Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, October 6, 1987
          John N. "Bud" Moberly,  66, 535 W. Taylor St., died at 8 p.m. Monday at Heritage Manor where he had been a patient for one month.  Born in Shelbyville on Sept. 19, 1921, he was the son of  Oris D. and  Margaret B. (Williams) Moberly.  A lifelong Shelby County resident, he worked for Fox Shoe Repair for more than 20 years, retiring in 1978.  He had also worked for Mirror Works and had formerly attended the Calvary Baptist Church.
          Survivors are a sister,  Mrs. Clayton (Eileen) Smith,  Shelbyville; a brother,  M. Wayne Moberly,  Shelbyville, a niece and nephew and five great-nieces and great-nephews.
          Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ewing Mortuary with the Rev. Helen Hager officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
March 19, 1975
          Mrs. Hazel I. Moberly, 80, R.R. 6, Shelbyville, died Tuesday at 10:05 p.m. in Major Hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks.  She had been ill several years.
          A lifelong resident of Shelby County, Mrs. Moberly was a member of the Rays Crossing Christian Union Church and the Ladies' Aid Society of the church.
          Born Feb. 11, 1895, in Shelbyville, Mrs. Moberly was the daughter of  Ivory R. and  Sarah M. (Dill) Spurlin.  She was married Feb. 26, 1920, to  Frank Moberly  and he died Oct. 28, 1959.
          She is survived by one brother, Clyde Spurlin, Shelbyville.
          Services will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Carmony Funeral Home, with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
October 27, 1959
Rites  for  County  Man
Friday  at  2:00 p.m.
          Frank Moberly, 72, whose home was on the German Road, R.R. 6, Shelbyville, died at 2:43 a.m. today at Major Hospital where he was taken last night after he became suddenly ill.  He had been in failing health for several years but not seriously ill.  Death was attributed to complications.
          Born in Shelby county, November 26, 1895, he was a son of  John and  Mary D. Moberly.  He married  Hazel I. Spurlin  on February 26, 1920, and she survives with a brother,  Oris Moberly  of Shelbyville, and several nieces and nephews.  Two brothers preceded in death.
          Mr. Moberly was a lifelong resident of Shelby county and was a well-known farmer.
          Funeral services, in charge of the Carmony Funeral Home of Shelbyville, will be held at the mortuary Friday at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Saturday Afternoon, March 20, 1926
Page 1
Death Occurred at Major Memorial Hospital
After Illness of Months
Funeral Services Will be Held at Home
at One-thirty O'clock Monday.
          Edward R. Moberly, one of Shelby county's best citizens, died at the Major Hospital Friday evening at four o'clock after a long illness.  Several weeks ago Mr. Moberly went to Florida to spend the remainder of the winter but growing the worse instead of better he returned home and went to the  hospital for treatment.
          Mr. Moberly was born in Union township on June 26, 1863.  He was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moberly, pioneers of Shelby county, people who were truly "the salt of the earth," and their children followed in the footsteps.  For a number of years Thomas Moberly held the office of justice of the peace, that position in those days being one of great dignity as well as responsibility, such as the faith of the people in Mr. Moberly that the people of his township did not want any other person to preside in that court so year after year they re-elected him.  He was not only honest and fair but he disliked trouble and dissention.  It was his rule if suit was filed that he would bring the persons together and if possible have them compromise their differenced and in this be most generally succeeded.  Ed Moberly carried all the traits of his father and lived in peace with his fellowman.
          On January 14, 1886, Mr. Moberly was married to  Miss Carrie Yarling, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John Yarling, also Shelby county pioneers, people of the same high character as Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moberly.  They established a home three miles north east of Shelbyville, where they lived happily, contentedly and prospered.  Their only child, a son, died July 25, 1907.  Deceased was one of six children, all of whom are dead with thee exception of  Mrs. Simeon Farthing, who lives immediately east of the Moberly school house, within sight of the home of her childrhood.
