Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 23, 2007
          Mary Katheryn Herthel,  102, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin.  Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Chapels is handling the arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to West Street United Methodist Church, 629 S. West St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
[See Thursday's paper for a full obituary - pmf.]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper
Monday, January 12, 1931
Mrs. Samuel Herthel of
31 East South St,
Dies after Short Illness
Funeral At Home Here
          Mrs. Catherine E. Herthel, widow of  Samuel Herthel,  died at 7 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. John Bass, in Union township.  Death was caused from a complication of diseases and followed a short illness.  Her health had not been good for several years but she had only been seriously ill for the past few days.
          The deceased was widely known in this city and county.  She was born in Marion township January 3, 1851, being eighty years old at the time of death.  Her parents were  Peter and  Mary Yarling, natives of Germany, who came to the United States in 1829 and settled in Shelby County in 1836.  Mrs. Herthel was the youngest of nine children, only one of whom survives.  She was married on November 18, 1874 to Samuel Herthel whose death occurred in January 1917.  Four children were born to this union, three of whom survive.
          Mrs. Herthel was a devoted and faithful member of the First Methodist Episcopal church.  She resided in Marion township until about twenty years ago when she and her husband moved to Shelbyville.
          Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Bass, of Union township; two sons  Henry Herthel, of Morristown and  Harry Herthel, of Marion township, and one brother  Michael Yarling, of this city.  A daughter,  May Herthel, died a number of years ago.  Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.  There are a number of nieces and nephews surviving.
          The body was brought this afternoon to the late home, 31 East South street, in this city.  Funeral  services will be conducted there at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Dr. L. T. Freeland, pastor of the M. E. church,  officiating.  Burial will be in the family lot at Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth.  Friends may call at the home at any time.
Contributed by Janet Franklin

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