Obituaries 7/11/13

July 10, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

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.

Obituaries 7/4/13

July 9, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

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.

Obituaries 6/27/13

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

Daniel Thomas Cunningham, 71, Indianapolis, died June 19, 2013.  He was born March 21, 1942 in Indianapolis.  He was a graduate of Cathedral High School and Butler University, where he attended on a football scholarship. He began his master’s degree at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and completed it at Indiana University-Purdue University. He started his teaching career in the Indianapolis Public School System and at his alma mater Cathedral High School, where he later served as Vice Principal. He spent the majority of his teaching career at Perry Meridian High School, where he taught English for nearly 30 years prior to his retirement in 2004. He was an active member of St. Roch Catholic Church and a dedicated volunteer of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He is survived by his daughters, Maureen, Karyn, and Michelle Cunningham and his son-in-law Robert Pratt. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Charles Gearns; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Patrick and Katy Cunningham, Francis “Lefty” and Sharon Cunningham; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Carl McClelland; his brother, James Cunningham; his sisters-in-law, Marilyn Cunningham and Nora May Cunningham; and his numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 38 years, Judith (“Judy”) Cunningham; his parents, Edward and Bridget (née McGinley) Cunningham; his brothers, Michael, John, Charles (“Chad”), Edward (“Eddie”); and his sister, Cathline Mullin.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 24 at St. Roch Catholic Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718 or St. Roch Catholic Church, 3600 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46227.

 

Timothy “Scott-O” Scott Cyphers, 49, Indianapolis, died June 20, 2013. He was born Feb. 14, 1964 to Bennett F. and Shirley Ann (Barnes) Cyphers. His father preceded him in death. He was self-employed in auto body repair work. Survivors include his mother; daughter, Miranda Kay Cyphers; sisters, Kimberly J. Werner, Melissa Ann and Penny M. Sells. A service was held June 25.

 

Rose Ellen (Weaver) Dalton, 79, Indianapolis, died June 21, 2013. She was born Jan. 6, 1934 in Martinsville to the late Charles and Lucinda (Landrum) Weaver. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Pastor Larry L. Dalton; sons, Larry J. (Janice), Gratton Lee and Philip Dean Dalton; daughters, Lucinda Marie (John) Holt, Becky Sue Bohr, Belinda Joyce Sanders, Deanna Jo (James) Coffee; sister, Martha Lou Beacraft; 23 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Services were June 26 at Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

 

Ethel Marie Drager, 90, Indianapolis, died June 17, 2013.  She was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Rush County to the late Jessie & Grace Marie (Burton) Fry.  She retired from Diamond Chain in 1983, after 42 years working as a press operator.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Drager; and sisters, Nina May Mantock and Dorothy Jean Stearns. Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel.

 

William “Bill” Spencer Fishback, 84, Indianapolis, died June 22, 2013.  He was born on April 24, 1929 in Bloomington to the late Edward L. and Georgia R. Fishback. He worked at Allison’s prior to serving in the Army during the Korean War as an interpreter, being assigned to the Pentagon and foreign correspondence in Italy. While in Italy, he was baptized in the Bay of Naples. After serving in the Army, he graduated from Indiana University, receiving a Master’s Degree in Education. He taught French at Arsenal Technical and Arlington High Schools, retiring as Head of the Foreign Language Department. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Prospect Chapter and the Scottish Rite. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward (Barbara) Fishback. He is survived by his brother, Richard L. Fishback; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on June 27 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. Additional visitation will be held on June 28 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Phillip E. Dyer 64, Indianapolis, died June 15, 2013.  Survivors include his daughter, Michelle Ferrando of Indianapolis; brother, Chester (Liz) Dyer of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Ashley Chapman and Seth Ferrando; and niece, Rachel Dyer of Indianapolis.  Private arrangements handled by Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.

 

Steven Michael O’Hare, 55, Indianapolis, died June 14, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 18, 1957 to Robert H. and Norma Haines O’Hare. He was a 1977 graduate of Plainfield High School and worked for the city of Indianapolis for 24 years most recently as a Senior Project Manager. He was active in his church, serving as a parish committee member. He also served on the board of directors of the Edgewood Athletic Association, was a member of the Plainfield Elks Lodge #2186. He was preceded in death by his mother in March of 2013 and is survived by his father; wife, Danna Osen O’Hare; sons, David O’Hare and Daniel O’Hare (Ashley Moline); and his brother, Kenneth Alan O’Hare. Funeral services were held June 24 at University Heights United Methodist Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Edgewood Athletic Association.

 

Orville Clarence Jinks, Jr., 89, died June 22, 2013.  He was born in DeWitt, Ill. A Pearl Harbor survivor, he served in the Navy on the USS San Francisco, a recipient of the Presidential Unit Citation, 17 major battles, ranked third most in WWII, including Guadalcanal. He was a former Indiana State Chairman of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and spoke about his experience to schools and community groups. He was an active member and volunteer at the New Bethel Baptist Church for nearly 40 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Jinks; father and mother Orville and Dorothy Jinks; brother, Dale Jinks; sisters, Wilma Jinks Rose and Margie Jinks Bochel.  He is survived by his daughter, Dixie Jinks Roe; sons, Gregory (Brenda) Jinks, Steve (Sue) Hodgson, and Terry Jinks; grandchildren Monica Roe (Seth) Nicholas, Kari Points, Matthew (Angie) Roe, Evan Jinks, Wesley Jinks, Chris Hodgson, Laura Amenn and Christopher (Daisy Castro) Jinks; and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held June 25 at Little & Sons Funeral Home ,4901 E. Stop 11 Rd., with the burial in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Wanamaker.  Memorial Contributions

may be made to the New Bethel Baptist Church.

 

James Edward Manning, 78, Indianapolis, died June 24, 2013. He was born March 12, 1935 to George and Mary (Ratliff) Manning. Survivors include wife, Margaret (Peggy) Manning; sons, James Edward II and Brian Dale; daughter, Joni Lynn; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom, John, Chuck, and Dan Manning and sisters Norma Kelly, Dot Francis, and Deb Boling.

 

 

Robert L Mason, 88, died June 19, 2013.  He was born in Guilford, Ind. to the late Joseph and Ruth Mason. He was a career educator with the Franklin Township School System, first as a teacher from 1949-1960; vice principal from 1960-1966; principal from 1963-1966; and as Superintendent from 1966 until his retirement in 1982.  He was a graduate of Purdue University and a WWII Navy Veteran. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Eljean Mason ; children, Jeryl Lee (Joe) Colter, Jana (John) Gruner, and Darla (Frank) Terry; grandchildren, Andrea Carrothers, Allison Bodine, Adam Gruner, and Mason Terry; twin great-granddaughters, Elise and Marin Bodine; brother, Roy Mason; and sister, Naomi Hostetter. Funeral services were June 24 at Southminster Presbyterian 24 Church, with the burial in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Wanamaker.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Southminster  Presbyterian Church.

