Our Obituaries

Rose Anne Davidson

April 11, 1958 - December 9, 2017

Rose Anne Davidson, 59, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. She was born April 11, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Robert Leinbach and Mary Garden. She was a faithful Christian and loved her family. Rose Anne met her husband of 22 years at Integrated Distribution Services where they both worked. She always cooked without a recipe, but could tell you when you didn't make it just...
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Maxine Ransdell

October 24, 1923 - November 29, 2017

Maxine Ransdell, 94, of Beech Grove, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was born October 24, 1923 in Indianapolis to the late George and Hortense (Newton) Beckner. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Gordon J. Ransdell, and grandson, Elliott Gough. Maxine was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and Altar Society. She volunteered at St. Francis Hospital for many years. ...
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Paul Curry

February 21, 1930 - November 26, 2017

Paul Curry, 87, of Beech Grove, passed away on November 26, 2017. Paul was a US Army Veteran who spent most of his life working for as a steel cutter and a genuinely hard-working man. He was known for being quite the character and enjoyed spending time with his family, bowling, fishing and watching wrestling. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 64 years, Jolene Curry; his children, Norman...
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Marilyn D. Barton

April 19, 1936 - November 25, 2017

Marilyn Barton 81, of Beech Grove passed away on November 25, 2017. Marilyn was an outgoing woman who spent 36 years as a school teacher, 25 of which was with the Beech Grove School district. She enjoyed shopping, being a part of the Red Hat Society, and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 57 years, Richard; her children, Ross (Jennifer) Barton and Onda ...
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Hugh E. Bothwell

August 24, 1920 - November 23, 2017

Hugh E. (Boob) Bothwell, Sr., 97, of Indianapolis, went to be with the Lord on November 23, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born August 24, 1920, in Beech Grove to the late Harry and Ada Mae (Buis) Bothwell. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Virginia (Williams) Bothwell; son, Robert Amick; daughter, Debra Tripp; grandson, Mark Amick; and sisters, Luetta Shutt and Ruth...
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Preston M. Ewing

January 1, 1933 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, IN.
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Fredrik Olaf Haarbye

August 15, 1928 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, IN.
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Gerald C. Dingess

June 1, 1949 - November 13, 2017

68, of Indianapolis, passed away November 13, 2017.He was born in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Gerald and Naomi Dingess. He is survived by his wife of 22 years Carole Dingess; daughter Angela (Kevin) Jackson; step-daughters Tiffany (Ron) Burkhart, and Emily (Keith) McAffee; step-son Todd (Jessica) Stowell; grandchildren Drew and Ethan Jackson, Jasmin Burkhart, Zach, Grant, and Nolan...
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Kevin D. Whittington

June 13, 1962 - November 12, 2017

55, of Indianapolis, passed away November 12, 2017.He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Denise Whittington; daughter Amber Mobley; sons Carl and Phillip Whittington; grandchildren Dylan Nobrega, Brandon Mobley, and Ashton Mobley; mother Fran Stuckey; sisters Terry (Gary) McDonald, and Brenda Morrow; brothers Roger Whittington, and Brian (Paula) Stuckey; and many step-brothers, step...
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James Duncan

April 10, 1961 - November 11, 2017

James Allen Duncan, better known as "Big Jim" to all his friends, was born on April 10th, 1961 and passed on November 11th, 2017. Big Jim was born in Warrensville Heights, OH, was a Cleveland and Ohio State sports fan and fell in love with horse racing early. All of his life Jim traveled the US following the horse racing circuits. He was most recently living in Shelbyville, IN and spent time...
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Charlene Marie Spitzfaden

November 6, 1925 - November 8, 2017

Charlene Spitzfaden, (92) passed away peacefully on November 8, 2017 surrounded by her family. Charlene was a beloved sister of Frances (Joseph) Niehaus (deceased) and Phyllis (Joseph) Davey. Charlene is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Alison (Keith) (Davey) Frazier, Brian (Bess) Davey, Bernie (Mary) Davey, Matthew Davey, Marty (Fran) Davey, Mary (Jack) Niehaus Emshwiller, Fred (Dee)...
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Norma Lee Camden

February 8, 1942 - November 5, 2017

Norma Lee Camden, daughter of Cecil Burkhart and Rissie McQueen, resident of Bloomfield, IN, born February 8, 1942 in Jackson County, KY, devoted mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother died November 5, 2017 peacefully at home, with family gathered around.She is survived by her siblings Kathleen, Harold Jay, Hobert, Billie, and Gary, her husband William Michael Camden, her children Lonnie...
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Carolyn Joyce Waltz Kavanaugh

