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Harry Stinson Books

August 21, 1947 — October 4, 2022

Akron, Indiana

Harry Stinson Books, 75, Akron, formerly of Macy, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at his residence.

Born August 21, 1947, in Rochester, Indiana, he was the son of Ervin Eli and Phyllis June (Eberle) Books.  He was married to Rama Sue “Susie Q” (Deaton) Books, who preceded him in death.  He was later married to Veronica Books, who survives.

He was a 1966 graduate of North Miami High School and had owned/operated Harry’s Trash Service.  He had also worked for B. Walter in Wabash, Olympic Fiberglass in Rochester, and over thirty years at Jobsite in Rochester. He was a member of the Macy Christian Church.  He was a nonstop talker and never knew a stranger. He loved visiting with people and spending time at the campground at Lake 16 and hunting mushrooms in the woods.

Survivors also include his children, Peggy Sue Books (Larry Luttrell), Combs, Kentucky; son, Steven Dawayne (Tammy) Books, Lexington, Kentucky; and special niece, Mickie Hoffman, Macy, who he loved like a daughter; eight grandchildren, Mikala Books (Darryl Kozel), Rockford, Illinois; Brittany (Wayne) Jones, Indianapolis; Tyler Books, Lexington; Keeton Kerschner, New Waverly; and Kody (Jessica) Kerschner, Logansport; and Derrick Kerschner, Logansport; Sierra Riddle, Lexington, KY; and Darren Riddle, Lexington, Kentucky; eight great-grandchildren; step-children, Donald Houston, Rochester; Monica Wilson, Denver; and Ladonna Ramirez Hernandez, Logansport; and several step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; siblings, Honey Marlene (Loren) Pruitt, Warsaw; Indiana, Roxanna M. (Paul) Carter, Peru, Indiana; Sandy K. Shockey, Peru, Indiana; Christina M. Drudge, Florida; Juneattea (Rick) May, Rochester, Indiana; and James (Linda) Warner, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, and three siblings, Richard Books, Aloralee Bromley, and Joyce Martin.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2022, at Plainview Cemetery, Macy, with Pastor Dave Welsh officiating.

A gathering of friends and family will follow until 6:00 p.m. at the Macy Christian Church Fellowship Hall.

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Harry Stinson Books, please visit our flower store.

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Graveside Service

Monday, October 10, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Macy (Plainview Cemetery)


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