Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Orlando  Sentinel
December 12, 2010
            A memorial service celebrating the life of  Anne McColley, who passed away December 8, 2010 will be held on January 4, 2011.  The service will be held at the University Unitarian Universalist Society on Mcculloch Rd. in Orlando. Mrs. McColley was a homemaker and also employed by the Survey Research Center for the University of Michigan. She was a civilian employee of the Pentagon during WWII, caring for returning soldiers. She was an avid skier and swimmer and was a founding member of the Orlando synchronized swim team. She received many medals for her participation in the golden age games. While married, she and her husband started Bamboo Nurseries home of 17 hybrid plants that she and her husband produced. She is remembered for her strength and resilience which she used to raise her sons. She was truly one of the best mothers a son could have and we salute her for that. She is survived by her sister, Ida Howard of Miami; and sons, Daniel and Robert; daughter-in-laws, Joyce and Lorraine; and her beloved grandchildren, Carolann and Parker. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as grand nieces and nephews. She will be remembered always.
December 9, 2010
            Antoinette Wallis "Anne" McColley,93, Casselberry, died Wednesday. Collison Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Howell Branch Chapel, Winter Park.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
January 31, 2008
Mildred "Milly" McColley, 76, Shelbyville died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, her home.
Born Jan. 22, 1932, in Shelby County, d/o  Frank and Grace (Hendrickson) Applegate
Married  Jim McColley on June 11, 1950; he preceded her in death on June 25, 1999.
Survivors:  sons, Kerry "K.D." McColley  and  Tony McColley, both of Shelbyville, and  Rickey McColley  of Curacao, Netherlands; daughter,  Roxanne (husband, Randy) Suits  of Shelbyville; sister,  Rosie Scudder  of Shelbyville; brother,  Harold Applegate  of Decatur County; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents and brothers,  Merrill Applegate,  Benny Applegate and  Francis Applegate.
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Customer service manager at Wal-Mart for 12 years; previously, production worker at General Electric/Wellman, 31 years.
Graduated from Waldron High School in 1950.
Loved to play bingo, travel to the riverboat, bowling, and standardbred horse racing.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Rev. Bill Horner officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice of Indianapolis.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
June 10, 1978
          John William McColley, Sr., 71, Morristown, died June 10, 1978, Major Hospital.  Patient three weeks.  Failing health several months.
Born Feb. 8, 1907 in Shelbyville, to  Sanford Harvey and Arzora Mae (Branyan) McColley.
Surviving:  seven children, step-daughter, Mrs. Billy (Joyce) Lingenfelter, Greenfield; daughter,  Mrs. Stephen (Janet) Franklin, sons,  John W. McColley, Jr.,  Mark Anthony McColley  and  Roger Allen McColley  all of Duluth, Minn.,  Sanford "Skip" McColley, St. Paul, Minn., and  Daniel McColley  of Morristown.  Sisters,  Goldie Hungerford Isabelle Jeffries,  Hepza Burkett  and  Dorothy Brooks,  all of Shelbyville; three brothers,  Gene McColley,  Jim McColley  and  Norman "Dutch" McColley  all of Shelbyville; and nine grandchildren and a step-great-granddaughter, 5 step grand-children.  Four brothers and a sister proceeded in death.  [Lawrence, Sanford, Emil, Charles McColley and Mary Jeffries].
Employed for several years by the local H. E. McColley Construction Co. as a heavy equipment operator.
15-year member of the local Eagles Lodge and a member of the Moose Lodge.
Taught at the Heavy Equipment School in Morristown and was night security guard.
Carmony Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Throckmartin officiating.
Burial:  Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
13 Jul 1977
          Robert H. McColley,  60, Orlando, Fla., died early Tuesday morning at Mercy Hospital, Orlando, following several months illness.
          A native of Rush County, Mr.. McColley had resided in Florida 29 years, where he was owner of the Bamboo Nursery in Orlando.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U. S. Air Force in Europe, and was a member of the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church.
