Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
25 Feb 2009
          Evelyn Baxter,  82, of Shelbyville died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at her home.  Born Oct. 12, 1926, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  Leander and  Nancy (Price) McGrew.
          Survivors include her sons,  Phil (Nancy) Baxter  of Indianapolis,  Alan Baxter  and  Kent (Terry) Baxter,  both of Shelbyville; sisters,  Doris Winterrowd  of Shelbyville and  Louise Mullen  of Fairland; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and 10 brothers and sisters.
          Mrs. Baxter was a lifelong Shelbyville resident.  She had been a factory worker at KCL Corp. for 12 years, retiring in 1992.  She previously was a clerk at the former Parks-Belk Department Store in Shelbyville for several years, retiring in 1980.  Mrs. Baxter was a volunteer at Major Hospital for many years.  She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1944.  Mrs. Baxter was a member of West Street United Methodist Church.  She loved to travel and spend time in Branson, Mo.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Perry Richards and Carl Ewick officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, 19 Feb 1997
          Raymond R. Baxter,  71, Indianapolis, father of two Shelby residents, died Tuesday at Lakeview Manor in Indianapolis.  Mr. Baxter was the owner and operator of Greenfield Builders & Erectors for 15 years.  He retired in 1983.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II.
          Survivors include three sons,  Alan E. and  Richard Baxter,  both of Shelbyville, and  Phillip R. Baxter,  Indianapolis; a daughter,  Linda (Baxter) Noel,  Hawaii; a sister,  Naomi Drake;  nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
          Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway Chapel. Burial will be in Floral Park West Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
May 21, 1951
Fairland Resident Succumbs Following Brief Illness
          Frederick Raymond Baxter, age 57, died at his home in Fairland Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock.  Mr. Baxter, a farmer, had been ill only four days.  Death was caused by a coronary thrombosis.
          The son of  William  and  Priscilla Baxter, he was born in Newton county on July 20, 1893.  He was married to  Mary Medsker, who survives with two daughters, Mrs. Dora Mae White, of Evansville and  Mary Lou  at home.  Also surviving are a brother and sister.
          Last rites in charge of the Murphy Mortuary, will be held at the Fairland Methodist Church Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Clifford Miller officiating.  Interment will be in the Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home in Fairland.
Contributed by Barb Huff 

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 13, 1918
(From Friday's Daily)
----------           A telegram was received in Greensburg, Thursday, from the War Department announcing the death of  Private William Baxter, 20 years old, killed in action on the battlefields of France.  He died May 28.  William Baxter volunteered a year ago and since that time his mother,  Mrs. Minerva Baxter, to whom the telegram was sent, has died.  She lived at St. Paul and had received a letter from her son just before she died.  A brother, Allie Baxter, is also in military service.  The father of the family died several years ago and three other children of the family are in the Gordon orphans' home in this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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