Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 28, 2005
Larry Dale Goodwin, 57, of New Castle, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, Greenfield.
Born Oct. 25, 1948, in Fleming County, Ky., s/o Otha Dean and Mereal Agnes (Latham) Goodwin.
Married  Alicia Roberts  May 29, 1999, and she survives.
Other survivors: son, Toby Goodwin  of New Castle; three daughters, Clair “Katy” Goodwin  of New Castle, Kristie Hetzner (husband, Matt) of Greentown and  Alisha Hancock (husband, Donnie) of Spiceland;  seven sisters, Elsie Madden (husband, Denver),  Elizabeth Wilson,  Wilma ClarkPhyllis Moore (husband, Mike) and  Linda Jones (husband, Roger), all of New Castle,  Loretta “Susie” Saunders  of Anderson and  Betty Kemmer  of Daleville; seven brothers,  Vernon Goodwin (wife, Ann) of Hopkinsville, Ky.,  William Goodwin,  Robert Goodwin and  Michael Goodwin (wife, Cathy), all of New Castle, and  Herbert Goodwin,  Otha Goodwin and  Steve Goodwin, all of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Chase Goodwin,  Andrea Goodwin  and  Tristin Goodwin, all of New Castle,  Garrett Hetzner  and  Matthew Hetzner, both of Greentown, and  Bryton Hancock  and  Brendon Hancock, both of Spiceland;  mother- and father-in-law  Marjorie  and  Donald Roberts of Morristown; brother-in-law David Roberts  of New Palestine; sister-in-law Andrea Yarling (husband, Stan) of Edinburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Clayborn  and  Dixie Goodwin; and one brother, James Goodwin.
Employed by Daimler Chrysler Corp. for the past 28 years and was previously employed by Buster’s Concrete in New Castle.
Member of Moose Lodge No. 147, New Castle Moose Legion and New Castle Eagles Lodge. A lifetime member of the Moose Lodge, he received a fellowship degree from the Loyal Order of the Moose on May 31, 1993.  Also held the office of governor for five terms and was junior past governor at the time of his death.
Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, 3406 S. Memorial Drive, in New Castle, with the Rev. Charles Dugger and Chaplain Nathan Brewington officiating.
Burial: South Mound Cemetery, in New Castle.
Contributions: Clair Goodwin Education Fund in care of Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, 3406 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, March 9, 1968
Services Monday For Retired R. R. Employe
William W. Goodwin, 82, R.R. 1, Morristown, died Friday at home.
Born November 9, 1885, Cambridge City.
Survivors:  wife, Bertha;  daughter, Martha Ann Goodwin, Asbury College, Kentucky.
Member Masonic Lodge No. 669, Indianapolis.
Retired railroad employe.  Retired 1962.
Services:  Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine.
Burial:  Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
(Shelbyville, IN)
Tuesday, August 17, 1965
Rites Thursday For Ex-Fair Board Head
Earl M. Goodwin, 57, Flat Rock, former head local fair association, died Monday near Geneva, apparent heart attack.
Born in Shelbyville on Aug. 21, 1907, son of  Harry and  Mayme (Powell) Goodwin.  Married Jan. 23, 1937, to  Thelma Henry,  who survives.
Member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.  Last employed at Root Transit, previously Allison Division of General Motors in Indianapolis, State Highway Dept and Shelby County Farm Bureau Cooperative, Inc.
10 years as president of the Shelby County Fair Board.  Formerly co-owned a bowling alley here and in early life was in the auto business.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan, 1906 E. Sharon Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85022,   and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, October 6, 1964
DIES  AT  83
          Mrs. Mayme Goodwin,  83, of 917 Morris Ave., died this morning at the Waldron Nursing Home where she had been a patient for six weeks.  She had been ill since February.  Mrs. Goodwin was born in Shelbyville on April 10, 1881, and lived here all of her life.  She was married to  Harry Goodwin  on Nov. 13, 1904, and he preceded in death on Feb. 21, 1949.  A son,  Earl Goodwin  of R.R. 1, Flat Rock, survives.
          Mrs. Goodwin was a member of the First Methodist Church.
          Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Mortuary.  Rev. Lewis Wilson will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, September 1, 1944
Mrs. Mary S. Goodwin Dies
After Long Illness
          Mrs. Mary S. Goodwin,  age seventy, native of Shelby county, died early Thursday at the home of a son,  Walter Goodwin,  west of Greensburg.  She had been ill for the past three months.
