Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Zane Jordan Meltzer, 16, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003.  Born Feb. 13, 1987, in Columbus, he was the son of  Kris and Sandy (Everitt) Meltzer.
Survivors include his parents of Shelbyville; one brother,  Trent Meltzer  of Shelbyville; grandparents,  Bill and Betty Everitt  of Columbus, Philip and Charlene Meltzer  of Blue Ridge; and great-grandmother,  Marietta Everitt of Scottsburg.
Student at Shelbyville High School.
Member of Shelbyville Middle School basketball, tennis and track teams, including the record-holding 1,600-meter relay team.  Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St.
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St., with the Rev. Don A. Quinn officiating.
Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue River Foundation for the benefit of Shelbyville Middle School, Post Office Box 808, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, April 15, 2002
Betty C. Meltzer, 77, of Shelbyville, died Friday, April 12, 2002.
Born Aug. 30, 1924, in Shelby County, d/o  Carey D. and Beulah (Davis) Holbrook.  Married  Norbert J. Meltzer Sr. on Aug. 24, 1957.  He preceded her in death on July 25, 1995.
Survivors include one son, Norbert J. “Bud” Meltzer Jr. of Shelbyville; one daughter, Melissa Marie Noel  of Shelbyville; one sister,  Mrs. Jack (Jo Anne) Burnett  of Ellettsville; and two grandchildren, Jasmine Cate Noel  and  John Joseph Meltzer.
Preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Meltzer.
Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Women’s Corp.
1950s, tour guide for American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis.  State secretary for the Indiana Young Democrats Executive Committee.
Member of American Legion Victory Post No. 70 for over 50 years, Willard Hensley American Legion Auxiliary Unit 102 in Morristown, and Little Blue River Baptist Church where she was a member of the ladies aid missionary society.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St., with the Rev. Robert Langdon officiating.
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Morristown with military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County, 114 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176, or Shelby County Cancer Association, 126 N. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
January 14, 2002
Robert F. Meltzer, 86, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002.
Born Nov. 17, 1915, in Shelby County, s/o Walter D. and Carrie (Kessler) Meltzer. Married Lois Jean Stilabower on Nov. 30, 1947. She survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Donna) Casey of Shelbyville; one sister, Mary Mellis of Shelbyville; two-stepsisters, Mrs. Carl (Mary) Waltz and Mrs. Clinton (Lavanche) Miller, both of Shelbyville; three grandchildren, Douglas Casey, Shelli Casey and Shana Casey; and three great-grandchildren.
Postmaster of Shelbyville from 1962 until retiring in 1984, former Shelby County treasurer, Shelby County sheriff for eight years, deputy sheriff for three years and former Democrat County chairman.
Member of Zion United Church of Christ, NAPUS of United States, Masonic Lodge No. 217 in Waldron, Murat Temple, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, Shelbyville American Legion, Eagles Lodge No. 0467 and Shelby County Sheriff’s Association.
Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army military police.
Zion United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Mary M. Lundgren officiating.
Burial will be in Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery in Shelby County with military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Masonic services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ, in care of Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday June 24, 1971
DIES  AT  85
Brady Meltzer, 85, lifelong resident of Liberty township, and a retired farmer and saw mill operator, died at his home at 12:10 a.m. today. 
Born May 25, 1886, to  Phillip and Romaine (Ensminger) Meltzer.  
Married to the former  Louise Worland  on October 18, 1921, she preceded in death November 3, 1949. Three children, Phillip E. Meltzer, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Betty Rogers  and  Mrs. Larry (Martha) Spalding, both of RR6 survive, along with 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.
Member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Pioneer Thresherman's Organization and the Blue Ridge Sportsman's Club.
St. Vincent Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff  for John Ballard