          While Mr. Moberly was exceptionally attentive to his business, that of farming, he found time for other things.  He was a member of Shelby Lodge No. 28, Free and Accepted Masons, Shelby Council No. 3, Baldwin Commandery No. 2 Knights Templar of which he was a past commander.  He was also a Thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Indianapolis Shrine.  In these various degrees of Masonry Mr. Moberly found much pleasure.  He was also a member of Shelby Lodge No. 39  I.O.O.F. of Shelbyville.
          Early in life, Mr. Moberly united with the Baptist church in which organization he was a faithful as well as a consistent member.  He lived an honest, straightforward, God-fearing life, leaving much behind in good works that will be recalled with pleasure as the years pass.
          Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home.  Rev. I. C. Overman, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating.  Interment will be at Forest Hill.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Christal Callahan Culp

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, August 27, 1925
Page 1   Column 5
John M. Moberly, Prominent Resident of County,
Died Late Wednesday Afternoon
          Funeral services for  John M. Moberly, who died at his home four miles west of the city in Addison township, Wednesday afternoon, will be conducted at the late home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. Benjamin Ingram, pastor of the Little Blue River Baptist church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
          Mr. Moberly, son of the late  Thomas Moberly  and wife, was born in Union township August 8, 1843 and at the time of death was 82 years and 18 days old.  On December 29, 1876, he was united in marriage with  Miss Mary E. Dewitt  and to this union four sons were born. They are  Charles E. and  Frank  Moberly, of Addison township,  Harry M., of Shelby township, and  Orin  Moberly, of this city.  Mrs. Moberly preceded her husband in death May 30, 1923.
          Perhaps there was no one better known thruout the county than Mr. Moberly, who was one of the most influential farmers of Addison township. For a number of years he taught school in this county and during the early days was considered one of the best district school teachers in this section. He was a man of many top qualities and was well like by all his friends and acquaintances.
          Mr. Moberly had been in declining health for some time owing to his advanced age and for the past few weeks his condition was considered serious by his relatives.  He was a member of Shelby Lodge No. 28, F. and A. M., of this city and was a regular attendant of the Little Blue River Baptist church.
          Beside the sons, Mr. Moberly is survived by one brother,  Ed Moberly,  of Marion township, and one sister,  Mrs. Samuel Farthing, of Addison township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Daily  Star
June 2, 1923
Page 7
          Shelbyville--- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Moberly, 70 years old, wife of  John M. Moberly, ex- commissioner of Shelby county, is dead at their home east of here.  She had been ill for six months of a complication of diseases.  Surviving, besides the husband, are four sons,  Charles Moberly,  Frank Moberly,  Harry Moberly,  and  Oris Moberly, all of Shelby county; one sister, Mrs. Ann Talbert, Shelby county.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelby  Democrat
(weekly paper) from Wednesday's daily
Thursday, January 16, 1919
          Florence May Moberly, wife of  Charles F. Moberly, passed away at their home northeast of this city in Addison township, Tuesday evening at 9 o'clock, her death being caused by tuberculosis, with which she had suffered for the past year.  Mrs. Moberly was one of the well known women of this county.  She was born in Manilla, Feb. 4, 1877, and would have been forty-two years of age next month.  Her parents, Joseph  and  Adeline Zike, were residents of Manilla and her early life was spent there.  Her marriage to Mr. Moberly occurred on Aug. 22, 1904, and their life has been one of ideal happiness.  Six children and one step-child survive besides the husband.  They are  Lowell,  Dorothy,  Mary,  Clark,  Maurice  and  Mrs. Roy Sexton, and  Miss Gladys Jones of a former marriage.  Her aged mother and her brother, Dr. Charles Zike, of Manilla, also survive.  Mrs. Moberly was one of the progressive women of the community and one who was always interested in the welfare of her friends and neighbors.  She could always be depended upon to assist in the time of need and her efforts have been rewarded during her own illness by the kindness that has been showered upon her.  Hope of her recovery was held by all her friends and her death has caused untold grief to her family and friends.  She was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and one of its best members.  Funeral services are announced for Friday afternoon at the late home at two o'clock and Stewart & Fix, undertakers, will have charge of the burial in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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