A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Saturday, June 4, 1952
Mrs. Sarah Alice Feaster, 88, Fairland, died Tuesday night; R. R. 2, Seymour ...
Moved from Shelby county many years ago.  Born on April 13, 1864, d/o  Hiram  and  Virginia (Stewart) Fay.  April 17,1879, Fairland, married  John C. Feaster, whose death occurred in 1935.  Survived by three children, Carl Feaster, Indianapolis;  Miss Mabel Feaster  at home and  Gordon Feaster , Seymour.  5 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Member of the Seymour First Methodist Church.  Voss Mortuary in Seymour.  Burial Fairland cemetery.
Summarized and submitted by Don T. Mitchell
Notes from Don:  Aunt 'Sally' and her family were regular attendees of the Feaster family reunion held every summer in Morrison Park, Shelbyville.  John Charles Feaster (1856-1935) was the son of  Jacob and Sarah Ann (Pence) Feaster, last of Noble Twp. and St. Paul.

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, October 30, 1928
Complication of Diseases Fatal
To County Line Resident
          William H. Feaster, whose home is on the county line between Decatur and Shelby counties, six miles south of St. Paul, died at the Decatur county hospital in Greensburg where he had been taken yesterday, at 8:30 o'clock this morning from a serious complication of diseases from which he suffered for the past six weeks.  He was 54 years old.
          Mr. Feaster was born near St. Paul April 22, 1874, and was the only child born to  Mr. and Mrs. Manford Feaster.  He received his early education at St. Paul.  His marriage to  Miss Bertha Stark, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John C. Stark, took place October 6, 1897, and to this union two children were born, both of whom survive.  They are  Mrs. Mary Feaster Gibson  of Indianapolis, and  Miss Wilhelmina Feaster, a student in Butler University.
          He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masonic lodge at Milford, which organization will participate in the funeral.  Many years ago he joined the Bethel Baptist church.  Through extensive reading he became well-informed on many topics, and he was widely known and respected.
          The funeral will be held in the Bethel Baptist church in Noble township at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning.  The Rev. R. V. Morgan will officiate and burial will be in the VanPelt cemetery, C.F. Fix & Son are the funeral directors.  The Masonic lodge of Milford will participate in the funeral services.  Friends may call at the home in Clay township, Decatur county, at any time until the hour of the funeral.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, May 3, 1923
          Mrs. Mary E. Feaster,  aged seventy-eight years, widow of  Manford Feaster, died Wednesday night at 7:45 o'clock at her home in Noble township, 4 ½ miles south of St. Paul.  Her death was caused by paralysis and a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Feaster had been ill for seven weeks.
          She was the daughter of   John  and  Rachel Taylor  and was born in Jefferson county, Indiana, on August 27, 1844.  Since 1860 she had made her home in Noble township.  She was married to Mr. Feaster January 16, 1872.  He died July 20, 1921.  Mrs. Feaster had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for sixty-four years.
          She is survived by one son, William H. Feaster, of Clay township, Decatur county; and two grandchildren, Mrs. Floyd Gibson, of Dewey, Oklahoma, and  Miss Wilhelmina Feaster, at home.
          Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Hill church in Noble township, Saturday morning at ten-thirty o'clock.  Burial will be made in the Ogden cemetery, Fix & Son in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

The  Indianapolis  Daily  Star
May 5, 1923
Page 5
          Mrs. Mary E. Feaster, 78 years old, died at her home south of here of a complication of diseases.  A son, William E. Feaster, Decatur county, survives.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, July 20, 1921
Manford Feaster Died At Home In Noble Township After Year's Illness
          Manford Feaster, aged seventy-two years, well known resident of this city, died at his home in Noble township, at seven-thirty this morning.  Death was caused from uremic poisoning, following an illness of over one year.
          Deceased was born August 24, 1845, near St. Paul, and his entire life had been spent in that place and in Shelby county.  He resided on the farm where he died for the past thirty-six years.  He was united in marriage to  Mary E. Taylor, January 16, 1872, and to this union one son, William Feaster, was born.  The son resides near the farm of his father.
          Surviving besides the aged widow and son, he leaves two brothers, Leander Feaster, of Rushville, and  John Feaster, of Seymour, Indiana.
          Deceased was a member of the Pleasant Hill church and was one of the leading workers in this cause. He was well and favorably known in this city and leaves a host of friends to mourn his death.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Pleasant Hill church Friday morning at ten-thirty o'clock, Rev. Luther, pastor of the St. Paul church, officiating.  Burial in the Ogden cemetery, Stewart & Fix, undertakers, in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

The  Indianapolis  Star
April 16, 1915
          SHELBYVILLE -- Mrs. Warren Feaster, 60, is dead here.  Her husband, two daughters and two sons survive.  Two of the children are  Mrs. George B. Thurston  and  Ora Feaster  of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, December 18, 1908
          Mrs. Sarah Ann Feaster,  widow of the late  Jacob Feaster,  died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Eck, of St. Paul, at four o'clock on Thursday morning of senility, aged eighty-two years.  Her husband was the pioneer miller of Moscow and later he was engaged in the flouring business at St. Paul.  The surviving children besides the daughter mentioned, are three sons, Manford, of near St. Paul,  Royal, of Edinburgh, and  Lee  of Rushville.  R. T. Stewart, of the undertaking firm of Stewart & Fix, was called to St. Paul Thursday morning to prepare the body for burial.  The funeral services will be held at the daughter's home at one o'clock Saturday afternoon, December 19, 1908, and interment will be made in the Ogden cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

Handwritten obituary of her grandfather found in the papers of Sarah (Eck) Mitchell (1889-1991) of St. Paul, Decatur Co., and Waldron, Shelby Co., Indiana
" Another Oak has fallen.
          Jacob Feaster  was born in Huntingdon County, Penn., December 14,1816.  He was brought up on a farm receiving a common school education.  When 16 years old his father died, he then engaged as aprentice in the millwright trade, but three years later started out in the world for himself.  He came to Rush County, Ind. in 1837 where he began work at his trade, and was soon foreman of a corps of hands, and as a millwright was regarded as one of the most useful men of the early setlers of Rush, Shelby, and Decatur County.  January 29th 1845 he married  Miss Sarah A. Pence  of Rush County, Ind., by this marriage seven children were born, all of which are living, except  Laura  who died when but about two years old.  He worked at his trade untill the year 1859 when he located on his farm in Shelby County Ind., where he has ever since resided.  In the fall of the year 1888 he was over taken by sickness and bore his sufferings patiently until the 19th day of August 1889 when at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 5 days, he peacefully passed away.  As the stream of life neared the great Ocean beyond it assumed a serene and Majestic flow from which there came an assurance that no storms awaited the Bark that had been so long tossed by waves of sickness and suffering."
Submitted by  Don T. Mitchell

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