Shelby  County  Indiana

Fuchs - Fox

The  Freeman  Family  Funeral  Home
April 12, 2012
Marie Helen Fuchs
July 29, 1910 - April 11, 2012
          Marie Helen Fuchs, 101, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Heritage House Convalescent Center.  Born July 29, 1910, in Boggstown, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ada (Dritt) Sandefur.
          Survivors include daughters, Deanna Case and "Eddie" (husband, Jim) Sleeth, both of Shelbyville, Patty (husband, Richard) Harker of Bullhead City, Arizona; sons, Paul (wife, Rose) Fuchs of Fairland and Larry (wife, JoAnn) Fuchs of Mooresville; sister, Tillie Isley of Greenwood; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
          She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Clarence Fuchs; sister, Dorthy Crafton; brothers, Dee Sandefur, Lloyd Sandefur, Lewis Sandefur and Ralph Sandefur; granddaughter, Naomi Lou Fuchs; and grandson, Richard Junior Harker.
          Mrs. Fuchs retired from L & J Garment Factory in 1976, after 27 years of service.
          She was a member of West Street Methodist Church and Circle Three, "Twenty-Toilers" Homemakers Club and Flower Lovers Garden Club.
          She enjoyed reading, quilting and attending Shelby Senior Services.
          Funeral services will be at 10 am, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Miller Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to West St. Methodist Church, 629 S. West St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, September 12, 2003
Mara S. Fox, 49, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003.
Born June 24, 1954, in Shelbyville, d/o  John and Wanda (Pollitt) Fox.
Survivors include one brother, John C. Fox  of Shelbyville; two sisters, Melina Fox  of Greensburg and  Jana Everhart  of Shelbyville; and grandmother, Thelma Fox.
Former Shelbyville resident.
Substitute school teacher.
Graduated in 1976 from Purdue University, bachelor of science degree.
Member of St. James Lutheran Church in Greenfield.
Hanover Cemetery in Shelby County, with the Rev. Fred Herbert officiating.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.
Memorial contributions to Indiana Heart Association.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, January 31, 2003
Vivian D. Fuchs, 83, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, Greenwood.
Born Dec. 12, 1920, in Shelby County, d/o  Streight and Opal (Mitchell) Kendall.  She married  Ted Fuchs  on Nov. 28, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 2001.
Survivors include one son, James (Kathy) Fuchs  of Fairland; one daughter, Carole Hood  of Shelbyville; one sister, Mrs. Dale (Inez) Barlow  of Pompano Beach, Fla.; 7 grandchildren, Sharon Baker  of Valdosta, Ga., Tony Kirkpatrick  of Miami, Fla., William Kirkpatrick  of Statenville, Ga., Kendra Hood  of Miami, Kris Everhart  of St. Paul, Scott Fuchs  of Shelbyville and  Angela Ewing  of Lebanon; 8 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one sister, Reva Jean Kendall, and three brothers,  Allen Kendall,  Arthur Kendall  and  Ralph Kendall.
Cashier at Hooks Drug Store for 15 years, retiring in 1989.
Volunteer at Hospice Thrift Store.
Member of Old Union Methodist Church in Shelby County; charter member of Women of the Moose Lodge No. 1732.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St.
Rev. James Farnsley  officiating.
Burial Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Hospice of Shelby County, 110 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, September 10, 2001
Melvin "Ted" Fuchs, 85, Shelbyville, died 8 Sep 2001.
Born 17 Jul 1916 in Blue Ridge.  Son of  Paul O. and Maude Gahimer Fuchs.  Married Vivan Kendall  28 Nov 1942 (surviving).
Surviving:  son, James S. Fuchs,  daughter, Carole Hood.
Truck driver, Indiana Ready Mix.
Member Blue Ridge Christian Church, Shelbyville Moose Lodge.  Attended Blue Ridge School.
