Throughout the years, Ligonier has been fortunate to have had quality family physicians who have tirelessly served the community. Practicing in a small area required traveling to area hospitals to deliver babies, making house calls and giving generously of their time to fill patients’ medical needs.
Dr. Robert C. Stone graduated from IU Medical School and began his practice in Ligonier in 1959 and continues to provide care today. He also serves the area by participating in many organizations and has been honored as Sagamore of the Wabash.
Also graduating from IU Medical School is Dr. Donald Hooker, who began his practice in 1961 and continued in Ligonier until 1992. Dr. Hooker stated, “Reflecting back, I cannot imagine a more enjoyable and rewarding career than being a doctor in a small town with wonderful people.”
Serving the community from 1977 to the present, optometrist Dr. Geoffrey Hemmick, also shares his time and expertise with many in the mission field.
Dr. Floyd Warren, Veterinarian, took care of all small animals. He is active in Stone’s Trace, Ligonier Historical Society, Visitor Center and Heritage Station Museum and the Presbyterian Church. He was in WWII and awarded the Purple Heart. He was both Mayor of Ligonier and a County Commissioner.