Shelby  County  Indiana

Eberhart / Everhart

The  Shelbyville  News
April 1, 2002
Verda Frances Everhart, 82, Shelbyville, died March 31, 2002, Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South in Greenwood.
Born March 15, 1920, Shelby County, d/o  Fletcher  and  Mary Ellen (Gillespie) Patterson.  Married Wayne Everhart  on June 3, 1944, he preceded her in death, Jan. 17, 1982.
Survivors:  3 daughters,  Patricia Johnson, Monticello, Millie Smith, Boggstown and  Rita Richeson, Needham; 1 half sister, Evelyn Proffitt, Naples, FL.; 7 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by 1 half brother, Jerry Patterson.
Homemaker and member of Bible Holiness Church.
Services:  Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St., Rev Joseph Smith officiating.
Burial:  Boggstown Cemetery, Boggstown.
Contributions:  Bible Holiness Church, 906 S. Tompkins St., Shelbyville, IN 46176 or Boggstown Cemetery Association.
Summarized by Gloria Jackson

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 29, 2001
Lester L. Everhart, 56, Morristown, died Jan. 26, at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.
Born Sept. 5, 1944, in Hancock County, s/o  Marvin and Valeria E. (Allen) Everhart.  
Married  Sharon DeWitt on March 25, 1966.
Survivors:  wife;  father, Morristown;  son, Jason M. Everhart, Manilla; one daughter, Michele R. Wadley, Greenfield; one brother, Floyd E. Everhart, Manila; two sisters, Elsie L. Head  and  Gloria D. Ellis, both of Morristown; and four grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his mother.
Graduated in 1963 from Morristown High School.
Millwright for 35 years at Navistar, Indianapolis.
Member of Morristown Christian Church, Region Three Local 226 United Auto Workers and a former member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association.
Erlewein Mortuary, with Ronald Johnson officiating. 
Burial:  Asbury Cemetery, Morristown.
Memorials:  American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, September 27, 1999
Ruth M[agdeline] Eberhart, 79, Shelbyville, died Sunday at her home.
Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Shelby County, she was the d/o  Russell and Edan Mae (Snyder) Cherry.
Married  William Eberhart  on Dec. 29, 1937.
Lifelong resident of Shelby County.  Motor route paper carrier for the Shelbyville News for 14 years, retiring in 1995.
Member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Marietta Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and had belonged to the missionary society of Mount Gilead Baptist Church since 1942. 
Survivors:  husband;  3 sons, Michael A. Eberhart,  Martin O. Eberhart  and  Marvin A. Eberhart, all of Shelbyville; 3 daughters, Mary A. Sigman, Shelbyville, Martha A. Emminger, North Vernon, and  Marcia A. Casburn, Blanchard, Okla.; 20 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one granddaughter and one brother.
Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Smithland. The Revs. Stephen Hanby and Robert Campbell will officiate. Burial:  Miller Cemetery. 
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Contributions:  Hospice of Johnson County.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville News
Copy not dated
Death date:  Friday, April 13, 1984
          Bernard Everhart,  68, R.R. 5, Shelbyville, died this morning at W.S. Major Hospital.  He had been in failing health three months.
          Mr. Eberhart, a farmer, had also been a self-employed painter, retiring in 1982.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion Post No. 70, Morristown Masonic Lodge and the Mount Gilead Baptist Church.
          A son of  Everett and  Audrey (Branson) Eberhart,  he was born on Feb. 2, 1916, in Jackson Township.  He was married Nov. 28, 1942, to  Ruth I Scott,  who survives.
          Also surviving are daughters,  Mrs. Rebecca Van Handel,  Greenwood;  Mrs. Susan Schonfeld,  Shelbyville; and  Mrs. Sara Spurlin,  Garden City, Kan.; six grandchildren; two brothers,  Albert B. Eberhart  and  Edwin D. Eberhart,  both of Shelbyville; and a sister,  Mrs. Anna Louise McClain,  Indianapolis.  One brother preceded her[?] in death.
          Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ewing Mortuary with the  Rev. Charles C. Baxter Jr.  officiating.  Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery.
          Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby County Cancer Association.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, March 29, 1946
County  Farmer  Dead
