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Beverly Ann McNeelan

Beverly Ann (Jackson) McNeelan, 79, of Whiteland, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born April 30, 1935, in the Tanglewood community in Indiana to Eldon Ethan Jackson and Goldah Ann (Little) Jackson.

She married Martin J. McNeelan on Jan. 30, 1954 in Dabney and he survives.

She was a 1953 graduate of Holton High School.

She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Holton, and attended Community Congregational Church in Franklin. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 333 in Versailles.

She enjoyed family, gardening, reading, traveling, boating, scuba diving, fishing and flying airplanes.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who faithfully represented the wife and mother in Proverbs 31.

She most recently had been a Realtor with her husband Martin at Remax Select Realtors in Greenwood for 13 years.

Survivors include her husband Martin J. McNeelan of Whiteland; two sons Martin J. McNeelan Jr. (Jackie) of Whiteland and Mikel J. McNeelan of Belleair Bluff, Florida; three daughters, Becky A. Pulley (Andy) of Falls River, Massachusetts, Babs A. Hull (Mike) of Greenwood and Brenda Fields (Jerry) of Whiteland; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brothers, Lloyd Jackson of Indianapolis, Frank Jackson (Sharon) of Bargersville, Ethan Jackson (Joyce) of Indianapolis, Rollin Jackson (Juanita) of Greenwood; and one sister, Beth Jackson Taylor of Montgomery, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Larry Jackson; and two sisters, Winifred Jackson Smith and Janet Jackson.

The Rev. Dan McLaughlin will conduct a service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Community Congregational Church, 4592 Hurricane Road, Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holton Cemetery in Holton, with burial to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Congregational Church, 4592 Hurricane Road, Franklin, IN 46131; or the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 738-0202.

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