January 11, 1965 - November 3, 2017

Carolyn Joyce "Carol" Waltz Kavanaugh, 52, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born January 11, 1965 in Minnesota. Carol liked to travel and explore new places and things but mostly enjoyed her family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren.She is survived by her husband Patrick Kavanaugh; parents, Fred and Dorothy Waltz; children, Darrell, Crystal, and Tyler; brother,...
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Marilyn Kay Thomas

February 6, 1961 - November 2, 2017

Marilyn Kay (Rengers) Thomas, 56, of Indianapolis, Indiana, has begun her next journey as she passed away peacefully in her home at approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 2, 2017. She passed away from her long courageous battle with endometrial cancer with her loved ones by her side. She surpassed all of her doctors' expectations and gave the fight of her life up to the very end. Her battle with...
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Sheila Joy Woolwine

November 20, 1956 - November 1, 2017

Sheila Joy Woolwine, 60, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017. She was born November 20, 1956 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Robert L. Woolwine and Ina (Hughes) Jones. She is preceded in death by her father and her son, Donovan Lee McKinney. Sheila was a wonderful homemaker, caring for and feeding everyone in her family. She was especially known for her peanut butter fudge. She enjoyed...
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Lawrence D. Watson

February 4, 1918 - November 1, 2017

Lawrence D. "Larry" Watson, 99, of Beech Grove, passed away November 1, 2017. Larry was born February 4, 1918 in Trafalgar, IN the son of Virchil and Cordelia (Green) Watson. He was a US Army Veteran of WW II and worked in the Shipping Department at General Motors for many years retiring in 1980. He was a member of the U.A.W in Indianapolis, a 50 plus year member of the Beech Grove Masonic...
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John Wesley Gatlin

November 28, 1930 - October 28, 2017

86, passed away October 28, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Marion and Veda Gatlin.John retired from Ford Motor Company after 34 years of service, and was a Korean War Navy Veteran. After retirement he enjoyed spending 20 years wintering in Florida, and had a passion for Golf.He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Lucy Gatlin; children John "Buddy" Gatlin, Mila Dyson,...
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Emmett Randall Stuck

June 13, 1918 - October 28, 2017

Emmett Randall Stuck Sr. 99, of Beech Grove, passed away on October 28, 2017. He was born June 13, 1918 in Indianapolis to Randall J. B. and Ella Mae Abbott Stuck. He was a member of University Heights Christian Church and Southport Masonic Lodge. Emmett was a Sheriff for Metro Police Department and police chief for Perry Township. Emmett is preceded in death by his wife Anna Stuck. He is...
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Shirley L. Foltz

January 25, 1942 - October 26, 2017

75, of Indianapolis passed away Thursday October 26, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis to the late Raliegh and Luella Harris.Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, James F. Foltz; son, Eddie Foltz; daughter in law Leann Foltz; grandchildren Katie Strack, Emily Strack, Keegan Foltz and Halsey Leonard; sister Wanda Hedge and brother Tom Harris. She was preceded in death by her...
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Juanita Smith

June 20, 1934 - October 25, 2017

Juanita Smith, 83, of Indianapolis passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at her home. She was born June 20, 1934 in Hazard, KY to the late Marcellis and Laura (Combs) Fugate. She is also preceded in death by several of her siblings. She loved to sew, crochet, and scrap book. She also enjoyed humming birds and collecting hermit crabs.She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Hobert Smith;...
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Judith Ellen Lucas

January 5, 1955 - October 22, 2017

Judith Ellen Lucas62, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 22, 2017. Judy was a woman who genuinely enjoyed her time with her family and will be dearly missed by her husband, Mike; her children, Joe (Kathy) and Denise (Mike) Eckerty; her grandchildren, Tyler, Colin, Talan, Lillie, Michael and Brodie; and her sisters, Nancy (Ron) Pemberton, Carol (Dick) Watkins, and Brenda (Stewart) King....
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Robert F. Helweg

August 9, 1927 - October 19, 2017

Bob was born and raised in Chicago, IL. After graduating high school, he joined the Army and served as a cook at the Imperial Hotel in Japan at the end of WWII. When he returned to the states he relocated to Duluth, MN with his parents and he started working at the Western Electric plant in Duluth. It was in Duluth that he met the love of his life, Rosalyn Gliddon. Bob and Rose were married...
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William Joseph Felts

October 28, 1935 - October 16, 2017

81, passed away October 16, 2017 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was a lifelong Indy Southside resident, and was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. He had a career in Sales for over 25 years; was also a Indianapolis Police Officer. Bill was a Korean War Veteran and had a passion for Golf and Fishing.Bill is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Shirley Felts;...
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Paul Scott Maples

June 27, 1963 - October 12, 2017

Paul Scott Maples, 54, of Indianapolis, passed away October 12, 2017. He was born June 27, 1963. He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert P. Maples, Jr. and brother, James Maples. He is survived by his daughter, Stacy Wemes (Micah), mother, Patty Jo Maples, grandson, Orion Wemes, sister, Jeannine Giordano, and nephew, Cody Giordano.No services will be held, Little and Sons Funeral Home,...
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Clarence Edgar Reel

March 23, 1969 - October 11, 2017

48 of Beech Grove finally found long-awaited relief and release from the chains of addiction Wednesday, October 11, after a brief incapacitation. Born at Community East, "Eddie" -- he despised using his legal first name, so much that many of his friends never even knew it -- proudly lived his entire life in Central Indiana, but saw plenty of the world through the windshield of the...
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Lela Marie Holder

January 5, 1929 - October 10, 2017

88, of Beech Grove, IN. She was born in Clay City, IN to the late Bryan and Ethel Meyer.Lela was a RN and Assistant Director of Nursing at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.She is survived by her sons Charles (Leslie) Holder and Perry (Priscilla) Holder; grandchildren Bryan Holder, Ashley (Kirpal MD) Singh, Jane (Josh MD) Goergen, Elizabeth Holder, and Emily Holder; and 5 great grandchildren....
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Onis King

November 22, 1931 - October 6, 2017

Onis "Tony" King, 85, passed away October 6, with family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Amelia "Midge" King; sons, George King and Anthony "Butch" (Barbara) King; granddaughters, Tracy (Kevin) Calvert and Brittney (Amber Wood) King; and surrogate son, Mark Austin. Tony was also blessed with five great grandchildren, Jaylin, Kendal, and Kobe Calvert and Jacob and Gabriel...
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Carolyn R. Montani

November 24, 1940 - October 5, 2017

76, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 5, 2017. SHe was an active member of the Red Hat Society, Delta Theta Tau, and her church. Carolyn was a fun, feisty, and beautiful woman who will be missed by her daughters, Deborah (Kevin) Branch, Carol (Bud) Henderson, and Norma Hastings; her sister, Elsa Rasmussan ( Frank) Sterner; her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Grace Johnson, Jocelia Bowers...
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Mark Andrew Butrum

May 5, 1959 - September 26, 2017

58, of Beech Grove, passed away on September 26, 2017. He was born May 5, 1959 in Beech Grove to Walter and Joan Stroud Butrum. He worked for Hoosier Company for over 20 years. Andy was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Beech Grove and a member of Holy Name Men's Bowling League. He had a great passion for all sports, especially Nascar and golf and he loved to fish. Andy is survived by...
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Dorothy Reed

November 12, 1923 - September 25, 2017

Dorothy "Dot" Reed93, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 25, 2017. Dot was a beautiful woman, both inside and out. She worked over 35 years as a cook in the school system and was a lover of hats, euchre, and her family. Her wonderful cooking and sweet smile will be missed by many, including her husband of 72 years, Robert; her daughters, Dottie (Jack) Joyner, Sandy Reed, and Janet (Mike)...
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Hubert Strange

September 24, 1924 - September 24, 2017

Hubert Strange 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 24, 2017. He was born September 24, 1924 in Jeffersonville, Kentucky to William and Clydia Powell Strange. He served in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII and worked for RCA as a forklift driver. Hubert is survived by his children Tanya (Scott) Wood and Jason Strange. He is preceded in death by his 3 sisters and 4 brothers...
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Hazel M. Eha

September 11, 1922 - September 21, 2017

95, passed away September 21, 2017. She was born in Campbell Co., KY to the late Walter and Frances Peters. She was a nurse for St. Francis Hospital for over 10 years. Hazel is survived by her children Robert F. (LaVonne) Eha, Daniel A. (Deborah) Eha, Joanne (Richard) Skirvin, and Mary (Kyle) Lomax; 11 grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren; sisters Florence McGarter, and Evelyn Smith and...
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Patrick M. McCauley

February 7, 1931 - September 10, 2017

.86, passed away September 10, 2017. He was born in North Vernon, IN to the late John and Blanche McCauley. Patrick was a meter reader for Indianapolis Power & Light Co. for over 41 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Loyal Order of the Moose and the American Legion all in Beech Grove, IN.Patrick was also a Veteran of the Korean War.He is survived by his daughter...
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Willie Kelsey

