Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Oakland  Tribune
Oakland, California
January 30, 2008
Page 1
          Dan Garrett,  39, went to be with the Lord on Monday, 21 January 2008, in Shelbyville, Indiana.  Born 27 September 1968 to  Lee and  Jeane Garrett  at Mary's Help Hospital in Daly City.  He originally lived in San Francisco and moved to Fremont, California as a young boy.  He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Fremont in 1987 and Sequoia Institute in Fremont in 1997.  In 1988, Dan was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes and spent 20 years coping with the disease that eventually took his life.  Dan spent the last 11 years in Indiana.  He is survived by both parents, J. Lee Garrett of Shelbyville, Indiana and Jeane Garrett of Fremont, California, a brother,  Jeff Garrett  and his wife  Sylvia  of Fremont, and a sister,  Susan Heffelfinger  of Sonoma.  Also survived by nieces and nephews,  Kristiana and  Jacob Garrett,  Joy Heffelfinger,  and  Tiffany Thompson  and  Mike Benson  and family, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Dan remained friends with practically everyone he ever met and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  A Celebration of Danny's life will be held at Irvington Presbyterian Church at 4181 Irvington Avenue in Fremont on Saturday, 2 February 2008 at 1:00pm with reception immediately following in the church social hall.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 49 Stevenson, Suite 1200; San Francisco, CA 94105.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, August 15, 1964
          Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Murphy Mortuary for  Leon Garrett,  61, 11Howard St., an employe at Chambers Aircraft Corp., who died Friday at 9:15 a.m. at Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis.  Death was attributed to pheumonia.
          Rev. J. C. Pyle will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
          Mr. Garrett had been a resident of Shelbyville 41 years.  He came here from Hodgenville, Ky.  He was born in Larue County, Ky., April 5, 1903, the son of  Will and Criss (Cruse) Garrett.
          He married  Laura O'Bannon  on Dec. 4, 1926, and she survives with four children,  Laura Mae Wicks,  Chicago,  Mildred Sue Powell  and  James Garrett  of this city, and  William L. Garrett,  Indianapolis; a sister,  Ella Rhea Cecil  of Indianapolis; a brother,  Hider A. Garrett  of Hodgenville, seven grandhcildren and seven nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, February 28, 1907
Page 1 column 7
          Wesley Garrett, aged eighty-one years, died at his home in St. Omer this morning of old age and pneumonia.  Mr. Garrett is an uncle of  Mrs. Dennis Howard, of this city, and she was at his bedside at the time of his death.  Undertaker Stewart, of the firm Stewart & Fix, was called to St. Omer this morning to prepare the body for burial.  Announcement of the funeral arrangements will be made later.  Mr. Garrett had lived all his life in or near St. Omer.

Friday March 1, 1907
Page 4 column 4
          As announced in yesterday's Democrat, Wesley Garrett, an aged and well respected citizen, died at his home in St. Omer, Decatur county, of pneumonia, at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.  He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Allison, of near St. Omer.  He was also an uncle of  Mrs. Dennis Howard, of this city.  Mr. Garrett was the owner of a large stone quarry on Flat Rock.  Deceased was aged eighty-one years.  Funeral services will be held in the United Brethern church at St. Omer Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.  Interment in the Shelhorn cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 10, 1881 
Page 3 column 5 
          Died at the residence of his son, Mr. Wesley Garrett, two miles east of this place (St. Omer), February 9, 1881, Mr. William Garrett, aged ninety-nine years and eleven months.  Mr. Garrett was born in Virginia on the 9th of March, 1781, and came to this State in 1829.  He voted for Thomas Jefferson at his first election, and has voted for every Democratic candidate for President since up to and including General Hancock.  He retained his faculties, both mental and physical, in much of their original vigor until a short time before his death.  He was the father of twenty-three children, of whom only one survives him.  A life covering a century is given to but few men, and especially a century so full of wonders as the one just completed.  Mr. Garrett was universally respected and esteemed for his sterling worth, and his death is lamented by all.  Requiescat in pace.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 27, 1881
Page 4 column 4
          Simeon Garrett, who has been an invalid for several years, died last Saturday evening, January 22, in the seventy-third year.  His funeral which took place yesterday, from his late residence, two miles northeast of St. Omer, was attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives.  Mr. Garrett was a native of Virginia and came to this State with his father, and in the year 1829, settled on the farm on which he died.  He was a fair specimen of that generation of rugged pioneers, whom now, alas! we have so few remaining.  Hardy and rough they were, perhaps, in both mind and body, yet how much do we of the present generation owe to their bravery, their energy and their homespun habits of thrift and economy.  Mr. Garrett, by industry and economy, succeeded in acquiring a handsome fortune.  His father, Mr. William Garrett, is still living, being now in his one hundredth year. 
Submitted by Barb Huff

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