Obituaries 10/2/13

October 2, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Patricia A. (Crews) Burton died Sept. 22, 2013. She was born in Bartlesville, Okla. July 12, 1924. She was preceded in death by her husband, William N. Burton. She is survived by her sister, Betsy Dalton; four children, Daniel and Diane (Dee) Jackson and Larry and Dick Burton; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of Shortridge High School and Indiana University. She was an AOπ at IU and kept contact with her sisters. She was a life-long United Methodist and involved herself in many charitable works including the PEO. Her creativity had an important role in making the Timothy Church Mouse Show successful in ministering to children when television was still black & White. She always found joy in her work, playfulness with others and intellectual stimulation in debating those she respected. She often said, “I like looking at the world through my rose colored glasses.” Celebration of Life services were conducted at the Franklin United Methodist Community, Wright Chapel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandivier-Tudor Chapel.

 

Ralph Gerald Comstock, CEC, AAC, 77, died Sept. 27, 2013. He was born June 3, 1936 in St. Louis, Miss. to Roger and Lela (Hollingsworth) Comstock. Known as Chef Ralph to many, he was a retired executive chef from Aramark Food Services, receiving his cooking and baking training overseas through the United States Army. During his years at Aramark, he was executive chef at RCA Corporation, Farm Bureau Insurance. He was an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech’s Hospitality Administration since 1978. Chef Ralph was a certified executive chef by the ACF, where he is the treasurer of Indianapolis ACF Chapter. He is a member of Southview Wesleyan Church and Gideon’s International. Chef Ralph was involved in community organizations including Second Helpings, Camp Healing Tree, Dining A La Heart and Chef and Child. He received several honors some being named Indiana Chef of the Year in 1982, being inducted into the American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame, ACF President’s Medallion, Sharing Culinary Traditions Award, The Edmond Gass award for outstanding service in the culinary arts field, ACF Life Time Achievement Award. Ralph is preceded in death by his wife Helen Comstock and sister Dorothy Bryan. He is survived by his children Debbie (George Spears) Comstock, Kathie Miner, Martita (Terry) Wampler, Jack (Gerri) Comstock, grandchildren David (Melissa), Christopher, Kendra (Brian), Danielle, Michael and Zachary and great-grandchildren Ava, Colin and Bryden. A Celebration of Life will be Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at Southview Wesleyan Church, 4700 Shelbyville Rd. Visitation will be Oct. 3 from 2 – 8 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions in Ralph’s name may be offered to Gideon’s International. Services entrusted to Little and Sons Beech Grove Funeral Home.

 

John K. Engel, 66, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 29, 2013.  He was born Sept. 27, 1947 in Indianapolis to the late Henry K. and Ursula (Ragan) Engel. He is survived by his children, Stephanie Engel, Kathleen Harrison, Jessi Engel, Julie Engel and Laura Engel; step sons, Eric McKinney and Doug McMahan;  three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren;  brother, Richard K. Engel, and his former wife, Jackie Engel. John was a C.P.A. partner for Henry K. Engel & Co.  He was a member of several C.P.A. organizations and the Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis. A service will be conducted Oct. 4, 10 a.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the funeral home.  John will be laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Rd. Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

 

Bob Hamilton, age 85, of Indianapolis, died on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.  He was born on Aug.28, 1928 in Pine Bluff, Ark. to the late Merwin Sylvester Hamilton and Lucille Johnson Hamilton. Bob was editor and publisher of Indiana Always. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Thad D. and Nancy Q. Hamilton; nieces and nephews, Laura Brothers (Mark), Thad Dwight Hamilton (Micaela), Mark Joshua Hamilton (Angie), Matthew Jason Hamilton (Paula) and Rachel Eickman (Scott); and many great-nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 4 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 9 a.m.  Arrangements and care are entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Ruth E. Jones, 83, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 30, 2013. She was born May 8, 1930 in Flippin, Ky. to the late Mosie and Plumie (Goodall) Agers. She married Robert “Bob” R. Jones on April 2, 1955 and he survives. She is also survived by her sons, Dale E. (Nancy) Jones and Dennis E. Jones; grandchildren, Kodi M. Jones and Jacob A. Jones; sister, Alice Williams; and a special friend, Deborah Boyken. She was preceded in death by her sister, Gladys Howard; brothers, Willie, Edison, Berlin, Rousseau, Edward and Lester Agers. Ruth retired from Perry Township School System with over 20 years of service. A service will be conducted on Oct. 3, 3 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Friends may call from 1 – 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Ruth will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

 

Joseph “Kip” Overhage died on Sept. 27, 2013 at the age of 88. Kip was born in Dyer, Ind. on Oct. 13, 1924. He graduated from Dyer High School in 1942 and immediately began service in the Army where he attained the rank of corporal. After serving his country for three years, he worked for Western Union Telegraph Co. for 40 years followed by various other roles in the telecommunications industry. He enjoyed wood working and was known around the neighborhood as the guy who could fix anything. He and his wife Mary Lou were parishioners at St. Barnabas Catholic Church where Kip ushered for many years. Kip is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou. They were married in Humoldt, Tenn. on Jan. 5, 1957. His brother Norbert preceded him in death but he is survived by his two sisters, “Sis” (Marie Francis) Koepel and Evy Koepel. He is survived by three sons, Marc (Mary Brunner), Eric (Michelle Burgess), and Craig (Kim Martin); six granddaughters and one grandson and two great-grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation was held at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Indianapolis, on Oct. 2. A memorial was held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Indy Honor Flight, 9093 S State Road 39, Mooresville, IN46158 or the charity of your choice.

 

Eulos O. Powell, 89, of Indianapolis died Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. Eulos was born in Ash Flat, Ariz. on Jan. 27, 1924 to Jesse and Agnes Harrison Powell. He had served in the United States Navy and stayed in the reserves for 20 years. In his retirement Eulos managed the Tidy Car Wash and worked at Mitsubishi Survivors include his son, Thomas Powell; brother, Tab Powell (Teresa); sister-in-law, Phyllis Powell several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death is his wife, Clara Powell; brother, Verne Powell. A Memorial Visitation will be on Oct. 10 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clara Margaret Powell Undergraduate Research Fund mail contributions to IUPUI at 425 University Blvd. Cavanaugh Hall 504J Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Obituaries 9/26/13

September 25, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Elzie Eugene Austin was born July 9, 1935 in Dunville, Ky. He was the son of Stanley Austin and Verna Lawless. Mr. Austin grew up in Fountain Square and attended and played football at Tech high school and graduated from Manual high school in 1953. He married Charlene Muse and had three sons Bart, Burt and Gene Austin. Mr. Austin received his degree in education from Indiana Central College was a biology teacher and coach. He went on to receive a master’s degree in administration and was the Vice Principal of Harry E. Wood high school and principal of Manual high school from 1978-1993. Mr. Austin was honored in 1980 by President Bush and the Dept. of Education for leadership in education and a drug a drug free school program. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching his three boys play football for Franklin Central High School and continued to follow them through their collegiate and coaching careers. Elzie served his community as a member of the Franklin Township School board and was instrumental in developing their tradition of excellence. He spent his last several years at Rosegate assisted-living and most recently Clairbridge of Carmel. Mr. Austin was preceded in death by his wife Charlene (Muse) Austin and is survived by his three sons, Bart (Stephanie) Austin, Burt (Barb) Austin, Gene Austin; and grandchildren Ashley, Aaron, Brooke, Jaida, Nicole and Blake. Visitation will be held Sept. 26, 4-8 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home Stop 11 Chapel.  Funeral Services will be Sept. 27, 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home in Burial Acton Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Elzie “Gene” Austin’s name to the Flashes Football Foundation, Franklin Township Education Foundation or the Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana.

 

 

*Photo: Etsuko Bennett, 82, of Indianapolis died on Sept. 18, 2013. She was born on Sept. 15 in Sasebo, Japan. She is preceded in death by her husband Alan D. Bennett, daughter Barbara Bennett, and five brothers. Survivors include her daughter Brenda Mills, her sister Taeko Yamada Yamaguchi, and granddaughter Kelley Webb (Alex). Services too place at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimers Association, 50 E. 91rst St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209.

 

Lee G. Bishop, 73, of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 22, 2013.  He was born on March 9, 1940, in Salem, W.V. to the late Frank and Ora Bishop. Lee was a retired mechanic having worked for GMG Motors and City Motor Mart for several years. Lee is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Chris Bishop, and Garry Toney; daughters, Linda Toney, and Nikki Toney; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five brothers; four sisters; several cats and a dog. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Visitation was held Sept. 25 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the funeral home. Lee will be laid to rest in New Crown Cemetery, Indianapolis.

 

Samuel E. Blair, 63, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 16, 2013. He was born June 2, 1950 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Earl Lee & Martha Maxine (Lamb) Blair. Samuel retired from Navistar, where he worked as a pattern maker. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Kincaid) Blair; daughters, Rox-Anne Leveritt, Nicole Knight & Crystal Blancett; brother, Stephen Blair; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rachael Blair. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel.

 

Gene E. Dietz, 82, Indianapolis, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Gene was born in Indianapolis on Jan. 18, 1931 to Harold V. and Mary Adeline Sweeney Dietz. Gene was a 1949 graduate of Southport High School and a 1953 graduate of Indiana Central College (University of Indianapolis) and served in the US Army from 1953-55. He was employed by Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing for 47 years before retiring in 2000 as secretary of the corporation and vice-president of finance. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Harold “Jack” Dietz. Gene is survived by his wife, Kathleen Beck Dietz; daughter, Diane Dietz-Ebbert; and his grandchildren, Kelsey and Jeff Ebbert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sept. 26, 10 a.m in St. Roch Catholic Church. Visitation was Sept. 25 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home.

 

Mary E. Dunlop, 76, Indianapolis, died on Sept. 8, 2013.  She was born on Aug. 5, 1937 to the late Charles Z. Monroe and Violet Doyel Monroe in Indianapolis. She was a long-time resident of the Villas of Sacred Heart and was known for her kindness in always offering a visitor or friend a Pepsi.  She is survived by her sister, Phyllis Reeves of Mooresville.  No services will be held and cremation will take place. Arrangements and care were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral and Cremation Services.

