Hallie Mae Alspaugh, 88, Greenwood, died March 23, 2013. She was born Nov. 7, 1924. She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1942. She served as Greenwood’s first policewoman in the early 1960’s and was also the owner/operator of Brownie Shoe Repair Shop on Main Street from 1973 to 1986. She was a member of the Waffle House breakfast group. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie L. (Edwin) Surface LaFary and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cleveland and Grace Darlene Duncan; brothers, Lowell O. and Carl L. Duncan; sisters, Virginia Helen (Freese) Ward and Cora Elizabeth Summers. There will be a private family service, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91 St. STE 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
H. Clay Butler, Sr., 84, Indianapolis, died March 25, 2013. He was born on Sept. 18, 1928 in Morristown, Tenn. He was a retired agent for New York Life Ins. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Schuster) Butler; children, Clay Butler, Jr., (Darlene), Therese Mascari (Tom), Mark Butler, Mary Snyder (Fred), Robert Butler, Jane Butler (Bob), and Patty Keller (Pat); sister, Emma Burns; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on April 1 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home.
Eleanor M. Lauck Bailey Christman, 100, Indianapolis, died March 23, 2013. She was born on Sept. 1, 1912 to the late Charles M. and Rose E. Luesche Lauck in Indianapolis. She most recently lived near her son in New Albany, Ind. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and a tennis player in her day winning five Indiana State Tennis Championships in singles play. She is survived by her son, Ronald Bailey; sister, Mary Grace Lawler; brother-in-law, Les Clark; grandchildren, Kimberly Nicodemus (Eric), Michael Bailey (Theresa) and Brian Rowles (Kristine); and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Bailey; brothers, George, Charles B. “Bunny” and Joseph A. Lauck; sisters, Louise Mayer, Ruth Schroeder and Esther Clark; and granddaughter, Jennifer O’Neil. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on April 2 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with prayers being said at the funeral home prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. Visitation will be April 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Robert Lee Elsea, 79, Indianapolis, died March 20. 2013. He was born on Nov 6, 1933 in Indianapolis. He worked for Recommended TV as a service/repairman for 25 years. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Alberta Elsea and Sam Elsea; and brother, Jac. He is survived by sisters, Dolores Rathbun and Claudia Herrera; and nieces, Laurie Lambert (Richard); and great-nieces Jenifer Fowler; and Emily Lambert along with many more nieces and nephews. Services were held March 25.
Carl Henry Herner, 84, died on March 24. Carl was born in Indianapolis on March 26, 1928, the son Charles and Matilda Herner, descendants of German immigrants in the 1840’s. He attended Holy Name and Sacred Heart Catholic elementary schools and Southport High School before volunteering for the United States Navy in 1945 at the age of 17. He served with distinction aboard Fletcher class destroyers until his honorable discharge in 1949. Carl served in the post-World War II Pacific, occupied-Japan and pre-Communist China. His most noteworthy service was aboard the USS Trippe at the Bikini atomic bomb tests in July, 1946. He was employed at the Bridgeport Brass Company from 1949 to 1984, when he retired to Bonita Springs, Florida. There he was active in sport fishing and scuba diving, returning to Indianapolis in 2006. Carl is survived by his former wife, Kathryn Herner; a sister, Betty Wolsiffer; four sons, Mark, Matt, Carl and Dan Herner and six grandchildren, Emily Dirosa, Molly, Joe, Daniel, Andrew and Gabriella Herner. Services will be at the Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave. on Monday, April 1, with viewing from 2-4 p.m., service at 4, and a wake to follow at the Edelweiss Restaurant at German Park, 8602 S. Meridian St.
Helen L. Lanahan, 88, Indianapolis, died March 22, 2013. She was born on April 10, 1924 in Indianapolis to the late George and Marie Mennel. She was a charter member of St. Roch Catholic Church, where she was active in their Altar Society. She retired, after 25 years, from Merchants National Bank in 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Patsy (Mike) Sahm; sons, Mike (Sharon), and Dennis (Joyce) Lanhan; daughter-in-law, Kelly Fox; sister, Mary Jane Berger; brothers, George, and Joseph Mennel; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Lanahan; son, Timothy Lanahan; and special friend, Ted Schott. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 27 at St. Roch Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
Richard John “Jethro” Lane, 64, Indianapolis, died March 21, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 27, 1948 to William J. and Dorothy K. Fiscus Lane. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for GM Truck and Bus as a machine repairman for 34 years before retiring in 2006. He also worked as a funeral escort for Police Escort Service and most recently, Indianapolis Funeral Escort. Rick was a member of Englewood Lodge #715 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine and Murat Police Club. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna K. Bates Lane; daughter, Christina Lane Jarboe (Matthew); grandson, Austin Lane; step granddaughter, Taylor Jarboe and step grandson, Matthew Jarboe. Funeral services were held on March 25 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, with the entombment in Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Lucille “Lucy” (Cline) Leonard, 84, Indianapolis, died March 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father; and her husband, John E. Leonard. She was a dedicated employee at Bud’s Market for 35 years. She resided for 47 years in Fountain Square. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Kay Leonard; son, Michael J.(Cynthia) Leonard; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 23 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with the burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. *PHOTO
Jean Mary Mollaun, 90, Indianapolis, died March 21, 2013. She was born in Batesville to Cornelius and Geneva (Weigel) Miller. She worked at Herff Jones for several years. After retiring from there, she became a waitress at the New Bethel Ordinary and later at Wheatley’s Fish Fry. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Blacketer and son-in-law, Robert Blacketer. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Prosper Mollaun; and brothers, William Miller and James Miller. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 27 at Nativity Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
Eva Lee Monroe, 74, Indianapolis, died March 19, 2013. She was born on April 23, 1938 in Erwin, Tenn. to the late Sam and Sarah Riddle. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Robson, Laura (Dan) Harper, and Bobbie (Phillips) Prewitt; seven grandchildren, Brandi Stropes, Ronnie (Marie) Robson, Leah Prewitt, Eleni Prewitt, Charles Robson, Brett Prewitt, and Dylan Robson; six great-grandchildren, Heaven Staples, Halo Staples, Autumn Robson, Legend Staples, Justin Anderson, and Jordan Anderson; two sisters, Mary Ruth Lesher and Naomi Deter; and one brother, Ernie Riddle. A funeral service was held March 25 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, with the burial in Sutherland Park Cemetery.
Jeffery Thomas Phillips, 41, Greenwood, died March 23, 2013. He was born on Oct. 3, 1971 in Indianapolis to Thomas F. and Sylvia Phillips. He graduated from Center Grove H.S., and attended IUPUI. He is survived by his parents; son, Jacob; daughter, Abigail; several aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandparents preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held on March 28 at 11:30 a.m. at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135 and Olive Branch Rd.
Regina Lynn Dean Phillips, 68, Indianapolis, died March 20, 2013. She was born Feb. 12, 1945 in Indianapolis to George and Wilma Dean. She retired as an administrator with the Indiana Department of Revenue. She was a member of West Newton Worship Center. Survivors include her son, Robby L. Phillips; brother, Wilbur Dean; grandsons, Willy and Robby Phillips. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Perry. Services were held March 23 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.
Robert Riley, 76, Trafalgar, died March 21, 2013. He was born April 2, 1936 in Celina, Tenn. to the late Albert and Beulah (Spears) Riley. He is survived by his children, Michael Riley, Betty Tyner, and Glenda Spriggs; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Sue Yoder, Mary Duffer, and Betty Cowden. He was preceded in death by a son, Jay R. Riley. A graveside service was held on March 26 at First Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandivier-Tudor Chapel.