Delaware County Obituaries


SCOTT, Walter T.

December 30, 1959

Notes: Scott, Walter T., husband of Betty, father of Virginia Frueh; Gordon and the late Dorothy, grandfather of 7, brother of Edgar, Ella, Mattie Gullion, Laura June Colby and the late Charles, William, George, Melinda and Mary Baker, Private services. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the building fund of Grace Presbyterian Church, Lakewood, Muncie, Ind., papers please copy.


August 15, 1927

Shaffer-Arthur, at Glenville Hospital.

Remains at Dodge's Funeral Home, 1331 Hayden avenue, until Monday, Aug. 15, 4 p. m. Funeral and burial Muncie, Ind.

SHARP, Halbert S.

July 30, 1955

Notes: Sharp, Halbert S., beloved husband of Virginia (nee Bowman), father of Mirian, De Largey, Marjorie Cibella, Georganna Davidson, and Jeanne Manning, and grandfather, passed away, Friday.

Friends received at the Donald B. Johnson Funeral Home, 521 Broadway, Bedford, O., 7 To 9 Saturday And 1 To 3 Sunday Only. Services at M. L. Meeks & Sons Funeral Home, Muncie, Ind., Monday, Aug. 1, 1955, at 1 p. m. Please omit flowers.

SHARP, Virginia

December 26, 1963

Notes: Sharp. Virginia Sharp (nee Bowman), wife of the late Halbert S. dear mother of Miriam Minnick. Marjorie Cibella. Georganna Davidson, and Jeanne Manning, and grandmother, sister of William O. and Harry G. Bowman, passed away Monday. Services at the M. L. Meeks & Sons Funeral home, Muncie, Ind., Friday, Dec. 27, at 10 a. m. Local arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Bedford, O.

SHAW, Michael E.

February 8, 1951

Notes: Shaw, Michael E., beloved husband of Ruth, father of Mrs. Leonard Deming, Mrs. Walter Sutton, Mrs. Donald Roundy, and Randy, grandfather and great-grandfather, brother of Kenneth Dillman, residence, 85 Beachview Dr., Willoughby, O. Friends may call at The Monreal Co. Funeral Home, St. Clair Ave. and E. 110  St., Thursday Afternoon And Evening. Services and interment at Muncie Ind., Saturday, Feb. 10.

SHAW, Pearl (Brown)

Pearl Shaw

Mrs. Pearl (Harmon) Shaw, 83, wife of Thomas Shaw, died Sunday morning at Ball Hospital. A native of Harrison Township, she had lived at several places around Delaware County. For the last few months she resided at the home of her son in Eaton. Mrs. Shaw was a member of Normal City United Methodist Church in Muncie.

Other survivers include three sons, Chester G. Harmon of Muncie, Clifford R. Harmon of Eaton and A. Merle Harmon of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Mary) Bratton of Muncie; three stepsons; two nieces; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pitman Funeral Home in Eaton with Rev. Wilbur E. Workman officiating. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery near Eaton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday and anytime prior to the services.

Pearl Shaw
January 8, 1885
November 23, 1969
Pitman Funeral Home
November 25, 1969 2:00p.m.
Rev. Wilbur E. Workman
Rev. E.K. Smith
Union Cemetery, Eaton Indiana
Bryan W. Pitman
Robert J. Richman

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

SHEIL, Katherine (Flo)

October 14, 1968

Notes: Sheil. Katherine (Flo) Sheil (nee Wall) beloved wife of William E. mother of William R. Sister of William E. of Akron, O., Lawrence V. of Muncie, Indiana, and Mrs. Irene Cantlin, Grandmother of Kathleen and Susanne, Saturday, Oct. 12, 1968. Residence, 3953 W. 162 St. Funeral Mass Tuesday, Oct. 15, Our Lady of Angels Church at 10 A. M. Friends may call at The McGorray Funeral Home, 14133 Detroit Ave. Monday 3 To 4 And 7 To 10 P. M.


Muncie Morning Star, October 2, 1916


George Sherrer, 38, passed away at his home, 1144 East Washington street, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. The deceased had resided in this city only about a year, coming here from Chattanooga, Tenn. He is survived by the widow and three small children. No funeral arrangements have been completed as yet.

