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Iva M Wade - Born February 25, 1907 in Monroe Co., IN  Died Thursday March 20, 1975 in Mars Hill, IN -  Parents James E & Estella (Wiggins) Stewart  Survived by husband, Basil; daughters LaVern Puriebaugh, Marjorie Hanson, Betty Trenta, Patricia Liles & Joyce Delmont; one sister, Leona Royse; two brothers, Herbert and Eugene Stewart.  Proceeded in death by son, Billy Jr.  Services at Greene & Harrell Chapel, Brother K. C. Tiller officiating. Burial at Valhalla Memory Gardens. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN , Thursday March 20, 1975 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Josie (Josephine) F Waldon, Age 59 - Died January 8, 1937 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were David and Sabra Hackney.  Survived by husband, John H; sons, Cecil, Clarence, Robert and Eugene; daughters, Mrs. Floyd Root, Mrs. Ted Shaw and Mrs. George Danner; sisters Mrs. John Thomas and Mrs. Curt Hillenburg and brothers, Homer and Steve Hackney.  Services at the Nazarene Church. - Bloomington Daily Telephone, Bloomington, IN , Saturday, January 9, 1937 – shared by Judy Jefferson - from the above paper and her own records

Martha A Waldron - Born May 23, 1853 in Kentucky- Died June 27, 1931 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were John H and Tisha (Relford) Burris.  Survived by Daughters, Mrs. Alfred McGuire, Mrs. Ben Freund, Mrs. Lorenzo (Isabelle) Bryant and Mrs. William Godsey; sons, Jeff, John and Oda.  Preceded in death by her husband, James W Waldron in 1923.  Services at Allen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. - Evening World, Bloomington, IN - Saturday June 27, 1931


Jess R Wall - Born October 9, 1920 in Indianapolis, IN - Died July 15, 1993 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Jess and Ethel (Anderson) Wall.  Survived by wife Sara (Baker) Wall; daughters, Sandy Atkinson, Pam Issitt, Brenda Stogsdill, Beth Jolly and Patti Sloan and sister Mary Peterson.  Preceded in death by first wife, Maxine Wall.  Services at Clear Creek Christian Church with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens. – Herald-Times, 25 July 1993 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Jesse Wall - Born August 12, 1908 in Sullivan Co., IN  - Died May 31, 1991 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Alonzo and Allie (Booker) Wall.  Survived by wife, Oneta; sons, Jason R, Bruce, Tom and Carl; daughter Doris Simpson and sister, Myrtle Stevenson.  Preceded in death by son, Jesse Ray Wall and first wife, Gladys Wall in 1974.  Services at Newkirk Funeral Home in Dugger with burial at Lebanon Cemetery. - Sunday Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN - June 2, 1991


George E Wampler - Age 88, born in Illinois - Died March 29, 1967 in Monroe Co., IN - Survived by daughters, Mrs. Paul L (Betty) Hayes, Mrs. Max (Glodine) Pemberton and Mrs. Ernest (Ruth) Galloway; son, Harold and brothers Lon and James Wampler.  Services at Allen Colonial Chapel with burial in Clear Creek Cemetery. – Herald Telephone, 29 March 1967 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Emma Wampler of Ellettsville Dies Wednesday – Mrs.  Emma Wampler 77 year old wife of William Wampler, Ellettsville, died at her home there Wednesday evening at 3:30pm. from a lingering illness due to complications.  She had been hospitalized October 25 to November 2nd but had failed to respond to treatment.  The remains were removed to the Greene and Harrell funeral home to lie in state until the hour of the services.  Last rites have been arranged for Friday at 2p.m. in the Mt. Pleasant church with the Rev. Charles Strickler officiating.  Interment will be in adjoining cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank DeLapp; John & Jack Wampler. Ora Dunning, Ora Crismore and ,Jerald Ray. Flower bearers will be Leatha Crismore, Catherine Dunning, Lois Gray, & Jessie Easton.  A native and lifelong resident of Monroe County, Mrs. Williams(Error on newspapers part typed as it appears) was born here September 11,1871 to Joel & Cynthia Brown. She was a member of the Christian Church  at Paragon.  In addition to husband she is survived by a son Deffern Wampler, Ellettsville, and a daughter Mrs. Carl Crismore, Bloomington Route Two and a sister Mrs. Corda Skelton of Indianapolis. - World Telephone Bloomington, 03 February 1949, Page 001– shared by Dorothy Hamm


