The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, April 09, 2004
John Joe “Jody” Kehl, 82, of Connersville, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, Connersville.
Born Feb. 4, 1922, in Connersville, s/o  Joseph H. and Bertha (Eckerle) Kehl.
Married  Dorothy M. Hanna Fellinger  on June 5, 1959.
Survivors:  spouse;  daughter, Janet L. (husband, Robert) Stamm of Connersville;  sons, John Joseph Kehl Jr.  and  Stephen C. (wife, Susan) Kehl, both of Shelbyville;  one sister, Jean Bever  of Connersville;  seven grandchildren, Christopher (wife, Carol) Kehl,  Nathan Kehl  and  Jimmy (wife, Paula) Kehl, both of Shelbyville, Michael Stamm  of Richmond,  Matthew Stamm (wife, Wendy) of Newark, Del., Christopher (wife, Shaunna) Stamm of Union City, and  Timothy Stamm of Noblesville; and nine great-grandchildren,  Gil Stamm,  Andrew Stamm,  Jacob Stamm,  Hanna Stamm,  Paul Stamm,  Wil Stamm,  Ethan August Kehl,  Trinity Kehl  and  Shelby R. Chatham.
Preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey Kehl, and one brother-in-law, Keith Bever.
Lifelong Connersville resident and lived for the last two years at Lincoln Center Assisted Living.
Draftsman at Roots-Blower Division, where he helped design projects.
Graduated in 1941 from Connersville High School and attended Indiana University.
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, earning the rank of third class petty officer.
Member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, AMVETS, Elks Club and longtime member of the former Singing Knights.
Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, 1704 N. Grand Ave. in Connersville.
Funeral at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, on Ninth Street in Connersville, with the Rev. Stanley J. Herber officiating.
Burial:  Dale Cemetery, in Connersville, with military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gabriel Catholic School Endowment Fund.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 23, 1989
Stella [Marie] Drager Kehl, 90, Shelbyville, died Sunday at Heritage House Convalescent Center (resident).
Homemaker;  lived in Shelbyville most of her life;  member of  the former Fenns Christian Church.
Lived in Indianapolis from 1942-1979.
D/o  Jacob  and  Mary (Cherry) Drager, she was born July 17, 1898, in Shelby County. 
Married April 3, 1918, Russell Kehl, who preceded her in death. 
Surviving:  daughters, Mae L. Kehl  and  Mary DePrez, both Shelbyville;  a son, Marion R. Kehl, Indianapolis; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
A son and a sister preceded her in death.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Hill officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday January 3, 1977
\ Services were held at Murphy Mortuary for Mrs. Grace Kehl, 88, formerly of Shelby county.
Died Saturday at Cardinal Care Nursing Home in Westfield.  
Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Native of Shelby county, born August 8, 1888, to  George and  Amanda (Kaster) Shepple.
Married  Valentine Kehl, who died in 1959.
Surviving are two children , Mrs. Ernest (Grace) Cutter, Shelbyville, and  Omer H. Kehl, Indianapolis; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Retired employe of the former Shelby Manufacturing Co.
Member of the West Street United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star and Pocahontas Lodge.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday June 29, 1959
Two-Year Illness is Fatal to Local Man
          Valentine E. Kehl. 86, retired cabinetmaker and former furniture repair shop operator, died at his home, 731 S. West Street, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. following an illness of two years.
          A resident of this city most of his life, Mr. Kehl was a son of  George and  Sarah Kehl  and was born in Ripley county October 11, 1872.  He was a member of the West Street Methodist Church, the Pocahontas Lodge and was a past officer of the former Shelbyville Red Men’s Lodge.
          He was married September 12, 1925 to  Grace (Shepple) Rainey  who survives with five children by a former marriage.  Mrs. Ernest Cutter  of this city,  Mrs. Arthur Spurgeon,  Mrs. Gus Ford  and  Omer H. and Fred Kehl, all of Indianapolis.  Two sons preceded in death. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
          Funeral rites will be held at the Murphy Mortuary Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. B.J. Renner in charge.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday March 27, 1947
Page 1 column 6
          Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. Mae Kehl, wife of Fred Kehl, former Shelbyville resident, which occurred Tuesday at her home in Indianapolis.
