Lois Luken, Batesville, has recently been elected as the new Area 10 director of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, which includes Ripley, Dearborn, Jennings, Jackson, Washington, Scott, Jefferson, Ohio, Switzerland, Clark and Floyd counties, reported Betty Bourquein, Batesville, IRTA public relations chair.
A founding member of the revived Ripley County Retired Teachers Association, Luken has served as community service chairperson, event planner and public relations chair. She currently is the editor of “The Clipboard,” the association’s newsletter.
The Ball State Teachers College graduate began her 32-year teaching career in the Batesville Community School Corp., where she taught business courses. Because of husband Carlos’ career moves with Marsh Supermarket, Luken has also taught at Columbus North and Jennings County high schools, Ivy Tech Community College at Columbus and Southeastern Career Center.
Luken was a former Batesville Primary School teacher assistant through the Batesville Kiwanis Club’s Kids & Us program. The retired teacher continues to be involved with students through the Batesville Lions Club vision screening program; Dearborn County Hospital’s Think Smart, Stay Safe program; and Library Week reader.
The Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg, member serves as a greeter and church festival worker/baker. She also volunteers at the Batesville food pantry.
Lois and Carlos Luken are the parents of two daughters and grandparents of three grandchildren.