|Ira B. Artist
May 7, 1935 - March 1, 2019
Ira B. Artist, 83, of Culver, IN, passed away on March 1, 2019, at Miller's Merry Manor in Culver, IN.
Ira was born in Knox, IN on May 7, 1935, one of 8 children born to Zenial and Alice (Zellers) Artist. He left
school early to go to work and help support the family. After meeting the love of his life, Gloria Bean, they
married and raised 4 children. After 55 years of marriage, she passed away in 2014.
Ira supported his family by working at Young Door in Plymouth. He enjoyed playing Bingo, watching
wrestling on tv, John Wayne movies ,and collecting Native American memorabilia. His greatest passion
was loving his family and helping those in need.
Ira is survived by his sons: Matthew (Courtney) Artist of Knox, IN, and Charlie and Adam Artist of Leiters
Ford, IN; daughter Linda Harness of Leiters Ford, IN; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, 2 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.
A time of visitation will be held at the House of Prayer, Plymouth, IN, on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 12:00 -
1:00 pm with funeral services to follow at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to The House of Prayer.