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.
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
of Which I have hereunto set my hand this 25th day of May, 1922.
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
PROOF OF PROBATE.
State of Indiana, Martin
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.
and sworn to before me, this 14 day of April, 1927.