March 28, 1942 ~ October 24, 2020

Born in: Frankfort, IN
Resided in: Edmonton, KY

Mary Alice Eldridge, 78, of Edmonton passed away peacefully Saturday, October 24, 2020 at her home.   She was born in Frankfort, Indiana March 28, 1942 the daughter of Ina Love Keever.   Mary grew up in Frankfort and first spotted her future husband Mitchell Winston Eldridge from outside her classroom window.   Mitchell who was from the Monroe and Metcalfe County areas of Kentucky had recently moved there and was trimming trees.  They met and married.  Mitchell preceded her in death in 1998.

Mary was an animal lover, many of which she rescued from the shelter. She loved gardening and her flowers.   She was a homemaker and loving mother to five children.   Betty Winsett of Magnolia, Mitchell Eldridge Jr. (deceased), Jerry Eldridge of Horse Cave, Larry Eldridge (deceased) and Jonathan Eldridge of Columbia. Besides her children she is survived by three sisters.  Mildred Weber, Linda Perine and Donna Swaim all of Indiana.  Five grandchildren.    Melinda and husband Clint Rose who where her caregivers and very close to Mary.   Sherry Eldridge Atwell, Rebecca Eldridge, Martha McCoy, Billy Pittman and James Michael Bryant.   Her step grandchildren Lorrie Ennis, Larry Blanton Jr., Mark Horton, Michael Horton and Angela Whitlow.  Mary is also survived by five great grandchildren.

Mary’s wishes where to be cremated and that memorial contributions made in her memory should be made to the Metcalfe County Animal Shelter.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mrs. Eldridge.   Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mary Eldridge at

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  1. Prayers and Hugs from Aunt Mary’s Indiana family (Merl Weber’s Side)
    Kirk And Heidi (Weber) Long and Family

  2. Mary and Mitchell and family were special people to our family. We all worked together for 17 years. Can’t say chasing cows, raising tobacco, hauling hay is lots of fun but them working with us sure made it much better. Betty, Jerry, Jonathan, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lavon, Glyna , Marty , Benny ,and Chris Lile

    • Thank you. Farm work is fun if you’re with the right people. I want to thank you for the kindness you’ve shown my family over the years. Granny spoke of you often, and she had many happy memories from those 17 years.

  3. Aunt Mary will be Greatly missed !!!! I remember when she came over on Sunday’s when we were still all home we went walking every Sunday and thought we were lost all the time but we were still on the Bartley farm no farther than the main road … so many great memories of Aunt Mary .. sending Love and Hug’s…

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