Women educators learn about funeral business

Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization of women educators, met Oct. 20 at Central Christian Church in Seymour.

Members brought Christmas gift items for Mental Health America of Jackson County.

The tables were decorated with fall leaves and pine cone wreaths centered with candles. The dinner invocation was given by Becky Miller, and Cheryl Fenton led in singing “Doxology.”

The meal was served by members of the high school youth groups of First Baptist and Central Christian churches, who will be doing a ministry in Chicago the summer of 2016.

Voss Funeral Home owner Mark Adams and family service adviser Cheryl Smith presented the program.

Adams gave some of the history of funeral home and how the business has changed. He stated that a preplanned funeral is a great gift to leave your family.

Smith explained how she helps families with planning both before and at the time of death and with followup help after the service.

Door prizes given by the speakers were won by Marcia Culbreth and Bev Johnson.

President Theresa Rouse welcomed the members, and reports were given by secretary Connie Gerth and treasurer Lois Geuder.

Glad-you-came gifts were won by Sandy Howard, Sue Spicer and Jenni Hunnicutt.

Committee for the evening was chairwoman Mary Jane Lasater, Mary Garrison, Fenton, Kathy Thurston, Nancy Fleming, Regan Hendrix and Ellen Mirer.

The next meeting will be Feb. 16 at Central Christian Church. Retired teachers will host a pitch-in.

Darnell Dukes with Southern Indiana Center for the Arts will present the program. Members unable to attend may cancel their reservations by contacting Mary Beth Gibson at 812-523-8140.

Members may bring items for Anchor House and Community Provisions.