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Rachel Louise Stratton Milligan

February 13, 1924 March 2, 2019
Rachel Louise Stratton Milligan
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Obituary for Rachel Louise Stratton Milligan

Rachel Louise Stratton Milligan, 95, of Terre Haute and formerly of Dana, passed away March 2, 2019. The daughter of Albert Houston Stratton and Ruth Westbrook Stratton, Rachel was born two miles north of St. Bernice at Stratton corner on February 13, 1924. She married Glen Elmer Milligan July 12, 1947 at Bono Methodist Church. After sixty-one years of marriage, he preceded her in death on January 5, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother, James Westbrook Stratton, sister-in-law, Evelyn Hasty Stratton, and niece, Sharon Stratton Tryon.

She graduated from Dana High School in 1942 and earned her B.S. in Social Studies and English at Indiana State Teacher's College in 1946. In 1965, Rachel earned a M.S. in Guidance at Indiana State University. She began teaching in Fair Oaks, Indiana, and then taught at Newport, Perrysville, Fairview and Matthews South Elementary schools, Clinton High School, and South Vermillion High School. She retired in 1979 after 25 years of teaching. She lived at Dana, Indiana before moving to Westminster Village, Terre Haute in 2005. She was a member of the Dana United Methodist Church and attended Temple United Methodist Church after moving to Terre Haute. She was also a member of Dana Forty-niners Club, Parke-Vermillion Retired Teachers, Estabrook DAR, then Fort Harrison DAR. She enjoyed reading, painting, and sewing.

Rachel is survived by three sons; Thomas Allen (Sandra) and John Franklin (Lissa) both of Dana and Robert Paul (Jeanne) of Plainfield; eight grandchildren, Julia (Matthew) Callen, Laura (Martijn) Ouborg, April (Greg) Hunt, Andrea (J.D.) Wiegand, Scott (Kristen) Manning, Ryan (Meghan)Manning, Matthew (Hannah) Milligan, Jason (Stephanie) Milligan, thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, March 6, at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, 225 N. Maple Street, Dana, with the Rev. Donald Graham officiating. Burial will follow at Bono Cemetery, Dana. Visitation is 4-8 pm Tuesday at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home.

Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to the Dana United Methodist Church, PO Box 698, Dana IN 47847.
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Visitation

Tuesday

5

Mar

4:00 PM 3/5/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/5/2019 8:00:00 PM
Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home

225 Maple Street
Dana, IN 47847

Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home
225 Maple Street Dana 47847 IN
United States

Service

Wednesday

6

Mar

11:00 AM 3/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home

225 Maple Street
Dana, IN 47847

Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home
225 Maple Street Dana 47847 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Bono Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rural Dana
Dana, IN 47847

Rural Dana Dana 47847 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Dana United Methodist Church

PO Box 698
Dana, IN 47847
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