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday November 10, 1949
Page 4 column 7
Mrs. Louise Meltzer Dies After Long Illness
(Thursday, November 3)
          Mrs. Louise Meltzer, 62, wife of  Brady Meltzer  of Liberty township, died at 12:15 p.m. today at the Major Hospital following a long illness.
          The daughter of  Celestine  and  Naomi (Thompson) Worland, she was born in Rush county but had spent most of her life in Shelby county.  She was married to Brady Meltzer on October 18, 1921.
          Surviving are the husband; three children, Mrs. Vincent Rogers  and  Mrs. Larry Spaulding  both of Liberty township, and  Philip, at home; three grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Worland  of Denver, Colorado; and three sisters, Mrs. Bert Lyons, of Liberty, Indiana, Mrs. Rosalind Miller, of Richmond and Sister M. Celestine  of Jonesboro, Arkansas.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the St. Vincent Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. Saturday with burial in the Temple Hill Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Carmony Funeral home in Shelbyville after noon Friday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday March 15, 1933
Page 2 column 2
Services for Mrs. Romanie Meltzer, 74,
To Be Held At Home
          Funeral services for  Mrs. Romanie Meltzer, age 74 years, whose death occurred at her home six miles east of Shelbyville yesterday afternoon, will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. John Rees officiating.  Friends are kindly asked to omit flowers.
          Mrs. Meltzer was the widow of  Phillip Meltzer.  She was a lifelong resident of Shelby county and was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John Ensminger.  She was born December 28, 1857.
          One son, Brady Meltzer, of east of this city; three grandchildren, two sisters,  Mrs. Belle McCain  of Waldron, and  Mrs. Walter [Hattie] Pine  of Newport News, Virginia, and one brother  Charles C. Ensminger, of Jacksonville, Florida, survive.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday July 8, 1927
Page 1 column 2
Phillip Meltzer, Age Seventy-Four,
Passed Away At Home Place, East of City
          Phillip Meltzer, age seventy-four, well known throughout the east part of Shelby county, where he had lived for some years, died today at the old Meltzer homestead, six miles east of Shelbyville on the Milroy road.  His death was caused by a complication of diseases.
          Mr. Meltzer was the son of John Frederick and Delilah Meltzer, and was born in 1853 in Orange township, Rush county.  He was one of a family of thirteen children. Twelve of the children are now dead. He was married February 25, 1885, to Miss Romanie Ensminger.  Mr. Meltzer is survived by one son, Brady Meltzer, of Ray’s Crossing, and a brother, Andy Meltzer, of Ray’s Crossing.  Three grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, the Rev. R.O. Pearson, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Waldron, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Vienna cemetery.  Carmony Brothers in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie and  John Ballard

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 7, 1920
          The infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. George H. Meltzer, of east of Shelbyville, born Saturday at midnight in the Methodist Episcopal hospital at Indianapolis, died shortly after birth.  The body of the babe was brought here Sunday and taken to Forest Hill chapel.  Short funeral services were held at ... 12:30 o'clock Mo... the Rev. Loren Tillison... [paper torn].  Burial was made in Forest Hill Cemetery, Stewart & Fix funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, November 12, 1906
Sad Death of Riley T. Meltzer,
a Well Known Resident of
Liberty Township.
          Reinhold T. Meltzer,  aged forty-three years and a well-known resident of Liberty township, was found dead yesterday afternoon nera his home.  Nicholas Shadley  and  Harvey Hinkle  found the dead body as it lay in the road.  They notified the family and carried the body to the house.  It is thought that death was due to epilepsy, from which Mr. Meltzer has suffered a number of attacks.
          The most plausible theory advanced is that while having one of these attacks he smothered to death.  When found he was lying on his face, his position being such as to exclude the air and to prevent breathing.  Mr. Meltzer had been at the home of his brother,  Philip,  Sunday morning.  On his failure to arrive home in time for dinner, Mrs. Meltzer and child started down the road as far as the woods to look for him.  Not finding hime they returned home.  It was but a short time later that Shadley and Hinkle found the body.
          Mr. Meltzer was forty-three years, three months and one day of age.  He is survived by a widow and one son,  Harvey H..  Brothers and sisters are as follows:  Henry,  Frank,  Andrew,  Philip,  David  and  Tread Meltzer,  and  Mrs. Adeline Louden  and  Mrs. Anna Lanwerlin.
          The funerl services will be held at the C. U. church at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Geo. W. Winfrey, of Greenwkood[sic], officiating.  Interment will be at the Blue Ridge cemetery.  The cortege will leave the house at 12:40 in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 17, 1894
Page 4, column 1
          Selma Meltzer died at her residence, one mile south of Meltzerville, at 4:15 o'clock, January 16, of la grippe, age 67 years and five months.  The remains will be buried Thursday, January 18, at the German cemetery.  Services at the German church at 2 o'clock p.m., by Rev. G. G. Winters, officiating.  Cortege will leave the house at one o'clock p.m.  Deceased leaves ten children, eight sons and two daughters.  Sons are  Henry,  Fred,  Daniel,  Phillip,  Frank,  Andy,  Dave and  Riley, and the daughters are  Sallie Landworland  and  Almie Louden.  D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire

The  Shelby  Democrat
January 8, 1891
          Infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. David Meltzer, died Sunday night and was buried at Blue Ridge Cemetery at two o'clock Monday.  D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Republican
Tuesday, April 12, 1887
Page 2, column 4
          John Friedrich Meltzer was born February 13, 1816, at Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.  He immigrated in June, 1838, and was married to Salome Fuchs November 25, 1841.  He died April 2, 1887, in Liberty township, Shelby county, Indiana, aged 71 years, one month and twenty days.  Of thirteen children born to him he left at the day of his death ten, eight sons and two daughters, by whom he had thirteen grandchildren.  His funeral was one of the largest in the German settlement.  Requieseat in pace!
Submitted by Barb Huff

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