The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, September 26, 1878.
          Mrs. Lorinda A. Stallard, was born in Nicholas, Ky., Nov. 11, 1811 and died in Shelbyville, Ind., Sept. 16, 1878, aged 66 years, 10 months and 6 days.
          While yet a child her father moved to Indiana, in tis early settlement, where she endured all the hardships of a new country.
          She was married to  Joseph W. Stallard, April 23, 1831, and for 47 years went out and in, in the constant discharge of all wifely duties.
          She was converted in early life and united with the New Light church, but when married she conscientiously thought it her duty to go with her husband, to the M. E. Church, consequently in 1834, she begame a member of the Methodist Church.
          With her husband she came to Shelby County, in 1832 and settled at Morristown and moved to Shelbyville, Sept, 17, 1856, where she remained until her death.
          She was the mother of 6 children, 5 of whom died under 8 years of age, one lived to manhood's estate and became the  Rev. James H. Stallard  who died near four years ago.  On the death of his wife, 3 fatherless and motherless little children were left to be cared for by mother Stallard.
          Mother Stallard was an earnest christian woman, and as long as able never wilfully[sic] vactaed her place in church.
          The funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends, at the Methodist church, in this city.  The sermon was by Rev. Curtiss from a text which she had selected before her death. -- Rev. 7:13.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
June 10, 1875
          Mrs. Mary Etta Stallard  was born in Harrison County, Ky., Oct. 18th 1874 [?].  She joined the M. E. Church in Shelbyville, Indiana under the pastoral labors of  Rev. William Montgomery, and was married to  Rev. J. M. Stallard, August 21st, 1861, and died [he] May 31st, 1875.
          For several years she bore the burdens with her husband, of the itinerant life, and in which relationship bore her part nobly, making many friends in every community in which they labored.  As a wife, she was faithful and devoted.  As a mother, kind, painstaking and indulgent.  As a member of the church, she was consistent and earnest, seldom neglecting any of the appointed means of grace, but especially did she delight to honor God in his sanctuary.
          Her last illness was short and severe, being insensible most of the time, so that she left no dying testimony, but to serve God under trials and difficulties, as was hers, is better than a thousand death- bed testimonials.
          She leaves three orphan children to the care of aged grand-parents, to the benevolence of a Christian public, and to the watch-care of Him who has promised to be "a father to the fatherless and a husband to the widow."
          Let the church especially, have an eye upon her own children, those are the children of the church.
R. ROBERTS                
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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