Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

McKay


The  Shelbyville  News
February 2, 2007
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Carroll F. "Herk" McKay, 81, of Goodman, Wis.., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Milwaukee, Wis..
Born June 16, 1925, in Shelbyville, s/o  Troy McKay and  Margaret Walton.
Married Frances Greer on Feb. 20, 1947, and she survives.
Other survivors:  daughters,  Cathy Gresham,  Cheryl Chorkauciu,  Christine Anderson  and Cynthia McKay, all of Illinois, and  Caryn Boudreaux  of Louisiana; two sisters,  Linda Boles  of Shelbyville and  Letha Hall  of Rushville; one brother,  Stanley Walton  of Shelby County; and several grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; one son,  Carroll McKay Jr.; two sisters,  Beaulah Anderson  and  Shirley Hendrickson; and two brothers,  Keith McKay  and  Gerald McKay.
Justen Funeral Home in Wonder Lake, Ill.; cremation.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
June 13, 2005
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Keith Eugene McKay, 68, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born Aug. 21, 1936, Shelby County, s/o  Troy H. McKay  and  Margaret J. (Robertson) Walton.
Survivors:  son, Brian (wife, Robin) McKay  of Shelbyville; daughter,  Marsha Foreman  of Shelbyville; two brothers,  Carroll (wife, Frances) McKay  of Goodman, Wis., and  Stanley (wife, Barbara) Walton  of Shelbyville; two sisters,  Linda Boles  of Shelbyville and  Letha Hall  of Rushville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by one brother,  Gerald McKay, and two sisters,  Shirley Hendrickson  and  Beulah Anderson.
Lifelong resident of this area.
Employed as a forklift operator by KCL Corp. for 21 years; retired 1999.
Attended Shelbyville and Morristown high schools.
Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Rev. David Humphrey officiating.
Burial:   Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 16, 2001
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L. Faye McKay, 78, of Indianapolis, former Shelbyville resident, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001.
Born April 1, 1922, in Shelby County, d/o  Roy E. McKay  and  Myrtle L. (DeBaun) McKay Worland. Survivors include one niece, Elizabeth Ann Koppeser  of Newark, Del., and one great-nephew, Adam Koppeser  of Newark, Del.
Preceded in death by one sister, Betty Gayle Rodgers.
Greenwood Cemetery, Main Street and U.S. 31, Greenwood, with the Rev. Ann Hutchins Case officiating.
Wilson St. Pierre Greenwood Chapel Funeral Home, Greenwood.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Saturday December 31, 1977
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          Miss Hazel McKay, 87, died Friday evening in the IOOF Nursing Home.
          Miss McKay was born April 14, 1890, the daughter of  Jasper  and  Margaret Ensminger McKay in Shelby County, where she was a resident until she came to Greensburg in 1972.  She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 355 in Shelbyville.
          Surviving is one niece, Jane McClure, of Kokomo.
          The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 Tuesday in the IOOF chapel, with burial in South Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by the Porter-Oliger-Pearson funeral Home.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday June 21, 1971
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RITES  SET  FOR
IRA  F. McKAY
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Ira F. McKay, 87, died Saturday at 5:36 p.m. at the Heritage House Convalescent Center, where he had been a patient since June, 1968.  He formerly lived at 266 West South street.
Mr. McKay was born in Shelby County June 14, 1884, the son of  Theodore and Jennie (Ensminger) McKay.
A resident of Shelbyville for 60 years, he was employed as a clerk at the Shelbyville Post Office for 46 years, retiring in 1954.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Knights of Pythias lodge and the National Association of Retired Civil Employees.
Survivors are a niece and nephew,  Mrs. Jack McCabe, Shelbyville, and  Robert M. Griffey, Roanoke, Virginia.
Services will be Tuesday at the Sleeth Funeral Home with burial in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted and summarized by Barb Huff  for John Ballard


The  Morristown  Messenger
Thursday, March 21, 1968
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EUNICE  MCKAY
DIES  MONDAY
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          Mrs. Eunice M. McKay,  77, of near Rushville and a former resident of the Morristown area, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday at Rush County Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
          Services were held at the Moster and Sons Mortuary in Rushville at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. James Ranard officiating.  Burial was in Concord Cemetery in Shelby County.
