Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
September 8, 1925
          Willis C. Root,  well known business man, died this morning at three o'clock at his home, 610 Shelby street.  He was sixty-five years of age and had been in ill health for several years.  Death was caused from heart disease of which he had been a patient sufferer.  He was taken worse on Sunday night and continued to grow weaker until the end.
          Mr. Root had been a resident of this city for twelve years.  Four years ago he established the Root transfer line from this city to Indianapolis, which has proven very successful.  The deceased was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He was also a member of the Masonic lodge, belonging to all branches, including the thrity-second degree.  He also belonged to the Modern Woodmen lodge of Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he resided in 1872.
          He is survived by the widow,  Mrs. Elizabeth Root,  and one daughter, Ruth, at home, besides a brother,  Jay Root,  of Shelbyville, and a sister,  Miss Clara Root,  of Detroit, Michigan.
          Funeral services will be private and will be conducted at the late home in Shelby street Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, the Rev. Harry Hole, of Bedford, officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.  The Knights Templar of this city will take part in the services.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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