Shelby  County  Indiana


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Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home
July 2014
          Carl R. Mohr, contractor, father, grandfather, husband and sinner saved by grace, has gone home to be with his Father, Jesus Christ.  Mr. Mohr, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at Waldron Health & Rehab.  He was born Aug. 4, 1934, to  Herman Mohr and Mary (Winton) Mohr  in Shelby County.  He married  Beverly (Ash) Mohr  on Jan. 25, 1959, and she survives.  Other survivors include son,  Tod Ashly Mohr and wife, Cheryl, of Fort Wayne; daughter,  Amy Jo Mohr of Shelbyville; sisters,  Mildred Noble  of Florida and  Nellie Kline of California; and grandchildren,  Sarah and Ethan Mohr.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother,  Robert Mohr; and sister,  Elizabeth Jones.
          Mr. Mohr was a lifetime resident of this area.  He graduated from Waldron High School in 1952. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He had been a self-employed contractor and owner of Carl Mohr Construction since 1959.  Mr. Mohr was a lifetime member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, a life member of the Elks Lodge, a life member of the American Legion and also a member of the Varmints.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
March 24, 2006
Roberta E. Mohr, 96, Clearwater, Fla., died Wednesday, March 22, 2006.
Born Nov. 27, 1909, in Moral Township, d/o  Charles H. and Anna Elizabeth (Parsons) Bush.
Married  Joseph M. Beaver  in 1930; he preceded her in death in 1954.
Married  Raymond G. Mohr  in 1956; he preceded her in death in 1979.
Survivors include one daughter,  Joyce Greenfield (husband, Steve), of Palm Harbor, Fla.; one stepson,  Norman Mohr (wife, Lois) of Shelby County; one sister,  Eileen Nigh of Shelbyville; five grandchildren,  Joshua Lee Greenfield,  Stephen Mohr,  Kevin Mohr,  Gary Mohr  and  Greg Mohr; four great-grandchildren,  Darrell Mohr,  Heather Combs,  Scotty Mohr  and  Austin Mohr; and one great-great-grandson,  Robert Combs III.
Preceded in death by one stepson, Gordon Mohr; six sisters,  Blanche Brown,  Josephine Padrick,  Minnie Thompson,  Bertha May Bush,  Carrie Mohr Tillison  and  Augusta Bush; one brother,  Ernest Bush; one granddaughter, Terry Mohr; and one great-grandson, Ryan Mohr.
Lived most of her life in Shelby County, before moving to Arizona in 1993 and later to Florida.
Homemaker and had been employed at Mullens Grocery, in Fairland, from 1958, until retiring in 1978.
Member of Fairland United Methodist Church, Young at Heart Senior Citizens in Acton and Triton Senior Citizens in Fairland.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St., with the Rev. Susan Davis officiating.
Interment:  Fairland Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
July 31, 2002
Florence Catherine Mohr, 92, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002.
Born March 17, 1910, in Jackson Township, d/o  Samus and Pearl (Pile) Mohr.
Survivors include 2 sisters, Mildred McDonald  of Shelbyville and  Odetta Nay  of Edinburgh.
Preceded in death by three brothers,  Dale Mohr,  Kenneth Mohr  and  John Mohr; and one sister, Lela Pruitt.
Secretary with civil service at Bakalar Air Force Base in Columbus from 1955 to 1969, and with the Indiana State Employment Office in Franklin from 1969 to 1976.
Member of First Christian Church, Mount Auburn Church and Christian Women’s Fellowship.
Taught Sunday school for 20 years and was Sunday school secretary.  Volunteer for Red Cross in Shelbyville and Indianapolis, and for Major Hospital Guild.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St., with the Revs. David Evans and James Horner officiating.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions First Christian Church, 118 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176, or Hospice of Shelby County, 114 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
August 6, 2001
Gordon Mohr, 71, of Indianapolis, died Saturday, August 4, 2001.
