The OAH Newsletter
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.
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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
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.
February 17, 2005
Contributed by Nancy Larrison Clinton-Ross
The Shelbyville News
Andree L. “Andee” Carmony, 80, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, April
Wednesday, April 21, 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.
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
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
Wayne W. Carmony, 65, Manilla, died Sunday in Hanover.
Monday, August 31, 1998
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
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.
Sun. March 20, 1955
Mrs. Carmony Dies at
Rites Wednesday for County Resident, 71
Born in Union township Octoboer 18, 1883, d/o John William and Sarah Catherine (Rhodes)
September 13, 1903, married Harry E. Carmony and he
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
city; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
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
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.
April 4, 1915
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Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla
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