Our Obituaries

Elly Vanness

September 25, 1935 - January 27, 2018

Elly (Muhlke) Hannemann VanNess, 82, of Indianapolis, passed away January 27, 2018. She was born September 25, 1935 in Danzig, Germany the daughter of Gustav and Anna (Lukaschewski) Muhlke. She worked for 30 years at Klemm's Meat Market.She is survived by her daughters, Silvia Parrish (Stevenson), Mariane Huckleberry (Charles) and Sandy Risner (Tobin); a step-daughter, Valda Frizzell (David);...
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Ronald G. Ayris

September 21, 1928 - January 24, 2018

Ronald G Ayris, 89 of Beech Grove passed away on January 24th, 2018.Born on September 21, 1928 in Alma Michigan, he was the son of Phillip and Marion (Jennings) Ayris. Ronald proudly served his country as an Infantry soldier in the US Army from 1948 until 1952, serving in combat during the Korean War, and earned the Bronze Star medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, an Army of Occupation award (Japan...
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Cerreta Susan Perella

April 16, 1955 - January 21, 2018

Cerreta Susan Perella, age 62, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Sunday January 21, 2018. Cerreta was born April 16, 1955 to Mary Catherine Roberson and Anthony Perella. Cerreta is survived by; mother Mary Catherine Roberson and father Loy R Roberson; sister Milissa Downs, brother Tony (Linda) Perella, brother Shawn (Cristen) Downs, brother Rick Downs, sister Kelly Schnieder and sister...
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Elva Jean Pennycuff

November 17, 1937 - January 17, 2018

Elva Jean Pennycuff, age 80, of Whiteland, Indiana passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018. Elva was born November 17, 1937 to Etta Bell Ramsey and Charles L Ramsey. Elva is survived by; daughter Donna F Ayers; grandson Jedidiah (April) Ayers.Elva was preceded in death by her husband Willie Pennycuff; son-in-law Lewis Ayers and son Steven Pennycuff; father Charles L Ramsey and mother Etta Bell...
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Randall Metzger

July 30, 1955 - January 16, 2018


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David Jack Donovan

April 13, 1937 - January 11, 2018

David Jack Donovan, born April 13, 1937 in Cumberland, Indiana, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the son of George and Marceline Donovan, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, sailor, pilot, artist and author of The Elysian Bridge. David retired from Eli Lilly as a Senior Technician after 35 years of dedicated employment, worked on the railroad as a...
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Michael Larryman Meguiar

June 16, 1967 - January 11, 2018

Michael Larryman Meguiar, Greenwood - 50, passed away January 11, 2018. He was born June 16, 1967 in Beech Grove, Indiana. Michael is survived by his mother Barbara J Woodall Meguiar, sister Terri Morgan, nephew Trent Morgan and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Larry Meguiar, grandparents Katherine and Lawrence Meguiar, Maggie and Gordon Harwood. The family...
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Louis Patsy Marrelli

July 20, 1930 - January 9, 2018

Louis P. Marrelli, 87, of Indianapolis, passed away January 9, 2018. Louis was born in Clinton, IN the son of the late Ralph and Antonette (Vaccatore) Marrelli. He graduated from Clinton High School and Indiana State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and was at the top of his class. He was recruited at Indiana State by the US Army and was a contributor to the Heavy...
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Louis P. Marrelli

July 20, 1930 - January 9, 2018

Louis P. Marrelli, 87, of Indianapolis, passed away January 9, 2018. Louis was born in Clinton, IN the son of the late Ralph and Antonette (Vaccatore) Marrelli. He graduated from Clinton High School and Indiana State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and was at the top of his class. He was recruited at Indiana State by the US Army and was a contributor to the Heavy...
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Michael Joe Lucas

January 10, 1955 - January 7, 2018

Michael Joe Lucas, 62, Beloved father, son and brother passed away on January 7th, 2018. Michael was born on January 10th, 1955 in Bloomington, IN to Leonard and Patricia Lucas.Michael was a devoted grandpa, attending all of his grandchildren's activities, no matter how many that were going on or at any time. He enjoyed woodworking, was an electrician and Mason, and was an avid Indiana...
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Kevin Douglas Peek

October 25, 1954 - January 2, 2018

Kevin Douglas Peek (63), of Southport, Indiana, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on January 2nd, 2018.Born in Indianapolis, Kevin was a general manager in car sales and a proud member of the Masons. Kevin was an avid Colts and Pacers fan. He enjoyed collecting coins, comic books, baseball cards and watching western-theme movies. Kevin's favorite thing was spending time with...
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Karen Jean Hill

July 30, 1956 - December 31, 2017

Karen Jean Hill, age 61, of Indianapolis, IN passed away surrounded by her loving and caring family on Sunday December 31, 2017. Karen was born July 30, 1956 to Carolyn Cromer(Vanmeter) and Elmo Cromer. Karen is survived by her husband, Joseph Hill; daughter Patience Winkle; daughter Sonya Hill-Steward; and son-in-law Michael Steward; father Elmo Cromer and mother Carolyn Cromer(Vanmeter);...
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David Gonzalez-Lozano

