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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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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West