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Planned Giving - WNIT

Donor Stories

  • Story #1

    IN MEMORIAM: William H. Hartman and Mary Price Hartman

    WNIT lost two long time supporters with the recent passing of Mary Price Hartman. Her husband Bill preceded her in death in 2010. The Hartmans remembered WNIT and numerous other area non-profits and service organizations with generous bequests to over 23 organizations.

    Bill and Mary were married on June 2, 1951 in North Liberty, Indiana, where they continued to make their home. Mary graduated from Indiana University and began her teaching career in a one-room school house in Liberty Township. Bill, who came to Indiana from Colorado, served his country in WWII. He then became owner of an established family business, Hartman Builders, Inc. and constructed many fine homes in the area. Bill was a long and faithful member of the South Bend Rotary. Bill and Mary were active in North Liberty Methodist Church, enjoyed traveling and gardening and were known for their acts of kindness throughout the community.

    This photo is from Bill and Mary's 50th Wedding Anniversary.

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  • IN MEMORIAM: Shirley and Jack Appleton

    WNIT would like to honor Shirley and Jack Appleton. Shirley passed away on February 20 and Jack on March 23. The Appletons were longtime members of WNIT and especially enjoyed travel programs such as Rick Steves' Europe. Both were residents of the South Bend area for many years and involved locally in the arts. WNIT extends its condolences to the family and is honored to have known the Appletons and benefitted from their generous support.

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  • IN MEMORIAM: Dorthy S. Corson

    WNIT lost a great friend, board member, officer, and supporter with the passing of Dorthy S. Corson on April 19, 2016. Dot and her husband Tom are longtime members of the WNIT Directors' Circle, and have helped shape WNIT into what it is today. Dot was a friend to all, a dedicated community leader and volunteer, and an avid bridge player, traveler, and reader. WNIT sends our deepest condolences to the entire Corson family. We are honored to have known her and so grateful for all she has done.

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