Patricia Ann Abel, 81, Beech Grove, Sept. 14, 2012. She was born in Indianapolis and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. She retired from South Grove Elementary. She was a former member of Holy Rosary Church and a current and longtime member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. She was married to Edmund W. Abel who preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by her children Pat (Vince) Massimini, Ed (Carol) Abel, Steve (Jill) Abel, Pam (Chuck) Everitt, Donna (Kevin) DiSano, and Joan (Tim) Showalter; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 18 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, with the burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Francis Hospice.
Thomas J. Arkins, 63, Greenwood, died Sept. 18, 2012. He was born on June 13, 1949 in Beech Grove, son of the late Thomas E. and Mildred (Brossart) Arkins. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Arkins; sons, Thomas (Becky), Jason (Joy), Casey (Jennifer), Bryan (Erin), Adam (Cori), and Austin Arkins; grandchildren, Chase, Cameron, Kira, Olivia, Hannah, Savannah, Cooper, Ellanor, and Avilynn; and sister, Carolyn Kinney. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tim Arkins and Ron Hammond; and grandson, Benjamin. Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home, with the burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.
Frank Owen Fyffe, Jr., 87, Greenwood, died Sept. 15, 2012. He was born July 26, 1925, in Indianapolis and attended Arsenal Technical High School. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He worked for Indiana Bell as an engineer for 42 years. He married his wife, Nora on Aug. 26, 1950. He is survived by his wife, Nora Alice (Eggers) Fyffe; children, Mark (Ethel) Fyffe, Patti (Carl) Teague, Dennis (Kris) Fyffe, Daniel (Sheryl) Fyffe, Deborah (Todd) Nobbe, Laura (Jeffrey) Cummings, 35 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Joann Hagan, Judy Crooke, and Donna Fyffe; brothers, David Fyffe and James Fyffe. He is preceded in death by children, Garry Fyffe and Sandy Ader; parents, Frank Owen Sr. and Sarah Fyffe; a sister, Barbara Engelking; and a brother-in-law, Donald Hagan. A funeral mass was held Sept. 19 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to the church.
Shelby Jean (Smith) Gay, 71, Indianapolis, died Sept. 24, 2012. She was born on June 26, 1941, daughter of G.C. and Eva (Harrison) Smith. She was a member of New Life Gospel Church. Survivors include her sons, Finley, Wendell, Michael, and Rev. Donnie Gay; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mable Franklin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Gay; and son, Billie D. Gay. Visitation will be held, Sept. 27 from 4 – 8 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis. Additional visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 28 from 1 – 2 p.m. at New Life Gospel Church, 2659 S. Lockburn St., Indianapolis, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Shelby will be laid to rest in Floral Park Cemetery.
Jerry H. Johnson, 87, Indianapolis, died. Jerry was a graduate from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. He served in the Army artillery division. He was employed most of his life at International Harvester (Navistar) helping build the large trucks that move much of the freight in this country. In his retirement, he devoted many hours to volunteering at the public library. He loved bicycles and bike trips. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Vera Lamb, his sister, of San Bernardino, California, survives along with nephews, nieces and two great-nephews. No service is planned. For anyone who wishes to leave a remembrance, a donation may be left to the library in Jerry’s name.
John A Judd, 53, Greenwood, died Sept. 22, 2012. He was born on Sept. 16, 1959, in to John E and Sally Judd. He was a member of UA Local 440 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. He is survived by his mother, Sally Judd; wife, Machelle; children, Ian Judd, Alana Judd, James (Amanda) Taylor and Celeste (John) Ferris; grandchildren, Pricilla, Owen, Charli and Donavan; and sister, Mary Beth Fitzgerald.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Earl Judd. Visitation will be held Sept. 27 from 4 – 8 p.m. at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135 and Olive Branch Road. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation.
Loretta (Grissom) Mowery, 67, Indianapolis, died Sept. 21, 2012. Born Nov. 28, 1944 in Washington Co., Ind. to Leland E. & Edith G. (Ray) Grissom who preceded her in death along with brother, Edward Grissom; sisters, Lelah Holt and Delema Taylor.
She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Church, Beech Grove. Survivors include her husband, Arthur M. Mowery; daughter, Tammy M. (Clayton) Cobb; sisters, Imogene Hovis, Mary Mitchell, Frances Troutman, Phyllis Grissom,
Linda Stogsdill and Lorene Grissom; grandchildren, Clayton, Kristin and
Courtney Cobb. A graveside service was held Sept. 26 at New Crown Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary
Rosario Anthony Murello, Jr., 64, Indianapolis, died Sept. 14, 2012. He was born on April 10, 1948, in Indianapolis to Rosario A. Murello, Sr. and Margaret (Walker) Nelson. She is survived by his wife, Brenda S. (Edwards) Murello; children, Roy J. Murello, Vickey McFarland, Mark Murello, Craig Murello, Tyler Murello, and Matthew Murello; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Tony Murello; sister, Barbara Barnette; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Michael Murello. A graveside service was held Sept. 21 at New Crown Cemetery.
Frances (Thompson) Stroud, 89, Greenwood, died Sept. 19, 2012. She was born Oct. 5, 1922, to Martha and Virgil Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald O. Stroud. She was survived by sons, Don and Doug; and grandson, Glenn. A graveside service was held Sept. 25 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Mary “Bonnie” Vehling, 87, Indianapolis, died Sept. 19, 2012. She was born on Dec. 16, 1924 in Indianapolis, to the late John W. and Lillian (Pack) Lex. She was a homemaker and lifelong member of Pleasant Run United Church of Christ, where she served as past president of their ladies guild. She was active in the church choir, and was a Sunday school teacher. She also attended Stilesville Christian Church, where she was a member of the Helping Hands. She is survived by her children, Richard (Carol) Vehling, Rebecca Hansen, Robin (Jane) Vehling, Ramona (Don) Callender, Roxann (John) Simmons, Randall (Rajean) Vehling, and Rachel McKinney; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, John W., Richard R., William E., and Thomas M. Lex; sister, Annie C. Gocke; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Vehling; son, Robert Vehling; grandson, Justin McKinney; daughter in law, Riki Vehling; son-in-law, James Hansen; sister, Norma D. Hittle; and brother, Bobby Lex. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at G.
H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Run United Church of Christ.
Hannah Roselyn Weber, 80, Indianapolis, died Sept. 19, 2012. She was born on Sept. 19, 1932 to the late Paul and Carrie (Edwards) Weber in Indianapolis. She worked for Western Electric and IPS prior to retirement and was a member of the Legion of
Mary. Survivors include her siblings, Barbara L. Weber Hoffman, Gwendolyn A. Weber, Ann Petro, Donald F. Weber and James A. Weber (Mary Ann); and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Paul S. Weber, Jr., Robert A. Weber and Birney L. Weber. A memorial service will be held Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions are encouraged to the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary of the Woods, Terre Haute. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.