Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Lemaster


Unidentified  Newspaper
July, 2011
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Arnett R. "Buddy" LaMaster Jr.
Of New Castle, Kentucky
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Died:  July 19, 2011 at Baptist Northeast Hospital in LaGrange, Ky. Age:  91 Born:  Sept. 3, 1919 Parents:  Arnett and Ollie Burton LaMaster, both deceased Wife:  Anne Ellis LaMaster, New Castle Daughters:  Mary Roberts, New Castle,  Anne Tipton, Louisville Sister:  Jean Bell, deceased Burial:  not listed
Summarized by David Richey


The  Beaumont  Enterprise
Beaumont, Texas
02 Nov 2008
Section A:14
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          Claude LeMasters, 94, of Beaumont died October 30, 2008 at Christus Hospital St. Mary.  A native of Shelby County,Indiana, and resident of Beaumont since 1952, he was the son of  Ralph and  Ophelia LeMasters.  Claude grew up on a farm, graduated from Shelbyville High School in Indiana and in 1938 graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.   He served as an artillery officer during World War II, earning a Bronze Star.  After World War II, he remained in the Army Reserves and retired in 1968 with the rank of Colonel.  Prior to his active military service, he worked as a Forester in the Northwest and then served as an officer in the Civilian Conservation Corps.  He received his teaching certificate from Lamar University and taught chemistry and biology at French High School until becoming assistant principal.  Claude received his master's degree in Biology from Peabody/Vanderbilt University.  He is survived by his wife, Joy C. LeMasters  of Beaumont; sons,  Claude Richard LeMasters  and his wife  Candace  of Beaumont and  Philip LeMasters  and his wife  Paige  of Abilene; sister,  Eleanor Jean Pigman  and her husband  Stuart; and six grandchildren,  Ian LeMasters,  Kate LeMasters,  Mary Margaret LeMasters,  Patrick LeMasters,  Will LeMasters,  and  Anne LeMasters.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers,  Art,  Lawrence,  and  Carroll; sisters,  Lucille  and  Marjorie; and his first wife,  Eleanor K. LeMasters.  Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2008 at Woodland Baptist Church under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont.  A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday evening, November 2, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Baptist Church, 1860 W Lucas, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or Some Other Place, PO Box 843, Beaumont, Texas 77704.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
February 23, 2000
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Gladys May Lemasters, 90, Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Heritage Manor, Shelbyville.
Born July 8, 1909, in Shelbyville, d/o  William F. and Catherine (Schuck) Theobald
Married  Charles H. Lemasters  on March 24, 1926, and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1934.
Employed at TRW Cinch, Shelbyville, for over 30 years.
Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Anne’s Altar Society.
Survivors include one son, Donald E. Lemasters, Acton; one daughter, Jacqueline R. Vise, Flat Rock; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and six step great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Fink officiating.
Burial:  St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
October 27, 1998
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Arthur L. LeMasters, 92, died Monday, Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville.
Born Oct. 20, 1906, in Shelby County, s/o  Ralph and Ophelia (Henderson) LeMasters.
Married  Ruth (Brant) LeMasters  in Shelbyville on Oct. 22, 1933, and she died on Jan. 16, 1988.
Retired from Montgomery Ward, Batesville.
Member of Batesville United Methodist Church; Batesville Lodge No. 668, F.&A.M.; Scottish Rite of Indianapolis; and Hill Crest Country Club.
Survivors include a son, Jack LeMasters, St. Louis; one brother, Claude LeMasters, Beaumont, Texas; and two sisters, Lucile Carlin, Indianapolis, and  Eleanor J. Pigman, Boone, N.C.
Preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville.
Batesville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles Flory officiating. 
Burial:  church cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the church.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, May 16, 1995
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Paul R. Lemasters, 81, died Monday at his home in Cincinnati.
Shelby County native.
Born July 3, 1913, s/o  Russell  and  Myrtle Monroe Lemasters.
Married  Annette Hayes  August 15, 1937; she survives.
Previously lived in Indianapolis.
Member Allisonville Christian Church.
Graduated from Purdue University as an electrical engineer.  Retired from Indianapolis Water Company in 1980; vice president of operations and superintendent of the pumping department.
