BILLS, Loran E.

Died: 8 Jun 1979 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Franklin Daily Journal, June 9, 1979
Loran E. Bills
dies Friday

  Former Center Grove High
School principal Loran E. Bills
82, Bargersville, died Friday at
Franklin Healthcare Center.
  Born July 5, 1897, in Nineveh
township, to Elmer and Leona
(Gosney) Bills, he was married
to Sylvia Herring in 1918. Bills
was a graduate of Nineveh High
School and Franklin College and
received his master's degree
from Butler University.
  A teacher in Nineveh,
Bargersville and Clark township
schools, Bills was the principal
of Center Grove High School un-
til he retired in 1947. Bills was a
navy veteran of World War I and
served on the local Selective
Service Board during World
War II. He also worked at the
county extension office placing
prisoners-of-way[sic] at work on
farms in Johnson county.
  After World War II, he was
the state director of war bond
sales for 15 years and until 1977
worked at Orchard Golf Course
in Greenwood.
  A member of Bargersville
Christian Church and a Sunday
school teacher for 15 years,
Bills was also a member of
Murat Shrine in Indianapolis, a
life member of Edinburgh
Masonic Lodge, American
Legion 40 and 8 and Past Com-
mander of American Legion
Post No. 205.
  Bills was also a member of
the Hillview Country Club, El
Dorado Country Club and a
former member of Franklin
Elks Lodge and Franklin Lions
  Services will be held 10:30
a.m. Monday, at Vandivier-
Tudor Funeral Home. Burial
will follow in Forest Lawn
Memory Gardens. Rev. Ralph
Spencer will officiate and,
friends may call after 2 p.m.
  Survivors include his
daughter. Anita Windisch,
Bargersville; one brother,
Nelson Bills, Princes Lake; one
sister, Georgia Critzer, Culver
City, Calif.; three grand-
children, and four great-
  He was preceded in death by
his wife, parents, one brother,
and one sister.
Transcribed from Fearman Scrapbook, pg 9B in the Genealogy Library Family Files collection of the Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131
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