Dorothy Marie (Thomas) Lacy
Muncie - Dorothy M. (Thomas) Lacy, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016, at her residence. She was born in Muncie, on November 27, 1940, the daughter of Herman L. and Alice L. (Minske) Thomas.
Dorothy graduated from Central High School with the Class of 1958. After graduation she worked in the office of Dr. T.R. Owens, MD. In November of 1959 she married Rev. Donald C. Lacy, a Pastor with the United Methodist Church. They celebrated 52 ½ years of marriage before his death in 2012.
Her many interests included 4H, Girl scouts, Girls Club, reading, sewing, needlework, quilting, knitting, tole painting, flowers, lawn care, and numerous other hobbies. She had held office in the PTO and both local and District offices in the United Methodist Women. A love of cooking and baking led to a published cookbook for her family. Additionally, she did many tasks of an active Pastor's wife over the years. She was active in keeping the Class of '58 connected and compiled a directory for the 50th year graduation anniversary. A copy was donated to the Center School Historical Collection at the BSU Bracken Library. She retired from the offices of Sears. Dorothy was a member of the Yorktown United Methodist Church and the UMW. A love of family was at the forefront of her planned activities. She enjoyed the participation of her daughters in all their activities including swimming, softball, basketball, band, cheerleading, tennis and musicals. She loved watching her grandchildren participate in their activities as well as their parents before them.
Dorothy enjoyed traveling near and far. She and Don loved to explore the areas around the many places they had lived through the years. They considered those treks one of the benefits of new locations. A venturesome person, she could always create fun and share a laugh or a smile.
Dorothy is survived by three daughters; Donna Jean (Terry) Beyl, Sharon Elizabeth Lacy, and Martha Elaine (Jeff) Graham. Three grandchildren also survive; Fillip A.L. Beyl, Natalie R. Graham and Justin D. Graham. In addition she is survived by siblings; Allan L. (Carolyn) Thomas, Edward M. (Karen) Thomas and Ruth A. (Robert) Gourley. A brother-in-law, Mike (Alecia) Lacy also survives along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her parents, Herman and Alice Thomas, her husband, Don, and one daughter, Anne Marie is deceased.
Memorials may be directed to Yorktown UMC, POB 217, Yorktown, IN 47396 or New Burlington UMC, 8081 S. 475 E., Muncie, IN 47302.
Parson Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements. Pastor Al Kundenreich will preside at the service.
Calling is from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Parson Mortuary and again on Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Services will be held at Yorktown United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery, Seymour, IN on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made to the family in care of www.parsonmortuary.com