December 29, 1976 - December 26, 2017

David Gonzalez-Lozano, 40, passed away peacefully in sleep on December 26, 2017 while vacationing in Clearwater Beach, Florida with his beloved family. He was a resident of Indianapolis, IN. David was born December 29, 1976 in Mexico City, Mexico. He graduated from Centro Universitario Patria in Mexico City and Universidad Insurgentes.David was a successful entrepreneur. He started his...
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Nicholas Ninh Nguyen

December 3, 1934 - December 21, 2017

Nicholas Ninh Nguyen, 83, of Indianapolis, died on December 21, 2017. He was born December 3, 1934 in Saigon, Vietnam to Quang Te Nguyen and Le Thi Luot. He was a supervisor of distribution for Kroger for 22 years. Nicholas is survived by his wife Deborah Diep Nguyen, children Tuyen N. Flewelling, Chau and Tom Murphy and Francis Nguyen, grandchildren Javon Nguyen, Devin Murphy, Ashley Flewelling...
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Gerald Howser Strong

June 21, 1942 - December 17, 2017

Gerald "Gerry" Howser Strong, 75, passed away, Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was born June 21, 1942 in Lafayette, Tennessee to the late Ralph and Hassie (Perigo) Strong. He was retired from the Beech Grove Fire Department and a member of Local 416 Fire Fighters Union. He was also a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and Beech Grove JC's. As an Entrepreneur, he and his wife operated Front Row...
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Diane Lynn Burns

December 27, 1949 - December 16, 2017

Diane Lynn Burns, 67, of Indianapolis passed away on December 16, 2017. She was born on December 27, 1949 in Anderson, Indiana; the daughter of Don and Mabel Jenkins of Greenfield, IN. She married her loving husband Galen J Burns on January 29, 1972 at Bradley United Methodist Church in Greenfield. He survives along with cherished daughters Emily Dunlap and Dr. Amanda Burns of Indianapolis. ...
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Julie Ann Mosley

May 22, 1968 - December 15, 2017

Julie Ann Mosley, 49, of Indianapolis, passed away onDecember 15, 2017.Julie was born on May 22, 1968 in KansasCity, Missouri to her mother, Rose Mosley and her father,Thomas Mosley. Julie graduated from Excelsior Springs HighSchool. After graduating high school, she joined the UnitedStates Air Force where she was stationed at F.E. Warren inCheyenne, Wyoming. Julie moved to Indianapolis and...
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Roger Eugene Glover

September 27, 1950 - December 12, 2017

Roger Eugene Glover, 67, of Indianapolis, passed away December 12, 2017. Roger was born September 27, 1950 in Washington, Indiana to the late Forrest L. and Grace E. (Kennedy) Glover. He graduated from Thomas Carr Howe High School in Indianapolis, and retired from Sears after more than 40 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed driving a school bus for Franklin Township Schools for several...
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Joe T. Beal

March 19, 1937 - December 8, 2017

Joe Thomas Beal, 80, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. He was born March 19, 1937 in Milan, Tennessee to the late Joe E. and Lou Elzie (Collins) Beal. Joe was a long-time member of Gospel Assembly Church and retired from Ford after 45 years of service. He also worked 16 years during tax season at HR Block after taking correspondence courses for accounting. He enjoyed...
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Gary Joseph Yohler

March 2, 1945 - December 6, 2017

March 2, 1945 - December 6, 2017 A consummate gentleman and silver fox, Gary Joe was born to Martin and Jane Yohler on March 2, 1945 and raised on Indy's East Side in Irvington. Gary was the middle child, and is survived by all of his 4 siblings. A graduate of Scecina Memorial High School and Marian College, Gary would thereafter found Tiffany Photography Studio...
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Bernard Grismore

January 13, 1952 - November 21, 2017

Bernard "Bernie" Grismore65, of Indianapolis, was reunited in Heaven with his wife, Cindy, on November 21, 2017. Bernie was a giant teddy bear and one of the most loving and honest people you would ever meet. He was a laid back and easy going man, who was genuinely loved by everyone who met him. He was a United States Navy Veteran and retired from Amtrak after working 35+ years as a mechanic....
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Marilyn S. Calvert

February 25, 1959 - October 21, 2017

58, of Indianapolis passed away October 21, 2017.She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Tom Calvert; son Richard (Kristin) Calvert; daughter Beth (Jeremy) Calvert; grandchildren Isaac Calvert and Hoye Decatur; mother Linda Stewart; brother Dan Stewart and sister Marcia Stewart. Marilyn was preceded in death by her father Hoye Richard Stewart.She was a career nurse last working at...
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Waldron Clayton Rivera

January 23, 1958 - October 19, 2017

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Vicki A. Evans

August 15, 1944 - October 13, 2017

Vicki A. Evans 73, of Acton, passed away on October 13, 2017. Vicki was a fun-loving and feisty woman who told things exactly as they were. Her smile and uncanny ability to make everyone laugh will be dearly missed by her husband of 53 years, Freddie Evans; her children, Ben (Jennifer) Evans, Julia (Roger) Rush and Vicki Evans; her brother, Fred Hodges; her grandchildren, Kendra, Jesse, and Mila;...
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Cynthia Ann Grismore

September 25, 1956 - October 12, 2017

Cynthia Ann Grismore61, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 12, 2017. Cindy truly cannot be summed up in a simple obituary. She had a contagious smile that never seemed to leave her face. She was a hard worker and spent nearly 36 years at Wishard Hospital, working her way up from secretary to HR Manager. She loved to get out and have a great time with friends who seemed more like family....
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Donnie Jefferson

