John Ellsworth Naylor age, 93

first_imgJohn Ellsworth Naylor, age 93, of Brookville, Indiana joined the Lord and loved ones in Heaven late Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana just hours shy of his 94TH birthday.Born November 27, 1923 as a twin on a farm in Wayne County, Indiana he was the son of the late Katie & Alden Naylor. He was educated at Springfield Township Schools, and graduated from the former Springfield High School in Franklin County where he was noted for his athletic contributions. After graduation he returned to the home farm in Fairfield, Indiana and engaged in farming and livestock production. He produced the very first artificial insemination Holstein dairy calf to be calved in Franklin County; a pioneering event in animal breeding back in those days improving genetic quality of livestock.John married the love of his life, Marjorie Alberta Moster in 1946. Their active partnership in marriage lasted for a strong 69 years until her death on March 22, 2014. They raised together three children, Kelly, Sheila and Bob, and were lifelong residents of Franklin County. After many years of farming John accepted an opportunity with the commercial and farm building division of the Franklin County Farm Bureau Co-Op, and eventually became the onsite crew chief and builder. Thereafter John & Marjorie managed their own independent building and painting business until their retirements.John’s life contributions added favor to his family and to the community in which he lived for so many years. He was a man of honest word spurred with grit and determination. In his younger years he enjoyed friendly conversation with people, friends and family. He enjoyed productive work, and helping people, and was known as a reliable husband, father and friend to all.Survivors include his three children and eight grandchildren. Daughter & son-in-law, Sheila & Bryan Miller and their sons, Nolan & John Miller all of Indianapolis, Indiana; son & daughter-in-laws, Kelly & Candi Naylor and their twins Quinn & Kinsey along with Payton of Lewis Center, Ohio, Bob & Dale Naylor and their three sons, Heath, Seth and Ross of Ankeny, Iowa.In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Marjorie, he was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters, as well as a daughter, Mary.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda, will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:30 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will then follow in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.The family directs memorial contributions to the Daughters of Isabella, St Catherine Circle of Brookville, for their superb services and donated time offering bereavement meals for the families of the Parish.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home & staff are honored to once again serve the Naylor family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img