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Robert M. Gearhart

Robert Merril Gearhart, 62, of Shelby County, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

He was born July 8, 1955, in Columbus. He was the son of Merril H. and Mary (Blocker) Gearhart. He married Rita (Williams) Gearhart on Sept. 6, 1980.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Gearhart, of Columbus; wife, Rita, of Edinburgh; son, Benjamin Robert Gearhart, of Edinburgh; daughter, Elizabeth (John) Blue, of Edinburgh; granddaughter, Ruby Blue; and sisters, Shirley Tingley, of Columbus, and Susie (Curt) Wilkins, of Simpsonville, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his father, Merril H. Gearhart.

Mr. Gearhart was a member of Mount Auburn Christian Church.

He was the owner of R.J. Field Service.

He adored his granddaughter, Ruby. He loved to talk on the phone to his family while driving at night, playing golf, working with livestock and fiddling around on the farm.

Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, 302 E. Main Cross St., Edinburgh, and from 1 p.m. until the time of service Friday.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, the funeral home, with the Revs. Douglas Redford and Brian Scott officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Auburn Christian Church Building Fund.