March 20, 1964 - October 2, 2017

53, of Fairland, passed away on October 2, 2017.Donnie was a fun-loving and kind man who wantednothing more than to make those around him smile. Hewas a dedicated worker and a part of the Carpenter'sUnion for over 32 years and when he wasn't working heenjoyed spending time on the water, camping, andbeing with his family. He was a loving and supportivefather and husband who will be missed...
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Robert William Wolfgram

April 17, 1939 - September 30, 2017

Robert William "Bob" Wolfgram, 78, of Beech Grove, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was born April 17, 1939 in Appleton, Wisconsin to the late Dallas and Elda (Paap) Wolfgram. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Donna (Foust) Wolfgram.He is survived by son, Mark "Andy" Wolfgram (Cindy); daughter, Nancy Murphy (Joel); and grandchildren, Megan and Hannah Wolfgram and Nicklaus...
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James Speziale

June 16, 1926 - September 23, 2017

91, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 23, 2017. James was a retired Marine Corporal who served during WWII in Company B, Fifth Pioneer Battalion, Fifth Marine Division in Iwo Jima. He then went on to work for International Harvester for 35 years before retiring. James was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of Grace Assembly of God. He will be dearly missed by his daughters, Deborah...
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Rex Alan Townsend

September 17, 1952 - September 22, 2017

Rex Alan Townsend, 65, passed away September 22, 2017 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born September 17, 1952 in Elwood, Indiana to the late William and Barbara (Gross) Townsend. He was a member of Acton United Methodist Church, an avid pool player and bowler, fisherman, and boater. He fell in love on a blind date in February of '84 and married his wife of 33 years,...
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Wanda Lee House

August 30, 1942 - September 17, 2017

75, of Indianapolis, passed away September 17, 2017. Wanda worked many years at several Indianapolis flower shops. She was a kind and loving woman who spent much of her time with her loving husband and dearest granddaughter. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 57 years, Edwin; her sons, Michael (Carole) House and David House; her granddaughter, Kimberlee House; and her sister, Shirley...
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Rosemarie Alexander

July 11, 1934 - September 16, 2017

Rosemarie J. Alexander (McCall)83, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 16, 2017. Rosemarie was a devoted wife, mother and Christian. She was a faithful member at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and loved volunteering in the community and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by her husband, Curtis Alexander; her children, Gregory Krahn, Christopher (Ginger) Krahn, John...
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Paul Zirkelbach

September 4, 1928 - September 14, 2017

89, formerly of Delray Beach Florida passed away on September 14, 2017. Paul was born to Edward and Theresa (DeKemper) Zirkelbach on September 4, 1928 in Indianapolis. He attended St. Patrick's and Arsenal Technical High School where he met the love of his life, Mary (Taylor) Zirkelbach. Paul served in the Air Force in the Korean War, stationed at Wichita Falls, Texas. He returned to...
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Eugene V. Ryan

July 11, 1937 - September 4, 2017

Eugene (Gene) Vincent Ryan, 80, from Summerfield, Florida died on September 4, 2017. Gene was born on July 11, 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa. Gene is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn, and daughters Kim (Scott) Christie, Beth (Bob) Fee, Linda (Don) Stuart and Lisa Reid. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was a very proud father and grandfather and...
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James Edwin Thrasher

March 19, 1928 - August 16, 2017

James E. Thrasher,89, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully August 16, 2017. Jim was born March 19, 1928 in Indianapolis, IN the son of the late Paul and Lee Thrasher. He was a clerk for 44 years with Belt Railroad and retired in 1988 from Conrail. Jim graduated from Manual High School, attended Butler University before going on to serve in the U.S. Army rifle Corps during the Korean War. ...
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James Lee Davis

July 4, 1961 - August 16, 2017

James "Jim" Lee Davis 56, of New Palestine, passed away August 16, 2017. He was born July 4, 1961 in Beach Grove, Indiana. Jim was the district sales manager in the State of Indiana for S. Abraham and Sons. He attended Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and was the golf coach at Greenwood Christian Academy. Jim is survived by his daughters Meagan and Kathryn Davis, sister Debbie (Dean) Folkening,...
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Nancy Jones

April 21, 1944 - August 11, 2017

Nancy I. Jones73, passed away August 11, 2017. She was born on April 21, 1944 in Beech Grove, IN to the late Daniel and Marion Clark.Nancy was a Medical Office Assistant for Madison Ave. Labs for over 40 years; and enjoyed working at JoAnn Fabrics for many years, and was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church of Beech Grove.She is survived by her sons Brian, Steven, and Keven (Tanya)...
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Joseph T. Sergi

April 10, 1927 - August 3, 2017

Parma Joseph "Tommy" Sergi died peacefully on August 3, 2017 surrounded by his beloved family. He was born Palm Sunday, April 10, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Giuseppe Sergi and Teresa Zappia, both immigrants from Plati, Italy. He attended Holy Cross Catholic grade school, St Meinrad Seminary, and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1946, remaining a faithful alumnus of all...
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Doug S. Lawrie

July 6, 1943 - August 3, 2017

Douglas Stephen Lawrie 74, of Indianapolis, died on August 3rd. Born July 6th, 1943 in Indianapolis to the late John A and Ruth M Lawrie. He attended St Catherine grade school and graduated from Dear Ole Cathedral High School in 1961 where he received many accolades in sports. He went on to play football at Trinidad Jr College where he was a national champion. Doug worked in sales for most...
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James Webster

