Shelby  County,  Indiana
Obituaries

Rouse



The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, November 26, 1997
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Max Rouse, 67, Morristown, died Tuesday at Vancor Hospital, Greenwood.
Born on Jan. 29, 1930, in Shelby County, s/o  Clarence and Rhoda (Worrell) Rouse.  Feb. 18, 1953, married  Margaret J. (Mardis) Rouse, who survives.
Retired in 1992 from Shelby Eastern Schools, where he had been a school bus driver for 28 years.  Owned and operated the M&M Drive-In in Morristown for 13 years.  1948 graduate of Shelbyville High School.
Veteran of the Korean War.
Member of Morristown United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 102, Morristown.
Member of the Morristown Lions Club, where he had held the offices of president, secretary and zone chairman.  District governor for District 25F from 1992 to 1993.
Trustee of Camp Woodsmoke, past president of the Morristown PTO, an adult 4-H leader and a member of the Shelby County Alcoholic Beverage Board.
Survivors include his wife, Morristown; a son, Jeffery Rouse, Morristown; one brother, Robert Rouse, Las Vegas, Nev.; five sisters, Lina Rich, Columbus, Eva Catt, Greenwood, Ruby Hargrove, Fairland, Leona Purcell, Milan, and  Lillian Theobald, Manilla; and five grandchildren.  Preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Morristown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wilma Allen officiating.  Burial Asbury Cemetery, Morristown.
Memorial contributions Lions Cancer Fund of Indiana, 356 E. County Road 300N, Frankfort, IN 46041.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, April 13, 1968
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LOUIS  ROUSE
DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Services Monday For
Retired Farmer, 73
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          Louis P. Rouse,  73, R.R. 1, Fairland, retired farmer, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been admitted Wednesday.  Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Murphy Mortuary with Rev. Raymond Kennedy officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairland Cemetery with military tires conducted by the American Legion.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
          Born in London on Nov. 11, 1894, Mr. Rouse was the son of  James and  Martha (Diel) Rouse.  He was first married to  Martha Shirley  and she died June 4, 1961.  He was married to  Virginia McKenney Eden  on June 2, 1964, and she survives.
          Other survivors are six sons,  Paul Rouse  of R.R. 2, Rushville,  Louis Rouse, Jr.  of R.R. 1, Fairland,  Carol Rouse  of Arlington,  Cloyd Rouse  of R.R. 7, Rushville,  Lester Rouse  of Indianapolis and  Charles Rouse  of R.R. 1, Centerville, 13 grandchildren; two stepdaughters,  Mrs. David Snyder  of Shelbyville and  Mrs. Judy McCalip  of Flat Rock; one stepson,  Alvin Eden, Jr.,  of Metamora; seven step-grandchildren and two sisters,  Mrs. Dessie Wells  of Fairland and  Mrs. Ellen Thurston  of Burney.
          Mr. Rouse had farmed in the Adnersonville and Glenwood areas before returning to Shelbyville six years ago.  He moved to the Fairland address two years ago.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Victory Post No. 70, American Legion.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, July 31, 1965
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DEATH  CLAIMS
RALPH  ROUSE
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          Word has been received here of the death of  Ralph Rouse,  71, a former resident of Shelyville, who died at his home in St. Augustine, Fla., Friday night.  Mr. Rouse was born in Shelby County on Dec. 7, 1892, the son of  Oliver and Mary (Dyer) Rouse.  He was united in marriage to  Mary Fields  in 1916.  She survives.
          Other survivors include a son,  Harry Rouse,  in military service; a daughter,  Miss Carolyn Rouse  of New Orleans, La.; two granddaughters; several nieces and nephews in Shelby County; and a brother,  Alfred P. Rouse,  of Indianapolis.  A son,  Ralph N. Rouse,  and three brothers preceded in death.
          Mr. Rouse had lived in St. Augustine since 1928.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, March 12, 1964
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ALVIN O. ROUSE
ARLINGTON, DIES
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          Alvin Otto Rouse,  80, Arlington, died at Major Hospital at 1:20 a.m. today.  He had been hospitalized for one week after suffering a broken hip.  Mr. Rouse had been residing at the home of a daughter,  Mrs. Rolland (Margaret) Cott  of Morristown, for the past six months.
          Born March 27, 1883, in Shelby County, Mr. Rouse was a son of  Oliver and  Mary (Dyer) Rouse.  He married  Nellie Mae Willis  on March 31, 1907, and she died in October, 1930.
