Mary Lynn (Mickie) Williams
June 18, 1925 - January 6, 2018
Mary Lynn (Mickie) Williams, 92, of Nashville, Indiana, passed on peacefully January 6, 2018. Mickie was born June 18,1925 in a rugged little mountain town of Hayden, Colorado. A second daughter to Bert and Marian (Bischel) Seip. She was married in Plymouth, Indiana on December 30, 1947 to Air Force 1st Lieutenant John Merriwether Williams of Washington, Georgia.
Mickie graduated from Lindenwood College for Women in 1945 with a BS degree in Biology and taught school in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico before her marriage. Afterward they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, briefly, before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico where their first child, John, Jr., was born in 1949.
Their first daughter, Ann Cavanaugh, was born in 1952 in Texas City, Texas. Their second daughter, Sarah Hill, was born in Plymouth, Indiana in 1954. Mickie moved many times throughout her life and was always quick to meet the new neighbors and become part of her new community.
When they moved to Nashville, Indiana in 1958 where there was no kindergarten. Mickie created a preschool in the Village Green Building, while getting an MA degree in Education from Indiana University. In 1966 the family moved to Indianapolis where Mickie worked as a kindergarten teacher in the Indianapolis School System until her retirement in 1988. She and her husband were founding members of the Indianapolis Hiking Club.
They retired to Brown County in a home they designed with a studio for Mickie’s ceramics and basket weaving hobbies. She and John were charter members of St. David’s Episcopal Church.
She loved tiny things and people almost unconditionally. Perhaps why so many people in so many places loved Mickie.
She is survived by her three children; John of Bloomington, Indiana, Ann Woods of Bloomington, Indiana, Sarah Noggle of Nashville, Indiana; and by a nephew, Robin Knight of Albuquerque, New Mexico and niece, Nancy Smart also of Albuquerque; and nine grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers make donations to the Brown County Humane Society, the Historical Society, or St. David’s. A celebration of life 1:00 p.m. February 3, 2018 at St. David’s in Bean Blossom.
She was the sweetest person I ever met and I feel so fortunate to have been a part of her family.