Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Rosamond J. Walton, 89, of Shelbyville died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.
Born Feb. 24, 1920, in Shelbyville, to  Edward C. and  Jennie Mae (Shepple) Gaines.
Married  Carl Gordon Walton  on July 24, 1947; he preceded her in death on April 29, 1999.
Survivors include her son,  Dale E. Walton of Indianapolis; daughter,  Ann K. Sipes (husband, Tony) of Shelbyville; grandsons,  Joshua Walton Sipes (wife, Kerry) of Royal Oak, Mich., and  Jacob Worland Sipes (wife,  Tiffany) of Shelbyville; and great-grandsons,  Braxton Sipes,  Beckett Sipes and  Jason Sipes.
Preceded in death by her parents and a brother,  Howard Gaines.
Born, raised and lived most of her life on the family farm.  Lived in Indianapolis for a short time while attending college.  Lived in California after getting married.
Homemaker and mother.  Previously worked at Naval Avionics during World War II, Shelby County Clerk’s office and the Chambers Corp.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1937, where she was the 1937 May Festival Queen, and from Indiana University School of Business, Indianapolis campus, associate’s degree in industrial accounting.
Member of First United Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, Marion Township Home Economics Club, Kappa Kappa Sigma and a bridge club.
Loved her family and farm life and enjoyed reading, playing cards and talking to her friends.  Fan of IU basketball and Colts football and loved watching golf on television.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St., with Pastor Robert Land officiating.
Interment:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
January 17, 2008
Stanley E. "Stan the Man" Walton, 65, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008.
Born Oct. 29, 1942, Shelbyville, s/o  Eddie E. and Margaret J.(Robertson) Walton.
Married  Barbara L. Theobald  on Sept. 14, 1962; she survives.
Other survivors include sons:  Chuck Walton  (wife, Anita)  and  Bobby Walton,  both of Shelbyville; sisters:  Viola Fewell  and  Linda Boles,  both of Shelbyville, and  Letha Hall  of Rushville; grandsons:  Josh Walton,  Derek Walton  and  Justin Walton, all of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Salesman for Moorman Feed Co. in Quincy, Ill., from 1968 to 1994.
Drove a bus for Shelby Eastern and Shelby Central schools.
Head of maintenance at Coulston Elementary School.
Currently drove for Hauk-Spencer Medicar.
Graduated from Waldron High School in 1962.
Member of Little Blue River Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 28 F&AM and past member of Morristown Lions Club.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St., the Rev. Robert Langdon officiating.

January 16, 2008
Stanley E. Walton, 65, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, New Castle.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
August 23, 2007
Paul E. Walton, 81, Shingle Springs, Calif., former Shelbyville resident, died July 26, 2007; fishing trip in Idaho.
Services:  Cameron Park, Calif.
Contributions:  Shepherd of the Hills Church, 4050 Durock Road, Shingle Springs, CA 95682.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
February 21 & 22, 2007
Douglas Allan "Doug" Walton, 43, Shelbyville died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, Major Hospital; brief illness.
Born May 21, 1963, in Shelbyville, s/o  Carl E. Walton and  Helen (Curry) Wiley.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Broadway Chapel, 232 W. Broadway St.,  the Rev. Paul D. Kirk officiating.
Concord Cemetery in Shelby County.
Contributions may be made to the Doug Walton Memorial Fund, c/o T.R. Pizza, 20 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville.
Survivors:  mother;  son, Douglas Allan Walton Jr., Orlando, Fla.; daughters,  Sarah Lorainne Walton  and  Emily Sue Walton, both of Orlando, and  Mary Kathryn Walton  of Shelbyville;  brothers,  Carl E. Walton Jr.  (wife, Sherri),  Darrell E. Walton (wife, Elaine) and  Roger J. Walton (wife, Patricia), all of Shelbyville,  Kim Michael Walton (wife, Chrissy)  of Fairland and  Bradley David Walton  of Waldron; and sisters,  Linda Kay McDaniel  (husband, Jack),  Terry Joan Pursley  (husband, Harry)  and  Kristina Irene Richards  (husband, Ernie), all of Shelbyville, and  Pamela May Bergen  (husband, Pat) of Rushville.