 

Heaven-Lee Christine Faye & Serenity Reneé Hammons, died Sept. 19, 2013. They are survived by their parents, Ashley Daudy and John Hammons; siblings, John Hammons II, Bianca Hammons & Natalie Hammons; grandparents, Michael Fisher, Tamarra Jines, Paula Reddy, Billy Cook, Hattie-ella May Goad, Karen Cook & Lucille Daudy; and several aunts and uncles. Services will be at Sept.27, 12p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Chapel of the Chimes, with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of services.  Burial will be at New Crown Cemetery.

 

James Bill Henson, 64 of Indianapolis died Sept. 19, 2013. He was born March 5, 1949 in Manchester, Ky. to the late Floyd C. Henson and Margaret (Root) Henson. He was self- employed as a truck driver for J and P Trucking retiring in 2003. James is survived by his daughter, Emily Ann Phillips; sisters, Eva Mae Henson and Ida Mae Schmidt- Henson. Funeral Services will be held Sept. 26 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Larry Dalton officiating services. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of service. Cremation to follow.

 

 

Alois Joseph “Al” Konermann, 78, Indianapolis, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. He was born in Brumsel, Germany on May 12, 1935 to Heinrich and Maria Ravermann Konermann. Alois was a cabinet maker by trade and worked for J.L. Fox Inc. before retiring in 2000. He served in the US Army from 1959-1962. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 3660, Heimats & Preussin, Indianapolis Sanger Chor, and a past member of Indianapolis Liederkrantz. Alois was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Alfred, Frances and Joseph; brothers, Heinrich, France, August, Gary, and Hubert; sister, Thersia Borgel and is survived by his wife, Hermine Binder Konermann; daughter, Erika Huffman (Butch); grandson, Derek Walker; granddaughters, Mary Jenkins (Shawn), Brandy Huffman; great granddaughters, Jaylee, Emma, and Amiyah; many nieces, nephews and cousins in the US and Germany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sept. 26, 11 a.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church. Visitation was Sept. 25 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.

 

 

Ruth Ellen Wells Miller, 82, Indianapolis, died on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. She was born on Aug. 24, 1931 to the late Ted and Serena Hemmer Wells in Beech Grove. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.  She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Miller; children, Richard M. Miller (Judy), Mark J. Miller (Lora), Matt J. Miller (Dora), Jean Marie Miller (Gary), Camilla Mauzy (Gary), Edith Marie Miller and Laura Simmons (Lee); brothers, Art and Danny Wells; sisters, Serena McKay, Lois Copeland, Mary B. Giumetti and Rosy Hayes; and many grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Rebbeca Ann Yager and Frances Marie Miller; and brother, Ted Wells. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 25 in St. Jude Catholic Church. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Vincent DePaul.

 

Christian Friedrich “Fritz” Moeller, 80, died on Sept. 20, 2013. He was born on March 28, 1933 in Indianapolis. He graduated from Southport High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology from Butler University. He pursued graduate studies at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary. He is a veteran of the Korean War and while stationed in Korea he personally funded the construction of an orphanage to serve the needs of blind Korean children. Fritz owned Moeller Food Services in Southport for over 50 years, previously called Moeller’s Grocery. He was an avid aviator, having flown from age 16. Fritz is survived by wife Helen Hardegen Moeller; children, Carol Moeller (James) Blume, Elizabeth Moeller (Kevin) O’Reilly; grandchildren, Esther Letha Moeller, Andrew Moeller, Bridget O’Reilly, Meghan O’Reilly, Brendan O’Reilly, Erin O’Reilly and Grace Blume; brothers Carol Summers, Esther (Dr. Larry) Stanton, Ruth (Dr. William) Whitehouse; and many nieces, nephews and countless friends. Fritz was preceded in death by his parents Christian Friedrich and Letha Chupp Moeller, and his sister Elinor Moeller Ryker. Visitation will be held at Singleton Funeral Home, 7602 Madison Ave. on Sept. 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service was held Sept. 23 at Southwood Assembly, 8700 S. Meridian St. Memorial donations may be made to the church of your choice to further Fritz’ passion of continuing Christ’s ministry.

 

 

Sharyn L. Neibert, 75, died on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013.  She was born in Indianapolis to the late Thelma Moody.  Sharyn was an inspector for Eli Lilly. She had a passion for arts and crafts, cooking and enjoyed camping. Sharyn is survived by her sons Richard A. (Debbie) Neibert and Randall S. (Diana Anderson); daughters Cynthia Payne and Kimberly (George) Brown; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Lynda Buchanan; and her faithful Corgi, Annabelle.  She was preceded in death by her husband Richard E. Neibert. Visitation was held Sept. 19at Little & Sons Funeral Home Stop 11 Chapel. Funeral Services were held Sept. 20 at  St. John’s Lutheran Church 6630 Southeastern Ave. Indianapolis. Burial is in Acton Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to ALS Association Indiana Chapter 6525 E. 82nd St. Suite 115, Indpls., IN 46250

 

 

Raymond “Ray” Patrick Parksey, 54 of Indianapolis died Sept. 16, 2013. Ray was born in Kansas City, Miss. on March 11, 1959 to the late John A. Parksey Sr. and Rosemary (Goodman) Parksey. Ray was a truck driver for Heartland Ready-Mix for five years and previously drove for Builders Concrete. Ray is survived by his daughters, Christina “Dinnie” Bussell, Donna Parksey, Michelle Parksey,  Shannon Simpson Skillern; six grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; brothers, Albert (Jeannie) Parksey and Tony Parksey; sisters, Flora Parksey, Roxanne Parksey, Priscilla (Jimmy) McGill, Teresa Parksey and Alberta Parksey; brother-in law, James Lee Winfrey. In addition to his parents Ray was preceded in death by his son Jason Simpson; brother John “Butch” Parksey; sisters, Ruth Ann Winfrey and Charlotte Parksey. Funeral Services were held in Fountain Square Mortuary September 19.  Cremation followed service.

 

Infant Dwayne Robert Scott-Pennyman of Indianapolis died Sept. 14, 2013 at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children. He was born Sept. 12, 2013 at Community Hospital East to his adoring parents Jessie Robert Scott and Latonya Patrice Pennyman. Private Services were held at Fountain Square Mortuary. Cremation followed Services.

 

Marjorie “Pam” Ann Pierce 42, of Indianapolis died Sept. 6, 2013. She was born Oct.24,1970 in Indianapolis to the late James and Jane Gause. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her companion Ronnie L. Whitehead. No services will be held. Private cremation will be held. Final arrangements are by Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

 

Eva June Brown Rabourn, 83, died Sept. 16, 2013.  She was born in Brownsburg to the late Arthur and Christine Brown. Eva was married to Samuel Dwight Rabourn who preceded her in death. She is survived by daughter Cheryl  Rabourn Cook Burger; son Samuel Rabourn; granddaughters Angela Lynn Cook and Jennifer Ann Cook; sister Elizabeth Amidon; brother Johnny Brown and special friend Robert Shinkle. Visitation was held Set. 20at Little & Sons Funeral Home Stop 11 Chapel.  Funeral Services were held Sept 21 in the funeral home. Burial is in Acton Cemetery.

 

 

Fredrick J. Schoettle, 74, Greenwood, died Friday Sept. 20, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on July 6, 1939 to Harold F. and Florence Jeanette Sims Schoettle. Fred was a 1957 graduate of Cathedral High School and was the vice-president of United Home Life Insurance from 1981-1997. He worked for the Dant Insurance Agency for the past 10 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3660, Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, and served as a member of the board of directors for Catholic Social Services. Fred volunteered his time as a coach for many of the St. Mark School sports teams. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Thomas Schoettle. He is survived by his wife, Sonja “Fay” (O’Brien) Schoettle; children, William “Butch” Schoettle (Carol), Chris Schoettle (Jody), Lora McKeand (Jim), Karen Parson (Jon), John Schoettle (Mary Ann); sisters, Mary Beth Bowling (Don), Perley “Penny” Bowling (Dick), Helen Gilkey, Susie Thornburg (Eddie), Theresa Hull; brothers, Paul, Mike (Jean), Jim (Pam), Ned (Anne), Mark (Theresa), Jeff (Liz), David (Jane); 19 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 24 in Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church and Sept. 23 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Entombment is in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harold and Jeanette Schoettle Foundation.

 

 

Jeffrey Allen Schmidt, age 39, of Indianapolis, died on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.  He was born on Jan. 23, 1974 to the late Joseph Wayne Schmidt, Sr. and Betty “Janie” Honeycutt Schmidt in Indianapolis. Jeff was a 1993 graduate of Emmerich Manual High School and worked for the carnival.  He loved camping, fishing and being around family and friends. He is survived by his loving mother, Janie Johnson (step-father, Jerry); siblings, Wanda Sterrett (Tom), Joe Schmidt (Holly) and Waylon Schmidt; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jeff’s life was held on Sept. 20 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

Obituaries 9/19/13

September 18, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Joyce A. Alexander, 64, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 8, 2013.  Survivors are mother and stepfather Nellie (Towe) and Ralph Smith;  son Douglas (Sharon) Alexander; daughter Larissa (Dan) Steinmeyer; grandchildren Erik, Jacob & Tisa Steinmeyer and Ben and Ryan Alexander; brothers Thomas Justice and Sam Justice; sister Barbara Bibb and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Sept. 12 at Church of God United Assembly, 5370 Cords Road, Indianapolis. Arrangements are by Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.

