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Eula M. “Maxine” Elder, 75 of Mount Vernon, Ind., died on Wednesday evening, September 26, 2012, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.


She was born on May 31, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the daughter of Veatris E. and Ula (Scott) Poe.


She married Eldon Elder on January 19, 1990, and he survives.

Mrs. Elder had worked for Hasgoe before her retirement. She was a member of Harvestime Temple in Mount Vernon.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Robin Russell of Marble Hill, Mo., Richard and Sharon Russell of Evansville, Ind., and Terry Garrett of Mount Vernon; two daughters and a son-in-law, Theresa and Dan Bratcher of Poseyville and Ellen Elder of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert and Aileen Poe of Jackson, Mo.; four sisters, Mabel and Tom Brannam of St. Louis, Mo., Glenda Potter of Mount Vernon, Sue Wallman of Pocahontas, Mo., and Frances and Gary Beal of Marble Hill, Mo.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Everett Poe and two sisters, Joseta Poe, in infancy, and Jovata Odom.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Harvestime Temple in Mount Vernon.


Visitation was from 1:30 until the time of service. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mount Vernon was in charge of arrangements.