After  Long  Illness
          Jefferson C. Eberhart, 81, Shelby county farmer, died at his home eight miles southwest of Shelbyville at 3:00 p.m. Thursday after an illness of several years.
          The son of  Andrew and  Barbara Osborne Eberhart,  he was born in Jackson township October 1, 1864.  He was married to  Agnes M. Brand  on June 29, 1887.  Mr. Eberhart was a member of the Flat Rock Methodist Church.
          Surviving are the widow; three sons,  Raymond Eberhart,  of near Fenns,  Maurice  and  John,  both at home; and a brother,  James D. Eberhart, of Jackson township.
          Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night, but will be announced by Morris H. Sleeth.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, November 15, 1912
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Jefferson Eberhart Passes Away At Home
On West Hendricks Street Early Friday Morning
Leaves Six Children, Twelve Grandchildren
and Six Great Grandchildren
          Jefferson Eberhart, one of the wealthiest and oldest residents of this county, died at his home in West Hendricks street this morning at 7 o'clock of uremic poisoning, after a lingering illness of  four weeks.  Mr. Eberhart made a success of life from the start.  He started with nothing and at the time of his death was the owner of nine hundred acres of the finest land in the county, located in Jackson township, and before his death he also divided six hundred acres between his children, making a grand total of 1,500 acres which he had accumulated through toil. Mr. Eberhart always had faith in land and every cent he earned went into land. After his marriage he rented twenty-eight acres of land and at the end of a year purchased it. This was his start as one of the largest land owners in this county. Mr. Eberhart made it a point in all of his dealings to steer clear of two things--interest and mortgages. Also he went into all of his business deals by himself, as then he said he could do as he pleased, and if he lost the responsibility and the blame were his. When Mr. Eberhart began farming in this county, the county was full of wild animals which now are but a memory. Indians, hunting for new camping grounds were also occasional visitors to this part of the country then. Jefferson Eberhart was born in Warren county, Ohio, November 22, 1832, and while yet a babe his parents moved to this county, his father, John Eberhart, walking here and staking out a home in the wilderness. Mr. Eberhart was married to Miss Mary Ann Hill, of Jackson township, in March, 1852. When married the young people started life with no other possessions than a horse and lots of courage, and with these two things they succeeded. The highest price paid for land by Mr. Eberhart was $105 an acre at the close of the civil war, when he purchased 130 acres, but this was soon made up by the high prices that were at that time being paid for the produce of the farm.
          Besides a widow, Mr. Eberhart leaves six children -- Mrs. James Dickerson, Albert Eberhart and John Eberhart, all of Jackson township; Mrs. Walter Compton, of this city, Ennis Eberhart, of Washington township, Arnaldo Eberhart, of this city, and by twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
          The funeral services will be held at the late home Monday morning at 10 o'clock, the Rev. J. Randolph, of Indianapolis officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. N. Spear, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city.  Interment will be made in the Eberhart family cemetery in Jackson township, in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, October 4, 1898
           Mrs. Delilah A. Eberhart  died at her late home in Jackson township at 10 p.m. Oct. 2nd, aged sixty-five years.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Leonard Bland  and  Mrs. Nicholas Parr.  The funeral will be from the house at 10 a.m. Oct. 4th, by Rev. Smith, of the M. P. church.  Interment in the Eberhart cemetery by Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyvillenbsp; Daily  Democrat
Monday, May 6, 1889
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          Mr. John Eberhart  died at his late residence in Jackson township, at 10:30 o'clock p.m. May 5, aged 85 years.  The remains will be buried at the Eberhart graveyard.  Services at the house at 11 o'clock a.m., May 7, by the Rev. T. L. Hughes.  B. D. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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