Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Sleeth


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
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Mary Jane Sleeth, 81, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Morristown Manor in Morristown.
Born Jan. 31, 1921, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  Hobart and  Rose Marie (Vogt) Ivie.  Married James O. Sleeth on Jan. 17, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1996.
Survivors include one son, James D. (Eddie) Sleeth  of Shelbyville; one halfbrother, Richard Ivie  of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Ivie  of Shelbyville and  Carolyn Ivie  of Los Angeles; one brother-in-law, Tom Baroglio  of Los Angeles; three grandchildren, Veronica Lynn Brown,  Joyce Elaine Witt  and  James Allen Sleeth; and three great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one brother, Jack Ivie, and one sister, JoAnn Baroglio.
Domestic engineer at Major Hospital for seven years.
Member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Sigma Beta Sorority.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St. and Trinity United Methodist Church, 714 Fair Ave.
Rev. Corlis Dees officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 714 Fair Ave., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday December 4, 1996
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James O. “Jim” Sleeth, 76, 927 James Street, died Tuesday at Major Hospital.
Born on July 31, 1920, in Rushville to  Harry C. and  Mary Francis (Copple) Sleeth.
Married on January 17, 1942, to  Mary J. (Ivie) Sleeth, who survives.
Served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
Salesman for National Distillers for 27 years.
Owned and operated Jim's Marathom Station and Jims' Shell Station.
Past president and trustee of the Fraternal Order of Police, a past political precinct committeeman, a member of the Morristown American Legion, Elks Club, Eagles Lodge and Trinity United Methodist Church.
He was a 1940 graduate of Morristown High School.
Survivors include a son, James D. Sleeth, Shelbyville, and three grandchildren.
Services Friday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service with Rev. Mark Dodd officiating.
Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday November 1, 1934
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RITES FRIDAY FOR Anna Sleeth, 84
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          Miss Anna M. Sleeth, 84, died at her home in Fairland yesterday afternoon, following an illness of several months. She had been a resident of Fairland for the past thirty years.
          Miss Sleeth was born in Shelby county in 1850, the daughter of John and Rebecca Sleeth. She was a member of the Fairland M. E. church, the Ladies Aid Society of that church, and of the Woman’s Afternoon Club.
          Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Matilda Nigh, of Fairland, and several nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the late home, with the Rev. Charles R. Query, pastor of the Fairland M. E. church, officiating. Burial will be conducted in the Fairland cemetery in charge of J. C. Wilson, Indianapolis funeral director.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday October 5, 1931
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SLEETH  FUNERAL  TO  BE  TUESDAY
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Last Rites for Mrs. Anna Sleeth Will Be Held
at Home With Rev. Freeland Officiating
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          Funeral services for Mrs. Anna M. Sleeth, widow of Hemsley Sleeth, who died at her home near Rays Crossing in Marion township, Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, will be held at the late home at ten o’clock Tuesday morning with the Rev. L. T. Freeland, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Mrs. Sleeth’s sudden death, which came as a result of a stroke of paralysis, is a cause of deep sorrow to her many friends throughout the county.
          The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philemon Barnes and was born in Union township March 6, 1854, being at the time of death seventy-seven years of age. She was united in marriage September 4, 1873, her husband preceding her in death on April 21, 1923.
          She is survived by two children, William B., at home, and Mrs. Morton Morris, of west Taylor street; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
          A member of the Methodist faith since childhood, Mrs. Sleeth was a member of the First Methodist church of this city at the time of death.
          Burial will be in the family lot at Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth, funeral director.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday October 5, 1931
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APOPLEXY  FATAL
TO  AGED  WOMAN
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Mrs. Anna Sleeth Passes
Saturday At Home
Near Rays Crossing
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          Stricken suddenly Saturday morning with apoplexy,  Mrs. Annie Sleeth  widow of the late  Hamsley Sleeth,  died at the home near Rays Crossing Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, without having regained consciousness.  Members of the family found her in an unconscious state lying by the side of her bed at about 6:30 o'clock in the morning.  She had been in her usual health, which however was not of the best, the day previous to her death.
