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IFB members invited to help Phyllis Stackhouse celebrate 90th birthday

Phyllis Stackhouse, widow of former Indiana Farm Bureau President Marion Stackhouse, will host an open house on June 28 to celebrate her 90th birthday, and any Farm Bureau member is welcome to attend.

Phyllis’ late husband, Marion Stackhouse, served as president of Indiana Farm Bureau for 11 years. He succeeded George Doup as president in 1976. Stackhouse then served until he died in 1987.

Stackhouse, a grain and hog farmer, graduated from Purdue University in 1947 and served as first lieutenant of the US Army artillery in World War II. Stackhouse resided on a farm in Westfield and was the owner of a 330-acre farming operation in Boone, Hamilton and Marshall counties that he operated with the help of Phyllis and their five children.

He joined Farm Bureau in 1950 as a field representative for northeast Indiana and went on to work as the director of Farm Bureau’s commodity department for 12 years. He served many different ag groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Livestock Producers Association and the Indiana Institute of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition, among others.

Phyllis’ daughter, Gloria Del Greco, said that her mother would prefer not to receive any gifts.

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