Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
April 1986
          Roscoe E. Rafferty,  73, St. Paul, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday [April 4, 1986] in the Veteran's Hospital, Indianapolis.  Mr. Rafferty, who retired as a welder from Cave Stone Company, had been a member of the Shelbyville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War.
          Mr. Rafferty, who was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Shelby County, was married June 4, 1938, to  Emma Telltoe,  who survives.  Also surviving are sons,  Bill Rafferty,  Indianapolis,  Rick Rafferty and  Randy Rafferty,  both of St. Paul; daughters,  Mrs. Lloyd (Donna) Thompson,  Mrs. Carol Bryant and  Mrs. Linda Snyder,  all of St. Paul, and  Mrs. Judy Robinson and  Mrs. Phillip (Darlene) Wainscott,  both of Shelbyville; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
          Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Glenn E. George Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Blackford officiating.  Burial will be Paul Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. sunday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, July 22, 1968
Rites Wednesday for Shelby County Native
Mrs. Harry (Perle) Rafferty, 75, New Palestine, died Sunday evening, July 21, 1968, at Hancock County Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.
Born December 5, 1892 in Shelby County, d/o  Ithamar  and  Lu (Nail) Drake.
Married  Harry Rafferty;  he survives.
Also surviving:  daughters, Mrs. Frances Basey,  Mrs. Reba Collins,  New Palestine;  son,  Harry D. Rafferty, Indianapolis;  four granchildren; six great-grandchildren;  three sisters,  Mrs. Cora Scott, Edinburg,  Mrs. Elba Moore  and  Mrs. Irene Karanza, Indianapolis;  brother, Vernon Drake, Middletown.
Member of the New Palestine Community Christian Church, the M.I.E. Club and the New Palestine Extension Homemakers Club.
Services:  Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine Chapel, Rev. Harold Boldon officiating.
Burial:  New Palestine Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper
Friday, July 3, 1959
          Mrs. Lula Rafferty, 77, wife of  Frank Rafferty  and a resident of New Palestine, died Thursday at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital.
          Mrs. Rafferty was the daughter of  Max  and  Mary (Beckert) Herrlich.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Lilliam Williams  of New Palestine and  Mrs. Lenora Moeller  of Washington, D.C.; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Dunn  and  Miss Nellie Herrlich  of New Palestine, Mrs. Julia Henderson  of Malden, Mo., and  Mrs. Lucille Call  of Steubenville, O., and two grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 .m. at the Zion United Church of Christ at New Palestine.  Burial will be in New Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call at the residence.  Arrangements are in charge of the Hendryx and Fields Mortuaries, New Palestine chapel.
Submitted by T Nugent

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 7, 1941
Page 2, Column 7
          William A. Rafferty,  age sixty of near Marietta, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Major hospital.  Death was caused by complications.  He had spent his entire lifetime in Shelby county.
          The son of  Jefferson and Mary (Calvin) Rafferty, he was born February 16, 1861, and on October 17, 1888, he was married to  Miss Flora Smith, who survives with two sons, Hurna, of Columbus, and  Harry, of New Palestine, and three daughters, Mrs. Orlan Kelsay, of Geneva, and  Mrs. D. F. Sullivan  and  Miss Grace Rafferty, of Edinburg.
          In addition, Mr. Rafferty is survived by ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, George, of Marion township; a sister, Mrs. Gabe Bowman, of Shirley; two half-brothers, Frank R., of New Palestine, and  Marshall, of Fountaintown, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Bessie Gilmore  and  Mrs. Muriel Boles, of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. (DST) at the Marietta Methodist church with the Rev. Lester Pierce officiating.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Auburn cemetery in charge of  D. E. Carmony, funeral director.
          Friends may call at the home at any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, July 7, 1924
Warren S. Rafferty Succumbed
To Complication of Diseases
--- Funeral  Tuesday
          Warren S. Rafferty  19 years and five days old, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rafferty,  of VanBuren township died at the Deaconess hospital, at Indianapolis, at 4:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon, from a complication of diseases with which he had suffered for the past few weeks.
          Short funeral services will be conducted at the last home south of Fountaintown at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, after which the body will be taken to the Fountaintown M. E. church, where services will be conducted at 2 o'clock, the Rev. J. W. Collins officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Herlich & Son, funeral directors.
          The young man was taken to the hospital Sunday morning and lived for only a few hours.  He was graduated from the Morristown high school last spring and was preparing to enter college this fall.  He was a bright young man and was well liked by all who knew him.  He was a member of the Fountaintown M.E. church.
          Besides the parents he is survived by three sisters,  Mrs. Lola Willard  and  Misses Mabel and  Ruth Rafferty,  of Fountaintown and one brother,  Dale Rafferty,  who is now a student at the University of Chicago.  He also leave[s] his grand parents,  Mr. and Mrs. David Sexton,  of Morristown and  Mrs. Phoebe Rafferty.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
March 4, 1876
Shelbyville, Ind.
          Deaths are still of frequent occurrence.  This week we record the deaths of Morgan Baty, of  herniaJohn Rafferty, of lung fever, and  Archibald Mellis, of  pneumonia.  They were all good citizens and will be missed in our community.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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