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August 12, 2020

7/15/2020 12:12:00 PM
Donald Lee Elmore, 82, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service
Donald Lee Elmore
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Donald Lee Elmore

Donald Lee Elmore, 82, loved to explore

Donald Lee Elmore, 82, of North Vernon died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Autumn Trace Assisted Living.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services. Michelle Lambert and Bill Elmore will officiate. Burial will be at Tea Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Elmore was a 1955 graduate of North Vernon High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Cummins Engine company after 31 years. Mr. Elmore enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in their sporting events and school activities. He also enjoyed family gatherings, mowing, working around the farm, football, and spending time with classmates. He was always ready for a road trip with his wife to explore new areas.

Born September 19, 1937, in Indianapolis, Mr. Elmore was the son of Dale Richard and Doris Juanita Day Elmore. He married Marvelle Hughey June 10, 1955, and she preceded him in death.

Survivors include his sons, Steve (Rita) Elmore of Scipio and Chris (Laura) Elmore of Nineveh; brothers, Richard (Mary) and David (Louise) Elmore; sister, Linda (Jim) Rodenberger; grandchildren, Cole, Brooke, and Jared Elmore, Ashley Ferguson, Tiffany Clark, Jonathon Rupert, Lyn Burdine, and Michelle Lambert; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Elmore was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Memorials through the funeral home to Tea Creek Cemetery.

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