Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Vance


The  Indianapolis  News
June 25, 2004
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          Mary Alice (Huls) Vance of Avon died June 25 in Indianapolis. She was 80.  Born July 17, 1923, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of the late  Roy Huls and Clara Badgley.  She was married to  Howard Vance, who survives.
          Mrs. Vance had been a homemaker.  She was a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church.
          Additional survivors include daughters and a son-in-law  Linda Gordon  and  Deborah  and  Mike Pierce; a son, Fred Gordon; a brother, Jim Huls; and six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, John H. Vance, and a brother, Fred Huls.
          Services are 10 a.m. today at Conkle Funeral Home in Avon with the Rev. Fred Rodkey officiating.  Interment will follow at West Ridge Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  News
February 26, 1952
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RITES  SET  FOR
INFANT  GIRL
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          Graveside rites will be held at Forest Hill cemetery Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. for the infant daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Lee Vance, Jr.,  of norwest of this city.  Rev. N. I. Schoolfield will officiate and the services will be in charge of the Murphy Mortuary.
          The infant was born Monday at 3:15 p.m. at Coleman Hospital in Indianapolis and died at 4:30 p.m.
          Surviving with the parents are the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Lee Vance  of Red Key, Ind., and  Mr. and Mrs. Milford Gibbs  of Bloomington.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday May 8, 1948
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LONG  ILLNESS         
            FATAL  TO  WOMAN
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Mrs. Nancy Ann Vance, 77,
Dies at Nursing Home
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          Mrs. Nancy Ann Vance, 77, resident of this city for 10 years, died this morning at the Maple Nursing Home near Fountaintown.  She had been an invalid for the past 11 years and had been confined to the nursing home about two months.  Her home was on East south street.
          Born in Scott county, Kentucky on February 19, 1871, she was the daughter of  James and  Katherine McDaniel. On February 25, 1892, she was married to  John Vance, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1939.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Katherine Ashcraft of Covington, Kentucky, and eight children.  The children are  Mrs. Hettie Davis  and  Nancy Vance  of this city;  Mrs. J. M. Nelson  and  Mrs. Donald Deskin  of Lockport, Illinois;  Mrs. R. E. Wade  and  Mrs. Leroy Bame  of Dayton, Ohio;  Jess Vance  of Liberty and  Lee  of New Castle.  Also surviving are 32 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Murphy Mortuary with Dr. Walter R. Hand officiating.  Burial will be made in the New Palestine cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 16, 1929
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ILLNESS  FATAL        
        TO  JOHN  VANCE
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City Resident, 67 Years Old, Dies;
Widow, 8 Children Survive
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          John Edward Vance, age sixty-seven, a resident of Shelby county for the past forty years, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home, 104 east South street, following an illness of several weeks.  Death was caused by complications.
          The deceased was born in Scott county, Kentucky, December 17, 1871, the son of  James and  Sarah Catherine Vance, and moved to Shelby county forty years ago.  He resided in Shelby township before moving to this city last November.
          The deceased was united in marriage with  Nancy McDaniel,  of Scott county, Kentucky and to this union ten children were born, eight of whom survive with the widow.  They are  Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson  and  Mrs. Louise Deskin, of Lockport, Illinois;  Mrs. Florence Wade  and  Mrs. May Bane, of Dayton, Ohio;  Mrs. Hettie Davis  and  Miss Nancy Vance, at home;  Jesse Vance, of Anderson, and  Lee Vance, of near Lewis Creek.  Other survivors are 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
[Buried New Palestine Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, September 1, 1927
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CHILD  DIED  AT  RILEY
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Eugene Elmer Vance Passed Away
Early Sunday Morning.
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          Eugene Elmer Vance,  11 months old, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Hallie Vance,  of Moral township, died at the Riley hospital at Indianapolis at 5:15 o'clock Sunday morning of spinal trouble.  The child had been undergoing treatment at the Riley hospital during the past three weeks.  Besides the parents, he is survived by the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. John Vance,  of Hancock county and  Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bell,  of Moral township and the great-grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bell,  of Ripley county.
          Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the C. F. Fix and Son chapel, on east Broadway, with the Rev. E. A. Boston, pastor of the Fairland M. E. church officiating.  Burial was in the Brandywine cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 3, 1913.
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J.  HILL  VANCE
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          J. Hill Vance,  76 years old, one of the well known and highly respected residents of Rushville, once marshal of the city of Shelbyville and for many years a resident of Shelby county, died last Thursday night at 11 o'clock at his home on north Harrison street in Rushville, after a long illness.  His death was due to a complication of diseases coupled with a general breakdown.
          He leaves a wife and six children -- Charles Vance,  of Norwood, O.;  Mrs. R. H. Elliott,  of Connersville;  Mrs. Cora Hume,  of Rush county;  Miss Rexie Vance,  Mrs. Charles Baker,  and  Frank Vance,  of Rushville.  Mr. Vance was a member of the G. A. R.
          The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the late residence by the Rev. W. E. Wylie, of the St. Paul M. E. church and burial was made in East Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Volunteer
Thursday November 9, 1882
Page 6 column 1
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          Mr. B. F. Vance, of this city, father of  Hill Vance, died one day last week of paralysis at an advanced age.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 2, 1882
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          The funeral of  B. F. [Benjamin Franklin] Vance, who died at 1:30 o’clock this morning, will take place from the family residence, on South Tompkins street, at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning.  The services will be conducted by Rev. Tincher.  Friends of the family are invited without further notice.  In the death of Mr. Vance Shelbyville loses one of her most respected citizens, and we extend our sympathies to his family in their affliction.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Benjamin Franklin Vance and his wife, Elizabeth Hester Vance, are buried in Manilla Cemetery, Rush County, Indiana - Flavia Hodges

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