Born July 10, 1930, in Indianapolis, s/o  Raymond and Helen (Smith) Mohr.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Mohr  of Beech Grove and  Gary Mohr  of Indianapolis; one brother, Norman Mohr  of Shelby County; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Served in the U.S. army from 1947 to 1950 and was a retired security guard for Ertl Manufacturing.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service Chapel of the Chimes, 1234 Prospect St. in Indianapolis with the Rev. Gary Pitcock officiating.
Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Edith Coffey Mohr,  November 2000.  See page 5 of the document.

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, March 21, 1973
Mrs. Eliza Mohr, 59, 1309 S. West St., died today at Major Hospital.
Born in Shelbyville on October 31, 1913, d/o  John  and  Mary Hines Walker.
Married  Walter C. Mohr  in November, 1952; he died June 6, 1952.
Survivor:  brother, Charles E. Walker, Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by one brother.
Member First United Methodist Church.
Murphy Mortuary with Rev. William Clayton officiating.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday June 16, 1969
Mrs. Roy (Lucy) [Basey] Mohr, R.R.1. Weyerhauser, died Saturday morning in that city.
Sister of  Mrs. Myrtle Anderson  of Fairland.
Survivors:  several nieces and nephews in Shelby County.
Mrs. Anderson and  Mr. and Mrs. Noble Mohr  of Shelbyville, her uncle and aunt, left today.
Services:  Weyerhauser, Wisconsin.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, March 13, 1964
Rites Saturday For City Woman, 70
Mrs. George H. (Edna M.) Mohr, 70, died Thursday at her home, 637 W. Franklin Street.  She had been ill after suffering a stroke.
Born Bartholomew Co July 30, 1893, d/o  Daniel  and  Louisa (Robinson) Shaver.  Married Mr. Mohr on November 27, 1912, and he survives with five children,  Mrs. Della Meloy,  Walter Mohr  and  George Mohr,  all of this city,  Ernest W. Mohr  of the Columbus Road, and  Norman E. Mohr  of the Franklin Road.  A daughter preceded in death.
Surviving are two sisters,  Mrs. Irene Cheshire  of Franklin, and  Mrs. Dale Rust  of Bradenton, Florida, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Resided in Shelbyville most of her life and was a member of the West Street Methodist Church.
Ewing Mortuary with Rev. Jerome Hyde officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Terry Newman
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Unknown  Shelby  County  Newspaper
circa August 4, 1943
          The second death resulting from an automobile crash at a country road intersection near the Moral township school last Thursday occurred Tuesday when  George Mohr, age 82, of near Fountaintown succumbed at the Major hospital to injuries sustained in the accident.
          Killed almost instantly in the accident was  Hubert A. Burgett, 38, of R.R. 1, Greenwood, whose machine was in collision with an auto driven by  Wayne L. Mohr, 19, grandson of the man who died Tuesday.  The elder Mohr was a passenger in the vehicle driven by the youth.
          Mr. Mohr's death occurred at 5:00 a. m.  He had been taken to the hospital immediately after the crash, suffering with head lacerations and other injuries.
          Mr. Mohr was born in Moral township August 13, 1860, and was the son of  John  and  Eliza (Yarling) Mohr.  He had engaged in farming and had been a resident of Shelby county thruout his lifetime.
          Surviving are the widow [?-pmf]; four daughters,  Mrs. Alta Murphy, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Edna Land, Fountaintown;  Mrs. Blanche Wilkins  and  Mrs. Eliza Scott, both of Moral township; two sons,  Ernest Mohr, of Brandywine township, and  Chalmer Mohr, of Moral township.
          The deceased also leaves 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grand-children; two brothers, Henry  and  John Mohr, both of Moral township; two half-brothers, Frank  and  William Mohr, of Moral township, and two sisters,  Mrs. Phoebe Smith  and  Mrs. Mary Branson, of Shelbyville.
          Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Sugar Creek Methodist church in Moral township, following brief rites at the home at 2:00 o'clock.  Burial in the New Palestine cemetery will be in charge of Charles M. Ewing.  Friends may call at the home at any time.
Submitted by Jim Cottrell

Unknown  Shelby  County  Newspaper
August 5, 1943
Funeral for Accident Victim Will Be Today
          Funeral services for George Mohr, age eighty-two, who died Tuesday as a result of injuries received in an automobile crash last week, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the Sugar Creek Methodist church in Moral township.
          Mr. Mohr's death was the first in a family of five children, the youngest of whom is now 80 years of age.  His wife, the former  Sina Means, died several years ago.  Surviving with two sisters, two brothers, and two half-brothers are five grandchildren.
Submitted by Jim Cottrell

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 24, 1938
Shelbyville High School Senior
Dies at Home of Parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Mohr
          Mary Louise Mohr,  age eighteen, a senior at Shelbyville high school and active in young people's affairs at the West street M. E. church, died at 5:00 a.m. today at the home of her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. George H. Mohr,  637 west Franklin street.
          Her death, which is a shock to hundreds of friends, was due to septicemia, infection having developed in both her sinuses and throat.  She had been ill the past five weeks.
          The daughter of  George H. and  Edna M. (Shaver) Mohr,  the girl was born here December 20, 1919.  She is survived by the parents; a sister,  Della,  at home; five brothers,  Walter,  Ernest,  George,  Norman  and  Edwin,  all al home, and her grandfather,  Daniel Shaver,  of Edinburg.
          Miss Mohr was a member of the West street M.E. church, the Epworth League, the Queen Esther Circle and the Standard Bearers of the church.
          Funeral services will be held at the West street church at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.  The Rev. Ray Ragsdale, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be made at Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, August 4, 1937
Mrs. Ella Mohr Dies, Rites
          Mrs. Ella Newcomb Mohr,  80 of Shelby township, died at the home of her daughter,   Mrs. Harry McCrea,  in Hendricks township at 8:30 Tuesday night.  She was taken to her daughter's home three weeks ago following a fall at her home in which she fractured her hip.  She was the daughter of  Joshua and  Jane Newcomb  and was born September 23, 1857 being the last of a family of seven children.
          On February 12, 1880, the deceased married  John Mohr,  who died June 9, 1934.  Four children were born and two survive.  They are  Mrs. McCrea at whose home she died, and  Mrs. Dave Hey,  of Shelby township.  Survivors also include three grandchildren.  Mrs. Mohr was a member of the First Baptist church of Shelbyville.
          Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Gilead Baptist church at Smithland with the Rev. Walter P. Halbert, pastor of the First Baptist church here, officiating.  Burial will be in the Miller cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
May 1, 1936
Page 1   column 7
of Jackson Township
          William L. Mohr,  59 years old, died at his home in Jackson township, two miles northwest of Mt. Auburn, at 11:00 o'clock Thursday morning.  Death was caused by pneumonia.  He had been sick for the past week.  The deceased was born in Shelby county Feb. 19, 1877, the son of  George and  Missouri (Campbell) Mohr.  On Dec. 23, 1925, he was united in marriage with  Miss Bernice Lemar  and to this union two children were born.  One son,  Charles William,  survives with the widow.
          He also leaves one brother,  George H. Mohr,  of this city; six sisters, the  Misses Ella A. and  Margaret M. Mohr,  of Jackson township;  Mrs. Mary B. Scott,  of Mt. Auburn;  Mrs. Rachael Medsker,  of this city;  Mrs. Carrie McCarty,  of Lewis Creek;  Mrs. Nancy B. Neal  of this city, and several nieces and nephews.
          Mr. Mohr was a member of the First Evangelical church of Shelbyville where the funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning with the Rev. J. [too dark to read] ... Forest Hill in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, April 17, 1936
Page 1   column 4
Life-Long Resident of
County Dies at Home in
Jackson Township
          Mrs. Missouri Mohr,  86 years old, widow of the late  George Mohr,  died at her home in Jackson township, Shelby county near Mt. Auburn at 3:30 a.m. today.  The deceased was born in Shelby county on Jan. 23, 1850 on what is known as the old Campbell hill a short distance north of this city.  She was the daughter of  Seal and  Nancy Clark Campbell.  On Feb. 15, 1872 she was united in marriage to George Morh and eleven children were born.  Eight survive.
