Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Friday, April 12, 1946
Page 1
Rites  Held  For  Benjamin  Kirby
          Middletown, Ind., April 12 -- Funeral rites for  Benjamin J. Kirby, 78, a retired framer, who died at his home here Tuesday afternoon, were held here Thursday afternoon.  The Rev. E. N. Rosier, pastor of the Middletown Methodist church officiated.  The Masonic order gave its ritualistic service at the grave in the Miller cemetery.
          Mr. Kirby was born in Decatur county and had engaged in farming for many years.  At one time he was a resident of New Castle.  He was a member of the Middletown Masonic lodge.
          Survivors include the wife, Mary:  two sons,  Roy, of Granville, Ohio, and  Howard, of Kennard; a daughter,  Mrs. Edith Ballingall, of Muncie, R. 5; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three brothers,  Arthur, of Marion,  Lloyd, of Chanute, Kans., and  Will, of Greensburg; and a sister,  Mrs. Lennie Gaddis, of Straughn.
Contributed by John Ballard

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