          Mr. McColley was born July 27, 1916, the son of  Dan and  Mae (Passmore) McColley.  He married  Cora Cass, who survives.
          Also surviving are three sons,  Robert McColley,  Danny McColley  and  J. B. Cass, all of Orlando, and a brother,  Joyce McColley, Indianapolis.  One sister and one brother preceded in death.
          Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Carmony Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. B. Jenkins officiating.  Burial will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Marsha Ensminger
Notes from Robert McColley, son of Robert H.:  Robert H. McColley married  Anntoinette Wallis Mccolley.  She was born in Washington DC and moved to Bradenton, Alabama, and then Miami, Florida; she died in December, 2010.  Robert is buried adjacent to the flagpole at Blue Ridge Cemetery with his parents. Dan McColley served as an army medic in Panama and is now a health inspector in the state of Florida.  Robert H.'s granddaughter is the former VP of and current member of American Childhood Educators, a member of Florida Educators for Educators, a first grade teacher, and a graduate student at the University of Central Florida.  Mae McColley raised many children when the local orphanage was over-filled. Some carry the McColley name.  However, Robert Harold McColley is the only surviving child born to Dan and Mae McColley. I have followed in my grandmother's work by being a mentor for boys without fathers.  All of Mae's children are employed as policemen, firemen or military and are great guys that I am proud of.  Robert McColley

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, April 12, 1971
Mrs. Theresa Edith McColley, 73, 245 West Taylor Street, died Sunday.
Burial Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Member of the former Old Gowdy Methodist Church; resided in Rush County; moved to Shelbyville 1952.
Born in Shelby Co December 2, 1897, d/o Cyrus and Alice (Kemple) Headlee.  June 10, 1914, married Frank McColley, surviving.
Also surviving:  3 sons, Cyrus Albert McColley, R.R. 1, Manilla, Layton McColley, R.R. 1, Waldron, and  Myron D. McColley, Shelbyville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred (Leah) Hauk, Shelbyville and Mrs. William H. (Marjorie) Farlow, R.R. 1, St. Paul; a brother, Roscoe Headlee, Greenfield; five sisters, Mrs. James (Blanche) McVey, Waldron, and Mrs. Florence Fair,  Mrs. Ray (Jessie) Banker,  Mrs. Lyle (Julia) Stephens, and  Mrs. Opal Hurst, Shelbyville, 20 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Darlene Headlee Collins
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
May 10, 1959
Death of Local Couple Termed Murder-Suicide.
Husband Kills Wife and Self with Shotgun
Sanford McColley 82,
Wife Arzora, 73,
Found in Home
          County Corner Dr. James Tower said this afternoon he will return an official verdict of murder-suicide in the shotgun deaths of a local couple early today.  He said both persons had been in ill health and the husband had been despondent for some time.
          A retired building contractor and his wife were found dead in their home at 330 E. Franklin St early today in what authorities said apparently was a murder-suicide.
          Dead are  Sanford H. "Sank" McColley,  83 and his wife,  Arzora Mae McColley, 73.
          County Coroner Dr. James H. Tower was holding an inquest this afternoon at the city hall.  The coroner told  The News  that preliminary investigation shows that Mr. McColley shot his wife in the neck with a 16 gauge shotgun and then turned the gun on himself and died of head wounds.
          Police refused to give any information on the case pending the outcome of the inquest.  The coroner said the couple was found dead in the bedroom of the home at 1 a.m. today and that the shooting is believed to have followed an argument.
          Dr. Tower said Mr. McColley sent notes to his nine surviving children but the contents of the notes were not immediately disclosed.  It was learned by the  News  that Mr. McColley purchased a burial lot in the Lewis Creek Baptist Church cemetery last Thursday.
          Double funeral services will be held at the Carmony Funeral Home here at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery with Rev. C. M. Hagar and Rev. Paul Motto officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.  The Shelby County War Mothers will hold a ceremony Tuesday at 3:00 pm at the funeral home.  The WCTU will hold a ceremony at the funeral home 7:30 pm Tuesday.