          Mrs. McKay was born in Hancock County and was the daughter of  James H. and Sally (Matlock) Colestock.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rushville and a life member of the Freeport Methodist Woman's Society of Christian Service.  Her husband,  John H. McKay,  died Dec. 5, 1951.  Mrs. McKay had lived in Rush County for the past 20 years and in the Morristown area for 35 years previously.
          Survivors are one son,  James McKay  of near Rushville; one sister,  Mrs. Ruth Clary,  and two grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, January 20, 1968
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MRS.  MCKAY
DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Rites Monday FOR
Waldron Resident, 78
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        Mrs. Virginia Ethel McKay, 78, of Waldron, died at 8:15 a.m. today at Major Hospital, where she had been a patient for two months.  She had been in failing health for two years.  Mrs. McKay was a former resident of the Vienna community.  She was a member of the Waldron Methodist Church and the Ladies Class of the church.  She was also a charter member of the Vienna Wednesday Afternoon Club.
          Born in Blue Ridge on June 10, 1899, Mrs. McKay was the daughter of  Dr. W. T. and  Virginia (Neal) Shrout.  On April 11, 1911, she was married to  Elbert McKay  who died March 7, 1962.  Five brothers and sisters also preceded in death.  Several nieces and nephews survive.
          Services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul, with the Rev. Edgar Cooper, assisted by the Rev. Robert Hampton, officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, May 28, 1962
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ROBERT  MCKAY
DIES  IN  FLORIDA
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Ex-Local Insurance
Man Stricken at 64
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          Robert E. McKay,  64, widely known former local insurance man, died suddenly Monday evening at his home at Vero Beach, Fla.  He had suffered from a heart condition since moving to Florida in 1953 and died shortly after another seizure at dinner time yesterday.
          Mr. McKay's family lived in Shelby county for many years and the MdKay Road at the south edge of Shelbyville was named after the family.
          He was connected with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for nearly 30 years in Shelbyville before moving to Florida where he served briefly as a district supervisor but then retired because of his health.
          A World War I veteran, he was a member of the Elks Lodge here for many years and a member of the First Methodist Church of Vero Beach.
          The son of  Jasper and Maggie (Ensminger) McKay,  he was born in Shelby County and was married to  Edelle Woodard,  who survives with two sons,  Robert W.,  of Houston, Tex. and  Kim McKay,  of Mobile, Ala., and a sister,  Miss Hazel McKay,  of this city.
          Funeral services and burial will be at Vero Beach but details were not learned here today.  George L. Stubbs,  a close friend, flew to Vero Beach after being notified of his death last night.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, March 7, 1962
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ELBERT  MCKAY
DIES  AT  HOME
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Rites Saturday For
Waldron Resident, 78
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          Elbert Elmer McKay,  78, a retired farmer and school teacher in Shelby County for 11 years, died at 11 a.m. today at his home in Waldron.  He had been in failing health for the past five years and death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
          Born in Van Buren Township April 29, 1883, Mr. McKay was son of  Marion and  Mary McKay.  On April 11, 1911, he married  Virginia Ethel Schrout  who survives with a half-brother,  Lloyd McKay  of Lewis Creek, and a step-sister,  Mrs. Ruth Stickford  of this city.  Three brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
          Mr. McKay was a member of the Waldron Methodist Church.
          Funeral services will be held at the Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul Saturday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery, Rev. Ross Van Dine will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday August 27, 1940
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AGED  COUNTY  RESIDENT  DIES
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Theodore McKay, 82, Succumbs
In Home of Son-in-law and Daughter
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          Becoming seriously ill a week ago at the summer home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. Bert Griffey,  Theodore B. McKay, 82, died at 3:30 a.m. today at the home of another son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Howard, of three miles east of Norristown.  Mr. McKay resided with Mr. and Mrs. Howard and was taken there Sunday afternoon.
          Born in Union township August 14, 1858, he taught in the county schools for many years and also was a groceryman in various communities.
