Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
November 20, 2002
Robert P. Fix, 76, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002. Born April 10, 1926, in Shelbyville, s/o  Rufus and Margaret (Stark) Fix.  Married  Geraldine “Jerry” Higdon  on April 22, 1946; survives.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Alan (Lorri Ann) Dagley;  three grandchildren, Danielle Dagley, Alan Dagley Jr. and Robert Dagley;  all Shelbyville. Preceded in death by one sister, Joann Beasley.
Salesman for National Cash Register for 12 years and a funeral director for Murphy’s Funeral Home from 1963 to 1987.
Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 822, Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2695 and American Legion Post No. 70 (commander).  Post service officer for American Legion and VFW.
Rev. John Fink officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with military rites.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 2, 1998
Former Shelby County resident  Marian F. (Miller) Fix, 74, Franklin, died Saturday in Greenwood.
Born Aug. 13, 1924, Indianapolis, d/o  Anna D. (DePrez) Miller.
Married  Lloyd E. Fix  July 20, 1957, and he preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1998.
Longtime Shelby County resident and a Shelbyville High School graduate.
Budget analyst for the U.S. Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison for more that 39 years, retiring in 1983.
Professional beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.  Second runner-up in sales for the Sapphire Division of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Elder of the First Christian church, a past worthy matron of Naamah Chapter No. 73 of the Order of the Eastern Star; a past Guardian of Bethel, No. 37, of the Order of Job's Daughter, all of Shelbyville.  Member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Shrine No. 6, Indianapolis; a member of the Central Indiana and Shelby County Aging Advisory Council; and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Survivors:  brother, Bob Miller, Franklin; several cousins. 
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, First Christian Church. Revs. James Horner and Robert Zimmer officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  Order of the Eastern Star, First Christian church, or Franklin United Methodist Community.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, October 29, 1998
Longtime Shelby County resident  Lloyd E. Fix, 76, Franklin, died Wednesday  in Greenwood. 
Born April 1, 1922, in Shelby County, s/o  Roscoe  and  Leona (Perry) Fix.
On July 20, 1957, married  Marian F. (Miller) Fix, and she survives.
Employed with the Defense Supply Agency at Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors Corp., Indianapolis, for 30 years.
Served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served in the Air Force Reserve in Ohio.
1941 graduate of Shelbyville High School.
Member of the First Christian Church; Shelby Lodge No. 28, F. & A.M.; and Naamah Chapter No. 73, Order of the Eastern Star, all of Shelbyville; Murat Shrine and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite N.M.J. Star Valley, Indianapolis, and Order of the White Shrine Jerusalem, Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the U.S.A., National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a life member of the Air Force Association.
Survivors:  wife; several cousins.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, Shelbyville. Masonic rites.  Rev. James Horner officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  Alzheimer's Association.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 20, 1994
Leona F. (Perry) Fix, 90, Shelbyville, died Monday.
Born Aug. 5, 1904, in Shelby County to  Noah F. and Anna (Deal) Perry.
Married Dec. 30, 1920, in Louisville, Ky., to Roscoe D. Fix, who preceded her in death in May 1982.
Lived in Shelbyville and Shelby County most of her life.
Worked for:  KCL Corp., Shelbyville;  Frigidaire, Dayton, Ohio;  H. P. Wasson, Indianapolis;  Eli Lilly & Co., Greenfield.
Belonged to the First Christian Church and the Naamah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors: a son, Lloyd Fix, Finly;  brother, Vern Z. Perry, Lehigh Acres, Fla.
A brother and three sisters preceded her in death.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home with the Rev. William Horner officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  donor's favorite charity.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, May 14, 1982
Roscoe D. Fix, 78, 1024 Elm St., died Thursday.
Resident of Shelbyville since 1975.
Retired in 1970 from the National Coaches Co., Knightstown, where he had resided 21 years.
Previously he had lived in New Carlisle, Ohio.
Member of the First Christian Church here.
Born in Shelby County Sept. 2, 1903, s/o  Vorres  and  Margaret (Cherry) Fix.
On Dec. 30, 1920, married  Leona Perry  in Louisville, Ky.
Survivors:  wife;  1 son, Lloyd Fix, Carrollton.
One brother, Lowell Fix, preceded in death.
Murphy Mortuary.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, August 8, 1978
Mrs. Gertrude [V.] Fix, 77, formerly of 10 W. Franklin St., died Monday.  Heritage Manor patient 3 1/2 years.
Murphy Mortuary.  The Rev. Robert Hampton will officiate.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Born Sept. 19, 1900 in Shelbyville, d/o  Mathias and Mary Ann (Lee) Young.
Married June 12, 1919 in Shelbyville  Lowell C. Fix, who died Nov. 19, 1954.