Burial Second Mount Pleasant Cem.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
17 or 18 Sep 2000
          Dan E. Fox Sr.,  63, Indianapolis, former Shelbyville resident, died Saturday at his home.  Born April 25, 1937, in Shelbyville, he was the son of  Herman and  Dorothy (Drew) Fox.  He married  Gwen Moulton  and she preceded him in death in 1997.  He married  Beverly Boyd  on June 27, 1998, and she survives.
          Mr. Fox was an insurance agent for 23 years for Commonwealth Insurance Co., retiring in 1996, and moved from Shelbyville two years ago.  He was a member of Shelbyville Fraternal Order of Police and the Shelby County Planning Commission.
          Other survivors include two daughters,  Cynthia Fox O'Brien,  Carmel, and  Dani Sue Redden,  Rushville; three sons,  Richard Alan Fox,  Shelbyville, and  Daniel Fox Jr.  and  Troy Andrew Fox,  both of Indianapolis; two stepsons,  Chad Holland,  Indianapolis, and  Lynk Holland,  Greenwood; five stepdaughters,  Vana Strack,  Pittsboro,  Tawna Hadden  and  Tier Beatty,  both of Fishers,  Lori Tharp,  Lebanon, and  Shay Hagan,  Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; and 10 step grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Richard Moulton officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, Shelby County, at a later date.  Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  News
February 26, 2000
Thelma Justine (Gahimer) Fox, 81, Shelbyville, died Friday, Indianapolis.
Born Sept. 10, 1918, in Rush County, d/o  George  and  Addie Bell (Rader) Gahimer.
Married  Leonard G. Fox, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1975.
Worked at the garment factory in Shelbyville and the Gwynneville and Franklin canning factories.  Also a homemaker.
Member of the Shelby County Western Riders, Appaloosa Horse Club and the Indiana and the Southern Indiana Appaloosa Associations. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Susan L.) Rhoades  and  Mary A. Fox  of Shelbyville; a sister,  Isabel Smith of Shelbyville; and one grandchild.
Preceded in death by a son, six brothers and five sisters.
Blue Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. James Farnsley officiating.
Interment:  Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Major Home Health Care, 150 West Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176 or to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Library at 57 West Broadway, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Carmony-Ewing Funeral Homes.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
24 Nov 1997
Larry B. Fox, 83, Blue Ridge, died Sunday, Beech Grove.
Born on Sept. 9, 1914, in Blue Ridge, s/o  Harry H. and  Blanche I. (Gahimer) Fox
On Sept. 12, 1937, he married  Geraldine G. (Drake) Gahimer; she preceded him in death April 13, 1994.
Self-employed well driller with Larry B./Harry H. Fox and Sons Well Drilling, Blue Ridge.
Member of the Shelby County Varmits Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John (Lolita) Kuntz, Waldron; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; and a step-great-grandson.
Preceded in death by two brothers.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, Rev. James Farnsley officiating.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, June 4, 1997
Gwen  Fox
          Gwen Fox,  57, Shelbyville, died Tuesday at Major Hospital.  Born Jan. 1, 1940, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of  Robert E. and Genevieve (Pope) Moulton.  Her father survives.  She married  Dan Fox  on Jan. 6, 1958, and he survives.
          Mrs. Fox was an auditor for the state of Indiana and a hearing officer for the State Borad of Tax Commissioners.  She was a former substitute teacher with Shelbyville Central Schools and worked a s a tax consultant with H&R Block Co.  Mrs. Fox was a graduate of Indiana University and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honorary society.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Shelbyville.  She was a guardian ad litem volunteer and board member of the Shelby County Youth Shelter, and a past president of the Pearson Elementary Parent Teachers Organization.  She had been a foster parent to several children.
          In addition to her husband, Shelbyville, and her father, Naples, Fla., survivors include three sons,  Richard Fox,  Troy Fox  and  Daniel E. Fox, Jr.,  Shelbyville; two daughters,  Cynthia Fox,  Shelbyville and  Danni Sue Redden,  Rushville; three half-brothers,  Dr. Rev. Richard Moulton,  Maitland, Fla., Bob Moulton,  Sumter, S.C.; a half-sister,  Margo Bailey,  Naples, Fla., seven grandchildren; and foster children  Earl Duffy,  Dallas, and  Aaron Pike, Jr.  and  Pam Gellizeau,  Shelbyville.  She was preceded in death by her mother and one sister.
          Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Shelbyville, with Pastor Rom Bartley and the Rev. Richard Moulton officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Robert Walton Chime Fund.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday,  September 24, 1976
Walter S. Fox, 94, died Thursday, September 23, 1976 at the Turtle Creek Nursing Home in Indianapolis.
Lived 4415 S. Franklin Road.
Born in Shelby County.
Moved to Indianapolis in 1922. 
Survivors:  children,  Mrs. Harriette Deerberg, Indianapolis,  Elbridge M.,  Fenton L.  and  Fred L. Fox, all of Indianapolis,  Walter S. Fox, Jr., Columbus.
Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove.
Burial:  Archard Hill Cemetery, Wanamaker
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, March 4, 1976
Mrs. Anna May Fox, 91, Evansville.  Broken hip last September 15.
Spent most of her life in Shelby County, moving to Evansville four years ago.  Member of the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church.
D/f  Liberty J. and Margaret (Newton) Seely, Mrs. Fox was born in Liberty township February 6, 1885. November 26, 1906, married to William Ozzro Fox, who died August 16, 1950.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vincent W. (Martha) Worland, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Gael (Dorothy) Bassett, Evansville; five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  One brother and two sisters preceded.
Carmony Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Farnsley officiating.  Burial Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, November 26, 1975
DIES  AT  91
          Mrs. Ella C. Fuchs,  91, 116 Progress Rd., died Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. at Heritage Manor, where she had been a patient two weeks.  She had been in failing health three months.
          A lifelong resident of Shelby County, Mrs. Fuchs was a member of Zion United Church of Christ where she was active in the Sunday School and Women's Guild and a former member of the choir.
          Born June 5, 1884, she was the daughter of  George and  Catharine (Kuhn) Haehl.  She was married Dec. 25, 1912, to  Scott F. Fuchs  and he died June 9, 1962.
          Survivors are one daughter,  Mrs. Bernard (Thelma) Coers,  Shelbyville, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one brother,  Walter E. Haehl,  R.R. 6, Shelbyville.
          Five brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
          Services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Carmony Funeral Home, with the  Rev. Wayne Bozell  officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Kokomo  Tribune
April 4, 1968
Page 15
          Tipton---- Harry A. Fox,  89, 216 S. Main St., died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the Tipton County Memorial Hospital following a two-week illness.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Leatherman-Morris Funeral Home here with the  Rev. Chester Mitchell  officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery at Kokomo.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.  Born Oct. 2, 1878, in Shelbyville, he was the son of  Jacob and Nancy (Fox) Fox.  On Nov. 11, 1908 in Kokomo he was married to  Miss Elizabeth Morgan,  who preceded him in death Jan. 20, 1939.  Before his marriage he lived in Shelbyville, Anderson and Kokomo.  He moved to Tipton in 1914.  A member of the Moose Lodge here, he was also a member of the Kemp Methodist Church. An electrician for the old Union Traction Co. from 1898 to 1938. He later worked for 11 years for the Tipton Utility Co. and was working for the firm at the time of his retirement. Surviving are a son,  Gail Morgan Fox,  Minnesota; a daughter,  Mrs. Dorothy Brewer,  Tipton; a sister,  Mrs. Esta McKee,  Daleville; a brother,  George Fox,  Anderson; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, January 7, 1966
County Native, 84, Dies After Illness
          Mrs. Ethel L. Fox, 84, 422 South Pike street, died at Major Hospital at 4:00 a.m. today.  She had been seriously ill and hospitalized for the past week and death was attributed to leukemia.
          Services are to be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville, with Rev. James Horner officiating.  Burial will be in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.
          Mrs. Fox was born in Shelby County November 26, 1881, the daughter of  Liberty J. and Sarah (Newton) Seely, and was united in marriage to Hardy Fox on December 28, 1910. He preceded in death in 1936.
