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Max E. W.  Elsworth
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Obituary for Max E. W. Elsworth

ALEXANDRIA, IN- Max E.W. Elsworth, 88, Alexandria, passed away on July 20, 2018 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson following an extended illness.

He was born on October 29, 1929 in Granville, Indiana to Carlos and Opal (Sayre) Elsworth and has lived in Alexandria all of his lifetime. Max graduated from Alexandria High School-Class of 1948. He served his country in the United States Marines and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He worked for RCA, formerly of Marion for 30 years. His job was as a traveling technician, which took him to other cities and countries, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a licensed pilot and he also enjoyed bowling. Max invested himself in his family. A large part of his retirement was spent with family and friends at Mesick, Michigan where he hunted mushrooms and fished the Manistee River. He was the last of a group of male friends that traveled there annually, which included Dick Baker and Bill Muey. Family heritage was important to Max as he taught his kids and grandkids how to fish.

Wife-Jeanette (Hurst) Elsworth-married June 19, 1949
Daughter-Jennifer Whitis-Alexandria
Son-Jim (Patty) Elsworth-Alexandria
Sister-Bonnie (Dick) Ellis-Alexandria
Grandchildren-Chad (Kim) Van Horn-Alexandria, Sara (Barry) Cade-Anderson, Seth (Casey) Van Horn-Anderson, Aaron Elsworth-Alexandria, Erica (Josh) Cross-Alexandria
11 Great-Grandchildren
1 Great-Great Grandchild
Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, Brothers-Buddy Elsworth, Don Elsworth, Sisters-Nila Myers and Delores Weems,

Services honoring Max’s life and legacy will take place at 10 am on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in the Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria with Pastor Jerry Young officiating. Interment will follow in Park View Cemetery at Alexandria. Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home on Monday from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Owens Funeral Home is honored to care for Max and the Elsworth family.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Owens Funeral Home

412 N Harrison St.
Alexandria, IN 46001





10:00 AM
Owens Funeral Home

412 N Harrison St.
Alexandria, IN 46001





11:00 AM
Park View Cemetery

1101 S Park Avenue
Alexandria, IN 46001

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75231

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