Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville News
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Death date:  Friday, April 13, 1984
          Irene Ross Simpson,  77, R.R. 4, Shelbyville, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Franklin.
          Born June 12, 1906, in Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of  Carl and  Blanche (Snyder) Ross.  Mrs. Simpson is survived by her husband,  Jesse Simpson,  whom she married in Shelbyville on June 11, 1939.
          A 1928 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Mrs. Simpson also did graduate work at I.U., Butler University, Indianapolis and Purdue University, West Lafayette.
          She taughter high school at Amity, Monon, Albany and Shelbyville, where she worked for 34 yeras before her retirement in May 1969.
          Mrs. Simpson was a Shelbyville resident most of her life and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Eastern Star.
          Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ewing Mortuary, with the Rev. Gary Huffman officiating.  Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, February 25, 1963
Harlan Simpson Dies at Home
Rites Wednesday For City Resident, 57
Harlan Simpson,  75, died today; attributed to carcinoma of the lung.
Born in Gerard Co, KY, 25 Nov 1906, s/o  Luther  and  Ollie (Dunn) Simpson.  Married Ruth Elizabeth Wainscott 6 Jan 1932.  Widow survives w/two children:  Mrs. Nellie Jane Ryse  and  Michael Wayne Simpson;  brothers and sisters, Mrs. Delia Corley,  Mrs. Dorothy Balding,  J. W. Simpson  and  Mrs. Anna Daniels (all of Shelbyville)  and  Richard Simpson  of Lewis Creek.&n
Employe[sic] of Bradley Hall Furn Co.
Murphy Mortuary; Rev. Clarence Hager.
Burial Forest Hill Cem.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 10, 1958
Rites Tuesday for Church Custodian, 84
Ervain C. Simpson, 84, died Sunday at his home south of Marietta.  Ill five months.
Lifelong Shelby county resident.
Custodian for the Blue River Separate Baptist Church south of Marietta for 27 years.
Retired paiter and former employee of Oltman Orchards.
Born in Hendricks township August 6, 1874, s/o  Jefferson  and  Minerva Shane Simpson.
Married  Mary Snapp  on May 4, 1902; she is the only close survivor.
Funeral rites at the Blue River Separate Baptist Church with Rev. John Cave officiating.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 21, 1944
Heart Attack Fatal to Gro-
cery Employee
          Earle C. Simpson,  age 56, employed as a meat cutter at the local Jay C store, died suddenly at his home at 158 west Mechanic St., at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.  Death was caused by a heart attack, according to  Deputy Coroner  Charles Kohlmeyer.
          Mr. Simpson was a native of Michigan City, but moved to St. Paul about 35 years ago and came to this city with his family for residence two years ago.  He operated a meat market while in St. Paul.  He was born on May 13, 1888, the son of  John J. and  Lottie Coughlin Simpson.  On Oct. 7. 1909, he was married to  Lola Favors,  who survives with four of five children born to the union.  They are  T/5 Winfred O. Simpson,  serving in France with the U. S. Army;  Earle Richard Simpson,  at home, employed as head carrier for the Republican and the Indianapolis News in this city;  Mrs. Louise E. Cole,  of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Ruth E. Clark,  of Connersville.  A daughter,  Mrs. Janet Griffey,  died in 1938.
          Mr. Simpson was a member of the St. Paul Christian Church and of Waldron Lodge No. 217, F. & A.M.  Members of the lodge will participate in the funeral services.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the D. E. Carmony funeral home in St. Paul with the Rev. Marvin Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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