Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 19, 1941
Page 1
Funeral Services For 
Widely Known Local Woman 
To Be Held Tuesday
          Mrs. Nancy Lemar, age seventy-eight, widow of  Frank Lemar, and a resident of Shelbyville for the past thirty-five years, died suddenly at 6:00 o'clock Saturday evening at her home, 28 Fourth street.
          Mrs. Lemar had been in failing health for the past several months, but had never been confined to her home.  Death was due to a heart attack.
          She was born in Rush county on November 7, 1862, the daughter of  Henry  and  Julia Linville Keeler.  In 1890 she was married to  Frank Lemar, and to this union three children were born.  Ruby, preceding her in death in 1918.  Mr. Lemar died in 1917.  Surviving are two sons, Dillard  and  Harry, both at home, and several nieces and nephews.
          Mrs. Lemar was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Lewis Creek Wesleyan Methodist church, with the Rev. Lauren Crow, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Patterson cemetery, west of Lewis Creek, in charge of Loren H. Murphy, funeral director.
          Friends may call at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home at any time until the hour of the service.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Holli Goodwin Teltoe

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, September 10, 1937
Page 3, column 3
Funeral Saturday 
for Mrs. LeMar
          Funeral services for Mrs. Farnie LeMar, 55, who died Thursday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. O. R. Burgess, 2540 Broadway street, Indianapolis, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Burgess home with the Rev. William R. Rottenberger officiating.  Burial will be in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          Mrs. LeMar, who formerly lived in Shelby county, was born in Kentucky January 17, 1882 and was the daughter of  Jasper and Lucetta Blankenbaker.  In 1900 she married Bert LeMar, who died in 1918.
          Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Lucetta Blankenbaker, and two sisters, Mrs. Burgess and  Miss Faye Blankenbaker, all of Indianapolis; and two half-brothers, William and Claude Blankenbaker, both of Shelby county.  She was a former member of the Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist church but when she moved to Indianapolis seventeen years ago her membership was moved to the Third Christian Church in Indianapolis.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Phil Naff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, Jan. 4, 1932
Page 6, Col. 4
          Heart disease from which he had suffered for several years, caused the death of  George E. Lemar, age 72 years, well[-]known and life[-]long resident of Shelby county, at 5:45 o'clock this morning at his home, 310 West Broadway.  He had been in failing health for the past five years and had been bedfast for two weeks.
          Mr. Lemar was born in Hendricks township on August 15, 1859.  He was the son of  James B. and Emily Willard Lemar.  For sixty years he resided on a farm in the Second Mt. Pleasant community, where he was actively engaged in church and neighborhood affairs.  At an early age he became a member of the Second Mt. Pleasant church.
          Mr. Lemar was married to Miss Alice Fry in 1879 and one son, Bert E. Lemar, whose death occurred on Dec. 7, 1918, was born to the couple.  Mr. and Mrs. Lemar celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in September, 1929.  They moved to this city thirteen years ago.
          Besides the widow, the daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Lemar, of Indianapolis, and one sister, Mrs. Chauncey Williams, of Hendricks township, survive.  A brother, John W. Lemar, died two years ago.
          Funeral services will be held at the Second Mt. Pleasant chruch at 10:30 o' clock Thursday morning.  The Rev. O. A. Cook, of Indianapolis, and the Rev. Paul Christensen will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Phil Naff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, December 9, 1918
Page 7, column 2
Death Which Occurred Saturday Evening,
Caused By Pneumonia Attack
          The funeral of  Albert Lemar  will be held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lemar, of Hendricks township.  The services will be conducted by the Rev. H.N. Spear of this city.  Interment will be in the Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
          Two years ago Mr. Lemar built at 310 West Broadway, this city, a splendid home.  With his wife, who was Miss Farnie Blankenbaker, they occupied this home.  They had no children.  He was born in Hendricks township 36 years ago.  Because of his good life he was respected by all who knew him.  Near a week ago he was taken ill, pneumonia developing.  When it was known his condition was serious his good mother came to see him and to stay with him.  She was taken ill and confined to her bed.  Mr. Lemar was an only son.  His death took place Saturday evening at seven o'clock. It was arranged to take Mrs. Lemar to her home.  She said she did not want to go home unless they took her son-her boy-her only child.  At 10 o'clock both mother and son were taken to the home of the parents in Hendricks township.  There is no love like that of a mother.  The death of Mr. Lemar was not expected by his acquaintances consequently come to them as a shock.  He was a member of Second Mt. Pleasant and a member of the Odd Fellow's lodge of this city.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Phil Naff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 7, 1901
Page 1 column 8
(Marietta, March 6, 1901)
           John Lemar, who had been making his home at  John Stine’s, three miles south of here, died Saturday morning at 4 o’clock, age 55 years.  He leaves two sisters and three brothers and a host of friends to mourn the loss.  He was a member of the Christian church.  Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. Rhodes officiating.  The remains were interred in the Patterson cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Connie

The  Franklin  Democrat
Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, December 14, 1900
Volume XLI, Number 24
Page 1, column 3
          Genetta,  wife of  Charles Lemar,  died at her home in Hendricks township at eight o’clock a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8th, age 32 years.  She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hecker.  She leaves a son, one daughter, five brothers and four sisters.
Note:  Date of birth, About 1868.  Date of death, 8 Dec 1900 – Johnson County, Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 7, 1895
Page 3 column 1
            Mary J., wife of  John Lemar, died of pneumonia at one a.m. March 1st, at the family residence in Washington township.  Deceased was fifty-six years old and leaves besides the husband, two sons, two daughters and seven grandchildren, with many relatives and friends to mourn her loss.  Funeral was on Sunday, the 3rd at ten a.m., from the Flat Rock Christian church, of which deceased was a faithful member.  Interment in *Morristown cemetery by Hageman & Pile.
* Note:  Could mean Norristown Cemetery in Washington township.BH
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Connie

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