Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Glenn  E.  George  &  Son  Funeral  Homes
August 5, 2015
          Barbara A. Scott,  61, of West Melbourne, Florida, formerly of Greensburg and Shelbyville, as well as Reynoldburg and Pataskala, Ohio, earned her angel wings Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.  Beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, memaw and friend, she was born Sept. 15, 1953, to  Clements and  Luella (Klosterkemper) Kohrman.  She grew up near Greensburg and graduated from North Decatur High School in 1971.  In October of 1972, she married  Jerry D. Scott,  and he survives.
          Barbara held a variety of office positions in Ohio, Indiana and Florida as she supported her husband’s career.  Most recently she worked for PSA Healthcare in Melbourne, as the office administrator of a day care for medically fragile children.  Barbara continued her education through community college coursework in Indiana and Ohio.  As accomplished crafter, she sold Creative Expressions DIY kits, cross-stitched sweatshirts and bags, sewed clothes for her children and curtains for her husband’s hobby room, and made baby quilts, doll clothes and a bug book for her grandchildren, among many other projects.  She had recently begun embroidery designs and enjoyed creating for her loved ones.  Barbara held an amateur radio license and enjoyed reading, playing Scrabble and euchre, walks on the beach and spending time with her friends and family.
          Survivors include her husband of 42 years; children,  Angie,  Eric (Leah)  and  Nick;  grandchildren,  Madison,  Emma,  Ryder  and  Sophie; sisters:  Patsy Harmeyer (Jim);  Donna Mann (Butch); and  Nancy Siefert (Denny); brother-in-law,  Dallas Scott (Frances);  many friends and extended family; and furry friend, Buddy Bear.  Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws,  Earl and  Betty Scott;  and furry friends, Scotty, Joy and Winston.
          A gathering of friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville.  Burial will be Monday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be given in Barb’s memory to the donor’s favorite charity.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, November 13, 2009
Lawrence D. Scott,  82, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009.
Born May 26, 1927, Shelbyville, to  John and Orpha (Babb) Scott.
Married  Lois E. Caldwell  on Dec. 15, 1975; she preceded him in death on July 27, 2008.
Survivors include his sons,  Ronald E. Scott (wife, Phyllis),  Kenny D. Scott  and  Jeffrey D. Scott (wife, Donna J.); grandchildren,  Alisa D. (Scott) Walters,  Jon E. Scott (wife, Amber),  Angela B. Scott,  Jake W. Scott,  Trevor J. Scott,  Somer L. Case and  Travis R. Case; and great-grandchildren,  Jade E. Walters,  Keegan M. Scott,  Keirsten M. Scott and  Trenton R. Case.
Cook in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict
Member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion Post No. 70.
Loved the horse race tracks.
Private family services at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.
Contributions may be made to the American Legion Post No. 70 Memorial Committee, 1125 S. Miller Ave., Shelbyville, IN 46176; or American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46176
Summarized by Phyllis Miller 

The  Shelbyville  News
November 24, 2008
Robert W. "Bob" Scott, 85, of Morristown, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, home.
Born on Jan. 30, 1923, Mount Auburn, to  Joel T. and Bessie (Shaw) Scott.
Married  Fannie I. Scott; she preceded him in death May 17, 1996.
Survivors:  son,  Robert E. Scott  of Naples, Fla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; sisters,  Lydie Pike,  Gladys Heck,  Grace Staker,  Orra Thurston,  Esta King  and  Opal Beatty;  brother,  Steven Scott;  and two grandsons.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Force four years during World War II.
Rural mail carrier in Morristown for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring in 1978.
Previously worked for Naval Avionics, 1951 to 1957.
Member of the American Legion Post No. 102 in Morristown, the Masonic Lodge No. 193 in Morristown, Eastern Star No. 316, Moose Lodge No. 2118 in Shelbyville, National Rural Letter Carriers, Holiday Ramblers RV Club, Royal Palm Ramblers, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Morristown United Methodist Church.
Erlewein Mortuary, 1484 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield, with the Rev. Jim Coyle officiating; Masonic services.
Burial:  Asbury Cemetery in Morristown; graveside military rites.
Contributions:  Morristown United Methodist Church, 221 S. Washington St., Morristown, IN 46161.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller 

