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Virginia Lowell Mauck

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CLARKSVILLE - Mauck, Virginia Lowell, 94, formerly of Owensville, IN, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Westport Place in Louisville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lowell and Opha Crawford Mauck; her sister, Mary Mauck Lege; and her brother Theodore Mauck.

Miss Mauck retired with emeritus status in 1984 from Lilly Library, the Rare Book and Manuscripts Library of Indiana University. She began work in 1965 as Assistant Curator of Manuscripts. She received her B.A. from Ball State University in 1940; taught school for a few years in Illinois and Indiana and received her M.A. in history from Indiana University in 1948. In 1955 Miss Mauck returned to school to get her M.A. degree in Library Science from George Peabody Library School. She served as a librarian at the Detroit, MI, Public Library, from 1955-1964.

Miss Mauck was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Eastern Star, Golden Fleece Chapter; Daughters of the American Revolution; Indiana Historical Society; and Indiana Library Association.

She is survived by nephew, Curtis Stanley (Karen) Lege, The Villages, FL; Connie Mauck (Mike) Murphy, Goshen, KY: three great nieces, Michelle Murphy Francesconi, Kimberly Murphy (Don) Vogel, both of Goshen and Spring Lege (Tom) Wegand, of Ottawa, IL.; and one great nephew, Jon Lege of Florida. She was blessed to enjoy five great-great nieces and two great-great nephews.

Services will be at 2p.m. (CST) Monday at Holders Funeral Home, in Owensville, IN, with burial to follow in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time Monday.

Memorials may be made to Hosparus of Louisville, KY 40205-3224; Friends of Lilly Library Fund at Indiana University; or a charity of donor's choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.holdersfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Courier-Journal on June 17, 2012
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