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Elizabeth J. Earnhart

Friday, July 13, 2012
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Smith & Sons Miller Chapel
208 North Maple Street
South Whitley, IN 46787

Saturday, July 14, 2012
10:00 AM
Smith & Sons Miller Chapel
208 North Maple Street
South Whitley, IN 46787

Elizabeth June Earnhart, 95, of South Whitley died at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she was admitted on Saturday. She had been a resident at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester since November 2011.

She was born October 15, 1916 in Noble County a daughter of J. Stanley and Mabel (Koher) Himes. At age eight, the family moved to South Whitley where she attended school. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1934.

On August 28, 1937 she was united in marriage to Aurel Earnhart. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Earnhart died March 2, 1988.

She began her work career with United Telephone Company in South Whitley for 9 years. She then became the cafeteria manager for South Whitley Schools for over 20 years. She completed her work career as co-owner and operator of South Whitley Florist for 12 years. She continued part-time after selling the business.

Her memberships included the United Methodist Church of South Whitley, Eastern Star and a registrar at the annual Old Settlers Festival for over 20 years.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Barbara A. (Stan) Sickafoose, Columbia City and Suzanne K. (David) Callahan, Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Mark (Christina) Sickafoose, Katy, TX and Jennifer (Andy) Rice, Huntington; five great grandchildren, Lauren and Alex Sickafoose, Audrey, Evan and Drew Rice

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Jacob Himes.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. The burial will be in the South Whitley Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to United Methodist Church of South Whitley.


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