September 29, 1936 - August 2, 2017

James Vernon Webster (Jim, Jimmy, Dad, Papaw)Mr.Webster passed on to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 with his wife of 41 years, Barbara, by his side. He was preceded by his first wife Ella Louise (Logdon) Webster who passed July 22, 1973. Jim was a faithful public servant for the USDA Meat and Poultry Inspection Service for 30 years, and had a life long...
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John Mitchell Peterson

January 29, 1949 - July 26, 2017

was Awesome. Just ask him- he would tell you so. Pete was the life of the party and the star of the show. He had a smile that lit up a room and a voice that demanded attention from all who heard it. He had a way of bringing laughter into the darkest places and was positive that he was the funniest man you would ever meet. And if you didn't think he was funny, then you at least thought he was...
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Charlene Settecasi

October 10, 1954 - July 21, 2017

Charlene Gearries Settecasi passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2017, losing her final battle with cancer after a courageous fight that spanned nearly thirty years. During that time, she continued her life's work teaching elementary school, spending her entire career at Grassy Creek Elementary School in Warren Township, retiring in 2012. Charlene loved small children, taught kindergarten,...
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Evelyn McNutt Strieter

July 28, 1925 - July 1, 2017

On July 1, 2017, twenty-seven days before her 92nd birthday, Evelyn L. Strieter went home to be with her Lord and Savior. Evelyn "Bonnie" McNutt married Paul Gerhardt Strieter in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1997. She is survived by one of her six siblings, Ronnie Coleman McNutt of Mulberry, Florida. She lived a loving and caring life with her five children, Nancy (Art) Zoss, Sandra Morse,...
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Buddy A. VanSickle

March 16, 1941 - June 21, 2017

Buddy (Jay) A. VanSickle, Jr., 76, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home with family by his side. He was born March 16, 1941 in Indianapolis to the late Jay A. and Etta Virginia (Gray) VanSickle Alexander. He is also preceded in passing by his brothers, William and Ronald Alexander and Sister Barbara Parry. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Worley) VanSickle; sons...
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Erin Michele Mills

September 29, 1982 - June 11, 2017

Erin Michele Mills34, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 11, 2017. Erin had a beaming smile that lit up the world. She was a proud veteran of the United States Army who often boasted her love for her country and her family. She had a bubbly personality that could change anyone's mood and she planned to share that with her students through teaching. Erin will be dearly missed by her parents,...
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Paul Timothy Jackson

January 15, 1965 - June 7, 2017

Paul T. Jackson52, of Indianapolis passed away on June 7, 2017. Visitation will be held at Little and Sons Stop Eleven Chapel on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 12:00-2:00pm. Funeral Services will be on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.Paul Timothy Jackson was born on January 15, 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Frances 'Skip' Lichtenberger and...
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Keith F. Higgins

August 6, 1982 - June 1, 2017

34, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 1, 2017. Keith was a quiet and loving man. He enjoyed playing video games, working outside, playing with his cats and spending time with his nieces. Keith will be dearly missed by his mother, Teresa; his sister, Sara (James) Blankenship; his grandmother, Viola Higgins; his nieces, Cassidy Higgins and Savanna Blankenship; and several aunts, uncles and...
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Ruth I. Hostetler

December 29, 1948 - May 18, 2017

68, Indianapolis, passed away May 18, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Franklin, Nebraska to the late Chris and Audra Copley.Ruth was an elementary school teacher in the Triton Central school system for over 34 years and was a Marriage and Family Counselor at Southside Pastoral Counseling for the last 15 years.She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years Roger L...
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Fred D. Cavinder

March 6, 1931 - May 13, 2017

86, Indianapolis, a long-time Indiana journalist, died May 13.Fred was born March 6, 1931, in Lowell, Indiana and was a graduate of Lowell High School, which he represented at Hoosier Boys State in 1948.After graduation from Indiana University, Fred began his journalism career at the Terre Haute Star. He served in the U.S. Army for two years ending with nine months in Darmstadt, Germany. He...
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Helen Theresa Scaringe

September 24, 1929 - May 8, 2017

Helen McCoy Scaringe, passed away at 87 on May 8, 2017 at Franciscan Hospice House.Helen was born on September 24, 1929 in Albany, NY. She was married to Dominick Scaringe. Helen is survived by her son, Patrick (Helga Wehner) Scaringe, daughters Donna Vittorio and Karen Powell, daughter-in-law, Tina Campbell Scaringe, 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her...
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Cynthia Mae Hyatt

March 1, 1941 - April 22, 2017

Cynthia Mae Hyatt76, of Greenwood passed away April 22, 2017. She was born in Franklin, IN to the late Charles and Valencia Morris. Cynthia is survived by her children Randall (Vickie) Hyatt, Nancy (Jay) Lasiter, and Christine (Ron) Skomp; grandchildren Kyla, Taylor and Charly Logsdon, Roxanne and Russell Hyatt; great grandchildren Danny and Elijah; and brothers Michael & Phillip Morris. ...
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Francis Eilene Rains

