Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, March 08, 1999
Robert W. Nigh, 81, Fountaintown, died Saturday, March 7, 1999, Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.
Born on May 20, 1917, in Shelby County, s/o  John W.  and  Dorothy (Pitts) Nigh.
On Sept. 23, 1939, married  Ruth Waltermire, she survives.
Graduated from Greenfield High School in 1935 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Retired from the Allison Division of General Motors as a general foreman for quality control in 1977.
Member of the Fountaintown Christian Church and the Indiana Geology and Gem Society.
Survivors: two sons,  Michael W. Nigh, Brownsburg, and  Stephen B. Nigh, New Palestine; two sisters,  Virginia L. Carmony, and  Betty J. Tribby, both of Morristown; and two grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a grandson.
Frazier Funeral Home, with the Rev. Byron Carmony officiating.
Burial: Asbury Cemetery, Morristown.
Contributions can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 435 Limestone St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Central  Indiana  Newspaper
c 1985
          Dr Rufus Nigh,  80, Flat Rock, a former resident of Fairland, died at 3:05 PM Thursday in the Heritage House Convalescent Center.  Born in Shelby County on June 20, 1905, he was the son of  Verlie and Georgia Fortner Nigh.  On September 12, 1929, Dr. Nigh married   Ariel Joyce Bridgford.  She died on September 4, 1983.  On October 8, 1963, he married  Margaret Davis,  who survives. A lifelong resident of Shelby County, Dr. Nigh was a graduate of Shelbyville High School and in 1932 of the Indiana University School of Medicine.  He taught elementary school in Shelby County for several years, and he practiced medicine in Shelbyville, Economy and Fairland until his retirement in 1975.  He was a major in the Army Medical Corps for four years during World War II.  Dr Nigh also was a member of the Fairland United Methodist Church, the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Association, the Shelby County Board of Health, the Shelby County Medical Society, and he was a former member of the W. S. Major Hospital Board of Directors.  Other survivors include:  a daughter,  Mrs. Marilyn Beattey  of Indianapolis; two step - daughters,  Marilyn Bass  of Indianapolis and  Rebecca Wright  of Glencoe, Ill; four grandchildren; and three step - grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded Dr Nigh in death.  Services will be at 1 PM Sunday at the Ewing Mortuary with Pastor Sue Cartee officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 PM Saturday.  Memorials may be sent to the Fairland United Methodist Church or the Flat Rock United Methodist Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, January 17, 1975
Clara  Nigh
          Mrs. Clara M. Nigh,  85, R.R.2, Shelbyville, died Thursday at 12:13 p.m. at Heritage House Convalescent Center, where she had been a patient 16 months.  She had bene in failing health five years.
          Mrs. Nigh was a lifelong resident of Shelby County.  She was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and a charter member of the B.P. Club of Marion Township.
          Born in Mairon Township June 6, 1889, Mrs. Nigh was the daughter of  Wilbur and  Mary (Tomas) Bassett.  On Aug. 14, 1907, she was married to  Chester Nigh,  who died Jan. 1, 1948.
          Surviving are two children,  Ralph Nigh  and  Mrs. Lowell (Beatrice) Trimnell,  both of R.R.2, Shelbyville; four grandhcildren; and six great-grandchildren.  One sister and one brother preceded in death.
          Services will be at Ewing Mortuary Monday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Ruben Tunnell officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday November 4, 1955
Services Monday For Posey Township Woman
Mrs. Kate E. Nigh, 68, of near Arlington in Posey township, Rush county, died Thursday.
Born January 9, 1887, in Hanover township, d/o  George N. and Fannie (Thornbury) Logan.
October 16, 1902, married  Frank W. Nigh  and he survives.
Also surviving:  Mrs. Lucille Wall, Manilla R.R., a sister, Mrs. Elva S. Lummis  of this city and several nieces and nephews.
Member of the Posey Township Home Demonstration Club.
Resident of the Arlington community all her life.
Carmony Funeral Home in Manilla with Rev. Lee Haines of Arlington officiating.  
Burial:  Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, September 19, 1953
Six-Month Illness Fatal to County Resident
          Mrs. Gertrude A. Nigh, 72, wife of  Verly Nigh,  died at her home in VanBuren township, nine miles north of Shelbyville at 5:00 a.m. today.  She had been ill for six months.
