Drusilla Barthel
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Page 537 

Last Will and Testament of Drusilla Barthel 

            In the name of the Benevolent Father, I, Drusilla Barthel, of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make and publish this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made. 

            Item I. It is my will that all my just debts, funeral expenses and expenses of the administration of my estate be first paid. 

            Item II. I will and bequeath to Pearl Williams the sum of Five Hundred Dollars.

             Item III. I desire that my funeral be conducted as nearly like that of my late husband, Valentine Barthel, as practicable, and that the accessories used be as nearly like unto those used at his funeral as is practicable.

             Item IV. After the payment of my debts and the expenses mentioned in Item I of this will, the payment to Pearl Williams of the bequest in Item II and the payment for my funeral as desired in Item III it is my will and I hereby bequeath to my nephew Sigel E. Shirey all the residue and remainder of my estate.

             Item V. I hereby nominate and appoint Sigel E. Shirey as executor of this, my last will and testament.

             In Witness of Which I have hereunto set my hand this 25th day of May, 1922.

                                                                                    Drusilla Barthel.

             Signed by the testatrix in our presence and acknowledged by her in our presence to be her last will and testament and at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other signed by us as witnesses, the day and year above written.

                                                                                    Julia Gunckel,
                                                                                    Carlos T. McCarty.

 State of Indiana, Martin County, ss;

             Before me, Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Carlos T. McCarty, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Drusilla Barthel, late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on oath says that he was present at the execution of said last will; that the same was duly executed, that at the time of the execution thereof, said testatrix was of full age to devise her property, of sound mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint, that said testatrix requested this affiant, and Julie Gunckel to sign said will as witnesses thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.

                                                                                     Carlos T. McCarty.

                         Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 14 day of April, 1927.

(SEAL).                                                                                  Elmer Harding, Clerk