Viola M. Eckert


Viola M. Missi Eckert, 90, passed June 12, 2019 at Clark Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was born March 6, 1929 in Starlight, Indiana. .She was a former employee of the Old H.A. Seinsheiner Clothing Company and retired from Ford Motor Company.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and GG and loved the Catholic faith. She enjoyed weekly card games with her St. Joseph neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond "Jake" Eckert, her parents Ed Missi and Ethel Whitson Missi; three brothers, Wilfred, Eddie and Roy Missi; four sisters, Edith Grantz, Charlotte Wilson, Ruth Missi and Evelyn Hodges; son-in-law, Roger Cunningham. Survivors include five daughters, Sharon (Kenny) Rush, Sellersburg, Sandra Bragg, Sellersburg, Mary (Mark) Everage, Sellersburg, Donna Cunningham, New Albany, Brenda Patterson, Sellersburg; two sons, Steven (Dee) Eckert, Sellersburg, Mark A. (Brenda) Eckert, Henryville; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at, St. John Paul II Catholic Church (St. Joe Campus) with burial to follow at St. Joe Hill Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hickory Grove Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 213, Sellersburg, Indiana 47172. Online condolences can be made at
Published on June 12, 2019
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