Leanne S. Anderson, 55, of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 8, 2013. She was born on Feb. 4, 1958 in Indianapolis. She dedicated 38 years of service to Robert Haines Company. Leanne was a cat lover and loved to dance. Leanne is survived by her father, Leroy Ridgeway; sister, Becky Schaler; brothers, David Ridgeway, Mark Ridgeway and Michael Ridgeway; many nieces, nephews and her best friends, Babs Pfarr, Corinna Duncan, Jason Sherard, Shawn Davis and Richard Haynes. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annabelle Ridgeway; and brother, Leroy Ridgeway, Jr. Services were held Sept. 11 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Leanne will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to IndyFeral, P.O. Box 30054, Indianapolis, IN 46230.
Benito (Ben) J. Cerimele, Ph.D., was born as the second of three sons to Italian immigrants and was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received his parochial school education. He was married to Helen Marie Johnstone for 40 years. They raised three daughters, Christina Maria Cerimele, Renee Marie Lindsay and Nicole Marie Robertson and a son, Timothy Joseph Cerimele, all of whom survive. He is also survived by his two brothers John and Julio and nine grandchildren. Professionally Ben earned a BS degree in Physics and an MS degree in Mathematics at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Ben entered biopharmaceutical research with the Eli Lilly Laboratory for Clinical Research in Indianapolis. During his tenure at Eli Lilly, he earned an MBA degree from Indiana University. In part of his corporate career, he managed scientific services for the Merrell-Dow pharmaceutical venture located in Indianapolis. At Lilly and at Merrell-Dow, he promoted various scientific advances including electronic document preparation, biological signal processing, computerized biologics production, personal computers in the research lab, and supercomputer modeling. He served as project team leader in gaining FDA marketing approval for Nicorette gum. He spent his retirement years studying theology, earning an MA degree in Catholic Thought and Life from the St. Meinrad School of Theology. He was active in catechetical teaching at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish. A memorial mass was held Aug. 7 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St. Services were held at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
John L. Dosch, 80, of Greenwood, died on Sept. 6, 2013. He was born on June 28, 1933 in Princeton, Ind. to Curtis and Minnie Dosch. John served in the US Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion Post 252. John is survived by his wife, Leah R. Dosch; son, John L. Dosch, Jr.; and sister, Agnes Dosch. John was preceded in death by his sister, Katherine Curry; and brothers, Robert and Charles Dosch. Services were held Sept. 11 and 12 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. John will be laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 Graham Rd., Franklin, IN 46131.
Mary L. Dowd, 82, of Greenwood, died Sept. 3, 2013. She was born March 17, 1931, in Indianapolis. Mary was a teacher at Southwest Elementary School, having retired in 2001. She loved teaching and spending time in her garden. Mary is survived by her husband, John “Jack” Dowd; daughter, Laurie (Paul) Lewis; sister, Judy Pincus; two grandchildren, Matthew & Lisa Sweetman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Vernon & Lucille Ann (Felty) Peacock; and sister, Shirley Janeway. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Claire Louise Knight, 72, of Greenwood, died Sept. 8, 2013. She was born Nov. 12, 1940 in Indianapolis. She married Dennis K. Knight on July 7, 1962 and he survives. Other survivors include her children, James L. Knight and Jennifer L. (David) Knight Banks; grandchildren, Heather and Rachel Banks, and Garrett Knight; brother, Joseph Duennes; sisters, Theresa Bareither, Phyllis Collins, Janet Glendening, Suann Southwick, and Annette Beesting. She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise (Champe) Bainter. Claire was a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School. She enjoyed knitting, reading, music, traveling, gardening and horses. Claire was a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. A memorial mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.
Paula Jane Looper 50, of Indianapolis died Aug. 28, 2013. She was born Sept. 24, 1962 in El Paso, Texas to the late Billy Joe Looper and Bertha J. (Ciesielski) Looper. Paula was a homemaker. Paula is survived by her daughter Candace Danielle Looper and her sister Gail (Robert) Higgins. Paula is also survived by two grandchildren. A memorial gathering was held Sept. 8 in Fountain Square Mortuary. A private cremation service was prior to memorial service.
Shaundi Adrian Mann, 2 months, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. She was born June 25, 2013 in Indianapolis. She is survived by her parents, Jacob Christopher and Katy E. (Shumar) Mann; her sisters, Lucy and Scout Mann; her grandparents, James and Jennifer Shumar and James and Carol Mann; her great-grandparents, William and Jacqueline Mann, Barbara Shumar, and Thomas and Charlotte Fogt; and her aunts, Barbara Adams (Richard) and Susan Martin (Robert). Shaundi was adored and loved by everyone who knew her. A memorial service was conducted Sept. 8, 4 p.m. at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis. Concluding the service there was a balloon launch at the Broad Ripple Park. Memorial contributions may be made at loveforshaundi.com.
David Eric Smith, 54, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 4, 2013. He was born Oct. 13, 1958 in Indianapolis. David was a graduate of Southport High School. He was formerly employed by Endress-Hauser in Greenwood and Von Duprin in Indianapolis. He enjoyed playing and listening to music and cooking. He is survived by his mother, Betty Lou (Jones) Smith; brother, Steven (Becky) Smith; sisters, Desta Smith and Shari (Jeff) Lewis; nieces and nephews, Paul, Jaclyn, Kathryn, William, Michele, Michael and Mitchel. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Leon Smith. A service was held Aug. 7 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. David is laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society of Johnson County.
Aaron Mitchell Smith, 25, died Sept. 1, 2013. He was born April 8, 1988 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his mother, Aimee Fuller; father, Robert Smith; step-father and mother, William & Kathy Faulconer; brothers, Ethan Devine, Zack & Josh Smith; sisters, Hope Faulconer, Kala Smith, Shelby & Pamela Faulconer; and several grandparents. Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave.
John F. Smith, Jr., 70, died on Aug. 29. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Margie Smith; son Brian Keith Smith; grandson Christian Zachary Smith; and sister Vivian Price. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Brianna; father John F. Smith; mother and second father Warren and Edith Plake. Services were held Sept. 3 in Little & Sons Funeral Home Stop 11 Chapel. Burial is in Forest Lawn Cemetery.