 

Patricia Ann Bickers McQueen, 83, died June 23, 2013. She was born March 26, 1930 in Indianapolis. During her working life, she was employed at the Circle Theater where she met her future husband. She also worked at Western Electric (until she went to lunch). Pat was the school bus driver at St. Roch School, for the Roncalli High School band and extra school activities. She retired after working at the Indianapolis International Airport as a transit security agent. Pat was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church for more than 45 years and was a winter member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Moore Haven, Fla. for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Cleste Seamon Bickers; her husband of 57 years, Robert D. McQueen Sr; her grandson, Thomas Q. McQueen; her brothers, Wesley Bickers Sr., Charles Bickers, and her sister, Gertrude Day. She is survived by her sister, Betty Hussion; seven children, Carolyn Sharp, Robert (Lynette) McQueen, Donald (Monika) McQueen, Nancy (Ronald) Butler, John (Maryann) McQueen, Larry (Robin) McQueen and Patricia L. McQueen; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on June 27 at 10 a.m. in St. Roch Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Roch Church Memorial Fund.

 

Mary Lou Mourning, 64, Indianapolis, died June 20, 2013. She was born on Oct. 10, 1948 in Indianapolis to the late David Patrick Webb and Bertha Louise Webb. Survivors include her son, Timothy Mourning; granddaughter, Christen Carlisle; brother, Terry Webb; and sister, Cathy Avila. She was preceded in death by husband, Roy Mourning; and daughter, Tina Carlisle. A service was held June 23 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home.

 

Agnes B Reese, 99, Indianapolis, died June 24, 2013.  She was born on April 2, 1914 to the late John and Ellen Dow Moriarity in Indianapolis.  She was a graduate of St. Patrick’s Grade School and St. Mary’s Academy.  She was a private duty nurse and a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church.  She also belonged to the Third Order of St. Francis, the L.P.N. Association and was a former member of the Red Hat Society.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Reese and her siblings of whom she was the youngest of nine. Survivors include her children, Thomas J. Reese (Betty), Mary Ellen Hazard, Elizabeth Kelly, Cecelia Scott (Dallas), Katie Reese Burnett (John) and Patty Failey (Bill); 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Catholic Church on June 29 at 9:30 a.m. with prayers being said in the funeral home prior to mass at 9 a.m. Visitation will be June 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral home. Memorial contributions are encouraged to Sacred Heart Church. The family would like to thank the Altenheim and St. Francis Hospice for their excellent care.

 

Ruth E. Snyder, 89, died June 20, 2013.  She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late Frank and Vivian Marks. She spent her childhood on Grand Island, N.Y.; moved to Clifton, N.J. in the 1937; and moved to Indianapolis in 1941. She married Thomas Snyder on June 19, 1945. They worked for Western Electric for 32 years and were active with the travel group Voyager 1000 for which she was a cabin attendant. After retirement they headed a volunteer organization called Toys of Love that repaired damaged toys and donated them to orphanages. In 1995 these toys ceased to be available, and shortly thereafter she became involved with an association that repaired Talking Books for the blind. She was a charter member of the Indianapolis Zoo and the Senior Promise organization associated with St. Francis Hospital. She is survived by her son, Harry Snyder; granddaughters, Elizabeth Snyder and Dawn Koehn, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom; and daughter, Sharon. A funeral service was held June 24 at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

 

 

Mercedes S. Torres, 95, of Indianapolis, died June 23, 2013.  No local services. Arrangements entrusted to Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 E. Stop 11 Rd.

 

Lucille Spadorcia Wright, 90, Indianapolis, died June 21, 2013. She was born Oct. 14, 1922 in Indianapolis. She was a longtime Southside resident, growing up on Stevens Street along with fellow Italian families. She attended Holy Rosary School and attended Holy Rosary Church as a child. She joined the Air Force in 1946 and was a WWII veteran. After her service, she worked as a telephone operator for Indiana Bell and was the Secretary for the AFI-CIO until the mid 60’s. She later worked at St. Francis Hospital as the operator there, having retired in the late 90’s. She was known for her generous spirit, having had strongly supported organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Roch Church, and various other charities. She was preceded in death by James W. Wright; parents, Mary and Dominic Spadorcia; sisters, Rosemary, Florine, and Adeline; brothers, John and Julius. Survivors include her children, Suzanne (John) White, Carol Wright Turner, David Wright, Daniel Wright, and Julie Wright (Scott) Shannon; sister, Margie Gaddis of Indianapolis. She was also blessed with eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were held June 24 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of choice.

 

Obituaries 6/20/13

June 19, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Jerry Lee Anderson, 73, Greenwood, died June 12, 2013.  He was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Indianapolis.  He is survived by his son, Brian Anderson; step-sons, Jeff House and Montel Brothers; step-daughters, Janet Holzer, Pamela Smith, PJ Baltridge, Roseann Cooper and Olive Snider; companion, Clara Schrengost; brothers, Jimmy, Dennis, Joe & Ronnie Anderson; sisters, Marsha Simpson, Nila Sullivan and Sherry Thompson.  He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Anderson and Jane Anderson; and parents, Charles and Beulah May (Doty) Anderson.  Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel. Burial was at Salem Cemetery in Greenwood.

 

James O. Back, 64, Indianapolis, died June 15, 2013.  He was born Dec. 30, 1948, in Shelbyville to the late Amby and Jane (Phillips) Back.  He retired from Allison’s and from security at St. Francis Hospital. He was of the Lutheran faith.  He is survived by his wife, Susie (Miller) Back; children, Tim Back, Sharlene McGovern, Laura Moffitt, Scott Rehfeldt, and Barbara Back; and nine grandchildren, Devin, Michael, Katie, Lindsey, Morgan, Gavin, Avery, Carson and Caylee.  Services were held June 19 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin Twp Elite, Inc., 4614 Sundance Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46239.

 

Helen L. Brandt, 71, Franklin, died June 15, 2013. She was born on Oct. 28, 1941 in Indianapolis to Dalton and Bernice (Mitchner) McCloud. She is survived by her sons, Bill Brandt, and Mark Brandt; daughter, Clara “Ruth” Fleming; grandchildren, Mark Jr, Kyle, Carli, Jason and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Milly and Jace; and siblings, Judy, Larry, Patty and Anita. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Brandt; and great-granddaughter, Emma June. Visitation will be held on June 20 from 11 a.m. – noon at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. A graveside service will be held following visitation at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Morgantown Rd., Greenwood.

 

Charles Robert (Chas) Cantlon, 67, formerly of Ronan, Montana, died May 29, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis, lived in western Montana for 40 years, and recently moved to Worley, Idaho.  He was the Executive Director of the Lake County Youth Home and presented Big Productions concerts in the Valley for the past 25 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lorraine Cantlon; and his sister, Libby Thomas.  He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Margie); his sons, Nathan (Dana Wittinger) and Zac (Whitney Goss); step-daughters, Aimee (Andres Langarica) Bachmann and Nora (Dennis) Cohoe; grandchildren, Isaac and Toby Cantlon, Kai Barnum, Cruz and Kevin Langarica, Dylan and Kate Cohoe; sisters, Rosie Saylor, Lorey (Myron) Gordon and Barbara (Steve) Coyle; and brother, Bob (Paula); plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was previously married to Cynthie Preston.  The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Lake County Youth Home, 810 Andrew NW, Ronan, MT 59864.

 

Kimberly S. Chase, 42, Indianapolis, died June 13, 2013. She was born Feb. 23, 1971 in Indianapolis.  She graduated from Roncalli High School in 1989. Survivors include her parents, Jim and Provi Chase; sister, Michelle (Steve) Schoettle; three nephews and a niece. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.

