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Flowers left for Louise Eckensberger
Louise Cornwell Eckensberger of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at the Plainfield Health Care Center in Plainfield, IN. Born on November 10, 1909, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of James Floyd and Fleta (Cornwell) Menaugh. She married J. Franklin "Hank" Enckensberger on July 2, 1932, and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1977. Surviving are one daughter, Kay Blevins and husband, Jack, of Plainfield, IN; one sister, Ida Sylvester of Bunnell, FL; five grandchildren: Stephen Blevins and wife, Stephanie, of Plainfield, IN, Scott Blevins and wife, Angela, of Plainfield, IN, Linnea Martin and husband, Walter, of Norwalk, CA, Greg Eckensberger and wife, Christina, of Norwalk, CA, and Tina Durflinger and husband, Bruce, of Downey, CA; nine great-grandchildren: Justin, Austin, Alexis and Jackson Blevins, all of Plainfield, IN, Tahnee Martin, Deanna Durflinger, Sabrina, Greg and Marina Eckensberger, all of California; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Alan Eckensberger, and his wife, Olivia; and two sisters: Virginia Lee Arnold and Fay Ellen Menaugh. She was employed in Lawrence County with the Selective Service until it closed after World War II. She then became Executive Secretary of the American Red Cross for eight years. She then worked with the Lawrence County Welfare Department as a child welfare caseworker and interim director, retiring after twenty-three years of service. She was voted Indiana Caseworker of the Year by her peers of the Indiana Caseworkers' Association in 1974. She was a member of the Class of 1928 of the Bedford High School. She was an active member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, the Forensic Forum, Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority of Bedford, and the John Wallace Chapter of the Daughters' of the American Revolution, having served as Regent. She had also served on the boards of the Lawrence County American Red Cross, Mental Health and the Executive Board of the Council for the Aging. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Pastors Ron Mercer of Plainfield, IN, and Margaret Pruden of Mitchell, IN, officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.
 Added: Jun. 8, 2009

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