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October 25, 2014

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Harold James Arnold, 93, of Beech Grove, died on Jan. 7, 2014. He was born on November 23, 1920 in Indianapolis to the late Max and Esther Arnold. Harold was a member of K of C, Holy Name Men’s Club, Silver Tones and was a St. Francis Hospital Beech Grove Volunteer for more than 15 years. He coached Little League Baseball for several years. Harold is survived by Richard (Kate) Arnold, David (Mary) Arnold, Marcia Kirk and Cindy (Christian) Rentsch; grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher and Zachary Arnold, Rachel McKenna, Amanda Day, Thomas Kirk and Angela Tudor, Caylie and Chelsea Rentsch; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Mable Coffey. He was preceded in death by his wife Edna C. (Daufel) Arnold, brothers William Arnold and Gilbert Arnold; sister, Clara Marshke. Visitation was Jan. 10 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at the Gardens of Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. A Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 11 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave. Harold will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.

Patricia Katherine Corsi Clouse, 72, Indianapolis, died Jan. 11, 2014.  She was born Feb. 22, 1941 in Indianapolis to the late John and Bernice Frymier. She married Thomas F. Clouse July 2, 2004, and he survives. Additional survivors include her daughter Kimberly (Ray) Priesmeyer Richey, and step children; Lisa (Allen) Harkness, Shannon (Kevin) Dorhman, Devin (Michelle) Clouse; five grandchildren Anna, Emma, Brock, Ella, and Parker and sister Virginia Thomas. Services are Jan. 16, 11 a.m., in Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory Greenwood Chapel. Visitation was Jan. 15 at the funeral home.  Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial gifts have been suggested to Southside Animal Shelter.

UL Henson, 72, of Beech Grove, died Jan. 9, 2014. He was born April 15, 1941 in Clay County, Tenn. to the late Earl and Florence Henson. UL retired from AM General after 32 years as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the NRA and the Circle City Knife Club. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Nancy R. Henson; daughters, Teresa (Parrish) Wright, Melinda (Bret) Schuman; grandsons, Christopher and Michael Schuman. His brother, Cowen Henson, preceded him in death. Services were Jan. 12 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave.

Betty Jean (Means) Louden, 86, of Indianapolis, died on Jan. 9, 2014. Betty was born on Aug. 7, 1927 in Indianapolis. She graduated from Ben Davis in 1945. She was married to her late husband, Joseph Louden, for 52 years. They had five children, 17 grandchildren, and 37 great/great-great grandchildren. She retired from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Motel in 1978, before moving to Florida. Betty had witty sense of humor, infectious laugh, and was fond of giving everyone a nickname. Betty is survived by her children, Joseph (Rose) Louden, Gina (Jack) Hazelwood, Sue (Mike) Morgan, Shirley (Sam) Jones, her daughter-in-law, Carol Louden, and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her siblings; her son, Gene Louden; and her parents, Clearance and Florence Means. Visitation was Jan. 12, at Wilson St. Pierre, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. She will be laid to rest with her husband at the Florida National Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dorothy “Dot” (Egold) Mattox, of Greenwood, died Jan. 8, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Yakimicki and Judy Vicars; brothers, George L. Egold and Thomas A. Egold; sisters, Frances M. Egold, Helen V. Ferree, Carol J. Awbrey, and Mary Jo Woodbury; and a grandson, James “Jimmy” Yakimicki. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Mattox and her parents, George L. and Alma (Hoffmark) Egold. A memorial mass was Jan. 14,at Saints Francis and Clare Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Rd., Greenwood. Memorial contributions can be made to Hearts & Hands of Indiana, 337 N. Warman Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

Bernese B. (Scotten) Sarfaty, 88 years old, died. Bernese was born in Indianapolis on April 12, 1925 and was the daughter of Hazel (Roberts) and Ray Scotten. She was a graduate of George Washington High School Class of 1943. Bernese was a passionate dancer and would attend the USO dances at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. That is where she met her late husband, Hymen Sarfaty. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lawrence (Desmonda), Eugene and Ronald.  Bernese is survived by her four sons, Michael, Thomas (MaryAnne Hawkins), Russell (Kerry), David (Maggii); 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Wilma Jean and Carol Scotten; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernese enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, baking and was a sports fan. She loved her Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts. Services were held Jan. 11 in Daniel O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St., Indianapolis. Graveside services were Jan. 13 at Center Valley Cemetery.

Esther F. Wade, age 88, of Beech Grove, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.  She was born on Oct. 3, 1925 to the late Henry and Claire Brand Kunkel in Indianapolis.  Esther was a 1943 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, a member of Garfield Park United Church of Christ and a talented seamstress.  She is survived by her children, Patricia A. Schreiber (Martin) and James Thomas Wade; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by siblings, Bernard, Alma and Marie Kunkel.  Services were held Jan. 16 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home.  Burial is in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Harry Anthony Zervas, 80, died Jan. 3, 2013.  He was born in Elkhart, Ind. to the late Andrew and Flossie Zervas. Harry was employed at Western Electric for over 30 years, and was member of the Beech Grove Eagles # 4167.  He is survived by his daughter Charla (Dean) Fout; and grandsons Evan and Cole Fout. Harry was preceded in death by his brother John Zervas and sister Dorothy Lane. Funeral Services were Jan. 9 at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. Burial is in Orchard Hill Cemetery.

Author: Nicole Davis

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