This site was created by Larry Shively who is researching the history of the Shively families. The goal is to have a site where all Shively researchers can share and ask questions in regards to their Shively lines. The largest majority of the Shively family records are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. There are early records of Shively's also in Virginia and Kentucky. There are not many established Shively lineages back to Europe. There are documented lineages to Switzerland and Germany. Through the sharing of information from all of our research it is desired that all can learn about our Shively families.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Simon Shively And Wife Rosanna Hefelbower Who Lived In Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Simon Shively was born on 14-Apr-1833 and died 10-Oct-1896 in Newville, Cumberland County, PA.  Simon Shively was married to Rosanna Hefelbower who was born 13-Sep-1829 and died 17-Dec-1907.  Simon Shively was the son of David Shibley (Shively) who was born 30-Oct-1805 in Perry County, PA and died 30-Mar-1876 in Cumberland County, PA and Elizabeth Clay who was born 17-Aug-1805 and died 3-Sep-1854. David was the son of Peter Shively and Christiana Linn. The Shively blog article written on 24-Aug-2012 concerns Harvey Hefelbower Shively who was a son of Simon and Rosanna Shively. The Shively blog article written on 6-May-2017 concerns John Peter Shively who was a brother to Simon Shively.

Listed on the 1870 Newville Borough, Cumberland County census is the household of Simon Shively age 37, wife Rosanna age 39, daughter Florence age 6, son William age 4, and daughter Laura age 3.   Listed on the 1880 Newville Borough, Cumberland County, PA census is the family of Simon Shively age 47, wife Rosann age 50, daughter Florence B. age 16, son William D. age 14, daughter Laura K. age 13 and son Harvey H. age 8.

Many thanks to Mary Schoedel who is the Director at the John Graham Public Library in Newville, PA. for locating and transcribing the newspaper obituary for Simon Shively. Located in The Times, Newville, Pennsylvania, Friday, October 14, 1896, Page 3, Column 4:
The intelligence last Saturday afternoon, that Simon Shively was dead, caused no small surprise. His illness began last Thursday evening, and all that medical skill could do, proved to be of no avail. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, interment being made in the Newville Cemetery, west of town. He is survived by a wife, two sons, William and Harvey, and two daughters, Miss Laura, at home and Mrs. Florence Landis, of Brooklyn. The two sons returned from Illinois only a short time ago, and Mrs. Landis had come on from Brooklyn, so that all were gathered around the old home. The fore part of the week, Mrs. Landis had returned to Brooklyn, only to be summoned home where but a few days before, all had been mirth, sunshine and home pleasures.
The deceased has been a life long resident of Newville, locating here in 1855, and in 1862 he was married. He served in town council in 1861, '65, '67, '70, '78, '81 and '84. In 1883 he was one of the regulators and in '85 he served again as a regulator and assistant assessor. Again in 1888 he served as school director, in '89 and '91 as judge of election, and was one of the present board of school directors.
His occupation was that of a tanner, and his name was associated with the late John Wagner in the above business. He was a consistent member of Zion's Lutheran church, and was aged 64 year.
An autopsy was held by Dr. W. B. Reynolds, assisied(sic) by Drs. G. W. Stewart and J. C. Claudy, yesterday morning showed that death was caused by paralysis of the bowels.
The directors and public school teachers, attended the funeral service.

The following was extracted from The Star and Enterprise, Newville, Pennsylvania, Thursday, December 20, 1906, Page 4, Column 1:
Mrs. Rosanna Shively died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Weaver about 1 mile east of town, Monday night at 9 o'clock, from a general breakdown of of health, aged about 77 years. Mrs. Shively was the widow of the late Simon Shively who conducted a large Tannery North of Newville with the late John Wagner, some years ago. Mrs. Shively was well known throughout this community and leaves the following children to mourn her loss:
William and Mrs. Weaver, fo Newville, Harvey, fo Harrisburg, and Mrs. J. M. Landis, of Brooklyn. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church of this place. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 o'clock. Interment in Newville Cemetery.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

