The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday March 4, 1989
Mabel D. Bobbitt, 95, died at 2:20 a.m. today at Heritage Manor.
Former Waldron resident and Shelby County public health nurse.  
Born on September 21, 1893 in Flat Rock, d/o  John Charles  and  Mary (Crafton) Diewert.
January 4, 1941, married  John Franklin Bobbitt; he died on March 7, 1956.
Involved in public health nursing for many years.
1930 graduate of the Indiana University School of Nursing; county nurse in Shelby and Harrison counties.
Member of First Christian Church.
Served on the Shelby County Mental Health Board and was a member of the Shelby County Historical Society, the IU Alumni Association, the National Audobon Society, Woodburn Guild and the Society of Indiana Pioneers.  Former member of the IU Foundation.
Senior Citizen Queen of 1976.
Survivors:  stepdaughter,  Mrs. Allen (Margaret) Miller, Pullman, Washington, and two step grandchildren. 
Three brothers preceded her in death.
Services:  Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, Rev. James Horner officiating. 
Cremation.  Interment:  Clarksburg Cemetery in Decatur County.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday March 8, 1956
Heart Condition Fatal To Retired Professor

          Franklin Bobbitt, 80, retired college professor and author, died at his home one mile north of Waldron Wednesday afternoon. He had been ill for the past several months with a heart condition.
          Mr. Bobbitt was born near English [Crawford County], Indiana, February 16, 1876, the son of  James  and  Martha (Smith) Bobbitt.  He was graduated from Indiana University in 1901 and from 1902 to 1907 he taught in the Philippine Islands.  He was on the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1909 to 1941 when he retired.  In addition to writing several books, Mr. Bobbitt wrote numerous articles pertaining to education.
          In 1941 he was married to Mabel Deiwert,  former Shelby county health nurse who survives with a daughter by a previous marriage,  Mrs. Allen Miller of Pullman, Washington.  There are two grandsons, a half-brother and three half-sisters who also survive.
          Mr. Bobbitt was a member of the Christian Church in Corydon and Rev. John C. Faust, pastor of the local First Christian church, will officiate at funeral services Saturday at the Ewing Mortuary.  Cremation will follow.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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