Contributed By: Shirley Pearson


Mrs. Jane Shoemaker, 83, died last night at the residence of her son, William A. Shoemaker two and one-half miles east of Daleville.  Funeral services will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence and interment will be made in the cemetery located on the Shoemaker farm.  Mrs. Shoemaker was the widow of Jonas Shoemaker, who died 15 years ago.

SHORT, Mary B.

March 14, 1950

Short, Mary B. (nee Boeddy), East Claridon, O., formerly of Cleveland; beloved sister of Mrs. Lorene  Swegman, Frank and Otis, all of Muncie, Ind., and Fred Boeddy of Cleveland. Services 2 p. m., Muncie, Ind., at M. L. Meik's & Son Funeral Home.

SIMPSON, Mr. & Mrs. Borter

Muncie Star February 16, 1944 page 1 column 2


Mr. and Mrs. Borter Simpson Asphyxiation Victims

Borter Simpson , 74, employee of the Southern Grill and his wife, Edith Simpson. 62, were found dead from gas fumes in their home, 915 South Elm Street., yesterday afternoon. The discovery was made when D.L. Mahoney, proprietor of the grill, wondering why Simpson had not reported for work, went to the home about 1;50 o'clock and found Simpson, slumped over in a chair, He called police. Detective. Charles Jones and Robert Thornburg investigated and found Mrs Simpson dead in her bed. Detectives reported that the gas jet of the oven was open but the oven door closed, They believed that Simpson had awakened during the night and had attempted to clothe himself, since his clothes were arranged in a disorderly manner. Dr. Joh  W.Thornburg, county coroner, investigated the deaths and reported that death was due to accidental asphyxiation. Mrs. Simpson was an employee of Ball Hospital. These are the first deaths caused by gas fumes in Muncie this year. Mr Simpson was a member of the Eagles Lodge No 2311. He is survived by a granddaughter ,Mrs Beatrice Babb; a grandson ,Robert Simpson and two great grandchildren, all of Pasadena Cal. Mrs Simpson is survived by one sister, Mrs Jennie Stevens of Killmore Ind, and four nephews, Alvin Williams, Ralph Davenport, all of R.F.D.1 Yorktown and Harold Davenport of Mt Carmel, Ind The bodies were removed to the Parson mortuary.

Muncie Star February 17, 1944 Page 7 Column 1

Double Funeral Rites For Victims of Gas

Mr. and Mrs. Borter Simpson: Double Funeral services for Mr and Mrs Borter Simpson, who were found dead from gas fumes in their home , 915 South Elm Street, Tuesday will be conducted at 3 0o'clock this afternoon at the Pleasant Run Church. Rev. Dewey H ole will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in Jones cemetery. Friends may call at the home of a nephew, Alvin Williams, seven miles west of Muncie on the Jackson street road, one half mile south of the Hoffer chapel road. The bodies were found by D.L.Mahoney, proprietor of the Southern Grill, for whom Mr.Simpson worked. He went to the home of Simpson after Simpson had not reported for work in the morning...

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer

SIMPSON, Harriet M.

Muncie Star  December 30, 1929 Page 12 Column 4

Mrs. Harriet Simpson Dies of Week's Illness

Mrs. Harriet M. Simpson, 72, widow of the late John Simpson, died yesterday morning at 10-;45 o'clock at her home 1712 Franklin Street following a week's illness. Mrs Simpson had been a life long resident of Delaware County, having been born in Monroe Township, June 4,1857, the daughter of Brackenridge Reynolds, a pioneer of this county. For many years, she had been a devout member of the Christian church. Surviving are three grandchildren, Leo D. Ratcliff of Cowan, Mrs Hallie Hancock and Miss Ruby Ratcliff both of Tempe Arizona, two sisters, Mrs Phillip Turner and Mrs Charles Springer of Delaware County, and other distant relatives. Funeral services will be announced later.

