Miriam Mason Swain Obit

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Miriam Mason Swain Obit - Author of Children's Books— Rites at Batesville...
Author of Children's Books— Rites at Batesville For Mrs. Swain, 73 BATESVILLE — Funeral rites for Mrs. Miriam Mason Swain, 73. Batesville, a native of Goshen and author of 54 children's books, will be held at 11 a. m. Friday in St. Mark Lutheran Church here. Officiating will be the Rev. Allen Crabbe, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery at Bloomington. Friends may call at the Meyers Funeral Home, Balesville. Mrs. Swain, a former schoolteacher, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning in the driveway of her home as she was preparing to get into her automobile. Born Jan. 23, 1900, she was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Laura Mason. Mrs. Swain also was a Cross and a volunteer worker at the Muscatatuck State School. She was a member of the Batesville' Library Board and a former trustee of Oesterlen Children's Home,. Springfield, Ohio. She was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, of which she was named Woman of the Year in 1966. Also, she was a member of the Greensburg chapter of the Psi Iota Xi sorority; the International Society of Arts and Letters; the Delta Sigma Kappa sorority; and the Women in Communications (formerly Theta Sigma Phi), professional society for women in journalism. Surviving are: A daughter, Mrs. Allen (Kitsy) Beck, Silver Springs, Md.; four sisters, Mrs. Eugene C. (Nina) Pulliam, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Kathleen magazine circulation writer and j Patev, San Francisco, Calif., fashion writer. Active in com-' former publishing house editor, munity affairs, she had served as chairman of the Ripley County Chapter of the Indiana Easter Seal Drive, as a home service: anapolis; worker for the American Red! dren. and Mrs. Richard (Rachel) Peden and Mrs. H. C. (Grace) Lundy, both of Bloomington; a brother, James B. Mason, Indi- and five grandchil-

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  1. Greensburg Daily News,
  2. 22 Feb 1973, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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