Shelby  County  Indiana


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Circa September 12, 1929
Body of Mrs. Fanny Steele To Be
Returned from Madison, Ind.
For Burial
          Mrs. Fannie Steele,  known to her hundreds of friends in this community as "Aunt Fanny," died this morning [September 12, 1929] at the Madison State Hospital following several months serious illness due to a complication of diseases.  For many years, she had resided in Waldron and was one of the most widely known women in that community.  The announcement of her death is received here with deep and sincere regret by her many friends.
          Funeral and burial arrangements were not made today, but will be announced Friday by C. F. Fix and Son, funeral directors, who were called to Madison to return the body here.
          Mrs. Steele, at the time of death was seventy years old.  She had resided at Waldron until in April, 1928, when she was moved to the hospital for treatment.
          She is survived by two sisters,  Mrs. Lydia Trees,  of New Castel, and  Mrs. Margaret McColley,  of Waldron; a half-brother,  Robert Vess  of Lafayette, a half-sister,  Mrs. Gertrude Avery  of Waldron and a number of nieces and nephews.
          For many years, she had been a member of the Waldron Baptist Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday May 23, 1907
John W. Steele Succumbs to Heart Trouble
at 8:30 O’clock Wednesday Evening
          John W. Steele  died at his home in Washington township at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, of heart trouble.  He was born December 26, 1846, making his age sixty years, four months and twenty-six days.
          Besides a widow, he leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn his demise.  He was a private in Co. C, 2nd Regiment Ohio Volunteers, Heavy Artillery, and was a member of the G.A.R. at Flat Rock.
          Funeral services will be held in the Winchester M. E. church at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, the Rev. Mr. Hawkins officiating.  Funeral arrangements in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
[Buried Winchester Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 6, 1879
Page 3, column 1
          Mr. Isaac Steele died at his residence in Brandywine township, on last Friday night, aged about 75 years. Deceased was a soldier in the Mexican war, and also served through the late civil war.  He so bore himself, both as a soldier and citizen, as to win the respect of all his associates and acquaintances.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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