Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Johnson


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, May 1, 2010
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Nedra J. Johnson, 89, Shelbyville died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Ashford Place Health Campus, Shelbyville.
Born Dec. 7, 1920, Shelby County, to  Russell and  Blanche (Ferris) Morrison.
Married  Edison L. Johnson  on April 28, 1938; he preceded her in death on March 22, 1986.
Survivors:  daughters, Toni Wills (husband, David) of Florida and  Tina Wells (husband, Mike) of Fairland; sisters,  Anita Navert (husband, Dallas) of Greenwood,  Karen Alexander (husband, Dwain) of Shelbyville,  Sarah Stoops (husband, Carl) of St. Paul and  Candice Morrison of Indianapolis; grandchildren,  Dee Wills,  Christine Wills,  Michelle Wells,  Melanie Wahl (husband, Brian),  Melissa Allen (husband, David) and  Bret Wells (wife, Megan); and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents and a son, Gayle Johnson.
Retired from Western Electric Co. in 1976.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1937.
Member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St., with the Revs. Tom Strong and Ron Robinson officiating.
Burial:  Boggstown Cemetery, Boggstown.
Contributions:  Fairland Volunteer Fire Department, Hospice of Shelby County or Pleasant View Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday December 20, 1990
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Hubert J. Johnson, 82, Morristown, died Wednesday, Shelbyville.
Employee of Central Motors Auto Parts for 35 years, retired in 1974.  Member of the Morristown Christian Church, Morristown Masonic Lodge, York Rite and Murat Shrine.
S/o Usal J. and Ada (Spurier) Johnson, he was born March 19, 1908, in Shelby County.  Married in 1934 to Pauline Shank, who preceded him in death in 1985.
Surviving are sons, Ronald Johnson, Georgia;  Roger Johnson, Michigan, and  Duane Johnson, Morristown; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Frazier Funeral Home with the Rev. Stan Icenogle officiating. Burial in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Morristown Christian Church.
Contributed by Barb Huff for
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday September 16, 1985
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Pauline D. Johnson, 72, Morristown, died at 4:23 p.m. Sunday.
Born in Fountaintown on August 10, 1913, d/o  William and Cora (Keaton) Shank.  On May 29, 1934, she married  Hubert G. Johnson, who survives.
Owner and operator of the Johnson Gift Shop, Morrisotwn; member of the Morristown Christian Church and Say-go and Pollyanna clubs, Order of Eastern Star.
Other survivors are three sons,  Ronald L. Johnson, Dalton, Georgia;  Robert D. Johnson, Morristown, and  Roger W. Johnson, Lavonia, Michigan, and six grandchildren.
Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Frazier Funeral Home, Morristown, with Stan Icenolge officiating.  Burial in Hanover cemetery.  Contributions to Shelby County Heart Fund.
Contributed by Barb Huff for
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday January 11, 1956
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS.  JOHNSON
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Lifelong County Woman Dies in Greensburg
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Mrs. Gertrude Johnson, 85, lifelong resident of Shelby county and last of a family of seven children, died at Greensburg Tuesday; ill for six weeks.
Home was on the Boggstown road, was born near Prescott on October 11, 1870, d/o  George  and  Susan (McClure) Nugent.  She was married to  Otus Johnson  August 26, 1888; his death occurred June 5, 1948.  Surviving are a son,  Clifford Johnson  of the Boggstown road; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church.  Rev. Creed Hampton, pastor of the church will officiate in the Sleeth Funeral Home.  Burial Lewis Creek Church cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Linda Nugent Fuller*
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday June 10, 1948
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RETIRED  FARMER  DIES  AT  HOME
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Rites for Otus Johnson Will Be Held Monday
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          Otus Johnson, 81-year-old retired farmer and last of a family of 11 children, died at his home on South State Road 9 near the Shelby township school at 1:30 o’clock this morning. Although he had been in ill health for six months his death was unexpected and sudden.
          Mr. Johnson was a lifelong resident of Shelby county and Shelbyville. He was born in Washington township on May 14, 1867, the son of  Isaac and Julia Johnson.  On August 26, 1882, he was married to  Gertrude Nugent  who survives with a son,  Clifford Johnson  of the Boggstown Road.  Also surviving are three grandchildren,  Rose Ann Johnson,  Mrs. Robert [Mary Alice] Eckstein and  Mrs. Maurice [Lois] Snyder  all of Shelby county and three great-grandchildren.
          Mr. Johnson was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist church where funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. W.H. Clarke officiating. Burial, in charge of the Sleeth Funeral Home, will be made in the church cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, May 4, 1931
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DIED  THIS  MORNING
AT  MAJOR  HOSPITAL
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Mrs. Emma Johnson Succumbs to
Complications Following
Paralytic Stroke.
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          Mrs. Emma Johnson,  wife of  Charles W. Johnson  and one of the most widely known residents of the Fairland community, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at the W. S. Major hospital from a complication of diseases that followed a stroke of paralysis three weeks ago.  Mrs. Johnson was brought to the hospital from her home, one-half mile south of Fairland, and her condition had been critical for several days.
          Funeral services are to be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the home of her niece,  Mrs. Elizabeth Young,  45 west Franklin street, with the Rev. Paul E. Million, pastor of the First Christian church in this city, officiating.  Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery with  Mrs. Mary M. Tindall, funeral director, in charge.  Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Young from seven until nine o'clock Tuesday evening and from ten o'clock Wednesday morning until the hour of the funeral services.
          Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of  William and  Mary Montgomery,  and was born Feb. 15, 1859, being at the time of death, seventy-two years, two months and nineteen days old.  For many years, she had been a member of the First Christian church in this city and she had also been active in affairs of the church organizations.
          She is survived by the husband, one sister,  Mrs. George Jordan,  of San Diego, Cal., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, May 7, 1909
Page 4, column 4
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DEATHS -- FUNERALS
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          Greenup H. Johnson  died at his home in Shelby township at six o'clock Thursday evening, May 6th, aged fifty-five years, after an illness covering several weeks.  The cause of his death was gastritis.  He leaves a wife,  Mrs. Hester Johnson,  five sons, O. E., of Alexandria,  John E.,  Thomas B.,  Edward O.  and  Arthur,  of this city, and two daughters,  Edith L.  and  Sarah H.  The deceased also leaves two brothers,  James  and  John,  and one sister,  Mrs. Mary Kincade.  Mr. Johnson was a farmer by occupation and was well known and highly esteemed by the community in which he resided.  Funeral services will be held at the Winchester M.E. church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 9th, the Rev. S. D. Hawkins officiating.  The interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Kathleen Rizer*