          Mrs. Goodwin was born in Noble township on September 13, 1873, the daughter of  John S. and  Mary Gregory Bentley.  On December 25, 1894, she was married to  Alva J. Goodwin,  who preceded her in death in November, 1908.  Eight children were born to the Union and four survive.  They are  Walter,  at whose home she died,  Sheldon,  of Indianapolis;  Ralph,  in the U. S. Navy, and  Mrs. Mary Williams,  of San Francisco, Cal.
          Also surviving are seven grandchildren and six sisters,  Mrs. George Reiger,  Mrs. Cleo Mount  and  Mrs. Herschel Blades,  of Shelby county;  Mrs. Roy Bayless,  of Manilla;  Mrs. Annie Ramer,  of North Carolina, and  Miss Harriett Bentley,  of Washington, D. C.
          Mrs. Goodwin was a member of Wesley Chapel in Noble township.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the son's home, near Greensburg where friends may call at any time.  Burial will be made in Pleasant Grove cemetery in Noble township.  The casket will be opened at the grave.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
August 10, 1931
Page 8
Mrs. Sarah Goodwin, 93 Years Old, Passed Away Saturday at Home of Daughter.
          Funeral services for  Mrs. Sarah Goodwin, 93 years old, one of the most widely known residents of the Morristown community, whose death occurred at 4:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, are to be held at 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning from the late home with the Rev. Mr. Wilson, pastor of the Arlington Christian church officiating.  Burial will be at Asbury cemetery with L. V. Hauk, funeral director in charge.
          Mrs. Goodwin's death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. B. Conway, in Morristown, where she had resided for a number of years.  Complications incidental to her advanced age were the cause of death.
          A native of Hanover township, Mrs. Goodwin had spent her entire lifetime in that community.  She was one of the oldest residents of Morristown and was familiar with the early history of that vicinity.  Despite her advance age, she had enjoyed good health until recently and the announcement of her death is received with deep concern throughout Shelby county.
          For many years, she had been a member of the Morristown Christian church and she had been active in religious and social affairs of the community.  Her husband preceded her in death twenty years ago.
          She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Conway, at whose home she died;  Mrs. J. T. Workman, of Morristown and  Mrs. W. T. Smith, of Indianapolis.  There are also ten grandchildren and fifteen great-gradchildren surviving.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, April 30, 1913
Martin Goodwin.
          Martin Goodwin,  one of the oldest native born residents of the county, died at his home, 717 South West street, Tuesday evening at 5:30 o'clock.  Mr. Goodwin had been suffering from abdominal troubles for the past five years, but his death was hastened by uremic, poisoning which had developed in the last few weeks.
          Mr. Goodwin was born January 6, 1841, on a farm two miles west of this city.  He was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Patsy Goodwin,  both pioneer residents of the county.  At the time of his death Mr. Goodwin was seventy-two years, three months and twenty-three days old.
          He had spent the greater part of his life on a farm, residing in the western part of the county.  During his residence on the farm he had great success and had made the reputation for himslef of being one of the most progressive and successful farmers in that section.  Two years ago the condition of his health was such that he was forced to give up his farm labors and move to this city, where he has since resided.
          Mr. Goodwin was married August 14, 1862, to  Miss Elizabeth Snyder.  Besides the wife, he is survived by one son,  Harry,  of this city and one daughter,  Mrs. Harry Hageman.  He also leaves four grandchildren.
          The funeral services will be held at the West Street M.E. church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. S. J. Cross officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Hageman and Hendrickson.  Friends desiring to view the remains may call at the late home, No. 717 South West street, this evening from 6:30 to 9 o'clock and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Mr. Goodwin Was Nearly Eighty and
Mr. Robb About Fifty-Five--
Funeral Announcements Later
          Morristown lost two of its most esteemable citizens when the cold icy fingers of Death laid her hands on  William Goodwin  and  Joseph Robb.  Each at that age in life when their influence was most widely felt news of the death will be received with a tone of deep regret by their hundreds of friends through out the county.  Mr. Robb died at his home there late Saturday afternoon while the demise of Mr. Goodwin occurred Sunday afternoon about three o'clock.  William Goodwin was born on a farm in Hendricks township, on the Snyder farm where he lived for many years.  Later he moved to Fairland where he was afterwards elected to fill the office of township trustee which position he held for twelve years.  Mr. Goodwin was a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln and he never lost an opportunity of hearing Mr. Lincoln speak when the Great Emancipator was traveling over the country.  During the irrepressible conflict Mr. Goodwin remained at home but he did much toward helping those at the front.