John Peter Shively And Wife, Lucinda Walker, Who Lived In Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

John Peter Shively was born 23-Jun-1830 and died 1-Aug-1899 in Cumberland County, PA. He was the son of David Shibley (Shively) who was born 30-Oct-1805 Perry County, PA and died 30-Mar-1876 in Cumberland County, PA. David was the son of Peter Shively and Christiana Linn. David was married to Elizabeth Clay (1805-1854). John Peter Shively married Lucinda M. Walker who was born 6-Jun-1832 and died 6-Mar-1910 in Cumberland County, PA.  Lucinda Walker was the daughter of Abel E. Walker and Mary Amanda Cook. John Peter Shively and Lucinda M. Walker had one daughter, Mary Ellen, who was born 19-Aug-1864.  She was married on 1-Jan-1889 to Joseph F. Bixler. 

Listed on the 1860 Frankford Township, Cumber County, PA census is the household of David Shively age 43, daughter Christina M. age 22 and son John P. age 26of David Shively.  Located on the 1870 Frankford Township, Cumberland County, PA census is the household of David Shively age 63, son Peter J. age 39, daughter in law Leucind age 38, daughter Christiana age 34 and granddaughter Mary E. age 6.  On the 1880 Frankford Township, Cumberland County, PA is the household of John P. Shively age 49, wife Lucinda M. age 48, daughter Mary E. age 16 and laborer Charles H. Kauffman age 7.

The following newspaper obituary was located in the Carlisle Evening Herald, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, August 2, 1899, Page 1, Column 3:
Death Came Quickly
Peter Shively, of Frankford Township, Dies Quite Suddenly
The citizens of Frankford township were greatly shocked last evening to learn that Mr. Peter Shively, on of their most highly respected citizens, had died quite suddenly at 5 o'clock.
Mr. Shively resides near the Stone Church and has been in declining health.
The suddenness of the sad and entirely unexpected demise occasioned a great shock to the family and cast a gloom over the entire community. Mr. Shively was aged about 68 years and had engaged at farming until recent years when his failing health compelled him to relinquish many of the arduous duties of farm life.  He was a man who was held in high esteem by a large circle of acquaintances because of his thrift and integrity.  When the civil war began he risked his life in defense of national honor and served with distinguished gallantry in Co. F, 209th Penna. Vols.  He was identified with Capt. Colwell Post, 201, GAR, of this place. The deceased was a member of the Church of the Friendly Brethren.
As a husband and father he displayed much loving devotion and his place in the family circle will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph F. Bixler, of Washington, D.C., who was visiting her parents at the time. A brother, David, resides in Perry county.

The following was extracted from The Valley TImes-Star, Newville, Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 10, 1910, Page 8, Column 3:
Mrs. Lucinda Shively, a resident of this place, died in Washington at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bixler, where she spent some of her time. The remains will be brought here for interment on Wednesday, from her home in Frankford. Interment at the Frankford Stone Church cemetery.  She was a kind and loving mother and a kind neighbor.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Charles Ambrose Shively And Wife Katie May Cope Who Lived In Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Charles Shively And Katie Cope Marriage
Charles Ambrose Shively was born 7-Aug-1875 and died 19-Jun-1904. Charles A. Shively was the son of Peter Shively and Eva Green.  Charles married Katie May Cope in Northampton County, PA on 16-Sep-1899.  They had one son, Roland Shively, born 8-Dec-1901 and died 27-Nov-1968.  Katie Cope Shively married Harvey W. Peiffer in Northampton County, PA on 3-Sep-1906.  

Charles Shively was the son of Peter Shively and Eva Green.  Peter Shively was born 28-Jan-1836 and died 5-Mar-1926 in Lehigh County, PA.  Eva Green Shively was born 13-June-1849 and died 18-Jun-1915 in Lehigh County, PA.  Peter Shively was the son of George Shively and Sarah Abel.   George Shively was born 17-Aug-1807 and died 19-Feb-1863. Sarah Abel was born 5-May-1805 and died 29-May-1875.  For additional information on George Shively and Sarah Abel read the Shively blog article written on 18-Jul-2015.

