Shelby  County  Indiana
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Headlee


The  Shelbyville  News
December 23, 1989
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WILLIAM  F.  HEADLEE,  SR.
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          William F. Headlee, Sr.,  54, Carol Stream, Ill., formerly of Shelbyville and Rush County, died at 4:59 p.m. on Thursday at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill.  A son of  R. Emerson and  Alice (Goddard) Headlee,  he was born in Rush County on Aug. 1, 1935.  His wife,  Shirley,  survives.
          Mr. Headlee was an engineer with AT&T in the Chicago area.  He mmoved to Illinois in 1972.
          Survivors include a son,  William F. Headlee, Jr.,  at home; a daughter,  Julie Headlee,  at home; a brother,  Roger Headlee,  Shelbyville; and a sister,  Jane Coomler,  Indianapolis.
          Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Moster and Cox Mortuary, Rushville, with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating.  Calling will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.  Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, July 22, 1972
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MR. HEADLEE
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Roscoe Headlee, 88, Greenfield and a former Shelbyville - Shelby County resident died Friday.
Born Rush Co October 14, 1883, s/o Cyrus and Alice (Kemple) Headlee.
Surviving:  foster son, Cyril Headlee, Blue Ridge;  5 sisters, Mrs. R. Ray (Jessie) Banker,  Mrs. Opal Hurst,  Mrs. Florence Fair  and  Mrs. Lyle (Julia) Stephens, Shelbyville; Mrs. Jim (Blanche) McVey, Waldron.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff for Darlene Headlee Collins


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, August 22, 1973
Page 4
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MR.  HEADLEE  DIES  AT  65
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Lowell G. Headlee, 65, 103 E Hendricks St, died 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Shelbyville.
Carmony Funeral Home, Rev. Edward McLaughlin officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill.
Appliance serviceman for Sandman Brothers and Oakley's Appliance.
Member St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Eagles Lodge.
Born Dec. 25, 1907, Blue Ridge, s/o  Aerial  and  Laura (Cawein) Headlee.
Married  Martha L. Roell  on June 12, 1955; she survives.
Other survivors:  son, Jack Headlee, Shelbyville;  daughters,  Mrs. William (Jean) Benefiel, Shelbyville,  Mrs. James (Nancy) Walton, Shelbyville, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren;  sister, Mrs. James (Luvella) Hill, Indianapolis.
Contributed and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Darlene Headlee Collins


