Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Meier / Meyers / Myer


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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          Elizabeth Louise Myer,  96, of Hernando, Florida, former Shelby County resident, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab in Hernando.  She was born May 28, 1918, to  Riley L. Kuhn and Mae Collins Kuhn  in Shelby County.  She married Clarence Ronald Myer, and he preceded her in death July 22, 2000.  Survivors include two sons:  Clarence Dwain Myer and wife, Patricia, of Plano, Texas; and  Lloyd A. Myer and wife, Charlotte, of Inverness, Florida; sister,  Helen Veach of Morristown; brother,  Robert Kuhn  of Morristown; grandchildren,  Lisa Myer West and  Jeff Myer; and great-grandchildren,  Jonathon and Harrison.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Donald Kuhn.
          Mrs. Myer was a lifetime resident of Shelby County, and recently moved to Florida to be near her daughter.  She graduated from Morristown High School.  Mrs. Myer was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She enjoyed needle work and baking.
          Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, July 21, 2014, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.  Funeral services will follow at noon Monday, with the Rev. Gwen Pew officiating.  Burial will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.  Memorial contributions may be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Liberty Union Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Fred L. Myer, 87, of Shelbyville died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at his home.
Born April 13, 1923, in Shelby County, to  Clarence and  Mary B. (Zike) Myer.
Married  Dorothy Ann Leffler on Oct. 22, 1945, and she preceded him in death on June 23, 2006.
Survivors:  daughters,  Marsha L. Ross and  Dee Ann Myer, both of Shelbyville; brother,  Bob Myer (wife, Jeanette) of Shelbyville; sisters-in-law,  Thelma Jean Myer of Manilla and  Louise Myer of Florida; granddaughter,  Tiffany Ross; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents; brothers,  Ronald Myer,  Kendrick Myer  and  Bud Myer; and sisters,  Marjorie Bradley and  Mary Bamford.
Auto mechanic for 46 years, retiring in 1987.  Owner of Alignment by Myer and had worked for Oakley Tire, Shelby Motors, J&J Tire, Watson Tire, Dave Hockett and Ed Martin Ford.  Farmed a few acres through the years.  Worked and farmed with horses and delivered milk for Compton Dairy in a horse-drawn wagon.
Attended Manilla High School.
Member of Hope’s Point Baptist Church and attended Little Blue River Friends Church.
Loved spending time with his family, construction of buildings and homes, cutting and splitting firewood and farming and gardening.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, the Revs. David Humphrey and Peggy Caldwell officiating.
Burial:  Bennett Cemetery in Shelby County.
Contributions may be made to Gideons International or Little Blue River Friends Church food pantry, in care of the funeral home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
3 Apr 2000
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Mila Fern Myers, 77, St. Paul, died Sunday, Waldron.
Born Feb. 15, 1923, in Shelby County, d/o  Lawrence  and  Blanche (Brown) Moore.  Married  Russell Myers  on Dec. 27, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1991.
Homemaker, moved from Rush County in 1964.
Member of First Baptist Church, Shelbyville, and a Shelby County Extension Homemakers Club.
Survivors include two sons, Phillip Myers, St. Paul and  Harold Myers, Fort Wayne; two sisters  Beulah Pruitt, Waldron, and  Hilda Perkins, Rushville, five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one daughter, one granddaughter and one sister.
Glenn E. George Funeral Home, St. Paul, with the Rev. Bob Weeks officiating.
Burial Bennett Cemetery, Shelby County.
Memorial contributions First Baptist Church.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, July 14, 1998
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Neva L. (Case) Myers, 65, Shelbyville, died Friday at her home.
Born March 20, 1933, in Shelbyville, d/o Clifford and Ethel (McQuarry) Case.  Married  Jacob A. Myers  on July 29, 1950, and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1989.
Homemaker.  Member of Waldron United Methodist Church and the Plain Jane Homemakers Club.
Survivors include two sons, Timothy Myers, Waldron, and  Gregory Myers, Greensburg; two sisters,  Mary Lou Haehl  and  Janice Vessels, both of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. James Horner officiating.
Burial will be in Van Pelt Cemetery, Noble Township.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
October, 1979
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Mary Blanche Myer  died October 5, 1979, Morristown Nursing Home.
Born August 18, 1886, d/o  Lewis and Lydia Phares Zike.
Lived entire life in Shelby County.
Member of Grange Hall Church, Union Township.
Survivors:  sons, Edwin,  Ronald,  Fred Myer, all of R.R.1 Shelbyville,  Duran Myer, Manilla,  Bob Myer, Arlington;  daughters,  Mrs. Malcom (Mary) Bamford, Maine, and  Mrs. David (Marjorie) Bradley, California;  ten grandchlildren,  five great-grandchildren.
Two sisters preceded her in death.
Carmony Funeral Home.
Burial:  Bennett Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Probably  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Sept 1976
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Glen W. Myer, 71, well-known Morristown man and former Hanover Township trustee, died Monday.
Lifelong Shelby County resident, served as township trustee from 1947-1955.  Retired farmer and a member of Morristown Christian Church, Morristown Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star and the Indianapolis Murat Shrine.
Born in this county April 10, 1905, the son of  Herbert C. and  Roxie (Nigh) Myer.  Married Olive Ruth Bond, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Donovan E. Myer  and  Roger L. Myer, both of Indianapolis, and  Harold B. Myer, Morristown; six  grandchildren; and one brother and one sister,  Lowell Myer  of Morristown and Mrs. Lowell (Lavaughn) Hutchinson, Arlington.
Frazier Funeral Home, Morristown, with the Rev. Wendell Roberts officiating.  Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.
Submitted by Anne Ruby


