The Shelbyville News
Ben F. Piatt, 72,
president of the Piatt Furniture Company, 222 S. Harrison St., and widely known
local resident, died at an Indianapolis hospital at 10:00 o'clock this morning
following an illness of 18 months.
December 2, 1954
DEATH CLAIMS BEN F. PIATT
Local Furniture Man, 72, Dies in Hospital
A native of Hendricks
township, Mr. Piatt, whose home was at 1002 S. Noble St., had resided in
Shelbyville since a young man. For a number of years he was employed at
the old S. B. Morris Company and the Eschmeyer Carpet Company here and in 1923
entered the furniture store business for himself on E. Washington St., He
was a member of the First Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Eagles lodge.
The son of Estel
and Laura (Cramer) Piatt, he was born on April 22, 1882. He
first was married to Reba Drummond who preceded him in
death. Two daughters survive from this marriage, Mrs. A. J. McQueen
of Flat Rock and Mrs. Herman Roell of this city. His
second marriage was to Mrs. Ruth (Sandman) Sanders, who survives
with a step-daughter, Carole Ann Sanders, a sister, Mrs. Viola Murphy
of this city, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
announced from the Murphy Mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming