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Shady Cemetery

Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana

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[view from west] [Shady Cemetery entrance] [view from east]

INTRODUCTION

The cemetery is named after a family and is not descriptive of an arboreal scene.

Located on the north side of County Road 500 North (one mile south of US 224) between CR 600 West and 700 West in Adams County Indiana (CR 700 W in Adams Co. is the same as 800 East in Wells County, which is the county line), this small, one-half acre, cemetery of 12 short rows has the earliest burial date of 1844 recorded on a stone and it is presumed to be still active. It is in Section 4.
The coordinates are 40.8158804 Latitude (DEC) and -85.0663578 Longitude (DEC); or 404857N Latitude (DMS) and 0850359W Longitude (DMS). The elevation is 830 feet (253 meters).

A chain link fence surrounds the cemetery on three sides (east, north, west). Six large trees border the gravel county road; three on either side of a wrought iron gateway, which is at the entrance to a grassy drive that separates rows nine and ten.

This cemetery reading was first done in July 1998 and was compared with the 1956 DAR reading and, in some instances, with the relevant WPA data. An update in 2006 added images of the gravestones. Brief descriptions of the gravestones themselves were included prior to the addition of photos and are retained. This 2010 reading confirms and adds information. Numbering of rows begins at the west side of the cemetery and lots are numbered from the end of the row closest to the road and counted northward.

The unique numbering system of this reading first numbers all markers starting from the southwest corner (And will be re-numbered as gravestones are added). The second set of six alphanumeric characters also identify each current grave marker. The two letters (sc) stand for Shady Cemetery; the next pair of numbers represent the row and the last two digits identify the number of stones (lot number) from the road. Following these two numbering systems, the inscription is transcribed, and a description of the stone is recorded in brackets. Newspaper obituary notices and gravestone photos are included.

The names of those buried are listed in a modified index at the bottom of this reading. Surnames are listed alphabetically and individuals with the same surnames are listed by row and lot number.






An Annotated Record of the Gravestone Inscriptions of Shady Cemetery

Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana




Row 1:   (7 stones)


[gravestone of Andrew S. Hower] 1.   sc0101
Andrew S., son of J. & N.A. Hower, d. Sept. 6, 1862, Age 8 mo. 8 da.
[small weathered upright marble slab, which has been repaired, embedded in concrete footing in 1998]
[broken stone laying next to bottom part in concrete footer in 2010]
Andrew, infant son of John Hower and Nancy A Steele,

[gravestone of John Hower Jr.] 2.   sc0102
John Hower Jr. 1841 - 1875
[gray marble upright on gray marble base on concrete footing]
John J. William Hower, son of Andrew Hower and Margaret Buroker,

[gravestone of Nancy A. Hower] 3.   sc0103
Nancy A. Hower 1842 - 1925
[gray marble upright on concrete base on concrete footing]
Nancy Agnes Steele

NANCY M. HOWER DIES AT BLUFFTON
Former Adams County Resident Dies Today At Age Of 82 Years
  Bluffton, March 30-- Mrs. Nancy M. Hower, aged 82, a former Adams county resident, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Rosie Schrank, 328 East Horton street, this city at 8:30 o'clock this morning.
  Death was due to paralysis after an illness of more than three years. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the First Reformed church of Bluffton and burial will be made at the Shady cemetery near Magley.
  Mrs. Hower has several relatives in Decatur and is well known in Adams and Wells county, being a pioneer of this part of Indiana.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIII. Number 76.   Monday, March 30, 1925.   p. 1, col. 4.

MRS. NANCY HOWER, 82 DIES THIS MORNING
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT 1:30 O'CLOCK.
  Mrs. Nancy A. Hower, 82 years old, died of paralysis this morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rose Schrank, 328 East Horton street.
  Mrs. Hower was born in Adams County, a daughter of Samuel Steele and Mrs. Susan Worley Steele, on November 22, 1842. Her husband is ________   Surviving her are the following children: Mrs. Amos Crist, Fort Wayne; J. U. Hower, Muncie; Mrs. Schrank, Bluffton, and Mrs. Ida B. Barnett, Bluffton. One son is deceased. There are six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
  Three brothers and a sister who survive are George Steele, Tocsin; James Steele, Magley; Robert Steele, Convoy, Ohio, and Mrs. Martha Jane Watkin, Tocsin.
  Mrs. Hower was a member of the First Reformed church.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the First Reformed church, in charge of Rev. W. A. Alspach. Burial will be made at the Shady cemetery near Magley.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Third Year, No. 153.   Monday, March 30, 1925.   p. 1, col. 7.

[gravestone of A. Hower] 4.   sc0104
A. H.
[booksize marble embedded in concrete, (for Andrew Hower?)]

[gravestone of Margaret and Andrew Hower] 5.   sc0105
Margaret, wife of A. Hower, died Sep 11 1882, Aged 72 y. 1 m. 25 d.
[west side inscription]
Father Mother
[south side inscription]
Andrew Hower, Died June 30, 1877, Aged 59 y. 9 m. & 2 d.
[east side inscription of gray marble pedestal on gray marble base on concrete block on concrete footing. Metal pin on top of 4 foot column indicating missing cap.]

[gravestone of Margaret Hower?] 6.   sc0106
[booksize marble embedded in concrete, (for Margaret Hower?)]

gap of about 3 lots

[gravestone of Caroline Klous] 7.   sc0107
Caroline, dau. of K. Klous & Susanna Barger, Died Dec. 25, 1871, Aged 1 y. 8 m. 3 d.
An elaborate scene of dove flying over cemetery gates (Heaven's gate) lightly etched on vertical face above two lines of faint text: Our darling one had gone before / To await on the blissful shore
[scrolled slant top of gray marble upright on gray marble base resting on formed concrete block]

Row 2:   (8 stones)


[gravestone of Mary] 8.   sc0201
Mary E.
[inscription on curved top of short gray marble upright on concrete block]

[gravestone of Joseph] 9.   sc0202
Joseph
[inscription on curved top of gray marble upright on concrete block embedded in concrete footing, which has a one and three-quarter inch diameter hole in the northeast corner]


[gravestone of Samuel and Susanna Steele] 10.   sc0203
Samuel Steele, Died May 18, 1858, Aged 42 y. 9 m. 10 d.
Susanna H., wife of Samuel Steele, June 15, 1888, Aged 69 y. 2 m. 20 d.
[west side inscription]
Mary E., dau. of S. & S. Steele, Died in the Year 1844, Aged 2 y. 10 m. 12 d.
Joseph , son of S. & S. Steele, Died in the Year 1847, Aged 1 y. & 1 m.
4 line inscription on south side of base: to ... / gone before / ... all meet / to part no more.
also faint 4 line inscription on north side of base
[triple cap on ornate marble column on marble base on concrete block]

SAMUEL STEELE (deceased), who was one of the old and prominent pioneers of Adams County, was born in Pennsylvania, and subsequently removed to Ohio with his parents, they locating near Wooster. He was married in Ohio, to Miss Susannah Worley, who was a native of that State, and of Scotch descent, Mr. Steele being of German origin. To this union were born nine children, six sons and three daughters. In March, 1838, Mr. Steele settled in Adams County, Indiana, on section 9, Kirkland Township, where he lived till his death, which occurred about the year 1858. When he first settled in the county everything was in a state of nature, and here he and his family experienced many of the hardships and privations incident to pioneer life. His first dwelling was a rude cabin which he erected, with puncheon floor and clapboard roof. Mr. Steele took an active part in the affairs of his township, and was a member of the board of trustees under the old organization, besides holding other local offices. During his life he was much interested in agriculture and fruit-growing, and was one of the principal actors at the first agricultural fair held in Adams County. Politically he was a Democrat. Religiously he was a Presbyterian till his death.
Biographical and Historical Record of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. p. 316.

