Shelby  County  Indiana


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
1951 or 1952
          Mrs Frances Alma Toothman, 91 - year - old Union County native, died at the home a daughter, Mrs Flora Lee, in Marietta, Sunday at 2:30 PM following an illness of six weeks. Death was attributed to pneumonia and complications. The daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth Smith Johns, Mrs Toothman was born on July 30, 1860. She spent the greater part of her life in Hendricks Township where her husband, the late John W Toothman, was a farmer. Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death with the husband. Surviving with the daughter, Mrs Lee are two daughters and one brother, Mrs Stella Schoentrup of Shelby County, Mrs Vina Eads of Hope and William Johns of Greenville, Oh. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 19 great - grandchildren and four great - great - grandchildren. Mrs Toothman attended the Bengal Methodist Church and funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 2 PM with Reverend J C Foutz officiating. Burial, in charge of the Murphy Mortuary, will be in the Second Mt Pleasant Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.
Contributed by Marlena Linne

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