Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Reece / Rees / Reese


The  Kokomo  Tribune
September 15, 1963
Page 2
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JOSEPH  P. REESE
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          Tipton---- Joseph P. Reese, 90, 619 N. Main St., died at 9 a.m. Friday at his home.  He was born Dec. 8, 1872 near Kempton, the son of  James and  Elizabeth Roe Reese.  In 1884 [or 1894] Mr. Reese was married to  Celia White,  and they were the parents of three children.  She died in 1917; Mr. Reese was married in 1919 to  Clara Marie Hornback,  who survives.  They had lived in Tipton the last 20 years, and were the parents of four children.  He was a retired farmer, and attended the Pilgrim Holiness Church at Tipton.  Surviving with the widow are the following children;  Ray Reese  of Kirklin,  Mrs. George Lafferty  of New London,  Lavon Reese  and  Dwayne Reese  of Tipton,  Mrs. Kenneth Price  of Shelbyville, and  Gerald Reese  of Eaton; two brothers,  Till Reese  of Kokomo and  Charles  of Kempton; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, where the body will lie in state from 1 p.m.  The Rev. William Degenkolb  will be in charge, and burial will be in the Kempton cemetery.  Friends may call any time at the Leatherman-Morris Funeral Home.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, November 10, 1950
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DEATH  CLAIMS
MAGGIE  A.  REES
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Rites To Be Sunday For
Lifelong County Resident
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          A resident of the Blue Ridge community her entire life,  Mrs. Maggie A. Rees,  age 78, died at the W. S. Major Hospital at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.  She had been in ill health for several years and seriously ill for six weeks.  Mrs. Rees, who with her sister,  Mrs. Bertha Mahin,  lived on rural route 6, Shelbyville, was born in Liberty township on May 29, 1872, and was the daughter of  James L. and  Elvira (Beggs) Midkiff.  She married  Rev. John S. Rees  on Dec. 10, 1913 and he preceded her in death several years ago.
          Surviving with the sister,  Mrs. Mahin,  are a niece,  Mrs. Lewis Marshall  of this city, and a nephew,  Glenn Mahin of rural route 6.
          Mrs. Rees was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Carmony Funeral Home in this city with Rev. W. W. Covher, pastor of the Church of God officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Pisgah cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
February 8, 1950
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E. G. REECE
DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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          Ernest G. Reece  of 218 W. Broadway, widely known local resident and retired canning factory owner, died at the W. S. Major Hospital [my copy ends here]....
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, January 21, 1958
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RITES  ARE  HELD  FOR
LOCAL  MAN'S  SISTER
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          The sister of a Shelby county man died Saturday at her home near Greenfield,  Mrs. Jennie G. Reese,  77, a lifelong resident of the Greenfield community was the sister of  Uriah Lowe  of Fountaintown, R.R.1.
          Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Pasco Memorial Mortuary with burial in Park cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, May 4, 1939
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JAMES  M.  REES,  76,
DIES  AT  DAUGHTER'S
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Retired Farmer Dies After Weeks
Serious Illness -- Funeral to
Be Wednesday.
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          James M. Rees,  76 years old, retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Edna M. Kuhn,  near Meltzerville, in Union township, at 2:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon, after having been ill several years.  His condition became serious a week ago.
          Mr. Rees was born July 16, 1862, in Jennings county, a son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips. [[Really? This needs some investigation.]]  He had lived in Shelby county for the last 58 years.  His marriage to  Ida McCullough  took place July 13, 1886.  Her death occurred Sept. 16, 1933.  Surviving are three children,  Mrs. Edna Kuhn,  Mrs. Esther C. Kuhn  and  Walter H. Rees  of Milroy; four grandchildren and three brothers,  Allen,  of Jennings county;  Charles,  of Indianapolis, and  William,  of Portland, Ore.  Another brother, the late  Rev. John Rees,  died only a few weeks ago.
          Mr. Rees was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge at Blue Ridge, and the Knights of Pythias lodge, Shelbyville.  He was one of the oldest members of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church.
