Allen Morris Below
Allen Morris Below, 90, died July 21, 2012. He was born in Lisman, Ky. on April 11, 1922 to A.M. and Minnie Below and was the youngest brother to, Carson, Forrest, Jettie, Lloyd, Norman, Lynn, Minnie and Irene. They all preceded him in death. He had a career at Naval Avionics. In retirement, he developed lake properties. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and Christ the King Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Patricia. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Mary E. Below; and his son, James F. Below. In the last years of his life, he had the caring kindness of Gloria Garwood, Jim Mehallick and Jo Kane. Funeral services were held July 24 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite animal welfare charity.
Wilma Boyd, 94, died July 19, 2012. She was a graduate, cum laude, of Butler University. Early in her married life she worked for World Call, a Disciples of Christ magazine. Later she taught in the Indianapolis Public Schools, and also used her teaching skills as a leader of the Campfire Girls. She was a lifelong member and elder emeritus of Central Christian Church, where she was active in establishing a church library, teaching Sunday school classes, serving on the board of elders and supporting the women’s missionary outreach programs. With her husband Don, she sponsored youth group activities, and later in her life she helped to run the church thrift store. She is survived by her husband, Donald Boyd; and her two daughters, Beverly Colgan and Marjorie Boyd. Funeral services were held July 23 at Central Christian Church, with the burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Ann Chew
Elizabeth Ann Chew, 73, Indianapolis, died July 21, 2012. She was born on Aug. 24, 1938 in Indianapolis to the late John and Alice Chew. After retiring from Thompson Electronics, Elizabeth worked for Executive Management Services in Indianapolis. She is survived by her daughters, Dwan (Stephen) Bowman, Cheryl Thrasher, Michelle (Brian) Todd; grandchildren, Kristina (David) Coffman, Robert D. Thrasher, Shelly (Joseph) Wood, Gina Televito, Frank Televito, Angela Televito; great-grandchildren, Robert Waylon Thrasher, and Garrett Lee Oliver; brother, William (Gale) Chew; and uncle, Rick Chew. She was preceded in death by daughter, Robin Lee Oaks. Funeral services were held July 25 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood.
LuAnn Coffman, 52, Trafalgar, died July 23, 2012. She was born June 20, 1960 in Franklin. She is survived by her mother, LaVonda Coffman; brother, Mark Coffman; sister, Michelle Smogor; nieces and nephews, Brian, Amanda, Amber, Evan and Austin. She was preceded in death by her father, John Kelly Coffman. Services will be held Friday, July 27, 7 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830 or Indy Feral Inc., P.O. Box 30054, Indianapolis, IN 46230.
Margaret L. Connelley
Margaret LaVerne Haverstick Connelley died July 15, 2012. She was the daughter of O.B. and Fern Reed Hanger. She graduated from Tech High School. She was a member of a Sub-Deb Club called the SWAMIs (Subtle Women Are Most Intriguing). She started taking classes part-time at Indiana Central College in 1965 and graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) in 1975 and she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. She began her teaching career at Triton Central High School and when she received her Masters Degree at Butler University, she became a Guidance Counselor at New Palestine High School. She was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church in Beech Grove for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Connelley and her parents. She is survived by her sisters, Tanya and Jau Nae Hanger; brother, Steve Hanger; and two sons, Bob (Cathy Kane) and Paul (Nancy); three grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service was held July 20, at Little & Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution could be made to Faith Assembly of God, 186 Royal Road, Beech Grove, IN 46107, or The Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, OK 74005.
Thelma “Bootsie” Feltner, 82, died July 19, 2012. She was born to Marshall and Sue Rhodes of Busy, Ky. on June 25, 1930. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Feltner; grandchildren, Ruth Ann Stokes (Nick Kendall), Elizabeth Stokes (Sabino Tapia) and Darrel Feltner, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Ashley Kendall and Eliana Tapia-Stokes; and brother, Frank Rhodes (Toni). She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ted Feltner; children, Darrel Feltner, Sr. and Sarah Stokes; and siblings, Marshall Rhodes and Billie Klingelhoffer. The funeral was held July 23 at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services. Burial followed in Washington Park East Cemetery.
Paul Leonard Hollcraft
Paul Leonard Hollcraft, 78, Indianapolis, died July 20, 2012. He was born on March 13, 1934 in Indianapolis to the late Charles and Gertrude Hollcraft. He was a US Army Veteran. Often times he would spend time volunteering for Meals on Wheels. He owned and operated Carpet Fashions from 1961-1994. He was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church. Survivors include his children, Michael (Brigitte) Hollcraft and Cindy Lyles; six grandchildren, Adam Gutzwiller, Michael, Noah & Alyssa Rincker, Nathan and Rachel Hollcraft; one great grandchild, Samantha Gutzwiller; brother, Richard Hollcraft. He was preceded in death by wife of 40 years, Carolyn J. Hollcraft; brother, Charles Hollcraft; and sister, Barbara Turner. A mass was held July 24 at St. Roch Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Barbara Ann Hotseller
Barbara Ann Hotseller, 62, Indianapolis, died July 22, 2012. She was born on Dec. 27, 1949 to Theodore and Helen (Gullett) Lowder. She was a member of the Shelby Street Pentecostal Lighthouse Church and the Red Hat Society. She is survived by her husband, Mike Hotseller; mother, Helen Lowder; daughter, Tonia (Troy) Creech; son, Michael Andrew Hotseller; brothers, Glen Odel, John Michael, Claude Thomas, and Robin Lee Lowder; sisters, Debra Jo Tyree, and Tina Marie Lowder; and grandchildren, Victoria Hotseller, Haley, Hannah, Josiah, and Danielle Creech. She was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Lowder; and brothers, Theodore Edmond, and Hubert Lowder. Funeral services were held July 25 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Floral Park Cemetery.
L. Ruth Jeter
L. Ruth Jeter, 89, died July 18, 2012. She was born in Clay Co. Ky. to the late Walker and Ada Farmer. She retired from the Indianapolis Fire Department where she was secretary and was very active in voter registration for the Republican Party. She is survived by her children, Diana (Paul) Palusko, Ada Carol (Bill) Murray, Charles (Vera) Jeter, Jerry (Marilyn) Jeter, and Terry (Lisa) Jeter; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Donna Jean Mathews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Jeter; and sisters, Roberta Layman and Lucille Dodson.
Funeral services will be held July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.
Daniel Robert Pea
Daniel Robert Pea, 62, Indianapolis, died July 23, 2012. He was born on Feb. 1, 1950 in Vincennes to the late Arnold and Betty Pea. He is survived by his wife, Rhea Coomer Pea; children, William and Colleen Pea; brothers, Richard (Patty) Pea, William (Debbie) Pea, Dexter (Marilyn) Pea and John Pea and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on July 26 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue Indianapolis. Memorial mass will be conducted at 12 p.m. on July 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes, Ind., with a graveside service immediately after mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Holy Name St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Daisy Mae Phillips
Daisy Mae (Smith) Phillips, 68, Indianapolis, died July 21, 2012.She was born in London, Ky. on May 29, 1944 to Walter & Ida Mae (Barger) Smith who preceded her in death along with her siblings and sons; Randall Scott Sizemore and James Kalvin Phillips. A homemaker, she is survived by her companion of 36 years, Carl Sizemore, Sr.; sons, Paul Carter (Penny), Tony, and Dale Phillips, Jeff (Tammy) Botkines, Carl and William (Angie) Sizemore; daughters, Jaquline Phillips, Daisy Mae Stevens and Emily Anne Phillips; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place July 26 from 12:00 p.m. until service at 1:30 p.m. Burial is at Bethel Cemetery.
Charline Tran, 76, Greenwood, died July 24, 2012. She was born June 14, 1936 in Bowling Green, Ky. to the late Ezra and Kate Runner. She worked as a matron at IPS School System retiring after 25 years. Survivors include, Donna (David) Noel; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Genell Bolin. She was preceded in death by daughter, Teresa Morris. Visitation will be July 27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. The burial will be at The Gardens at Olive Branch.
Chester Lee Woods
Chester Lee Woods, 83, Indianapolis, died July 18, 2012. He was born on April 1, 1929 in Garrard County, Ky. to Benjamin and Cora (Harison) Woods. He was a veteran of the United States Army who served during World War II. He retired from Renners Express Trucking in 1980 after 33 years of dedication as a truck driver. He was a member of Teamsters Local #135. He is survived by his children, Barbara Glowner, Vicky Bates, Chester Woods II, Michael Woods, Rhonda Shifflett, Ricky Hamilton, and Brenda Woods; brother, Damon Woods; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Woods. A graveside service was held July 23 at New Crown Cemetery.