Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Nancy Marie Neeb, 70, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005l.
Born March 8, 1935, in Rhode Island, d/o  Arthur and Elsie (Turner) Ludgate.
Married  Charles Neeb Sr. on May 16, 1956, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1995.
Survivors:  son, Charles Neeb Jr.  (wife, Lisa) of Shelbyville; daughters, Cindy Kuhn  (husband, Mark) of Shelbyville and  Kathy Cord  (husband, Andy) of Fountaintown; sister, Doris Conlon  of Washington, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Brett Kuhn  (wife, Emily),  Alison Winiecki  (husband, Max),  Justin L. Kuhn,  Jill Kuhn,  Julie Kuhn,  Emma Cord,  Christopher Cord,  Laura Cord  and  Jarod Neeb;  and two great-grandchildren,  Madalin Winiecki  and Brock  Kuhn.
Moved from Rhode Island to Shelbyville 50 years ago.
Employed with Dr. Dalton and Dr. Banguis in their medical practices for several years, retiring in 2002.
Member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star.
Visitation, Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road;  services, Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 5998 S. State Road 9, with the Rev. Cliff Bunch officiating.
Burial:  Blue Ridge Cemetery, in Shelby County.
Contributions:  Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, May 18, 2001
J  Walter  Neeb
Age:  80
Died:  Thursday, May 17, 2001
Residence:  Shelbyville, IN
Born:  14 Feb 1921
Parents:  Jacob W. Neeb  and  Nellie Holbrook
Spouse:  Karabelle J. McKay, m 27 Jun 1954, d 16 Mar 1988
Brother-in-law:  Norman McKay
Nephews:  Steven L. McKay,  Norman Todd McKay, Louisville;  Michael B. McKay, Houston TX
Preceded in death by four sisters and one brother
U.S. Air Force
Truck driver, Culpepper Wood Preservers & Wheeler Aggregate
Blue River Motorcycle Club, American Legion Post 70, First Christian Church
Burial:  Forest Hill Cem
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, January 19, 1999
Raymond H. Neeb, 92, Waldron, died Monday.
Born April 13, 1906, in Shelby County, s/o Peter and Margaret (Marshall) Neeb. Married Edna M. (Baker) Neeb on Dec. 1, 1928; preceded him in death Jan. 4, 1995.
Embalmer for the former Murphy Funeral Home and the former Ewing Funeral Home. Also a farmer.
Graduated from Askins College of Embalming, Indianapolis, in 1926.
Lived in Shelby County for most of his life, moving here from Rush County.
Member of Blue Ridge Christian Church.
Survivors include three daughters,  Mrs. Richard (Ann) McVey, Waldron,  Mrs. Paul (Linda) Beach, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Gilchrist, Lexington, N.C.;  four sons,  Richard Neeb, Rushville,  Raymond H. Neeb Jr., Indianapolis, and  Peter Neeb  and  Ronald “Hugh” Neeb, both of Shelbyville; 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by two sons, one daughter and one brother.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. James Farnsley officiating.  Burial in Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, January 5, 1995
Edna Mable Neeb, 81, Rush County, died Wednesday.
Born Dec. 5, 1913 in Shelby County to  William  and  Blanche (Headlee) Baker.  She was married  Raymond H. Neeb  Dec. 1, 1928; he survives.
Previously lived in the Blue Ridge area of Shelby County.
Saleswoman for Stanley Home Products.
Blue Ridge Christian Church.
Survivors are:  five sons, Charles Neeb,  Ronald Neeb  and  Peter Neeb, all of Shelbyville,  Richard J. Neeb, Rushville and  Raymond H. Neeb Jr., Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Ann) McVey, Waldron, Mrs. Paul (Linda) Beach,  Flat Rock, and  Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Gilchrist, Lexington, NC; 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.
A son and daughter preceded her in death.
Glenn E. George Funeral Home, St. Paul, with the Rev. James Farnsley officiating.  Burial will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Contributed by Susan Armstrong
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
25 Jul 1988
Man killed when vehicle flips twice
          A former Shelby County man was killed Saturday when the jeep he was driving went off County Road 150E and flipped twice, reports said.  Jan B. Neeb,  46, Indianapolis, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at W.S. Major Hospital of head and internal injuries, reports said.  A passenger in the jeep,  Tony A. Neeb,  23, R.R. 1, Waldron, is in stable condition this morning at Major Hospital.  Tony Neeb, Jan's son, suffered head and internal injuries, reports said.  Both men and two other passengers,  Bill Neeb  and  Tony McColley,  were thrown from the open-topped, four-wheel drive jeep, according to a Shelby County Sheriff's Department report.  Bill Neeb and McColley, no ages or addresses available, refused treatment, reports said.
          The accident occurred about 6:10 p.m. near County Road 125E.* [*Submitter’s Note: I am not positive that this number is correct. It was difficult to read on my copy of the obituary.]  The jeep was traveling northbound on County Road 150E when it met a vehicle coming from the other direction, reports said.  A tire on the jeep dropped off the road, and Neeb lost control of the vehicle. The jeep flipped over, crossed the road, went down an embankment and came to rest on its wheels on the south side of County Road 150E, reports said.
          Witnesses in a vehicle traveling behind the jeep told police the vehicle rolled over twice.  Reports said there was a strong odor of alcohol on the breath of Jan Neeb.  A blood test was sent to the Indiana State Police laboratory to determine Neeb's blood-alcohol level, reports said.  Assisting at the scene were the Shelbyville Fire Department and the Shelbyville-Shelby County Emergency Ambulance Service.  The fatality was the second in Shelby County since the beginning of the year, according to the state police.