Surviving:  son, Jack Fix, Shelbyville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Eldo (Irene) Johnson, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Arthur (Evelyn) Hall, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;  3 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson.
A son, Darrell, 3 brothers and 7 sisters preceded in death. 
50 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Belonged to the First Baptist Church and the Shelby County Salon, 8 & 40.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, August 22, 1963
MRS.  FIX,  79
          Stricken with a heart attack this morning,  Mrs. Jessie Fix,  79, widow of  Curtis Fix  died at Major Hospital this afternoon.  Mrs. Fix made her home with her son-in-law and daughter,  Mr. and Mrs. Dawson King  of 126 St. Mary's St., and it was there that she suffered the attack about 4:30 a.m. today.
          Her husband was an insurance salesman here for many years.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Surviving with the daughter is a son,  Paul Fix,  of Corsicana, Texas.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, September 16, 1958
Voores M. Fix, 82, died this morning in Rush Memorial Hospital; 4 week illness.
County native, lived in Shelbyville until four years ago; Shelbyville address 1111 S. Miller.
Born in Shelby county, April 18, 1876, s/o  James and Arabella (Carney) Fix
Retired farmer and had been employed at the Kennedy Car Liner and Bag Co. 
Lived with son, Roscoe Fix, Knightstown, for the past four years.
Married Maggie L. Cherry September 7, 1898, in Shelby township; she preceded in death on May 10, 1957.
Survivors:  son Roscoe, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sister, Mrs. Leota Stephens, Shelbyville.
One son, Lowell, preceded in death.
Member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church.
Murphy Mortuary in Shelbyville. Rev. Benjamin Allen will officiate.
Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, May 10, 1957
Mrs. Maggie [Margaret] L. Fix, 77, native of Shelby township, died at 6:50 this morning at the home of a son, Roscoe Fix, 30 S. Madison St., Knightstown.  Failing health for many years and in a serious condition for two years.
Born February 1, 1880, d/o  William and Ida (Andrews) Cherry.
Married  Voories M. Fix took place September 7, 1898, and the resided here until moving to the son's home two years ago.
Surviving :  husband, son, 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Mrs. Nellie Griffey  of this city.
A son, Lowell Fix, died in 1954.
Member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church.
Murphy Mortuary. Rev. Earl Sharp will officiate.
Interment:  Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
(weekly paper)
Thursday, November 25, 1954
from the Daily of Saturday, November 20, 1954
Lowell C. Fix, 54, died Friday in his farm home one-half mile west of Shelbyville on Boggstown Road.
Prominent Shelby county farmer, World War I veteran and active sportsman.
Lifelong county resident.
Murphy Mortuary, unusual combination of American Legion Post 70 military rites, and graveside rites in charge of the local Eagles lodge, organizations of which he was a member.
Burial:  Forest Hill cemetery, with Rev. Melvin Phillips officiating.
Failing health for the past couple of years, but death unexpected.
Born may 11, 1900, s/o  Vorris and Maggie (Cherry) Fix.
Married  Gertrude Young  on June 12, 1919, also in Shelby county.
Survivors:  parents;  widow;  son, Jack, a brother Roscoe, of Knightstown; 2 grandchildren, Deborah and Bradley.
Member of Old Union Methodist Church, 40 & 8 Voiture, and county Sportsmen's League, and formerly was an Eagles trustee and member of the Shelby County Fair Association.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
June 1951
          Claude F Fix, 74, well - known local retired funeral director, died in his sleep this morning [June 7, 1951] about 5:30 at his home at 52 West Hendricks Street. Mr Fix, a lifelong resident of Shelby County, had been in ill health for about five years. He was first in the implement business in Boggstown and was a Sugar Creek Township trustee from 1905 - 1909. He was one of the founders and a former secretary of the Shelby County Trustees Association. Born in Jackson Township on April 24, 1877, he was the son of Stephen A and Melinda Doran Fix, and attended the Boggstown School. He was first married to Rhoda Beynon, who died in 1924. On July 15, 1925, he was married to Anna Mohr, who survives with two grandchildren, Mrs Jo Ann Beasley of Tacoma, Wa, and Robert Fix of Shelbyville; two great - grandchildren and a brother, Curtis Fix, of Shelbyville. A son, Rufus, by the first marriage, died in 1939. Mr Fix was a charter member of the local Kiwanis Club, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Shelby Lodge #26, F and AM, Order of Eastern Star, Odd Fellows, Elks, Rebekahs, and Knights of Pythias. Funeral services will be held at the Frist Presbyterian Church at 2 PM Saturday with Dr L O Richmond and Reverend C M Hager officiating. Burial will be if Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of the Sleeth Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after 7:00 o'clock this evening. The casket will not be opened at the church.
Contributed by Marlena Linne

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