Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Fleming


A  York,  Pennsylvania  Newspaper
January 2014
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          YORK, George J. Fleming,  age 89, of Springettsbury Township, died at 6:21 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at his residence.  He was the husband of  Joan (Kitzmiller) Fleming.  Born December 13, 1924 in York, a son of the late  George C. and  Ada (Clauser) Fleming,  he was a chief chemist at McKay Company, where he had been employed for 43 years.  He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, and his Masonic affiliations included White Rose Lodge No 706, Free and Accepted Masons; Knights Templar; and the Red Cross of Constantine.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Fleming is survived by a son,  Kerry L. Fleming,  and his wife  Judi,  of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a daughter,  Laureen Perusi,  and her husband  Ronald,  of Waynesville, N.C.; five grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a brother,  Gary Fleming  of York New Salem.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters,  Frances Zollinger  and  June Weikert;  a half sister,  Erma Drescher;  and a half brother,  Paul Myers.  Funeral services are scheduled for 12 noon Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 South George St., York, with his Pastor, The Rev. Katherine A. Seiler, officiating. Viewing will be 11 a.m. to 12 noon.  Entombment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 225 N. Hartley St., York, PA 17404.
Contributed by Arliss Hoskins


Long Beach Press-Telegram
Aug. 7, 2012
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          Kayanne Sunde was born in Kalispell, MT on July 4, 1940. She married Robert "Bones" Balogh and they were married for more than 50 years. In earlier years, Kayanne enjoyed traveling the U.S. watching "Bones" drag race. Kayanne's hobbies included reading and gardening. She was a huge animal lover and could not turn away any animal in need. She loved her family and friends. Kayanne was a kind, warm hearted lady and made everyone welcome in her home. Kayanne is preceded in death by her parents and sister. She is survived by her husband, "Bones"; and daughters, Alyceanne Nunn, Roberta Fleming (Scott Fleming); sister, Suzanne Argo and son-in-law, Mike Nunn. In addition to a brother-in-law, sister-in-law, two nephews and 4 nieces.
Contributed by Arliss Hoskins


The  Sheboygan  Press
October 16, 2011
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          Lois Jean Fleming (Kleinheinz), of Sheboygan, entered eternal life on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, passing away at home at the age of 82.  Beloved wife of  Ed Fleming Sr.,  loving mother of  Nancy Fleming,  Patti Schilling (Randy),  Mari Gutschow (Todd),  Susan Bemis (Peter),  Edmund Jr. (Claire)  and  William (Jessica), grandmother of  Ryan,  Brad,  Alyssa Schilling;  Patrick,  Matthew,  Nathan Gutschow;  Aleah,  Nadine Altmann;  Alden,  Saxon Fleming;  Jackson,  Spencer,  and  Ava Fleming.
          Lois was preceded in death by her parents,  John and Alvina Kleinheinz (Wausau);  sisters:  Sr. Romaine,  Dorothy,  Pat,  Alice   and  Jeanne;  and brother,  John Jr.
          Survived by twin sister,  Carol Strupp;  sister,  Phyllis Lattimer;  and brother,  Jim Kleinheinz.
          Lois graduated from St. Scholastica/St. Mary's School of Nursing (Duluth) in 1950.  She was a surgical nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital (Milwaukee) before marrying Ed in 1957.  She was a dedicated Green Bay Packer fan and loyal Brewers fan, always enthusiastically cheering on the team. One of her life pleasures was antique shopping, which led her to Door County.  She loved finding reminders of her childhood.  The most sought after item was a Kleinheinz glass milk bottle from her family's dairy.  It was this family history that made her an ice cream connoisseur, having never met a flavor she did not like.  Lois also loved to watch the birds as they visited the birdfeeder.  Several chickadees would hop and chirp on the patio doorstep if she had forgotten to put out bread crumbs as if to say, "Where is our food?"  Most days you would find her pouring over the latest crossword puzzle, quizzing anyone who came within earshot on a word she could not get.  Lois was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and the Catholic Women's Club.
          The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Rubina Qamar and staff, Dr. Judy Tjoe and staff, Kim (RN-VNA homecare), MaryAnn (RN-VNA Hospice) and the staff on the 12th floor of St. Lukes Medical Center (Milwaukee).
          A celebration of Lois' life will be at Immaculate Conception Church, Sheboygan on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. Visitation at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12 noon by the Rev. Glenn Powers, Pastor. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
          In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Immaculate Conception Parish or St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital.
Contributed by Arliss Hoskins


The  Greely  Tribune
September 21, 2011
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          Robert Fleming, March 9, 1930-Sept. 15, 2011.  Age:  81.  Residence:  Red Feather Lakes, formerly of Greeley
          Robert Fleming of Red Feather Lakes, born March 9, 1930, died Sept. 15, 2011, in Fort Collins. Robert lived in Greeley, then moved to Red Feather Lakes.
          Robert served in the U.S. Navy Signal Corp and later worked as an insurance broker. He loved wood working.
          Robert is survived by his wife, Muriel Fleming, of Red Feather Lakes; son, Jeffrey Fleming, and daughter, Robin Jo VanVelson, both of Greeley; brother, Dale Fleming, and sister, Donna Blake, both of Wisconsin; and two grandchildren.
          Memorial services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Morning Star Community Church in Red Feather Lakes.
Contributed by Arliss Hoskins


The  Pasadena  Star - News
March 31, 2011
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FLEMING -  Louis B. Fleming, who was one of  The Los Angeles Times' first foreign correspondents and established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome, died Sunday at his Pasadena home after a brief illness.  He was 85.  Early in his career he worked as a staff reporter for  The Star-News, covering local government, public schools, and Caltech.  Louis and his twin brother  John  were born in Pittsburgh in 1925, the sons of  Thomas Fleming, a civil engineer, and his wife Margaret.  In 1929 the family, including his sister  Elizabeth (Betty) and brother,  Thomas Jr. moved to Pasadena.  Louis was a graduate of Polytechnic School and The Webb School in Claremont.  He entered Stanford University under the Navy V-12 program and was a part of the US Occupation Force in Japan at the end of World War II.  In 1947 he graduated from Stanford with double majors in Social Science and Social Thought.  In 1946 he met and fell in love with  Jean Tarr, a Scripps College student from La Canada.  They were married in 1947.  Fleming began his newspaper career at the San Gabriel Sun in 1947 and also worked for the Pomona Progress-Bulletin  and the  Pasadena Star-News.  In 1960 he joined the Los Angeles Times, subsequently opening their United Nations Bureau and later the Rome Bureau.  His beat included Italy, the Vatican, Spain, Portugal and the Middle East.  After moving home to Pasadena he became chief editorial writer for The Times.  Fleming retired in 1990.  In 1995 he co-authored with Dr. James Yamazaki  "Children of the Atomic Bomb: An American Physician's Memoir of Nagasaki, Hiroshima and the Marshall Islands."  He and his wife served as Hospice volunteers for 15 years, and he volunteered at Union Station Homeless Services for many years, spending at least 3 hours every Thursday scrubbing pots and pans and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow volunteers.  He also served as Senior Warden at All Saints Episcopal Church.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his twin brother,  Dr. John Eaton Fleming  of Aliso Viejo; daughters  Mary Kowalski,  Leni Fleming and  Sarah Fleming;  his son  Louis B. Fleming, Jr.; 11 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held April 9 at 3:30pm, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Union Station Homeless Services or Mother's Club Family Learning Center.
Contributed by Arliss Hoskins


The  Erlewein  Mortuary
August, 2009
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GREENFIELD – Jay B. Fleming,  age 41, died Friday, August 14, 2009, in Greenfield.  Born on February 27, 1968, he was the son of  Douglas and  Janet (Moore) Fleming.  He graduated from Greenfield Central High School in 1986 and worked at Mitchell-Fleming Printing.  Jay was married to  Tarri Lightle  who preceded him in death.  He was an avid hunter, trapper, and fisherman who was a race fan and an avid golfer.  Jay was a very outgoing person who will be remembered for his smile and eyes.
          Surviving him are his parents; Douglas and Janet Fleming of Greenfield; sister,  Cindi (Matt) Good  of Greenfield; two nieces,  Kyrstie (Greg) Gootee  and  Kayla Good,  both of Greenfield; one great-niece,  Lainie Good;  grandparents,  Helen Shadley  and  Helen Moore,  both of Greenfield; and several aunts and uncles.  Preceding him in death were his wife, Tarri; and grandparents,  Darold T. and  Frances Fleming,  Ralph Moore,  and  Ralph Shadley.
