Obituary for James O. Elder

James O. Elder

James O. Elder, age 78, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:35 a.m. at his residence in Warsaw, Indiana.

He was born May 27, 1939 in Pierceton, Indiana to Howard and Florence (Slusher) Elder. On August 21, 1991 he married Ruth Clark. They shared 26 years together. He was a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed spending time working on engines with his brothers, hunting with his boys, and fishing on Sellers Lake. He was a member of the American Legion Post 258, S.A. L., Pierceton, where he faithfully served as Commander.

He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Lora (Mark) Anglin, Warsaw, Indiana, son Kenneth (Rita) Elder, Pierceton, Indiana, step-children Adam Clark, Lisa Cassel, and Terry McCurdy, granddaughter Heather (Justin) Deaton, Zionsville, Indiana, grandsons Scott Elder, Winona Lake, Indiana, Joshua (Riley) Anglin, Darl Mosher, Lucas Elder, Warsaw, Indiana, Steven (Sondra) Elder, Pierceton, Indiana, 6 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sister Carol Bragg, Tennessee, brothers Max (Mazie) Elder, Pierceton, Indiana, and Howard (Lynne) Elder, New Haven, Indiana. In addition, 11 step grandchildren and 2 great-step grandchildren survive. He is preceded in death by his parents, son James Kevin Elder, brother Glen Elder, and step-father Max Miller.

A Memorial Gathering will be conducted at the Pierceton American Legion at a later date. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to:
Pierceton American Legion S.A.L.
104 N. First St.
Pierceton, IN 46562

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