Welcome to the memorial page for

Lucinda L. Beall

November 8, 1945 ~ September 7, 2017 (age 71)

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Lucinda Beall passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her home at the age of 71.

Lucinda is survived by her husband Michael, her brother David Ash (Jody), and Nila Shaw, her sister-in-law. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Lucinda was born on November 8, 1945 in Marion, Indiana to Harold and Lucille Ash. She graduated from Marion High School in 1963. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Marion College (IWU) and a master’s degree from Ball State University. Lucinda began teaching at Riverview Elementary School in Marion, where she remained for 30 years serving kindergarten and first grade students and their families. She was a compassionate and dedicated educator.

Lucinda was an accomplished quilter and participated in several quilting groups over the years.  In addition, she was a talented artist who enjoyed making jewelry and painting. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, antiquing and lovingly restoring their 19-century farm house. She was a member of The Quilters Hall of Fame, PEO, Monday Conversation Club and The Hostess House. She actively attended Hanfield United Methodist Church.

The family would like to pay special thanks to Dr. Mahendran and her team at the Marion Progressive Cancer Care Clinic, the Family Life Care Hospice, and the compassionate caregivers, Chris Ailes, Nikki Cope, Kim Durflinger and Patricia Harris.

A celebration of Lucinda’s life will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 1:00 until 4:00 pm at the Hostess House, 723 W. 4th Street, Marion, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Foundation of Grant County, online at or 505 West Third Street, Marion, Indiana 46952 or your local Humane Society.

Arrangements entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at    

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
September 17, 2017

1:00 PM
Hostess House
723 W. 4th Street
Marion, IN 46952

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