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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Etta Metcalf Eakright

Contributed by Roselyn Wells

Obituary from Clara McCague’s shoe box


        Mrs. Etta Eakright Green, 91, who resided with a daughter and family in Butler, died at the Community Hospital at Hicksville, O., at 12:55 a.m. Friday.

        Mrs. Green died from complications of age and she had been seriously ill since Sunday.  She entered the hospital on Monday.

        She was born on a farm west of Norris Chapel church and her father, the late Daniel Metcalf, gave the land on which the church was built.

        Mrs. Green was born March 28, 1871, and she was the daughter of Daniel Metcalf and the late Katherine Sebert Metcalf.  She resided in DeKalb county nearly all of her lifetime.

        On June 27, 1897, she and Elsworth A. Eakright were married and Mr. Eakright died in 1932.  Four years later, she married Clarence Green.  Mr. Green preceded his wife in death in 1944 and then Mrs. Green went to Butler to reside with her daughter, Mrs. George Fuller.

        Mrs. Green was an active member of the Butler Methodist church and its WSCS and she was also a member of the Orland Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.

        Surviving in addition to the daughter are two step-daughters, Mrs. Laura Kimble of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Josephine Ellis of Carbondale, Ill., and several grandchildren. A son, William D. Eakright, also preceded her in death.

        The body was removed to the Johnson funeral home at Butler where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday.

        The Rev. Alfred Beale, pastor of the Butler Methodist church will officiate at the services and burial will follow in Woodlawn cemetery, near Auburn.

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