Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Coyle


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 12, 1995
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Cleadis Coyle, 87, died Friday in Ocala, Florida; traffic accident.
Born October 21, 1908, Linton, s/o  William and Mary Esther (Smith) Coyle.  Married Ruth (Milner) Coyle (died in October 1949).  June 30, 1953, married Mary Angeline (Hardin) Coyle, (died February 8).
Construction engineer.   U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  Survived by stepdaughter, Mrs. Eris (Betty Jo) Conover, Shelbyville; two brothers, Clarence Coyle, Michigan and  Lavonne Coyle, Martinsville; a sister, Linnie Brooks, California; a half-sister,  Mrs. William (Mary Belle) Hill, Florida; a half-brother Billie Coyle, Florida; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four step grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a daughter, son, two brothers, one grandchild and one great grandchild.  Burial Asbury Cemetery, Morristown.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff for Tim Coyle


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, February 9, 1995
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Mary Angeline "Angie" Coyle, 85, died Wednesday.
Born March 26, 1909, in Springfield, Kentucky, d/o Samuel and Sarah (Keeling) Hardin. June 30, 1953, married Cleadis Coyle, who survives. TWR Cinch Mfg Co. Member of the Bible Holiness Church, Shelbyville. Daughter, Mrs. Eris (Betty Jo) Conover, Shelbyville; a sister, Jennie Miller, Hope Sound, Florida; four grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
Two sisters, five brothers, step grandchild, step daughter, stepson preceded in death.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff for Tim Coyle


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, June 22, 1942
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AGED  RESIDENT  OF  COUNTY  DIES
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          Mrs. Jessie Arminta Coyle, widow of the late Thomas J. Coyle, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Lemasters, near the Green school house, Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock, of complications incidental to her advanced age.  Deceased was born in the county January 14, 1857, a daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Elson Green.  She was united in marriage to Mr. Coyle October 5, 1876, and became the mother of three children, only one of whom, Mrs. Lemasters, survives.  She was a member of the First Baptist church here and funeral services will be held there Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Paddock.  Burial will take place in the family lot in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Tim Coyle


