Pulaski County Mourns Loss of Prominent Community Member

A 50-year member of two organizations and a prominent community member passed away this week at the age of 90.

Alladean L. Clouser of Medaryville passed away on Wednesday, June 27. Clouser was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winamac, and a 50-year member of OES Tippecanoe Chapter #96, having served as a matron for the organization three times. She was also a Rainbow Mother Advisor.

Clouser was also a member of the Home Demonstration Clubs for 50 years in addition to being a member of the Pulaski County REACT. She also served as a 4-H leader, Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, and a choir mom.

Throughout her life, Clouse worked as a laborer at Kingsbury Ordinance Plant and managed the bakery at Broken Arrow Campground. She also worked at the Bonnell Flower Shop for many years, and served as a cook for a number of years at the Winamac School System.

As if those organizations didn’t take up enough of her time, Clouser was also director of the Pulaski County Red Cross for 12 years, and received the Clara Barton Award for her many years of volunteer service. She also played an instrumental part in the creation of the Pulaski County United Way, and served as a reserve deputy and dispatcher for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

In recognition of her service to the community, Clouser was honored with the H.J. Halleck Community Service Award in 2005.

Funeral services for Alladean Clouser will be held at First United Methodist Church in Winamac on Sunday, July 1 at 2 p.m. ET. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 30 at Frain Mortuary, and one hour prior to services at the church on Sunday. OES services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Red Cross or the Pulaski County United Way.