Roxie E. Stahl

Roxie Eileen Stahl, 88, a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at 3:15 p.m. at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Mrs. Stahl had worked as a book illustrator at Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, and as a graphic artist at Schacht Manufacturing, Huntington, before joining the staff of Huntington College in 1964. She served the college as editor, publications director and public relations director, retiring in 1990. She was presented with the Huntington College Centennial Medallion in 1996.

She was a lifelong member of the First Brethren Church, in Huntington, serving as Sunday school superintendent and as president of the Women's Missionary Society. As a chalk artist, she presented many programs at churches and community organizations throughout the Midwest.

She was born May 25, 1924, in Sidney to Charles Valentine and Nellie Brubaker Grisso. She was raised by her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curt Bloom. She married Richard James Stahl, of Wabash, on Aug. 28, 1943. Her husband preceded her in death on April 8, 2000.

Survivors include a son, Mark B. (TroyLynne) Stahl, of New Orleans, LA; four half-sisters, Mary Lu (Robert) Pulley and Charlene (Gerald) Gaylourd, both of Wabash; Donna (Richard) Logan, of Eugene, OR; and Sally Williams, of Abilene, TX; and a granddaughter, Alexis Kirsten Stahl, of New Orleans, LA.

A memorial service will be held on April 13, 2013, at 2 p.m., with calling one hour prior to the service, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. The family will hold a private burial service at Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or a charity of the donor's choice.

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