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Mary Lou Goar, 91, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012.. She was born on May 6, 1921 in Grayville, Ill., the daughter of Myrtle Edith Crowder (Hampton) Ramsey and Benjamin Franklin Ramsey. She graduated from Grayville High School as the valedictorian of the Class of 1939. She then graduated from Southern Illinois Normal Teacher’s College (now Southern Illinois University) in 1943 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology, and from Ball State University in 1968 with a masters degree in journalism.. She taught English and journalism at Frankfort Junior and Senior High Schools from 1961 until her retirement in 1983. After her retirement, she traveled extensively throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Majorca and the former Soviet Union. Her favorite travel destination was the island of Santorini in Greece.. She was a member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Happy Time Club, Beta Epsilon chapter of Tri Kappa, Frankfort Country Club and the Frankfort Educational Association.. She is survived by daughter Debbie (Mike) Beigh of Zionsville; son Bob (Janet) Goar of Zionsville; and grandsons Matthew Goar of Chicago, Ill. and Patrick Goar of Arlington, Va.. A memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, in Fellowship Hall at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort. A memorial visitation at Flanner and Buchanan - Zionsville will be held at a later date. No formal funeral service is planned.. Memorial contributions made be made to the Frankfort Educational Foundation, online or by mail. Mail to Community Schools of Frankfort, 2400 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, Indiana 46041, attn. FEF.
Published on  July 18, 2012
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