Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, September 11, 2000
Maverne Alice Richardson, 70, lifelong Shelbyville resident, died Friday at her home.
Born July 17, 1930, Shelbyville, d/o  Kirby and Rosie (Clark) Denson.
Married  Richard Schoelch  in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1986.
Married Teddy Richardson in 1986 and he preceded her in death Feb. 2.
Employed at Overhead Door Corp. for 11 years, retiring in 1987.
Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a former member of Eagles Lodge Auxiliary.
Survivors include one son, Michael Schoelch, Shelbyville; one daughter, Dona Schoelch, Shelbyville; three sisters, Irene Ash, Shelbyville, Grace Dunagan, Greensburg, and  Betty Noe, Riverside, Calif.; three brothers,  Paul Denson,  Kenneth Denson  and  Richard Denson, all of California; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one brother.
Graveside services at Forest Hill Cemetery, Rev. John Fink officiating.
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, February 3, 2000
Teddy S. Richardson, 61, a lifelong Shelby County resident, died Wednesday.
Born Oct. 15, 1938, in Flat Rock, s/o  Ernest “Ted” and Elizabeth (Smith) Richardson.
Married  Maverne Alice (Denson) Richardson  on Oct. 10, 1985, and she survives.
Employed in the maintenance department at Overhead Door, Shelbyville, for 15 years; retired in 1985.
Member of the former Bengal Methodist Church and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shelbyville.
Other survivors include one stepson, Michael Schoelch, Shelbyville; one stepdaughter, Dona Schoelch, Shelbyville; one sister, Janet Amos, Shelbyville; and five step grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one brother.
Forest Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Landwerlen officiating.Contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, March 08, 1999
Elizabeth A. “Sib” Richardson, 87, Anderson, former Shelby County resident, died Sunday, March 9, 1999, Community Hospital, Anderson.
Born July 24, 1911, d/o  Walter  and  Lelah (Talbert) Bass
On Sept. 22, 1935, married  Forrest E. Richardson; he died on March 21, 1992.
Homemaker.  She was a member of the Morristown United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women at the church.
Survivors: one son,  Ron Richardson, Anderson; one brother,  Harold Bass, Morristown; three sisters,  Dorothy Ross,  Ruth Long and  Lois Batton, all of Morristown; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A son and a sister also preceded her in death.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wilma Allen officiating. 
Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery, Morristown.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, January 24, 1976
Mrs. Minnie D. Richardson, 94, formerly of Shelbyville, died Thursday in Morristown.
Born in Missouri May 20, 1880, the d/o  Mr. & Mrs. Enoch Evans.  Married in Shelby county in 1897 to  Elijah T. Richardson  and he died in 1959.
Surviving are four children, Earl Richardson, R.R.6, Shelbyville, Woodrow Richardson,  Mrs. Goldie Colee,  and  Mrs. Ruth Anderson,  all of Shelbyville, 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
One son, one daughter, one brother, and three sisters preceded in death.
Formerly attended the Bengal Methodist Church.
Murphy Mortuary with Rev. Bois D. Cuneio officiating.  Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Ruth Ann Martin-Morton
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday May 27, 1959
City Man, 84, Was Former Machinist
Elijah Thomas Richardson, 84, 330 West Mechanic Street, a resident of Shelbyville sine 1921, died at Major Hospital at 8:05 a.m. today after suffering a heart attack in the Parks-Belk Co. Store on the Public Square at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday.  Mr. Richardson had been in failing health for some time.
Born in Johnson County November 16, 1874, s/o  Cash and Mary Richardson.  Married  Minnie Evans of Johnson County on July 17, 1897, and she survives with five children:  Mrs. Roscoe Colee, Addison township;  Earl Richardson, R.R.4;  Elmer Richardson, Shelbyville;  Mrs. Ruth Merrick, Shelbyville, and  Woodrow Richardson, R.R.3.  21 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Member of the Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  Worked for many years as a machinist in Shelbyville furniture factories and was last employed at the Spiegel Furniture Co.
Thursday May 23, 1959
Last rites for  Elijah Thomas Richardson, 84, local man, died Major Hospital Wednesday, heart attack in the Parks-Belk Co. Store Tuesday afternoon.
Private funeral services.  Murphy Mortuary.  Rev. A.M. Hamilton officiating.  Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ruth Ann Martin-Morton
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday January 17, 1946
Long Illness Fatal To Mrs. Richardson
          Mrs. Fannie F. Richardson, age seventy-eight, widow of  John H. Richardson, died at her home at 701 Indiana Avenue, at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.  She has been in failing health for several years and her condition had been critical for the past month.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases.
          Mrs. Richardson was born in Estel county, Kentucky on January 4, 1868, the daughter of  Littleton and Mary Horn.  She had resided in this city for 34 years and attended the Vine Street Methodist Church.
