Francis Dale Idlewine

Nov 18, 1931 - Aug 11, 2020
Age : 88
Greensburg, IN

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Francis Dale Idlewine, 88, of Greensburg, passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at his residence. He was born on November 18, 1931 in Decatur County, the son of Adam and Ruth (Belt) Idlewine. Francis was a lifelong resident of Decatur County and graduated from Sandcreek Township High School in 1950. He retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1997 after 35 years of service. He also worked in the paint and sporting goods departments at Walmart in Greensburg for 19 years. He was a member of the Westport Methodist Church and had been attending Lifeline Wesleyan Church of Greensburg. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #927, Greensburg American Legion #129, Family Campers and RV's, Good Sam's Club, and he was a Kentucky Colonel. Francis was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and had been stationed in Japan during the Korea War. He enjoyed traveling and camping. He married Blanch Louise Blanton on March 13, 1965 at the Methodist Church in Westport. She preceded him in death on March 22, 2015. Survivors include his daughters, Debbie (George) Zimmerman of Elizabethtown and Cathy (Dave) Summa of Coopersville, Michigan; his step son, Eddie Garrison of Kentucky; his sister, Elnora (Harvey) Sturdivant and his brother, Norman (Shelia) Idlewine both of Westport; 8 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sons, Dale and Jeff Idlewine; brothers, James Joe Idlewine, Adam S. Idlewine, Jr., Gerald Edward Idlewine and sister, Donna K. Marshall. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Doug Preston officiating. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. We ask visitors to follow social distancing guidelines once inside the funeral home and masks are required. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana through the funeral home.