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer


Muncie Star  September 13, 1936  page 1 col 1

Succumbs in St Louis


Mr and Mrs Borter Simpson, R.F.D.2, Alexandria, received word yesterday of the death of their son, Loren Simpson, who died unexpectedly at St Louis,MO,enroute from California to his home near Alexandria.The body will be brought to the Polhemus mortuary at Daleville.

Muncie Morning Star  Wednesday September 16, 1936

Simpson- The funeral of Loren Simpson 45, son of Mr. and Mrs. Borter Simpson, of near Oilman, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Pleasant Run Church, the Rev. W.H. Polhemus officiating. Burial will be in the Jones cemetery. Mr Simpson died Saturday in St. Louis, MO.,enroute to his home from California.

Contributed By: Pat Sulzer

Other funerals listed are
WEST-Marcus West
DRYER-Sam Dryer
Tibbits -Mrs Wallace B.Tibbits

SINCLAIR, Hiram Richard Sinclair & Robert Irwin PATTERSON

Muncie Sunday Star, October 1, 1916

(Note: These obituaries were together - probably because they fought together at Gettysburg.)


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 Baston Pearson

SITES, Mary Ann

Muncie Press, March 27, 1909

Mary Ann Sites

Mary Ann Sites, 72, wife of John A. Sites, of Harrison township, died at her home this morning at 3:45 o'clock.  Mrs. Sites was well known in Harrison township.  She was ill for a long time prior to her death.  Five sons, five daughters, two brothers and two sisters survive.  The funeral cortege will leave the residence at 10 o'clock Monday morning and services will be conducted in Pleasant Run church.  Burial will be made in the church yard.

Contributed By: Shirley Baston Pearson

SKINNER, James Alvin

Muncie Morning Star, Tuesday March 27, 1934

Skinner- The funeral of James Alvin Skinner 53, who died Sunday at his home 1801 East Twelfth Street, will be conducted at 10:30 tomorrow morning at the Fountain Square U B Church Burial will in the Beech Grove Cemetery. The body was removed to the home yesterday  from the Moffitt and Piepho funeral home.

Surviving is the widow, four daughters, Mrs J C Johnson, Mrs Olga Wigmore of Muncie, Omega and Oneida at home, a son Orin of Muncie, a granddaughter, a stepfather M O Peters of Muncie, three halfsisters, Mrs Charles King of Bryant, Mrs Pearl Spillers of Sidney, Ohio, Mrs Eva Strautamoyer of Muncie, and a half brother Walter G Peters of Muncie.

Contributed By: Kelly Runyon Bragg

SMITH, Earl Raymond

The Star Press, Monday, January 18, 1999 Page 2B

Earl R. Smith, 75

Muncie- Services for Earl R. Smith, 75, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Meeks Mortuary. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Calling will be 4-8 p.m. today and an hour before services Tuesday at Meeks Mortuary.

Mr. Smith died Friday at his home after a short illness. He was born in Muncie and attended Central High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from Warner Gear (now Borg-Warner Automotive) in 1987 after 37 years. He was a member of UAW Local 287, the American Legion and Warner Gear Sympathy Club.

Survivors include three sons, Clifford Smith (wife: Jill), Leonard Smith and Joe Smith (wife: Debbie); three daughters, Kathy Hornback (husband: Jerry), Barbara Pennycuff (husband: Bill) and Pam Smith; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, two brothers, four sisters and two grandsons are deceased.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

SMITH, Harold Woodrow

The Muncie Star, Wednesday, June 4,1969 Page 8.

Warner Gear Employee Dies

Harold Woodrow Smith, 56, 117 E. North St., died Monday in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, An employee of Warner Gear for 34 years, he was a lifelong resident of Muncie and a member of Local 287, UAW, Warner Gear Sympathy Club, American Society of Quality Control and Moose Lodge.

Active in Masonic work, Smith was a member of Muncie Lodge 433, F&AM; Council 16, R&AM; Muncie Commandery 18, Knights Templar, the Indiana Scottish Rite, Murat Temple, Murpah Club and the Delaware County Scottish Rite Club.