Served in the U.S. Army as a colonel, WWII;  Purple Heart and Silver Star.  Active in Army Reserves for 30 years.
Survivors:  widow;  two daughters, Linda Stevens, Edgewater, N. J., and  Karen Ling, Mount Gilead, Ohio; son,  Reid Lemasters, Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Brother proceded him in death.
Services at Lewis Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Riester and Dr. Dallas J. West officiating.  Glenn E. George Funeral, St. Paul.
Burial:  Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Military graveside services, Honor Guard of Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Contributions:  Allisonville Christian Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, May 11, 1995
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Maurice Lemasters, 79, died Wednesday, May 10, 1995, in Shelbyville.
Born November 29, 1915, in Shelby County,  s/o  Russell and  Myrtle Monroe Lemasters.
Married August 4, 1940, to  Virginia Cuskaden; she died January 5, 1987
Lifelong Shelby County resident.  Previously lived in Waldron.
Farmer, retiring in 1980.
Member of the Waldron United Methodist Church.
Survivors:  sons  Gregg Lemasters, Greenwood, and  Glenn Lemasters, Indianapolis;  brother, Paul R. Lemasters, Cincinnati, Ohio;  three grandchildren.
Glenn E. George Funeral Home, St. Paul, with Rev. Ron Yonker officiating.
Burial:  Van Pelt Cemetery, Shelby County.
Contributions:  Waldron United Methodist Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, April 21, 1987
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Carrol W. LeMasters, 66, RR 1, Waldron, died at hom Monday, April 20, 1987.
Born in Shelby County July 27, 1920, s/o  Ralph  and  Ophelia Hendrickson Lemasters.
Married  Jeanne Palmerton  on July 26, 1942; she survives.
Other survivors:  sons, Steve LeMasters, RR 1, Boggstown,  John LeMasters, RR 2, Shelbyville;  daughter,  Mrs. Albert (Susan) Treon, RR 5, Shelbyville;  five grandchildren;  sisters, Lucile Carling, Indianapolis,  Marjorie Hall,  Bellvue, Washington, and  Mrs. Stuart (Eleanor Jean) Pigman, North Fort Myers Beach, Florida;  brothers, Laurence LeMasters, Melville, N.Y.,  Arthur LeMasters, Batesville, and  Claude LeMasters, Beaumont, Texas.  One grandchild preceded him in death.
Retired from KT Corporation after 20 years.
Member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
U.S. Army veteran, WWII.
Lifetime Shelby County resident.
Glenn E. George Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Stinnett officiating.
Burial:  Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
November 13, 1971
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LEMASTERS  RITES  ARE  SET
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          Services for  Mrs. Alta Lemasters, 87, 518 W. Hendricks St., who died Friday at 12:20 p.m. at Major Hospital, will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing Mortuary with the Rev. Archer Shirley officiating.
          Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
          Mrs. Lemasters was admitted to the hospital Nov. 6 following a stroke at her home.
          Born Aug. 12, 1884, in Moral Township, she was the daughter of  Abram and  Nancy J. (Means) King.  In December, 1905, she was married to  John Lemasters  and he died in September, 1945.
          A resident of Shelbyville for the past 26 years, Mrs. Lemasters, who was well known for her rug weaving, had spent her entire life in Shelby county.
          Only survivors are two nieces,  Mrs. Martin Luther  and  Mrs. Helen Wilkins, Shelbyville, and four nephews,  Kenneth C. King, Shelbyville,  John A. King, R.R. 1, Needham,  Raymond A. King, Edinburg, and  William H. King.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 9, 1968
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COUNTY  NATIVE'S  RITES  SUNDAY
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Mrs. Lemasters, 79, Dies
In Hospital Here
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Mrs. Ophelia Lemasters,  79, RR 2 Shelbyville, died at Major Hospital Thursday, February 8, 1968.
Born in Noble Township, September 6, 1888, d/o  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hendrickson.
Married  Ralph Lemasters;  he died March 23, 1952.
Member of Seventh Day Adventist Church of Shelbyville.
