By Michael S. Maurer
The 19 remarkable modern Hoosier ladies profiled by means of Michael S. Maurer -- one for every famous person within the Indiana country flag -- are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in various goals, together with legislation, company, philanthropy, govt, medication, tune, artwork, athletics, faith, and schooling. one of the inspiring lifestyles tales are these of the 1st girl named leader pass judgement on of the united states District court docket in Indiana, the 1st to set up a Holocaust museum within the nation, and the 1st girl elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer additionally introduces overseas golfing and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For naked ft, and others. lots of those girls led heart-pounding lives. All labored not easy, and with zeal, to accomplish their goals. Indiana ladies of each iteration will take pleasure in and savor their stories.
Sarah Evans BarkerMary BolkAngela M. BrownAlecia A. DeCoudreauxChristel DeHaanNancy Shepherd FitzgeraldEva Mozes KorJeanette LeeSylvia McNairPatricia R. MillerNancy NoëlMercy Okanemeh ObeimeJane Blaffer OwenOra Hirsch PescovitzErnestine RaclinSharon RivenbarkSandy Eisenberg SassoBecky SkillmanCarolyn Y. Woo
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During one visit to Mexico City captured by a Forbes reporter, a slight 17-year-old girl, abandoned by her prostitute mother, clung to DeHaan, unwilling to let her leave. DeHaan embraced the child, stroked her hair, and kissed her face. “That’s what it’s all about,” DeHaan later said. ” DeHaan continues to pump huge sums into the not-for-profit. Though she expects outside donors to pick up more of the slack in the future, she has no plans to halt funding. She intends to leave an endowment that will generate enough income to cover general and administrative expenses as well as operating shortfalls in perpetuity.
Although she never sat in the string section of the Cleveland Orchestra, she sang with the orchestra many times and once, in the course of a performance, incorporated a violin solo. McNair’s father, George, an employee at appliance maker Westinghouse Electric Corporation, also played the violin and piano. He could be moved to tears by a Tchaikovsky symphony or Brahms violin concerto, McNair says. Her father had an artistic soul while her mother had the discipline and teaching credentials. They all sang.
But appearances belie the realities of her rough-and-tumble childhood. Christel and her older sister, Evelin, grew up in the German city of Nordlingen in Bavaria in the aftermath of World War II. Her father, Adolf Stark, a German soldier, died weeks before the war’s end. Her stepfather, Wilhelm Riedel, died when she was 16. “I grew up in very, very difficult times,” DeHaan said in a 2001 interview. But she had the advantage of a strong-willed mother, Anna—a loving disciplinarian. ” “We are in the main a composite of our genetic makeup and our environment,” DeHaan said.