Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, July 27, 1981
Ralph E. Zell, 69, 130 Third St., died Sunday.  Failing health for two years.
Self-employed contractor, painter and interior decorator in the Shelby County area.
Former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Shelbyville. 
Born June 21, 1912, at New Castle, s/o  Pearlie and Mary Ann (Clayton) Zell.
June 13, 1934, married  Katherine Bennett.
Survivors:  son, Donald E. Zell, Shelbyville;  2 daughters, Mrs. Kermit (Donna Jean) Gebhart, Boggstown, and  Mrs. Phil (Sharon Kay) McLane, Shelbyville; and 7 grandchildren.
Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Carmony Funeral Home with the Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating. 
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  Shelby County Cancer Society.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, May 10, 1933
Page 1 column 5
Pernicious Anemia Results In Death
Of Well Known Building Contractor
          Stacy E. Zell, well known building contractor for many years, died at his home on the Riley Highway at the south edge of the city, Tuesday evening at 7:45 o'clock.  Death was due to pernicious anemia.  Mr. Zell had been ill for the past two or three months.
          The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zell and was born in Shelby county April 21, 1878, being at the time of his death fifty-five years of age.  On September 10, 1897, he was united in marriage to Miss Sophia Socks, to which union one child was born.  Besides the widow, Mr. Zell leaves the one son, Orville E., of Bloomington; the father, Thomas Zell, of this county; two brothers, Pearlie, of this city, and Carlos, of the State of Washington, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Harting, of the State of Washington.  He was formerly connected with the United Brethern church.
          Private funeral services will be held at the late home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. Paul E. Million, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating.  Interment will be held in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth, funeral director.  Friends may call at the late home at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, December 22, 1921
Mrs. Sarah Zell Died at
Home in VanBuren Town-
ship -- Funeral Thursday
          Mrs. Sarah Zell,  73 years old, wife of  Benjamin Zell,  died at her home in VanBuren township Tuesday night at 11 o'clock, death being caused from dropsy of which she had suffered for some time.  Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Weaver, of Morristown, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Pehlm [Pelham?] cemetery in charge of Herlich & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Zell was born in this county in 1848 and had spent practically all of her life in VanBuren township.  She was a woman of true Christian character and her death will be mourned by many.  She was a member of the United Brethern church.  Early in life she was united in marriage to Mr. Zell.  To this union one daughter, was born, she being  Mrs. Jessie Copple,  of VanBuren township.
          Besides the daughter and husband mentioned, she is survived by three sisters, namely,  Mrs. Clara Dungeon,  Mrs. Etta Nigh  and  Mrs. Margaret Miller,  of Morristown, and a brother,  John Colclazier,  of Hanover township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Jeri Smith

The  Tuesday-Friday  Republican
Shelbyville, Indiana
Tuesday, April 23, 1901
          George M. Zell  died at his residence, near Geneva, in Noble township, at eleven o'clock, Friday night, April 19, of lung trouble, age thirty-five years.  The remains will be buried at the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery Sunday afternoon.  Services at 2:30 o'clock, at the church, Rev. S. D. Hawkins officiating.  D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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