Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Parish / Parrish


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, October 14, 1995
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          Former Morristown resident  Ruth Phillipy Parish,  91, Seminole, Fla., died in Florida on Oct. 2.
          Mrs. Parksh was born July 22, 1904, in Morristown, the daughter of  William H. and  Gertrude (Wrenick) Phillipy.
          She was a 1922 graduate of Morristown High School.  She attended Indiana University and Ball State University.  Mrs. Parish taught home economics for nine years in Henry and Wayne counties.  She opened the draft board while serving as assistant clerk and was a deput for the Shelby County recorder.  Mrs. Parish served as an examiner for the Internal Revenue Service in Indianapolis for 20 years.
          She was a member of the Morristown United Methodist Church and Morristown Chapter 316, Order of the Eastern Star.  She established the Leon and Ruth Parish Teaching Scholarship for Morristown High School in 1986.
          She was preceded in death by her husband,  Leon V. Parish,  who died in 1986.  She also was preceded in death by a brother,  Hugh William Phillipy,  who died in 1961.
          Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Asbury Cemetery, Morristown.  The Rev. Michael Layne  will officiate.  Frazier Funeral Home of Morristown is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday August 29, 1956
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LOREN  PARRISH  CRUSHED
WHILE  REPAIRING  CAR
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Auto Slips From Ramp;
Rites To Be Friday Afternoon
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          A Flat Rock mail carrier was found dead late yesterday afternoon at the rear of his home after the car he was working on fell and crushed him to death.
          J. Loren Parrish, 62, Flat Rock, was found dead in his back yard at 3:55 p.m. after the car he was working on slipped from a ramp.
          Sheriff authorities said that Parrish was installing a drive shaft in the automobile when the auto apparently rolled off the ramp used to raise the front end and over a two-by-four board used to block the rear wheels.  Mrs. Odetta Parrish, the victimís wife, saw her husband at 2:30 p.m., the last time he was seen alive, officials said.
          A similar accident occurred February 11, 1955, when  Jesse A. Dykes, 36, Flat Rock, was crushed when his car fell from a jack while  Mr. Dykes  was repairing it.  He died three days later at Major Hospital.
          Mr. Parrish was born in Flat Rock September 8, 1893, the son of  W. Lewis  and  Mae (Billingsley) Parrish.  In 1917 he was married to  Odetta Nading  who survives with two daughters,  Mrs. Marshal (Ella Mae) Phillippe  of Columbus and  Mrs. Wayne (Betty Lou) Endicott  of Flat Rock.  Also surviving are a sister,  Mrs. Sadie OíMelia  of Dunreith, and five grandchildren.
          Mr. Parrish was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Victory Post American Legion and the local Forty and Eight Voiture.  He was also a member of the Flat Rock Methodist Church, where last rites will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. George Curtis will officiate and burial in charge of the Ewing Mortuary, will be in the Flat Rock cemetery with military rites at the grave.  Friends may call at the mortuary from noon Thursday to noon Friday and at the church after 1:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
February 13, 1951
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BRIEF  ILLNESS  ENDS  IN  DEATH
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Lyman Parish, Custodian of 
New Palestine School, Dies
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          Lyman E. Parish, custodian of the New Palestine high school and member of the New Palestine fire department, died at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis at 2:30 o'clock this morning following a brief illness.  He was 63 years of age.
          Born in Shelby county, Dec. 27, 1887, Mr. Parish was the son of  Pleasant  and  Elva (Fritts) Parish.  His home was in New Palestine and he was a past master of the New Palestine Masonic lodge, a member of the Order of Eastern Star and of the New Palestine Lions Club.
          He was married to  Maude Branson  who survives with two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Ruby Wickliff  and  Dale Parish  of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Goldie Schildmeier  of Columbus.
          Funeral rites will be held at the Hendryx and Fields Mortuaries New Palestine Chapel Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be at the New Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
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James P. Parrish
died Nov. 24, 1936
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          James P. Parrish, 82, former Shelby county resident died Tuesday at 8:30 am at this home in Frankfort. For the past twenty-six years he had lived with  Mr. and  Mrs. Harry Pintenger, his cousins, at Frankfort, but he had lived in the Fairlandcommunity during the earlier years of his life with  Mr. and Mrs. George Holmes near Fairland.  He was the last of a family of seven children.  Several cousins survive, including  Mrs. Kate Harris,  George A.,  and  Ed Parrish,  Mrs. Ella Gray,  Mrs. E. A. Jackson  and  Mrs. Eva Hurst all of this community.  Funeral services were held at Frankfort Thursday. Submitted by David Craig


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Dr. James Willard Parrish
died January 25, 1936.
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          Funeral services for  Dr. J. Willard Parrish, 76 years old, who died at noon Saturday at his home, 11 West Hendricks Street will be held at the C.F. Fix & Son mortuary at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
           The Rev. Paul Million, pastor of the First Christian Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Parrish cemetery near his old home.  The body was taken to the home of his brother, George A. Parrish, 104 East Hendricks Street Sunday afternoon.  Friends may call there at any time until 10 am Wednesday after which time the body will be removed to the Fix funeral home where friends may call at anytime until the funeral.
           Dr. Parrish was a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church near Fenns, Indiana Hiawatha lodge No. 193, Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Smithland and McQuiddy Lodge of I.O.O.F. of Shelbyville.  He was also a member of the Shelby County Medical Society and for twenty years he had served as a member of the pension examiners' board.  He was county health commissioner for twelve years.
          Pall bearers will be Dr. C. A. Tindall,  Dr. W.W. Tindall,  Dr. H. E. Phares, all of the city, George Chesser  of Noble Township, John A. Fix  of Liberty Township and  William Fix  of Washington township.
Submitted by David Craig


