Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Vawter


The  Free Lance-Star
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Saturday, August 27, 2005
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          Jerry Len Vawter,  71, of Fredericksburg died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in Spotsylvania County from injuries he received in an automobile accident.  He was a former resident of Shelbyville, Ind., and moved to Fredericksburg in 1981.  He was a member of the American Legion for 28 years and was employed by Walter Grinders.  Jerry was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Spotsylvania for the past 21 years.  He was a member of the vestry and had served as Junior Warden and Senior Warden.  He was a Sunday school teacher and enjoyed helping with vacation Bible school.  He was a member of the parish Finance Commission and had served as vice president and president of the Region 1 Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.  Jerry also served on numerous Cursillo teams in the Diocese of Virginia, had been rector of a Cursillo weekend and lay director of Cursillo.  He was a fan of the U.Va. and Virginia Tech football teams.  He enjoyed following NASCAR racing and surf fishing.  Jerry was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association and had owned and trained harness horses.
          He is survived by his wife,  Kristine "Kris" Vawter;  a son,  Scott Vawter  and his wife, Tammy, of Rushville, Ind.; a daughter,  Melissa Vawter  of Shelbyville; one granddaughter,  Chelsie Parsons  and her husband, Brad, of Shelbyville; a great-grandson,  Bradley Michael Parsons;  and his father-in-law,  Nick Kelleman  of the home.
          A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Jeffrey A. Packard officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Christ Church Building Fund, Box 94, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, 30 Jan 1990
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          Elmer E. Vawter,  72, Shelby County native, died at 4:15 a.m. today at the Heritage House Convalescent Center where he had been a resident.  Mr. Vawter had been a carpenter and was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church.  A son of  Ray and  Mabel (Monroe) Vawter,  he was born Oct. 22,* 1917, in Shelby County.  He married  Thelma Mummert,  who preceded him in death in 1985.
          Surviving are daughters,  Nancy Sears,  Bradenton, Fla., and  Virginia McConnell,  Toronto, Canada; a step-daughter,  Grena Conway,  Flat Rock; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. James Bridges officiating.  No calling hours will be held.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association and Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
*Betty's note:  The Social Security Death Index gives his date of birth as 2 Oct 1917.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, 11 Jun 1988
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          A former Shelbyville resident,  H. Irvin Vawter,  79, Downey, Calif., died Thursday night in Downey.  He was born Oct. 5, 1908, in Shelbyville to  Ray and Mabel Vawter.  Mr. Vawter was married to  Genevieve Scott,  of Shelbyville.  She preceded him in death.  He is survived by a brother,  Elmer Vawter,  Shelbyville; a son,  Stewart Vawter,  California; daughter,  Lucy Hook,  California; and four grandchildren.   Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
          Funeral arrangements are being completed in California.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, 7 Oct 1987
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          Wallace L. Vawter,  76, Shelbyville, died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  Born on July 22,1911, in Shelby County, he was the son of  Ray and Mabel (Monroe) Vawter.  He was maintenance supervisor at the former Shelbyville Desk Co.  A resident of Shelby County for most of his life, he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Elks and the Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
          Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Carmony Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Additional information concerning survivors will be provided by the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, 13 May 1987
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          Genevieve Vawter,  73, Downey, Calif., former Shelbyville resident, died Monday.  Mrs. Vawter, a 1932 Shelbyville High School graduate, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and First Presbyterian Church, Downey.  Surviving are her husband,  Irvin Vawter;  a son,  Stewart Vawter,  California; a daughter,  Lucy Hook,  California; four grandchildren; sisters,  Deloris Billman,  Shelbyville,  Ruth McPherson,  Sunman, and  Marguerite Tenhunen,  Midland, Mich.; and brothers,  John Scott,  Greenfield, Ill., and  William Scott,  St. Petersburg, Fla.
          Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, Downey, Calif.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society's Shelby County Chapter.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
23, 24, or 25 Mar 1985
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          Thelma E. Vawter,  59, 250 E. Franklin St., died at 11:21 a.m. Friday at W.S. Major Hospital.  She had been ill for three years, residing at the Heritage House Convalescent Center for the past two weeks.  Born in Shelbyville, on April 13, 1925, she was the daughter of  Clancy and Iris (Fisher) Mummert.  On July 28, 1950, she married  Elmer Vawter,  who survives.
          Other survivors include a daughter,  Mrs. Jack (Drena) Conway,  R.R. 1, Flat Rock, and three grandchildren.  A brother,  Orlando Mummert,  preceded her in death.
          She was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.  Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Hill Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Murphy Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday; 13 Apr 1983
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          Services for Jeannette R. Vawter,  69, R.R. 6, Shelbyville, who died at 6 a.m. Tuesday at Winona Hospital, Indianapolis, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Carmony Funeral Home.  The Rev. W.B. Jenkins will officiate.  Burial will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Vawter had been in failing health for several years. Born in Blue Ridge June 10, 1913, she was a daughter of George and Faye (Marshall) Fessler. She was married to Walter L. Vawter Sept. 18, 1932, and he survives. Other survivors include a son, Jerry L. Vawter, Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister, Delores Hunt, Southport; and two grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death. She had lived in Shelby County most of her life and was the industrial nurse at the former Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Shelbyville for over 20 years. She retired in the early 1970s. She was a member of Naamah Chapter No. 73, Order of Eastern Star, and of the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church. She was also active in harness racing in Shelby County.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, 16 Jul 1971
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Mrs. Vawter
Dies in Hospital
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          Mrs. Mabel Vawter, 82, 749 Second St., died at 8:40 a.m. today at Major Hospital. She had been seriously ill for six weeks. Born Nov. 20, 1888, in Shelby County, Mrs. Vawter was the daughter of Irvin and Anna (Khel) [ ? sic--perhaps Kehl] Monroe. On Sept. 30, 1904, she was married to Ray Vawter and he died in 1941. Survivors are three sons, Wallace Vawter and Elmer Vawter, Shelbyville, and Irvin Vawter, Downey, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Bryan (Fannie) Coon, Flat Rock, and Mrs. Edward (Alma) Weintraut, Shelbyville; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle LeMasters, R. R. 1,* Waldron. Mrs. Vawter lived all her life in Shelby County and she was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church. Services will be at the church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Coates officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville after 4:00 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and after 1:00 p.m. at the church. *Submitter’s Note: This number was difficult to read on my copy of the obituary so might not be correct here.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, 26 Dec 1918
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INFLUENZA
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Causes Death of Two Children in the
County and City
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          Two children of the city and county died early today of influenza and pneumonia. Gladys Irene, three years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vawter, died at 1:45 o'clock at their home in Shelby township. The parents, three brothers and four sisters, survive. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. H. N. Spear officiating. Burial will be made in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery. The entire family is ill with influenza.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen

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