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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

John J. Eakright
Contributed by Roselyn Wells

The Butler Weekly Record, Thurs, August 02, 1923

J. J. EAKRIGHT  Passed Away Last Thursday After Short Illness

        John J. Eakright, one of the most widely known men of DeKalb county, and resident of Auburn Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock after an illness of less than a week from intestinal obstruction.  Mr. Eakright was about his usual avocation as late as Monday.  He had been drawing a plat for George Abel for a new circular cemetery, when he went to his home complaining of not feeling well.  He grew worse from that time and the news of this death Thursday evening came as a shock to his many friends.

        The deceased was an active member of the St. Mark's Lutheran church and the teacher of the Mission class of the Sunday School which is comprised of ladies.  He was also the moving spirit in the Lexington Martial band of this city and acted as leader.  For many years Mr. Eakright has been prominent at the Old Settlers' Day celebrations and many people will recall with what enthusiasm he entered into the musical part of the yearly program.

        The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the St. Mark's Lutheran church, the Rev. S. E. Slater, the pastor officiating. Burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery.

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