[gravestone of unknown] 11.   sc0204
[gray marble column resting against large Samuel Steele monument, possibly part of monument (between triple cap and larger column)]

[gravestone of Rachel Steele] 12.   sc0205
Rachel A. wife of G. W. Steele, 1842-1869
[small granite block on concrete base]
Rachel A., wife of George Washington Steele, b. abt 1832 OH, son of Samuel S. Steele and Susanna H. Worley,

[gravestone of Ocie Grim] 13.   sc0206
Ocie C., dau. of J. & A. Grim, Died Mar. 9, 1897, Aged 5 y. 4 m. 24 d.
4 lines of text: Our darling one has / gone before / to greet us on the / blissful shore
[gray marble upright slab on formed concrete base]
Ocie C. Grim (16 Oct 1891 - 09 Mar 1897), daughter of John Grim and Alice Margaret Shady,

[gravestone of Grim] 14.   sc0207
son of J. & A. Grim, Died Feb 21, 1901, Aged 10 m. 16 d.
[diamond shaped marble upright on concrete base]
Harley Grim (04 Apr 1900 - 21 Feb 1901), son of John Grim and Alice Margaret Shady,

[gravestone of unknown] 15.   sc0208
[small book size broken piece of marble embedded upright in concrete]

Row 3:   (13 stones)


[gravestone of Susanna and William Shady] 16.   sc0301
Susanna, wife of William Shady, Died Mar 2, 1876, Aged 73 Y. 2 M. 20 D.
[west side inscription]
[carved clasped hands on south side base]
William Shady, Died Sept. 19, 1879, Aged 75 Ys. 5 Ms. 8 D.
[east side inscription on top base of 6 foot high round white marble column on double base on cracked concrete base on concrete footing, copper tubing protruding from top suggests missing ball or cap]

[gravestone of unknown] 17.   sc0302
[small marble slab embedded in concrete]

[gravestone of Samuel Shady] 18.   sc0303
Samuel Shady, Died Jan 30, 1904, Aged 74 y. 8 m. 19 d.
[thick marble upright on marble base on formed concrete base with U.S. flag in star holder with 1776 in circle, crossed fixed bayonets, anchor, F, C, L, on points of star]

  Samuel Shady a resident of Magley, died Saturday night at ten o'clock. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis and his death was due to that and old age. He was almost eighty years of age. The funeral occurred Tuesday at ten o'clock from the Pleasant Valley church.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 35 Number 32   Wednesday, February 3, 1904   p. 7, col. 5.

[gravestone of Rebecca Shady] 19.   sc0304
Rebbecca J., wife of S. Shady, Died Dec. 23, 1877, Age 40 y. 10 mo. 10 da
[west side inscription on white marble shaft on white marble base on concrete]

  Rebecca Jane Shady died in Lancaster township, Wells county, Indiana, December 23rd, 1877, aged 40 years, 10 months and 10 days. She was born in Knox county, Ohio, and while yet in her infancy her father emigrated to Indiana, where she was married May 11th, 1855, to Samuel Shady. She experienced religion about seven years ago, and has lived a faithful and devoted Christian until her death. She was a member of the United Brethren church. She was sick only a short time until her Savior called her home. She was a good wife and mother, and a good and kind neighbor. She leaves an aged mother, a husband and 8 children to mourn their loss, which is her gain. The youngest child [Clara Belle Shady Bender (11 Apr 1877 - 21 Dec 1965] is but 9 months old. She was loved by all who knew her. She leaves a large circle of relatives and acquaintances. May God bring all together again.
  That lump of clay lies in the grave;
   The soul has gone to Him that saves
  All who believe in God and Son
   Shall meet her in her happy home.
                     John R. Snyder.
Bluffton Banner.   Vol. XXVI. No. 45.   Thursday, January 10, 1878   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Ida Shady] 20.   sc0305
Ida A., dau. of S. & R.J. Shady, Died March 22, 1870, Age 3 y. 10 m. 18 da.
2 lines faint text
[upright slab with round top marble in concrete base]
Ida Ann Shady (04 May 1866 - 22 Mar 1870), daughter of Samuel Albert Shady and Rebecca Jane Mills Shady,

[gravestone of Mary Shady] 21.   sc0306
Mary Shady, d. June 19, 1899, Age 15 y. 5 mo. 13 da.
[upright marble on marble base on formed concrete block]
(Shady Bessie F W 15 June 12 1899 Magley H-19 230 WPA Death Index)

[gravestone of unknown] 22.   sc0307
[small book size white marble slab in concrete footing]

gap of 1 or 2 lots

[gravestone of unknown] 23.   sc0308
[small broken book size white marble slab in concrete footing]
possible marker for Roscoe Bauer (18 Aug 1900 - 26 Aug 1900), infant son of John H. Bauer and Dora May Shady Bauer, and infant grandson of Peter and Elizabeth Bauer.

[gravestone of Dora Bauer] 24.   sc0309
Dora M., wife of J.H. Bauer, Died August 18, 1901, Age 29 y. 7 mo. 19 da.
[gray marble shaft on gray marble base on formed concrete base]

DEATH CLAIMS JOHN H. BAUER
Magley Resident Dies At Home of Son Near Van Wert, Ohio
  John Henry Bauer, 64, of Magley, died Thursday evening at 6:25 at the home of his son, Francis, near Van Wert, Ohio. Death was the result of a stroke of paralysis.
  The deceased was born April 25, 1872, a son of Peter and Elizabeth Snurr Bauer of Ashland county, Ohio. He moved to this county with his parents at the age of eight years and remained her the rest of his life. He married Dora Shady, who preceded him in death 35 years ago. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley M. E. church.
  Survivors are: a son, Francis Bauer of near Van Wert; a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Worthman of Kirkland township; a brother, Harry Bauer of Preble; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Likely of Akron, O., and ten grandchildren. One son, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at the Black funeral home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with burial in the Shady cemetery near Magley. The body may be viewed at the Black funeral home until time for burial.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIV. No. 281.   Friday, November 27, 1936.   p. 1, col. 2.

Dora May Shady, b. 30 Dec 1871, daughter of Samuel Albert Shady and Rebecca Jane Mills.

MAGLEY MAN DIES AT VAN WERT, OHIO
JOHN H. BAUER DIES AT HOME OF SON; FUNERAL TO BE SUNDAY AT DECATUR.
  John Henry Bauer, 64, of Magley, died Thursday night at the home of a son, Francis, near Van Wert, O. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis.
  The deceased was born in Ashland county, O., April 25, 1872, a son of Peter and Elizabeth Bauer. He had lived in Adams county for 56 years ago.
  Surviving besides the son are a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Worthman, Kirkland township; a brother, Harry Bauaer (sic), of Preble; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Likely, of Akron, O., and 10 grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at the Black funeral parlors in Decatur at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial in the Shady cemetery near Magley.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VIII. No. 23.   Saturday, November 28, 1936   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of unknown] 25.   sc0310
[small book size white marble embedded in concrete]
possible marker for Ross Bauer (21 Jul 1901 - 29 Jul 1901), infant son of John H. Bauer and Dora May Shady Bauer, and infant grandson of Peter and Elizabeth Bauer.

[gravestone of unknown] 26.   sc0311
[upright gary marble slab embedded in concrete]

[gravestone of Elizabeth and Peter Bauer] 27.   sc0312
Bauer Elizabeth, 1853-1934 Peter 1839-1922
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

AGED RESIDENT OF MAGLEY DEAD
Peter Bauer, Age 83 Years, Died at His Home Late Last Night
  Peter Bauer, age 83 years, died at his home in Magley, at 11 o'clock last night. Mr. Bauer was a well-known resident of Adams county and the news of his death grieved his many friends.
  Mr. Bauer was born in Luxenberg (sic), Germany on February 9, 1839. He came to America when he was twenty-five years old and has resided in this community for more than thirty years. On November 9, 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Sneer (sic), of Perrysville, Ohio. To th[i]s union were born six children, four of whom are living. The surviving children are John and Harry Bauer, of Magley; Charles Bauer, of Omaha, Nebraska; and Blanche Likely, of Akron, Ohio. One son and one daughter, William and Susie, preceeded their father in death.
  In addition to the wife and four children, the deceased is survived by five grandchildren, namely: Mrs. Hattie Worthman, Frank Bauer, Theodore Bauer, Roy Bauer, and Margaret Likely. Idabelle and Ethel Bauer are great-grandchildren. Mr. Bauer was a member of the Methodist church.
  Funeral services will be held from the Little Vine church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. J. K. Wyant, officiating. Short services will be held from the residence at 1:30 o'clock. Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XX. Number 119   Friday Evening, May 19, 1922   p. 1, col. 5.

