Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Monroe


The  Shelbyville  News
10 Jun 2008
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          Randall Earl Monroe,  66, of Shelbyville died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at his home.  Born Nov. 26, 1941, in Indianapolis, he was the son of  John Sherman and  Mamie Loretta (Betz) Monroe.  He married  Suzette Pike  on Feb. 1, 1965, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 1999.  He married  Debra Vinson  on July 26, 2004, and she survives.
          Other survivors include his daughters,  Mamie (husband, Shane) Dennison-Myers  of Waldron,  Susan (husband, Tom) McManus  of Rushville,  Cheryl (husband, Guy) Nicholson  and  Randi Monroe,  both of Shelbyville,  Jennifer (husband, Bryan) Young  of Greensburg and  Melissa (husband, Robert) Redd  of New Palestine; sons,  Jason (wife, Katrina) Keller  of Shelbyville and  Kevin Dennison  of Waldron; brothers,  Kenneth Monroe  of New York and  Eddie Monroe  of Shelbyville; sisters,  Naomi Vinson,  Cindy McDonald  and  Lori Monroe,  all of Shelbyville, and  Diane Michaels  of Taylorsville; and grandchildren,  Ashley Dennison,  Tommy Dennison,  Jacklen McManus,  Joslen McManus,  Chelsea Nicholson,  Chyna Nicholson,  Ryan Smith,  Roman Smith,  Eric Young,  Brooklyn Young,  Chelsea Keller,  Stacia Redd,  Austin Keller  and  Ashley Keller.  He also was preceded in death by his parents and brother  John Gene Monroe.
          Mr. Monroe was a lifelong Shelbyville resident.  He had been a self-employed general contractor for 40 years, retiring in 1996; and a furnace installer with Thermal Transfer of Shelbyville for eight years, retiring in 2004.  Mr. Monroe was a U.S. Army veteran, attaining the rank of E2.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 70.  Mr. Monroe enjoyed fishing, working, and spending time with his family.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Steve Holland officiating and assisted by the Rev. Ronnie Cain.  Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery in Shelby County.  Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
25 or 26 Oct 2002
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          Donald Wayne Monroe,  69, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Major Hospital.  Born June 1, 1933, in Shelby County, he was the son of  Earl Russell and  Edith (Keppel) Monroe.  He married  Shirley Jeffries  on Oct. 31, 1953, and she preceded him in death on May 2, 1996.
          Survivors include one son,  Allen Monroe  of Shelbyville; three daughters,  Mrs. Robert (Vicki) Hicks,  Mrs. Robbie (Debbie) Barngrover  and  Mrs. Paul (Kelly) Chance,  all of Shelbyville; six grandchildren,  Mrs. Todd (Michele) Raymann,  Brandon Hicks,  Robbie Spiegel,  Stephanie Barngrover,  Ronnie Evans  and  Mike Wainscott,  all of Shelbyville; three great-grandchildren; one step grandson,  Josh Chance,  of Franklin; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.  He also was preceded in death by one brother,  John Monroe  and two sisters,  Cynthia Monroe  and  Viola Nash.
          Mr. Monroe retired from Detroit Steel in Morristown in 1995, and was employed with Burns Security until 1997.  He previously was employed at P.P.G., Certainteed, Buckley's Standard Service Station, Al Gooding Sanitation Department and Indiana State Highway.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.  He was a life member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
          Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Horner officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Cardiac Care Center in care of Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, 24 Jun 2002
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          John Sherman Monroe,  89, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at his home.  Born June 17, 1913, in Shelby County, he was the son of  Earl and  Naomi (Wicker) Monroe.  He married  Mamie Betz  and she preceded him in death.  He married  Ruby Brown  in 1972 and she preceded him in death in 1997.
          Survivors include three sons,  Randy Monroe and  Eddie Monroe  of Shelbyville, and  Kenneth Monroe  of New York; four daughters,  Naomi Vinson,  Cynthia McDonald and  Lori Monroe,  all of Shelbyville, and  Diana Michael  of Taylorsville; one step-daughter,  Denise Williams  of Mount Auburn; and one half brother,  Donald Monroe,  of Shelbyville; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  He also was preceded in death by one son,  John Gene Monroe,  and two sisters.
         Mr. Monroe was a lifelong Shelby County resident.  He was a self employed window cleaner and employed for seven years as a maintenance supervisor at Greenwood Square Mall.  Mr. Monroe was a U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Jehovah Witness of Shelbyville.
          Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Rev. Donald Sparks officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
25 or 26 Aug 2001
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          Cynthia Monroe,  86, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at the home of her brother.  Born Sept. 25, 1914, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  Earl R. and Naomi (Wicker) Monroe.  Survivors include one brother,  John Monroe  of Shelbyville.
          She was a factory worker at Naval Avionics for 22 years.
          Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Rochelle Riordan and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, September 10, 1999
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          Suzette Monroe,  52, of Flat Rock, died Thursday at Community Hospital East Indianapolis.  Born on July 16, 1947, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of  Morris and  Reba (Teltoe) Pike.  She was married on Feb. 1, 1965, to  Randall Monroe,  who survives.  Mrs. Monroe was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Shelby County.
          Survivors include four daughters,  Mamie Dennison,  Waldron,  Susan McManus,  Manilla,  Cheryl Monroe and  Randi Monroe,  both of Shelbyville; two sisters,  Cindy McDaniel  and  Kathy Pike,  both of Shelbyville; three brothers,  James Monroe,  Steve Monroe and  Roger Pike,  all of Shelbyville, and  Denny Pike,  Florida; and eight grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Steve Holland officiating.  Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery in Shelby County.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
9 Mar 1998
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          Ruby Faye Monroe,  73, Shelbyville, died Saturday at the Heritage House Convalescent Center.  Born on June 13, 1924, in Noble Township, she was the daughter of  James T. Reed and  Marie (Barton) Nieff.  On Oct. 14, 1972, she married John S. Monroe, and he survives.  She was a seamstress at the Elanjay Corp. dress factory, Shelbyville, for 22 years.
          Other survivors include a daughter,  Denise Williams,  Mount Auburn; three stepsons,  Randall Monroe and  Edward Monroe,  both of Shelbyville, and  Kenneth Monroe,  New York; four stepdaughters,  Diane Michaels,  Taylorsville, and  Lori Monroe,  Naomi Vinson  and  Cynthia McDonald,  all of Shelbyville; a sister,  Louise Miller,  Shelbyville; two grandchildren; 32 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son.
          Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service with the Rev. James Horner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributed by Rochelle Riordan


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, 2 May 1996
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          Shirley Mae Monroe,  60, Shelbyville, died Thursday at Community Hospital East, Indianapolis.  Mrs. Monroe was born in Batesville on Oct. 31, 1935, the daughter of  Clarence and  Mary (McColley) Jeffries.  She married  Donald W. Monroe  on Oct. 31, 1953.  She was a resident of Shelby County most of her life.  She was a homemaker and had worked as a clerk at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for more than 30 years, retiring in 1992.
          Mrs. Monroe is survived by her husband, Shelbyville; three daughters,  Vicki Hicks,  Debbie Barngrover  and  Kelly Chance,  all of Shelbyville; a son,  Allen Monroe,  Shelbyville; five sisters,  Kate Willey,  Boggstown,  Betty "Jody" Popplewell,  Paula Gennicks  and  Mary Hicks,  all of Shelbyville, and  Peggy Miller,  Nicholasville, Ky.; two brothers,  Carl "Dick" Jeffries,  Shelbyville; and  Jack Jeffries,  Morristown; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by two brothers.
          Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
11 May 1992
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          Edith Irene Monroe,  81, 426 Pike St., died Saturday, May 9, 1992, in Shelbyville.  She was born June 26, 1910 in Rush Co., daughter of  John G. and  Laura Fox Keppel.  She married  Earl Monroe  in 1931;* he died in 1969.  She was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church.  Survivors include a son,  Donald Monroe,  Shelbyville; sisters  Ethel (Mrs. Fred) Shugert,  Shelbyville;  Elsie Turner,  Georgia;  Evelyn Caldwell,  Indianapolis;  Jean Keller,  Indianapolis,  Edna (Mrs. Donald) Weaver,  Marietta; brothers  John Keppel,  Shelby County,  Ervin Keppel,  Shelbyville; and  Neal Keppel,  Nixa, Mo.; a stepdaughter,  Cynthia Monroe,  Shelbyville; a stepson,  John Monroe,  Shelbyville; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, three brothers and one stepdaughter.  Services and calling at Murphy Funeral Home, with burial at the Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.
