The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, April 19, 2003
Mary Jane Mings, 85, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, April 17, 2003.
Born Nov. 15, 1917, d/o  Robert O. and Goldie (Wilson) Wright.  June 28, 1936, married  Earl W. Mings, and he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Phillip Lee Mings  (wife, Sally), of Winter Springs, Fla., and  William Gregory Mings  (wife, Marsha), of Shelbyville; and three grandsons, Jeff Mings,  Brian Mings  and  Collin Mings.
Preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Branson; and one brother, Bruce Wright.
Employed as a medical assistant for Dr. Silbert in Shelbyville from 1964 - 1976.
Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and First Christian Church.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville.  Rev. David Evans officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
June 15, 2000
Dennis Ray Mings, 59, Waukesha, Wis., relatives in Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Waukesha.
Born May 3, 1941, in Shelbyville, s/o  Raymond E. and Louise (Kettler) Mings.  Married  Sharon (Shifflett)  on Dec. 24, 1960, and she survives.
Graduated in 1959 from Shelbyville High School and was employed at Super Products Inc., New Berlin, Wis.
Attended Oconomowoc Bible Fellowship Church, Oconomowoc, Wis.
Other survivors include his mother, Shelbyville; two sons, Dennis Ray Mings II, North Carolina, and  Michael Edward Mings, Waukesha; one sister, Mrs. Gary (Debbie) Barnett, Shelbyville; and five grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his father.
Shelbyville Baptist Temple, with the Revs. Edwin Mohr and David Humphrey officiating.
Burial Flat Rock Cemetery.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, November 9, 1951
          Edward Mings, 81-year-old former local building contractor, died at 9:00 o'clock this morning at the home of a son, Omer C. Mings, at 5520 Smock St., Indianapolis.  He had been in failing health for two weeks but death was unexpected.
          Mr. Mings, whose home was at 17 E. Mechanic St., was employed at Polly's Fruit Market.
          He was a lifelong resident of Shelby county and was born at Waldron on June ?, 1870, the son of  Henry  and  Catherine (McNeeley) Mings.  In November, 1892 he was married to  Jennie Faulkner  who survives with the son.  Also surviving are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Two sons,  Earl  and  Ernest,  preceded him in death.
          Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sleeth Funeral Home with Rev. E. L. Ford officiating.  Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 o'clock Saturday evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday September 24, 1914
Page 1 column 6
Death of Well Known Carpenter Was Caused By Dropsy
Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday Afternoon
          James McClellan Mings, a prominent and respected resident of the city, and a well known carpenter, died at his home at No. 243 Walker street, this city, Wednesday afternoon at four-thirty o’clock.  His death was caused by dropsy and a complication of diseases with which he had suffered for some time past.
          He had been in ill health for the last year. During that time had mad made a vain fight for life.  During May and June he was treated at Stearne’s Sanitarium in Indianapolis but received but little benefit from the treatment.  Five weeks ago his condition began to grow worse and since that time he had gradually failed.
          At the time of his death he was aged fifty-one years, four months and twenty-nine day.  He was the son of the late  Henry and  Catherine Mings, who were early residents of the city.  Mr. Mings was born April 25, 1863.  He was married to  Miss Fannie Ballard of this city on May 16, 1903.  His entire life had been spent in Shelbyville and for the last thirty-five years he had followed the carpenter’s trade.
          Besides his wife he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charles Latham, of Omaha, Nebraska, and two brothers, Edward Mings, the contractor of this city, and John Mings, of Waldron.
          Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two-thirty o’clock at the late home in this city, the Rev. W. G. Edlred, pastor of the Christian church officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday September 29, 1911
Page 1 column 4
William Mings Answers Call At ten O’Clock Thursday Night
Death Came Unexpectedly
          William Mings, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of this city, passed away at 10 o’clock Thursday night at his home No. 132 Walker street, after an illness extending through a period of moiré than ten weeks. Death came very unexpectedly, as Mr. Mings, who had been a sufferer from cirrhosis of the liver and complications had shown much improvement during the past few days. Shortly before 10 o’clock he suffered a sudden relapse and his death occurred within a very few minutes.  He was conscious until the end came and bade goodbye to the members of his family who were gathered at his bedside. Mr. Mings was born in Shelby county in the 1st day of February, in the year 1846, making him at the time of his death sixty-five years, seven months and twenty-seven days of age.  He has always resided in this city where he has been engaged in carpenter-contracting.
He was married to Miss Sarah Baxter [picture, right], June 25th, 1874.  No children were born to this union.  During the many years that Mr. Mings has been engaged in contracting in this city he has by his honest and straightforward methods, won the esteem and respect of many friends, all of whom will be deeply grieved to hear of his death.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Mings, three brothers,  Edward and  James McClellan Mings, of this city, and  John Mings, of Waldron, and one sister,  Mrs. Nancy Latham, of Omaha, Nebraska.  He is also survived by one nephew, Harry Foreman, of Springfield, Ohio, and one niece, Mrs. Nettie Stevens, of Clerendon, Arkansas, both of whom were reared from infancy by Mr. and Mrs. Mings.  Mr. Mings was an Odd Fellow for twenty years, belonging to the local lodge.  The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at his home in Walker street at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. Cloyd Goodnight, pastor of the First Christian church officiating. Interment in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.  The funeral will be held under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge.   
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday June 18, 1903
Page 7 column 4
          Henry R. Mings  of Waldron, was stricken with heart failure about 5:30 Monday evening and fell dead from the chair in which he was sitting.
          Henry Mings was eighty years of age and was one of the pioneers of Shelby county.  He was born October 15, 1822, in Preble county, Ohio.  On February 18, 1844, he was united in marriage to  Margaret McNeely, who died April 15, 1878.  To them were born twelve children, eight sons and four daughters.  Those now living are  John Mings  of Waldron, Clel,  William and  Edward Mings  of this city and  Mrs. Nancy Latham  of Omaha, Nebraska.  In 1879 Mr. Mings married a second time and his widow survives him.  No children were born to this union.
          Mr. Mings was for many years an undertaker at Waldron, but during recent years he has been engaged in no particular business.
          The funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Adventists church at Waldron.
          Deceased was an honored Mason, and the interment will be under the direction of the Waldron Lodge.  Interment in the Ogden cemetery.  R. T. Stewart has charge of the remains.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for John Ballard

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