The  Shelbyville  News
December 14, 1990
Virginia (DePrez) Scott, 74, life-long resident of Shelbyville, died Thursday at Winona Hospital, Indianapolis.
First woman to serve on Shelbyville High School Board.
Helped organize the former Triangle School.
Born July 16, 1916, in Shelbyville, to Brig. Gen. D. Wray and  Virginia (Fuller) DePrez.
Married  William O. Scott on October 8, 1938; he survives.
Homemaker and substitute school teacher.
Graduate of Tudor Hall School, Indianapolis and  Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
Memberships included the Katherine Merrill Circle, the History Club, the Wi-Hub and the Christian Science Society.
Volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Surviving in addition to husband:  three daughters, Dr. Deborah Scott, Chicago, Ill.,  Brooke Collins, Shelbyville,  Melissa Cloninger, Spokane, Washington; five grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Ewing  and  Suzanne Thurston, Shelbyville.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home.  Rev. James Horner, officiating.
Cremation and burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions to favorite charities.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller 

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday May 27, 1978
Mrs. Helen M. Scott, 70, Hilltop Village, died at 11 a.m. Friday at Waldron Health Care Home.
Resident of Fairland most of her life, moving to Shelbyville in 1977.
Member of the Church of God.
Born in Shelby County on June 17, 1907, d/o  William and Lydia (Basey) Dodd.
First married to James Rouse, who preceded in death.
Married to Grover Scott; he survives, patient at the Waldron Health Care Home.
Also surviving:  stepchildren,  Mrs. Clarice Burton, Hawaii;  Mrs. Pauline Ruffalo, Mason, Ohio;  Mrs. Dolores Adams, Pennsylvania, and  William Scott, Shelbyville; 16 step grandchildren, and two sisters,  Mrs. Pearl Perry, Shelbyville and  Mrs. Sarah Ward, Sellersburg.
Murphy Mortuary.
Burial:  Fairland cemetery, with the Rev. C. B. Wilson officiating.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller 

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, September 14, 1972
Eugene Scott, 52, Shelbyville, died Wednesday in Indianapolis.
Born Aug. 8, 1920, Shelbyville, s/o  Bryan  and  Evelyn Wertz Scott.
Married  Rosemary Sanders  Apr. 4, 1943.
Survivors:  wife;  son, Randall Scott, Shelbyville;  father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Scott, Shelbyville.
Two daughters preceded in death.
Mold maker at Amos Plastics in Edinburg.
Veteran of WWII.
Member of the Shelbyville Baptist Temple and the Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. No. 28.
Murphy Mortuary.  Rev. Harold Garoutte officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday January 12, 1954
Rites To Be Thursday For Local Retired Man
          Funeral services have been arranged for  Charles C. Scott, 76, retired employe of the local furniture factories.  The rites will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the late home, 959 Morris Avenue, where Mr. Scott died Monday at 12:20 p.m. Rev. A. M. Hamilton will officiate and burial in charge or Ewing Mortuary, will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
          Mr. Scott had been in failing health for some time and his condition had been serious for three weeks. A lifelong resident of Shelbyville, Mr. Scott was employed for a number of years with the old  Davis-Birely  furniture company, later with the  Hodell  factory and in more recent years with the Spiegel Furniture Company. He retired about three years ago.
          The son of  Harry and  Frances (Ivie) Scott , he was born on December 27, 1877. On July 27, 1898 ,he was married to  May Youngman  who survives with four of seven children born to the union,  Mrs. Lawrence Parker  and  Carl F. Scott, both of this city;  Mrs. Floyd Cochran, R.R.1, and  Mrs. Gerald Amos, R.R.2. Also surviving are six grandchildren, one great grandchild and three sisters,  Mrs. Clyde Smith R.R.3, and  Mrs. Will Collins and  Mrs. Emma Kirk, both of Indianapolis.
          Mr. Scott was a member of the First Baptist church.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  News
February 21, 1950
Long Illness Fatal To
Jackson Twp. Resident
        Minnie May Scott,  79, a resident of Jackson township, died at her home at 10:00 o'clock Monday evening after an illness of several years.  She had been in a serious condition the past five days and death was attributed to complications.  Born June 9, 1870, in Livingston county, Missouri, she was the daughter of  Henry and  Emma (Ackenbach) Warner.  In 1891, she was married to  George W. Scott,  who preceded her in death in 1901.
          INCLUDED  AMONG  the survivors are two sons,  Floyd  at home and  Truman  of Shelbyville, R.R. 3, and a sister,  Mrs. Bertha Hamilton  801 S. Miller St.  Two other children preceded Mrs. Scott in death.  Also surviving are two sisters,  Mrs. Daisy Rinehart  and  Mrs. Luna Fach,  both of Milford, Ore., and two brothers,  Franklin Warner,  of Lublow, Mo., and  Noah Warner,  of Norbin, Mo.  Seven grandhcildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
          FUNERAL  SERVICES  will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carmony Funeral Home on W. Broadway.  Rev. John Ford of Columbus will officiate and burial will be in Flat Rock cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for  Arla Luna

