Fanny Curry Ivery, 98, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Campbellsville, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.
Daughter of the late Ezra L. and Kate F. Curry, she was born on Jan. 31, 1914, in Green County, Ky.
After graduating from Central High School in Louisville, Ky., Fanny continued her education and graduated from Kentucky State College, where she met her husband, Rodney K. Ivery, of almost 71 years. He preceded her in death.
After graduation, she became a teacher in the Green County School System, where she taught for more than 40 years in Pleasant Hill, Summerville, Greensburg Elementary and Pierce, Ky. Her friends and students continued to visit her when she moved to Indianapolis. They also filled the choir stand as "The Old School Reunion Choir" at her funeral.
Survivors include four daughters, Rosie Pettygrue (Ernest) and Vivian Fresh (Ronald) of Indianapolis, Katie Ivery Williams of Sunrise, Fla. and Ann Norman (Ronnie) of Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren, Vetria Anthony (Charles) of Bowling Green, Ky., Monica Wardlow (Mark) of Smiths Groves, Ky., Melanie Talbert (McArthur) and Ebony Fresh of Indianapolis, Rean Young (Lamar) of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Michael Fresh of Atlanta, Ga.; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Green Venton, Extell, John Allen, Ezra Charles, William Brooks and Reed Curry; and two sisters, Rosetta Curry and Harriet Penick.
She will be missed by all who knew her, but her spirit will live on at every family reunion, where stories will be told.
Funeral was Saturday, Dec. 22, at First Baptist Church in Campbellsville. The eulogy was delivered by the Rev. Delmetria Cayson Combs, presiding elder of the Evansville-Hopkinsville District CME Church.
The repast was at the CME Church. The Rev. James J. Buford officiated.