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Elda (Ferguson) Eppley

January 5, 1938 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 84)


Elda Mae Bernita Eppley 84, of LaFontaine, Indiana passed away at 10:44 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin on January 5, 1938, to Rollo and Bernita (Ort) Ferguson.

Elda was a graduate of Montpellier High School. She married Richard Dean Eppley on March 10, 1955. He passed away on February 25, 2013. She attended LaFontaine United Methodist Church. Elda enjoyed volunteering with the church and community groups with cooking and support. She also enjoyed the warm weather and beautiful scenery in Arizona.  

Elda is survived by two sons, William (Laura) Eppley of Wabash, and Curtis (Malina) Eppley of Haymarket, Virginia, one daughter, Tona Rose Earhart of Wabash, three sisters, Belva Jean Mooner of Tuson, Arizona, Rita Maria Showers of Middleton, Wisconsin, and Cheryla Rae Breakfield of Inner Grove Heights, Minnesota, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her husband; Richard, two sons; Timothy and Rick Eppley, one grandson; Garth Eppley, and three brothers.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, at LaFontaine United Methodist Church 2 West Kendall Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, with Pastor Susan Shambaugh officiating.  Burial will follow at LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2022, at McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel 104 South Main Street LaFontaine, Indiana. 46940.

Preferred memorials are directed to the Garth Eppley Memorial Scholarship, Wabash Community Service, or LaFontaine United Methodist Church in care of McDonald Funeral Homes.

McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Elda Mae Bernita Eppley's final arrangements.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com

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March 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LaFontaine Chapel
104 S. Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

Funeral Service
March 18, 2022

11:00 AM
LaFontaine United Methodist Church
Main and Kendall
LaFontaine, Indiana 46940

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