January 11, 1928 - April 14, 2017

Frances Eilene Rains89, of Indianapolis, passed away April 14, 2017. She was born in Beech Grove, IN to the late Lawrence and Jennie Moody. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Beech Grove. Eilene is survived by her daughters Donna Harrison, and Dee Smith; step daughter Jackie (Eric) Brown; grandchildren Christopher Weston, Amanda (Mike) Killen, Renee (Chuck Hollins) Smith,...
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Frederick Joseph Verderosa

March 16, 1927 - April 11, 2017

Frederick Joseph Verderosa, 90, formerly of Venice, FL, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. He was born March 16, 1927 to the late Joseph and Esther (Barone) Verderosa in Brooklyn, NY. He is also preceded in death by his wife Ruth, and brother, Paul Verderosa. He was a US Navy veteran and worked many years in pharmaceutical sales and management with Ames Division of Miles Laboratories. In...
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Byron Karl Sutton

October 17, 1948 - April 7, 2017

Byron K. Suttonwas born on October 17, 1948 in Clayton, Missouri and adopted by Paul and Judy Sutton. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1966 in Marshall, Illinois. After graduation, he joined the Navy in 1966 where he served until 1969 when he was honorably discharged. Byron went on to become an LPN, the owner of Training Zone Gym, and a surgical technician. He was a man who enjoyed...
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Nieves Manuel

August 4, 1929 - April 6, 2017

Nieves Quilban Manuel87, of Indianapolis, passed away on April 6, 2017. She is survived by her children, Shirley, Eden, Loida, Graciano Jr., and Nelson; her sisters Pacing, Sotera, Rosie and Lita; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Graciano; children, Rodolfo, Wilfredo, Joven, and Amado. Visitation will be held...
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Nelda Marie Stahl

September 20, 1927 - April 3, 2017

Nelda M. Stahl89, of Indianapolis, passed away on April 3, 2017. Nelda is survived by her children; Sandie (Philip) Hickey, Wanda (Kevin) Bowles and Richard (Grace Ann) Stahl, son-in-law; John Graf, grandchildren; Jennifer Graf, Janet (Chad) Tearman, Matthew (Amy) Hickey, Angela (Bob) Mercuri, Lisa (Rob) Harmon, Karey (Christian) Duncan, and Kandice Stahl, great-grandchildren; Luke and Logan...
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Earl M. Hubbard

December 9, 1940 - March 25, 2017

76, passed away March 25, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis to the late George and Ottie Hubbard. Earl retired from Citizen's Gas where he was an electrician.He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Jane Hubbard; daughter Lisa Smith; grandchildren Casey and Cody Smith; great granddaughter Marley Smith; and sister Diana Rode. Earl was preceded in death by his son Todd Hubbard.Funeral...
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Edward Leroy Effertz

April 10, 1924 - March 14, 2017

Edward EffertzEd Effertz was born in Chicago on April 10, 1924, and passed away on March 14, 2017 in Greenwood, Indiana. He served our country as an infantryman and platoon sergeant in World War II. During the Battle of the Bulge, Ed's company was cut off from the rest of the First Army and ran out of ammunition. They fixed bayonets and fought for a few more days, but were ultimately captured. Ed...
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Sheree Ann Williams Buchanan

September 5, 1955 - March 10, 2017

Indianapolis - Sheree Ann Williams Buchanan, 61, was born on September 5, 1955, to Gene and Verna Williams, and passed away on Friday March 10, 2017. Growing up on the west side, she was a 1973 graduate of Ben Davis High. Following her teen years, Sheree courageously made the decision to donate her one of her kidneys to her brother, Carl. By doing so, she not only saved and extended his life...
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Todd Alan Hubbard

July 29, 1971 - March 7, 2017

45, of Indianapolis, passed away March 7, 2017. He is survived by his parents Earl and Jane Hubbard; sister Lisa Hubbard Smith; niece Casey Smith; nephew Cody Smith; and great niece Marley Smith. A Funeral Service will be held Sunday March 12th at 2:00 PM at Little & Sons Stop 11 Chapel, with visitation from Noon until time of funeral. Burial will follow at Acton Cemetery.www...
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Tara Ornelas

August 19, 1961 - March 6, 2017

55, passed away March 6, 2017. She was born in Ft. Worth, TX.She is survived by her mother Carole Ornelas; sisters Jini Lumsden, Dana Tatman, and Rene McNeil; half-brother Tony Ornelas; nieces Kari and Abigail; and nephews Tony and Austin. Tara was preceded in death by her father Ron Ornelas.A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday March 15 at Noon in Berean Baptist Church, 1191 W. County Line...
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Beverly Ann Dietrich

January 13, 1936 - February 28, 2017

Beverly "Bev" Dietrich81, of Greenwood, passed away on February 28, 2017. Bev is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Richard "Dick" Dietrich, daughter; Lisa Golder, grandson; Chase Golder and sister-in-law; Nancy Wilson. Bev was preceded in death by her son; Robert Dietrich and her brother; Ernie Wilson. Visitation will be held at Little and Sons, Stop Eleven Chapel on Monday, March 6,...
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Patricia Anne McCann

March 4, 1935 - February 19, 2017

Patricia A. McCann "Pat"81, of Indianapolis passed away February 19, 2017. She was born in Manhattan, NY to the late Michael and Bernetta Kavanagh.Was married to her loving husband, Robert S. McCann, for 45 years. Pat (Patsy) retired from Midwest Fire & Safety after 20+ years. A member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. She is survived by her children; Beth (Aaron) Bush, Brian...
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Catherine Beatrice Ostler

February 22, 1924 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN.
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Frances Louise Two Bulls

January 21, 1950 - February 15, 2017

Frances Louise Two Bulls67, passed away February 15, 2017. Frances was a happy and free spirited woman, originally from the Fort Peck Tribe in Poplar, Montana- where she will return to for her final resting. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Tina Vivier, Lisa Birthmark, Angela Sands, and Gale Wilson; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A message of condolence may be left at www...
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Russell Lee Johnson

May 31, 1943 - February 6, 2017

73, passed away Feb. 6, 2017. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Elwood and Agnes Johnson. Russell is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Opal Johnson; daughter Jennifer Mrozinski; granddaughters Rachael and Megan Mrozinski; sister Mary Holland; and brother Robert Johnson. He was preceded in death by his sisters Betty Ann Neal and Ruth Steiner; and brothers Darrell, Raymond,...
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Shirley Ann Hickman

March 12, 1962 - January 25, 2017

54, Indianapolis, passed away January 25, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband John A. Hickman; mother Sandra White; step-mother Geraldine White; sisters Sherry Booher, Jean Duffy, Tina White, Chris Kirby and Freedom White; brothers Donnie, Tony, Richard, Billy Joe, Jim and Bill White; children Staci Barett, Shara Garrard, Shelia Foxworthy, and Stephen Hickman and many nieces and...
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Jocelyn Ann Higgins

April 20, 1940 - January 21, 2017

Jocelyn Ann Higgins76, passed away January 21, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL to the late Floyd and Delores Culbertson. Jocelyn was a bookkeeper for Lawyers Title Insurance Company and member of the First Baptist Church of Beech Grove.She is survived by her son Michael Higgins; grandchildren Douglas, Rachel, Ruth, and David; and brother Richard and Robert Culbertson. Jocelyn was preceded...
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Margaret Theresa Leavitt

December 20, 1941 - January 21, 2017

Margaret "Peg" T. Leavitt was born on December 20, 1941 in Greenfield, MA to Leon and Theresa Bagdon. She grew up on a farm in Western Massachusetts where she helped raise and harvest crops ranging from cucumbers to potatoes to asparagus. She excelled in school and was a terrific athlete and blazed a trail for future generations of female athletes. She played a wide range of sports...
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Joan Stocklin

September 13, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Joan Stocklin, 90, of Indianapolis, In. passed away on January 14, 2017 surrounded by her family.Mom was born in Fishers, In. and raised by her beloved grandma, Ida Flannigan. She had a brother, Don Buck and learned later in her teens she had 2 sisters, Betty Harlan & Dee Sylvester. Once united, the 4 of them made up for lost time and stayed close until their deaths. She married the love of...
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Janice Faye Reynolds McShea

March 22, 1936 - January 10, 2017

Janice Faye Reynolds McShea, Indianapolis, passed away on January 10th, 2017 at the age of 80.She was born March 22, 1936 in Medora, Indiana to the late Curtis Reynolds and Thelma June (Mize) Childers and graduated from Shields High School in Seymour, Indiana. She was working as a telephone operator in downtown Indianapolis, when she met her future husband, Bernard McShea. Jan helped Bernie start...
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Thomas J. Steinmetz

June 21, 1943 - January 7, 2017

73, passed away Jan. 7, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis to the late William and Mary Steinmetz.Thomas retired from Zink Distributing Co. after 35 years of service.He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Carol Steinmetz; Sons Jeffrey (Deanna), Mark (Tina), and Thomas, Jr (Joni).; grandchildren Jaymie, Jacob, Drew, Abbie, Emily and Erin; 7 great grandchildren and sisters Ellen, Jean, Mary...
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Justin J. Stiker

August 10, 1929 - January 4, 2017

87, passed away Jan. 4, 2016. He was born is Indianapolis to the later Justin, Sr. and Louise Stiker.Justin was a Machinist/HVAC for Naval Avionics for over 35 years and served his country in the United States Marines.He is survived by his daughter Joyce (George) Butcher; grandchildren Stephanie (Justin) Rusher, Eric (Shannon) Williams, Joey Butcher, and Mark Butcher; and great-grandchildren...
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Barry Ellis Hunter

March 23, 1961 - December 30, 2016

Barry Ellis Hunter, age 55, of Indianapolis was born March 23, 1961 and passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, December 30, 2016. Barry was a loving father to his two beautiful daughters, Haley and Darcy Hunter, who were his pride and joy. He enjoyed sharing in their accomplishments, and took pride in the responsible young women they have become. He was a proud, life-long Franklin...
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Thomas Lynn Williams

August 7, 1950 - December 28, 2016

Thomas L. Williams66, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 28, 2016. Thomas loved Garage Sales, Auctions, Sudoku Puzzles and of course, his "Sweets". He was also very close to his grandchildren and loved them very much. Thomas was a member of Grace Point Church in New Whiteland and served his country in the US Army.He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years; Rosie Williams,...
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Reinhold Walker

March 27, 1924 - December 19, 2016

Reinhold Walker92, of Plainfield, Indiana, passed away on December 19, 2016. Reinhold was born in Eureka, South Dakota to the late Adam and Ida (Rub) Walker on March 27, 1924. Reinhold lived most of his life in Denver, Colorado. He was a WWII Veteran serving in combat in France and Germany. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Reinhold retired from Samsonite, provided for his family and...
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Mary Louise Toon

