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Margaret Ingleman

Margaret Ingleman

Margaret Wilson Ingleman (Maggi), (Marmeek), (Mom), (Gram) was born in Richmond, VA on September 30, 1919 and grew up in the village of Green Bay, surrounded by her father's apple and peach orchard. Her parents were Mae Shilbourne and Robert B. Wilson III. Her mother died before she was one year old. Her father married Mabel Raiford, a Quaker, when she was three. Mabel, Maggi's second mother, became one of the most influential people in her life. Mabel's life reflected her beliefs - love, peace, service and simplicity. Maggi became a Quaker. Upon graduation from high school in Green Bay, she went on to take pre-med courses majoring in chemistry at Lynchburg College. Following graduation, lacking funds to go to medical school, she taught science, math, and assorted other courses like German and Pre-Flight Aeronautics in small high schools in Danieltown and Alberta, VA.

She changed careers to clinical social work and began graduate school at the College of William and Mary supporting herself by living and working at the Richmond Home for Boys. World War II was in process so she stopped graduate school to work with paraplegic patients with the Red Cross and later the Veterans Administration.

Maggi returned to graduate school at Simmons in Boston and completed her Masters in Psychiatric Social Work. She worked in the Veterans Administration in Martinsburg, WV as psychiatric social worker and later as Chief Social Worker. Maggi combined her love of working with people and teaching and was on the faculty of several universities: University of West Virginia, University of Maryland Medical School, Catholic University and much later taught courses at Purdue University. While at University of Maryland Psychiatric Institute, she was on a team that set up a Pediatric Psychiatric Clinic with the Pediatric Clinic in Baltimore, Maryland, for the training of medical students, pediatric residents and pediatricians from the community. In the 1980's, she was named Lafayette's "Godmother of Mental Health" and in 2009 became a YWCA "Woman of Wisdom".

Maggi was the first Gentile to be invited to work at the Jewish Family and Children's Agency on a special project. Concurrently she had a private practice with psychiatrists in both Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland.

She moved with her first husband, Mike Keedy, to West Lafayette where she continued working at the Tippecanoe Mental Health Center and in private practice. With Dr. F. H. Spurlock, George Dandrow and Ernestine Kendall, she founded Mascouten Associates, a multi-discipline private practice group in 1971 that actively continues to this day. Maggi continued her private practice through her 86th year.

In 1973, Maggi married Morris Ingleman. His family embraced her and she reveled in their love, as well as the love of her two stepsons, Nathan and Michael Keedy, and their wives, Jeannine and Susanne, who survives her. Though a Quaker, Maggi became an active attendee, with her husband Morris, at First Christian Church in Lafayette.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Sally Downham Miller, husband Will, and Suzy Scott, husband Jack. Her grandchildren Tamara Dukes and her husband Tom, Tom Downham and his wife Lisa, Brian Scott, and his wife Shannon, Jodi Sondgerath, husband Brad, Tammy Lindblom, and husband Bill, Molly and Rachel Keedy, and Nathan and Lillian Keedy.

Surviving also are her great grandchildren Henry and Ethan Dukes, Aaron and Jacob Downham, Ashlee Mansfield and her husband, Troy, Austin Scott, Camron, Kelsey, Cole and Kenzie Sondgerath, Caitlin Lindblom, and Josh Lindblom and his wife, Aurielle. Also surviving are her brother, Robert B. Wilson IV, wife Francis, and sons Robbie, wife Gail and Rai, wife Debbie, and two great-great grandchildren, Talan Mansfield and Presley Lindblom.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. at University Church, 320 North St., West Lafayette. Memorial gifts may be made to: American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102-1403, First Christian Church, 329 N. 6th St., Lafayette, IN 47901, Habitat for Humanity, 420 S. 1st St., Lafayette, IN 47905, Lafayette Urban Ministry, 526 N. 4th St., Lafayette, IN 47901, or University Church of West Lafayette. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com




Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2013
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