          Mrs. Fox is survived by three children, Earl, of Winamac, Paul of R.R. 4, Columbus and Harold Fox, R.R. 4, Greensburg, and a step-son Verdis Fox, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Another step-son, Herman Fox, and a sister and brother preceded in death.
          She leaves also a sister, Mrs. May Fox of Shelbyville, 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  News
June 11, 1962
Rites Tuesday For
County Farmer, 75
          Scott Fuchs,  75, a Shelby County farmer whose home was in Liberty Township, died at 10:00 p.m. Saturday at Major Hospital.  He had been in poor health for several years and seriously ill for the past week.  Death was attributed to complications.
          Mr. Fuchs was born June 2, 1887, in Union Township, a son of  George and  Louise (Theobald) Fuchs.  On December 25, 1912, he was married to  Ella C. Haehl.
          Surviving with the widow are one daughter,  Mrs. Bernard (Thelma) Coers  of Progress Road, three grandchildren,  Stephen  and  John Scott Coers  of Progress Road and  Suzanne Hitchcock  of Bloomington, a sister,  Mrs. Harry (Flora) Vaught  of Shelbyville, R.R.6, and two great-grandchildren.
          Mr. Fuchs was a member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church and the E. and R. Brotherhood.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Carmony Funeral Home here with Rev. F. P. Puhlmann officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, May 26, 1952
Mrs. Ida Fox Dies at Home
In Morristown; Rites Wed.
          A heart condition caused the death of  Mrs. Ida Mae Fox, 68, lifelong resident of Shelby county, Sunday at 5:34 p.m. at her home in Morristown.
          THE  DAUGHTER  of  Alford and  Viola (Miller) Roberts,  Mrs. Fox was born on March 10, 1884.  She was a member of the Morristown Christian Church, of the Loyal Women's class and Women;s Council of the church, and of the Morristown Eastern Star and Rebekah lodge.
          Mrs. Fox was married to  George F. Fox  whose death occurred in 1929.  A daughter also preceded her in death.  She is survived by one daughter and two sons,  Miss Frances Fox  of Morrisotwn and  Clancy and  Donald Fox  of New Palestine.  Also surviving are two brothers,  Elmer Roberts  of South Bend and  Carl Roberts  of this city.  There are seven grandchildren, including a grandson  Robert Fox  now serving with the Army in France, and four great-grandchildren.
          FUNERAL  SERVICES,  in charge of the L.V. Hauk Funeral Home, will be held at the Morristown Christian Church Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. (DST).  Rev. Herschel Reed will officiate and interment will be in Asbury cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, August 16, 1950
Heart Condition Fatal To
Retired County Farmer
          William Ozzro Fox, retired Shelby County farmer, recently employed as doorman at the Strand and Alhambra theaters, died at his home 927 Morris Avenue at 6:45 o'clock this morning.  He was 67 years of age.
          Mr. Fox had suffered with a heart condition for several years.  He was born in Shelby County on May 29, 1883, the son of  Thomas Jefferson and Ruth Jane (Baker) Fox, and farmed in the Blue Ridge community for several years.  He had resided in Shelbyville for about eight years.
          On November 26, 1906, he was married to Anna May Seely, who survives with two children, Mrs. Dorothy Bassett of Rockport, and  Mrs. Martha Worland of rural route 4.  Also surviving are four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lola Miller, of Pasadena, California.
          Mr. Fox was a charter member of the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church and was a member of the Waldron Masonic lodge.  Members of the lodge will participate in the last rites.  The funeral services in charge of the Carmony Funeral Home of this city, and will be held at the Blue Ridge Church, with the time to be announced later.  Burial will be in the Blue Ridge cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, May 11, 1945
Burial at Park Cemetery
In Greenfield
          Mrs. Cora B. Fox,  age 65, died Thursday morning at the Ball hospital in Muncie following a three-week illness.
          Mrs. Fox was well known in Shelby county and had several relatives here.  Surviving are the husband,  Ira M. Fox;  two children,  Mrs. Hoarce Fisk  and  Wade Fox,  both of Muncie, and two grandchildren.
          Mrs. Fox was an active member of the Warrington U. B. Church, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m., in charge of Macer and Fox funeral directors, of New Castle.  Burial will be made in Park cemetery in Greenfield.  Friends may call at the late residence, one mile northwest of Warrington after 5:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, May 26, 1943
          George Fuchs,  age 81, well-known retired farmer of Union township, died at his home at noon Tuesday following an illness of two years.  His condition had been serious for the past two weeks.  Death was due to a complication of diseases.
          Mr. Fuchs was born on March 28, 1862, at the home where death occurred.  He had resided there during his entire lifetime.  He was the son of  John and Eva Margaret (Henry) Fuchs  and was a lifelong member of the Zion Evangelical church.
          On February 26, 1885, he was married to  Louisa Theobald,  who died September of 1925.  Three children born to this union aurvive.  They are  Scott Fuchs,  of Liberty township, and  Mrs. Harry Vaught  and  Mrs. J. Walter Haehl,  both of Union township.
          Mr. Fuchs was married in 1927 to  Anna Fuchs  and she preceded him in death in September of 1937.
          Surviving with the children are four step-sons,  Frank  and  Hughelza Fuchs,  of Union townshp;  Paul Fuchs,  of Brandywine township, and  Roy Fuchs,  of Liberty township, and eight grandchildren, including  Cpl. Chez J. Haehl,  stationed at Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.  There are also three great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the Zion Evangelical church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with the  Rev. J. W. Dickmann  officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony.  Friends may call at the late home after noon today.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Unidentified  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Tuesday, May 18, 1943
Page 1
Shelbyville Seaman Wash-
ed Overboard in Freak
Accident off West
          Previous reports of the death of  Harold J. Fox,  seaman son of  Mr. and Mrs. Preston J. Fox,  of 846 west Frankln[six] street, were verified Monday in an official report received by the parents from the commanding officer of the ship upon which the young man was serving.
          Reports that Fox, wha was 23 years old, had been lost at sea in a freak accident were received here more than a week ago and verified through unofficial sources, but no announcement of the death was possible under censorship regulations unitl[six] the confirmation from the naval official.
Drowned May 4

          Fox, who was a boatswain's mate, third class, and who had gone unscathed through five of the major battles of World War II, was washed overboard off the central California coast at 1:55 p.m. on May 4, while the ship on which he had served for more than two years was making a trial run following repairs.
          "An exceptionally large wave, combined with a deep roll of the ship, flooded the ara in which Mr. Fox was standing and washed him and eight others overboard,"  according to the letter received by the lad's parents.
          Life rings were immediately thrown overboard and a nearby blimp was directed to keep the nine men in sight until the ship could turn around and return.  Only two of the nine were saved [something may be missing here]
Tribute Paid

          Fitting tribute to the young man is paid in the letter received by his parents, which says:
          "He was one of the leading petty officers of the ship.  His high personal standards, he devotion to duty and his pleasing personality endeared him to all on board.  His loss is deeply felt by all of his shipmates and we all know that the place he occupied in the crew of this ship will be hard to fill.  We know and wish you to know that he died in line of duty and gave his life for his country just as surely as if he had died in combat with the enemy."
          Fox, who is the seventh county man to give his life in World War II, was born in Shelbyville on June 12, 1919, the son of  Preston and  Ida M. Fox.  He was graduated from Shelbyville high school in 1938 and enlisted in the Navy on June 1, 1940.
          He was home on five-day leave less than four weeks ago and was involved in the freak accident almost immediately after returning to duty.
          When he was home, he wore a battle ribbon bearing five stars.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 20, 1933
Elbert V. Fox, Age 62 Years,
Succumbs At Home In West
Franklin Street. ----------
          A week's illness of neuralgia of the heart caused the death of  Elbert V. Fox,  age 62 years, at 9:15 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, 49 West Franklin street.
