The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, December 19, 1960
Death Claims Mrs. Jonas, 65
Funeral Wednesday for Manilla Woman
Mrs. Mary E. Jonas, 65, died at a Rushville nursing home today.  Complications following a series of strokes.
Born in Manilla July 17, 1895, d/o  John C. and  Mahala W. Kuntz.
Married  Shirley Jonas  December 5, 1914.
Survivors:  husband, Manilla;  mother, Manilla;  brothers, Fred Kuntz, Blue Ridge,  Earl Kuntz, Shelbyville;  sisters, Mrs. Earl Theobald, Rays Crossing,  Mrs. Darley Wendling, Manilla;  several nieces and nephews.
Former member of First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville where she lived for 31 years.
Carmony Funeral Home, Manilla, Rev. C. D. Gadbow officiating.
Burial:  Manilla Cemetery [Rush County, Indiana].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Shelbyville  Republican
Friday July 31, 1936
Funeral Will Be At 2 P.M. Sunday; Sons., Daughters Survive
          Mrs. Orlinda Anna Jonas, 83 years old, widow of the late  Rev. Jacob Jonas, was found dead at her home in Fairland Friday morning by her son, Thomas, with whom she made her home.
          Mrs. Jonas has been ill several years having been bedfast for the past few months.  Dr. W.R. Tindall, Shelby county coroner, was called and pronounced death due to heart disease.
          The deceased was born in Kentucky November 11, 1852.  She was a member of the Church of God of Fairland.
          Survivors, besides the son Thomas;  two daughters, Mrs. Lee [Hilda] Skillman,  Mrs. David [Amanda] Wells, both of Shelby county; twenty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
          Private funeral services will be held at the late home at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Charles R. Query, pastor of the Fairland and Brandywine M. E. churches, officiating.  Interment will be in the Brandywine Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ruth Ann Martin Morton

Shelby  Democrat
Thursday  December 9, 1915
(From Monday's Daily)
          Leonard Jonas, 27 years old, died at 6:30 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of his mother, Mrs. Hannah [sic] Jonas, in Fairland.  His death was caused by typhoid fever from which he had been suffering for three weeks.  Mr. Jonas was born near Fairland and all his life had been spent in that community.  He had many friends who will regret his untimely death.  His mother, three brothers and three sisters surviveóJohn Jonas, of Clark county;  Thomas  and  Shirley, at home, and  Mrs. Lee Skillman,  Mrs. David Wells  and  Mrs. June Meredith, all of Fairland.  The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Fairland M. E. Church and the interment will be made in the Brandywine cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ruth Ann Martin Morton

Shelbyville  Republican
Friday March 6, 1914
Jacob Francis Jonas Died Ten Minutes After Attacked With Acute Indigestion
          Jacob F. Jonas, aged fifty-nine years, a well known resident of Fairland, died suddenly at his home on Thursday night at ten-forty-five o'clock.  His death was caused by an acute attack of indigestion.  Mr. Jonas had chopped wood during the day and in the evening had eaten a hearty meal.  About nine o'clock he retired and at ten-thirty awoke the members of his family with his groans. Dr. Snider  was called to attend him, but Mr. Jonas had died before the physician had arrived.
          He was a member of the Church of God and had served the Fairland Church as minister for the past several years.  He had resided in the county all of his life, having been born [October 1, 1849] in Brandywine township.
          Mr. Jonas is survived by his wife, four sons, John R. Jonas, of Clark County, Indiana;  William F.,  Joseph L.  and  Charles M.  of Fairland; three daughters, Mrs. Hilda Skillman,  Mrs. Amanda Wells  and  Mrs. Minerva Nichols, all of Fairland; one brother, Joseph, of Nebraska; one sister, Mrs. Belle Pierce, of Nebraska.
          The funeral will be held at the Church of God in Fairland, Sunday at 9 o'clock a.m. Rev. A. R. Jones, pastor of the First M.E. church, will conduct the services.  Hendrickson & Sleeth, of this city, are the funeral directors. [Buried Brandywine Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ruth Ann Martin Morton

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