STRAUGHN, Permelia C. "Penny" (Fordyce)

Date of birth: 8 July 1911 Taylorsville, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Date of death: 8 July 1986 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, 8 July 1986

Church organist
Permelia Straughn
Edinburgh
      Permelia (Penny) C. Straughn, 75, died Tuesday morning at her home in
Edinburgh. 
      She was born July 8, 1911, in Taylorsville to Rowland G. and Arie (Coy)
Fordyce.
      In 1941, she married Hugh L. Straughn.  He died in 1963.
      A former organist for the Edinburgh United Methodist Church, Mrs. Straughn
was a member of the church and of the Broadcasters Class.  She was also a
member of the Edinburgh Senior Citizens and president of the Indiana
chapter of the National Executive Housekeepers Association.  
      She had worked in Edinburgh in her father's store, which was known as
Fordyce Grocery, at the Bartholomew County Hospital and LaRue Carter
Hospital in Indianapolis. In 1981, she retired from Indiana Soldiers and
Sailors Children's Home at Knightstown as executive housekeeper.
      A service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday at Edinburgh United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Ray Chapman officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to
9 p.m., Thursday, at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.  Burial will
be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
      She is survived by two sons, David Straughn, Indianapolis, and Charles A.
Straughn, Edinburgh; a daughter, Penny Tegarden, Edinburgh; a sister, Fata
Mae Martines, Downey, Calif., and four grandchildren.

Columbus Republic, 8 July 1986
Professional Housekeeper
PERMELIA C. STRAUGHN
EDINBURGH  Permelia C. "Penny" Straughn, 75, of Edinburgh, died at 1:30 a.m.
today at her home following a long illness.
      Mrs. Straughn was a professional housekeeper for institutions, having
worked at Bartholomew County Hospital and LaRue Carter Hospital in
Indianapolis.  She retired from the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors
Children's Home in Knightstown in 1981.  She was a member of National
Executive Housekeepers' Association and was former president of the
Indiana Chapter.
      Funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Chapman at 10:30 a.m. Friday
at Edinburgh United Methodist Church.  Calling hours will be 2 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh with burial at Rest
Haven Cemetery there.
      Mrs. Straughn was born July 8, 1911, in Taylorsville, the daughter of
Rowland G. and Arie Coy Fordyce.  She was the widow of Hugh L. Straughn
who died in 1963.  They were married Nov. 16, 1941.
      Mrs. Straughn was former organist and a member of Edinburgh United
Methodist Church and Broadcasters Sunday school class.  She was a member
of Edinburgh Senior Citizens and had worked at Fordyce Grocery Store in
Edinburgh.
      Surviving include two sons, David Straughn of Indianapolis and Charles A.
Straughn of Edinburgh; a daughter, Penny Tegarden of Edinburgh; a sister,
Fata Mae Martines of Downey, Calif. and four grandchildren.
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