          Visitation will be Monday, August 17, 2009, from 12:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.  Funeral services will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the mortuary.  Reverend Tom Fleming will be officiating and burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Boston  Globe
July 16, 2009
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Phyllis Fleming, 84; pioneer among women in physics
By J.M. Lawrence
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          As a teenage girl growing up in 1930s Shelbyville, Ind.,  Phyllis J. Fleming  made 10-cent chocolate sodas at the counter of her father’s drug store and dreamed of studying to become a physicist.  Her father did not think girls needed to go to college. But he did not stand in Phyllis’s way when she earned a scholarship to Indiana’s oldest college, Hanover, said her older sister, Helen.
          Ms. Fleming, a longtime resident of Wellesley and later Wellfleet, died following a lengthy illness June 23 at Liberty Commons in Chatham. She was 84.
          A pioneer among women in science, teaching, and research, she became a physics professor and spent 50 years at Wellesley College, where she was dean from 1968 to 1972.  Her students included a future astronaut who commanded a space shuttle and many budding professors.  Thirty of her students earned doctorates in physics.
          One of her former students, Persis Drell  of Stanford, Calif., graduated in 1977 and in 2007 became director of the US Department of Energy’s Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.   “I would not be a physicist if it were not for Phyllis Fleming,’’ said Drell, who also served as Fleming’s lab instructor at Wellesley and taught physics at Cornell.  “Her students loved and admired her not only for the knowledge she conveyed in the role of teacher, but for her love and concern for them in the role of mentor and friend,’’ said Wellesley physics professor  Ted Ducas.
          Ms. Fleming graduated in 1946 from Hanover College with a degree in physics. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1948 and received her doctorate there in 1955.  She also taught at Mount Holyoke College from 1948 to 1950.
          At Wellesley, Ms. Fleming was chair and director of the college’s Science Center.  One of her students was  Pamela Melroy,  a 1983 graduate who became an astronaut in 1994 and was commander of a 2007 shuttle mission.  While at Wellesley, Ms. Fleming organized the MIT-Wellesley Exchange Program, in which students from both schools may register for classes at the other. She also helped start the university’s continuing education program with a vision of helping women who had left school complete their degrees.  She wrote an introductory physics textbook, which was published by Addison-Wesley in 1978. “This book is a triumph of clear and thoughtful elucidation of physics,’’ Ducas said.
          In 1982 at Wellesley, Ms. Fleming was the first scientist to win the Pinanski Prize for Distinguished Teaching.  She also was the first winner of the Janet Guernsey Award for Exceptional Lifetime Achievement at Wellesley, which recognized her devotion to faculty, students, and alumnae.
          Colleagues said Ms. Fleming could easily relate with students. Fellow physics professor  Glenn Stark  recalled one faculty meeting with students in which professors described their research.  Ms. Fleming was not involved in research at that point.  Instead, she spoke about the immense opportunities available to Wellesley students.  “She snapped them to an attentiveness with the clarity and the directness of her words,’’ Stark recalled.  “She had an openness and sincerity that immediately connected.’’  Stark also recalled a conversation with Ms. Fleming on the morning of his first teaching day at Wellesley in 1987.“She asked me if I was nervous.  I lied, and said no,’’ he recalled. “Then she lied and said that she always had butterflies before the first class.’’
          Ms. Fleming was a devoted sports fan.  She loved the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and women’s college basketball.  One of her favorite possessions was a signed photograph of Indiana native and Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird given to her when she retired from full-time teaching.
          When most anyone asked Ms. Fleming how she was, she usually replied,  “Just peachy.’’  She also liked to say, “Peachy hot-dog,’’ some friends recalled.
          She was in her 70s when she launched her Web page titled, “Take the fear out of physics.’’  Linda B. Miller   of South Wellfleet, described Ms. Fleming as a woman who “combined Hoosier frugality with New England skepticism.’’  She said Ms. Fleming loved physics for its “wonder and order’’ and her cats for “their beauty and independent spirit.’’
          After she retired, Ms. Fleming remained at Wellesley College to tutor students as a volunteer for 11 years. In 2009, she was named Alumni Fellow of the physics department.   “She was the most giving person I think I’ve ever known,’’ said her sister,  Helen Lorenz  of Shelbyville.  Ms. Fleming was in her 80s when she volunteered to tutor at Cape Cod Community College, meeting with students on campus three times per week.  She tutored for five semesters.  “She was serious about science, but she was also a kind, generous-hearted, and patient person, which is why she was so good teaching,’’ said  Kathleen Schatzberg,  president of Cape Cod Community College.
          In addition to her sister, Ms. Fleming leaves two nephews and two great nephews.
          Services have been held.  Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Shelbyville.  A memorial service at Wellesley is planned for a date to be announced.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  New  York  Times
New York, New York
July 5, 2009
Section A, Page 18
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          FLEMING--Phyllis J.,Sarah Whiting Francis Professor of Physics, Emerita, at Wellesley College, died after a long illness on June 23, 2009. A physicist, she dedicated her life to the enhancement of opportunities for women in science as a pioneer in teaching, research and service. She believed to know a subject one must teach it. Thirty of her Wellesley students completed doctorates in physics including Persis Drell, the Director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Among the countless others she inspired with her wit and wisdom was Pamela Melroy, the astronaut. As Dean of Wellesley from 1968-1972, she organized the MIT-Wellesley Exchange and the Continuing Education Program which enabled women whose education had been interrupted to complete their degrees. After her return to full time teaching, she wrote a successful textbook and served as Department Chair and Director of the Science Center. Born in Shelbyville, Indiana, she was graduated from Hanover College in 1946 and earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1948 and 1955 respectively. She was the recipient of many awards. Hanover honored her with an Alumnae Award in 1963 and an Honorary D.Sc. in 2003. In 1982 at Wellesley, she was the first scientist to win the Pinanski Prize for Distinguished Teaching. Later she also was the first winner of the Janet Guernsey Award for Exceptional Lifetime Achievement for her service to faculty, students and alumnae. More recently, she was named a 2009 Alumni Fellow of the UW Physics Department. In addition to her 50 year Wellesley career, she also taught at Mt. Holyoke College from 1948-1950. She completed her career by tutoring at Cape Cod Community College for five semesters. She is survived by her sister, Helen Lorenz, her brother-in-law, two nephews and two great-nephews and her life partner, Linda B. Miller, South Wellfleet, Mass. Services and internment were held in Shelbyville on June 29 and 30. Donations in her honor may be sent to: The Phyllis J. Fleming Scholarship, Cape Cod Educational Foundation, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, Mass. 02668 or the Phyllis J. Fleming Scholarship Fund at Hanover College, P.O. Box 108, Hanover, IN 47243..
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
May, 2003
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Jerry Dale Fleming, 69, of Shelbyville, died May 1, 2003, Indianapolis.
Born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Aurora, s/o  Ruby Bryant.
Preceded in death by his mother and three bothers, Robert L. Fleming,  John Fleming  and  Don Fleming.
Employed by Kmart for 20 years as a sales clerk, retiring in 1995.
U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St.
Burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.  Military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, April 9, 2003
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Marie Fleming, 81, Indianapolis, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003.
Born June 19, 1911, in Johnson County, d/o  Fred and Allie (Luper) Craig.  Married  Frank A. Fleming  in January of 1956, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1988.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Mary Ann Ray  of Columbus; one brother, Carroll Craig  of Fairland; and five nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Craig, and one sister, Kathleen L. Perkinson.
Lived in Shelbyville until moving to Greenwood in 1983.
Homemaker and worked with her husband in the former Fleming Furniture Store until they sold it in 1969.
Member of First Presbyterian Church.
Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date.  Carmony-Ewing Funeral Homes.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
October 12, 1999
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Howard Lewis Fleming, 78, Flat Rock, died Monday, Columbus.
Born June 30, 1921, in Grammer, s/o  Ohmer and Blanche (Jones) Fleming.
U.S. Army veteran, and served in World War II.
Owned and operated the 900 Tavern for 22 years.
Member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Shelbyville.