Katie Cope Shively And Harvey Peiffer Marriage
The following article was extracted from The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Tuesday, June 21, 1904, Page 1, Column 1:
Asleep When Death Came
Charles A. Shively Sat On Track And Was Struck By Train
Had Been On Fish Trip
Exhausted From Loss Of Sleep He Sat Down on Track And Was Struck--
Parents Reside At Catasauqua
Charles A. Shively, who resided near the Bixler-Jones foundry between Freemansburg and Bethlehem, met sudden death Sunday morning at 4:30 o'clock on the Central Railroad of New Jersey tracks. He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Company and worked on Friday night and was through then at the shops until Monday morning. He did not sleep on Saturday and on Saturday evening started with some friends on a fishing trip to the Lehigh near Freemansburg. After fishing during the night Shively started for home. He sat down to rest on the outside edge of the sills of the cast-bound track and fell asleep.
The engineer of the freight saw the huddled figure of a man sitting close to the rails, his head bent over in his hands and sounded the whistle. The figure failed to move, though the shrill blasts blew loud and long. It was impossible to stop the train. Death was instantaneous. A deep cut back of the right ear, the back of the skull split, and a broken shoulder blade were the fatal injuries. The body was carried to the Central Railroad station and later brought by Undertaker Weirbach, of South Bethlehem, to the late home of the deceased, where Coroner Schleicher held a view yesterday morning.
The deceased was the son of Peter and Eva Green Shively, of Catasauqua, and was born in Lower Saucon township on August 7, 1875. He was married on September 17, 1889, to Miss Kate Cope, who survives him, as does a little son, Roland. His parents, three sisters, Mrs. Milton Serfoss, of Freemansburg; Mrs. James Kratzer and Mrs. Elmer Trine, of Catasauqua, and three brothers,  Edward, Herbert and William, of Catasauqua, also survive. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be made at Catasauqua.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

John W. Shively And Wife Jane Hodge Who Lived In Trumbull County, Ohio

John W. Shively was born on 26-Nov-1832 and died 29-Nov-1907 in Trumbull County, OH. He was the son of Jacob Shively (born 15-May-1803 died 1-Jul-1879) and Elizabeth Wolfcale (died 12-Dec-1863). John W. Shively married Jane Hodge born 1-May-1841 in England and died 1-Feb-1923 in Trumbull County, OH. John and Jane Shively are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Trumbull County, OH.

John W. Shively and Jane Hodge were the parents of at least the following children: Sarah H. born 26-Sep-1857 died 25-Sep-1934, married 1st Clayton J. Fansler married 2nd J. W. Durbin; Elizabeth Ellen born 13-Sep-1860 died 10-Feb-1946, married Chester McIlree; Thomas N. born 17-Nov-1861 died 4-Jul-1938, married Alice (Allie) Mahan; William J. born 1-Jun-1864 died 12-Feb-1939, married Clara E. Harklerode; Lucy A. born 6-Mar-1868 died 28-Feb-1925, married A. Chinnock; Fred J. born 2-Apr-1870 died 21-Apr-1965; Cora married Frank Cummins; Kittie D. born 1876 died 2-Jan-1960, married Thomas J. Fry; Lena born Mar-1879 died 1957, married Albert C. Cummins; Carl Wolfcale born 22-Aug-1883 died 20-Mar-1960.

The librarians at Warren-Trumbull County Ohio Public Library located the following newspaper obituaries.  Located in the Warren Daily Tribune, 30-Nov-1907, Page 5, Column 1:
The death of John W. Shively, an aged and respected citizen of Champion, occurred Friday afternoon after a lingering illness wth a complication of diseases. The deceased was born at North Jackson November 26, 1832, and was in his 75th year.  He is survived by his wife, four sons and six daughters. The funeral services will be held Monday at 10 o'clock at the late home. Burial will take place at Oakwood.

