Source: NMHS Newsletter, August 2007

Donald L. Jefferson

We note with special regret the passing of Donald Jefferson of Cincinnati, Ohio formerly of North Manchester on March 25, 2007. He was born in North Manchester, graduated from Central High School and earned a Bachelors degree in Accountancy from Butler University.

After service in the army , he was employed at Ford Motor Company for 35 years, working in Indianapolis, Chicago and Cincinnati sales offices. At retirement he started his own company and later became a volunteer and a collector of coins and die-cast cars. He enjoyed restoring antique cars. Other activities included memberships in a variety of service organizations. He was honored by the Governor of Kentucky as a Kentucky Colonel in 1991.

Don had a continuing special interest in his childhood home in North Manchester. He was the first decorated Eagle Scout here. Recently he has worked with Ned Brooks to do a wonderful research project and prepare the publication "Remembering North Manchester in the 1930s and 1940s."

This book will provide information for researchers for years to come.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Bowman Jefferson, two children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial was in Oak Lawn cemetery in North Manchester.