Our Obituaries

Mary Louise Messer

November 11, 1928 - June 23, 2017

Mary Louise Messer88, of Beech Grove, passed away on June 23, 2017. Mary loved crossword puzzles and did the Indy Star crossword everyday. When the kids were much, much younger she worked regular puzzles. She once told us that if you figured out the clue for the crossword puzzle in the Sunday paper it was easier to complete. She was an avid reader and loved mysteries! She loved "Judge Judy...
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Patrick Francis Kennedy

April 21, 1945 - June 23, 2017

Patrick F. Kennedy72, of Beech Grove, passed away on June 23, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife; Judy Kennedy, daughters; Rene (Andrew) Ludwig, Jennifer (James) Kedra and Stephanie Kennedy, grandchildren; Andrew "AJ" and Nicholas Ludwig, Ryan, Kyle, Ashley, Dylan, Makayla and Tyler Kedra, siblings; Emmett (Micki) Kennedy and Margery (Lari) Hunt.Patrick was preceded in death by his...
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Karen Denise Callison Pruitt

March 23, 1963 - June 20, 2017

Karen D. Callison Pruittof Marshall, passed away on June 20, 2017. She will be dearly missed by her husband, William Pruitt; her children, Austin Callison, Dylan Callison, Avery Callison, Katelyn Pruitt and Jeremiah Pruitt; her parents, Nancy Blodgett and Richard (Karen) Sloan; her sister, Brenda Stahl; and 2 grandchildren. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at First...
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W. Ray Allen

October 5, 1935 - June 17, 2017

W. Ray Allen, 81 passed away June 17, 2017. Ray grew up in Kentucky and resided in Beech Grove, Indiana. He attended Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Ray retired from Ford Motor Company after 35 years.Ray is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, the former Anne Lea Sheucraft; daughter, Sherry Anne Allen-Yates; Grandchildren, Justin, Kyle and Autumn. He was preceded in death by his...
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Roger Edward Knight

September 19, 1923 - June 16, 2017

Roger Edward Knight93, of Beech Grove, passed away June 16, 2017. He was born September 19, 1923 in Salem, Indiana. Roger served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He worked for Eli Lilly's as a printer for 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 276 in Beech Grove and was the past commander of the American Legion Post 464 in Indianapolis and he was active with...
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Louis G. Amaral

August 15, 1956 - June 16, 2017

Louis G. Amaral60, of Indianapolis, passed away June 16, 2017. He was a Pipe-Fitter for BMW Constructors and was a member of Local 440. Louis is survived by his loving wife Jeanne Amaral; mother Maria Silveria: brothers Jose, Manuel, Mario, and Elidio Amaral; and sisters Noemia Roman and Goreti Garcia. He was preceded in death by his father Jose Amaral and sister Regina Daley.Visitation will...
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Dale E. Deerberg

March 14, 1940 - June 16, 2017

Dale E. Deerberg was born April 6, 1940 to the late Carl and Harriette Deerberg. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his devoted children on June 16, 2017. He is survived by his children Doug Deerberg, David (Michelle) Deerberg, and Jennifer (Greg) Coy and his beloved grandchildren Kaiti, Jake, Nathaniel, Claudia, Kyle, Nicholas, Nolan, Noah, great-granddaughter Dagny, and sister Kathy (Chick...
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Charles Edward Thinnes

March 28, 1927 - June 12, 2017

90, passed away June 12, 2017. He was born in Madison, IN to the late Mathias and Cardula Thinnes. Charles attended Canaan Grade School and graduated from Central High School in Madison, IN. Following graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and served from April 1945 - July 1946. After discharge, he returned to Madison and worked at the Jefferson Proving Ground, William Furnace Company, and...
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Mark W. Murphy

November 24, 1958 - June 11, 2017

58, passed away June 11, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis to the late John and Lucy Murphy.Mark is survived by his daughter Amber (Dustin) Williams; Justin (Miranda) Collins; grandchildren Hunter, Tori, and Cooper Williams, and Grace Pitzer; and sisters Marty LaMarche and Sharon Hildebrand. He was preceded in death by his son John Aaron Murphy, and sister Terry Murphy.Funeral Services will be...
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Roy D. Murphy

November 7, 1938 - June 9, 2017

Roy D. Murphy78, of Beech Grove, passed away on June 9, 2017. Roy was the cornerstone of his family and will be dearly missed by his children, Catherine (Keith) Murphy, Patti (Mark McGirr) Murphy, James (Evelyn) Murphy, and Brenda Murphy; his grandchildren, Brian, David and Amy Matheson, Meagan Shelley, Matilda McGirr, Torren Murphy, and Zachary and Taylor Hensley; 9 great grandchildren; and his...
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Harding Cooper

January 3, 1922 - June 5, 2017

Harding Cooper95, passed away June 5, 2017. He was born in Pellyton, KY to the late Robert and Hazel Cooper. Harding retired from International Harvester and was a WWII Army Veteran, where he served as a medic on Omaha Beach.He is survived by his sons Clayton (Janis) Cooper, Jerry (Kathy) Cooper, and Ronnie Cooper; grandchildren David Cooper, Christy (Tim) Benning, Tyler (Gina) Cooper, Joshua ...
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Robert J. Biggs

October 9, 1941 - June 2, 2017

75, passed away June 2, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Malcom and Marie Biggs. Robert retired from Eli Lilly & Co. and served his country in the United States Army.He is survived by his daughter Shannon (John) Kimbley; and sister Diane (Leonard) Edwards. Robert was preceded in death by his wife Barbara A. Biggs and brother Mike Biggs.A Memorial Gathering will take place at...
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Calvin Francis Hornaday

October 15, 1925 - May 24, 2017

Calvin F. Hornaday91, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 24, 2017. He was born on October 16, 1925 to the late Marion and Norma Hornaday. Calvin was a member of Southwood Baptist Church and worked for General Electric for 32 years. He is survived by his daughters; Sharon Henson and Diana Basey, granddaughters; Connie Murphy and Tammy Miller, great-grandchildren; Daniel Henson, Angie Simmons and...
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David Wayne Messer

December 20, 1955 - May 23, 2017

.12-20-1955 to 5-23-2017David died at the Beech Grove Meadows Tuesday morning. He was preceded in death by his father Bill Messer and his brother Billy Messer. He leaves behind his son Adam Wayne Messer; mother Nancy K. Messer; and his sister Lu Ann Beagle; niece Julia Beagle her two children, and his nephew, Sam Beagle, and his two children.David worked for years with his father, building many...
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Rose Marie Lynch

January 22, 1929 - May 22, 2017

88, passed away May 22, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis to the late Carl and Cecilia Strack. Rosie was a long time member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Beech Grove, IN.She is survived by her children Mary Jo (Jim Tilton) Zajeski, Chuck (Kami) Lynch, and Thom (Jacqueline) Lynch; grandchildren Ben Zajeski, Adam Lynch, Katie Lynch and Annika Lynch; great grandson Jace Zajeski; and brother...
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Elizabeth L. Johnson

October 3, 1931 - May 16, 2017

Elizabeth L. Johnson, 85, born October 3, 1931 in Philipsburg, PA the daughter of William and Lucille Eisenhower Marchello. She was a register nurse at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Henry S. Johnson, daughter Diana (Steve) Wysocki, grandchildren Matthew, Bethany and Emily Wysocki. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 18 at 3:30 pm at Little and Sons Funeral...
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Anita L. Allen

March 23, 1947 - May 10, 2017

Anita L. Allen70, of Indianapolis, passed away May 10, 2017.Anita work for Hartford Insurance for over 20 years.She is survived by her brothers David Allen and Mark (Susan) Allen. Anita was preceded in death by her father Kenneth Allen and mother Betty Edison.A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday May 20th from Noon-2:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel, followed by a...
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Barbara H. Weathers

July 7, 1926 - May 7, 2017

Barbara Helen (Worley) Weathers90, passed away May 7, 2017. She was born in Alexandria, IN to the late Marvin and Mabel Worley.Barbara graduated from high school in 1944 in Alexandria, IN. She worked 2 years for Kroger Co. in Alexandria before attending the St. Vincent's School of Nursing from 1946-49. As a registered nurse she worked 24 years at the St. Vincent's delivery and labor room,...
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David E. Adams

January 14, 1938 - May 5, 2017

David E. Adams79, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 5, 2017. Dave was a hardworking man who spent 42 years working with the Railroad and also running Dave and Kay's Bob Inn Tavern in Beech Grove. He loved collecting records and spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Kay; his children, Steve (Pam) Brearley, Vicki Brearley (David) Pearison, Karen Adams (Michael)...
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Alice Kay Crawley

December 25, 1952 - May 4, 2017

Alice Kay Crawley64, of Beech Grove, passed away on May 4, 2017.She was born to the late George & Helen Crawley. Alice is survived by her brother; William Crawley and many aunts, uncles and cousins.Visitation will be held at Little and Sons Beech Grove Chapel on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from1:00pm-4:00pm with Funeral Services immediately following at 4:00pm. A committal service will be held at...
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Henry Wombles

December 31, 1927 - April 25, 2017

89, passed away April 25, 2017. He was born in Clay County Ky. to the late Irvin and Oma Wombles. Henry retired from General Motors where he was a welder for 36 years, and he was an Army Veteran.Henry is survived by his children Tim (Tina) Wombles, Linda (Kevin) Meuchel and Lori Wombles; grandson Brandon Cutler. He was preceded in death by his wife AnnaLee Wombles; son Kevin Wombles; brother...
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Frank D. Hawley

September 16, 1937 - April 25, 2017

79, passed away April 25, 2017. He was born in Beech Grove, IN to the late Burnett and Edith Hawley. Frank was an Auto Mechanic for Brown's Garage in Beech Grove for over 30 years, and was a member of the Beech Grove Moose.He is survived by his children Mike (Deb) Louden, Jeff Hawley, and Denise (Bob) Jenkins; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother Jim (Marna) Hawley; and sisters...
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Larry G. Meredith

November 12, 1951 - April 24, 2017

Larry G. Meredith65, of Indianapolis, passed away on April 24, 2017 at his home. Larry worked as a Route Salesman for Wonderbread for over 20 years. He was a member of Teamstrers Local 135. He loved to fish, hunt, bowl, golf and go to the casino. He was also an avid NASCAR fan.Larry is survived by his loving wife; Cynthia Meredith, children; Tanya Misamore, Jack (Wendy) Mitchell and Chris...
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Verda Pennington

August 1, 1937 - April 23, 2017

Verda "Adell" Pennington79, passed away April 23, 2017. She was born in Clay Co. TN to the late Charlie and Leone Reecer. She was a member of the South Keystone Church of Christ and retired from Bob Evans after 20 years. Adell is survived by her daughters Betty (Martin) Cody, Diana (Dale) Hedgspeth, and Teresa (Andrew) Ogden; grandchildren Jason and Chris Cody, Connie Manifold, Nathan and...
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Gene Ray

March 28, 1944 - April 22, 2017

73, passed away suddenly on Saturday morning- April 22, 2017 while tending to business as usual. He was the founder and owner of Gene Ray Heating & Cooling in Beech Grove, in. As a young man, Gene work for G.W. Berkheimer and had a vision and drive to start his own HVAC Company out of his home in 1976, eventually purchasing a building on Bethel and then constructing a facility where Gene...
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Newman W. Atkinson

April 20, 1926 - April 8, 2017

90, of Terre Haute, formerly from Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away from a long battle with Alzheimer 's disease, on Saturday morning, April 8, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.Newman was born in Milton, Indiana, on April 20, 1926 to Albert Earl and Mary Bell O'Dell Atkinson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Verda Monzella Abercrombie Atkinson and 7 brothers and sisters,...
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Betty Rose Bosma

January 12, 1934 - April 7, 2017

Betty Rose Bosma,83, of Greenwood, passed away on April 7, 2017. She was born January 12, 1934 in Indianapolis to Eugene and Madeline Pack Austin. She worked in the office of the IPS School Board, Eli Lilly and Carpet Fashion. Betty is survived by her children; Eric (Karen) Klemm, Angie Klemm, Amy Klemm, Marty Bosma, Joe (Karen) Bosma, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and hers sister;...
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Irvin R. Holsapple

November 8, 1929 - April 6, 2017

Irvin R. Holsapple87, Indianapolis, passed away April 6, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years W. Jean Holsapple; children Debra Johnes, Toni (James) Dunn, and Barry Holsapple; grandchildren Tracy Hutchings, Christopher Shackleford, Kimberly Spurling, Jennifer Porter, Jamie Holsapple and Ashley Angleton; great grandchildren Avery, Isla, Damon, Chevy, Isabelle, Elizabeth, Madison,...
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Janet C. Wiley

October 11, 1937 - April 6, 2017

79, passed away April 6, 2017 with her family at her side. She passed as she lived her life, with grace and dignity.Janet was born on October 11, 1937 in Beech Grove, IN to Rudolph W. and Ella (Hartsock) Behler. She was a lifetime resident of the city.After graduating from St. Mary's Academy in 1955. She worked as an administrative assistant at Eli Lilly Co. for 36 years.On June 21, 1958,...
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Norma Jean Griffin

July 10, 1928 - March 24, 2017

Norma Jean Griffin88, of Beech Grove, passed away on March 24, 2017. Norma Jean was born to the late John and Nettie Winkler. Norma Jean worked for Cornelius Printing Co. for 35 years, she also worked at the Beech Grove Eagles where she made lifelong friendships. She is survived by her daughter; Sharon (Randy) Stahley, granddaughters; Angela (Joe) Steele and Allouri Stahley, great-grandchildren;...
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Scott Edward Hyatt

September 15, 1967 - March 23, 2017

Scott E. Hyatt49, of Indianapolis passed away on March 23, 2017. He is survived by his mother; Judy Jerge, siblings; Karen (Dave) Callahan and Butch (Melissa) Hyatt, nephews; David (Amber) Callahan and Philip Callahan, nieces; Kristina (Kevin) Callahan and Ica Hyatt. Scott is preceded in death by his father; Lawrence Hyatt. Visitation will be held at Little and Sons Beech Grove Chapel on Friday,...
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Carole A. Keyler

March 8, 1936 - March 13, 2017

Carole Ann Keyler 81, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 13, 2017. Carole will be missed by her children, Larry (Jane), Jim (Julie), Joe (Dawn), Mary Diane (John) Bush, Linda, and Nancy (John) Deubelbeiss; her sister, Donna Schultz, 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert and her brother, Robert Simon. Visitation will be Wednesday,...
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Mary Margaret Youngstafel

November 22, 1926 - March 11, 2017

.90, passed away March 11, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis, IN to the late Claude and Mae James.Mary was a long time member of St. Phillip Catholic Church, and recently has been attending St. Roch Catholic Church.She is survived by her children Mary Youngstafel, Richard Youngstafel, Jr., Anne (Gary) Thompson, Lawrence (Laura) Youngstafel, Mark Youngstafel, Rose (Gary) Lumpkin, and Carl ...
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Helena B. Meredith

July 12, 1925 - March 6, 2017

Helena B. Meredith91, of Beech Grove, passed away on March 6, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at South Emerson Church of God in Beech Grove from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Funeral services immediately following at the church. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. www.littleandsonsbeechgrove.com Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech...
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Sandy K. O'Neil

February 4, 1944 - March 6, 2017

73, went to be with the Lord March 6, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis to the late Leslie and Dorothy Herron.Sandy ran a Day Care in Brownsburg for over 30 years, where she was an influence on countless lives.She is survived by her children Richard (Beth) Spellman, Gregory Spellman, and Teresa (Henry) Chaney; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brothers Ronald and Robert Herron; and Best...
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Walter Emerson Bevis

May 21, 1925 - March 4, 2017

Walter Emerson Bevis,91, a longtime resident of Beech Grove, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017. Walter was born May 21, 1925 in Columbus, Indiana, the son of Guy and Hazel (Stillabower) Bevis. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, and later became a supervisor at the Naval Avionics Center in Indianapolis for nearly 30 years. He retired in 1980. Many knew him as a regular and active member of...
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Lester D. Jones

June 16, 1924 - March 3, 2017

Lester D Jones,92, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully March 3, 2017. Lester was born June 16, 1924 in Scottsville, KY the son of the late Lewis and Eva Jones. He was employed with RCA in the cabinet department for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He was a WW II Army Veteran. Lester is survived by his sister Frances Elizabeth Jones, his son; Timothy (Gena) Jones, 6 grandchildren, 14 great...
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Ruth Jane Moats

January 9, 1921 - February 27, 2017

Ruth Jane Moats,96, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully February 27, 2017. Ruth was born January 9, 1921 in Linton, IN the daughter of the late Hobart and Leona "Goble" Sanders. She was a sales associate with Meigs Publishing Co. She was a member of South Emerson Church of God and the Beech Grove Senior Center. Ruth is survived by her children: Shirley Roland, Janice Patterson and Robert...
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Virginia Carol Sherrill

April 15, 1948 - February 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, IN.
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Gordie Dean Keene

October 6, 1933 - February 23, 2017

83, passed away Feb. 23, 2017. He was born in Hillsdale, TN to the late Vernon and Ida Keene. Dean retired from the Beech Grove Fire Department where he was a firefighter for 21 years.He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Candy Keene; children Beverly (Charles) Ward, Berneda Rogers, and Jerry (Tammy) Keene; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren. He...
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Annabella Zakrzewski

January 11, 1927 - February 19, 2017

90, passed away Feb. 19, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis to the late Frank and Anna May Staudt.Annie is survived by her nieces Carole Terry, Jean Terry Caster, and Karen Terry; and several other nieces and nephews and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband's Clyde C. Young, and Daniel B. Zakrzewski; son Clyde R. Young and 2 sisters and 2 brothers.Visitation will be Friday...
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Jesse E. Elmore

May 31, 1958 - February 17, 2017

Jesse Edward Elmore58 years oldBorn 5/31/58Riverside, California-General HospitalChildren:Daughter-Christina (Elmore) Purcell, Husband-Ronald PurcellSon - James ElmoreSon - Jeremy HodgeDaughter - Abriel NorrisDaughter - Ariel NorrisSon - TJ NorrisBrothers:Lester Elmore- wife PamelaJohn Elmore - wife TeresaParents: Father - Lewis Elmore (deceased)Mother - Joan Copenhaver - husband...
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Mark Howard

September 30, 1924 - February 15, 2017

Mark "Deacon" Howard: 92, passed away February 15, 2017. He was born in Evansville, IN to the late Mark and Marie Howard. Mark retired from Glass Container where his was a machine operator for over 35 years. He was a WWII veteran serving in the Army Air Corp. Mark was a lifelong bowler, his favorite alley was Beech Grove Bowl and was a diehard Chicago Cub fan.He is survived by his...
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Margaret Holwager

February 25, 1925 - February 14, 2017

MARGARET JEAN HOLWAGER February 25, 1925 - February 14, 2017 This lovely, white haired charmer was born February 25, 1925 to Ethel (Metzger) and R. W. Jontz, at home in Silver Lake, Indiana. Jean was christened Margaret Jean Jontz. Her mother was partial to Margaret, while her father liked Jean. For about two...
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Dorothy Marino

March 22, 1928 - February 11, 2017

Dorothy E. Marino88, of Indianapolis, passed away on February 11, 2017. Dorothy loved her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was a very independent woman and wanted to do everything herself. She loved working in the school cafeteria and was heartbroken when she finally retired for the second time! Dorothy loved Jesus and her church family. She was very involved with church...
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Gloria Paprich

March 22, 1950 - February 10, 2017

Gloria Paprich: 66, passed away Feb. 10, 2017. She was born in Milwaukee, WI to the late Frank and Doris Paprich.A Beech Grove residence most of her life is survived by her sister Sandy Penoske; niece Jenny Ozier; and nephew Steven Penoske. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday Feb. 18th at 11:00 AM in Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel, with visitation from 9:00 AM until time...
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Daniel J. Burgess

August 22, 1949 - February 10, 2017

Daniel J. Burgess: 67, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born on August 22, 1949 in Beech Grove, IN to Harry LaVern Burgess, Sr., and Virginia "Jennie" Louise (Barkman) Burgess. Daniel was a 1968 graduate of Beech Grove High School and worked as a Security Supervisor at Eli Lilly and Company from 1987 to 2012.He was an avid IndyCar race fan and sports fan of the Colts and...
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Megan Michelle Rowe

July 8, 1983 - February 2, 2017

33, of Greenfield, IN passed away Feb. 2, 2017. She is survived by her husband Trenton Rowe; daughters Autumn, Aliyah, Andrea, and Audrey Rowe; parents Becky and Albert Peoples; and brother Michael Peoples.Megan was preceded in death by her brother Adam Peoples. Visitation will be held Tuesday Feb. 7th from 4:00-8:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. Funeral Services...
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David Lee Blackwell

March 23, 1949 - January 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, IN.
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Marvin Lee Coble

December 22, 1946 - January 29, 2017

Marvin Lee Coble70, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 29, 2017. He was born December 22, 1946 in Bedford Indiana to Martin and Rosemary Choate Coble. He severed in the United States Navy and worked as an electrician for Navistar. Marvin is survived by his wife Robin Coble, children Nikki, Tina, Erica, Kelley, Michelle, Christie, Lindsey, Jessica, Robin, Marty and Matt, sisters Mary Jean...
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Joseph Donald Bailey

April 3, 1935 - January 25, 2017

81, passed away January 25, 2017.He was born in Indianapolis to the late Maurice and Elizabeth Bailey.Joseph Bailey worked many years for Standard Oil Company driving a gasoline tanker, then later operated mixers for both Conco and American Concrete before he retired in 2000. Beginning in the 1950's, Joe was a pit stop reporter for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Press Bureau and was an...
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Jerry Wayne Stafford

January 12, 1948 - December 24, 2016

Jerry Wayne StaffordIndianapolis, INJerry W. Stafford, 68, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away peacefully in the home of his brother and sister-in-law on December 24, 2016. He is resting in his forever, heavenly home with our brother Jesus, reunited with his son Don Wayne Stafford and other family members who have passed on. He was retired from Chemical Leman. He worked as a professional truck...
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Karen Ann Sigler

October 29, 1943 - December 20, 2016

Karen Ann SiglerKaren Ann Krukemier Sigler73, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 20, 2016. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Little and Sons Beech Grove Chapel on Saturday, January 14, 2016 from 2-4pm. Celebration of Life Service immediately following at 4pm.www.littleandsonsbeechgrove.comArrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, IN.
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Agatha Wiemer

September 18, 1920 - December 12, 2016

Aunt Agatha was quite a lady. She went to be with our Lord, Dec. 12, 2016. She was born on September 18, 1920 in her parents home with the assistance of a midwife. She grew up in the southwest corner of Germany literally right on the border with France. It was just east of Alsace Lorraine which has been a territorial battle between France and Germany for centuries. Her little village,...
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Glenna Sue Pickerell

February 8, 1946 - December 11, 2016

70, of Indianapolis, passed away Dec. 11, 2016.She is survived by her children Trina Pickerell, Edna Gooley, Tony Pickerell, Terri Pickerell, and Michael Pickerell; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.Glenna was preceded in death by her son John Pickerell.Visitation will be held Monday Dec. 19th from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. Burial to...
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Edith Holstein Beasley

August 8, 1923 - December 3, 2016

.Edith Holstein Beasley93, passed away Dec. 3, 2016. She was born in New Bethel, IN to the late Charles and Glen Willsey.Edith is survived by her daughter Donna Overbeck; grandchildren Christopher Holstein, Jason Butler, Robert Butler, and Kurt Holstein; and 10 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband's Howard Holstein and Warren Beasley; and sons Kenneth Holstein and Stevie...
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Evelyn C. Mastalerz

December 22, 1922 - November 25, 2016

93, family Matriarch, the "Queen Mother, Pink Grandma, and eternal optimist," passed away peacefully in Sun City Center, Fl. on November 25, 2016.She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph A. Mastalerz, Jr. and her son, Joseph Eric Mastalerz, married on on November 27, 1948, they dedicated their lives to raising their eight children; Mary Anna Elias, Judith L. Guilliam, Susan M. Jackson,...
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Robert Jackson Emerson

May 14, 1938 - November 25, 2016

Robert Jackson "Jack" Emerson78, passed away November 25, 2016. He was born in Athens, AL to the late Willie and Mattie Emerson. Jack is survived by his children Thomas (Fancy) Emerson, Wayne (Kelly) Emerson, Carl (Tina) Emerson, Donna Emerson, and Donnie Emerson; and several grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday Dec. 2nd from 4:00-8:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home...
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Judy Gard

August 8, 1941 - November 10, 2016

75, of Indianapolis, passed away November 10, 2016. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Robert Gard; mother Bertha Guffin; children Traci Lynn (James Pilotte) Cooper, Robert Allen (Renea) Gard Jr., and David Lee (Deborah) Gard; grandchildren Keisha, Ronald, Heather, Kendra D., Kayla, David, Kevin, Kaitlyn, Amber, and Kendra R.; great grandchildren Stanley, Jalen, Jada, Damien,...
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Lucy Ann Murphy

October 1, 1925 - October 18, 2016

Lucy Ann Meece Murphy91, passed away October 18, 2016. She was born in Somerset, KY to the late Andrew Jackson and Martha Jannie Meece.Lucy Ann is survived by her daughters Martha Ann Murphy LaMarche (Robert) and Sharon Rene Murphy Hilderbrand (Curtis); son Mark Wayne Murphy; grandchildren Brendan, David, and Andrew LaMarche, Elizabeth and Sean Hilderbrand, Justin Collins, and Amber Murphy...
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Rosalinde Parks

January 3, 1933 - October 13, 2016

Rosalinde Schulz Adams Parks of Beech Grove passed away on October 13, 2016.Rosalinde was born January 3, 1933 to the late Fritz and Martha Schulz. She was the 9th of 13th children.Rosalinde left Germany in December of 1952 for a better life in America. She became a United States Citizen in June of 1962. She spent time in Florida and Texas before moving to Indiana in 1962. Rosie married Everet...
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Edna L. Vastine

September 12, 1924 - October 7, 2016

92, passed away October 7, 2016. She was born in Indianapolis to the late Edward and Maude Richardson.Edna is survived by her daughter Sharon Grenoble; 4 grandchildren; sister Doris Bauke, and brother Robert Richardson. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Vastine and son David Vastine.A memorial service will be held at a later date.www.littleandsonsbeechgrove.com
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Sandra J. Kelley

