Samuel Shaw died Aug. 12, 1895, buried in Drake Cemetery.
The People's Defender, West Union OH; 22 Apr 1895
Robert Henry Seaman, 63, of Portsmouth, died Monday, Jan 10, 2000, at his residence. He was born on July 23, 1936, in Scioto County, to the late Robert Earl and Madgilee Dillow Seaman. He was retired form the Merchant Marine Corp, and served with the U.S Army, Navy, USAF, and Coast Guard. He was a member of the American Legion Post 471 in Portsmouth, VFW Post 3424 in Columbus, AMVETS 1312 in Columbus, F.O.E Aries 1564 in Maysville KY and Moose Lodge 762 of Portsmouth. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Teresa Roberson and Collean Seaman, both of Detriot, MI; and one sister, Mildred Manning of West Union. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Lee Wallace and Lucille Nickels. Military graveside services were held at 1 pm Saturday, Jan 15, 2000, in the Evergreen Cemetery in Peebles, conducted by American Legion Post 472 and Post 23 of Portsmouth. Arrangements are under the direction of Botkins Funeral Home in Otway.
Portsmouth Times, Portsmouth OH; 11 Jan 2000
John Sheeley, son of John and Rosanna Shupert Sheeley, was born May 1, 1858, and departed this life Jan. 27, 1934, age 75 years, 8 months, and 26 days. He lived all his life near West Union. He was one of a family of 12 children, four surviving him: Lewis of West Union, Ohio, and Samuel and David from Manchester, Ohio, and Charles of Peoria, Illinois. He was married to Caroline Steck Feb. 10, 1886, who survives him. To this union was born nine children, two having preceeded him in death. Those surviving are: Mrs. Ottis Grooms, of Peebles, Ohio; Mrs. S.E. Charles, of Xenia, Ohio; David, of Stout, Ohio; Clarence and Oscar of West Union, Ohio; Estel, of Peebles, Ohio; and Mrs. C. H. Weichers, Xenia, Ohio. He also leaves eleven grandchildren. He united with the United Brethern Church about 35 years ago. Five years ago he transferred his membership to the Christian Union Church, West Union. He was a faithful and beloved member, devoted to God's service, and faithfully attended church services when health permitted. He will be sadly missed by the church, relatives, and friends and especially by his wife and children. They sorrow not as they that have no hope, but can look forward to that great reunion around the throne of God where there will be no separation and no good-byes.
West Union OH; Jan 1934
Mrs. Rosana Shuphert Sheeley, of Island Creek, died at her home Saturday after a protracted illness. She was born Dec. 23, 1832, and departed this life Oct. 29, 1910. She was the mother of 12 children, 10 living to mourn her demise and a host of friends. She united with the Old Oak German church at Oak Grove when but a girl of 18. Funeral services were held at the late home Monday by Rev. Bennett. Interment at the old cemetery at this place [West Union]. [NB: d/o Christopher and Christena Shupert; w/o John Sheeley.]
West Union OH; Oct 1910
Miss Sallie Shively, of whose illness we have mentioned, died of consumption at the residence of Henry Scott, last Monday evening. Miss Sallie died of consumption after several months suffering. She was an excellent young lady endowed with wonderful spirit of christian gratitude, and whose higher aims in life was to do good and teach her Master's will. She was thirty-three years old and had made her home with Mr. Scott, her brother-in-law for more than twenty years. The funeral took place from the C?. U. church at 10 o'clock Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J.W. Shoemaker
West Union Scion, West Union OH; 08 Mar 1888
Jo Ann Shivener, 54, of Cincinnati, formerly of West Union, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, at her home, following a long illness. She was born on Nov. 8, 1942, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Chester and Floriene (Hazelbaker) Shivener. Survivors include a son, Scott Mefford of Glendale, Arizona; three duaghters, Kristi Sargent of Cincinnati, Toni Mefford of Fife, Washington, and Bobbie Jo Watson of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren; four brothers, Dickie and Carl Shivener, both of Cincinnati, Kenny Shivener of New Richamond, and Neil Shivener of Blue Creek; six sisters, Mary Sue Wright of Lynx, Sherry Whitworth, Rhonda Duncan, and Becky Rodenas, all of Cincinnati, Gail Williams of Blue Creek and Vickie Knauff of West Union. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family, under the direction of the Ellis-Beam Funeral Home. There will be no visitation or funeral services.