 

Donna L. Clymore, 76, Indianapolis, died June 17, 2013.  She was born May 14, 1937 in Linton, Ind. to the late Elza and Fern Pershing.  She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Billy G. Clymore; daughter, Sharla (Thomas) Troll; son, Michael (Karen) Clymore; sisters, Delora Lynch, Marilyn Brewer, Deborah Hill, and Sandra Romine; “Nanny” to her grandchildren, Ford (Bobbi) Jefferson, Carrie (Bill) Holliday, Julie (Ray) Johnson, Abagail Spangler, Ian Spangler, Jason (Jennifer) Clymore, Donelle (Walker) Alte, and Kristin (Gabe) Neuman; and 13 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Belinda Frisbie; brother, Marion Pershing; and two great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be held June 20 from 4 – 8 p.m. and June 21 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, where funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

 

Carol J. Drake, 71, Greenwood, died June 15, 2013. She was born March 23, 1942 in Indianapolis to the late Carl and Evelyn (Davis) Rockstroh. She retired from the United Way of Central Indiana. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey L. (Jacque) Drake, Michael D. Drake, and Ronald S. (Carey) Drake; grandchildren, Emily, Tyler, Lauren, Steven, and Allison; sisters, Judy Boaz and Mary Blackburn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald L. Drake. A service was held June 19 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with the burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Kevin Dean Gower, 47, Indianapolis, died June 16, 2013. He was born on Dec. 11, 1965 in Hammond, Ind. to Billy J. Gower and Joan Patricia Gower. He was an Assistant Branch Manager for Old National Bank, at the Emerson Walmart branch.

He graduated from Munster High School in 1984 and received his B.A. Degree in Sociology, from Indiana State University in 1990. In his early career he managed Marjax Sporting Goods in Terre Haute (1990-1992) and Bloomington, Ind. (1992-1994).  He moved to Indianapolis in 1997 and was a manager with S&K Menswear and Budget Car & Truck Rental, before he started at his favorite place to work, Old National Bank, in 2005. He is survived by his longtime friend of 24 years and brother-in-Christ, Douglas L. Terrell; father, Billy J. Gower; brothers, Billy Gower (Lesley) and Eric Gower; sisters, Jennie D’Amicone (Sandro) and Karen Gower; nephews, Robbie Biella, J.J Madison (Miranda), Christian Fettig and William Fetting; nieces, Scarlet Gower, Audrey Fettig and Hannah Gower; and a special aunt, Bettie Stevens. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Patricia Gower in 2007. A funeral service will be held on June 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 East Stop 11 Road. The committal service and entombment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories at Roselawn Memorial Park, 7500 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Hospice.

 

Jewell V. Lovelady, 89, Indianapolis, died June 15, 2013. She was born on Feb. 15, 1924, to the late William and Ethel (Story) Overton in Bethpage, Tenn. She married Roy H. Lovelady, Sr. on July 31, 1945 in Franklin, Ky. She attended Jubilee Full Gospel Church in Indianapolis. She is survived by her children, Roy (Rebecca) Lovelady, Jr., Jerry (Tina) Lovelady, Kenneth Lovelady and Donna Lovelady; sister, Ruth McCullen; grandson, Steven (Christina) Lovelady; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lovelady, Sr.; siblings, William Bates Overton, Ward Overton, Sr., Bolton Overton, Edgar Overton, Jack Overton and Willene King. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel.  Her final resting place is at Acton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Health’s Hospice, 9894 East 121st Street, Fishers, IN 46037.

 

 

Eugene Alexander Malasics, 91, Greenwood, died June 17, 2013. He was born June 11, 1922 in Newark, N.J. to the late Joseph and Helen (Mattausch) Malasics. He married Barbara Brown on Dec. 27, 1952 and she survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Susan Malasics; and sister, Greta Schramm. He retired after 30 years from Perry Meridian High School where he was head of the art department. A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on June 20 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Shirley Mitchell, 82, Greenwood, died June 12, 2013. She was born Feb. 22, 1931 in Greenwood to the late Earl and Viola (Richey) Richarson. She worked for the Greenwood Co-Op, Johnson County Court House, Greenwood Fire Department, and 11 years for Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. She is survived by her children, Kathy L. Brooks, Mike (Terri) Mitchell, Chris (Terri) Mitchell, and Tim (Melissa) Mitchell; sisters, Phyllis Day and Earlene Reinhard; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Mitchell, Jr.; and three grandchildren, Matthew Benjamin Mitchell, Gwen Nikki Mitchell, and Brandon Michael Mitchell. A service was held on June 16 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with the burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Dr., Rm 1960, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St, Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 

Marcella E. Roberts, 88, Greenwood, died June 17, 2013. She was born on June 8, 1925 to the late William and Florence Hentrup. She was a member of Saints Francis and Clare Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Harbison Township High School, Dubois, Ind. She was a retiree of Eli Lilly after 40 years of service. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Robert L. Roberts; two children, Bill (Cheryl) Roberts, Regina Westerfield (Michael) Sublette; three grandchildren, Damon and Lacie Roberts and Matthew Westerfield; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa Roberts, Trevor, Scott and Anthony Roberts; seven siblings, Wilfred Hentrup, Mary Hawley, Doris Gehlhausen, Alice Childers, David Hentrup, Kathy Knies and Patti Brosmer. She was preceded in death by four siblings, Leroy Hentrup, Louis Hentrup, Cyrilla Spivy and Donald Hentrup. Visitation will be June 20, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 pm at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 South State Road 135 and Olive Branch Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on June 21 at 10 a.m. at Saints Francis and Clare Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood, with additional visitation at 9 a.m. until Mass. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

 

Dorothy C. Seltzer, 99, Indianapolis, died June 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Seltzer. Arrangements have been entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave.

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June 12, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Lelia B. “Pat” Boyer, 91, Indianapolis, died June 8, 2013.  She was born Jan. 12, 1922 in Rantoul, Ill. to the late Wesley and Josie Evans.  She retired from Western Electric and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by her children, Sharon (Jeff) Lawson, Becky (Walt) Jerrell, and Terry (Becky) Boyer; one sister; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marion Boyer.  Funeral services were held June 12 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Shriner’s Hospital or Riley Hospital for Children.

 

 

Freda Lucille Tex Gudat Brown, 95, Indianapolis, died June 8, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis on Feb. 9, 1918 to Orville R. and Florence L. Duhamel Tex. She worked as a waitress at Morgan’s Restaurant, Teepee Restaurant, Park-N-Eat and Southern Circle. She also worked as a cook in the Ford factory cafeteria. She was preceded in death by her son, Tommy Joe Gudat; brothers, Melvin Curtis, Orville K., and Larry R. Tex; sisters, Ruth Sare, Melicena Tex, and Edith Vervet. She is survived by her children, Michael R. Gudat, Sonny Tex Gudat, Sandra Hacker and Deborah Sue Nutter; sister, Margaret Charlene Cleary; brother, Jerry Tex; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on June 13 at 2 p.m. at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery.

 

Chester “Dinky” Cagg Jr., 51, Indianapolis, died June 4, 2013. He was born April 26,1962 in Indianapolis to Chester Cagg Sr. and Virginia (Bledsoe) Cagg. His father and his son Chester Dillas Cagg preceded him in death. His mother survives him. Other survivors include daughters, Melissa, Amanda, Megan, Brianna, Tabitha and Amy; brother, Bobby (Debbie) Cagg; sisters, Emma Collins, Jewell Darlene Moomaw; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 11 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with a cremation following the service.

