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Judith Lauranne McMahan Himelick

March 22, 1945 January 16, 2019
Judith Lauranne McMahan Himelick
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NOBLESVILLE - Judith Lauranne McMahan Himelick, 73, passed away January 16, 2019 in Noblesville, IN.
She was born March 22, 1945, in Anderson, Indiana to Jesse Pacely and Miriam Jean (Miller) McMahan. Raised in rural Alexandria, she was a 1963 graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Indiana University in 1967 with a major in speech and theatre and minor in English. In 1969 she obtained her Masters of Arts degree from Ball State University with a major in English and a minor in speech and theatre.
She was married to Dr. Max D. Himelick on August 23, 1969 in Alexandria. They divorced in 1981.
She began her teaching career in the Elwood, IN Community School Corporation, teaching junior and senior high school English, speech and theatre. She later taught the same subjects, as well as directed theatre productions in the Jay County School Corporation, Portland, IN. from 1968 to 1978.
Her career then moved to the world of college financial aid. She was a financial aid counselor at Indiana University Bloomington from 1979 to 1982. She then became the assistant director of financial aid at Butler University, Indianapolis from 1982 to 1985. From there she became the financial assistance manager at Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis campus, from 1985 to 1991. She concluded her career in collegiate financial aid, working from 1991 to 2008 for college loan company Sallie Mae in Fishers, IN, beginning as a coordinator for information development and concluding as a senior editor.
Gifted musically and comfortable as a public speaker and performer, she particularly enjoyed using her talents as a part of the Allisonville Christian Church choir, musical theatre, and madrigal dinner programs. A member of the Allisonville congregation for almost 20 years, she also served as a church elder and chaired financial and student scholarship committees.
She loved to spend time with her family, watching her children and grandchildren perform, giving gifts of homemade fudge and needlepoint, going to monthly breakfasts with high school friends, wearing the fragrance Shalimar, sending weekly family emails, and cheering on Indiana University Hoosier sports.
Judy will be lovingly remembered by her son Andrew (Lori) Himelick of Indianapolis, daughter Allison (Dan) Gohr of Noblesville, grandchildren Jaren and Jenna Himelick, brother Jim (Cynthia) McMahan of Midland, MI; sisters Janet (Weldon) Leimer of Carmel, and Joyce (Claude) Cookman of Bloomington; seven nephews and nieces, nine great-nephews and nieces, her very special cousins Tom, Ed, and Jim Everitt, their spouses and children, and many friends from school, work, and church who continued to remember her even when she could no longer remember them.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Noffze Funeral Home, 501 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, IN. Interment of cremains on the McMahan family lot will follow in Vinson Memorial Cemetery in Summitville. A time of gathering for family and friends will begin at 10 am on Saturday prior to the service at 11 am.
Memorial contributions may be made to Allisonville Christian Church, 7701 Allisonville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46250 or the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org.
Noffze Funeral Home is honored to care for Judith and serve the Himelick/McMahan family.


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Visitation

Saturday

6

Apr

10:00 AM 4/6/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Noffze Funeral Home

501 North Harrison Street
Alexandria, IN 46001

Noffze Funeral Home
501 North Harrison Street Alexandria 46001 IN
United States

Celebration of Life

Saturday

6

Apr

11:00 AM 4/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Noffze Funeral Home

501 North Harrison Street
Alexandria, IN 46001

Noffze Funeral Home
501 North Harrison Street Alexandria 46001 IN
United States

Cemetery

Saturday

6

Apr

12:00 PM 4/6/2019 12:00:00 PM
Vinson Memorial Cemetery

1500 North County Road 100 East
Summitville, IN 46070

Vinson Memorial Cemetery
1500 North County Road 100 East Summitville 46070 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Vinson Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

1500 North County Road 100 East
Summitville, IN 46070

1500 North County Road 100 East Summitville 46070 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Allisonville Christian Church

7701 Allisonville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Alzheimer's Association

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601
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