Delaware County Obituaries


PARSON, Mrs. Frank

Muncie Dailey Herald, Saturday, January 14, 1905


Mother And Sister Of Mrs. Parsons Reach Muncie After Long Journey

Mrs. S.C. Petty and daughter, Mrs. Minnie Moorman, of Seattle, Wash, arrived in Muncie Friday evening shortly before five o'clock. They are the mother and sister of Mrs. Frank Parsons who was killed in a gas explosion last Sunday night. Shortly after they arrived, the funeral arrangements for the unfortunate woman and her child, were completed. The services will be held from the residence of Harry Parsons, Normal City, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. T. A. Reynolds officiating. Interment will be made in Beech Grove cemetery. While the funeral will be a double one, the remains of the mother and child will not occupy one casket. The husband and father, Frank Parsons, will not be able to attend the services. His condition, however, is improving and the attending physician is of the opinion that he will recover providing no complications arise.

Mrs. Petty and daughter were not made familiar with the details regarding the accident and death of the Muncie woman until their arrival here. Upon receiving the information that the daughter and sister were killed, they started immediately for this city and made a quick trip, not being compelled to await connecting trains. The mother was prostrated upon learning of the death of the child and her grief was doubled up learning the nature of the accident. It is probable that she will remain here for some time after the funeral before returning west where she will reside.

Contributed By: Shirley Pearson

(Shirley's note: I have copies of other articles regarding this explosion. The articles contain more details that would be interesting to family members. I didn't post them because I forgot to get the dates, which were one to three days, as I recall, prior to the above article. Contact me if you want those articles: Email  Shirley Pearson)

PATTERSON, Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin Patterson & Hiram Richard Sinclair

Muncie Sunday Star, October 1, 1916


Has Last Poem of Corp. "Bob" Patterson

Hartford City, Ind., Sept 30 - Hiram Richard Sinclair, 79, prominent resident of this city, was found dead in bed at the home of his son, Ed Sinclair, at 4 o'clock this morning. A man who had been employed to watch at Mr. Sinclair's bedside went to sleep during the night. At 4 o'clock Mrs. Ed Sinclair arose to give the paient (sic) medicine. She found the watcher sound asleep and the sick man dead. Heart trouble caused death.

Mr. Sinclair was a veteran of the civil war, having been in some of the most important battles of the campaigns. He was wounded in the leg at the battle of Gettysburg and carried the shot with him to the day of his death. Ed Sinclair is the only child. There are a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren surviving.

The funeral will be held from the ?ate home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Lewis Reeves and the Rev B.G. Shinn. (sic) Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery


Hartford, City, Ind., Sept 30 -- Corporal Robert Irwin Patterson, 75, prominent civil war veteran and resident of Muncie, who died suddenly last evening, had a number of relatives in Hartford city and many friends here. Mrs. James Rutter, of this city, a second cousin of the decedent, has a copy of the last poem penned by Mr. Patterson and she prizes it highly.

Contributed By: Shirley Pearson

(Shirley's note: These obituaries were together - probably because they fought together at Gettysburg.)


Muncie Morning Star, Oct. 2, 1916


Funeral of Robert I. Patterson to be Held this Afternoon

Funeral services over the body of Corporal Robert I. Patterson, 75, one of the oldest and best known residents of the city, who passed away suddenly Friday evening about 9:50 o'clock at his home, 408 East Howard street, will be conducted from the High Street M.E. Church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. David Stephenson, the Rev. Henry Marsh, and the Rev. Oliver J. Carmichael officiating. Williams Post, No. 78, G.A.R., will have charge of the services. The body will be laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends are requested to call at the home, as the casket will not be opened at the church.

Contributed By: Shirley Pearson

PERKINS, Richard Anthony "Tony"

The Muncie Star Press, November 7, 2007
Richard Anthony (Tony) Perkins, 52

MUNCIE – Richard Anthony “Tony” Perkins, 52, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 4, 2007, at his residence.

He was born, September 29, 1955, in Muncie the son of Richard Anthony and Rosemary (Clifford) Perkins and attended Muncie Central High School.

Mr. Perkins was the owner and operator of Mickeys Taxi for the past four years and had been in the transportation business most of his life. Tony loved his valued employees and customers.

Tony was a member of The Muncie Chamber of Commerce. He was also an avid Colts fan and Jeff Gordon Fan.

