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Obituary: Edgar "Eddie" Vanderbur, Greensburg


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Edgar “Eddie” Vanderbur, 84, of Greensburg, went to be with Jesus at 1:10 p.m. on Monday, February 17,  2014, at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

Eddie was born on July 21, 1929, in Decatur County, the son of Nolan and Minnie Pearl (McKelvey) Vanderbur. He was a lifelong resident of Decatur County and graduated from Sandcreek High School in 1948.

He owned and operated the Vanderbur Excavating business for several years. He attended Rodney Wesleyan Church. A veteran, he served with U.S. Army for three years, during the Korean Conflict, part of that time with the military police. Eddie enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with people.

He married Alma Bundren on June 11, 1955, in Shelbyville, and she survives. Other survivors include his daughter, Teresa (Sam Campbell) Schutte, and his son, Bruce Vanderbur, both of Greensburg; his grandchildren, Jeremy Schutte, Shasta (Chad) Shiner, Craig (Charlene) Schutte, Grace and Olivia Vanderbur; his great-grandchild, Trevor Howard; his sisters, Marjorie Moore of Wolcott and Blanche “Peachie” Wells of Greensburg; and sister-in-law, Doris Vanderbur of Greensburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ruth Irene Kelly and Leota Mae Moore; and his brothers, Nolan “Pete” Vanderbur Jr., Floyd Ernest Vanderbur, Earl W. Vanderbur and Dennis Loren Vanderbur.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with the Rev. Michael D. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Burks Chapel Cemetery with military graveside rites. A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Heart Association or the donor’s choice of charities.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bassgasper.com.

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