|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1906|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 2012|
Richard O. Jones
January 17, 2012
Widow of football Hall of Famer Ewbank dies
Oxford-Lucy K. Ewbank, widow of Pro Hall of Fame coach Wilbur "Weeb" Ewbank, died Monday at the Knolls of Oxford. She was 105.
According to her daughter Luanne Spencely, Ewbank moved to the Knolls shortly after her husband's death in 1998, the fifth person to move into the Oxford retirement community, and was active in social life there.
"She was a very social person," Spencely said. "She didn't sit at home and twiddle her thumbs. The people who work there couldn't believe how often we'd come in and sign her out to go somewhere. It was just like college living."
Ewbank belonged to three different bridge clubs at the Knolls, and was a very good player.
"She would almost always come home with first or second prize," her daughter said.
She also stayed in touch with many of the football players that her husband coached, who would often come to visit her. She was especially close with Winston Hill, an offensive tackle for the New York Jets when Mr. Ewbank led them to the Super Bowl in 1969.
Ewbank was born on July 9, 1906 in Knightstown, Ind., to William and Bess (Prows) Massey.
She and Weeb Ewbank were high school sweethearts and were married June 23, 1926, in Richmond, Ind.
She is survived by her three daughters, Spencely, Nancy (Charles) Winner, and Jan Hudson; eight grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford, with reception immediately following the service at the Knolls of Oxford Clubhouse. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Knolls of Oxford Benevolent Fund, Knolls of Oxford Employee fund or Vitas Hospice. Condolences may be sent online to www.smithoglefuneralhome.com.
Weeb Ewbank (1907 - 1998)
Created by: Paula Withorn Calhoun
Record added: Jan 18, 2012
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