Survivors:  daughters  Mrs. Vernon (Lucile) Carlin, Indianapolis,  Mrs. Edward P. (Marjorie) Hall, Belleview, Washington, and  Mrs. Stuart (Eleanor Jean) Pigman Jr., Brussels, Belgium;  sons  Arthur Lemasters, Batesville,  Laurence Lemasters, Huntington Station, N.Y.,  Claude Lemasters, Beaumont, Texas,  Carroll Lemasters, Waldron;  one sister, Mrs. Jess Kelley, Waldron, 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Murphy Mortuary with Rev. Richard Mummert officiating.
Burial:  Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, November 6, 1958
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Harry Lemasters, 64, died Tuesday night, General Hospital, Indianapolis.
Resided 1422 Prospect St, Indianapolis.
Survivors:  widow, Elizabeth Lemasters;  children,  William Lemasters  of Beech Grove  and  Mrs. Ralph Coy  and  Mrs. Ernest Hillyer  of Indianapolis;  sister  Mrs. Elsie Vories  of Shelbyville; 10 grandchildren;  one nephew,  William A. Vories, Shelbyville.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
March 24, 1952
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LOCAL  RESIDENT
DIES  SUDDENLY
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Rites for Ralph LeMasters
Will Be Held Wednesday
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          Ralph LeMasters,  employee of the Admiral Corporation, died suddenly Sunday at 8:20 a.m. while at the Blue River Farms Dairy Products.  He was 63 years of age.
          MR.  LEMASTERS,  whose home was at 1202 S. Harrison St., formerly was a farmer and had spent the greater part of his life near Wilson's Corner in Shelby township.
          He was born in Shelby township on July 16, 1888, the son of  William  and  Cordelia (Tindall) LeMasters.  He was married to Ophelia Hendrickson,  who survives with seven of nine children born to the union.  The children are  Arthur LeMasters  of Batesville;  Carroll  of Waldron;  Mrs. Lucille Carlin, Indianapolis;  Mrs. Marjorie Hill, Ferguson, Mo.:  Lawrence  of Long Island, N. Y.;  Claude  of Beaumont, Tex., and  Mrs. Eleanor Jean Pigman  of Cincinnati.
          Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Essie Roberts  of near Flat Rock, and two brothers,  William of California and  Russell of near Waldron, and 12 grandchildren.
          MR.  LEMASTERS  was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in North Indianapolis and Elder O. F. Lock will officiate at funeral rites at the Murphy Mortuary Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be in he Lewis Creek Baptist Church cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 6:00 o'clock this evening.
Contributed  by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
September 12, 1951
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LEMASTERS  RITES  SET  FOR  FRIDAY
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          Funeral services for  Elmer Lemasters,  67,  will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Sleeth Funeral Home, with Rev. R. C. McNeeley of Milan and Rev. Raymond Rissler officiating.  Mr. Lemasters died Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Major Hospital after an illness of two years.
          A  LIFELONG  resident of the county and well known Shelby township farmer, Mr. Lemasters was born in Shelby township on April 13, 1884, and was the son of  William  and  Estella (Tindall) Lemasters.  He was married to  Effie Coyle  on Sept. 14, 1904, who survives.
          Also surviving are a sister,  Mrs. Randall Roberts  of Washington township, and three brothers,  Ralph  of Shelbyville,  Russell  of Noble township and  William of Burbank, Calif.
          HE  WAS  A  MEMBER  of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge in Shelbyville, Order of Eastern Star in Norristown and the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges in Waldron.
          Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, with Masonic services.  Friends may call at the Sleeth Funeral Home after 7:00 this evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Decmeber 27, 1948
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RITES  HELD  FOR  HUGH  LEMASTERS
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Local  Carpenter  Dies  At
Hospital  on  Christmas  Day
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          Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon for  Hugh (Tad) Lemasters, local carpenter who died at the Major hospital on Christmas morning.  The rites were held at the Ewing mortuary with Rev. R. A. Shumaker officiating.  Burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery.
          Mr. Lemasters, whose home was at 615 S. West St., had been ill for the past year and had been confined to the hospital for a week.  he was 73 years of age.
          He was born in Shelby county on August 18, 1875, the son of  Henry and  Mary (Dobbins) Lemasters.  He had resided in Shelbyville since his marriage to  Augusta Green in 1899.  For 20 years he served as superintendent of the old Tindall-Gerling furniture factory and since 1936 had been affiliated with  Roscoe Rogers  contracting firm.