He is survived by his wife, Winnie Jane; two sons, Harold R. Smith, Modoc, and James W. Smith, Muncie; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Richardson, Muncie, and Mrs. Luella Lodge, Gardena, Calif.; his mother, Mrs.Hettie Smith, Muncie; two stepsons, Hulon Jewell and Mason Jewell, Muncie; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Thelma Landress, Portland; nine grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Earl Raymond Smith, Muncie, and Jerry Smith, Matthews, and two sisters, Mrs. Ossie Ewing, Muncie and Mrs. Elsie Creek, Parker.

Friends may call at Piepho and Fry Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and prior to services there at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

SMITH, Harold Russell

The Muncie Star Wednesday, May 11,1994.

Harold R. Smith, 61

MODOC, Ind-Harold R. (Russ) Smith, 61, Modoc, died Monday in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, after open-heart surgery.

He was born in Muncie, attended city schools and graduated from Central High School. He was an inspector and later supervisor at Borg-Warner Automotive for 43 years before he retired 2 weeks ago.

Mr. Smith was a member and past master of Losantville Masonic Lodge 674, F&AM; was a firefighter for the Modoc Volunteer Fire Department; served 9 years in the Indiana National Guard, and was a firefighter on the safety crews at Winchester Speedway and Michigan International Speedway.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Nancy Rees Smith; two sons, Rusty Smith and Randy Smith, both of Muncie; a stepdaughter, Jolanda Gillespie, Paxton, Ill.; three stepsons, Steve Fields, Terre Haute, Dennis Fields, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Martin Fields, New Castle; two sisters, Luella Hardiage, Carson, Calif., and Virginia Richardson, Mount Pleasant; a brother, James W.Smith, Muncie; five grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold W. and Leona Mae Gump Smith. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Meeks Mortuary. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.

Calling will be 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary, where a Masonic memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Memorials may be sent to the Modoc Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 306, Modoc 47358.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

SMITH, Hettie M. (Rogers)

The Muncie Star, Friday, March 6, 1970

Hettie M. Smith

Mrs. Hettie M. Smith, 84, 500 Oakland Ave., died Thursday in Ball Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph Smith and was a member of Willard Street Separate Baptist Church. She was born in Blountsville and had spent her entire life in this area.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ocie Ewing, Zephrhills, Fla., Mrs. Elsie Creek, R.R. 1 Parker; two sons, Jerry J. Smith, Matthews, Earl R. Smith, Muncie; several grand and one great-great-grandchild.

Friends may call at Meeks Mortuary from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and before services there at 1 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Gus McAdams will officiate. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

SMITH, James Woodrow

The Star Press, Thursday, July 2, 1998.

James W. Smith, 57

MUNCIE- James Woodrow Smith, 57, died Monday while traveling in Rapid City, S.D.

Mr. Smith was born in Muncie and attended local schools. He was a Navy veteran. He had worked at Borg-Warner Automotive for 28 years and was a memeber of Teamsters Local 287.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Smith (wife: Kathy) and David Smith (wife: Rhonda); a daughter, Sandi Folkerts (husband: Rick); two sisters, Virginia Richardson (husband: Henry) and Luella Hardage; eight grandchildren and companion, Joyce Cravens.

A brother is deceased.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Meeks Mortuary. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Friday or an hour before services Saturday at Meeks Mortuary.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

SMITH, Joseph

The Muncie Star, Saturday, June 25, 1983

Jerry Smith, 73

Matthews, Ind- Jerry Smith, 73, 208 High St., died here Thursday in Ball Hospital, Muncie, where he had just arrived.

He had been in failing health for about a year. Smith, a native of Muncie, had resided in Parker City before moving to Matthews in 1955.

He retired from Essex Wire Co. in 1974. He was a member of the Matthews Lions Club and was also affiliated with the Boy Scouts for 14 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two sons, Paul Smith, Largo, Fla., and Ronald Smith, at home; a brother, Earl Smith, Muncie; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Jones Funeral Home in Upland with Rev. Joe Ruberg officiating. Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery, here. Calling hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grant County Cancer Society.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

SMITH, Joseph

The Muncie Morning Star, Friday, April 11, 1924


Joseph Smith, 45, died at the family home, 500 Oakland avenue at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence with the Rev. M.E. Stadler in charge.

