Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Teachers that made a difference: Elinor Platt

Last week when we posted a photo of New Point's 1952-1953 volleyball team, a reader commented on Facebook that the coach of the team, Mrs. Platt, was her favorite teacher.

Elinor Platt, Greensburg High School yearbook photo

Elinor Louise (Turner) Platt was born November 27, 1914 in St. Paul. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1932, and DePauw University in 1936. She married Gilbert Platt on June 23, 1936 in St. Paul.

Elinor taught English and Latin at Clarksburg High School and New Point High School, and then at Greensburg High School from 1953 until her retirement in 1976. She passed away on October 5, 2009 at the age of 94. She was buried in Paul Hill Cemetery in St. Paul.

If you have a memory of Mrs. Platt, please share it in a comment below.

Who was your favorite Decatur County teacher? 
Let us know in a comment below and we may feature your teacher on the blog!

Elinor Louise Platt obituary, Greensburg Daily News, 13 October 2009.


  1. Cecil Clark, taught English and French at Burney High School. Wonderful man who taught by example,things
    Ike respect, honor

  2. It would have to be Mark Craft from North Decatur High School.

  3. Lewis B. Huddelston, principal in Burney mid 1950's. One swell teacher who taught by example.


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