DEATH CLAIMS MAGLEY WOMAN
Mrs. Elizabeth Bauer Died Tuesday Night of Heart Trouble
  Mrs. Elizabeth Bauer, 81, a resident of Magley for the last 40 years, died at her home Tuesday night at 7 o'clock of heart trouble. Mrs. Bauer had been in her usual good health and had worked about her home during the day.
  She was born in Ashland County Ohio, June 20, 1853, a daughter of Henry and Suzanna Snur. Her marriage to Peter Bauer took place in 1871 and he preceded her in death.
  Surviving are the following children, John H. Bauer, at home; Harry Bauer at Preble and Blanche Likely of Sharon Center, Ohio. Two children died in infancy and a son, Charles Bauer, died last May.
  Mrs. Bauer was the last surviving member of a family of 10 children. Six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive.
  Funeral services will be held at the home in Magley Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock and burial will be made in the Shady cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.
  The body will be returned to the home from the S. E. Black funeral home this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXII. No. 153.   Wednesday, June 27, 1934.   p. 1, col. 1.

DEATH OF MAGLEY WOMAN IS SUDDEN
MRS. ELIZABETH BAUER DIES TUESDAY EVENING AND FUNERAL HELD TODAY.
  Funeral services were held this afternoon at the home in Magley for Mrs. Elizabeth Bauer, 81, whose death from a heart attack occurred at her home Tuesday evening. She had worked about her home as usual during the day. Her death was sudden.
  Mrs. Bauer was born in Ashland county, O., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Snur. Her marriage to Peter Bauer took place in 1871. She had been a resident of Magley 40 years. Her husband preceded her in death.
  Surviving are the following children: John H. Bauer at home; Harry Bauer, Preble, and Blanche Likely of Sharon Center, Ohio.
  Six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive.
  Nine brothers and sisters are deceased.
  Burial was in Shady cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. V. No. 203.   Thursday, June 28, 1934   p. 6, col. 4.

[gravestone of unknown] 28.   sc0313
[small book size white marble slab]

Row: 4   (5 stones)


[gravestone of unknown] 29.   sc0401
[worn marble slab in concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown] 30.   sc0402
[small marble book size upright slab on dirt]

[gravestone of unknown] 31.   sc0403
[small book size white marble upright in concrete footing]

peony bush

[gravestone of unknown] 32.   sc0404
[upright white marble in concrete]

[gravestone of Cora Ernest] 33.   sc0405
Cora Ernest 1883-1960
[Gillig & Doan Service metal funeral home marker bolted onto face of small white marble upright slab embedded in concrete footing]

Miss Cora Ernest Is Taken By Death
  Miss Cora Ernest, 76, of Decatur, died at 10:40 o'clock Sunday morning at the South View rest home in Bluffton, where she had resided the past six months. Death was attributed to complications.
  She was born at Mooney Sept. 21, 1883, a daughter of Martin and Mary Diehl-Ernest, and had never married. She lived for a number of years in the Floyd Barger home in Kirkland township.
  Miss Ernest attended the Craigville United Brethren church.
  There are no near surviving relatives.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, the Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery in Kirkland township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVIII. No. 151.   Monday, June 27, 1960.   p. 1, col. 4.

Row 5:   (5 stones)


[gravestone of Mary Gilliam] 34.   sc0501
Mary Gilliam, Born Mar 20, 1790, Died Aug 1, 1863, Aged 73 Yrs. 4 Mo. & 12 d's
Humprhrey & Co. Ft. Wayne
[white marble slab lying flat in ground]

[gravestone of John Gilliam] 35.   sc0502
John Thomas Gilliam, Born Oct. 5, 1832, Died July 1, 1865, Co H 89 Regt. Ind. Vol.
4 lines text: ... the /... I am gone
[white marble embedded flat in concrete in ground with us flag in GAR 1861-1865 star holder]

DIED,
  Of Chronic Diarrhea, on the 4th of July, at the residence of his father-in-law, C. Hixon, in Kirkland township, JOHN T. GILLIAM, formerly of Co. H. 89th Ind. Vol. He was discharged a short time since, and, it seems, only returned home to die--to receive his last muster out. He was a native of North Carolina, a quiet, pleasant, inoffensive man, and a faithful and uncomplaining soldier. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss.
The Decatur Eagle.   VOL. 9. NO. 16.   [Friday,] July 7, 1865.   p. 3, col. 1.

gap of 1 lot

[gravestone of Mary ...] 36.   sc0503
Mary, ... Aged 5(?)y. 5(?)m. 5(?)d.
[carved dove on broken, repaired, weathered white marble slab with rounded tip]

gap of 6 or so lots

[gravestone of unknown] 37.   sc0504
[white book size upright white marble in ground]

[gravestone of Clara Linker] 38.   sc0505
Clara dau. of V.&S. Linker Born Jan. 30, 1894 Died Aug. 6, 1895
with scene of dove flying over cemetery gate (Heaven's gate)
[chisel shaped gray marble on concrete base on concrete footing]

peony bushes

Row 6:   (10 stones)


[gravestone of Elizabeth and Joseph Shady] 39.   sc0601
Shady, Elizabeth, wife of Jos. Shady, Born Jan. 24, 1829, Died May 9, 1904, Aged 75 Y. 3 M. 15 D.
Joseph Shady 1830-1916
[polished red granite upright on large gray granite base, with U.S. flag in GAR 1861-1865 star holder]

No. of certificate. Name of pensioner. Post-office address. Cause for which pensioned. Monthly rate. Dale of original allowance.
169,545 Shady, Joseph Decatur w. r. side $4.00 Oct., 1881
United States Pension Bureau, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; ... Vol. IV.   Washington, 1883. reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970. p. 3.
DIED AT ELKHART
Jos. Shady, Well Known Indiana Pioneer, Died Saturday at Home of Son
MR. MARTIN SHADY
Was Eighty-Seven Years of Age--Body Brought Here Today.
  Joseph Shady, who, had he lived until next June, would have been eighty-seven years of age, died Saturday afternoon at the home of his son, Martin Shady, at Elkhart, where he had gone August 4, to visit.
  At that time he was in apparently good health, but was unexpectedly stricken with bladder trouble, for which he underwent two operations, with only temporary relief.
  The body will be brought here this afternoon and will be taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Martin Beery, on West Monroe street, where it will lie until Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock, when the procession will leave for the Little Vine church, nine miles west of this city, where the services will be held. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery. The body may be seen by friends at the home here until the time of leaving for the funeral.
  Mr. Shady was a native of Fairfield county, Ohio. He was born June, 1830, the son of William and Susannah Shady. At the age of nine years he came with his parents to Indiana, settling in Wells county. The remainder of his life was spent in this vicinity. Since the death of his wife, formerly Miss Elizabeth Mills, twelve years ago, he had made his home with his children in turn.
  The children surviving are: Mrs. Martin Beery, this city; Marion F. Shady, Fenton, Mich.; Mrs. Israel Rex, Sturgis, Mich.; Martin Shady, Elkhart; George, McMillen, Mich. Two, Ed, who died twenty-four years ago, in manhood, and Josephine, in infancy.
  Brothers are William and Martin Shady of Wells county.
  The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church, a faithful and devout Christian man, highly esteemed.
  The children were all at his bedside at various time during his illness and everything possible was done for his comfort. A granddaughter, Mrs. C. H. Colter, of this city, was also at his bedside when he passed away.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIV, Number 276.   Monday Evening, November 20, 1916.   p. 1, col. 6.

