Mary L. Arthur


Mary Louise Arthur, 90, of Elnora, Indiana, went to heaven surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Jasper, Indiana. She was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Elnora, to Frank Melsheimer and Anna Mae (Hedden) Ketchem. Mary was married to Otto "Seet" Arthur on Jan. 28, 1946.
Mary was a member of the Elnora Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge, Dilly Dally Home Ec. Club and Elnora Order of the Eastern Star. She had 20 years of service as a cook at the Elnora Elementary School.
Family left behind to cherish the memory of Mary include one son, Bob Arthur of Elnora; three daughters, Carolyn Woodruff of Odon, Peggy (Gary) Long of Washington, and Trish (Jay) Lowe of Greencastle; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Wayne Ketchem; her husband, Otto "Seet" Arthur; brothers Charles Owen (Carmen) Melsheimer, Ronald Ketchem and Larry Ketchem; sister Shirley Latimer; daughter-in-law Kay Arthur; and son-in-law, Benny Woodruff.
Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Elnora Christian Church with Rex Thomas officiating. Mary will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Elnora.
Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elnora Christian Church Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the church.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to
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