A beloved local WWII veteran left us on Veterans Day. Harry Weathers, a fixture in Elnora, Indiana, for all of his nearly 97 years, passed away at Parkview Village Christian Care in Odon on November 11, 2021, after participating in their Veterans Day program.
Harry was born on December 9, 1924, in Elnora, to Clarence and Myrtle (Ketchem) Weathers. He was the fifth of their six children, and their only son. He was inducted into the US Army in March 1943, served with the 772nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, and was honorably discharged in June 1945. He then went to work at NAD Crane and retired as supervisor of the Transportation Department in 1986. Harry met his future bride, Margaret “Peg” Selba while both were working at Crane. They married on November 10, 1947 and enjoyed over 60 years of marriage until Peg’s death in 2008.
Left to cherish his memory are twin daughters: Lesa Smith (JR) of Fort Thomas, KY, and Leah Bonwell (Riley) of Indianapolis, IN. Grandchildren: Kylen Miles (Nick) of Georgetown, KY, Claire Duvall (Alex) of Alexandria, KY, and Zane Bonwell (Mickelle Bradley) of Lansing, MI. Great-grandchildren: Tripp Miles and Raylan, Wiley, and Elliot Margaret Duvall.
Harry was a member of the Elnora Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Elnora American Legion Post #245, Odon VFW Post #9627, Independent Order of Oddfellows-Carlisle Lodge 50, Elks Lodge-Bicknell 1421, and Disabled Veterans of America.
If you knew Harry, you would know his television was constantly on and tuned to either the western channel (Gunsmoke or John Wayne) or CNN. He savored his sweet tea from the Longbranch, delighted in a Krispy Kreme donut (actually, any donut!), and he loved to laugh and joke with his friends. He was a generous, kind, and decent man.
Harry would tell you he was blessed with a great life, long and full. He loved his twin girls with his whole heart and never stopped missing his wife, Peg. He cherished his three grandchildren and adored his three great-grandsons and great-granddaughter, who was named in memory of his late wife.
Funeral service will be Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 1:00 pm, with visitation from 11 to 1, at Meng Funeral Home in Odon, IN (616 E Elnora St.). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry’s honor to the Elnora American Legion Post #245, Elnora, IN 47529.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.mengfuneralhome.com.