Samuel B. ‘Barney’ Avery

February 9, 2011

Samuel B. “Barney” Avery 86, of Frankfort, IN, died February 9, 2011 in East Naples, FL. Born February 23, 1924 in Michigantown, IN to Fay & Lucy (Paris) Avery. He married Betty M. Hann on October 27, 1946 in Peru, IN and she survives. A 1942 graduate of Michigantown High School, he lived in Michigantown before moving to Center Township in 1953. He was a farmer from 1946-1962, and then worked at Eli Lilly Production for 20 years, retiring in 1990. His memberships include; First Christian Church, where he was a former deacon, American Legion and the Moose Lodge where he was a life member. Mr. Avery was a 4-H Leader, on the 4-H Council, Fair Board, Community Schools of Frankfort Building Corporation, President of Indiana Poland China Breeders Association, and initiated restoration of Frankfort City Lagoons. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1944-1946 in the South Pacific and received the 96th Infantry Division Presidential Unit Citation.

Visitation and Services

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, February 26th at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Society or the Moose Lodge.

Survived by:

Wife: Betty Mae Avery of Frankfort Son: Rick Scott Avery (Glenda) of Frankfort Daughter: Linda Kay Dyk (William Jr.) of Lexington, KY Sister: Esta Cox of Frankfort 4 Grandchildren: Gregory Dyk, Kerry (Dyk) Higgins and Neil Dyk and Stacey Beeler 6 Great Grandchildren: Reagan and Jackson Higgins, Katelyn and Kendall Dyk, and Sasha and Rylan Galvin. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by sister, Julia Farley and brother, Ernest Avery.


12 Condolences for “Samuel B. ‘Barney’ Avery”

  1. Ginger (Barker) Creasy February 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    To the Avery family. I am so sorry for your loss, not only have you lost a wonderful person, Frankfort has lost a leader of our community, may God wrap his arms around you all and give you the strength to carry on, his memories will live on for ever, he was truley a dear and good friend to many and will be deeply missed by all, God Bless you all, Ginger

  2. Marilea Cearlock February 16, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Barney. I have know him for years from working at Farm Bureau. He was always a pleasure to wait on and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Betty and his family.

  3. Lana Henning Mitchell February 17, 2011 at 8:07 am

    So sorry for your loss, Rick. Thinking of you and keeping you and the family in prayer.
    Lana (Henning) Mitchell

  4. Ted Campbell February 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Im so sorry for your loss. Barney was the first person to be nice to me at the lagoons I love helping Barney out there. He will be missed by most of the people whom fish and vist out there. Barney was a great man. And again sorry for your loss.

  5. Pete and Pat Flynn February 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Pat and I send our sympathies for your loss. We shall keep you in our thoughts and we will see you at the memorial service.

  6. Phyllis (Warren) Grader February 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    “Somewhere a journey begins at the end of the worldly existence we know, somewhere a path stretches over the stars, and rivers of memories flow…”
    “Somewhere a silence is heard far away and the brightness of day fills the night, where the trials of life are resolved into peace…when a soul finds its way to the light.” Unknown Author

    Betty, Linda and Rick,
    In your quiet moments, when your heartfelt sorrow is difficult to bear, may it console you to know others care, think of you warmly and in their every prayer, ask God to bless you with courage and resolve.
    My condolences to all of the Avery family.
    Phyllis (Warren) Grader

  7. Mary Ann Avery February 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Betty, Rick, Glenda, Linda and family,
    Steve and I want you to know how very much we will miss “Uncle Barney”. He was a fabulous man and did so much for the Frankfort community. I know Steve was especially close to him and felt as if your house was a second home for him. My boyswho were little then, will always remember when you stopped by our house in SC with the RV. They thought it was the coolest thing they had ever seen. When you came to Drew’s open house my father so enjoyed speaking with Barney. They had great WWII chats that afternoon on our deck. It was a wonderful afternoon and we were so happy they made both those trips to see us and our family.
    Mary Ann and Steve Avery

  8. Robert & Marie Hicks February 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Barney was a special guy and was so loved by all who knew him here at I.W. We enjoyed his lively stories, his great fish and just his down home personality. Just seeing Barney and Betty together and enjoying their company brought sunshine into our days. He will always be in our hearts and memories. We were so lucky to have been able to count Barney as a friend. We send our deepest condolences to Betty and all the Avery family.

  9. Lisha Young February 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Betty, Stacey, Sasha, Rylan, Rick, Glenda and the Avery family-
    How lucky you are to have had something that makes saying goodbye so hard. “Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.”~George Eliot You will all meet again, and what a wonderful time that will be!
    For now, I send all my love and deepest wishes of comfort and support. Remember that you carry him with you all you do. Find strength in knowing that he is happier than he has ever been and feeling such love and peace.
    I love you all so much!

  10. Jon Barnes February 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I am deeply saddened, but warmly remember Barney’s smile and wearing red for IU games. There was no better friend to our family than Barney. I will keep your family in my thoughts.

  11. Arnold Faith February 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Betty, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Barney was a special friend and I will always remember the happy hours we spent together. Arnold

  12. Brian & Leslie Gibson & Family February 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Betty, we are so sorry for your loss. Barney was a wonderful man. We just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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