Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Howard


The  Shelbyville  News
October 1, 2001
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Marie Ann Howard, 83, of Franklin, mother of a Fairland man, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.
Born Aug. 21, 1918, in Madison, d/o  John and Magdalena (Jacobs) Voelker.  Married  Robert Howard  on April 6, 1940.  He survives.
Other survivors include one son,  Stephan Robert Howard  of Fairland; four daughters,  Sharon Kay Leahy  of Huntersville, N.C.,  Paula May  of Anderson,  Pamela Ann Gibson  of Franklin and  Kristina Marie McCune  of Indianapolis; two sisters,  Cecilia Alice Mohr  of Greenfield and  Barbara Jean Powell  of McAllen, Texas; eight grandchildren,  David Leahy,  Megan May Philip,  Brian Leahy,  Lynsie May,  Cortney Gibson,  Tiffany Howard Beyer,  Luke Gibson  and  Dustin Howard.
Preceded in death by two brothers,  Nicholas W. Voelker  and  Robert Voelker; one sister,  Elenora C. Ross; and one granddaughter, Molly Kathleen Gibson.
Boggstown High School
Member of Grace Methodist Church and honorary lifetime member of Indiana Pinto Horse Association, Kappa Kappa Sigma, Saturday Afternoon Club and Garden Club.  Girl Scout leader.
Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. in Franklin, with the Rev. Mike Beck officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Osteoporosis Foundation Research Fund, 1232 22nd St. NW, Washington DC 20037, or Molly K. Gibson Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Johnson County Community Foundation, Post Office Box 217, Franklin, IN 46131.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Aug 11, 1970
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Miss Howard Dies at 85
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          Miss Ethel M. Howard, 85, R. R. 1, Waldron, died early today at the home of  Mrs. Fay Reed, Waldron, with whom he had made her home since October, 1969. She had not been seriously ill.
          Miss Howard was born Dec. 16, 1884 in Waldron, the daughter of Herbert M. and Ida (Stansifer) Howard. A brother and two sisters preceded in death. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Willard (Lorene) Jones, Greensburg, and several nieces and nephews.
          A lifelong resident of the Waldron community, Miss Howard was a member and very active in Waldron Baptist Church affiars [sic]. She taught the Anti-Can't Class of the church for many years and was a member of the church's missionary society.
          Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Waldron Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Hampton officiating. Burial will be in VanPelt Cemetery. Friends may call at the Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  It was Miss Howard's expressed wish that memorials be in the form of gifts to Shelby County Cancer Society.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 27, 1961
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. HOWARD
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Services Wednesday For Local Woman, 64
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Mrs. Eleanor Howard, 64, 138 West Hendricks Street, died Sunday.
Born in Pentwater, Michigan on February 9, 1897, d/o  Adolph and Amelia Wendelboe, and was married to  Loren Howard  on January 21, 1918.  He preceded in death August 7, 1952.  Surviving:  Mrs. John Mann  and  Mrs. William Becom  of this city, Dale Howard  of Wanamaker and  Don Howard  of Indianapolis.
Other survivors:  sister, Mrs. Lena Coatney  of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.  Two brothers, John  and  Henry Wendelboe  preceded in death. Employed at the William H. Block Co. store in Indianapolis.  Member of the West Street Methodist church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the American War Mothers.
Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery; Rev. Ronald E. Felty, officiate.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Dan Coatney
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Monday, June 29, 1959
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DEATH  CLAIMS  FARMER, 99
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Services Wednesday For Herbert Howard
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Herbert Manville Howard, lifelong resident of the Waldron community who would have been 100 years old July 15, died Monday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Willard Jones.  Had been staying with his daughter here for five weeks.  Retired farmer, lived for many years near the intersection of U.S. 421 and the Waldron Road.
He was the son of  James Manville and Harriett Orr Howard and was born in Waldron July 15, 1859.  January 24, 1884, married  Ida Stansifer, who preceded him in death March 25, 1926.
Five children, three of whom survive:  Mrs. Willard (Loraine) Jones, of Greensburg,  Thomas E. Howard, of Whitestown, and  Miss Ethel Howard, at home.  Daughters, Mrs. Hazel Roberts, passed away in Jan;  Mrs. Leota Barnes, died in 1945.  Other survivors:  four grandchildren, Mrs. Otto Enos and  James H. Jones, of Greensburg, Mrs. Otis Kuhn, of near Waldron, and  Mrs. Frank Pope, of New Jersey; four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Member of the Waldron Baptist church, in which he was quite active while his health permitted; Odd Fellows lodge at Waldron for 50 yrs; past president of the VanPelt Cemetery Assoc.
Rev. James H. Hunter, pastor of the Waldron Baptist church, officiating.  Burial VanPelt cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, August 7, 1952
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LON  HOWARD
DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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World War I Veteran, 55,
Succumbs To Heart Ailment
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Lon Howard, 55, veteran of World War I and former affiliate with the Howard Tin Shop here, died at the Veterans Hospital this morning.  Home was at 138 West Hendricks Street.
Born in this city on January 11, 1897; s/o  Lon  and  Luda (Hungate) Howard.  On January 29, 1918, he was married to  Eleanor Wendelboe  who survives.
Surviving:  mother, who resides here; four children, Mrs. John Mann,  Mrs. William Becom  and  Dale  and  Don Howard, all of this city; one brother, Richard Howard, Shelbyville, and four grandchildren.
Burial Forest Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Dan Coatney
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
(Shelbyville, IN)
Thursday, May 12, 1949
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"FORMER  COUNTY
RESIDENT  DIES
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"Rites For Edward Howard
To Be Conducted Friday
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          "After being in ill health for several years and in serious condition for the past four months, Edward S. Howard, 87, former Shelby county builder and contractor, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brooks, at Greensburg.
          "Mr. Howard was born in Liberty township on January 2, 1862, and until going to the daughter's home seven years ago had spent his entire life in and near Waldron.  He formerly was a partner in the Haymond and Howard contracting firm.  He was the son of  James and Harriett (Orr) Howard.
          "On September 3, 1891, he was married to  Iona V. Arnold  at Waldron and her death occurred in June, 1940.  Five children were born to the union and three survive, Mrs. Brooks at whose home he died; Mrs. Harriett Haymond  of Waldron and  Mrs. Howard Marlin of near Milroy.  Also surviving are one brother  Herbert Howard  of Waldron; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
          "Funeral services will be held at the Ewing mortuary Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Park T. Rushford officiating.  Burial will be in the Ogden cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 o'clock this evening."
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday May 19, 1949
Page 1 column 8
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FORMER COUNTY RESIDENT DIES
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Rites For Edward Howard To Be Conducted Friday
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(May 16)
          After being in ill health for several years and in a serious condition for the past four months, Edward S. Howard, 87, former Shelby county builder and contractor, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brooks, at Greensburg.
          Mr. Howard was born in Liberty township on January 2, 1862, and until going to the daughter's home seven months ago had spent his entire life in and near Waldron.  He formerly was a partner in the  Haymond and Howard  contracting firm.  He was the son of  James and Harriett (Orr) Howard.
          On September 30, 1891, he was married to  Iona V. Arnold  at Waldron and her death occurred in June, 1940.  Five children were born to the union and three survive, Mrs. Brooks at whose home he died;  Mrs. Harriett Haymond  of Waldron and  Mrs. Howard Marlin  of near Milroy.  Also surviving are one brother  Herbert Howard  of Waldron; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the Ewing Mortuary Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Park T. Rushford officiating.  Burial will be in the Ogden cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary until after 7:00 o'clock this evening.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday January 22, 1946
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ARNOLD HOWARD DIES IN SEATTLE
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Heart Attack Fatal To Former Resident
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          Word has been received here of the death of  Arnold (Chubby) Howard, age forty-six, former resident of Waldron and this city.  His death was caused by a heart attack and occurred in Seattle, Washington, where he has resided for the past two years.
          Mr. Howard was born in Waldron on April 29, 1899, the son of  Edward S. and Ione Arnold Howard.  He is survived by the father, who resides in Greensburg and three sisters,  Mrs. Omer Haymond, of Waldron;  Mrs. Russell Brooks, of Greensburg, and  Mrs. Howard Marlin, of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services were held in Seattle and the body was cremated.  It will be returned here for interment in the Vanpelt cemetery.  Graveside rites will be conducted with D.E. Carmony of St. Paul in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
(Shelbyville, IN)
Monday, June 17, 1940
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"MRS.  HOWARD  DIES  IN  WALDRON
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"Two Years of Illness Fatal; Husband and Four Children Survive
          "Following an illness of more than two years,  Mrs. Iona V. Howard, 68 years old, wife of  Edward S. Howard, died at 11:45 Sunday morning in her home in Waldron.