          Surviving are eight children,  Mrs. Lloyd (Myrtle) Clapp  of this city,  Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Havens  of Indianapolis,  Alvin O. Rouse, Jr.  of Vero Beach, Fla.,  Robert Rouse  of Connersville,  Mrs. Muriel Maple  of Rushville,  Alfred P. Rouse  of Indianapolis,  Ralph Rouse  of St. Augustine, Fla., and  Mrs. Cott.  There are 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, August 16, 1951
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MARIETTA  INFANT
DIES  AT  HOME
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Gerald Wayne Rouse, 19
Months, Ill Since Birth
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          Gerald Wayne Rouse,  19-month-old son of  Paul and  Louise (Spurlin) Rouse,  died at his home in Marietta about 8:30 a.m. today.  The infant had been in ill health since birth and under a doctor's care.
          THE  BOY  WAS  born Jan. 27, 1950, at the Batesville hospital.  Surviving with the parents are a brother,  Paul Raymond,  a sister,  Martha Marie,  and the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Hurley Spurlin  of Marietta and  Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rouse  of Andersonville.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Murphy Mortuary.
` Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
January 4, 1950
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EDWARD  A.  ROUSE
DIES  AT  HOME
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          Edward A. Rouse,  age 64, Shelby county native, died at his home at 723 Center St., last night at 10:00 o'clock.  He had been ill for the past three months.  Mr. Rouse who was employed at the Ray-Glo Corporation for 12 years prior to his illness was born March 23, 1885, in Moral township, a son of  Oliver and  Mary Dwyer) Rouse.  He married  Katie Wells,  September 10, 1910, and she preceded him in death.  Later he married  Verlie Mackey,  who survives.
          Other survivors include five children,  Mrs. Ruby McNicholas,  Shelbyville;  Mrs. Dorothy Prickett,  Mrs. Iris Kraft  and  Milton Rouse  all of Indianapolis and  Garnet Rouse  of Wilcox, Arizona; three stepchildren,  Raymond Mackey  and  Mrs. Elsie Foster,  of Shelbyville and  Fred Mackey  of Puerto Rico; three brothers,  Otto Fourse  of Morristown;  Alfred Rouse  of Indianapolis and  Ralph Rouse  of Florida; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Murphy mortuary with burial at Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the ....
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 5, 1938
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CLARENCE  ROUSE
DIES  AT  HOME
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Widow and Twelve Chil-
dren Survive; Fu-
neral Sunday
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          Clarence Oren Rouse,  fifty-seven years old, died at his home six miles north of this city, at 5:45 o'clock Thursday evening.  Death was due to complications.
          Survivors include the widow and twelve children.  They are:  James Oren,  Grove L.,  Robert Dwain,  Arthur Max and  Lillian Katherine Rouse,  at home;  Mrs. Ernest Rich  and  Miss Golda Frances,  of Columbus;  Emma and  Eva Rouse,  of this city;  Mrs. Cecil Hargrove,  of Pleasant View;  Mrs. Mitchell Percell,  of Morristown; and  Christopher Rouse.  Other survivors are four brothers,  Ott Rouse,  of Arlington;  Oral,  of Florida;  Edward,  of this city; and  Alfred,  of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home Sunday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock, and at the Sugar Creek M. P. church at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. R. O. Christian, pastor of the Amo, Ind. M. P. church, officiating.  Burial in charge of Max Herrlich and Son, of New Palestine, will be at Cunningham cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 24, 1938
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GIRL  RELATED  HERE
DIES  AT  VERSAILLES
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Mary Agnes Rouse, 16, of Near Ar-
lington, Succumbs Following
Long Illness
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          Mary Agnes Rouse,  16, daughter of  Ott Rouse,  of north of Arlington, died at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Her death was due to tuberculosis and followed six weeks serious illness.  She was taken to the sanitarium Tuesday.
          Besides the father, Miss Rouse is survived by four sisters,  Mrs. Lloyd Clapp,  of this city;  Mrs. Clark Muir,  Morristown;  Mrs. Charles Maple,  Rushville, and  Miss Mildred Rouse,  Indianapolis, and two brothers,  Robert and  Junior Rouse,  at home.
          Funeral services will be held at the home near Arlington at 3:00 p.m. Saturday and burial will be made at the Asbury cemetery.  Friends may call at the home after Friday noon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday June 4, 1937
Page 1 column 3
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MRS.  ANNA  ROUSE
DIES  AT  HOME
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Funeral for Fairland Woman
To Be Held at Church Sunday
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          Mrs. Anna Rouse, 58, died at her home in Fairland at 1:20 a.m. Friday following a four weeks illness due to uremic poisoning.