          He was a member of the West Street Methodist Church and of Macabee lodge.
          He is survived by the widow, one daughter  Mrs. Indianola Phillips  of this city; four sons  Harold,  Maurice  and  Glen  of Shelbyville and  Earl of Batesville; one sister,  Mrs. Ed Neu of this city; one brother  Ol Lemasters of Dayton, O.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Contributed  by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
January 22, 1948
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Mrs. Lemasters
Dies in City

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          Mrs. Catherine Estella Lemasters, 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen Vories, at 471 W. Hendricks St., at 4:00 o'clock this morning.  She had been ill for the past three weeks and death was caused by a heart disease.
          Mrs. Lemasters was born in May 13, 1869, in Franklin county, but had been a resident of Shelby county since childhood.  Most of her life was spent in Pleasant View and she was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of  Joseph and  Miriam (Overman) Armstrong.
          Her marriage to  William R. Lemasters  took place in 1886 and she had made her home with the daughter since his death 29 years ago.  Four children were born to the union and two died in infancy.  Surviving along with Mrs. Vories are a son, Harry Lemasters, of Indianapolis; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Contributed  by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 5, 1943
Page 1, column 2
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DEATH  OCCURS  AT  SON'S  HOME
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          Henry Lemasters, age ninety, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at the home of a son, Hugh Lemasters, at 615 south West street.  Death followed an illness of two weeks and was due to a heart ailment and a complication of diseases.  Mr. Lemasters was born in Wilson Corner on February 19, 1852, the son of Henry and Susan (Copeland) Lemasters.  He was the last of a family of 13 children.  He was a lifelong resident of the county and was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist church.  He was married to Mary Ellen Dobbins and she preceded him in death 12 years ago. Surviving with the son at whose home he died are a daughter, Mrs. Ed Neu, of this city; another son, Oliver, of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Ewing mortuary Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. A.J. Spaulding officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 4, 1936
Page 4 column 8
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J. LEMASTERS  DIES  AT  HOME
Local Resident Dies After 3 Year's Illness; Rites Wednesday
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          Jacob Lemasters, age 71, died at his home, 1202 South Harrison street, at 8:25 o'clock Sunday night.  He had been in ill health for three years.  Mr. Lemasters was born in Washington township January 31, 1865, and was the son of  Henry and Susan Copeland Lemasters, prominent pio- neers of Shelby county.  He had spent practically all his life in this county having been a resident of  Shelbyville for the past forty years.  The deceased operated a grocery store for many years and later operated a filling station near his home.  His marriage to  Allie E. Braden, who died July 5, 1935, took place May 5, 1885.  They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1935.
DAUGHTER  SURVIVES
          One daughter, Miss Goldie Lemasters, who has been a teacher in the Shelbyville schools for many years, an only child, survives.  He also leaves one brother, Henry Lemasters, age 85, who is the last of a family of fifteen children and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Lemasters was a member of the First Christian Church, the Modern Woodmen Camp No. 3372, Royal Neighbors Camp. No 822 and Chillion Lodge No. 129, Knights of Pythias.  Funeral rites will be conducted at the late home, 1202 South Harrison street at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  The Rev. Paul Million, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the family lot in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son, funeral directors.  Friends may call at the late home at anytime.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday April 13, 1936
Page 1 column 8
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THREE  SHELBY  COUNTY  RESIDENTS  KILLED;
ONE  INJURED  IN  ACCIDENT
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Edward Boyle, Agent for Pennsylvania Railroad Here, Is One of Victims;
His Mother-in-Law, Mrs. Estella Lemasters, and James H. Ross Are Also Fatally Injured;
Mrs. Boyle Is In Serious Condition; Wreck Occurs at Interurban Crossing Near Franklin
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          An interurban crossing accident near Franklin late Sunday took the lives of three Shelby county residents.
           The dead are:
           Ed T. Boyle, 57 years old, rural route 2, Flat Rock, Shelbyville cashier for the Pennsylvania railroad.
           Mrs. Estella Lemasters, 76 years old, Shelbyville, mother-in-law of Mr. Boyle.
           James H. Ross, 69 years old, rural route 2, Flat Rock, farm hand.
           The injured:
           Mrs. Effie Boyle, 48 years old, wife of Mr. Boyle, who is in the Franklin hospital, suffering from internal injuries.

           Mrs. Lemasters and Mr. Ross died soon after the accident.  Mr. Boyle, whose back was said to have been broken, died this morning in the hospital at Franklin.
           Mrs. Boyle, whose condition was said to be serious, was moved to the Major Hospital in Shelbyville today and was later taken to her home, near Flat Rock.
           The party had attended Easter services of the Knights of Templar at the Masonic home at Franklin and were on their way back to the Boyle farm near Flat Rock when the accident occurred.
           It was said that Mr. Boyle drove his car off a side road on to the interurban crossing where it was struck by an interurban car. The car was demolished.
           Mr. Boyle was 57 years of age and lived one mile east of the Winchester church on Flat Rock rural route No. 3.
           He died about 8:30 this morning at the Cedar Crest hospital near Franklin where he was taken following the accident.
           He was born in Bartholomew county, a son of  James H. and Agnes Gorley Boyle, on January 12, 1879.  He was a resident of this city before moving to the country home south of the city.  He had been a cashier of the Pennsylvania freight office, this city, for a number of years.
           Mr. Boyle’s first marriage was to  Miss Louise Linke, who died.  There were born three children; Mrs. Rosalie Boyle Ruggenstein, Indianapolis; and  Edwin  and  William, of this city.  He was later married to  Miss Essie Lemasters, who survives him, but whose condition, as a result of the wreck in which Mr. Boyle lost his life, is considered critical.
           In addition to the widow and three children, Mr. Boyle is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Agnes McCullough, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and  Mrs. Jennie Marr, Columbus, Indiana, and two brothers, John G. Boyle  and  James Boyle Homer Boyle, employee of the Farmers National, this city is a nephew.
           Mrs. Lemasters, who was the mother of Mrs. Boyle, was born in Shelby county May 23, 1860 and was the daughter of  Job and Suzanne Tindall.  She was a member of a family of fourteen children.
           Survivors are five sons, Elmer,  Ralph  and  Russell Lemasters of Shelbyville;  William  of Los Angeles, California, and  Glen Lemasters of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Dr. C. A. Tindall  of this city and  J. M. Tindall  of Indianapolis; fifteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
           Mrs. Lemasters was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist church.
           Mr. Ross was born near Flat Rock in Shelby county.  He is survived by two sons, Joseph L. Ross  of Indianapolis and  Frank Ross  of Fultan, Washington.  The deceased was employed in Indianapolis by  Arthur Shea, 4340 Central Avenue before coming to work as a farm hand for Mr. Boyle about two years ago.
           When a young man Mr. Ross was a cabinet maker in Connersville and was a member of the Masonic order there.
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Tuesday April 14, 1936
Page 1 column 1
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JOINT FUNERAL TO BE HELD FOR CRASH VICTIMS
Edward T. Boyle and Mother-in-Law To Be Buried at Lewis Creek
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           A double funeral will be held for two Shelby county victims of the crossing accident at Franklin Sunday.
           Services for Edward T. Boyle, Shelbyville freight agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Estella Lemasters, will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist church cemetery.
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FUNERAL AT INDIANAPOLIS

           The body of  James H. Ross, a Flat Rock farmer, who was a passenger in the Boyle car, was taken to Indianapolis, his former home, for burial, it is understood.
           The bodies of  Mr. Boyle and Mrs. Lemasters will be taken from the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home to the Boyle farm in Noble township this afternoon. Friends may call at the residence at any time.
           The Rev. Frank McCarty and the Rev. Joseph Smith will conduct the services at the Lewis Creek church, and the Masonic Lodge will conduct its ritual for Mr. Boyle at the grave.
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MRS. BOYLE IMPROVES

           Besides his wife who was critically injured in the accident, Mr. Boyle was survived by three children and two grandchildren.
           Mrs. Boyle suffered fractures of the collar bone, several ribs and a back injury. She was said to be somewhat improved today.
