Delaware County Obituaries



John W. Lambert Dies at Home Near Gaston:

John W. Lambert, 73, Washington Township farmer, died at 12:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home a mile north of Gaston. Funeral services will be at 1:30 o'clock tmorrow afternoon at the Gaston M. E. Church with the Rev. J. W. Fox of Upland, officiating.Burial will be at the Thompson Cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Effie Lambert, three daughters; Mrs. Ray Nottingham, Matthews; Mrs. Mitchell Martin, Muncie; and Mrs. Stanley Gwaltney, Harrison Township; one son, Ray Lambert, Harrison Township; three brothers, David Lambert, Hamilton Township; O. P. Lambert, Lexington, Oklahoma; and O. C. Lambert, Westwood, New Jersey; and a sister, Mrs. Josie Walker, Daleville.

Contributed By: John R. Lambert


Muncie Morning Star, December 4, 1931


LAMBERT- Funeral services for John W. LAMBERT, 73, of Washington Township, who died Tuesday at his home one mile north of Gaston, were conducted yesterday afternoon from the Gaston M.E. Church with the Rev. J.W. FOX of Upland officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr


Muncie Star, Tuesday, May 2, 1933


Mrs. Julia Lambert, ninety-one-year-old Daleville woman,who died yesterday afternoon at her home, had planned to attend the World's Fair in Chicago this summer making the trip by airplane.

A year ago she celebrated her attainment of nonagenarian ranks by taking an airplane ride as the guest of Dr. O. A. Tucker and enjoyed the ride so thoroughly that the trip to the Century of Progress Exposition was planned.

Mrs. Lambert's death followed an illness of several weeks at her home in Daleville. She is survived by two sons, Karl Lambert, at home, James Hite of Elwood; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Brattain of Middletown; six grandchildren, Miss Lucile Ham, Mrs. Augustus Dye, Joseph Ham, Volley Lambert, of Anderson, Carl Hite of Elwood, Mark Lambert of Woodriver, Ill.; and one great grandson, Joseph Dye of Anderson. She was the widow of Valentine Lambert. The body was removed to the Polhemus Mortuary. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Contributed By: Fran Minchew

LEE, Mrs. Elizabeth

Muncie Morning Star, Tuesday, Dec. 10 1901


Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, 84, Died Early Wednesday

She Was A Pioneer Resident

Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, 84, died at an early hour Monday morning at her home at Dicks street and Riverside avenue, Normal City. Mrs. Lee was one of the pioneers of Delaware County and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was born in Clinton county, Ohio, and came to Muncie several years before the war. Thirteen children were born to Samuel and Elizabeth Lee, eleven of whom, all grown, are left with the father to mourn the loss of the mother. Thirty-three grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren had learned to love the kindly face of Grandmother Lee. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, and will be in charge of Rev. Grets?. Burial will be made in Beech Grove cemetery.

Contributed By: Virginia Fyfe

LEE, Samuel

Muncie Morning Star, June 3, 1902


Passed Away at 7:30 O'clock Monday Evening

Well Known Retired Farmer

Samuel Lee, 88, one of the best known retired farmers in Delaware County died of paralysis Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock at his late home, 1401 Riverside Avenue. The funeral cortege will leave the house at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The funeral services will be conducted at the Normal City M. E. church at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. W. A. Griest officiating. Interment will be made in Beech Grove cemetery.

The deceased was born in Clinton, County, O., April 3, 1814. He afterward resided in Highland county, O., but returned to Clinton county before his young manhood days. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Smith of Clinton county, in January, 1837. To this union seven sons and six daughters were born. Of the sons, five are now living: John W. of South Madison street, Muncie; Goldson A., of Harrison township; F. M., of Harrison township; James M. of West Eighth street, Muncie; and Sherman M. of 1401 Riverside Avenue. Two sons died in their infancy--Amos and Empson W.

Four daughters survive: Mrs. George B. Snodgrass, of Mt. Pleasant township; Mrs. Joseph Osman of Wheeling avenue; Mrs. Henry Taylor of Harrison township and Miss Sarah F. Lee, of 1401 Riverside avenue. Two daughters are deceased--Mrs. William Mitchell and Mrs. Barnett Stephenson, late of Harrison township.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lee came to Harrison township from Ohio in 1841. They resided there on a farm until September, 1893, when they removed to 1401 Riverside avenue. Mrs. Lee died in December 1901.

The deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis three years abo and was in poor health from that time. Monday afternoon about 5 o'clock, he was in conversation with the family of Andrew Hoover, who resides across the street from the Lee Home. He was suddenly stricken down by paralysis, but soon recover consciousness and was carred to his home. He remained conscious until the moment of his death.

