E. Louise Vierling, 94, of Seymour passed away at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.
Born Sept. 30, 1921, in Bartholomew County, she was the daughter of Forrest and Elizabeth Thompson Sager, both of whom preceded her in death. She married Robert Franklin Vierling on Oct. 19, 1940, in Seymour. He preceded her in death March 4, 2011.
Louise was a 1939 graduate of Columbus High School and graduated from business college. She was a homemaker who also worked outside the home. She spent several years at both the Seymour and Columbus branches of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. She then went to Jackson County Bank where she worked for 15 years, retiring in 1976 as a vice president.
Louise was a member of Central Christian Church, where she served as an elder and was honored with elder emeritus status. She was active in the Friendship Sunday School Class and served as an officer in Christian Women’s Fellowship. Her secular participation included being a 4-H Club Leader, a member of the Jackson County Homemakers Extension and a member of the Ladies of the Lodge.
Louise’s life was framed by her love for her family over six generations, from her grandfather, David Thompson, her aunt, Bea Thompson, her parents, her children, her five grandchildren, to her seven great-grandchildren. As Louise was an only child, family became first priority for her and Bob. They provided the foundation for their daughters to be participants in school activities, sports, community events, saw to it that the family was widely-traveled and made certain that both Judy and Sue secured high quality college educations. Nothing brought her greater joy than to have a 3 year old come running to her open arms, shouting “GG!” Earlier this week, the youngest, at 5½ months, on Facebook video, was being encouraged to “tell GG, Hi.” The family, now scattered from Seymour to Bloomfield, Indianapolis, Independence, Kentucky, Portland, Oregon and northeastern Tennessee, will miss the joyful gatherings at the family home in Seymour.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith Ingala of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Sue Ann (David) Johnson of Bloomfield; grandchildren, David A. Ingala, Michael T. (Annee) Ingala, Renee (Bill) McIntosh, Ryan Johnson and Chris Johnson; and great-grandchildren, David M. Ingala, Lily Ingala, River Ingala, Atlas Ingala, Marisa McIntosh, Wyatt McIntosh and Lance McIntosh.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an aunt, Beatrice Thompson.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Central Christian Church with the Rev. Jon Carlstrom officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Central Christian Church Senior Fund.
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