The  Shelbyville  Republican 
Monday July 25, 1938
Page 1 column 2
Funeral  Services  for
Well  Known  Tailor
to  Be  Conducted
This  Morning
          Funeral services will be held this morning at 9 o’clock for William Thrasher, widely known Shelbyville tailor, who died Saturday at the home of his son, Paul H. Thrasher, of the Smithland road, at the age of sixty-six years and five months.
          The last rites will be conducted at the St. Joseph church, with the Rev. Cyril Gaul officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy. Members of the Elks lodge will have charge of the services at the grave.  Pallbearers will be  Edwin Soller,  George Slifer,  Charles Beynon,  Carl Gartner,  Carl Rokobrant  and  Silas Pitman.
          Mr. Thrasher had been critically ill with heart trouble for the past two weeks and had been in poor health for several months.
          The deceased was born in Shelbyville on February 22, 1872, the son of  John and  Lena Thrasher.  He was married to  Mary E. Zeigler, of this city, on February 14, 1893, and to this union was born one son, Paul H. Thrasher. His wife preceded him in death on February 19, 1928.
          Survivors include the son at whose home death occurred; one grandson,  Paul Jr., and a sister,  Retta Thrasher, of this city.  His mother, father and three brothers preceded him in death.
          Mr. Thrasher was affiliated with his father in the grocery business here early in life, later entering the tailoring business.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, and was a member of the Elks lodge, holding an office in the lodge at the time of his death.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican 
Monday, April 20, 1936
Page 5, column 3
Mrs. Lena Thrasher Dies At Home
On Hendricks Street
          Mrs. Lena Thrasher, 83 years old, one of Shelbyville's oldest residents, died at her home, 118 East Hendricks street, at 6:45 a.m. today following an illness of more than two years.
          She was born in Harrison, Ohio, on October 10, 1852, the daughter of  John and Catherine Rapp.  For more than seventy years Mrs. Thrasher has been a resident of this city.  She was married to John Thrasher more than sixty-five years ago and he preceded her in death in 1905.  Of the six children born to this union two survive, William, of this city, and  Miss Henrietta Thrasher, at home.  There also survives two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother, John Rapp, of Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.
          The deceased was a member of the First Christian Church.  Funeral services will be held at the late home at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Paul Million, pastor of the First Christian church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix and Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff for  Jann Rapp DeMeire

The  Shelby  Democrat 
Thursday February 23, 1928
          Following an illness of four weeks caused from a goiter,  Mrs. Mary E. Thrasher, fifty-seven years old, wife of  William Thrasher, residing on the Smithland pike, at the edge of the city, died at Major Hospital at 1:25 o’clock Sunday morning.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the St. Joseph Catholic church at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday morning, the Rev. John C. Rager officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Thrasher was widely known throughout the city and county and had hundreds of friends. She underwent an operation at the Major hospital last week in an effort to save her life, but to no avail. Mrs. Thrasher was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zeigler and was born in Shelby county on April 14, 1870. Thirty-three years ago she was united in marriage to Mr. Thrasher and to this union one son,  Paul H. Thrasher, of this city was born.
          Mrs. Thrasher was a devoted member of the St. Joseph church and was affiliated with the St. Ann’s Altar Society and the Daughters of Isabella, organizations of the St. Joseph church.
          Besides the bereaved husband and son she is survived by three sisters,  Mrs. Nicholas J. Rembusch,  Mrs. Rose Higgins, and  Mrs. Melvin Collins, of this city. Her brother  William Zeigler  passed away last December.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
December 23, 1917
Page 1
Mrs. Emma Caroline Thrasher
And  Mrs. Nancy Jane Duck-
worth,  Mothers of  Large
Families  Dead.
          Emma Caroline Thrasher  died at 5:45 a.m. at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Tom Padlock  of Marion.  Mrs. Thrasher was 77 years of age having been born on the third of May, in 1840.  She was the widow of  William Thrasher, who died in 1906.  She was the mother of six sons and three daughters.  They are  Willard of Connersville;  Samuel, of Indianapolis;  John, of San Francisco;  Charles, of Laurel, Indiana;  Jesse of Cambridge, Ohio; and  Albert of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Fanny Stiers, of this city'  Mrs. Ardo McKay, of Waldron and  Mrs. Tadlock at whose home she died.
          She also leaves a brother  Isadore Moore of Clark county and three sisters, Thresa Hennice, of Fairland;  Elvis Alexander of Acton and  Frances Nickles, of Indianapolis.
          Mrs. Thrasher was a devoted member of the Methodist church at Marion where she has held membership for 56 years.
          She was one of the sweetest and noblest of women.  Her entire life was devoted to her family, her friends and her church.  In the death of Mrs. Thrasher the community suffers a great loss.
          The funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Edwards after the arrival of the children.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 31, 1905 
Page 2, column 3
          John Thrasher, a well known and highly respected citizen, died at his home 30 East Hendricks street, at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 26th.  Deceased was fifty-nine years five months and twenty-one days of age and leaves a wife and five children, four sons and a daughter.  He also leaves three sisters and two brothers.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and this order will have charge of the funeral ceremony.  He was an old soldier, having served in the Civil war in Company E. 132nd Regiment Indiana Infantry.  The funeral will be held at the home and time and other particulars will be given later as the family is awaiting word from a brother, Judge Stephen Thrasher, of Mississippi.  R.T. Stewart is in charge of the remains.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff for  Jann Rapp DeMeire

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