Warren Lytle Chesser, age 95, passed away this morning in Alamo, California.
After the death of his wife Edythe Kathryn (Brooks) Chesser July 24, 2005
in Noblesville, Indiana, he had resided with daughter and son-in-law Perminder and
Janet (Chesser) Singh. Born May 3, 1914 in Shelbyville, Indiana, he was the older
brother of Francis W. "Fritz" Chesser who passed away Jul 08, 1988,
and a son of William and Lottie (Nail) Taylor Chesser who preceded him in death.
His half-sister Ruth Lillian (Taylor) Bledsoe also preceded him in death March
28, 2006 at age 102. He was a veteran of W.W.II and the U.S. Navy and a member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars . Involved in the banking industry, he had
lived at Manilla in Rush County, Indiana, and at Noblesville for most of his life.
as Executive Vice President of The Wainwright Bank and Trust, retiring from that
position. He was a member of the York Rite Masonic Order, the American Legion,
the Elks, Kiwanis, and Rotary. He was a member of the Nail-Ray Association
and an active participant at Conner Prairie Farm for a number of years. Besides
daughter Janet and adult grandchildren Kiran and Ranjeet Singh, he leaves behind
a son William W. "Bill" Chesser and wife Glenda;
Warren and wife Wendy (Dant) Chesser, and great-granddaughter
Joslyn Rae; granddaughter Elizabeth "Betsy" (Chesser)
Russell, and husband Dale, great-granddaughter Amee Louise
Scott; and the mother of Mike and Betsy, Brenda
L. (Jessup) Chesser. Mr. Chesser was also the paternal uncle of
Chesser (Patsy) of Kailua, Hawaii, John W. Chesser (Linda)
of Bloomington, Indiana,
and Kathryn L. (Chesser) Schmucker (Greg) of Shelbyville, Indiana. After
cremation, his remains will be interred at a later date next to his wife's
at Manilla Cemetery in Rush County, Indiana.
Friday February 26, 2010
Written and Submitted by Linda Read Chesser
The Kokomo Tribune
January 28, 1953
Ralph Cheshire, 51, editor of
The Evening News and The Clark County Journal, died Tuesday night of pneumonia.
He had been ill a week. He
had been connected with the News, an afternoon daily and the Journal, a
weekly for two years. He started his newspaper career at the age of 13
with The Shelbyville Democrat. He was a reporter on
News for 10 years and publicity director for the Indiana Democratic
State Committee about two years. He was news editor of radio station
WSRK at Shelbyville before he came to Jeffersonville. Cheshire is
survived by his widow, Mrs. Ellsabeth Meloy Cheshire; a daughter,
Libby Ann and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cheshire
of Shelbyville. His
body will be taken to Shelbyville for funeral services and burial.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin
The Indianapolis Star
June 30. -- Irma Chesser, 17 years old, committed suicide today by
drinking poison, and it is believed the act was prompted by her inability to
advance in school as fast as her friends. She left a note telling her
father she was tired of living. Her stepmother, Mrs. William Chesser,
found her unconscious on returning from a shopping trip. Half an hour
before that the girl had been chatting good-naturedly with neighbors.
July 1, 1915
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DISAPPOINTED WITH SCHOOL
WORK, GIRL KILLS HERSELF
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla