Wanda Marie (White) Brown, 50, died June 27, 2013. She was born July 28, 1962 in Marshall County, Ky. to Forest Gale White and Kathryn Lee (McHugh) Willard. Wanda was preceded in death by her mother. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her father; son, Jerome Helton; daughters, Charlie Michell and Jeri Lee Brown; sister, Kerry Confer and two grandchildren. Services took place July 5 at Fountain Square Mortuary with graveside service following at New Crown Cemetery.
Jeannette L. Cassiero, 88, Indianapolis, died Monday, July 1, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 6, 1924 to Thomas and Mary Frances Burnett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cassiero, her daughters, Nancy Polk and Roxanne Saverino; two brothers and two sisters. Jeannette is survived by her children, Tony Cassiero, Mary Kay Schafer (Sonny Childers) and Jennifer Swanson (Jim); son-in-law, Jack Saverino; sister, Mary Margaret Accomando (Carl); grandchildren, Erin Eagan (Brian), Nancy Stewart (Paul), Anna Hinds (Joe), Michael Cassiero (Carrie), Ashley Stevens (Casey), Jake Cassiero (Jessica), Kristen Appleby (Geoffrey), Brady Swanson, Austin Swanson, Lucas Swanson; and 12 great-grandchildren. Jeannette was proud of her Irish heritage and even prouder of her loving grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church where she was very active in the Altar Society and rummage sale. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 6 in Holy Name Church with services on July 5 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Josh Alan Dobkins, 46, Trafalgar, died Friday, July 5, 2013. Josh was born Jan. 17, 1967 in Somerset, Ky. to O. Jack Dobkins of Someset, Ky. and Gracie J. Dobkins of Greenwood. Survivors include his parents; sister, Stacy (Bill) Skillman of Greenwood; companion, David Aime of Trafalgar; and a special friend, Laura Pilk of Indianapolis. He was a 1985 graduate of Waldron High School. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Biology from Purdue University. Josh was a professor of biology for Keiser University Online for the past 13 years. Calling hours will be on July 15, from 11-1 p.m. at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Rev. Steve Schellin will officiate a funeral service Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Waldron High School, P.O. Box 369, Waldron, IN 46182 for a future science award or scholarship in Josh’s name.
Thomas M. Dugan, 58, Greenwood, died Wednesday July 3, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on March 5, 1955 to John J. and Alice M, Rawlinson Dugan. Tom attended Holy Trinity Grade School and was a 1973 graduate of Cathedral High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies from IUPUI in 1978. He was a letter carrier for the USPS for 38 years before taking a medical leave in March of 2013. He married Donna Browning in Holy Trinity Catholic Church on August 25, 1984. Tom was a member of Branch 39 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Knights of Columbus Council 6138 and an honorary member of the Slovenian National Home. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Michael P., Kevin C., Joey H., Mary Kate, Joanie A. and Kaelin M. Dugan; sisters, Sharon Dugan Holmes, Kathy Dugan Feldhake (Steve), Dr. Ellen Dugan-Barrette (Craig), Patricia J. Dugan; brothers, Michael J. (Mary Ellen), John C. and Robert T. “Tim” Dugan (Deanne). A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 6 in Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church where Tom was a member. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery.
Lenora “Norie” Peake, 78, of Indianapolis, died July 7, 2013. She was born Jan. 10, 1935 in Indianapolis. Norie retired from Wonder Bread Bakery. She attended Fountain Square Baptist Church. Her husband, Ronald Peake, preceded her in death. She was the mother of Diana Wilson, Deborah Parks, Roberta Schrowe, Dorothy Bray; sister of Annie Grismore, Doris Ramech, Carol England, Josie Hair, Dorothy Ballridge, Donnie, Ray, Onan Harvey; and the beloved grandmother to 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., with calling there from 11 a.m. until service time. She will be laid to rest in Acton Cemetery.
John A. Petty, Sr., 79, of Indianapolis, died Friday, July 5, 2013. He was born Feb. 10, 1934 in Indianapolis to the late James and Elsie Petty. John retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield as mailroom supervisor after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Christian Park Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. John is survived by his sons, John (Nancy) Petty, Jr. and Steve (Sue) Petty; sister, Phyllis (Joe) Hart; grandchildren, Michael (Laurel) Petty, Anthony Petty, Shawn (Tianna) Petty, Kathryn Petty, Steven (Morgan) Petty and Heather Petty; and great-granddaughters, Ashley Petty and Helaina Petty. He was also preceded in death by wives, Darlene Petty and Betty Petty. Services were held July 10 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46237. A private burial service followed at New Crown Cemetery.
John J. Sheehan, 70, Indianapolis, died Monday, July 8, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Farley Sheehan; daughter, Mary Kathleen Sheehan; son, John C. Sheehan; sisters, Noreen (Dennis) Murphy and Rosie (Jim) Winans. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anne Sheehan; sisters, Mary Anne Sheehan and Brigid (Jim) Sommers. Visitation will be Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Church.
Jeffrey Scott Spitz, age 52, of Indianapolis, died Sunday, June 16, 2013. Jeff was born Nov. 17, 1960 in Indianapolis to John E. and Shirley A. (Speer) Spitz. He was a graduate of Roncalli High School, Class of 1979 and later received his BA in accounting from IUPUI with the Class of 1983. Jeff was a member of Knights of Columbus #3660 and was their Financial Secretary. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and was a devout IU fan. He is survived by his wife, the former Marcele Sprinkle whom he married July 30, 1983. Jeff is also survived by his son, Jonathon Spitz; daughters, Kristin Spitz, and Tiffany(Gabe) Jones; mother, Shirley; mother-in-law, Lois Sprinkle; grandson, Malachi Jones; brother, Mark Spitz. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood, with burial following in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Downey Council # 3660 4th Degree Service.
M. Alma Zimmerman, 97, Beech Grove, died Monday July 1, 2013. She was born in New Albany, Ind. on Jan. 8, 1916 to Frank and Flora Ackerman Eckert. Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Gervase A. Zimmerman on Oct. 9, 1996. She is survived by her children, Larry (Susan), James, Joseph (Diane), and Ken (Teresa) Zimmerman, Joyce Teagardin (Edwin), Marilyn Hercamp (David), and Susan Beveridge (Craig); 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Alma was an active member of St. Roch Catholic Church for over 70 years and was active in the Ave Maria Guild. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 5 at St. Roch Church. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Roch School or St. Paul Hermitage.