Eric Christopher Weddle of Bloomington died Friday, September 30, 2005, at his residence.  He was 31.  Born October 25, 1973, he was the son of Richard G. and Evelyn M. (Adams) Weddle.  He was an electrician for Alexander Electric.  Eric enjoyed NASCAR racing, playing the guitar and spending time with family and boating.  He is survived by his father and stepmother, Ronald and Candy Weddle of Bloomington, and his mother, Evelyn M. Weddle of Bloomington, and stepfather, Kevin Hirth of Bloomington; one sister, Jennifer Jo Schulz and her husband, Billy Schulz of Bloomfield and their children, Taylor May and Tyson Schulz; his grandmother, Alice Weddle of Odon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Paul A. Weddle; his grandfather Leonard Adams. And grandmother Evelyn Adams.  Private services will be held.  Burial will be in Walnut Hills Cemetery in Odon.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Weddle Family Fund, in care of Allen Funeral Home.- Hoosier Times, Sunday, 02 October 2005 – shared by Dorothy Hamm


Patricia Sue Welch - Born December 20, 1929 in Bloomington, IN - Died May 30, 1991 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Robert J VanDeman Sr. and Wilhmina C (Westrich) VanDeman.  Survived by husband, Benton L Welch, sons, Sgt. Gregory P and James R Martin; daughter Pamela S Billman; brother Robert J VanDeman Jr. and stepfather Morris G Mitchell.  Private family services at Greene and Harrell Mortuary. - Sunday Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN - June 2, 1991


Harvey Weimer -  76 years old, did 23 December  1966 in Bloomington, IN.  Survived by wife, Mary B., brother, Harry L and sister, Mrs. Ethel Hutchinson.  Services at Greene & Harrell Chapel with burial at Clear Creek Cemetery. -  Daily Herald-Telephone, Saturday 24 December 1966– shared by Judy Jefferson


John "Cleo" Wenrich - Born October 25, 1909 in Monroe Co., IN - Died May 6, 1989 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Henry Z and Gertrude (Caveness) Wenrich. - Survived by wife, Lorena (Dutton) Wenrich; daughter, Elaine Hollers; brother Calvin Wenrich and grandchildren April Hollers and Jason Hollers.  Services at Greene and Harrell Mortuary. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery. - The Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Saturday May 6, 1989 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Homer A White. Age 80 - Born in Cloverdale, IN Died July 16, 1954 in Bloomington, IN  Homer had been a member of the local Fire Department, a landscaper gardener and a member of the Bloomington Gospel Tabernacle.  Survived by wife, Pearle; four daughters, Mary Alice Spilbeler, Lucy Smith, Lilly Taylor and Millie Shields; two sons, Everett and Charles White and a foster son, Billy Harper. A brother, Ben and eleven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Services at Bloomington Gospel Tabernacle in charge of Rev. Oscar Hughes. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Friday July 16, 1954 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Nora Ann Williamson - 86 years old, born in Knox Co., IN  Died December 26, 1955 in Bedford, IN  Parents were Aaron and Hettie Jane Hubbard Rayl.  Survived by daughter, Gussie Jollis; sons, John and Samuel Holder and brothers, Jeff, George and Robert.  Services at Allen Chapel with burial in Clear Creek Cemetery.- Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Tuesday, December 27, 1955 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Ruth H Wood - Born October 24, 1906 in Farmland, IN  Died May 24, 1992 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Norman and Sarah (Macy) Wood.  Survived by nephew, Dr. J. E. Hammer.  Preceded in death by sister, Doris Hammer  No services or visitation, Allen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements - The Herald-Times Bloomington, IN – Tues  May 26, 1992 – shared by Judy Jefferson


The funeral of the infant child of Prof. and Mrs. James Woodburn was held at nine o’clock this morning at the residence on north College Avenue in charge of Rev. J. D. Barr. Interment was at Rose Hill cemetery. – Bloomington Evening World, 05 October 1904