Survivors:  seven daughters, Sandy Brandt,  Barbara Crawford  and  Linda Worland, all of Shelbyville, Donna Knight, Brown County, Tamma Trisler, Hope, Bonnie Steffey Rose, Champaign, Ill., and  Christina Fleming, Indianapolis; his companion, Betty Covalt, Shelbyville; two sisters, Beulah Harvey, Finly, and  Alma Kirby, Lake Mary, Fla.
Preceded in death by one sister.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service.
Rev. Harold Carr officiating.  Burial will be in Winchester Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
January 13, 1999
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Shelby County native  Edith (Ross) Fleming, 103, died Monday at the Franklin United Methodist Community.
Born Feb. 20, 1895, in Shelby County, d/o  William A.  and  Margaret (O’Conner) Ross.  On April 17, 1914, she married  Royal R. Fleming, and he preceded her in death.
Homemaker and co-owner and operator of the former Fleming Jewelry Store in Shelbyville.
Member of First United Methodist Church, Sigma Lambda Chi sorority, Shelbyville Garden Club and Zonta International.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Ann Moberly Varnes, Indianapolis, and  Betsy Hayes, Shelbyville; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by three stepbrothers, three sisters, one son and two grandchildren.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, Rev. Robert M. Campbell officiating.  Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
December 22, 1995
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John Fleming had led Shelby County GOP
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SHELBYVILLE, Ind. --- John W. Fleming, 85, Shelbyville, former chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, First United Methodist Church, member.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home.  Burial Forest Hll Cemetery.
Died Dec. 21.
Owned and operated Morristown Canning Co., retiring in 1970.  Assistant controller for the Indiana State Highway Department, retiring in the early 1980s.  County GOP chariman in the 1970s.
Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Elks Lodge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Widower of  Elizabeth French Barnard Fleming.
Survivors: son,  Dr. John W. Fleming;  four grandchildren.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
November 3, 1988
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Frank A. Fleming, 87, Greenwood, died Thursday, November 2, 1988, Indianapolis.
Lifelong Shelbyville resident until moving to Greenwood in 1983.
Born Mary 16, 1901,  s/o  William  and  Anna Leslie.
Married  Mildred Niebert Fleming; she died in 1954.
Married  Marie Gray in 1956 and she survives.
Member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Owned and operated Fleming Furniture Home, Shelbyville, from 1945-1969
Survivors:  daughter, Merry Ann Ray, Columbus, Ohio;  two grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and four brothers preceded  her in death.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Ochsenrider officiating.
Contributions:  American Cancer Society.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday March 9, 1981
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Russell P. Fleming, 87, RR 2, Shelbyville, died Sunday March 8, 1981.  Born December 26, 1893, s/o  William and Anna (Leslie) Fleming.  On June 7, 1916 he married  Grace V. Wheeler, who died July 29, 1960.  Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. George (Helen) Lorenz,  Dr. Phyllis Fleming, of Massachusetts, a brother  Thomas Fleming, Shelbyville; and 2 grandsons.  A son, 2 sisters and 3 brothers preceded in death.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He was former owner and operator of  Fleming Drug Store here for 43 years, and retired in 1957.  Burial Wednesday March 11th in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Murphy Mortuary. Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, December 14, 1977
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Mrs. Irene Fleming 76,  442 E. McKay Road, died Tuesday, December 13, 1977.
Born November 9, 1901,  d/o  Edgar  and  Mary Walker Hodson.
Married  Russell P. Fleming  in August of 1964; he survives.
Also surviving:  children,  Mrs. William (Evelyn) Butler, Baton Rouge, Louisianna;  Mrs. Noble (Merle) Wasson, Jr., Shelbyville,  and  Freddie D. Bellman, Indianapolis;  two step-daughters,  Mrs. George (Helen) Lorenz, Shelbyville, and  Dr. Phyllis Fleming, Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts;  a sister, Mrs. Carl (Betty) Bowlby, Old Rushville Road; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A brother preceded in death.
Lifelong Shelbyville and Shelby County resident.
Member of the First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club, Diligent Diggers Garden Club and the Thompson Community Club.
Ewing Mortuary, with Rev. Jack B. Haskins officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, August 23, 1975
Fleming rites are Monday
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Ewing Mortuary.
Mrs. John W. (Elizabeth F.) Fleming, 61, 37 W. Mechanic St., died Friday, St Vincent's, Indianapolis.
Burial Forest Hill with Rev. Clayton officiating.  Contributions to Heart Fund.
Employe of  The Shelbyville News  for past nine years.  Member of First United Methodist Ch;  Chapter AL, PEO;  Amer History Club, Unique Club, Tri Delta sorority.  Attended DePauw Univ.
Born Shelbyville Feb 9, 1914.  D/o  Dr. Roy F. and Minnie (Schliessmann) Barnard.  Married  John W. Fleming, who survives.
Also surviving, one son:  John W. Fleming II, Indianapolis.  One brother [J. Paul Barnard] preceded in death.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 8, 1973
FLEMING  RITES  ARE  TUESDAY
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Mrs. Inez Fleming, 61, R.R.1, Anderson, a Shelby County native, died Friday.
Burial Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery.
Born this county February 4, 1912, d/o  George Jacob and Irma (Laird) Rapp.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Sandra) Brandt,  Mrs. William K. (Barbara) Crawford  and  Mrs. Chris (Linda) Worland; a sister, Mrs. Doris Jean Lee; a brother and sister preceded in death.
Member of the Zion United Church of Christ.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Dayton  Area  Newspaper
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
November, 1963
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          James Robert (Bob) Fleming, 50 years old, 21 North Eighteenth St., Richmond, Ind., died Saturday afternoon following a short illness.  Mr. Fleming formerly lived in Eaton and graduated from the Eaton High School.  While in high school he was employed by the local theatre.  He was manager of the paint department of Sears, Roebuck & Co. for several years.  He also was a past district vice-president of the National Model Railroads association.
          Survivors include the widow, Maxine; a daughter, Sally, at home, a son, James W., a student at Purdue university; a sister, Mrs. Wilbur Smith, Cincinnati; an uncle and several nieces and nephews.
          Services for Mr. Fleming were haled Tuesday at 3 p.m., at the Stegall-Berhelde-Orr funeral home with Rev. George Goris officiating.  Burial was in Earlham cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
Tuesday, July 23, 1963
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G. R. Fleming, Executive, Dies
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          Shelbyville, Ind. (Spl.) --- Funeral services for  Garnett R. Fleming,  79 years old, Morristown canning executive, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Ewing Mortuary.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
          Mr. Fleming died Sunday at Home Hospital in Lafayette after suffering a heart attack while visiting friends in Lafayette.
          A native of Shelbyville, he joined the staff of the D. L. Conrey Furniture Corporation here in 1902 and later was manager of the firm until it closed in 1926.
          He was an employe of the Industrial Engineering Corporation of Chicago from 1926 to 1935, when he become associated with the management of the Morristown Canning Company.
          He was a past exalted ruler of the Shelbyville Elks Lodge and a pst state president of the Indiana Elks Association.  He was a member of the Indianapolis Columbia Club, Indiana canners Association and the Old Guard Society of the National Canners Association.
          Survivors include a son, John W. Fleming  of Shelbyville;  two sisters, Mrs. Mary Addington  of LaPorte and  Miss Fannie Belle Fleming  of Nashville; a grandson  [John W. Fleming, II], two step-grandchildren [William Conley Barnard  and  Margaret Barnard Shultz]  and two step-great-grandchildren.
Submitted and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
July 22, 1963
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Mr. Fleming Dies At 79
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Canning Co. Official Was Native of City
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Garnett R. Fleming, 79, 150 W. Mechanic St., well-known local businessman, died in Lafayette.
Born in Shelbyville on Feb. 9, 1884, the son of  Caughey  and  Laura (Hacker) Fleming.
Married  Orpha VanArsdale  Sept. 12, 1906; she died Dec. 27, 1949.  Married Margaret White, she died March 8, 1959.
D. L. Conrey Furniture Corp, Industrial Eng. Corp. of Chicago, Morristown Canning Co.
Surviving:  son, John W. Fleming; sisters  Mrs. Mary Addington  and  Miss Fannie Belle Fleming.
Burial Forest Hill.
Submitted and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, March 9, 1959
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MRS.  FLEMING
DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Heart Condition Fatal
To Local Woman, 74
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          Mrs. Margaret W. Fleming, 74, wife of  Garnett R. Fleming, died at Major Hospital Sunday at 9:30 p.m.  She had suffered with a heart condition of several years and death was attributed to cardiac failure.
