Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Clyde Shively and Genevieve Shively  

Clyde is quite serious as he points out to a customer the advantages of a Frididaire, which he handles along with several lines of electrical applicances and general repari business in his shop opposit the park. WHile he was born near Rochester most of his years have been spent in this community. He attended scholl at Shawtown, Culver , Maxinkuckee, and Cando, N.D. He moved to the Dakota town in 1910 and returned to Culver in 1919. Clyde was express agent from 1926 to 1930 and resumed those duties in 1935 after serving four years as postmaster. He has also been identified in community affairs. He has been active in the Methodist church, of which he is a member, and served as Sunday school superintendent for two years. He is a member of the Masonic loage and is now Worthy Patron of the local Eastern Star chapter. He was president of the Chamber of Commerce for tow years adn secretary for one term. He has also served as chairman of the Boy Scout Committe. While all sports hold an interest for him, basketball and bowling are his favorites. - Culver Citizen Profiles

Genevieve Warner was born June 26, 1901 in the village of Maxinkuckee, Union township on the corner just east of the Bigley Orchard Store, the road known as 18B. My dad A. L. Warner, had a general store just across the road from their house.

Dad's mother was a Benedict, and he was born on what was their property which is now the Academy, near the Woodcraft Council Fire Ring.

My mother was born near Peru and later moved to Kentland were dad met her when he went there to shuck corn in the fall harvest.

I had three brothers and one sister, George Warner still lives in Culver . The younger brother shifts between Vero Beach, Florida and Bay City, Michigan. We also had a half-brother and sister.

I went through my 12 years of schooling in Culver . Oh yes, the family moved to Culver late in 1904, where dad did trucking, ha uling all the baggage, and freight, and express that came into Culver . Remember, everything came in by rail those days, six trains a day. Dad delivered baggage around the lake to all the cottages with teams of horses after the evening trains. He wo uld get home for his night meal in the summer time around 11 p.m.

I went to business college in Ft. Wayne and worked in the Academy offices for nearly ten years. My first pay check was from the railroad for six weeks work. We had the Railway Express agency later, so that now my retirement pension comes through the railroad.

The Shively family, lived near Akron and Rochester. Charles took this family to North Dakota about 1910 to 1920. I met Clyde Lee Dick when they returned, in the Methodist Church activities. We were married December 31, 1921. We worked in that church for many years. Clyde had three sisters, one who is now living in Arizona.

He served as local postmaster under President Hoover. When he retired from that position we started our own business which became an appliance store, selling Frigidaires, Maytag washers, gas stoves, along with Phillips Petroleum bottled gas. He serviced commercial refrigeration as well as household appliances. I canvassed the town at that time to find out who had electric refrigerators and who were prospects. We sold the business to Al Poppe in 1957, and he has just retired and sold it to Dan Shively of Plymouth.

We belonged to the Eastern Star from 1927 to 1963 when he passed on. He was a charter member of the Lions Club, served on the town board. I served in the Culver City Club as president, etc.

We did not have any children but my sister's children, Robert and Gloria Kurtz, born at our house live with us from 1947 until they finished high school in 1953 and 1954. Bob was graduated from Purdue, went into the army, and was killed in Vietnam in 1967. His name is on the black marble wall at Washington D. C. Gloria married James Kowatch who has taught at the LaVille School for many years now. She was worked at our branch bank at LaPaz for over ten years. They have five lovely children, making their way now in various walks of life. - Genevieve W. Shively.

History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 389

Clyde Shively

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Van Gilder funeral home of Culver , for Clyde L. SHIVELY, 64, who died in his home in Culver at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetry and John ROOS will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Born Sept. 27, 1898 in Rochester, he was the son of Charles and Emma BUMBARGER SHIVELY. He was married Dec. 31, 1921 to Genevieve WARNER, who survives.

Mr. Shively was a retired Railway Express agent and he was a Justice of the Peace for 10 years. He also was the past postmaster of Culver .

He was a past patron of the Emily Jane Culver Eastern Star and was a member of the Culver Masonic lodge and the Scottish Rite of South Bend. He also was a charter member of the Culver Lions club.