          Mrs. Sleeth was a daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Philmon Barnes  and was born in Union township March 6, 1854.  She was united in marriage with Mr. Sleeth, September 4, 1873, her husband preceding her in death April 2, 1923.  At the time of her death Mrs. Sleeth was aged 77 years.
          A son,  William B. Sleeth,  at whose home she died, and a daughter,  Mrs. Morton Morris,  of West Taylor street, survive her, together with two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.
          In early girlhood she united with the Methodist church and remained a faithful member up until the time of her death, having been lately united with the First Methodist congregation of this city.
          Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at10:00 o'clock,the Rev. L. T. Freeland,  pastor of the First M. E. church officiating.  Burial will take place in Forest Hill, under the direction of Morris Sleeth.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, May 31, 1928
Page 1
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FORMER  SHELBY
RESIDENT  DIES
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Death of Alfred Sleeth,
Native of This County
Occurred Wednesday
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INTERMENT  HERE  SATURDAY
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          Alfred Sleeth,  age 67, native of this county, died at nine-thirty Wednesday evening at his home, 3614 North Illinois street, Indianapolis.  Death which was due to apoplexy, followed an illness of two weeks.  Born near, Boggstown August 3, 1860, Mr. Sleeth was the son of  Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Sleeth.  On August 2, 1884, he was married to  Miss Mary S. Dark, who survives.
          He is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. Glenn Bass, of this city;  Mrs. Arnold Carroll  and  Mrs. Marie Brisom, both living at the Indianapolis home; two sons, Paul Sleeth, of Indianapolis, and  Elmer Sleeth at home; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Florence McAhren  and Mrs. Melvina Hoop, of Indianapolis, and a twin brother, Albert Sleeth, of Springfield, Missouri.
          Mr. Sleeth was a member of the Central Christian Church of Indianapolis.  Services will be held at the home at two o'clock (E.S.T.) Saturday afternoon at the home with the Rev. J. A. Long, pastor of the North Park Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, this city, in charge of Morris Sleeth.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, June 3, 1915
Page 1, column 1
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AGED  PIONEER  DEAD
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Mrs. Mary Sleeth Passed Away
at the Home of Her Daughter
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          Mrs. Mary Sleeth, a venerable old lady and pioneer of Shelby county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse McKay, in Freeport, at nine o'clock Thursday morning, of old age.  Mrs. Sleeth was eighty-four years old.  She was the widow of the late  Enoch Sleeth, who preceded her in death several years ago.  Mrs. Sleeth was a descendant of the pioneer Davis family of the northeast part of the county, and her life in that community was a striking example of the goodness and charity.  She leaves six daughters, in whose homes she has been living for several years.  The funeral will be held Saturday, the Rev. H. C. Ross conducting the services.  The interment will be in Asbury cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
November 2, 1907
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          Enoch S. Sleeth,  one of the old time residents of Hanover township, died at his home on Main street Tuesday evening at six o'clock of general decline.  He was in his seventy-eighth year.  For many years he lived on his own farm south of town.  The widow and several children, all grown, survive him.  The funeral took place at the home yesterday forenoon, the Rev. A. Burns delivering the sermon.  The interment was at Asbury. -- Morristown Sun.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday May 17, 1900
Page 4, column 3
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DEATH  Thursday Evening
of Judge James M. Sleeth
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          The past few months the health of Judge James M. Sleeth  had been failing, and about three weeks ago he was taken to his bed.  Last week he was removed to the residence of his relative and attendant, Henry Sykes, No. 32 West South street, where he rapidly grew worse until four o'clock Thursday afternoon when death relieved his sufferings.  Deceased was born in Ohio, March 24, 1816.  He came to this city in 1840, and was the first Common Pleas judge when that court was organized in 1853.  He was a member of the first Legislature under the new Constitution and from 1840 to 1853 was State Senator.   From 1870 to 1874 served as County Treasurer.  He married  Miss Elmira Goodrich, who died in this city in 1896, in 1833.  He leaves no children.  What disposition he made of his property has not been made public.  His estate is probably worth $30,000.  The funeral was from the late residence, corner Harrison and South streets, at two p.m. Saturday May 12, by Revs. Robt. Zaring and M. A. Farr.  The remains were placed in his private vault in Forest Hill.  Edwards & Hageman in charge.