 

Doris Buckta,83, of McCordsville, Ind. died on Sept. 13, 2013. She was born Sept. 22, 1929 in Indianapolis and was the only daughter of Ernest, Sr. and Frieda Laux Altopp, who preceded her in death.  Two brothers, Ernest, Jr. and Donald also preceded her in death. She has two living brothers, Richard (Sharon) Altopp of Arizona and David (Phyllis) Altopp of Tennessee. Doris was a member of the Aldersgate Free Methodist Church, Indianapolis and a 1947 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. Richard, her husband of 52 years, died April 24, 2005. They met while attending college in Spring Arbor, Mich. They married on April 11, 1953 at First Free Methodist Church in Indianapolis, where Doris was an active member. Doris and Richard taught public education in Michigan for several years, followed by Christian education, serving in Taiwan, Oakdale, Ky., and the Dominican Republic. They also served at OMS International World Headquarters in Greenwood. Doris had two children, Sarah [Sally] (Don) Harvey and Paul (Naomi) Buckta. She is survived by four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four nieces and four nephews. Memorials contributions may be given to Free Methodist World Missions through Aldersgate Free Methodist Church, 9035 E.21st St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46229 or OMS International , Inc., P. O. Box A, Greenwood, Indiana 46142. Services were held Sept. 16 in Fountain Square Mortuary. Interment is in New Crown Cemetery.

 

Stephanie L. Flanigan, 54, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 9, 2013.  Her survivors are husband Steven Flanigan; son Jonathan Flanigan of Indianapolis; daughters Elizabeth Flanigan and Sarah (Jared) Young, both of Indianapolis; sisters Alanna (Kerry) Owen and Mari Crafton both of Indianapolis and brother Jason Howe of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents Alen and Mary Foreman Howe. Services were held Sept. 16 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.  Burial is in New Crown Cemetery.

 

Joann E. Hagan, 83, of Greenwood, died Saturday morning, September 14. She was born March 17, 1930 in Indianapolis to Frank and Sarah (Berry) Fyffe.  She married Don J. Hagan Oct. 9, 1948. Joann was employed as a personnel director at Ertel Manufacturing, retiring in 1992. She was a long time active member of the Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Pat (Michele) Hagan of Franklin and Kevin (LeAnne) Hagan; one daughter, Diane (Brian) O’Connor; two brothers, James (Nancy) Fyffe and David (Ellie) Fyffe; two sisters, Judy (Ron) Crooke and Donna Fyffe; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Gerri Hagan Bailey; and sons Steven and Dave Hagan. Services will take place Sept. 19 4-7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St, Greenwood, with a rosary to take place at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Sept. 20, at the Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, Hearts for Haiti Ministry, 335 S. Meridian St, Greenwood, IN 46143. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

 

Louise E. (Price) Hobbs, 80, of Greenwood, died Sept. 12, 2013. She was born Sept. 18, 1932 in Point Commerce, Ind. to the late Rex and Lenora (Livingston) Price. She married Jack Dean Hobbs on January 3, 1959 at the First Baptist Church in Worthington, Ind. and he preceded her in death in March of 1977. Louise graduated from Worthington Jefferson High School and went to work for R.C.A. for eight years and later retired after 25 years at the U.S. Postal Service. She enjoyed Elvis Presley and country music, watching Colts football, the Pacers and I.U. basketball and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She is survived by her children, Jill (Aaron) Maloy, Jack (Dawn) Hobbs II, and Douglas (Tanya) Hobbs; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Michel, Christopher (Jodie) Prince, Stephen (Lindsey) Maloy, Kandice Hobbs, Jack D. Hobbs III, Matthew Niedenthal, and Douglas Hobbs II; great grandchildren, Ethan and Maicey Michel, C.J. and Liam Prince, Maegan, Milana, and Max Maloy, Willow Hobbs, and Nick Saunders, and Jack D. Hobbs IV. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ruth (Price) Resler, Raymond Livingston, Alfred Livingston, Junior Price, and Harold Price. Services were held Sept. 18 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Louise will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Ronald O. Kilgore, 77, Indianapolis, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on April 29, 1936 to Fredrick and Ethel Houston Kilgore. Ron was a graduate of Emmerich Manual High School and worked for over 40 years in the insurance industry in insurance sales retiring from American General Insurance. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice Wehlage Kilgore; daughters, Amy (Kyle) Harris and Heather Kilgore; grandchildren, Brandon Negri, Cody (Amanda) Negri, and Shelby Harris; great grandchildren, Isabella Negri and Evelyn Negri; sisters, Dorthea Nicholas, Norma Presnell, and Karen Fulk. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Fredricka Stephens; and his twin brother, Donald Kilgore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Services were held Sept. 18 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to PAACI, 6847 Hillsdale Court, Indianapolis, IN 46230 or Season’s Hospice, 8350 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46237.

 

Michael James Peoni, 86, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Jan. 26, 1927 to the late John and Nancy Peoni. Michael was also preceded in death by his son, John Michael Peoni. He is survived by his wife, Lena Rizzo Peoni; daughters, Anna (Dan) Pankiewicz and Nancy (David) Allen; grandchildren, Cristina, Danielle and Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Luca, Caleb, and Caden; sisters, Margaret Horning and Rose Venezia. Michael served in the US Army during WWII as a technician fifth grade in the 252nd Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church or Wag’s Stray Animal Foundation, Inc.

 

Elizabeth Martin Taylor Rader, 80, of Beech Grove, died September 13, 2013.  She was born May 20, 1933 in Prestwick, Scotland to the late Hugh and Sophie (Martin) Colville. Elizabeth retired from Community East Cardiac Cath Lab as a rehab technician.  She was a member of the Senior Citizen’s Club. She is survived by her children, Gregory (Jessica) Rader, Debbie (Richard) Kemp, Donna Bowles, Denise (Dennis) Newhouse, and Terrie (Dan) Horner; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Annie Willingford and Sophie White.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Rader and a grandson, Chad Smith. A memorial service will be conducted at Sept. 19, 5 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.

 

Sara C. Rexroat, 78, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 15, 2013.  Sara is survived by husband, Ronald Rexroat; son, Scott (Teri) Rexroat; daughter, Rhonda (William) Feely; brother, Charles W. Sweeney; sister, Elizabeth Jo Long; grandchildren, Kai and Ania Rexroat.  Services are Sept. 19, 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood. Burial is in  Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. Contributions can be made to Humane Society of Indianapolis.
Edward Francis Ott, 88, of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 10, 2013.  He was born on July 14, 1925 in Indianapolis to the late Edward F. Ott and Mabel (Perry) Ott.  Survivors include  sons, Lesley Ott, Larry Ott, Steven Ott, Timothy Ott, Daniel Ott and Jerry Ott; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Husband of the late Mildred I. (Stroup) Ott and the late Adeline M. (Hickey) Ott; also preceded in death by son Thomas A Ott. Services were held Sept. 13 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis. He will be laid to rest at Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie, Ind.

 

Gregory L. “Greg” Schilling, 65, of Greenwood, died Sept. 12, 2013. He was born Sept. 11, 1948 in Aurora, Ill. to the late Charles and Esther (Carpenter) Schilling. He married Patty Schilling on Dec. 6, 2008 and she survives. Greg retired as a police officer from Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in 1987 and later was a manager for IT at Dorel Juvenile Group. He was a member of Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church. He is also survived by his son Peter (Tricia) Schilling; daughter, Stephanie (Chris) Ratay; stepsons, Travis (Kristina) Fuchs and Jason (Jennifer) Fuchs; grandchildren, Jacob, Emma and Alex Schilling, Kate, Ben, Nick and Matt Ratay, Carter, Taylor, Nicholas, McKenzie and Hailey Fuchs; sister, Gail Fisher. Services were hled Sept. 21 at Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church. Greg will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church and I.U. Simon Cancer Center, Office of Gift Development, 1110 W. Michigan St., LO 506, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5100. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

Obituaries 9/12/13

September 11, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Leanne S. Anderson, 55, of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 8, 2013.  She was born on Feb. 4, 1958 in Indianapolis. She dedicated 38 years of service to Robert Haines Company. Leanne was a cat lover and loved to dance. Leanne is survived by her father, Leroy Ridgeway; sister, Becky Schaler; brothers, David Ridgeway, Mark Ridgeway and Michael Ridgeway; many nieces, nephews and her best friends, Babs Pfarr, Corinna Duncan, Jason Sherard, Shawn Davis and Richard Haynes. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annabelle Ridgeway; and brother, Leroy Ridgeway, Jr. Services were held Sept. 11 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Leanne will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to IndyFeral, P.O. Box 30054, Indianapolis, IN 46230.

Benito (Ben) J. Cerimele, Ph.D., was born as the second of three sons to Italian immigrants and was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received his parochial school education. He was married to Helen Marie Johnstone for 40 years. They raised three daughters, Christina Maria Cerimele, Renee Marie Lindsay and Nicole Marie Robertson and a son, Timothy Joseph Cerimele, all of whom survive. He is also survived by his two brothers John and Julio and nine grandchildren. Professionally Ben earned a BS degree in Physics and an MS degree in Mathematics at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Ben entered biopharmaceutical research with the Eli Lilly Laboratory for Clinical Research in Indianapolis. During his tenure at Eli Lilly, he earned an MBA degree from Indiana University. In part of his corporate career, he managed scientific services for the Merrell-Dow pharmaceutical venture located in Indianapolis. At Lilly and at Merrell-Dow, he promoted various scientific advances including electronic document preparation, biological signal processing, computerized biologics production, personal computers in the research lab, and supercomputer modeling.  He served as project team leader in gaining FDA marketing approval for Nicorette gum. He spent his retirement years studying theology, earning an MA degree in Catholic Thought and Life from the St. Meinrad School of Theology. He was active in catechetical teaching at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish. A memorial mass was held Aug. 7 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St. Services were held at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Parkinson’s Disease Association.

 

John L. Dosch, 80, of Greenwood, died on Sept. 6, 2013.  He was born on June 28, 1933 in Princeton, Ind. to Curtis and Minnie Dosch. John served in the US Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion Post 252. John is survived by his wife, Leah R. Dosch; son, John L. Dosch, Jr.; and sister, Agnes Dosch. John was preceded in death by his sister, Katherine Curry; and brothers, Robert and Charles Dosch. Services were held Sept. 11 and 12 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave.  John will be laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 Graham Rd., Franklin, IN 46131.

