Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Cunningham


The  News-Dispatch
Michigan City, Laporte County, Indiana
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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          Rose A. Cunningham (McAlister),  61, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at IU Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte.  Rose was born in La Porte on Oct. 17, 1953, to  Henry and  Beatrice (Handy) McAlister.  After high school, she married  Gayle Cunningham,  and worked at American Home Foods in La Porte for about 10 years.  After that, she dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren.  Rose enjoyed listening to country music (especially with her granddaughters), and playing games with her family.
          Rose is survived by her beloved children  Jason Cunningham,  Nick Cunningham  and  Jody Phillips,  and two granddaughters  Alexandra and  Chrissy Cunningham,  all of La Porte.  Also surviving are her sisters  Nancy Inman  of South Bend and  Vickie Swanson  of Union Mills; and brothers  Henry McAlister  and  John McAlister,  both of La Porte,  Mark McAlister  of South Bend and  Walter McAlister  of Oklahoma.  She was preceded in death by her eldest son  Christopher Cunningham;  her parents; and her brother  Robert McAlister.
          A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015, at First Free Will Baptist Church, 2456 E. Ind. 2, Rolling Prairie, Indiana.  A time of visitation will be held from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of the service at the church.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the family of Rose Cunningham, c/o Jody Phillips, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350.  Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  La Porte County  Herald-Argus
Laporte County, Indiana
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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Jan. 2, 1925-Feb. 4, 2011
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          Mrs. Georgia D. Cunningham,  86, of La Porte, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at Golden Living Center Fountainview in La Porte.  She was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Linton, Ind., the daughter of  Earl Hoops and Lula (Miller) Hoops.  Georgia was a homemaker. She loved playing bingo and was very devoted to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. On Aug. 11, 1941, in Bloomfield, Ind., she married  Bruce Cunningham,  who preceded her on Nov. 29, 1983.
          She is survived by her four sons,  Bruce Cunningham  of La Porte,  Randy (Alice) Cunningham  of La Porte,  Carl (Connie) Cunningham  of Rolling Prairie,  Gayle Cunningham  of La Porte; daughter,  Marsha Davis  of La Porte; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; brother,  Gilbert Hoops  of La Porte; two sisters,  Wilma Stephens  of Linton, Ind., and  Ada King  of Hamlet.  Georgia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandson; a granddaughter; two brothers and one sister.
          Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, where the family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 12 to 1:30 p.m. Services will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home Inc., Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Bruce Vermilyer officiating.  Interment will follow in Rolling Prairie Cemetery, Rolling Prairie.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the Haverstock Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
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Gene Lloyd Cunningham, 58, of Shelbyville, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.
Born Aug. 29, 1944, in Spencer County, Ky., s/o  Coleman L. and Geneva “Jenny” (Foreman) Cunningham.
Survivors include his mother, of Shelbyville; one brother, C.A. Cunningham  of Mount Washington, Ky.; and two sisters, Bonnie Lee Troutman  of Louisville, Ky., and  Mrs. Jerry (Judy) Berry  of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by his father. 
Employed with Foto Krafters in Shelbyville for 30 years. 
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., with the Rev. Dan L. McCollough officiating.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, December 11, 1952
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DEATH  CLAIMS  WAR  VETERAN
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          Ill since 1924 and hospitalized for several years,  Harry Cunningham,  57, veteran of World War I and a former utility lineman, died at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis Monday afternoon at 4:20.
          Mr. Cunningham, whose home was at 622 W. Franklin St., was born in this city on June 1, 1895, and had spent most of his life in this community.  He served overseas for 18 months during World War I and was a former member of Victory Post, American Legion.  He also was a member of the Jackson, Michigan Masonic lodge.  He was the son of  Thomas and  Maggie (Huffman) Cunningham and his only survivor is a sister,  Mrs. Minnie Milner  of Fairland.  Last rites will be held at the Sleeth Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Thursday with Rev. R. F. Rasche officiaitng.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kaleen E. Beall


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, July 12, 1945
Page 1, column 5
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DEATH  CLAIMS  WALDRON  MAN
John F. Cunningham, Of Waldron, Succumbs
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          John F. Cunningham,  58, of Waldron, who formerly operated a restaurant with his son,  J. Wyborn Cunningham,  in Shelbyville, died Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
          Survivors besides the son, include the widow,  Mrs. Gertrude Cunningham;  a daughter,  Miss Nadine Cunningham,  Waldron, and two brothers, Austin Cunningham, Shelby County, and  Lloyd Cunningham, in Oregon.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced by D. E. Carmony, of St. Paul.

