Trine's oldest alum passes away

September 12, 2018

EthelwynEthelwyn McElroy, Trine University's oldest living alumna, has passed away at the age of 108.

Born June 1, 1910, in Angola, Ethelwyn graduated from Tri-State College in 1930 from what was then called the School of Commerce with a degree in bookkeeping. She worked as a bookkeeper and accountant, the last 35 years at Angola Lumber Company.

She died peacefully Aug. 20 in Surprise, Arizona, where she had lived in recent years.

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