Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, June 2, 2003
Geraldine Graham, 69, Jasper, died Friday, May 30, 2003, near Haysville.
Born May 20, 1934, in Shelbyville, d/o  Ralph and Leona (McGuire) Yarling.
Married  Garland G. Graham  on Sept. 1, 1957; he preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1991.
Survivors:  stepson, Roger Graham  of Greenwood; stepdaughter, Bonnie Dick (husband, William), Milwaukee, Wis.; sister, Velma Newhouse (husband, John), Arlington; and six stepgrandchildren.
Owned and operated Jasper Beauty College in Jasper for the past 20 years.  Previously worked at House of James in Indianapolis and later opened a beauty college in Bloomington, before moving to Jasper.
Life member of Order of Eastern Star.
Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, 3221 Newton St. in Jasper.
Burial:  Washington Park East Cemetery, 10800 E. Washington St. in Indianapolis.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, April 26, 1999
Paul R. Graham, 77, Shelbyville, died Saturday, Indianapolis.
Born April 3, 1922, in Shelbyville, s.o  Sheldon  and  Maude (Bass) Graham.
On Aug. 17, 1946, married Irene Blaich, who died on Sept. 8, 1987.  On Feb. 14, 1990, married Pauline Kremer, who died on Sept. 15, 1996.
Owned and operated Shelbyvillle Motors Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealership for 17 years.
Member of the Eagles Lodge, American Legion, Elks Lodge and Fraternal Order of Police, all of Shelbyville.
U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the 405th Combat Division.
Survivors include a son, Gary A. Graham, Shelbyville; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Sherry) Hittle, Noblesville; a stepdaughter, Judy Boring, Shelbyville; a stepson, Tom Kremer, Greensburg; a sister, Jeanette Bansbach, Lawrenceburg; and three grandchildren.
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. James Horner officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
December 5, 1994
Kermit A. Graham, 87, Shelbyville, died Saturday, Major Hospital.
Born December 1, 1907, Shelby County, to  Alvin and  Grace Gray Graham.
Married  Esther L. Thompson; she died in 1987.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1926.
Operated Shelbyville Motors Ford, Mercury and Lincoln dealership with his brother, Kenneth, from the 1930s-1968.  Led Indiana in Ford tractor sales in 1950.
Member of the First Methodist Church of Shelbyville.
Member of the Elks Lodge 457 and Eagles Lodge 766, Shelbyville.
Survivors:  son,  Tom Graham, Washington, D.C.;  daughter,  Peggy Cliadakis, New York City;  sister,  Hilda Morris, Columbus; five grandchildren.
One son and one brother preceded him in death.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, Rev. D. Allan Rumble officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Peggy Cliadakis
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
October 16, 1987
James Tillman Graham
          James Tillman Graham,  96, Flat Rock, died at 6 a.m. today at the Franklin Health Care Center in Franklin following an illness of three months.  Mr. Graham was born in Hendricks County on Nov. 23, 1890, to  Thomas and  Martha (Northcut) Graham.  On Sept 21, 1912, he married  Lulu Keaster,  who died in January 1968.
          He was a farmer and machinist at the Reeves Co., Columbus.  Mr. Graham retired from Reeves in 1957.  He attended the Separatist Baptist Church in Franklin.
          Survivors include:  daughters,  Jerry Seward,  Hope,  Laura VanGorden,  Flat Rock; a son,  Tom Graham,  North Vernon; a brother,  Everett Graham,  Jamestown; a sister,  Flossie Reiber,  Lebanon; five grandchildren and several great-and great-great-grandchildren.
          Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Hope Funeral Home in Hope.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.
Contributed  by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
October 3, 1987
Esther L. Graham,  78, 415 Van Ave, died Friday at her home.
Born April 9, 1909, Shelby County, to William G. and  Minnie Peek Thompson.
Married August 8, 1936, Shelbyville, to  Kermit A. Graham.
Survivors:  spouse;  daughter,  Peggy Cliadakis, New York City;  sons,  Thomas Graham, Washington D. C.  and  James Graham, Shelbyville;  five grandchildren; sister,  Ruth Samuels,  Alexandria.
One sister preceded in death>
Lifelong resident of Shelby County.
Attended Miami University.  Graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1930.
Worked many years for Major Hosptial, then for Dr. A. S. Roberts.
Former member of Kappa Kappa Sigma; member of Methodist Hospital Nurses Alumni Assoc; 50 year member of the Naamah chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
Member of the First United Methodist Church
Ewing Morthuary with Rev. Robert Ochsenrider officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions to the W. S. Major Hospital Foundation.
Contributed by Peggy Cliadakis
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Tuesday, April 2, 1946
Robert S. Graham,
Former Resident, Dies
          Robert S. Graham, of Indianapolis, died yesterday at the Robert Long hospital.  He was a former resident of Shelbyville and a native of this county.  Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.
Contributed  by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Wednesday December 30, 1903
Page 2 column 4
          James M. Graham  died at the residence of his daughter,  Mrs. William Phares, No. 65 East Jackson street, at 10 a.m. Sunday, December 27, 1903, age eighty-three years, seven months and fifteen days.  He leaves three daughters,  Mrs. Theodocia Arnold,  Caroline Phares  and  Mrs. Emma Gordon.  The funeral services will be held in the Pentecostal church of this city at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 29th.  Interment in the Liberty cemetery, Rev. Nelson officiating.  For friends wishing to view the remains, the casket will be opened from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, M. G. Tindall has charge of the remains and cortege.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Jill Knitl

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