Following is the newspaper obituary for Jane Hodge Shively, February 2, 1923, Page 7, Column 3:
Mrs. Jane Shively
Mrs. Jane Shively, widow of the late John Shively, one of the oldest and most highly regarded pioneer of Champion township, passed away at her home near Champion Thursday evening at 8:55, following an illness of one week. Mrs. Shively was overtaken by a stroke of paralysis seven days ago and failed to rally from the attack. Announcement of her death is received with deep regret by the people of her community. She was born on May 1, 1840 in Somersetshire, England and came to this country with her parents when she was four years old. The family located in Champion and she had lived on the farm where she died for the past fifty two years. She was a woman of find christian character and a life long membership of the Disciple church of Champion. She is survived by four sons, Thomas M. of Warren, William J. of Farmington; Fred J. of Uniondale, Ind.; Carl, at home, and six daughters, Mrs. Sarah H. Durbin, Uniondale, Ind.; Mrs. Ella E. McIlree, Mrs. Lucy A. Chinnock, Mrs. Cora J. Cummins, Mrs. Kitty D. Fry, Mrs. Lena M. Cummins, of Warren.
She also leaves twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at her late home in Champion, Monday at 1 o'clock, when Rev. Bright of Sharon will officiate. The body will be laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery in Warren.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Samuel Shively And 1st Wife, Caroline Renner, 2nd Wife Margaret Deily Fraunfelder Who Lived In Northampton County, PA

Samuel Shively PA Death Certificate
Samuel Shively was born 10-Nov-1816 and died 29-Oct-1906 in Northampton County, PA.  On the PA death certificate his parents are listed as John Shively and Elizabeth Best. Samuel married first Caroline Renner and second Margaret Deily Fraunfelder. Margaret had married 1st George Fraunfelder. Margaret was the daughter of Christian Deily and Polly Bowers.  Margaret was born 25-Jun-1823 and died 14-Dec-1925.

Samuel Shively and Caroline Renner were the parents of at least the following children:  Marietta born 13-Jul-1841 died 22-Nov-1917 married John Fritz; Matilda born 27-Feb-1843 died 5-Apr-1926 married Daniel Hawk; John born 30-Nov-1845 died 1-Jul-1867; George born 3-Jul-1846 died 13-Sep-1890 married Emma Lenora Yeager; Benjamin born 4-May-1848 died 9-Aug-1871; Emma E. born ca. 1848; Maria born 1853; Samuel born 1854; Susan born 2-Jun-1855 died 13-Nov-1951 married Augustus Schreiner; Richard born 2-Aug-1857 died 2-Dec-1930 married 1st Matilda Achenbach 2nd Alice Louisa Keiper; Caroline born 1860 and James Washington born 22-Feb-1862 died 11-Feb-1913 married Sally Ann Yiesley.

Extracted from The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, October 31, 1906, Page 1, Column 6:
Samuel Shively
Samuel Shively, of Stockertown, died Monday of a complication of diseases, aged 91 years. The deceased is grandfather of Patrolman Samuel Shively, of Bethlehem. The deceased is survived by these children: Jas. Shively, of Easton; Richard Shively, of Nazareth; Tillie, wife of Daniel Hauck, of Stockertown; Mrs. Susan Schreiner and Marietta, wife of John Fritz, of Wind Gap. The funeral will take place on Thursday from his late residence, in Stockertown. Interment in cemetery adjoining.

The following article was found in The Morning Call, Wednesday, June 25, 1924, Page 16:
Easton's Oldest Resident 101 Years Old Today
Mrs. Margaret Deiley Shively Was Born At Stockertown in 1823
Mrs. Margaret Deiley Shively, widow of Samuel Shively, formerly of Stockertown, Easton's oldest resident, is celebrating her 101st birthday anniversary today at the the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Thomas, 321 High street, Easton; where she has lived since October. Mrs. Shively was born near Stockertown on June 25, 1823, and has lived in this vicinity all her life. She is a member of the Fork's Lutheran church. Many friends and relatives have expressed their intention of visiting and congratulating her today.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

William Edgar Shiveley (Shively) And Wife Estella Jane Reid Who Lived In Adams County, Ohio and Clinton County, Ohio

