Roy E. Eblen

Roy E. Eblen, 78, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, Feruary 5, 1998, at Sartori Memorial Hospital of natural causes.

He was born November 2, 1919, in St. Louis, son of Roy E. and Lena Johnson Eblen.  He married Charlene McFadden on June 30, 1945, in Wichita, Kansas.

Mr. Eblen earned a bachelor's degree at Williams College in Massachusetts in 1941, a master's degree at the University of Wichita in 1944, and a doctorate at the University of Iowa in 1960.  He was professor of logopedics from 1943 to 1957 at the University of Wichita and was professor and head of human communicative disorders at the University of Northern Iowa from 1960 until retiring in 1985.  In 1997 the UNI Speech and Hearing Clinic was named after him.

He was a past president of the Sertoma Club.

Survived by:  his wife, "Mac"; two sons, David Ross of Downers Grove, Illinois, and Richard Bruce of St. Paul, Minnesota; a daughter, Kathleen Pierce of Miami; four grandchildren; a sister, Claudia Fischer of Litchfield, Connecticut; and two brothers, William of Younkers, New York, and Frank of Dallas.

Memorial services:  will take place at a later date. The body was cremated.  Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials:  may be directed to the Roy Eblen Scholarship at UNI.

Copyright Waterloo Courier, February 8, 1998.


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