Mary E. Triplett Herbert, 90 of Brazil, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Holly Hill Healthcare in Brazil.
Born Sept. 29, 1913, on Robison Street in Brazil, she was the daughter of the late George Fredrick "Fred" and Mable Snow Triplett.
After graduating from Brazil High School in 1932, she entered Indiana State Teacher's College on the two-year elementary course. Later she received a bachelor's and then a master's degree. Her first year of teaching was for the fifth graders at Van Buren Elementary School. She taught all grades at Simonson, Perth and Bee Ridge elementary schools and returned to Van Buren to teach fourth and first grade. She retired in 1976 after teaching for more than 38 years.
On Sept. 25, 1938, she married Charles A. Herbert. They had been married for 50 years when he died in April of 1989. After the death of her husband, she moved into Brazil and purchased a home on North Walnut Street, built by the Clay Community Trade School.
When she was a young child, she regularly attended the Carbon Methodist Church. After her marriage, she attended Fairview Christian Church in Brazil. She was originally a member of Eastern Star of Carbon and later joined Brazil Easter Star No. 80. She was a lover of many flowers especially roses, and shared them with friends, her church and local nursing homes.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas Triplett and Robert Wayne "Bob" Triplett; one sister-in-law Anna Frances "Toddy" Triplett; one brother-in-law, Edwin G. Lucas; and one niece, Marilyn Jean Lucas.
She is survived by one sister, Cathryn Lucas, and one sister-in-law, Mildred Ringo, both of Brazil; two nieces and their husbands, Donna Lucas and Kenneth Falk of Indianapolis and Ann Marie Hayes and husband Rick James of Brazil; and two nephews, Todd Triplett of Brazil and Stephen D. and wife Nancy Triplett of Roscoe, IL. She was the great-aunt of six.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home, with Pastor Doug Parkey officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with an Eastern Star Memorial Service at 7 p.m.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Fairview Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com for more information or to send a card of condolence.