The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
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Norma J. Meal, 65, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005.
Born May 17, 1940, in Shelby County, d/o late  Cecil Leslie and  Dorothy (Goff) Tennell.
Survivors:  son, Kenneth R. “Kenny” Meal  of Shelbyville; two sisters,  Doris Kendall  and  Rose Hellmich, both of Greensburg; four brothers, Harold Tennell  and  William Tennell, both of Bengal, and  Maurice Tennell  and  Ronnie Tennell, both of Flat Rock; two grandsons,  Kris Meal  and  Kenny Meal II; and three great-grandchildren,  Khayden Meal,  Brooklynn Eldridge  and  Kennedy Eldridge.
Preceded in death by one infant daughter; one brother,  Cecil C. Tennell Jr.; and one sister,  Betty Runshe.
Employed at Knauf Fiberglass from 1971 until retiring in 1998.  Employed with the former Chambers Aircraft from 1967 to 1971.
Graduated in 1959 from Southwestern High School and attended beauty school.
Member of Bengal Christian Church.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.; Revs. James Clifton and Jim Stephens officiating.
Interment:  Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery, in Shelby County.
Contributions:  Bengal Christian Church, 3534 S. Shelby 750W, Franklin, IN 46131.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
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Frank Richard Meal, 74, of Waldron, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, Indianapolis.
Born Feb. 13, 1929, in Rush County, s/o  George and Violet (Wendling) Meal.
Married  Audrey Stephens  on Sept. 14, 1952.
Survivors:  son, Paul J. Meal  of Waldron; daughter, Patricia Schantz (husband, Mike), Waldron; three brothers, Ivan Solomon of Shelbyville, Jack Meal (wife, Carol) of Greenfield and George Meal Jr. of Florida; three sisters, Betty Goodwin of Wanamaker, Mary Yarling (husband, Wayne) of Shelbyville and Libby Spears (husband, Jerry) of Montana; one granddaughter, Kay Ann Meal of Waldron; and two step-grandchildren, Daniel Schantz  and  Meghan Schantz, both of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by one son, John Richard Meal; two brothers, Cloyd Solomon and  Jerry Meal; and three sisters, Janice Tarrow,  Amanda Meal  and  Eloise Wefsenmoe.
Lifelong farmer in the Waldron area.
Graduated in 1946 from Waldron High School.
U.S. Navy veteran, serving on USS Wright Aircraft Carrier.
Member of Waldron Baptist Church and Blue Ridge Sportsman Club.  Played basketball in high school and on the traveling team in the Navy.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home.
Waldron Baptist Church, 112 E. Grant St. in Waldron, with the Rev. Steve Holland officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  Waldron Baptist Church.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, July 31, 1998
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Waldron native  Harlan Meal, 73, Concord, Mass., and Jackson, N.H., died July 18 at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Mass.
Born Jan. 31, 1925, s/o  Chester A. and Faye (Scull) Meal.  Married Janet Hawkins, who died in 1995.
Graduated in 1950 from Harvard College.  Served in the U.S. Navy before returning to Harvard.  Master’s degree in chemistry and doctorate in physical chemistry from Harvard University.
1954 joined the operations research office at Johns Hopkins University; air defense weapons systems’ effectiveness.
Member of the operations research section at Arthur D. Little Inc., Cambridge, from 1959 to 1975.
Independent management consultant in 1975, and also began teaching operations management in the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, until retiring in 1987.
Early practitioner of operations management, the study of the interface between man and machine.
Survivors include a son, Douglas Meal, Sudbury, Mass.; two daughters, Katharine Goetz, Pittsburgh, and  Margaret Meal, San Francisco; four sisters, Beverly Wagoner, Rockville, Ind., Beth Gahimer  and  Faith Laird, both of Waldron, and  Barbara White, Carthage, Inc.; and two grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a brother.
Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Memorial contributions:  Harvard University or to the donor’s favorite charity.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday April 1, 1991
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Dessie Meal, 95, R.R.1, Waldron, died Sunday at Waldron Health Care Center [Shelby County Indiana].
Born in Union township in Shelby County, June 30, 1895, to  Jacob and  Luella (Worland) Theobald.
