mr. Futrell received a broken arm and other injuries. His conditions was said to be "fair" last night at the hospital.

Police said that Futrell's car left the road, skidded half way around, plowed through a ditch and struck the tree. Cause of the accident is being investigated by state police and the coroner.

Mrs. Futrell's head was said to have been thrown through the windshield of the machine by the impact. She lay in the snow for half an hour before passing motorists found her and called for the ambulance. Mr. Futrell was too dazed to give a coherent statement as to the cause of the mishap. Mr. and Mrs. Futrell were en route to Muncie at the time. Mr. Futrell is employed by the Warner Gear Company.

The injured persons were brought to the hospital in the Parson ambulance. The body of Mrs. Futrell was removed to the Briggs mortuary at Eaton.

The Evening Press, Saturday January 21, 1939


The funeral of Mrs. Nettie Futrell, 36, of Eaton, who was killed Thursday morning in an automobile accident on State Road 3, north of Royerton School, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Eaton M.E. Church with the Reverend Victor Stoner in charge. Burial will in Union Cemetery, near Eaton. The body will be removed Saturday night from the Briggs mortuary in Eaton to the residence.

Mrs. Futrell was fatally injured when the automoblie driven by her husband, Frank Futrell, 39, skidded on the ice and crashed into a tree. She died several hours after the accident at Ball Hospital. Mr. Futrell's condition was reported as "good" Saturday morning at Ball Hospital.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

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