 

Florence Nettie Root-Gioe, 92, Indianapolis, died June 10, 2013.  She was born July 29, 1920, in Indianapolis.  She is survived by her husband, Carley Gioe; son, John (Eva) Root; daughter, Sandra (Larry) Copeland; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, John H. Root; parents, Bert E. and Nettie E. (Pitcher) Whitinger; brothers, Bert Whitinger, Jr. and Willie Whitinger; and sisters, Dorothy Mae Byrd and Edna Cavender. Services will be at 2 p.m. on June 14 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 9950 Southeastern Ave., with calling from 1:30 p.m. until time of services.  Friends may also call from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd.  Burial will be at Washington Park East.

 

Mirta Matilde Martinez, 95, Indianapolis, died June 8, 2013.  She was born Oct. 29, 1917 in Havana, Cuba to the late Enrique and Ines Fernandez.  She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.  She is survived by her daughter, Inez M. Martinez; grandchildren, Paul M. (Tara) White and Lisa A. (Pat) Geimer; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Jackson and Morgan White, and Lexi and Audrey Geimer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Moises Martinez.  A graveside service will be held June 13 at 10 a.m. in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Gary L. Miller, 58, Brookfield, died June 7, 2013. He was born on July 23, 1954 in St. Louis to the late Leon “Lee” and Arlys Attwooll Miller. He was the Assistant Director of State Parks if the State of Indiana DNR. He was the Scoutmaster for Troop 39 and 615, and was on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Hotel and Restaurant Association. Survivors include his wife, Joanne Miller, whom he married on June 9, 1978; sons and their spouses: Daniel P. and Kristy Miller of Frankfort, Johnathan L. and Nichole Miller of Petersburg, Cordell P. Miller of Brookfield; sister and brother-in-law: Nancy and John Whatley of Membres, New Mexico; his in-laws; several nieces, nephews and friends.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on June 13 at The Garrison at 6002 N. Post Rd. Indianapolis. *PHOTO

 

James D. “Jimmy” MInk, 60, Indianapolis, died June 10,2013. He was born July 23,1952 in Mt. Vernon, Ky. to the late Boyd Robert Mink and Minnie Mae (Renner) Mink. He was a self-employed carpet installation contractor for 30 years and was previously employed by Herschman Mattress Company for 10 years. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Jean (Wilkins) Mink on Feb. 17,2009; his daughter, Angela Marie Mink; and his brother, Robert Earl Mink. He is survived by his daughter, Katrina (Jerry) Gray of Indianapolis; his brother, Danny Harold Mink; his sister, Alene (Keith) Graybill; his grandchildren, Danielle and David Hilyard, Taylor Gray, and Camron Shackelford; and great-grandchild, Breanna Byrd. Funeral services will be conducted in Fountain Square Mortuary on June 14 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Antoinette M. “Tona” Pangallo, 86, died June 8, 2013. She was born Nov. 19, 1926 to Frank and Theresa Pangallo. She attended Marian College on scholarship and graduated with a degree in French. She later attained her Masters Degree in French at St. Louis University. She had also earned a Fullbright Scholarship to the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She taught at a high school in Skokie, Ill. and also at Rosary College in Illinois. She taught locally at Cathedral High School and Our Lady of Grace Academy. Her last teaching position was with ELS Institute. Survivors include her brother; four nephews, a niece and their spouses; eight great nephews; four great-nieces; and a great-great niece. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on June 13 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

 

Lola Marie (Goodnight) Strode, 46 Indianapolis, died June 10, 2013. She was born July 11,1966 in Indianapolis to Arthur Goodnight and Katherine Frances Goodnight Hood. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives. She was employed as a Tax Consultant with A.C.I. She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Strode; daughters, Marissa Dawn ( Aaron Ray) Strode, Shalana Rose Strode, Shantel Rene (Justin) Lamb; brothers, Russell A. (Tammy) Goodnight, James Richard (Donna) Schultz; sister, Frances Louise(T. J.) Mullins; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Fountain Square Mortuary  with Reverand Edward Haynes conducting services. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of service. Cremation will follow the service. Final Arrangements entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

 

Terry Thomas Toler, 65, Indianapolis, died June 2, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 24, 1947 to William and Mary Riley Toler. He attended St. James Grade School and was a 1966 graduate of Emmerich Manual High School. He worked as an ironworker at General Motors and as a millwright at Rolls Royce from where he retired. He was also a master carpenter. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3660, UAW local 933 and Ironworkers local 22. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, William and Jerome Toler. He is survived by his wife, Judith Ann Hartman Toler; children, Christopher Hartman (Tammy), Sean Toler (Christina) and Nicole Kinser (Dave); grandchildren, Ashley, Jourdain, Shalynn, Angeli, Alexa and Liam. A funeral service was held June 8 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society.

 

Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Walker, 55, Indianapolis, died June 6, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis on July 11,1957 to the late Royce F. Walker and Helen June Vice Walker. She is survived by her companion of 24 years, Frank J. Henninger; sons, Christopher Paul McCollum, Matthew T. Walker; daughters, Candace Walker, Ashley Dawn Walker, Brother: Paul Walker; sisters, Susan Reams (Albert), Jeanettta Scott (Gary), Judy Scott (Vick), Cheryl Walker (Andy), Carol Walker (Ron); and nine grandchildren. A funeral service was held June 10 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with the cremation following.

Obituaries 6/6/13

June 5, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

William A. Adams, 91, Greenwood, died May 28, 2013. He was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Mattoon, Ill.  He was veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II.  He is survived by his wife, Mary (Meador) Adams; sons, Danny (Deborah) Adams and Joseph Adams; daughter, Rebecca (J.R.) Ralston; brother, Ted Adams; sister, Betty Sallee; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur H. and Jessie E. (Poe) Adams; daughters, Janet E. Miller and Cynthia J. Adams; and grandson, Cody W. Adams.  Graveside services were June 4 at Calvary Cemetery.

 

Werner Brummett, 76, Greenwood, died May 28, 2013. He was born Feb. 24, 1937 in Pineville, Ky. to Richard and Lucy Slusher Brummett. He retired in 1995 from BMW Constructors as a Project Superintendent, Journeyman, Steamfitter and Pipefitter. He was a F. &A.M. Lodge #669, a member of Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite,
and Indianapolis Murat Shrine. He also served as Clergy for Community South Hospital. Survivors include his wife Evelyn; children, Martin (Martha), Dennis
Brummett, Tammy (Randy) Bauer, and Tommy Brummett all of Greenwood; two
brothers, Slusher Brummett, Jerry (Mabel) Brummett both of Ft. Wayne; three
sisters, Shirley (Walter) Ballou of Monrovia, Libby (Robert) Cox of
Indianapolis, and Brenda (Ron) Davis of Mooresville; four grandchildren,
Corey Brummett, Justin Brummett, Shelby Bauer, Samantha Bauer; several
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Hobert Brummett, Randal Brummett, George Brummett, Donnie Brummett; and a sister, Ruby Bryant. A funeral service was held June 1 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with the burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Services, 3500 N. Morton St., Franklin, IN 46131.

 

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Jerome Wayne Hardety, 68, died March 11, 2013. He was born September 2, 1944. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 5 p.m. in the Hyde Park Room at La Quinta Inn at Emerson and 465. Come as you are. In lieu of flowers or donations, do something kind for a stranger in need.