January 27, 1917, married to Everett Meal, and he died January 18, 1970.
Homemaker>
Lived all her life in the Waldron area and Rush County.
Member of Waldron United Methodist Church, Merry Martha Homemaker’s Club in Rush County and a charter member of Vienna Wednesday Afternoon Club.
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Edith) Kuhn, R.R.1, Manilla, and Mrs. Charles (Kathleen) Kuhn, Waldron; sons, Melvin Meal, R.R.2, Connersville, and Norman Meal, R.R.1, Waldron; 14 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Glenn E. George Funeral Home in St. Paul, Rev. Helen Riley will officiate. 
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
November 1976
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Mrs. Faye S. Meal, 77, died Nov. 18, 1976.
Born Sep. 22, 1899, Franklin Co, IN, d/o  John T. and  Nettie Brookbank Scull.
Married  Chester A. Meal  Jan. 8, 1920;  he died Oct. 7, 1956.
Survivors:  children,  Mrs. Kenneth (Beverly) Wagoner, Greencastle, IN;  Harlan Meal, Wayland, MA;  Mrs. Robert (Barbara) White, Carthage, IN;  Mrs. Dean (Beth) Gahimer, Waldron;  Mrs. William (Faith) Laird, Waldron, IN;  sister, Mrs. Fern Barstow, New York City;  18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Son, Stanley, preceded her in death.
Member Waldron United Methodist Church.
Burial:  Moscow Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, September 15, 1972
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Mrs. Ruby Meal, 82, Waldron, died Thursday, Shelbyville.
Born Dec. 25, 1890, St. Paul, d/o  Samuel  and  Lena Monroe Doggett.
Married  Irwin Meal  Oct. 15, 1910;  he died Sep.2, 1963.
Lived in St. Paul community most of her life.
Survivors:  three nieces.
Member of St. Paul Christian Church.
Carmony Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Rev. Robert Morgan officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
January 1970
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Evert Meal, 70, died Jan. 18, 1970.
Born Sep. 28, 1899, s/o  Frank and Amanda Schull Meal.
Married  Dessie Theobald  Jan. 27, 1917.
Survivors:  wife;  children,  Mrs. Wilbur (Edith) KuhnMrs. Charles (Kathleen) KuhnNorman Meal  and  Melvin Meal.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, June 10, 1967
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GAR  MEAL, 80,
DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Masonic Rites Sunday --
For St. Paul Farmer
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Gar Meal, 80, died Saturday, June 10, 1967, Major Hospital.
St. Paul area resident.
Born June 15, 1886, Rush County, s/o  James  and  Mary Allison Meal.  One of six children.
Married  Flora Kney  March 1, 1911; she survives.
Other survivors:  daughter,  Mrs. Nedra Steele, Shelbyville;  son,  Robert D. Meal, St. Paul; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister,  Mrs. Ethel Power  of Hollywood, Florida.
Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Member St. Paul Methodist Church, Adams Township Farm Bureau, Waldron Ledge No. 217, F.&A.M., Masonic lodge (49 years).
Carmony Funeral Home with Rev. Shirley Morgan officiating; Masonic memorial service also.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, September 3, 1963
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Irwin J. Meal, 81, died suddenly Monday at his natal home three miles west of Moscow, Rush Co, IN.
Born Feb. 15, 1882, Moscow, [s/o  Fred  and  Samantha Scull Meal.]
Married  Ruby Daggett  Oct. 15, 1910.
Survivors:  wife;  sisters, Mrs. Iva McVey, near Waldron,  Mrs. Hazel Hardwick, Waldron;  brother, Evert Meal, Waldron;  several nieces and nephews.
Four brothers preceded in death.
Retired conductor of the I.N.C. Traction Co.
Carmony Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. S. A. Morgan of the St. Paul Methodist Church officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 18, 1958
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George Meal, 61, died at home in Union township, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Former Shelby county farmer.  Employee of Indiana Cash Drawer Company.
Resided in Shelby county nine years.
Born in Rush county, August 4, 1897, s/o  Frank  and  Amanda Scull Meal.
Married  Violet Wendling Solomon; survives.