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, August 26, 1948
Rites for Miss Grace Scott
Will Be Held Saturday
          After an illness of three years,  Miss Grace Scott,  85, died at 4:00 o'clock this morning at her home at 9 N. Tompkins St.
          MISS  SCOTT  WAS  born in Connersville on December 24, 1862, but had resided here for many years.  She was the daughter of  James and  Emily (Norton) Scott.  The only survivors are a niece and nephew,  Mrs. Harry Custer  of Texas and  Ivan Scott  of this city.
          Miss Scott was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Dr. Charles A. Bowler, pastor of the church, will conduct the funeral services Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock in the Ewing mortuary.  Burial will be made in the City cemetery in Connersville.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 o'clock Friday evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday September 11, 1933
          Worry over financial troubles and grief over the death of his daughter,  Mrs. Lydia Pike, who passed away five months ago, were given today as the causes of the suicide of  Joel F. Scott, 52 who shot and instantly killed himself at his home three and one-half miles southwest of Shelbyville on the Martin L. Cherry farm at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
          Mr. Scott went into the garage, hammered a nail into a stick, and with this device pulled the trigger on a double-barreled shotgun, which instantly brought his death.  The shot, which entered his neck, almost severed his head from his body.  The suicide took place just outside the kitchen door.
          The deceased was the son of  Jonathan and Anna [Weaver] Scott and was born May 27, 1881 being at the time of death fifty-two years old.  His entire life was spent in Shelby county.  On March 31, 1901, he was united in marriage to  Miss Bessie Shaw, who survives.
          To this union, eight children were born, six of whom are living.  Mrs. Ary Heck and  Mrs. Paul Thurston, both of Shelbyville and  Stephen,  Grace,  Esta,  Opal  and  Robert Scott, all at home.  He also leaves two sisters,  Mrs. Lafayette Cowen, of Hendricks township and  Mrs. Thomas Smith  of Indianapolis, one brother,  Neely Scott of Hendricks township, seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
          Mr. Scott was a member of the Separate Baptist church in Jackson township where funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 o’clock with the Rev. Ray Bozell, officiating.  Interment will be made on the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Karen Swanson

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday May 9, 1931
Page 1 column 6
Mrs. Anna Scott Died Friday At Home Of daughter, Mrs. Cowen
          The death of Mrs. Anna Scott, widow of  Daunt [Jonathan M.] Scott, occurred at 3:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Lafayette Cowen, of Hendricks township. She had been in ill health for the past nine months of a complication of diseases.
          Mrs. Scott was born in Hendricks township on June 12, 1854, being 76 years of age at the time of death. All of her life had been spent in this county. She was the daughter of  Reuben and  Cynthia (Harter)* Weaver.  Her marriage to Mr. Scott, who died fourteen years ago, took place 56 years ago.
          Four of the five children born to them survive.  They are:  Mrs. John Smith, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Lafayette Cowen,  Joseph Scott and  Nealie Scott, of Hendricks township.  Twenty-one grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren also survive.
          Mrs. Scott was a devoted member of the Blue River Baptist church where funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Sunday morning with the Rev. Kuhn officiating.  Burial will be in the Conover cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son.
Shelby County, Indiana Marriage Records
Anna Weaver  &  Jonathan M. Scott
July 29, 1875
Book 10    Page 390
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Karen Swanson
* Note from MaDark:  Anna Weaver Scott's  parents were  Ruben and Cinthia Hardwick Weaver.  Cinthia was the daughter of  Henry and Betsy King Hardwick and sister to my  Joanna Hardwick,  wife of my elusive  George Weaver.

