She was a retired teacher and homemaker.
She was born March 26, 1931, in Parke County, to Harry Lowe and Ruby Grieve Lowe.
She was preceded in death by her husband George H. Case, whom she married June 1953, and died 1975.
Survivors include son Jerome Case and his wife Lorie, Terre Haute, daughters Brenda Shannon on her husband Jack, Rockville, Lisa Ramsey, Dripping Springs, Texas, and Carla Case, Austin, Texas, grandchildren Blake, Georgette, Isaac, Rebekah Case, Case and Graeme Ramsey, step-grandchildren Tyler and Cody Shannon, and great-granddaughter Ruby Case.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She was born at the home of her aunt and uncle, Nora and Mahlon Chaney, in rural Rosedale.
She attended first- and second-grade at Rosedale Elementary, second- and third-grades at Coxville Elementary School, and fifth- through 12th back at Rosedale.
In 1953, she married George Case, and lived on a farm on the Bridgeton-Mansfield Road. They raised four children, Brenda, who became a teacher, Jerome, a CPA, Lisa, an RN, and Carla, an RN.
Her hobby for a time was oil painting and one of her paintings of the Bridgeton Bridge was accepted for hanging in the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute.
In 1968, she enrolled at Indiana State University to earn a teaching degree and was a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.
She taught junior high school and later senior high school in Brazil.
She served one year as school board faculty representative. She served on both state and county textbook adoption committees and was sent by the curriculum department to Baltimore for training in how to select high school literature books.
She served on the Instructional Management System Committee, was a member of the Performance Based Accrediting Committee as well as the North Central Association Accreditation Committee.
While she was in college, some of her articles were published by the Terre Haute Tribune Star.
Later, she was published in the Junior High Middle School Bulleting.
For two years, she was a member of the adjunct faculty of Indiana State University.
During the summers, she took groups of students on travels to foreign countries.
After she resigned from Northview High School, she continued to travel and ended that part of her life by having been to all the continents expect Antarctica.
She went back to writing and had a historical/romance novel about New Harmony, Ind., accepted for evaluation by a publishing company.
Services will be 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, with Rev. Marvin Adams officiating.
Cremation will follow services with burial of remains at a later date.
Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, prior to the services.
Memorial contributions, if friends so desire, may be made in her honor to Noon Optimist Clothe-A-Child Fund, 519 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, Ind., 47807.
Friends may sign an online guest register at www.goochfuneralhome.com.