Source: The News-Journal, Feb 24, 1936


Dr. George D. Balsbaugh died Friday morning about ten o'clock at his home on West Second street. A heart ailment caused his death, a few hours after he was stricken. He had arisen that morning intending to go to Warsaw to assist in an operation. While fixing a furnace fire, he felt a pain in his chest, and a few hours later death occurred. His death came as a shock to the family and community. While he had a heart ailment for several years, he was seldom away from his office because of illness. Thursday he had seemed in his usual health and that evening attended a basket ball game at the Central school. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church. Rev. B.M. Bechdolt of Warsaw and Rev. Herbert Boase conducted the service and burial was in Oaklawn cemetery.

Mr. Balsbaugh was the son of John H. and Sarah Fisher Balsbaugh and was born near Mexico 56 years ago. He graduated from the Louisville school of Medicine and came to North Manchester to practice his profession 32 years ago. He served for a number of years as a trustee of the Methodist church, had been president of the Kiwanis club, and was president of the eleventh councilor district of the Indiana medical society at the time of his death.

He married Miss Myrtle Keyes, who survives. They have two children, Mrs. Wendell Hicks of Indianapolis, and George, Jr., who is a sophomore in the Indiana medical school at Indianapolis. There is also one grand son, John Hicks, and nine brothers and sisters living.