Mary Eltzroth, 83

Mary Margaret (Holbrook) Eltzroth, 83, of Pendleton, was called home by the Lord on Monday, July 15, 2019. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family. Mary was a dedicated nurse, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Anderson.

Born in Olive Hill, Ky., on May 21, 1936 to John and Martha (Tackett) Holbrook, she was the youngest of five children. She graduated from Paris, Kentucky High School in 1954 and earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, in 1958.

Mary was a charge nurse at Ball Memorial Hospital. She also worked at Community Hospital and St. John's Hospital in Anderson. She retired from St. John's in 1996. It was at Ball Memorial Hospital where she met the love of her life, Ronald Eltzroth. They were married on June 18, 1960, and just celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.
Mary is survived by her husband, Ron Eltzroth; daughters, Linda Yeager and Lisa (Walt) Nordstrom; granddaughter, Katherine (Caleb) Upton; and sister, JoAnn (Jimmy) Rose.

She was preceded in death by her son, John Eltzroth; her parents, John and Martha (Tackett) Holbrook; her sister, Betty (Holbrook) Robbins; and her brothers, Jack and Bill Holbrook.

Visitation and services were Friday, July 19, 2019, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton, with the Nursing Honor Guard memorial followed by Pastor Corinne Boruff officiating. Burial was in Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton.

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Posted on 2019 Jul 25