Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Babb / Babbs


The  Glenn  E.  George  &  Son  Funeral  Home
January 2014
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          James H. "Jim" Babb, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Major Hospital.  He was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Shelbyville, to  Elza Babb and  Anabelle Murnan Babb.  He married  Carol Sue Babb  on April 21, 1956, and she preceded him in death Dec. 29, 2005.
          Survivors include son, Gregg Babb and wife, Toie, of New Palestine; son, Scott Babb and wife, Connie, of Manilla; sister, Edwina Eberhart of Shelbyville; six grandchildren, Brandy Smith,  Josh Babb,  Tyler Babb,  Jeremiah Higdon,  Mariah Babb  and  Kayla Anderson;  six great-grandchildren,  Kaylynn Smith,  Gavin Smith,  Haley Higdon,  Xander Higdon,  Taylor Babb  and  Aliyah Anderson.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, grandchild, brother and three sisters.
          Mr. Babb was a lifetime resident of this area.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a delivery man for PepsiCo, retiring in 1992 after 32 years of service.  He was a courier for Hubler Ford for 10 years.
          Mr. Babb was a member of West Street United Methodist Church.  He was a member of American Legion Post #70, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 766 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2695.  Mr. Babb enjoyed baking cookies and candy, bowling and watching Indiana University basketball.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the funeral home with the Revs. Ray Wilkins and Carl Ewick officiating.  Burial will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County. Graveside military rites will be presented by local veterans organizations.  In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to theCARESFoundation.org in care of the funeral home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
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Johnnie D. Babbs,  45, of Glenwood, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville.
Born Sept. 15, 1957, in Rushville, s/o  Robert E. and  Patty (Hankins) Babbs
Survivors include his parents of Glenwood; one stepson, Daniel J. Babbs  of Shelbyville; three brothers, Bryon E. Babbs  of Florida, Allen Babbs  of Greensburg and  Andy Babbs  of Glenwood; one sister, Rose Anna Babbs  of Shelbyville; two grandsons, Cody Babbs  and  Kyle Babbs, both of Shelbyville; and fiancee, Darlene Waterhouse  of Glenwood.
Moved from Rushville to Glenwood 10 years ago.
Car parts dealer and owner and operator of Parts is Parts.
Graduated in 1975 from Rush County High School.
Member of Buick Grand Sports Car Club.
Eastern Indiana Crematory in Lewisville.  Moster & Cox Mortuary, 334 N. Main St. in Rushville.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
February 1956
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JANE MORGAN BABB
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          Mrs. [Nancy] Jane Morgan Babb,  82, a former resident of London, passed away, February 15, in a nursing home at Fountaintown.  She was the daughter of  Albert and Hannah Alyea.  She married  Charles Morgan  in 1892, and he died in 1924.  Later, she married  Ream McDonald, and after his death she married  John Babb, who preceded her in death in 1946.  Survivors are:  three children,  Mrs. Lawrence Basey  of London;  Mrs. George Bradem  of Indianapolis and  Jesse Morgan  of Fairland; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters,  Mrs. Frances Hutchinson  of Carlisle and  Mrs. Stella Smith  of Watertown, Wi.  Funeral services were held in the Ewing Mortuary in Shelbyville Saturday and burial was in the London Cemetery.
Contribed by Marlena Linne