          They are  George H.  of Shelbyville and  William L. Mohr  at home;  Margaret M. Mohr  at home,  Mrs. Mary E. Scott  of Mt. Auburn,  Mrs. Rachael M. Medsker  of Shelbyville,  Mrs. Carrie E. McCarty  of Lewis Creek,  Mrs. Ella A. Mohr  at home and  Mrs. Nannie B. Neal  of Shelbyville.  Mrs. Mohr is also survived by fifteen grandchildren; two brothers,  Ollie B. Campbell  of Indianapolis and  Andrew S. Campbell  of near Shelbyville and several nieces and nephews.
          She was a member of the First Evangelical church of this city, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. J. W. Dickmann, pastor of the Zion Evangelical church in Union township, officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.  The deceased was a life long resident of Shelby county having lived at the home where she died for the past thirty-six years.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, February 21, 1933
Rites For Small Daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Leroy Mohr at Home.
          Funeral services for  Dorothy Jane,  15-month-old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Mohr,  whose death occurred at 12:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, will be held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at the home with the Rev. H. H. Hobbs officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery.
          Besides the parents the little girl leaves one sister,  Eleanor Jean,  and the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Linville,  of Marion township and  Mrs. Maggie Mohr  of Rush County.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Unknown  Shelby  County  Newspaper
circa  December 18, 1932
          During the days of family tribulations, when extra care comes to the home, when sorrow crosses the threshold, when genuine sympathy and advice are needed "Mother" comes to the front and offers her service not in a sense of duty but by a "Divine Spirit" guided by her maker, the Lord.
          Elsina Mohr, daughter of  John  and  Sarah Means  was born Dec. 26, 1865, and departed this life Dec. 18, 1932, aged 66 years, 11 months and 22 days.  She was a member of a family of eight children.
          She was born and reared in Shelby county and spent her entire life in this state.
          In 1882, Oct. 22, she was united in marriage to  George Mohr.  To this union eight children were born,  Herman,  Harrie and  Ernest Mohr,  Mrs. Alta Murphy,  Mrs. Edna Land,  Mrs. Blanche Wilkins,  Chalmer Mohr  and  Mrs. Eliza Scott.  Harrie Mohr passed away when a small child.  She and her husband started farming soon after their marriage and continued this occupation during their married life.
          Elisa [sic] was a member of the Sugar Creek M. E. church and lived a Christian life.  She and her husband lived a very happy life together.  They were so happy when their children and grandchildren came home to visit them, but she will greet you no more in the earthly home.  Mother will not be at the latch string to let you in when you knock nor to rub your troubled and aching brow.  The one whose hand soothed like magic is gone, she has answered the call of her Lord.  Should we only pause and think in a few days we will answer a similar call and may we be prepared as this mother was.
          Elisa's [sic] health failed her a few months past and she continued to grow weaker until the last.  She was a loving wife, a true and faithful mother and a kind neighbor.  She leaves to mourn their loss, three brothers,  Eli Means, of Moral township;  George Means, of Shelbyville; and  John Means, of Moral township; three sisters,  Mrs. Mollie Mohr, of Moral township;  Mrs. Nannie Valentine  and  Mrs. Jesse Harvewood, of Shelbyville; one brother, Alonzo  and one sister,  Mrs. Elizabeth Curry, passed on before her; her beloved husband,  George Mohr; her children,  Herman,  Ernest  and Chalmer Mohr,  Mrs. Alta Murphy,  Mrs. Edna Land,  Mrs. Blanche Wilkins  and  Mrs. Eliza Scott; thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Submitted by Jim Cottrell

The  Shelby  Democrat
circa  December 18, 1932
Mrs. George Mohr, 66, Succumbs to Illness--
Funeral to Be Held Tuesday
          Mrs. Elsina Mohr, aged 66, wife of  George Mohr and a lifelong resident of the community, died at her home three miles southwest of New Palestine, in Moral township at 1 o'clock Sunday evening following an illness of three weeks, death being due to carcinoma.
