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Community to Hold 100th Birthday Celebration for Mariliz Lyons '32

October 8, 2008

Joseph Harrison - Mary Lyons.jpgOctober 8, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Mary Elizabeth "Mariliz" Lyons, a 1932 graduate of DePauw University, "will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Attica Public Library, 305 S. Perry St.," reports Indiana's Shelbyville News. "The event will be hosted by the Attica Public Library staff and Friends of the Library." (photo: Lyons with former Indiana State Senator Joseph Harrison, who attended her kindergarten as a child)

The news item adds, "Lyons was born onbirthday cake aa.jpg Election Day in 1908 in Fountain County. After graduating from DePauw University with a bachelor's degree in art and music, she opened a private kindergarten in Attica. She later taught art and music in Shelbyville Central Schools. After retiring, Lyons taught at St. Joseph Catholic School."

Access at the story, which includes an address to which birthday greetings can be sent, at the newspaper's Web site.