The Republican, a weekly newspaper published in Danville, Indiana, publishes an annual "Year In Review" article in the first issue or last issue of the year. The "Year in Review" lists major events that had appeared in each issue, including a list of the deaths that had been mentioned. This index is a transcription of those deaths listed in the "Year in Review", and contains only the person's first and last name, and the issue of the newspaper that the mention of their death appeared in. To view the actual death notice or obituary, you should consult that particular issue of The Republican.
There were some cases where the issue containing the "Year in Review" was either missing or illegible, so not all names could be deciphered.