John A. Eley Jr.

April 6, 2014

John A. Eley Jr. 86, of Frankfort, died at 11:05 p.m. April 6, 2014 at Wesley Manor. Born December 17, 1927 in Monroe, Wisconsin to the late John A. Eley Sr. & Olga A. (Miller) Eley. He married Anna Dame on July 3, 1960 and she preceded him in death in November of 2003. Mr. Eley grew up in Monroe, WI and was a 1945 graduate of Monroe High School. He received his Master’s Degree in education from Park College in Parkville, MO and studied at Purdue University, Rochester University and University of Dubuque. He had lived in Monroe, WI, Northbrook, IL before moving to Frankfort, IN. Mr. Eley was an elementary and middle school teacher, teaching at Northbrook Illinois Elementary for 10 years and Frankfort Community Schools for 26 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he was a past Deacon & Elder and sang in the church choir since 1968. He had been a member of the Frankfort Lions Club since 1970 and was Lions District Governor in 1974-75 and served on many state committees, former Trustee of Lions Cancer Control and Treasurer for 18 years, and he is the current treasurer of the Lions Foundation and Building Corp. John enjoyed spending holidays and special occasions with the Kevin & Bev Armstrong family.

Visitation and Services

Calling will be Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 12th at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church Organ Fund.

Survived by:

Foster Daughter: Joan (Bill) Mann of Rural Frankfort, Grandson: Brett (Tracy) Mann of Michigantown, Great Grandson: Cody Mann, 2 Brothers: David L. (Lynette) Eley Sr. of Monroe, WI and Daniel H. (Mary) Eley of Janesville, WI.

Preceded by:

a brother, Richard A. Eley.


3 Condolences for “John A. Eley Jr.”

  1. James Schoner April 10, 2014 at 4:08 am

    John was a good man with an admirable commitment to community service. He will be deeply missed.

  2. Char Miley Goodwin April 10, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Mr. Eley was my 6th grade teacher and he was the best teacher I ever had. He took the time to actually help me until I understood. Something none of my other teachers ever did. So thank you, Mr. Eley for everything you did.

  3. Kimberly Sullivan April 10, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Mr. Eley was my sixth grade teacher. I loved all of the ceramics projects he let us do in class and still have a ceramic Christmas tree that I made in his class. He was one of my favorite teachers. I learned a lot from him. May your memories carry through the next few days as you say goodbye.

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