Preceded in death by his father and sister, Carla Sue Phelps.
Formerly employed at Knauf in construction and Pizza Den.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
September 6, 2004
James E. Walton, 77, of Avon, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at his home.
Born in Shelbyville.
Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home State Road 135 Chapel, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood.
Burial:  Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, in Greenwood.
Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
[Son of  Ernest V. Walton  and  Mary E. Ridley Walton - Ruth Ann Martin-Morton]

The  Shelbyville  News
July 23, 1999
Frances Katherine (Fuller) Walton, 81, died Thursday, Major Hospital.
Born March 25, 1918, in Shelby County, d/o  Ervin H. and Grace Elizabeth (Anderson) Fuller.
Married  Charles H. Walton  on May 25, 1940; he survives.
Lifelong resident of Shelby County.
Co-owner of Diet Pantry Health Store, Shelbyville, before retiring in 1986; previously worked at the former McQuay Norris, Indianapolis, and PR Mallory, Indianapolis.
Member of the Zonta Club and the St. Joseph Social Club.
Other survivors:  brother, Donald E. Fuller, Indianapolis; and a sister,  Mrs. Frank (Louise Ann) Griffey, Edinburgh.
Preceded in death by a sister.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Shelby County Hospice Chaplain Brian Trotter officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Contributions may be made to the Zonta Club or Hospice of Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, April 29, 1999
Carl Gordon Walton
Carl Gordon Walton, 80, Shelbyville, died today at home.
Born May 20, 1918, in Connersville, s/o  Roy and Freda (Vogt) Walton. On July 24, 1947.  Married Rosamond J. (Gaines) Walton, who survives.
Farmer in Marion Township.  Drove a school bus for Shelbyville Central Schools for 30 years.  Marion Township trustee.
1937 graduate of Alhambra High School in California.  Attended Oregon State University.  Delta Upsilon fraternity.
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1941 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater.
Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and First United Methodist Church, all in Shelbyville.
Survivors also include one son, Dale Walton, Indianapolis; one daughter, Ann K. Sipes, Shelbyville; two brothers, Paul Walton, Shingle Springs, Calif., and David Walton, La Puente, Calif.; two sisters, Eleanor Stoller, Rupert, Idaho, and Mary Baroglio, Huntington, Beach Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Four brothers preceded him in death.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, with the Rev. D. Alan Rumble officiating.  Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Hospice of Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, February 28, 1972
          Mrs. Laura C. Walton,  93, who formerly lived at 846 Elm St., died Sunday at 5:25 p.m. at Heritage House Convalescent Center.  Services will be Wednesday at 10 :30 a.m. at the Ewing Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Todd officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.
          Born in Dearborn County Feb. 9, 1879, Mrs. Walton was the daughter of  Herman and  Emily (Martin) Cutter.  She was first married to  Joseph Henry  and he preceded in death.  She later married  R. S. "Sam" Walton  and he died in 1952.  Mrs. Walton lived practically all her life in Shelbyville and attended the West Street United Methodist Church.
          Surviving are two daughters,  Mrs. Al Meadows,  Wanamaker, and  Mrs. James Jeffries,  Shelbyville; one son,  Ralph Henry,  Cincinnati, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday April 29, 1947
Page 1 column 7
Eddie Everett Walton, 51, Succumbs at Home
          Eddie Everett Walton, 51, native of this city, died suddenly Sunday morning at his home south of Gwynneville.  Mr. Walton, who was employed as a tenant on the J.E. Shelton farm near Gwynneville, had not been ill but had complained of a chest pain during the morning.
          His death occurred as he was talking to  Robert Shelton and apparently was caused by a heart attack.
