Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Glenn  George  &  Son  Funeral Home
July 2009
          Rees I. Wendling, 87, of Shelbyville died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Morning Breeze Retirement Community in Greensburg.  Born Dec. 25, 1921, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  Albert C. and Edna M. (Rees) Kuhn. She married  George Marshall Wendling  on June 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1973.
          Survivors include her son,  Albert Russell (wife, Tonya) Wendling  of Waldron; daughters,  Rosalie (husband, Ben) Barker II  of Orange County, Calif., and  Rosemarie (husband, Jim) Beyer  of Shelbyville; grandchildren,  Ethan Wendling,  Emmy Wendling,  Brett (wife, Eunice) Scott,  Benny Barker III,  Brian (wife, Denise) Schofner,  Brad (wife, Rhonda) Schofner,  Kyle Beyer,  Jon (wife, Amy) Beyer  and  Jamie Beyer; great-grandchildren, Stacey (husband, Gerald) Goforth,  Melanie Newton,  Michelle Nally,  Logan Schofner,  Lauren Schofner,  Zach Beyer,  Megan Beyer,  Alexa Schofner,  Jon Beyer,  Cameron Schofner,  Eric Beyer  and  Mia Scott;  and great-great-grandchildren,  Grant Goforth,  Brody Goforth  and  Mason Nally.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; sister,  Mildred Coers;  and lifetime friend and cousin,  Virginia Isley.
          Mrs. Wendling was a lifelong Shelby County resident.  She had been a bookkeeper working for Shelbyville Desk, Farmers National Bank and Central States Fiber.  Mrs. Wendling graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1939 and from Indianapolis Business College.  She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church for 77 years and the mission treasurer for several years for the women’s mission group.  Mrs. Wendling enjoyed spending time with her family, knitting, quilting and sewing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday November 17, 2003
Celia R. Wendling, 94, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, November 15, 2003, at Westview Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born March 29, 1909, in Blue Ridge daughter of  Herman  and  Mary (Mullen) Creed.
Married  Morris “Jim” Wendling  May 26, 1928, he died September 2, 1994
Survivors one brother  Galvy Creed, (wife, Dorothy Alberta)  Blue Ridge
One sister, Elizabeth Kohler (husband, Mearle) of Franklin, and several nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by six brothers. 
Lived Blue Ridge for more than 70 years.  Employed Kennedy Car Liner from 1926 to 1939
Cook at Shelbyville High School from 1961 to 1976, owned hardware store in Blue Ridge from 1939 to 1961
Member Blue Ridge Christian Church, and Cynthiana Club in Blue Ridge
Funeral Tuesday Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home Revs. James Farnsley and Lavane Creed officiating.
Burial Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff  for John Ballard

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, September 3, 1994
Morris A. “Jim” Wendling, 89, Blue Ridge, died Friday at Major Hospital.
Born March 3, 1905, in Shelby County, son of  Edward and Nancy (Craig) Wendling.  May 26, 1928, married  Celia R. Creed in Manilla; she survives.
Owned Wendling and Marshall Hardware in Blue Ridge from 1939 to 1961. Mechanic for a small engine repair shop. Member of the Blue Ridge Christian Union church.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
Mr. Wendling was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for John Ballard
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, January 23, 1980
Page 2
Mrs. Carolyn L. Wendling, 61, 623 S. West St., died today at W.S. Major Hospital.
Lifelong Shebyville resident.  First Christian Church.
Born March 27, 1918, in Shelbyville, daughter of  Clifford and Helen (Burkhart) Peck, she was married Aug. 23, 1938, in Batesville to Don F. Wendling, who survives.
Surviving are two sons, Don F. Wendling Jr., and Ken Wendling; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Tina) Caswell, and Mrs. Victor (Jan) Phillips; two brothers, Berkley Peck, and Kenneth Peck; and six grandchildren.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
December 4, 1947
Theodore Wendling Dies At
Home on Blue Ridge Road
          Theodore (Dode) Wendling,  retired farmer, was found dead at his home on the Blue Ridge Road at 9:30 Sunday morning.  He was found by  Charles Stohry,  a tenant on the farm, and death caused of coronary occlusion, has occurred about 4:00 a.m., according to Coroner C. J. Price.
