The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 28, 1967
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MARTIN  KELSAY
RITES  TUESDAY
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Retired  Painting
Contractor  Was  83
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          Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Sleeth Funeral Home for  Martin D. Kelsay, 83, of 794 Fair Ave., who died Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Major Hospital following several months' illness.  He resided with his daughter,  Mrs. Clarence Alexander  of the Fair Ave. address.
      Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, with the Rev. Jack E. Jones officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
          Mr. Kelsay was a retired painting contractor, having been owner of the Kelsay Painting and Decorating Co. for 20 years.  A longtime resident of Shelbyville, Mr. Kelsay was a member of the First Baptist Church.
          Born in Howard County Nov. 8, 1873, he was the son of  Harvey and  Elizabeth Kelsay.  On Nov. 6, 1895, he married  Grace Smith, who died in December, 1960.
          Surviving with the daughter here are five other children,  Mrs. Raymond (Pearl) Eck  and  Russell Kelsay, Shelbyville;  Orian Kelsay of Jackson Township,  Mrs. Fred (Mary) House, Orlando, Fla.; and  Mrs. Fayne (Ruth) McKelleb, Gas City; 18 grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  Three children preceded in death.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
August 25, 1921
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INFANT  KELSAY
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          Dennis Edward, the infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. Newton Kelsay, of West Mechanic street died at the home about one o'clock this morning.  Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the home and burial was made in the Miller cemetery.  Charles M. Ewing, undertaker in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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