Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Rigby  Star
Rigby, Idaho
October, 1958
(Special To The Post-Register)
          RIGBY, Oct. 4. -- Robert Mills Farr,  59, who resided near Roberts, was found dead in his car early Saturday morning in Roberts.  Death was due to natural causes according to  Sheriff Howard Shaffer  and  Coroner Norman Hall,  who were called.
          Mr. Farr left home Friday afternoon and had gone to Rigby and Roberts.  When he did not return home late Friday night Mrs. Farr walked into Roberts to get help.  She found his car parked close to French's Texaco Service Station and found her husband in the car.  She called  Marshal Earl Exler,  who notified Jefferson officers.
Long Affliction
          A Rigby physician said Mr. Farr had been a patient for a year, suffering from enphysena[sic], an asthmatic condition, and that he always carried an oxygen tank in the car.  He was born Sept. 10, 1899, in Columbus, Ind., a son of  Morton and  Stella Wood Farr.  He attended schools in Indiana and the Academy at Moore's Hill College in Indiana.  He was a talented musician and had played in orchestras before coming west.  He was a veteran of World War I, serving at LeHavre France and in Manchester, England.  He served as band sergeant with the 355th Infantry 89th Division.
          He married  Loleta Peterson  who later died.  On Feb. 16, 1951, he married  Othella Jensen  of Roberts.
          For the past two years he has been in construction work but resided at Roberts.
Methodist Member
          He was a member of the Methodist Church.  His father was Dr. M. A. Farr, a Methodist minister.  He also belonged to the American Legion and the Music Union.
          Besides his widow, he is survived by two sisters,  Catherine Stork,  New Albany, Ind.;  Mrs. Anna Mary Tharp,  Kansas City, Mo.; two half-sisters,  Helen Church,  St. Joseph, Mich.; and  Grace Farr,  Boston, Mass.
          Services will by Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Edkersell Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Lewisville Cemetery.
Contributed by Richard Ousley

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, July 3, 1958
          Mrs. Stella Farr,  about 83, widow of  Rev. M. A. Farr,  a former pastor of the West Street Methodist Church, died at her home in New Albany Wednesday night.  She was a sister of the late  Mrs. Ralph J. Edwards,  of this city.  Her survivors are two daughters and a son and a step-daughter.
          Funeral services will be held in New Albany Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 4, 1940
Rev. M. A. Farr, Former West
Street Pastor, Is Stricken at
          Stricken shortly after he had concluded the Sunday night service at the church he served as pastor, the  Rev. M. A. Farr,  first minister of the West Street Methodist church of Shelbyville, died of a heart attack at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday in his home at Charlestown, near Jeffersonville, Ind.
          Rev. Farr began his West Street pastorate about forty years ago and remained in this charge for six years.  Mrs. Farr, the widow, is a sister of  Mrs. R. J. Edwards,  of Shelbyville.  Survivors, besides the widow, are four daughters, one son and one brother.
          Funeral services, in charge of R. J. Edwards, of this city, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the Methodist church in Charlestown.  Following the services the body will be taken to Indianapolis for cremation and the remains will be brought here for interment at Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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