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Emmylou Groub Bollinger, much loved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, passed away at her home Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the age of 97, surrounded by her family.
Graduating from Shields High School, Emmylou also attended Ferry Hall in Lake Forest, IL, Fairmont Women’s School in Farmington, W.Va., and Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.
Emmylou was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Seymour. She also belonged to the Schneck Hospital Guild, Embroiderer’s Guild, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, was a charter member of All Thumbs Garden Club and Meals-on-Wheels, and was in various bridge clubs through the years.
Travel was an important part of Emmylou and her husband, Don’s lives, and they enjoyed many trips with friends and family.
She was the number one sports fan for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s games and events. Emmylou was also an avid IU basketball and football fan and attended most of the games for many years.
Born in Seymour, March 1, 1916, she was the daughter of Margaret and Thomas Clark Groub, both of whom preceded her in death.
In November, 1938, in Seymour, she married Don Mills Bollinger, who preceded her in death on July 1, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas T. Groub, and sister-in-law, Juanita Groub.
Survivors include, Linda (Jim) McCoy, Tom (Dana) Bollinger, and Barbara (Bud) Flaherty; eight grandchildren, Erin (Marshall) Royalty, Erika Robinson, Libby (Bob) McCarty, Amy Rupp, Todd (Kandi) Bollinger, Lindsey (Matt) O’Haver, Laini (Justin) Hanlon,and Jayson (Kelley) Stadle; and two step-grandchildren, Jason (Mary) Flaherty and Jared Flaherty. She is also survived by twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Voss Chapel in Seymour from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, and from 10:00 am until the time of the service on Monday. Funeral services will be on Monday, June 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Voss Chapel. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with a Voss Dove Release.
Emmylou and her husband, Don, were generous in their support of many community organizations. Family members suggest that in lieu of flowers, you may honor her memory with a memorial check written to any of the following organizations: Schneck Medical Center Foundation, Hospice of Schneck Medical Center, Boys and Girls Club of Seymour, Girls’ Inc. of Seymour, or First Presbyterian Church, or the donor's choice of charities.
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