          "Mrs. Howard was born in Shelby county, April 9, 1872, a daughter of  John R. and Martha Ensminger Arnold.  She was married to Mr. Howard Sept. 29, 1891.  Of  five children born to them, four survive, with the husband.  They are Arnold J. Howard, of Waldron; Mrs. Russell Brooks, of Greensburg; Mrs. Omer H. Haymond, of Waldron, and  Mrs. Howard Marlin, of Detroit, Mich.
          "Also surviving are four grandchildren and two brothers, Clyde Arnold, of Bloomington, Ind., and  Ralph Arnold, of Martinsville.
          "Mrs. Howard was a member of the Waldron Baptist church.  She had spent her entire life in Shelby county.
          "The funeral service will be held at the late home at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and will be conducted by the Rev. D.P. Rowlette, pastor of the Waldron Baptist church.  Burial will be in the Van Pelt cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          "Friends may call any time after noon today at the late home."
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, March 26, 1926
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DEATH  OCCURRED  THURSDAY  NIGHT
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Mrs. Herbert Howard Succumbs From Paralysis
At Home Near Waldron
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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY
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          Mrs. Ida T. Howard, wife of  Herbert Howard, died at her home one mile north of Waldron, Thursday night at eleven o'clock.  Death followed a stroke of paralysis which she suffered two weeks ago.
          Mrs. Howard was born April 9, 1866, in Shelby county, near Waldron, and was the daughter of  Mr. and  Mrs. Thomas Stansifer, pioneer residents of this county.  She was fifty-nine years, eleven months and sixteen days.  On January 24, 1884, she was united in marriage with Herbert M. Howard, and to this union six children were born, five of whom survive.  They are Ethel May, at home; Mrs. Hazel Roberts and  Mrs. Lorene Jones, of Waldron;  Mrs. Leota Barnes, of Shelby county;  Thomas B. Howard, of Lebanon, and the aged mother, Mrs. Adeline Stansifer, of Waldron.  She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Charles Haymond and  Mrs. John Anderson, of Waldron, besides two grandchildren.  The deceased was a member of the Waldron Baptist church, where funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. C. B. Atkinson, pastor of the church officiating.  Burial will be made in the Ogden cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
(Shelbyville, IN)
Wednesday, June 24, 1925
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"DEATH  OCCURRED  ON  TUESDAY  EVENING
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          "Rosamond Howard, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Ed Howard, died at the home of her parents, in Waldron, at 9:45 o'clock Tuesday night after an illness of two weeks.  Death was caused from peritonitis.  Her condition had been critical for the past several days.
          "The deceased was very well known in the Waldron community, where she had resided.  She was born in Waldron in 1918.  She was very faithful in attending Sunday School at the Baptist church in Waldron.
          "Surviving are the parents, Mr. and  Mrs. Ed Howard; three sisters, Mrs. Russell Brooks, of Greensburg; Mrs. Omer Haymond,  Miss Lucille Howard, both of Waldron; one brother, Arnold J. Howard, of this city; and her grandmother, Mrs. Martha Arnold, of Bloomington.
          "Funeral services will be conducted at the Waldron Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with the Rev. C.B. Atkinson, pastor of the church, and the Rev. R.O. Pearson, pastor of the Waldron M.E. church officiating. Burial will be in the Ogden cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing."
(Ed. NOTE: Ogden Cemetery is presently called Van Pelt Cemetery.)
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday June 24, 1925
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HOWARD CHILD DIED AT HOME IN WALDRON
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          Rosamond Howard, youngest daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Ed Howard of Waldron, died Tuesday night at 9:45 o'clock, following an illness of fifteen days.  The child was seven years and six months of age.
          Besides the parents, she leaves three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Russell Brooks, of Greensburg; Mrs. Omer Haymond  and  Lucille Howard, of Waldron, and  Arnold Howard, of this city.  Also the grandmother, Mrs. Martha Arnold, of Bloomington.
          Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock at the Waldron Baptist church, the Rev. C.B. Atkinson and the Rev. R.O. Pearson officiating.  Burial will be made in Ogden cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie


The  Indiana  State  Journal
June 3, 1896
Page 5
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Other Deaths in the State.
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          RUSHVILLE, Ind., June 1. -- Mrs. Margaret Duncan,  wife of  Charles L. Howard,  of St. Paul, Shelby county, died yesterday at her father's home near Flamouth o wart disease, aged thirty-one.  She laves a two-year-old son.  She was a daughter of  James Duncan,  one of the influential farmers of the neighborhood.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday, July 21, 1881
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          Mrs. Aaron Howard,  who was nearly, if not quite ninety years old, was found dead in her bed the other morning.  The cause of the death is supposed to be a natural one -- old age.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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