          Mrs. Fleming, whose home was 150 W. Mechanic St., was born in Moral township December 29, 1884, the daughter of  John T. and  Laura (VanSickle) Smith.  She first was married to  Dr. J. A. White  whose death occurred in 1926.  On December 31, 1950, she was married to Mr. Fleming and surviving with him are a step-son, John Wesley Fleming of this city; two grandchildren, William Barnard, student at the University of Michigan and  Margaret Barnard, student at Tudor Hall, Indianapolis.  Also surviving are a brother, Harry C. Smith of Indianapolis, and a step-grandson, John W. Fleming II.  A daughter, Mrs. J. Paul Barnard, preceded in death.
         
Mrs. Fleming was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  Her funeral will be held at the Ewing Mortuary Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. H. R. Page officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Central  Indiana  Newspaper
March, 1959
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Mrs. Garnett Fleming
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          Shelbyville, Ind. (Spl.) --- Funeral services for  Mrs. Margaret W. Fleming,  74 years old, Shelbyville, who died Sunday in Major Hospital after a long illness, wil[sic] be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ewing Mortuary.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
          Mrs. Fleming was born in Shelby County and lived at Shelbyville for 55 years.
          Surviving are the husband, Garnett R. Fleming;  a step-son, John W. Fleming  of Shelbyville; a brother, Harry C. Smith  of Indianapolis, and three grandchildren.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Notes:  Margaret's first husband was  Joseph Albert White.  Joseph and Margaret had one daughter, Elizabeth, who preceded Margaret in death.


The  Shelbyville  Republican
December 27, 1949
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Death Claims Local Woman
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Mrs. Orpha Fleming Dies After Long Illness
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          Mrs. Orpha Fleming, age 63, wife of  Garnett R. Fleming, died at her home, 334 W. Mechanic St., at 7:00 a.m. today.  She had been an invalid for many years and bedfast for the past year.
          She was born in Brandywine township Oct. 5, 1886, the daughter of  John Wesley  and  Anna J. (Murphy) VanArsdale.  She was united in marriage to Mr. Fleming in Shelbyville Sept. 12, 1906, and with the husband is survived by one son, John Wesley Fleming of Shelbyville; one grandson, John Wesley Fleming II, also of Shelbyville; her step-mother, Mrs. Clara VanArsdale  of Port Richey, Fla.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Earl Richey and  Mrs. Ruth Stewart, San Antonio, Tex., and one half-brother, Dolph VanArsdale  of Houston, Tex.
          Funeral arrangements, in charge of the Ewing mortuary will be announced later.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, August 25, 1931
page 6, column 3
FORMER  RESIDENT  CALLED  BY  DEATH
Mrs. Laura May Fleming Passes Away At Home In Southport
BROUGHT  HERE  FOR  BURIAL
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           Mrs. Laura May Hacker Fleming  died at her home in Southport, last night at 6:15 o'clock.  She was a widow of the late  Caughey S. Fleming  and was born in Shelbyville, in 1853, a daughter of  William  and  Mary Ann Hacker.  She had lived in Shelbyville all her life up until two years ago.  At the time of her death, she was aged 77 years, eleven months and two days.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  Two daughters,  Mrs. Ray Addington,  of Southport, and  Miss Fannie Belle Fleming,  at home, and a son,  Garnet Fleming,  of Louisville, Kentucky, survive her, together with two grandsons.  She also leaves two sisters,  Mrs.  Jacob Conrey,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Lyda Jennings,  of Topeka, Kansas, and a brother,  Dr.  T. S.  Hacker,  of Indianaplois.  The body was brought to the Ralph J. Edwards funeral home Monday night.  Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock in charge of Rev. L. O. Richmond, of the First Presbyterian church.  Burial in Forest Hill in charge of Ralph J. Edwards.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday July 2, 1928
Page 1, column 5
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HEART  ATTACK  CAUSED  DEATH
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Caughey Steele Fleming Died Suddenly
Sunday Morning at His Home
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LIVED  HERE  MANY  YEARS
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Private Funeral Services to be Conducted
At the Home Tuesday Afternoon
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           Caughey Steele Fleming, age seventy-three, a resident of Shelbyville practically all of his life, and widely known among the residents of the city and county, died suddenly Sunday morning at 10:45 o'clock at his home, 31 East Mechanic street.  His death was caused by angina pectoris.
           Mr. Fleming was seated in a chair when he suffered the attack which soon resulted in his death.  He had not been feeling well, but his condition was not such as to cause concern.  He was struck with a sharp pain near the heart Sunday morning.  A physician was called immediately, but Mr. Fleming died within a few minutes.
           He had been connected with several of the local furniture factories for many years.  Mr. Fleming was an expert cabinet maker.  He had served as foreman of the cabinet making department in local plants, and was also superintendent.  He had also worked out several devices which he had patented and which were used for some time in some of the local factories and in others.
           For a number of years Mr. Fleming also took active part in the work of the Masonic lodge here.  He was a member of the various orders, and of Baldwin Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar.  The Commandery will have charge of the funeral services.
           Mr. Fleming was born August 3, 1854.  He was married in November 30, 1881 to  Miss Laura Hacker.  Besides the widow he leaves two daughters,  Miss Fanny Belle Fleming, at home, and  Mrs. Ray Addington, of Southport; and a son  Garnet Fleming of Shippington, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Fleming was a longtime member of the First Methodist Episcopal church here.
           Private funeral services will be conducted at the home in East Mechanic street Tuesday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock.  Dr. L. O. Richmond, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.  Friends may call at the home this evening from six-thirty o'clock until nine o'clock.

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TO  ATTEND  FUNERAL            Members of Baldwin Commandery No. 2, Knights Templars are requested to meet at the Masonic Temple at one-thirty o'clock Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral services of the late Frater Caughey S. Fleming.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming, originally located by Barb Huff


An  Unidentified  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, February 19, 1925
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LAST  RITES  ARRANGED  FOR  PROMINENT  MAN
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Banks and Trust Companies To Close
For Funeral Of Thomas W. Fleming
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          Respect and admiration for one of Shelbyville's most prominent business men will be shown in services to be conducted at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon for Thomas W. Fleming, president of the Shelby National Bank, who passed away Tuesday morning at his home on west Broadway after a short illness.  The services will be held at the First Presbyterian church, with the Rev. L. O. Richmond, pastor of the west Broad Street Presbyterian church at Columbus., Oh., officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
          Members of Shelbyville lodge No. 457, B. P. O. Elks, will conduct a ritualistic service at the grave in Forest Hill cemetery as the highly esteemed man is laid to rest.  Mr. Fleming's death was a severe low to his many friends and business associates thruout the state of Indiana and, especially in this community where he had spent practically his entire lifetime.
          Announcement was made today that all banks and trust companies in the city will be closed Friday afternoon for the funeral services.  Casket bearers have been selected from the institutions with which Mr. Fleming had been connected for the past half-century.  The pall bearers are:  Harry Lawson  and  Walter Hungerford, of the Security Trust & Savings Co.,  George C. Stubbs  and  G. W. VanPelt,  of the Shelby National Bank,  F. C. Sheldon  and  John Day DePrez.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, February 18, 1925
Page 1
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THOMAS  W.  FLEMING  PASSED
AWAY  AFTER  LONG  ILLNESS
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Death Occurred at 8:20 O'clock This Morning
Bringing Close to One of Most Active Careers
Ever Connected With Shelbyville Business
And Public Life.
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          Thomas Wilson Fleming, president of the Shelby National Bank, one of the most widely known men in the community and a figure of prominence thruout the state died at 8:20 o'clock this morning at his home, 144 west Broadway.  He had been seriously ill for several months with a complication of diseases and his condition became critical a few days ago, removing any hope of his recovery.  Mr. Fleming was 77 years, two months and twenty-five days old at his death.
          Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church here.  The Rev. L. O. Richmond, pastor of the West Broad Street Presbyterian church in Columbus, O., former pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, will conduct the funeral services and burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery.  Ralph J. Edwards, undertaker is in charge of the arrangements.
          Fifty-seven years ago Thomas W. Fleming accepted a minor position with the Shelby National Bank.  His adaptability to the banking business soon 
  
made him an outstanding figure for a future leader in the Field and he advanced rapidly in his chosen profession.  For the last twenty years he served as president of the institution in which he began his career in a clerical capacity and to think of the Shelby National Bank always brought to mind the man who stood at his head.
