October 30, 1923 - December 21, 2021
Anna Belle (Eckelbarger) McCartney 98 of Bluffton passed away Tuesday afternoon December 21, 2021, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation Center. Anna Belle was born October 30, 1923 in Huntington County to Lawrence and Mary Maude (Carter) Eckelbarger. She was a 1941 graduate of East Union High School and continued her education at Marion College majoring in Music and Psychology. She retired from General Electric. Anna Belle was a member of the Gideons (Auxilliary), Red Hat Society, Mothers’ Day Out at the First United Methodist Church. She was always active in her church and loved to sing and play music. She enjoyed different types of games, reading and making people feel welcome. She loved people and was an ambassador for Christ. On August 15, 1952, in Bluffton Anna Belle married Forrest Jay McCartney. They shared 57 years of marriage before his passing in 2009. Anna Belle is survived by her children William (Joye) Gardenour of Bluffton, Jonathan McCartney of Fort Wayne, Randall (Beverly) McCartney of Bluffton, Ken (Karla) McCartney of Bluffton, Lane McCartney of Bluffton, along with 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Marilyn Wilson of Markle, Nancy Adams of Beaverton, MI and Joyce Green of Markle. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Forrest Jay McCartney, two sons Danny Gardenour and Richard Gardenour, along with two brothers David Eckelbarger and William Eckelbarger and a sister Barbara Davison. A service to celebrate Anna Belle’s life will be at 10 A.M. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the Sonlight Wesleyan Church 2350 S. St. Rd 1 Bluffton, IN with Rev. Lyle Breeding officiating. Burial will follow in Six Mile Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 P.M. – 8 P.M. Monday, December 27, 2021 at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton and for an hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Gideons or the Sonlight Wesleyan Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.
Anna Belle (Eckelbarger) McCartney 98 of Bluffton passed away Tuesday afternoon December 21, 2021, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation Center. Anna Belle was born October 30, 1923 in Huntington County to Lawrence and Mary Maude (Carter) Eckelbarger. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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