Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
December 31, 2001
Naomi Elizabeth Buchanan, 94, of Waldron, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001.
Born July 27, 1907, in Switzerland County, d/o  John W. and  Mary Emma (Bascom) Dennis.
Married  Walter J. Buchanan  on Aug. 15, 1931; he preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1975.
Survivors:  daughters, Mrs. John (Shirley) Swanson  of St. Paul, Mrs. Michael (Lou Ellen) Theobald  and  Mrs. William (Joyce) Schacht, both of Shelbyville;  stepchildren, Ralph Buchanan of Live Oak,  Virginia DeBaun  of Floral City, Fla.;  brother, the Rev. John Wesley Dennis of Mount Vernon, Ohio; five sisters, Ruth BenefielLucy Borradaile  and  Mrs. Melvin (Mary Louise) Tinsley, all of Shelbyville,  Mrs. Dale (Esther) Ramsey  of Shelby County and  Mrs. Erwin (Julia) Chuala  of Saginaw, Mich.; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jo Stroup, one son, Donald D. Doddridge, two brothers, Eugene Dennis and  Loren Wesley Dennis, and one sister, Grace Robertson.
Resident of Shelbyville since 1930.
Custodian at First Church of the Nazarene for 43 years and Shelbyville Public Schools, retiring in 1990.
Member of First Church of the Nazarene Church, where she served as pianist, organist, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, and Nazarene World Mission Society.
Funeral:  First Church of the Nazarene, 2315 S. Riley Highway, with the Revs. John Wesley Dennis, Steve Bohall and Kenneth Jewell officiating.
Burial:  Hanover Cemetery in Morristown.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St.
Memorials:  Nazarene World Mission Society or Hospice of Shelby County, 114 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday June 30, 1964
Rites Thursday At Church
For Local Man
Homer R. Buchanan, 81, 841 Morris Avenue, died at 635 p.m. Monday at Major Hospital.
Retired furniture finisher.
Born September 18, 1882, in North Carolina, s/o  James G. and Mary Buchanan.
July 20, 1901, married  Mattie M. Sholty; she died April 6, 1959.
First Pilgrim Holiness Church, where Mr. Buchanan was a member and a Sunday School teacher. Rev. C.M. Swayzee will officiate
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Employee of the Shelbyville Desk Company before retiring and was the last member of a family of six.
Survivors:  three sons and three daughters,  Walter H.,  Charles H.  and  James O. Buchanan, all of this city;  Mrs. Robert (Marie) Douthit  and  Mrs. Kenneth (Mae Ellen) Garlitch  of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Lowell (Mildred) Listenberger  of Rushville.  18 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday April 6, 1959
Long Illness Fatal To Mrs. Buchanan, 74
          Mrs. Mattie M. Buchanan, 74, wife of Homer R. Buchanan and a resident of this city since 1910, died early this morning at the home of a son, Charles Buchanan, 845 Morris Avenue.  She had been ill for several years.
          Mrs. Buchanan, whose home was at 841 Morris Avenue, was born at Windfall, January 26, 1885, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. George Sholty.  She was married to Mr. Buchanan in 1901 and surviving with him are six of seven children born to the union.  The children are  Charles,  Walter  and  James Buchanan,  Mrs. Robert (Marie) Douthit  and  Mrs. Kenneth (Mae Ellen) Garlitch,  all of this city, and  Mrs. Lowell (Mildred) Listenberger  of Indianapolis. One son  [Kenneth Ray] preceded in death.
          Other survivors are two sisters,  Mrs. Abbie Dugan  and  Mrs. Maude Bennett of this city; a half brother,  Walter Hobbs of Anderson; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
          Mrs. Buchanan was a charter member of the local Church of the Nazarene.
          Services in charge of the Carmony Funeral home of Shelbyville will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the local Church of the Nazarene, Rev. Luther Williams, assisted by Rev. Maurice Crider will officiate.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, June 29, 1931
Thomas Buchanan, 54, Passed Away at
Major Hospital Following Prostration
          Thomas Buchanan,  54 years old, died at the William S. Major hospital Saturday afternoon at four-thirty o'clock, as the result of a sunstroke he suffered about noon Saturday.  Mr. Buchanan became overheated while assisting in harvest work at the  Fred Scheffler  farm, three miles north of this city on State Road 29.  He was brought to Shelbyville immediately after his prostration, but all efforts to save his life were useless. The death of Mr. Buchanan is the cause of sincere grief to his many friends.
          Mr. Buchanan was born in Kentucky, June 4, 1877 and was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buchanan.  He had been a resident of Shelbyville for a number of years.  For a number of years he had been employed at the  Davis-Birely  furniture factory as a truck driver.
          Besides the widow, Mrs. Bernice Buchanan, he leave [sic] one step-daughter,  Ruth Louise Coyle,  a brother  Oliver Buchanan,  of Shelbyville, and two sisters,  Mrs. Emma Brown  and  Mrs. Mary Smith,  of Chicago, Ill.
          Following his death the body was taken to the home, 150 east Pennsylvania street, where funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Dr. L. T. Freeland, pastor of the First M. E. church, officiating. Burial will be at the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, undertaker.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman

The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday March 11, 1926
Page 5 column 3
Kenneth Ray Buchanan Died After Years’ Illness
          Kenneth Ray Buchanan, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Buchanan, died Wednesday night at their home, 323 East Franklin Street, following a years’ illness due to dropsy. Although his condition had been serious for sometime, his death was entirely unexpected and the announcement comes as a decided shock to the many friends of the family.
          He was born October 29, 1923, being at the time of death, three years, five months and nineteen days old. Besides the parents, he leaves three brothers,  Walter,  Charles  and  James Buchanan, all of this city, three sisters, Mrs. Marie Bennett,  Mildred  and  Frances Buchanan, at home and the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. James Buchanan, of North Vernon, Indiana.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon from the Nazarene church with the Rev. Ural Hollenbeck officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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