 

Mary L. Dowd, 82, of Greenwood, died Sept. 3, 2013. She was born March 17, 1931, in Indianapolis.  Mary was a teacher at Southwest Elementary School, having retired in 2001. She loved teaching and spending time in her garden. Mary is survived by her husband, John “Jack” Dowd; daughter, Laurie (Paul) Lewis; sister, Judy Pincus; two grandchildren, Matthew & Lisa Sweetman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Vernon & Lucille Ann (Felty) Peacock; and sister, Shirley Janeway.  Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.  Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

 

 

Claire Louise Knight, 72, of Greenwood, died Sept. 8, 2013. She was born Nov. 12, 1940 in Indianapolis. She married Dennis K. Knight on July 7, 1962 and he survives.  Other survivors include her children, James L. Knight and Jennifer L. (David) Knight Banks; grandchildren, Heather and Rachel Banks, and Garrett Knight; brother, Joseph Duennes; sisters, Theresa Bareither, Phyllis Collins, Janet Glendening, Suann Southwick, and Annette Beesting.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise (Champe) Bainter. Claire was a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School.  She enjoyed knitting, reading, music, traveling, gardening and horses. Claire was a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. A memorial mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

 

Paula Jane Looper 50, of Indianapolis died Aug. 28, 2013.  She was born Sept. 24, 1962 in El Paso, Texas to the late Billy Joe Looper and Bertha J. (Ciesielski) Looper. Paula was a homemaker. Paula is survived by her daughter Candace Danielle Looper and her sister Gail (Robert) Higgins. Paula is also survived by two grandchildren. A memorial gathering was held Sept. 8 in Fountain Square Mortuary. A private cremation service was prior to memorial service.

 

 

Shaundi Adrian Mann, 2 months, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.  She was born June 25, 2013 in Indianapolis. She is survived by her parents, Jacob Christopher and Katy E. (Shumar) Mann; her sisters, Lucy and Scout Mann; her grandparents, James and Jennifer Shumar and James and Carol Mann; her great-grandparents, William and Jacqueline Mann, Barbara Shumar, and Thomas and Charlotte Fogt; and her aunts, Barbara Adams (Richard) and Susan Martin (Robert). Shaundi was adored and loved by everyone who knew her. A memorial service was conducted Sept. 8, 4 p.m. at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis. Concluding the service there was a balloon launch at the Broad Ripple Park. Memorial contributions may be made at loveforshaundi.com.

 

David Eric Smith, 54, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 4, 2013. He was born Oct. 13, 1958 in Indianapolis. David was a graduate of Southport High School. He was formerly employed by Endress-Hauser in Greenwood and Von Duprin in Indianapolis. He enjoyed playing and listening to music and cooking. He is survived by his mother, Betty Lou (Jones) Smith; brother, Steven (Becky) Smith; sisters, Desta Smith and Shari (Jeff) Lewis; nieces and nephews, Paul, Jaclyn, Kathryn, William, Michele, Michael and Mitchel. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Leon Smith. A service was held Aug. 7 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St.  David is laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society of Johnson County.

 

Aaron Mitchell Smith, 25, died Sept. 1, 2013.  He was born April 8, 1988 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his mother, Aimee Fuller; father, Robert Smith; step-father and mother, William & Kathy Faulconer; brothers, Ethan Devine, Zack & Josh Smith; sisters, Hope Faulconer, Kala Smith, Shelby & Pamela  Faulconer; and several grandparents.  Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave.

 

 

John F. Smith, Jr., 70, died on Aug. 29. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Margie Smith; son Brian Keith Smith; grandson Christian Zachary Smith; and sister Vivian Price. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Brianna; father John F. Smith; mother and second father Warren and Edith Plake. Services were held Sept. 3 in Little & Sons Funeral Home Stop 11 Chapel. Burial is in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Obituaries 9/5/13

September 4, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Teresa A. Bryant, 61, of Indianapolis died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. Teresa was born on Mach 19, 1952 in Gates Tenn. Survivors include her husband Ronald L. Bryant; children, Karen Bryant (Michael Andrews), Cynthia Acuna, Delaina “Dee Dee” Murray (James), Ronald
“Poohie” L. Bryant II, Ryan Bryant (Heather); siblings, Debbie Stelling, Carol Finerty (Tommy), David Greeson; sister-in-law, Kathy Littles; 15 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, Charles and Pauline Greeson;
son-in-law, Billy Acuna; sister, Nancy Hayes; brother, Tony Littles. Funeral Services were held Aug 30 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520
Madison Avenue.

 

Robert Michael Hoyt, 72, Indianapolis, died on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.  He was born on Nov. 11, 1940 to the late Robert A. and Betty M. (Roberts) Hoyt in Indianapolis. Mike worked at ATM Solutions prior to his retirement. He was an active member of Olive Branch Christian Church volunteering with the Thanks Giving Dinner, food pantry, H.O.O.P. ministry and in helping with Ronald McDonald meals. Survivors include his wife, Mary Byrum Hoyt; son, Scott M. Hoyt; brother, Richard G. Hoyt; and one grandson.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Olive Branch Christian Church, 101 E. Raymond St., Indianapolis, IN 46225.  Memorial contributions are encouraged to the food pantry at Olive Branch Christian Church.

 

John G. Mulinaro, 89, Indianapolis, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on July 2, 1924 to Joseph  and Lena Murello Mulinaro. John owned and operated his own furniture and appliance store for 30 years. After retiring, he operated a booth at the Southside flea market for many years. He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus council 3660, and the Italian-American Club. John was preceded in death by his wife, Clara May Mulinaro; son, Steven A. Mulinaro; and grandson, Joe Mulinaro. He is survived by his children, John Mulinaro (Mara), Mark Mulinaro (Debbie), Tim Mulinaro (Jackie), and Susan Lindstrom (John); sisters, Joanne Ingle, Angie Mulinaro; brother, Joseph Mulinaro; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. in St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sept. 5 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home where morning prayers will be said on Friday at 9:30 a.m. prior to Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Kathleen Ann Sauer, 64 of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 2, 2013.  She was born on May 13, 1949, to Clarence and Lucille Wheatley, Beech Grove and attended Holy Name Catholic School and Chartrand High School. Kathy devoted much of her life to raising a family and transitioned to careers with Eli Lilly and Thermo Fisher Scientific. She was a member of Saint Barnabas Catholic Church. Kathy is survived by her husband of 41 years, William Joseph Sauer;  her son, Brian (Chavonne) Sauer; daughters, Michelle (Michael) Marston, and Emily Sauer; grandchildren, Addison, Jack, Brooke, Avery, and Chase.  She is also survived by her mother, Lucille Wheatley; four sisters, Joyce (Frank) Brandenburg, Susan (Bob) Weisgerber, Joan Wheatley, Mary (Gary) Shearer; and two brothers, Steve (Mary) Wheatley and Greg Wheatley. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Wheatley.  Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 6 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St., Indianapolis, 46227.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 7at 11 a.m. at Saint Barnabas Catholic Church with visitation there beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kathy requested memorial contributions be made to Ovar’coming Together (www.ovariancancerIN.org), Franciscan St. Francis Hospice (FranciscanStFrancis.org), or Saint Barnabas Catholic Church.

 

Wilbur Raymond Soden, 88 of Indianapolis died Aug. 31, 2013. He was born July 20, 1925 in Vincennes to Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Soden who preceded him death. Wilbur was also preceded in death by his wife Betty J. (Blew) Soden, son Michael P. Soden and sister Nola Soden. Wilbur retired in 1989 as a baker for Wonder Bread Co.  He was an avid golfer and had a love for the game. He played until he was no longer able and then turned to playing Bingo to pass the time. He was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII. Wilbur is survived by son Gary A. (Patti Vargo) Soden; daughters, Helen Louise Scott, Janice Roylston, and Cheryl (Kenneth) Moreland; brother Jerry Soden; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday Sept. 5 at the Fountain Square Mortuary. Pastor Larry L. Dalton is officiating. Burial with Military Honors to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Obituaries 8/29/13

August 28, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Elmo Markem Burks, 81, of Franklin, died Aug. 25, 2013. He was born May 22, 1932 in Tennessee to the late Jess and Eva Burks. Elmo was employed by Kawneer and Stokely Van Camp before retiring. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, and trading knives. He is survived by his wife, Mary Burks; children, James Burks, Debra Hayes and Donna Speck; stepchildren, Alan Nalley and Steve Nalley; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Phillip Burks; and sister, Lorene Randolph.  He was preceded in death by a son, George Burks; step son, Mike Nalley; and his siblings, Ray Burks, Houston Burks, Jesse Burks and Lovie Reed. A service will be conducted Aug. 29, 1 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandivier-Tudor Chapel, 951 N. Main St., Franklin.  Elmo will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Frank “Frankie” Kevin Coonfield, 59, of Indianapolis died Aug. 25, 2013. He was born in Beech Grove on July 22, 1954 to Glen M. and Eunice I. (Wallace) Coonfield who preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother,  Edward L. (Barbara Davis) Kellett; sisters, Donna M. Hacker, Barbara J.(Darrell) Radford and Patti (Bart) Kreig. Visitation is Friday Aug. 30 from 5 p.m. until service at 7 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary with Pastor Larry L. Dalton, officiating.

 

 

Rosita Cotter, 89, Indianapolis, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. She was born in Rome, Italy on May 2, 1924 to Paolo and Ida Lentini. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Cotter on Sept. 23, 1998 and her sister, Silvana Ferri on July 3, 2012. Rosita is survived by her children, Robert L. (Jody) Cotter, Paul P. (Sue) Cotter, Daniel F. Cotter, Stephen J. Cotter, Kathleen Cotter, and Loretta Rachek (Paul); sisters, Mina Bushek, Adriana Suchy, Gianna Richardson; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Rosita enjoyed being a mother and raising her children. She was a wonderful grandmother and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Catholic Church. Visitation was Aug. 28 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Sharon Lee (Kemme) Domino, 66, of Indianapolis died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sharon married Michael Addison Domino prior to moving to Indianapolis. Michael preceded Sharon in death in 2009. Sharon was an Executive Administrative Secretary in the Indianapolis area for many years; she was artistic and loved crafting, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Sharon is survived by son, Thomas A Domino (wife, Josetta); mother, Darlene “Polly” Parrott; sister, Judy “Jude” Bousquet; brother, Ralph Parrott; two grandchildren, Griffin & Hailey Domino; and nephew, Brett Jungbluth (wife Denise, and children, Liam & Emma). A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. until service time. Donations may be made to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

 

*Photo: John Cameron Jackson, 62 of Indianapolis, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. He was born to the late Robert and Ruth Jackson. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. John is survived by his wife Christine Yvonne Jackson; children, Thomas Andrew (Anneka) Jackson, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, James Jay (Noel) Jackson and Jay Cameron (Sara) Jackson. Grandchildren Katelin Jackson, Megan Jackson, Kodie Jackson, Cameron Jackson, Ava Jackson and Isaiah Jackson. Memorial services will be held Aug. 30 at Grinsteiner Neighborhood Funeral Home, 1601 E. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46201 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will follow at New Crown Cemetery, 2101 Churchman Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46203.

