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Joseph Melvin Shackleford
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Birth: May 31, 1875
Tipton County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 29, 1955

Joseph Shackleford, 79, 1712 N Delphos St, died at 11:45pm Sunday at the St. Joseph Hospital. He had been ill for a year.

He was born in Tipton County May 31, 1875, the son of Jospeh and Nancy (Shields) Shackleford and was a retured carpenture. He was a member of the Babtist Church.

Surviving are the widow, Estella; three children, Mrs. Della Pease of South Bend, Mrs. Edith Pettress (should be Petros) and Norman Shackelford (this is the spelling used in the obituary)of Peoria, IL; four stepchildren, Mrs. Mary McKibben and Leo Coy of Kokomo; Harry Coy of Tipton and Mrs. Lester Culp of South Bend. There are 27 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was the last survivor of a family of 12.

Funeral services will be held at 10am Wednesday at the Peacock Funeral Home with the Rev. Roland Green of the Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4pm Tuesday.

NOTE: On the marriage liscense for Joseph M. Shackelford and Mary Ellen Swisher, the last name is spelled Shackleford which may explain why Mary's headstone is spelled with the "LE". Estella's, Joseph's second wife, the headstone is spelled with the "EL". I do have a copy of the marriage liscense if anyone would like a copy. 
Family links: 
  Joab H. Shackelford (1832 - 1906)
  Estella Shackelford (1876 - 1955)*
  Mary Ellen Swisher Shackleford (1879 - 1926)*
  Della C. Shackelford Sutton (1898 - 1989)*
  Edith Victoria Shackelford Petros (1901 - 1982)*
  Norman Lawrence Shackelford (1904 - 1961)*
  Cashes E. Shackelford (1864 - 1887)*
  Joseph Melvin Shackleford (1875 - 1955)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Per John Anderson's extensive knowledge of the area - there is no headstone.
Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery
Howard County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Memorial Section, Lot 145, Center space
Maintained by: Valerie (Shackelford) Ne...
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45534952
Joseph Melvin Shackleford
Added by: Valerie (Shackelford) Nechuta
Joseph Melvin Shackleford
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- Valerie (Shackelford) Nechuta
 Added: Jan. 19, 2013

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