SHADY FUNERAL HELD.
  The funeral of Joseph Shady, former Wells county man, was held this afternoon at the Little Vine church. Burial was made in the Shady cemetery. Mr. Shady was a native of Fairfield county, Ohio. He was born in June, 1839, the son of William and Susannah Shady, and at the age of nine years he came with his parents to Wells county. Since the death of his wife, formerly Miss Elizabeth Mills, twelve years ago, he had made his home with his children. William and Martin Shady, brothers, live in this county.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XVI. Number 311.   Tuesday, November 21, 1916   p. 2, col. 2.

JOSEPH SHADY PASSED AWAY SUNDAY.
(From Monday's Daily.)
  Joseph Shady, aged 86, for many years a resident of Adams County, southeast of Tocsin, who has many relatives in this county, passed away Sunday at the home of a son, Martin Shady, at Elkhart, Ind., where he contracted his fatal illness while on a visit with two sons residing in that city.
  He left the home of a daughter, Mrs. Martin Beery, in Decatur, several weeks ago for a visit in Elkhart, and it was soon after his arrival there that he became ill with kidney trouble and complications. He underwent two operations for the trouble and for a time seemed to be improving, but recently had a relapse, and declined rapidly. Relatives in Wells and Adams Counties received messages Saturday announcing that he was dying.
  Mr. Shady, the decedent, was a native of Ohio, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shady. He was a boy when they moved to Adams County and settled on a farm southeast of Tocsin, where he grew to manhood. He was held in highest esteem in the community. Surviving him are three sons and two daughters, namely Martin and Marion Shady, of Elkhart, George Shady, residing in Michigan, and Mrs. Martin Beery and Mrs. Israel Rex, of Decatur. He also is survived by two brothers, William Shady, who resides with his daughter, Mrs. Robert Stewart, northeast of Bluffton in Lancaster township, and Martin Shady, who lives on a farm 1 1/2 miles north of Craigville. Mr. Shady's wife passed away about fifteen years ago.
  The body was brought from Elkhart today, to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Beery, at Decatur, and the funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Pleasant Valley church, one mile south and one mile east of Tocsin. Burial will be in the Shady Cemetery, on the old Shady home farm where the decedent was raised.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 50. Number 21.   Wednesday, November 22, 1916   p. 3, col. 7.

  The death of Mrs. Joseph Shady, living west of this city, just across the Wells county line, occurred Monday noon. The deceased is well known in this city, she being one of the pioneer residents of that part of the country. She is the mother of several children and leaves a husband and children to mourn her death. Mrs. Martin Beery is one of her daughters. The funeral will be held at the home tomorrow at ten o'clock and the interment will be made at the Shady cemetery.--Decatur Journal.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 35 Number 46   Wednesday, May 11, 1904.   p. 5, col. 3. and
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Twelfth Year No 195   Wednesday, May 11, 1904.   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of unknown] 40.   sc0602
initials of V.W.(?)
[small wedge shaped upright slab in concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown] 41.   sc0603
[bevelled white marble slab in concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown] 42.   sc0604
[weathered pointed white marble upright slab]

[gravestone of Ottie Shady] 43.   sc0605
Ottie A., son of M.F. & M.E. Shady, Died Sept. 10, 1879, Aged 6 m. 18 d.
[white marble upright slab]

[gravestone of Henry and Edwin Shady] 44.   sc0606
Henry E. Shady, Died May 16, 1891, Aged 24 y. 10 m. 3 d.
[south side inscription]
Edwin J., son of H.E. & M.A. Shady, Died Feb. 28, 1892, Aged 3 m. 16 d.
[west side of gray marble column with cap and base on formed concrete base]

[gravestone of unknown] 45.   sc0607
possible inscription along top curve
[small gray slab with curved top in concrete footing]

[gravestone of Ira Shady] 46.   sc0608
Ira J., son of M.F. & M.E. Shady, Born July 22, 1892, Died Aug. 25,
bottom in concrete
[gray granite upright slab in concrete footing]

gap of 8 or 9 lots

[gravestone of unknown] 47.   sc0609
[book size gray marble embedded in concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown] 48.   sc0610
[small book size gray marble embedded in concrete footing]

Row 7:   (3 stones)


[gravestone of unknown] 49.   sc0701
[small gray marble slab in concrete footing]

[gravestone of J. Shady] 50.   sc0702
initials J.S.
[small gray marble slab in concrete footing]

[gravestone of Lucinda Shady] 51.   sc0703
Lucinda E., dau. of M. & M. Shady, Died June 25, 1866, Aged 24Y.6M.28D.
printed text
[gray granite slant on concrete footing]

Row 8:   (5 stones)


[gravestone of unknown] 52.   sc0801
[small broken gray marble slab on concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown] 53.   sc0802
[small gray marble slab in dirt]

[gravestone of unknown] 54.   sc0803
[gray marble slab in dirt]

[gravestone of Susanna Grim] 55.   sc0804
Susanna, wife of John Grim, Died Sep. 13, 1866, Age 65 Yrs. 8 Mos. & 16 D.
text 2 Tim. 41 44 4C. 2...
[ornately carved white marble slab embedded in concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown] 56.   sc0805
[small book size white marble slab embedded in concrete]

Row 9:   (10 stones)


[gravestone of M. E. Brandyberry] 57.   sc0901
M.E. Brandyberry, Born Dec. 31, '13, Died Oct. 16, '07
"M.E. Brandyberry, b. December 31, __83, d. October 16, __07," from 1956 DAR reading
[upright concrete slab in ground with inscription having been etched in wet cement]

[gravestone of infant Brandyberry] 58.   sc0902
Infant of Brandyberry, July 14, 1900
[upright concrete slab in ground with inscription having been crudely etched in wet cement]

[gravestone of Mary Beagle] 59.   sc0903
Mary E., dau. of H.J. & Ida Beagle, d. July 24, 1890, Age 8 mo. 8 da.
[4 lines text at bottom of ornately carved gray marble upright on base on concrete footing]

[gravestone of H. E. Shady] 60.   sc0904
initials H. E. S.
[small upright gray marble slab in concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown] 61.   sc0905
[gray marble upright on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Kenneth Call] 62.   sc0906
Kenneth Call, son of Esther & Emery, Aug-Sept. 1938
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

DEATH CLAIMS CALL CHILD AT HOSPITAL
LITTLE SON OF MR. AND MRS. EMERY CALL DIES SUNDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY
  Kenneth Duane Call, three-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Call, east of Tocsin, died Sunday at the Riley hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient for treatment for the past two weeks.
  Born Aug. 31, 1938 at the home near Tocsin, the decedent was the son of Emery L. and Esther Morningstar Call.
  Surviving besides the parents are four brothers, Bobby, Donald, Harold, and Roger, and one sister, Mary Ellen; the paternal grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Call, of Craigville; and the maternal grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Morningstar, of Geneva.
  The body will be taken from Indianapolis to the Elzey funeral home at Ossian today and will then be taken to the home of the parents on Tuesday.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Valley M. E. church, southeast of Tocsin, with Rev. A. S. Elzey in charge. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. IX. No. 272.   Monday, September 19, 1938   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Emery Call] 63.   sc0907
Emery L. Call 1908-1939 Thy Will Be Done
[small red granite block in dirt]