 

 

 

Jack Stuart Lewis, 82, of Greenwood, died Aug. 19, 2013. He was born Sept. 16, 1930 in Indianapolis to the late Howard and Lenora Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (James) Lewis; his children, Karen (Bob) McAllister and Kevin Lewis; and his grandchildren, Hailey Bair, Tanner Bair, and Delaney Hyde. Services were held Aug. 23 at Washington Park East Cemetery and Aug. 22 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood.

 

 

Teresa Faye Oberting-McElroy, 49, Indianapolis, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. She was born Sept. 23, 1963 to Louis Gordon and Brenda Mae Frock Braswell. She was preceded in death by her brother, Todd Braswell and is survived by her daughters, Ashley Oberting-Robbins and Kristi Oberting; mother, Brenda Mae Westerfield; sister, Stephanie Westerfield; brother, Jim Braswell and grandmother, Ruth Frock. Teresa had a vibrant personality and was loved by everyone that she met. Services were held Aug. 24 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or pancan.org.

 

 

Nicholas Anthony Oberting, infant, was born on Aug. 15, 2013 and died on Aug. 17, 2013.  He was the son of Michelle Oberting. He is also survived by his grandparents, Ken and B. Kyle Oberting; great-grandfather, Ken Oberting; aunt, Toni Oberting; uncle, Kenny (Nicole) Oberting and cousins, Payton, Teagan and Matthew. Services were held Aug. 24 at St. Mark Catholic Church. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 30 S. Meridian St., #200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 

 

James “Jim” Alan Northcutt, 64, of Indianapolis, died on Aug. 25, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Jan. 3, 1949 to Marvin James Northcutt and Mary “Bette” O’Neill Northcutt. He graduated from Chartrand High School in 1967 where he played basketball and baseball. He attended and played baseball at Marian College, and worked at Asphalt Materials for more than 40 years. Upon the birth of his first grandchild, he chose the nickname “Dodo” to which he was lovingly referred by family and friends. Throughout the years, he was active in Soap Box Derby with his daughters, supporting his sons in soccer, football, and wrestling and enjoyed fishing with his sons and grandchildren. Jim was an avid country line dancer, enjoyed collecting antiques and in his last few years of life, dedicated his time to supporting fellow lung transplant patients. He is survived by his wife, Velma (Kaufmann); his two daughters, Kimberly Preciado (husband George), Kellie Estes (husband Michael); his sons, Brett Northcutt (wife Susan) and Benjamin Northcutt (wife Dania); step-sons, James Kaufmann (wife Heather), Kenneth Kaufmann and Brian Kaufmann (fiancée Megan Deakins); daughter-in-law, Adriane;  14 grandchildren; sisters, Maureen Madden (Joseph, deceased), Sheila Northcutt (partner Pam Vitale), Debbie Fabert (Eric), Donna Hinrichsen (Erik), Dora Trittipo (Paul); and brother Timothy Northcutt (Cheryl).  Also surviving are the mothers of his children, Cathy Northcutt and Marcia Gordon Northcutt. Donations may be made in the name of James A. Northcutt to the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Roch Catholic Church on Friday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. Friends may call on Aug. 29 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

 

 

 

Wilma Jeanne Disney Pearcy, 80, of Indianapolis, died peacefully Aug. 21, 2013. She was born June 28, 1933 in North Salem, Ind. to the late Joe C. and Katherine Disney. She was preceded in death by herbrother Wayne “Diz”. She attended Arsenal Tech High School. However, her fondest school day memories are from the years she spent at
Florence Faye School 21. Jeanne worked at A&P Tea Company and retired from
Blue Cross Blue Shield. Jeanne also worked as a food server in various
restaurants. Jeanne is survived by her son Michael (Jackie) Pearcy; daughter Rhonda Smith (John Pyle); four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life took place Aug. 26 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel,
7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. No graveside services will take place. Donations may be made to Shrine Hospital for Children, 510 N. New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 

 

Carl Eugene Pratt (Gene) was born on Nov. 18, 1931 in Indianapolis to the late Howard and Gertie Pratt. His grandfather Pratt moved the family to Boone County when Gene was five years of age. He is survived by his longtime companion Ines Lester, two daughters Lieta
LaRoche (Phil), Dawn Gibbs (Tony) and son Kim Michael. He is also survived by five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a sister Patty Wethington (Tom), Uncle Joe and Aunt Regina Hawkins, brother-in-law Bob Ping, sister-in-law Loretta Pratt, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He had a deep Christian faith. He knew the balance between having a good time and hard work. He enjoyed playing golf, square dancing, playing cards, travel, solving crossword puzzles, wood working, interacting with children and enjoyed the friendship of good friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill, Raymond, Jim, Skip and sister Carole. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 60 years, a member of the American Legion, Veteran of the United States Navy, and retired from Naval Avionics as a Forman for Quality Control. A Celebration of Life will be held at Community Church of Greenwood on Aug. 31 from 2 – 4 p.m. with service at 4 p.m.

 

 

Tracy Ann Radford, 51 of Indianapolis died Aug. 22, 2013. Tracy was born Sept. 5, 1961 in Beech Grove to the late James Radford and Betty(Huntsinger) Radford Jones. Tracy was also preceded in death by her step-father Gene Jones; sisters, Cindy Cambell and Debbie Trammel; and brother, Terry Radford. Tracy is survived by sisters, Sharon (Mike) Scott,  Diana (Jack Buzzard) Radford, Donna (Scott Caraway) Radford; brother, Darrell (Barbara) Radford. There will be no visitation. Private Services will be held. Final arrangements are by Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

 

Bobby E. Ross, 65, of Indianapolis, died on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.  He was born on Feb. 14, 1948 to the late Silas Ross, Sr. and Pearlie (Watson) Ross in Danville, Ky. Bobby was proud to have served in Vietnam and was the past Commander of the V.F.W. Post 5626 in Beech Grove and a member of the V.F.W. Post 5127 in Whitley City, Ky. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Delores (Ghent) Ross; daughters, Tammy Farrar (Andy) and Tabitha McGuffin (Patrick); siblings, Janice Ross, Laura Partin (Earl) and Glenford Ross; and grandchildren, Shelby and Jacob Farrar and Chayse, Hunter and Katilyn McGuffin. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Silas Ross, Jr., Lois Collette and Thelma Ross. A memorial service was held on Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral and Cremation Service, 1458 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis.

 

Billy “Blue” Joe Walker, 59, of Indianapolis, died Aug. 25, 2013. He was born Feb. 28, 1954 in Detroit, Mich. to Joseph H. and Helen L. (Morris) Walker who preceded him in death. He is survived by his companion of 27 years, Teresa June Stuart; son, Billy Joe Walker, Jr.; daughters,  Raquel Walker, Reda  and Brandy Stewart; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Visitation will take place Aug. 29, 6 – 8 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary with a cremation following.

 

 

Ruth O. Watson, 81, of Indianapolis, died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.  She was born on March 30, 1932 to the late William H. and Edith Mackey Scott in Indianapolis. Ruth was a proof-reader for Allison Coupon Co. prior to her retirement. She loved to work puzzles, read and watch the birds. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Marion L. Watson; and her siblings, Robert J. Scott, Vivian Fifer and Edith L. Scott.  She is survived by her children, Marsha K. Smith (David), Michael K. Watson, Carol J. Rhoades (Greg), William H. Watson (Tina) and Jeffrey L. Watson (Angela); and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 26 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery, Carthage, Ind.

Obituaries 8/15/13

August 14, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Janet G. (Morrow) Baker, 63 of Indianapolis, died Aug. 10, 2013. She was born May 26, 1950 in Indianapolis to the late James G. and Mildred M. (Fonseth) Morrow. She married Ronald Baker on Sept. 30, 2000 and he survives.  Jan was a 1968 graduate of Greenwood High School and attended University of Indianapolis.  Through the years she has worked for Rost Jewelers, Shane Company, State Farm Insurance, Humana, and most recently for Allied Solutions. She enjoyed playing golf, baking, music, writing, and scrapbooking.  She was a Colts and Pacers fan and enjoyed watching Notre Dame football and I.U. basketball.  She is also survived by her children, Kari (Matt) Spence and Andrew Callahan; her grandchild, Lindy Spence; her sisters, Joan (Marvin) Striegel, Robin Morrow, Rosa (John) Alexander, and Mary Morrow; brother, James G. Morrow, Jr.; and her first husband, William N. Callahan along with several nieces and nephews. Services were held Aug. 14 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Dr., Room 1960, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

 

Ray Eugene Bundy 57, of Indianapolis, died Aug. 13, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis Nov. 5, 1955 to Doyle Bundy and Dorothy (Inkenbrandt) Bundy.  They both preceded him in death. He is survived by Jacqueline and her son Shawn; daughter Raychelle Bundy (Robert) Edwards; brother Paul E. (Teresa) Bundy and four grandchildren. Visitation will be held Aug. 16 in Fountain Square Mortuary from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Washington Park East Cemetery.

 

William B. Gregory, 50, of Indianapolis, died on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at I.U. Methodist Hospital.  He was born on Aug. 21, 1962 to Malcolm and Mildred Hall Gregory in Indianapolis.  Bill was a graduate of Chrispus Attucks High School and worked in Construction.  He is survived by his parents, Malcolm and Mildred Gregory of Plainfield; and his sister, Teresa Clayton of Indianapolis.  A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 14 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services and was officiated by Pastor Ray Renner.  Interment took place at Concordia Cemetery in Indianapolis.  Memorial contributions have been suggested to the American Heart Association.

