Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
December 20, 2008
William A. Heck, 91, of Indianapolis died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield.
Born June 27, 1917, in Indianapolis, to  William M. and  Grace (Salig) Heck.
Married  Edna Johnson  on July 10, 1943; she preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 2000.
Survivors include his sons, Michael Hecker (wife, Cyndy) of Morristown and  Richard Heck  of Indianapolis; brother,  Charles Heck  of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; a daughter,  Pattie Brittain;  a sister,  Louise Abrams;  and two grandchildren.
Resided in Indianapolis most of his life.
Retired from John J. Madden Furniture Upholstery Co. in 1976.  Also worked with Warren Township School Corp.; 40 years as custodian with the Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis and Bethany Christian Church in Beech Grove.
Boy Scout leader.
Member of Morristown Christian Church and taught Sunday school for several years.
Avid sports fan, loved baseball and played catcher for the minor leagues in the 1930s.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.
Interment:  Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
August 16, 2006
Irene L. Heck, 84, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Major Hospital.
Born Dec. 25, 1921, in Decatur County, to  Oscar C. Cruser and Bertha (Thomas) Owens Cruser.
Married  Herbert Lowell Heck  on June 29, 1940;  he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1964.
Survivors include three sons,  Larry Heck (wife, Phyllis),  Daniel Heck (wife, Nancy) and  Billy Heck,  all of Shelbyville; one daughter,  Terri Law (husband, Darrell)  of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; one son,  Edward Lowell Heck;  three brothers,  Ira Cruser,  Lewis Cruser  and  Oscar Cruser Jr.; two sisters,  Florence (Cruser) Keihn  and  Elizabeth (Cruser) Glover;  and one half brother,  Pvt. Curtis R. Cruser.
Lived in Shelbyville for 57 years.  Previously lived in Greensburg 18 years.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Rev. Bill Flanigan Jr. officiating.
Burial:  Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, June 9, 2005
Joann Heck, 69, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, June 5, 2005.
Born Aug. 9, 1935, Shelbyville, d/o  Leland and  Helen (Williams) Fair.
Married  Richard B. Heck  on Aug. 16, 1953;  he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2004.
Survivors:  son, Richard Heck (wife, Vicky), Shelbyville;  daughter, Debbie Gaudin  (husband, Rick) of Shelbyville; sister, Janet Treon  (husband, Kenneth) of Shelbyville; two brothers, Dale Fair  (wife, Elaine) and  Paul Fair (wife, Sandy) both of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Linda Stewart  of Shelbyville; and six grandchildren, Chad Slaven, 
Christopher Heck,  Stephen Heck,  Gina Newman,  Matthew Gaudin  and  Adam Gaudin
Preceded in death by one brother, Larry Fair.
Kindergarten teacher's aid at Coulston School, for 27 years.
51-year member of First Baptist Church, where she was a deaconess and taught the Beginners Class for 25 years.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St.;  First Baptist Church, 27 W. Broadway St., Pastor Bob
Weeks officiating.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery, in Shelby County.
Contributions:  First Baptist Church, 27 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Richard B. Heck, 71, of Shelbyville, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at his home.
Born Dec. 24, 1933, Mount Auburn, s/o  Bryan and  Veva (Arbuckle) Heck.
Married  Joann Fair  on Aug. 16, 1953; she survives.
Other survivors: son, Richard Heck (wife, Vicky) of Shelbyville; one daughter, Debbie Gaudin (husband, Rick) of Shelbyville; two brothers, Ralph Heck of Massachusetts and  Bill Heck  of Franklin; two sisters, Maxine Schlichter  of Fort Wayne and  Carolyn Scheidl  of Ohio; and six grandchildren,  Chad Slaven,  Christopher Heck,  Stephen Heck,  Gina Newman,  Matthew Gaudin  and  Adam Gaudin. Preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Heck, and one brother, Tom Heck.
Supervisor at KCL Corp. for 45 years, retiring in 1998.
Member of Eagles Lodge No. 766 and Moose Lodge No. 17 of Indianapolis.
Attended First Baptist Church.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., with the Rev. Dan McCollough officiating.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery.
Donations:  Shelby County Cancer Association, First Baptist Church or Hospice of Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, August 15, 1980
Robert D. Heck,  48, Shelbyville, died Friday, August 15, 1980, Major Hospital.
Born June 26, 1932, New Castle, s/o  Russell  and  Mabel Heck.
Married  Wanda Farthing  on July 16, 1962;  she survives.
Also surviving:  children,  Gary Wayne Howery,  Glenwood,  Robin Dale,  Theresa Ann  and  Rebecca Lynn Heck,  all at home; three brothers and sisters,  William C. Heck,  Mrs. Dianne Davis  and  Mrs. Helen Logan,  all of New Castle.
One brother preceded in death.
Former employee Shelby Dealers Supply.
Main & Frame Mortuary, New Castle with Rev. Forrest Tyler officiating.
Burial:  South Mound Cemetery, New Castle.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Kokomo  Tribune
June 17, 1975
Page 5
Richard R. Heck
          Morristown----- Richard R. Heck,  71, Morristown, R.R.1, died at 8 a.m. Monday in Conover Rest Home here.  He had been ill for several years.  Born Oct. 1, 1903, in Morristown, he was the son of  Raymond and  Nellie (Handy) Heck.  He was married in December 1926 to  Mildred Linbelle,  who survives.  He was a retired interior decorator.  Surviving with the widow are three sons,  Robert and Ray Heck,  both of Morristown, and  William Heck  of Kokomo; four daughters,  Mrs. Paul (Betty) Borton  of Morristown,  Mrs. June Ryan  of Indianapolis,  Mrs. Phillip (Peggy) Ross  of Wanamaker and  Mrs. Rondy (Pamela) Thomas  of Shelbyville R.R.1; two brothers; three sisters; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  He was a member of Morristown United Methodist Church, where services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Morristown.  Friends may call at Hauk-Spencer Mortuary, Morristown.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  News
Sat. Nov. 26, 1966
Rites Held For Harley A. Heck
          Services were held this morning at the Houser Funeral Service in Jefferson City, Mo., for Harley A. Heck, 66, of Lompoc, Calif., formerly of Shelbyville. Burial was in Jefferson City. Mr. Heck died Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital. He had been employed with the federal civil service as an electrician at Vandenburg Air Force Base, Calif. He served with the U.S. Navy in World Wars I and II and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
          Born in Shelbyville on March 8, 1900, he was the son of James and Amelia L. Heck. He married Margaret Mudd of Jefferson City and she survives with two daughters, Mrs. Kent D. Kuster and Mrs. John Hockett, both of Lompoc, and one granddaughter.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, March 14, 1963
Miss Ida May Heck, 90, Waldron, a retired school teacher, Shelby County, died at 9:00p.m. Thursday, Waldron nursing home.  Miss Heck suffered a heart condition and had been seriously ill one day.
Born in Liberty Township on October 18, 1872, d/o  Jasper N. and Lavina (Mitchell) Heck.
Survivors include three nieces, Mrs. Mable Thornburg,  Mrs. Lois Keeling  and  Mrs. Eunice McKay, all of Shelby County, and several grandnieces and grandnephews.  Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Member of the Waldron Methodist Church, Woman's Society of Christian Service and the last member of the Dorcas Class of the Waldron Church.
Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul, Rev. John Headley officiating.  Burial will be in Vienna cemetery.
Submitted by  Don T. Mitchell
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 8, 1953
          Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. for  Mrs. Amelia Louise Heck,  72, who was found dead at her home, 463 W. Hendricks St., Thursday.
          THE  RITES  will be held at the Murphy Morthuary with Dr. H. R. Page officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends will call at the mortuary.
          Mrs. Heck, a member of the First Methodist Church, was born in Shelby county on August 14, 1880, the daughter of  William and  Elizabeth Collins.  On December 2, 1895, she was married to  James Heck  whose death occurred February 14, 1952.  She is survived by three children,  Harley Heck,  serving with the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor;  Thomas Heck  of this city and  Mrs. Emmett Baxter  of Dayton, O.  Also surviving are four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, February 7, 1953
          Mrs. Amelia Louise Heck,  about 70, widow of  James Heck,  was found dead at her home, 463 W. Hendricks St., shortly before noon today.  Mrs. Heck had been undergoing treatment for a heart ailment for several months and Dr. Roger F. Whitcomb, county coroner, stated that death attributed to a heart attack, apparently had occurred about midnight.
