WAMSLEY, Alice Apr 21, 1926 – Feb 3, 2021

Alice Jane Wamsley, age 94, of Monterey, passed away on Feb. 3, 2021.
Alice was born April 21, 1926, in Goshen, Indiana, to Jesse Mishler and Nellie Ermin Reed Mishler, both deceased. She was a 1943 graduate of New Albany High School and a 1947 graduate of Franklin College, where she met her future husband, Claiborn (Clip) Wamsley.
They moved to Monterey in 1950, where she became a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church, was a founding member of the Monterey Home Economics Club, member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and a member of Pulaski County Extension Choir. She was awarded Culver Lion’s Club Citizen of the year in 2010.
She started her teaching career the year her youngest child began school in 1963 and was a home economics and art teacher for 24 years. Her leisure time was spent sewing, cooking, gardening, quilting, farming, church activities, reading and her daily devotions. Alice was also known for her pies that she baked for many fundraisers.
On Dec. 19, 1947, in Franklin, Indiana, she married her husband of 71 years, Claiborn Marshall Wamsley. He preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Dale and Paul Mishler; and sisters, Enda McDow and Enid Miller.
Surviving are her children, George Wamsley (Marian), John Wamsley (Sherrill), Ellen Lindvall (Brent) and Mark Wamsley (Suzy); 14 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Visitation took place Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (C.T.), at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, 153 E. Washington St., Knox, Indiana. Funeral services followed at 1:30 p.m. (C.T.) at M.C. Smith Funeral Home. Burial was Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at 2 p.m. (E.T.), at Big Cedar Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested for donations to be made to Bashor Children’s Home or donor’s choice.

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