Obituary: Kaye Donald “Bully” Eckernsberger

August 9. 1935 – August 30, 2022

Kaye Donald “Bully” Eckensberger, 87, of Paoli, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at IU Health in Bedford, Indiana.

He was born on August 9, 1935, in Mitchell, Indiana to Williard Eckensberger and Sara N. Curtsinger Eckensberger.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lois Halbert Woolston, and was married on December 27, 1997.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Barry Woolston.

“Bully” was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Orleans, Indiana. He also attended Mitchell Church of God and was a member of the Mitchell Exchange Club. He enjoyed I.U. and local high school sports. Most of all, “Bully” enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

 Bully retired from Mitchell Crushed Stone (Rogers Group) after 30 years of service.

Survivors include his stepsons Brian Woolston (Janet), of Paoli, Brandley Woolston, of Paoli; daughters Alisha Craig (Matt), of Maumee, OH, Erica Eckensberg, of Oxford, MA, Carrie Woolston, of Paoli; sister Karen Fields (Phil) of Bedford, and nephew Jason Fields, of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Caleb Baumgardner, Caleb Craig, Mattison Craig, Jessica Woolston, Kelly Woolston, Jennifer Sinclair, and Dylan Woolston.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454. Interment to follow at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m on Friday, September 2, 2022, at the funeral home and from 9 am until the time of service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Church.

Arrangements are provided by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

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