          Mr. McKay was married twice.  His first wife was  Miss Jennie Ensminger, who died in 1891.  Two children were born to this union.  They are Mrs. Bert Griffey  and  Ira McKay, both of this city.  On May 11, 1892, he was married to  Miss Mamie Gauntt.  Mrs. Howard was a child of this marriage.  Mrs. McKay died April 1, 1938.  Also surviving are two grandchildren.
          Mr. McKay was a member of the Geneva Methodist church and a life member of the local Knights of Pythias lodge.
          Funeral services will be held at the Geneva church Wednesday at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. Gladys Marsh, former pastor of the church officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth.  Friends may call at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday April 2, 1938
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MRS.  M. M'KAY  DIES  AT  HOME
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Funeral Monday for Geneva Resident; Husband survives
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          Seriously ill for the past two weeks, Mrs. Mamie McKay, age seventy-one, died at her home in Geneva Friday morning at 10:15 o'clock.  Death was caused by asthma of the heart.
          Mrs. McKay was the daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Gauntt  and was born in Illinois February 4, 1867.  She lived in Marion, Shelby county, for many years.  She was united in marriage with  Theodore McKay  May 18, 1892.
          Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Russell Howard, of Noble township; two step-children, Mrs. Bert Griffey  and  Ira McKay, both of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Carter, of Portland, Oregon;  Mrs. James Pickerell, of Rush county, and  Mrs. Alvin Ryon, of Greensburg; a brother,  Will Gauntt, of Portland, Oregon, and a granddaughter and grandson.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home Monday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gladys Marsh, pastor of the Geneva church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Sat. Jan 24, 1931
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Franklin M'Kay Dies In Waldron
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Retired Farmer, Former Township Trustee,
Victim Paralytic Stroke
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Daughters, Widow Survive
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          Two months of serious illness subsequent to a stroke of paralysis resulted in death at three o'clock this morning for  Franklin P. McKay, seventy years old, at his home in Waldron.
          Mr. McKay served as trustee of Liberty township from 1907 until 1913.   He was a school teacher for nineteen years, after which he became a successful farmer.  Fifteen years ago he retired from farming and made his home in Waldron.
          He was born in Union township, this county, Sept. 10, 1860.  All his life had been spent in Shelby county.  His marriage to  Miss Annabelle Heck  took place in 1890.  Four children, three surviving, were born to them.  They are:  Mrs. Mable Thornburg and  Mrs. Fred Keeling, of near Waldron, and  Miss Unice McKay, who is teaching in Cincinnati, O.   Mr. McKay also leaves the widow, a brother Theodore McKay, of Geneva, and four grandchildren.   Another brother Jasper McKay, was trustee of Addison township at the time of his recent death.
          Mr. McKay was a member of the Waldron M. E. church.  The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Vienna church, south of Blue Ridge, with Rev. C. B. Atkinson and Rev. Ralph Minton, both of Waldron, officiating.   Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Carmony brothers.
Submitted by Janet Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday August 6, 1929
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JASPER McKAY DIES SUDDENLY
Local Man Suffers Fatal Attack of Acute Indigestion At Home Monday Night
TRUSTEE OF ADDISON TOWNSHIP
Had Previously Served as Trustee of Liberty and Shelby Townships
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          Jasper N. McKay, trustee of Addison township, died suddenly Monday night at 7:45 o'clock at his home, 837 Elm street, following an attack of acute indigestion.  Mr. McKay enjoyed his usual good health yesterday and did not complain of feeling bad until he suffered the fatal attack.
          He was serving his third year as trustee of Addison township and had previously held the office of trustee of Liberty township for seven years and of Shelby township for four years.  He had also been a teacher for many years.  Most of his life had been spent in Liberty township.  For the past seven years he had made his home in Shelbyville.  At the time of death Mr. McKay was seventy-one years of age.
          His marriage to  Miss Margaret Ensminger  took place April 5, 1883, and five children were born to them, four of whom survive.  Mrs. McKay's death occurred in March of 1919.  A daughter, Mrs. Edith Arbuckle, preceded in death in 1920.
          A number of years ago, Mr. McKay became a member of the Vienna church east of Middletown and later became a member of the West Street Methodist church of this city.  He was affiliated with the Knights of Pythias lodge at Blue Ridge and the Waldron order of Odd Fellows.
          He leaves; one son, Robert E. McKay, of Greensburg, formerly of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Aquilla [Norma] Marshall, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Frank McKay, of Waldron and  Dora McKay, of near Sandusky, and four grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the West Street Methodist Episcopal church, with the Rev. R.R. Cross officiating.  Interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 17, 1919
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DIED  EARLY  TODAY
Mrs. J. N. M'Kay, Prominent Woman, To Be Buried Wednesday Morning
INFLUENZA  CAUSE
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          Mrs. Margaret Ensminger McKay, wife of  Jasper N. McKay, died at 12:50 o'clock this morning at their home, two miles south of here on the Smithland pike in Shelby township.  Mrs. McKay had been ill only a short time of influenza, which developed into pneumonia causing her death.
          She was born March 5, 1866 in the county and was the daughter of  Julian and Jean Ensminger, prominent residents of the county.  She was 53 years old.  In April 5, 1883 she was married to  J. N. McKay, now trustee of Shelby township.  They lived in this county since.  She was the mother of five children, four daughters and one son.  They are;  Mrs. A. B. Marshall, this city;  Mrs. A. B. Winkler, Kokomo;  Mrs. E. T. Arbuckle, Rays Crossing;  Miss Hazel  at home and  Robert, at home.  The son recently returned from sixteen months service in France.  Besides these she leaves four sisters and one brother,  Mrs. Orlando Hayworth  and  Miss Katherine Ensminger, both of this city;  Mrs. Will Jones, Rays Crossing and  John Ensminger, Liberty township.
          She was a member of the Vienna M.E. Church for many years and in 1911 moved her membership to the West street church in this city.  She was one of the active conscientious workers of the church and a devoted mother.
          Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Wednesday morning in the West street church, the Rev. Daugherty, pastor of the church and Rev. S. J. Cross, former pastor, now in Sullivan, will conduct the services.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 7, 1898
Page 1 column 6
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OBITUARY
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          Mary McKay  died at her home in VanBuren township, March 28, 1898, at three o'clock a.m., of lung trouble.  Was buried March 29. [Liberty Cemetery] Services at the Liberty Church at one o'clock p.m., the Rev. Hughes officiating, assisted by Rev. Barclay.
          Deceased was the daughter of  Samuel  and  Permelia Bassett.  She was united in marriage to  Marion McKay, February 26, 1871.  Unto them eight children were born, four sons and four daughters, one of which, little Mina, was called before her, about three months ago.  She leaves besides her seven children, a loving husband to mourn her loss.  In the death of Mrs. McKay her family loses a loving mother and a kind companion, and the church one of its best workers.  She was loved and honored by all who knew her, and as long as health permitted, associated with her friends, always carrying a pleasant smile and kind words for all she met.  During her several months of suffering, she was very patient, yet often calling upon her Heavenly Father in these words, “Come, Come, and Take Me Home.”  And now that her spirit has gone to its Eternal Home, all we can do is say we will go to her.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 25, 1897
Page 3
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          Samuel McKay, aged eighty years, an old resident at Flat Rock, died at the home of his son, Lucellas McKay, at eleven o'clock Thursday, February 18, 1897, of apoplexy.  Mr. McKay was born in Switzerland county, Ind.  He came to Shelby county some forty years ago.  He was an honest, upright citizen, honored and respected by all who knew him.  He leaves a wife, one son and two daughters.  Funeral services were held in the Lewis Creek Baptist church at ten o'clock, February 20, 1897.  Funeral in charge of Edwards and & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday June 18, 1891
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          Jennie M. [Ensminger], wife of : T. B. McKay, died at the family residence, No. 51 east Walker street, Tuesday evening at 9:20, aged 32 years, four months and sixteen days.  The body will be interred at the Trackwell graveyard in Liberty township, on Thursday morning; cortege leaving the residence at 8 o’clock.  D. B. Wilson funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

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