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*Betty's note: The last digit of this year is difficult to read on my copy of this obituary so perhaps I mistyped it here.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
14 Nov 1964
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Death Claims
Mamie Monroe
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Rites Monday For
Shelby Twp. Woman
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          Mrs. John (Mamie L.) Monroe,  46, of Shelbyville, R. R. 5, Shelby Township, died last night at Major Hospital where she had been a patient for six weeks.  She had been ill for two months.  Mrs. Monroe was born in Booneville, Illinois, on May 15, 1918. On November 6, 1937, she was married to Mr. Monroe in Indianapolis.  The couple had lived in Shelby County, moved to Indianapolis, then returned to reside in Shelby Township for the last eight years.
          . .. [Betty's note:  This line is difficult to read, and I might not have it right up to the word "are."]  Surviving with Mr. Monroe are eight children:  John Gene,  Randall Earl,  Kenneth Sherman,  Naomi Gae,  Diana Kaye,  Cynthia,  Lori Lynn and  Edward Lee,  all of Shelby Township.  There are four grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Murphy Mortuary, with the Rev. Clarence Hager officiating.  Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, 15 Jan 1963
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Forrest Monroe
Dies In Hospital
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Retired Farmer's
Funeral Is Friday
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          Forrest Monroe,  74, a retired farmer who resided on R. R. 5 in Shelby Township, died at 10:30 a.m. today at Major Hospital.  He was admitted to the hospital last Thursday.  Mr. Monroe was born in Shelby County on October 18, 1888, a son of  William and  Viola (Pope) Monroe.  He is survived by a brother,  Earl R. Monroe,  a sister,  Mrs. William Caster  [sic—Kaster], and an uncle,  Charles Monroe,  all of Shelby County.  Mr. Monroe had been a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church since 1904.
          Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Mortuary, with Rev. Phillip Hodgkin officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday June 16, 1952
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FORMER  COUNTY  MAN  SUCCUMBS
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Jesse A. Monroe, 74, Dies At Indianapolis Hospital
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          Jesse Arthur Monroe, former Noble township resident whose home was at 395 N. Parker Court, Indianapolis, died at the Indianapolis General Hospital Sunday.  He was 74 years of age.
          The son of  Andrew  and  Callie (Maple) Monroe, he was born [March 1878] in Noble township.  In *1896 he was married to  [Emma] Pearl Edwards, who preceded [January 1926] him in death.  Four children were born to the union and three survive,  Mrs. Mary LaMarr,  Mrs. Clarice Elliott  and  Charles Monroe. Also surviving are a sister,  Mrs. Oma Munson, of this city and two brothers, Elzy  and  Clarence Monroe  of Richmond.  Other survivors are one half-sister, Esther Mann  and three half-brothers, Eugene Monroe  of Flat Rock and  Ralph  and  Lloyd Monroe  of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Moore & Kirk Colonial Chapel, College Avenue, at Fairfield Street, Indianapolis.  Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
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Decatur County Marriages
Jesse A. Monroe & Emma P. Edwards
*July 29, 1897 Book O page 139
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Teresa Dugan


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday July 16, 1934
Page 2 column 4
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ILL  TWO  YEARS;  DIED  YESTERDAY
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Mrs. Celeste Ellen Monroe Had Suffered
From Complications of Diseases
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SURVIVED  BY  TWO  SISTERS
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          Mrs. Celeste Ellen Monroe, 68, died Sunday morning at 6:30 o'clock at her home, 405 North Pike street.  Her death resulted from a complication of diseases, and followed an illness of about two years.
          Mrs. Monroe was born May 26, 1866.  She was married December 1, 1887, to  Lewis M. Mount.  One son [Claude] was born to them, his death occurring nineteen years ago.  Mr. Mount died May 10, 1898.  On December 8, 1901, she was married to  William S. Monroe, whose death occurred six years ago.  One child born to them died in infancy.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Judy Cortelyou, of California, and  Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, of St. Paul.  Four step-children also survive.  Mrs. Monroe was a member of the Bethel Baptist church.
          Funeral services will be held at the Bethel Church Tuesday morning at ten o'clock. Burial will be in the Copeland cemetery, C. L. Wilson in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday January 14, 1933
Page 6 column 4
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PIONEER  COUNTY  RESIDENT  DEAD
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Andrew J. Monroe, 86 Years Old,
Succumbs Today in Washington Township
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HAD  OPERATED  CAVE  MILL
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          Shelby county lost one of its best known pioneer residents today, with the death of  Andrew J. Monroe, eighty-six years old, at his home in Washington township, three miles south east of Flat Rock.  His death occurred at 1:30 o'clock this morning and was due to senility, following a month's illness.