Richard E Woods - Born November 2, 1946 in Bloomington, IN - Died March 28, 1995 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Chearney and Ella (Gray) Woods.  Survived by wife, Patricia Woods; son Troy L Woods; step-sons, Scott and Randy Utter and his mother.  Preceded in death by daughter, Gretchen Woods and his father.  Services at Aaron Funeral Home with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. - The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN, Thursday, March 30, 1995 – shared by Judy Jefferson


K. N. Woolery died on last Thursday at the residence of Henry Woolery, his brother, with consumption. - Bloomington (IN) Republican Progress, 16 June  1886, Page 003


Ruby M Workman - Born December 23, 1907 in Greene Co., IN - Died July 27, 1993 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Ivan William and Mamie (Allen) Hoke.  Survived by sons, Joseph Dale, William Edward and Robert Leon Workman and daughter Virginia Lois Swango.  Preceded in death by her husband, John E Workman in 1979; sisters, Mary Thickstun, Hilda Pryor and Wilma Whorley and brother, John Hoke.  Services at Allen Funeral Home with burial at Valhalla Memory Gardens.  – Herald-Times, 29 July 1993 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Lenza Wray - Born December 30, 1898 in Monroe Co., IN - Died May 16, 1982 in Bedford, IN  Parents were Moses and Amanda (Martin) Wray.  Survived by brother, Linford Wray; sisters, Sylvia Hillenburg, Verna Lawson and Shirley Crider.  Preceded in death by wife, Ada (Linn) Wray.  Services at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with burial in Gilgal Cemetery.- The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Wednesday May 17, 1982 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Nora A Wray  -  Born May 25, 1902 in Monroe Co., IN - Died May 29, 1984 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Emert and Mary Alice (Hillenburg) Cain.  Survived by daughter, Lovena Waldrip; son, Leabert Wray and brother, Russell Cain.  Preceded in death by husband, Luther Wray; brothers, Ralph Cain and William Henry Cain; sisters, Dorothy Waldrip, Bertha Mason, Dora Cain and Helen Hillenburg.  Services at Allen Funeral Home, burial in Clear Creek Cemetery - The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Wednesday May 30, 1984 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Funeral services for Mrs. Alita Bussard Wright, 66, wife of Wendell W. Wright, vice-president and dean of the School of Education at I. U., who died Wednesday noon [29 Oct 1957] at her home, 719 S. Jordan, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church.  Rev. Joseph R. Walker will officiate and the body will be taken to Indianapolis for cremation.  The body remains at the Day Funeral Home where friends may call until 9 p.m. today.  Mrs. Wright suffered a heart attack on Oct. 10 and was in Bloomington Hospital until Oct. 23 when she returned to her home.  Her death was unexpected.  In addition to the husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carl Hammond, Flint, Michigan and [Living daughter], China Lake, Calif., and three Hammond grandchildren [believed living]  Born Nov. 15, 1890, in Black Earth, Wis., Mrs. Wright was graduated from Lawrence College, Appleton, Wis., and received a masters degree from the University of Wisconsin.  Prior to her marriage to Dean Wright in 1922, she taught history in Technical High School, Indianapolis.  The Wrights have lived in Bloomington since 1924.  Mrs. Wright was a member of the Indiana University Faculty Women’s Club, Delta Kappa Gamma educational organization and was active in the First Presbyterian Church.  Pallbearers will be Merrill T. Eaton, A. Stanford Clayton, Otto Hughes, Virgil E. Schooler, Harold H. Church and Howard T. Batchelder, all members of the Indiana University School of Education faculty.   Source: Bloomington Daily Herald, 31 Oct 1957; as graciously provided by Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana. - Note: The information above contained in [  ] is not in the original text and are insertions of my own for clarity, and to also protect the names of living relatives. – shared by Shirley Gragg

