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Vada Fay Lord, 99, of Greenfield passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017 in Greenfield. She was born on March 4, 1918 in Owensville, IN to the late Chauncey and Doshia (Crank) Garrett. Vada was a 1936 graduate of Owensville High School. She then went onto Oakland City College and received her Bachelor's Degree in 1940 and finishing school at Ball State University in 1974 with her Master's Degree in Education. While Vada was in school she married her love, Francis R. Lord on December 25, 1944 and he precedes her in death on December 9, 1990. She was a member of the East Street Christian Church in Carthage for many years. Vada worked in Rush County Schools for over 24 years teaching English and Latin. She retired from teaching in 1980. Vada started volunteering in Greenfield at the Adult Learning Center to help adolescents and adults receive their GED.
Vada is survived by her loving sons, Bruce (Donna) Lord of Shelbyville, IN and Brent (Jane) Lord of Cicero, IN; two grandchildren, Lindsey (Robbie) Lawson of Noblesville, IN and Eric (Coree) Lord of Noblesville, IN; and two great grandchildren, Eliza and Amelia Lawson.
Vada is preceded in death by her four brothers, Desco Garrett, Elvis Garrett, Robert Garrett, and Jack Garrett; sister, Marie Cuzzart; and a granddaughter, Laura Lynn Lord.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00AM in Moster Mortuary, with Rev. David Bonnie presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary on Saturday at 9:00 until time of service. Burial will be at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown, Indiana. Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the East Street Christian Church.
Published on October 5, 2017
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