          Mr. Monroe had been a farmer most of his life, but had operated the Flat Rock Cave mill for twenty-five years.  He was born in Noble township on November 5, 1846, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. John Monroe.  His first marriage to  Miss Caroline Maple, took place on September 15, 1872.  Of five children born to them, four survive;  Elzy Monroe, of Richmond, Indiana;  Jesse A. Monroe, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Frank [Oma] Munson, of Noble township.  Mrs. Monroe died February 22, 1897, and on July 8, 1900, Mr. Monroe was married for the second time to  Miss Linnie Deiwert.  Four of the five children born to this marriage are now living.  They are;  Mrs. Walter [Esther] Mann, of Indianapolis;  Lloyd  and  Ralph,  also of Indianapolis, and  Eugene Monroe, at home.
          Nineteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren also survive, in addition to a sister,  Mrs. Eliza Farmer, of Tipton County.
          Mr. Monroe was the oldest living member of the Masonic lodge at Waldron and the oldest Past Master of that lodge. He attended the Winchester M. E. church.
          The funeral services will be held at that church Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. Ed Burkher, assister by the Rev. Mr. Riley, will conduct the rites and burial will be in the family lot in the Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Teresa Dugan


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, December 6, 1928
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DIED  TODAY  AFTER
ILLNESS  OF  WEEK
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          Congestion of the lungs and heart trouble with which he had suffered for only a few days caused the death of  William Sherman Monroe,  a widely known Shelbyville man.  Mr. Monroe passed away at 3:25 o'clock this morning at his home, 105 north Pike street, and the announcement of his death is the cause of deep and sincere mourning among his hundreds of friends.  He was tricken with the fatal attack on Saturday of last week and his condition soon became serious, resulting in his death this morning.  The fatal heart attack developed after he had been weakened by several days suffering from pneumonia.
          Mr. Monroe was a son of the late  Mr. and Mrs. William Monroe  and was born in Shelby county, Nov. 22, 1865, being at the time of death, sixty-threeyears and eight days old.  Practically his entire lifetime had been spent in Shelby county and he was known by residents throughout the community.  He was united in a first marriage with  Miss Viola Pope  in 1895 and to this union, three children were born, all of whom survive.  They are  Mrs. Jesse Howe  and  Forrest Monroe,  both of Shelby township, and  Earl Monroe,  at home.
          In the year 1900, he was united in marriage with  Mrs. Celesta Mount,  who, with a brother,  Charles Monroe,  of Shelbyville, and sister,  Mrs. Ella Lee,  of Shelby township survives.  He also leaves three grandchildren.  Mr. Monroe had been a member of the Bethel Separate Baptist Church in Noble township for many years.
          Short funeral services are to be held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon from the late home and at two o'clock at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. J. W. Moffatt, pastor of the First Baptist church, in this city, officiating.  Burial will be in the Lewis Creek cemetery with Morris H. Sleeth, undertaker, in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, November 1, 1928
Page 6
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PIONEER  RESIDENT  OF  COUNTY  DIES
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Wesley Monroe, 88, Passes Away St Son's Home
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Ill Three Years ---      
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    TO  BE  BURIED  SATURDAY
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          Wesley Monroe, 88 years of age, member of one of Shelby county's pioneer families, died at the home of his son,  Oliver Monroe  in Shelby township at 6:30 o'clock this morning, following an illness of nearly three years from a complication of diseases, due to his age.  He was born in Noble township, three-quarters of a mile from the place where his death occurred, October 27, 1840, and was the son of  John and Amelia Monroe.  He was one of a family of 13 children, three of whom are now living.  Mr. Monroe had been a resident of Shelby county all his life.  He became a member of the Valley church early in life, but transferred his membership to the Lewis Creek Baptist church, where he remained a devoted member.  His marriage to  Miss Louisa Ober  took place December 22, 1863.  They had three children, two sons and one daughter, who survive:  Oliver M. Monroe  and  Henry H., of Shelby township, and  Mrs. Flora E. Wilson, of Indianapolis.  Their mother preceded their father in death, her demise occurring April 20, 1900.  Mr. Monroe was married for the second time to Mrs. Susan Dark, who died June 2, 1927. One brother, A. J. Monroe of Washington township, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gage of Tipton county and Mrs. Eliza Hemlock of Howard county, also survive.  Mr. Monroe leaves 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  His funeral will be held at the Lewis Creek Baptist church at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the Rev. C. B. Atkinson and the Rev. A. B. Pierce officiating.  His remains will be buried in the family lot in the Lewis Creek cemetery.  C.F. Fix and Son are the funeral directors in charge.  Friends may call at the home of the son, Oliver Monroe, at any time until the hour for the funeral services to see the remains.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, June 2, 1927