William Edgar Shiveley  (Shively) was born 5-Jul-1874 in Adams County, Ohio and died 22-May-1957 in Clinton County, Ohio. He was married to Estella Jane Reid on 6-Oct-1904. Estella Jane Reid was born 1-Oct-1876 in Adams County, Ohio and died 16-Mar-1969 in Clinton County, Ohio. (In the public records for these families the surname is recorded as both Shiveley and Shively). William was the son of Daniel M. Shiveley (born 1-Jun-1838 died 7-Oct-1925) and Nancy Margaret Hamilton (born 20-Apr-1850 died 19-Jul-1930). Daniel M. Shively was the son of James Shively (1811-1873) and Mary Elizabeth Westbrook (1809-1866). 

Listed on the 1880 Jefferson Township South, Adams County, Ohio census is the household of Dan Shively age 42, wife Nancy M. age 31, son James age 12, son Hamilton age 11, daughter Hattie age 9, son William E. age 6, and son Lester age 4 months. On the 1900 Valley Township, Scioto County, Ohio is William Shively age 25 and occupation of jeweler. On the 1910 Tiffin Township, West Union Village, Adams County, Ohio is the household of Henry Scott age 72, nephew William E. Shiveley age 35, niece Estella J. age 33, grandniece Elva M. age 4 and grandniece Ethel age 2. On the 1920 Tiffin North Precinct, Adams County, Ohio is the household of W. E. Shiveley age 45, wife Estella J. age 43, daughter Elva M. age 14, daughter Ethel age 12 and son Edgar Reid age 8.

The following was located in the Wilmington News-Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, Thursday, May 23, 1957, Page 2, Column 6:
William E. Shiveley
WIlliam E. Shiveley, 82, of 413 S. Mulberry St., died Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a broken hip May 1.
The son of Daniel and Nancy Hamilton Shively, he was born at Blue Creek in Adams county, July 5, 1874 and was married Oct. 6, 1904 to Miss Estella J. Reid, who survives. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Shiveley, a retired watchmaker, had lived in Wilmington for 13 years.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of Wilmington and Mrs. Ethel Reno of Hillsboro; one son, Edgar R. Shiveley of Wilmington; on sister, Miss Hattie Shiveley of Manchester, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the West Union Baptist Church and interment by Reynolds Funeral Home will be in the West Union IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9.

This newspaper obituary was found in the Wilmington News-Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, Monday, March 17, 1969, Page 2, Column 1:
Mrs. Estella Shively
Mrs. Estella Jane Shiveley, 92, 413 S. Mulberry St., died of complications SUnday at 12:05 p.m. at Lucas nursing home, Wilson Rd. She had been ill the past five years. She was married to William Shiveley, who died in 1957.
She was born Oct. 1, 1876 in Adams County, the daughter of James G. and Martha McClughen Reid. She was a member of Clinton County Senior Citizens and the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of this city, Mrs. Ethel (Wasson) Reno of Hillsboro; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edgar Shively, this city; two sisters, Miss Sara Reid of West Union, Mrs. Lucy McClanahan of Columbus; five grandsons, one granddaughter, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Fred McCluskey and the Rev. Edward Geisler Wednesday at 1 pm. at Reynolds-Sulcer funeral home. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Levi Stephen Shively, 1st Wife Emma Whisler, 2nd Wife Edna Wolf From Piatt County, Illinois To California

Levi Stephen Shively was born 10-Oct-1884 in Piatt County, IL and died 17-Jul-1976 in La Verne, Los Angeles County, CA.  He was the son of John J. Shively and Leah Blickenstaff. (For additional information on John and Leah Shively see the Shively blog article written on March 16, 2014). Levi Shively married 1st Emma Gertrude Whisler. She was born 13-Apr-1882 in Ashland, Saunders County, NE  being a daughter of George E. Whisler and Elmira Harley. Emma died 7-Feb-1933 in Muncie, Delaware County, IN. Levi married 2nd Emma Wolf born 27-Nov-1901 being a daughter of J. Emrey Wolf and Mary Trostle. Edna died 4-Jan-1992 in California.