          Surviving are the husband, four children and her parents.  She was a daughter-in-law of  Valentine Kehl  and a sister-in-law of  Mrs. Ernest Cutter, both of Shelbyville.
          Funeral arrangements had not been made last night.

Friday March 28, 1947
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F          uneral services for Mrs. Mae Kehl, wife of Fred Kehl, former resident of Shelbyville, who died Tuesday at her home in Indianapolis, will be held at the home of her parents  Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walsh, 2854 N. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis at 8:30 a.m. Saturday followed by services at 9:30 a.m. at the Holy Angels Church.  Burial will be made at Holy Cross cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday January 17, 1914
Page 2 column 2
          Mrs. Sarah Ellen Kehl, aged sixty-one years, died suddenly at ten-thirty o’clock this morning.  Death occurred at the home of Mrs. Jefferson Eberhart, of West Hendricks street, where she had been working.  Her death was caused by heart trouble.  Mrs. Kehl had been making pies early in the morning.  Mrs. Eberhart, about ten o’clock went to the kitchen and there found Mrs. Kehl seated in a chair with her head and arms on a table.  She was unable to speak.  Dr. B. G. Keeney was called but was unable to relieve the stricken woman.  Dr. McFadden was also called.  Mrs. Kehl lived for about fifteen minutes after being found.
          She was the widow of the late George Kehl, who fell dead about four years ago in the barnlot.
          Mrs. Kehl was a member of the west Street M. E. church and of the Kiowa Tribe Degree of Pocahontas.
          She leaves one son,  Valentine Kehl, of McKinney street; one daughter,  Mrs. Alfred Monroe, of near Waldron; three sisters,  Mrs. Louisa Patterson, of Waldron;  Mrs. Susie Hewitt, Waldron;  Mrs. Mary Henry, of this city; six brothers,  Tobias,  Joseph,  George,  James,  Charles  and  John Worland, all residents of this county.  She also leaves fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
          The funeral services will be held at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday morning at the West Street M. E. church, Rev. S. J. Cross officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday March 15, 1910
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George Kehl, Well Known Farmer of Near Prescott
Dies Suddenly On Tuesday Morning at 7:30
Which Were Fighting - Was Subject to Heart Attacks -
Was Former Resident of This City
          While chasing two old roosters engaged in a fight Tuesday morning about 7:30 o’clock, George Kehl, a well known farmer of near Prescott, and a former resident of this city, was seized with an attack of heart trouble and fell to the ground.  He expired before he could be carried into the house. Mr. Kehl had been a sufferer from heart trouble for several years, and within the past few months he has been subject to severe attacks.
          Mr. Kehl had been feeling badly for several days and Tuesday morning he complained considerably to his wife.  He walked out into his barnyard, however and seeing two old roosters fighting he started to run them.  The excitement and strain caused by the strenuous exercise proved too much for his weakened heart and after a short time he was seen to fall to the ground.  Mrs. Kehl who saw him fall, called to  Roscoe and  Paul Zoble, two neighbor boys who were working in a field directly back of the Kehl barnlot.  The boys had noticed Mr. Kehl running the roosters but had not seen him fall.  They immediately sprang over the fence and ran to the afflicted man’s assistance.  They found him lying prostrate on the ground gasping feebly for breath.  They picked him up and carried him toward the house, but on the way Mr. Kehl expired and when he was laid on the bed in his home it was seen that he was dead.  Dr. Sammons of this city, was called, but too late to do anything but pronounce death.
          Deceased was aged about sixty years and leaves besides his wife, two children—Valentine Kehl, who lives near Prescott, and  Mrs. Alfred Monroe, who resides near Geneva.  He also is survived by an aged mother over ninety years old, who is lying at the point of death at the present time at her home in Cincinnati.  She was not notified of the death of her son.
          Mr. Kehl resided on the farmed owned by his brother-in-law,  Tobe Worland, and removed there last September from Rayville, this city.
          The funeral will be held at the home Friday morning at ten o’clock, the Rev. Guthrie of Waldron officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  Stewart & Fix, funeral directors in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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