Fred Avery

Fred Avery, age 83 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at UC Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The son of Maury and Hattie (Parr) Avery was born in Curtisville, IN on November 26, 1937.

Fred served in the US National Guard for two years. The 1956 Windfall High School graduate received his BS from Indiana Business College. Fred was an accountant for Indiana Farm Bureau Co-Op for over 35 years before he retired. On January 2, 1960 he married Barbara Shull in Elwood, IN and this would have been their 61st wedding anniversary.

Fred was a lifelong second generation Cubs fan and to say he was a huge Chicago Cubs fan was an understatement. The lawn aficionado was always very particular about his yard, just ask his neighbors.  He and his wife, Barbara also enjoyed traveling a lot and seeing new places.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Tammy Dietz (Bill) of Batesville; son, Jeff Avery (Quinetta) of Lebanon, IN; grandchildren, Karen Smith (Joshua),Melissa Ashpaugh and Bradon Beausoleil; great grandchildren, Joshua Smith, Cameron Smith, Hope Ashpaugh, Heather Ashpaugh, Avery Ashpaugh and Zachary Ashpaugh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Avery and sister, Anita Ippilito.

Private services will be Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Burial will in the Curtisville Cemetery in Curtisville, IN.

Memorials may be given to The Chateau of Batesville Activity Fund c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.

You are welcomed to leave a message at on Fred’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.