          The deceased was a member of the Sugar Creek church and its auxiliaries and had lived in the community throughout her life, being held in highest esteem by all those who knew her.  Besides the husband, she is survived by three sons,  Herman,  Ernest  and  Chalmers;  four daughters,  Mrs. Roy Murphy, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Homer Land,  Mrs. Reuben Wilkins  and  Mrs. Claude Scott, all of Moral township; three brothers,  Eli Means,  John C. and  George H. Means; three sisters,  Mrs. John Mohr,  Mrs: J. W. Valentine  and  Mrs. Jessie Harwood.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home at 2:00 o'clock; Tuesday afternoon, followed by further services at the Sugar Creek church at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. Arthur Schenck officiating.  Burial will be in the New Palestine cemetery in charge of  Max Herrlich and Son, funeral directors.
Submitted by Jim Cottrell

The  Indianapolis  Sunday  Star
February 14, 1923
Page 10
          Shelbyville ----- Mrs. Julia Kathleen Mohr, 18 years old, is dead at her home near here from influenza.  The husband,  Andrew Mohr;  and infant son,  Russell;  her father,  Aaron Alyea;  one brother,  Marlowe Alyea  and one sister,  Mrs. Alice Roberts, Shelby county, survive.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 25, 1915
Page 8 column 3
(From Monday’s Daily)
          Christian Mohr, 65 years old, formerly a well known resident of this county, is dead at his home in Arkansas, word being received at Mt. Auburn today to that effect.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Barbara Mohr, and two brothers,  John J. and  Stephen Mohr, all residents of this county.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, October 15, 1909.
Page 1
Three  Prominent  Residents  of  County
Passed  Away  Yesterday  Afternoon --
John  Mohr,  A  Shelby  County  Farmer,
Died  At  Home  On  South  Miller  Street --
Mrs.  James  Bassett  and  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Rush
Also  Passed  to  Great  Beyond
         John Mohr, a Shelby county pioneer, died at his home, 153 south Miller street, at three o'clock yesterday afternoon, his death resulting from ailments incident to his advanced age.  Mr. Mohr was born in Germany, February 30, 1830, but his parents came to this country when he was still a small boy and most of his life has been spent within the bounds of Shelby county.  During the earlier years of his life his home was in Jackson township.  In 1864 he located in Moral township and was a resident of that township for about twenty-five years.  Later he returned to Jackson township and remained there until he came to this city about four years ago.
          Mr. Mohr retired about twenty years ago after an active career of more than forty years as a farmer.  He was a hard worker and with the economical characteristics of the hardy German soon had an excellent start as a young man.  He was soon able to buy some land for himself and steadily increased his holdings until he was several years ago the owner of about forty thousand dollars' worth of the finest farming land in Shelby county.  Much of this land he divided among his children.
          Mr. Mohr was married four times, three of his companions having preceded him to the grave.  He is survived by his widow,  Mrs. Janette Mohr,  and by seven children,  John George,  Henry,  Frank,  and  William Mohr,  Mrs. Mary Branson  and  Mrs. Phoebe Smith.  A sister,  Mrs. Margaret Pile,  thirty grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren also survive.
          Short funeral services will be held at the Mohr home in this city at ten o'clock Sunday morning, but the regular services will be held at the Sugar Creek church in Moral township at two o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Interment in Muran cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, September 17, 1908
          The funeral services of the late  John T. Mohr,  who died yesterday afternoon, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Center church.  Stewart & Fix are in charge of the remains.
A biography of  John F. Mohr  appeared in the same column of this same newspaper.  Based on the burial location, I am assuming  John F. and  John T.  are one and the same
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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