          Mr. Fox was born in Marion township on October 28, 1870, the son of  John and Ellen Fox.  He was a member of the local order of Red Men and Knights of Phythias.
          The widow; two sons,  Fred  of Denver, Colo., and  Arthur,  of Detroit, Mich.; one daughter,  Mrs. Eva Ric?son,  at home; and six grandchildren survive.  The deceased also leaves two brothers,  Tal Fox,  of Marion township and  Charles Fox,  of this city.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with Dr. L. T. Freeland, of the First M. E. church officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, December 5, 1930
Page 5, column 3
Mrs. Ruth Jane Fox, Seventy-One Years Old
Passes Away,
Ill Long Time
          Mrs. Ruth Jane Fox, seventy-one years of age, widow of  Jefferson Fox, died at seven o'clock Thursday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. G. E. Riley, east of Blue Ridge, following a long illness from a complication of diseases.
          Mrs. Fox was born in the Blue Ridge community March 1, 1859, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. William Baker.  Her marriage to Mr. Fox took place in 1879.  Three of five children born to them survive:  Mrs. Alice Riley, at whose home Mrs. Fox died;  Ozro Fox, of Blue Ridge, and  Mrs. Lola Miller, of Missouri.
          Six grandchildren, one sister and four brothers survive.  The sister is Mrs. Elizabeth Mullen, of Blue Ridge, and the brothers are  Joseph,  Otto,  William  and  Dora Baker, all of Blue Ridge.  Mrs. Fox was a member of the Christian Union church of that community.
          The funeral service will be held Sunday morning, the procession leaving the home at 10 o'clock, Rev. O. J. McMullen of this city and Rev. Loren Tillison will officiate.  Burial will be in the Blue Ridge cemetery in charge of Carmony Brothers.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Theresa Minor

The  Shelby  Democrat

Thursday, September 17, 1925
          Mrs. Louise Catherine Fuchs,  wife of  George Fuchs,  and one of the best known women of the county, died at the family home in Union township at 11 o'clock this morning after a short illness.  Death was caused from a severe attack of apoplexy suffered Tuesday.
          The deceased was sixty-four years old at the time of death.  She was born on Dec. 27, 1860, in Union township.  She was Miss Louise Catherine Theobald before her marriage to George Fuchs, which occurred on Feb. 26, 1885.  To this union eight children were born, four of whom survive.  She was a devoted and faithful member of the Zion Evangelical church of Union township.
          Surviving are the husband, George Fuchs; four children,  Scott Fuchs,  of Liberty township;  Mrs. Robert D. Kuhn,  Mrs. Harry Vaught  and  Mrs. Walter Haehl,  all of Union township; four brothers,  Charles H. Theobald,  of Hancock county;  George A. Theobald,  Julius E. Theobald,  Theodore R. Theobald;  all of Union township; one sister,  Mrs. B. H. Yarling,  of Indianapolis, and six grandchildren.
          Short funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home.  Services will be held at the Zion Evangelical church at 2:30 o'clock with the  Rev. W. T. Kettlehut,  pastor of the church officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of R. T. Stewart.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The Shelbyville Republican
Tuesday, June 10, 1924
Well  Known  Marion  Township
Resident  Passed  Away
City  Hospital
          Hiram Fox,  well known resident of Marion township, died yesterday at the City hospital at Indianapolis where he had been for the past four weeks taking treatment.  Death was caused from a complication of diseases.  The deceased was sixty-five years of age and was born July 15, 1859.
          For several years Mr. Fox has spent his time in farming in this county until the last few years when his health would not permit and he had made his home at Indianapolis.  He was the son of  W. B. and  Adaline Fox  and was born in Marion township.
          He is survived by one daughter,  Mrs. Sarah Gahimer  of Blue Ridge, two sons,  Roscoe  and  Rollie [Raleigh] Fox of Indianapolis; four sisters,  Mrs. J[ames]. K. Bassett, of Marion township,  Mrs. Mary Unger of Noblesville,  Miss Pearl Fox  and  Mrs. Kate Basset of Marion township.  Also five brothers are left to mourn his loss.  They are  Thomas of Shelbyville,  William  of Marion township,  Hardy of Decatur county,  Chester of Brandywine township and  John of Indianapolis.