The deceased was identified with the Christian church at Mt. Pleasant Run, Mt. Pleasant township, this county.

At one time he owned 249 acres of land in Harrison township. At the time of his death, he owned 128 acres and property in Muncie.

Contributed By: Virginia Fyfe

LEGG, Mary R.

September 19, 1951

Notes: Legg, Mary R., beloved wife of the late Warren B. of Muncie, Ind.; mother of Mrs. Walter S. Howard; grandmother of Mrs. Andrew B. Smith; late residence, 3309 Aberdeen Rd. Friends may call at the Heights Home of J. H. Brown & Son, Inc., 17022 Kinsman Rd., On Wednesday Between 10 And 11 A. M. Only. Services and interment at Muncie, Ind. Please omit flowers.

LEONARD, Walter Thurlow

April 22, 1922

Leonard-Walter Thurlow, died suddenly April 22, 1922, at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Winfield S. Leonard, 1632 S. Walnut street, Muncie, Ind.; husband of Mrs. Belle Leonard of Cleveland, and father of Gail Leonard. Burial April 24, 1922, in Beech Grove cemetery.

LEVAR, Louis

January 17, 1956

Notes: Levar, Louis, father of Louis Jr., Wickliffe, Mrs. Alvina Paholke, Muncie, Ind., Herman, California, Albert, and grandfather. Friends may call at Jos. Zele & Sons Memorial Chapel, 458 E. 152d St., After 7 P. M. Tuesday, where services will be held Thursday at 8:45 a. m. and from St. Mary's Church at 9:30 a. m. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

LISTON, Wiliam L.

(No Dates)

Wiliam L. Liston.

Services for William LeRoy Liston, a veteran of both world wars, will be conducted tomorrow in Muncie, Ind. Mr. Liston died in Muncie on Friday while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Marie Phillips. He was 59. He operated a television repair service from his home, 3263 E. Scarboro Road, Cleveland Heights. During World War I he saw service with the Army. When World War II began he enlisted in the Navy. He saw action in the South Pacific. Besides his daughter, he is survived by his wife, Frances; a son, Harry C.; two brothers, Raymond and Nelson, and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Plescott.

LOCKE, Nettie Jane

July 19, 1926

Notes: Locke-Nettie Jane, Sunday p. m., July 18, at her residence, 2717 Harvard avenue, beloved wife of William H., mother of Mrs. N. Karl of Chicago, Mrs. B. Sharp, Mr. E. Farr, Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. R. F. Downie of Cleveland. Funeral services and Interment at Muncie, Ind. Remains at Henry C. Hieber parlors, 2777 W. 14th street, until 10 p. m., Monday, July 19.


March 8, 1949

Notes: Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Shriver Allison North Side Funeral Home in Youngstown for Charles H. Longfield, former Clevelander and vice president and general sales manager for the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. Mr. Longfield, born in Cleveland 56 years ago, died at Belleair, Fla., Sunday, after a heart attack. He had left Youngstown Wednesday for a vacation. When Mr. Longfield was six years old, his family moved to Muncie, Ind., where he was graduated from high school. After two years at Indiana University, he returned to Cleveland and joined the National Screw & Tack Co. and then the Foster Bolt & Nut Co. Later Mr. Longfield became a salesman for the Kirk-Latty Bolt & Nut Co. In 1926 the company was purchased by Lamson & Sessions Co. and Mr. Longfield became vice president in charge of sales and a director. He joined Youngstown Sheet & Tube in 1932. For three years during World War II Mr. Longfield represented the steel industry on the War Production Board. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Leonard of Chicago; a son, Charles H. Longfield Jr., and a granddaughter.

LYONS, Caroline Ethel (Glines)

Caroline Ethel (Glines) Lyons once Owned Beauty Shop.(no date)

Ethel (Boram) Lyons, 78, 225 N. Franklin St. died at Ball Hospital Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness. She was born in Blountsville and spent most of her life in Delaware County, She formerly owned Ethel's Beauty Shop in Oakville and Muncie. Mrs. Lyons was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Methodist Women, Harrington Bible Class and Women of the Moose.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Lucille Armstrong, Muncie; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Clark, Pennville, Mrs. Marie Snyder, El Cajon, California, Mrs. Florence Miller, Redkey, a brother , Thomas Arnett, California; two Grandsons, Vance and Dale Wasson, Terre Haute, Frederick Paul Wasson, Mechanicsville, MD, and seven great grandchildren.

Services will be at the Meeks Mortuary at 10 a.m. Saturday with Dr. A. Hunter Colpitts, Pastor of High Street United Methodist Church, Officiating. Interment will follow in Beech Grove. Friends may call at the mortuary from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and before the services Saturday.

Contributed By: Jerry L. Clark

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