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
May 1, 1907
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AGED  PIONEER  DIED  TODAY
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Henry  Ester  Dead.
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          John U. Johnson, of Morristown, a pioneer resident of Shelby county, died this morning at half past five, death being due to a stroke of paralysis.  Mr. Johnson was aged eighty-six years and six months.  He is survived by two sons,  Burnett Johnson  and  Uda Johnson,  both residing at Morristown.  He was also a brother of Mrs. Belinda Adams, of this city.
          The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at ten o'clock at Morristown.  Interment will be in the Hanover cemetery.  For many years Mr. Johnson has been a conspicuous figure in the life of Morristown and vicinity.  He was one of the members of the famous bank of Old Missouri Harmony Singers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
May 6, 1907
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Mrs. Johnson  Dead.
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          Mrs. Julia Ann [Copeland] Johnson  died at the residence of her son,  William Johnson, of Washington township at 12 o'clock Saturday niht, May 4, at the age of eighty-one years, two months and thirteen days.  She was the widow of the late  Isaac Johnson  who died in 1898.  She leaves seven children, four daughters and three sons -- Mary Johnson, of Indianapolis;  Emma DobbinsAmanda Jones,  Edna Collins,  Shelby Johnson, of Kansas,  William  and  Otis, of this county.  Funeral services will be held in the Lewis Creek Baptist church, of which she has been a member for over fifty years, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, the Rev. Mr. Coulter officiating.  Interment in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery beside her late husband.  Cortege will leave the house at 12:30 in charge [cannot read].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 12, 1901
Page 1 column 4
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SUDDEN  DEATH
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At The Insane Hospital
George Johnson of
Washington Township
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          George Johnson, of Washington township, died very suddenly at the Central Insane Hospital at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Mr. Johnson was declared insane about a month ago and sent to the Asylum.  He was an old resident of Washington township.  His wife whose maiden name was [Hester] Chandler died a few years ago.  No children were born to them.  About a week ago friends of his visited him at the Asylum and he was getting along nicely, the Superintendent of the Asylum stating that he would be sent home on the 15th of this month, fully restored to health and reason.  He ate a hearty dinner Tuesday and in twenty minutes after was dead.  His death was caused by heart trouble, of which symptoms developed during his sickness a month or so ago, but the trouble passed off and it was not thought to be serious at the time.  Mr. Johnson was a good neighbor, respected by all who knew him.  He was quiet, unobtrusive and will be much missed in the community where he resided.  Since the death of his wife he has resided with an adopted daughter, now married, whom he raised.  The remains were brought here at noon today and taken to his late home in Washington township by funeral director M. G. Tindall.  The time and place of the funeral will be announced in tomorrow’s Democrat.
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Winchester Cemetery
George W. Johnson
January 14, 1835 – December 10, 1901
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Shelby County Marriages
George W. Johnson & Hester Chandler
March 26, 1857
Book 7 page 106
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for T. Cook*


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 29, 1900
Page 5 column 1
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          Mrs. Hester Johnson, wife of  George Johnson, died at their residence in Washington township at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, of la grippe and pneumonia, aged sixty-one years, nine months and twenty-two days.  Funeral services were held at the Winchester M.E. church at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, of which she has been a member for over thirty-five years, Rev. S. D. Hawkins officiating.  Cortege will leave the house at ten a.m. Interment in the Winchester cemetery.  Remains and cortege in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
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Winchester Cemetery
Esther Johnson
May 30, 1840 – March 22, 1900
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for T. Cook*


The  Hope  Star
1 May, 1900
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          JOHNSON.  Son of  Will  of near Lewiscreek, Shelby Co., died Sunday.  Funeral service was at Lewis Creek Weslyn Tuesday with burial at Norristown.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
December 8, 1892
Page 3
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          Mrs. Martha Johnston  died at her home near Boggstown at 1:30 p.m.  [the article continues]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Monday, July 11, 1887
page 2, column 3
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          Eli Johnson, of Sugar Creek township, died yesterday morning at 4 o'clock, aged seventy-five years leaving a wife and five children.  He was a member of Shelby Lodge F. & A.M. and they will officiate at the funeral which will take place at his late residence tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock.  Cummins & Edwards funeral directors.  [Buried Boggstown Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Volunteer.
Shelbyville, Ind.
February 5, 1863
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DIED.
          At the residence of  James Lindsey,  in this city, on the 26th of January, ult.,  Mrs. Polly Johnson,  aged 76 y's.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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