Shelby  County  Indiana


An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
Marion County, Indiana
Monday, March 27, 1944

                  SHELBYVILLE, Ind., March 27 (Spl.) --- J. Edward Shook,  41, former mayor of Shelbyville and manager of the Shelbyville branch of the  Jessup & Antrim IceCream Company since 1929, died Monday at his home after a six-month illness.  For some time Mr. Shook had been a patient in the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis.
          Mr. Shook was born in Manilla, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shook.  He attended Manilla High School and while there was a member of  John Rhode's  "race horses,"  the school's 1918 basketball team, which became widely-known over the state.  He married  Miss Margaret Coers  in 1920.
          Mr. Shook was associated with his father in business at Manilla, moving to Shelbyville in 1929.  He was elected mayor on the Republican ticket in 1938.  He was a member of the Methodist church, Rotary Club and Elks Lodge, and a member of the board of directors of the Shelbyville Republican.  He also was a member of the first civilian defense council, organized here under his leadership.
          His widow and two children,  Mrs. Mrs. oJhn Anderson[sic],  Shelbyville, and  Robert Shook,  stationed with an air force unit at Memphis, Tenn., survive.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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