The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday May 1, 1952
Walter Persinger, 67, Dies At W. S. Major Hospital
          Walter Persinger, Hanover township farmer and Shelby county resident since boyhood, died at the W. S. Major hospital at 10:10 o’clock Wednesday night.  Mr. Persinger had suffered two minor heart attacks during the day Wednesday and suffered the third attack at 9:15 last night while driving on State Highway 44 west of this city.  He was 67 years of age.
          Born in Washington county December 28, 1884, he was the son of  Albert and Alice (Bowers) Persinger.   On November 25, 1910 he was married to  Carrie Gray, who preceded him in death in November 1926.  Mr. Persinger held membership in the Fairland Baptist church.
          Survivors are seven children, Byron and Gray Persinger of Fairland; Mrs. Edith L. Kehrt, rural route 4;  Mrs. Martha Jean Law, Morristown;  Mrs. Mary Irene Travis, Indianapolis;  Mrs. Ann L. Moore, Topeka, Kansas, and  Mrs. Beatrice McKay of Rushville.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and two sisters,  Mrs. Maggie Brewer  of Salem, R.R. and  Mrs. Mabel Pennington of Salem.
          Funeral rites will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing Mortuary, with Rev. Archer Shirley officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 10:00 o’clock Friday morning.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Allan Griffith

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday November 24, 1926
Page 1 column 4
Death Caused By Apoplexy – Had Been in Failing Health For a Year
          Mrs. Carrie Beatrice Persinger, 44 years old, wife of  Walter Persinger, died at her home northeast of Fairland in Brandywine township from apoplexy about six o’clock this morning.  Although she had been in ill health for the past year, her death was quite unexpected and comes as a shock to her family and large circle of friends.
          Mrs. Persinger was born January 22, 1882, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. George Gray.  Her mother died two and one-half years ago.  She was married November 25, 1910, to  Walter Persinger.  She leaves seven children,  Mary Irene, Byron Walter,  Albert Gray,  Edith Louise,  Ann Lucile,  Beatrice Lillian  and  Martha Jean.  Besides her husband, father and children, she leaves a brother, Rory Gray  and a sister, Mrs. Mary Howard, both of Sugar Creek township and several aunts and uncles.
          She united with the Fairland Baptist church early in life and has been a faithful church member ever since.
          Funeral services will be held at the Fairland Baptist church Friday morning at 10 o’clock with the Rev. I. C. Overman, pastor of the First Baptist church of Shelbyville officiating, assisted by the Rev. Emril Sites. Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son,. Funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Allan Griffith

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