Eldena M. (Horton) Epler Branaman


Eldena M. (Horton) Epler Branaman, 96, of Nineveh, IN went to be with her Lord on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, IN.

She was born October 26, 1924 in Indianapolis, IN to Chester C. Horton and Lucy Nadine (McClellen) Horton.

She was a graduate of Rensselaer High School. She was a devoted mother and loving homemaker.

Eldena was a longtime member of Nineveh Christian Church and attended Bible study group. She enjoyed traveling having gone to Las Vegas, Hawaii, New Orleans, Myrtle Beach and many other destinations.

Survivors include her children Sherry R. Deem (Larry) of Edinburgh, IN, Frances F. Zierlein of Nineveh, IN, Sheila M. Lang of Indianapolis, IN, Larry J. Epler (Cathy) of Rensselaer, IN and Frank R. Epler III (Patricia) of Columbus, IN, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, eighteen great-great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a great grandson Geoffery Lang, a brother Chester C. Horton Jr. and a sister Betty Hudelson.

Pastor Tom Knight will conduct a service on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 2:30 P.M. at the Nineveh Christian Church, 1261 East 775 South, Nineveh, IN where friends may call from 11AM until service time at the church.

A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 2PM Eastern Standard Time (1PM Central Standard Time) at Memory Gardens of Rensselaer, 250 North McKinley Avenue, Rensselaer, Indiana 47978. Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information 317-738-0202.