Page 1
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SUSAN  E. MONROE  DIES  AT  WALDRON
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Death Followed Long illness With Complications Of Diseases
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HOLD  FUNERAL  SATURDAY
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          Mrs. Susan E. Monroe, 69 years old, wife of Wesley Monroe, died at their home, near Waldron at 7:30 o'clock this morning from a complication of diseases from which she had suffered for a long time.  She had been confined to her bed for four weeks.  She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. & [Mary Ellen Paullin] Boone and was born in Clay County, Illinois, August 10, 1857.  She was married September 15, 1905 to Wesley Monroe, by whom she is survived.  Besides her husband, she leaves two brothers, Morris and William T. [Boone], both of Greenfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Cassie Gaddis of Illinois, and another sister, whose name is not known.  She also leaves two step-sons, Henry and Oliver Monroe, both of this county and a stepdaughter, Mrs. W. F. Wilson, of Indianapolis.  Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Waldron at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. C.S. Atkinson in charge.  Burial will be in the Waldron cemetery [Ogden-VanPelt] with
Mrs. Mary Tindall, funeral director in charge.
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Shelby County Marriages
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Susan Ellen Boon & John Dark
July 22, 1888 Bk.13 pg.306
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Susan Ellen Dark & Wesley Monroe
Sep 17, 1905 Bk.18 pg.83
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday March 25, 1924
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DEATH  OCCURRED  THIS  MORNING
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Mrs. Linnie D. Monroe, Wife of Andrew J. Monroe,
Died After Long Illness
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HOLD FUNERAL THURSDAY
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          Mrs. Linnie D. Monroe, wife of  Andrew J. Monroe, died this morning at the late home, three and one-half miles northeast of Flat Rock in Washington township.  Her death occurred at 3:30 o'clock and was caused from a complication of diseases.  Her passing was not unexpected as she had been in a very critical condition for many years.
          The deceased was the daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. William M. Deiwert.  She was born in Washington township on April 20, 1865.  She was 58 years, eleven months and five days old.  She was united in marriage to Mr. Monroe on July 8, 1900 and born to this union five children, four of whom are living.  Besides the husband, she leaves to mourn her loss three sons and one daughter;  Eugene  and  Ralph  at home,  Mrs. Esther Mann  and  Lloyd, of Indianapolis.  Also four step-children;  Elzy Monroe, of Richmond;  Clarence, of Vincennes;  Jesse, of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Frank [Oma] Munson  of Noble township.  Four brothers and two sisters who survive are  David Deiwert, of Norristown;  Charles, of Decatur county;  George, of Greensburg and  Edgar, of McDonald, Ohio.
          Mrs. Monroe was a member of the Norristown M. E. church for many years and also of the Pythian Sisters of Geneva.  Funeral services will be held at the Winchester M. E. church on Thursday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock, the Rev. H. C. Pattison, of Indianapolis officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery, Morris H. Sleeth in charge.  The Pythian Sisters will take part in the services.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Teresa Dugan


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
June 5, 1907
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          Cicero Monroe,  a well-known resident of Liberty township, died at the home of his sister,  Mrs. Julius Benson,  near Waldron.  He was aged seventy-five years, eight months and seven days.  His death was the result of kidney trouble.  The deceased was never married and is survived by five brothers, and three sisters -- John Monroe  of Plattsmouth, Nebraska,  Wesley,  William  and  Andrew Monroe,  of this county, and  Mrs. Nancy Benson  of Shelby township,  Mrs. Mary Cage  and  Mrs. Elisa Farmer  of Tipton county, Indiana.  The funeral will be held at Winchester church Friday at 10 a.m., the Rev. J. T. Bean officiating.  Interment will be in the Winchester cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Tucson  Daily  Citizen
October 26, 1903
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Married Three Sisters
Lived to Old Age
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          SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Oct. 26 -- Joseph Monroe,  age 98, the oldest resident farmer of this county, died today on the farm he entered from the government seventy years ago.  He was a direct lienal [lineal?] descendant of  James Monroe,  fifth president.  His family represents five generations and the hands of some of his children are now white with age.
