The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday May 1, 2003
Thelma R. Wilder, 79, Rushville died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, Millers Merry Manor, Rushville.
Born June 1, 1923 in Shelbyville, to  Leslie & Lorene (Hobbs) Knarr.
Married Robert L. Wilder August 16, 1941.  He preceded in death July 22, 1994
Survivors include 2 daughters,  Mrs. Robert (Jeanine) Shook and  Mrs. Tyrone (Ruth Ann) Wise, both of Rushville; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She retired from Schnadig Corp in 1983, after 32 years of service
Member of Little Blue River Church of Christ, Rushville, Eagles Lodge Auxiliary & Hint-Hunters Home Ec Club
Burial in East Hill Cemetery in Rushville.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday May 26, 1949
Page 1 column 7
(Thursday, May 19, 1949)
          John D. Wilder, 91-year-old former resident of Waldron, died Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at the Maple Convalescent Home at Fountaintown.  He had been confined to the nursing home for about two years.
          Mr. Wilder was born in Shelby county on January 22, 1858, and with the exception of 30 years spent in Kansas when a young man, he always had resided in Shelby county.  He never was married and there are no immediate survivors.
          Funeral services will be held at the Ewing mortuary Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. M. T. Eichols officiating.  Burial will be in the Vienna cemetery in Rush county.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 o’clock this evening.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Friday March 9, 1917
Page 1 column 2
Mrs. Sarah J. Wilder Passed Away
This Morning Near Waldron
          Mrs. Sarah J. Wilder, widow of Calvin Seymour Wilder, one of the oldest women of the county, passed away at 7:15 o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Greenberry [Mary A.] McDuffee,  in Liberty township, two miles north of Waldron. Mrs. Wilder would have been 92 years old on the twenty-fourth day of next July.  She had been in excellent health until about two years ago, and when her health failed she went to the home of her daughter, where she had been cared for most tenderly.
          Mrs. Wilder was born in Pendleton county, Kentucky, but she came to this county with her parents when she was only eight years old.  Except for a few years spent in Illinois and Iowa she had been a resident of Shelby county since, living most of the time in the community where her death occurred.
          Her marriage to Mr. Wilder was solemnized in 1846.  He died in 1889, and Mrs. Wilder is survived by her daughter and three sons and a sister.  The sons are Charles Wilder, of Kansas;  John D. Wilder, of Waldron and  Edgar Wilder, of Denver Colorado.  The sister is  Mrs. Martha Bondurant of Bethany, Missouri.  Mrs. Wilder had been a member of the Methodist church for many years, and was loved and respected by all who knew her.
          The funeral services will be held at the Vienna church at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. A.R. Jones officiating, and the burial will be made in the Vienna Cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Decatur County, Indiana Marriages
Calvin S. Wilder  &  Sarah Jane Caldwell
May 20, 1847
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 20, 1906
Page 7 column 2
          Sylvania L. Wilder, died at the residence of her mother in Waldron, Thursday morning at 4:10 o'clock, of tuberculosis, aged fifty-two years, eleven months and four days.  She leaves a mother, one sister, Mrs. Greenbury McDuffie  of Waldron: three brothers, Charles of Indian Territory,  John D. of Missouri,  Edward W. Wilder  of Oklahoma. Also a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Wilder, of this city.  She was a member of the Vienna M. E. Church, where the funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30, the Rev. Mr. Bean officiating.  Interment in Vienna cemetery. Cortege will leave the home at 9:30.  Stewart & Fix in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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