Surviving are his wife, Penny (Oliphant) Perkins; his daughter, Melissa Perkins (companion-Kelly Wagoner), Muncie; two grandchildren, Kylie Tolliver and Gavin Wagoner; his mother and step-father, Rosemary and Earl Adams, Muncie; eight brothers and sisters, Helen Chambers, Wabash, Ron Horn, Muncie, Cathy Bouslog (husband-Randy), Yorktown, Terry Perkins, Deltona, FL, Bobby Perkins, Winter Springs, FL; Ella Laudermilt (husband-Bill), Muncie, Jack A. Adams, Muncie; and Rod Adams, Muncie; his foster sister, Kay Litteral, Montpelier; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and loving in-laws; and his dog, Beano.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard, a sister, Mickie Poston, and a brother, Michael Berg.

Services will be held in The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2007, with Pastor Hoyt Davis officiating. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday or one hour prior to services on Friday.

Online condolences may be directed

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


Muncie Morning Star, Dec. 4, 1931


PERSONETT- Funeral services for Ralph PERSONETT, 44, machinist, who died Wednesday at his home, two miles west of Muncie on the Yorktown Road will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the residence with the Rev. Arthur W. McDAVITT, minister of St. Joh's Universalist Church, in charge. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr


April 25, 1937

Pfleger: Edna A., beloved wife of Samuel E., mother of Mrs. Viola Rogers, grandmother of Mrs. Fay Wickmiller and Violet Rogers, passed away Friday, April 23, at Muncie, Ind. Friends may call at the G. H. Busch & Son Funeral Home, 4334 Pearl rd., where services will be held Monday, April 26, at 2 p. m.

PLUMMER, Amanda Jane (Dear)

Amanda Jane Plummer

Muncie Evening Press, July 11, 1908 Pg 5, Column 2

Amanda Jane Plummer, 82 years old, a well known resident of Cammach, died at the home of her son. Benjamin F. Plummer, early this morning. She was the widow of the late Peter P. Plummer. The funeral will be held in the Cammach M.E. church Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Burial in Hawk cemetery.

Muncie Sunday Star, July 12, 1908

Amanda Jane Plummer, 82, a well known and highly respected resident of Cammack, died at the home of her son, Benjamin F. Plummer, early yesterday morning. The funeral services will be conducted from the Cammack M.E. church Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Hawk Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

PLUMMER, Fountain D.

Fountain D. Plummer

Muncie Newpaper, March 19,1920 Pg 1, Column 7


The body of Fountain D. Plummer, age 70, civil war veteran, who died of paralysis Wednesday evening at Marion, arrived in Daleville Friday morning. Funeral services will be held in the Mt. Pleasant church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Moonsville cemetery, north of Anderson. Mr. Plummer is survived by three sons, Frank of Delaware county, John of Muncie and W.S Plummer of Ford City, Pa. and three daughters, Mrs John Bloom of Muncie and Mrs. Martha Applegate and Mrs John Harmon, both of Delaware county.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

POOR, Orville H.

October 31, 1974

Notes: Poor. Orville H. Poor, beloved husband of the late Edith, father of Larry. Family will receive friends at the Stas Funeral Home, 2289 Columbus Rd. At W. 25 St. Thursday 3-5 And 7-9 P. M. Interment in Muncie, Indiana.

POSTON, Herman

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


New Castle - Herman POSTON, 72, died Wednesday in the Henry County Hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of Fleming Co., Ky., and had lived in New Castle (*Henry Co., IN)., for 38 years. He was a retired employe of the Henry County Hospital. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Moose Lodge, American Legion and was a World War I veteran. Survivors include the widow, Idella, three sons, Howqard, Rev. Billy POSTON and Rev. Clifford POSTON, all of Orlando, Fla., three sisters, Mrs. Mertie LONG, Rullellville, Ohio, Mrs. Anna LEMASTER, Chapmansville, Va., and Mrs. Matilda PERRY, Milton, Ky., and two brothers Ernest, Cocoa, Fla., and Acie, Mt. Gray, W. Va. Services will be at 2:30 pm. Saturday in the Main and Sons Funeral Home with burial in the Southmound Cemetery.

Contributed by: Marcie Davis


June 21, 1919

Popowski-Mabel, age 23, entered into rest Wed., June 18, at St. Alexis' hospital; funeral Sat., June 21, from her late residence, 2905 Muncie av., 2:30 p. m.

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