Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Ellen McMahn Rigsbee, 92, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, Franklin.
Born Dec. 24, 1912, in Shelby County, d/o  Thomas D. and Mary S. (Schauck) Stewart.
Married  Carroll McMahn  and he preceded her in death.
Married  Emerson Rigsbee  and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include two stepdaughters,  Carolyn (Robert) Mullins  and  Ruth Ann (Ralph) Willis; one stepdaughter,  Jean (Bill) Rigsbee; one sister-in-law,  Daisey Stewart  of Shelbyville; several nieces including,  Mary Ellen Moore  of Shelbyville; and several nephews including,  Thomas E. Stewart  of Indianapolis and  John Allen Stewart  of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by one brother,  John T. Stewart; and one stepson,  William Rigsbee; one stepdaughter,  Virginia Louise Buckley.
Teacher for more than 40 years, teaching at Thomas A. Hendricks Elementary School and schools in Franklin and Pendleton.
Graduated from Lebanon High School, received her teaching degree from Ball State University and attended Indiana University.
Member of First United Methodist Church, were she served as organist and pianist for several years; United Methodist Women; P.E.O. in Shelbyville and Franklin; and Retired Teachers Association in Shelby and Johnson counties.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St., with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.
Interment:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the music fund at First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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