Name:   James E. Logsdon

From:  The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana
Date:  Thursday, January 21, 1999

James E. Logsdon, 70, Indianapolis, vice president of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Board of Trustees died Jan. 20.

Mr. Logsdon was a member of the library board since 1995 and was serving his second term as vice president.  He worked on the Finance and Government Relations committee for several years.  Mr. Logsdon also volunteered for the library, providing book selections and delivering to homebound patrons.  In October 1968, he was named honorary president of the library.

Mr. Logsdon was also a corrections officer for the Marion County Sheriff's Department, retiring in 1996.  He had also owned the Chicken Delight restaurant in Broad Ripple and had served as the executive officer at Nora Security Co., Northeast Security.  He also had served as Williams Creek deputy marshal.

Mr. Logsdon was active in his community.  He served on the Nora Community Council for 20 years and was past president of the Washington Township Fire Department Contribution Board.

He was a member of the Indianapolis Civil War Round Table, Indiana Historical Society, Crown Hill Historical Society and Millersville Masonic Lodge.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 23 in Allisonville Christian Church of which he was a member.  Calling will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 22 in Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary.  Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the library's foundation.

Survivors: wife, Fredonna Mount Logsdon; children, Larry, John Logsdon, Linda Ferguson; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.