Lynn Clapp; her mother
and dad, Esquire and Polly
brothers, DaytoIt is with a sad
and broken heart that
we try to write
the obituary of our sister, Olive Rose Eldridge Tackett.
She was born on August 8, 1935 into the home of
Esquire and Polly Eldridge in Letcher County, Kentucky.
She went home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2005, being 69 years,
6 months and 11
Early in life she met and married Earl Clapp
and to this union
was born three children: two girls, Joy Lynn Clapp and Cynthia Lea
Turnbow; and one son, Timothy Earl Clapp.
Those preceding her in death are her husband,
Earl Clapp; one
daughter, Joyn, Fess and James
Combs; and five
Jean Eldridge, Marie Combs, Mary Adams, Ailcy Caudill
and Zeda Mae Eady.
Left to mourn her are two children, Cynthia
Turnbow of Georgia
and Timothy Clapp
of New Washington, Indiana; five grandchildren,
Shauna DuBois of
Georgia, Heather Hogg of Carrolton, Kentucky,
and Brian Rivera of New Washington, Indiana;
George Eldridge of Xenia, Ohio, Paul Eldridge of
Alabama and John Eldridge of Hodgenville, Kentucky;
Maxie Mullins of Charlestown, Indiana, Mildred Collins
Jeffersonville, Indiana, Kathleen Cornett of Detroit, Michigan,
and Geneva Gentry
of Lexington, Kentucky; and a host of nieces
Early in life she got forgiveness of her sins
and was baptized into
the Ira Combs
Memorial Old Baptist Church of Jeff, Kentucky. Later
in life she moved
to Indiana and was a charter member in the Chester
Hogg Memorial Old
Regular Baptist Church and was a member until
A few years after her first husband died she
Lowell Hogg. They
were married 22 years when he died. In 1996 she
S. Tackett; who also preceded her in death.
Her health had failed her and she had been in
a nursing home for
the past year.
She was a faithful member in her church. We feel she
went home to be
with the Lord. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
Written by her brother and sister,
John Eldridge and Maxie Mullins.
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