Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, October 20, 1995
Earl Raymond Knarr, 77, Shelbyville, died Thursday afternoon at Major Hospital.
Born February 4, 4, 1918 to Leslie & Elva (Hobbs) Knarr
Married June 18, 1937 Esther Polston, who preceded in death. Mrs. Knarr was a truck driver for 39 years, working for Ziffrin, which later became Mid-America Trucking Co.
He was awarded Indiana Truck Driver of the Year in 1976 by Gov. Otis Bowen.
A former driver of the Shelbyville Shelby County Public Library bookmobile.
Member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and former member of Rushville Fraternal Order of Police. Lived in Rushville for about 30 years.
Survivors are 3 sons; Roger Knarr, Shelbyville; Rodney Knarr, Rushville; and William Robert Knarr, Greenfield; Four daughters, Mrs. Steve (Peggy) Edwards, Bloomington; Vicki Shew and Mrs. Pam Ziegler, both of North Carolina; and Mrs. Douglas (Jane) Tharpe, Troy, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Wilder, Rushville; 16 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded on death by a sister and a son.
Burial in Miller Cemetery.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday January 20, 1992
Esther Mae Knarr, 71, Rushville, died Sunday, January 19, 1992, at Major Hospital. 
Born March 25, 1920, in Somerset, Kentucky, to  Oliver Parish and  Savannah (Stevens) Polston.  
On June 18, 1937, in Shelbyville, she married  Earl Raymond Knarr, who survives. 
Also surviving:  daughters,  Peggy Edwards, Bloomington,  Vicki Knarr, New Whiteland,  Pam Ziegler, Southport, and  Jayne Tharp, Tipp City, Ohio; sons  Roger Knarr, Shelbyville,  Rodney Knarr; Rushville, and  Bill Knarr, Greenfield; 16 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a brother  Carson Polston, Sacramento, California.
One son, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Member of the Big Flat Rock Christian Church. Services at Vandiver-Tudor Funeral Home, Franklin, with burial at Miller Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday July 21, 1969
Mrs. Elva Lorene Knarr, 74, 720 South Noble street, died today at 3:00 a.m. at Heritage House Convalescent Center. She had been in failing health 19 years and critical since Thursday.
Mrs. Knarr formerly operated Knarr’s Grocery at the Nobel Street address. She was a member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church.
Born December 11, 1894 in Shelby county, Mrs. Knarr was the daughter of  Enoch and  Emma (Bennett) Hobbs. In 1915 she was married to  Leslie Knarr, who died March 18, 1968.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. Walter (Eveldon) Rendant, Shelbyville,  Earl Knarr, Gowdy, and  Mrs. Thelma Wilder of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and a sister,  Mrs. Opal Cordrey, Shelbyville. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Murphy Mortuary, with Rev. Kenneth Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday March 19, 1968
Rites Wednesday For Ex-Admiral Employe
Leslie R. Knarr, 78, 720 South Noble street, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday at Major Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been ill over a month and in serious condition for three weeks.
Mr. Knarr worked as a finish sprayer at the Admiral Corp. until his retirement several years ago.
Born in Decatur county December 24, 1889, the son of  William and  Minnie (Robins) Knarr, he was married on May 25, 1915, to  Lorene Hobbs, who survives with a daughter,  Mrs. Walter [Eveldon] Rendant, at home.
Other survivors include another daughter,  Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Wilder, Rushville; a son  Earl Knarr, of Gowdy; two sisters,  Mrs. Grace Webber and  Mrs. Evelyn Ingels, both of Cincinnati; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Four sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at the Carmony Funeral Home here at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. David Koch officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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