          Announcement of the funeral will be made Wednesday by Morris H. Sleeth in charge.
[Note:  The Shelby Democrat,  same date, carried  a longer article on Mr. Fox.  It included the name of his bride, Miss Phoebe Curry.]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 27, 1923
Services For Union Township
Man Who Ended Life to
Be Held Friday.
          Funeral services for  John Fuchs,  age sixty-four, who committed suicide Tuesday evening at the Central Hospital for the Insane, at Indianapolis, will be held Friday afternoon at the Zion's Evangelical church, in Union township, Shelby county.  Burial will be made in the church cemetery, Robert T. Stewart in charge.  The cortege will leave the home at one-thirty o'clock.
          Mr. Fuchs was a well known resident of Union township.  He had lived there for a number of years.  He was committed to the hospital from this county in August, 1921.  It was stated that worry over ill health had caused him to lose his reason.
          Mr. Fuchs' wife and a son had visited with him at the hospital on the afternoon of Christmas day.  They left about five o'clock, and about six-thrity o'clock he ended his life by hanging.  The body was found by attendants of the hospital about seven o'clock Tuesday night.  Members of the family were not informed of the death until Wednesday evening.
          Besides the widow, Mr. Fuchs leaves four sons,  Paul,  Frank,  Roy  and  Elva Fuchs,  of Shelby county and one brother,  John Fuchs,  of Union township.
          The body was brought here last night to the undertaking rooms of Mr. Stewart in West Broadway, and was moved to the home in Union township today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 6, 1920
Mrs. Adeline  Fox  Passed  Away
After  an  Attack  of  Double
          Mrs. Adeline Fox,  age eighty-two years, died Sunday afternoon at four-thirty o'clock at her home, No. 316 West Taylor street.  Her death was caused by an attack of double pneumonia.  Mrs. Fox had lived in Shelby county since 1852, a greater part of the time in Marion township.
          She was born in Clark county, near New Albany, on January 22, 1839.  When four years old her parents moved to Marion, this county.  She was married to W. V. Fox, of Marion township, on February 9, 1855.  Mr. Fox died February 15, 1898.  Mrs. Fox had been making her home in Shelbyville since April 27, 1902.
          Seventeen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fox, six sons, and four daughters surviving the mother.  She was a member of the Marion M. E. church.
          The surviving children are  Mrs. James K. Bassett,  and  Mrs. Talma Fox, of Marion township;  Mrs. Chas. Unger, of Hamilton county;  Hiram Fox, of Indianapolis;  Thomas H. Fox  and  Chester Fox, of this city;  William V. Fox, of Marion township;  Hardy C. Fox, of Decatur county, and  John Fox, of Illinois.
          Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock in the cemetery at Marion, the Rev. Edwin H. Boldroy, of this city, pastor of the First M. E. church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. M. S. Taylor.  Burial will be made in the Marion cemetery, Morris H. Sleeth, in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 8, 1920
John Fox Died at Cincinnati
-- William Robertson Dead
at Hamilton, Ohio.
(From Tuesday's Daily)
          John Fox,  a former resident of Shelby county, died this morning at 9:30 o'clock at his home in Cincinnati, O., from Bright's disease with which he had been suffering for several months.  At the time of his death he was 60 years of age.
          Surviving him are the widow,  Mrs. Viola (Nave) Fox, two sons,  Ernest,  Dayton, O.;  Earl,  of Virginia; one sister,  Mrs. Philip Helms,  of Iowa; one half-sister,  Mrs. Abagil Copple, [sp?]  of near this city, and a half-brother  John Fox,  of Anderson.
          The body will arrive at Morristown Friday morning at 11:30 o'clock, and burial will be made in Asbury cemetery, in charge of Max Herrlich & Sons, of New Palestine.
