Lora Ann Anderson, 55, of Indianapolis, died June 26, 2013. She was born on Sept. 22, 1957 in Roanoke, Va. to Oral Lilly and Patsy (Campbell) Cox. Lori is the wife of Danny L. Anderson; mother of Tim and Danny Anderson; six grandchildren. She is the daughter of Oral Lilly and Patsy Cox; and sister of Loretta, Betty, Becki, and Jerry. She was preceded in death by grandchildren, Danny and Brianna Anderson; and brother Tim Lilly. Services were held July 1 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home with graveside service conducted at New Crown Cemetery, 2101 Churchman Ave.
John David “J.D.” Basham, 46 died June 26, 2013. He was a resident of Indianapolis. He was born June 16, 1967 in Indianapolis. J.D. was employed by Neovia Logistic Services. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Traylor) Basham; mother, Iris (Ferguson) Basham; brothers, Benny, Larry, Gary, Roger, Greg, Doug and Donald Basham; sister, LaDonna Gauntt; stepsons, Tony, Joshua, Derek and Darrin Fields; and step-grandchildren, Hannah, Branden, Brayden and Chase. He was preceded in death by his father, William Edward Basham, brothers, Billy and Tommy Basham; and sisters, Hannah McMillian and Debbie Marshall. A memorial services will be held 1 P.M. July 6 at Southland Community Church, 5800 W. Smith Valley Rd. Greenwood, IN 46142. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.
Allan Van Blaricum, 81, Indianapolis, died Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was born on Oct. 12, 1931 to the late William and Nancy “Loeota” Mackey Van Blaricum. He was a graphics artist for over 30 years with White Arts Printing and a life-long member of Sacred Heart Church. Allan was a photographer in the National Guard in the late 1950’s and early 60’s. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Teagardin) Van Blaricum; daughters, Anna Dujan, Karen Hayden, Carol Braun, DDS, Ruth Tinsley, Judy Wadleigh and Patty Sullivan; brother, Edward Van Blaricum; and 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on July 2 with entombment in Calvary Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements and care were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home.
Wm. Bearl Burdine, 81, died June 29, 2013. He was a resident of Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 10, 1931 in Pulaski County, Ky. to the late Amel and Ada Burdine. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Murphy) Burdine; children, Sheryll (Mike) O’Leary and Mike (Debbie) Burdine; grandchildren, Heather (Scott), Heidi (Jeremy), Daniel, and David; great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Zoë, Nolan, Sophia, Nicholas, Colton and Garrett; brother, Jerry Burdine; sisters, Josephine Turner and Vivian Williams; and many friends. Bearl retired after several years of employment at both Hygrade and Ford Motor Company. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports. A service was held July 2 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel. Bearl was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Lamar Collins, 49, of Indianapolis, died June 26, 2013. He was born in Cleveland, Miss., on March 12, 1964 to George Collins and Velma Collins Howard. Lamar loved helping people. He never met a stranger and had many friends. He is survived by his mother, Velma Collins Howard; father, George Collins; siblings, James Parker, Alfred Collins, Beanetta Parker, Barbara Parker and Marvetta Phillis; and many nieces and nephews including two special nieces, Mikesha Vilces and Saniya Reed (Tickle Tick). Services were held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Pathway Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis with burial in New Crown Cemetery. Arrangement and care were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.
Mary V. Heinz, 92, Beech Grove, died Saturday June 29, 2013 at St. Paul Hermitage. She was born in Washington, Ind. on March 23, 1921 to Bart and Emma Eisen Grannan. Mary was a graduate of Washington Catholic High School. She married Raymond A. Heinz on Nov. 27, 1941 in St. Simon Church in Washington, Ind. Mary was a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church and was formerly a member of St. Joseph Church in Jasper and Sacred Heart Church in Vincennes. She was an active volunteer at Memorial Hospital in Jasper and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, Oblates of St. Benedict and the Legion of Mary. Mary’s husband, Raymond, preceded her in death on April 7, 2006. She was also preceded in death by grandsons, Scott Dickirson and Larry Meny; five brothers, Victor, Joseph, James Norbert, John and Frank Grannan; and her sons-in-law, Jack Garrison and Jim Westfall. Mary is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Janet Garrison, Pat Hagedorn (Paul), Donna Meny (Paul), Dolores Johnson (Howard), Marilyn Westfall, Jenny Karst (Phil) and Susan Armstrong (Bruce); 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services were held July 2 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 3 in Our Lady of the Greenwood Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove, IN 47107.
Tommy R. Hicks, 77, of Indianapolis died June 28, 2013. Tommy was born to the late Tanner Hicks and Maude (Williams) Hicks on September 2, 1935 in Indianapolis. He was a jeweler employed with Herff Jones for 42 years, retiring in 2002. Tommy was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a 1957 graduate of Manual High School. Tommy is survived by his wife of 52 years Patricia (Lott) Hicks. He is also survived by his daughters: Susan(Ricky) Phillips and Amy Hicks; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Tommy was preceded in death by his sons Tommy R. Hicks Jr. and David J. Hicks; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral Services will be conducted in Fountain Square Mortuary on Saturday July 6 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be on Friday July 5 from 3-7 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial with Military Rites will follow services at New Crown Cemetery.
Hazel Knopp, 95, of Indianapolis died June 25, 2013. She was born May 18, 1918 in Russell County, Ky. She was preceded in death by husband Donald P. Knopp; mother Caldona Wright House; James House, stepfather. She is survived by daughter Joan Wood Crum (Wesley); son August Victor Wood (Rita); adopted son Donald P. Knopp II; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great- grandchildren. Services were held June 29 at Oakley-Hammond Funeral Home. Internment is at Anderson Cemetery, 6501 E. 10th St. Indianapolis.
James Arthur Reynolds, 78 of Indianapolis died June 28, 2013. He was born June 5, 1935 in Bedford, Ind. to the late Clarence William Reynolds and Marie Sarah (Brown) Reynolds. He was employed as inspector for Link Belt retiring in 1988 with 28 years of service. James attended city schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Masons. James is survived by his wife Virginia (Short) Reynolds, daughters: Janice Eckerty, Debra Hinkley, and Donna Owens, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday July 8 at 10 a.m. in Fountain Square Mortuary. Visitation will be held Sunday July 7 at the mortuary from 2-6 p.m. Military Rites and Entombment will take place following the service at Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Ind.
John Marquand Wagner, 78, died June 29, 2013. He was a resident of Indianapolis. He was born April 8, 1935, in Tuscola, Ill. John graduated from Newman High School in Illinois and then attended Embassy Riddle School of Aviation in Miami, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked for TWA, having retired after 30 years as an aircraft mechanic. John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marilyn Wagner; son, Steven (Vikki) Wagner; daughter, Shelly Harris; brother, James (Mattie) Wagner; one granddaughter, Allison Harris. He was preceded in death by his son, John R. Wagner II; and parents, John and Lois (Hardwick) Wagner. Services were held July 3 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.