           The accident occurred when Mr. Boyle and his party were returning to Shelbyville from a ceremony at the Franklin Masonic home. One interurban car passed as he approached the crossing and apparently, without looking, Mr. Boyle drove on to the crossing and a second car, which was following the first one, struck his automobile.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ray Lemasters


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, July 11, 1935
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WELL  KNOWN  WOMAN
DIED  HERE  FRIDAY
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Mrs. Jacob  L . Lemasters,  71,
Passed  Away  at  Home  Following
Lengthy  Illness
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          Mrs. Allie Lemasters,  wife of  Jacob L. Lemasters,  died at her home at 1202 south Harrison street at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon following a long illness due to complications.  Mrs. Lemasters was held in high esteem and was loved by all who knew her.
          She was a member of the First Christian church in this city for many years and was also a member of the Royal Neighbors.
          Funeral services will be held at 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Rev. Paul E. Million, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.  Firends may call at the late home at any time.
          The deceased was the daughter of  James L.  and  Sarah Jane Braden  and was born in Decatur county Nov. 17, 1863, being at the time of death seventy-one years, seven months and nineteen days of age.  She had lived in Shelbyville and Shelby county the past fifty years.
          In 1885, she was married to  Jacob Lemasters,  who survives.  To this union one daughter,  Miss Goldie Lemasters,  was born.  She is a teacher in the Shelbyville schools.  Mrs. Lemasters is also survived by two sisters,  Mrs. Vada Gibbons,  of Anderson and  Mrs. Ida Pruitt,  of San Diego, Cal.; two brothers,  C. L. Braden,  of Anderson and  John D. Braden,  of Shelbyville, and several nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
March 15, 1934
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CHARLES  LEMASTERS
DIED  THIS  MORNING
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Death Followed Lengthy Illness --
Last Rites to Be at St. Joseph
Church Saturday.
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          Charles Lemasters  passed away at the home of  William Theobald  about two and one-half miles east of this city, at 1:30 o'clock this morning, death being due to complications.  Mr. Lemasters had been in failing health for about three years.  His death is the cause of great sorrow to his many firiends.
          He was the son of  Carl  and  Rose Lemasters  and was born in Greensburg on June 18, 1908.  He was untied in marriage to  Gladys Theobald,  who survives with a daughter and son,  Jacqueline  and  Donald.  A brother,  Raymond,  of Rushville, also survives.
          The deceased was a member of the St. Joseph church in this city and funeral services will be held there at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. John Rager officiating.  Charles M. Ewing is in charge of burial, which will be in the St. Joseph cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday January 16, 1928
Page 3 column 1
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MRS. LEMASTERS  DIED  AT  HOME
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Widow of M.D. Lemasters Succumbed
To Complication of Diseases Today
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  ANNOUNCED
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          Mrs. Lennie E. Lemasters, age 65, widow of M. D. Lemasters, died at her home 632 Elm street, this morning at ten o’clock following a two weeks illness, due to a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Lemasters had spent most of her life since her marriage at her beautiful country home in Washington township, but since the death of her husband, three years ago, she has lived in Shelbyville.
          She was the daughter of  Marion and  Eunice Powers and was born in Cass County, September 10, 1862.  She was married to Mr. Lemasters on August 29, 1880.  For many years she was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist church.  She was also a member of the Women’s Relief Corps. 
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Allen P. [Ethel] Green, of Tampa, Florida; one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Limpus, of Shelby township, one brother, Thomas J. Powers, of Galveston, Indiana.
          Funeral arrangements have not yet been made and will be announced later by C.F. Fix and Son, funeral directors.
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Ibid.
