the republic logo

Obituary: Stella Pearl Bryant, Shelbyville

More recent obituaries:

Follow The Republic on social media:

Stella Pearl Bryant, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Ashford Place Health Center in Shelbyville.

She was born April 10, 1923, in Adair County, Kentucky, the daughter of William Matt and Laura Belle (Conover) Curry. She was raised in Kentucky and had been a resident of the Decatur County area since 1954. She married Henry Milton Bryant in Louisville, Kentucky, September 29, 1942. He preceded her in death February 8, 2002.

Mrs. Bryant retired after 27 years of service at Dellekamp Cleaners at Hope and 1 Hour Martinizing at Columbus. She was a member of  Bethel Baptist Church at North Vernon and Candle Lighters Home Economics Club.

Survivors include her son, M. Brad Bryant of Flat Rock; her daughters, Linda Fisher of Elizabethtown, Shirley Howlett of Columbus and Elissa Keppel of Shelbyville; her sisters, Lenos Henderson of Columbus and Emily Blair of Russell Springs, Kentucky; her brother, Norman Curry of North Vernon; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Sandra Lee Westerfeld; grandsons, David Burch and Jeff Burch; a brother, William Eugene Curry; and a sister, Rena Brewer.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home at Westport with Pastor Andy Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Westport Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made through Bass & Gasper Funeral Home to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


All content copyright ©2016 The Republic, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.