On Sunday, March 9, 2014, T. Avis (Brauer) Hull passed away at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Cass County, Illinois on February 15, 1928, to the late Henry Brauer and Talitha McHenry Brauer. She was married to Clark "Corky" Warren Hull, and together they raised their children Camilla and Cary in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Avis will be remembered for her quick wit and spirited sense of humor.
Avis grew up near Oakford, IL and attended Lynn Grade School. She graduated from Petersburg Harris High School in 1946, and went on to attend Illinois State Normal University where she graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor's of Science in Education with a minor in Music. During college, she was the sophomore Cotillion Queen and played basketball with the Oakford Farmerettes, a woman's basketball team that won the Illinois State Championship each year of its existence. Upon graduation, Avis taught high school physical education in Normal, Illinois for over 20 years.
Avis enjoyed music, golfing, art, history, travel, volunteer work, and spending time with her family. She was an accomplished musician who played piano, flute, and ukulele. She enjoyed arranging songs in unusual ways such as playing songs backwards, playing two songs at once, or changing the key of the song.
Several years after her husband's death in 1987, Avis moved to Indianapolis. She was a member of North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.
She is survived by her daughter Camilla Hull, and her grandchildren Amy Hull, Christopher Hull, Mary Moore, Jonathan Hull, David Hull, Andrew Hull, Joseph Hull, and Abigail Hull; her daughter-in-law Victoria Hull; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Clark Warren Hull; her son Cary Warren Hull; her siblings Ewell Brauer, Lois Brauer, Shirley Brauer Wood Dalluge, George Brauer, and Irving Brauer; and her parents Henry Brauer and Talitha McHenry Brauer.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in North United Methodist Church at 3808 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. The funeral service will be held directly following visitation. A memorial reception will be held at Tarkington Tower, 4000 N Meridian Street, after the funeral. Burial will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, IL. Pallbearers will be Christopher Hull, Jonathan Hull, David Hull, Andrew Hull, Joseph Hull, Rich Brauer, and Bob Brauer. Leppert Mortuary & Crematory Services, Nora Chapel , is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Indiana, http://www.bebigforkids.org; to North United Methodist Church, 3808 North Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208; or to your