Mary Carolyn Dannettell
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Mary Carolyn Dannettell
Evansville, Indiana
Mary Carolyn Dannettell, 87, of Evansville passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2011 at Evansville Protestant Home.
Mary was a 1946 graduate of Evansville College and taught at Columbia Elementary School and Harrison High School. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 67 years, P.E.O. and Vanderburgh County Historical Society.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Julia (Covert) Dannettell and brother Ralph Dannettell, Jr.
She is survived by her sister Sue Buthod (John); nephews Robert Buthod (Laura) of Crystal Lake, IL, James Buthod of Alexandria, VA and Tom Buthod of Wauwatosa, WI; great nieces and nephews and close friend Mary Ruth Oakley.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 6:00 pm Sunday, December 11, 2011 Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 and will continue Monday from 10:00 - 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church, 609 SE Second St, Evansville, IN 47713.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Monday, December 12, 2011 at the church with Rev. Kevin Fleming officiating..
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 609 SE Second St, Evansville, IN 47713.
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Published in Courier Press on Dec. 10, 2011.
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January 12, 2012
To Sue and Bud,
My sister and i were told by Sharon about Mary. We are so sorry to hear about her death. She was such a wonderful, giving person in her teaching, at First Pres and in the history of Evansville. She was so kind to our parents especially after our dad was diagnosed with Alzhiemers. I remember visiting her house at Christmas with everyone. Such good memories. We think she was and is a saint. abigail sperry and sarah mitchell
abigail sperry
December 20, 2011
What a wonderful techer we had at Columbia Grade School in the 1950's,always a pleasant person.Wonderful to have known her.
Deborah Hunt
December 18, 2011
To my aunt Sue and uncle Bud I cant even put into word how devastated I am to know that she is gone . I wish i could have made it out for the funeral. I miss you all and one day real soon I am to make a trip out there. My sister and I loved her very much and I am grateful that had her in my life. She meant the word to my Grandfather and he looked forward to talking to her everyday I know that they both are now looking down on us from heaven. you all are in our thoughts and prayers I love you.
Christy Hernandez
December 16, 2011
Miss Dannettell was my health and gym teacher at Columbia in the early 50's One of the best. Always took an interest in all her students. She helped me through the changes in my life...
Shirley Conkwright Winstead
December 13, 2011
Carol Hayden
December 13, 2011
Ms. Dannettell was the PE teacher for all my years at Columbia. I have so many good memories of the fun things she did for us over those years. Not the least including having a "gaggle" of girls invited to her house for dinner. She taught us square dancing also, and I still think of her when I dance today. She obviously loved her job and her students! Sincerely, Carol Daniel Hancock
Carol Hancock
December 12, 2011
Hi Mrs Buthod, I was a student of your at howard roosa and of Ms. Dannettells at Harrison. I send you my deepest sympathy.
Jeffrey Dunbar
Jeff Dunbar
December 12, 2011
Miss "D" was my tennis coach at Harrison High School. I adored her! She was so much fun and I have such fond memories of her. -- Wendy Levi Lienhart (Chicago)
Wendy Lienhart
December 12, 2011
My family and I have been blessed to have known Mary at First Presbyterian Church. We will miss her, and we aim to walk in her footsteps of love & service.
Our love & condolences to Sister Sue and to Mary Ruth.
Francie Hubbard
December 12, 2011
In my role as Curator of History at the Evansville Museum, Mary (and Mary Ruth) was always exceptionally kind in supporting projects at the Museum. She was never too busy to help. Her generous efforts were often indispensible to the success of a project. She was a kind, patient, and sharing person who will be greatly missed.
Tom Lonnberg
December 11, 2011
Mary D was my teacher at Harrison a LONG time ago. I didn't appreciate her because I was a short sighted kid, but having taught now almost thirty five years, I appreciate her immensely and thank her.

I liked her commentaries on Evansville history on NPR not so long ago.
Julie Floyd
December 11, 2011
"Danny" was always a welcoming friend. She will be missed by many. Rest in Peace
Gail Whitehead
December 10, 2011
Mary taught my wife and I all about antiquing! She took us out in the country to find wonderful treasures which could be transformed with a little bit of elbow grease and some Deft. Mary had a wonderful spirit. She made a difference in my life as a young youth minister at First Presbyterian.
Cliff Stewart
December 10, 2011
Sorry for your loss. Mary Ruth, Sue & John. Enjoyed helping Mary care for her gardens.
Dennis Tretter
December 10, 2011
Miss Dannattell was my gym teacher and cheerleading sponsor from '67-'70. She was such a wonderful teacher. I could never imagine why friends from other places didn't like their gym teacher. With Miss D, it was a given. RIP Mary Dannattell!
Lee Ann Bauman-Cash
December 10, 2011
One of the best friends and the kindest lady I know. My great aunt Mary has influenced my life in many profound ways. Rest in peace Mary, I will never forget you.
Stuart Buthod
December 10, 2011
Miss Dannettell was my gym teacher at Columbia school in the 40's and early 50's. She was one of the best teachers I ever had. A great loss but now she is at home in Heaven. Gerald Green
Gerald Green
December 10, 2011
A very kind and special lady who will be fondly remembered.
Julie Hatfield
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