          Joseph Robb was about fifty-five years old, and had lived in Morristown for the past ten years.  He was a member of the M.P. church.  He was the father of five sons and one daughter, all of whom are married with the exception of the youngest son.  Death was due to the shriveling of the tube leading from the large intestine.  The funeral services will be held in Morristown Monday morning at ten o'clock.  Burial will take place in Ashbury Chapel.  The funeral arrangements of Mr. Goodwin had not been made and they will be announced later.
Submitted by Jill Knitl

The  Shelbyville Republican
Friday June 9, 1906
Page 4 column 4
(From Tuesday’s Daily)
          Mary Francis, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goodwin,  died at their home, 78 West Taylor street, at six o’clock this morning, aged eight months and fifteen days.  Short services will be held at the house at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Smith and Rev. Jensen, officiating.  The remains will be interred in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Edwards & Hageman in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, April 2, 1902
          The funeral of  Mrs. Iva Goodwin  was held at the M.E. church last Sunday at ten a.m., Rev. Pelsor officiating.  Ceceased[sic] was born in St. Omer in 1879, but the family later moved to St. Paul.  She was married to  Othor Goodwin  about four years ago, and to this union was born one son.  Her father,  John Holmes,  two brothers, two sisters, a husband, son and other relatives are left to mourn her departure; two brothers, two sisters and a mother having preceded her to the grave.  The deceased died March 28th.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 1, 1902
          Iva Goodwin,  wife of  Othar Goodwin,  died at their home, two miles east of Sulphur Hill in Noble township, at 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 28, aged 23 years, 2 months and 19 days.  Funeral services will be held in the St. Paul M.E. church at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, March 30, Rev. Pelsor officiating.  Interment in St. Paul cemetery.  Stewart & Hand have charge of remains.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Probably December 1892
Death Date (tombstone), November 26, 1982
          James Albert Goodwin died at the residence of his parents Mr. and Mrs. William Goodwin in Brandywine township at 7 a.m. Saturday, age 36 years, 8 months, and 3 days.  He was buried at Center grave yard.  Services at the M.E. church Monday Nov. 28th, at 2 p.m. by Rev. G. W. Hagen.  D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Notes from the submitter, Jill Knitl: 
1:  Born 23 Mar 1856, died 26 Nov 1892, Brandywine Township, Shelby County, IN.  Buried at the Center/Ray Cemetery.
2:  He was the husband of  Ida Campbell, daughter of  John W. Campbell and  Mary E. Rule.  He was the father of a child born 30 Jan 1885, died 16 Feb 1885.
Contributed by Jill Knitl

A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Probably December 1875 or January 1876
          Alice A., eldest daughter of Wm. and  Sarah Goodwin, of Brandywine Township, this county, Dec. 14th, 1875, of typhoid fever, in the 17th year of her age.
          What painful memories cling to the word "died." A few weeks ago we saw her watching by the bedside of her sick father, the blood bounding through her veins bearing the vermillion of health.   Today the pulsations have ceased and the mantle of death has wrapt its folds around her.  Just budding; she gave promise of developing into a noble woman, loved by all who knew her; kind and sympathetic.  She has left many warm friends that mourn her "untimely loss."   She will be missed in the household, where her sweet face sunned all day with the light of kindness, and our heartfelt sympathies are with the bereaved parents as they weep over this mound of their affections.  Having accpted the Redeemer and devoted her young life to His cause, her soul took its flight.
"Where the bright Seraphims in burning row,
There loud uplifted angels trumpets blow,
And the cherubic hosts in thousand choirs
Touch their celestial harps of golden gires." GID.

Note:  Alice Albatine Goodwin was born 26 April 1858, died 14 December 1875 in Brandywine Twp, Shelby County, IN. According to family lore, she died shortly before she was to be married and was buried in her wedding dress.  The name of her fiance is unknown, but he sent her many beautiful romantic cards, which he did not sign.
Contributed by Jill Knitl

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