EMERY L. CALL DIES SUNDAY
Young Decatur Man Dies Sunday of Spinal Meningitis
  Emery Logan Call, 31, who resided at the west edge of Decatur, died at the Adams county memorial hospital at 6:30 p. m. Sunday after a week's illness of spinal meningitis.
  The deceased was born in Wells county February 15, 1908, the son of Joseph and Alice Call, who reside near Craigville. He was an employe of the Central Soya company and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
  He had lived here for the past six months, moving from his home near Ossian.
  Surviving besides the parents are the widow, Esther; five children Roby Wayne, Donald, Mary Ellen, Roger and Harold all at home; and the following brothers and sisters: Alles (sic) Call, Craigville; Elton Call, Huntington; Edward Call, Bluffton; Mrs. Edith Kramer, Huntington; Woodrow and Enos Call, at home. One son, Kenneth, is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. R. W. Graham officiating. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery, two and one-half miles west of Peterson.
  The body will be returned to the residence Tuesday morning from the Gillig and Doan funeral home, and may be viewed at the residence until time of the funeral.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVII. No. 67.   Monday, March 20, 1939.   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Alverta and Joseph Call] 64.   sc0908
Call Alverta B. 1881-1966 Joseph W. 1873-1962
[long red granite block on concrete footing]

Joseph Call Dies Thursday Evening
  Joseph W. Call, 88, a resident of Wells county for 75 years, died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday at his home on Craigville route 1 following an extended illness.
  Born in Huntington county Dec. 22, 1873, he was a son of John J. and Nancy Jane Dewill-Call, and was married to Alberta Vaughn Aug. 19, 1897.
  Mr. Call attended the Pleasant Valley church.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are five sons, Ellis and Earl W. Call, both of Decatur, Elton V. Call of Indianapolis, Edward L. Call of Bluffton, and Enos P. Call of Big Lake; one daughter, Mrs. Forest (Edith) Kramer of Huntington; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Joe Sovine of Craigville route 1. One son, three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Valley church, the Rev. Homer Studebaker officiating, assisted by the Rev. Donald Orr. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery. Friends may call at the Goodwin funeral home in Bluffton after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday, when the body will be removed to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LX No. 22.   Friday, January 26, 1962.   p. 1, col. 2.

Joseph Call of Craigville Dies
  Joseph W. Call, 88, of Craigville Route 1 died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday at his home following an extended illness. Death was due to a heart condition.
  A native of Huntington County, Mr. Call was born Dec. 22, 1873, the son of John J. and Nancy Jane Dewitt Call. His marriage to Alberta Vaughn, who survives, took place Aug. 19, 1897 in Wells County.
  Mr. Call, a retired farmer, was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church. He had resided in Wells County 75 years.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are five sons, Ellis and Earl W., both of Decatur, Elton V. of Indianapolis, Edward J. (Pete) [buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian IN] of Bluffton and Enos P. of Big Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Forest (Edith) Kramer of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Joe Sovine of Craigville Route 1; 26 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Goodwin Funeral Home.
  The body will be taken at noon Sunday to the Pleasant Valley Church for services to be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Homer Studabaker will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. Donald Orr. Burial will be in the Shady Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXII No. 72   Friday, January 28, 1962   p. 1, col. 5.

Mrs. Alverta Call dies last evening
  Mrs. Alverta (Allie) B. Call, 84, of near Craigville, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the South View nursing home, Bluffton. She had been in failing health three years and critically ill for three months.
  Born in Wells county March 23, 1881, she was a daughter of Turner and Anna Ward-Vaughn, and was married to Joseph W. Call Aug. 19, 1899. Her husband preceded her in death June 25, 1962.
  Mrs. Call was a member of the Pleasant Valley church.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Forrest Kramer of Huntington; five sons, Ellis Call of Decatur, Elton Call of Crawfordsville, Edward Call of Bluffton, Earl Call of Decatur, and Enos Call of Columbia City route 3; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Chalfant of Griffith, and Mrs. Myrtle Kiefer of Bluffton route 3; 26 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Valley church, with a grandson, Rev. Richard Call, officiating, assisted by Rev. Noel Reed. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery. Friends may call at the Goodwin funeral home in Bluffton after 7 p.m. today and at the church after 12 noon Sunday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIV NO. 35   Friday, February 11, 1966   p. 1, col. 7.

Mrs. Alverta Call Dies at Age of 84
  Mrs. Alverta B. (Allie) Call, 84, formerly of Craigville Route 1, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at South View Rest Home of complications of age. She had been ill for three years and critically ill three months.
  She was born March 23, 1881 in Wells County to Turner and Anna Ward Baughn. Her marriage was to Joseph W. Call, who preceded her in death, took place in Wells County Aug. 19, 1879.
  A lifelong resident of Wells County, she was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Forest (Edith) Kramer of Huntington; five sons, Ellis and Earl W., both of Decatur, Elton V. of Crawfordsville, Edward J. (Pete) of Bluffton and Enos P. of Columbia City Route 3; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Chalfant of Griffith and Mrs. Myrtle Kiefer of Bluffton Route 3, 26 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday, when the body will be taken to the Pleasant Valley Church to lie in state from noon to time of services at 2 p.m. Rev. Richard Call will officiate, assisted by Rev. Noel Reed. Burial will be in Shady Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVI No. 86   Friday, February 11, 1966   p. 1. col. 5.

[gravestone of Lucy Ann and Earl Call] 65.   sc0909
Call Lucy Ann 1921-1988, "married Dec. 10, 1939," in heart between two names, Earl W. (Woody) 1915-1979
[black granite slant on concrete footing]

Earl 'Woody' Call of Decatur Dies
  A brother of Edward "Pete" Call of Bluffton, Earl W. "Woody" Call, 63, of Decatur died at 6:40 a.m. Friday at Decatur Hospital, where he had been a patient since Aug. 1.
  Born Dec. 8, 1915 in Wells County, he was a son of Joseph and Alverta Vaughn Call. His marriage to Lucy Terrell, who survives, took place Dec. 10, 1939.
  Mr. Call was retired, due to poor health, from the Fort Wayne Storage Co. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Decatur and the Eagles Lodge in Albion.
  In addition to the wife and Bluffton brother, he is survived by three sons, Vernon of Fort Wayne, Von of Willshire, O., and James of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Forrest (Edith) Kramer of Huntington; three other brothers, Ellis of Decatur, Rev. Elton of Frankfort and Enos of Columbia City Route 3, and six grandchildren.
  Calling will be after 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zwick Funeral Home at Decatur with services to be conducted there at 2 p.m. Sunday by his brother, Rev. Elton Call of Frankfort.
  Moose Lodge services will be held Saturday evening at the funeral home and burial will be at the Shady Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIX No. 244   Friday, August 17, 1979   p. 3, col. 3.

Obituaries
(see page 2)
Lucy A. Call
  Lucy Ann Call, 66, Decatur, died Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVI, NO. 142   Thursday, June 16, 1988   p. 1, col. 6.

Lucy Ann Call
  Lucy Ann Call, 66, 1109 Bollman St., a former resident of 515 St. Mary's St. for 40 years and well-known in local bowling circles, was found dead Wednesday evening at her residence.
  She retired in 1983 from Fort Wayne GE after 12 years of service. In recent years, she had been employed at the Rheinlander and also did volunteer work in food distribution for the needy of Adams County.
  She was inducted into the Decatur Local Women's Bowling Association (DLWBA) Hall of Fame last March. She served as secretary-treasurer of the organization from 1962 through 1971 and was secretary of the Town and Country League for many years. In 1969-1970, she rolled season highs of 269 and 658.
  She was a member of the Women of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Eagles Lodge of Albion.
  Born in Wells County on July 3, 1921, she was the daughter of Earl and Edith Osborne-Terrell, and was married Dec. 10, 1939, to Earl W. (Woody) Call; he died Aug. 17, 1979.
  Survivors include three sons, Vernon Call, Ossian; Von Call, Willshire, O.; James Call, Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Morris, of near Bluffton; a brother, Harris Terrell, of near Bluffton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One brother, Von Terrell, is deceased.
  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zwick-Sefton & Jahn Funeral Home, Rev. Emmit Cox officiating. Burial will be in Shady Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Women of the Moose services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. Memorials are to the Decatur Women's Bowling Association or the Decatur Young Adult Bowling Association.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVI, NO. 142   Thursday, June 16, 1988   p. 2, col. 1.

