The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 22, 2002
Page 2A
A. Jane Duckworth, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002.
Born Dec 31, 1919, Madison Co, IN. D/o  Fred and Mamie (Pile) Runyan.  Married  Robert VanBuren Duckworth  Apr. 20, 1940; he died Nov. 19, 1983.
Survivors:  two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Joyce) Garrison,  Mrs. Gary (Karen) Wickliff;  brother, William Runyan.
Graduated from Shelbyville HS in 1937.
Bookkeeper for D & S Sales and Service 1946-1984.
Member Mt Gilead Baptist Ch.
Burial Miller Cem, Hendricks Twp.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 4, 1935
Page 2, column 5
          Word has been received of the death of  Elmer E. Duckworth, native of Shelby county, at Coffeyville, Kansas. Although he had lived in Kansas more than fifty years, he was well remembered by many older residents of the community.  He was born sixty-nine years ago in Shelby county and was the son of  John  and  Margaret Heck Duckworth,  members of widely known Shelby county pioneer families.  As a young man he engaged with his father in farming in the county and later took over his father's interest in prairie ranching in Kansas.  He had served several times as postmaster of the Coffeyville postoffice.  A daughter, two sons and a sister, all of Coffeyville, survive.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
December 23, 1917
Page 1
Mrs. Emma Caroline Thrasher
And  Mrs. Nancy Jane Duck-
worth,  Mothers of  Large
Families  Dead.
          Mrs. Anderville Shaw of this city has received word of the death of  Mrs. Nancy Duckworth  which occurred yesterday at her home near Needham, Johnson county.  Mrs. Duckworth lived in Hendricks township 12 or 15 years ago.  At that time she was the wife of  James Harding who died several years ago.  Since then his wife married  Milliam[sic] Duckworth, who has also preceded her in death.  She leaves several children.  They are Mrs. Marth Hickerson  at whose home she died,  Mrs. James McLane, of Franklin;  Mrs. Alta Vanarsdal, of Connersville;  John Harding, of Franklin, and  Sam Harding, of Sugar Creek township.  The late  Mrs. Finley Rose, of St. Louis Crossing was a daughter.
          The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the Second Mr. Pleasant church.  Mrs. Shaw will go to attend it.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Friday August 26, 1904
Page 8 column 4
(Franklin Star)
          Rev. Isaac Duckworth  died at midnight Tuesday night at his home east of Franklin of senility.
          He would have been eighty-four years old in October.
          The funeral will be held from the Second Mt. Pleasant church at two o’clock Thursday afternoon.
          An extended notice will be published tomorrow.  Mr. Duckworth was one of the best known men in Johnson and Shelby counties.
          Mr. Duckworth is another of the old veterans of General Harrison’s regiment called to his long home.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 7, 1901
Page 2 column 5
          The funeral Sunday of  Noah Duckworth  at Second Mt. Pleasant church in Hendricks township, was very largely attended.  Deceased was 49 years of age and was a son of  Rev. Isaac Duckworth  and a son-in-law of  James Harding.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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