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The  Kokomo  Tribune
November 8, 1974
Page 6
          Shelbyville, Ind.---- A computer programmer for the Indiana State Highway Commission was arrested on a preliminary charge of first degree murder Thursday in the beating death of his wife.  Jean Annette John,  37, died in an Indianapolis hospital of a skull fracture, a deputy coroner reported.  He said she was beaten on the head, shoulders and arms.  The husband,  Lowell G. John,  43, was arrested at his Shelbyville home.  Police said Mrs. John was on the floor of the garage after they were called by one of the couple's three children.  Investigators said a bloodstained iron pipe was found in the garage.  Prosecutor Jerry J. Lux  said the grand jury will meet Wednesday to investigate the case.  Mrs. John was graduated from the Methodist Hospital school of nursing in Indianapolis.  She was a nurse at Heritage House Children's Center here.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Saturday, March 31, 1900
          Very sad news reached the home of  Mr. Carey John  yesterday informing them of the burning of  Mrs. John's mother's beautiful country home, four miles southeast of Bourbon, Ind.  It will be remembered just one month ago to-day, Mrs. John, with her sister, arrived here with their mother on a cot, perfectly helpless, having been stricken with paralysis eight weeks previous.  There is no improvement so far as noticeable and, of course, the news of her loss will not be related to her.  Mrs. Burket  was formerly a resident of this place, and will be better known as  Mrs. Joab Daugherty  and resided on Broadway.  On the 12th of last August she lost her only son,  Charles Daugherty,  whom she had not seen in fifteen years, with lung trouble.  He came home to pass away with his relatives.  Following this was the death of  Kenneth,  the three-year-old son of her daughter, which caused her health to fail rapidly.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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