The following was extracted from the Pomona Progress Bullentin, Pomona, California, Sunday, July 18, 1976, Page 4 Column 3:
Levi Shively
Levi S. Shively of 2700 Magnolia Ave., La Verne, died Saturday in Woods Memorial Convalescent Hospital, La Verne.
Mr. Shively was born Oct. 10, 1884 in Cerro Gordo, Ill., and moved to La Verne in 1960 from Bridgewater, Va.
He graduated from the Academy at Mt. Morris College, received his AB degree from the University of Michigan in 1907 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Shively received his AM degree from the University of Chicago and elected to Sigma Xi in 1916. In 1917 he received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago with Magna Cum Laude.
Mr. Shively taught mathematics and astronomy for over 50 years in Mt. Morris College and Ball State University. In his post retirement he taught at Bridgewater College in Virginia. He was a charter member of the Church of Brethren for many  years.
Besides his widow, Edna, he is survived by four sons, WIllard W. of Chicago, Ill., Forest W. of West Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Ralph L. of Lake Bluff, Illinois and Dr. John L. of West Lafayette, Ind.; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the La Verne Church of the Brethren following the morning worship service. The Rev. Herbert Ruthrauff and Jefferson Mathis will officiate.
Friends may make memorial contributions to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana for a mathematics scholarship.

Located in the Muncie Evening Press, Muncie, Indiana, Wednesday, July 21, 1976, Page 13, Column 1:
Levi S. Shively, Ball State math professor, dies
Memorial services were held earlier this week in LaVerne, Calif., for Levi S. Shively, 91, professor emeritus of mathematics at Ball State University, who died Friday.
Dr. Shively, a former college president and internationally known mathematician and author, had made his home in California for several years.
He retired in 1951 after 42 years of college teaching and administration, including 23 years at Ball State and three years as president of Mt. Morris (Ill.) College. He was the author of a college geometry textbook which was used in the U.S., Canada, and translated into Swedish. Ball State honored Dr. Shively in 1968 by naming a graduate residence hall after him.
A native of Cerro Gordo, Ill., he attended Mt. Morris College and earned the AB degree at the University of Michigan in 1908. He earned his AM and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago in 1916 and 1917 respectively.
For a short time he taught in the rural schools of Illinois and from 1908 to 1915 at Mt. Morris College where he later was dean and president. He also taught at Western Illinois University.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, national honoraries, he was active in the Mathematical Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. He belonged to the Church of the Brethren in Muncie. 
He also served on the board of Manchester College, North Manchester.
Following his retirement at Ball State, he traveled for the Mission Board of the Church of the Brethren and later taught at the Bridgewater (Va.) College where his wife served as dean of women. They moved to California in 1961.
Survivors include his wife Edna,  four sons, Forest W., West Palm Beach, Fla.; Dr. John L., West Lafayette; Ralph L., Lake Bluff, Ill, and Willard, Chicago.
Memorials may be sent to the Ball State University Foundation for the student emergency loan fund.

This newspaper obituary was found in The Star Press, Muncie, Indiana, Wednesday, February 8, 1933, Page 12, Column 3:
Mrs. L. S. Shively Dies, Burial To Be In Illinois
Brief funeral services were conducted last night at the Meeks mortuary for Mrs. Emma. G. Shively, 50, wife of Levi S. Shively, 407 Riverside avenue, who died yesterday in Ball Memorial Hospital after an illness which began early in January. The body will be taken at 11 o'clock this morning to Sterling, Ill., for funeral and burial.
Mrs. Shively had lived in Muncie since the family came here from Mt. Morris, Ill., five years ago. Her husband is associate professor of mathematics at Ball State Teachers College. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren on West  Jackson street, and the Monday Afternoon Club.
Surviving besides the husband are four sons, Willard W., Forest W., Ralph L. and John L. Shively; the father, George E. Whisler, of Sterling, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Elmer Billsborough of Mt. Morris, Ill., and one brother, Samuel L. Whisler, of Waldron, Mich.