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Vivian E. Haase, 90, Plainfield died Saturday, May 13, 2017. Born in Anderson, Indiana on October 16, 1926 to the late Harlan Jamison and Flossie (Freeman) Jamison Dow. During her childhood the family
moved to Paragon Indiana. It was here she graduated and met her husband, the late Henry Malcolm Haase who preceded her in death in 2003. Together they owned Haase Shoes and Plainfield Plaza.
Moving to Plainfield in 1962, they raised their family and became involved with the community. She was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church and co-taught a Sunday school class for many years.
As a member of the Plainfield Woman's Club, she served as President from 1990-1992 and later as Chairperson of the "A Step Above" Award - presented yearly to honor a community member, who went above and beyond in their professional service.
She had a great love of music, poetry, reading and education. For many years she worked with the fifth grade class at Van Buren Elementary, assisting students with their oral reading skills and donating books to encourage life-long reading. Friends knew her for her occasionally poetry and come February, many would receive a Valentine's Day card to brighten spirits. In February 2008 the community gave back to her - Plainfield Plus presented her with their "Outstanding Citizen" Award.
Survived by her two children, Carol Ruff and Mitchell (Debi) Haase, six grandchildren, Amanda Haase, Scott (Megan) Wegeng, Alex (Hannah) Haase, Nick Haase, Ashley Wegeng Gallegos and Holly Wegeng. Three great-grandchildren Ellianna, Jayden and Maxon. Survived by three sisters, Frieda (Marion) Pettijohn, Doris Myers, Annabeth Smith and preceded in death by three brothers Orin Parks Jamison, Kenneth Jamison, Hoyt Jamison and two sisters, Reba Sanders and Evelyn Chaney.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 17 at the Plainfield United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Burial: Gosport Cemetery. In celebration of a "Life Well Lived" donations may be made the Hendricks County Meals-On-Wheels. Online condolences may be sent to the Haase family at www.hamptongentry.com.
Published on May 16, 2017
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