Emilie Lamb Massette, 75, of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away Saturday,
December 21, 2013.
She was born October 10, 1938 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Dr. Emmett and
Margaret (Kluger) Lamb.
Survivors include her children Rev. Victoria (Joseph) Ubben of Valparaiso,
Ind.. Samuel (Melinda Boothe) Massette of Porter, Ind., three sisters
Suzanne (George) Holder of California, Judy (Clarence) Doninger of
Indianapolis, Ind., Sarah Isaak of Greenwood, Ind., and two grandsons,
Jeremiah and Isaiah Smith, both of Valparaiso, Ind.
She graduated from Tudor Hall School in 1956, received a B.A. in Education
from Indiana University and her Masters from Purdue University. Emilie
taught third, fourth and fifth grade classes at Yost Elementary School in
Porter, Ind., most of her career with sabbatical teaching years in China and
New Zealand. She was an active member of First Christian Church, D.O.C., in
Valparaiso, sang in their choir and was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Emilie satisfied her wanderlust by traveling throughout the world, which
included scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, parasailing in Mexico and
acquiring her pilotís license in 1994 at age 55.
A burial service was held on December 23, 2013, at Crown Hill Cemetery in
A local memorial service will be held at First Christian Church, Disciples
of Christ, 1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, Ind., on Saturday, January 4,
2014, at 11:00 a.m. (CST).
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the General Operating Fund at
First Christian Church D.O.C., 1507 E. Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN,