Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Rhoades - Rodes


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, December 15, 1962
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MR.  RHOADES'
RITES  MONDAY
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          Funeral services for 72-year ofl  Harry Otto (Red) Rhoades  of 340 W. Locust St., who died Friday at Major Hospital, will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Murphy Mortuary.
          Mr. Rhoades, a son of  Enoch and  Nora Rhoades,  was born May 3, 1890, in Addison Township.  He married Myrial (Kaster) Murray  on Nov. 28, 1936.
          The widow survives with four step-children,  Mrs. Charles Walts,  Wray Murray  and  Paul Murray,  all of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Phyllis Tague  of Morristown.  Also surviving are 17 ste-grandchildren and a brother,  Ralph Rhoades  of Shelby County.
          Rev. Marvin L. Isley  will officiate at the Monday services.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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Note from Betty Kitchen:  The Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959, the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, the 1917-1918, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, and the listing at findagrave.com (no stone pictured as of today) all give the birth date as May 30, 1890.
Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959 shows the handwritten record with the birth date May 30, 1890, but also the location as Adams County.


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 2, 1954
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COUNTY  WOMAN'S  RITES  SUNDAY
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          Mrs. Elsie Rhoades, 68, wife of  Walter Rhoades, succumbed at her home in VanBuren township Wednesday afternoon at 4:30.
          The daughter of  Theoplis and  Emma (Noe) Russell, she was born in Shelby county on August 10, 1886.  Her marriage to Mr. Rhoades took place on May 20, 1905, and surviving with him are five daughters,  Mrs. Lottie Byers, Shelbyville R.R.;  Mrs. Ruth Pike, New Palestine;  Mrs. Beryl Hoop, Fairland;  Mrs. Elizabeth Prevo, Crawfordsville R.R., and  Mrs. Gertrude McMullen of Aurora.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and two brothers,  Virgil Russell of Acton and  Burl Russell  of Fountaintown.
          Mrs. Rhoades was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church and last rites will be held at the church Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Gerald Skidmore of North Vernon and Rev. Paul Eninger will officiate and burial will be in the Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the L. V. Hauk Mortuary in Morristown.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The Shelbyville News
Monday, December 1, 1954
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DEATH  CLAIMS  CHARLES  RHODES
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Marion Twp. Farmer Succumbs at Hospital
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          Charles Rhodes, 85, prominent retired Marion township farmer, died at Major Hospital at 12:45 a.m. today following a week's illness.  He had been in failing health for some time.
          A lifelong resident of Marion township, Mr. Rhodes was an active member of the First Methodist Church and the local Masonic lodge.  He was the son of  Jesse and  Cornelia (Nigh) Rhodes  and was born August 28, 1869.  He first was married, on October 29, 1890, to  Josephine Bass  whose death occurred on October 6, 1930.  On September 11, 1932, he was married to  Mrs. Julia Bowling  who survives.  Also surviving are a son,  Russell E. Rhodes, a teacher in the South Bend schools, a step-son, Henry Bowling  of Cincinnati; two granddaughters, a step-grandson and two great-grandchildren.
          Last rites will be held at the Ewing Mortuary Friday at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. H. R. Page in charge.  Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
July 14, 1953
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C.  A.  RHOADES
DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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          Clarence A. Rhoades,  62, succumbed at 9:20 p.m. Monday at the W. S. Major Hospital where he had been confined for the past three weeks.  Death was attributed to a kidney ailment.  Mr. Rhoades' home was two miles north of Rays Crossing.
          A butcher by profession, he had never married.  He was born in Union township on October 28, 1891, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rhoades.  Surviving are three sisters and a brother,  Mrs. Pearl Miller  and  Mrs. Ethel Handley,  Manilla,  Mrs. Bertha Daniels  of Union township and  Perry Rhoades  of Marion township, and several nieces and nephews.
          Mr. Rhoades was a member of the Little Blue River Baptist Church and the Shelbyville Eagles Lodge.
          Rev. Raymond Rissler will comduct funeral services Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Murphy Mortuary.  Burial will follow in the Little Marion cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 5, 1934
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FUNERAL  SERVICE
WAS  HELD  TODAY
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          Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Trinity M. E. church for  Balsar E. Rhoades,  who died Saturday morning at 6:30 o'clock at his home on the Knightstown road, two miles northeast of the city.  The Rev. Josephine B. Huffer officiated and burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Death was caused from carcinoma, from which he had suffered since New Year's Day.
          The deceased was born in Marion township on February 22, 1859, the son of  Harrison and  Rosanna Rhoades,  and on July 6, 1881, he was united in marriage to  Rowena Fisher,  and to this union one daughter,  Mrs. Florence Paxton,  of this wity, was born.
          Besides the widow and one daughter, the deceased is survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother,  Frank Rhoades,  of Marion township and two sisters,  Mrs. Emma Wicker,  of Union township, and  Mrs. George Wicker,  of Hancock county.
          Mr. Rhoades was a member of the Little Blue River Christian church, in Union township, and of the Red Men's lodge, which organization participated in the funeral services.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 26, 1928
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DIED  OF  HEART
TROUBLE  AT  TIPTON
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          Mrs. Lucinda Rhodes,  wife of the  Rev. E. C. Rhodes,  former residents of Shelbyville and Shelby county, died early Sunday at her home in Tipton, Ing., word was received here today.  Her death was due to heart trouble with which she had been afflicted for some time, although the end came suddenly.
          Many residents of Shelby county remember Mrs. Rhodes for her husband.  He was located in the county for several years and was one of the active leaders in church affairs of the community.  Mrs. Rhodes assisted him in his work and endeared herself to many persons who mourn her death.  She was seventy-eight years old.  The couple had been away from Shelby county many years.
          Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Tipton.  Burial will be in the cemetery at that city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday Afternoon, April 7, 1924
Page 1
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DEATH  COMES  TO  ALONZO  RHODES
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Well Known Farmer Living Near Manilla
Died Early Sunday Morning.
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CAUSED  BY  HEART  DISEASE
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          Death occurred Sunday morning at four-thirty o'clock, to  Alonzo B. Rhodes, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Coers, one mile south of Manilla.  Mr. Rhodes had been in poor health for anumber of years, caused from heart disease.  He had been in a serious condition for the past four months.  He had been engaged in farming all his life.  His age was 57 years, ten months and 2 days.  He was the son of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Rhodes  and was born in Union township.  On January 25, 1888, he was united in marriage to  Miss Lillie J. Rice.  To this union four children were born, two of whom are living.  They are  Mrs. Coers  at whose home he passed away and  Earl Rhodes, of near Manilla.  The deceased also leaves three sisters to mourn his loss,  Mrs. Lesta Kaster, of near Shelbyville;  Mrs. Lizzie Unger, of near Morristown, and  Mrs. Albert Fisher, of this city, besides five grandchildren.  Mr. Rhodes was a very highly respected resident of the Manilla community and will be missed by a large circle of friends.  He was a member of the Little Blue River Baptist church where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. Benjamin Ingram officiating.  Burial will be made in Bennett cemetery, Carmony Brothers in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


(probably)  The  Morristown  Sun
September or October, 1921
Vol. 3.
On the "Dixie Short Line"
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VAN  BUREN  LADY  DEAD  OF  PARALYSIS
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          Mrs. Hester Rhoades, age 64 years, died at her home in Van Buren Township Tuesday morning, September 27, 1921, from the effects of paralysis.  She was first stricken several weeks ago and two more strokes followed after short intervals, the third which occurred Saturday night being fatal.
          The funeral was held at the home Thursday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. Wooten, and burial took place at Fairland cemetery.  She was born and raised in Union Township.  Was first married to  Henry Bass,  to whom one daughter,  Mrs. Latta Buck  of VanBuren township was born.  After Mr. Bass died she married  Mann Rhoades,  who died several years ago.  To this union one son,  Walter Rhoades,  of VanBuren township was born.
          Both the daughter and son are living.  Three brothers,  Thomas,  Jasper,  and  George Wicker  of Hanover township and  Mrs. Jane Nigh,  of Hancock county, and  Mrs. Dorotha Carter  of Morristown, two sisters, also survive.
          Mrs. Rhoades was a member of the M.P. church and gave freely of her service in the cause of the better life.  She was a lady of good repute and lived a life of probity and was ever mindful of the happiness of others.
Submitted by Anne Ruby


The  Shelby  Democrat
May 7, 1896
Page 3
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          In the death of  Lilly Rhodes, the community in which she resided looses a most estimable woman and her loss will be deeply felt by all who knew her.
          Lilly D. Rhodes,  daughter of  John I. and  Mary E. Rhodes, died at her home in Union township, at fifteen minutes past eleven o'clock Friday, May 1.  She was buried Sunday, May 3, at twelve o'clock in the Marion cemetery.
          Lilly D. Rhodes  was born December 29, 1856, and at the time of her death she was thirty-nine years, four months and eleven days old.  She was married in the fall of '74 to  Albert Rhodes.  During their marriage seven children were born to them.  Ida,  Millie (deceased),  Bertha,  Perry,  Ethel,  Clarence  and  Corda Pearl.  She was a member of the Baptist church.  It was a solemn scene to witness in that distressed home.  A grown up daughter in one room sick and the mother in another room dead.  She was a woman who was loved and respected by all who knew her, and her loss will be deeply felt by sympathizing friends and that distressed family who are left alone.  She leaves a father, brother, two sisters, a husband and six children to mourn her loss.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
March 15, 1886
Page 1   column 2
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Rhoades, Mrs. Calvin (of Shelbyville) / Death of, N.
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