Tuesday January 17, 1928
Page 6 column 1
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FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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          Private funeral services, except to relatives and immediate friends, will be held Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o’clock for  Mrs. Lennie E. Lemasters, who died Monday at her home 632 Elm street.  The services will be held at the home, with the Rev. E. H. Morgan, of Decatur county officiating.  Burial will be made in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery, C. F. Fix and Son in charge.  Friends may call at the home this evening, Wednesday and Thursday until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, June 2, 1924
Page 1 column 2
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M. D. LEMASTERS  DIED  YESTERDAY
Had Been Born Sixty-Seven Years Ago On Farm Where Death Occurred
HOLD  FUNERAL  WEDNESDAY
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          Marshall D. Lemasters, age sixty-seven, life-long resident of Shelby county, died Sunday afternoon at four o'clock at his home south of Shelbyville, and one mile west of Wilson.  His death was caused by a complication of diseases.  Mr. Lemasters had been born September 10, 1856, on the farm where his death occurred.  He was one of the best known men in the county, and had a wide acquaintance. Mr. Lemasters was the son of  Henry and Susan Lemasters, who were pioneer residents of the county.  He was married August 29, 1880, to Lennie E. Powers.  For forty-two years he had been a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist church at Wilson.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows at Lewis Creek and of the Knights of Pythias and Tribe of Ben Hur, of this city.  Mr. Lemasters is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Green; and four brothers, John Lemasters, of Satelle, Colorado; Edward Lemasters, of Indianapolis; and Henry and Jacob Lemasters, of this city. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock, the Rev. C. H. Myers, pastor of the Lewis Creek Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery, C. F. Fix & Son in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 19, 1923
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APOLPLEXY  WAS  CAUSE  OF  DEATH
Samuel Lemasters Died Sunday Morning At Home In Noble Township
FUNERAL  SERVICE  TUESDAY
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          Samuel Lemasters, age seventy-five years, died Sunday morning at five-thirty o'clock at his home in Noble township.  Death was caused by apoplexy.  Mr. Lemasters had been in ill health for about four years, but had been confined to his room by his fatal illness only two weeks ago.  Mr. Lemasters had lived all of his life in Shelby county.  He was a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Henry [Susan Copeland] Lemasters, and was born April 19, 1847.  He was married to Miss Mary Woods, who died in 1886. Mr. Lemasters was a member of the Winchester Methodist Episcopal church, and was also a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Waldron, and of the Encampment there.  He leaves one daughter, Mrs. William Trees, of Noble township; and five brothers, M. D. Lemasters, of Shelbyville;  Jacob  and  Henry Lemasters, of Shelbyville; and John Lemasters, of California.  Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, at one-thirty o'clock, the Rev. Pattison, pastor of the Winchester church, officiating.  The Waldron lodge of Odd Fellows will also take part in the services at the church.  Burial will be made in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery, M. H. Sleeth in charge.  No flowers.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday February 23, 1923
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DIED  TODAY  AT  CITY  HOSPITAL
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William Lemasters Passed Away
This Afternoon At 1:30 At Indianapolis
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CAUSED  BY  COMPLICATIONS
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           William Lemasters, aged 67 years, died this afternoon at one-thirty o’clock at the St. Vincent hospital at Indianapolis following an illness of several months caused from a complication of diseases.  Mr. Lemasters had been at the hospital for two weeks.
           Mr. Lemasters had resided on a farm several miles south of this city for several years.  He is a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist church and also of the K. of P. lodge at Waldron. Besides the widow, the deceased leaves five sons and one daughter.  They are  William Junior  of California;  Glen, of San Antonio, Texas;  RussellRalph  and  Elmer, of near home and  Mrs. Ed. [Essie] Boyle, of this city.  Also four brothers, Jacob  and  Henry Lemasters, of Shelbyville;  Ed Lemasters, of Indianapolis and  John Lemasters, of California.  Funeral services will be announced later by Mary M. Tindall in charge.
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Ibid.
Saturday February 24, 1923
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LEMASTERS  FUNERAL  TO  BE  HELD  MONDAY
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           Funeral services for  William Lemasters, of south of Shelbyville, who died yesterday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, will be held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Lewis Creek Baptist church, the Rev. U. S. Johnson, pastor of the Baptist church at Waldron officiating.  Burial will be made in the church cemetery, Mrs. Mary M. Tindall in charge.  The pall bearers will be nephews of the deceased . They are  Dr. Paul R. Tindall,  Raymond Tindall,  Jesse Andrews,  Tad Lemaster,  John Thompson  and  Charles Douglass.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ray Lemasters



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday April 10, 1908
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DEATHS—FUNERALS
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          Mrs. Stella May Lemasters died at Marietta at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, aged eighteen years, four months and twenty-four days. Her husband, Mr. John Lemasters, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard [Clara Eberhart] Bland, one sister and one brother, survive her.  Funeral services will be held at the Marietta M. P. church at 2 p.m. Saturday April 11, conducted by Rev. J.C. Ricketts.  The interment will be in the Eberhart cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday March 25, 1908
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DEATHS---FUNERALS
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          The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John [Stella Bland] Lemasters died at their home in Marietta Tuesday, March 24.  The burial was in the Eberhart cemetery Wednesday, March 25th. Edwards & Hageman in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
April 10, 1907
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OBITUARY.