July 30, 1954 - September 5, 2017

63, passed away Sept. 5, 2017. He was born in Beech Grove, IN to the late Charles and Anna Kelsey. He was a machinist for Amtrak and Indiana Railroad for over 30 years.He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Billie Kelsey; daughter Crystal Terhune, and Stacy (Craig) Franklin; grandchildren D.J., Shelbi, and Chelsie Terhune, Tatum and Ty Franklin; great grandchildren Harley and Jocelyne...
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Cheryle Lee Flynn

November 19, 1945 - September 2, 2017

Cheryle L. Flynn 71, a long time resident of Beech Grove, IN. went to be with the Lord Saturday the 2nd of September 2017. She was surrounded by her children Laura Leece and Daniel B. Reynolds and all of her grandchildren. Abbigayle Henry, Andrew Barrett, Annabelle Leece, Allen Leece, Hunter Reynolds, DaKota Reynolds and Heidi Kauffman. Cheryle was a great grandmother to 3 beautiful girls Olivia...
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Essie V. White

December 20, 1922 - September 1, 2017

Essie V. White94, passed away September 1, 2017. She was born in NoBob, KY to the late Thomas and Lucy Vance. Essie is survived by her son Michael (Pam) White. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy E. White; sisters Elva Davis and Tina Jesse; and brothers Julis and Ray T. VanceVisitation will be held Wed. Sept. 6th from 4:00-6:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel...
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Jay Allen Jones

January 13, 1934 - August 18, 2017

83, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 18, 2017. Jay was born in Silver City, Iowa to Dutch and Wilma Jones on January 13, 1934. Jay moved to Bloomington, Indiana where he worked at RCA for several years before moving to Indianapolis. Jay was the proud owner of L-J TV Repairs on South Meridian for over 30 years and the owner of Electric Sun Tanning. He enjoyed chatting with his customers,...
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Charlotte Elizabeth Weber

November 22, 1921 - August 16, 2017

95, passed away August 16, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis to the late William and Lucy Senges. Charlotte is survived by her daughter Jean (Art) Sims; granddaughters Lori (Aaron) Sullivan, Amy (Mike) Stevenson, and Leslie (Jeff) Biltz; and great grandchildren, Brandon Stevenson, Leeann Sullivan, Max Stevenson, Lauren Sullivan, Nathan Stevenson, Allyson Biltz, and Andrew Biltz. She was...
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Helen Marie Mathis

January 8, 1966 - August 12, 2017

51, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 12, 2017. Helen worked at the America Legion Headquarters for many years and enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by her children, Michael (Tiffany) Mathis and Renè Mathis; her father, Everett Mathis; her grandson, Zavier Mathis; and her siblings, Everett Mathis Jr., Sandra Mathis, Isaac Mathis, and Mary Mathis....
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Geraldine McKeand

July 8, 1933 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, IN.
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Troy Turner

December 9, 1936 - August 10, 2017

80, passed away August 10, 2017. He was born in Breathitt Co., KY to the late Arkansas and Dora Turner.Troy retired from Allison Transmission where he worked for 32 years.He is survived by his children Debbie Hardesty, Sheila (Jeff) Cooper, and Elvis (Chris) Turner; brothers Truman (Nancy) Turner, Falmouth, KY, Alvin (Patsy) Turner, Stamping Ground, KY; sisters Evelee (Robert) Reynolds, New...
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Marilyn Joyce Marshall

February 1, 1959 - August 5, 2017

Marilyn "Joie" Marshall58, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 40 years, Michael Marshall; her daughter, Danielle; her sons, Michael and Stephen; her siblings, Charles Herbert, Paula Eck, Carolyn Crose, Amy Rippstein, and Sally Hizer; and 8 grandchildren. Joie lived for family, friends and gatherings and...
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Clyde Vernon Martin

February 28, 1936 - August 4, 2017

Clyde Vernon Martin, 81, passed away August 4, 2017. He was born February 28, 1936 in Clay Co., Kentucky to the late Ada Burtrom Martin and Daisy Mae (Hammons) Martin Whitaker. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Annas Dean (Likens) Martin. He retired from the US Air Force before working at Wave Tech and becoming a partner in Big Moe's Trucking. He enjoyed fishing, yard sales, cameras,...
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Helen E. Kavanaugh

April 3, 1936 - August 2, 2017

Helen E. Kavanaugh81, passed away August 2, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis to the late Earl and Maryan Basey. She is survived by her children Karen (White) Kavanaugh, Kenny Kavanaugh and Kevin (Maggie) Kavanaugh. Five grandchildren, Jeremiah (April) Mattingly, Nathan (Lara) Mattingly, Hannah Mattingly, Leah (Josh) Batman and Amber Kavanaugh and 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and...
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Ethel Rimmer

July 1, 1917 - July 27, 2017

Ethel Pitsenborger Rimmer formerly of Rainelle, West Virginia, retired from Indianapolis Glove Company, passed away on July 26, 2017 at St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, Indiana. She was survived by friends. Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, Indiana is handling local arrangements. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday July 28, 2017 at St. Paul Hermitage. Burial will be at End...
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Jerre H. Thompson

May 28, 1937 - July 23, 2017

80, passed away July 23, 2017. He was born in Cairo, IL to the late Milo and Viola Thompson. Jerre was a Deputy Sheriff for the Marion County Sheriff's Department. He began his career with the Department in November of 1968 with the Reserve Division. While there he worked in the Jail, Road Patrol, Warrants and Quartermaster, along with other duties. He left the Department in 1976 as a...
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Anita Mae Eberle

May 14, 1946 - July 21, 2017

Sr. Anita Eberle, OSB, 71, died peacefully at St. Paul Hermitage. She was born in New Albany, Indiana to Lawrence and Bernardine Eberle on May 14, 1946. She graduated from Our Lady of Grace Academy and received a BA Degree in Education from St. Benedict College. Sr. Anita received a Master's Degree in Religious Studies from Mary Grove College and studied Spiritual Direction at Gonzaga...
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Florence H. Barbee

December 29, 1930 - July 14, 2017

86, of Indianapolis, passed away July 14, 2017. She is survived by her children Michele Hankins, Donald (Deborah) Barbee, and Colette (Mark) Steckler; grandchildren Jessica Dilk, Joshua Hankins, Blake and Jacob Barbee, John, Ben, and Corey Steckler, Elizabeth Hoffman, Anna Catt, and Luke Steckler; Great Grandchildren Steven Ahlemeyer, Vincent Bowles, Camille Dilk, Gabe, Parker, Sawyer, Cooper,...
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Debra Lynn Tripp

August 16, 1952 - July 11, 2017

Debra Lynn (Bothwell) Tripp, 64, passed away at her home on July 11, 2017. She was born August 16, 1952 to Hugh Bothwell, Sr. and Virginia Bothwell. Virginia precedes her in death along with Debra's brother, Robert Amick.Debra graduated from Manual High School in 1970, having attended the University of Indianapolis and working for Peoples Bank and PNC bank in branch management. She was a...
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Margie Terrill

September 12, 1922 - July 10, 2017

Margie Patrick Terrill, 94, Indianapolis, passed away July 10, 2017. Margie was born September 12, 1922 in Perry County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Leslie and Lucinda Everage Patrick. Margie was married on January 14, 1940 to Charles William Terrill, Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her son Joe, 2 sisters and 1 brother.Survivors include her sons Jim and Chuck and their...
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Rosa Evelyn Benge

June 3, 1921 - July 7, 2017

Rosa Evelyn Benge, 96, passed away July 7, 2017. She was born June 3, 1921 in London, Kentucky to the late Gordon and Ida (Pickard) Bailey. She is also preceded in death by her son, Troy Wayne Hammonds; first husband, Oscar Ray Hammonds; and second husband, James Cecil Benge. She was a devout member of the Church of God. She enjoyed Bingo and crocheting. She would often make house shoes,...
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Bonnie Parsley

March 24, 1927 - July 1, 2017

90, of Indianapolis passed away July 1, 2017. She is survived by her daughter Linda (Dennis) Pieper and grandson Daniel Pieper. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband Benny R. Parsley and mother Evelene Williams.Visitation will be held Thursday July 6th from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 Pm in the funeral home. ...
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Mae Rose Stadtmiller

April 27, 1928 - June 29, 2017

.89, passed away June 29, 2017. She was born in Shelbyville, IN and was preceded in death by her husband Irvin Stadtmiller. Mae Rose is survived by her sons Larry (Joy) Stadtmiller and Jim (Diane) Stadtmiller; and grandchildren Carrie, David, Brad, and Katie Stadtmiller.Visitation will be held Sunday July 2nd from 4:00-6:00 Pm at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel followed by a...
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Shelby J. Sellers

February 26, 1945 - June 28, 2017

.72, passed away June 28, 2017. She was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Thomas and Mary Noles. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years John Sellers; children Laura Sellers, and Danial (Crystal) Sellers; granddaughter Hannah Davis; sister Barbara Lindsey; and brothers Ruben and Thomas Noles.Funeral Services will be held Wed. July 5th at 1:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home...
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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 Sloan-Callison

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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