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Glee Irene Eberly, 80

Glee Irene Eberly, 80, of South Whitley, died Wednesday morning, June 9, 2010 at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
She was born November 7, 1929, in Medaryville, Indiana, a daughter of Walter and Velda M. (Putman) Penrod. At age five her family moved to South Whitley where she attended elementary school. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1947.
On August 15, 1948 she was united in marriage to Lee O. Eberly. They made their home in South Whitley.
She began her work career at Farmer’s Elevator in South Whitley and she was a seasonal employee with Wolf and Dessauer in Fort Wayne. In 1962, she and her husband started Whitley Mobile Homes, a well known dealer and transporter of mobile homes as well as developer and owner of mobile home parks.
She spent 12 years on the South Whitley Town Council and 18 years on the Whitley County Planning Commission.
Her many memberships include: United Methodist Church of South Whitley, Delta Theta Tau Sorority (over 50 years), Helping Hands Class, Indiana Manufactured Housing Association, Whitley County Crime Stoppers, Whitley County EMS, an organist and pianist for area churches for over 40 years and a Leader for Girl Scouts and Cubs Scouts.
Surviving relatives include husband, Lee ; three sons, Daryl (Carolyn) Eberly, Jeryl (Tammy) Eberly, Terry (Jill) Eberly all of South Whitley; two daughters, Carol Eberly and Laurell (Mark) Hodges both of South Whitley; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and a half-sister, Nila Richards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 half sisters, Vera Sherbahn, Ruth Darley, and Esther Freshour; and a half brother, Joe Gambee.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church of South Whitley, 6685 W. St Rd 14, South Whitley. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.
Preferred memorials are to United Methodist Church of South Whitley or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.


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