 

Carole Ann Holman, 46, of Indianapolis, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. She was born on Feb. 11, 1967 to Niles Werblo and Rosalyn Luke in Sacramento, Cali. Her father preceded her in death.  She was a loving mother and daughter and a great sister who will be missed. She is survived by her mother, Rosalyn Luke; children, Stephanie Holman, Scottie Holman and Joshua Luke; sisters, Rita Jane Baker, Karen Sue Baker Quinlan (Terrance) and Alice Jo Baker Alexander; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life Service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services with the Rev. Frank Sublan officiated.  Burial took place in New Crown Cemetery.

 

Gary Wayne Price, 51, of Indianapolis, died Aug. 7, 2013. Gary was born Sept. 30, 1961 in Danville, Ky. to Buford Kenneth and Ethel Sue (Cox) Price, Sr. who preceded him in death along with two brothers: Fred and Kenny Price. He was a self-employed auto dealer. Survivors include daughters, Jennifer C.(Benjamin)Kunkel, Brandi S.(Timothy)Finney, Diane M(Larry)Robertson, Hannah N. and Leah Price; brothers, Buford K.(Sherrie), Elmer V.(Paula), Stuart L.(Theora)Price; sister Beverly Sue(John)Kelly; and 12 grandchildren. Celebration of Life services were held Aug. 12 at Christ Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Elmer V. Price officiating.

 

Martha Lynn Reece, 66, of Camby, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. She was born Dec. 30, 1946 in Peru Ind. to Stanley and Ruth Reece. She is survived by her partner, Connie Pumpelly, sister, Tansy (John) Wells and brother, Lew (Elena) Reece. There will be a celebration of Marti’s life at a later date. To send a message of condolence, view a detailed obituary and/or memorial donation visit ghherrmann.com or www.caringbridge.org/visit/martireece1. Arrangements entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home.

 

Rolla L. “Buddy” Sumner, 70, of Greenwood, died Aug. 10, 2013. He was born Dec. 2, 1942 in Indianapolis to the late Loren and Agnes (Barnes) Sumner. He is survived by his nephew, Raymond Staggs; and his guardian, Vanessa Dolden.  He was preceded in death by his sister and her husband, Shirley and Lono Staggs. Buddy enjoyed WWE with his favorite wrestlers being Cane and Undertaker and he enjoyed Monster Trucks, his favorite being Big Foot and Grave Digger. Since 2005 Buddy has been cared for by the staff of Companion Care who became as close to him as family. A service will be conducted at Aug. 15, 2 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Buddy will be laid to rest at Floral Park Cemetery.

 

Brent James Walls, 21 of Indianapolis died Aug. 9, 2013. He was born on June 29, 1992 to Charles R. & Sheryl A. (Roberds) Walls, Sr. His father preceded him in death in June of 2013. Brent had worked in construction. Survivors include mother Sheryl A.(Roberds) Walls, of Port Richey, Fla.; brothers,  Charles R. Walls, Jr., Ryan A. Walls  and Cody D. McFarland; sister Megan C. Walls. His sister Ashley C. Walls preceded him in death. Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 15 at Fountain Square Mortuary from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. with graveside service immediately following at New Crown Cemetery Chapel. Pastor Jimmy Parsons is officiating.

 

John J. Wuensch, 82, Indianapolis, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 17, 1930 to Frank Samuel and Louise K. Braun Wuensch. John was a 1948 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School and served in the US Army during the Korean War. In July of 1948 he began his career at Indiana Bell and worked there for 37 years before retiring as Marketing Manager in 1986. He married Joyce Landwerlen on May 12, 1951 in St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Indianapolis. John was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 3660, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Mary Wuensch and is survived by his wife, Joyce Wuensch; daughters, Debbie (Charlie) Pike, Kathy (Ron) Lakey, Cindy (Ron) Buchmeier, Sandy (Frank) Gilson, Laura (Kevin) Bridgewater, and Beth (Patrick) Downing; sisters, Helen Welch, Kathryn Michaelis, and Dorothy Logsden; brother, Charles (Connie) Wuensch; grandchildren, Bryan, Kim, and Missy Lakey, Andy and Carolyn Pike, Sarah (Dave) Anderson, Amy (Geoff) Davis, Matt (Laura) Buchmeier, Chrissie Buchmeier (fiancé Jerry Bostwick), Jessica, Brittany, Katie, Deidre, Savannah, and Sierra Gilson, Bryce and Max Bridgewater, Tom, Jill, and Christopher Downing; great grandchildren, Will and Jim Buchmeier, Anna Anderson, Hadley Davis; and several nieces and nephews.  Services were held Aug. 13 in St. Roch Catholic Church. And Aug. 12 in Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. Burial is in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Roch Church.

Obituaries 8/01/13

July 31, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Joseph W. Alvey Sr., 77 of Indianapolis, died July 19, 2013. He was born on Nov. 24, 1935 in St. Francis, Ky. son of Thomas B. and Ruby Margaret (Dant) Alvey. He retired from Renners Express (Teamsters 135).  He is proceeded in death by his father, son Leslie and brother, Garland. He is survived by his wife, Patsy (Patrick) Alvey; mother, Margaret Alvey;  sons, Joseph Jr., Donald and James Alvey; daughters, Cindy Leonard and Annette Prather; sisters, Joyce, Ina, Peggy, Marilyn and Debbie; brothers, John, Randy, Terry and Tony Alvey; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held July 26 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements are entrusted to Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Shangrila Chapel.

 

 

James O. Berger, 85, Indianapolis, died Wednesday July 24, 2013. He was born in Jasper, Ind. on Oct. 1, 1927 to Sylvester and Wilhemina Seger Berger. James was a 1945 graduate of Jasper High School and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana State Teachers College (Indiana State University). While at Indiana State, he was a member of the basketball team that won the NAIB Championship in 1950. John Wooden was his first coach at Indiana State. He was drafted by the Fort Wayne Zollners (which later became the Detroit Pistons) in 1951. He later was inducted into the ISU Basketball Hall of Fame. He served in the US Army immediately after high school for one year and again during the Korean War. James began his career of teaching in Teutopolis, Ill. He taught at Bishop Schulte High School in Terre Haute and spent most of his career from 1968-1989 in the Indianapolis Public School system at Northwest High School. He also coached football, basketball and baseball. James was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 3660 and the Indiana State Teacher’s Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary H. Berger on April 5, 2012 and is survived by his children, Mike Berger (JoEllen), Linda King (Jim), Beth Dodds (David), Barb Irwin (Jim), Nina Eads (Jim), Marty Berger, and Joe Berger (Elaine); sisters, Margaret Ann Holler and Mary Elizabeth Keller; brother, William Berger; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 29in St. Mark Catholic Church and Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

 

 

Lucille Bohlke, 90, of Indianapolis, died on July 23, 2013.  She was born on March 7, 1923, daughter of the late Ernest and Harriett L. Buenting. Lucille was a graduate of Hanover College, and was a member of Wallace Street Evangelical Church, President’s Club of Nat’l Bank of Greenwood, Phi Mu Sorority, and the Southport Chapter #442 Order of the Eastern Star. She retired after over 40 years at National Bank of Greenwood. Survivors include her grandchildren, Lucinda Bragg and Stephanie (Alec) Clark; three great-grandchildren, Michelle Hodgin, Joel Bragg, and Alexis Bragg; sister, Rosemary (Harold) Timmer; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Bohlke; daughter, Sharon Woolley; and brother, Ernest Buenting. Services were held July 25 and 26 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home. Lucille will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.  Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA, aspca.org or 1-800-628-0028.

 

 

 

Michael Eugene Brown, 62, died on Monday, July 1, 2013.  Formerly from Beech Grove, Michael was the owner of the Ben Franklin Store & Debbie’s Cards, Flowers & Gifts as well as an active member of the Lions Club organization. He is survived by his wife Nancy Brown, daughters Michelle Cook & Stephanie Hillman, step-daughters Lori Vandiver & Kathy Hilgart, and 12 grandkids. Also surviving are brothers Gary Brown and Keith Brown, and sister Tina Horton. He is preceded in death by his parents Donald Eugene and Ethel (Tiny) Brown. Michael loved spending time with his grandkids when he could.  He also enjoyed square dancing, camping, and the Great Smokey Mountains. Per his request, no services will be held.  His wishes are to be cremated and at a later date have a final resting spot in the Smokey Mountains.

 

 

Glen Thomas Durham, 81, Indianapolis, died July 26, 2013. He was born March 31, 1932 to the late Thomas and Elcena (Bunge) Durham in Elgin, Ill. and was raised in Linton, Ind. He was a graduate of Linton High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in the Korean War. He retired from Ford Motor Company after 48 years, and was a volunteer firefighter in Franklin Township for several years. He was an avid racing fan who enjoyed attending the events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With all of his activities in life, nothing compared to the love of his family and especially his love for his two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mabel (Clark) Durham; children, Gary (Valerie) Durham and Larry Durham; granddaughters, Rachel and Claudia Durham; and brother, Gerald (Miriam) Durham of Greencastle, Indiana.  Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Road, Indianapolis. Burial was at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Wanamaker.

 

Bradford C. Fowler, Sr., 47, of Indianapolis, died on July 27, 2013. He was born on June 12, 1966 in Indianapolis to Archie C. Fowler and Lottie Mae Coppess. Survivors include, wife, Polly A. (Estep) Fowler; son, Bradford Fowler, Jr.; brothers, Brent Fowler, Archie Fowler, Danny Fowler and Keith Fowler; and sisters, Judy C. Fowler, Kathy Fowler and Marian Hoffman. He was preceded in death by both parents; and sisters, Debbie VanDyke and Molly Cloud. Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 2 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Roy Dean Hunter, age 73, of Indianapolis, died on Monday, July 15, 2013.  He was born in Huntington, W.V. to the late Charles Hunter, Sr. and Othella Nickels Hunter. Survivors include his children, Thomas Allen, Elizabeth Smith (Curtis), Dawn Faye Hunter, Shawn Johnson (Jody) and Tammy Thixton (Jamie); Sisters, Alma Hensley (William) and Shelia K. Gilbert (lee); brother, Donald Hunter (Sherry); step-brother, Robert Goins; step-sisters, Mary Roque and Kathy Goins; and nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 20 in Trinity Southern Baptist Church.  Arrangements and care were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home.