Ibid.
Friday, July 13, 1945
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Cunningham Funeral Will Be Saturday
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          Funeral services for  John F. Cunningham, Waldron, who died Wednesday will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Waldron Baptist Church.  The Rev. R.C. McNeely will officiate.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony, of St. Paul.  Friends may call at the Cunningham home at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kaleen E. Beall


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 21, 1938
Page 1, column 4
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DIES  AT  HOME
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Thomas Cunningham Dies; Funeral Wednesday
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          Thomas Cunningham,  57, died at 8 p.m. Sunday, at his home, 1112 Miller street, following a heart attack.  Mrs. Cunningham had stepped out of the home for twenty minutes and when she returned Mr. Cunningham was dead.
          He was born in Shelbyville October 12, 1881, and was the son of  Thomas  and  Maggie Cunningham.  He had operated a restaurant for many years both in Shelbyville and Waldron.
          Survivors besides the widow,  Mrs. Mary Cunningham,  are the mother,  Mrs. Maggie Cunningham;  one stepdaughter,  Katherine Garlinghouse,  of Washington, D.C.; a brother,  Harry Cunningham,  and two sisters,  Mrs. [Mayme] Asher Milner,  Fairland, and  Mrs. Maggie Everetts,  Bend, Oregon.  Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Eagles lodge.
          Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home, with Dr. Charles A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kaleen E. Beall


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, August 2, 1923
Page 1, column 1
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DEATH  OCCURRED  AT  KALAMAZOO
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          Joseph C. Cunningham,  age thirty-four years, a son of  Mrs. Fred Conrad,  of McKenzie Street, this city, died this morning at the Old Barges hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Death was caused by pneumonia, according to word which was received here by relatives.
          The body will arrive here Thursday morning.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ralph J. Edwards, who is in charge.
          Mr. Cunningham was born March 4, 1889.  He is survived by three children,  Joseph,  Mary  and  Alice;  his mother, two brothers,  Tom  and  Harry Cunningham, of this city, and two sisters,  Mrs. [Mayme] Asher Milner,  of Fairiand, and  Mrs. Martin Everett,  of Bend, Oregon.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kaleen E. Beall


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, February 17, 1914
Page 4, column 3
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DEATH  AND  FUNERALS
J. P. CUNNINGHAM
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          Word has been received here of the death of  J. P. Cunningham, forty-five years old, formerly of this city, but lately of Indianapolis.  Death resulted from injuries he sustained in a fall, one week ago last Saturday evening, while returning home from work.  He was employed as a foreman in the Udell factory.  In the fall his hip was broken.  Shortly after being carried home he lost consciousness and had been in that condition until his death.  He resided at 101 East Morris street.  Besides his bereaved wife he is survived by two nephews, Thomas  and  Harry Cunningham, of this city.  The remains will be shipped here Wednesday, arriving on the 1:32 traction car.  The body will then be taken to Forest Hill cemetery, where services will be held under the auspices of Kiowa Tribe of Red Men of this city.  Interment in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kaleen E. Beall


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, August 9, 1907
Page 1, column 5
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          Thomas,  Joseph  and  Harry Cunningham  and  Miss Mayme Cunningham, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. M. L. Everett,  of Newcastle, Pennsylvania, desire to thank their friends and neighbors for the kindness shown them since the death of their brother, John Cunningham, who died at the school for the feeble minded at Ft. Wayne.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kaleen E. Beall


The  Clark  County  Herald
Clark County, Illinois
March 6, 1906
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          Eliza Jane Reed  was born in Shelbyville, Indiana, November 14, 1839, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.S. McCutchan, at Memphis, Tennessee, February 28, 1905, aged 65 years, 3 months, 14 days. August 10, 1859, she was united in marriage to William Cunningham, the ceremony being performed at the Marshall House by Esquire James Lowers. Of this union there were born nine children, three of whom with the sorrowing husband survive to mourn her departure for the spirit land. The children living are Mrs. Ella Key of Brackettville, Texas, Mrs. Josie McCutchan of Memphis, Tennessee and John Cunningham of this city. Mrs. Cunningham had been a suffer with fortitude and was ready for the call of the master when it came. In the hope of benefiting her health, she went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.T. McCutchan at Memphis, Tennessee, December 12.
          The funeral services were held at the family residence in this city Friday, March 3, the sermon preached by Elder M.N. Beeman. The deceased has been a member of the Christian church for 30 years. Her remains were laid to rest in the Marshall Cemetery
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 18, 1897
Page 3, column 2
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          Thomas Cunningham  died at his residence, on East Jackson street, at six o'clock Thursday, February 11, of lung trouble, age thirty-eight years.  The remains were buried Friday, February 12, services at the house at two p.m., Rev. Groom officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill. D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kaleen E. Beall


Cunningham, Mrs. Martin (of Shelbyville) / Death of; N 3-8-1886 p1 c7
From the Indianapolis Newspapers Database, 1848-1991


The  Daily  Republican
Monday, March 8, 1886
Page 1, column 3
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          About 11 o'clock on Sunday morning while  Mrs. Mary Cunningham  was sweeping in front of her home on East Jackson street, she was stricken with heart disease and died within a very few minutes.  She was observed by her husband,  Martin Cunningham,  lying on the ground and calling for help, the poor woman was carried into the house and laid on a bed.  She spoke once and then expired.  The deceased was about sixty-three years of age and left a husband and one son, John Cunningham.  She was a woman whose life was filled with very hard labor and her death is supposed to have been hastened by overwork in cleaning the Knights of Pythias hall.  She was a good Christian woman and had many friends in this city who will mourn her death.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at nine o'clock at the Catholic Cemetery, D.B. Wilson, funeral director.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kaleen E. Beall

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