          A resident of Shelby county most of her life, Mrs. Nigh was born at Hartsville [Bartholomew County] on May 4, 1881, the daughter of  Lee  and  Mary (Thomas) Fortner.  She was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church and the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the church.
          Her marriage to Mr. Nigh took place on March 8, 1901, and surviving with him are three children,  Dr. R. M. Nigh  of Fairland;  Otis Nigh  of VanBuren township and  Wade Nigh  of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are three sisters and one brother,  Mrs. Colista Wright,  VanBuren township,  Mrs. Sally Biffle,  South Pasadena, Cal.,  Mrs. Bessie Bassett,  Gwynneville. and  Dr. W. H. Fortner  of Corvalis, Ore.  There are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
          Funeral services, in charge of the Sleeth Funeral Home, will be held at the Fairview Church Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul E. Eninger officiating.  Burial will be in the Liberty E.U.B. cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home after 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed Anne Ruby

The  Shelbyville  News
January 2, 1948
          Chester A. Nigh, 62, prominent Marion township resident, passed away at his home three miles north of Shelbyville on the Riley Highway at 2:10 p.m. Thursday.  Mr. Nigh, a retired farmer, had formerly served as Marion township trustee for two terms and as township assessor for 20 years.  His death followed an illness of several years but his condition had been serious only since Friday.  A life long resident of Shelby county, Mr. Nigh was born in Hanover township on June 27, 1885, the son of  Emmons and Cynthia Jane (Mc Connell) Nigh.  He was married to  Miss Clara Bassett on August 14, 1907.  The deceased was a member of the Brandywine Methodist Church.  Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Trimnell, and a son, Ralph, both of Marion township; and four grandchildren, Betty and Marlin Trimnell and  Richard and  Janice Nigh.  Mr. Nigh is also survived by three brothers,  Jesse and Everett,  both of near Morristown, and  Frank  of near Arlington.  One sister  Mrs. Flora Wayman, preceded his in death.  Funeral services will be held at the late home at 10:30 a.m. Monday in charge of the Sleeth Funeral Home.  The Rev. James W. Cox, of Center Point, will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Phyllis Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 24, 1938
Mrs. Cynthia  J. Nigh  Dies  After
Several  Months  Illness -- Fu
neral to Be Tuesday
          Ill for the past several months, Mrs. Cynthia J. Nigh,  age eighty-eight, widow of  Emmons Nigh  died Sunday at 8:45 a.m. at her home in Morristown.
          Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the late home with the Rev. W. H. Statler [? difficult to read], pastor of the Morristown Christian church, officiating.  Burial in charge of L. V. Hauk will be made in Hanover cemetery.
          The deceased was born in Illinois, June 17, 1849 and had been a resident of Morristown for many year, where she was an active member of the Christian [one line missing].
          Survivors are:  A daughter, Mrs. Burton Wayman  of Morristown; four sons, Frank, of near Arlington;  Chester, of near this city, and  Everett  and  Jesse, of near Morristown; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 15, 1929
          Mrs. Hester Nigh,  84 years old, mother of  Sheriff George Nigh  of this city, died this afternoon at her home in Hanover township, after a serious illness of three weeks.  She had been in poor health for a long time.  Mrs. Nigh had spent every year of her life in Shelby county.  Alonzo Nigh, of Hanover township,  James Nigh, of Sugar Creek township,  Lewis Nigh, of Hanover township,  Mrs. Ella Pitts of Hanover township, and  Sheriff Nigh are the surviving children.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, May 25, 1912
Page 1
          Emmons Nigh,  a prominent resident of the north part of the county, died suddenly at ten o'clock last night at his home two miles south of Morristown near the Hanover church, at the age of sixty-seven years.  The end came as the result of an attack of heart trouble and was quite unexpected.  He died within twenty minutes after he was stricken.  Mr. Nigh had been in failing health for the past two years and was subject to attacks of the heart, but none of them had ever been serious enough to cause any great alarm to his relatives.
          He is survived by his wife and four children,  Chester,  Jesse,  Everett  and  Frank Nigh,  and  Mrs. Bert Wayman,  all of this county.  He leaves several other relatives and a host of friends who will regret to hear of his death, as he was a man honored and respected by all who knew him.
          The funeral services will be held at his late home at ten o'clock Monday morning, the Rev. A. Burns, of  Fairland, officiating, and the interment will be made in the Hanover cemetery in charge of Undertaker C. A. Lewis, of Morristown.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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