Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, May 27, 2006
          Geneva M. Law,  89, of Madison, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.  Born Nov. 30, 1916, in Kent, she was the daughter of  Samuel William and  Estella (Sparks) Kreeger.  She married Fred Law on June 18, 1938, in Kent, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1986.
          Survivors include five nieces,  Shirley Hall  of Fairland,  Jessie Ritzline  of Deputy,  Zona Short  of Bloomington,  Phyllis (Edwin) Young  of Minette, Ala.,  Carol (Sanford) Hooley  of Madison; two nephews,  James (Mary) Rowlett  of Deputy; several great-nieces and -nephews; and other relatives.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters,  Mildred Pile,  Kathryn Rowlett  and  Dorothy Ritzline/  one half-brother,  William Kreeger;  one hephew,  Cecil Ritzline;  one niece,  Mary Jo Hall;  and one great-hephew,  Matt Ritzline.
          Mrs. Law was raised in the Kent-Zoar community and lived in Deputy from 1938 to 1986.  She moved to Madison in 1999.  She was a homemaker and farm wife all of her life.  Mrs. Law graduated from Hanover High School.  She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Law loved crocheting, her cats, dogs and chickens.
          Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Howard V. Bell officiating.  Interment will be in Pisgah Cemetery in Deputy.  Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church or Pisgah Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, December 14, 1983
Chester K. Law, 63, died Monday, Franklin.
Born Jun 28, 1920, Union Township [Shelby Co] s/o  Albert and Sophia (Kuhn) Law.
Lifelong Shelby County farmer.  Needham resident.
Active in various dairy associations;  former director of the American Milk Producers Association, Inc.  Lifelong member of the Boggstown Presbyterian Church.  WWII Army veteran.
Married  Martha Jean Persinger, Oct. 1, 1947; she survives
Surviving:  sons, Dulane R. Law  and  Larry Lee Law, both of Needham,  Garry L. Law, Boggstown,  Garnet K. Law, Shelbyville;  daughter, Barbara O'Bryne, Amosville, Va;  three grandchildren;  brothers, Richard Law, Arlington,  Robert Law  and  Kenneth Law, Shelbyville,  Claud Law, Fairland;  sisters, Mrs. Mildred (Robert) Adams, Shelbyville,  and  Mrs. Willie (Mary Katherine) McVey, Waldron.
Carmony Funeral Home.
Burial:  Zion Church Cemetery.
Contributions:  American Heart Association.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, March 15, 1919
Page 1  Column 5
Mrs. Margaret Law Succumbed
At Home of Daughter --
Native of Germany
          A stroke of paralysis suffered two weeks ago caused the death of  Mrs. Margaret J. Ropp Law  at 11:15 o'clock last night at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Margaret Weakley, of west South street.  She was born in Millheim, Germany, July 25, 1844.
          Mrs. Law's condition had been serious for the last few days and little hope had been held for her recovery.  She had been a resident of this city for a number of years, making her home with her daughter, following the death of her husband.
          With her parents she came to this country from Germany in 1850 and was married to  Willis F. Law  in 1858.  Seven children were born to them and two survive,  Ernest Law, of Ft. Wayne, and  Mrs. Edward Weakley,  of this city.
          She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for fifty-nine years, her membership for the last few years being with the West St. M. E. Church, in which she was an active worker.  She was also a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and Pythian Sisters of this city.
          The funeral will be held from the West St. M. C. Church at two o'clock Monday afternoon with burial in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
          The Rev. Samuel J. Cross, of Sullivan, Ind., formerly pastor of the West street church, will officiate.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 15, 1904
Page 7, column 2
          Mrs. Mary A. Law, widow of the late Willis Law, died at her home in Martinsville, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 7th, aged sixty years, five months and seven days.  She leaves two sons:  George and  Louis, and two daughters:  Mrs. Addie Pherigo  and  Miss Eunice, also a step-daughter, Aurilla Law.  The remains will be brought to Flat Rock for funeral and burial.  Services will be held in the Christian church at Flat Rock by Elder Weddel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 10th.  The interment will be made in the family lot in the Eberhart cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, September 10, 1897
Volume XXXVIII, Number 9
Page 1, column 4
          Mrs. Martha Law  died Sunday at her home near Flat Rock, Shelby county.  Funeral services were held at Marietta, Tuesday.
Notes:  Date of death, 5 Sep 1897 – Shelby County Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

The  Shelby  Democrat
January 23, 1896
Page 3 column 1
          Sarah E.,  daughter of  George Law,  died at their residence, No. 310 West Hendricks st., at eleven o'clock p.m. January 19, of lung trouble, age nineteen years and eight months.  She was buried Tuesday at ten a.m. at City Cemetery.  D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 21, 1893
Page 3 column 4
          Joel Law died at his late residence in Hendricks township, on December the 19th at 2 p.m., of la grippe, aged eighty years.  The deceased was one of the early settlers of Shelby county and was well and favorably known as one of the leading citizens and an extensive stock dealer, who by his industry and perseverance accumulated considerable property.  He was for many years a member of the Baptist church.  Eight children survive him.  The funeral will be from the Marietta M.P. Church at 10:30 December 21st, Rev. Ledbetter officiating.  Interment in the family burying ground near Marietta.
[Married:  1st  Martha Shaw  December 11, 1831;  2nd, Louise Wheeler  August 11, 1850]
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Weekly Volunteer
Thursday March 27, 1879
Page 3 column 5
          LAW — On March 21st, infant of  Mr. and Mrs. Willis Law, of Jackson township. Funeral Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Wednesday October 5, 1870
Page 3 column 2
          The Angel of Death has been busy at work in this section during the past few weeks, and especially among the older portion of the male inhabitants.  Since our last issue we have to record the death of Dr. Maser, of this city—Thomas Law, of Liberty township; a Mr. Pulse, of Liberty township, Hiram Ross, of Fairland; Henry Corse, of Union township; William Derrickson of Addison and Felix Bassel, of Hendricks.  Mr. Corse came to his death by falling from his horse, dislocating his neck; and Mr. Derrickson on the same evening (Friday) was killed on the Rushville Railroad, two miles east of this city, by the down freight train.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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