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Mom Felker dies at 98


MAUDE C. FELKER, 98, passed away May 28, 2011 at Hope Hospice, Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida. A resident of Frostproof, Florida at the time of her death, Mrs. Felker was born November 25, 1912 in Ft. Branch, Indiana.

For over 20 years beginning in 1943, Mrs. Felker and her now deceased husband, William Felker, farmed their property on Millersburg Road, McCutchanville, Indiana. She later moved to Evansville and then to Lebanon, Indiana where she worked for 10 years at the Indiana Methodist Children’s Home. She lived in Centerville, Indiana a number of years before moving to Richmond, Indiana to reside at Inter-Faith Apartments. In 2001 she moved to Frostproof, Florida to be near her daughter. While in the Evansville area, Mrs. Felker was very active in Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, White Shrine and was Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls. She also had been a Four-H leader for over ten years at Evansville. She was a member of McCutchanville Methodist Church and later a member of Centerville United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Frostproof.

Survivors include her son, William H. Felker (Linda) of Richmond, Indiana, her daughter, Carole McDonald (William) of Frostproof, Florida; grandson, Mark Felker (Kellie) of Birmingham, Alabama; and granddaughters, Karen Burdette (John) of Centerville, Indiana, Lori Snow (Rick) of Yarmouth, Maine, and Jill Byrne of St. Cloud, Florida, and 8 great grandchildren.

A family graveside memorial service will be scheduled in Evansville, Indiana this summer. Memorials may be sent to Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home, Inc., P.O. Box 747, Lebanon, Indiana 46052-0747.

Trip to San Francisco...

On Fisherman's Wharp looking upward to Ghirardelli Square

One of the trolleys we depended on for travel

     Our daughter, Karen and our granddaughter, Elizabeth, made a five day trip to San Francisco on May 30, 2006.

A buildling near our hotel with furniture attached to the outside

Linda, with Karen and Elizabeth on top of Twin Peaks

New Exhibit Opens at Museum...
    The exhibit, presented to the Wayne County Historical Museum on September 9, 2004 is a display of the equipment utilized in the world's first fully automatic dial radio-telephone system.  It was invented by Ramsey McDonald in Richmond, Indiana and went into operation on March 1, 1948.

Direct Dial equipment mounted on the dash with transmitting/receiving equipment below (trunk)
Bill McDonald & Gary Guthridge stand beside the display

Inventor Ramsey McDonald

Actual invention equipment

     The exhibit was built by Ramsey McDonald's son Bill McDonald and his friend from college, Gary Gutheridge.  It utilizes original equipment.  Ramsey died in 1985.  The display can be seen in the automotive section of the museum.

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Karen - December 10, 1965
Mark - April 6, 1968

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