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Obituary: Ora Vernal Callahan, Greenfield

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Ora Vernal Callahan, 86, died Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013, in Greenfield. He was a resident of Greenfield.

Survivors include his wife,

Shirley (Hardwick) Callahan of Greenfield; five children, Lorraine (William) Ewing Jr. of McCordsville, Colleen (Jerald) Sipple of Clarks Hill, Kevin (Joan) Callahan of Arizona, Lyndon (Sara) Callahan of Fishers and Sheldon (Elizabeth) Callahan of North Webster; brother, Noel (Jo) Callahan of Indianapolis; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bertha (Lower) Callahan; brother, Estel Callahan and sister, Dolletta Callahan.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Vineyard Community Church — Mt. Comfort, 1672 North County Road 600 W., Greenfield. A family graveside service was conducted at East Hill Cemetery in Rushville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ora Callahan 4-H Awards Fund at the Hancock County Community Foundation, 312 E. Main St. Greenfield, IN 46140 or at www.giveHCgrow


Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.

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