Annie Lee Arthur Eckart, 87, of Mooresville, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 6, 2014 surrounded by all of her children. She was a long-time resident of Bargersville and in later life, Mooresville. She was born on April 11, 1927 in Lynchburg, Virginia, the child of Grace Maryland (Bell) and Walter Stanley Arthur. She graduated high school from Rush County Consolidated Schools and, after marriage, became a homemaker.
She married Francis Howard Eckart on Aug. 21, 1955 and they were married for 41 years until she was preceded in death by Francis in 1996. She was also preceded in death by her mother, father, and step-father (James O. Johnson). Together, Francis and Annie raised four children, Robert Eckart (Laura) of Greenwood, Kathleen James (Dwayne) of Mooresville, Lee Eckart (Barbara) of Morgantown and James Eckart (Bryn) of Whiteland. Annie also had seven grandchildren, Audrey Eckart of Whiteland, Caleb Eckart of San Antonio, Texas, Rachel Mundinger (Ben) of Moline, Illinois, Adrienne Eckart of Greenwood, Jeremy Eckart of Greenwood, Tyler Eckart of Indianapolis and Mallory Eckart of Greenwood; and one great-granddaughter, Piper Mundinger, at the time of her death.
She was a former member of Whiteland Christian Church. Annie enjoyed the simple things in life - successfully raising a family, sewing, bird-watching, gardening, mowing her lawn and watching the Pacers and the Fever basketball. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Reverend Burt Brock will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton Street (US 31) in Franklin. Viewing will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at the mortuary. Burial will take place at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Waverly. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1125 W. Jefferson Street, Franklin, Indiana 46131 (www.johnsonmemorialfoundation.org) or to Camp Allendale Christian Camp and Retreat, 4605 S. Allendale Drive, Trafalgar, Indiana 46181 (www.camp-allendale.org). Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.swartzmortuary.com. Information: 317-738-0202.