Ida Mae Phares

Ida Mae Phares, age 88, of Fairland, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Born on April 3, 1922, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of George and Estelle Berg.

Surviving her are her children, Patty (Charles) Messmore of Fountaintown, Richard (Sue Pursley) Phares of Fairland, Pam (Jim) Parks of Greenfield, Jean Moore of Shelbyville, and Darlene Johnson of Shelbyville; one cousin; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Anna Deerburg; brother, Robert Berg; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the mortuary. Pastor Johnny Lee Sanders will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service at New Palestine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church.

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