Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
March 2, 2004
James Floyd Isley, 65, Fayetteville, NC, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004.
Born April 18, 1938, in Shelby County, s/o  William Floyd  and  Mary Irene (Bruner) Isley.  Married  Hatsuko Isley  and she survives.
Other survivors include one son, Steven Isley  of Balch Springs, Texas; two daughters, Eiko Korner of Odessa, Texas and  Rosa Suprenat  of Sturbridge, Mass.; one sister,  Josephine Fogle  of Greensburg; two brothers, Delbert Isley  and  Jack Isley, both of Shelbyville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Former Shelbyville resident.
Special Forces 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army for 30 years, retiring as sergeant major.
Masonic Lodge No. 218, in Waldron; and Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rites.
Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, in Spring Lake, N.C., with military rites conducted.
Cape Fear Crematory, in Fayetteville.
Memorial contributions American Cancer Society.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 16, 2001
Allen Isley, 78, a lifetime resident of Shelby County, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, Shelbyville.
Born Oct. 27, 1922, in Shelby County, s/o  Joseph C.  and  Esta P. (Ropp) Isley.  Married Virginia Kuhn on Dec. 26, 1943.
Other survivors include three daughters, Jo Ann Leising  of Rushville, Betty Jo Cecil  and  Diana Lemmons, both of Shelbyville; three sisters, Mabel Cochran,  Sarah Emerick  and  Irene Stafford, all of Shelbyville; one brother, John Isley  of Winter Haven, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Self-employed farmer, retiring in 1995.
Member of Waldron Masonic Lodge 217, a 4-H leader for several years, and former member of the Shelby County Fair Board and the Shelby Eastern Schools Board.  Member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robb Barlow officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church building fund, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176, or in care of Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, November 26, 1997
Raymond H. Isley, 70, Shelbyville, died Tuesday.
Born on May 21, 1927, in Shelby County, s/o  Webb and Jessie (Crafton) Isley.  Nov. 4, 1949, married  Evelyn (Williams) Isley, who survives.
Salesman for 20 years at Cisco Co., Indianapolis, before retiring in 1989.  Lifelong resident of Shelby County.
Member of Farmers Lodge No.  147 F&AM.
Survivors include his wife, Shelbyville; two sons, Laury Joe Isley  and  Gary Ray Isley, both of Shelbyville; a sister, Janice Knoop, Fountaintown; a brother, Randy Isley, Plainfield; and seven grandchildren.  Preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Steve Brackney officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Masonic graveside services Farmers Lodge No.  147.
Memorial contributions Hospice of Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, August 31, 1968
Rites  Set  For  Bessie  Isley
Mrs. Bessie Marie Isley, 63, Camby, Morgan County, Indiana, died Saturday, August 31, 1968.
Former Shelby County resident; moved to Camby six years ago.
Born in Shelby County December 5, 1904, d/o  Willis  and  Bertha Jackson Patterson.
Married  Roy Hatton  in 1929; he died in 1942.
Married  Webb Isley  in January 1944, he survives.
Other survivors:  sons  Randall Isley, Camby,  and  Duane Hatton, Shelbyville;  daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Janice) Knopp,  Wanamaker;  three stepsons, Carl C. Isley, Columbus,  Rev. Marvin Isley, Fort Wayne,  Raymond Isley, Shelbyville;  stepdaughter, Mrs. Gayle (Lucile) Barlow, Addison Township;  18 grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren;  sisters,  Mrs. Kate McClain  and  Mrs. Alma Snapp, Marietta,  Mrs. Theresa Harding, Shelbyville;  one brother,  Fletcher Patterson,  Jamestown.
One sister preceded in death.
Member of Friendswood Baptist Church in Camby.
Ewing Mortuary with Rev. Ralph Wade officiating.
Burial:  Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Noble Township.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, April 22, 1949
Rites for Cortes Isley To
Be at St. George Church
          Word has been received here of the death Wednesday of  Cortes Isley,  65, former resident of Shelby county.  Mr. Isley, whose home was at Harshaw, Wis., died at a hospital in Tomahawk, Wis., after suffering a stroke of apoplexy on April 13.  The son of  Lewis M. and  Mary J. Much Isley,  he was born in Jackson township on April 19, 1884, but had resided in Wisconsin since 1919.
          On August 9, 1905, he was married to  Meca Heck  whose death occurred in 1920.  Two children born to this union survive,   Dale Isley,  of Rhinelander, Wis., and  Mrs. Helen Black  of Harshaw.
          HE  LATER  was married to  Nona Starks  who survives with the children and two sisters and five brothers.  The latter are  Mrs. Joe Glackman  of St. Paul;  Mrs. Etoile Reed  of Scottsburg;  Joseph C. Isley  of near this city;  Webb  of Boggstown;  Plato and  Frank  of Flat Rock and  Rush  of Hartsville.  Ten grandchildren also survive.  A sister,  Mrs. Grace Webester [Webster?],  died on March 9 of this year and a brother,  Carl,  also preceded in death.
          Funeral services will be held at the St. George Lutheran Church Monday at 2:00 p.m.  Friends may call at the Gosney funeral home in Edinburg after noon Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
February 7, 1945
End Come for Mrs. Isley Tuesday P.M.
          A heart attack caused the sudden death yesterday afternoon of Mrs. Henrietta Isley, age 76.  She had been in failing health for some time, but until a few weeks ago had been employed at Camp Atterbury.  Death occurred at 4:40 o'clock at the residence at 529 Fourth St.
          Mrs. Isley was born in Shelby county, a daughter of Henry and Nancy (Scott) Coffman, January 26, 1869.  She was first married to William W. Moore, who died in 1913.  In 1917, she was married to Ira Isley, who died in 1930.  Mrs. Isley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Ewing mortuary Thursday at 2:00 o'clock in charge of Dr. C. A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and burial will be in Forrest[sic] Hill cemetery.
          Friends may call after 5:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Submitted by Janet Franklin

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, June 29, 1931
Lifelong Resident of Community
Passed Away at Age of Seventy Years.
          Emanuel Webster Isley,  resident of the St. Paul community his entire life and well known throughout the section, died at noon Sunday at the home of his sister,  Mrs. Mahala McAhren,  in Rush county, east of St. Paul several miles.  He was seventy years old and had been ill some weeks of a complicaiton of diseases.
          Farming had been the vocation followed by Mr. McAhren [Isley - ? -pmf] throughout his career.  He was the son of the late  Samuel and Elizabeth Isley  and was born at St. Paul Oct. 1, 1861.  Mr. Isley was esteemed and admired by many friends in the community and his death is mourned by all these acquaintances.
          Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Tuesday morning at the Vienna church.  The Rev. Mr. Hunt will be in charge and burial will be in the church cemetery.  Flynn A. Gosney,  undertakers at Edinburg, are in charge of the arrangements.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday December 11, 1912
Page 1 column 4
Miss Merty Isley Dead At The Home
Of Her Parents In Noble Township
          Miss Merty Isley, aged twenty-five years and three days, died at the home of her father, Louis Isley, in Noble township, two and a half miles southwest of St. Paul, at five-twenty o’clock this morning, following a long illness.
          Pneumonia was the direct cause of her death, but she had been in failing health for several months, having been under the care of a physician all summer.
          Miss Isley was a popular girl and she had many friends in the southern part of the county who will be grieved over her untimely death.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill M. E. church near her home, and was an active worker in the departments of the church.
          She is survived by her parents, a brother Floyd, and a sister, Miss Cecil.
          The funeral will be held at the church Friday morning at ten thirty o’clock, the Rev. Tilden Lewis officiating, and the interment will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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