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Obituary: Horace Broome, North Vernon

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Horace Eugene Broome, 83, of North Vernon, passed away at 2:29 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Kindred Hospital South in Indianapolis.

Mr. Broome was born May 11, 1931 in Concord, North Carolina, the son of William Franklin and Lexie (Owens) Broome. He married Julia Cook on November 18, 1961 in Fort Wayne; she survives.

Horace was a graduate of Thomasville High School in North Carolina and received his master’s degree in special education from Indiana University. He was a member of First Baptist Church in North Vernon, the Rotary Club in North Vernon, and the Masonic Lodge of Butlerville. He worked at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center as the Volunteer Service/Community Service Director. His enjoyments included golfing, being outdoors, Lawrence Welk, old western movies, and watching his grandchildren play sports.

Survivors include his wife, Julia, of North Vernon; a son, David (Brigiette Andrews) Broome of Columbus; two daughters, Rebecca (Troy Foster) Milligan of North Vernon, and Mary Kathryn Johnson of Greenwood; a brother, Jack (Betty) Broome of Macon, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Megan Broome of Brooklyn, New York, Nick Broome of Terre Haute, Mackenzie Broome of Columbus, Trisha and Trevor Milligan, both of North Vernon, Hunter Levi Johnson and Gage Micheal Johnson, both of Saltillo Bono; two great-grandchildren, Whyatt Taylor of Columbus, and Dane Elmor of Hayden; and several nieces and nephews from Concord, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Donald, Reece, and Badge Broome.

The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Dove–Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the Rev. Bob Weeks officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made through the funeral home to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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