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, May 6, 1961
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CLARENCE  MYER
STRICKEN  AT  73
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Services Monday For
Union Township Man
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          Clarence C. Myer,  73, a retired Union township farmer and carpenter, died at 9 p.m. Friday night at a Fountaintown nursing home.  He had been in failing health for 10 months and death was due to complications.
          Born November 2, 1887, in Madison county, he was the son of  Alonza and  Claraci Myer.  He was the last of a family of four and had lived most of his life in Union township.  Mr. Myer was a member of the Old Grange Hall Church.
          Surviving are five sons and two daughters,  Buren Myer  of Manilla,  Bob Myer  of Homer,  Edwin ,  Ronald  and  Fred Myer  of R.R. 1 Shelbyville,  Mrs. George (Mary) Logan  of Shelbyville and  Miss Marjorie Myer  of Speedway.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Rev. George Cole will officiate and burial will be in Asbury cemetery at Morristown.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 3, 1947
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MYERS  RITES
TO  BE  TUESDAY
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          In poor health for the past several years and seriously ill for more than a year,  Jacob L. Myers,  age 86, died at 4:15 Saturday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law,  Mr. and Mrs. James "Benny" Myers,  in Noble township.
          Mr. Myers, who had engaged in farming for many years, was a son of  Benjamin and  Berlinda (Hickman) Myers,  and was born in Decatur county on July 31, 1860.  On November 14, 1900, he was married to  Miss Sarah Frances Bumgarner,  who preceded him death on April 6, 1934.
          SURVIVORS  are two children, the son at whose home death occurred, and a daughter,  Miss Mary Myers,  of Shelbyville; a grandson,  John William Myers,  at home; a brother,  Charles E. Myers,  of Waldron, and several nieces and nephews.
          He was a member of the Fenns Pleasant Grove Christian Church, the Hiawatha, Odd Fellows lodge at Smithland, the McQuiddy Rebekah lodge of Shelbyville, and was a mormer member of the K. Of P. lodge at Geneva.
          Funeral rites will be conducted on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Fenns Christian Church, with the Rev. Ed Burkher officiating.  Burail on the family lot n the Miller cemetery will be in charge of C. F. Fix & Son.  Friends may call at the late home in Noble township at any time.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 16, 1934
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STROKE  FATAL  TO
JOHN  MYERS,  80
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          John Myers,  about 80 years old, well known resident of Shelby county, died at his home three miles west of Flat Rock this morning at 4:00 o'clock.  Mr. Myers had suffered two paralytic strokes in the last two weeks.
          Survivors include three brothers,  Charles  of Columbus;  Joe,  of the Flat Rock community, and  George Myers,  of Evansville, and one half-sister,  Mrs. Eliza Waltz,  of Mt. Auburn.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later from the Gosney funeral home in Edinburg.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
[handwritten]
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1926
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INFLUENTIAL  MAN  HAS  PASSED  AWAY
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Alvin C. Myer Died Late Wednesday Afternoon
at Home in Van Buren Township.
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          Alvin C. Myer, prominent influential farmer of Shelby County and owner of extensive land interests in the community, died at 3:30 o'clock at his home in Van Buren township, five miles south of Morristown.  His illness of kidney trouble and a complication of the disease had covered a period of more than a year and his condition had been critical for the past two months.
          The death of  Mr. Myer removes a native of the county, widely known and highly respected by all his associates.  He was born in Hanover township, March 17, 1851, the son of  Charles  and  Sarah Myer  and he was seventy-five years old at his death.  Throughout his life he had resided in the north part of Shelby county, and he was considered one of the leading agriculturists of that section as well as a leader in farm affairs for the entire community.
          Mr. Myer married  Miss Milretta Thomas, December 14, 1876, the couple observing their golden wedding anniversary this month.  The home life of Mr. Myer was of the high caliber that had always marked his business and civic career.  Two sons that were born are  Herbert C. Myer  and  Sylvester Myer, both surviving with the bereaved widow.  The sympathy of the entire county is extended to the sorrowing family that includes one sister,  Mrs. David Sexton, of Morristown.  He also leaves six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
          When a young man, Mr. Myer affiliated with the Disciples of Christ church and he maintained his membership with this church thru his entire life, being a member of the Christian church at Morristown.  His splendid reputation exemplified his high type of character.  He was honest and true in all his dealings and in his death the community has lost a substantial and creditable citizen whose memory will be the best monument that could be erected to his exemplary life.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home at ten o'clock Saturday morning, the Rev. A. Burns, of Greenfield, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk, funeral director.
Submitted by  Anne Ruby


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 5, 1910
Page 1   column 3
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DEATH  CALLED  AWAY
FOUR  AGED  WOMEN
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Mrs. Elizabeth  Myers  Dead.br> ----------
          Mrs. Elizabeth Myers,  one of the pioneer residents of Jackson township, died at the home of her son,  John,  five miles east of Edinburg, at 5:35 o'clock Saturday evening.  Her death occurred on the old homestead where she has resided for the past sixty-five years.  The farm has been under the management of the son John, since his father's death in 1886.
          Mrs. Myers was more than eighty-one years of age and her long residence in Jackson township gave her a wide acquaintance over the southern part of the county.  She was in remarkably good health for a person of her age until a year ago when she suffered a stroke of paralysis, the effects of which finally cuased her death.  She was for many years a member of the St. George Lutheran church and was an earnest worker in the interests of the church.  She is survived by seven children, two step-children, seventeen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.  The children are John, of Jackson township;  Joseph,  of Columbus;  Andrew,  of Indianapolis;  George,  of Mississippi;  Mrs. Joel D. Scott,  of near Marietta;  Charles,  of St. Louis Crossing, and  David,  of Jackson township.  The step-children are  Daniel Myers,  of Hope, and  Mrs. John Wertz,  of Noblesville.
          The funeral services will be held at the home at ten o'clock Tuesday morning, Rev. Thomas Estell, of Muncie officiating.  Interment in the St. George cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
December 31, 1891
Page 3
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          Mr. Charles Mayer,  who has long been known as the proprietor of one of the largest toy and notion stores in the country, died at 11 o'clock Sunterday[sic] morning at Indianapolis, from the effects of la grippe at his residence, 285 N. Illinois st.  He had been ill but little more than a fortnight and had only been confined to his bed about a week.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


THE  SHELBY  DEMOCRAT
Thursday, December 11, 1890
Page 3, column 6
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SUDDEN  DEATH
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Monday Night of a Resi-
dent of Marion Township
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          Tuesday at 6 o'clock a.m. undertaker  Joseph Cummins  awoke  Coroner Bruce  to notify him that his services were again needed.  Mr. Cummins had just sold a casket to the friends of  Mr. Lewis Meyers, son of  Eli Meyers, of Marion township, who was found dead behind his barn at a late hour Monday evening.  The coroner immediately left for the dead man's residence, which is on the Morristown pike, near the  Cory homestead.  Meyers was past fifty years of age, and has been a sufferer from heart trouble.  Meyers was engaged with his brother-in-law in putting a new tongue to a bob sled at six o'clock Monday evening, and was overcome by heart trouble, dying before the services of a physician could be obtained to minister him.  He was forty-seven years of age and leaves a wife and three children.
CORONER'S VERDICT
Shelby County,  }
State of Indiana, } ss,
           I, Clarence R. Bruce, Coroner of Shelby County, after a careful examination of the body of  Lewis Meyer, and hearing the evidence, I find that he came to his death by heart trouble, to which he was subject, on December 8, 1890.
Clarence R. Bruce
Coroner Shelby County
Submitted by Barb Huff

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