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, December 11, 1934
Page 1, column 2
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FUNERAL  RITES  WEDNESDAY,
2 P.M.  FOR  OTTO  COYLE
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          Funeral services for Otto Coyle, former resident of this city, who passed away Monday at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the First Baptist church in Shelbyville, Dr. A. E. Cowley, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, April 8, 1933
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DEATH  OCCURS  IN  LOCAL  HOME
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Widow of Frank Coyle Passes Away
After Having Been III For Six Months
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TWO  DAUGHTERS  SURVIVE
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          III for the past six months, Mrs. Mellie Newton Coyle, 78 years old, widow of  Frank Coyle, died in her home at 126 Van Avenue, last night at nine o'clock.
          Mrs. Coyle was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Newton and was born in Marshall, Illinois, on March 12, 1855.  Her marriage to Mr. Coyle took place in 1876.  He preceded her in death six years ago.  A son, Roy Coyle, died in 1931.  Surviving are two daughters, Miss Myrtle Coyle, at home, and  Mrs. Fred Washburn, of Liberty township; also a grandchild, Ruth Coyle.
          The deceased had spent most of her life in or near Waldron.  She was a member of the Universalist faith.  The funeral services will be held at the home on Van Avenue Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. Paul E. Million, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth.  Friends may call at the home at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, April 20, 1931
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ROY  COYLE  DIES  AT  HOME  TODAY
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Illness Of Five Months Duration,
Brings End At 6:30 This Morning
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WAS  WORLD  WAR  VETERAN
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          Roy Coyle, 39, died at the home in Van Avenue this morning at 6:30 o'clock, of anemia.  He had been ill since Christmas and had recently been brought back from the Methodist hospital, in Indianapolis, where he had gone for treatment.  Mr. Coyle was born in Shelby township, October 31, 1891, a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coyle.  He was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church and of the local post of the American Legion.  During the war he was in an aviation unit stationed at San Antonio, Texas.  He is survived by the aged mother, one daughter, Ruth Coyle, of this city, and two sisters,  Miss Myrtle, at home, and Mrs. Fred Washburn, of near Waldron.
          He was a school teacher by profession.  He had spent his entire life in this county except four years which he had spent in California in an effort to effect a restoration of his health.
          The funeral will be held at the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of Rev. Paul Million, pastor of the First Christian church. The American Legion will participate in the funeral service. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth, funeral director.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday July 23, 1926
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DEATH  TODAY  FRANK  COYLE
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Old Resident Of Shelby County,
Dies At 9:25 O'Clock This Morning
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ARRANGEMENTS  NOT  MADE
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          Frank Coyle, farmer and lumberman, died at his home, 126 Van Avenue, at 9:45 o'clock this morning of uraemic poisoning.  The deceased had been in poor health for more than a year but poisoning did not develop until last Saturday.
          Mr. Coyle had always lived in Shelby county.  He was born south of the city on the old Coyle homestead, July 26, 1855. He was the son of the late Francis and Nancy Coyle and was the only surviving member of a family of 10 children.  The deceased was married to Miss Mella Newton, October 4, 1876 and to this union three children were born, all of whom survive their father.  The children are Miss Myrtle Coyle of Shelbyville;  Mrs. Fred Washburn, of Liberty township;  Roy Coyle, of Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Coyle removed to Shelbyville some years ago from his farm home.  He was well-known and was respected by everyone who knew him.  He was a member of the Odd Fellow's lodge, of Waldron, for 48 years.  Funeral arrangements, in charge of R. T. Stewart, will be announced tomorrow.
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Ibid.
Saturday July 24, 1926
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COYLE  FUNERAL  TO  BE  MONDAY
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Services For Frank Coyle To Be Held From Home
On Van Avenue At 2:30 O'Clock
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INTERMENT  IN  FOREST  HILL
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          The funeral of  Frank Coyle, who died at 9:45 o'clock Friday morning of uraemic poisoning, will be held from the home, 126 Van Avenue, Monday afternoon at two-thirty, it was announced today by R. T. Stewart, who is in charge of arrangements.  Rev. I. C. Overman, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate.  The Odd Fellows lodge, of which organization the deceased was a member for 48 years, will be in charge of the funeral services.  Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, August 7, 1918
Page 3, column 4
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THOMAS  J. COYLE  DEAD
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Man Prominent In Affairs Of The County
Passed Away At Home Here
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FUNERAL  FRIDAY
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          Thomas J. Coyle, one of the prominent agriculturalists of the county died this morning at 8 o'clock at his home, 1131 Harrison avenue.  Mr. Coyle recently suffered three strokes of paralysis, the first occurring in May and the third last Sunday.  Since stricken the last time, Mr. Coyle had not regained consciousness.  He had partially been relieved from the effects of the others and was down town last Thursday afternoon.  He was a son of  Francis and Nancy Coyle and was one of a family of 11 children.  He was born in Shelby township on the 12th day of December, being at the time of his death, 69 years, 5 months and 25 days old.  The greater part of his life was spent in Shelby Township where he followed very successfully the occupation of farming.  His wife was Miss Jennie A. Green, daughter of  Elston and Caroline Green.  They were married on October 5, 1876.
          Mr. and Mrs. Coyle were the parents of four children, two of whom survive with the mother, they being Otto Coyle, ex-county clerk, living south of town on the farm from which the elder Mr. Coyle retired about eight years ago, and  Mrs. Elmer [Effie] Lemasters who lives on a second farm in Shelby township on which her parents went to housekeeping directly after their marriage.  There are several nieces and nephews. Frank Coyle of Shelby township, is a brother of the deceased and the last of the 11 children.
          Mr. Coyle was very well and most favorably known.  He had made a success of his life in every way, financially and other wise.  His neighbors say that they had never lived by a better man and all mourn his death with the surviving relatives.
          He was a member of the Shelbyville K. of P. lodge.  Burial will be made on Friday afternoon in Forest Hill following services held at the late home at 3 o'clock, the Rev. H.N. Spear officiating.  Stewart & Fix are in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Tim Coyle


