Dolly K. (Eckelbarger) Cardwell

April 28, 1944 ~ August 29, 2021 (age 77)


Dolly K. Cardwell, 77, of Peru, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Indianapolis.  She was born in Peru on April 28, 1944, the daughter of Archie and Ethel Eckelbarger.

Dolly enjoyed spending time with her family, going out on the lake, gambling, and watching the Colts play.

Dolly is survived by her son, Mark (Jennifer) Cardwell, Peru; granddaughter Megan (Tony) Perez, Peru; great-grandchildren Cameron Perez, Curtis Perez, and Candace Perez, all of Peru; brothers Bob (Kay) Eckelbarger, Peru, Donnie Eckelbarger, Anderson; Gary Eckelbarger, Anderson; and sister Sharon (Charles) Patterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Candy Williams, sisters Dorothy Wiles and Loretta Norvell, and brothers Larry Eckelbarger, Bill Eckelbarger, and Jackie Eckelbarger.

Friends and family will gather for a celebration of life on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 2pm-6pm at the Literary Aid Society, 21 West Canal Street, Peru, Indiana. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at noon at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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Graveside Service
September 11, 2021

12:00 PM
Mount Hope Cemetery
411 North Grant Street
Peru, IN 46970

Celebration of Life
September 11, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Literary Aid Society
21 West Canal Street
Peru, IN 46970

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