Hazel Wright - Born June 19, 1895 in Bloomington, IN - Died December 16, 1973 in Martinsville, IN  Parents were Henry and Rettia (Corn) Easterday.  Survived by husband, Frank P Wright; daughters, Mrs. Olive Luster, Mrs. Bernice Foster and Mrs. Mabel Kaylor; sons, Leon A and Lloyd C; brothers Harvey and Burley Easterday and sister Mrs. Jennie Moore.  Services at Allen Colonial Chapel. – Daily Herald Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Monday, December 17, 1973 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Funeral services for Wendell W. Wright, former Vice-President of IU and Dean of the School of Education, will be Wednesday at 10 a.m., at the Day Funeral Home. Dr. Wright died Sunday night at the Robert W. Lang Hospital at the Medical Center in Indianapolis. Las October he was treated for a heart condition in the hospital.  The Rev. Joseph A. Waller, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church and The Rev. Paul Killinger, pastor of the Unitarian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery. [See note below]  Friends may call at the funeral home today [17 Oct 1961] from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm.  Honorary Pallbearers  Honorary pallbearers will be President Herman B. Wells, Vice-Presidents Joseph A. Franklin, John W. Ashton, Ralph L. Collins, and Samuel E. Braden; Harold Shane, Dean of the School of Education; Frank T. Gucker, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Arthur M. Weimer, Dean of the School of Business; Howard T. Batchelder, associate dean of the School of Education; Melvin Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Education; Prof. Heyman B. Allman, education; James O. Ritchey, Distinguished Service Professor of Medicines and Profs. Willis Porter and Harold Church, education.  Active pallbearers will be Profs. Maurice McGlesson, Raymond Butler, Merrill Eaton, Maurice Stapley and Virgil Schooler, education. - Scholarship Fund - The family has requested that persons who wish to memorialize Dean Wright do so by contributing to an IU Foundation Scholarship Fund in his name. The scholarship will be used for students in the School of Education.  Dr. Wright, 67 years old, joined the IU faculty in 1925. In 1942 he was appointed dean of the newly created Junior Division, and four years later he was named Dean of the School of Education. Dr. Wright was appointed Vice-President of IU in 1952. In 1959 he retired as Vice-President and Dean to resume his teaching position in education.  Dr. Wright was graduated from Greencastle High School and received his A.B. degree from Indiana State College in 1916. He received his A.M. degree in 1924 from the University of Chicago and his PhD. in 1929 from Teachers College of Columbia University. - On Many Committees. - Besides his teaching and administrative duties, Dr. Wright also served on many committees. He was one of three faculty members selected by President Wells in the late 1930’s to make a survey of the University to guide its development. In 1944 Dr. Wright served as chairman of Veterans Affairs and the Postwar Planning Committees.  Dr. Wright served in the administrative committee in 1948 when President Wells was on leave of absence serving as educational and cultural adviser in the United States in Germany. In 1949 Dr. Wright served on the Indiana School Study Commission and in 1951 he became director of Administrative Studies and Institutional Relations at IU.  Dr. Wright was one of the founders of the Indiana Conference of Higher Education, served as president of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in 1959 and was director of the State School Facilities Survey.  In 1950 Dr. Wright represented the International Conference of Universities in Nice, France and in 1954 he made a two-week tour of the Far East representing the Federal Cooperation Administration. Dr. Wright served as chairman on a committee to study the training and licensing of school teachers in 1957 and in 1959 he made a study with Prof. Christian W. Jung, education on the percent of superior high school students going to college. - Wrote Books. - Dr. Wright was a member of the American Educational Research Association, Horace Mann League, Nation Research Association, National Educational Association and Phi Delta Kappa, the professional fraternity for men in education. He wrote many books and several articles for publication.  In 1922 Dr. Wright married Alita Lois Bussard, who died in [29 Oct] 1957.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Hammond of Flint, Mich., [now deceased] and [Living Patach] of and his wife, the former Wallace Montague, who he married in 1959.  Source: Student Newspaper, Bloomington, Indiana - Oct 17, 1961 – graciously provided by Indiana University Archives.  [Note: For reasons unknown, he was not buried in Rose Hill, as cited in the article for the Student newspaper for Indiana University, but Valhalla Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana. This was confirmed by the funeral home and cemetery manager, who also indicated that Alita Lois Bussard Wright was buried beside Wendell. Alita was buried on 20 June 1962 in Valhalla Memorial Cemetery.].  She had been cremated in 1957 and her remains were set next to Wendell's some months after he died.  The information above contained in [  ] is not in the original documents, but are insertions of my own for clarity, and to also protect the names of living relatives. – shared by Shirley Gragg