The Shively families who descend from ancestors who lived in the Miami County, IN area are fortunate to have genealogy records readily available. The following newspaper article was extracted from The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana, Thursday, June 14, 1951, Page 7, Columns 4-6:
Combined Ages Of Five In Family Total 382 Years
Two sisters and three brothers whose combined ages total 382 years joined in honoring on of the sisters, Mrs. Nancy Worl, on the occasion of her 70th birthday anniversary last Sunday.
The celebration was held at the home of Mrs. Worl east of Miami. Richard and Lucille Worl assisted in arrangements for the occasion.
Mrs. Worl's sister, Mrs. Laura Glassburn of Kokomo, who is 79, and their brothers, Frank Sutton of Bunker Hill route 1, who is 85 years old, John Sutton of Bunker Hill route 1, who is 72, and William Sutton of Wabash, who is 76, were present.
Other guests were Mrs. John Sutton, Mrs. William Sutton and Arthur Glasburn, all of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shively and Milford Shively, Kokomo route 3; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hahn, and daughters Marlene and Vera Margaret of McGrawsville; Mary Clemens, Kokomo route 3; and Mrs. Charles Stuber and Mrs. Pearl Dawalt, Peru route 5.
Afternoon callers were Mrs. Ina Prather, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, Peru, Mrs. Alta Baker, Cassville and Mrs. Leota Bowman and daughters Drenda Jo and Treena Janay of Kokomo.
The following newspaper obituary mentions the wife of Oscar Shively was Vera Worl. Located in The Kokomo Tribune, Tuesday, January 2, 1968, Page 2, Column 4:
Oscar Shively, 65, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Bunker Hill R. R. 1, died at a hospital there at 8:45 p.m. Friday following an extended illness. Mr. Shively moved to Phoenix two years ago.
He formerly operated grocery stores at Santa Fe and McGrawsville and also was manager of the Farm Bureau Elevator at Bennetts Switch for a number of years.
Born in Miami County, July 31, 1902, he was the son of William and Alice (Jenkins) Shively. He was married Nov. 28, 1928 to Vera Worl, who survives.
Other survivors are one son, Milford Shively, Phoenix; two grandsons; three sisters, Mrs. Alvin Powell, Bunker Hill R.R. 1; Mrs. Harry Christner, North Grove, and Mrs. Nelson Glassburn, McGrawsville, and a brother, Raymond Shively, Bunker Hill R. R. 1.
He was a member of the Bennetts Switch Methodist Church.
Funeral services were in Phoenix, Tuesday. Burial was there.
If interested in additional information on the family of William Shively and Alice Jenkins Shively please see the Shively blog for July 13, 2012. William and Alice Shively were the subjects of the blog on that date.
The following was found in The Logansport Press, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, October 13, 1960, Page 6, Column 2:
Mrs. Nancy Worl, 79, Dies; Rites Friday
PERU---Mrs. Nancy Worl, 79, route 1, Bunker Hill, died Tuesday evening after a two week's illness. A life resident of Miami county, she had resided most of her life in Clay township.
Survivors are three daughters and a son: Mrs. Phillip Hahn, route 1, Amboy; Mrs. Oscar Shively, Bennets Switch; Mrs. William Campbell, Peru; Richard, route 1, Bunker Hill; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, William, Amboy.
Friends may call after three o'clock this afternoon at the Laird funeral home and rites there will be at two o'clock (CST) Friday. The Reverend Claude Studebaker and the Reverend Vern Stuber will officiate and burial will be in Rankin cemetery.