The  Shelby  Democrat
March 27, 1915
Page 7   column 7
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[Part of heading is missing]
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Hardening of the Arteries Brought
on the Fatal Attack -- Services at
the House at Ten O'clock
Sunday Morning.
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(From Friday's Daily.)
          Mrs. Phoebe A. Babb,  69 years old, wife of  James Babb,  died very unexpectedly this morning at eight o'clock at their home in Hendricks township half a mile north of Jones Crossing.  Her death was due directly to heart trouble with hardening at the arteries as the contributory cause.  She had been ill for three days, but her condition did not become serious until last night and she passed away before all her relatives could be summoney[sic] to her bedside.  Dr. S. L. Strickler,  the family physician, called  Dr. W. C. McFadden  into consultation with him, but it was soon plain that nothing could be done to stay the hand of the death angel.
          Mrs. Babb was one of the prominent residents of Hendricks township and was held in the highest esteem by all her neighbors.  She was familiarly known to all as  Grandma Babb  and was a kind-hearted and most helpful neighbor, being always ready to extend the helping hand in cases of sickness and of death.  She was devoted to her husband and he is prostrated over her death.  He is seventy-five years old and has been failing in health for the past year.
          All of Mrs. Babb's life had been spent as a resident of Hendricks township.  She was a daughter of the late  Henry L. and  Catherine Tucker,  who were among the most prominent of the pioneers of Hendricks township, and among its wealthiest residents.  She was born near Bengal, September 6, 1845.  Her marriage to Mr. Babb was solemnized September 26, 1860.
          Four children were born to their union, a son and three daughters.  The daughters survive.  They are  Mrs. Madison Hayes,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. John F. McCain  and  Mrs. Erdie Cutsinger,  both of Hendricks township.  She also leaves a sister,  Mrs. Hannah Babb,  and a brother,  Samuel Tucker,  both of Hendricks township, and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
          The funeral services will be held at the house at ten o'clock Sunday morning, the  Rev. Samuel Tomlinson,  near Fairland, officiating, and the interment will be made in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
May 22, 1915
Page 4 Column 7
Deaths in Indiana

          SHELBYVILLE -- Mrs. James Babb, 69 years old, is dead of heart disease at her home west of here.  Her husband and three daughters survive, one of the daughters being  Mrs. Madison Hayes  of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 5, 1910
Page 1   column 3
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DEATH  CALLED  AWAY
FOUR  AGED  WOMEN
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Mrs. Lucinda  Babb  Dead.
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          Mrs. Lucinda Babb,  an aged woman with numerous friends and relatives in this county, died unexpectedly at her home in Brookfield at five-thrity o'clock Sunday morning.  She had been ill for the past nine weeks with typhoid-malaria fever, but was believed to be much better until she suffered a sudden relapse Saturday night.
          Mrs. Babb was seventy-five years, four months and seven days of age at the time of her death.  She was born in Ohio and while residing in that state married  Erastus Ball.  The couple came to this county and located in Hendricks township more than fifty years ago.  They resided there until 1891, when they moved to Brookfield.  Mr. Babb's death occurred seventeen years ago.  Mrs. Babb is survived by five children,  Melvin Babb,  of this city;  Mrs. Clara Smith,  of Hendricks township;  Mrs. Mary Joyce,  of Ohio;  John Babb,  of Moral township, and  Mrs. Melissa Dake,  of Johnson county.
          The funeral services will be held at the Brookfield Baptist church at ten o'clock tuesday morning, Rev. Jones, of Muncie, officiating.  Mrs. Babb had been a member of the Baptist church since her girlhood.Interment in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery in Johnson county.  The remains may be viewed at the cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Franklin  Democrat
Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, August 25, 1899
Volume XL, Number 7
Page 1b, column 5
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          Mrs. Dora [sic Elzora],  daughter of the late  Thomas Babb,  of Hendricks township, died yesterday in Indianapolis, and the remains were buried Thursday afternoon at Mt. Pleasant cemetery Shel. Dem.
Notes:  Date of birth, 21 Apr 1876 - Shelby County, Indiana.  Date of death ,16 Aug 1899 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.
Contributed by Lois Johnson


The  Franklin  Democrat
Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, April 29, 1898
Volume XXXVIII, Number 42
Page 1, column 5
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SUICIDE.
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Shelby County Citizen Blows His Brains Out.
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          James Babb, Jr.,  son of  James Babb, Sr.,  living north of Bengal, shot himself through the head Wednesday evening with a shot gun, dying instantly.  He had been in poor health for some time with lung trouble, which weighed heavily upon his mind and this is probably the cause of his act.  He leaves a wife to mourn her loss.  Babb was about thirty-five years of age.
Notes:  Date of birth, 17 Mar 1864.  Date of death, 27 Apr 1898 Shelby Co Indiana
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

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