          MRS.  HECK  is survived by three children,  Thomas Heck  of Franklin St.,  Mrs. Emmett Baxter  of Dayton, O.,  and  Harley Heck  serving with the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor.
          Further details and funeral arrangements will be announced from the Murphy Morthuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday July 7, 1945
Page 1 column 2
Funeral for County Native Will Be Today
          Mrs. Millie Handy Heck, age sixty-one, widow of  Ray Heck, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clancy Fox, in New Palestine Thursday afternoon at 5:25 o’clock of a complication of diseases.
          Mrs. Heck was a member of the Morristown Methodist church.  She was born in Hanover township on March 5, 1884, the daughter of John and Ida Wolf Handy.  Her marriage to Mr. Heck took place October 11, 1902.  Nine children were born to the union and seven survive.  With Mrs. Fox at whose home she died, they are Richard and Herbert Heck, of Morristown; Staff Sergeant Earl Heck, serving in Italy; ART3/c Robert Heck, stationed at Charleston, West Virginia with the navy;  Mrs. Helen Bennett, of this city; and  Mrs. Gloria Anna Totten, of Fairland.
          Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Edna Heck and  Mrs. Ruth Ruhl of Rushville; Mrs. Jessie Vanscyoc, of Morristown, and Mrs. Retta Schlender, of Indianapolis, and one brother  Fred Handy  of North Vernon.
          Funeral services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at the L.V. Hauk funeral home in Morristown with Rev. Floyd Cook officiating. Burial will be made in Asbury Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Friday June 20, 1941
Page 1 column 3
Two Weeks’ Illness Ends in Death for 
Mrs. Adeline Heck, Morristown
          Mrs. Adeline Heck, 80, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Hilt, in Morristown, last night at 8:30 o’clock.  She had been in failing health for the past two years and had been seriously ill for the past ten days.  A heart ailment was the cause of death.
          A resident of Shelby county all her life, Mrs. Heck was born January 2, 1861, a daughter of  William  and  Roena (Rice) Hill.
          She was united in marriage in 1880 to  John Heck  who died in 1922. To this union, ten children were born, four of whom survive.
          Surviving are  George Heck, of Morristown, Clint Heck, of Shelbyville, Claude, of Indianapolis, and the daughter, Mrs. Hilt, at whose home Mrs. Heck died. In addition there are twenty three grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She was the last of her family, a twin sister, Mrs. Ann Colclazier having died five years ago.
          Funeral announcements will be announced later by D. E. Carmony, Manilla funeral director.

Saturday June 21, 1941
Page 6   Column 6
Rites For Adeline Heck Set For 2 O’clock Sunday
          Funeral services for  Mrs. Adeline Heck, who died at Morristown Thursday night at 8:30 o’clock, will be held at 2:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Morristown church, with the Rev. K. D. Vandeventer officiating.  Interment will take place in the Asbury cemetery in charge of  D. E. Carmony, funeral director.  Friends may call at any time up until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday June 21, 1910
Page 3   Column 4
          John Heck, aged about seventy-eight years, a well-to-do farmer of German township, Bartholomew county, died of dropsy at his home east of Edinburg Saturday night.  The funeral occurred this morning.  The body was laid to rest in the St. George Cemetery.  His aged wife preceded him to the grave but a few months.  There were no children born to the couple.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, October 6, 1899
Volume XL, Number 13
Page 1, column 3
          Inez,  the daughter of  Isaac Heck and wife  of Shelbyville, died Sunday, age twelve years.
Notes:  Edna Inez Heck.  Date of birth:  31 May 1887.  Date of death:  1 Oct 1899 – Shelby Co Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, October 27, 1893
Volume XXXIV, Number 16
Page 1, column 4
          Mrs. Fred Heck  died Monday morning at her home in Boggstown of consumption.  The body was taken to Shelbyville for burial.
Note:  Date of death: 23 Oct 1893 – Boggstown, Shelby Co Indiana
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 16, 1891
Page 3,   Column 2
          Elijah S. Heck died of pneumonia at DeWitt, Nebraska, on the 29th of March.  He was a son of  Jacob Heck, formerly of this county.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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