Shelby  County  Indiana

Gebhart / Gephart

The  Shelbyville  News
March 18, 2005
Lillie Gephart, 93, Shelbyville, died Thursday, March, 17, 2005.
Born Oct. 22, 1911, in Rush County, d/o  Rylie and Carrie (Downey) Bogue.
Married  Clarence J. Gephart  on Oct. 26, 1929, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1978.
Survivors include two sons,  James “Jim” Gephart (wife, Martha) of Shelbyville and  Kenneth Gephart  (wife, Shirley) of Rush County; two daughters, Barbara Branson (husband, John) of Rays Crossing and  Judy Ginn  (husband, Roy) of Dundee, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one brother, Nolan Bogue; two sisters, Ruth Brown  and  Laura Gurley; and two grandchildren.
Farmer and farm wife in Rush County, retiring in the early 1970s.
Member of Rays Crossing Christian Union Church.
Concord Cemetery, with the Rev. Jerri Cadwallader officiating.
Contributions:  Rays Crossing Christian Union Church, Post Office Box 1115, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Shelbyville  News
Friday, November 7, 1997
Kermit W. Gebhart, 60, North Fort Myers, Fla., died Wednesday.
Native of the Shelby County area, born in Fountaintown.
Moved to North Fort Myers 12 years ago.
Retired truck driver and 20 year member of the Teamsters union.
Survivors:  Donna J. Gebhart;  son, Mark W. Gebhart,  daughter, Lisa A. Lawson, all of North Fort Myers; sister Marcia Jean Tungate, Rushville; and two grandchildren.
Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral, Fla.
Burial:  Coral Ridge Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions:  American Heart Association.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Shelbyville  News
Monday September 8, 1969
Lelie C. Gephart, 89, Fairland, died today, Ace Placid Nursing Home.
Operated a grocery in Fairland for many years.
Member of the Fairland Christian Church.
Born in Brandywine township April 20, 1880, s/o  Charles T. and Arabelle Gephart.
May 23, 1909, married  Lula May Ensminger, who died January 28, 1955.
Surviving:  niece, Mrs. Anne Juarez, Shelbyville.
Ewing Mortuary, with the Rev. Robert T. Whisler officiating.
Burial:  Fairland cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, July 24, 1958
Gunshot Wound Fatal To Ex-County Woman
Mrs. Mary Gephart, 65, was found dead in a car on a county road in Hancock County, one mile south of Greenfield, Wednesday.  Apparently self-inflicted per coroner.
Born July 20, 1892, in Johnson County, d/o  John W.  and  Katie Mussar Parker.
Married  John Gephart  and they lived near Fountaintown until he died about six weeks ago.
Survivors:  daughter,  Mrs. Hazel Carr. Greenfield, with whom she was living; mother, Indiananpolis;  sister, Reida Parker, Indianapolis;  brother, Harvey, Danville.
Longtime Shelby County resident.
Hauk Mortuary, Morristown.
Burial:  Concord Cemetery with Rev. William Pruitt officiating.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Shelbyville  News
Saturday January 29, 1955
Fairland Woman’s Rites Will Be Held Monday
Mrs. Lula May Gephart, 68, lifelong Fairland community resident, died at her home 109 Washington street, Fairland, at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Operator at the Fairland telephone exchange from 1921 to 1940.
The d/o  William M. and Mary C. (Dunwoody) Ensminger, born in Brandywine township, May 3, 1886.  On May 23, 1909, she was married to  Lelie Gephart  who survives.
One child died in infancy.  Only other survivors:  one niece and two nephews.
Member of the Fairland Christian Church, the Aid Society of the church and the Fairland Order of Eastern Star.
Ewing Mortuary with Rev. Richard Welker officiating.  
Interment:  Fairland cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday January 4, 1938
Page 1 column 4
Farmer of VanBuren Township Takes Own Life; Rites Thursday
          Military funeral services for  John Gebhart, 45, a farmer, of VanBuren township who took his life about 10:30 a.m. Monday, will be held at the Fountaintown M.E. church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
          The Rev. Elmer Jackson, pastor of the Fountaintown Christian church, and the Rev. K.D. Vandeventer, pastor of the Fountaintown M.E. church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Walnut Ridge cemetery in charge of L.V. Hauk, funeral director.
          Mr. Gebhart, a world war veteran, ended his life with a shot from a .22 calibre rifle, which entered his head.  He was a member of the New Palestine American Legion.  The family attributed his act to worry over financial difficulties and ill health.
          He had resided near Fountaintown for a number of years and at the time of death was living on the Margaret Smith farm.
          Besides the widow, survivors include the children:  Ernest, 16;  John Jr., 15; and  Maribell, 12.  A sister and one brother survive.
Contributed by Barb Huff for  Mike Stover

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 22, 1906
Page 8 column 5
          Mary Ann Gephart, of Indianapolis, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Andrew Schott, near Middletown, Tuesday at one o'clock p.m. aged seventy-seven years, three months and eleven days.
          Mrs. Gephart came from her home in Indianapolis to visit her daughter some three months ago and while there was taken down sick with pneumonia, which resulted in her death.
          Her remains were taken from Waldron to Indianapolis on the local passenger train this morning.  The remains will be interred in the St. Joseph cemetery near that city.  D. B. Wilson & son in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff for  Mike Stover

The  Daily  Republican.
Monday, July 21, 1884.
          About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a sad accident occurred near Fairland which by the time this reaches the public will no doubt have resulted in death.  At the time mentioned, a four-yar-old son of  Charles Gephardt,  who lives half a mile south of the town, was playing in a lot near the house.  There were a number of horses loose in the lot, and the little boy wandering too near was kicked by one of them in the forehead.  The blow of the horse's foot crushed the child's skull so badly that the brains oozed out from the fractues.  The little fellow was takenup insensible and carried into the house where everything possible was done to allieviate his sufferings.  He was alive at our latest accounts this morning, but no hopes were entertained of his recovery.
Contributed by Marcia Stinson

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