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Former special-ed director Bob Handlon, 66, dies

The former director of the Harrison County Special Education died last week after an illness.
Robert Paul (Bob) Handlon Jr., 66, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, in Indianapolis.
A native of Indianapolis, born Sept. 21, 1936, he was the son of the late Robert and Verna (Bonnie) Handlon.
He was a graduate of Washington High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Redlands University, a master’s degree from Ball State University, and administration and special education degrees from Indiana University.
During the 16 years prior to his retirement in 2002, he served as the director of special education for Harrison County. His memberships include VFW, Elks, Kiwanis, ICASE, ISEAS and CEC organizations.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Handlon.
Survivors include his wife, Becky; a sister, Mary Duke; two sons, Rob and Jerry Handlon; a daughter, Stacey Handlon; two stepdaughters, Candace Schroeder and Carrie Rogers, and 12 grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home with burial in Floral Park Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Saint Francis Hospice in Greenwood.