Shelby  County  Indiana


Stillinger  Family  Funeral  Home
July 2010
          Dennis Edwin Alyea, 59, a resident of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at his home.
            He was born October 1, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late  Paul and  Pauline (Schilling) Alyea.
          Dennis was a graduate of New Palestine High School, served as the Morristown Marshal from 1973 to 1975, served on the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department May 1975 to May 1999 and served in the following positions under former Sheriff Mike Herndon: Patrolman, Detective, Captain of the uniform division and Chief Deputy.  He owned and operated Steam Engines and Antique Tractors, owned and operated Alyea Trucking, was a member of the Shelbyville FOP, Indiana Sheriff’s Association and was a Ham Radio Operator with call sign KA9LKV and former member of the Morristown Masonic Lodge 93.
          He is survived by his wife, Nona (Freeman) Alyea of Greenfield; children, Denny and Danny Alyea of Greenfield, Jeremy (Marnie) Alyea of Canton, MI, Heather Alyea of Chicago, IL, Patrick Alyea of Hope, IN; granddaughters,  Brooklyn and  Mackenzie Alyea.
          He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Alyea.
          Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, Greenfield with Pastor Michael Smith officiating. Friends may call Friday, July 9, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
            Memorial contributions may be sent to Community Hospital Hospice, 9894 E. 121st Street Fishers, IN 46037.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Central  Indiana  Newspaper
Circa 1955
          Jasper N. Alyea,  71, Shelby County resident, died unexpectedly Monday at 11:30 AM.  He was a retired farmer and had spent all of his life in Shelby County.  Born March 21, 1884, in Moral Township, he was the son of  Albert and  Hannah Smith Alyea.  He was united in marriage with  Pearl Barrett  in 1914 and she preceded in death in 1938.  Survivors include two daughters,  Mrs. Lawrence Taylor  of RR 2, and  Miss Frances Alyea  of Washington, DC; one granddaughter,  Ann Taylor and three sisters,  Mrs. Frances Hutchison  of Carlisle,  Mrs. Jane Babb  of Boggstown and  Mrs. W. M. Smith  of Watertown, Wisc.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM at the Ewing Mortuary with Reverend S J Cross officiating.  Burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 PM today.
Contributed by Marlena Linne

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, October 26, 1929
Leonard Alyea, Born and Reared in
Moral Township, Dies from Se-
rious Injuries.
          Funeral services for  Leonard Alyea,  native of Shelby county, who died of injuries he suffered in a railroad accident last week, will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the late home, 1102 north Tuxedo street, Indianapolis.  the burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery, near Indianapolis.
          Mr. Alyea had been employed with the Big Four railroad for more than twenty years and he was engineer of the train from which he suffered fatal injuries near Terre Haute, Ind.  He had left the cab of the engine to release reserve power for an up grade pull of the long train when the engine started forward, crusing one leg and injuring the other.  Amputation was necessary and he failed to recover from the shock of the wounding.
          He was born and reared in Moral township, the son of  Albert and  Hannah Alyea.  At the time of his death he was 47 years old.  During the past twenty-five years he had been living in Indianapolis, but always retained his many friendships in Shelby county and to these persons his death is a shock that is mourned deeply.  Mr. Alyea was a good and conscientious man a true friend of his associates and endowned with energy and ambition in his vocation.
          Surviving is the widow and one son,  Kenneth Alyea,  15, of Indianapolis; his mother,  Mrs. Hannah Alyea,  of new[sic] Palestine; one brother,  Joseph Alyea,  of Moral township; four sisters,  Mrs. Frances Hutchinson,  of Carlisle, Ind.;  Mrs. Cora Surpass,  of Anderson;  Mrs. Jane McDonald,  of Fairland and  Mrs. Della Smith,  of Chicago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, October 12, 1912
Three Come Very Unexpectedly to the
Notice of Postmaster Sexton.
          Postmaster Elisha Sexton  received the following letter Friday from his old friend  Albert Alyea,  ex-trustee of Moral township, this county.  Mr. Sexton was a township trustee at the same time Mr. Alyea was and they became quite good friends.
New Palestine, Oct. 10, 1912.

Friend Elisha:  It is with the deepest sorrow I call off our visit with you indefinitely.  We received a telephone this evening that our oldest son, living in Wayne county, met with an accident today which resulted in his death.  He was working with some kind of machinery, but we did not get particulars.  Thus in the midst of life, death is lurking near.
Truly yours,      
Note:  The two other deaths mentioned in this article are an unnamed son of  Allen Dunning  and  Ed Hanson.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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