Lucy Ball (sic), 66, Sister of Bluffton Residents, Dies
  A sister of rural Bluffton residents Mrs. Lillian Morris and Harris Terrell, Mrs. Lucy Ann Call, 66, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening at her home at 1109 Bollman St., Decatur.
  She retired from General Electric in Fort Wayne in 1983 after 12 years of service. She also had been an employee of The Rhinelander in Decatur. Mrs. Morris [?] was inducted this year into the Women's Bowling Hall of Fame. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Albion Eagles Lodge.
  A past secretary of the Decatur Women's Bowling Association, she served as a volunteer food distributor for the needy in Adams County.
  A resident of Adams County the past 40 years, she was born July 3, 1921 in Wells County, a daughter of Earl and Edith Osborne Terrell. Her marriage to Earl W. (Woody) Call, whose death occurred Aug. 17, 1979, took place Dec. 10, 1939.
  Also surviving are three sons, Vernon Call of Ossian, James Call of Decatur and Von Call of Willshire, Ohio; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
  The body is at Zwick-Sefton & Jahn Funeral Home at Decatur where friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Emmit Cox, with burial in Shady Cemetery in Adams County.
  Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday by the Women of the Moose.
  Preferred memorials are to the Decatur Women's Bowling Association or the Decatur Young Adult Bowling Association.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVII No. 192   Thursday, June 16, 1988   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Phyllis and Enos] 66.   sc0910
Call Phyllis I. 1927-____ Enos P. 1924-1988 (Smokey)
"married Sept. 12, 1946," under 2 rings connecting hearts with names and dates
[west side inscription]
Our Children: Patricia, Judith, Carolyn, Brian
[east side inscription on polished red granite slant on red granite base with U.S. flag in American Legion US holder]

Enos P. Call
  Enos P. "Smokey" Call, 63, route 3, Columbia City, died at 11:26 a.m. Sunday in Whitley County Memorial Hospital at Columbia City after a two-year illness.
  A Wells County native, he married the former Phyllis Irene Good, who survives; they lived for a time in Decatur. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II and retired in 1987 as assistant plant manager of the Dana Corp. plant in Fort Wayne, after a 40-year career.
  Other survivors include a son, Brian Call of Columbia City; three daughters, Mrs. John (Patricia Ann) Post of Lima, Ohio; Mrs. Robert (Judith Kay) Madison of South Whitley; and Mrs. Leonard (Carolyn) Morris of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Edith Kramer of Huntington; a brother Edward "Pete" Call of Bluffton; and eight grandchildren.
  Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial will be in Shady Cemetery at Craigville. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today and 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVI, NO. 74   Monday, March 28, 1988   p. 2, col. 1 & 2.

Enos "Smokey" Call, 63, Dies; Brother of Edward "Pete" Call
  A resident of Columbia City Route 3, Enos P. "Smokey" Call, 63, a brother of Edward "Pete" Call of Bluffton, died at 11:26 a.m. Sunday in Whitley County Memorial Hospital at Columbia City. Ill the past two years, Mr. Call was admitted Saturday to the hospital.
  A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Call retired in 1987 as assistant production manager of Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne after 40 years of employment.
  Born in Wells County Sept. 12, 1924, he was a son of Joseph and Alverta Belle Bryant Call. His marriage was to Phyllis Irene Good, who survives.
  In addition to the wife and Bluffton brother, surviving are a son, Brian Call of Columbia City; three daughters, Mrs. John (Patricia Ann) Post of Lima, Ohio, Mrs. Robert (Judith Kay) Matteson of South Whitley Route 2 and Mrs. Leonard (Carolyn J.) Morris of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Forrest (Edith) Kramer of Huntington and eight grandchildren.
  From 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, friends will be received at the Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City. Services there are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be in charge of Rev. Jeffrey Ames and burial will be in the Shady Cemetery at Craigville.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVII No. 124   Monday, March 28, 1988   p. 3, col. 1.

grassy drive

Row 10:   (7 stones)


[gravestone of Benjamin Dinius] 67.   sc1001
Benjamin F. Dinius, 1857-1930
[small red granite block in ground]

B. F. DINIUS, 73, CALLED BY DEATH
FUNERAL TUESDAY; BURIAL WILL BE AT SHADY CEMETERY, TOCSIN.
  Benjamin Franklin Dinius, 73, died Sunday afternoon at his home 1339 Joe Street, in Huntington, after a serious illness since Tuesday. He had been in failing health for a year.
  Mr. Dinius was born November 28, 1857, in Jackson township, Huntington county, to William and Elizabeth Dinius. His first marriage was to Emma DeWitt, who died October 16, 1899.
  Surviving children of the first marriage are: Mrs. Otto Cunningham of Huntington, Mrs., Cleo Lavine of Huntington, William L. Dinius of Fort Wayne, David Allen Dinius of Fort Wayne.
  The second marriage was to Martha Lantz on May 27, 1902. The wife and a daughter, Mrs. Neva Hart of New York City, survive.
  Sisters are Mrs. Frank Jackson of Huntington, Mrs. Mary Yahne of Roanoke, Mrs. Elizabeth Rupert of Jackson township, Clark Dinius of Fort Wayne, is a half brother and half sisters are Mrs. Mary Pence of Huntington, Mrs. Eva Bilger of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Alfred Draper of Huntington township.
  The deceased was a member of the First Christian church of Huntington where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock with the Rev. H. G. Rowe in charge. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery near Tocsin.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. I. No. 101.   Monday, March 3, 1930   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Emma Dinius] 68.   sc1002
Emma, wife of B.F. Dinius, Oct. 16, 1899, 35 Y. 5 M. 17 D.
[large black granite slant on large gray granite base]

[gravestone of Hannah Call] 69.   sc1003
Hannah Call, Born Sep. 10, 1824, Died May 21, 1900, Gone to rest, but not forgotton
[gray marble shaft on gray marble base resting on formed concrete block]

[gravestone of unknown] 70.   sc1004
[short gray marble slab in concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown] 71.   sc1005
[concrete block, with missing plaque]

[gravestone of unknown] 72.   sc1006
[small white marble slab in ground]

gap of 6 or 7 lots

[gravestone of Bernard Shady] 73.   sc1007
Shady, Bernard Eugene, Sept. 1, 1926 ____
[west side inscription]
Children: Bruce, Kathleen, Gregory, Lisa, Leonard
[east side inscription on new polished black granite upright on black granite base on concrete footing]

Row 11:   (8 stones)


shrubbery

[gravestone of John and Nancy Call] 74.   sc1101
Call, Father John J. 1847-1899 Mother Nancy J. 1847-1916 The Lord is My Shepherd
[long, sectioned, white marble on long concrete footing]

NANCY JANE CALL DIES EARLY SUNDAY
CRAIGVILLE WOMAN HAD BEEN BEDFAST FOR THE PAST SEVEN WEEKS.
  Mrs. Nancy Jane Call, aged 69 years, died at 7 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Craigville. She had been ailing for several months, but was not taken bedfast until about seven weeks ago. She failed in health rapidly during the last three weeks.
  Born in Delaware county, Indiana, January 20, 1847, the daughter of Lorenzo and Hannah DeWitt, Mary Jane Call was sixty-nine years, eight months and four days of age at the time of her death. She was only a few years old when her parents moved to Huntington county and was raised to young womanhood there. It was in the year 1867 that she married John Call, of Huntington county. They resided in that county until about ten years ago, when they purchased a farm three miles north of Craigville. A few years after moving to Craigville Mr. Call died, and Mrs. Call then moved to the little town, giving the farm interests over to her son.
  Mrs. Call became well known and highly respected during her few years stay in Craigville. She was a member of the Christian Union church.
  Surviving are four sons and two daughters, who are William, of Huntington; Joseph, residing on the home farm; Frank, of Bluffton; Noah Call, at home; Mrs. Albert Trullender, of Bluffton, and Clara Call, at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Malinda Purdue, of Muncie, and Mrs. Frank Swaim, of Huntington, also survive.
  The funeral service will be held 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pleasant Valley church two and one-half miles north of Craigville in charge of Rev. Marshall Gray. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XVI. Number 262.   Monday, September 25, 1916   p. 1, col. 4.

