Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Peek


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 18, 1994
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          Earl R. Peek, 95, Waldron Health Care Home, died at 3:35 a.m. today at Major Hospital, Shelbyville.  Born July 7, 1898, in Shelby county, he was the son of  John T. and Rosa E. (Jones) Peek.  On September 1, 1919, he married Louelma A. Haymond.  She preceded him in death in 1965.  Mr. Peek was a famrer early in his life, until moving to Waldron in 1937, when he began working as a self-employed electrician.  He retired 35 years later in 1972.  He was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church for 80 years, a charter member and past president for 17 years of the Shelby County Farm Bureau, and he served as a member of the board of directors of the State Bank of Waldron for 19 years.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Peek was also preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home with the Rev. Myron Yonker, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in VanPelt cemetery, Shelby County.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, April 5, 1965
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. PEEK
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Rites Wednesday For Waldron Woman, 65
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          Mrs. Earl R. (Louelma A.) Peek,  65, Waldron, died at 11:00 a.m. Sunday at Major Hospital, where she was taken March 30 after suffering a stroke at her home.  She had another stroke six years ago and had been in failing health since that time.  Mrs. Peek, daughter of   Charles H. and Eva (Stansifer) Haymond,   was born January 6, 1900, in the same house in Waldron where she resided.  She was married to  Earl R. Peek  on September 1, 1919, and he survives.  Also surviving are two aunts, two nieces and a nephew.  Three brothers preceded in death.  Mrs. Peek was a charter member of the Liberty Township Home Demonstration Club and member of the Waldron Methodist Church.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Carmony Funeral Home here.  Rev. Jack Hoadley will officiate and burial will be in VanPelt Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after noon on Tuesday.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 10, 1918
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INFLUENTIAL  CITIZEN
PASSED  AWAY
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John T. Peek, Well Known Thruout
County, Succumbs To Cancer Today
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(From Saturday’s Daily)
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          John Thomas Peek, one of the most influential and prominent farmers of Shelby county, died at his home in Liberty township, a mile and a half southwest of Waldron this morning at 9:10 o’clock.  His death was caused from cancer of the stomach.  He was sixty-five years of age and had spent his entire life on the farm on which he died.
          Mr. Peek was born September 18, 1853, one of twelve children of  Robert B. and Permelia [Steers] Peek. With the exception of eight years which he spent on an adjoining farm, Mr. Peek lived on the home place all his life, becoming one of Shelby county’s most prominent agriculturist.
          On April 25, 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Rosanna Emma Jones, who was called to death April 2, 1915. To their union ten children were born, nine surviving. They are  James, of Rush county;  John, of Waldron;  Carl A., in U.S. naval service at Minneapolis;  Earl,  Ray  and  Presley, at home;  Mrs. William G. [Minnie E.] Thompson, of Casey, Illinois;  Mrs. O. W. [Rosanna] Klipple, of Brookville, Indiana;  Miss Nellie May  and  Miss Gertrude, at home.  He also leaves two sisters,  Mrs. George W. [Permelia] Howe, of Noble township, and  Mrs. Robert Evans, of Effingham, Illinois.  There are seven grandchildren surviving.
          By careful and excellent management, Mr. Peek had acquired a fortune of considerable worth; he owned 200 acres of the best farm land in this county, also owned 640 acres of Texas farm land.  He had been ailing for the past year, but was not confined to his bed until last Saturday after returning from a trip to Waldron.  He was a man devoted to his children and family and solicitations for their welfare.  When he realized the end was approaching he called his children to his bedside and disposed of his estate equally among them, making sure that there would be no dissatisfaction.  His death removed one of the most influential citizens of the county and there will be many regrets expressed by his many friends.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial will be made on the family lot at the Ogden cemetery, in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 6, 1915
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SUDDEN  DEATH  FROM        
        ATTACK  OF  THE  HEART
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Mrs. John T. Peel Expired Friday
Evening While Feeding Chickens
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(From Saturday’s Daily)
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          Mrs. Rose E. Peek, aged 52 years and 19 days, wife of  John T. Peek, one of the prominent farmers of this county, died suddenly of heart trouble at their home one mile west of Waldron, in Liberty township, at four-thirty o’clock Friday evening.  She and two of her daughters had been in the chicken yard feeding the chickens and as they turned toward the house after work was done Mrs. Peek supported herself for an instant against a fence and with only the words, “Oh! my” fell dead.  She had been suffering from heart disease, but her death came as a terrible shock to her relatives and the bereaved family will have the fullest sympathy from their large circle of acquaintances.
          Mrs. Peek was a daughter of  James and Elizabeth [Montgomery] Jones  and was born March 14, 1863 on a farm in Noble township about one mile from the farm where her death occurred.  Her home had always been in that community.  She became the wife of Mr. Peek April 25, 1883, and nine of the ten children born to their union survive.  They are  Mrs. William Thompson, of Casey, Illinois;  James R. Peek, of Rush county;  John E. Peek, of Noble township, and  Rosanna,  Carl E.,  Earl R.,  Nellie M.,  Gertrude F. and  Presley A., all at home.  Mrs. Peek also leaves four grandchildren and two sisters,  Mrs. George Monroe, of Noble township and  Mrs. J. C. Newton, of Indianapolis.
          Mrs. Peek had always shown the greatest devotion to her family and was a woman of influence in her home community, and all who knew her will be saddened by her untimely death.
          The funeral services will be held at the home at ten o’clock Monday morning the Rev. V.B. Hargitt, of Waldron officiating and the interment will be made in the Ogden cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff


A Shelby or Rush County Newspaper
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Hiram Wilson Peak Obituary
1909
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          Hiram Wilson Peak was born in Boone County, Kentucky, Feb 5th, 1824 and died March 9th, 1909; aged 83 yrs, 1 month and 4 days.  At the age of 12 years he came to Shelby County, Ind., with his parents, where he lived until a few years ago.  He moved to Gowdy, Rush Co., Feb. 25th, 1847.
          At the age of 21 years he was united in marriage to  Jane Elizabeth Luther ,  who died May 13th, 1893.  This union was blessed with six children --  Ellen N Peak,  deceased,  George F. Peak,  Mrs. Joseph Fiscus,  Mirs. Frank Spauling,  Mrs. John Greenwell,  Mrs. Noah Whittaker;  he also leaves one brother,  John Peak,  and two sisters,  Mrs. Martin Warner  and  Mrs. Samuel Logan,  fifteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren to mourn the loss of a loving father, a kind brother, and an affectionate grandfather.
          A large number of neighbors and acquaintances feel they have lost a kind friend, as he was called grandpa by all who knew him.
          Having come to this state in 1838, when the country was new and unsettled, he endured many hardships and discouragement, which are only known to our beloved old settlers.
          He had been in poor health for a long time, but through it all he possessed a jovial spirit.
Submitted by Nancy Saulmon


The  Shelby  Democrat
July 17, 1890
Page 3
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          Miss Alma Peek,  eldest daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Peek,  of Franklin, died on Sunday morning, of typhoid fever.  Deceased was one of the brightest young girls n Johnson county, and the young people of Franklin seemed to idolize her.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 31, 1889
Page 3 column 1
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          Mr. Robert Peek died at his residence west of Waldron Thursday.  Buried at the Ogden cemetery Saturday.
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VanPelt Cemetery
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Robert B. Peek
October 6, 1808 – October 24, 1889
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Permelia (Steers) Peek
Wife of Robert B.
March 16, 1814 – November 27, 1892
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Contributed by Barb Huff

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