 

 

Margaret Elizabeth Lowes Kappel, 88, died Sunday, July 28, 2013.  She was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Lebanon to the late Curtis M. and Dorthy B. (Tinder) Nevins. Margaret worked at JC Penny’s, Walker’s Department Store and at Farm Bureau Insurance. In earlier years she was active in Franklin Township 4-H and the Four Corner’s Homemakers’ Club. She is survived by her children, Joe (Debby) Lowes; daughters, Janet (Lonny) Harts, Judy Craig and Jackie (Mike) Miller; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1p.m. Aug. 1 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel. Burial will be at Orchard Hill Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Franciscan Alliance Foundation St. Francis Health, 5255 E. Stop 11 Rd., Suite 245, Indianapolis, IN 46237.

 

 

Francis Paul “Mac” Maguire died on July 23, 2013. He was born on Aug. 29, 1922 to John and Anne Maguire in Providence, R.I. He served honorably in World War II as part of the greatest generation, landing on Omaha Beach in 1944 with his fellow soldiers in the US Army’s 83rd Infantry Division. Following the war, he moved to Indianapolis and married Margaret O’Brien. They were married for 46 years until her death in 1993. Francis then married Nuala O’Connor and they celebrated their 18th anniversary on May 13, 2013. He had a 40-year career in the electrical contracting field, carrying his union card for IBEW 481. He also worked as an estimator and eventually retired as vice president of Sanborn Electric Company. He was a member of Saint Mark’s Catholic Church. He touched many lives through his generous spirit and active involvement, including hosting prayer groups, singing in the choir, Nocturnal Adoration, Christ Renews His Parish, and Saint Vincent DePaul.  Mac could do it all: chef, golfer, mechanic, crossword puzzle expert, voracious reader and engineer. He is survived by his wife, Nuala; his children, Joseph (Rita) Maguire, James Maguire, and Elaine (Randy) Powers; stepchildren, Emer (Mike) O’Connor-Keller, Cormac (Jen) O’Connor, Cathal (Susie) O’Connor, Donal (Michelle) O’Connor; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Saint Mark Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227, on Thursday, July 25 from 3-8 p.m. and Friday, July 26 from 9:30-11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mark Church on Friday, July 26 at 11 a.m.  Contributions can be made to Saint Mark Catholic Church or The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Obituaries 7/25/13

July 24, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Phyllis L. Campbell 63, Indianapolis, died July 23, 2013. She was born Aug. 20, 1949 to the late Frank Fremont Phelps and Mary Phelps in Indianapolis. She attended city schools. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Hoy Campbell Sr.  She is survived by her son Hoy Campbell Jr. and her brothers Sammy, Bobby and Henry Phelps. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday July 25 at 1 p.m. in Fountain Square Mortuary with Pastor Larry Dalton officiating. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial to follow in New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Jack Lee Clark, 62, died July 18, 2013.  He was born in Beech Grove to the late Daniel and Marion Clark.  Jack was employed by Wave Tek and Nuclear Measurements. He also was a veteran of the US Air Force serving in the Vietnam Campaign. Jack is survived by his sisters Juanita Clark Suro and Nancy Clark (Verlos) Jones;  brother Dennis (Marilyn) Clark; ex-wife and longtime friend Julie Bell Clark; his animals Apollo, Reggie, Sammie and Max; and nieces and nephews Kimberly, Robert, and David Pilkington, Carolyn Clark-Bennett and Brian, Steve and Keven Jones. Memorial Services will be held at a later date at Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Ind.

 

 

Brenda Ladd Warshaw Estell, 66, Indianapolis, died Wednesday July 17, 2013. She was born in Kingston, Tenn. on July 28, 1946 to the late James and Francis Kitchen Ladd. Brenda was a 1964 graduate of Southport High School. She worked in sales and marketing in the transportation industry for 30 years and was also the general manager of the Knights of Columbus Council 3660 for 3 years. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Ladd and her nephew, Ricky Commons. Brenda is survived by her husband, David D. Estell; sisters, Carol Commons (Rick) and Cindy Ladd; brothers, David Ladd (Cathy) and Darrell Ladd (Brenda); stepson, Gary Franklin (Cindy); stepdaughters, Marci, Ellen and Sherri; mother-in-law, Mary Estell; sisters-in-law, Wendy Adler, Pat Estell and Coszi Estell; brothers-in-law, Ronnie, Sonny, Troy and Rex Estell; aunt, Thelma Ladd; nieces, Dee Ann, Brittany and Michele; nephews, Chris and Jimmy; cousins, Janice, June, Louie and Rita. Services were held July 22, 2013 in Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ovarian Cancer, 2625 N. Meridian St. #108, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or Southside Animal Shelter, 1614 W. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46217.

 

 

Roy Junior Frisbie 83, of Indianapolis died July 19, 2013. He was born Nov. 1, 1929 in Denver, Ill. to the late Roy Lee Frisbie and Mary (Orey) Frisbie. He was employed by L. S. Ayres. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Frisbie was preceded in death by his wife Edith M. (Brizendine) Frisbie in 2004. He is survived by his son David M. Frisbie; step-daughter Mary Beth (James) Shaffner; grandchildren David, Debbie, and Beth Anne; brothers Jim Frisbie and Bob Frisbie; sisters Eileen Frisbie, Mary Catherine Frisbie, Gladys Frisbie. He was preceded in death by brothers Paul and David Frisbie and sister Sue Frisbie. Funeral Services were held July 23 in Fountain Square Mortuary. Burial followed in New Crown Cemetery with Military Honors.

 

 

Emma Theresa Goldberg, 83, Indianapolis, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 17, 1929 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was a homemaker and the wife of the late Goodman Goldberg. She is survived by her daughter, MaryAnne Simmons; and grandchildren, Ashley McQuinn, Kaili Simmons, Shawn Parrish and Shane Kidwell. Private services were held.  Arrangements and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Wilson “Cleo” Howard, 82, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Beech Grove. He was born on Sept. 19, 1930 in Mud Lick, Ky. to Marlin and Gladys (Gentry) Howard. On March 17, 1950 he married Donnie Pruitt in Tompkinsville, Ky., who survives. Cleo retired as the owner of Howard’s Body Shop. He was inducted into the Little League Hall of Fame as the longest sponsor of a Little League team. Survivors include his wife and four children: Diana (Fred) Armstrong, Steve (Amy) Howard, Richard (Kim) Howard, and Derek (Pam) Howard. He had eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 25 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood. Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 600 Beacon Pkwy. W., Suite 860, Birmingham, Alabama  35209.

 

 

Mary Ellen Kraeszig, 88, Indianapolis, died Sunday July 21, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis on May 10, 1925 to Harry C. and Mabel Clark Fox. Mary Ellen was a graduate of Marian College. She worked in the cafeteria at Roncalli High School in the 1970s and 80s. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Kraeszig on May 19, 1994 and is survived by her children, Gregg, Michael and Thomas Kraeszig, Elaine Kraeszig, Carolyn Leigh (Mark), Anne McCallister (Mike) and Kathy Perryman (Jim); three sisters, Joan, Annie and Dorothy; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday July 26 at 10 a.m. in St. Roch Catholic Church where Mary Ellen was a member and sang with the choir. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Roch Church or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

 

 

Rita J. Lake, 79 of Indianapolis died July 18, 2013 in Beech Grove. She was born June 14, 1934 in North Salem, Ind. to the late Horace Leathers and Leona Rose Leathers. Rita was employed with Aerow Pest Control retiring with over 20 years of service in 2004. Rita is survived by her son Donald Lake, daughters: Peggy Fuzi, Joanne Wright, 16 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughters Barbara Stinson and Beverly Crosley. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Vernal Leathers, Carl Leathers, and Paul  Leathers. Also preceding her in death were sisters Gayle Cameron and Wynona Blakenship. Memorial Service will take place at New Crown Cemetery Chapel on July 27 at 11 a.m.

 

 

Garland H. “Bo” Lewis, 75, died on July 16, 2013 with family and friends around him.  He was born Sept. 12, 1937 in Virginia and moved to Indianapolis as a young man. He had been self-employed doing cement work for many years before his retirement.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Early and Mannie Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Betty; sister, Eva; brother, James; children, Wonda, Ann, Patty, Benita, Ray, Kathleen and Elizabeth; nephew, Jeff; niece, Michelle; cousin, Janice; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends. A memorial to celebrate Bo’s life was held on July 22 in the church Bo loved; The Sanctuary, 2991 E. Troy Ave., with Pastor Tim Agee. Arrangements and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Clifford Andrew Peters Jr., 93, Indianapolis, died Tuesday July 16, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 8, 1919 to Clifford A. Peters Sr. and Ida Josephine Seiler Peters. Cliff worked for Burford Printing for 35 years before retiring as Foreman of the Press Room. He also worked for St. Jude Catholic Church for many years serving as the supervisor of buildings and grounds. Cliff served in the US Army during WWII in the European Theater and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3660 and the American Legion. Cliff was preceded in death by his wife, Doris H. Peters on June 13, 1997 and is survived by his children, Thomas (Jane), Charles (Ellen), and Robert Peters, Janice Wheat (David), and Suzanne Hostetter (Ronald); 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 20 at St. Jude Catholic Church where Cliff was a member. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church.

