Attica, Ind - Marguerite Starkey Smith Norman, 89 of 306 E. Washington St in Attica died at 3:40 a.m. EST Saturday Jan 6 1996 in Community Hospital, Williamsport, Ind. She had been in failing health for the past few months. She was born in Cates, Ind, on Dec 8, 1906. She was the daughter of Joseph and Emaline Barker Starkey. She was a life resident of Fountain County and had lived in Attica most of her life. She was a graduate of Covington HS. She received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University and masters' degree from Indiana State University. She taught 41 years, teaching in schools in Fountain County. For the last 21 years she taught in Attica Elementary School. She finished a long career in the area of special education for the mentally disabled. Having set up the first class in Fountain County for the disabled, she was one of the organizers of the Shawnee Learning Center in FOuntain County. SHe retired from teaching in May 1972. She was first married to Elber Earl Smith August 2, 1933 in Pueblo, Colo. He and Marguerite owned and operated the Cracker Barrel Grocery Store in Attica for many years. He preceded her in death July 25, 1972. She later married D. Harvey Norman a retired principal for Attica Elementary school Nov 9, 1974 in Attica. He preceded her in death Jan 13, 1989. She was a member of Attica First United Methodist Church. She was the organizer and first president of Attica Business & Professional Women's Club, past District Director of Indiana BPW Club, American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary teacher's association) a 50-year member of Attica Chapter 125 OES, Daughters of the American Revolution Indiana Retired Teachers Association, National Education Association, Monday Afternoon Club, Women's Literary Club of Attica. She also was a charter member of Psi Iota Xi philanthropic sorority, was named the "1995 Citizen of the Year" for Attica and was the grand marshal of the Potowatomi Festival Parade was presented the Evans-Hay Award by the mayor of Attica for her contributions to the Attica community and was a charter member of the Board of Directors and secretary for the Attica Foundation. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lola Pugh of Marietta, Ga and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, 3 brothers, a half sister and half brother. Services at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Attica FIrst United Methodist Church, officiating: Rev. Jeff Newton and the Honorable Mayor Harold Long. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. EST Monday at Maus FUneral Home in ATtica and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial: Riverside Cemetery. Memorials to United Methodist Church; Shawnee Learning Center of Attica Foundation.
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