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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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