Burial will be made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Hettie; three sons, Jerry, Woodrow and Raymond; four daughters, India, Ocie, Elsie, and Eva; one brother and two sisters.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

SMITH, Lillie

The Muncie Morning Star Thursday, June 20, 1907.


SMITH- Mrs. Harry Smith, 21, died at 6:30 o'clock last evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Duddleston, one mile southeast of Granville. The funeral services will be held at the Eaton Christian Church at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in Union cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson


April 22, 1970

Notes: Smith. Nellie Smith (nee Finnerty), beloved wife of the late Ralph J., mother of  Charles T., William M. and Fred J. Rooney, Mrs. Ellen Hoffman, Ralph J., grandmother and great grandmother, sister of Mrs. William White of Muncie, Ind. The family will receve friends at The Mahon-Murphy Funeral Home, 13201 Euclid Ave. Funeral mass Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdeline Church (Vine St.). Visiting Hours Wednesday 2-5 And 7-9 P.M.

SMITH, Mrs. Rosana Jane

Muncie Morning Star


SMITH - Funeral services for Mrs. Rosana Jane SMITH, 73, wife of William E. SMITH, who died at the family home four miles northwest of Muncie Tuesday were conducted yesterday morning from the Mt. Zion M.E. Church. Burial was in Tomlinson Cemetery.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr

SMITH, Winnie J.

The Muncie Star, Monday, July 16, 1979

Winnie J. Smith, 61;

Came Here in 1941

Winnie J. Smith, 61, 117 E. North St., widow of Harold W. ("Woody") Smith, died Sunday morning at Ball Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Flossie, Ky., spent her early years in that area, and came to Muncie about 1941.

Mrs. Smith was employed in the Warner Gear Company cafeteria 22 years prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Women of the Moose, Fez Mates, and Warner Gear Sympathy Club.

Surviving are three children, John Mason Jewell, at home, Hulon William Jewell, Muncie, Mrs. Gene (Thelma Joyce) Landress, Portland; four stepchildren, Mrs. Louella Hardage, Carson, Calif., Mrs. Henry (Virginia) Richardson, Mt. Summit, Russell Smith, Losantville, and James Smith, Muncie; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Wilson, Sloans Valley, Ky., and Mrs. Alta Alsip, Akron, Ohio; four brothers, Otho New, Marion, Luther New, Robinson, Ill., Emery New, Okeechobee, Fla., and Cecil New, Estes, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at Meeks Mortuary at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Gerald W. Cargile officiating.

Interment will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and anytime before services Wednesday.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

STATTLER Angeline (Applegate)

The Muncie Evening Press, Friday, September 14, 1923


Funeral services for Mrs. Angeline Stattler, 75, wife of D. M. Stattler, who died at 9 o'clock Thursday evening at the family home, three miles northwest of Muncie on the Bethel road, following an extended illness, will be held Saturday afternoon, the cortege leaving the home at 1:30 o'clock for the Pleasant Run church. Burial will be in the Jones cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, three sisters, Mrs. John Brown, Mrs. Garrett Gibson and Mrs. Almira Justice; and two brothers, Lewis and Riley Applegate.

The Muncie Morning Star, Saturday, September 15, 1923

Page 3 Column 1


STATTLER- The funeral of Mrs. Angeline Stattler, 75, wife of D. M. Stattler, who died Thursday at the family home, three miles northwest of Muncie, on the Bethel road, will be conducted this afternoon at Pleasant Run Church, the cortege leaving the residence at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Jones Cemetery.

Contributed By: Gina Richardson

STARK, Alfred A.

