Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Compton


The  Shelbyville  News
January 17, 2011
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          Patricia Ann "Pat" Compton,  74, of Shelbyville died Sunday, January 16, 2011, at Heritage House Convalescent Center.  Born May 18, 1936, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of  Garnett "Carl" and  Fannie Mae Dunn Lawrence.  She married  Carl "Pete" Glidden  on September 14, 1956, and he preceded her in death in 1963.  She married  Jack C. Compton  on March 18, 1966, and he preceded her in death on October 28, 1994.
          Survivors include sons,  Carl "Todd" (Shelley) Glidden  and  Benjamin (Lisa) Compton,  both of Shelbyville; daughters,  Tricia Ann Booth  and  Susan Compton,  both of Shelbyville, and  Pamela Compton  of Indianapolis; sister,  Linda Terrell  of Shelbyville; and grandchildren,  Samuel Booth,  Grant Glidden,  Kay Ann Meal,  Alexander Booth,  Nathan Glidden,  Natalie Glidden,  Jacqueline Compton,  Mitchell Compton  and  Gael Compton.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister,  Barbara Richards;  and a brother,  Jim Lawrence.
          Mrs. Compton was a homemaker and former vice president of Compton Dairy, retiring in 2000.  She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1954 and had attended Franklin College.  Mrs. Compton was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was past president of United Methodist Women, and a past member of the Unique Club, Current Topics and History Club.
          Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Carmony-Ewing Chapel on South Harrison St.  Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
April 11, 2001
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          Dan W. Compton,  59, of Flat Rock, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at his home.  Born January 25, 1942, in shelbyville, he was the son of  Claude Clark and E. Pauline Weaver Compton.  He married  Janet L. Kaster  on September 5, 1965, and she survives.
          Other survivors include one son,  Christopher D. Compton  of Flat Rock; one daughter,  Amy E. Compton  of West Lafayette; and one sister,  Nancy Compton  of Loma Linda, California.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack C. Compton  and one infant sister.
          Mr. Compton was a lifelong Shelby County resident, graduated in 1960 from Shelbyville High School and in 1966 from the University of Colorado and owned Compton Dairy Inc.  He was a member of the National Ice Cream and Yogurt Retailers Association, Exchange Club of Shelbyville, Flat Rock Citizens Committee and First United Methodist Church.
          Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St., with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.  Burial will be in Winchester Cemetery, Shelby County.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday February 1, 1939
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MRS. COMPTON'S  FUNERAL  FRIDAY
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Services for Widow of Walter Compton
Will Be At Late Home
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Elizabeth Compton, 71 years old, whose death occurred at 1:35 p.m. yesterday in her home, 208 West Broadway, will be held at the late home at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, with  Dr. Charles A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating.  The casket will be placed in Temple Hill Mausoleum.  Ralph J. Edwards is the funeral director in charge.
           Mrs. Compton suffered a shoulder fracture October 1 of last year, in a fall, and her health had declined since that time.  She was born in Shelby county May 7, 1867, a daughter of Jefferson and Mary Ann Eberhart.  Her marriage to  Walter D. Compton took place March 14, 1889.  Three sons were born to them.  One, Cortus Frank, died in infancy.  The surviving sons, Raymond  and  Maurice Compton, local businessman, reside at 208 West Broadway.  Also surviving are two brothers, Dr. John Eberhart and Arnaldo Eberhart, of Shelbyville.  The husband, Walter D. Compton, died December 24, 1936.
           Mrs. Compton had spent all of her life in Shelby county and had resided in Shelbyville since 1903. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and was active in the local War Mothers chapter, as long as her health permitted.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday December 26, 1936
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DEATH  CALLS  W. D. COMPTON
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End Comes for Well Known Resident at 6:30 Thursday
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          Walter D. Compton, 73, father of Raymond  and  Morris Compton of the Alhambra Cigar Store, died at his home, 208 West Boradway, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home.  Dr. C. A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Mausoleum in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
          Mr. Compton was born in Jackson township June 29, 1863, the son of  David and Sarah Snepp Compton.  He was engaged in farming in Jackson township for thirty-three years and since his retirment he had lived in Shelbyville.  His marriage to  Elizabeth Eberhart took place February 14, 1884.  The two sons, two brothers, Frank Compton of Tipton, Indiana, and  W. E. Compton of Compton, California; a sister, Mrs. Joan Willett, of Detroit, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews are the only survivors.  Another son died in infancy.  He was a member of the St. George Luthern Church in Jackson township.  Friends may call at the late home at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, November 26, 1935
Page 1, Column 6
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ILLNESS  FATAL  TO  WOMAN,  95
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Mrs. Charlotte Compton Dies at Home of Mrs. Emma Woodhull
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          Mrs. Charlotte Compton, ninety-five years old, widow of  David Compton, died at 10:00 o'clock this morning at the home of Mrs. Emma Woodhull in Flat Rock after a long illness.
          She was first married to Andrew VanGordon, whose death occurred a number of years ago.  Later she was married to David Compton.  [Charlotte (Woolley) VanGordon Compton.]
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday October 30, 1912
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A  PIONEER  DIES  AT  FLAT  ROCK
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David Compton Passes Away After An Illness
Of Several Weeks Was Ninety-Two Years Of Age
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          David Compton, one of the pioneer residents of this county, died at his home in Flat Rock at an early hour this morning of senility.  Mr. Compton was born on Christmas day 1820, and at the time of his death was ninety-two years of age. Mr. Compton married three times. He was a Republican and held several offices under that party.  He was a member of the Luthern church. Mr. Compton is survived by six children, Mrs. William Nading and Walter Compton, of this city; Raymond Compton, of Tipton; Joann Willetts, of Detroit; Edward Compton, Portland, Oregon, and Frank Compton, near Edinburg.  The funeral arrangements have not been made as the family is awaiting word from the son in the west.
[Buried St. George Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 7, 1901
Page 6 column 7
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          Curtis F.,  son of  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Compton, died at their home in Jackson township at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday January 30, aged one year, four months and eight days.  Short services at the St. George church at ten a.m. Friday, February 1.  Interment in the St. George cemetery. Edwards & Hageman funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, September 8, 1899
Volume XL, Number 9
Page 1, column 2
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          The two year old daughter of  Frank Compton,  east of town, died Monday.
Notes:  Date of birth, 1897.  Date of death, 4 Sep 1899 Franklin, Johnson County Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

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