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Michael Lee McNeelyPassing: July 22, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday,Jul.26,2012, 7:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday,Jul.26,2012, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

MITCHELL Michael Lee McNeely, 67, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at IU Health Hospital Bedford.

Born February 22, 1945, in Mitchell, he was the son of Ivis and Mary Ann (Baughman) McNeely.

He retired from Verizon Phone Company in 2003. Mike was a US Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250. He graduated in 1963 from Mitchell High School.

Surviving: daughter,
Natalie (Alexander) Fraser, Marshall, Illinois
Gabriele and Gage Fraser
Hugh McNeely, Indianapolis
Sujane Goldsby, Mitchell
Mona McNeely, Orleans
Joan Groene, Indianapolis

His parents and sisters, Betty Tolbert and Marilyn Riley, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Mike Collins officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. Thursday until the service at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: American Cancer Society

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13 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Gerry Wilson | Gastonia, NC
    Date: August 6, 2012
    You were a most wonderful man Mike you will be missed dearly,,Heaven is a much better place*
  2. Guest: Falicia Hollaway | Loogootee, IN
    Date: August 3, 2012
    Natalie, I know you dont know me but I worked with your father at Verizon. I worked in Jasper and was his assigner. I just heard of his passing today and am heart broken. He was a wonderful man. I can hear him laugh now at the silly things I would say to him. He was my bud. When he told me he was retiring, I cried and now I cry for him again. He talked about you all the time. He was so proud when you made him a grandpa !! He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. You and the kids are in my prayers. I will leave you with this beautiful saying I read many years ago that has helped me thru the lose of a loved one...If I've learned anything down through the years, it's that nothing beautiful in this world is ever really lost - those we cherish and love so dearly, will always live on forever in our hearts and the memories. God bless you amd the kids !!
  3. Guest: Terry & Peg McCameron | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 2, 2012
    We were saddened to hear of Mike's passing, we shall always remember Mike as a wonderfully outgoing & friendly guy, he will be missed. Terry & Peg McCameron
  4. Guest: Brent and Carla Geary | Lake Wales, FL
    Date: August 1, 2012
    Just heard of Mike's passing. He will be missed by all that knew him.
  5. Guest: Bob & Reeta Rumfelt | Independence, KS
    Date: July 26, 2012
    Sujane we just learned of Mike's passing. We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time and send our condolences. Love you!
  6. Guest: Judy Stevens | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 26, 2012
    Natalie so sorry for the loss of you Dad. He was a great guy & always so helpful to people.. I know you will miss him but you have the memories & blessing that he was your Dad.
  7. Guest: Herb Whittington | Cottonwood, AL
    Date: July 25, 2012
    Throughout our years in high school Mike was always well-liked and respected. Never had a lot to say, never an ill word about others; always a happy smile on his face. He was one of the few who actualy deserved to be called a True Gentleman. There weren't many like him and he will be missed.
  8. Guest: David and Charlene Graves | Orleans, IN
    Date: July 25, 2012
    So sorry for your loss Natalie. We loved your dad so much. Time has past since we have seen your dad, but we talked about him often and wonderful of a man he was. Planning on coming Thursday to him one last time. God has another good man on his side. Again, we are so sorry, it sure is a great loss.
  9. Guest: John & Connie Mann | Versailles, IN
    Date: July 25, 2012
    We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of Mike. A really great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. John & Connie Mann
  10. Guest: Ed haverly | Clarksville, TN
    Date: July 24, 2012
    Sujane and Joe. probably didn't know i know live in tn.mike was always my best buddy.wherever you saw mike you saw me. in today's world the nutcases would probably talk about us we had a lot of fun over the years i know we worried your mom and dad and my dad a lot but that's what 2 mean boys are supposed to do. we never caused any trouble. i know on two occassions a girl was giving mike a hard time and i stopped the car between mitchell and bedford, let her out and drove off.one guy got banned from the car for picking on mike after mike beat him half to death. we had our moments and it was a joy to know mike and be able to serve your family for many years. not much else i can say but i'll always remember mike with great fondness sorry i couldn't be there. ed haverly clarksville,tn
  11. Guest: Monique | GA
    Date: July 24, 2012
    Your family has my condolences in this sad time. (Isa. 25:8)
  12. Guest: Kathy Baker | League City, TX
    Date: July 24, 2012
    Natalie, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this tender time. May God grant you peace and comfort. Kathy
  13. Guest: Bob and Wanda Plew | Shelbyville, IN
    Date: July 23, 2012
    Jody, just learned of Mike' passing and we are so sorry for your loss. You, Don and the rest of your family are in our prayers.