April 9, 1975

Notes: Stark. Alfred A. Stark, age 73, of 8523 Vandermark Rd., Lodi, O., passed away April 8. Survived by wife Anno, son Alfred E. of Alexandria, Va., daughter Miss Ann Stark of New York City, brothers Amos J. of Akron and Joseph G. of Muncie, Ind., sisters Mrs. Margaret Kovach of Greentown, O., Mrs. Lila Mullins of Mogodore, O., Mrs. Helen Potovick of Bedford, Tex., Mrs. Mary Serdinak of Akron, one grandchild. Funeral Thursday 19 a.m. at The Schermesser Funeral Home, 1446 South Main, Akron, O., where friends may call Wednesday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

STEWART, Mrs. Hannah

Wednesday, August 21, 1918


Mrs. Hannah M. STEWART, 82, a pioneer of Delaware County, died early Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Wayne BREWER, near Losantville. She is survived by one son, Frederick STEWART of Muncie, and five daughters. Mrs. Harrison STEWART of Yorkton, Mrs. J.E. REEVES, Mrs. George PETERSON, Mrs. Lillie F. MOCK, all of Muncie. Twenty one grand children and twenty great grandchildren survive also. Five of her grandsons are in service, two being in overseas action. Funeral services will be conducted from the residence of Fred M. STEWART at 1402 West Jackson St., Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock and burial will be made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr


Muncie Morning Star May 15, 1918


Joseph Stewart, 73, well known resident of Yorktown died at the home of his son, John Stewart, in Yorktown, last night at 6 o'clock.  Mr. Stewart was (sic) butcher by trade, and has spent practically all his life in Yorktown.  He was a member of the Yorktown Lodge of Red Men, and the John Stewart Post of G.A.R.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Yorktown Methodist Church, the Rev. Mr. Harrison being in charge.  Interment will be in the Yorktown cemetery.  He is survived by four sons, John , Daniel, Guy and Claude, all of Yorktown, three daughters, Mrs. William Overmire of Yorktown, Mrs. Claude Crampton of Fort Wayne and Mrs. W.T. Gibbs of Cleveland, O.

Contributed By: Shirley Pearson

STEWART, Mrs. Margaret Ann

The Star Press, May 2, 1927


Mrs. Margaret Ann Stewart, 77, wife of Goley Stewart, died at the home of her son, Fred Stewart, 500 Brotherton street, at 9:40 o'clock last night following an illness of five months. Mrs. Stewart was a pioneer resident of Delaware County. She was born in Union Township, March 10, 1850, and was well known.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Shideler M.E. Church at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning with the Rev. H.V. Cummins and the Rev. O.P. Van Y (sic) officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, near Eaton.

Surviving are the husband, two sons, Delbert and Fred, and one brother, Isaac T. Heal (Beal?) of Shideler.

Contributed By: Shirley Pearson


Muncie Daily, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1890


This morning at 4:30 o'clock Mr. Mark STEWART, one of this county's oldest residents, died at his home five miles southwest of the city, of typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss. The funeral will occur at the family residence Friday morning at 10 o'clock, after which the cortege will move to Beeech Grove Cemetery, where internment will be made.

Contributed By: Brenda Kerr


Muncie Morning Star, Sept 8, 1910


Grim Reaper Claims Suddenly one ofo the Best Known and Well-to-Do of the Community's Older Residents Just a few minutes after his dinner had been brought to him in his room Perry V. Stewart, age 65 years, one of the best known and wealthiest retired farmers of Delaware county, died of heart trouble at his home, 517 West Adams street, at 12:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The sudden attack of the heart was superindu_ed by an illness of diabetes which Mr. Stewart had suffered for some time.

For several weeks Mr. Stewart had been in ill health and during the last two days he was confined to his room.  Yesterday at the noon hour a member of the household took his dinner to his room.  Mr. Stewart remarked that he believed that he did not care for anything to eat and just a few minutes after the young woman carried the luncheon from his room, he was heard moaning.  Members of the household hurried to his aid and a physician was summoned but before he arrived Mr. Stewart had succumbed.

Always Lived in Country

Mr. Stewart resided in the country his entire life and most of this time he spent on the farm.  However, five years ago he retired from active farm life and moved to this city where he since resided.  Mr. Stewart was considered a good business man and he accumulated considerable wealth, at the time of his death being owner of some of the most valuable farming land in the county.  Although never an aspirant or holder of public office, Mr. Stewart became widely known throughout the county, and hundreds of friends will mourn his demise.

