N. Ind. woman, 84, dies in the cold

N. Ind. woman, 84, dies in the cold

There are 40 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 21, 2008, titled N. Ind. woman, 84, dies in the cold. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

An 84-year-old woman who often fed wild animals outside her rural home died of hypothermia and exposure after locking herself out.

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Sad

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 21, 2008
God bless this lady and be with her. To her family and friends please know that she is in a better please than the messed up world that we are living in now. May you continue to feed the wild animals in her honor.
Saddened

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jan 21, 2008
This is very sad. God Bless this poor woman and her Golden Retriever.

Since: Nov 07

Muncie

#5 Jan 21, 2008
TRISH wrote:
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TOO THAT PEOPLE ARE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE, AND ON TOP OF THAT HAVE THE NERVE TO SHOOT AND KILL A 4 MONTH OLD, AND A 22 MONTH OLD. THEY DID NOTHING, THEY WERE DEFENSLESS AND SOMEONE HAS SUCH A COLD HEART THAT THEY DID NOT EVEN CARE. I AM NOT TO JUDGE YOU BUT LET ME TELL YOU IT IS THE HARDEST THING NOT TO JUDGE SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY, HOW CAN SOMEONE FEEL NOTHING, SO MUCH OF NOTHING AND HAVE SO MUCH HATRED FOR A LIVING PERSON. JUST WHEN YOU THINK THINGS CAN'T GET WORSE, YOU HAVE GREEDY, NONTHINKING, NONCARING PEOPLE WHO WOULD RATHER KILL THAN TO WORK FOR SOMETHING GO AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. MAKES YOU WONDER ABOUT THE FUTURE.
What does this have to do with this story? Did you forget to post a couple of days ago on another article? God bless this beautiful woman and her dog, I am sure she is in a better place.
mom

Boulder, CO

#6 Jan 21, 2008
She was just too good to be here anymore. May you rest in heavenly peace.
William Phillips

United States

#7 Jan 21, 2008
It was a shame it happened, but she has lived a full life, and she died doing what she liked to do.

Batman

Brooklyn, IN

#8 Jan 21, 2008
Well said, "mom".
hey

Plainfield, IN

#10 Jan 21, 2008
mom wrote:
She was just too good to be here anymore. May you rest in heavenly peace.
sad but true.. What a sad, sad story... God bless this woman.

“Good Times Are Here Again!”

Since: Dec 07

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Jan 21, 2008
Awww, such a sad story. RIP....
jonny

Bloomington, IN

#12 Jan 21, 2008
God bless her, I hope her last moments with us here were not fearful ones.
indygrl

Columbus, MS

#13 Jan 21, 2008
Witch Doctor wrote:
I'm surprised the raccoons and opposums did not keep eating.
what is wrong with you? where is your heart at ,, it seems tht you have a very cold heart ,,
keikosmom

Chicago, IL

#14 Jan 21, 2008
This is truly a sad story. I guess we should all remember to take a key with us when we go outside, no matter what the reason.

“Monkey See, Monkey Do”

Since: Oct 07

Indy

#15 Jan 21, 2008
TRISH wrote:
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TOO THAT PEOPLE ARE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE, AND ON TOP OF THAT HAVE THE NERVE TO SHOOT AND KILL A 4 MONTH OLD, AND A 22 MONTH OLD. THEY DID NOTHING, THEY WERE DEFENSLESS AND SOMEONE HAS SUCH A COLD HEART THAT THEY DID NOT EVEN CARE. I AM NOT TO JUDGE YOU BUT LET ME TELL YOU IT IS THE HARDEST THING NOT TO JUDGE SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY, HOW CAN SOMEONE FEEL NOTHING, SO MUCH OF NOTHING AND HAVE SO MUCH HATRED FOR A LIVING PERSON. JUST WHEN YOU THINK THINGS CAN'T GET WORSE, YOU HAVE GREEDY, NONTHINKING, NONCARING PEOPLE WHO WOULD RATHER KILL THAN TO WORK FOR SOMETHING GO AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. MAKES YOU WONDER ABOUT THE FUTURE.
Please, put down the crack pipe and turn off your caps lock.
Eastsider

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Jan 21, 2008
This story makes me sad.
INDY

United States

#17 Jan 21, 2008
TRISH wrote:
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TOO THAT PEOPLE ARE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE, AND ON TOP OF THAT HAVE THE NERVE TO SHOOT AND KILL A 4 MONTH OLD, AND A 22 MONTH OLD. THEY DID NOTHING, THEY WERE DEFENSLESS AND SOMEONE HAS SUCH A COLD HEART THAT THEY DID NOT EVEN CARE. I AM NOT TO JUDGE YOU BUT LET ME TELL YOU IT IS THE HARDEST THING NOT TO JUDGE SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY, HOW CAN SOMEONE FEEL NOTHING, SO MUCH OF NOTHING AND HAVE SO MUCH HATRED FOR A LIVING PERSON. JUST WHEN YOU THINK THINGS CAN'T GET WORSE, YOU HAVE GREEDY, NONTHINKING, NONCARING PEOPLE WHO WOULD RATHER KILL THAN TO WORK FOR SOMETHING GO AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. MAKES YOU WONDER ABOUT THE FUTURE.
Better check and see what story your are responding to. Your comment has nothing whatsoever to do with this story.
Rita

Shelbyville, IN

#18 Jan 21, 2008
How tragic for the 84 yr old woman and her family. The cold air is brutal and that is why we all should keep a check on those who are alone whether they be elderly or not. If we try to call and can't get them and we know they should be home, that should be a red flag to either call 911 to check on them or try to ourselves. Also a call button around a person's neck would be a good idea for those who are in distress. So many times a patient in a nursing home will wander away and freeze to death. I know we cannot prevent everything that may happen, but we should all be aware and try to help each other.
Gary151

Marysville, OH

#19 Jan 21, 2008
She may very well be in a better place. God knows better than all of us what to do at any time. But I have to tell you that I was 9 when my mother died and our preacher took me aside and told me she was in a better place. Well, I was 9 and I needed my mother more than God did and it took me years to get beyond the belief that God had taken my mother from me and I am not sure I am past it now even though I am 59. My mother was 28 and a sunday school teacher when God took her to a better place. I am not sure that's a true statement in all cases.

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#20 Jan 21, 2008
Boy, what a sad, lonely way to go after 84 years of living and giving on this earth. Awful. :^(
Life Cracks Me Up

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Jan 21, 2008
My prayers go out to her family and friends. What a kind hearted woman who was so giving. It sounds like the world will be a little less off without her. St. Francis of Asissi is probably dancing with her now in a forest full of wild animals in Heaven.
barb

Mobile, AL

#22 Jan 21, 2008
I bought my mother a life alert type device last month - money well spent.
A Thinker

Florence, KY

#23 Jan 21, 2008
This is very sad. God Bless her soul.

Please remember; however tempting-avoid going outside in these frigid temperatures unless absolutely necessary.

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