Obituary for Mary S. Meredith

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Mary S. Meredith

June 6, 1947 - October 22, 2017

Mrs. Mary S. (Chupp) Meredith passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis at the age of 70. By her side was her devoted husband and loving sons.


Mary was born in Franklin, to Robert F. and Alberta B. (Terrell) Chupp on June 6, 1947.


She was a 1965 graduate of Franklin Community High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Franklin College in 1969 and a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University in 1971. While in college, she was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority and the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society.


Mary was the Executive Director for Human Services Inc. in Columbus for 19 years, retiring in 2002. During that time, she was also the Director of Head Start Schools in Johnson, Brown, Jackson, Decatur and (interim Director) Marion counties. Prior to that, she was the Morgan County Director of Senior Services in Martinsville. On June 13th 2003, she was awarded with Indiana’s highest honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash award presented to her by Governor Frank O’Bannon.  


She served as a Board Member for Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis and various state boards dealing with Human Services. Mary was also instrumental in coordinating Hands Across America in 1986 for the state of Indiana and was also involved with the success of her family’s business in Morgantown. She was also the chairman of the Annual Morgantown Memorial Day Parade for 20 years.


Mary grew up in the Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin and transferred her membership to the Morgantown United Methodist Church in 1975 where she remained an active member for over 42 years. Mary taught Sunday School for over 20 years, was a member of the Altruist Class, Missions Committee and served as the treasurer for the Trustees. Other memberships include the Morgantown Chapter of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority, Franklin College and the Tri Delta Alumni Associations.  


On January 29, 1966, Mary married her high school sweetheart William J. “Bill” Meredith in Franklin. He survives. Recently, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows in the church they were married in with their family and lifelong friends standing by their side. Together they enjoyed wintering in Florida, traveling and spending time with their grandchildren. They also enjoyed working in their yard, tending to their flower and vegetable gardens. They have been loyal season ticket holders to the Indianapolis Colts since 1984 and the Indiana Pacers for the past 15 years.


Mary was very proud of her two sons Rob (wife, Annette) Meredith of Belleville, IL and Jamie (wife, Angela) Meredith for their accomplishments with education, careers and for becoming parents of their own. She loved being a grandmother to Brad Meredith of Portland, OR, Tyler Meredith of Oxford, MI, and Hunter & Gracee Meredith of Morgantown. Mary enjoyed spoiling them when they were younger and watching her son’s deal with them as they became teenagers. She was a loving sister to Georgiann (husband, Wen) Wei of New Hartford, NY and a sister in law to David Browning of Indianapolis. Mary loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own children. She was so blessed to see Ann, Amy, Missy, Julie, Megan and JB grow up and become such successful adults. Mary was also survived by her family’s golden retriever, Bella.


She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Beth Browning.


The Revs. Burt Brock and Ann Spahr will conduct a funeral service on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Morgantown United Methodist Church, 40 E. Washington Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.


Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Mary to the Morgantown United Methodist Church, “Trustee’s Fund” or the Robert and Alberta Chupp Journalism Scholarship Fund, both in care of Meredith – Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.       


Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Meredith family at


Information: (812) 597-4670




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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Morgantown United Methodist Church


20 E. Washington St., Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: June 6, 1947
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Condolences for Mary Meredith

Linda (Clark) Barker posted on 11/12/17

We were so blessed to have Mary in our lives. She was full of love and goodness. I will miss her. Thinking and praying for you, my dear, long-time friend, Billy.


Cullen Reed posted on 10/24/17

I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this difficult time.


Bud Whetsel posted on 10/24/17

Bill, please accept my condolences on your loss. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Bud Whetsel


Claude & Jan Willis posted on 10/27/17

Our prayers are for your family to remember all the wonderful years and know the great love Mary had for each person. Her amazing grace shines through all of you.


Rae Jean Parson posted on 10/27/17

Bill and Jamie, So very sorry for your loss. Mary was a sweet lady. My heart goes out to all of your family. Rae Jean Parson


Kate Barker posted on 10/29/17

I will never forget the many years singing songs in Sunday school with Mary Meredith, in the basement of the Morgantown UMC! She taught me faith lessons I am teaching to my own two young girls now. Rest In Peace, Mary. We send our prayers to all the family.


EARNESTINE HAVRON posted on 10/24/17

I am so sorry to hear this news. Mary was a wonderful and caring lady. I loved working with her at Human Services for many years. I missed her terribly when she retired. My prayers are with you all as you go through this terrible time. "Rest in Peace dear Mary"


George Simon (Eddie) posted on 10/24/17

Bill, I can not remember the last time we saw each other (grade school???). I wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I am glad the two of you were able to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary. Sue & I had 49 years and 11 months when she passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Steve & Becky Pedigo posted on 11/11/17

Bill and Jamie, Becky and I are so sorry to hear about your lost. We have been gone on a trip and just now found out Mary. What great assets you all have been to your own community and to the IFDA as Funeral Directors. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Deana Burdine posted on 10/24/17

Bill, Jamie, sorry for your loss. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.


Amy King posted on 10/23/17

I wish to send my condolences to the Meredith family and I want to tell you that I only met Mary twice but she was a good mother-in-law to my sister your whole family has been wonderful I am so sorry for your loss


Norman and Sandy Stockton posted on 10/23/17

We are so very sorry. Mary was always so nice and thoughtful, especially in times of need. We will miss her as a friend and neighbor. Our love to you all. The Stocktons


Lora Busch posted on 10/25/17

I am so sorry for the loss of Mary. She was a kind and friendly lady. I can't even imagine what a great mother, grandmother and wife she was to everyone in your family. I will be thinking about all of you and praying for your comfort. Lora


Tammy (Emberton) Kesler posted on 10/25/17

Bill and Jamie, So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary, your wife, mother and friend. May God wrap His loving arms around you to provide peace and comfort to both you and your families.


Roger and Jan Johnson posted on 10/25/17

We were very saddened to learn about Mary's passing. Please know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad and difficult time.


Lesa Lex posted on 10/23/17

I am so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers.


Helen Keymon posted on 10/26/17

Bill and Jamie, So sorry to hear of your loss. As you have stood by me so many times in the past, It is now my time to stand by you. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers that you receive peace and comfort at this most difficult time.


Marcia Brown James posted on 10/23/17

Bill : My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time


Diana Pope posted on 10/23/17

Please accept my warmest condolences on the loss of your loved one, I’m sending thoughts of peace and courage your way.


Rich & Jill Darby posted on 10/23/17

Bill, Rob, and Jamie, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. You have spent a lifetime helping so many others honor their loved ones, now it is your turn to honor your wife and mother. May you find peace in knowing that she now resides in His kingdom. If you need anything from the Darby Family please reach out as we are here for you.


Rebecca (Boyer) & William Kuehn posted on 10/23/17

So sorry to learn of Mary's passing. Prayers and condolences to Bill and the entire family.