Death in the USI family
Mrs. Leona A. "Lee" Rayburn, USI retired secretary in the IU School of Medicine-Evansville, died Saturday, June 15, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, George Williams and Phillip Williams, of Seattle.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James W. Rayburn; daughters, Susan Helfrich (Mark), of Evansville and Jenny Janes (Tim), of Louisville; son, Kevin Rayburn (Julie), of Grandview, Ind.; sisters, Lauretta Anne Filmore, of Irvine, Calif., and Sandi Carver (Casey), of Seattle; brother, Dr. Jack Williams (Noreen); sisters-in-law, Evelyn Williams and Shirley Williams, of Seattle and many special nieces and nephews. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Justin Helfrich, Stefanie Lutz (Andrew), Casey Helfrich, Megan Wesley (Brian), Claire Elder (Matt), John Rayburn, Michael Janes, Kevin Janes, Riley and Lane Spencer. She has four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Pierre Funeral Home with Chaplain Greg Barnett officiating. Burial to follow in Tupman Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family from 3 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street and from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Tupman Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, the Christian Life Center in Evansville, or the Salvation Army.
Foundation Gift-in-Kind requests
If your department has received a gift-in-kind this year, a form must be processed by the end of June so the donor's gift can be properly recognized and claimed as a 2013 tax deduction. Gifts-in-kind, or charitable gifts of non-cash property, include such things as library books, oriental rugs, paintings, and other fine art gifts, computer software, laboratory equipment, and real estate. There are substantial tax benefits to be derived from such gifts. The form, Foundation Gift-in-Kind Request, may be found among the listing of Outlook forms on your computer. Call the Foundation office at 812/464-1918 with questions.
Submit nominations for Support Staff Employee Recognition Award
Has a co-worker saved your department money, implemented time-saving techniques, or come up with creative ideas for teamwork or networking? If so, now is the time to recognize them!
The annual Support Staff Employee Recognition Award honors an employee's hard work and dedication to the University in the past year. The recipient will receive a $500 monetary gift and traveling trophy at the Support Staff Employee Recognition Luncheon in August and also will be featured in USI Today.
Nomination forms and criteria can be found on the Staff Council website. Nominations will be accepted until June 21.