The Heroines

Wilma Hudson Black

is honored with a Brick from Gayle Davis and Fred Kraft.

 Wilma Hudson Black Born January 29, 1916, in Walnut Grove, Missouri, Wilma Hudson Black was the daughter of Myrtle and William Jones.

She gradated from Walnut Grove High School in 1932, Drury College in 1936, and Washington University in St. Louis in 1937. While teaching in Edwardsville, Illinois, she met M.B. Hudson. After their marriage in 1941, they moved to Indiana and she taught English at Shortridge High school in Indianapolis. They built their Zionsville home in 1947.

She eventually transferred to Northview Junior High School, then became the Zionsville Elementary School librarian in 1966. She moved onto the middle school in 1968 and retired from there in 1982. After her first husband's death in 1975, she married Robert L. Black in 1979. He died in 1992.

She is author of three books, "Dwight D. Eisenhower, Young Military Leader"; "J.C. Penney, Golden Rule Boy"; and "Harry S. Truman, Missouri Farm Boy."

She was active in the community and volunteered in local libraries. She was a member of Zionsville United Methodist Church, Alpha Lambda Chapter of Psi Iota Xi, Women's Club, Shepherd's Center, Greek Club, Boone County Retired Teachers Association, Boone County Historical Society, Indianapolis Jazz Club, Mortar Board and Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Wilma Hudson Black died Monday, November 17, 1997 in Indianapolis. She was 81. Survivors included three children, Dr. Jack Hudson of Albuquerque, Dr. Tom Hudson of Bowling Green, Ohio, Dr. Sue Hudson Abreau of Raeford, North Carolina, and four grandchildren.

November 3, 1998