[William Robertson's obituary is on the Robertson page.]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Meade  County  News
Meade, Kansas
Thursday, September 23, 1915
Page 1   column 5
          On Friday, September, 17th,  Mr. Jacob Fox  died at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. H. E. Hoon,  in this city.  Mr. Fox had been in poor health for several months, and early in August of this year came to Meade with the hope that a change of climate would be beneficial, but notwithstanding all that medical aid could do, his condition grew worse and on Friday after noon at four o'clock he slept peacefully away.
          The remains were taken to his old home in Rockport, Missouri Saturday morning, accompanied by his daughter,  Mrs. Hoon and a son,  Emmit Fox,  of Mosca, Kansas.  The funeral was held from the German Lutheran Church and interment was made in Hunter Cemetery beside his wife who departed this life twenty-five years ago.
          Jacob Fox was born in Blue Ridge, Shelby County, Indiana October 24th, 1842, and when a small boy came to Rickport, Missouri, where he lived until twn years ago, when he went to Riverton, Iowa, to make his home with his son  Wm.  On October 9th, 1861 he enlisted as a Private Co. A, Mounted REgiment, Missouri Infantry, from which he received an honorable discharge.  In December, 1873 he was united in marriage to  Miss Elizabeth King  and to this union five children were born, three doys and two girls.  One daughter, Mrs. H. E. Hoon, of this city, and two sons, Emmit, of Mosca, Kansas, and Wm. of Riverton, Iowa, survive.
Card of Thanks
          We take this means of expressing our thanks and appreciation to all those who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our father.
Mrs. H. E. Hoon & family
Mr. Emmit Fox
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 8, 1906
From Wednesday's Daily
          Mrs. Elizabeth Fox died at the residence of her daughter  Mrs. William Bass  on West Broadway, at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, of stomach trouble, at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 22 days.  She was the widow of the late  George Fox, who preceeded her April 22, 1885.  Unto this union was born 7 children.  Six survive her, four daughters and 2 sons.  Mrs. Anna Mellis  of Freeport, Jacob Fox  of Manilla, Mrs. Nora Wicker  of Indianapolis, Mrs. Ollie Patterson  of Memphis, Tennessee, Ora Fox  of Indianapolis and  Mrs. William Bass  of this city.  All were at the bedside at the time of her death except Mrs. Patterson.  She was a devoted member of the Christian Church of Morristown.  The funeral services will be held at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. William Bass at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.  The casket will be open for friends from 6:30 to 8:30 this evening.  The Rev. H. H. Harmon will officiate.  The interment will take place in Hanover cemetery beside the grave of her late husband.  M.G. Tindall is in charge of the funeral.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
December 31, 1903
          The infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. George Fox of Brandywine township died Tuesday night.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Interment in the Marion cemetery, D. B. Wilson & Son in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, March 5, 1897
page 4, column 1
          The five months old son of  Mr. and Mrs. John J. Fox,  of Union township, died at their home Monday morning at five o'clock.  The remains were buried in the German cemetery in the afternoon, short services having been conducted at the German church by Dr. G. G. Winter.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire

The  Shelby  National  Volunteer
Thursday January 5, 1871
Page 3 column 4
          It is our unpleasant task to record the departure from our midst of another of the early settlers of Shelby county, in the person of  Jacob Fox, of Marion township, who died on the 29th of last month.  Mr. Fox was about 70 years of age.  He came to this county in 1820, from North Carolina, bringing with him  Isaac  (everybody knows “Old Ike,” who is now head cuisine at the Ray House),  Silas  and  Dilly Coleman, who then belonged to him.  They were always treated as members of the family, and remained with Mr. Fox until they were 21 years of age, when they were allowed to go where they pleased.  Mr. Fox married in this county and raised a large family, all of who are enterprising and useful citizens.  We regret our lack of data from which to write up a more extensive notice of early life, trials and adventures of Mr. Fox, but shall endeavor to do so at a future date.
[Liberty Cemetery]
[Jacob Fox died December 22, 1870 age 71y 10m 26d]
Submitted by Barb Huff

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