Obituary Annoucement
A listing of our funeral home's most recent obituaries.

Ruth E. Bowland

Born: 
October 9, 1928
Died: 
August 23, 2016
Services: 
A service celebrating the life of Ruth E. Bowland will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, 201 North Main Street, Amboy, IN with Rev. Randy Smoot officiating. Burial will follow at the Park Lawn Cemetery,
Services: 
Family and friends will gather from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home.
Ruth E. Bowland, 87, of Converse, passed away at 2:15 PM, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Millers Merry Manor in Marion, IN. She was born in Sweetser, IN on October 9, 1928 the daughter of Alva W. and Esther R. Oswald Ancil. Ruth married Russel L. Bowland on June 28, 1947 in Russiaville, IN and he survives. Ruth was a homemaker and attended Amboy United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, camping and fishing but most of all she loved family get togethers.

Juanita Davis Wilson

Born: 
December 19, 1927
Died: 
August 20, 2016
Services: 
Funeral Service 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
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Visitation from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday at the funeral home.
Juanita Davis Wilson, 88, of Peru, passed away at 3:53 A.M., Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Dukes Memorial Hospital. She was born in Van Lear, KY on December 19, 1927 the daughter of Paris Everett and Cora Alice Osbourne Smith. Juanita married Frank Willis Davis in October 1944 and he preceded her in death. She later Robert L. “Big Bob” Wilson in 1983 and he preceded her in death in 1997. Juanita was a homemaker and mother. She loved children and helped raise nieces and nephews. She worked two jobs most of her life to keep a roof over everybody’s head.

Murray G. Hamman

Born: 
March 14, 1930
Died: 
August 22, 2016
Services: 
Funeral Service 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
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Visitation from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home.
Murray G. Hamman, 86, of Peru, passed away at 5:07 P.M., Monday, August 22, 2016 at Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru. He was born in Miami County, IN on March 14, 1930 the son of J. Herbert and Susie Jones Hamman. Murray married Jeanne McBride at the First Baptist Church, Peru on July 9, 1949 and she preceded him in death on September 21, 1995. He married Patricia Garbert Beasey on May 10, 1997 and she survives. Murray was a 1948 graduate of Peru High School where he played on the 1948 Semi State Basketball team.

Logan Daniel Stephens

Born: 
May 4, 1993
Died: 
August 20, 2016
Services: 
Funeral Service 11:00 A.M., Thursday August 25, 2016 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
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Visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday at the funeral home
Logan Daniel Stephens, 23, died at his residence in Indianapolis, on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Logan was born on May 4, 1993 in Greenfield, IN and was the son of Janet P. Wissman Neal and James Daniel Stephens. Logan graduated from Peru High School in 2011 and worked for Trim Plus LLC in Indianapolis.

Sallyann Dixon

Born: 
December 5, 1926
Died: 
August 6, 2016
Services: 
Memorial service 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
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Visitation from noon to 2:00 P.M., Saturday, prior to the service.
Sallyann Ridenour Dixon passed away on Aug. 6, 2016. Sallyann grew up in Peru, the only child of Julia and Oscar Ridenour. Although she cherished the many friends she came to know while living in other towns, her heart always remained in Peru. Her summer home of 60 years on Lake Maxinkuckee was also very dear to her. Sallyann attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri and graduated with a bachelor degree in social work from Indiana University, Bloomington. She married Leora J. Porter in 1949 and together they had three daughters. Sadly, he died in a car accident in 1964.

Norma Jean Zody

Born: 
March 3, 1934
Died: 
August 15, 2016
Services: 
Funeral Service 4:00 P.M., Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home
Services: 
Visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home
Norma Jean Zody, 82, of Amboy, passed away at 2:07 A.M., Monday, August 15, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born in Miami County on March 3, 1934 the daughter of Warren and Blanche Gordon Wininger. Norma married Meredith Eugene “Bud” Zody on August 4, 1972 and he survives. Norma was a 1953 Clay High School graduate and retired from Delco. Never meeting a stranger, Norma was a friend or mother to almost everybody she met.

Donald W. Carson

Born: 
October 6, 1936
Died: 
August 12, 2016
Services: 
A service celebrating the life of Donald W. Carson will held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home with Chaplin Virgil Barker officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, IN with Military Honors provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit.
Services: 
Family and friends will gather from 9:00-11:00 AM on Wednesday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.
Donald Wilfred Carson, 84 of Peru died peacefully at his home at 6:00 PM, Friday, August 12, 2016. He was born on the Carson farmstead near Denver, Indiana on October 6, 1931, the son of James Andrew and Marie (Stowman) Carson. Don married Peggy Jo Bruce on November 15, 1958, and she preceded him in death on February 5, 2001. A lifelong resident of Miami County, Donald attended Denver Elementary School and Jefferson Township High School. He served in the Army 1954-1956 driving an armored personnel carrier while stationed in post-war Germany.

Richard L. "Dick" Keller

Born: 
June 9, 1940
Died: 
August 3, 2016
Services: 
Funeral Service 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
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Visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., Monday at the funeral home
Richard L. “Dick” Keller, 76, of Peru, passed away at 4:25 P.M., August 3, 2016 St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, IN. He was born in Danville, IL on June 9, 1940 the son of Paul and Elizabeth Keller. Dick married Marsha Ann Boone on February 4, 1967 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru and she survives. Dick was a 1958 Perrysville High School graduate, and a 1962 graduate of Indiana State University. He taught for 38 years retiring in 2002 from Peru High School. Dick was a member of the Peru Maennerchor and the Baseball Coach Association.

James E. Myers Sr

Born: 
April 27, 1930
Died: 
July 30, 2016
Services: 
Family and friends of James E. Myers Sr. will gather from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main, Peru.
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Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Oxford, NY.
James Edward Myers Sr., 86, of Peru, passed away at 4:00 P.M., Saturday, July 30, 2016 at his son, Gary’s residence in Peru. He was born in Amsterdam, NY, on April 27, 1930 the son of Seymour Vincent and Ester Mae Hoffman Myers. Jim married Beverly J. Manwarren in New Caanan, CT on June 16, 1956 and she preceded him in death on March 6, 2014. Jim served as a MSGT in the US Air Force for more than 36 years retiring in 1990. His Air Force specialty was Avionics. His tours of duty include New York, Rhode Island, Alaska, Texas, California and Indiana.

Roger Dale Irvin, Sr.

Born: 
July 2, 1949
Died: 
July 18, 2016
Services: 
Funeral Service 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
Services: 
Visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home
Roger Dale Irvin, Sr., 67, of Peru, passed away at 1:50 P.M., Monday, July 18, 2016 at Marion General Hospital, Marion, IN. He was born in Kenvir, KY on July 2, 1949 the son of Shelby and Louisa White Irvin. Roger was a 1967 graduate of Evarts High School in Harlan, KY and a retired Square D employee. He was a US Army Veteran and served 3 tours of duty in Viet Nam in the 1960’s. He was a combat engineer and a training NCO in Jungle Warfare Training.
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