The  Shelbyville  News
December 30, 1964
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RETIRED  TEACHER
DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Rites Saturday For
Emerson Headlee, 62
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          R. Emerson Headlee,  62, 431 N. Harrison St., Rushville, son of  Mrs. Vivian Harrison,  of 202 W. Mechanic St., died last night at 12 o'clock at the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis following heart surgery.
          Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Moster and Sons Mortuary at Rushville, with Rev. Joseph Polat officiating.  Burial will be in the East Hill Cemetery there.  Friends many call at the mortuary after 3:00 p.m. Friday.
          Mr. Headlee had been an employe of the Rush County Welfare Department for the past year and a hald after retiring as a teacher and basketball coach at the New Salem High School.
          Born Aug. 26, 1902, in Walker Township, Rush County, he was the son of the late  William O. Headlee.  He married  Alice Goddard  on May 9, 1934, and she survives with two sons,  William F. Headlee,  of Indianapolis, and  Roger Headlee  of this city; a daughter,  Mrs. Donald (Jane) Ryle  of Moscow, two sisters,  Mrs. Doris Roberts  and  Mrs. Floyd (Norma) Mount,  both of this city and four grandchildren.
          A brother,  W. Lowell Headlee,  preceded in death 14 days ago.
          Mr. Headlee was a member of the Little Flat Rock Christian Church, Clarksburg Masonic Lodge, Rushville York Rite, Indianapolis Scottish Rite, Rushville Elks Lodge and a past president of the New Salem Lions Club.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, February 3, 1948
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CYRUS  HEADLEE, 90, SUCCUMBS
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Former Blacksmith And Farmer Dies At Blue Ridge
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          Cyrus A. Headlee, widely known Shelby County resident and father of four local women, died Monday night at 8:30 o'clock at the home of a gradndaughter, Mrs. Harold Neeb, in Blue Ridge.  Mr. Headlee was 90 years of age and bad been in ill health since suffering a fractured hip four years ago.
          He was born in Rush County on August 3, 1857, but had spent the greater part of his life in Shelby County where he followed the occupations of a farmer and blacksmith.  He was the son of Joshua and Julia Francis (Little) Headlee.  He was a member of the United Brethern Church in VanBuren Township.
          On February 22, 1877, he was married to Alice M. Kemple, whose death occurred several years ago.  Fourteen children were born to the union and 10 survive. Four sons, Corydon,  Ariel,  Silverton  and  Harry, preceded him in death.
          The surviving children are Mrs. Julia Sutherland,  Mrs. Opal Hurst,  Mrs. Florence Fair  and  Mrs. Jessie Banker, of this city;  Mrs. Lola Morris, of Muncie;  Mrs. Theresa McColley, of Rush County;  Vern Headlee, of Indianapolis;  Orval, of Adams, and  Roscoe, of Greenfield.  Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ella Smith, of Shelbyville; 36 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church with Rev. P. W. Stofer officiating.  Burial will be made in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in charge of Charles Ewing.  Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Fair, at the corner of Broadway and Noble streets at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Darlene Headlee Collins


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, October 30, 1947
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HEADLEE  RITE  TO  BE  FRIDAY
Sylverton Headlee, 59, Dies Near Gowdy
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          Ill for the past year with Hodgkins disease and in a serious condition for the past five months, Sylverton (Sylvia) Headlee, age 59, died at 5:40 a.m. early Wednesday at his home one-half mile south of Gowdy in Orange township, Rush County.
         Mr. Headlee was one of a family of 14 children and was born in Shelby county on October 21, 1888, the son of  Cyrus A.  and  Alice M. (Kemple) Headlee.  He had spent the greater part of his life in the Gowdy community and was a farmer.
         June 6, 1907 he was married to  Goldie Garner, who survives with the aged father and two children;  Mrs. Mary Alice Walker, of Anderson, and  Russell Headlee, of Pittsboro.  Also surviving are three brothers and seven sisters.  They are  Verne Headlee, of Indianapolis;  Orville, of Adams;  Roscoe, of Greensburg;  Mrs. Lola Morris, of Muncie;  Mrs. Florence Fair,  Mrs. Julia Sutherland,  Mrs. Jessie Banker  and  Mrs. Opal Hurst, of this city;  Mrs. Tressie McColley, of Manilla, and  Mrs. Blanche Baker, of Rural Route 6.  There are also six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
         Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Gowdy Methodist Church with Rev. David Shepherd officiating.  Burial in charge of D. E. Carmony, of St. Paul, will be made in the Moscow cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home after 9:00 a.m. today.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Darlene Headlee Collins


