Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, September 14, 1954
Former  Canning  Factory
Owner's  Rites  Thursday
          Orman H. Woodard,  78, former Shelby county canning factory owner and operator, died at 12:30 this morning at the Bartholomew County Hospital at Columbus following a critical illness of 10 days.
          Mr. Woodard, whose home was 701 S. Holland St., Edinburg, began his 50-year canning factory career with the  J. T. Polk Company in Greenwood.  He had been retired for a number of years.  He was born in Shelby county on June 16, 1876, the son of  Thomas and  Mary (Kimble) Woodard.  He was a member of the Methodist Church, the local Elds Club; Edinburg Lions Club; a 50-year member of the Masonic lodge, and a member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine.
          He is survived by the widow,  Clara B. Woodard,  two daughters,  Mrs. Robert (Edelle) McKay  of Vero Beach, Fla., and  Mrs. Mary Lou Scott  of Portsmouth, O.  Also surviving are three grand children and four step-daughters,  Mrs. Mildred Kanouse  and  Mrs. Mary Leonard   of Edinburg;  Mrs. Dorothy Thompson,  Providence, R.I., and  Mrs. Evelyn Hawks of Plainfield.
          Funeral rites will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Norman Funeral Home in Hope.  Burial with Masonic rates at the grave will be in the Hope Moravian cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
November 6, 1947
          Last rites were arranged today for Charles Woodard, age eighty-nine, local carpenter who was found dead Tuesday afternoon at his home on the Boggstown road.
          Born in Shelby county March 9, 1858, Mr. Woodard was the son of  Henry and Sarah Ann Jones Woodard.  He was married to  Effie McDuffie  August 27, 1881. His wife died on July 21, 1936 and a daughter, Gladys, died in infancy.
          Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Amanda Heifner, of near Fairland, and eight nieces and nephews.
          Mr. Woodard was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Ewing mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. E. L. Ford officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
September 8, 1925

          John Woodard, age sixty-nine, died Monday night at eleven-thirty o'clock at his home, east of Middletown.  Mr. Woodard had long been a resident of that community and was well know through that section.  His death was caused by a complication of diseases.
          He was a son of  Woodson and  Eliza Woodard,  and was born August 11, 1856.  He was married August 27, 1876, to  Miss Emma Hardesty.
          Besides the widow, Mr. Woodard leaves one son,  C. A. Woodard,  of Indianapolis; two daughters,  Mrs. Myrtle Leffler,  of Shelbyville and  Mrs. Pearl Reed,  of Rush county; two brothers,  Thomas Woodard,  of Edinburg, and  Robert Woodard,  of Seymour; and one half-sister,  Mrs. Emma DeBusk,  of this city.  Thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday morning at ten o'clock.  R. T. Stewart, of this city will be in charge of the burial.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Don Woodard

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, May 26, 1924
Was Born in Shelby Township
85 Years Ago--
Private Funeral Tuesday
          Mrs. Rebecca Woodard, one of Shelby county's oldest and most highly esteemed women, died at 5:10 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma DeBusk,  917 Elm Street, where she had been ill for an indefinite time of a complication of diseases brought on by her advanced age.
          The death of Mrs. Woodard, takes one of the pioneer residents of the community and a woman who spent her entire life in Shelby county.  She was 85 years, 6 months and 27 days old at the time of her death, Sunday.  Born in Shelby township, Oct. 28, 1838, the daughter of  Henry and  Catherine Green, she had always lived in the vicinity and was intimately known to all the residents, who regarded her with a love and respect that will ever be in their lives.
          Mrs. Woodard was married to the late  Woodson Woodard  in 1869 and they lived on a farm for many years.  Their ideal married life was broken by the death of Mr. Woodard a number of years ago.  She had been living at the home of her daughter the greater part of the time since.  Mrs. DeBusk, the daughter survives.
          She was a member of the West St. M. E. church.  The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. DeBusk.  The Rev. L. C. Murr will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Ralph J. Edwards is the undertaker in charge.  The funeral will be private and friends are asked to omit flowers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 11, 1895
Page 3, column 4
          Judith Woodard died at the residence of James Fisher, in Union township, at twenty-five minutes past one o'clock Monday April 8th.  She was born November 21st, 1806, and at the time of her death she was eighty-eight years, four months and seventeen days old.  Remains were interred at the cemetery at Mt. Pisgah.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Don Woodard

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 18, 1879
Page 2, column 7
          DIED - WOODARD--On September 15, in Liberty township, Wesley Woodard, aged 72 years.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Don Woodard

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