 

Kathryn Mae Pettijohn Herner, 82, died June 1, 2013.  She was born in Indianapolis on May 9, 1931 to Ralph Pettijohn, of French descent, and Margaret Clark Pettijohn.  She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and attended the Jordan Conservatory of Music at Butler University. She married Carl Herner when he returned from Navy service in the Pacific in 1949. She worked in music production at WATI radio in the 1960’s and as a featured vocalist in local Indianapolis nightclubs, restaurants and television. She then had a distinguished career as Chief Clerk of the United States Federal Court until her retirement in 1995. She is survived by her four sons, Mark, Matt, Carl and Dan Herner; and six grandchildren, Emily Dirosa, Molly, Joe, Daniel, Andrew and Gabriella Herner. A service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on June 7 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood.  Friends may call from 2 – 4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  A wake will follow the funeral service at the Walker Cottage, 475 W. Main St., Greenwood.

 

Karen Jeannine Knight, Indianapolis, died May 27, 2013. She was born in Evansville, Ind. on Aug. 25, 1951. She was raised in Indianapolis and attended the Washington Township Schools, as well as Ball State University.  She is survived by her husband, James Knight; two children, Amy (Travis) Tabak and Jacob (Natasha Suttle) Knight; parents, Jack and Jean Merritt; siblings, Kevin (Linda) Merritt,  John Merrit, Jr.,  Jackie (David) Jaques; half-sister, Carol (Mark)  Shellinger; and grandchildren, Ethan, Kyle, Olivia and Kaliway. At her request, there will be no service, but a celebration of her life was held by the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel.

 

 

Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Lynch, 74, Indianapolis, died May 28, 2013. She was born April 4, 1939 to Lester and Betty (Roth) Woerdeman. She was a member of the St. Jude Women’s Bowling League of which she was secretary for the past 39 years, St. Jude discussion, euchre and bridge clubs.  She was known for her involvement with the wives of the Knights of Columbus.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert M. (Bob) Lynch; her son, Marty (Kathleen) Lynch; daughter, Jeannie (Kevin) Massing; grandchildren, Sean (KG), Daniel (Lindsey) and Kerry Lynch, Devon (Stephanie), Brendan and Robbie Massing and great-grandchildren, Emma, Brantley and Finley Lynch, Lexie and Sophia Massing and a host of family, relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kaitlin M. Lynch. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 31 at St.  Jude Catholic Church. Donations may be made to Katie’s Hope Foundation, 5841 Trophy Oaks Ct., Indianapolis, IN 46237 or Gibault, Inc., 6301 S. US Hwy 41, PO Box 2316, Terre Haute, IN47802-0316.

 

Jack L. Richardson 79, Indianapolis, died May 30, 2013.  He was born Feb. 3, 1934 in Beech Grove to the late Harry and Margaret Shelby Miller.  He married Marilyn Everton on Oct. 6, 1960 at Indianapolis and she survives. He was employed 32 years by Western Electric, retiring in 1985 as a machinist. He was a member and Elder of Woodland Baptist Church. He was also a member of Pioneers of America. He had also been an insulator for over 12 years at Specialty Systems, Inc. Other survivors include his daughter, Tammy (Michael) Conway of Indianapolis; son, Richard (Norine) Richardson of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were June 2 at Woodland Baptist Church. Memorial gifts have been suggested to his church, Woodland Baptist Church, 3200 S. East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana  46227. Arrangements are by Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.

 

Betty Lou Bullock Rist, 52, Indianapolis, died May 28, 2013.  She was born on July 28, 1960 to the late Harold J. Bullock and Jewell F. Pike Bullock.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by her mother, Jewell F. Bullock; children, Brian Rist and Megan Rist (Dave Harlen); siblings, Judy Bullock, Carolyn Erwin Hutchings, Sharon Willhoite (Jimmy), Harold Lee Bullock, Sr., Linda Cameron and Irene Gulley (Roger, Sr.); and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Rist; father, Harold J. Bullock; and brother, Henry Bullock.  A gathering of family and friends was held on June 1 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Eric John Willing, 38 died May 27, 2013.  He was born Oct. 17, 1974 in Sarnia, Ontario Canada to Gary and Sue (Harwood) Willing.  He was raised in Port Huron, Mich. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2000 with a degree in Chemical Engineering, where he met his future wife, Katie Konopka.  They married on Jan. 8, 2005.  After graduation they moved to Indianapolis to both work for Eli Lilly. He is survived by his two sons, Jared and Nathan; brother, Mark Willing; and sisters, Kerrie Tramski and Angela Sontag. A memorial service was held June 2 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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May 29, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Charlene Anderson, 76, Greenwood, died May 25, 2013. She was born Nov. 1, 1936 in Bloomfield, Ind. to the late Charles & Opal (Bridges) Laughlin. She was Executive Vice President at Midwest Title for over 20 years. She was the widow of her high school sweetheart, Robert Lee Anderson, of whom she shared 52 years with. Survivors include her children, Dennis (Sally) Anderson, Linda (Dan) Whalen, Steve Anderson, Susan (Dan) Hillman; sister, Nancy Baker; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Laughlin. The funeral service will be May 30 at 10 a.m. at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home. The entombment will be in Forest Lawn. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Joseph F. DeGuglielmo, 100, died May 27, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Frank and Anna DeGuglielmo. He was a baker for Kroger Grocery and also worked in the maintenance department for the Beech Grove City Hall. He was a WWII Army Veteran and a longtime member of Holy Name Catholic Church.
He is survived by his children Elizabeth (Richard) Griffith, Mary (Harold) Daniels, and Frank (Debra) DeGuglielmo; grandchildren Rick, Tim, and Mike Griffith, Matthew and Sean Daniels, and Amy and Jeff DeGuglielmo; 10 great-grandchildren; and nephew Melvin Jackie) Jarrett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose; and sister, Angela McKinney. Visitation will be held June 2 from 2 – 7 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held June 3 at Holy Name Catholic Church at 10 a.m., with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor 2345 W. 86th St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.

 

Bill Gold, 87, Beech Grove, died May 28, 2013.  He was born to Joseph and Harriet (Klampt) Gold, on April 15, 1926. He was a Cathedral High School, class of 1944 graduate. He joined the US Navy and served a tour of duty in the South Pacific during World War II. Upon his return, he attended Butler University and embarked upon a career in sales, retiring from Gold Printing Supply Company in 1991. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Beech Grove, long-time member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Faithful Navigator in the 4th Degree from 1992 – 1993. He is survived by his two daughters, Janet (Steve) Taylor and Carol (Jeff) Taylor; grandchildren, Amy (Kevin) Johnson, Nick Gold, Dan (Jenny) Taylor, Courtney Taylor and Matt (Samantha) Taylor; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Gold, Olivia Johnson, Zachary and Nathan Taylor. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Milly; and sons, Joe and Jim. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on May 31 at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove.  Visitation will be on May 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 1301 Main St., Beech Grove. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Holy Name Catholic Church at the above address.

 

Bernard Leroy Hawkins Jr, 65, died May 22, 2013. He was born on Oct. 20, 1947 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his children, Carl Hawkins, Buddy Hawkins, Jason Hawkins, Mary Hawkins and Rhonda Wilson; step-children, Tim Keller, Mark Keller, Heather Miller, Timothy Lee Hawkins, Robert Buskirk and Shawn Buskirk; sisters, Debbie Gross, Virginia Davis, Marsha Rains, Kathy Ruiz, Nancy Mendenhall; brother, Ronald Hawkins and many grand and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by brother, James Hawkins; and father, Bernard L. Hawkins; mother, Jewell A. Hawkins. Services were entrusted to G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home.

