Friday, May 30th, 2008
Former Celina resident Robert Eugene "Bob" McElroy, 84, 205 W. Andrews St., Monroe, Ind., died at 4:15 p.m. May 28, 2008, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind.
He was born Jan. 7, 1924, in Mercer County, to Ralph E. Sr. and Mary Rupert McElroy. On June 1, 1947, he married Marjorie "Marge" Walser, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Ralph W. (Patty), Wapakoneta, Robert E. (Macaria), San Diego, Calif., and George D., Monroe; four daughters, Deborah K., Houston, Texas, Delores A. (Mark) Hart, Portland, Ind., Cynthia J. (Jerry) Morris, Kilmarnock, Va., and Bonnie L. (Steve) Baker, Rockford; a brother, Edgar (Esther), Bedford, Ind.; three sisters, Betty Bowersock, St. Marys, Mary Lou (Melvin) Schumann, Botkins, and Jerrilyn Temple, Celina; 23 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are five brothers, William E., Henry, Leo, Ralph E. Jr. and Walter Lee; and a sister, Patricia Swineford.
He worked as a telephone installer for the Harris-McBurney Co. of Jackson, Mich., retiring in 1986. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Middlepoint, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Celina. He was a 1943 graduate of Celina High School.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Randall Swanson officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.