          Mr. Fleming was born in Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, May. 25, 1847, the son of  Dr. George W. Fleming  and  Belinda McGrew Fleming.  He was three years old when Dr. and Mrs. Fleming moved to Indiana.  The family settled in Shelbyville and Mr. Fleming attended the public schools.  He was preparing to enter college when his father died and he was thrown on his own resources.  His first employment was with the late  G. W. F. Kirk, who operated a hat and shoe store, and here the former bank president gained his first knowledge of the business world as a salesman.  Later he accepted a similar position with  Samuel O'Connor, where he remained until 1868 when he entered the banking business as the protege of  Samuel Hamilton, organizer of the Shelby Bank.
          The death of Mr. Hamilton in 1932 brought a reorganization of the bank and Mr. Fleming became associated with nine other stockholder in the joint operation of the bank which was carried on as a private institution for thirteen years.  At the expiration of that time, the bank passed into the hands of four men who conducted the business for a short time until another reorganization resulted in the Shelby National Bank which has grown and prospered to the point of being one of the strongest financial institutions in the state.
          At the reorganization of the bank following the death of Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Fleming became the cashier and began to assume the numerous duties which the position demanded.  His competency and wide acquaintanceship made him the ideal choice for the presidency when the merger was effected by which the bank became a national institution.  His experience and high standing afforded a guarantee to the continuous grown th and success of the bank to which he gave the best years of his life.
          The marriage of Mr. Fleming and  Miss Anna Rowan  took place May 3, 1872.  Mrs. Fleming was a teacher in the public schools of Shelbyville, coming to this city from her home in Ohio.  Two children were born to the union and survive their father.  They are  Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming Moffett, wife of  G. S. Moffett,  of Atlanta, Ga., and  George Elliott Fleming  an attorney in New York City.  Mrs. Fleming passed away at her home in this city, June 12, 1918.
          Mr. Fleming's death brings to a close a life that has been resplendent in honorable deeds, a career that has been above reproach, and he leaves a heritage of good thoughts and an example that will be followed assiduously by the young men who looked up to him as a model.  His daily program was an illustration of the fact that age is no detriment to carrying and ambitions of a man who refuses to become old.  Every day found Mr. Fleming at his desk, the weather was never too inclement nor the day too long that he did not maintain the strides not by those who were years younger in the service.  In fact, it was he who set the pace that made those associated with him wonder at his remarkable agility and settle into the niche that he carved out.
          But the outstanding element of his character was not so much has ability to work off his tenacity in keeping well preserved and close to the work that he loved.  The one characteristic that will always live in the memory of Shelbyville was his charm of manner, his candid greeting day after day and his beaming smile that cast radiance wherever it rested and brought cheer to the bleak spots of life.  He was never changed; there was a sprightliness to his walk, to the air of carriage and his pleasant passing of the day as he walked along the street he was stranger to none for he respected no station in life as every man, woman and the child could feel free to bring their innermost confidence to him and realize the burden had passed upon leaving his presence.
          Among the members of his profession, Mr. Fleming was held in the highest esteem.  He was a member of the State Bankers Association and served as the president of the organization in the sixth district  For many years, he had been a member of Shelbyville Lodge No. 437 E. P. O. Elks and was one of the oldest member of the organization.
          He had always been a member of the First Presbyterian church in this city and this congregation loses a zealous and conscientious worker, whose everyday existence carried out the precepts of the Man of Galilee.  Shelbyville loses one of the men who has helped to carry the burden of making the city a growing and prosperous community; it owes to his memory an eternity of respect and constant reference to the monument that he has helped to leave for others to carry on.  May his followers never forget the beauty of his life or the fine points of his career which should live forever as examples of the character attained by one of the community's best men.
          He had always refused any political offers, or preferments although he was always quite interested in the political proceedings.  He was elected to the Shelby county council without knowing of his candidacy until he reached the polls and he served in the office for one term.  He was one of the pioneers in the building and loan movement in Shelbyville and served as treasurer of the Homestead Building Association from the time of its organization.
          One of the greatest interests was his connection with the board of directors for the Shelby county orphan's home.  He served as treasurer of the board and gave his constant attention to this one ideal that become almost a hobby with him.  He was one of the incorporators and the first secretary of the Forest Hill cemetery association and for manyyears had served as president of that organization.
          Mr. Fleming had one brother, the late  Dr. George W. Fleming, Jr., of this city, who died in 1922.  One half brother, Harvey Evans, who died in [the article continues.]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Kokomo  Daily  Tribune
April 27, 1922
Page 3    Column 3
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VIRGIL  FLEMING  DIES
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Prominent  Farmer  Was  Resident Of
Howard  County  For  Sixty  Years.
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          Virgil Fleming,  70 years of age, a resident of the county for sixty years, died at his home in Clay township, yesterday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock from a complication of diseases following an operation at the Good Samaritan hospital a week ago.  He had been ill several days with appendicitis before the operation which was rendered the more serious by reason of his advanced age.
          Mr. Fleming was a native of Rossville [Clinton County], Ind., and was seven years of age when he came with his parents to this county.  He has lived here since, save five years at Warren [Huntington County], Ind., and better than two years he lived in Tennessee.
          The widow,  Mrs. Mary E. Fleming,  four daughters and a son survive;  Mrs. Ann Hyser of Roanoke [Huntington County, Indiana];  Mrs. Mollie Houk  and  Catherine Fleming  of Clay township;  Mrs. Hattie Zehring  of Miami county.  The son,  Joseph L. Fleming  lives at home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 20, 1918
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FUNERAL  LARGELY  ATTENDED
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          Many of her friends called at the late home of  Mrs. Anna Fleming,  Friday, to pay deserved respects and to honor her in death as she was appreciated during her lifetime.  The funeral of this estimable woman was one of the largest ever held in this city.  Pallbearers were  F. C. Sheldon,  Elliott Gorgas,  Joe B. Hamilton,  John Day DePrez,  C. V. Crockett  and  George C. Stubbs.
          Dr. von Tobel, who officiated at the services, which were held at the home, paid a beautiful tribute to Mrs. Fleming.  The floral offerings were of great beauty and came from far and near, showing the effect the kindness of Mrs. Fleming had on the lives of others.  The remains were placed in the Fleming mausoleum at Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 13, 1918
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MRS.  ANN  FLEMING
DIED  THIS MORNING
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Well Loved Woman Passed Away
Today at Her Home on West Broadway
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HAD  LIVED  HERE  SINCE  1887
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Is Survived by Her Husband, Thomas W. Fleming, and Two Children, Mrs. B. S. Moffett and George E. Fleming
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          The death of  Mrs. Anna Rowen Fleming, wife of  Thomas W. Fleming, which occurred at their home, 144 W. Broadway, at 10:35 o'clock this morning, removes one of this city's best loved women.  About ten weeks ago, Mrs. Fleming suffered a severe fall while coming down the stairway at home, and the fall injured the sciatic nerve.
          She seemed to improve for four or five weeks, and then collapsed and despite everything that loving hands and skilled physicians could do, her death occurred this morning.
          Mrs. Fleming was born in Scotland, January 21, 1848, making her seventy years, dour months and twenty-two days old at the time of her death.  She was the daughter of  William  and  Catherine (Evans) Rowen.  She came to this county when but a small child, and was educated in Ohio.  In the fall of 1867, she came to Shelbyville, where she taught in our public schools for a number of years.  A number of Shelbyville's prominent business men remember her as a teacher with the strongest ties of affection.
          She was united in marriage to Thomas W. Fleming, May 8, 1873, and her married life has been ideal.  It has often bee the subject of comment among their friends of the ideal companionship existing between Mr. and Mrs. Fleming.  To this union, two children were born, both of whom survive the mother.  Mrs. George Sherwin Moffett, of Atlanta, Georgia, and  George Elliott Fleming, of New York City.
          Mrs. Fleming was a devout member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, and for many years taught classes in the Presbyterian Sabbath school.  Everyone who knew Anna Fleming respected and loved. her.  She was the personification of a good Neighbor.  She was never so happy as when doing some act of kindness for some other person.