February 22, 1939 - October 4, 2016

Sandra "Sandee" J. Kelley 77, passed away peacefully Tuesday night. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Goldie Kelley, who preceded her in death, and sister of Bernice, Harold, Mary and Jack, who also preceded her in death. Sandee was a long time educator at Indianapolis Public School 39 until retiring in 1998. Through the years many of her students complimented and thanked her for having a...
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Marianne Rita Fisher

July 7, 1925 - October 3, 2016

Marianne Rita (Jelase) Fisher91, of Beech Grove, IN passed away October 3, 2016.She retired from Indiana Central College where she worked in the accounting office.Marianne is survived by her son Keith (Laura) Fisher; daughter Elaine Tirmenstein; grandchildren Alicia (Josh) Hybarger, T.J. (Kelli) Fisher, Lilli (Jason) Bilyeu, and Hannah Fisher (Kyle Wendling); 5 great grandchildren; sister Rosina ...
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Richard L. Gibboney

January 21, 1937 - October 3, 2016

79, of Beech Grove, IN. passed away Oct. 3, 2016.He retired from AMTRAK where he was a parts manager for over 20 years. Richard is survived by his wife Nancy Adler Chandler Gibboney; daughters Libby Quillen (Kent King), and Lee Anne Young; step children Susan King and William (Anna) Chandler; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild; and brothers Jack and Gary Gibboney.Memorial Contributions may...
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Herbert Mahrdt Korra

February 23, 1934 - October 2, 2016

Herbert Mahrdt Korra 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 1, 2016. He was a retired history teacher from Warren Central High School, where he was involved in the writing of the History of Warren Township and more recently completed a book about his beloved dogs, Living With The Boomers He traveled extensively to Europe as a tour guide for many students and adults.He was a 1952 graduate...
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Ray Bennett

February 7, 1930 - September 14, 2016

Ray J. Bennett86, of Indianapolis passed away on September 14, 2016. Ray is survived by his children; Michael (Cathy) Bennett, Ernie (Mary) Bennett and Terry Bennett, along with 5 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild. Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife; Helen Bennett and daughter; Lila Burris. Visitation will be held at Little and Sons Beech Grove Chapel on Tuesday, September 20, 2016...
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Harold F. Ross

September 21, 1932 - September 14, 2016

Harold F. Ross83, passed away Sept. 14, 2016. He was born in Milner, GA to the late Henry Alton Ross and Irene M. Price.Harold retired from Ford Motor Co. where he worked for 35 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Mildred Ross; and daughter Karen (Tim) Hirschy.Visitation will be Sunday Sept. 18th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. Funeral...
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John Herbert Johnson

March 4, 1950 - September 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, IN.
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Eugene Joseph Wessling

October 25, 1931 - September 12, 2016

Eugene "Gene" Wessling84, of Beech Grove passed away on September 12, 2016. He was born October 25, 1931 to the late Henry W. and Emma M. Wessling. Gene was a 1949 graduate of Cathedral High School and a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a telephone repairman for Indiana Bell/AT&T retiring in 1991. Gene loved sports and was an avid golfer into his 80s. He was a long-time...
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Raymond Earl Halfaker

November 26, 1961 - September 12, 2016

Raymond E. Halfaker 54, of Beech Grove, passed away September 12, 2016. He was a second generation owner and operator of Jay Troy's Septic and Sewer Company. He enjoyed fishing, working, and spending time with his little buddies, John and Bardo. Ray will be dearly missed by his wife of 33 years, Tina; his son, Joseph (Clare); his grandsons, John and Braeden; his brothers, Guy (Cathy) and Joe ...
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Leatrice Roberson

September 30, 1928 - September 9, 2016

Leatrice (Lee) Roberson, from Indianapolis, died September 9th at the age of 87. Lee was born in Midland, Indiana to Blanche Roberts Jacobs. She spent her younger years in Owensburg before moving to Indianapolis where she graduated from Manuel High School. Although Lee worked at many different jobs, retiring from LS Ayres, her favorite job was that of a wife, mother, grandmother, and great...
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D. Marie Williams

May 29, 1914 - September 3, 2016

D. Marie Williams, 102, passed from her fruitful life on earth to be with her husband in heaven, J. Clyde Williams, her daughter Bonnie Jean "Colvin" Foltz and her grandson John Foltz on Saturday, September 3. She had been a resident at Crestwood Village South for many years and most recently at the Altenheim. Marie was born in Corning Indiana in Davis County on May 29, 1914 to Thomas...
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Aurelia J. Fields

October 27, 1947 - September 3, 2016

.68, passed away September 3, 2016. She was born in Cumberland, KY to the late K.C. and Ora Faughn.Aurelia attended First Separate Baptist Church in Indianapolis.She is survived by her children Terry "Rocky" (Tina) Fields, Charles "Bubby "(Julie) Fields and Tracey "NaeNae" Fields; grandchildren Elizabeth J. Fields, Joshua Everett Fields and Chase Lewis V. Fields; and sister Glenna Sue Pickerel....
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Luther H. Spangler

February 1, 1920 - August 29, 2016

Luther Hale Spangler, Stepped through the door of heaven at Morristown Manor on August 29, 2016. He was born February 1, 1920 in Owen Co., Indiana to Joe C. and Hazel Bell Spangler (deceased) and moved to Beech Grove, Indiana at an early age. Luther graduated from Beech Grove High School in 1938 and attended Indiana Central College in Indianapolis. He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret...
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Burnice L. Tippit

December 13, 1926 - August 29, 2016

Burnice "Tip" TippitOf Beech Grove, passed away on August 29, 2016. He was born in Purcell, OK on December 13, 1926. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in combat in the Korean War. He married Pearlie Ann Harris on March 15, 1952. After moving to the Beech Grove area, he worked at St. Francis Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, his sister Ethel Ferguson, of...
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Irene L. Strodtman

August 4, 1939 - August 29, 2016

Irene L. Strodtman, 77, of Greenwood, passed away on August 29, 2016. She will be dearly missed by her sister, Nancy Porter, as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore M. Strodtman and her parents, Ira and Francis Wright. A graveside Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2pm at Forest Lawn Memory...
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Norma Jean Stapert

December 20, 1936 - August 24, 2016

.79, passed away August 24, 2016. She was born in Indianapolis to the late Elbert and Elsie Frye. She is survived by her daughter Lisa K. Briney and son Doug Keith Stapert, Sr.; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers David and Je3rry Frye and sister Nancy Frye. Norma was preceded in death by her husband John Marcus Stapert and daughter Pamela Jean Stapert. Visitation will be held...
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Samuel Taylor Norris

November 8, 1933 - August 20, 2016

82, passed away August 20, 2016. He was born in Hegria, KY to the late Albert and Ruby Norris. Samuel has been a pastor for over 50 years and currently at the Golden Gate Baptist Church. He retired from Ford Motor Company where he worked for over 30 years and was an Army Veteran.Samuel is survived by his son David (Melissa) Norris; daughter Tamara (John) Schell; and granddaughters Tori and...
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Charles A. Gearns

November 11, 1919 - August 18, 2016

Charles A. Gearns96, passed away August 18, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis to the late James and Mary Gearns.Charles retired from Eli Lilly where he was a Plant Engineering Manager for 35 years. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. Charlie was an avid Colts fan who held season tickets for over twenty years. He also enjoyed playing golf, traveling and...
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Gertrude Greene

October 29, 1927 - August 1, 2016

88, passed away Monday, August 1 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and a former bookkeeper. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. Greene Jr., and parents, Charles and Ruth Richart. She is survived by her loving children, Barbara Weiss (Ken), Harry B. Greene III (Terri), Kathleen Gosser (Donnie), and Mary Ruth Hawk (Mike). Grandchildren...
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Mary Rose Edwards

October 30, 1926 - July 14, 2016

Mary Rose Edwards89, of Morgantown, passed away on July 14, 2016. Visitation will be held at Little and Sons Beech Grove Chapel on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 10:00-12:00pm with funeral services will be immediately following. Burial will be at Round Hill Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, IN.
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Ira S. Hobdy

July 6, 1926 - July 6, 2016

Ira S. Hobdy90, of Indianapolis passed away on July 6, 2016 while celebrating his 90th birthday. Ira was a WWII and Korean war veteran. He is survived by his wife; Tonya (Bricker) Hobdy, children; Sharon (Pat) Pinckard, Floyd (Julia) Blines, Donna (Roger) Carter, John (Brenda) Hobdy, Mike (Rebecca) Hobdy, Kim (Jason) Carter, Joshua McCorkle and Monica (James) Mullins. Ira is also survived by many...
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Eric A. Ellinger

March 15, 1981 - June 29, 2016

Eric Andrew Ellinger35, of Indianapolis passed away on June 29,2016. Eric was known to his family and friends for his love of music. He is survived by his parents; Tim and Sheila Ellinger, brother; Matthew (Michelle) Ellinger, sister; Lauren (Patrick) Kennedy, along with 2 nieces and 2 nephews. Entombment will be held at Calvary Cemetery on Thursday July 21st at 3:30pm. Arrangements under the...
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Dreathia M. Lewis

April 14, 1929 - June 28, 2016

Dreathia M. Lewis, 87, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 28, 2016. Dreathia, was a hard working woman who devoted her life to her family. Dreathia's feisty personality and kind heart will be dearly missed by her daughter, Darlene Williams; her grandchildren, Jeff Bradley, Tony Bradley, Dann Williams and Lynn Williams; her great grandchildren, Chase, Hannah, and Haley; her great-great...
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John Christopher Murphy

June 26, 1935 - June 26, 2016

John Christopher Murphy, Jr. passed away quietly on his 81st birthday, June 26, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis, IN, where he had resided all of his life. John enjoyed fishing, bowling, riding bikes with his grandchildren, but most of all, his skating years with his wife. All of which he did until he was 78 years old. Chris, as he was known by most, was a retired machinist from Schwitzer...
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Loretta M. Inman Lentz

October 9, 1928 - June 22, 2016

Loretta M. Inman-Lentz87, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 22, 2016. She is survived by her daughters, Kay (Jim) Parks and Karen Morris; her brother, Lee Wolfington; her grandchildren, Adam (Joanna) Morris, Jimmy Parks, Michelle (Anthony) Meister, Allison (Zach) Litteral, Chelsea (Jordon) Harrell and Neil Morris; and her great grandson Braxton Harrell. She was preceded in death by her...
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Angelo M. Calderone