          Born in Shelby County Oct. 28, 1941, he was a son of  Harold and  Edna Mabel (Baker) Neeb.  Mr. Neeb had lived in Indianapolis for three years.  Prior to that, he had lived in Shelbyville and Waldron.  For three years he had been a supervisor at the Action Steel Co., Indianapolis.  His memberships include the Blue Ridge Christian Church and the Indianapolis National Guard.
          Survivors include his parents, Shelbyville; two sons,  William Ray Neeb,  Flat Rock, and  Tony Alan Neeb,  Waldron; a daughter,  Natalie Ann Neeb,  Shelbyville; three sisters,  Mrs. Ann McVey,  Waldron;  Mrs. Nancy Gilcrest,  Lexington, N.C.; and  Mrs. Linda Beach,  Waldron; five brothers,  Charles Neeb,  Shelbyville,  Richard Neeb,  Rushville,  Raymond Harold Neeb II,  Indianapolis,  Ronald Hugh Neeb,  Shelbyville, and  Pete Neeb,  Shelbyville; and two step-grandchildren.
          Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Glenn E. George Funeral Home, St. Paul, with the Rev. Leroy Reed officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be at the Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday June 8, 1982
Valeska A. Neeb, 73, R.R.1, Fountaintown, died Monday, W. S. Major Hospital.  Poor health for some time.
Lived in the Fountaintown community over 50 years.  Operated a grocery store, filling station and a restaurant at the corner of State Road 9 and U.S. 52 with husband.
Member of the Fountaintown United Methodist Church.
Born Carthage September 16, 1908, to  Justus C. and  Josephine (Metz) Ferris
Married June 6, 1928, Manilla, to  Paul L. Neeb.
Survivors:  husband,  Mrs. Emerson (Marie) McDaniel  and  Mrs. Samuel (Mary) Merrick, R.R.1, Morristown, and  Edwin Robert Neeb,  Donna Mae Roan,  John C. Neeb  and  Rosa L. Hillis,  all of R.R.1, Fountaintown, 16 grandhcildren and three great-grandchildren.  Two sons preceded her in death.
Hauk-Spencer Mortuary, Morristown, with the Rev. Lowell Toussaint officiating.  
Burial:  Concord Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 16, 1958
Gas Heater Flames Set Fire to Dress;
Funeral Thursday
          Mrs. William (Emma) Neeb, 84, died at 9:30 p.m. yesterday after receiving second and third degree burns over the entire body in an accident at her daughter's home near Rays Crossing.
          County sheriff officers said Mrs. Neeb apparently was standing in front of an open gas heater at the  Cecil Wilson  home where she resided and the flames set fire to her dress.  She was outside the room when authorities arrived about 1:45 p.m. yesterday, and she was rushed to Major Hospital in the emergency ambulance.  Death was attributed to the burns, authorities reported.
          Funeral services for Mrs. Neeb will be held at the Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.  Rev. Paul Eninger will officiate and burial will be in Temple Hill mausoleum.
          Mrs. Neeb was a lifelong Shelby county resident and was born in Union township September 7, 1874, a daughter of  John and Barbara (Hauk) Gahimer.  On Feb. 4, 1899, she was married to  William H. Neeb, who survives.  The couple resided in the Rays Crossing community for many years.
          Surviving with the husband are the daughter, Mrs. Wilson, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Neeb was the last of her family.  She was a member of the Rays Crossing C. U. Church and the Ladies Aid.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
November 19, 1897
          Uncle Peter Neeb died at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Mary Hill,  near Prescott, Monday afternoon at the ripe old age of 101 years and two months.  The Republican has had much to say concerning the life of this remarkable man. When he reached the century mark in his career he was photographed for this paper, the picture being reproduced above. At that time a full account of his life was given.
          Mr. Neeb was born in Franconian district, Bavaria, on the 17th day of September, 1796.  He was the youngest of a family of fifteen children. When he was six months old his parents died and the infant was placed in the hands of another family who raised him.
          His brothers and sisters came to this country previous to the year 1800.  As Peter grew into manhood he learned the business of distilling and when he was eighteen years old, he joined a number of friends who were coming to America.  After a voyage of three months the party landed in this country.  The first thing Mr. Neeb did was to try to find his relatives and in the search he learned that three of his brothers had been killed while fighting for their adopted country in the War of 1812.
          After this, Mr. Neeb drifted to Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he secured a remunerative position in a distillery.  After a while he was married.
          In Lancaster county he made the acquaintance of Mr. John Fox, one of the pioneers of this county, who is yet remembered by a number of our old residents.  At the age of thirty-five years Mr. Neeb concluded to "go West".  This fact being made known he fell into the hands of a "land shark" who sold him a farm located near Centerville, Ohio.  Mr. Neeb having a brother living near that place he was desirous of locating there.  He had saved a few hundred dollars, and after paying the "agent" for the farm, he loaded his family in a wagon and made the trip to Centerville.  He went direct to the court house to see about the deed of his farm and learned that no such land as he had paid for existed.  Without unloading his goods, Mr. Neeb continued to this county in search of his old friend, John Fox.
          He found Mr. Fox near where Ray's Crossing is now situated and there Mr. Neeb purchased from the government a tract of land where he lived for a long number of years.
          Fifty-five years ago Mrs. Neeb died and he never married again.
          After coming to Shelby county, Mr. Neeb engaged in farming.  His life is familiar to all from what has been said about him in recent months.  He was a remarkable man in many things.  He was never sick in his life, never even had a headache or a pain in the back.  He was a hard worker until he was past ninety years old and could walk a number of miles then without tiring.
          He was a member of the German Evangelist church.  He never used tobacco in his life but loved whiskey and used it at all times when he so desired.
          He was the father of eleven children and thirty-one grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  Only four of his children are now living.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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