 

Roger D. Ricketts, 80, of Greenwood, died Thursday July 18, 2013. Roger was born on Feb. 7, 1933 to Caryll and Lena Kepcha Ricketts in Peoria, Ill. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United National Service Medal and a Good Conduct Metal. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and attended services at Rosedale Hill United Methodist Church. He retired from Indiana Bell Phone Company and was a member of the IBEW Local. Roger volunteered regularly at: Fletcher Place Ministries, Habitat for Humanity and MPCC Food Pantry. Survivors include his children, Reyne Branner (Jim); Roger D. Ricketts II (Kathi); Becky Smith (Don); Deanna Ricketts; sister: Wilma Jacobsmeyer; companion Sue Mohr-Humbarger; 10 grandchildren, Michael Branner, Brenna Branner, Josh Curry, Matthew Curry, Zachary Isenor, Ryan Isenor, Kaitlyn Ricketts, Jacob Ricketts, Haley Marie Smith and Morgan Lynne Smith, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Proceeding him in death are his parents; first wife Maureen W. Madden Ricketts; second wife Sylvia Taylor Ricketts; four brothers Bob Ricketts, Stanley Ricketts, Kenneth Ricketts, Richard Ricketts. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Fletcher Place at 1637 Prospect St. Indianapolis, IN 46203. Funeral Services were held July 23 at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood.

 

Michael Aaron Roddy, 37, of Anderson, formly of Indianapolis, died on July 18, 2013.  He was born on May 31, 1976.  Survivors include, mother Deborah Clark and stepfather Jeffery Clark, Father Roger G. Roddy, brother of Matthew Clark, grandparents Mack W. (Joan Groce) Wells and step-grandparents Frank and Helen Clark. Michael was preceded in death by Grandmother Stella Wells. Visitation was held July 22 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis. Graveside service was held at New Crown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics.

 

Louis F. Schlegel died July 21, 2013. He was born Nov. 29, 1928 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio with a strong German heritage. Louie enlisted in the Army right after completion of high school. He was stationed in Germany as a medic and returned back to Cleveland at the completion of his two year tour. He joined his father in 1948 and worked together growing cut flowers in the greenhouses in Berea, Ohio.  After an ice-cream cone on a blind date, Angela Hoying and Louie became husband and wife on Oct. 4, 1952. Louis purchased the glass greenhouses on Greenlawn in Parma in 1957. In 1967 he began a new journey as a salesman for Michell’s Seed Company. This venture brought the still growing Schlegel family to Indianapolis.  Though he was successful in sales, his heart was in the greenhouses. In 1972 he bought the property on Sprague Rd. The home and greenhouses were dilapidated but with elbow grease, and blood, sweat and tears from four sons, Louis turned the place into his vision; a thriving business and a nurturing home. In 1986, he won Indiana Flower Growers Association award as Grower of the Year. Louis never missed Sunday Mass and prayed his nightly prayers,  side-by-side with his wife. He donated seasonal flowers to St. Roch Catholic Church in appreciation. Louie was proceeded in death by his grandson; Cooper Jones, and his mother; Francis and father; Louie Sr. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Angela Hoying Schlegel; eight children Chris Schlegel Robinson,(Bret Robinson), Martha Schlegel Jones, (David Jones), Kurt Schlegel, Paul Schlegel (Marsha), Gerry Schlegel, (Eileen), Pete Schlegel, (Theresa), Mary Schlegel Bastable (Mark), Heidi Schlegel Traylor; and 13 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday July 25 at 10 a.m. in St. Roch Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to Mobius Children Museum, Coopers Corner, 808 W. Main Ave., Spokane WA 99209 or Wheeler Mission, P.O. Box 3085, Indianapolis IN 46206.

Obituaries 7/18/13

July 17, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Marcella J. (Alkire) Boehning, 88, of Lafayette, died July 10, 2013. She was born to Virgie T. and John Alkire of Francesville, Ind. on Nov. 15, 1924. During WWII, she served in the Women’s Army Corp (WAC), stationed in San Antonio, Texas. After the war, Marcella was married to Leland L. Boehning of Medaryville, Ind.  They had two children, Tamara (John) Truitt of Columbus, Ohio and Gregg (Marcia) Boehning of Greenwood. She is survived by five grandchildren, Emily Truitt Robinson, Allyson Boehning (John) Olsen, Julie Truitt (Mike) Adams, John Truitt, III, Matthew (Lindsay) Boehning; and eight great-grandchildren,  Truitt, Mary-Sanford and Walker Robinson, Sarah and Maggie Adams, Avery and Brynn Olsen, and Benjamin Boehning.  Also surviving are Marjorie Robinson, sister and Bob Bill Alkire, brother. She was preceded in death by granddaughter, Kathryn Boehning; husband, Lee Boehning; four brothers, and one sister. Marcella was a long-time resident of Lafayette where she worked many years and retired from Lafayette National Bank. After retirement, she loved volunteering at her church, working part-time at Purdue University’s Tarkington Hall, and giving of her time at the Lafayette Food Pantry. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the First Christian Church, 329 N. 6th St. Lafayette, IN 47901. Donations can be made to the First Christian Church in her memory.

 

Mark Anthony Brown, 53, of Indianapolis, died on July 8, 2013.  He was born on Sept. 1, 1959 in Indianapolis to the late James Brown and Ethel Brown. He graduated with the class of 1978 from Thomas Carr Howe High School, and from Lincoln Tech as a diesel mechanic. He worked for over 30 years at Indianapolis Drum. Mark Anthony was a very generous person. He had a love of animals, enjoyed grilling out and cooking for his friends and family. Survivors include his daughter, Abby Rose; sisters, Mollyann, and Sharon Lee; and companion, Jennifer Moore. At this time, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.

 

Mildred Louise Butler, age 90, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, July 11, 2013. She was born March 9, 1923 in Golden, MS to James L. and Lydia (Stancil) Butler. Mildred was a graduate of Phil Campbell High School with the Class of 1942. She married Thomas Butler on July 21, 1942 and he preceded her in death on March 13, 1992. Mildred was a homemaker who loved to travel and spend time with her family. She is survived by her son, Jerry (Debbie) Butler, of Indianapolis; daughters, Doris (Jack) Parks and Debbie (Tracy) Windle; two granddaughters, five grandsons, six great-granddaughters and four great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 14 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood. Entombment was July 15 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

 

Vera J. “Dee Dee” Frazee, 74, died on Saturday, July 6, 2013. She was born on Aug. 10, 1938 to the late Durd and Dorothy (Coffman) York in Greencastle, Ind. She was a homemaker and loving mother.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Don Frazee; children, Sherri Sontag (Scott), Chris Bassett (Rex) and Matt Frazee; brother, Rick Hovis (Rose Ann); grandchildren, Brad, Taylor and Kristiana “Rose Bud;”  great-grandchildren, Brayton and Tinley; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Michael Fanning. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, July 11 in St. Thomas More Catholic Church and the burial followed in White Lick Cemetery. Arrangements and care entrusted to Lauck and Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Thelma Jones, 92, of Indianapolis, died on July 10, 2013.  She was born on Nov. 7, 1920 in Monroe Co. Ky. to William and Orpha Hoffman. Thelma was a resident of the Altenheim Exceptional Senior Living Community. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, gardening and BINGO, and was a member of Elbow Bend Church of Christ in Tompkinsville, Ky. Thelma is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Willis and Nellie Jones; two grandchildren, Brooke (Rodney) Powell and Pamela Roe; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Roe and Savannah Roe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Jones; brothers, Roy Hoffman, Ray Hoffman, Reggie Hoffman, Stanley Hoffman; and sister, Morene Biggerstaff. Services were held July 13 at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, Ky. Thelma will be laid to rest in Monroe County Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Tompkinsville, Ky.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Altenheim Ladies Auxiliary, 3525 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46237 or Elbow Bend Church of Christ, 2070 Elbow Bend Rd, Tompkinsville, KY 42167.

 

Michael A. Mangan, Sr., age 87, of Indianapolis, died on Friday, July 12, 2013. He was born on Jan. 3, 1926 to the late Martin and Gertrude (Hurth) Mangan in Reynolds, Ind. He worked for many years at the Koch News Company prior to retirement. He was a family man who also loved wood working and helping others. Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Eva May (Thompson) Mangan who died in December of 2000. He is survived by his children, Mary Marie Mangan, Michael A. Mangan, Jr., Patrick W. Mangan and James Mangan; step-daughter, Witney Agola; brother, Bernie Mangan; and six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St., on Thursday, July 18 from 4 to 8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis on Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. with prayers being said prior to mass in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.  The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Phyllis A. Miley, 66, Indianapolis, died Friday, July 12, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis on March 10, 1947 to the late Adrian and Mary Henrietta Barnes Mitchner. Phyllis had worked for RCA and United Medical Manufacturing for several years. She was a Jehovah Witness and member of the Craigwood Congregation. Phyllis was preceded in death by her son, Robert Lee Andrews II and her brother, Don Mitchner. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Miley; children, Regina Lovelace, Stephen Miley, Shannon Garcia and Tonya (Jason) Lemons; sisters, Pam Perdue, Sandra Isham, Debbie Whittemore, Josephine Elizabeth Holmes and Ethel Marie Salone; brothers, Jim, Bill and Carl MItchner; grandchildren, Brandon and Tyler Blake, Aaron Lee, Eric Lovelace, Brooke and Ben Lemons, Lauren Miley and Allie Snyder; great-granddaughter, Laura Cummins. Services were held July 15, 2013 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. Burial is in Round Hill Cemetery.
Angelo Joseph Venezia died July 10, 2013. He was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Indianapolis to the late Frank and Josephine Venezia. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic Grade School and Arsenal Technical High School. He married Rose Peoni on Sept. 9, 1951. Angelo served his country in the US Army as a sergeant in the Korean War and was awarded a Bronze Star. He began employment at an early age alongside his father Frank and brothers at Venezia Brothers Wholesale Produce Company on S. New Jersey Street. He eventually took on leadership of Venezia Brothers with his sons, Frank M. and John J., working until 2001. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph, Anthony, John, Sam, Salvatore and Fred; and his sisters, Phyllis, Josephine and Marie. Angelo is survived by his wife, Rose; sons, Frank M. and John J. (Michelle) Venezia; daughter, Antoinette (Kurt) Layer; grandchildren, Michael A., Sophia Rose, and Alexa Venezia, Erika Rose, Evan E. and Elizabeth Mary Layer; great-grandson, Xavier Anderson; and his sister, Anna Rose Boylan. Services were held July 13, 2013 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.