October 28, 1935 - June 22, 2016

Angelo M. Calderone80, of Beech Grove, passed away on June 22, 2016. He was born October 29, 1935 in Ashtabula, Ohio to Frank J. and Lillian S. (Rocco) Calderone. He worked for the Penn Central Railroad in Ashtabula, Ohio for 16 years and then was transferred to Beech Grove where he continued to Work for 17 years, he then transferred to New York Central at Avon, Indiana, retiring in 1992. He...
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Pamela D. Keeley

January 14, 1950 - June 15, 2016

Pamela D. Keeley 66, of Greenwood, passed away June 15, 2016. Pam had a true heart for helping others and it was shown throughout her life as a foster mother and also through her passion of working as a registered nurse after graduating from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in South Bend. She worked for Miller's Merry Manor, Elkhart General Hospital, Community Hospice of Elkhart and several...
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Karla Marie Hall

March 17, 1964 - June 2, 2016

Karla Marie Hall52, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 2, 2016, after a courageous battle. As a teacher, Karla impacted more lives than could be counted. Her positive attitude and kind heart will be dearly missed by many, including her siblings, Gene Hall and Lori (Doug) Bartlett; her nephew, Chase Bartlett and her aunt, Loey Neuert. Karla proved that love was thicker than blood and made a...
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Clora Strange

November 29, 1922 - May 28, 2016

Clora Strange93, of Beech Grove, Indiana passed away on May 28, 2016. She is survived by her brother; Hubert Strange and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Visitation will be held at Little and Sons Beech Grove Chapel on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Funeral Services will follow at noon. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.www...
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Helen T. Akers

July 1, 1923 - May 25, 2016

Helen Garmon (Thompson) Akers, 92, of Beech Grove, IN, passed away on May 25, 2016 at the Franciscan St. Francis Hospice House in Indianapolis.Helen was born on July 1, 1923 in Knob Lick, KY, to William and Rae Thompson. She was the oldest of three siblings, Mary died in 1990 while Robert survives. On May 26, 1945 she married James Linwood Akers in Indianapolis and a year later moved into their...
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Betty Lou Hutchinson

February 16, 1929 - May 24, 2016

Betty L Hutchinson, 87, formerly of Beech Grove, died May 24, 2016. She was a nursing consultant for the State of Indiana for 18 years, retiring in 1993. Previously she had been the Director of Nursing at Turtle Creek Nursing Home, Beech Grove. Over the years, Betty helped with her daughters' Girl Scout Troops and sang in Sweet Adelines as well as the Beech Grove First Christian Church Choir. ...
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Rosetta A. Kirkman

February 15, 1946 - May 18, 2016

Rosetta Ann (Macy) Kirkman, age 69, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born on December 13, 1946 in Rush County, IN as the daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (Hock) Macy. She graduated from Rushville High School. She worked at Schnadig Corporation until 1985 then moved to Decatur County and worked at Printpack Corporation for 16 years....
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John W. Alford

June 17, 1952 - May 3, 2016

John W. Alford63, of Beech Grove, IN passed away May 3, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis to the late John and Juanita Alford. John was a manager of Red Wing Shoe store for many years. He was an aviation enthusiast and took great pride in building and flying model airplanes.John is survived by his loving wife Vicki; daughter Jennifer, grandchildren Katelyn and Christian, and great grandson...
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Jacqueline A. Green

March 18, 1948 - April 28, 2016

Jacqueline A. Green68, of Indianapolis passed away on April 28, 2016. She is survived by her Brother; Larry (Beth) C. Green and Nieces/ Nephew; Adrienne, Heather and Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Richard and Rosemary Green. Visitation will be held at Little and Sons Beech Grove Chapel on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 11am-1pm. Funeral Services immediately following.www...
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Cody Perry

April 11, 1986 - April 25, 2016

In Memory ofCody "Kodiak" PerryApril 11, 1986 to April 25, 2016Cody Ryan Perry, 30, of Beech Grove, IN, passed away unexpectedly on April 25, 2016.Cody was a beloved father, son, brother and friend. His smile was contagious and lit up any room he entered. He will be remembered for his fun loving spirit and giving nature. He was an exceptional father to Kamden and Braxston. He loved his boys with...
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Patricia Jane Tartaglia Lucas

February 6, 1933 - April 18, 2016

Patricia Jane Tartaglia Lucas1933-2016Born to Frank and Katherine (Gamron) Tartaglia, February 6, 1933. Was raised with 2 sisters Mary Lou Mitchell (Dick) and Bette Jean Harrelson. She graduated from Bloomington High School and worked at the radio station and the gas company in Bloomington, before she married Leonard Elmo Lucas, August 17, 1951. They had been married 64 years and have three...
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Daniel G. Challis

June 10, 1936 - April 12, 2016

Daniel G. Challis "Pappy"79, of Beech Grove, passed away on April 12, 2016. Daniel was a lifelong resident of Beech Grove, serving 29 years with the Beech Grove Police Department, 11 years as their Police Chief. He was a private investigator for the Hoosier Lottery from 1990 until 2000 and was a member of the Sarah Fisher Racing Team from 2008 until 2014. He was a graduate of Beech Grove High...
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James Linwood Akers

December 30, 1920 - April 10, 2016

James Linwood Akers, 95, of Beech Grove, IN, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Franciscan St. Francis Hospice House in Indianapolis.James was born December 30, 1920 in Chicago, to Herbert and Ruth (Hayford) Akers. After attending Butler University, he served his country for four years during WWII in the United States Marine Corp including the battle at Iwo Jima. On May 26, 1945 he...
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