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 Virginia Elizabeth “May” <I>Huffman</I> Straley

Virginia Elizabeth “May” Huffman Straley

Birth
Wells County, Indiana, USA
Death 20 Jan 1996 (aged 79)
West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Burial West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Plot Garden of Eternal Life, Lot 292, Grave A
Memorial ID 86864058 · View Source
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Married Gordon J. Straley on 22 May 1942.

Virginia Elizabeth Huffman Straley, 79, died at 10:30 AM Saturday, Jan.20, 1996, in St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center. She was born Jan. 7, 1917, in Wells County, IN, and was longtime resident of West Lafayette. She graduated from West Lafayette High School and received a bachelor's degree in home economics from Purdue University in 1939.

Her marriage was to Gordon Straley in 1942; he survives. He is a retired West Lafayette High School football coach and athletic director.

Mrs. Straley was the first manager of the West Lafayette High School cafeteria when it opened in 1939. She also was a former food manager at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and later was in charge of dining services at a Purdue residence hall. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and Chapter CH of the PHO Sisterhood. She was an artist and craftsperson.

Also surviving are two daughters, Carol (Mrs. Joseph) Trimmer of Muncie and Susan Straley of Richmond, CA; a brother, Phil Huffman of Lafayette; and a grandson, Robert Trimmer.

--Lafayette Journal & Courier - Mon 1/22/1996


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  • Maintained by: Kirk Beaty
  • Originally Created by: Vonda J Dowell
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86864058
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Elizabeth “May” Huffman Straley (7 Jan 1917–20 Jan 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86864058, citing Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Kirk Beaty (contributor 46878557) .