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May 18, 2013

Mary Alice Moreland

April 14, 1918 — May 16, 2013

MIDDLETOWN, Ind. — Mary Alice (Farmer) Moreland, 95, a resident of Noblesville and formerly of Middletown, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

She was born April 14, 1918, in Mechanicsburg, Ind., the daughter of Frank and Alta (Pate) Farmer.

She was a 1937 graduate of Middletown High School.

Mary Alice was a homemaker. She was employed as supervisor of the cafeteria at Middletown High School. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star 110 of Middletown; Past Matron of the Order or the Eastern Star and a member of the Past Matrons Club. She was a member of Middletown United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was an active member of the (WSCS) Women’s Club, the “Thimble Club” and the Bridge Club. She attended the First Methodist Church of Noblesville and supported the Middletown Lions Club. She was a member of the Suburban Home Economics Club in Middletown and the Library Club of Middletown and was a season ticket holder for Shenandoah Raider basketball.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Carl; three sisters, Mamie Farmer Stevens, Amy Farmer and Marjory Farmer Gills; and two brothers, Woodrow Farmer and George I. Farmer.

Survivors include one daughter, Karla Fridley (Jeff) of Noblesville, and one son, John H. Moreland (Lisa) of Middletown; one sister, Cleo Fern Cottingham of Anderson, and a brother, Robert Farmer (Twila) of Sebring, Fla.

Grandchildren are Constance McClure of Noblesville, Dr. DeLayne (Kevin) Lefevre of Westfield, Amanda (Stacey) Ellingwood of Alexandria, Dylan (Brooke) Lohrey of Middletown, Katie (Andy) Brunner of Middletown and Sarah Sims (fiance Brad Orr). Great grandchildren are Kevin McClure, Olivia Lefevre, Alexander Lefevre, Hailey Lohrey, Huston Ellingwood, Mackenzee Lohrey, Hunder Lohrey, Mason Brunner, Madalynn Brunner and Addison Lohrey. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation hours will be 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home in Middletown. Eastern Star services will begin at 6 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow, with Marty Ballard officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at and

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