Delaware County Obituaries



Tuesday, January 28, 1879
The Muncie Dailey News, page 1, column 4

Another Pioneer Gone

Mr. Charles Mansfield, familiarly known as "Uncle Charlie," is numbered among the dead. He breathed his last at 2:15 yesterday afternoon at the residence of the son-in-law, Mr. C.G. Pucket, on West Main Street. Mr. Mansfield has been a sufferer for several years, in fact, has been afflicted since early childhood, but now his sufferings are at an end. He came to this county in 1832, and pre-empted and cleared a farm two miles south of Muncie, where he has lived a greater portion of the time since, and which he owned at the time of his death. When he came to this county, the country lying between Muncie and the place where he located, was a dense forest, and he assisted is cutting the trees and underbrush in order to make a road to town he was a man of noble mind, and was one of the school teachers of ye olden time. He had passed the three score and ten years allotted to man, being in his seventy-ninth year. His funeral will take place from the residence of Mr Puckett , tomorrow at 10 o'clock.

Contributed by: Mark Kreps



April 22, 1937

Mrs. Phoebe A. Mansfield, 71, a resident of Muncie more than 60 years, died after a short illness Thursday at 2:45 p.m. at the family residence, 816 North Walnut St.  She was the widow of John W. Mansfield, former Delaware County clerk.  Born shortly after the Civil War, Mrs. Mansfield lived only a few years in her native Frederick County, Md., before the family moved to Muncie.  She was a member of the Jackson Street Christian Church here.  Surviving are a daughter, Edith Mansfield, at home, a son, Paul H. Mansfield of Wilmington, Del., and a brother, Frank Harne of Lewiston, Md.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Meeks Mortuary, the Reverend E.F. Daugharty officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, near Eaton.  The body will lie in state at the mortuary the hour preceding the services.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis


Muncie Star, Thursday, February 2, 1933


Mrs. H.W. MARKLEY, wife of Dr. H.W. MARKLEY, formerly of Redkey died at 11 o'clock Tuesday night at her home in Rochester, IN. Mrs. H.J. GREEN of 410 Ashland Avenue is a daughter. Funeral services will be held at 12 o'clock today at the home in Rochester after which the body will be brought to the six mile cemetery southeast of Bluffton, for final rites and burial. Surviving is the husband and four daughters, Mrs.GREEN of Muncie, Mrs. Arthur DONOVAN of Lafayette, Mrs. W.K. SMITH of Indianapolis, and Mrs. H.P. DINTER of Chicago.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

MARTIN, Josephine

Notes: Martin, Josephine, 1436 E. 826 St., Cleveland, O., sister of Mrs. Florence Caup of Muncie, Ind., Fred Burlee of Canton, O., passed away Thursday. Services Saturday, Dec. 4, at 3130 p.m.  from Elliott-Myers Funeral Home Millersburg, O. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Ohio

MAUCK, Sigler Whaley

January 12, 1931

Notes: Mauck: Sigler Whaley, beloved husband of Gertrude (nee Coplin), and father of Mrs. Clay A. Ball of Muncie, Ind., Mrs. Harry Victor, Mrs. W. V. Edwards of New York City and Frances F. of Troy, N. Y., at his home, 17816 Woodbury Avenue, age 82 years. Funeral services at the Cleveland Crematory, Casper Avenue, Monday, Jan. 12, at 2 p. m. Funeral service private.


The Morning News, February 12, 1895


Amanda McKinley died Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home of Joshua Brown, who resides five miles from Muncie on the Bethel pike. The deceased was aged 16 years and died of diphtheria. the funeral occurred yesterday afternoon. Interment in the Bethel cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

MILLER, Lorenz Clea

April 8, 1928

Notes: Miller-Lorenz Clea, husband of Minnie of Muncie, Ind., father of Mrs. J. T. Monson. Friday evening, April  6. Replains at the Saxton, Daniels & Mastick Funeral Home, 13215 Detroit Avenue where services will be held Monday, April 9, at 10 a. m.


