April 30, 2014

Kent T. Eller

Kent T. Eller, 88, of Edgewater, Fla., formerly of Padena and Clinton, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia’s Edgewater Care Center in Edgewater, Fla.

Born in Padena, Mr. Eller, an automotive tire builder and owner of Eller Washer and Dryer Repair, moved to Florida in 1998 from Clinton, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army, was a member of Hemptown Baptist Church in Hemp, enjoyed golf, fishing, bowling and playing games and loved his family.

Survivors include one sister, Lois (Lee) Hardy of Clinton, Ohio; two brothers, Edward (Betty) Eller of Dalton, and James Paul (Zelda) Eller of Edgewater, Fla.; two surrogate grandchildren, Cheyanne Schenck of Rittman, Ohio, and Doug Robinson of Barberton, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Eller was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Clara Eller; his wife of 54 years, Madaline Faye Church Eller; two brothers, Elmo and Verlie Lionel Eller; and two sisters, Bonnie Bates and Clara Jean Davis.

Funeral services will be Friday at noon at Settle-Wilder’s New Smyrna Beach chapel with Pastor John Marsh of Bella Vista Baptist Church officiating.

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements are being handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.

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