The Shelbyville Republican
Mrs. May Pearl
Kneisly, 56, wife of Samuel T. Kneisly, died at her home, 317 East
Washington street at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday following an illness of four weeks.
Tuesday October 6, 1936
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MAY KNEISLY DIES AT HOME
Local Woman, Ill Four Weeks, Passes Away; Funeral Tuesday
She was born in Mt.
Auburn October 22, 1880 and was the daughter of Amos and Mariah Payne,
having been a resident of this county all her life. Her marriage to Mr. Kneisly,
who survives, took place March 9, 1906. Mr. and Mrs. Kneisly formerly operated
the American Hotel on East Washington Street.
Survivors besides the
husband are four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Ropp, of Shelby county,
Eads of Moral township, Mrs. Lena Shimer of Indianapolis and Mrs. Maude
O’Leary of Oakland, California; three brothers, Hallard Payne
this city, Ird, of Marion county and Ross of Beech Grove; and
several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John Payne.
Mrs. Kneisly was a
member of the First M.E. church. Funeral services will be held at the late home
at 2 p.m. Thursday. Dr. J.W. McFall, pastor of the church will officiate and
burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son,
funeral directors. Friends may call at the late home at anytime.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Shirley West