          Her marriage to Mr. Richardson took place on May 28, 1885, and his death occurred on September 3, 1942.  Seven of the nine children born to them survive.  They are, Littleton E. Richardson  and  Robert W. Richardson, of Detroit, Michigan;  Hobart, at home;  Horace D.,  of this city,  James A., of New York City;  Mrs. Mattie Irwin,  of Indianapolis; and  Mrs. Margaret Tuttle,  of Estel county, Kentucky.  Also surviving is a step-daughter,  Mrs. Sarah Duggins, of Kentucky, 33 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home, Rev. A. M. Hamilton will officiate, and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the Murphy funeral home after 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Debbie Gurtis

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday September 5, 1942
          Ill for the past several months with a complication of diseases, John H. Richardson, age eighty-three, a resident of Shelbyville for the past 42 years, died at his home at 701 Indiana Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
          Last rites will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the Vine Street Methodist Church with the Rev. Alonzo M. Hamilton officiating.  Burial in charge of Loren H. Murphy, funeral director, will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home any time after 6:00 o'clock this evening.
          Mr. Richardson was born in Estill County, Kentucky on April 7, 1859, the son of  John and Nancy (Freeman) Richardson.  He was employed in local furniture factories for 30 years, having retired 12 years ago.  On May 28, 1885, he was united in marriage to  Fannie Horn, of Kentucky, and to this union eight children were born.  One daughter died a number of years ago.
          Surviving are the widow, at home and the following children:  Margaret Tuttle, of Witts Spring, Kentucky;  L. E. Richardson, of Detroit, Michigan;  J. A. Richardson, Long Island, New York;  Hobart Richardson, at home;  Mrs. Mattie Irwin, Indianapolis;  Horace D. Richardson, Fort Wayne;  Robert Richardson, Detroit, Michigan, and a daughter by a former marriage,  Mrs. Sarah Duggins, of South Erwin, Kentucky.  Also surviving are 34 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
          Mr. Richardson was a member of the Moose Lodge and of the Baptist Church.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Debbie Gurtis

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, August 9, 1939
Page 1, column 7
          Thomas  J.  Richardson,  age 94, well known Shelby county man, died at 6:45 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter,  Mrs.  Sallie  Beaumont,  975-1\2 Stillwell Street, Indianapolis.  Death was due to complications due to Mr. Richardson's advanced age.  He was born in Jackson township near Edinburg on January 20, 1845, the son of  William  and  Mary  Richardson.  He spent his entire life in Shelby county until three years ago when he made his home with his daughter.  He was united in marriage to  Miss Mary E. Harris  seventy-four years ago.  She preceded him in death in 1904.  To this union five children were born, two of whom survive.  They are  George  W.  Richardson  of 548 Miller Avenue this city, and the daughter at whose home he died.  Survivors also include eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.   Mr. Richardson was the last of a family of nine children.  He lost his eyesight five years ago.  The deceased was a member of the Brandywine Methodist church.  C.F. Fix and Son, funeral directors, returned from Indianapolis today with the body.  The funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the C. F. Fix & Son funeral home.  Ministers officiating will be the Rev. Clarence Hager, of the Calvary Baptist church, and the Rev. Walter P. Halbert, of the First Baptist church.  Interment will be in the family lot in the Brandywine cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 12:00 noon today.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, February 27, 1907
Page 4 column 3
          Benjamin  Richardson,  one of the tallest men in the county, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elisha Bilby, on the county line, north of Jollity, Tuesday afternoon, at 4:30 o'clock.  At death the deceased was sixty-six years, eleven months and twenty-one days of age. He leaves to survive him two brothers,  Alex Richardson  and  George Richardson,  and two sisters,  Miss Mattie Richardson  and  Mrs. Elisha Bilby.  Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Scull officiating.  Interment in Conover cemetery.  Oscar Hand & Son in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 6, 1904
Page 7 column 3
          Mary, wife of  Thomas  Richardson,  died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, in Brandywine township, aged 68 years.  She leaves her husband and two sons and three daughters;  Mrs. Lizzie Pollard,  Mrs. Mary Green, Joseph Huston,  George Richardson  and  Sadie Beaumont;  also two sisters,  Mrs. Scory  and  Mrs. Sarah Moore  and two brothers;  Parris  and  T. J. Harris.  Funeral services was held at the Brandywine church at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 29th, interment in Brandywine Cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 19, 1886
          Lillie Maud,  daughter of  Alexander and  Mollie Richardson, died at two o'clock yesterday, aged two years and five months.  The funeral took place this afternoon, D. B. Wilson funeral director.  This is the second child Mr. and Mrs. Richardson have lost by death in less than a week.  They have the sympathy of all.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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