Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
30 Nov 2009
ODON — John A. McCall, 86, died at 9:35 a.m. Sunday at Ketcham Memorial
Born Sept. 17, 1923, in Daviess County, the son of John Austin and Tillie Pearl (Taylor) McCall.
A 1941 graduate of Epsom High School, he attended Purdue University. He was a member of the Cornettsville United Methodist Church and a leader in the Epsom UM Church. He was a well-known, successful and progressive farmer in the Epsom community, retiring in 1985. He was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash award. He was active in the Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District for 52 years and a member of the Indiana Farmers Union and RC&D. He was an active supporter of the North Daviess school system serving as an official scorer for the junior high boys basketball program for 13 years. He loved classical and opera music and supported North Daviess music programs and boosters. He established the McCall Family Teacher’s Scholarship, which continues to provide support to North Daviess graduates studying for a career in education. He was a great encouragement to others and had a strong faith in God and loved sharing that faith. He often said, “It’s a great day to be alive in the Lord Jesus Christ!” and so he is today.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie (Lashley) McCall, whom he married Sept. 17, 1945; five daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Ava McCall and David Calabria of Oshkosh, Wis., Charlotte and Gene Irvine and Mary and Tom Majerus, all of Marietta, Ga., Andrea and Larry Lynch of Tyler, Texas, and Nancy and Brian Stuffle of Plainville; grandchildren, Michael (Jessica) Carroll of Cartersville, Ga., Brandon Majerus of Gainesville, Ga., Natalie (Billy) Gainey of Trenton, Fla., Leo and Lucas Lynch of Tyler, Texas, and Drew, Cory and Alex Stuffle, all of Plainville; and two great-grandchildren, Samuel Carroll and Lydia Gainey.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral will be at noon Thursday at the Cornettsville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bill Talbot officiating. Burial will follow in the New Bethel Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Online condolences may be made at www.edleemortuary.com.
(Nov. 29, 2009)
Contributed by: LJG