Surviving with the wife are a niece, Mrs. Gloria KURTZ KOWATCH, LaPaz; a nephew, Robert Warner KURTZ, Fot Knox, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Clurel MIKESELL and Mrs. Howard DOLL, Culver, and Mrs. Harley BECK, Rochester; and a half-sister, Mrs. Fred HUBBARD, Rochester. There will be an Eastern Star Memorial service at the funeral home at 7:15 p.m. today.- Friday, May 24, 1963 R0chester Sentinel

1963 - May 20 clyde L. Shively Well Known Culver Resident Dies
    Clyde L. Shively, 64, died at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at his home at 620 Pearl St., Culver .

    Mr. Shively, known to his many Culver friends as, "Dick," was born Sept. 27, 1898, at Rochester to Charles and Emma Shively, and had lived in Culver since l ' U ! t . He was married Dec. 31, 1821, to Genevieve Warner who survives . Mr. Shively was Justice of the Peace for 10 years, worked for a number of years for the Railway Express, and was a past Postmaster of Culver . He was a charter member of the Culver Lions Club, a past patron of the family Jane Culver Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Henry H. Culver Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite of South Bend.

    Surviving with the widow are three sisters, Mrs. Clurel Mikesell and Mrs. Howard Doll, both oif Culver ; Mrs. Harley Beck of Rochester; a half-sister, Mrs. Fred Hubbard of Rochester; a niece, Mrs. Gloria Kurtz Kowatch, La Paz; and a nephew, Robert Warner Kurtz of Fort Knox, Ky.

    Eastern Star Services were held at 7:15 p.m. Friday evening at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, 104 Lake Shore Drive, Culver , where funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. John Roos officiated at the funeral service and interment was in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.

Culver ó Genevieve Warner Shively, 105, of Culver , died at 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Millerís Merry Manor, Culver .

She is survived by niece, Constance M. Cepeda of LaPorte and several other nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Services and burial will be private.
The Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver , is in charge of arrangements.
Culver Citizen 15 February 2007

Culver Citizen - Thursday 1 March 2007 pg. 2
Geneieve Warner Shively
June 23, 1901 - Feb. 6 2007

Culver - Genevieve Warner Shively, 105, of Culver passed away on Feb. 6, 2007 at 8:10 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver .

"Aunt Gen", as she was known to her family, was born on June 26, 1901 to Aaron and Edith (Carrothers) Warner, one of five children and later two half-siblings. Graduating from Culver high School at the top of her class, she was the only girl of 13 students in her class. After graduating from Culver High School, Aunt Gen attended and graduated from Anthony Wayne Business College in Fort Wayne.

On Dec. 21, 1921 she married Clyde Shively in South Bend. Not having any children of their own, they raised her sister May's children, Robert and Gloria Kurtz, after May's death.

Genevieve was employed by the Culver Academy as a bookkeeper for several years. She and Clyde operated the Railway Express and the Shively Specialty Shop in Culver for may years. She was a past president of the Culver City Club and enjoyed sewing, knitting and cooking. She was also grand marshall of the Culver Lakefest in her 105th year. Aunt Gen was 19 when women were given the right to vote in 1920. In. 1921, she was the first woman in out area to be registered to vote and cast her first vote in a county election in 1922, but had to wait until 1924 to vote for president, and voted every year up until the last election.

Three facets best describe Aunt Gen:

Her family - she loved hearing who was where and what they were doing.

Her home - She lived in Culver her whole life, never wanting to live anywhere else and loved taking family to activities at the Academy, tours around the lake, enjoying the park, library and community theater productions.

He faith - She was a member of the 1st Church of Christ Scientist in Plymouth and was very devout in her pursuit of their teachings in regards to the Bible.

Aunt Gen lived her entire life as she wanted, She loved her family, her home and her faith.

She is survived by many loving neices and nephews and great neices and nephews.

She was preceded in death bey her husband, Clyde Shively in 1963 - after 42 years of marriage., three brothers, one sister, two half-siblings, neices Gloria Kowatch, and nephew, Robert Kurtz.

Private family services were held at the Bonine-Odom Funeral Home in Culver . Memorials may be given in Genevieve's honor to Miller's Merry Manor, Culver or to the Marshall County Hospice.

Bonine Funeral Home, Culver , was in charge of arrangements.

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