CALL FUNERAL TODAY.
Mrs. Nancy Jane Call, Who Died Sunday, Survived by 6 Children.
  This afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Valley church, two and one- half miles north of Craigville, was held the funeral of Mrs. Nancy Jane Call, aged 69, who passed away Sunday morning at her home in Craigville, after an illness of seven weeks. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. Marshall Gray, and burial was in the Shady cemetery.
  Mrs. Call, the decedent, was born in Delaware County, January 20, 1847, a daughter of Lorenzo and Hannah DeWitt. She was a small child when her parents moved to Huntington County, where she grew to womanhood. She was married there in 1867 to John Call, and they resided in Huntington County until about ten years ago, when they moved onto a farm north of Craigville. After Mr. Call's death a few years ago his widow moved to the little town. Surviving her are four sons and two daughters, namely: William, of Huntington; Joseph, residing on the home farm; Frank, of Bluffton; Noah and Clara Call, at home; and Mrs. Albert Trullender, of Bluffton. Two sisters, Mrs. Malinda Purdue, of Muncie; and Mrs. Frank Swaim, of Huntington, survive.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 50. No. 13.   Wednesday, September 27, 1916   p. 4, col. 3.

shrubbery

[gravestone of Cheryl Kaye Paulson] 75.   sc1102
Cheryl Kaye Paulson Jan. 4, 1950
[polished black granite upright on black granite base on concrete footing]
Cheryl Kaye Paulson, daughter of Gerald Paulson (19 Jun 1910 - Feb 1986) and Ruth Eileen Bryan
and granddaughter of Elmer H. Bryan and Ethel R. Shady (08 Jan 1887 - 26 Dec 1974),

[gravestone of Ethel Bryan] 76.   sc1103
Ethel "Shady" Bryan 1887-1974
[polished face of red granite slant on concrete base]

Ethel Bryan
  Ethel R. Bryan, 87, of Craigville, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Suncoast Hospital, Largo, Fla. She had been residing with a daughter in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., and had been ill since suffering a stroke on December 6.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale church, she was born Jan. 4, 1887 in Adams county to Martin and Sara Wolfe-Shady, and is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Ruth Poulson (sic) of Indian Rocks Beach; a son, Robert Bryan of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Edith Carter (sic) of Fort Wayne; one brother Dewey Shady of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren.
  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, Rev. Oliver Dearing in charge. Burial will be in Shady Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin chapel after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXII NO. 306,   Monday, December 30, 1974   p. 4A, col. 6.

[gravestone of Arta and Amelia Shady] 77.   sc1104
Shady, Arta Logan, Jan. 25, 1885-Nov. 14, 1937; Amelia Goldner, Mar. 10, 1888 - May 10, 1968
[polished face of gray granite slant]

FORMER RESIDENT OF TOCSIN CALLED
ARTA SHADY DIES SUNDAY AT COLUMBUS, O.; FUNERAL RITES AT TOCSIN
  Arta Shady, 52, of Columbus, O., former resident of Tocsin, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday following an operation at a hospital in Columbus.
  Mr. Shady was born Jan. 25, 1885, east of Tocsin to Martin and Sally Wolfe Shady. He was married to Amelia Goldner.
  Surviving are the father, of Craigville; the widow; the children, Mrs. Carl Moyer, Lewis and Lloyd Shady, all of Columbus, O.; Mrs. Dorothy Smith, of Grove City, O., and Delphus and Donnie, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bryan and Mrs. Edith Carder, both of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Dewey Shady, of Elkhart.
  The body will be brought at 11 o'clock Tuesday to the Tocsin U. B. church, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. in charge of Rev. Charles Moore. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery, three and one- half miles southeast of Tocsin.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. IX. No. 13.   Monday, November 15, 1937   p. 3, col. 1.

evergreen tree

[gravestone of Martin and Dewey Shady] 78.   sc1105
Shady, Martin M., 1859-1941; Dewey M. 1898-1978
[polished face of red granite slant on concrete footing in front of peony bush]

DEATH CLAIMS MARTIN SHADY
Former Adams County Resident Dies At Home In Elkhart
  Martin M. Shady, 82, for many years a resident of Adams county, died this morning at Elkhart after a year's illness of cancer of the stomach.
  He had resided in Adams county most of his life, leaving this community in 1913.
  Surviving are his third wife, Pearl Dewey; three children, Mrs. Ethel Bryan of Craigville, Mrs. Edith Carder of Fort Wayne and Dewey M. Shady of Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Ellen Beery of Kendallville, and Mrs. Mary Jane Rex of Battle Creek, Michigan; a brother, Marion F. Shady of Battle Creek, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His first two wives, Sally Wolfe and Allie Call, preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Valley church, one mile east and one mile north of Tocsin, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST), Rev. R. H. Heald of Fort Wayne will officiate, assisted by Rev. Oscar Pace of Elkhart, Rev. C. C. Moore of Craigville and Rev. Florence of Wilmore, Ky. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery.
  The body has been taken to the Thoma funeral home at Bluffton.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIX. No. 103.   Wednesday, April 30, 1941   p. 1, col. 7.

SHADY FUNERAL TO BE THURSDAY P.M.
FORMER RESIDENT OF CRAIGVILLE PASSES AWAY AT ELKHART HOME
  Funeral services for Martin Monroe Shady, 82, retired farmer, formerly of Craigville, whose death occurred at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home at 238 Gargeld avenue, Elkhart, will be held at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the Thoma funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley church, in charge of Rev. R. H. Heald, assisted by Rev. Charles Moore, of Craigville, and Rev. Pase, of Elkhart. Burial will be in the Shady cemetery. The body will be at the Thoma funeral home until the time of the funeral.
  Mr. Shady was born in Wells county on Mar. 12, 1859, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Mills Shady. His first marriage was to Sally Wolf and his second marriage was to Allie Call, both of whom are deceased. He married Rev. Pearl Dewey on Aug. 15, 1911. She survives.
  Two daughters and a son surviving are Mrs. Ethel Shady Bryan, of Craigville; Mrs. Edith Carder, of Fort Wayne, and Dewey Martin Shady, of Elkhart. One daughter [?], Arta Shady, is deceased.
  A brother and two sister[s] surviving are Marion F. Shady, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Martha Ellen Beery, of Kendallville, and Mrs. Mary Jane Rex, of Sturgis, Mich.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XII. No. 152.   Wednesday, April 30, 1941   p. 3, col. 1.

Dewey M. Shady
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, for Dewey M. Shady, 80, of route 1, Craigville, who died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday in a Fort Wayne nursing home.
  Mr. Shady, a native of Adams County, retired in 1950 from the Elkhart Rubber Works.
  Surviving is a sister, Edith Carder, Fort Wayne.
  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Shady Cemetery, Wells (sic) County.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVII, NO. 85   Tuesday, April 10, 1979   p. 5A, col. 4.

Dewey Shady Services Held
  Funeral services were held this morning in Fort Wayne for Dewey M. Shady, 80, of Craigville Route 1 who died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday in a Fort Wayne nursing home.
  Shady, a native of Adams County, retired in 1950 from Elkhart Rubber Works.
  Surviving is a sister, Edith Carder of Fort Wayne.
  Burial will be in the Shady Cemetery in Wells County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIX No. 136   Wednesday, April 11, 1979   p. 3, col. 1 & 2.

