The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday January 31, 1995
          Ron Tilford, 51, Shelbyville, died Sunday at Community Hospital East, Indianapolis.
          Mr. Tilford was born September 13, 1943, in Fort Wayne to Phillip A.  and  Jerrie E. (Steinauer) Tilford.  His father survives in Columbia, South Carolina.
          Mr. Tilford was married January 11, 1964 to  Joyce Apple, who survives.  He was a Shelby County resident most of his life.
          Mr. Tilford retired in 1984 as senior sales engineer for Omron Electronics, Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois.  He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, Lafayette.  He belonged to Waldron United Methodist Church and its administrative council, and the Harmony Gospel Quartet.  Survivors are:  a son, David Tilford, Shelbyville; a daughter, Cheryl Tilford, Shelbyville, and two brothers, Phillip B. Tilford, Camden, South Carolina and Greg A. Tilford, Allen, Texas.
          Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Waldron United Methodist Church and the Rev. Myron Yonker, Jr. officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home.  Burial will be in VanPelt Cemetery, Shelby County.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Waldron United Methodist Church Music Fund.
Submitted to Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican 
Monday, May 12, 1924
          Mrs. Mariah Tilford, living southwest of Bengal, died Saturday night at nine o'clock.  Mrs. Tilford was eighty-two years of age.  Her death was caused from double pneumonia.  The deceased had been a resident of that community for the past twelve years.  She was a member of the Christian church at Bengal, having transferred here membership from the Bluff Creek Christian church, in Morgan county.  She leaves one son,  Erie Tilford, to morn her loss.
          Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Bluff Creek church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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