          Funeral services will be held at her late home Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.  Dr. A. F. von Tobel officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, June 12, 1918
Page 1, column 5
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MRS. T. W. FLEMING  DIED  THIS MORNING
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Life Of Splendid Woman, An Example Of
All That Is Good, Closed After A Long Illness
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          Death, which comes on the soft summer breezes as well as on the bleak winter winds claimed for its own this morning, one of the sweetest women it has ever been the good fortune of this community to know.  Mrs.  Anna  (Rowan)  Fleming,  wife of Thomas  W.  Fleming,  president of the Shelby National Bank passed way at their home, 144 west Broadway at 10:35.  Mrs. Fleming had been ill for a long while, her condition gradually growing worse. All that the power of human ingenuity could conceive was done for her, for it seemed that a life that had blessed and been so blessed as hers could not be spared. Scores of people with whom Mrs. Fleming had come in contact were grief stricken to hear of her death, but her sweet spirit will remain as long as memory remains for there never was one who lived a nobler and more characteristically holy life. Mrs. Fleming came to Shelbyville in her girlhood from Ohio.  She taught in the public schools here for several years and was married to Mr. Fleming on May 8th, 1873.  Shelbyville has been her home since that time.  She was the mother of two children, they are  Mrs. Elizabeth  Moffatt,  wife of  G. S.  Moffatt,  a business man of Atlantic, Ga., and  George  Elliott  Fleming,  a prominent lawyer of New York City. Both of them have been at the Fleming home here for several weeks. There are two grandchildren, Thomas Fleming Moffatt and Anna Margaret Moffatt. They too, are at the Fleming home.  With her husband and children, Mrs. Fleming cast her religious affiliations with the First Presbyterian church here and she has been prominent in all its work.  She was active in other lines of Christian work, interested in charities and helping those less fortunate than herself.  Her death is a distinct loss for she lived a truly womanly life, devoting her time to her home which was ideal and to her friends who loved her with all the devotion possible.  The funeral of Mrs. Fleming will be held at the home on west Broadway street on Friday afternoon at 3:30, Dr. A. F. Von Tobel officiating.  The services will be private.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery - BH]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 23, 1915
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CORONER'S  VERDICT.
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(From Monday's Daily.)
          Dr. George I. Inlow, the county coroner, filed his verdict today at the county clerk's office in the death of  Isaac Fleming,  who expired most suddenly at his home in this city at a very early hour Wednesday morning, the finding being that death resulted from angina pectoris.  The statement of the widow was filed with the verdict.  She and her son,  Walter,  were with Mr. Fleming when he passed away.,br> Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 16, 1915
Page 1 column 3
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EXPIRED  SUDDENLY  THURSDAY  MORNING
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Isaac Fleming, Elm Street, Took Ill
Half Hour Before Death Came
Heart Trouble The Cause Of Death
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           Isaac Fleming, one of Shelbyville's oldest and most energetic painters, and counted among her most widely known citizens, expired very suddenly at one-fifteen o'clock Thursday morning, at his home, 840 Elm street, the stated cause of his death being heart trouble.  He took ill only thirty minutes before death came.  He seemed to be in his usual good health Wednesday night and sat about the fire late talking and joking with his family about an incident that happened earlier in the evening.  The family retired and at twelve-forty-five, he awakened his wife, saying that his lungs hurt him.  She called the son and together they wrapped him up warm near the stove.  He sat there for some time and then said that he was getting blind.  He never spoke after that, dying in his wife's arms.  Dr. F. E. Ray was called and he pronounced death as being caused by heart trouble.  Mr. Fleming was born in Scioto county, Ohio, and was the son of Isaac and Jayne Fleming.  While the deceased was yet an infant in his mother's arms, his father was killed and it devolved upon the mother to care for the family.  She moved to a farm near Smithland, south of here, when Mr. Fleming was six months old and since that time he has resided in this county and city.  He moved to Shelbyville thirty-five years ago but for a very short time in Indianapolis, had lived here up until his death.  He learned the painter's trade under his half-brother, now  Dr.  Fleming  of Greensburg, and later learned the barber's trade.  He plied the latter for some time and was successful.  He went back to the painter's life, however, and remained in that vocation until death overcame him.  He was married to  Miss Olive Cory,  daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cory,  of Cincinnati, on October 6, 1891.  They were blessed with two children, Dreama,  now dead, and a son  Walter,  who resides at home.  Besides these Mr. Fleming is survived by one brother,  Willis Fleming,  living near here, and one sister,  Mrs. Eliza Risk,  of Greensburg.  He was a member of the Methodist church near Smithland, and Olive Branch Lodge, No. 2, Knights of Pythias, at Indianapolis.  He was a man honest in his dealings and respected of every man.  The funeral services will be held at two o'clock next Sunday afternoon at the late home an Elm street.  The Rev. W. F. Wykoff, pastor of the First M. E. Church, will officiate. The burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.
[I believe the brother named as Willis above, is actually Wilson - PMF]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greensburg  Standard
Decatur County, Indiana
December 19, 1913
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DR.  J.  J.  FLEMING  DEAD.
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          Dr. Josiah J. Fleming  died at his home near Mt. Pleasant M. E. church four miles south of this city, at 4 o'clock Friday morning.  The funeral was held in the church Sunday at 10 o'clock, Rev. A. L. Williams officiating.  The deceased was born in Scioto county, Ohio, September 28, 1827, and came to Chelby county with his parents in 1851, and from there to this city in 1865.  Dr. Fleming graduated in medicine at Cincinnati and practiced his profession after locating here.  In early life he joined the Christian church and was superintendent of the Bible school in this city some forty years ago.  About thirty years ago he retired to his farm south of town, and ceased to practice medicine.  He united with the Mt. Pleasant M. E. church and was licensed to preach.  For many years he was the spiritual leader in that community.  Genial and kindly hearted he went about doing good.  For many years he brought produce to town and distributed to our people, and was known for his unfailing good humor and honorable dealings.
          Dr. Fleming was married to  Miss Susan Clark  in Shelby county, November 16, 1851, who survives him and is in feeble health.  They lost two children in infancy, and to take th eplace of them they took from the orphans' home and poor families twenty children at different times, and reared them to honorable lives.  Eighteen of them are living, and hold in high esteem their foster parents.  Nearly all of them are married, and are doing well.
          The rearing of all these children was a remarkable record, and reveals the true character of the genial, old doctor, whose memory will be sweet to this family of children as well as to all his old time griends.  The old world has been made brighter by his living in it.  He has gone to hear the welcome plaudit, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, December 13, 1913
Page 4
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          Dr. J. J. Fleming, 86 years old, died Friday morning, at his home near Greensburg, the end coming very suddenly from an attack of the heart.  He was a half-brother of  Isaac Fleming, of this city, and was well known here.  The funeral will be held at the Mt. Pleasant church, south of Greensburg, at ten o'clock Sunday morning, the Rev. Mr. Williams, of Westport, officiating, and Mr. Fleming, of this city, will attend the services.
          During the war Dr. Fleming was connected with medical branch of the army, and spent considerable time at New Orleans, where he did much to promote sanitary conditions in that region.
          He practiced medicine in Greensburg for a number of years, and was widely known as a humane and kindly member of the fraternity, giving much of his time and strength to work among the poor.
          Of a kindly nature, speaking good of every one, and always presenting an encouraging word to the downcast, Dr. Fleming was beloved by all who knew him, and his going away will be regretted by a wide circle of warm personal friends.
          His wife, two half-brothers and a half sister, Mrs. John Risk, of Greensburg, survive him.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greensburg  News
Decatur County, Indiana
December 12, 1913
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PHILANTHROPIST  PASSES  AWAY
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Dr. J. J. Fleming, Aged Resident of Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood
Responds to Failing Heart -- His Charity
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OF  THE  BROAD  KIND
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Friday's Daily
          Dr. Josiah J. Fleming, of the Mt. Pleasant vicinity, one of the county's oldest and most beloved practitioners, died at his home this morning at 4 o'clock, capitulating to heart failure from which he has suffered for several years, and which had forced him to confinement to his room for the past two weeks.
          Dr. Fleming was born in Sciota county, Ohio, September 28, 1827, and with his parents [Isaac Fleming, Jr., born 1804 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania and  Sina Winkler, born in New York] came to Indiana in 1851, settling in Shelby county.  He came to Decatur county in 1865, and purchased the farm which he owned at the time of his death.
          For thirty years Mr. Fleming preached the Gospen in vairous churches in the county, and after being ordained a Methodist minister, preached for congregations of this denomination until about a year ago.
          Dr. Fleming also practiced medicine for more that thrity-five years, and was especially skillful in the treatment of typhoid fever cases.  In his profession he was friendly to the unfortuante, and gave as much attention to a case where no fee was forthcoming as he did in the families of the wealthy.
