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Obituary: Hazel I. Pulse, Columbus

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Hazel I. Pulse, 100, of Columbus, died Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Born near Hope, IN, on December 18, 1911, Mrs. Pulse was the daughter of Edward and Lora Rominger Simmons. Following graduation from Hope High School, she attended Indiana Business College in Columbus and worked at the Irwin Union Bank & Trust Company.

She married Earl B. Pulse on June 6, 1937, in Columbus. He preceded her in death June 8, 1959.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Harold (Laverne) Simmons, and a sister, Mildred (Perry) Doup.

Mrs. Pulse was a member of First United Methodist Church in Columbus and Delta Theta Tau philanthropic sorority.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann McCray of Columbus; a son, E.B. Pulse of Crothersville, IN; grandchildren, Julie McCray (Tom) King of Columbus, Michael H. (Beth) McCray of Naperville, IL, Eric (Lesley) Pulse of Indianapolis, IN, and Bret (Eileen) Pulse of Arvada, CO.

Additional survivors include great-grandchildren, Sarah, Ashley and Betsy King, Elise, Michael D.T. and Maddy McCray, and Daniel and Hazel Louise Pulse. Other survivors include a nephew, David (Wilma) Doup, and family, Diane and Dawn of Columbus, and Carol (Rich) Muller and family, Gregory and Meredith of San Jose, CA.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends are welcome. A memorial service will held at First United Methodist Church at a later date. Arrangements were made by Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Pulse asked that memorials be given to the Ecumenical Assembly/Love Chapel Funds, 311 Center Street, Columbus, IN. Gifts may also be given to the First United Methodist Church, Hospice of South Central Indiana or the donor’s choic of charities.

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