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Claire Heywood Dietz

Birth
La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Death 13 Feb 2017 (aged 80)
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 176335646 · View Source
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MUNCIE--Claire Heywood Dietz, 80, passed away on Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2017 at Morrison Woods. She was born on Oct. 4, 1936 in LaPorte, the daughter of Russell W. and Lydia W. (Watkins) Heywood. She attended schools in LaPorte and graduated form LaPorte High School in 1955 and DePauw University in 1959. She also earned a Master's Degree from Ball State University. In 1960, Claire married Dr. David Dietz and came to Muncie in 1962.

She taught in elementary schools in Indianapolis and in the Muncie Community Schools at Longfellow and West View Elementary Schools, retiring in 1999. Claire also taught pre-kindergarten at First Presbyterian Church. Claire was active in Alpha Chi Omega Alumnae, Gamma chapter of Tri Kappa sorority, a member of Delaware County Retired Teachers, and was a past president of Delaware County Medical Auxiliary. She was a 50-year plus member of College Avenue United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, sang in the choir and volunteered in the church office.

Surviving are four children, Deborah Hern (husband-Lee), Linda Chase (husband-Barry), Margaret Schamp (husband-Aaron), and William Dietz (wife-Patricia); and eight grandchildren.

Claire was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Russell Heywood; and the father of her children.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday at College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1968 W. Main St., with Pastor Lisa Schubert Nowling officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be directed to Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, In Memory of Claire Heywood Dietz, P.O. Box 6457, Department 291, Indianapolis IN 46206. The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: Jane
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176335646
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