          Dr. Fleming was married to  Miss Susan Clark in Shelby county, Nov. 16, 1851, and to this union two children, a son and a daughter, were born, both dying in infancy.  To appease the parental feeling for children and to bestow the stored love thay each possessed toward humanity, Dr. and Mrs. Fleming took upon themselves to raise twenty orphan children, eighteen of whom are now living.  These children were taken from orphan asylums and private homes at different times, clothed, educated and reared to honorable manhood and womanhood beneath the hospitable and parental roof of this true philanthropist.
          In addition to these eighteen children Dr. Fleming is survived by the widow, two brothers and one sister.  The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at ten o'clock at the Mt. Pleasant church, conducted by Rev. Williams.
Contributed by Robert Parkison


The  Lafayette  Morning  Journal
Monday, July 7, 1913
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ALONZO  FLEMING
CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Well Known Architect and Builder
Dies at His Home on South
Street from Cystitis.
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          Alonzo Fleming  died at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the family residence, 1318 South street, from chronic cystitis.  His health had been imparied for months, but he did not become seriously ill until two weeks ago.  He was conscious until the last.  Mr. Fleming was born in Marshalltown, Ia., and had he lived until Wednesday, would have been 76 years old.  His father died when his son was five years old and Mrs. Fleming accompanied by her children, two daughters and a son, came to Indiana to live with her father,  Mr. Watson,  at Americus.  Mr. Fleming grew to manhood there and practically all his life was spent in this county.  He began his career as a carpenter and became one of the best known architects and buidlers in Lafayette.  He planned and erected some of the best residences in Lafayette.  Mr. Fleming is survived by a widow and by three children by a former marriage,  Mrs. Sallie Peck,  of San Francisco, Cal.;  Mrs. Hattie Vinton Lang,  of Orlando, Cal.;  and  William Fleming.  He was a Christian Scientist and was a member of Imperial council No. 316, Royal Arcanum.  Mr. Fleming was a man of sterling integrity and a man of generous impulses and good motives.  He was a devoted husband and father and was a representative citizen.  He had a pleasing personality and had many friends.  The funeral will be conducted from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock and the interment will be made in Greenbush cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Anderson  Herald
Tuesday, Movember 12, 1912
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WELL  KNOWN  VETERAN  DEAD
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James M. Fleming, Resident of Anderson Thirty Years
Passes Away.
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END  CAME  THIS  MORNING
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Comrades of G. A. R. Among Those
at Deathbed in Noble Street Home Early Tuesday.
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          James Fleming, age 68, died at the family home, 1616 Noble street, at 1:40 o'clock this morning.
          Mr. Fleming had been ill for several months of Bright's disease.  For the last three days death had been expected and members of the family and G. A. R. comrades who had remained faithfully at his bedside were at the home when death occurred.
          The time for the funeral had not been arranged early this morning.  It is expected, however, that Major May Post, G. A. R., of which he was a member, will be in charge of the services.
          Mr. Fleming is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Fleming, a son, Charles Fleming, and a grand-daughter, Miss Marie Fleming.  A sister lives in Camden, O.
          Mr. Fleming had been a resident of Anderson for more than thrity years and during his residence here was widely known as a horse buyer.  At one time he owned a meat market.
          He was born in Camden, O., where he lived until he moved to Anderson.  He enlisted in Company C, Thirty-second Ohio regiment and served through the Civil War, taking part in many of the famous battles.
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Ibid.
Wednesday, November 13, 1912
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Funeral of James Fleming.
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          The funeral of James Fleming, a well known veteran who died Tuesday morning will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the family residence, 1515 Noble street.  Rev. Gilbert Cleworth of the First M. E. church, will have charge of the services.  Major May Post G. A. R. will take part in the services. Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 1, 1908
Page 1 column 3
DEATHS --- FUNERALS
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           Mrs.  Laura  Gorgas  Fleming,  wife of  Dr.  George  W.  Fleming,  died at her home 39 West Washington street at nine-thirty o'clock Monday evening. Mrs. Fleming had been ill for many months, the past several being spent in confinement. Hopes for recovery were given up last Saturday and for three days the spark of life gradually dimmed until Monday evening life became extinct.  Mrs. Fleming was a Christian woman of many admirable attributes.  She was a devoted member of Christ's Episcopal Church, of West Hendricks street, and throughout her life was a persevering, untiring and willing worker for the Master.  Mrs. Fleming was devoted to her home which, during her life, was a model of all that should prevail.  Home ties formed the first responsive cord; pleasures, friends and duties claimed the recognition deserving.  Her abilities as an artist were well defined and much of her leisure time was spent in drawing on canvas scenes of beauty.  One drawing alone was valued at $1,000. Mrs. Fleming was an interested worker in the Civic Association and her suggestions became realities in many instances. She spent the greater part of her life in Shelbyville.  Several months ago the father died; one year ago  Mrs. Gorgas  passed to her reward.  Mrs. Fleming was sixty years of age.  Mrs.  Norman  H.  Strong,  of this city, and  Mrs.  Elenora  G.  Scott,  of Washington, D. C., are the surviving sisters.  Funeral services will be held at the late home Thursday morning at ten o'clock. Rev. James Comfort officiating.  Interment will be in the family vault at Forest Hill.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Elwood  Daily  Record
November 11, 1901
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MRS.  EMILY  FLEMING  DEAD
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          Mrs. Emily Fleming  passed away Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Bull, 2200 South A street.  The deceased had been ailing for some time but had only been seriously ill for the past week.  The deceased was born near Celina, O., Aug. 27, 1832, and has lived in this city since June 2.  She was the mother of two children both of whom are living.  Funeral services were held this morning at 11 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Charles Bull.  Revs. L. C. Howe and  J. A. Beatty officiating.  The remains were taken to Wolcott, [White County,] Ind., on the 12:30 Pennsylvania train, where interment will take place.  The deceased was kind and patient, believed by all who knew her.  She will be missed by a large circle of friends.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 8, 1900
Page 6 column 7
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CALLED  HOME
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Death This Morning of Mrs. Margaret Fleming
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From Daily Democrat, Thursday November 1---After an illness of several months, the death of  Mrs. Margaret Fleming,  occurred this morning at 2:45 o'clock at the family residence, No. 191 East Franklin street, in the sixty-fourth year of her age.  Death was due to a complication of diseases and during her long illness she endured her sufferings with great patience and fortitude.  She had been sinking slowly for the past two weeks and her death had been expected for several days.  Deceased had long been a resident of Shelbyville, belonging to the class known as pioneer, and during all those years there is no one who enjoyed the acquaintance of Mrs. Fleming who ever heard a harsh or unkind word fall from the lips now sealed forever.  She was a kind soul, who loved her home, her children and her church.  Mrs. Fleming was a good woman in all that the word implies and if ever there was a soul prepared to meet its Maker she possessed it.  The children are  James,  Thomas, William,  Edward,  Misses Margaret,  Katie  and   Nora  and  Mrs. Mollie Whippel.  Those wishing to view the remains will call at the house from seven p.m. Friday, November 2, until 8:20 a.m. Saturday, November 3, as the casket will be closed after that time.  The remains will be buried at the St. Joseph Cemetery Saturday, November 3, services at the St. Joseph church at 9 a.m., leaving the house at 8:30 a.m.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, January 27, 1899
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           Jefferson Fleming, a pioneer of this county, died at the home in Mound City, Kansas, on January 9th.  He was seventy-eight years old.  In 1825 when but five years old Mr. Fleming came to this county with his parents.  In 1845 he was married to  Miss Mary Kennedy.  In 1859 he moved with his family to Linn county, Kansas, while that State was still a territory, the lines then being tightly drawn.  Mr. Fleming at once took his stand with the Free State array.  He became the close and confidential advisor of both the Jayhawker chiefs, Captain James Montgomery  and  C. R. Jennison.  He was not alone the advising warrior, but he was a fighting man at all required times.  The signal gun was never fired that its reverberations throughout that valley did not find him on his stout gray horse with his tried, trusty Sharpe's rifle, on his way to the rallying point before the echo had died away.  To write much of this man would be to write much of the interesting history of that time.  During the war he spent more time in the camp and saddle along the constantly threatened border between him and the adjoining county of Bates in Missouri than did any other man.  Yet while he would fight his enemy to the death and did not know fear, there was not a kinder, more tender-hearted person to be found.
