The  Shelbyville  News
Novmeber 24, 2000
Robert L. Sheaffer, 75, Shelbyville, died Nov. 22 at Heritage House Convalescent House.
Born Oct. 26, 1925, in Marion County, s/o  Earl  and  Mary (Swails) Sheaffer.
Survivors include two daughters,  Marnita Boyd, Cumberland, and  Terri Hill, Shelbyville; one son,  Stephen Sheaffer, Waldron; one brother,  Dr. Charles Sheaffer, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one sister.
Graduated from Acton High School and Butler University; received a law degree from the University of Miami, Fla.; and practiced law in Shelbyville for 46 years.
Former Shelby County prosecutor, from 1954 to 1962; Indiana state representative, from 1962 to 1964; and Indiana state senator, from 1968 to 1976.
U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
Member of First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, Shelbyville Eagles Lodge, Acton Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite, Indianapolis.
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.
Burial:  Acton Cemetery, Acton, with a military graveside rites.
Contributions may be made to the Shelbyville American Legion Post 70.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 23, 1947
Page 1 column 3
            Ill for the past two weeks, Mrs. Rosa A. Sheaffer, 88-year-old resident of London and a native of Shelby county, died this morning at her home.
            Mrs. Sheaffer was the widow of  Isaac M. Sheaffer, whose death occurred in 1930.  She was born on November 4, 1858, in Moral township, and had spent practically her entire life in Shelby county.  Mrs. Sheaffer was a member of the Christian church at Pleasant View.
            Survivors are six children,  Mrs. Edward [Blanch] Weaver, of Acton;  Miss Anna Sheaffer  and  Miss May Sheaffer, both at home;  Mrs. Benjamin [Fern] Mahley, of near New Palestine;  Earl Sheaffer, of Acton, and  Ebert Sheaffer, of London; two sisters  Mrs. Anna Pfendler, of Acton, and  Mrs. Jesse Means, of near Pleasant View; five grandchildren and two great grand children.
            Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Robert W. Stirling mortuary at 1420 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, where friends may call at any time.  Burial will be made in the London cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 20, 1930
Page 2 column 8
            Isaac M. Shaeffer, Civil War veteran and one of the oldest and best known residents of Moral township died at eleven o'clock Sunday morning at his home one-half mile west of London where he had lived for the past forty years.  He had been in failing health for some time and the immediate cause of his death was cerebral hemorrhage.
            He was born and reared at Rossville, Pennsylvania and at the time of his death was eighty three years of age.  Mr. Shaeffer served the duration of the Civil war and was honorably discharged at the close of the conflict.  He saw action in many of the major conflicts and could recount many of the incidents of his service.
            For a number of years, Mr. Shaeffer had been a member of the G.A.R. at Acton.  He was originally affiliated with the German Lutheran church at Rossville, Pennsylvania.
            Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Rosa Shaeffer; four daughters, Mrs. Edward [Blanch] Weaver of Acton;  Mrs. Benjamin [Fern] Mahley, of Moral township;  Misses Anna  and  May Shaeffer, at home, two sons, Earl Shaeffer, of Acton and  Ebert Shaeffer, at home.
            Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the late home and burial will be in the London cemetery, Max Herrilick & Son are the undertakers in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Daily  Democrat
            Monday May 11, 1914
Page 2 column 3
            J. Howard Shaeffer, aged 25 years, seven months and 21 days, a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Shaeffer, of Moral township, died at 7:45 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of  Mrs. And Mrs. Thomas Harrell, of Fairland.  He had been boarding with them while operating a barber shop in Fairland.  His death was caused directly by an attack of pneumonia, which developed from a serious case of blood poisoning from which he had been suffering since last Tuesday.  The poisoning resulted from a bruised heel caused by a new pair of shoes.  His untimely death brings sadness and sorrow to many homes and the grief stricken relatives will have the sympathy of all who know them.
            Mr. Shaeffer had spent all his life as a resident of this county and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him, being a young man of excellent character and especially industrious and enterprising.  He was a member of Brandywine lodge 425, Knights of Pythias, and of Sugar Creek lodge, 279, F. & A.M., of Fairland, and the members of both orders will take part in the funeral services and burial ceremonies.
            Besides his parents he leaves four sisters, Mrs. E.A. [Blanch] Weaver, and  Misses Anna E., Mary  and  Fern Shaeffer, at home and two brothers, Earl  and  Ebert Shaeffer.
            The body was removed Sunday to the home of his parents, and the funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. W.D. Wood officiating.  Burial will be made in the London cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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