Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Lusk


The  Shelbyville  News
ca 19 Oct 1987
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          Services for  Opal I. Lusk,  82, Shelbyville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Carmony Funeral Home with the Rev. Robb Barlow officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Mrs. Lusk died Saturday at her home.
          Born in Shelby County on April 1, 1905, she was the daughter of  Clarence and  Sarah (Young) Pope.  On Feb. 27, 1937*, she married  Oren Lusk,  who died on July 26, 1970.
          A seamstress, she had worked at the former Shelby Manufacturing Co. for 40 years and retired from Elan Ja.  She was a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church and a former officer of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
          Survivors are a son,  Raymond Crisp,  Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  A son, a daughter, four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
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*Submitter's Note: Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959, shows the date as Feb. 25.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Flemingand  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
27 Jul 1970
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Rites Set For
Oren P. Lusk
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          Services will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church for  Oren P. "Jersey" Lusk,  70, 727 Second St., who died at 8:00 a.m. at Major Hospital, where he had been a patient one week.  He had been in failing health for years.
          Burial will be in the church cemetery, with the Rev. Ron Robinson officiating.  Friends may call at the Murphy Mortuary until noon Tuesday, and after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
          Mr. Lusk had resided in Shelbyville 55 years and was an employe of the Shelbyville Desk Co. until retiring four years ago.  He was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Church.
          Born in Johnson County Jan. 10, 1900, Mr. Lusk was the son of  John and  Mary (McMahon) Lusk.  He first married  Mary Bennett  and she preceded in death in 1932.  On Feb. 25, 1939, he married  Opal Pope Crisp,  who survives.
          Also surviving are three step-children,  Clarence Crisp  and  Raymond Crisp,  Shelby County, and  Mrs. Ronald (Elsie) Roberts,  Shelbyville; 11 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters,  Mrs. Mable Copple,  Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Marguerite Henley, Bremerton, Wash.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Flemingand  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelby  Democrat
November 9, 1911
Page 1
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NOTICE  TO  EAGLES
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         All officers and members of the Shelbyville Aerie, No. 766, F.O.E., are requested to meet at the hall tonight to make preparations for the funeral of Brother  Thomas  Lusk.
O.D. DUNGAN, W.P.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Franklin  Democrat
Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, November 10, 1899
Volume XL, Number 18
Page 6, column 1
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2d MT. PLEASANT.
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          Wm. Lusk,  an old and highly respected citizen, died Tuesday a.m. Funeral services and burial Thursday.

Ibid.
Page 6, column 6
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OBITUARY
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          Again the angel of death has entered our midst.  This time he has claimed an aged father, who was ready and waiting the Master’s summons.  William Lusk  was born in Hart County, Ky., October 1st, 1829, and died at his late home in Shelby County, Ind., Nov. 7, 1899, age 70 years, 1 month and 6 days.  He was married Nov. 29, 1850, to  Nicey J. Shipp.  To them were born twelve children.  Two died in infancy and one, the late  Maggie Cole,  whose memory is still cherished by many, crossed the river of death only a few years ago.
          Five sons and four daughters, all of whom are married, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate father.  The companion of his youth, who for almost 49 years shared the joys and sorrows of the voyage of life, is left lonely and sad by this sudden bereavement.  Other relatives and many friends mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope.
          In early life he united with a Baptist church in his native state.  On coming to this state in 1852 he united with the Blue River church and about the year 1859 he united with the 2nd Mt. Pleasant church and remained a faithful member until death.  He was a quiet, unassuming Christian, ever loyal and true to his church and in many ways a helper.  The doors of his home were always open to his friends and neighbors, and his pastors always were welcome guests at his fireside.  For many years he had lived near the church and as long as his health permitted he was a regular attendant at the services.  For a few years he had been in failing health, and he often expressed a desire that he might be ready and willing to obey the summons when it should come.
          His last illness was of only a few hours duration and he passed into the great unknown, leaving with us the memory of a long life much of which was spent in the Master’s service and his admonition to do right and shun evil.  A good man has fallen and has entered the reward prepared for the children of the Lord.
          Funeral Thursday, Nov. 9th, at 2nd Mt. Pleasant church, conducted by Rev. P.O. Duncan. J.O.
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Notes:  Date of birth, 1 Oct 1829 – Hart County, Kentucky.  Date of death, 7 Nov 1899 – Shelby County, Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Franklin  Democrat
Johnson County, Indiana
September 2, 1898
Volume XXXIX, Number 8
Page 5, column 6
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OBITUARY. ----------
          Nancy Mahala,  daughter of  Jno. and  Minerva Duckworth,  was born in Johnson county, Ind, June 18, 1860, and died at her home in Shelby county, Ind., August 22, 1898, age 38 years, 2 months and 4 days.
          She was united in marriage to  Thomas Lusk,  Oct. 31, 1888, and to them was born one son,  Dallas.  She united with the Second Mt. Pleasant church and was baptized by Rev. P.O. Duncan during the winter of 1889, and ever after lived a consistent Christian life.  She was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, kind and thoughtful for those about her, and was loved and honored most by those who knew her best.  She always enjoyed Christian services, and when nearing death, requested that her pastor be sent for that she might hear him pray again.  The words of comfort and the promises he repeated were a joy and comfort to her.  Her home bore many marks of care and helpfulness for those who were most dear to her, and none will miss her more than those who knew her as wife and mother.  Her sufferings were intense, but were borne with marked patience and cheerfulness, and without murmuring.  Conscious of the fact that she was a victim of that dread disease from which none recover, she talked to her friends of things she would like done when she was gone, and left as a memento to her dear ones that she was ready and willing to obey the summons, saying, “all is bright before me.”  A mother’s blessing and admonition to be “a good boy,” was left with the little son, who will sadly miss a mother’s love and care.
          Many relatives, beside the husband and son, are left to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope for in the great beyond, where sickness, pain and death are unknown, we hope to be gathered with our loved ones and spend the vast eternity in loving and praising Him who has given us the assurance that “Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord.”
          Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. P. O. Duncan, at Second Mt. Pleasant, and were attended by a large number of relatives and friends, after which her wasted form was borne out by six lady friends and laid to rest in our silent city of the dead.

Ibid.
Friday, August 26, 1898
Volume XXXIX, Number 7
Page 1, column 4
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          Mrs. Thomas Lusk, age 38 years, died Monday morning about 3 o’clock at her home six miles east of Franklin, after a lingering illness with lung trouble.  The husband and one son, age eight years, survive her.  Deceased was a daughter of  John Duckworth  and greatly beloved by her relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at Second Mt. Pleasant church, conducted by Rev. P. O. Duncan.
Note:  Date of birth, 18 Jun 1860 – Johnson County, Indiana.  Date of death, 22 Aug 1898 – Shelby County Indiana
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

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