Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
          Ivan Gene Clapp,  65, of Greensburg, died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at his residence.  He was born June 22, 1947 to  Delbert and Eva (Johnson) Clapp  in Decatur County.
          Survivors include mother,  Eva May (Johnson) Clapp  of Greensburg; sons,  Scott A. Clapp of Dana Point, Calif., and  Todd M. Clapp  of Costa Mesa, Calif.; brothers,  Steve (Sandy) Clapp  of Savannah, Tenn., and  Stanley Clapp  of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister,  Bonnie (Gary) Spurgeon  of Bryan, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father.
          Ivan was a lifetime area resident and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1965.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a tank crew instructor.  He was self-employed as a farmer for most of his life.  Ivan was a member of American Legion Post # 129 and the Eagles Lodge in Greensburg.  He loved to buy and sell antiques and enjoyed his old John Deere tractor and woodworking.
          Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St. in St. Paul.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tom True officiating.  Interment will be at Star Cemetery in Decatur County.  There will be a graveside military service conducted by local Decatur County veterans.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post # 129 or Star Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  News  Sentinel
Knoxville, Tennessee
July 6, 2003
Section B, page 6.
          CLAPP, DR. [Neal Keith Clapp] - age 74, of [CLINTON], passed away Friday, July 4, 2003 at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville.  He was born October 14, 1928 in Waldron, Indiana.  He was a graduate of Waldron High School inWaldron, Indiana.  He received his B.S. degree at Purdue University, D.V.M. Degree at Ohio State University and his Masters & Ph.D. at Colorado State University.  During his ministry he served as minister at various churches, starting with Poudre Valley Christian Church in Fort Collins, Colorado; West Village Christian Church in Oak Ridge, Athens Christian Church in Athens, Claxton Christian Church and was Founding Minister of Clinton Christian Church.  He worked at O.R.N.L. at Oak Ridge as a Pathologist and Cancer Research Scientist.  He was also Director of M.A.R.C.O.R. at Oak Ridge Associated Universities & at U.T. Medical Center.
          Preceded in death by parents,  Worrill Groven & Dora Hurst Clapp;  grandsons,  Kevin & Michael Clapp.  Survivors: wife,  Dot Clapp  of Clinton; sons,  Dr. Mark Clapp & wife, Sarah of Jamestown, Steve Clapp & wife, Samantha of Clinton; daughter,  Cheryl Wissmann  & husband, Ross of Manila, Philippines; grandchildren, Aaron,  Becky,  Jessica  &  Andrew Wissmann,  Ben,  Josh,  Caitlin  &  Laura Clapp;  sisters- in-law.  Sue Ogier  & husband, Clayton of Knoxville, Peggy Kincaid & husband, Don of Loveland, Colorado.
          The family will receive friends 5:30 - 8:00 pm, Monday, July 7, 2003 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral service following the visitation at 8:00 pm, in the chapel with Minister  Sam Darden, Jr.  officiating.  Interment will be held 10:00 am, Tuesday at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Family members will serve as pallbearers.  Memorials may be made to U.T. Medical Center, 6 East Nurses Education Fund, c/o Jeff Elliott, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37920, or International Christian College of Manila, (Computer Laboratories) P.O. Box 701, Jamestown, Tennessee, 38556.  Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton in charge of all arrangements.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, July 07, 2003
Dr. Neal Keith Clapp, 74, of Clinton, Tenn., died Friday, July 4, 2003, at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
Born Oct. 14, 1928, in Waldron, s/o  Worrill Groven  and  Dora (Hurst) Clapp.  Married  Dot Clapp  and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Dr. Mark Clapp  (wife, Sarah) of Jamestown and  Steve Clapp  (wife, Samantha) of Clinton; one daughter, Cheryl Wissmann  (husband, Ross) of Manila, Philippines; and eight grandchildren, Aaron Wissmann,  Becky Wissmann,  Jessica Wissmann,  Andrew Wissmann,  Ben Clapp,  Josh Clapp,  Caitlin Clapp  and  Laura Clapp.
