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Emmet Harold McKelfresh, 93, Martinsville

Emmet Harold McKelfresh, known as "Harold" or "Mac", 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at IU Health Morgan Hospital in Martinsville.

Born on Monday, March 24, 1919, in St. Francisville, Ill., to Emmet and Winnie (Seed) McKelfresh, Harold graduated from St. Francisville High School in 1937 and Eastern Illinois State Teachers College in 1941. While attending Eastern Illinois, he met his future bride, Emily Marie Witt. In 1941, Harold began working at Belknap Hardware in Louisville, Ky.  He was called to serve his country in July, 1942, during WWII. Harold served in the Army as a first lieutenant with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion in northern Italy. He received an honorable discharge in December 1945. Following the war, Harold and Emily were married in Mattoon, Ill. on June 1, 1946. Harold and Emily moved from Ford City, Pa, to Martinsville in 1956. Harold retired from Belknap Hardware in 1981. He was a member of Martinsville Kiwanis Club since 1956 and a charter member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. He enjoyed traveling, dancing, lunch at Forkey's, and spending time with his family.

Harold is survived by a daughter, Wendy McKelfresh Jensen; and a son, Greg McKelfresh (wife, Karen), both of Martinsville; five grandchildren, Brian Boswell of Washington, DC, Eric Boswell (wife, Susan) of Crown Point, Christy Hoskins (husband, Larry) of Ballwin, Mo., Benjamin McKelfresh (wife, Tessa) of Minneapolis, Minn., and Molly McKelfresh of Bloomington; and three great-grandchildren, Marin Hoskins, Autumn and David Boswell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily, in 2002; his parents; a brother, John McKelfresh; and a sister, Lois McKelfresh.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3496 East Morgan St., Martinsville, with Rev. Nathan Janssen officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 23, at Costin Funeral Chapel from 4-8 p.m. and at the church an hour prior to service. Burial with military honors will be at Nebo Memorial Park in Martinsville.

Contributions can be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Online condolences can be made at www.costinfunerachapel.com.

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  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould