The  OAH  Newsletter
[Organization of American Historians}
August 2005
Page 24
          Donald F. Carmony, Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University, Bloomington, died February 14, 2005, at the age of ninety five.  Don Carmony was born in Shelby County, Indiana, on January 18, 1910.  He graduated from Indiana Central College (now the University of Indianapolis) in 1929 and began teaching there while also doing graduate study at Indiana University, completing his PhD in 1940.  For more than two decades he taught and administered in Indiana University's extension division at Fort Wayne and South Bend.  He joined the Bloomington history faculty in 1955, the same year he became editor of the Indiana Magazine of History.
          Don Carmony became a "public historian" long before the label was created by playing key roles in celebrations of the bicentennial of the American Revolution, of Indiana's sesquicentennial of statehood, and of the university's sesquicentennial, and in guiding a history of the General Assembly, developing early historic preservation guidelines, and organizing history teacher programs.
          Many awards recognized the quantity and quality of Don's work.  They included the University's Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 1994 and a Sagamore of the Wabash presented at a special ceremony in the Indiana State House.  Especially important was the establishment of a chair in his name in the Indiana University History Department.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  Indianapolis  Star
February 17, 2005
          Donald F. Carmony, a ge 95, of Bloomington, died on Monday, February 14, 2005 at Meadowood Healthcare Pavilion.  Born January 18, 1910 in Shelby County, IN he was the son of  Bert and Golda (Wicker) Carmony.  He was a 1925 graduate of Manilla High School.  He enrolled at Indiana Central College, now known as the University of Indianapolis in the fall of 1925.  He graduated Cum Laude with degrees in History and Mathematics in 1929.  He worked part time at ICC while pursuing a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University, and soon became a full time member of the ICC faculty.  He obtained his Masters in 1931 and Doctorate in 1940. During the 1930's he taught some classes on the Bloomington Campus and the IU Extension Center in Indianapolis.  During the summer of 1939 he accepted a full time positions in History at the Fort Wayne Extension Center.  He was a member of the IU Faculty at Fort Wayne from 1939-1943; the IU faculty at South Bend, 1944-1950; Academic Dean for all extension Centers, and member of the faculty at Bloomington, 1950-1959; then solely on the Bloomington Campus until retirement in 1981.  During his 10 years on the faculty at ICC, and his 41 years as an active member of the IU Faculty, he served on a number of University and State Committees and chaired the Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, he wrote various books and many book reviews, but his greatest pleasure arose from teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses to the thousands and thousands of students.  In 1998, Donald Carmony, popularly known as Mr. Indiana History, received his second Sagamore of the Wabash award for his achievements in Indiana history in the rotunda of the state house.  Don was also a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Mary (Hiatt) Carmony  of Bloomington; two sons, Duane Carmony  and his wife  Pat  of West Lafayette, and Lowell Carmony  and his wife  Marge  of Lake Forrest, IL; one brother, Gerald Carmony  of Shelbyville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  His first wife, Edith (Hagelskamp) Carmony (1991), his parents and two sisters, Lucy Irons  and  Irene Ross, preceded him in death.  Family services will be held on Friday, February 18 at 11 a.m. at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, with Rev. Joe Emerson officiating.  Family visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday.  A public memorial service will be held at a later date at Meadowood Retirement Community.
Contributed by Nancy Larrison Clinton-Ross

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Andree L. “Andee” Carmony, 80, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004.
Born Feb. 28, 1924, in Cincinnati, Ohio, d/o  Andrew and Elinor (Dills) Duncan.  Married  Warren E. Carmony  on June 15, 1945, and he survives.
Other survivors include three sons, David A. Carmony  and  Thomas E. (wife, Vicki) Carmony, both of Fishers, and  Robert W. Carmony  of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren,  Addam Carmony,  Ashley Carmony,  Alicia Carmony,  Austin Carmony,  Joe Carmony,  Andy Russell  and  Loren Arington; and six great-grandchildren.
Resided in Shelbyville since 1947.
Funeral director with her husband, who created Carmony Funeral Home, in 1948.  House director for Beta Phi Sorority, at Indiana University, from 1983 until retiring in 1996.  Ran Newcomers Service from late 1955 to 1970.
Instrumental in starting Meals on Wheels.
Graduated in 1942 from Aurora High School and in 1946 from Indiana University, with a bachelor of science degree.
Member of Delta Gamma Sorority, at Indiana University in Bloomington; P.E.O. Sisterhood, formerly Tri Kappa; and First United Methodist Church.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St.
Funeral services First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., with the Revs. Tom True and Bob Campbell officiating.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St, Shelbyville.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 31, 1998
Wayne W. Carmony, 65, Manilla, died Sunday in Hanover.
Born June 24, 1933, in Shelby County, s/o  Stanley  and  Fannie (Linville) Carmony.
Feb. 13, 1954, married  Teola S. (Clements) Carmony, she survives.
Service adviser with Hubler Group in Rushville and Shelbyville, retiring this year.
Morristown High School;  United States Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955.
Member of the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge No. 28, F.&A.M.,  Manilla United Methodist Church; attended the Rays Crossing Christian Union Church.
Survivors also include two sons, Todd D. Carmony, Shelbyville, and  Norman W. Carmony, Manilla; a brother, William D. Carmony, Greensburg; and three grandchildren.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home.
Rev. Mark Farnsley officiating.  Burial Manilla Cemetery.
Memorial contributions:  Manilla Volunteer Fire Department.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming.

[Probably]  The  Shelbyville  Republican
Sun. March 20, 1955
Mrs. Carmony Dies at Home
Rites Wednesday for County Resident, 71
Mrs. Fannie E. Carmony, 71, lifelong resident of Shelby county, died at her home in Morristown Sunday a 8:00 p.m.   Ill several months and in a serious condition for two days.
Born in Union township Octoboer 18, 1883, d/o  John William and Sarah Catherine (Rhodes) Brown.
September 13, 1903, married  Harry E. Carmony  and he survives.
Also survivng are nine children:  Mrs. Esther Nigh  and  Marvin Carmony, both of Morristown, Mrs. Lois Posey  of Rush County, Paul  and  Cecil Carmony, both of this city, Edwin Carmony  of Gary, Neil Carmony  of Shreveport, LA;  Mrs. Charlotte Pitts  of Washington, and  Rev. Byron Carmony  of Chicago Heights, Ill; one brother, Ertle Brown  of this city; two sisters  Mrs. Maggie Rice  of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Blanche Theobald  of this city; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services:  Nazarene Church in Morristown, of which she was a member, with Rev. H.S. Martin officiating. 
Burial:  Asbury cemetery.
Contributed by Anne Ruby
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
April 4, 1915
Page 10   Column 2
         SHELBYVILLE -- Vera Lavonne Carmony, the 1-year-old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Carmony,  is dead of burns suffered last Wednesday, when she fell against the kitchen range at her home near Manilla.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

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