Indianapolis—A central Indiana woman is believed to be among the victims killed in Haiti's historic earthquake. Jeanne Acheson-Munos' whereabouts have not been accounted for.
She is believed to have died in a collapsed building where she lived with her husband Jack Munos, also serving as a missionary, in the heart of Port au Prince. Jack was rescued and flown to a hospital in Miami where he's recovering from a broken leg.
Jeanne Acheson-Munos grew up in Indianapolis. She has served Free Methodist Ministries for the last five years in Haiti.
"We have a great legacy with Jeanie Acheson-Munos. She gave her life with care and love. Indianapolis should be proud of her as a citizen and ambassador," said John Hay, a friend and director with International Child Care Ministries. "Jack Munos had been found after six hours, along with a staff member, but they weren't able to find Jeanne."
Jeanne went to Haiti in 2004. Her father Mr. Acheson was a senior pastor at Westside Church of the Nazarene. Her dad, now 92, still lives in Indianapolis. Jack is surrounded by friends and relatives in Miami.
"I can't imagine what it will be like for him," said friend Becky Hay. "They've been married many years. It's going to be a really big adjustment for him."
Friends say Jeanne died doing what she loved. She had found her mission serving and helping the children in Haiti.