Andrew J. Abshear, 92, Oldenburg

 

Andrew J. Abshear, age 92, of Oldenburg, Indiana died early Saturday morning, October 17, 2020 at Hickory Creek of Greensburg.

Born February 10, 1928 in Batesville, Indiana he was the son of the late George Foster & Martha Ellen (Peters) Abshear.  On September 3, 1949 he was united in marriage to the former Della C. Rust, and they enjoyed 69 years of marriage, until she preceded him in death on September 20, 2018.

Andy was retired from the former Fisher Body in Hamilton, Ohio where he had worked for over 30 years.  He was a member of the Buena Southern Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon for many years, the Metamora Masonic Lodge #156 F. & A.M., and was also an honorary member of over 13 different Masonic Lodges.

Survivors include seven children, Alan J. Abshear of Laurel, Indiana, Foster L. Abshear of Oldenburg, Indiana, Larry J. Abshear of Metamora, Indiana, Richard A. Abshear of Metamora, Indiana, Andrea Y. Ison of Oldenburg, Indiana, Darrell D. Abshear of Oldenburg, Indiana and Floyd A. Abshear of Connersville, Indiana; 22 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife Della, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Beatrice Schuneman, Elizabeth Cocherham, Esther Cox; four brothers, Virgil Abshear, Herschel Abshear, James Abshear, and an infant brother, Benjamin Abshear.

Family & friends may visit from 9:00 until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Buena Southern Missionary Baptist Church, 25220 Chapel Road, Laurel, Indiana.

Rev. Rob Edwards will officiate the Funeral Services on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 11:00 A.M. at Buena Southern Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial will then follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Buena Southern Missionary Baptist Church, the staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Abshear family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .


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