 

Sandra “Kay” Rieu, 54, Indianapolis, died May 23, 2013. She was born July 27, 1958 to the late Alvin DeWeese and Catherine Kemp. Survivors include her husband, Arthur L. Rieu, Sr.; children, Jeremy (Christina) Madriz, Diana (Manish) Bhagat, Arthur (Jamie) Rieu, Angie (Donald) Hicks, David Rieu; brothers, Calvin, Butchie and Jack DeWeese; sister, Colleen Begley; and 13 grandchildren. Her grandson, Zaidin; sister, Sandy Spray; brothers, Michael, Donnie, Dickie, and Eddie DeWeese, preceded her in death. Services were May 28 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.

 

 

Sandra S. Thompson, Indianapolis, died May 20, 2013. She was born on Aug. 6, 1937 to the late Paul R. and Hazelmary Cannaley. She is survived by her children, Jill Thompson, Nancy Thompson, Ted Thompson, and Jude Thompson; granddaughter, Alli. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Richard Allen Thompson. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 24 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery.

 

 

Gracie Louella Warfield, 79 of Peru, Ind., died May 26, 2013. She was born June 22, 1933 in Eubank, Ky. to the late Jack and Julia (Price) Inabnitt. She is survived by one sister, Bessie Bullock; two daughters, Julie Dennis (William) and Lesa Neeman (Gary); two sons, Keith Bingham (Tracey); and Thomas Geoghegan (Shelley); 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi Warfield; sons, Lanny Bingham and Jeffery Bingham; daughters, Beverly Wesley and Robin Ballinger; brothers, Ansil Inabnitt, Tint Inabnitt, Berkley Inabnitt, and Kelly Inabnitt; sisters, Flossie Belcher, Tressie Chaney, Jessie Burdine, Betty Simmons, and Lessie Miller. A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on May 31 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood.  Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. on May 30 at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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May 22, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Donald W. Baker, 64, Greenwood, died May 18, 2013. He was born Aug. 9, 1948 in Hammond, Ind. to the late Donald E. and Margaret (Smith) Baker. He married Mary Kay Petrusiw on Aug. 25, 1973 and she survives. He is also survived by his sons, Brian (Kimberly) Baker and Andrew (Iwona) Baker; and his grandchildren, Makenna, Nicholas and Alicia. A memorial service was held May 22 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenwood Little League or the Indiana Sigma of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

 

Joshua Lamont Bonner, 27 Indianapolis, died May 16 , 2013. He was born Aug. 5,1985 in Indianapolis to Michael L. Bonner and Maria C. Stevens. He is survived by his parents; step-father, Kurt Cornell; son, Joshua Lamont Gunn; daughters, Shaylynn L. Smock, Abigayle R. Bonner, and Gabrielle N. Bonner; step-children, Haylie and Jayden Bowers. Funeral services will be May 23 at 7:45 p.m. in Fountain Square Mortuary with Pastor Larry Dalton conducting services. Calling will be from 6 p.m. until time of service in the mortuary. Contributions may be made to assist with funeral arrangements. Make checks payable to Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

Joseph H. Cortese D.D.S., 77, Indianapolis, died May 18, 2013. He was born on June 24, 1935, to Dr. Thomas Cortese, Sr. and Thelma Donato Cortese. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1953, Indiana University Bloomington in 1957 and the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1961. He maintained a private dental practice on the Southside of the city and for several years an additional office on the Circle downtown. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna Steed Cortese, whom he met when they were undergraduate students at Indiana University; their children, Steve Cortese (Eileen) and Lisa Allie (John); grandchildren, Lauren and Joe Cortese and John and Sam Allie; and brother, Dr. Thomas Cortese, Jr. (Nia) and family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Roch Catholic Church, 3600 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. Joseph will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Simon Cancer Center at IU Simon Cancer Center Office of Gift Development, 1110 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-5100 or at cancer.in.edu/giving/.

 

Edith Mae Elrod, 87, Indianapolis, died May 15, 2013. She was born Aug. 11, 1925 in Indianapolis. She was a member of University Heights Christian Church. She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Joel) Bowers; grandchildren, Nicole (Corey) Shields and Bryan (Cassidy) Bowers; and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Mary and James Sarn. A service was held May 18 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, with the burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to Team Expansion, C/O Dwight Judy, 904 Sells Dr., Hoopeston, IL  60942.

 

David K. Firth, 81, Indianapolis, died May 19, 2013.  He was born Dec. 6, 1931, in Madison to the late James H. and Helen Mae (Kenworthy) Firth. He is survived by five children, David W. (Carol) Firth, Angy (David) Keen, Amy (Dale) Perkins, Jeff (Joyce) Hopper, and Bryon (Cindy) Hopper; two brothers, Jim (Hazel) Firth and Charles (Judy) Firth; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo (Adams) Firth; and son, Mark A. Firth. Services were May 22 at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel.

 

Roy Douglas Hendricks, 54, Indianapolis, died May 15, 2013. He was born Feb. 20, 1959 in Indianapolis to Robert and Marjorie (Childers) Hendricks. He was preceded in death by his father. He was a block mason for 30 years for Geralds Construction Company. Survivors include his mother; daughter, Angela A. Hall; brothers, Johnny, and Donnie Balding, Larry, Gary and Robert Hendricks; sisters, Teresa, Sharon, Deborah and Nancy Hendricks; three grandchildren, David and Kayleen Blake, John Hall; one great-granddaughter: Kaylie Blake. Services were May 20 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with the burial in New Crown Cemetery. Family requests donations to assist with funeral arrangements. Make checks payable to Fountain Square Mortuary. *PHOTO

 

Marian C. Kibbe, 88, Indianapolis and formerly of Elkhart, died May 17, 2013. She was born July 31, 1924 in Mount Clemens, Mich. She married Gifford G. Kibbe on March 2, 1946 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) with a degree in music.  She also attended Wayne State University and Goshen College where she completed her Master’s Degree in elementary education. She taught in the Elkhart Community School system at Lincoln and Riverview Elementary schools for 25 years, retiring in 1984. She was a former organist and choir director at the First Congregational Church of Elkhart. She was a member of the Mr. and Mrs. Club, the April Birthday group and the DAR. She also volunteered to oversee the library at Rosegate Assisted Living and was Secretary of the Resident Relations Committee. She is survived by her children, Craig (Karen) Kibbe; Lindsay Kibbe Schafer; and Guy (Lisa) Kibbe; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at the First Congregational Church in Elkhart on May 25 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at the church. There will be a private burial at Grace Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 431 South Third Street, Elkhart, IN 46516.

 

Phyllis Ann Lira, 54, Indianapolis, died May 13, 2013. She was born on Nov. 8, 1958 in Seymour to Harold Gunter and Christine Smithers. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Juan Lira; daughters, Crystal Ann Lowery and Chasity Hewitt; mother, Christine Smithers; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was the sister of Jim, Joe, Bobby, Ricky, and Michael Gunter, Connie Smith, Carolyn Sifuentes, and Rosie Putoff. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Gunter; and son, Stanley Joe Hewitt. A graveside service was conducted at Sutherland Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.

