From the Huntington Herald Press Online, May 30, 2001
Alice Hurd Rudicel, 86, a resident of Westminster Village, Muncie, died Tuesday morning (May 29, 2001) at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie. Mrs. Rudicel was a third grade teacher at Claypool Elementary School for 18 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the College Avenue United Methodist Church, Muncie, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of Alpha Alumnae sorority; Daughters of the American Revolution; Daughters of the American Colonists; Muncie Woman’s Club; McRae Club; American Association of University Women; Alpha Chi Omega sorority; Delaware County Retired Teachers Association; Pi Lambda Theta; University Club; Muncie Rose Society; and Order of the Eastern Star in Huntington. She was born Sept. 22, 1914, in Huntington to Leland Stanford and Violet May O’Dowd Hurd. She graduated from Huntington High School in 1932 and was the Rainbow Review Queen. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1956 and a master’s in education in 1960, both from Ball State Teachers College. She was married to Rex S. Rudicel for 60 years. He died March 20, 2000. Survivors include her son, Max H. Rudicel M.D., Muncie; a daughter, Sally A. Rudicel M.D., Boston, Mass.; two grandsons and two great-grandsons. Calling will be held from noon until the 1:30 p.m. memorial service Thursday at the Meeks Mortuary Chapel, 415 E. Washington St., Muncie. Private burial will be at the Lancaster Cemetery near Huntington. Preferred memorials are to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C.