Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 15, 1920
Had Been Ill For Two Weeks
-- Prominent Lodge Worker
of Shelbyville.
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
          Mrs. Theodocia Heustis,  wife of  Stephen H. Heustis,  well known druggist of this city, died at their home, 102 east Taylor street, this afternoon at 12:30 o'clock.  Mrs. Heustis had been critically ill for the past two weeks with diabetis and during the last few days no hope was held for her recovery.
          There are probably few women of this city who are better known than was Mrs. Heustis, who had been a continuous resident of Shelbyville for twenty-seven years.  She was born at Moores Hill, Ind., Dec. 9, 1864, the daughter of  Sydney and  Lucy A. Harding.  At her death she was aged 55 years, four months and four days.  Before coming to this city she was a resident of Lawrenceburg, Ind.  Her marriage to Mr. Heustis took place March 15, 1889, and their life together has been one of the most ideal ever noted; her death is a loss to Mr. Heustis which can never be reconciled.
          She was perhaps best known in lodge circles and was one of the leading workers in the several organizations with which she was affiliated.  She had always been a member of the First Baptist church in this city and was a very devout worker there.  She was also a member of the Rebekah, Eastern Star and Royal Neighbor lodges and the Woman's Relief Corps of this city and had held offices in these organizations.  Her kindness and smile was never missing and there are many who will grieve at her death.
          Surviving her are the husband, one brother,  B. A. Harding,  her nephew,  Myron Harding,  and niece,  Miss Ila Harding,  of this city.  The funeral and burial arrangements will be announced later by H. A. Hageman, of the Morris Sleeth undertaking establishment.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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