February 11,  1997

Gary R. Mitchell, 63

Muncie - Gary R. Mitchell, 63, Muncie, died Monday in Ball Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Mitchell moved to Muncie during his youth and attended Central High School and Indian Business College. 

He lived most of his life in the Muncie area. He retired from Muncie Reclamation and Supply and was a member of the Northside Christian Church and Avondale Sympathy Club.  He was a Korean War Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Janet E. Ross Mitchell; two sons, Max Mitchell and Robert O'Reilly; twodaughters, Diana Howard and Kathy Mitchell; two sisters, Phillis LeVelle and Maxine Byers (husband: Marvin), and a granddaughter.A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Northside Christian Church. Memorials may be sent to Ball Memorial Hospital Hospice Program or Northside Christian Church. Meeks Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Contributed By: Shirley Pearson


Muncie Star, July 8, 1941

Long Illness fatal to Mrs. Ethel  Montgomery


Mrs. Ethel Anna Montgomery, 55, died at Ball Hospital Thursday night following a long illness. A native of Grant County, she lived in Muncie and Delaware County 44 years.

Mrs. Montgomery lived at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Laura M. Clark, 207 Dill Street.  Other survivors are another daughter, Mrs. Hester Dudley, Muncie; a son Joe B. Montgomery; three sisters, Mrs. Alonzo Reed, Eaton; Mrs. Malissa Snodgrass, Reed’s Station, and Mrs. Albert Kreager, Muncie; two brothers, Sylvester Hayden, Daleville, and Emory L Hayden, Niles, Mich., and five grandchildren.

Funeral rites will be held at the First Baptist Church, of which she was a member, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with Dr. J Marion Smith in charge, assisted by the Reverend E. C. Miser, pastor of the Industry U. B. Church.  Burial will be in Hawk Cemetery.  The body was removed to the Potter-Stephens funeral home where it will remain until time of the service.  Friends may call there after 7 p.m., Friday.

Contributed By: Sybil Montgomery

MOORE, William J.

July 11, 1936

Notes: Moore: William J., at Muncie, Ind., father of William E., Moore, 3091 Yorkshire rd.,

MORGAN, David A.

Feb 12, 1934

Notes: Morgan: David A., beloved son of Norman C. and Mabel, brother of Virginia, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10. Services at residence, 8128 Linwood Ave., Monday at 4 p. m. Burial in Muncie, Ind.

MORRIS, Birt Lee

March 27, 1947

Notes: Morris, Birt Lee, Wed., Mar. 26, residence,5701 Quimby Ave., beloved brother of Mrs. Frank Archer, William A. Morris of Muncle, Ind., and Mrs. Margaret Haymond. Now at Young-Koebler Funeral Home, 1966 E. 82 St., where services will be held Sat. evening, Mar. 29, at 8 p. m. Burial at Muncie, Ind. Mark E. Jones in charge. CE. 5238


April 30, 1918

Notes: Morris-Sophie, beloved daughter of Joseph S. and Marth Morris (nee Jones) and sister of Mrs. Margaret E. Anne, Mrs. Lena B. Leonard, Mrs. Bruce S. Sanders, Mrs. Elsie M. Trego, and brothers W. A. Morris, Bert L. Morris, and many friends to mourn her loss, at residence 3942 Prospect av., Monday, April 29. Services from residence Tuesday, April 30, 8 p. m. Burial Muncie, Ind., May 1, 2:30 p. m. Muncie (Ind.) papers please copy.


Muncie Star Tuesday, May 2, 1933


Mrs. K. J. Brownewell, of 1522 West Eleventh street, has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Otis S. Munson, 61, in a Pittsburgh, Cal., hospital following an operation undergone two week ago. Mr. Munson, a former merchant, was a member of the Avondale M. E. Church and the Modern Woodmen.

Contributed By: Fran Minchew

MYERS, Maude Elsie

Muncie Press, March 27, 1909

Maude Elsie Myers, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Myers, died at 9 o'clock yesterday morning at the family home near DeSoto.  The funeral cortege left the residence at 1 o'clock this afternoon and services were held in Union chapel.  Burial in Strong cemetery.

Contributed By: Shirley Baston Pearson

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