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Mary Ellen (Thompson) Ledgerwood, 90, of Loogootee, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Friday at Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born July 12, 1926, in Daviess County, to the late Ralph C. and Flossie (Winklepleck) Thompson.
Mary graduated from Odon High School in 1945. While living in Odon she was a member of the Odon Evangelical United Brethren Church, where she served as Sunday school secretary for many years. Prior to leaving the Odon community in 1965 when she got married, she worked for the Odon Journal.
She married Vance C. Ledgerwood on April 11, 1965. He passed away on Feb. 13, 2009.
Mary was a 50-year member of the Odon Eastern Star Chapter 341 and a charter member and over 50-year member of the Odon Rebekah Lodge 319.
She was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church after she got married. She taught Sunday school and worked with Vacation Bible School for over 16 years. She and Vance were the financial secretaries at the church from January 1991 until July 2007. She was active as a 4-H leader and with the Boy Scout program. Since 1985, she has been a news correspondent for the Dubois County Herald.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Vance C. Ledgerwood; parents, Ralph C. and Flossie (Winklepleck) Thompson.
She is survived by her children, Craig (Tisa) Ledgerwood of Coppell, Texas, and Janet (Tom) Duex of Spring Grove, Illinois; three grandchildren, Tommy, Emily and Timmy Duex; three stepgrandchildren, Eddie, Evan, and Eric Provencio; brother Jim Thompson of Odon; brother-in-law Terry (Dianna) Ledgerwood of Columbia, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Loogootee United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 12, 2017
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