Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Courtney


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, November 4, 1982
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Audrey Courtney, 89, Morristown Nursing Home, formerly of R.R.1 Morristown, died today.
Helped with farm work and had also been a member of the Rebekah lodges in Shelbyville, Morristown and Indianapolis.  Member of the Fountaintown Christian Church.
D/o  Riley  and  Katy (Huffman) Winton, she was born October 12, 1893 in Shelby County.  Married to Herbert Courtney, who died August 19, 1982.
Surviving are a brother, Harvey Winton, Logansport, and two sisters, Rosanna Chapman, Shelbyville and  Ada Miller, Zionsville.  A daughter and seven sisters preceded her in death.
Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Peggy Wilson
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
31 May 1977
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Courtney
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          Fred Courtney,  76, well-known former Shelby County sheriff, recorder and clerk, was found dead at 9:30 a.m. today at his home at 719 W. Locust St., an apparent suicide victim, authorities said.  There were two gunshot wounds to the body.
          Born Sept. 6, 1900 in Shelby County, the son of  James and  Sarah (Perkins) Courtney,  he was married Oct. 6, 1923 in Indianapolis to  Doris Pope,  who died Aug. 5, 1974.  Surviving are a son,  James Courtney,  Indianapolis; a daughter,  Mrs. Howard (Mavern) Chambers,  Shelbyville; a brother,  Hubert Courtney,  Fountaintown; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
          Mr. Courtney was Shelby County sheriff from 1943-1947 and prior to that had been a deputy sheriff.  He was president of the Indiana Sheriffs' Association in 1946, and also served in 1946 and 1947 as the chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Central Committee.  He also served as Shelby County state representative, county clerk and recorder, and formerly was employed as a guard at the Indiana reformatory at Pendleton.  A World War I veteran, Mr. Courtney belonged to the American Legion and Eagles Lodge and the former Red Men's Lodge and Fenn's Christian Church here.
          Services will be announced by the Murphy Mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, 6 Aug 1974
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Rites Set For Mrs. Courtney
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          Services will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Murphy Mortuary for  Mrs. Doris Courtney,  71, 719 W. Locust St., who died Monday at 11:55 a.m. at Heritage House Convalescent Center.  She had been a patient there one year.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, with the Rev. Marvin Isley officiating.  Friends may call at the mortuary until 9:00 o'clock tonight.
          A former employe of Tippecanoe Press, Inc., Mrs. Courtney was a member of the Fenns Christian Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and Auxiliary of Barracks No. 62, World War I Veterans.
          Surviving are a son and daughter,  James Courtney,  Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Howard (Mavern) Chambers, Shelbyville; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a sister,  Mrs. Raymond (Eva) Cherry,  R.R. 5, Shelbyville.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 6, 1920
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CANCER  KILLED    
    MRS. COURTNEY
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Prominent  Washington  Township
Woman  Died  Saturday  Afternoon.
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FUNERAL  ON  MONDAY  P.M.
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          Mrs. Tillie L.* Courtney,  wife of  John S. Courtney,  died at her home in Washington township Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, the cause of her death being cancer with which malady she was long a sufferer.  She was the daughter of  William and  Margaret Chesser  and was born on February 2, 1878, her age being 42 years.  She was married to Mr. Courtney on February 5, 1908.  Five children were born, three boys surviving, they being  Carl,  Raymond  and  Roy,  their ages being 12, 10 and 8 years.  Her sisters are  Mrs. Warren Fately of Flat Rock and  Miss Pearl Chesser.  Her brothers are  George Chesser, of Noble township and  Homer* Chesser of Westport, Decatur county.  Mrs. Earl Creed  of this city is a step-daughter.
          Mrs. Courtney joined the Christian church at Flat Rock a number of years and lived a consistent member of that church.  She was a well known woman and her friends, who were many, regret her death.
          The funeral was conducted this afternoon at the family residence at 1:30 o'clock, the Rev. Eugene Martin of Columbus officiating.  The interment was made in the Patterson cemetery in charge of Stewart and Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
* Notes from Linda Chesser:   Lillie Lodema Chesser  born 02 February 1876,  died 04 September 1920,  married John Sanders Courtney  in Shelby County on  05 Feb 1908.  They had five children, three of whom survived:  Carl Willard Courtney (1908-1960); Raymond Virgil Courtney (1910-1973) and his male twin who died at one year of age;  Roy Edward Courtney (1912-2003); and  Mary Margaret Courtney (Aug 1916-Dec 1916).  Her brothers were  Omer A. Chesser  of Westport and  George W. Chesser  of Noble Twp.  Her sisters were  Mrs. Warren (Minnie M.) Fateley  and  Lizzie Pearl Chesser  who died unmarried in 1946.
Notes from Bruce Banister:  The obituary [above] should read Lillie (Chesser) Coutrney.  This was my Great Grandmother.  Raymond's twin brother was stillborn.  He did not die at the age of one.  Raymond was my grandfather, so I heard him tell it more than once.


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