Robert A. Jeffries
Robert Alan Jeffries, 48, Muncie, died Friday evening, July 27, 2007, after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 6, 1958, in Corydon, he was the son of Ben R. and Rebecca Faye Ash Jeffries.
He was a graduate of Forest Park High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in religious education in 1981 from God’s Bible School in Cincinnati. He was a missionary to the American Indians in New Mexico, taught school in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, pastored the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Kokomo and among the Sioux Indians in South Dakota on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, and was a cook at the Kokomo Rescue Mission. He also was a teacher and a cook at the Montezuma Christian School, a former cook at Old Country Buffet, Family Kitchen and 12th Street Caf’, all in Muncie, and he and his wife were foster parents to several Indian children. He was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Muncie.
He was preceded in death by his foster parents, Ivan and Lucille Lawrence, and a foster brother, Donald Lawrence.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, the former Lorena Mae Davis; a son, Jason A. Jeffries of Muncie; two brothers, Benjamin R. Jeffries and Paul L. Jeffries; a foster sister, Marilee Atkins of Birdseye; and two foster brothers, Butch and Jim Lawrence.
Funeral: Monday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Holiness Church in Muncie.
Officiants: Pastor Stephen G. Clemens and the Rev. James A. Southerland Sr.
Committal service: Tuesday, July 31, at 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Daleville.
Arrangements: Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Pilgrim Holiness Benevolence Fund.