Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Shelbyville, Indiana, April 21, 1999
James F. Taggart, 71, Waldron, died this morning.
Born Dec. 1, 1927, in Shelby Co, s/o  Franklin and Thena (Stevens) Taggart.
Married  Mary C. (Poole) Taggart on June 8, 1998, and she survives.
Previously married to  Betty (Bassett) Taggart on Aug. 26, 1947; she preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 1994.
Retired in 1993 from Knauf Fiber Glass GmbH; furnace tender.
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Member of Waldron Baptist Church, Moose Lodge No. 2118 and a leader in the Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors also include four sons, James Taggart Jr., Vevay,  Andrew L. Taggart, St. Paul, and  Timothy Taggart and  Michael Taggart, both of Shelbyville; seven daughters, Betty Shook, Milroy,  Bonnie J. Sipes and  Elizabeth D. Redd, both of Shelbyville,  Jennie Daugherty, North Vernon,  Sherri L. Prine, Waldron,  Tina M. Foster, Winfield, Tenn., and  Kristy L. Ristuccia, Clarksville, Tenn.;  three stepsons, William La Fever,  George La Fever and  Paul La Fever, all of Arizona; a stepdaughter,  Rhonda F. Lee, New Mexico; four sisters, Kate Lozser, North Vernon, and Virginia Jackson,  Norma Stanley and  Deloris McClain, all of Shelbyville; a brother, Robert Taggart, Greenwood; 33 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Glenn E. George Funeral Home, St. Paul, with the Rev. L. J. Poe officiating.
Burial:  Bennett Cemetery in Shelby County.
Contributions:  Shelby County Cancer Society.
Submitted by Kathy Kelley
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, April 21, 1980
          Frank L. Taggart  76, 243 Walker St., died early sunday evening at the Waldron Health Care Home, where he had been a patient since Jan. 18.  He had been seriously ill for one year.  He was born in Shelby County May 21, 1903, a son of  Mayberry and  Elizabeth (Ransdall) Taggart,  and married  Thena Ora Stevens  Feb. 21, 1924, in Indianapolis.  She preceded in death May 31, 1971.
          Mr. Taggart was a member of the Eagles Lodge and retired from the Shelbyville Desk Co. in 1968.
          Surviving are two sons,  Robert Taggart  of Indianapolis, and  James Taggart  of Waldron; four daughters,  Mrs. Norma Stanley  and  Mrs. Wayne (Virginia) Jackson,  both of Shelbyville,  Mrs. James (Katherine) Losler  of Greensburg, and  Mrs. Albert (Delores) McClain  of Fairland; 25 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
          Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. Keith Noel officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, 1 Jun 1971
Mrs. Taggart Dies in Hospital
          Mrs. Thena O. Taggart,  67, 243 Walker St., died at 7 a.m. Monday in Major Hospital where she had been admitted at 1:30 a.m. after an apparent heart attack.  Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. H. H. Clements officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
          Born in Rush County Aug. 26, 1903,** Mrs. Taggart was the daughter of  James and  Susan (Hewitt) Stephens.*  She was married in Indianapolis Feb. 9, 1924 to Frank Taggart.  Mrs.Taggart resided most of her life in this community and was a former employe of the G. C. Murphy Co., here.  She was a member of the Vine Street United Methodist Church, the Women's Relief Corps and the Jolly 22 Club.
          Surviving with the husband are four daughters,  Mrs. Howard (Norma) Stanley  of R. R. 5,  Mrs. James (Katherine) Lozier  of Jeffersonville,  Mrs. Wayne (Virginia) Jackson  of R.R. 1, St. Paul, and  Mrs. Albert (Delores) McClain  of R.R. 1, Fairland; two sons,  James F. Taggart  of St. Paul and  Robert H. Taggart  of Greenwood; 24 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother,  William Stephens,*  Shelbyville.
Betty's notes:
*This name is spelled STEVENS in the 1910 and 1920 census, on the INDIANA MARRIAGES, 1811-2007, and on the summary listed at
**The year 1902 is inscribed on her tombstone and is on the Social Security Death Index.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday March 7, 1911
Page 4 column 2
          Mr. Mayberry Taggart  died at Indianapolis early this morning and  Charles Hawkins, of Hageman & Hawkins, accompanied his son from this city [Shelbyville] to Indianapolis to prepare the body for burial.  Remains will be taken to his old home in Brown county for burial by the above named funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Liz

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