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John Hamblen

John W. Hamblen, 77, Columbus, died Thursday, Sept. 5, at his home.
He was a graduate of Cortland High School and a 1947 graduate of Indiana University. He earned a master’s degree at Purdue University in 1952, and a doctorate in 1953. He retired from the University of Missouri, where he served as a chairman of the department of computer science.
He was a former professor at Oklahoma State University, University of Kentucky, Southern Illinois University and the University of Georgia.
Hamblen was a founder and past president of Bartholomew County Genealogical Society, a current chairman of Family History Book Committee and a former president and vice president of Brown County Historical Society. He was secretary of Mt. Zion, Elkinsville, Taggart, Hamblen/Taylor Cemeteries Association, and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Borchers. He also served on the editorial committee that compiled “Brown County, Indiana History and Families.”
He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Survivors include three sons, James O. Hamblen of Georgia, Kent W. Muhlbauer of Texas, and Mike C. Muhlbauer of St. Louis; three brothers, Jesse Hamblen of Columbus, Donald Hamblen of Lanesville and Raymond Hamblen of Scottsburg; two sisters, Flora Otte of Seymour and Wanda Wilson of Indianapolis; and a granddaughter.
Funeral: Monday, Sept. 9, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Brown County. Officiant: The Rev. Bob Sullivan.
The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Paul Lutheran Church at Borchers or to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund.