NAPLES, Fla. -- Elmer Elsworth Jeffers, 75, of Naples, Fla., and a former resident of New Castle, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 at the Hospice House of Naples following an extended illness.
Born Dec. 31, 1929 near Lyons, he was the son of Earl and Vernie Woodall Jeffers.
He was a graduate of Spiceland High School and was a former employee of Guide Lamp Corporation in Anderson prior to moving to Florida where he was employed as a construction worker and truck driver.
Survivors include: two sons, Michael Jeffers and his wife Marcie of Naples, Fla., and Pat Jeffers of Anderson; a daughter Karen and her husband Kevin Knotts of Atlanta; a grandson Darius Antonio Rains of Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Zachary Poe of New Castle; three sisters, Kathryn Louise Webb of New Castle, Phyllis Sue Woodrum of Noblesville, and Mary Jane Teague of New Castle; a brother Thomas Jeffers and his wife Emma of Cerritos, Calif.; 11 nieces and nephews; eight great-nieces and nephews; and 15 great-great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Luella Landrum, who passed away in 1994, a brother Bill Jeffers, who passed away in May 2005, and two infant sisters and one infant brother.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle. Burial will be in the Prairie Chapel Cemetery in Lyons.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.