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Erma Gene McVicker

April 20, 1928 - July 4, 2021

Muncie – Erma Gene McVicker, 93, passed away on July 4, 2021 at Westminster Village.

She was born on April 20, 1928 in Delaware County, the daughter of Orville F. and Crystal (Jenkins) Rees.

After graduating from Yorktown High School in 1946, she earned an undergraduate degree in 1950 and a masters degree in 19…READ MORE

Muncie – Erma Gene McVicker, 93, passed away on July 4, 2021 at Westminster Village.

She was born on April 20, 1928 in Delaware County, the daughter of Orville F. and Crystal (Jenkins) Rees.

After graduating from Yorktown High School in 1946, she earned an undergraduate degree in 1950 and a masters degree in 1958 from Ball State Teachers College. During her thirty-year teaching career Mrs. McVicker taught English and served as school librarian at Alexandria, Elwood, Marion, and Lafayette Jefferson High Schools. She also sponsored high school yearbooks and newspapers.

She married Howard E. McVicker in 1950. After her husband retired from Purdue University, they returned to Muncie in 1991.

Erma retained an interest in books and reading throughout her life. She also enjoyed genealogy and wrote a 190-page history entitled The Lewis and Mary Rees Family of Delaware County, Indiana and placed copies in the Muncie Public Library and the Delaware County Historical Alliance.

Mrs. McVicker was a member of the Delaware County Retired Teachers Association, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, the Ball Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Reading Circle Book Club. She was a member and past president of the McRae Club of Muncie. She also belonged to the Ball State University Quadrangle Society and the Beneficence Society as well as the Purdue University President’s Council.

She is survived by her husband of seventy-one years, Howard McVicker; sons, Marc McVicker and Harold McVicker; grandchildren, Rhys McVicker, Casey and Stacey McVicker; a sister, Janet Loveless (Ora).

Services will be 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel. She will be interred in Elm Ridge Mausoleum following the services.

Family and friends may call from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 7901 West Isanogel Road.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Westminster Village for all of their loving care and support, especially those with Abbey Court and Supportive Care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Howard and Erma McVicker Endowment Fund c/o Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel

Address:

7901 West Isanogel Road
Muncie, Indiana 47304


Service Information

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel

Address:

7901 West Isanogel Road
Muncie, Indiana 47304


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Elm Ridge Cemetery

Address:

4600 W. Kilgore Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304


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