          Mr. McColley was a retired building contractor and house mover and was born July 9, 1876 in Liberty township, a son of  John and Margaret Vest McColley.  The couple were married April 9, 1905.
          Mr. McColley was the last of a family of six children.  He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and had lived all his life in Shelby County.  Mrs. McColley was born May 13, 1885 in Brown County, a daughter of Samuel and Mary E. Branyan.  She is survived by a brother  Wilmer Branyan,  of Lakeville, Minnesota.  She was a member of the Shelbyville Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Dorcas Class of that church.  Mrs. McColley also was a member of the County War Mothers and the WCTU.
          Thirteen children were born to the union and nine survive.  They are  John W. McColley,  RR 1, Shelbyville,  Mrs. Mary Jeffries,  Mrs. Isabelle Jeffries,  Norman McColley,  Mrs. Hepza Bassett,  and  Mrs. Dorothy Brooks  all of Shelbyville;  James McColley, RR 3;  Mrs. Goldie Hungerford, RR 4, Rushville; and  H. E. McColley, RR 2.  Twenty-eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren also survive.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, May 5, 1938
Rites to Be Held Tuesday for
Mrs. Phoebe Ellen McColley
Age Seventy-Eight.
          Mrs. Phoebe Ellen McColley,  age seventy-eight, wife of  Albert McColley,  and a widely known resident of Blue Ridge, died suddenly at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at her home.
          Heart trouble following an illness ofpneumonia was given as the cause of death.
          Nine children were born to them, six of whom survive.  They and[sic] was born in Shelby county on March 31, 1860.  She had been a resident of Blue Ridge for the past seventeen years.  She was united in marriage to Albert McColley, 58 years ago.
          Survivors include nine children, six of whom survive.  They are  Mrs. Clara Patterson,  of Franklin;  Dan and  Frank McColley,  of Orange township, Rush county;  Edward,  of this city;  Charles,  of Milroy, and  Harry,  at home.  Survivors also include one brother,  Ab Johnson,  of Evansville; a half-brother,  John Randall,  of Indianapolis; twenty-two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
          Mrs. McColley was a member of the Blue Ridge M. E. church.  Funeral services will be held at the Blue Ridge C. U. church at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Samuel Riggle, of Manilla, officiating.  Burial will be in the Blue Ridge cemetery, in charge of Loren H. Murphy, funeral director.  Friends may call at the home at any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, March 8, 1922
George A. McColley Passed
Away at Home of Son ---
Funeral Friday
          George A. McColley,  75 years, [?] months and 5 days old, well known resident of this city, died at the home of his son,  Edward McColley,  832 south Pike street, Tuesday night at 10 o'clock from paralysis with which he had suffered for about a month.  Mr. McColley suffered a stroke of paralysis in February and several days ago was stricken again.  Funeral services will be held at the Christian Union church in Blue Ridge, Friday at 10 o'clock and the burial will be made in the church cemetery, in charge of R. T. Stewart, funeral director.
          Mr. McColley was born in Rush county and when 2 years old moved to this county with his parents where he has since resided.  For the past several years he has been a salesman for a well known nursery company.  Since the death of his wife, which occurred two years ago, he had made his home with his son.  He was a member of the Waldron Baptist church and a man of excellent character.
          Besides the son at whose home he died Mr. McColley is survived by another son,  Fred McColley,  of this city, and a daughter,  Mrs. Eva Yager,  of Blue Ridge; three grandchildren, two sisters,  Mrs. Selena Randall,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Mary Ann Shadley,  of this city, and a brother,  Albert McColley  of [the article continues].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, 26 Dec 1918
Causes Death of Two Children in the
County and City
          Two children of the city and county died early today of influenza and pneumonia. [See Gladys Irene Vawter.]  Charles S. McColley,  16 months old son of  Mr. and Mrs. Sanford McColley  of Doran avenue, died at the home of the parents at one o'clock Thursday morning.  The parents, four brothers and two sisters survive.  Funeral arrangements will be made later.  Stewart and Fix are in charge of both.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen

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