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Eva Dee (Pershing) Horning

January 11, 1935 ~ February 26, 2018 (age 83)

Eva Dee Horning, 83, of Odon, Indiana, departed this life, Monday, February 26, 2018 at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon. She was born on January 11, 1935 in Odon, the daughter of Russell and Achie (Blagrave) Pershing.  

Eva Dee was a member of the Ladies of the Moose. She worked at RCA and at Merle Norman as a Cosmetician before retiring. Eva Dee loved to travel, beside her husband Gene, to Arizona and Florida in their motor home.  

Survivors include: son: Dennis Pruett of Odon; daughters: Debbie (Jerry) Durnil of Washington; Marsha Grafton of New Port Richey, FL; step-daughters, Jill Clark of Odon and Millie Combess of Burns City; Grandchildren: David Horning, Dana Hope Oliver, Nicole Baker, Erik Tosti, Nathan Tosti, Lyndsey Osmond, Ashley Pruett, Jake Durnil, Christy Pinkston, Justin Beasley, Sara Beasley and Daniel Combess: brother, Joe (Bobbie) Pershing of Elnora and several great-grandchildren also survive.

Eva Dee was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Miles Eugene ‘Gene’ Horning; her son, Timothy Pruett; grandson, Timmy Pruett; step-sons, Jerry and Mark Horning; one brother, Jim Pershing; sisters: Bonnie Stuffle, Sue Collins and Virginia Melton.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Meng Family Funeral Home, 616 E. Elnora St., Odon with Richard Smith officiating. Eva Dee will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Elnora.

Family and friends may call from 9:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM, on Friday, March 2 at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng, Jr. and Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to


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