 

Howard C. Morgan, 86, of Indianapolis, died Monday, May 20, 2013.  He was born April 24, 1927 in Kentucky to the late Sherman and Sally Morgan. Howard graduated from Manual High School and served in the United States Army in Germany during World War II. He retired as a sheet metal worker from Western Electric after 36 years. Howard was a member of the Pioneers, Swinging 8’s Square Dance group, and enjoyed camping and boating. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Cora Jane Morgan; son, Bob (Teri) Morgan; daughter, Diana Lee Morgan; granddaughter, Heather (Arnie) Gonzales; and great grandson, Mason Gonzales. Visitation will be Thursday, May 23 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis, IN  46237, where the funeral will be at 2 p.m.  Entombment will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Noble Industries.

 

 

Herbert “Herb” Alfred Smith 87, Indianapolis, died May 14, 2013. He was born Feb. 22, 1926 in Indianapolis to the late James and Mabel Kelso Smith. He married Virginia Gilson who preceded him in death in 1981. He was employed by Ford Motor Co. for more than 30 years, retiring in 1984. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Smith of Acton; sister, Betty Jean (Bill) Walker of Greenwood.  He was also preceded in death by sisters, Helen and Mary; and brothers Edward, Robert and Charles. A memorial service was held May 19 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Ripley County Humane Society.

 

Sherrie Lee Snodgrass, 65, Connersville, May 14, 2013.  She was born May 30, 1947, in Martinsville to the late Albert and Margaret (Tumey) Forbes. She was a cafeteria worker at an elementary school, and had previously worked at Diamond Chain and Allison’s. She is survived by her sons, Scott (Angela) Snodgrass and Mark (Angie) Snodgrass; brothers, Ron Forbes and Albert “Butch” Forbes, Jr.; sister, Rhea Fee; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Snodgrass. Services were May 17 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with the burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Sandra S. Thompson, 75, Indianapolis, died May 20, 2013. She was born on Aug. 6, 1937 to the late Paul R. and Hazelmary Cannaley. She is survived by her children, Jill Thompson, Nancy Thompson, Ted Thompson, and Jude Thompson; granddaughter, Alli. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Richard Allen Thompson. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on May 23 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 24 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 1530 Union St. She will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patricks Catholic Church

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May 15, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Betty Ruth Constant, 71, Indianapolis, died May 11, 2013. She was born on June 14, 1941 in Indianapolis to Benjamin and Dorothy Ramage. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her children, Ronald W. Constant, Rhonda M. Osornio and Rebecca M. Johnson; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Paul T. Ramage. She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Dorothy Ramage; and brother, George Ramage. A graveside service was held May 15 at New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Christine Parmer, 77, Indianapolis, died May 10, 2013.  She was born Sept. 5, 1935 in Tenaha, Texas to the late Leo and Hattie Barton.  She was a homemaker and she recently attended Irvington Church of the Nazarene.  She is survived by her children, Jack Parmer, Charles Parmer, Denelda Parmer, Debbie Groshon, and Marlisa Lanteigne; 15 grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Kalob, Destiny, Makalie, Ryleigh, AJ, Samiya, Lucy, and Zoey; and siblings, Pearl Price, Zannie Hughes, and Leroy Barton.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Parmer; daughters, Penny Parmer and Linda Johnson; granddaughter, Julie DeWitte; and siblings, Lucille Litson, Lonzo Barton, and Willis Barton.  A funeral service will be May 16 at 2 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in Pleasant View Cemetery.

 

 

Brooke Alexandria “Boogie” Peterson, 27, Indianapolis, died May 9, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 8, 1985 to Brett Joseph and Teena Sue Adam Peterson. She was a graduate of Perry Meridian High School and was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Brett J. Peterson. She is survived by her children, Bretton J. Wilson and Alexandria D. Peterson; mother, Teena S. Adam; brother, Tim West; sister, Tiffany A. Strayer (Michael); half sisters, Regina and Brianna Peterson; uncles, Ted and Jeff Adam; aunts, Diana O’ Brian, Vicky Sturgeon and Linda Chamberlain; niece and nephews, Star, Clayton and Jayden Adkins, Emerson Strayer; and numerous cousins, loved ones and friends. A funeral service was held May 11 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions for research may be made in Brooke’s name to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Indiana Chapter, PO Box 30187, Indianapolis, IN 46230 or hdsa.org/in.

 

Viola Flaspohler Kelly Robbins, 93, Indianapolis, died May 12, 2013. She was born in Ripley County on Nov. 12, 1919 to Joseph G. and Christina Wallpe Flaspohler. She worked for AT&T for 30 years before retiring as Assistant Manager of Operator Services in 1982. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James B. Kelly and Vance Robbins. She is survived by her children, James Lee Kelly of Michigan City, Ind., Dean A. Kelly (Gail) of Bonita Springs, Fl., Donna R. Ingalls and Judy A. Roosa (Buzz); 12 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren; and eight step-children. Visitation will be May 17 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

 

William D. Snyder, 65, Indianapolis, died May 11, 2013.  He was born on June 3, 1947 to the late Roger L. and Dorothy L. Schultz Snyder in Indianapolis. He attended Harry W. Wood High School and was a masonry worker. He is survived by his sons, Tim Snyder (Lauren) and Brad Snyder; sisters, Ruth Whiteside and Alleen Fields; brother, Fred Snyder (Mary); and grandchildren, Ashley Butler-Snyder, Salem Snyder and Brandon Snyder. He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Samuel Snyder. Funeral services were held on May 15 at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Charles Milton Tinsley 93, Indianapolis, died May 7, 2013. He was born June 18,1919 in Indianapolis to the late Charles and Louise (Phillips) Tinsley. He was a National Sales Manager for the R.T. French Company, veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WW II and a member of the Millersville Masonic Lodge #126. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Alice (McCracken) Tinsley. He is survived by his son, Stephen L. (Darlene) Tinsley; daughters, Teresa Robinson, Patricia (Steven) Bowen, and Christina (Kevin) Strachan. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held May 11 at Flanner and Buchanan, Washington Park East, with the burial at Washington Park East Cemetery, with Military Honors. Final arrangements entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary. Charitable donations may be made in Charles’s memory to the Indiana Audubon Society.

 

Deborah K. Turner, 57, of Beech Grove, died Sunday, May 12, 2013.  She was born May 8, 1956 in Beech Grove to the late Monroe and Agatha Turner. Debbie worked at St. Francis Hospital, United Health and Oberweiss Dairy. She is survived by her cousins, Jack and Dave Keller; friend and roommate, Sue Slick; and six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and aunt and uncle, Jack and Margaret Keller. Visitation will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, where the funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA or Holy Name Catholic Church.

 

Janice K. Young, 69, Indianapolis, died Monday May 13, 2013. She was born in Terre Haute, Ind. on June 13, 1943 to Harold Dale Reed and Bertha C. Clarke Reed. Janice earned her Master’s Degree in music/special education from Indiana State University. She taught at Indianapolis Public Schools for 30 years and was a substitute teacher and volunteer tutor for Perry Township Schools as well as working as a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital and Community South Hospital. Janice was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan Thomas Young and is survived by her husband, Clarence H. Young; daughter, Susan Elaine DellaRocco (Jim); grandchildren, Nickolas Young, Jared Young, Ashley DellaRocco and Michael DellaRocco; and her brother, Richard Reed. Visitation will be Wednesday May 15, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. There will be additional visitation on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church where Janice was a member. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Church.