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, March 14, 1914
Page 4, column 1
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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Clara Minerva Coyle, Jeffersonville
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          Clara Minerva Coyle was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, May 9, 1844.  Married  Samuel Coyle,  of Indiana, of which union five children were born, three of whom are living -- Mrs. John Shore,  Hope, Indiana;  Mrs. Paris [Nellie] Lewis,  Shelbyville, Indiana;  Frank Coyle,  Howard Park.  A half-brother,  Douglas Dobbins,  Franklin, Indiana, completes the list of immediate relatives living.  She was left a widow with four small children forty-one years ago, but kept the family together and educated them by her own labor and unfailing trust in God.
          She gave herself to Christ at the age of thirteen, uniting with the Christian Church, and during the last fifteen years of almost constant physical suffering she had found Him an ever present help in trouble.  It has been her custom for years to read a portion of his Word from her mother's Bible every night before retiring.
          No doubt she could say with Paul,  "To depart and be with Christ is far better for me.
          She died March 10, 1914, at the home of her son, Frank A. Coyle, at Jeffersonville, Indiana.
          Funeral services were conducted March 12th at the home by Rev. W. Graham Walker, pastor of the Central Christian church of New Albany, assisted by Rev. John Anderson, pastor of the Harrison Avenue M.E. church at Jeffersonville.  Interment in the Walnut Ridge Cemetery at Jeffersonville.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, August 8, 1892
Page 4, column 2
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         Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Coyle died at Indianapolis at four o'clock Sunday morning. The remains will be brought to this city for burial.  The funeral will take place at two o'clock p.m. at the old graveyard.
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The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday, August 18, 1880
Page 4, column 2
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         Mrs. Nancy Coyle, wife of the late Francis Coyle, of Addison township, died at her residence yesterday morning.  Her remains will be buried at Winchester Chapel, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.  Rev. Foster, of Indianapolis will conduct the exercises.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 20, 1879
Page 2, column 5
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          DIED COYLE - On the 16th day of March, 1879, in Addison township, Mr. Francis Coyle.
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The  Shelby  Volunteer
Thursday August 13, 1863
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          Alexander Coyle, son of  Francis Coyle, around 24 years, on Sunday while riding a horse at a fast gait was seriously injured when the horse fell, rolling on to him.  His head had been crushed in the most shocking manner and he was alive at the last report, but no hopes were held for his recovery.
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Ibid.
Thursday August 20, 1863
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          Young Coyle, injured the 11th, when a horse he was riding fell, has died. He was of exemplary character and would be missed by his companions.
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Winchester Cemetery
Alexander Coyle October 4, 1837 - August 11, 1863
Son of Francis & Nancy
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Submitted by Barb Huff for Tim Coyle


The  Shelby  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday April 7, 1859
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DROWNED
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          Mr. Martin Coyle, an honest and worthy citizen of our county, whilst passing over the rail road bridge about 9 o'clock on Monday night returning home, fell through and was drowned.  He was in company with a young man, and as they were passing over the bridge, the 9 o'clock train came along.  The young man ran on over, supposing that Mr. Coyle was following, but after the cars had passed, not seeing him, he ran back, and heard him cough down by the butments of the old bridge, but on running there and calling and making all the search possible, Mr. Coyle could not be found.  He immediately gave the alarm and various persons searched for him until midnight, but the darkness of the night and the water being quite muddy, he could not be found.  Search was immediately renewed at daylight next morning, but unavailing, until about 4 o'clock, on Tuesday, when the body was found by  Mr. Wm. Cage  and  Mr. Isaiah Boon, about one hundred yards below the railroad bridge, and was immediately taken out and his mortal remains carried to his distressed family.  It is supposed that he was so severly injured that his fall through the bridge, that he was deprived of the use of his limbs and was thus prevented from extricating himself, and the coldness of the weather and darkness of the night and the sudden fright occasioned by the calamity prevented his friend from rendering immediate assistance.  He has been a member of the M. E. church for eighteen years, and leaves a wife and a large family and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  We commend his widow and now orphan children to the warm hearted sympathy of our citizens.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Tim Coyle

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