Lebanon Reporter


July 10, 2012

Mary Lou Goar

Mary Lou Goar, 91, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 at Zionsville Meadows, in Zionsville. She had been a resident there for four years.

Born on May 6, 1921, in Grayville, Ill., she was the daughter of Myrtle Edith Crowder (Hampton) Ramsey and Benjamin Franklin Ramsey.

She graduated from Grayville High School as the valedictorian of the Class of 1939. She then graduated from Southern Illinois Normal Teacher’s College (now Southern Illinois University) in 1943 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and from Ball State University in 1968 with an master’s degree in journalism. She taught English and journalism at Frankfort Junior and Senior high schools from 1961 until her retirement in 1983.

After her retirement, she traveled extensively throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Majorca and the former Soviet Union. Her favorite travel destination was the island of Santorini in Greece.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie (Mike) Beigh of Zionsville; son, Bob (Janet) of Zionsville; and grandsons, Matthew Goar of Chicago, Ill., and Patrick Goar of Arlington, Va.

She was a member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Happy Time Club, Beta Epsilon chapter of Tri Kappa, Frankfort Country Club and the Frankfort Educational Association. 

A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, in Fellowship Hall at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort. An additional memorial visitation will be held at a later date at Flanner and Buchanan in Zionsville. No formal funeral service is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Frankfort Educational Foundation online or by mail to Community Schools of Frankfort, 2400 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, IN 46041, attn. FEF.

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