Shelby  County  Indiana

Main / Maine

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
[Mabel] Fern S. Main, 88, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, March 23, 2003.
Born June 17, 1914, in Shelby County, d/o  Harry and Mary (Ziegler) Shaw.
Married Paul O. Main on March 21, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1993. Survivors:  3 daughters, Mrs. David (Janet K.) Ross  of Shelbyville, Mrs. James (Nancy M.) Cunningham  of Bradenton, Fla., and  Mrs. William (Sue) Mullaney  of The Woodlands, Texas; 4 grandsons, Chris Ross  and  Jeff Ross, both of Shelbyville, Jeremy Ross  of Fishers and  John Mullaney  of Austin, Texas; and four great-grandchildren, Amber Ross,  Cole Ross,  Jerritt Ross  and  Katie Ross.
Preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy Shaw  and  Leo Shaw; and one sister, Leola Harrell.
Farm wife.  Bookkeeper at Shelby Farm Supply from 1962 to 1979.  Employed at the former Worland's Drug Store from 1935 to 1944.
Graduated in 1932 from Shelbyville High School.
Member of Naamah Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 73; Hendricks Township Homemakers Club; and Mount Gilead Baptist Church, where she was a member of True Blue Sunday School Class.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.  Rev. Paul Coates officiating.  Interment:  Miller Cemetery. Contributions:  American Cancer Society or Hospice of Shelby County.
Addendum:  grandsons, Chris and Jeff  Ross are sons of  David L. Ross by his first marriage to Beverly Stohry who died in October, 1960. Cole and Katie Ross are children of Chris Ross.  Amber and Jerritt are children of Jeff Ross.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 16, 1993
Paul O. Main, 80, of 3246 W. Old Franklin Road died at Sunday.
Lifelong resident of Hendricks Township.
Born on June 12, 1913, s/o  Morris R. and Audra M. (O'Dell) Main.
Married on March 21, 1936, in Shelbyville to  Fern Shaw, who survives.
Farmer until he retired in 1988.
Member of the Mount Gilead Baptist Church; teacher of its True Blue Sunday school class.
Trustee of the Southwestern Consolidated School District for 14 years.
Sat on the Shelby County Area Plan Commission and the Shelby County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Member of the Shelby F&AM Masonic Lodge No. 28;  the Shelby Chapter No. 20 R.A.M.;  Shelby Council No. 3;  Baldwin Commandry;  former past patron, Naamah Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star No. 73;  Eagles Lodge No. 766.
Sat on the Rushville Production Credit board of directors for 29 years, 25 of them as president.
Charter member of the Marietta Volunteer Fire Department board of directors.
Also held positions on the boards of directors of the Masonic Temple, Demolay, Job's Daughters and 4-H Advisory Council.
Survived by 3 daughters; Mrs. David K. (Janet) Ross, Shelbyville;  Mrs. James M. (Nancy) Cunningham, Toledo, Ohio; and  Mrs. William (Sue) Mullaney, The Woodlands, Texas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by two sisters.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home. The Rev. Herbert Smith will preside. Burial:  Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.
Contributions:  Hospice of Decatur County, 720 N. Lincoln St., Greensburg, Ind., 47240.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, June 21, 1957
Morris Main, 67, died at Major Hospital Thursday.
Retired farmer and school patrolman at the corner of Colescott and Harrison Sts. for the past two years.
Ill since suffering a coronary thrombosis two weeks ago.
Veteran of World War II and was a member of Victory Post 70, American Legion.
Member of the West Street Methodist Church. Born in Shelby county on August 22, 1889, s/o  William N. and Anna (Amos) Main. On September 23, 1908,  married  Audra O'Dell  whose death occurred in 1956. A daughter, Anna Fay Jackman, died in October, 1945. Survivors:  two children, Paul O. Main  and  Mrs. Mary Sandefur, both of Shelby Co; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Murphy Mortuary Monday with Rev. S. J. Kleis officiating. Burial:  full military rites at Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, March 24, 1956
Mrs. Audra M. Main, 67, died Friday following an illness since last August. Death attributed to cancer.
1005 S. West St., an employe of Goodman-Jester department store for many years.
Born near Fairland May 19, 1889, d/o  Joseph and Mollie Ridlen O'Dell.
Married  Morris R. Main  of Shelby county Sept. 23, 1908.
Surviving:  husband;  son, Paul Main;  daughter, Mrs. Mary Sandefur;  7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Noble Winton, Indianapolis, and a brother, Walter O'Dell, Shelby Co.
Member of the West Street Methodist Church and a charter member of the W. S. C. S. at the church.  Taught Sunday school for 30 years.  Member of the Naamah chapter of the Eastern Star.
West Street church with the Rev. F. P. Bedwell officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, August 28, 1933
          William N. Main, trustee of Shelby township, Shelby county from 1923 to 1929, and president of the Shelby county Fair Association in 1928, died Saturday afternoon at four o'clock at his home eight miles southeast of Hope.  Mr. Main had been in poor health for the past year.  He was a member of the County Trustees Association and this organization, together with the county superintendents and truant officers will attend the funeral services in a body.  Mr. Main was affiliated with the Chillon Knights of Pythias Lodge, which order will also participate in the services.  He was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist church, but after moving to the late home in Bartholomew county, he brought his membership to the Waynesburg Christian church.  Mr. Main was born in Shelby township on May 9, 1867, being at the time of death sixty-six years, three months, and eighteen days old.  He was the son of  John J.  and  Martha Lympus Main.  He leaves the wife, Mrs. Anna Amos Main, to whom he was married on September 23, 1888 and two sons, Morris R. of Shelby county and  Forrest W., of Columbus.  Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, also survive.  Funeral rites will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Lewis Creek Baptist church with the Rev. W. Grant Kitchen of Columbus officiating.  Burial will be made in the family lot in the church cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, May 23, 1916
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J. Harve Maine, Formerly of This County Died Sunday Morning
          J. Harve Main, for many years a resident of Shelby county, but late of Morgantown, near Martinsville, died at eleven o'clock Sunday morning, death being brought about by complication of disease from which he had been suffering for some time.  He was well known by a large circle of friends in this county, who will be saddened to hear of his death. Private funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of J. Howard Amos, 719 Terrace Avenue, Indianapolis.  The remains may be viewed from two o'clock Tuesday afternoon until ten o'clock Wednesday morning.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
April 21, 1892
          Martha J.,  wife of  John Main,  died at her home in Shelby township at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, age fifty-three years.  Funeral services were held at the Lewis Creek Baptist church at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 15.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
July 24, 1890
Page 3
          Nehemiah Main,  of Shelby township, died at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, aged 88 years.  Funeral Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
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