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Obituary: Elfleda Jane Hoerner, Indianapolis

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Elfleda Jane Hoerner

Elfleda Jane (Eaton) Hoerner, 80, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at home.

Elfleda was born March 16, 1933, in Syracuse, N.Y. She graduated from Enon (Ohio) High School in 1952 and attended Wilmington (Ohio) College.

She married John Richard

Hoerner on April 25, 1959, in

Beatty, Ohio. They made Greenwood their home since 1960.

Elfleda worked as a dental hygienist until her children were born and then helped raise and love dozens of children in her day care at home.

She volunteered countless hours as a church youth leader and Girl Scout leader. She was a seamstress for the Greenwood Community High School Marching Woodmen and Irish Guard.

She was a choir member and creator of many banners, puppets, aprons and more for Greenwood United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed camping, swimming, every type of craft and sewing, but mostly she enjoyed play and laughter. Elfleda will be best remembered and most missed for her laughter and love of God, family and friends.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, John R. Hoerner of Indianapolis; a daughter, Adela H. (William) Dickey of Ossian; a son, Tobin A. (Amy) Hoerner of Greenwood; grandchildren, Joshua, Andrew and Jordan Dickey of Ossian, and Ashton and Jeremy Hoerner of Greenwood; stepgrandchildren, Joel DeWitt of Prince’s Lakes and Aaron DeWitt of Greenwood; two sisters, Ruth (George) Shambaugh of Sun City, Fla., and Doris Salyers of London, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, John Kinsinger of Lebanon, Ohio, and Robert (Viv) Hoerner of Mesa, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Anna (Huffman) Eaton; and a sister, Rheba Kinsinger.

A memorial service to celebrate Elfleda’s life will be at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave.

Donations may be directed to the church.

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