Also surviving:  children,  Jerry Lee,  Elizabeth Ann  and  George Meal, Jr., at home,  Richard Meal, Waldron,  Mrs. Betty Goodwin, Indianapolis,  Mrs. Marty Yarling, R.R.4 Shelbyville,  Jackie Ray Meal, stationed in Fort Sill, Oicle., with the Army;  step-children,  Cloyd  and  Ivan Solomon  of this city,  Mrs. James Tarrow  and  Mrs. Eloise Wefesenmont  both of Michigan;  three brothers,  Ivan Meal  and  Evert Meal  of Waldron,  Ott Meal  of Rushville;  two sisters,  Mrs. Iva McVey  and  Mrs. Hazel Hardwick  of Waldron;  five grandchildren;  five step-grandchildren.
Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville with Rev. R. C. McNeely officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, May 10, 1951
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RITES  TUESDAY  FOR  WILEY  MEAL
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Rush Co. Man Succumbs At
Sister's Home Near Waldron
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          Funeral services wil be held Tuesday for  Wiley H. Meal, 74, Rush county native who died Saturday night at 11:15 o'clock at the home of a sister, Mrs. Iva McVey  near Waldron.
          The services will be held at the Carmony Funeral Home on W. Broadway at 2:30 p.m. (DST), with Rev. Kenneth Neuenschwander officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.
          Mr. Meal had been in failing health for several years and in a serious condition for a week.  Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.  He was born on January 22, 1877, the son of  Frank and  Amanda (Scull) Meal, and had spent his entire life in Rush county.
          Surviving with the sister at whose home he died are four brothers and another sister, Irvin  and  Everet Meal  of Rush County;  Otto  of Rushville;  George Meal  of Union township and  Mrs. Hazel Hardwick  of Rush county.  Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday January 19, 1946
Page 1 column 3
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LONG  ILLNESS  ENDS  IN  DEATH
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Funeral For Mrs. Meal To Be Monday
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          Mrs. Ardenia May Meal, age fifty-six, died at her home in Waldron Thursday night at 7:10 o’clock, after an illness of several years.  Her condition had been serious for the past month and death was due to a complication of diseases.
          She was the daughter of Francis and Mary Emma Isley Prill and was born in Orange Township, Rush County on April 18, 1889.  She was married to Earl Meal on June 28, 1910, and following his death on June 18, 1939, she moved to Waldron for residence.  She was a member of the St. Omer United Brethren Church and the Waldron Rebekah lodge.
          A son, Harry E. Meal, of Waldron; one brother, Thomas J. Prill, of Rush County, and a grandson, Charles Earl Meal, are the only close survivors.
          Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Waldron Baptist church with Rev. Park T. Rushford officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony.  Friends may call at the late home in Waldron after noon today.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday June 19, 1939
Page 1 column 2
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ENDS  OWN  LIFE  WITH  SHOTGUN
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Earl Meal, 54, Prominent Rush County Man, Commits Suicide
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          Mentally depressed about economic conditions, though not in financial distress personally,  Earl Meal, 54 years old, ended his own life at 8:30 o’clock Sunday morning by firing a shotgun charge into his chest as he was standing in the barn of his farm west of Moscow, in Orange township, Rush county.
          Mr. Meal was one of the best known residents of the Moscow neighborhood.  He was a brother of  Mrs. Ezra Morgan  of Liberty township, Shelby county.
          Mr. Meal was born July 4, 1884, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meal.  His marriage to Miss Ardena May Prell took place June 28, 1910.  Of two children born to them, one survives, besides the widow.  The surviving son is  Harry E. Meal, of Orange township.  The deceased also leaves a grandchild,  Charles Earl, a step-daughter,  Mary Louise Coers;  five brothers,  Wiley,  Everett  and  George,  of Orange township,  Otto, of Rushville, and  Irvin J. Meal, of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Mrs. Morgan  and  Mrs. Vernon Hardwick, of Orange township.
          The funeral service will be held in the Moscow Christian church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Floyd Marsh of Indianapolis will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Ezra Carmony, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday April 15, 1936
Page 1 column 6
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MRS. MEAL  OF  WALDRON  DIES
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Death Follows Illness of Ten Days; Funeral To Be Friday
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          Mrs. Katherine Meal, 79 years old, widow of  Frank Meal, died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Ezra Morgan,  north of Waldron at 1:30 o’clock this morning.
