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Virginia H. (Harshman) McMindes, 87, of Lafayette, passed away at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at IU Health Arnett.
Born March 23, 1929, in Frankfort, she was a daughter of the now late Frank and Myrtle (Carter) Harshman. She graduated from Frankfort High School in 1947 and attended business and banking schools.
She married Melvin E. McMindes on Feb. 14, 1948, in Frankfort; they were married 54 years. They lived in Frankfort and Lafayette. He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 2002.
Virginia was an executive secretary at Lafayette Bank and Trust for 35 years, retiring in 1991.
She was a member of Bethan Presbyterian Church and served as the financial secretary at the church for many years. She was a former member of North Park Home Ec. Club, St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary, YWCA Cosmopolitan Club, Legal Secretaries Club, Market Mains Investment Club and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Connie McMindes of Lafayette; one sister, Pat Cory (husband: Bill) of Mechanicsburg; one brother, Jack Harshman (wife: Sue) of Ocala, Fla.; three grandchildren, Meghan Perdue (husband: Robert), Devlin McMindes and Keegan McMindes (wife: Jessica); six great-grandchildren, Alex, Lucy, Amelialeigh "Mia" and Lochlan Perdue, Kenna McMindes and Layla McMindes; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her son, Jeffrey McMindes; four sisters; and two brothers.
Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 N. 9th St., Lafayette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Bowers officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3305 Longlois Dr., Lafayette, IN 47904.
Online condolences may be made at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.
Published on January 31, 2017
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