Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 19, 2010
Leonard Boyd Lisher, 87, of Indianapolis and Bradenton, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, Indianapolis.
Born July 29, 1922, in Greenfield, to Worth and  Opal (Branson) Lisher
Married to  Mary Jane Rafferty, from Shelby County, for 60 years; she died in 2007.
Survivors include:  sons  James Lisher (wife, Martha) of Shelbyville and  John Lisher (wife, Mary) of Indianapolis; daughter,  Cynthia Lisher of Waycross, Ga.; sister,  Mary Frances Taylor of Lebanon; grandchildren,  Dr. Jennifer Lisher (husband, Dan) of Greenwood,  Capt. James Lisher II of the U.S. Air Force, and  John P. Lisher of Bloomington.
Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wilbur Lisher.
Former resident of Indianapolis; Rochester, Mich.; then Bradenton until his wife passed away.
Aeronautical engineer with Allisonís before transferring to General Motors Tech Center, in Detroit, Mich., to develop the Buick turbine engine.
Retired from General Motors>
Enjoyed living in Florida, visiting children, flying his Mooney airplane, being a gentleman farmer in Shelby County.
Graduated from Maxwell High School in Hancock County and entered Purdue University, studying engineering.
World War II, U.S. Navy ensign; continued his studies and graduated from the University of Michigan Engineering School during the war.
Member of the Shelby Masonic Lodge No. 28, Indianapolis Scottish Rite and Murat Shriners.
Enjoyed his many friends from Michigan, Florida and Indianapolis and living in Florida.
Avid pilot and golfer.
Masonic service at Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.
Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery south of Morristown.
Contributions may be made to Shriners hospital or charity of donorís choice.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
May 10, 2007
Mary Jane Lisher, 81, Brandenton, Florida., died Monday, May 7, 2007, Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 24, 1925, Shelby County, d/o  Dale S. and Mary (Westerfield) Rafferty.
Married  Leonard B. Lisher; he survives.
Other survivors:  sons, James Lisher (wife, Martha) of Shelbyville and  John Lisher (wife, Mary) of Indianapolis; daughter, Cynthia Lisher of Waycross, Ga.; and grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Lisher (husband, Dan Springer) of Kettering, Ohio, Capt. James Lisher II of the U.S. Air Force, and  John P. Lisher  of Indianapolis.
Formerly of Shelbyville; longtime resident of Indianapolis.
Homemaker; registered nurse at Methodist and Winona hospitals in Indianapolis; volunteered at the Veterans Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Graduated from Morristown High School and Methodist Hospital School of Nursing.
Former member of Tara Golf and Country Club in Brandenton.
Enjoyed many friends in Indiana and Michigan.
Graveside services, Hanover Cemetery in Morristown, Revs. Bill Horner and Jeffrey Castetter officiating.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Chapels,.
Contributions:  American Heart Association, or The Salvation Army, 136 E. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, February 27, 1964
          Worth A. Lisher, 71, 1425 E. Main St. Greenfield, a retired farmer and owner of one of the first threshing machines in Shelby County, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at a nursing home west of Greenfield.  He was been ill for six months and a patient at the nursing home for three weeks.
          Mr. Lisher was born Oct. 8, 1892 in Van Buren Township and had resided in Greenfield for 36 years.  He attended the Bradley Methodist Church.
          Surviving with the widow  Opal Lisher  are three children,  Leonard B. Lisher  of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Leo Taylor  of Lebanon, and  Wilbur Ernest Lisher  of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister,  Mrs. Ada Carney of this city and Vero Beach, Fla., a brother  Paul Lisher  of Ft. Dodge, Iowa and eight grandchildren.
          Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary at Greenfield and burial will be in the Park Cemetery there.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Judith Williams

The  Shelby  Democrat
February 27, 1947
Roger Lisher Succumbs At Fort Dodge, Iowa
          Roger Lisher,  24, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Lisher,  of Fort Dodge, Iowa, died Saturday after a short illness at Hoisington, Kansas, according to word received by relatives here.  His father is a former resident of Shelby County.
          Mr. Lisher was in military service for three y ears, being stationed at Clinton, Tennessee.  He graduated from the University of Iowa at Ames.  Since his discharge from the army he had been employed by the Shell Oil Company at Houisington, Kansas.
          Funeral services were to be conducted today at Davenport, Iowa.  Surviving are his wife,  Mrs. Betty Lisher,  formerly of Davenport; his parents; one sister,  Virginia;  and his grandmother,  Mrs. W. E. Lisher,  of Morristown.  Mrs. J. B. Carney  and  Mrs. J. Russell McInnes,  of Shelbyville, are aunts and  Worth Lisher  of Greenfield, is an uncle.  Mr. and Mrs. Worth Lisher and daughter left Tuesday to attend the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Wednesday, August 7, 1935
Morristown Man, 62, Had Been Ill Few Days, After Stroke
          Harry Lisher, 62 years old, died at 4:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home in Morristown.
          Death was caused from apoplexy and followed a short illness.  He became ill Sunday afternoon.
          The deceased was the son of  George  and  Sarah Lisher  and was born in VanBuren township.  He has resided in Morristown for the past ten years.
          Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Charles A. [Mattie] Rigdon, of Milroy, and three nieces, Mrs. R.M. Reynolds, of Milroy, Mrs. J. E. Harper, of Morristown, and  Mrs. Will Wills, of Webster.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 o'clock Thursday at the L. V. Hauk funeral home in Morristown with burial in Asbury cemetery.  The Rev. B. K. Johnson, pastor of the Morristown M. E. church, will officiate at the service.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Wednesday, August 3, 1921
Mrs. Sarah Jane Lisher Passed Away
At Her Home Near Fountaintown
          Mrs. Sarah Jane Lisher, age 74 years, one of the well known older matrons of Fountaintown passed away at her home there at nine-thirty o'clock Tuesday morning.  Death was caused from cancer.  Mrs. Lisher became affected with the cancer two years ago and during the last eight months had been bedfast.
          Mrs. Lisher was the daughter of  John  and  Amy Teeple, and was born near Harrison, Ohio, coming to this county when she was a very small girl.  At an early age she became affiliated with the Fountaintown M. E. church and has been a very conscientious worker in this organization for many years.  She was one of the most beloved women of that community and her death removes one of the most highly respected citizens of the community.
          Her husband, George D. Lisher  died forty-seven years ago.  Surviving are three children, Mrs. Ollie Harrell, of Fairland;  Mrs. Mattie Rigdon, of Morristown, and  Harry Lisher, at home.  One brother,  Alexander Teeple, of Fairland and one sister,  Mrs. Melissa Ensminger, of Shelbyville, also survive.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home Thursday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. F. M. Westlafe, of New Castle, a former pastor of the Fountaintown church officiating.  Burial will be made in the Asbury cemetery, north of Morristown.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, April 17, 1882
          Mrs. Leonard Lisher, of Van Buren township, died at nine oíclock yesterday morning.
The funeral of  Mrs. Leonard Lisher,  was conducted yesterday afternoon at Hanover Christian Church by Rev. S. J. Tomlinson, of this city.  Mrs. Lisher was a prominent and highly respected lady and an immense crowd of people attended the funeral.  Dr. Clayton acted as a pall bearer and a number of other people of this city were present.
Contributed by D. Darlene Palmer

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