Lucina Ball Moxley

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Born in Muncie, Indiana on August 21, 1918

Departed on March 25, 2020 and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Lucina Ball Moxley,

The amazing, beloved matriarch of our family, died
peacefully March 25th at the venerable age of 101. A granddaughter of one of the original Ball Brothers of Muncie, IN. Lucina led a charmed childhood. She lived a wonderful life full of music, the arts and many travels, having circumnavigated the earth four times. Lucina was an ardent supporter of Butler University, the symphonic choir, the American Pianist’s Association and the Indianapolis chamber orchestra.

Lucina made lifetime friends wherever she went. Friends and family admired her enthusiasm and many talents. A piano teacher and performer, mom gave her final lessons and gave up playing the piano when she turned 100 years of age.

Lucina’s first husband, Edwin B. Eckerson, a Surgeon, died during World War II when his ship, 'The Comfort,' was hit by a Kamikaze. Mom was a single mother of two daughters, Judith and Ann, until she met and married Sampson B. Moxley in 1948.

Following two years in Mexico City, Sam moved the family to Indianapolis, where he ran Haag Drug Co. until his retirement. As a widow for more than 30 years, mom remained a social butterfly. Daughter of William C. Ball and Agnes Medsker, mom is survived by daughter, Judith Eckerson, and grandchildren: Breck Mickelson, Tracey Phillips, Scott cummings and Bryan Strohm; great grandchildren: Erika Phillips, Dylan Phillips, Owen Mickelson, Adam Mickelson and Athena Strohm.

Lucina was preceded in death by brother, William H. Ball Jr., and daughter, Ann Eckerson. A Celebration of life service will be planned for a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner Buchanan-Washington Park North.

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  1. Bruce W. Buchanan March 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

    My Warmest Regards,

    Bruce W. Buchanan
    4th Generation Owner
    Since 1881

  2. Dianna Horne March 27, 2020 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Candle 3Although I’ve only known Lucina 2 1/2 yrs. She truly enriched my life as I learned of her remarkable and accomplished life. I shall forever keep her in my heart. Wear your wings proudly my friend.

  3. Rosa Elmore Ferguson March 27, 2020 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Candle 2Lucina, my dear cousin. Although, we never got to meet in person our telephone friendship was beyond compare. You were a phenomenal person and I will miss your stories about our family. Rest well Doctor Cousin

    • Helen Small March 29, 2020 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      I came to know and love Lucina when I was involved with the APA. I always admired her spunk and outgoing personality. I could always count on a big smile and a warm hug from her. My husband and I delighted in her sense of humor and good nature. I will miss her.

  4. Doris Kling & daughter Lauren Kovac March 27, 2020 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    We were blessed to get to know Lucina at Hoosier Village Red Hats then Lucky Ladies. She was such an inspiration. We were blessed to know her. Our thoughts & prayers go out to her family. She will be missed.

  5. Doris KLING & daughter Lauren Kovac March 27, 2020 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    How blessed we are to have had the opportunity to get to know this wonderful lady at Hoosier Village. She was such a kind spirit & inspiration. She will be truly missed but we know that her spirit is soaring in heaven. Our deepest sympathy to her family.

  6. Rick Beardsley March 29, 2020 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Candle 1What a remarkable woman. She was an extraordinary piano teacher to my daughters, Margot and Natalie. I particularly enjoyed being educated by her Saturday morning “class”. She would invite parents to observe and have themes where each of her students played a song from a particular composer or songs from a country of origin on her Steinway grand piano. Sometimes Mrs. Moxley would play her harp or duets with the kids. She expected the children to practice and be prepared, which was a valuable life lesson. I am sure that I learned as much as my children did from the passionate descriptions and instruction that she gave in the Saturday classes.

  7. Ruth and Maynard Hatch March 29, 2020 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Lucina was our next-door neighbor at Hoosier Village and was one of the first residents to welcome us when we moved in 2000. While she always seemed to have a smile it seemed to broaden when Ruth would hand her a loaf of homemade banana bread. We miss her genuine friendliness and smile and the beautiful music she generously shared with others. When Maynard started an interim pastorate at First Baptist Church of Muncie, she took time to tell of some of her family’s connections with that church and how they contributed to a fund for restoring the church’s roof.

  8. Kathryn Huelster March 29, 2020 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Candle 3Lucina was a dear friend,, fellow piano teacher, a woman I admired greatly. She shared her love of life and people to me. I admired her talents in handicrafts, her generosity to colleagues and students and her delight in performing. My life has been enriched by knowing her for many years. She was a remarkable spirit.

  9. Bill &Jolene Layne March 29, 2020 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Lucina giving mom, Margaret Layne, piano lessons at Hoosier village when she was 91 was the highlight of the year. Her piano lessons must have been wonderful!
    Lucina a was a very kind, benevolent person that brought a lot of joy.
    Our condolences to your family

  10. Chip Ball March 31, 2020 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Candle 1May Lucina be a blessing in God’s Kingdom as much as she was here on earth!

  11. Quin Paul March 31, 2020 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Candle 1She was a lovely, gracious lady. I feel privileged to have known her through the NSCDA in the State of Indiana

  12. Tracey Phillips April 1, 2020 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Candle 4My dear grandmother, Nana to her grandchildren, has profoundly touched the lives of so many throughout her life. Through her music and inspiration at the piano. Through her gifts to the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and to Butler University. She touched the lives of APA pianists and musicians alike with her generosity and kindness.

    I’m so happy she passed on her own terms and has finally joined her angels and loved ones on the other side. To pay respects during these distinctly strange and difficult days, I would ask that you donate or send support to those in need. Many people are not as lucky or as blessed as she. I know she would have helped if she could by supporting research centers and local hospitals. If you wish to send flowers, donate to your favorite charity instead.

    Thanks so much for your kindness and well wishes.
    Best, Tracey Phillips

  13. Elaine Eckhart April 1, 2020 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    To Lucina’s Family:
    I know you will miss her dearly. Such fun, so accomplished, so generous and loving. In this time of loss I hope you find peace in her life so well-lived.

  14. Judy Eckerson April 3, 2020 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    My Mom was a brilliant example of living life to the utmost. I believe she was born full of ambition and expectations to explore her
    innate artistic creativity. Her “bucket list” was truly full. I f she’d still had the strength and stamina, her bucket list had a few items
    left to pursue.. She taught me many things by example, mainly to live my truth. I admired her beyond measure.
    Her final years, particularly after we lost her daughter, my sister, Ann, we grew closer. Mom became a mellow soul
    in those years, gracious and mostly happy, with that charming smile. She loved having company and always would rise to a higher
    level when entertaining.
    Not many are as blessed to have their mother in their life for 79 years, as I was. I thank God every day I spent with her.

  15. Edward Rodgers April 5, 2020 at 11:18 am - Reply

    John 14:1-4 , Our Lord has called you home, Bless you sister.

  16. Doug Bakken May 20, 2020 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    One of the great ladies of the world: proud of her roots, dedicated to her family, devoted to music as a profession and as a generous donor; world traveler and someone who I hope made me a better person. A role model and warm friend! RIP

  17. Danny May 22, 2020 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Candle 1What a wonderful Person to have ealed this Earth gave do much what a blessed person

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