Marjorie Lucille McCutcheon Lapping, 92 of Paoli passed away Thursday April 30, 2015 at,

Bloomington, IN. She was born on June 1, 1923 on Tater Road in Orange County to Franklin Elwood

Lindley and Edith Irene Veatch. She graduated from Paoli High School in 1941, attended Earlham

College one year and during World War II was a lab technician at E.I. Du Pont de Nemours at Charleston,

Indiana on the swing shift for 2 years. She earned a BS in Home Economics from Indiana University and

taught 5 years at Paoli, 4 years at Thornton Fractional Township High School in Calumet City, Illinois.

She attended University of Colorado two summers and while there was told she was the first women to

climb the back of the Red Rocks near Denver. She received MS in Education from IU. She married

Homer Gene McCutcheon from West Baden on August 27, 1953 and continued to teach in Calumet City

and after having two children they moved to Indianapolis where she taught 25 years at Arsenal

Technical High School. She earned Certification in Audio-Visual from Indiana University and A-V

Director for 12 years. She is listed in the 1973-1974 issue of Outstanding Educators in America. She

was interested in photography , genealogy, gardening, and using the computer.

Gene died January 1, 1974 and she later married Philip Lapping on November 8, 1975, She

retired June 1, 1984, after teaching 34 years and returned to her home town of Paoli on October 8,

1987, served 7 years as president of the Orange County Historical Society, 1 year as Vice Regent of the

Lost River Chapter DAR. She belonged to the Paoli Friends Meeting, Arsenal Technical High School,

Retired Teacher Association-life member; VP Orange County Genealogy Society, Washington County

Genealogy Society; Veitch Historical Society; American Home Economics Association-Emeritus;

Association for Educational Communications & Technology.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene McCutcheon, husband Philip Lapping,

one sister Thelma Foddrill, and one step grandchild Ethel Elaine Hill

Survivors include:

Son: David Gene McCutcheons Indianapolis, IN

Daughter: Mary Ann Staley Paragon Indianapolis, IN

Sister: Helen Marshall Hardinsburg, IN

Grandchildren: Laurie Jean Staley-Jones; Logan Gene Staley; Sara Jean McCutcheon; Candice

Rose McCutcheon; David Gene McCutheon Jr., Stephen Byers. Great-Grandchildren: Corbin James

Staley; Ethan Joseph Jones; Isabel Maxine Jones; Trinity Nicole Jones, Richard Joseph Levarn IV, Aunt:

June Veatch, Cousins: Dr. William Veatch Howells; John Mach Howells; Mariella Clements Stout;

Geraldine Veatch Allender, Stephen Day; Jennifer Day Doyle.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Paoli Friends Meeting, Paoli, IN Visitation

to be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Tuesday. Interment to follow at the

Paoli Community Cemetery. Dillman-Scott Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Online Condolences may be made at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.Com