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Obituary: Louise "Jill" Pearson Ingersoll, Columbus

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Louise "Jill" Pearson Ingersoll, 75, passed away May 4, 2014, in Carmel, IN.

Louise was born on September 11, 1938, in Carmel. She graduated from Tudor Hall (Park Tudor) in Indianapolis, and attended Knox College in Galesburg, IL. She married Edward Ingersoll of New Castle, IN. Together their lives took them to live in numerous cities including Mexico City, Madrid, Brussels, London, England, and most recently, Columbus, Indiana.

A cooking enthusiast, Jill studied at the Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris and the Gritti Palace Epicurean School in Venice and had been a cooking instructor at Williams & Sonoma in Lake Forest, IL.

Jill was an active member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, First Presbyterian Church, Monday Club, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Treasure Hunters Antique Club, and Whippoorwill Garden Club.

She served on the board of directors of the International School of Brussels and the Columbus Area Arts Council. Jill served as president of the International Women’s Club in Brussels. She devoted numerous years as a den mother and troop leader for Boy Scouts of America and alumni advisor for the Franklin College Chapter of Delta Delta Delta.

Jill is survived by three sons, Edward Jr. (Donna), John (Jennifer), and Douglas (Tracy). She also is survived by five grandchildren, Katherine, Mary, Edward III, Abigail, and Anne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, and brother, John “Jack” Pearson of Carmel.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 512 Seventh Street, Columbus, IN, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow.

As Louise made a donation of her body to the Indiana University School of Medicine, private interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society ( and Turning Point Domestic Violence Services ( are appreciated.

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