Obituaries 2/21/13

February 20, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Ruth M. Brown, 89, Beech Grove, died Feb. 18, 2013.  She was born Sept. 10, 1923 in Indianapolis, to the late Clarence and Mathilda Long.  She was a member of Thompson Road Baptist Church.  Her husband, Jack M. Brown, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Jack Brown, Daniel Brown (Sherie), and Marilyn Giuliani (Larry); brother, Carl Long; sisters, Kathryn Dreyer, Betty Zufall, and Sandra Cottrell; grandchildren, Brittany, William, Matthew, and Zachary; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Thompson Road Baptist Church.

 

Dorothy Lea Eitel, 97, Greenwood, died Feb. 17, 2013. She was born on May 3, 1915 in Indianapolis. She is survived by her children, Phillip Eitel, Sandra Polk, Sally Craig and Sylvia Prouty; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Jean (Willson) Dennis. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Eitel and her parents. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home. A Graveside Service was held Feb. 20 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1099 N Meridian St, Ste 111, Indianapolis, IN or to the Greenwood Presbyterian Church 102 East Main Street Greenwood, IN 46142.

 

Marie Frye, 82, Indianapolis, died Feb. 17, 2013.  She was born on July 27, 1930 in Bedford to the late Chauncey and Mary Alice (Fuller) Dover. She was a member of Woodside Community Church. She is survived by her daughter, Barbi Jackson; son, James (Doris) Frye; five grandchildren, Amanda Grow, Daniel Jackson, Erica (Freddie) Tate, Rachael and Jessica Frye; and four great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Makayla, Evan and Gabriella. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James G. Frye; son, Timothy; and siblings, Joseph Dover, Barbara Peterson, George Dover. A funeral service was held Feb. 20 at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Donald Henley, Beech Grove. A Celebration of Life will be held on Feb. 22 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Eagles, 712 Main St.,z Beech Grove. Those wishing to pay their respects in a celebration in honor of his life are welcome to bring a dish to share.

 

Carolyn F. Nordholt, 89, died Feb. 15, 2013. She was born Oct. 5, 1923 to Ernest and Louise Raker. She was a lifelong Southside resident and florist and the widower of Edward B. Nordholt. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ. Survivors include children, Paul (Debbie) Nordholt, Dale (Dennise) Nordholt, Linda Spaulding; grandchildren, Alisa (David) Dean, Andrea (Luis) Leal, Alan (Rachel) Nordholt, Jeremy (Holly) Spaulding, Matthew (Brandi) Spaulding, Angie Terrell, Adam (Lyn) Terrell; 12 great grandchildren; two brothers, Ray (Ginny) Raker and Arvine (Geneva) Raker; many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, Charlie and Rich Raker. Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Vermonia L. Ryan, 82, Indianapolis, died Feb. 15, 2013. She was born on April 29, 1930 in Indianapolis. She is survived by her husband, A. Eugene Ryan; children, Iris (Jack) Purdy, Joseph (Gaye) Ryan, Karen (Joseph) Naughton, Pamela (Jerry) Greeson, Eugene (Marcia) Ryan Jr. and Martin (Rhonda) Ryan; 18 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by five grandchildren, three sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held Feb. 19 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the entombment in Washington Park East Cemetery.

 

Jonathan G. Scofield, 64, Indianapolis, died Feb. 17, 2013. He will be laid to rest at Glen Oak Cemetery , Hillside, Illinois. Local arrangements by G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue, 5141 Madison Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.

 

Russell Ray Watson, 79, Indianapolis, died Feb. 15, 2013. He was born March 30, 1933 in Hurricane, W. Va. to the late Frank and Tavia (Carnes) Watson. He was a retired truck driver for Godwin Co. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. Survivors include his wife, Norma L. (White) Watson; sons, Russell Wayne Watson, Cory Ray Watson; Daughters, Sharon (Bobby) Maness, Brenda (Stanley) Stargell, Drema (Joe) Wurster, Beverely (Tim) Eldridge, Michelle Watson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary.