May 25, 1930 - December 16, 2016

86, passed away Dec. 16, 2016. She was born in Indianapolis to the late Clyde and Elizabeth Whitaker.Mary worked at RCA for 17 years and Naval Avionics for 22 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Harry Toon; daughter Sherri (Jeffrey) Andis; granddaughter Brittani (Brandon) Bentley; sisters Hazel McDonald, and LaVera Brown; and brother Kenneth Whitaker. Mary was preceded in...
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Phillip F. Back

February 15, 1937 - November 19, 2016

79, of Indianapolis, passed away Nov. 19, 2016. He retired from Colonial Baking where he was Sales Manager for 35 years. Phil had a passion for fishing for most of his life. He is survived by her loving wife of 29 years Teresa Back; son Chris Back, daughter Jackie Sandefur; 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Visitation will be held Saturday Nov. 26th from 2:00-5:00 PM at Little & Sons...
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Anthony Speziale

April 5, 1937 - November 8, 2016

Anthony Speziale79, of Beech Grove passed away on November 8, 2016. Anthony is survived by his loving wife of over 54 years, Phyllis Speziale, children; Theresa (Scott) Surface and Tony Speziale, grandchildren; Kyle (Kaylen), Ryan (Meaghan), Kayla,and Blake Surface, along with one great-grandchild on the way! He is also survived by his siblings; James Speziale and Berniece Laakmann.A Memorial...
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William Leo Murphy

August 15, 1918 - October 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN.
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J. Alfred Walker

November 27, 1924 - October 21, 2016

Retired Indiana State Police Lt. Col. Al Walker,age 91 passed away with his family at his side Oct 21, 2016Al was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Margie Ellen (Slinkard) Walker. Margie passed June 12, 2015Al was born November 27, 1924 to J. Atla and Lucy (Sells) Walker. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1941 and attended Indiana University and the FBI Academy. After a...
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Paul E. Stroud

May 8, 1947 - October 19, 2016

Dr. Paul E. Stroud69, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 19, 2016.Paul graduated from Manual High School in 1965, Indiana University in 1969 and Indiana School of Medicine in 1973. He completed a Rotating Internship At St. Vincent Hospital in 1974 and his OB-GYN Residency in 1977.He opened his practice in 1977 as Beech Grove OB-GYN at St. Francis Hospital.Paul completed his accreditation...
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William W. White

August 4, 1940 - October 9, 2016

William "Bill" White76, of Indianapolis passed away on October 9, 2016. Bill retired form the Indianapolis Police Department. He is survived by his loving wife; Leslie White and children; William R. White Jr., Phillip Andrew White, Richard White and Jamie (Brian) Delfin. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Garfield Park Baptist Church (1061 E. Southern Ave., Indianapolis, In. 46203) on...
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Hood A. Ainslee

May 9, 1919 - September 19, 2016

97, of Acworth, GA died Monday, September 19, 2016. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 12pm at Little & Sons Funeral Home 4901 E. Stop 11 Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46237. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of service.Dr. Hood retired after 50 years as a Family Physician in Indiana, and also practiced Emergency Medicine in Cocoa Beach, FL. He was a Georgia resident for...
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Lauren Marie Shoemaker

October 25, 1985 - August 25, 2016

Lauren Marie Shoemaker, age 30, born October 25, 1985 in Fontana, CA, died August 25, 2016 in Greenwood, IN.Beloved daughter, sister, and loving Mama. Lauren is survived by the joy of her life, her eight year old daughter Kaitlyn, her parents Mark & Sherry Shoemaker, and brother Robert Shoemaker. The focus of Lauren's life was raising her daughter, and one only needs to meet Kaitlyn to know...
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Roger A. Graham

October 3, 1949 - August 24, 2016

66, passed away August 24, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Garland and Levene Graham. Roger was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beech Grove, where he taught Sunday School. He retired from Navistar where he worked for 32 years.Roger is survived by his loving wife Linda Graham; son Nathan Graham; sister Bonnie (William) Dick and many nieces and nephews.Visitation will be...
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Gerald Lee Terhune

March 5, 1942 - August 22, 2016

Gerald was born on March 5, 1942 in Louisville KY to the late Earnest E Terhune and Dorothy E (Balke) Terhune. He moved to Indianapolis in 1968. He was a retired truck driver and member of Teamsters Local 135.Gerald (Jerry to his friends) was known for his quiet, gentle strength, deep conviction to his beliefs and steadfast commitment to his family. His calming demeanor was a source of strength...
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Patricia Sergi

March 27, 1955 - August 14, 2016

61, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday August 14, 2016. She attended Scecina Memorial High School and Indiana University. She was a member of Nativity Catholic Church.Trish worked in education for 20+ years serving children with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities. She was known for her smile that could light up a room, her unmistakable laugh, her fondness for dancing...
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Halena Thompson

November 10, 1919 - August 7, 2016

Halena (Provart Smith) Thompson passed away on Sunday, August 7th , at her home in Indianapolis where she resided with her daughter and son-in-law. She was 96 years old.Mrs. Thompson was born in Franklin County, Il., to Guy and Flora Provart on November 10, 1919, their only child.She graduated from Benton High School in Benton, IL, at the age of 16 and attended Illinois State University at...
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Lola Mae Andrews