Preceded in death by two grandsons, Kevin Clapp  and  Michael Clapp.
Served as minister at various churches starting at Poudre Valley Christian Church in Fort Collins, Colo.; West Village Christian Church in Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Athens Christian Church in Athens; Claxton Christian Church; and was founding minister of Clinton Christian Church.
Pathologist and cancer research scientist at O.R.N.L. in Oak Ridge; director of  M.A.R.C.O.R. at Oak Ridge Associated Universities and U.T. Medical Center.
Graduated from Waldron High School, Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree, Ohio State University with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree and Colorado State University with masters and doctor of philosophy degrees.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
Rev. Sam Darden Jr. officiating.
Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.
Memorial contributions may be made to U.T. Medical Center, 6 East Nurses Education Fund, in care of Jeff Elliott, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920 or International Christian College of Manila, Computer Laboratories, Post Office Box 701, Jamestown, TN 38556.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
September 26, 2001
Raymond E. Clapp, 79, of Greensburg, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at his home.
Born Feb. 8, 1922, St. Paul, s/o  Robert and Ella (Sallings) Clapp.  Married  Eloise Cooke  on Oct. 12, 1947; survives. Survivors also include one son, Dick Clapp of Minneapolis, Minn.; three daughters, Jan True  of Shelbyville, Carol Whipple  and  Cathy Fender,Greensburg; three sisters, Cecil Brune  of Greensburg, Edith Harrington  of Missouri and  Agnes Bate  of South Carolina; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Clapp, one sister, Opal Wright, and three brothers, Roy Clapp,  Delbert Clapp  and  Dale Clapp.
U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.  St. Paul High School.
Manager, 23 years, Milhon Aerial Applications in Greensburg.  Tax accountant at Wickens & Wilke, 40 years.  Farmer.
Decatur County Aero Club; Adams Township Advisory Board; Star Cemetery Assoc (president), Star Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, trustee and treasurer.
Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg; Tom True officiating.  Burial will be in Star Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
1994 or 1995
Ruth A. Clapp, 81, Lexington, Ky., died Wednesday, Lexington.
Shelbyville native, born July 12, 1913, d/o  Dolph  and  Bernice Spellman VanArsdale.
Married  Roscoe Clapp; he died in 1983
Member of the United Methodist Church, senior citizens' organizations and TOPS.
Survivors:  sons  Billy D. Clapp, Shelbyville,  Frederic R. Clapp, Lexington;  daughter, Millie C. Clapp,  San Antonio;  six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Murphy Funeral Home (Shelbyville) with the Rev. Allen Rumble officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, February 2, 1939
Prominent Shelbyville Woman
Stricken After Short Illness
          Mrs. Bernice Clapp, age 42, of 209 Van Avenue, wife of  Russell Clapp,  assistant chief of Shelbyville police, died today at 6:00 am at the W. S. Major hospital where she was taken last Tuesday night for emergency treatment.  She had been ill since Saturday.  Death was caused by acute dilation of the heart.
          Mrs. Clapp was born May 29, 1896, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Campbell,  of Shelbyville, and was forty-two years, seven months, and three days of age at the time of death.  On June 1, 1917, she was united in marriage to  Russell Clapp, and to this union two children were born, one of whom,  Rosemary,  at home, survives.  The deceased was preceded in death eleven years ago by her mother and a brother  Merritt.  A half-brother, Hurley, also preceded her in death.
          Survivors, besides the husband and daughter are her father, at home, four brothers, Joseph,  Max,  Charles,  and  Alfred.  Alfred is at present athletic coach at Kokomo high school.
          Mrs. Clapp was a member of the First Christian church in this city and of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She served as a Republican vice co-chairman and a member of the advisory board of the Republican tenth district committee during the recent political campaign.
          Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the C. F. Fix and Son Mortuary with Dr. J.W. McFall officiating, and burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary this evening and until Friday at 1:00 p.m., after which they may call at the late home until 11:00 a.m. Saturday.
Submitted by Anne Ruby

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