The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, December 14, 1983
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Otis Stansifer, 82, died today, Indianapolis.
Born June 12, 1901, Shelby County, s/o  Alonzo  and  Carrie Stansifer.
Married  June Wier;  she survives.
Other survivors:  daughter, Susan Stiles, Carmel;  son, Douglas Stansifer, Greenwood;  three grandchildren;  sister, Ida Stansifer, Shelbyville.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
April 14, 1959
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EX-COUNTY
RESIDENT  DIES
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Funeral Here Friday
For Oral Stansifer
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        Oral J. Stansifer, 67, former Shelby county man whose home was at 217 N. Walcott St., Indianapolis, died at Community Hospital in Indianapolis at 1:00 this morning. He had been ill with a heart condition for five years.
        A retired woodworker, Mr. Stansifer was born in Shelby county and resided in the county until moving to Indianapolis 18 years ago. He was born October 16, 1891, a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Lonzo Stansifer. On September 16, 1940, he was married to  Florence Small  who survives with four children by a previous marriage,  Mrs. Virginia Tucker  of this city,  Morris Stansifer, Cape Cod, Mass.,  Edmond Stansifer, Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Marilyn Baker, New York City. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; a half-sister,  Miss Ida Stansifer  of this city, and a half-brother,  Otis Stansifer  of Indianapolis.
        Last rites will be held at the Sleeth Funeral Home Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. H. R. Page officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, August 30, 1958
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MRS. STANSIFER      
            DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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City Woman's Rites To Be Held Monday
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Mrs. Carrie Stansifer, 88, died today.  Lived w/daughter Ida L. Stansifer.
Daughter of  Henry T. and Nancy (Jones) Crane, born in Martinsville April 7, 1870.  Married to  Alonzo Stansifer  March of 1899 and he preceded in death in 1936.
Charter member West Street Methodist church; member Naamah Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors:  daughter with whom she resided; a son, Otis W. Stansifer; a brother, Henry T. Crane ; a sister, Mrs. Ida O. White  of this city; two grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan, 1906 E. Sharon Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85022
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 17, 1941
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HEART  ATTACK  PROVES  FATAL
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Stroke Ends Life of Mrs. Stansifer,
One of Oldest Residents
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          A heart attack which she had suffered a week ago, caused the death Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock of  Mrs. Lucy Adeline Stansifer, one of the oldest residents of the county.  Death occurred at her home near Waldron.
           Born September 13, 1845, Mrs. Stansifer was a daughter of  Isaac and Elizabeth (Gray) Newton.  She had spent her entire life in Shelby county.  At the time of her death, Mrs. Stansifer was 95 years of age.  She was married January 14, 1864, to Thomas J. Stansifer who preceded her in death May 29, 1920.
           To this union four children were born, one of whom,  Mrs. Ina Anderson, of Waldron, is living.  Seven grandchildren, Omer Haymond,  Thomas Howard,  Mrs. V. L. Roberts,  Mrs. Willard Jones,  Mrs. Leota Barnes,  Mrs. Earl Peek and  Miss Ethel Howard, all of Waldron or vicinity, survive.  In addition, there are seven great-grandchildren.
           Mrs. Stansifer was a member of the Waldron Methodist church and funeral services will be held there Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.  Rev. Roland Dove, pastor of the church will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. D. P. Rowlette, pastor of the Waldron Baptist church.
           Burial will take place in the VanPelt cemetery in charge of  D. E. Carmony, Manilla funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday May 29, 1920
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T. J. STANSIFER DIED EARLY TODAY
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Well Known Resident of Waldron Passed Away
After Long Illness
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FUNERAL ANNOUNCED LATER
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          Mr. Thomas Stansifer, age 80 years, a prominent resident of the Waldron vicinity, passed away at his home, at 9:15 o'clock this morning.  Death was caused from heart trouble.
           The deceased had been in failing health for the past several months but his death this morning was rather sudden.
           When a very small boy he moved with his parents from Boone county, Kentucky, and for the past 40 years has been a resident of the Waldron community.  Until only a few years ago Mr. Stansifer had been engaged in the stock buying business and because of his business became widely known throughout the county.
           The deceased had been married for the past fifty-five years and the aged widow, with three daughters survive.  They are namely, Mrs. C. H. Haymond,  Mrs. Bert  and  Mrs. John Anderson, all of Waldron.  Two brothers, John and  Will Stansifer, of Kansas, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Marsh, of Marion, also survive.  One brother,  George Stansifer, died only last week at his home in Waldron.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later through Stewart & Fix, undertakers. [Buried VanPelt Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
22 May 1920
Page 8
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          Shelbyville - George W. Stansifer, 74 years old, is dead from a complication of diseases.  He was a leading resident of Waldron.  Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Horace Haymond,  Mrs. George Haymond, one son,  Edward Stansifer;  three brothers,  John  and  William  of Kansas, and  Thomas  of Waldron, and a sister,  Mrs. Elizabeth Marsh  of Marion, Ind.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Daily  Republican
Wednesday, September 2, 1885
Page 4, column 1
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          Charles Stansifer, nephew of Captain Wilkes of this city, died at the home of his father, Thomas Stansifer in Waldron, at 4 o'clock yesterday from inflammation of the bowels, aged eighteen years.  The funeral will occur today at 2 o'clock.  Burial by Henry Mings, funeral director.
[Buried VanPelt Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Wednesday, December 10, 1884
Page 4, column 1
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          Mrs. Carrie Stansifer, wife of  Thomas Stansifer, died at her residence in Noble township at 6 o'clock this morning, from child-birth.  Mrs. Stansifer was the daughter of  James Sexton of Wabash county, and was only in her 16th year.  The funeral will take place at the Winchester church on Thursday, December 11th, at 2 p.m.  The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C.H. McDowell, of the First Baptist church in this city.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 18, 1884
Page 1, column 4
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          Carrie Stansifer, wife of Thomas Stansifer, died at her home in Geneva on the 10th inst. The funeral services were held at Winchester Church on Wednesday, the 11th.  Deceased leaves a husband and infant daughter to mourn her loss.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for  Kathleen Rizer

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