Search billions of records on





Jun 11, 1953   

James I. Bundy, a retired farmer who observed his 86th birthday last April 11, was fatally stricken by heart disease and died in the yard of his home at Savah at 7:15 a.m. today.


The patriarch of the Savah community, whose genial personality had endeared him to a legion of friends, had spent his entire life in the one neighborhood.


Death was unexpected.


Mr. Bundy had been ill of a cold for several days but was up and about and was watching his son, Otis Ellwood, clean soybean seed.  He fell to the ground and died almost instantly as he started to procure a sack for use in the bean cleaning.


The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home and will remain there through the funeral service, but definite funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon today.  Friends may call at the funeral home, beginning at noon Friday.  (Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery.)


Mr Bundy was a son of Benonie Stinson Bundy, also a lifelong resident of Lynn township, and Abbigasle Clark Bundy, a native of England.


He was a member of Modern Woodmen of American and a trustee of the Alexander Poor White Orphans' Fund.


His wife nee Cora Greathouse, died 10 years ago.


Surviving him are the son Otis Ellwood, who resided with him; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a brother, Philo Bundy, Lynn Township.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers