Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, June 3, 2002
Margaret Louise Scheffler
Margaret Louise Scheffler, 95, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, June 1, 2002.
Born Feb. 4, 1907, in Brandywine Township, d/o  Fred  and  Lula (Kirschbaum) Scheffler. Survivors include two nieces, Carol Ann Wells  of Shelby County and  Carmen Carson  of Columbus; two nephews, Roger Scheffler  and  Wilfred Coers, both of Shelbyville; and several great nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by one brother, Carl Scheffler, and one sister, Catherine Coers
Member of Evangelical United Church of Christ; Sunday school teacher; superintendent of the junior department for many years, Sunday school pianist; church guild; 4-H leader for 15 years.
Graduated in 1925 from Fairland High School.
Rev. Scott Collins officiating.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Gloria Jackson

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 15, 1998
Carl F. Scheffler, 81, Shelbyville, died Monday. Born Nov. 18, 1917, in Brandywine Township, s/o  Fred W. and Lula (Kirschbaum) Scheffler.  On April 2, 1939, married  Helene (Etchison) Scheffler, she died in 1994.
Farmer and retired in 1983.  Lifelong member of Evangelical United Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Carl Roger Scheffler, Shelbyville; a daughter, Carol Ann Wells, Fountaintown; a sister, Margaret L. Scheffler, Shelbyville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
A sister preceeded him in death.
Evangelical United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Patrick W. Larracey officiating.  Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
December 23, 1989
          Services for Shelby County native,  John E. Scheffler  63, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home, Woodruff, Wis., where friends may call from noon until time of service.  Burial will be in Wilderness Rest Cemetery, Lake Tomahawk, Wis.  Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
          Mr. Scheffler, of Woodruff, Wis., and New Port Tichey, Fla., died Friday in New Port Richey.  A retired farmer, he was born June 18, 1926, in Shelby County, a son of  Floyd and  Ola (Hawkins) Scheffler.  He was married July 21, 1946, in Shelby County, to  Mary Jo Barnum,  who survives.  Also surviving are his parents,  Floyd and Ola Scheffler, Shelbyville; daughters,  Mrs. Richard (Sheila) Plunti,  Neenah, Wis.,  Mrs. Freidrich (Idella Jo) Naether,  Spencer,  Jane Borchardt,  Minocqua, Wis., and  Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Heller,  Gravois Mills, Mo.; a son,  Ron Scheffler,  Vancouver, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother,  Gene Scheffler,  Shelbyville.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 20, 1920
Mrs. Wilhelmina  Scheffler
Had  Been  Suffering  With
Cancer  For  Weeks.
          Mrs. Wilhelmina Scheffler, age seventy-three years, died Sunday morning at eleven-forty-five o'clock, at her home in Shelby township, 2-1/2 miles southwest of Fenns.  Her death was caused by cancer of the stomach, with which she had suffered many months.  She had been confined to her bed for four weeks.
          Mrs. Scheffler was a native of Hanover, Germany.  She was born there January 28, 1847, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller.  On June 26, 1883, she was married to  Charles Scheffler, who died some time ago.  Mr. and Mrs. Scheffler lived for a number of years on the farm in Shelby township.  Mrs. Scheffler was a member of the Evangelical church.
          She leaves on son,  Walter Scheffler, who made his home with his mother; two great grand-children,  Gladys  and  Ruth Scheffler; one brother, Frederick Miller, of Hanover Germany; two nephews and one niece.  The brother visited here some time ago.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. S. D. Hawkins, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Patterson cemetery, Stewart & Fix in charge. 
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, April 19, 1906
Died Yesterday Afternoon -- Funeral
to Be Held Saturday Morning.
          As was mentioned in yesterday's  DemocratCharles Scheffler, Sr., a prominent resident of Shelby township, died Wednesday afternoon, April 18, at half-past two o'clock.  His death was due to senility.  He has not had good health for several months and has been failing rapidly lately.  He was born near Cassel, in Prussia, seventy-nine years ago last January.  As a young man with no capital but a determined spirit and good health, he came to America, arriving in the land of opportunity in the fifties.  On his arrival at Cincinnati, Mr. Scheffler had but one dollar and fifty cents.  Soon after, he came to Shelby county and settled here on the farm in Shelby township where he resided at the time of his death.
          He has been married three times.  His first wife was  Catherine Stephens;  his second spouse,  Mariah Weinantz.  The third wife and a son, Walter,  fifteen years of age, survive him.
          By honesty, thrift and industry, Mr. Scheffler acquired considerable property.  At the time of his death he was owner of over three hundred acres of fine farming land, and also owned other valuable property and was possessed of considerable ready money.
          The funeral will occur at the Christian church in Lewis Creek Saturday morning at eleven o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Hamilton, of Franklin, officiating.  Hiawatha Lodge No. 193, I.O.O.F., of Smithland, will have charge.  Mr. Scheffler was a charter member of this chapter.  The remains will leave the house at ten o'clock.  D. B. Wilson & Son will have charge of the funeral arrangements.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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