Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Sanders


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, May 10, 1999
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Former Shelbyville resident  Martha Jean (Collins) Sanders, 61, Greenwood, died Friday, Indianapolis.
Born Sept. 26, 1937, in Shelbyville, d/o Crawford and Grace (Robins) Collins.
Married Gary M. Sanders Sr. on Dec. 12, 1992, and he survives.
Homemaker.
Graduate of Shelbyville High School and attended Anderson University.
Member of White River Baptist Church, Greenwood.
Survivors include two sons, Charles M. Wheeler, Indianapolis, and Ronald C. Trimpe, Franklin; two daughters, Tamara L. Hendrix, Indianapolis, and Sandra J. Shearer, Greenwood; a stepson, Gary M. Sanders Jr., Mooresville; a stepdaughter, Laura M. Purcell, Greenwood; three sisters, Lois E. Carson, Indianapolis, Jane Boyer, Greensburg, and Marian J. Bristow, Amo; nine grandchildren; and nine stepgrandchildren.
Preceded in death by one sister.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel with the Revs. Steve Fienke and Jim Crocker officiating.
Burial: Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
December 27, 1949
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Rites  Conducted  For
Victim  of  Accident
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          Funeral rites for  William Jacob Saunders, 37-year-old resident of Noble township, who was killed last Friday night in an automibile accident, were conducted Monday at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cort  at Middletown and burial was at Laurel, Ind.  The services were in charge of Rev. Park T. Ruskford, pastor of the Waldron Baptist Church.
          Mr. Saunders, who leaves the widow and a 10-year-old daughter, was found dead in his wrecked auto on a country road near the Noble township schook early Saturday morning.  He had visited the home of a brother, Arthur Saunders, near Geneva, Friday night, and the accident occurred as he was on his way home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 13, 1939
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DEATH  OCCURS  NEAR  JOLLITY
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Mrs. Martha Sanders, 79, Dies of Illness;
Funeral to Be Today
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          Mrs. Martha Sanders, 79, wife of the late Thomas Sanders, died following an extended illness at her home in Shelby county, near the Jollity community, early Wednesday morning.  She was born in Johnson county in June 1860, and had spent her entire life in the Jollity neighborhood.  Final rites will be conducted at the late residence this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and friends are invited to call at the home at any time. Interment will take place in Rest Haven cemetery at Edinburg.
          Mrs. Sanders was the last of ten children of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sanders.  Her husband, to whom she was married on July 27, 1877 died on June 1, 1934.  Mrs. Sanders was born in the residence where both her father and mother died, near the Johnson-Shelby county line.  The couple had eight daughters, five of whom survive.  They are; Mrs. Della Tucker, of Marietta; Mrs. Thomas Lanaham, of Jollity; Mrs. Lura Jones, of near Paragon; Mrs. Gladys Hobbs, of Jollity, and Mrs. Prudence Cherry, of Indianapolis.  Other survivors include 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Sanders was a member of the Jollity M. P. Church.
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Rest Haven Cemetery Records
Martha Sanders
born June 28, 1862 & died Oct. 11, 1939
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Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday June 2, 1934
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T. SANDERS  DIES  NEAR  MARIETTA
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Aged Jackson Township Man
Passes Away At Home
Following Long Illness
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WIDOW,  DAUGHTERS  SURVIVE
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Thomas Sanders, widely known resident of Jackson township, passed away at 9:00 o'clock Friday evening at his home near Marietta, following an extended illness arising from senility. Mr. Sanders' passing is mourned by his many friends throughout Shelby county.
          Because, of the condition of the widow's health, funeral services at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon waill be private with the Rev. Mrs. Wayts, pastor of the Jollity M. P. church, officiating.  Burial will be at Rest Haven cemetery, in Edinburg.
          Mr. Sanders was the son of  Jacob and Prudence Sanders and was born October 14, 1855, being at the time of death, seventy-eight years, seven months and 18 days old. On July 27, 1877, he was united in marriage with Miss Martha Sanders and they were the parents of eight children, three of whom preceded in death.
          Early in life, he became a member of the Jollity M. P. Church, and he retained his membership until his death.  Mr. Sanders was held in high esteem by his many friends and acquaintances who remember him as a good neighbor and a sympathetic friend of good reputation and high moral character.
          Besides the widow, Mrs. Martha Sanders, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Della Tucker, of Marietta; Mrs. Nora Lanaham, of Shelby county; Mrs. Lula Jones, of Martinsville; Mrs. Gladys Hobbs, of Johnson county, and Mrs. Prudence Cherry, of Indianapolis; a brother, Harvey Sanders, of Shelby county; a sister, Miss Sarah H. Sanders, also of Shelby county; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday Afternoon, January 6, 1926.
Page 1
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WOMAN  DIES  AT  HOME  OF  SISTER
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Death  of  Miss  Monta  Maud  Sanders
Occurs  Wednesday  At  Cossairt  Home.
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          The death of  Miss Monta Maud Sanders,  age 57, occurred at 4:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Will Cossairt,  on the Boggstown pike.  Miss Sanders had suffered for a number of years from a complication of diseases.  Before going to the home of Mrs. Cossairt, her sister, she lived at the home of her mother,  Mrs. Jane Sanders, 213 North West street.
          Born April 5, 1869, Miss Sanders was the daughter of  John and Jane Sanders,  and spent her entire life in this county.  She was a member of the First Methodist church and was held in high esteem by many friends.
          Besides her mother, Mrs. Jan Sanders, of this city, Miss Sanders is survived by four sisters,  Mrs. Cossairt, at whose home she died;  Mrs. W. R. Terhune, of this city;  Mrs. Watson Illingworth, of Bloomington; and  Mrs. Jack Abernathy, of Peru, and two brothers,  Homer and Perce Sanders, both of this city.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cossairt on the Boggstown pike at two o'clock Friday afternoon, with the re. L. T. Freeland officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Chares M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday August 17, 1920
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JESSE  SANDERS  DIED  YESTERDAY
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Veteran of Civil War Passed Away
After An Attack of Pneumonia
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HOLD  FUNERAL  WEDNESDAY
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          Jesse B. Sanders, age seventy-eight years, a veteran of the civil war, died Monday evening at five o’clock, at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucinda Boring, in Moral township, near the county line.  His death was caused by an attack of pneumonia.
          Mr. Sanders had been twice married.  His second wife died about six years ago.  Following her death Mr. Sanders came to the home of Mrs. Boring, where he has since made his home.  He was born in Madison county, but following the civil war he lived in Rush county in the Moscow community.
          He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Vienna Bean, of near Bloomington, Indiana; one brother, Riley Sanders, of Muncie; and one sister, living near Elwood.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
          Mr. Sanders served three years in the civil war, enlisting as a private in Company B, 2nd Indiana Cavalry.
          Short funeral services will be held at nine o’clock, the Rev. A. L. Wooten officiating.  Services will be held at the Christian church at Moscow at eleven o’clock, the Rev. J. L. Brown officiating.  Burial will be made in the Moscow cemetery, Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Lana Ayers


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday July 21, 1913
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WOMAN  DIED  WHEN  HORSE  FRIGHTENED
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Mrs. Anna Sanders of Moscow, Died When Horse Scared
And Started to Run Across a Field
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HEART  FAILURE  WAS  THE  CAUSE
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Was Just Entering the Yard at The Home of Lavane Spohn
Near Gwynneville When Incident Occurred
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          Mrs. Anna Sanders, aged seventy-two years, died of heart failure Sunday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lavane Spohn, who lives four and one-half miles south of Gwynneville.  Mrs. Sanders and her husband, Jesse Sanders, who reside at Moscow, had gone to the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Spohn  to spend the day and had just arrived there when the death of Mrs. Sanders occurred.
          The horse which was being driven by Mr. Sanders, took fright at the noise occasioned by the opening of a squeaky gate at the driveway leading to the Spohn home.  Mr. Sanders was out of the rig and was opening the gate.  The horse became frightened to some extent and began to run.  It passed through the gate at a canter, but Mrs. Sanders was frightened to such an extent that she made no effort to grab the lines to stop the animal.  She began to scream and seemed to lose control of her senses.  The horse ran into a piece of a meadow in front of the house and Mrs. Sanders jumped out of the buggy and ran to the house.  She sat down in a chair gasping for breath and in the space of five minutes was dead, heart failure resulting from the fright.
          A physician was called but before he could arrive Mrs. Sanders had been dead for some time.
          There were about a dozen persons who had gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Spohn to enjoy the day, Mr. and Mrs. Sanders being among those invited.
          She is survived by her husband, four sisters, Mrs. Winterrowd Wilson, of near Gwynneville, Mrs. Lucinda Boring of Reedville, Mrs. Joseph Rice of east of this city and Mrs. Emma Crane of Reedville.  The body was prepared for burial by one of the Morristown funeral directors and will be taken to the late home in Moscow Tuesday, where funeral services will be held.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Lana Ayers

The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, July 29, 1898
Page 4, column 2
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          Eliza E. Sanders, wife of  Isaac C. Sanders, died in Indianapolis at 2 a.m. Monday, July 25, age forty-six years.  The remains were brought here on the 3:25 train Monday afternoon and taken to the home of  Mrs. Teresa Ludlow, on West Broadway, where the funeral services was held Tuesday July 26. Rev. E. P. Jewett officiating.  Funeral was private. Interment in City Cemetery.   D.B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, September 5, 1890
Volume XXXI, Number 11
Page 3, column 2
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          James R. Sanders,  died at his home near Furnaces mill last Sunday night of consumption at the age of 19.  Funeral services were held at the Jollity church Monday, and the remains were buried at the Brockman cemetery.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

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