Cambridge City, IN – Rev. Dr. Morris J. (Jon) Morgan, 98, of Cambridge City, died at Friends Fellowship on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 with family and friends. He was born on December 21, 1917, the first child of Armour and Leah Beckelhymer Morgan on the family farm near Perrysville, IN. Morris was raised in a loving family built of faith, God, values, a supportive church, extended family, and community. He graduated from Perrysville High School in 1936 and then in 1940 from DePauw University where he was a 4 year Rector scholar. He completed Boston University School of Theology in 1943 and in 1945 with a PH.D in philosophy of religion.
CAMBRIDGE CITY- Ruth Louise Chapman-Feemster, 93, passed away Tuesday evening November 22, 2016 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle, Indiana. A daughter of the late Russell D. and Neva M. (Chambers) Chapman, Ruth was born in Richmond, Indiana on September 14, 1923. She has lived her entire life in the Cambridge City community and was a graduate of Lincoln High School with the class of 1941. A homemaker, Ruth had also worked as a bookkeeper for several area businesses including the Paul Casket Company. Ruth was a member of the Zion’s Lutheran Church in Pershing and was the leader of several bible study groups.
Wilma V. Cox, 91, formerly of Cambridge City and most recently resided at Friend’s Fellowship, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. She was born on February 6, 1925 in Muncie, IN to Arend Vlaskamp and Martha (Snyder) Vlaskamp and had lived in the Cambridge City area since 1954. Wilma graduated from Muncie Central H.S. in 1943 and then graduated with a BA from Earlham College in 1947. While attending Earlham she met her future husband, Dr. Robert A. Cox. After graduation she and her husband continued to keep close ties with Earlham throughout their lives.
Richmond, IN – Mary Jane Carnes, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Friends Fellowship Community. Born in 1928, in Centerville, Indiana, to James Alden and Fannie Davis Reynolds, Jane was a 1946 graduate of Carthage High School and attended Earlham College. She lived most of her life in Richmond. Jane was a former employee of Conniff’s Men’s Clothing Store. She was a birthright Quaker, charter president and member of the former Richmond Dental Society Auxiliary, member of Eastern Indiana Dental Society Auxiliary, and member of Indiana State Dental Society Auxiliary.