3 groups puzzled by SW Ind. woman's $7M bequest

Purdue Ag. college among recipients

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Three groups sharing in nearly $7 million bequeathed to them by a retired Evansville teacher who died last year are grateful but wondering why she chose them as beneficiaries.

Margaret M. Weeks died in February 2013 at age 94. Her estate left $3 million to the American Cancer Society, $1.9 million to Hoosier Oncology Group in Indianapolis and $1.5 million to Purdue University's College of Agriculture.

But officials with the organizations don't know of any direct connection Weeks had to their groups.

The director of advancement for Purdue's agricultural college, Eric Putman, says Weeks was not a Purdue graduate and the school doesn't believe her late husband was either.

Putnam tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/1lAtDCR ) Weeks' "relationship to our college is really one that isn't clear."

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