Shelby  County,  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
January 1985
          C. C. Modley,  103, who lived most of his life in Shelby and Decatur counties, died this morning at him hom in Greensburg.  He was born Feb. 9, 1881, in the Star Church neighborhood, the son of  Lyman L. and  Nannie (Doggett) Modley.  Mr. Modley owned the St. Paul Cannery for several years and sold it to the Stokley cannery in 1942.  He was on the board of directors of the state and national cannery associations and was a member of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge and the Knoghts of Pythias Lodge.
          He is survived by two daughters,  Mrs. Miriam Copeland,  St. Paul, and  Mrs. J. E. (Jacquelyn) O'Brien,  Birmingham, Mich.; three grandchidren; and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife,  Bertha (Dickey) Modley,  whom he married on Oct. 23, 1904, and his second wife,  Burrie (Redenbough) Modley,  whome he married on Oct. 28, 1924.  She died Oct. 18, 1962.
          Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, with Dr. Charles Baxter officiating.  Burial will be in South Park Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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