          He had been married three times, the wives,  Harriet,  Emma  and  Eliza Ann Keller,  being sisters and by each of whom he reared a large family.  Only nine of his children survive him.  His last wife died about ten years ago and a few years later he was engaged to a fourth sister, then 80 years and a maid, but she died a few days before the day on which they were to wed.
          Monroe had the confidence of a large circle of business men during the active years of his life, being a prosperous farmer and stock dealer, and for sixty years took an active part in local politics, always, with few exceptions affiliating with the Democrats.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday February 26, 1897
Page 3 column 5
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ACT  OF  HEROINE
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Death of Mrs. Caroline Monroe
Recalls An Interesting Story
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          Mrs. Caroline Monroe, wife of  Andrew J. Monroe, died in the city of Indianapolis, No. 218 North Alabama street, of exhaustion following an operation for a tumor, February 22nd, at 12:30 p.m., aged forty-five years, seven months and twenty-two days. [Born August 30, 1851.]  Mrs. Monroe was a daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Maple, of this city.  The deceased leaves a husband and four children.  The remains were taken to the family residence near Waldron, at 6:40 p.m., Monday February 22nd.  She was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star, No. 187, at Waldron, under whose auspices the funeral will be in charge.  The funeral services will be held at the M. E. church, Waldron, at 10:30 a.m., February 24th.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery this city.  Rev. Wilbur Smith, of Arlington, will officiate.  Cortege will leave the family residence at 9:30 a.m. in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
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          The death of Mrs. Monroe recalls an incident in her life that is known to but few people.  Three years ago she was at work in the garden on the farm where she lived, when she noticed smoke coming from what is known as Deer Creek bridge, over the Big Four, near her home.  Going over the bridge, she discovered it was on fire. It was within a very few minutes for No. 3, the Chicago express, to pass and Mrs. Monroe realizing that unless the train was stopped, there would be an awful accident.  She pulled off her apron, which chanced to be red, and started up the track for the purpose of trying to attract the attention of the engineer.  She had scarcely started when the train hove in sight.  Standing in the middle of the track, Mrs. Monroe waved her apron frantically, the engineer caught the signal and stopped the heavy train just as it reached the bridge.  The train was delayed several hours during which time all the trainmen and the passengers congratulated and thanked Mrs. Monroe for her bravery.  The matter was reported to the officials, they presenting Mrs. Monroe with a lifetime pass over that road.  It was not long after this that Mrs. Monroe commenced to feel badly and it is thought by some that it was the exertion and the excitement of that occasion that brought on the trouble that finally caused her death.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Teresa Dugan


The  Semi-Weekly  Republican
Tuesday March 31, 1896
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          Amelia Monroe  died at her late residence in Noble township, at 1 a.m. Sunday, March 29, 1896, aged 89 years, 1 month and 20 days.  While Mrs. Monroe was preparing to retire last Thursday evening her clothing caught fire from the fireplace, by which she was badly burned, which caused her death.  Her suffering was intense.  She leaves nine children, six boys and three girls, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn her loss.  She was for many years a member of the M. E. church.  The funeral will be held at the Winchester M. E. church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 1896. Rev. Cloud, of Waldron, will officiate.  In charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
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Winchester Cemetery
Amelia Monroe
February 9, 1807 - March 29, 1896
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Teresa Dugan


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 3, 1895
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          Hamilford F. Monroe, aged seventy-three years and a gardener, who has been making his home in the family of  George Law, 310 West Hendricks street, was found dead in bed Saturday by  Mrs. Jane Harrell, who keeps house for the Law family.  Monroe has been complaining several days with stomach trouble and was under medical care, his condition was not thought to be so serious, however, and his death was a surprise to the family.  Coroner Knapp  was called and held an inquest finding that the death occurred from heart trouble.  Deceased came here in 1892, from Milton, Trimble county, Kentucky and was a widower.  The remains were buried Sunday afternoon in the City Cemetery.  Services at the house at 3:30.  D. B. Wilson & Son have charge of the remains.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 27, 1894
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          Viola,  wife of  Sherman Monroe,  died at their residence in Maplewood at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, of tumor, age twenty-seven years and eleven months.  Funeral at Lewis Creek Baptist Church at eleven a.m. Dec. 25, Rev. Farr officiating.  M. G. Tindall, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Friday, December 7, 1883
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          John Monroe  died on yesterday morning, and will be buried to-day at Winchester.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday, December 6, 1883
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          John Monroe  died at his residence in Noble township, last night, aged about eighty years.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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