|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1931|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1989|
Murder victim. The murder of Eldon Anson was the most horrific murder Huntington County, Indiana had ever seen. On February 3, 1989, Huntington North High School honor student, Jarrod Wall and friend Erick Esch went to Eldon's house and claimed they wanted to buy a car from him. When Eldon had his back turned, Jarrod shot him 6 times with a .22 caliber pistol. When he realized Eldon was still alive, he bludgeoned him with an axe. Eldon died in the hospital a few days later. It was a senseless crime, as neither boy knew Eldon, and Jarrod believed with no evidence that Eldon could have been the person to turn his uncle into a homosexual and give him the AIDS virus.
Eldon was divorced and had three daughters.
In 2002, a book was written about the murder entitled "Fear No Evil."
Wed., Feb., 8, 1989
Anson, Eldon T.
See newspaper for further details
Anson's death marked the first murder in the county since James Conley killed his father. Leonard Conley, with an ax on April 27, 1985 outside their home.
Mr. Anson operated Anson's Classics Car Sales at his home and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. He graduated from Union Center High School in 1949 and was an Army veteran.
He was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Huntington County, to Allan M. and Opal M. Hite Anson.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Steven (Cynthia) Morris, Huntington, Mrs. Rick (Susan) Neff, Syracuse, and Mrs. David (Patricia) Bantham, North Richland Hills, Tex.; 16 grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Marjorie) Smith. Indianapolis, Mrs. Spencer (Margaret) Burris, Huntington, Mrs. Ed (Bonnie) Lauck, Glendale, Ariz., and Mrs. Damon (Barbara) Hoover, Monticello.
Once brother preceded him in death. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home. Huntington Chapel. Private funeral services for extended family members will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Ray Linebaugh officiating. Burial will be Zion Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are contributions to the Huntington Public Library.
Eldon T. Anson
Services for Eldon T. Anson were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Ray Linebaugh officiating.
Pallbearers were Jim Burris, Melvin Gillespie, Glenn Humerickhouse, Terry Oden, and Alan Voliva.
Burial was in Zion Cemetery.
Thank you, Medora for sponsoring this memorial.
Allan Moore Anson (1901 - 1975)
Opal Mae Hite Anson (1904 - 1979)
Alan Mark Anson (1921 - 1921)*
Marjorie Belle Anson Smith (1923 - 2000)*
Bonnie Mae Anson Lauck (1927 - 2010)*
Eldon Tully Anson (1931 - 1989)
Maintained by: Glenn
Originally Created by: Tombstoner & Family
Record added: Sep 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15712780