The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday August 12, 1936
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Funeral Services Will Be Held at
Fix Mortuary 10 a.m. Friday
          John W. Degolyer,  71 years old, died at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Elsie Steward,  250 East Pennsylvania street, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday following an illness of ten months
          He had been a patient at the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis for the past three weeks, having been brought to the daughter’s home, where death occurred, Tuesday evening.
          He was born in Osgood, Indiana January 29, 1865 and was the son of  James and  Hannah Degolyer.  He was the last of a family of ten children.  His marriage to  Miss Elizabeth C. Pickett, who died November 2, 1919, took place September 28, 1887.  Mr. Degolyer had been a resident of this city for the past eighteen years.
          Besides the daughter, Mrs. Steward, he leaves another daughter,  Mrs. Ethel Spurlin,  also of this city.  A son died in infancy.  Survivors include five grandchildren,  Gertrude,  Rupert,  Catherine  and  John W. Spurlin, all of this city and  Mrs. Harold Calvert  of Marion and several nieces and nephews.  He became a member of a Baptist church early in life.
          Funeral services will be held at the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary Friday morning at 10 o’clock with the Rev. Paul Million, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Steward home, 250 East Pennsylvania street, anytime afternoon Thursday until 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday November 10, 1919
          In loving remembrance of Mrs. Elizabeth Catherine Degolyer, who departed this life November 2, 1919, at the home of her daughter, after a short illness of a complication of diseases.  Deceased was born near Hopewell, Ripley county, Indiana December 10, 1858.  At the time of her death she was fifty-nine years, ten months and twenty-three days old.  She was married to Joseph Loyd, of Holton, Indiana, December 25, 1878; to this union was born three sons and one daughter.  In September 28, 1887, she was again united in marriage to John Degolyer, of Osgood, Indiana.  To this union was born one son and two daughters.  Early in life she joined the M. E. church at Bethel, Indiana, and was at all times a true Christian woman.
          She was a loving and faithful wife, a kind mother and a friend to all who knew her. Always trying to bring sunshine wherever her footsteps led, she was loved by all her neighbors and possessed a countless number of friends throughout the community in which she resided.  Her death takes a woman highly respected by all her associates.
          Surviving besides the husband are two daughters,  Mrs. Ethel Spurlin,  at whose home she died, and  Mrs. Elsie Steward,  both of this county; three grandchildren,  Gertrude,  Averial  and  Rupert Spurlin.  One sister,  Mrs. Annie Wainscott; one brother, Peter Pickett, both of this city, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
          Funeral services were held at Forest Hill chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. E. A. Dougherty, pastor of the West Street M. E. Church of this city, after which the body was laid to rest in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
A precious one from us is gone
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled
God in His wisdom hath recalled
The boon his love hath given;
Altho the body slumbers here
The soul is safe in heaven.
                      Loving Daughters
Contributed by Barb Huff

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