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Obituary: Hope Elaine Best Lull, Hope


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Hope Elaine Best was born on July 3, 1916, in Hope, IN, the second child of Paul Trevelyan Best and Mary Thrapp Best. Her early years were spent in Winston Salem, NC, where she was a student at Central School and at R.J. Reynolds High School, class of 1933. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1937.

In June 1942, she married Captain Edward E. Lull, U.S. Navy. For 18 years she worked at the Indiana State Highway Commission, continuously developing the official state road map. On retirement, she returned to the family home in Hope, which was built by Rev. Francis Holland in 1879, and has continuously been owned by a member of the family, currently Mrs. Lull’s cousin, Martha Bayless.

Mrs. Lull was a member of the Hope Moravian Church. She died Sunday, March 23, 2014, and will be buried in the family plot at Hope Moravian Graveyard.

She leaves her son, Terry Lull, daughter-in-law, Leonor Lull, and granddaughter, Corinne Lull, of Miami, FL.; a grandson, Anthony Lull, and granddaughter-in-law Krinda Lull, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; and stepson, Richard Dixon Lull of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

Calling hours for Mrs. Lull will be on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope. There will be a graveside service on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Hope Moravian Graveyard with Pastor Jeff Van Orden officiating.

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