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
July 1, 1914
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EDMUND  KIPPER  PARRISH
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          Edmund Kipper Parrish, 89 years old, one of the well known and highly respected aged residents of the city, died at four-fifteen o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of  Samuel Bray, 728 south West Street where he had been making his home for the last several months, from a complication of diseases incident to old age.
           Deceased had been in failing health for some time and for the last few weeks his condition had become such that the attending physician, relatives and friends realized that the end could not be far away.
           Mr. Parrish was a native of Shelby county and he had spent all of his life here.  He followed the vocation of a farmer and thru his square dealing with his fellowmen and by honest toil he was able to accumulate a nice competency, which he has used to keep him during his declining years.
           The only surviving relatives are three children,  Mrs. Mary Lee and  Martin Parrish, Kokomo; and  Dillard Parrish, Tudor, Canada.
           Funeral services will be held at the house Friday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. W. G. Eldred officiating, and the interment will be made in the Parrish cemetery in charge of D.B. Wilson & Son.
Contributed by David Craig
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The  Shelbyville  Democrat
April 24, 1901
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LEVI  PARRISH, JR.
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          Levi Parrish, Jr., was found dead in his room adjoining the Lockwood House on the south, about nine o'clock last night.  He had been missed about his usual haunts during the day and about 8:30 o'clock  Riley Fulford, a friend of the dead man, went in search of him.  Going to his room he was surprised to see Parrish lying on the floor apparently asleep and, making an effort to arouse him, discovered he was dead.  He was seen to enter his appartment at 6:30 o'clock by  Austin Ham, who rooms across the hallway from where the body was found, and as a chair was sitting nearby he is supposed to have sat down on this and, being attacked with heart failure, fell forward dead.  After the relatives had been notified and Undertakers D. B. Wilson & Son arrived the body was removed to the home of a relative.  Deceased was his only known enemy and had been drinking heavily the past few weeks.  He was the youngest son of Levi Parrish, a pioneer citizen, who has been living among his children in this city and township the past few years.  His age was forty -eight years, two months and eighteen days.  He was unmarried.  The remains will be buried in the Parrish cemetery, near St. John's Switch, on Thursday afternoon.  Short services will be conducted at the residence of  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mann  on West Franklin Street at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow, Rev. J. W. Duncan officiating.
Contributed by David Craig


The  Shelbyville  Republican
January 10, 1888
John W. Parrish
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          John W. Parrish, one of the well known farmers of Shelby Township, died suddenly last night at 7 o'clock of a congestive chill.  He was past fifty-six years of age and was one of the active Democrats in his part of the county.  The funeral services will be held at the Parrish graveyard near Smithland at 11 o'clock tomorrow under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Smithland.  Odd Fellows from this city are invited to attend. D.B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by David Craig


The  Shelby  Democrat-Volunteer
Thursday, March 18, 1880
Page 3 column 2
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DEATH  OF  LEE  PARRISH
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          We regret to be called on this week to announce the death of the venerable  Lee Parrish,  which took place at his residence in Sugar Creek township on Wednesday the 10th inst.  Mr. Parrish was nearly 82 years old at the time of his death, having been born May 1798, in Rockingham County, North Carolina.  He came to this county in 1833, and settled on the farm where he died and where he has lived during the last 47 years.   He was thus one of the oldest citizens in the county, both by age and long residence.  He raised a family of ten children, five of whom are dead and five living.  The following are the names of the living children:  Smith Parrish, of Montgomery county, Illinois;  Hardin Parrish, of Westchester, Pa.;  John Parrish, of Sugar Creek township with whom his father lived on the old homestead;  James O. Parrish, ex-Treasurer of this county, who resides in this city;  Thomas J. Parrish, of Kearney Junction, Nebraska.  Mr. Parrish died of extreme old age and full of honors, as no man ever lived a more blameless and useful life.  During most of his life he enjoyed extraordinary good health, the fruits of sobriety and industrious habits, and only finally succumbed by the wearing out of the body which is the inevitable fate of all old people.  Mr. Parrish was married twice during his life, but both of his wives preceded him to the grave.  We most sincerely join the family in their grief over one of the most affectionate of fathers, most useful of citizens and sturdiest of pioneers.  As a neighbor he was universally beloved and respected, having spent his long life without trouble or litigation, and dies lamented by all.  Let us drop a tear over the grave of Lee Parrish, as a truly good man has gone out from our midst never to return again.  Mr. Parrish's remains were interred at the Boggstown cemetery, the services being held at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. John Reece officiating.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Volunteer
December 1, 1864
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WILLIAM  G. PARRISH
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          William G. Parrish, one of the prominent residents of the "slew" and a man of considerable notoriety as a Campbellite Preacher and as an active politician had died several week since after a lingering illness.
Contributed by David Craig


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