Obituaries 5/9/13

May 8, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Leonard Lee Adkins, 88, Indianapolis, died May 6, 2013. He was born on March 23, 1925 in Bent, Ky. to the late Furman and Mattie Phelps Adkins. He was a member of Indianapolis Baptist Temple for 49 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Hazel Adkins; children, Charlene (Steve) Hendon, Jerry (Kelly) Adkins; five grandchildren, Daniel, Jeremy and Abigail Hendon and Jared and Josiah Adkins, sister, Lexie Ridnor. He was preceded in death by seven siblings.  Visitation will be on May 10 from 5 – 8 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave.  Funeral Service will be conducted on May 11 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Gideons International.

 

Phyllis Rae Allen, 89, Beech Grove, died May 5, 2013. She was born Sept. 12, 1923 in Westphalia, Ind. to the late William and Nellie Cooper. She was a secretary at the Indiana Social Security Office and Farm Bureau Insurance. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Past President of the Beech Grove American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Beech Grove United Methodist Church and its Women’s Club. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (John) Kennedy; sons, Michael (Marsha, deceased) Allen, Stephen (Marjorie, deceased) Allen, and Randall (Nancy) Allen; brother, Meredith (Rhonda) Cooper; 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Norwood W. Allen; and son, Patrick D. Allen, Sr., preceded her in death. A funeral service will be held on May 9 at 10 a.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made the Beech Grove United Methodist Church.

 

 

Joan Stafford Armstrong, 82, Indianapolis, died May 1, 2013. Private services were held. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan- Washington Park East.

 

Ethel Belle (Sturgeon) Bell, 89, Franklin, died May 3, 2013. She was born Oct. 3, 1923 in Edmonson County, Ky. to the late Oscar and Lillie May (Priddy) Sturgeon, Sr. She is survived by her children, Beverly (James) Fisher, Luana Sue (Eric) Snoke, Judith A. Bell, Thomas G. (Kathy Hopkins) Bell; thirteen grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Oscar Sturgeon, Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verness Bell; two sons, Larry B. Bell and Dr. Rev. Michael W. Bell; a brother, James Sturgeon; a sister, Juanita Ray; a great grandson, Jonathan Tyler Bell; and a great granddaughter, Dana Nichole Gardener. Services were held at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

 

Joseph Anthony “Joe” Braun, 72, Indianapolis, died May 3, 2013. He was born in Beech Grove on Nov.18, 1940 to John Anthony and Ellen Louise Weber Braun. He was the owner and operator of Braun Built Custom Cabinets for over 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Tom and Pamela Braun; sister, Mary Kay Lyles; and his brother, Daniel G. Braun. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Braun; sons, Tony Braun, Ted Braun, Tim (Linda) Braun; sister, Barbara Sue May; brother, John L. Braun; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Patricia Ann “Patti” Davidson, 75, Beech Grove, died April 30, 2013.  She was born Dec. 4, 1937 in Jeffersonville. She was a 1955 graduate of Beech Grove High School. She worked at Beech Grove High School, IHSAA, IU Occupational Therapy, Butler University, Michael Lady & Assoc., Total Response Inc., and played the organ at Paramount Music Palace. She was a member of Beech Grove Senior Citizens, Order of the Eastern Star (past honor Queen Jobs Daughters), and Past President of Beech Grove High School Alumni Association. She was most recently a member of Edgewood United Methodist Church and formerly of Beech Grove UMC, Broadway UMC, Tuxedo Park Baptist, Central Ave UMC, and West Park Presbyterian. She was in the music ministry just 6 months shy of 60 years. She is survived by a sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families, along with many close friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, sister and brothers. Funeral services were held May 6 at Edgewood United Methodist Church, with the burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations may be made to Edgewood UMC, 1820 S. Epler Ave., Indianapolis, IN  46227. Arrangements entrusted to Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel.

 

Edward F. Donlan, 92, Indianapolis, died May 7, 2013. He was born Nov. 12, 1920 to the late William and Iris Weiglein Donlan. He was a graduate of St. Philip Neri Grade School, Cathedral High School and Indiana University Executive School. He was proud to have been a member of the I.U. swim team.  He served as a 2nd Lieutenant during WWII and spent 3 ½ years in the Italian and African Campaigns. He was a manager at RCA for many years in the record division. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Oliver and Helen Johnson; and brother, Thomas Donlan. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rita Green Donlan; son, William Donlan (Diana); daughters, Joanne Kinsman and Linda Erwin (David); sister, Katherine Jackson; and eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 9 in St. Jude Catholic Church. Entombment is to take place in Calvary Cemetery. The family requested that donations be made to Hemophilia of Indiana, 5172 E. 65th St., Ste. 105, Indianapolis, IN 46220.  Arrangements and care were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Service.

 

Richard Melvin Hill, 61, Indianapolis, died May 6, 2013. He was born on July 18, 1951 in Indianapolis to the late Eugene and Pearl Clark Hill. He spent numerous years in public service with the Johnson Co. Sheriffs Department, Whiteland Police Department, White River Fire Department and the Franklin Police Department. After his move to Forest Lakes, Arizona, he served with Forest Lakes Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Hill, children, Rick, Sherry, Randy Hill and Lisa Rene; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother, Mike; and sister, Patty Stillman. Visitation will be May 9, from 4 – 8 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. Funeral Service will be conducted on May 10, at 10 a.m. He will be laid to rest at The Gardens at Olive Branch Cemetery and Mausoleum Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St Vincent Heart Center or American Diabetes Association.

 

Danny “Joe” Lee, 60, Indianapolis, died May 2, 2013. He was born to Robert Sr. and Betty Craig Lee on April 12, 1953. He was a graduate of Ben Davis High School Class of 1971.  He worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Golf Department. Survivors include his mother, Betty Lee of Franklin; son and daughter-in-law, Mickey and Melissa Lee of Greenwood; siblings and their spouses, Kay and Jim Brown of Avon, Nancy and Kevin Mulvey of Kingston Spring, Tennessee; Janet Lee of Franklin, Randy Lee of Greenwood, Terri Hurley of Bargersville; grandchildren, Maggie Lee, Mason Lee, several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his father; and brother, Robert “Bobby” Lee, Jr. There will be a private graveside service.

 

Barbara R. Myers, 82, Indianapolis, died May 1, 2013. She was born on July 13, 1930 to Carl and Edna Stolding Niederinghaus in Vincennes. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Edwin J. and Wenda E. Feutz of Dupont; Ruth E. and Allen R. Overbeck of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Gwen Canada, Shawn Feutz, Dawn Moore, Karen Miller, Robert Overbeck, nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Jane Ann and Janice; several nieces and nephews. Preceding her death are her parents; husband, Clarence “Shorty” Myers; two brothers, Gordon Niederinghaus, Larry Niederinghaus. A funeral service was held May 6 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Southport Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation 30 S. Meridian Street, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 

Dwight O. Myers, 75, Indianapolis, died May 2, 2013. He was born May 12, 1937 in Mocksville, N.C. to the late George Otis and Lessie M. (Hayes) Myers. He retired from Ford Motor Co. and was a member of U.A.W. local 1111. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Robyn Ash; and sister, Ella Mae McQueen. Survivors include his son, Christopher Alan (Susan) Myers of Glencoe, Ill.; two grandchildren, Jacob and Sarah Myers; three nephews, Roger, Thomas and Keith McQueen; and two nieces, Anita Sparks and Diana McQueen. A memorial service will be held on May 9 at 1 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary, with calling at noon until the time of service. The urn will be placed in New Crown Cemetery Mausoleum.