          In 1861, Mr. Fleming was elected to the legislature, in 1867 he was made sergeant-at-arms of the Kansas State Senate.  He also served Linn county six years as county commissioner.  He was a prominent member of the Christian church and a leading Odd Fellow.
          Mr. Fleming was an uncle of  Mrs. William Elliott,  Mrs. W. E. Teal,  Dr. and T. W. Fleming  and  George and Willey Hill.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday January 8, 1897
Page 4 column 1
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          Odessa Marie, the three months old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs.  Isaac  Fleming,  died at their home on West Jackson street at 5 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, of lung fever. Funeral services were held at the house at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 7, Rev. J. R. T. Lathrop officiating. Interment in Forest Hill cemetery. Edwards & Hageman have charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday July 23, 1897
page 4, column 3
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           Mr.  Benjamin F. Fleming,  who on last Thursday night by some means took an over dose of morphine, died Sunday afternoon at his home, on Maple street, a few minutes before three o'clock.  Mr. Fleming was seventy years old two months ago.  For a number of years he was a prominent figure in this city, being considered a first-class business man.  The cause of his death was acute congestion of the lungs.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from his late home at three o'clock.  The Rev. Groom officiating and the funeral was in charge of Shelby Lodge No. 28, F. & A.M.  The interment was made at Forest Hill.  Mr. Fleming leaves a family of grown children and a wife to whom he was married a few years ago.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, September 14, 1897
Page 4 colum 2
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           Mrs. Jane Fleming,  mother of  Wilson  and  Isaac  Fleming,  of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Garrison, in East Hendricks township, at one o'clock a.m. Sunday September 12th, of la grippe, aged 89 years.  She leaves four sons and three daughters. Funeral services were held at the house at 2 o'clock p.m. Monday, September 13th, Rev. J. R. T. Lathrop officiating.  Interment in the Snider cemetery by Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 17, 1895
Page 3 column 3
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           George W. Fleming,  died at the home of his mother,  Mrs. Jane Fleming,  No. 85 South West street, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 11, 1895, of consumption, age fifty-two years.  Deceased was, during the late war, a member of Company E., 37th Indiana Regiment, a regiment that done noble service, and the deceased was always held and regarded by his officers and comrades as a brave and trustworthy soldier, but alas, he has fought his last fight, has finished his course and gone to join loved ones that have preceded him.  The funeral services were held at the house at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Revs. M. A. Farr and J. R. T. Lathrop officiating.  Interment in the Snider graveyard, by Cummins & Edwards.
Submitted by Barb Huff


An  Andrews  County,  Missouri  Newspaper
Probably April, 1892
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          Died at his residence in Andrew county, Tuesday, April 5, 1892, Elijah Franklin Flemming  aged 80 years, 9 months and 23 days.
          Father Flemming was a native of Kentucky, emigrated to [Shelby County] Indiana at the age of 16, where he resided until he reached the age of 44, when he removed to Andrew county, Mo., where he has since lived.  June 8, 1843, he was united in marriage with  Miss Sarah J. Francis, who has since shared his joys and his sorrows, and who now mourns his departure, yet sorrows "not as those who have no hope," for he embraced Christianity when about 22 years of age, first uniting with the M. E. Church, and some ten years later, with the Christian Church.  Ever true to his convictions of right, he died, as he had lived, a Christian.            They were blessed with nine children -- six sons and two daughters now mourn the loss of a fond father, while one son preceded him to the land beyond, dying at the age of ten years, Those living are  William C.,  George F.,  Lewis M.,  John  and  H.H. all of this county, and  Thomas  of Nodaway county, all of whom are well and favorably known as successful and enterprising farmers and stock dealers.  The daughters are  Mrs. Susan I. Vance, of Maitland, Holt County, and  Mrs. Mary E. Stepp  of Trenton, Grundy County.
           After a brief service at the homestead, conducted by Elder W. A. Chapman, the body was lain to rest in the Bennett Lane Cemetery to await the resurrection of the Just.
Contributed by Tanya Walker


The  Daily  Republican
Vol. IX.  No.  271.  Shelbyville, Ind.
November 16, 1888
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     The infant child of  Mr. and Mrs.  William  Fleming of East Washington street died yesterday morning and was buried at 4:30 in the afternoon at St. Joseph Catholic cemetery by D.B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 5, 1888
page 1, column 8
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           Died, Thursday morning about ten o'clock,  Mrs. Belinda Flemming,  wife of the late  Dr. George W. Flemming,  aged 80 years, 1 month and 6 days.  She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Shelbyville in the spring of 1851.  She left three children, Dr. Geo. Flemming,  Thomas W. Flemming  and  Mrs. Joseph R. Stewart.  The funeral took place from the residence of  T. W. Flemming, Saturday at 2 p.m.  Services by Rev. T. L. Hughes.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Tuesday, March 15, 1887
page 1, column 2
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           Mrs. Kate Fleming,  wife of  Benjamin Fleming,  died last night at 9 o'clock at the family residence on East Franklin street aged fifty-four years, eight months and ten days.  The cause of death was heart disease.  The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock at the house and the remains will be interred at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Chicago  Daily  Tribune
July 26, 1874
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          FLEMING -- Margaret McCarthy,  wife of  Daniel Fleming,  aged 38 years.  Funeral Monday by cars to Calvary Cemetery.  Rochester (N. Y.) papers please copy.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Cincinnati  Lancet  and  Observer
(1864)
EDITED BY EDWARD B. STEVENS, M.D.,
JOHN A. MURPHY, M.D.
Page 806
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OBITUARIES
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          Died, in Shelbyville, Indiana, at noon, on the 21st day of March, 1864, of Erysipelas gangrenosus. Dr. G. W. Fleming, in the 68d year of his age.  Until night of the 12th of March, he had been in his usual good health.  In the morning of that day he accidentally scratched his left hand with a pin, and in a few hours after rode to the country and dressed, for one of his patients, a large chronic abscess.  In the night he was suddenly seized with violent darting pains, commencing in the injured hand, and extending to the shoulder.  Upon examination, the hand and lymphatics of the axilla were found slightly swollen; in a short time the hand and forearm were covered with blains[?], containing limpid, reddish serum, and with their appearance constitutional symptoma came on, which led him to believe that in cleansing and cauterizing his patients wound (the day previous), septic poison was communicated to him through the abrasion on his hand.  On Sunday, Dr. Day visited and concurred with him in that opinion.  In the course of a few days, the cuticle and cellular tissue of the entire, arm and shoulder wore in a state of sphacelus.  His constitution, otherwise good, succumbed to the terrible shock, notwithstanding the ezUbifeioii of all m^Miff that [?] and Science [? ?], and thus be fell a victim to the destroying angel, whom [??] is often and successfully[??].  [?]. Dr. Fleming was born in Westmoreland County, Pa. At a young age he entered Washington College and [? ?] in 1822.  He then commenced the study of medicine in [?] town, with  Dr. James Strans, an eminent physician of that place. On account of a certain degree of deafness occurring soon after the completion of his medical pupilage, he did not engage in the practice of his profession, until he emigrated to this State, in 1830.  After two years sojourn here, he became dissatisfied, and went to Westmoreland County, Pa., where be remained until 1849, when he again came to this County, the field of his early professional labors.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Shelby  Union  Banner
March 24, 1864
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Death of Dr. Fleming.
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           At a meeting of the Regular Medical Profession of Shelbyville, held at the office of Dr. Forbes, on the evening of March 22d, 1864, for the purpose of considering the death of Dr. Fleming,  Dr. Day was called to the chair, and  Dr. Green appointed Secretary. Drs. Green,  Kennedy, and Forbes were appointed a committee, who reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
           WHEREAS, It has pleased an All-wise Providence to remove from our midst by death, our friend and co-laborer in the Profession, therefore,
           Resolved, That in the death of  Dr. G. W. Fleming, the Profession has lost an honorable and useful member, the community a good and kind physician and public-spirited citizen, the poor a generous and faithful friend, and his wife and children an affectionate husband and father.
           Resolved, That as further testimony of respect for our deceased Brother, we will attend his funeral in body.
           Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family of the deceased, and published in the county papers, and that Dr. S. A. Kennedy be requested to procure the necessary information and write an obituary for the Cincinnati Lancet & Observer.
S. D. Day, Pres't.
W. F. Green, Sec'y.
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