          She was born near Fairland May 15, 1879 and was the daughter of  James A. and Lucinda Wells.  She was married to  Phillip Thomas, who died twenty-four years ago, in 1896.  Three of the eleven children born to this union survive.  They are  Mrs. Dillard Thurston of Brandywine township,  Mrs. Robert Steinfelt of Niles, Michigan and  Emmett Thomas of Indianapolis.
          On December 26, 1917 she married  John Rouse, who died October 12, 1933.  Three of the four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Rouse survive. They are  Mrs. Orville Sheppard of Shelbyville and  James Howard and  Ralph Edward Rouse at home. She also leaves thirteen grandchildren; three sisters,  Mrs. Oreana Greeson,  Mrs. Eliza Smith and  Mrs. Sarah Miller, all of Indianapolis; four brothers,  Robert Wells of English Lake, Indiana;  James of Crawfordsville; and  George and Samuel Wells of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
          She was a member of the Fairland M. E. church, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. W. A. Hartsaw, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday October 13, 1933
Page 1 column 4
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JOHN  ROUSE,  45,
CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Military Funeral Services At Fairland M.E. Church
At 2:00 O’Clock Saturday
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WIFE  AND  CHILDREN  SURVIVE
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          Following a week’s serious illness of heart trouble and asthma,  John H. Rouse, 45 years old, died at 11:20 o’clock Thursday night at his home in Fairland.  He had been a resident of that community for many years.
          Mr. Rouse was born in Shelby county July 25, 1888, the son of  James and Martha Rouse.  He served in the World War, having received an honorable discharge at the end of the service.
          The deceased is survived by the wife by a second marriage,  Mrs. Anna Rouse; three children,  Lee, 14;  James Howard, 13, and  Ralph Edwin, 12, all at home; three brothers,  Will Rouse of Fairland;  Lewis Rouse, of Fountaintown, and  Charles Rouse of Morristown; five sisters,  Mrs. Lizzie Bennett,  Mrs. Annie Wells,  Mrs. Bessie Wells,  Mrs. Ella Thurston and  Mrs. Opal Wells all of Fairland; three step-children,  Mrs. Mollie Thurston, of Fairland;  Christian Thomas, of Chicago and  Emmett Thomas, of Fairland, and several nieces and nephews.
          Military funeral services will be conducted at the Fairland Methodist church at 2:00 o’clock Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Ryland officiating.  Interment will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, August 17, 1931
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PROMINENT  WOMAN
OF  MORAL  DEAD
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Death of Mrs. John Rouse is
Shock to Hundreds of Friends
Throughout Community.
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          Mrs. Dottie Belle Rouse,  fifty-four years old, widow of  John Rouse  and prominently known in northern Shelby county, died at 3:45 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Moral township, five miles couth of New Palestine.  Her death followed a period of failing health over several months during which she underwent a surgical operation of goitre that failed to restore her health.
          She was born in Shelby county, October 10, 1876, the daughter of  William and Diza Jonas.  All her life had been spent as a resident of Moral township and she was one of the leaders in women's affairs and activities of the community.  Her untimely death is mourned by hundreds of friends whose sympahty is extended to the sorrowing family.  For many years, Mrs. Rouse had been a member of the Sugar Creek Methodist Protestant church and she was active in the Aid Society and all the organizations of that congregation.  Her counsel will be greatly missed in the church affairs.
          Mrs. Rouse is survived by her aged mother and by three sons and three daughters, namesly,  Mrs. Oral Scott,  Miss Laverne Rouse,  of Moral township and  Mrs. Frederick Fout,  of Indianapolis;  William Rouse, Raymond Rouse  and  Walter Rouse,  of Moral township.  She also leaves two sisters,  Mrs. Ernest Burkhart,  of Moral township and  Mrs. Thomas Amos,  of Mishawaka, Ind., and one brother,  Noble Jonas,  trustee of Moral township.  There are seven grandchildren who survive.
          Funeral services will be conducted at ten o'clock Tuesday morning at the late home and at ten-thirty o'clock at the Sugar Creek M.P. church.  The Rev. Gerald Skidmore will conduct the services and burial will be in Washington Park cemetery, west of [my copy ends here].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, March 12, 1931
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MRS.  KATIE  ROUSE
PASSED  AWAY  TODAY
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Widely Known Woman Was Victim
of Two Weeks' Illness
from Pneumonia.