January 11, 1923 - July 20, 2016

Lola Mae Andrews93, of Whiteland passed away on July 20, 2016. Lola was born on January 11, 1923 on the farm in Lavant, Kansas. She milked cows, showed Black Angus in 4-H and played the trumpet in the band while her "to be" husband played on the basketball team. At 19 years old she followed Cecil to Indianapolis where they were married for 56 years before his passing in 1997. Lola is...
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Elijah VanHorn

September 24, 1991 - July 4, 2016

Elijah VanHorn24, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 4, 2016. Elijah is survived by his son; Elijah VanHorn, Parents; David and Charlene Coomer, brother; David Coomer, sisters; Dominique Wilson, Gabriel Coomer and Abigail Coomer, grandmother; Florence VanHorn. Elijah was preceded in death by his biological father; Elijah VanHorn and his brother; Jaoquinn VanHorn. Visitation will be held at...
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Victoria E. Butler

June 30, 2016 - June 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN.
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Pauline S. Posey

January 27, 1936 - June 28, 2016

Pauline Louise Stewart Posey, 80, died on June 28, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Pauline was born Jan. 27, 1936 in Marietta, Georgia. She was a graduate of Berry College and attended graduate school at the University of Georgia. Pauline taught middle school for a short time before marriage, and later worked as a pharmacy technician at...
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Anne Irene Pierson

January 27, 1923 - June 21, 2016

Anne Irene Smith Pierson, 93, of Indianapolis, passed away June 21, 2016. She was born January 27, 1923 to the late Ula and Rilda Murley. Anne worked for several companies throughout her life including Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, Curtis Wright, Rogers Jewelry, opened Next to New Shop, and was a secretary for Beech Grove Business Men and Beech Grove High School Guidance Department. She...
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Robert Phillip Whitis

December 25, 1936 - June 12, 2016

Robert Phillip Whitis Sr., 79, of Indianapolis, died on June 12, 2016. He was born December 25, 1936 in Indianapolis to William H. and Bertha L. Ellis Whitis. He was an insurance agent for Western Southern Insurance. He was in the U.S. Army and the Green Beret. He was a member of DVA, Greenwood VFW #5864, and Masonic Lodge Calvin Prather #717. Robert is survived by his wife Phyllis Grant Whitis...
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Betty Phillips

March 7, 1924 - June 9, 2016

Betty "Jean" Phillips, 92, of Indianapolis, passed away June 9, 2016. Jean was born March 7, 1924, to the late Hubert Foster and Lucille (Ruffner) McClain. She was married 67 years to William H. Phillips who preceded her in death.Jean was a legal secretary, as well as a secretary for Franklin Township Middle School for 24 years, involved with 4-H and passed her ground school exam for a private...
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Christina Sue Deaver

November 8, 1944 - June 5, 2016

Christina Sue Duncan Deaver71, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 5, 2016. She will be dearly missed by her children, James (Kim) Duncan, Jeffrey (Lou Ann) Duncan, Deanna Duncan, Brenda Ray, and Joseph Duncan; her grandchildren, Darcy, Delaney, Eric, Noah, Roch, Thomas, Hunter, Makenna, Jason, Ryan, Ian, Samantha and Parker; and her great grandchildren, Kayla, Serenity, Eastin and Wyatt. She...
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Peter Carl Lindstrom

December 30, 1953 - May 10, 2016

Peter C. Lindstrom62, passed away May 10, 2016. He was born in Beech Grove, IN to the late Carl and Martha Lindstrom. Peter was an electrician for General Motors for over 35 years and was very active with the Boy Scouts and the Crossroads of America Scout Band. Peter played the clarinet for the Scout Band as a youth and as an adult. He went on several tours and National Scout Jamborees with...
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F. Darlene Wilcher

December 27, 1953 - April 28, 2016

F. Darlene Wilcher62, passed away April 28, 2016. She was born in Corbin, KY to William Sr. and Irene Adams. She is survived by her children; John Rogers, Jennifer Rogers, Danny (Dorthea) Wilcher, Shannon (Adam) Ginder, Matt (Tiffany) Wilcher; Grandchildren Hailey, Peyton, Adelyn, Larry, Danny III, Brooke, Wesley, Blake, Marcus Little Adam, Alesa, Heather and Raylen; Great Grandchildren Jaxon and...
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Jack L. Jordan

April 16, 1942 - April 14, 2016

Jack "Jackie" Lee JordanOf Indianapolis, passed away in the arms of his loving family on April 14, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilson and Martha (Nicely) Jordan. Jackie graduated from Franklin Township Schools where he met the love of his life Sharon K. (Hines), they would have celebrated their 55th Anniversary April 28. He retired from Ford Motor Company where he worked for...
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Tom Cory

September 14, 1936 - April 11, 2016

79, passed away April 11, 2016. He was born in Worthington, Indiana to the late Thaddeus and Pauline Cory. Tom worked for Ford Motor Co. for over 40 years.He liked all sports but had a passion for IU Basketball and Chicago Cubs Baseball.Tom is survived by his children Larry (Barb) Cory, Gene Cory, Tony (Dana) Cory, Lynn (Todd Heck) Jefferson, Tom Cory II, and Patrick Cory; 9 Grandchildren; 14...
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