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John Blaine Elmore, 71, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 2:37 p.m. at Salem Crossing in Salem.

He was born in Bedford on Jan. 24, 1947, to Stacy and Helen (Williams) Elmore. John married Marilyn Patton on Oct. 27, 1967 in Bedford, and she survives.

John was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1965, was a member of the Northside Christian Church in New Albany.

He was retired from the Indiana State Police with 35 years of service. He retired from the Sellersburg Post and also worked many years from the Lafayette Post.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Elmore of Salem; two children, John B. Elmore Jr. and wife Nikki of Salem, and Kena Elmore of Salem; grandchildren, Laken Elmore, Tanner Elmore, Jacob Williams, Kaitlyn Jackson and Nikki Brown; and great-grandchildren, Maci, Thomas, Braylynn, Jacob, Dayton, Nolan, Addison and Harper.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Brayden Elmore

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Friday May 4, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with State Police Chaplain Daniel Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.