Ibid.
Page 1, column 6
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THE  WILL  Of  Judge James M. Sleeth
Probated With Clerk Glessner Tuesday Afternoon
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          The will of  James M. Sleeth  was offered for probate in the County Clerk's office Tuesday.  The instrument was drawn by  E. H. Chadwick  under date of July 29, 1898, and names  James H. Sykes, Jr., a nephew as executor.  The estate is worth between $16,000 and $17,000,  $10,000 of which is in notes and cash.  The testator first set aside $500 with which to keep in repair the vault where lie the remains and wife in Forest Hill cemetery; second he gave the West Street M. E. church $1,000, and to his aged sister  Mrs. Eads, of Des Moines, Iowa, he left $500 over and above her half share in the estate.  The remainder of the estate goes to  Mrs. James H. Sykes, Sr.,  William Goodrich, if living, of California, and the heirs of the late  Mrs. Nathan Goodrich, of this city, who will receive something like $150 each, Mrs. Goodrich having been a sister of the late  Mrs. Sleeth.  A gold watch and chain was given to  Dunn McLane, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McLane, of this city, he having been a great favorite with deceased.  The will directs that all the rest estate and personal property of deceased be converted into cash as soon as possible.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday September 3, 1896
Page 4 column 3
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          Alfred C. Sleeth  died at his home in Marion at seven o’clock a.m., Wednesday, September 2, aged forty-four years and three months.  He leaves a wife and two children.  The funeral services will be held at the house at eleven o’clock a.m. Friday, September 4, 1896, Rev. E. P. Jewett, assisted by Rev. M.A. Farr, officiating.  Interment in the Marion cemetery, under the auspices of the F. and A. F. No. 28, of this city, of which Mr. Sleeth was a Senior Warden at the time of his death.  Funeral in charge of Edwards and Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Tuesday March 13, 1888
Page 4 column 2
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          John Sleeth died at his residence in Moral township at ten o’clock last night, aged 73 years. Funeral services on Thursday at 11 o’clock at the M. E. church in London, Rev. Connor officiating. Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
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London Cemetery
John Sleeth
Nov 25 1814 – March 12, 1888
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Thursday October 11, 1883
Page 4 column 1
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          Mrs. John [Rebecca] Sleeth died at her home in Moral township at one o’clock yesterday, aged sixty-five years. Funeral at London this afternoon.
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London Cemetery
Rebecca Sleeth
June 13, 1818 – October 10, 1883
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 21, 1879
Page 3 column 2
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OLD  SETTLER  GONE
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          Caleb Sleeth died at his residence in Marion township at 10 o’clock last Saturday night in the 80th year of his age.  Deceased was born in Harrison county, Virginia on the 1st day of May 1800, and removed with his parents to Green county, Ohio when only seven years of age.  In February 1820, he removed to this county, when it was a wilderness with little or no semblance of the civilization and beauty that now distinguishes it.  In 1826, Mr. Sleeth settled on the farm in Marion township where he has resided ever since.  As will be seen from the above, he was one of the earliest settlers of our county, and belonged to that heroic band who redeemed Indiana from the indians and wild beasts and made it the best ideal of a modern commonwealth, filled with a thrifty prosperous and happy population.  Those early pioneers are fast passing away from our midst but their memories will always be cherished and their achievements prove the themes of many a legendary story.  The subject of this notice raised a large family of children and settled them comfortably in the world with the property he had accumulated by a long and industrious life. In religion he was classed as a Methodist and was a member of that organization for half a century.  He lived universally respected and died without an enemy in the world, mourned by a host of friends and relatives.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 12, 1872
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Another Old Pioneer Gone
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          Died, at the residence of  James Sykes, in this City, on Sunday afternoon December 8th, CATHERINE SLEETH.
          The deceased was over 82 years of age, and has been a resident of this city ever since 1820 and a consistent member of the Methodist Church for upwards of 70 years.  She was buried in the City Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.
          The friends of the deceased desire us to tender to the citizens of Shelbyville their sincere thanks for their kind sympathy and large attendance at the funeral ceremony.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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