Perry V. Stewart was the son of Samuel and Anna Stewart, and was born on (sic) his fathers home in Salem township, October 13, 1845.  He lived with his parents until 22 years old.  He received a good common school education at the expiration of which he became a school teacher, which profession he followed until 1896 when he removed to Muncie to take up employment with the W.A. Brundage & Co. dry goods store.  He remained with this firm as an employee until 1873 when he was taken in as a partner.  A year later he sold his interests and engaged in bookkeeping which he followed for three years.

Mr. Stewart was married March 2, 1879, to Miss Margaret Sunderland, and in the fall of that year he located on his farm in Salm township, where he lived for twenty-six years, until the fall of 1905, when he removed to this city.  Mr. Stewart had no children and the only surviving immediate relatives are the widow, one sister, Mrs. Eliza Storer, of this city, and four brothers, Will S. and Marion Stewart of this city, Samuel Stewart of Yorktown, and Simon S. Stewart of Tabor.

Mr. Stewart was a member of the board of trustees of the Jackson Street Christian curch, of which he was an active member.  Among fraternal organizations, he was associated with the Odd Fellows Lodge, No. 345, which will participate in the funeral services.  The funeral services will be held at the Jackson Street Christian church Friday afternoon at 1:30-o'clock (sic).  The Rev. W. H. All_n assisted by the Rev. J. E. Ervin, will officiate, and interment will be made in the Sunderland cemetery.  A few years ago Mr. Stewart had a valuable monument erected on his burial lot.  All friends desiring to view the body are requested to call at the home as the casket will not be opened at the church.

Contributed By: Shirley Baston Pearson


June 17, 1973

Notes: Stump. A. L. Stump, age 62, 4380 Avon Lake Rd., Litchfield, O. passed away Saturday, beloved husband of Ruth (Havens), brother of Mrs. Bertha Cole (Miami, Fla.), Mrs. Mabel Elder (Partland, Ind.), Mrs. Alta Kimble (Muncie, Ind.), Mrs. Loia Baldoff (Portland, Ind.), Cecil Stump (Huntville, Ind.) and uncle. Funeral services will be Monday at 8 p.m. in The Parker Funeral Home In Lodi, O. where friends may call Sunday From 7-9 And Monday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M. Or Tuesday From 1-9 P.M. At The Veh & Son Funeral Home In Gibsonburg, O. Final. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Smith Cemetery, Jackson Township, near Bergoon, O. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the Lodi Community Hospital.


Middletown News, Middletown

Henry County, Indiana November 21, 1902

Simon H. Summers, one of the oldest resident of Middletown, died at his home on West Locust Street last night. He suffered from a stroke of paralysis.

Middletown News, Middletown

Henry County, Indiana  November 28, 1902

"Simon H. Summers, born in  Highland County, Ohio May 23, 1832, died at Middletown, November 21, 1902 aged 70y 5mo 23da. He married Lovicy Sanders April 17, 1851, four children: Sarah, wife of Albert J. Griffis; Nettie, wife of Dr. F. L. Thornburg; William L. Summers and Dr. O. R. Summers.  The deceased was one of the pioneers of this part of the county having come through from Ohio with his father's family in a covered wagon when about three years old.  They located in Delaware County, the deceased living there until 1868 when with his parents and family, he moved to Middletown, his parents living with him until their death.  The deceased was connected with the management of the Henry, Madison and Delaware counties Agricultural Societies for a number of years and other public enterprises.  He was a member of the Christian Church under the pastorate of Elder Polly about 1890 and a member of Fall Creek Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows for a number of years allowing his membership to lapse.  Services at the residence conducted by Elder Hunter McDonald of Anderson.  Burial at Miller Cemetery."

Contributed By Becky Brown Prince


June 28, 1950

Sweeney, Frank E., beloved husband of Louise E., brother of Ray, Mrs. Marie Martin, Mrs. Marguarite Flick of Youngstown, O., and George of Muncie, Ind., at his residence, 21750 Westport Ave., Euclid, June 26. Friends may call at the Wm. Abel & Sons Co. Funeral Home, 15317 Euclid Ave., corner of Shaw, where services will be held Thursday, June 29, at 2 p. m.

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