Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Wabash  Plain  Dealer
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Dorothy M Shields, 75
          CARMEL - Dorothy M. Shields,  75, 604 Rennaker St., LaFontaine, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital.  She was born on Sept. 10, 1928, in Linton, to  John and  Eliza (Cox) Stanton.  She married  Phillip R. Shields  on Oct. 22, 1949.  He is deceased.  She graduated from Linton-Stockdon [sic—Linton-Stockton] High School in 1945.  She was retired from Marion General Hospital as a nurse's aide.  She was a member of the Swayzee Church of the Nazarene and the Swayzee Eastern Star.           Surviving are two sons,  John W. (Mary) Shields,  Gainsville, Va., and  David W. (Anna) Shields,  Onward; two daughters,  Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Eakright,  LaFontaine, and  Mae Holderman,  Jonesboro; a brother,  Roy (Annette) Stanton,  Melbourne, Fla.; 10 grandchildren,  John Shields,  Bill Bell,  Michelle Bell,  Tristina Surine,  Heather Shields,  Melissa Harvey,  Jennifer White,  Kimberly Shields,  Phillip Eakright  and  Amber Shields; and eight great-grandchildren.  One brother and a sister are deceased.
          Services will be at 7 p.m. today at the McDonald Funeral Home LaFontaine Chapel.  Pastor Duane Cragun will officiate.  Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Stafford Cemetery, Linton.
Betty's note:  Below is another obituary.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Chronicle-Tribune
Marion, Grant County, Indiana
Friday, October 3, 2003
Dorothy M Shields, 75
of Carmel
Sept. 10, 1928 - Oct. 17, 2003
          LAFONTAINE - Dorothy M. [Stanton] Shields,  75, died Friday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Carmel.  The Linton native was a retired nurse's aid [sic—aide] at Marion General Hospital and married to the late Phillip Shields.
          Survivors are children,  John,  Virginia,  David,  Onward,  Linda Eakright,  LaFontaine,  Mae Holderman,  Jonesboro and a brother,  Roy Stanton,  Florida.
          Services:  7 p.m. Monday in McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Stafford Cemetery, Linton.  Visitation:  2-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 3, 1918
          John W. Shields,  66 years old, for many years a resident of St. Paul, and well known all over this county was found dead in bed at his home in Greensburg early Friday.  Heart trouble was assigned as the cause of death.  The discovery that Mr. Shields had passed away was made by his dauther,  Miss Eleanor,  who is the only near surviving relative.  He had not complained of being ill and retired Thursday night at a late hour seemingly in his usual state of health.  For many years Mr. Shields traveled for the International Harvester Company and had given up the position three weeks ago to take a needed rest.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at his residence on Lincoln street.  Burial will be made at Greensburg.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Lafayette  Morning  Journal
Lafayette, Indiana
Saturday, November 19, 1898
          John Shields, a member of the Soldiers' Home, died last evening at 5:30 o'clock in the hospital at the home.  He was 61 years old and was a native of Germany.  He was a tailor by occupation. 
          He was admitted to the home from Shelby County in November 1897.  Just before his admission to the home he met with an accident that ultimately resulted in his death.  He was run over by a wagon and one of his hips was crushed.  He was brought to the home on a stretcher and was taken at once to the hospital, where he was confined until his death.
          He was well known in Shelby County and was held in high esteem by the citizens of that county.  Whenever a resident of that county visited the home inquiries were always made as to the condition of Mr. Shields, showing the regard entertained for him. 
          He was a member of Company C, 11th Connecticut, during the war and made an enviable record as a soldier. 
          The funeral will be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and the remains will be interred in the home cemetery.
Contributed by Adina Dyer

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