Irene Shumate, 44, of Manchester, died Friday, February 27, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born January 14, 1954, the daughter of Emery Pence and Vinnie Highfield Pence, of Manchester. She is survived by one son, John Shumate of West Union; three daughters. Venus Madden of Manchester, Alivia Shumate of Rarden and Donna Hanshaw of West Union; nine grandhcildren; three brothers and five sisters. Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, at the Wilson Home for Funerals in Manchester.
Friday morning, Sept. 13th 1895, the spirit of Christina Shupert, a pioneer resident who lived two miles north of this place [West Union], took flight to the great beyond. Mrs. Shupert was born May 18th, 1806, in Germany, and in her early life her family crossed the great deep making their way to this locality, settling in the primitive forests of this region. She struggled to maintain her family by heroic efforts, and thus she lived to see her community come up from its rude beginnings to its present state of progress. It was pleasent to hear her relate incidents and reminiscences of her early days. One by one these mothers are going home to their eternal rewards, and echoes from the hills of eternal glory bring to our ears the shouts of redeeming love at the meeting of loved ones on the golden strand. Grandma Shupert, as she was familiarly known, was a true and earnest desciple of the meek and lowly Savior, in whom she trusted for a number of years. She was unable to attend divine services because of her advanced age, but her conversation ever showed her abiding faith in Christ. She leaves behind her to mourn her departure, three children, nineteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren, and a host of friends who do not mourn as those who have no hope. She united with the Methodist church in 1842 and lived a devoted Christian life until the Lord called her. Her body now rests beneath the sod in the old cemetery at this place.
West Union OH; Sep 1895
Mrs. Cora Silcott died at her home near Seaman Tue., at 9 p.m. of stomach trouble. She was the daughter of James B. Demint of West Union and had been married to V.E. Silcott about 6 yrs. She left three small children, two boys and one girl. She was a member of the Baptist Church in West Union. Funeral at the deceased's residence Wednesday. Burial in Mt. Leigh Cemetery.
The People's Defender, West Union OH; 20 Jun 1895
Sadie Silcox, 93, of West Union, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at the Adams County Hospital. Survivors include four children, Osa (Dick) Jordan of West Union, with whom she had made her home with for several years; Goldie Byrd of Brooklyn, Mich., Charles and Carol Silcox of Howell, Mich., and J.T. and Doris Silcox of Westland, Mich.; 26 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and six children. Services were held Monday, Dec. 16, at the Martin Wilson Funeral Home in Lafollette, Tenn. Burial took place Tusday, Dec. 17, at the Rock House Cemetery in Scott County, Tenn.
The People's Defender, West Union OH; 18 Dec 2002
Leah Jane, daughter of John and Cynthia Spurgeon, was born November 23, 1842 and died of heart failure September 2, 1911. She was united in marriage with Peter G. Simmons, Feb 6, 1862. To this union were born ten children, three sons and seven daughters, who survive her: John W. of Peebles; Ida M. Viers of Tranquility; Anna A. White of Dayton; Rosa I. Kennedy and Effie A. Thomas of Dayton; Curtis, Blanchard, Velva Gustin, of Peebles, and Martha at home. She had 31 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She united with the German Baptist church in early life and lived a constant and faithful Christian until death. She was in her usual good health, going to bed about 9 o'clock. She frequently talked of being ready to die at any time. Her faith in him and His promise was as clear as a sunbeam. She was not afraid to die, for her it was a gain. She fell asleep in Jesus and awoke on the other shore to behold the Great King in all his glory and to watch for the loved ones. We weep but she rejoices. We sorrow while she is at rest. She leaves a husband, three sons, and seven daughters to mourn the loss of their dear mother. The services were conducted by Rev. Rabb and Rev. Cowser, and then she was laid to rest in the Tranquility Cemetery.