          Mr. Wendling was born on January 6, 1880, at the home where death occurred.  He was the son of  Michael and  Nancy E. (Jaco) Wendling.  In March, 1920, he was married to  Della M. Alstott,  of Indianapolis, and her death occurred several years ago.
          THE  ONLY  SURVIVORS  are a niece,  Miss Faye Thompson, of this city; two aunts,  Mrs. Louis Fisher,  of Greensburg, and  Mrs. Anna Hendrickson,  of this city; one uncle,  Edward Wendling, of Blue Ridge, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sudie Thompson,  of this city.
          Funeral services will be held at the Charles Ewing mortuary Tuesday at 2 p.m. with  Rev. James Paddock  officiating.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, June 23, 1937
Mrs. Nancy Wendling, 80,
Passes Away
          Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Wendling,  80, died at her home three miles east of Shelbyville at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of two weeks.
          She was the daughter of  Theodore and  Mary Price Jaco  and was born July 27, 1856, in shelby county.  Her husband,  Michael Wendling,  preceded her in death.  Their marriage took place in September 1878.  Mrs. Wendling had prviously been married to  John C. Thompson,  who als prededed her in death.
          One son,  Clifford C. Thompson,  died in 1928.  Survivors are one granddaughter,  Miss Faye V. Thompson,  of Shelbyville, and a son,  Theodore Wendling,  of Addison township.  She had spent her entire life on the farm where she died.
          Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mt. Pisgah church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. James Paddock, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          Friends may call at the home at anytime.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
May 2, 1936
Page 1
          Michael Wendling,  80 years old, died at his home east of Shelbyville on the Blue Ridge road at 12 o'clock noon Saturday.  Death was caused by uremia.
          The deceased was born in Orange township, Rush county, on March 14, 1855, and was the son of  George and  Margaret Font Wendling.  On May 27, 1879, he was united in marriage with  Mrs. Nancy E. Thompson  and to this union two children were born.  One son,   Theodore Wendling,  of Addison township survives.
          Besides the widow and son he leaves one grandchild,  Miss Faye Thompson ,  of Shelbyville; two brothers,  Fred Wendling  of Walker township, Rush county and   Edward Wendling  of Orange township, Rush county; four sisters,  Mrs. Anna Henderson   of Shelbyville,  Mrs. Carolin Meltzer  of Blue Ridge,  Mrs. Phoebe Thompson  of Rush county and  Mrs. Mary Fisher  of Greensburg, Ind.
          Mr. Wendling was a farmer and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. I. B. Morgan of Greensburg, a former pastor of the church, officiating.  Internment[sic] will be in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, March 9, 1933
William  Wendling,  70,  Passes  Away  At  Home
Two  Miles  East  of  Blue  Ridge
          William Wendling,  70 years old, brother of three Shelby county residents, died at his home two miles east of Blue Ridge, in Rush county, at 9:30 o'clock this morning.  He had been ill for a year, and his condition became critical two week ago.
          Mr. Wendling, a well known farmer, was born in Rush county February 19, 1863, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. George Wendling.  His father came to the United States from France, and his mother came from Germany.  Mr. Wendling's marriage to  Mollie Mahin  took place September 6, 1893.
          Besides the widow, two of the three children born to them survive.  Darley Wendling, at home, and  Russell, of the same neighborhood.  The deceased also leaves three brothers and four sisters,  Michael, of east of Shelbyville;  Fred, of Rush county;  Edward, of Rush county;  Mrs. Carrie Meltzer, of Blue Ridge;  Mrs. Anna Henderson, of Shelbyville;  Mrs. Mary Fisher, of Greensburg and  Mrs. Phoebe Thompson, of Rush county.
          The funeral service will be held at the late home Saturday at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. O. J. McMullen, of this city, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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