Corona “Ronie” M. Lewis, 95, of Carmel, passed away on September 2, 2017. Roni was born on December 12, 1921 in St. Thomas, Ontario Canada, the daughter of Maurice P. and Alice R. Denne Heath.
Ronie was a graduate of St. Thomas High School and the University of Toronto. She taught business at Alma College in St. Thomas, Ontario. Ronie and Fred Lewis were married on August 5, 1950 and moved to Carmel in 1966 when he came to work at Carmel Screw Products.
For more than 40 years, Ronie was an active volunteer with the Indiana State Museum. She was presented the Golden Hoosier Award on May 18, 2015, by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. The award recognized Ronie’s lifetime of outstanding service and commitment to her community. She also did research for the Indiana Historical Society.
Ronie enjoyed bird watching and was a member of the Naturalist Club. Other memberships included the Shell Club, Riley Guild and the Carmel Clay Historical Society. Ronie was a longtime active member of Carmel Christian Church where she served as president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF) as well as many committees.
Ronie and Fred enjoyed living life together. They were privileged to experience the joy of traveling throughout the world.
In addition to her parents, Ronie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Fred Lewis; sister, Dorothy Howett and nephew, Richard Howett.
Survivors include a niece, Sue Howett; nephews, Don Howett and John Howett; close friends, Tim Hutson, Neal and Janet Randall and her beloved cat, Duskie.
A time of visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the Carmel Christian Church, 463 E. Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. The funeral service will begin at 12 noon in the church. Burial will follow in Carmel Cemetery.
The family and friends of Ronie wish to express their appreciation to the staff of Sunrise on Old Meridian and Great Lakes Hospice for the care given to Ronie.
In memory of Ronie, donations can be made to Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or Carmel Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals, Carmel-Westfield.