          Death was caused by apoplexy and followed an illness of ten days.
          The deceased was born in Orange township, Rush county November 5, 1856, the daughter of  Frances Ballard  and  Alfred Schull [Scull].  She was married to  Frank Meal  a number of years ago.  His death occurred in 1923.  Mrs. Meal was a member of the Waldron Baptist church.
          Surviving are eight children,  Mrs. Morgan,  Mrs. Vernon Hardwick, of Rush County,  Wiley Meal  of Waldron, Ervin of Indianapolis,  Otto,  Earl,  Everett  and  George Meal,  all of Rush county, and thirteen grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at Mrs. Meal’s former home in Orange township at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in Shelbyville in charge of Ezra Carmony.  The body will be moved from the Morgan residence to the Meal home in Rush county Thursday afternoon.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday April 15, 1936
Page 1 column 6
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MRS. MEAL, OF WALDRON, DIES
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Death Follows Illness of Ten Days;
Funeral to Be Friday
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          Mrs. Katherine Meal, 79 years old, widow of Frank Meal, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ezra Morgan, north of Waldron at 1:30 o’clock this morning.
          Death was caused by apoplexy and followed an illness of ten days.
          The deceased was born in Orange township, Rush county November 5, 1856, the daughter of  Frances Ballard and Alfred Schull. She was married to Frank Meal a number of years ago. His death occurred in 1923. Mrs. Meal was a member of the Waldron Baptist church.
          Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Vernon Hardwick, of Rush county, Wiley Meal of Waldron, Ervin, of Indianapolis, Otto, Earl, Everett and George Meal, all of Rush county, and thirteen grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at Mrs. Meal’s former home in Orange township at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in Shelbyville in charge of Ezra Carmony.  The body will be moved from the Morgan residence to the Meal home in Rush county Thursday afternoon.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, November 22, 1927
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MRS.  MARY  MEAL
DIED  TUESDAY
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Shelbyville Woman, Native
Of Rush County, Ill Since
September
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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          Mrs. Mary Meal,  age sixty-nine, died Tuesday morning at five-fifteen o'clock at her home, No. 17 West Pennsylvania street.  Her death was caused by carcinoma, and followed an illness which had continued since September first.  Mrs. Meal was a native of Rush county.  She was widely known through the east part of Shelby county and in Rush county.  For a number of years she has made her home in Shelbyville.
          Mrs. Meal was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Allison.  She was born in Rush county January 15, 1858.  In 1879 she was married to  James Meal.  Mr. Meal died in 1919.  Mrs. Meal was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church, of this city.  She was also a member of the Shelby county chapter of American War Mothers.
          She is survived by three daughters,  Mrs. Pearl Fisher,  who lived with her mother,  Mrs. Ethel Power,  of Rush county, and  Mrs. Sarah Thralls,  of Beech Grove; two sons,  Gard Meal,  of St. Paul, and  Chester Meal, of Rush county; and one sister,  Mrs. Laura Douthitt,  of Mascot, Florida.  Eleven grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock, Dr. L. T. Freeland, pastor of the First M.E. church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Moscow cemetery, Morris H. Sleeth in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, November 20, 1922
Page 8
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FRANK  MEAL  DIED  MONDAY  MORNING
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          Frank Meal, age about sixty-seven years, died Monday morning at his home in Rush county, one-half mile east of the Vienna church.  His death was caused by a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered several days ago.  Mr. Meal was well known through the east part of Shelby county.
          He leaves his widow, five sons, Otto Meal, of Rushville, and  Wiley Meal  of Greensburg,  Irwin, of Indianapolis,  Earl, of Moscow,  Everett, at home, and three daughters at home.  A sister, Mrs. Thomas Pool, also lives at Greensburg.  Funeral services will be held at the late home Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of R. T. Stewart.
[Son of  Moses Meal.  Wife was granddaughter of  Elijah Ballard, Jr. - JB]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for John Ballard

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