Shelby County Indiana
Stohry - Storey
Lois N. Stohry, 79, a lifelong resident of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, March 14,
Thursday, March 15, 2001
Born July 15, 1921, in Shelbyville, d/o Earl and Fern (Gray) Payne.
Married Charles J. Stohry on Dec. 24, 1939; he preceded her in death on March 15, 2000.
Survivors include one son, William E. Stohry of Bethel Park, Penn.; one sister,
Phyllis Merritt of Shelbyville; two brothers, Harold Payne
of Crawfordsville and Marvin Payne of Greenfield; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one daughter, Beverly Ross, and two brothers, Meredith Payne
and Maynard Payne.
Member of Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge and Farm Bureau, all in Shelbyville.
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, Rev. Ed Mohr officiating.
Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County in care of Glenn E. George and
Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Democrat
Peter Stohry, one of Shelby county's prominent farmers and stockmen, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning of a complication of diseases at his home two miles east of this city. He had been suffering since last fall and recently fell a victim of paralysis. He had not been able to leave his bed for the past three weeks. Mr. Stohry was a native of Germany and would have been sixty-four years old the twenty-sixth of next July.
June 3, 1915
DIED THIS MORNING
Peter Stohry Passed Away
At Home East of City --
(From Wednesday's Daily.)
All of his relatives, except those of his immediate family, live in Germany. None of them came here but him and one of his brothers and the latter died soon after reaching here.
When Mr. Stohry reached Shelbyville from Germany at the age of sixteen years he had just fifty-five cents. He found a friend in the late Joseph Zeigler, who was then living on a farm west of this city, but was soon able to look out for himself. He became in the course of time the owner of a fine farm and a most comfortable home east of this city, and had many friends who knew him as a man of real worth.
His wife and two children, living in the come community, survive him. The children are Will and Mrs. Jacob Coers.
The funeral services will be held at the house at one o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. Samuel Caldemeyer officiating, and the interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix. No flowers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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