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 11, 1944
Page 1
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MRS.  HEADLEE  DIES
AT  HOME  OF  SON  HERE
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Aged  Woman  Had  Suffered  Long  Illness
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          Mrs. Lavancha Belle Headlee, age 85, died at noon Thursday at the home of a son,  Ortis Headlee, 26 west Hendricks St.  She had been seriously ill for several weeks.
          Mrs. Headlee was born in Rush county on December 3, 1858, the daughter of  Landy and Elizabeth Ann Trew Mahan.  She was married to  Charles  J. Headlee, who preceded  her in death about 10 years ago.  She had resided with a daughter, Mrs. Grace Snyder, in Fairland until coming to the home of the son early in November of last year.
          Mrs. Headless was a member of the First Christian Church in this city.
          Surviving with the son and daughter are one brother, Lancy Mahan, of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Raymond Headlee,  Mrs. Lawrence Parker  and  Mrs. Ernest Hall, all of Indianapolis, and five great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. E. L. Ford officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, November 15, 1939
page 1, column 6
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DEATH  OCCURS  IN  BLUE  RIDGE
Mrs. Alice Headlee, 80, Wife of Cyrus,
Dies After Long Illness
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          Mrs. Alice M. Headlee, 80, wife of  Cyrus Headlee, well known resident of Blue Ridge, died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday at her home following a several months illness.  Her condition became critical five weeks ago and the immediate cause of death was pneumonia.
          Mrs. Headlee was born in Butler County, Ohio, May 13, 1859, the daughter of  David and Sarah Kemple.
          Her marriage to Mr. Headlee took place February 22, 1877, and to this union fourteen children were born, eleven of whom survive.  They are  Mrs. Grant Morris, Muncie;  Vera Headlee, Indianapolis;  Orville Headlee, Adams;  Roscoe Headlee, Greenfield;  Sylvia Headlee and  Mrs. Frank McColley, of Rush County;  Mrs. Scott Fair, near Fountaintown;  Mrs. Blanche Baker, Blue Ridge;  Mrs. Ray Banker, Blue Ridge;  Mrs.Walter Sutherland  and  Mrs. James Hurst, of this city.
          Other survivors are thirty-six grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
          Mrs. Headlee attended the Christian Union church at Blue Ridge and funeral services will be held there Thursday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. T.W. Stofer, pastor of the local Nazarene church, and Rev. James Jenkins, pastor of the Blue Ridge church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Blue Ridge cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.  Friends may call at the late home at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, August 24, 1936
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FORMER  LOCAL  MAN  IS  DEAD
Ariel C. Headlee, 49, Dies at City Hospital in Indianapolis
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          Ariel C. Headlee, 49, of Indianapolis and former local resident, died at the City Hospital in Indianapolis at 1:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon as the result of heat prostration he suffered Saturday while enroute home from New Palestine.
          The deceased was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Headlee  of Blue Ridge and was born in Shelby county January 4, 1887.  Formerly he was engaged in business in Shelbyville and later was a stock buyer and a farmer.  He was educated in the county schools.
          His marriage to  Laura Carwein  took place February 22, 1905.  At the time of his death he was employed by his brother, Vern Headlee, a building contractor in Indianapolis.
          Surviving are the widow, two children, Lowell Headlee, of Shelby county, Mrs. Melvin Hill  of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Headlee; five brothers, Vern, of Indianapolis, Orville  of Adams, Roscoe  of Shelbyville, Sylvia  and  Harry  of Indianapolis; six sisters, Mrs. Grant Morris  of Muncie, Mrs. Scott Fair  of Fountaintown, Mrs. Julia Sutherland,  Mrs. James Hurst,  Mrs. Ray Banker, all of this city, and  Mrs. Blanche Baker  of Blue Ridge.
          The body was taken to the home of the son, Lowell Headlee, on the Thompson road, southeast of Shelbyville, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.  The funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Blue Ridge C.U. Church with the Rev. O. J. McMullen, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Loren Murphy.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Darlene Headlee Collins


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, June 13, 1912
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Small Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Headlee Dead
After Hours of Terrible Suffering.
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MARY  M. HEADLEE.
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          Mary M. Headlee, twenty-three months old, died suddenly at the home of her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Headlee, in Orange township, Rush county, at five o'clock this morning, of a complication of pneumonia and spinal meningitis.   The end came after twenty-four hours of most intense suffering, as the child was continuously in convulsions, the case being a baffling one to the family physician. The infant is survived by two sisters and two brothers  Irene,  Inez,  Herbert and  Marshall.  The funeral services will be held at the house Saturday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. J. A. Jonas officiating, and the interment will be made in the Manilla cemtery[sic] in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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