Hazel M. Allen
Hazel M. Allen, 90, of Greenwood, died April 19, 2012. She was born Aug. 25, 1921, to the late Mary M. and George W. Edmonds. She had worked for GC Murphy in Franklin. She was a 50-year member of the Rocklane Christian Church. During WWII, she worked for Arvins in Franklin. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law: Barbara S. and Carroll Warren; 10 grandchildren: Chris (Michelle) Warren, David (Susan) Warren, Gary (Amy) Warren, Corey (Shellie) Warren, Shawn Warren (Rachel Ward), Jack Allen, Nichole (Scott) Nutgrass, Jason Allen, Ryan (Virginia) Allen, Jessica Allen, 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are two sons, Richard L Allen, Dale E. Allen; three brothers; two sisters; niece, Doris Jean Oswald; and great-granddaughter, Olivia Warren. Funeral services were held April 24 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with the burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Ida Clara Blalock
Ida Clara Blalock, 82, of Southport, died April 18, 2012. She was born Feb. 9, 1930 to the late Maggie and Rev. Webster Risher, Sr. Survivors include her children, Irene Schmidt, and Janice Bell, both of Indianapolis; brother, Webster Mason Risher, Jr. of Morris, Ill.; sister, Patsy May Forrester of South Bend; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on April 24 at the privacy of the family.
Betty Bryant, 82, of Greenwood, died April 17, 2012. She was born Jan. 31, 1930 in Scottsville, Ky. to the late George Gilbert and Ruby (Clark) Harston. She was a cosmetologist for Hair Fashions by Kaye before retiring. She married Osey Bryant on Jan. 31, 1948. He survives, along with three daughters, Sheila Layton, Beverly (Jeff) Dougherty, and Patty (Chuck) Bertram; grandchildren, Malinda and Shawn Layton, Bryan (Brittany) Dougherty, Carrie (Ryan) Ford, and Zachary and Willie Bertram; great grandchildren, Taylor, Alexis, and Tommy Layton, Luke and Neil Dougherty, and Piper Ford. Funeral services were held April 20 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, with the burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Jeffrey D. Cline
Jeffrey D. Cline, 56, died April 19, 2012. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Paul L and Beulah M Cline. He ran his own business with his father, Cline’s Remodeling. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Jody Cline; children, Aaron Cline, Cathy (Jeremy) Boyer; stepchildren, Erin Whitlow and Damon Whitlow; grandchildren, Madisan, Elijah, Noah, Monique, Canaan, Davin, Isiah, Tristaan, and Hayes. Funeral services were held April 24 at Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, with the burial in Round Hill Cemetery.
Gayle M. Cooper
Gayle M. Cooper, 85, Indianapolis, died March 10, 2012. She was born July 11, 1926, in Indianapolis to the late William and Viola (Chapman) Maltsberger. She was a secretary at IPS #28 Longfellow Junior High, having retired after 25 years. She graduated from Arsenal Tech in 1944. She was a member of the Society for the Prevention of Blindness. She was also a member of the Indianapolis Council of PTA for Schools #39 & #28. Survivors include her daughters, Pamela (Ed) Scahill, Stephanie Cooper and Lisa (Rick) Harris; sister, Donace VanTreese; seven grandchildren, Jason Ferguson, Jon Ferguson, Allison Wittnebring, Brent Bailey, Melissa Welty, Ryan Harris and Scott Bailey; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Cooper; and brother, H. Russell Maltsberger. Funeral services were held March 15 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Chapel of the Chimes, with the burial in Washington Park East Cemetery.
Louis D. Hasenstab
Louis D. Hasenstab, Sr., 95, of Greenwood, died April 11, 2012. He was born on August 22, 1916 in Jeffersonville to Benjamin E. and Margaret L. (Hoagland) Smith. He was married to Eleanor R. Ghiotto. She preceded him in death. Survivors include his son, Louis D. Hasenstab, Jr. of Indianapolis; and his daughter, Karen Hasenstab of Northville, Mich. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a graduate of Butler University. He retired from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, in October of 1984 after 38 years of service. He was a recipient of the Tulip Tree Award for outstanding contribution in conservation, and appointed a Sagamore of the Wabash. He was a member at All Souls Unitarian Church since 1947. A memorial service was held April 15 at the All Souls Unitarian Church. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Roy J. Haskins
Roy J. Haskins, 80, Greenwood, died April 19, 2012. He was born Oct. 23, 1931 in Dawson Springs, Ky. to the late Samuel and Amanda Haskins. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1951 to 1955. He retired from General Motors, Allison Transmission Division. Survivors include a sister, Lina Skaggs; daughters, Tracy Hatfield and Tammy Jones; grandchildren, Brittany, Zach, Ashley, and Shelby; and great-grandchildren, Lucian and Aiden. He was preceded in death by his wife Karen, (Holstein); brothers Perkins, Thomas, Leslie; and sisters, Aura, Reba and Ruby. Funeral services were held April 23 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
John Hughes, 50, Greenwood, died April 19, 2012. He was born June 9, 1961 in Texas. Survivors include his mother, Doris (Dunn) Hughes; children, Ariel, Seth, Levi, and Sabrina Parks; brother, Robe (Beth) Hughes; and a sister, Kelly (Rick) Marcy. He was preceded in death by his father, John Hughes. A memorial service was held April 25 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.
Robert Lee Messerlie
Robert Lee Messerlie, 88, Greenwood, died on April 3, 2012. He was born on July 2, 1923 to the late Alfred and Dorothy Messerlie in Evanston, Ill.. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Julie Messerlie, who died on Feb. 29, 2012. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gordon; and twin brother, Tom. Survivors include his son, Christopher; daughter-in-law, Joanne; and daughter, Mary Messerlie. He served in the U.S. Army before graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Allison Gas Turbine and retired in the early 1980’s after thirty years of service. He and Julie were volunteers at Community Hospital East and delivered Meals on Wheels from the hospital for 25 years. A memorial service was held April 13 at Greenwood Village South.
Billie Ann Pyle
Billie Ann Pyle, 75, Indianapolis, died April 20, 2012. She was born Oct. 6, 1936 in Abilene, Texas to the late Clifford and Elsie Taylor. Survivors include her husband, James “Gomer” Pyle; sons, Jeff and David Pyle; daughter, Julie Vanaman; and grandsons, Lloyd and Justin Vanaman. Funeral services were held April 23 at Wilson St. Pierre Service and Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, with the burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Catherine I. Raines
Catherine I. Raines, 78, of Beech Grove, died April 18, 2012. Funeral services were held April 21 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Southport Chapel.
John William Stafford
John William Stafford, 41, Indianapolis, died April 16, 2012. He was born May 16, 1970 in Indianapolis to John Michael Stafford and Bonnie Jean Stafford. Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Jean Stafford; children, Michael Scurlock, Linda Scurlock, Linda Scurlock, Jordan Matheny, Tyler Mills; girlfriend, Marty Shaffer. A graveside service was held on April 25 at New Crown Cemetery.
Frank “Tireman” Traut
Frank “Tireman” Traut, 68, of Indianapolis, died April 18, 2012. He was born June 22, 1943 at Indianapolis and was the son of foster parents Warren “Hud” and Ruth Huddleston. He married Beverly Adams on Sept. 19, 1976 at Hartford City and she survives. He was a well-known tire salesperson in central Indiana. Other survivors include his daughters, Celina Sparks of Indianapolis, Tina Moore of Indianapolis, Tasey (Greg) Wright of Indianapolis, Marty (Darrell) Cox of Greenwood, and Amy (Steve) Howard of Greenwood; son, David (Janet) McConnaughey of Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Curt Woods. He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Milan. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 22 in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, with the burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley.
Linda Woods, 64, died April 16, 2012. Survivors include her mother, Doris Manor; daughter, Michelle (Woods) Fallowfield; sons Roy, Jr, Donald, Frank; brother, Walt Miller III; sister, Katrina Pope, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held April 20 at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services.