          The funeral service will be conducted in the Mt. Pisgah church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by the pastor, the  Rev. James Paccock,  of Waldron.  Burial will be in church cemetery, incharge of Ezra Carmony.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, March 23, 1939
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REV.  JOHN  S.  REES
78,  DIES  NEAR  HERE
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          The  Rev. John S. Rees,  78 years old, a former minister of the United Brethren church, died Sunday at 12:15 a.m. in his home on the Cynthiana road, six miles east of Shelbyville.
          His death followed an illness of ten days.  Mr. Rees was born near Butlerville, in Jennings county, September 10, 1860.  He came to Shelby county with his parents when he was 14 years old.  His first marriage, to  Miss Elma A. Barnes,  took place in December, 1882.  Three children born to that marriage survive.  They are  Carl Rees,  of near Morristown;  Mrs. Edith DePrez,  of Marion township, and  Mrs. Eva Taylor,  of Indianapolis.
          He was married a second time, on September 10, 1913, to  Mrs. Margaret Kuhn,  who survives.  Survivors also include four brothers,  James Rees,  near Mt. Pisgah;  Charles Rees,  Indianapolis;  Alvin Rees,  near North Vernon, and  William Rees,  of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
          For about 20 years Mr. Rees had lived on a farm near Morristown, and he had been a minister of the United Brethren church for approximately the same length of time.  He later became a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church.  He had spent six or seven years as an evangelist in Kansas.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Mt. Pisgah church, by the Rev. George King,  pastor of the Emerson avenue Baptist church in Indianapolis.  Interment will be in the family lot in the Hanover cemetery near Morristown in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.  Friends are asked to omit flowers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 21, 1933
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FOUND  DEAD  AT  HOME
NORTH  OF  WALDRON
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          Mrs. Ida M. Rees,  64, was found dead at her home on the Union-Liberty township line at 9:00 o'clock this morning by her husband,  James M. Rees.  County Coroner Thomas Cartmel  pronounced death due to cerebral hemorrhage.
          Mr. Ree, who has been ill, did not arise this morning until about 9:00 o'clock.  Mrs. Rees' body was found at the breakfast table.  She had been dead about three hours.
          The daughter of  George and  Sarah Ellen (Midkiff) McCullough,  the deceased was born November 24, 1868.  She was united in marriage to Mr. Rees on July 16, 1886.
          Surviving with the husband are two daughters,  Mrs. Ed Kuhn  and  Mrs. Albert Kuhn,  of Shelby county; a son,  Walter,  of Rush county; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a half-sister,  Mrs. Emma McMaster,  of Indianapolis; a half-brother,  L. P. Ford,  of Shelby county.
          Mrs. Rees was a lifelong resident of the county and her death comes as a great shock to hundreds of friends.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Franklin  Democrat
Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, June 8, 1900
Volume XL, Number 49
Page 1, column 3
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COUNTY  NEWS
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SECOND  MT. PLEASANT
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          J. T. Reece  and wife, of  Alexandria, who came to attend the burial of his mother, are still among friends here.  The funeral of the late  Mrs. W. A. Reece  was very largely attended.  Brother Duncan conducted the services; he was assisted by Professor Hall.  A noble woman has gone from us and will be sadly missed.

Ibid.
Page 1, column 1
BENGAL.
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          The funeral of  Mrs. Reese  was well attended, owing to the rainy weather.

Ibid.
Friday, June 1, 1900
Volume XL, Number 48
Page 1, column 2
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LOCAL  NEWS  ITEM ---------
          Mrs. Emma Reece  [sic – Reese] died Tuesday morning at her home near Tucker’s Ford, east of town.  Deceased was eighty years old.  One year ago, she was stricken with paralysis from which she had never recovered and which was the immediate cause of death.  Funeral services will take place today at 10:30 o’clock at Second Mt. Pleasant church.
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Note:  Date of birth, 16 Nov 1816 – Butler Co Ohio.  Date of death, 29 May 1900 – Shelby Co Indiana.  Full name,  Emily Jane Tucker Reese.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, September 5, 1881
L O C A L         N E W S.
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          Funeral services of the infant daughter of  William Reece,  of this township, will take place at Mt. Pisgah Church to-morrow morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. W. T. Jolly officiating.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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