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday Afternoon, June 8, 1917
Page 1
Death Came At 11:30 O'clock at the
Home in Jackson Township 
Had Been Critically Ill For Several Days.
          Jonathan M. Scott, a widely known resident of southwest Shelby county died at 11:30 o'clock Thursday night at the age of 62 years, 2 months and 25 days.  Mr. Scott had been in failing health for several months and the end did not come unexpectedly.  Hardening of the arteries was the cause of death.
          In addition to the widow, who survives, there is left four children.  They are  Joel  and  Nealie Scott, who are at home;  Mrs. Grace Smith, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Callie Cowen, of Jackson township.  Two brothers, Jesse  and  George Scott, and five sister, Mrs. Marshall Rapp,  Mrs. George Marshall,  Mrs. Thomas Stoughton,  Mrs. Charles Reed  and  Mrs. Charles Massengale, all of this county, also survive.
          Mr. Scott had always been a resident of this county, and except for a short period when he lived in Hendricks township, he had spent all of his life on the farm where he died.  The funeral will be held at the Blue River Baptist church, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock.  Interment will be made in the Conover cemetery.  Hendrickson & Sleeth in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, May 31, 1911
Page 1
          The funeral of the late  Jonathan J. Scott, of Jackson township, was held at the Blue River Baptist church, south of Marietta, today, and was very largely attended.  The funeral sermon was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Hanna, and the interment was made in the Conover cemetery in charge of Hageman & Hawkins.  The pall-bearers were  Jesse Shaw, of Hendricks township;  Jonathan Scott, of Sullivan, Ind.;  Jonathan M. Scott, of Jackson township;  William H. Scott, Hendricks township;  Noah  and  Jonathan Medsker, of near Bengal;  Frank Scott, of Johnson county, and  John Williams.  The pall-bearers were relatives and close personal friends of the deceased.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Saturday, August 6, 1910
          The funeral services of the late  Noah Scott,  who died as the result of the third stroke of paralysis at his home in Washington township, were held Saturday.  Mr. Scott was aged seventy-six years.  He had been married three times and was the father of twenty-two children.  Of this number thirteen are living.  He resided most all of his life in the southwestern part of Shelby county.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, January 2, 1902
          The funeral of George W. Scott, Jr.,  whose murder caused such wide-spread gloom over this locality, was the largest and saddest our citizens ever witnessed.  It occured[sic] Monday, conducted by Rev. W. P. Newhouse.  He was a good, honest and truthful citizen.  The spilled blood on the highway where the awful deed was done will soon disappear, but the stain on the community will live on.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 10, 1901
Page 5 column 5
          Martha J., daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. J. & M. Scott, of Jackson township, died at 2 p.m. Friday October 4, 1901, of pneumonia age 16 years.  The funeral was from the Blue River Separate Baptist church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, October 6th by Rev. Mr. Newhouse.  The interment was in the Conover cemetery Edwards & Hageman in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Karen Swanson

The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday November 23, 1897
Page 7 column 4
          Frances,  wife of  Harry Scott, died at her home, No. 187 South Pike street, at 2:30 o’clock p.m. Monday, November 22, of dropsy of the heart, aged 42 years.  Mrs. Scott was born in Georgia and came wither parents  [George A. &  Elizabeth Ivie] to Shelbyville in 1863.  She was married to Harry Scott in 1875, who with five children survive her.  She leaves a babe six months old.  She was a member of the Vine Street Chapel where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, Rev. Charles McDonald officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  Funeral in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Shelby County, Indian Marriages
Sarah F. Ivey  &  Harry Scott
November 29, 1877
Book 11 page 104
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Franklin  Democrat
Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, January 16, 1891
Volume XXXI, Number 30
Page 6, column 1
          Death has entered our community and has taken from our midst one of our pioneer citizens.
          Joel D. Scott  died at his home Wednesday Jan. 7th.  For six years the weight of age has been pressing down upon him until death finally came to his relief.  He was born in Franklin county Ind., Jan. 18th, 1812.  In 1821 he came to Shelby County and settled near the present home he now leaves and in which he has lived all his life.  He was married three times and his last wife survives him.  By his first two wives he became the father of 19 children, 9 of whom survive him.  He belonged to the Blue River Separate Baptist church for more than 23 years, being one of its charter members.  Three years ago he gave to his ten living children 800 acres of valuable land, reserving his home farm and personal property.  He was thought to have lived longer in Jackson township than anyone now living in it.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. L. Whitington and B. F. Strongton of the Separate Baptist church.   Text John XI-28: “The Master has come and calleth for thee.”  The congregation at the church was estimated at about 600 which moved in a procession to the Conover cemetery, the last resting place of deceased.
Notes:  Date of birth, 18 Jan 1812 – Franklin County Indiana (stone shows 14).  Date of death: 7 Jan 1891 – Shelby Co Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

The  Shelby  Democrat  Volunteer
Thursday, January 8, 1880
Page 4, column 4
          Mrs. Rebecca Scott, wife of  David Scott, of Acton, died on Sunday night of consumption.  The deceased was about 55 years of age, and leaves a husband and one son to mourn the loss of one whose place will be forever vacant.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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