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Everett Pershing Archer

July 25, 1918 — May 12, 2017

Everett Pershing Archer, 98 years young, of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on May 12th, 2017 in Madison, Indiana.

He was born in Martin County, Indiana on July 25th, 1918 to Everett G. Archer and Zelda E. “Cooper” Archer.

Everett married Magaleen Kellams on August 7th, 1940 and she preceded him in death on January 12th, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and (1) sister – Carelean Klepheke.

Everett graduated from the West Baden Springs High School Class of 1937. After high school, he went to work for Ford Motor Company in Louisville, Kentucky.  After working for a time at Ford Motor Company, Everett attended the State Police Academy and upon completion, was assigned as a Perimeter Guard at the Charlestown Powder Plant in Charlestown, Indiana.

During his service in the United States Navy, Everett was stationed in Key West, Florida where he served as Shore Patrol Officer.

After being honorably discharged from the United States Navy, Everett returned to West Baden Springs where he started Archer Paint and Body Shop, which he owned and operated for over 30 years.

He loved to hunt and fish. Everett became a NRA Certified Small Arms Instructor and instructed many people of all ages on safe and accurate handling of firearms. He sponsored the local Boy Scout Explorer Scout Troop for many years where he used his NRA Small Arms Instructor to teach the youth about firearm safety.

Everett had a lifelong love of art which was evident by him spending 34 years showing his art, through his business named Brass Crafts, in juried arts and craft shows including the Madison Chatauqua, Saint James Court Days and Parke County Covered Bridge Festival.

He is survived by:

(2) Sons Gary Archer (Diana) Howe, Indiana
Jeff Archer (Janice) Eckerty, Indiana

(1) Daughter Barbara Schaum (Carl) Madison, Indiana

(5) Grandchildren (12) Great-Grandchildren (1) Great-Great-Grandchild

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be conducted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel in French Lick, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Moores Ridge Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call Thursday, May 18th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to either the First Baptist Church of West Baden Springs, 8313 W. State Road 56, West Baden Springs, Indiana 47469; or to the Moores Ridge Cemetery Fund, 5906 W. County Road 375 S., French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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