N. Imogene "Jean" Heaton Black, 79, of Round Rock, Texas passed away March 10, 2007.
Born Nov. 4, 1927, she grew up in Bloomfield, the daughter of Ethel Carrell and Carl Ray Heaton.
She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Indiana State University in music and went on to receive her master's from Indiana University in 1966. She married Clyde C. Black on July 31, 1949.
Jean shared her love of music in the classroom for 30 years and retired from the Monroe County Community School Corporation of Bloomington where she taught at Grandview Elementary, Central Junior High and Batchelor Middle School. She moved to Spencer where she continued teaching in her private music studio. In 1993, she closed the studio and retired to Florida and Horseshoe Bay, Texas.
She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and at one time held the office as president of Owen County. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for women educators. She was also appointed to Gov. Robert Orr's Advisory Commission on Secondary and Primary Education and the Advisory Council for the Principal Leadership Academy for Indiana.
While living in Bloomington, she and her husband were members and lay missionaries at Fairview United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three children, Gregory Jay Black, of Bedford, and twin daughters, Sharon Gay Murray of Ellettsville and Linda Kay McClain and her husband Thomas E. McClain in Round Rock, Texas; three grandchildren, Thomas Benjamin and Caitlin Jean McClain and Megan Beth Gunder; One brother, Carl Ray Heaton, Jr., three sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews also survive her.
Her husband of 54 years preceded her on June 28, 2004.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Fairview United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Gardens in Bloomington.
Friends may call at Greene & Harrell Funeral Home in Bloomington from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions can be directed to Fairview United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org.