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Mary Rachael <I>Lancet</I> Armel

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Mary Rachael Lancet Armel

Birth
Center Point, Clay County, Indiana, USA
Death
29 Feb 2008 (aged 92)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sec. 3b lot 369
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Mary Rachael Armel
Sept. 29, 1915 - Feb. 29, 2008

SOUTH BEND - Mary Rachael Armel, 92, formerly of Mishawaka, passed away on Friday, February 29, in St. Paul's Retirement Community. Mary Rachael was born on September 29, 1915, in Center Point, IN, as the daughter of Orville A. and M. Leora (Mace) Lancet. She was preceded death by her parents, and by a daughter, Mary Kay, at the age of 5, and a brother, Dr. Robert Lancet of Carmel, IN.

On August 15, 1948, in Terre Haute, IN, as the former Mary Rachael Lancet, she married Kenneth Armel, who preceded her in death on December 2, 2004. Surviving are her son, Dr. Donald (Cindy) Armel of Statesboro, GA; and a granddaughter, Dana Allison Armel of Statesboro.

After graduating from Indiana State University Mary Rachael taught at Huntington, IN, North Manchester, IN, Pittsburgh, PA, and Mishawaka, IN. She retired in 1977 as art coordinator at School City of Mishawaka after teaching home economics and art at Beiger, Main School and Mishawaka High School. During World War II, she was an American Red Cross Recreation Worker at the Norfolk Naval Hospital, Norfolk, VA, and Valley Forge Army General Hospital at Phoenixville, PA. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, a member of the Wesley Sunday School Class and on the Mission Committee. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women PEO, Delta Kappa Gamma, St. Joseph Valley Water Color Society and Northern Indiana Artists.

Family and friends may visit from 1 to 4 p.m. today (Sunday, March 2) in the Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 3, in the funeral home, with Rev. Ron Bowman of First United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. Memorial contributions in Mary Rachael's name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544; Riley Memorial Association, 50 South Meridian Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3540; or to the Alzheimer's Association, 9135 N. Meridian St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46209-7109. To leave the family an online condolence or to share memories with the family, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.

Published in the South Bend Tribune on 3/2/2008.
Mary Rachael Armel
Sept. 29, 1915 - Feb. 29, 2008

SOUTH BEND - Mary Rachael Armel, 92, formerly of Mishawaka, passed away on Friday, February 29, in St. Paul's Retirement Community. Mary Rachael was born on September 29, 1915, in Center Point, IN, as the daughter of Orville A. and M. Leora (Mace) Lancet. She was preceded death by her parents, and by a daughter, Mary Kay, at the age of 5, and a brother, Dr. Robert Lancet of Carmel, IN.

On August 15, 1948, in Terre Haute, IN, as the former Mary Rachael Lancet, she married Kenneth Armel, who preceded her in death on December 2, 2004. Surviving are her son, Dr. Donald (Cindy) Armel of Statesboro, GA; and a granddaughter, Dana Allison Armel of Statesboro.

After graduating from Indiana State University Mary Rachael taught at Huntington, IN, North Manchester, IN, Pittsburgh, PA, and Mishawaka, IN. She retired in 1977 as art coordinator at School City of Mishawaka after teaching home economics and art at Beiger, Main School and Mishawaka High School. During World War II, she was an American Red Cross Recreation Worker at the Norfolk Naval Hospital, Norfolk, VA, and Valley Forge Army General Hospital at Phoenixville, PA. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, a member of the Wesley Sunday School Class and on the Mission Committee. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women PEO, Delta Kappa Gamma, St. Joseph Valley Water Color Society and Northern Indiana Artists.

Family and friends may visit from 1 to 4 p.m. today (Sunday, March 2) in the Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 3, in the funeral home, with Rev. Ron Bowman of First United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger. Memorial contributions in Mary Rachael's name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544; Riley Memorial Association, 50 South Meridian Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3540; or to the Alzheimer's Association, 9135 N. Meridian St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46209-7109. To leave the family an online condolence or to share memories with the family, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.

Published in the South Bend Tribune on 3/2/2008.


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