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Thomas E. McGeath
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1932
Keystone
Wells County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2013
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA

Father: Harold Wells McGeath (1908-1988)
Mother: Ina Mae Riggs McGeath (1908-1955)

From Obituary:
"Thomas E. McGeath, 81, of Montpelier, IN, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on Thursday, February 11, 1932, in Keystone, IN. He married K. Joan Sills on Friday, June 08, 1973 in the Montpelier First United Methodist Church. Tom was a 1950 graduate of Chester Center School. He went on to receive his B.A. degree from Taylor University and his Master's Degree from Ball State University. Tom was a United States Army Veteran, serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the Blackford County School Corporation for many years, before retiring in 1995. Tom started his teaching career at Millgrove School, then went on to Jackson Elementary School and ended his career at Montpelier Middle School; during those years he taught mostly 6th grade. He was very active in school athletics, coaching basketball, track and baseball.

Tom was the former Montpelier Mayor, serving from 2000-2003. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Millard Brown American Legion Post #156, Montpelier Masonic Lodge #600F&AM, Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA), Indiana Land Mark Society, President of the Montpelier Preservation Association and served on the Montpelier City Council. Tom loved watching ballgames, especially IU and the Indianapolis Colts. He enjoyed harness racing and learning the history of Montpelier and Keystone. Tom was a member of the Montpelier First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: Wife - K. Joan McGeath, Step Son - Chris Reynolds and Grandson - Jesse Reynolds all of Montpelier, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents- Harold "Lardy" and Ina May (Riggs) McGeath."

(Note: His grandson was very much the center of his world. Jesse passed away on April 2, 2014 and is buried near Tom in Brookside Cemetery. Jesse's Find A Grave memorial is #127409392.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Harold Wells McGeath (1908 - 1988)
  Ina Mae Riggs McGeath (1908 - 1955)
 
Inscription:
"A Winner in All Ways" and "Teacher, Coach, Friend"
 
Burial:
Brookside Cemetery
Montpelier
Blackford County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: AlaskaCarrie
Originally Created by: Scott Shoup
Record added: Jun 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112731271
Thomas E. McGeath
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Thomas E. McGeath
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Thomas E. McGeath
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- AlaskaCarrie
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014

- Lynn Stoops Chapel
 Added: Jul. 28, 2013
RIP Cousin Tom
- BTC
 Added: Jun. 24, 2013
 
 
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