Gov. Mitch Daniels issued the following statement Thursday after the death of Ruth Lilly:
Again we're reminded how good God was to Indiana when Eli Lilly survived the Civil War and came back to start his business here.
Her whole life, his great-granddaughter, Ruth Lilly, personified the family tradition of overwhelming generosity and special devotion to the state of Indiana.
Her countless gifts will keep on giving for generations.