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Longboat Key Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 12 years ago

Obituary: Mary Margaret Bibler

by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor

Mary Margaret Bibler, 87, of Lafayette, Ind. and formerly of Longboat Key, died Dec. 22.

Born June 18, 1922, in Winchester, Ind., she graduated from Muncie Central High School, and Ball State University with degrees in art and music. Mrs. Bibler taught art and music at Sunnyside and Tecumseh schools in Lafayette. She also worked as a private piano teacher.

Mrs. Bibler was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lafayette, the Lafayette Country Club and the Friends of the Tippecanoe County Library. She was a charter member of the Friends of Downtown and the founder of the Meals on Wheels program in Lafayette. She received the Greater Lafayette Health Services “Community Impact Award” and the “Distinguished Hoosier Award” from Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Mrs. Bibler spent winters on Longboat Key.

Mrs. Bibler was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bibler; son, Robert Bibler; and granddaughter Shellie Solar. She is survived by her daughters Tracy Bibler, of Lafayette, and Kathryn Myers, of Evergreen, Colo.; brother, James Tracy, of Hernando; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial took place Monday, Jan. 4, in Lafayette. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Meals on Wheels, 1501 Hartford St., Lafayette, Ind. 47904, or Denver Hospice, 501 S. Cherry St., Suite 700, Denver, Colo. 80246. Memories and condolences can be left at


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