Mary Ann (Eaves) Arthur

April 12, 1950 ~ December 6, 2020 (age 70)

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Mary Ann Eaves Arthur, age 70, of French Lick, Indiana, loving wife of Bob Russell Arthur, entered into eternal rest on December 6th, 2020 at IU Paoli Hospital, Paoli, Indiana.

She was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 12th, 1950 to Thurston G. Eaves and Peggy Ann (Anderson) Eaves.

Mary married the love of her life, Bob Russell Arthur on September 1st, 1973 and he preceded her in death on September 13th, 2020.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; (1) Sister – Vicky and (1) Niece – Tammy.

Mary was a 1972 high school graduate from the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega, Alabama; a 1974 graduate from the Special Technical Facility of the Department of the Adult Blind and Deaf as a Medical Transcriptionist; and a 1988 graduate from the Kentucky Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in Computer Training.

She was a member of the Springs Valley Methodist Church and sang in the choir when she was able. She had the voice of an angel.  Mary was a resident of Springs Valley Meadows where she was dearly loved by her many friends.

Mary now joins Bob in Heaven and they will be spending Christmas together and for the first time they both will be able to see each other.  Bob and Mary both blind from birth, did not let that handicap them.  They traveled together on trips throughout the United States by plane, train, automobile and bus.  French Lick residents would see both of them either walking along together on the streets or in many of the stores.  French Lick was their town.  Mary and Bob were both injured in a carnival accident which ended their careers.  They both loved music, food and visiting Savannah, Georgia.  Mary had many friends throughout the United States and her closest were from school, which she contacted frequently.  She and Bob treasured those friendships.

She is survived by:

Sisters-in-Law                         Roberta (Keith) Walden                                 Rincon, Georgia

                                                Jean (Greg) Stirm                                           Grant, Alabama

                                                Catherine (Billy) Wilson                                 Charleston, South Carolina

(2)  Sisters                               Brenda Schnell                                                Florida

                                                Debbie Green                                                  Alabama

(1) Brother                              Allen Eaves


Cremation was chosen and Mary and Bob will be interned together at Greenwich Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.

Family and friends will be notified of services to be held at a later date.


Memorial contributions in Mary’s memory can be sent to the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind,

205 South Street E, Talladega, AL 35160 or Springs Valley Meadows, 457 S. State Road 145, French Lick, IN 47432.



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