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          Mrs. Katie Rouse,  40 years old, wife of  Edward Rouse,  and one of the county's widely known women, died at 11:45 o'clock this morning at her home in Marion township, four miles north of Shelbyville on the Riley highway.  Mrs. Rouse's death was caused from pneumonia that developed following the birth of a child two weeks ago and the announcement is the cause of sincere regret throughout the community.
          Arrangements for the funeral services and burial had not been made this afternoon, but will be announced later by C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Rouse, the former  Miss Katie Wells,  was born in Shelby county and spent her entire lifetime here.  She was a kind and loving wife and mother and her many friends extend their deepest sympahty to the sorrowing family.  For many years, she had been a member of the Fairland Baptist church.
          Besides the husband, she is survived by six children,  Dorothy Florence,  Milton Edward,  Garnet Oliver,  Alvin James and  Iris June,  all at home, and  Mrs. Ruby Youngman,  of this city; her aged mother,  Mrs. Lucinda Wells,  of Fairland; four brothers and four sisters,  Mrs. Sadie Miller,  Mrs. Eliza Smith and  Mrs. Oreana Greeson,  all of Indianapolis;  Samuel Wells and  Mrs. Ann Rouse,  of Fairland;  Robert Wells,  of M----[?] and  James Wells,  of Connersville.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday July 23, 1928
Page 1 column 6
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FAIRLAND  WOMAN  DIES  OF  STROKE
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Mrs. Martha Ellen Rouse, 62, Ill Many Years
Became Paralyzed Saturday
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HOLD  FUNERAL  TUESDAY
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          Mrs. Martha Ellen Rouse,  widow of the late  James Rouse,  died at her home in Fairland at 9 o’clock Sunday morning after having been seriously ill for several months.  Two strokes of paralysis suffered Saturday were the immediate cause of her death. She was 62 years, 5 months, and 20 days old.
          Mrs. Rouse was the daughter of John and Mary Deal and was born in Sugar Creek township February 2, 1866.  She had lived in Shelby county all her life and was a resident of the Fairland community for many years.  Her marriage to James Rouse took place fifty years ago.
          Nine of the eleven children born to their union survive: John Rouse, Mrs. Lizzie Bennett, Mrs. Ella Thurston and Mrs. Anna Wells, all of Sugar Creek township; Will Rouse and the Misses Cecilia and Opal Rouse, of Fairland; Al Rouse of near Morristown, and Lewis Rouse of Anderson, Indiana. Mrs. Rouse also leaves 23 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
          James Rouse died on year and six days ago.  Three brothers of Mrs. Rouse and four sisters survive:  Joseph,  Tilden and  Oliver Deal of Moral township;  Mrs. Mary E. Miller of near London;  Mrs. Anna Perry, and  Mrs. Vina Yarber, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Tillie Yarber of Brookfield.
          Mrs. Rouse was a member of the Methodist church.  The funeral will be held in Fairland Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The Rev. R. W. Rollins will officiate, and interment will be in the family lot in the Fairland Cemetery.  C. F. Fix and Son are in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday July 15, 1927
Page 1 column 2
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LOCAL  FARMER  DIES  SUDDENLY
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Death of James Rouse Surprise To Friends,
Though Was Failing
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HOLD  FUNERAL  AT  FAIRLAND
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          James Rouse, age 69, died at his home one and one-half miles west of Fairland in Sugar Creek township quite suddenly yesterday afternoon at five o’clock.  While Mr. Rouse had been in failing health for sometime his death came as a shock and surprise to his many friends.
          Mr. Rouse was widely known through this community, having been born in Shelby county and having spent most of his life here.
          James Rouse, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Rouse was born in Shelby county August 15, 1857.  In1883 he was married to  Martha Deal, who survives him.  Besides the widow, five daughters and four sons survive.
          The daughters are  Mrs. Lizzie Bennett, of Brandywine township;  Mrs. Anna Wells, and  Mrs. Dessie Wells of Fairland;  Mrs. Ella Thurston,  of Sugar Creek township, and Mrs. Opal Wells at home. The sons are  John Rouse of Brandywine township;  Charles Rouse of near Morristown;  Louis Rouse of Anderson, and  James W. Rouse, at home.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at ten o’clock at the Fairland M. E. church, where Mr. Rouse was a member, Rev. E. A. Boston will officiate.  Interment will be in the Fairland Cemetery with C. F. Fix and Son in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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