Francis M Eddingfield

January 23, 1930January 13, 2019

Eddie Marion Eddingfield, 88, of Lima, went home to be with the Lord at 3:43 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at Lima Memorial Health System. He was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Indianapolis to Ernest M. & Isabella (Shoemaker) Eddingfield who are both deceased. He married D. Kathleen Neely and she preceded him in death on 1988. He married Bonnie L. (McKenzie) Poe on Jan. 30, 2003 and she survives in Lima. Also surviving are his sons: Michael (Sharon) Eddingfield of Abita Springs, LA and Steven Eddingfield of Indianapolis; his stepchildren: Dondalene (Clayton) Macklin and David L. Poe both of Lima, Carolyn (Bill) Fischer of Galion, Dennis (Monica) Poe of Morristown, AZ and Betsy (Bill) Jackson of Mocksville, NC; four grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren. A brother, Maurice H. Eddingfield, also preceded him in death. Francis retired after 28 years a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Lima Baptist Temple and served on the deacon’s board, a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Masonic Lodge, National Association of Letter Carriers and worked with the Gideons International. He volunteered with St. Rita’s Hospital, the Allen County Council on Aging and as an usher with the Civic Center. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home. His funeral service will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with Pastor Gary Hohman officiating. Burial will be on Thursday at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lima Baptist Temple. Condolences may be expressed online at


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Cathy Bitler

January 15, 2019

I am so going to miss seeing Eddie with Bonnie at church,it was such a shock to hear of his passing. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family. Cathy and Tom Bitler