[gravestone of Allie Shady] 79.   sc1106
Allie E. Call Shady 1871-1906
[polished red granite cylinder resting on side on top of gray granite base in front of peony bush]

[gravestone of William  and Edith Carder] 80.   sc1107
Carder, William D., 1889-1948; Edith S., 1894-1986
[polished face of gray granite slant on gray granite base in front of peony bush]

[gravestone of Harold and Mary Carder] 81.   sc1108
Carder, Harold Burdine, April 24, 1918 - Nov. 27, 1993 (Feb. 11, 1944 date over wedding rings "always") Mary Avanelle Furr, Mar. 1, 1926 ____
[west side inscription]
Parents of Carole Lou, Linda Kaye, David Alan
[east side inscription on gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]
Burdeen Harold Carder (24 Mar? 1918 - 27 Nov 1993), son of William D. Carder (21 Sep 1889 WV - 12 Nov 1948 Allen County IN) and Edith Eva Shady (28 Sep 1894 Adams County IN - 7 Mar 1986 Allen County IN)

Row 12: (3 stones)


[gravestone of Christoper Grim] 82.   sc1201
Christopher Grim, Died Nov.(Aug.?) 15, 1907 Aged 77 y. 8 mo. 13 da.
2 lines text: Dearest Father, Thou hast ...
[south side inscription]
Grim
[west side inscription on gray marble upright on gray marble base on concrete block]
Christopher Grim (02 Mar 1830 - 15 Nov 1907), married 1853 Mercer County OH

[gravestone of Mary and Roger Downing] 83.   sc1202
Downing
Mary and Roger Downing
[west side inscription on black granite upright on black marble base on concrete footing]

Roger D. Downing, 61
  A resident of the Fort Wayne area most of his life, Roger D. Downing, 61, of Preble died at 5:50 a.m. Friday at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
  He was an engineer with the Department of Defense in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, with 31 years of service.
  Born March 6, 1938 in Fairbury, Ill., to Louis A. and Azelene S. Knoop Downing, his marriage on June 22, 1968 in Fort Wayne was to Nancy L. Dominy, who survives, along with the mother.
  Other survivors include a son, Mark A. Downing of Preble, a daughter, Kimberly K. Downing-Moser of Craigville, two grandchildren, a brother, Ronald L. Downing of Wilmington, N.C., and a sister, M. Joanne Downing of Fort Wayne.
  He was a member of Roachdale House Fraternity at Purdue University and Crystal Cathedral Sparrows Club and was involved with Cub Scouts and the Lions Club.
  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, where calling will be Monday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Rev. Sylvester Martin will officiate at services and burial will be in Shady Cemetery at rural Craigville.
  Preferred memorials to Crystal Cathedral Ministries, Garden Grove, Calif.
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 71 No. 64   Saturday, January 15, 2000   p. 3, col. 1.

long gap to other end of row

[gravestone of Dale Carder] 84.   sc1203
Carder, Dale L., July 11, 1926 ____
[west side inscription]
Children: Christine, Michael, Nancy, Catherine
[east side inscription on polished black granite upright on black granite base on concrete footing]

[concrete footing] 85.   sc1204
[long concrete footing]

[end of reading]





INDEX


sc030924. BAUER Dora M., wife of J.H. Bauer, Died August 18, 1901
sc031227. BAUER Elizabeth 1853 - 1934
sc031227. BAUER Peter 1839 - 1922
sc090359. BEAGLE Mary E., dau. of H.J. & Ida Beagle, d. July 24, 1890
sc090157. BRANDYBERRY M.E. Born Dec. 31, '13, Died Oct. 16, '07
sc090258. BRANDYBERRY Infant, July 14, 1900
sc110376. BRYAN Ethel "Shady" 1887 - 1974
sc090662. CALL Kenneth 1938 - 1938
sc090763. CALL Emery L. 1908 - 1939
sc090864. CALL Alverta B. 1881 - 1966
sc090864. CALL Joseph W. 1873 - 1962
sc090965. CALL Lucy Ann 1921 - 1988
sc090965. CALL Earl W. (Woody) 1915 - 1979
sc091066. CALL Phyllis I. 1927 - ____
sc091066. CALL Enos P. (Smokey) 1924 - 1988
sc100369. CALL Hannah 1824 - 1900
sc110275. CALL John J. 1847 - 1899
sc110275. CALL Nancy J. 1847 - 1916
sc110679. Allie E. Call Shady 1871 - 1906
sc110780. CARDER William D. 1889 - 1948
sc110780. CARDER Edith S. 1894 - 1986
sc110881. CARDER Harold Burdine 1918 - 1993
sc110881. FURR Mary Avanelle 1926 - ____
sc120384. CARDER Dale L. 1926 - ____
sc100167. DINIUS Benjamin F. 1857 - 1930
sc100268. DINIUS Emma 1864 - 1899
sc120283. DOWNING Mary
sc120283. DOWNING Roger 1938 - 2000
sc040533. ERNEST Cora 1883 - 1960
sc050134. GILLIAM Mary 1790 - 1863
sc050235. GILLIAM John Thomas 1832 - 1865
sc050336. Mary ... Aged 5(?)y. 5(?)m. 5(?)d.
sc050437. unknown
sc020613. GRIM Ocie C., dau. of J. & A. Grim, Died Mar. 9, 1897
sc020714. GRIM son of J. & A. Grim, Died Feb 21, 1901
sc080455. GRIM Susanna, wife of John Grim, Died Sep. 13, 1866
sc120182. GRIM Christopher, Died Nov.(Aug.?) 15, 1907
sc01011. HOWER Andrew S., d. Sept. 6, 1862
sc01022. HOWER John Jr. 1841 - 1875
sc01033. HOWER Nancy A. 1842 - 1925
sc01044. HOWER A. H(ower)
sc01055. HOWER Margaret, died Sep 11 1882
sc01055. HOWER Andrew 1817 - 1877
sc01066. HOWER Margaret Hower?
sc01077. Caroline, dau. of K. Klous & Susanna Barger, Died Dec. 25, 1871,
sc020815. unknown
sc030722. unknown
sc030823. unknown
sc031025. unknown
sc031126. unknown
sc031328. unknown
sc040129. unknown
sc040230. unknown
sc040331. unknown
sc040432. unknown
sc050538. LINKER Clara 1894 - 1895
sc080152. unknown
sc080253. unknown
sc080354. unknown
sc080556. unknown
sc100470. unknown
sc100571. unknown
sc100672. unknown
sc030116. SHADY Susanna 1802 - 1876
sc030116. SHADY William 1804 - 1879
sc030217. unknown
sc030318. SHADY Samuel 1829 - 1904
sc030419. SHADY Rebecca J. 1837 - 1877
sc030520. SHADY Ida A., dau. of S. & R.J. Shady, Died March 22, 1870
sc030621. SHADY Mary 1884 - 1899
sc060139. SHADY Elizabeth 1829 - 1904
sc060139. SHADY Joseph 1830 - 1916
sc060240. initials of V.W.(?)
sc060341. unknown
sc060442. unknown
sc060543. SHADY Ottie A., son of M.F. & M.E. Shady, Died Sept. 10, 1879
sc060644. SHADY Henry E. 1866 - 1891
sc060644. SHADY Edwin J. 1891 - 1892
sc060745. unknown
sc060846. SHADY Ira J. 1892 - 1892
sc060947. unknown
sc061048. unknown
sc070149. unknown
sc070250. initials J.S.
sc070351. SHADY Lucinda E., dau. of M. & M. Shady, Died June 25, 1866
sc090460. initials H. E. S.
sc090561. unknown
sc100773. SHADY Bernard Eugene 1926 - ____
sc110376. Ethel "Shady" Bryan 1887 - 1974
sc110477. SHADY Arta Logan 1885 - 1937
sc110477. Amelia Goldner 1888 - 1968
sc110578. SHADY Martin M. 1859 - 1941
sc110578. SHADY Dewey M. 1898 - 1978
sc02018. Mary E. (Steele)
sc02029. Joseph (Steele)
sc020310. STEELE Samuel 1815 - 1858
sc020310. STEELE Susanna H. 1819 - 1888
sc020310. STEELE Mary E., dau. of S. & S. Steele, Died in the Year 1844, Aged 2 y. 10 m. 12 d.
sc020310. STEELE Joseph , son of S. & S. Steele, Died in the Year 1847, Aged 1 y. & 1 m.
sc020411. unknown
sc020512. STEELE Rachel A. 1842 - 1869





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