Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Brandt / Brant


A  Shelby  County  Area  Newspaper
Death date, 1951
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STRICKEN  AT  BANK
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          George K. Brandt,  63, of Arlington, Va, died suddenly at the Hope State Bank Monday night.   He was in the process of completing purchase of the  Ted Johns  property on Elm Street.   Funeral services will be held this afternoon at Norman Funeral Home and burial will be at the Van Pelt Cemetery near Waldron.   Mr. Brandt had arranged to close the deal at 7:45 Monday night.   Accordingly he met  Willard Winscott, bank cashier,  Stanley Huffer  and  Charles Wolf,  employees there at that time.   About five minutes later he slumped over in a chair and was dead.  The body was taken to the Norman Funeral Home.   He was born near Napoleon in Ripley County, Indiana.  Later he lived at Shelbyville and before planning to make his home here he lived in Virginia.   He was living temporarily with a brother,  Estel,  east of Hope while negotiating for the purchase of the local property.   He was reported to have had a paralytic stroke last spring.   Survivors beside the brother are another brother,  Earl,  and a sister,  Mrs. Carl Sturm,  both of Acton, Indiana, and a son,  Robert of Indianapolis.   He was a member of the Terre Haute Masonic Lodge.
  Contributed by Marlena Linne


A  Shelby  County  Area  Newspaper
Death date, 1951
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HEART  ATTACK  CAUSES  DEATH
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GEORGE  BRANDT,  FORMER  COUNTY  MAN
DIES  IN  HOPE -
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          George K. Brandt, 63, machinist and former Noble Township resident, died suddenly in Hope Monday evening at 7:30 PM.   He had been ill since April when he suffered a stroke and death was attributed to a heart attack.   He was born in Ripley County on April 22, 1877*, and was the son of  Detrich and  India Bayor Brandt.   He had spent most of his life in Noble Township, Shelby County, but had moved to Virginia in 1934.   He had recently returned to Indiana and was making his home in Hope.   Survivors include a son  Robert D. Brandt of Indianapolis; a sister,  Mrs. Carl Sturm  of Acton; and two brothers,  Earl A. Brandt  of Acton and  Estel Brandt  of near Hope.   Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 PM at the Norman Funeral Home in Hope.   Burial will be in the Van Pelt Cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Wednesday until the time of the service.
Contributed by Marlena Linne
Note:  If the death date of 1951 is correct, his birth year would be 1887. - PMF


A  Shelby  County  Area  Newspaper
Death date, 1951
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MAN  STRICKEN  FATALLY
DURING  VISIT  TO  BANK
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COLUMBUS, IND - SPECIAL - George K. Brandt, 63 years old, Arlington, Virginia, died Monday night of a heart attack in the office of the State Bank at Hope.   Mr Brandt came to Bartholomew County recently, planning to purchase a property near Hope and retire.   He was in the bank signing the papers in closing a deal for purchase of property when he was stricken.   A son,  Robert Brandt, Indianapolis, survives.
Contributed by Marlena Linne


The  Shelbyville  Republican
April, 1933
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“The grave itself is but a covered bridge,
Leading from light to light, thru a brief darkness”
                    [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]
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          Gladys Fern Brant, wife of  Ora E. Brant, was born in Shelbyville, Indiana, on March 21, 1901, to  Edward and Ella Thurston.  On April 14, 1933—thirty-two years and twenty-three days later—she passed away at her home in Sugar Creek township, Shelby county.  All of her life was spent in the county wherein she was born.
          On June 5, 1919, she was united in marriage to Ora, to which union were born four children.  Two of these preceded their mother in death, Charles Edward having passed beyond in 1920 and Mildred Marie on March 25, 1925.  The other children, Ella Vey  and  Curtis Wayne, with the father, remain at home.  Other survivors are her father, Edward Thurston, of Shelby county; three brothers,  Harold, of Wichita, Kas.;  Floyd, of Shelbyville;  Audrey, of Marion township; two aunts, three uncles, and many other relatives.
          Gladys exemplified the true Christian spirit of service throughout her life.  When eight years of age she accepted Christ, affiliating herself with the United Brethren church in Marion township.  Upon the death of her mother she early assumed the responsibilities of her father's household; and in addition to her labors there , she found time to be of great service to those about her.  When her neighbors and other friends suffered sickness or death, Gladys always came with words of sympathy and kindness, and with help that is ever more valuable than mere words.  Busy at doing good for other people, she acquired a host of friends throughout the county.  Today these friends have gathered here about this bier with the family to offer their condolence, their sympathy, and their help, and to pay a final tribute to this dearly loved one now departed.
          Hers was a staunch spirit that never complained.  Although ill for many months, and bedridden since the first of this year, she retained her sunny and affable disposition throughout her suffering.  Not once did her faith in God waver, but it grew even stronger.  Her only worry in leaving concerned the welfare of  Ora, Ella Vey, and little Curtis Wayne.  Conscious to the last moment, she passed away quietly with a prayer upon her lips.
          In this sad and trying hour for the bereaved family, the following lines from the poet McCreery are especially comforting:
"There is no death! 
The stars go down 
To rise upon some other shore, 
And 'bright in Heaven's jeweled crown"
Submitted by Bob Gordon


The  Franklin  Democrat
Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Volume XXXI, Number 9
Friday, August 22 1890
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          Mrs. Sarah Brent  [sic] died at her home one mile north of Bengal at 7:30 o’clock Saturday morning of dropsy of the heart, aged 55 years.  The funeral took place from the 2nd Mt. Pleasant church on Monday.
Notes:  Date of birth: 9 Feb 1835 – Butler Co Ohio.  Date of death: 16 Aug 1890 – Shelby Co Indiana.
Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, database with images, records that Adam Brant married  Sarah Ann Tucker  on 12 Jul 1854 in Shelby County, Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

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