Remembering the Ball family’s 101-year-old family member

<p>Lucina Ball Moxley receives an honorary Doctor of Arts degree during the spring 2019 commencement May 4, 2019, in John E. Worthen Arena. Moxley, 100, is the granddaughter of William C. Ball, one of the five Ball Brothers who established Ball State. <strong>Scott Fleener, DN</strong></p>

Lucina Ball Moxley receives an honorary Doctor of Arts degree during the spring 2019 commencement May 4, 2019, in John E. Worthen Arena. Moxley, 100, is the granddaughter of William C. Ball, one of the five Ball Brothers who established Ball State. Scott Fleener, DN

Lucina Ball Moxley, granddaughter of one of the five Ball Brothers, died March 25. At age 101, Moxley was the oldest living member of the Ball Family at the time.

According to a previous Daily News article, Moxley was born the same year the Administrative Building was donated to later establish Ball State in 1918. She grew up in Muncie attending the Burris Laboratory School as a child. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York in 1939.

She continued her education at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Moxley was known for her passion for music, working with composers in her younger years and actively supporting musical arts in Indianapolis. Last year she was presented with an honorary Ball State degree in arts.

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She was also an author of several books including three children's books — “Dandy Dollhouse,” a book about her travels and another about her second husband.

Her obituary on Flanner Buchanan Cremation and Burial’s website Moxley’s first husband, Edwin B Eckerson, died five short years after their marriage during World War II when his ship “The Comfort,” was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane. He was a surgeon and they married in 1940. In 1948, Moxley married her second husband, Sampson “Sam” Moxley. He later became an owner of an Indiana pharmacy chain named Haag Drug Store.

The obituary states Moxley is survived by daughter, Judith Eckerson, grandchildren — Breck Mickelson, Tracey Phillips, Scott Cummings and Bryan Strohm — and great grandchildren — Erika Phillips, Dylan Phillips, Owen Mickelson, Adam Mickelson and Athena Strohm.

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