BEDFORD — Dr. Mary (Wilson) Lasseigne, 95, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012, at her residence.
Born March 4, 1917, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James E. and Anna (Hill) Wilson. She married Al Lasseigne September 25, 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1986.
She was a retired Professor Emeritus of Indiana University Southeast. Mary graduated from Huron High School and received her doctorate degree from Indiana University in 1963. She received memberships in Pi Lambda Theta and Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Societies in Education, and the American Association of University Professors. Mary was named an Outstanding Educator of America in 1973.
Those offering immediate care were nieces, Ella Inman and Janie Jones of Williams, and special caregiver, Molly Baker of Orleans. She is also survived by several other nieces and nephews.
Her parents; husband; brothers, Howard, John, Earl, Isaac, Charles, and Hubert Wilson; and sisters, Ella Bridges and Martha Lynch, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Charity of the donor’s choice