          Deceased was born in Shelbyville on March 31, 1896, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Riley Walton.  His father survives with the widow,  Margaret McKay Walton, to whom he was married April 5, 1942; two children,  Stanley and  Letha Walton, at home; four children by a former marriage,  Mrs. Raymond Fewell,  Carl Delmar and  Arvilla Walton of this city; six step-children; three sisters and three brothers,  Floyd and  Herbert Walton and  Mrs. Elizabeth Martin and  Mrs. Earl Braley, of this city and  Mrs. Katherine Edmonds and Ernest Walton, of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the home of the sister, Mrs. Martin, at 284 East Franklin street and burial, in charge of L.V. Hauk, will be made in the Snyder cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Kokomo  Tribune
Page 2 Feb. 13, 1933
          Gabriel J. Walton, a resident of Kokomo for forty years, died at 4:30 o'clock Monday morning at his home, 1514 North Morrison street, at the age of seventy-eight years.  His health had been failing since an attack of influenza last April and his condition had been serious since Christmas.  Surviving are three children,  Mrs. Elmer Gunnell  and  Fred E. Walton of Kokomo and  Mrs. W. H. Groat  of Flint, Mich., with six grandsons,  Russell,  Carl, and Elmer, Jr. Gunnell,  Robert  and  Fred Richard Walton  and  Robert Walton Groat.  He leaves also two brothers,  Taylor Walton  of Lebanon and  Jefferson  of Shelbyville.  His wife,  Luella J. Walton  died July 1, 1930.  Mr. Walton was born in Shelby county near Shelbyville and grew up in that community.  As a young man he united with the Methodist church at Slabtown.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Red Men and Haymakers lodge. 
          The time for the funeral has not been decided but the rites will be held at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. W. P. Pearce in charge and burial will be in the family lot in Crown Point cemetery.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday December 31, 1928
Page 3 column 1
Mrs. Huldah Walton, 62 Years Old,
Victim Of Heart Disease, Asthma
          Mrs. Huldah Walton, 62 years old, wife of  Riley H. Walton, died unexpectedly at her home, 722 West Locust street, Sunday afternoon at 1:10 o'clock, following a week's illness from heart disease and asthma.
          She was the daughter of  William  and  Martha Thurston  and one of a family of seven children.  She was born in Brandywine township August 31, 1866.  On July 14, 1884, she was married to Mr. Walton, and of the nine children born to the, eight survive.  They are:  Floyd,  Eddie,  Herbert,  Ernest,  and  Willard Walton,  Mrs. Abe Marks,  and  Mrs. Lawrence Martin, all of Shelbyville; and  Mrs. John Edwards, of Indianapolis.  Eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.  Besides theses, Mrs. Walton leaves three brothers; John Thurston, Shelbyville, Wellington Thurston, Edgewood, Indianapolis;  George Thurston, of Dayton, Kentucky; four half-brothers and three half-sisters;  James Thurston,  Jack Thurston, of Brandywine township;  Roscoe Thurston  of Peru, Indiana;  Saul Thurston, of California;  Mrs. Vina Roase, Indianapolis,  Mrs. Anna Emrick, of Brandywine township, and  Mrs. Ettie Tucker  of Shelbyville.  Mrs. Walton was a member of the Calvary Baptist church of this city.
          The funeral services will be held in the C. F. Fix and Son funeral parlors tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Joseph Wainscott and the Rev. Orville Emmert officiating.  Interment will be in the family lot in the Miller cemetery.  Friends may call at the home on West Locust street to view the remains until 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, after which the body will be brought to the Fix Funeral home.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Ruth Overton

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, December 24, 1918
Caused Death of Mrs. Samuel Walton
Tuesday Morning.
          Mrs. Samuel [Emora] Walton,  of Indianapolis, died Tuesday morning at 6:25 o'clock at the home of her son,  Harold Walton,  562 east Broadway.  Her death was caused by influenza and pneumonia.  Mrs. Walton, who lived here until recently, came here to care for her son and his family, who were ill with influenza, and later contracted the disease.  She was 51 years old.
          She was married to Mr. Walton October 10, 1886.  She leaves her husband, her aged mother,  Mrs. Catherine Edwards,  of this city; one son, Harold; two daughters,  Dorothy,  at home and  Mrs. Lillian Naylor,  of Indianapolis; and three brothers,  Hildreth,  Otto  and  John Edwards,  all of Shelbyville.  Mrs. Walton was a member of the Main street M. E. church.
          Funeral services will be held at the home of the son Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. P. W. Boxom, pastor of the Main street church officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Stewart and Fix in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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