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          Charles H., son of  John and Sarah A. Lemasters,  was born in Wayne township, Marion county, Indiana, March 6, 1858, and died at his home in Pleasant View, April 3, 1907, at the age of forty-nine years and twenty-seven days.  He was married to  Alice J. Brown, January 11, 1885.  To this union was born three children,  John,  Dora  and  Lizzie.
          He united with the Pleasant View Baptist church March 10, 1880, and was baptized by the Rev. Mr. Buchanan, arch 12, 1880.  He remained a member of this church until his death.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias of the Acton lodge, No. 385, and was thankful for the benefits of the order, and also for the social attitude of the brothers.  He was attacked with the disease that caused his death some two years hence, altho being sick so long he never lost courage and fought for life until the last.  While he greatly desired to live he was not afraid of death.  He always led a peaceful, sober and industrious life.  He leaves his wife, one son, two daughters, two brothers, one sister and many other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
          Death is never a pleasant visitor, and yet we know that some time it will cross every threshold.  Unbidden it comes and lays its icy hands on those we love.  Taken from the home circle those that are near and dear to our hearts., leaving us desolate.  In the noon-tide of the day it crossed your threshold and before the sun went down, a shadow was over your hearthstone, never to be removed.  In the noon of life when the flower of promise was in mid-
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
April 4, 1907
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Charles  Lemasters  Dead.
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          Charles Lemasters  died at his home in Moral township yesterday at ten minutes after twelve o'clock.  He had been in poor health for over a year and a half.  He was a farmer by occupation and was also engaged in operating a threshing outfit.  A wife and three children survive.  Mr. Lemasters was about forty-eight years of age.
          The funeral services will be held Friday at two o'clock at the Pleasant View Baptist church in Moral township.  Interment will be in the Pleasant View cemetery.  The Rev. Mr. Buchanan, of Indianapolis, will officiate at the funeral services.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Semi-Weekly  Republican
Friday, November 15, 1895
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          Susan Lemasters, widow of the late Henry Lemasters, died at the family residence in Washington township, at 2 o'clock p.m., Monday, November 11, of heart trouble. The deceased was born in Rush county Indiana, April 18, 1823, and at her death was 72 years, 6 months and 23 days old. She was married to Henry Lemasters, February 3, 1842, and to them were born the following children who yet survice: Sivira Thompson,  John,  Samuel,  Edward,  Henry,  William,  Marshall Day,   Jacob and  James Odis Lemasters.  The funeral services were held at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 13, Rev. Elder Thompson, of Greenfield, officiating.  Cortege left the house at 9:45, and the remains were placed in the family vault at Lewis Creek Baptist Church cemetery.  Marshall G. Tindall had charge of the remains and cortege.
Submitted by Barb Huff.


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, July 26, 1894
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          Henry Lemasters died at his residence in Washington township at three p.m. Wednesday July 18th, of inflammation of the stomach, aged seventy-two years, eleven months and thirteen days.  Deceased was one of the wealthiest and most influential farmers of this county.  He was born in Clermont County, Ohio, July 31st, 1821, and removed to this county a few years later and in February, 1842, was married to Susan Copeland, and there was born to them fourteen children, seven boys and one girl and his widow to mourn his loss.  The funeral services were held at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church, Sunday, July 22nd, at 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Thompson, of Greenfield, officiating.  The remains will be placed in the vault prepared for himself and wife.  At the time of his death, or during his dying moments, the old farm bell was tolled at his request, and the neighbors gathered in for miles around to look upon the dead form they had all loved to honor during life.  Marshall G. Tindall has charge of the remains.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 4, 1879
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CRADLE - ALTAR - TOMB.
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Died.
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          LEMASTER - On the 28th day of August, 1879, infant son of  Louis and  Barbara Lemaster,  of Addison township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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