Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
August 19, 2003
Dorothy Marie Allen, 73, of Shelbyville, died Sunday Aug. 17, 2003, Franklin.
Born Sept. 25, 1929, in Shelbyville, d/o  LeRoy and Thelma Faye (Engle) Aldridge.
Married  George Allen  on March 10, 1946, and he survives.
Other survivors include her mother of Shelbyville; five sons,  Robert Wayne Allen  of Greenfield,  Joseph LeRoy Allen  of Edinburgh,  Barney Neil Allen  of Indianapolis,  John David Allen  of Marietta, and  William Allen  of Fairland; one daughter,  Diane Bogue  of Waldron; three brothers,  Laurel Aldridge  of Wiesbaden, Germany,  Raye Aldridge  of Shelbyville, and  Henry Aldridge  of Indianapolis; two sisters,  Kaye Goodwin  of Greenfield and  Ida Cox  of St. Paul; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her father and one daughter, Laura Allen.
Employed by General Electric Co. for several years and was a homemaker.
Member of First Baptist Church, serving as a deaconess.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Home, 703 S. Harrison St., and from noon until time for the service Tuesday.
First Baptist Church, 27 W. Broadway St., with the Rev. Dan McCollough officiating.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery.
Donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 27 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, IN 46176, or Alzheimer’s Assoc.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Evelyn Marie Allen, 88, died Monday, Feb. 18, at her home in El Paso, Texas. 
Born Sept. 24, 1913 in Shelbyville, d/o  George and Carrie Wilson.
Survivors:  1 son, Wilson Allen  of Indianapolis; 1 daughter  Donna Kaylor  of El Paso; 1 sister, Joan Chaffee  of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by one sister, Edna Osborne.
Member of First Christian Church in Shelbyville.
Worked at the Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library and the I. U. School of Dentistry as a librarian.
Memorial service in Shelbyville.
Day Funeral Home in El Paso.
Contributions:  I. U. School of Dentistry.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
January 26, 1980
          Private graveside services were held Friday afternoon at the Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinurgh for Ryan Allen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Allen, R.R. 1, Edinburgh.  The infant was stillborn Friday.
          Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Winn, R.R. 1, Edinburgh, and Mr. and Mrs. George Allen.
          Officiating at the services was the Rev. Hugh Owen.  Arrangements were handled by the Eskew Funeral Home in Edinburgh.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday July 9, 1935
Page 1 column 2
          Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Franklin for  Mrs. Margaret Allen, 24, [born July 7, 1911] daughter of  [William] &  Mrs. Lydia (Basey) Dodd, of Fairland, who died at the City Hospital in Indianapolis Sunday morning at 7:30 o’clock.
          Mrs. Allen was a former resident of Shelby county.  Survivors besides the husband, Walter Allen, who is in the United States Navy, and the mother are four sisters,  Mrs. Pearl Perry of Shelbyville;  Mrs. Sarah Ward  of Memphis, Tennessee, and  Mrs. Helen Burns  and  Mrs. Mabel Jones of Franklin.  A brother,  William Dodd, also survives.
[Buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Johnson county]
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, October 30, 1924
          The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen, of Waldron, died Wednesday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock, only a few hours after birth.  Interment was made today in the Winchester cemetery, C. F. Fix & Son in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
February 1921
          Funeral services for  Miss Alice Allen,  who died at Claremont, Marion county will be held at the home of  Mrs. Garnet Fleming  Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock.  Following the service the body will be taken to Rushville for burial by H.A. Hageman, of the Morris H. Sleeth undertaking firm.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
February 17, 1921
Friends Here Receive Word
of Death, Which Occurred
at Clermont.
          Word was received here this morning announcing the death of  Miss Alice Allen,  which occurred this morning at the home of her neice,  Mrs. Earl Pile [Powell],  of Clermont, Ind., at which place she had made her home for some time.
          Miss Allen was about 60 years of age and was quite well known in this city having visited here a number of times.  For a number of years she was a resident of Rushville, where the burial will probably take place.  She was a woman with wonderful personality and made many friends wherever she went, and her death will come as a complete shock, as none of her relatives and friends here were aware of her illness.  Her only surviving relatives are Mrs. Pile at whose home she died, and  Mrs. Garnet Fleming, of this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Note:  Glen Allen Powell and Orpha Vanarsdall Fleming were step-sisters.

The  Franklin  Democrat
Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, April 6, 1900
Volume XL, Number 40
Page 1, column 3
          Mrs. Mahala Allen, wife of John Allen, who formerly resided at Edinburg, died Sunday at her home in Indianapolis, aged 50 years.
Note:  The Indiana WPA Death Index, 1882-1920, referencing Book H-8, page 67, records that Mahala Allen, a 57 year old white female, died 1 Apr 1900 in Indianapolis.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
July 7, 1853
          Miss Martha Allen aged about 19 years, daughter of  Mr. Allen, Johnson County, was found dead on the 4th inst. in Sugar Creek.  Death by accidental drowning.
Copied by Sherry Ryan Badgley; abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelby County, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts 1853 - 1859

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