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Dr. Mary (Wilson) LasseignePassing: September 8, 2012


Funeral Home B

Tuesday,Sep.11,2012, 1:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday,Sep.10,2012, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday,Sep.11,2012, 12 pm - 1:00 pm


Liberty Baptist Cemetery


BEDFORDDr. 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

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3 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Carey Deckard | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 11, 2012
    Our prayers are with the family at this time of loss. Carey Deckard CPA PC Carey Deckard Kathy Webb Lineal Contracting Inc Ryan Sullivan Jayne Rollins
  2. Guest: Michael & Suzanne Terry | Tampa, FL
    Date: September 10, 2012
    Dear Janie and Family, We are so sorry about the loss of your Aunt Mary. She was a remarkable lady and we know you have many wonderful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  3. Guest: Jan Fortner | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 9, 2012
    To all the family, We are sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Mary. She was such an amazing and classy lady. We were all truly honored to have called her "our Aunt Mary" too. Love & Prayers, Jan & Jerry Fortner