Obituaries 2/14/13

February 13, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Frank Louis Adimare, III, 71, Indianapolis, died Feb. 5, 2013. He was born Sept. 28, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Frank L. and Helen (Kolnik) Adimare, II. He was a retired optician for Bell Duffens Optical, a U.S. Airforce Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 88 and VFW 1120. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Catherine S. (Daly) Adimare. Survivors include his son, Frank Louis (Cindy) Adimare, IV; Daughters, Candy S. (Kevin) Click, Helina T. (Kurtis) Potter, Christina M. (Douglas) Smith; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Military honor guard service will be held graveside in New Crown Cemetery on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. Arrangements were made by Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

Jack Norbourne Bussell, 91, Indianapolis, died Feb. 7, 2013. He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Indianapolis, to the late William L. and Nellie G. Bussell.  He is survived by his sons, William (Donna) Bussell, Jack (Judy) Bussell, Jr., and Robert (Carol) Bussell; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel.

 

Joseph Anthony Buyoc, 47, of Indianapolis, died on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. He was born on Sept. 23, 1965 in Reading, Pa. to the late Dr. Rizalino M. Buyoc and Natividad E. Encarnado Buyoc, C.R.N.A. Advanced Practice. Prior to retiring from AT&T as a voice data services consultant, he had worked in law enforcement and had taught computer science at I.U.P.U.I. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a Minister of the Word. Survivors include his mother, Natividad E. Buyoc Ward, (husband, Charles); wife, Natalie Buyoc; step-children, Bailey and Andrew Dunn; and sisters, Bernadette Wyman and Cindy Cox. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Inurnment will take place in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Ruth Cruse, 87, died Feb. 9, 2013. She was born in Montgomery, Ind. to the late Dewey and Julia Arvin. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Beech Grove since 1952. She is survived by sons, Jack (Sharon) Jr., Larry (Cheri), Greg (Angie), Mark (Nancy), Michael, and Tom (Jenny) Cruse; 21 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; brother, Norbert Arvin; and sisters, Monica Shuffman, Jean Bultman, Therese Gruber, and Laverne Teipen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack B. Cruse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Calvary y Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Name Catholic Church.

 

Anthony J. Murello, 66, Indianapolis, died Feb. 4, 2013.  He was born Feb. 25, 1946 to Margaret and Roy Murello, Sr. He was the owner of Tony Murello Motors. He was preceded in death by brothers, Roy, Jr. and Michael Paul. Survivors include his sister, Barbara Jo (Bart) Barnette, as well as several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; lifelong companion, Alice Jackson; son, Steven; aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service was held Feb. 11 at Calvary Cemetery.

 

Dorothy Lee Ragan Roberts, 94, Indianapolis, died Feb. 5, 2013. She was born March 24,1918 in Henderson, Ky. to the late Willis Charles and Amma Catherine (Williams) Ragan.  She married Plezant M. Roberts on Aug. 26, 1935 in Franklin. Her husband preceded her in death in December 1974.  She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church on Hwy 31 South, Greenwood Senior Citizens, worked eight years at Bolander-Ianni Ins. Co., worked at United Way (in the English Foundation building) and worked at G.C. Murphy & Co. for 28 years. She retired from Murphy in March of 1980.  She also served as secretary of the Casa De Pinon Homeowners Association for several years. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Elsie E. Taylor-Ford.  Survivors include three children, Jack R. Roberts and wife Gudrun, Charles M. Roberts and wife Shirley, Jane A. (Roberts) Ianni and husband Tony; sister, Hazel (Henry Resner, deceased May 2011); eight grandchildren: Mark A. Roberts, Greg Roberts, Kimberly A. Roberts, Stephanie J. Roberts, Kevin Roberts and Kari L. (Roberts) Tolas, Anthony L. Ianni (Kristen) and Nicole (Ianni) Pasahow (Jason); 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. There will be a celebration of Life service conducted at a later date.

 

Vicky A. Simon, 60, Indianapolis, died Feb. 8, 2013.  She was born on May 25, 1952 in Indianapolis to Louis Don and Rita (Putnam) Kopernak. She is survived by her mother, Rita Kopernak; daughter, Mindy Simon; son, James Simon; two grandsons, Andrew and Damien; sisters, Beverly,  Nina, and Kim; brother, Louie; several nieces and nephews, Amy, Kimmie, Ashley, Kenny Jo,  Sarah, Denise, Little Louie, Carrie; and numerous beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Don Kopernak. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Round Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

 

Marilyn Jean Halleen Wicker, 83, Greenwood, died Feb. 5, 2013. She was born March 22, 1929 in Madera, Ca. She is survived by her children, Kathleeen L. Reichmuth of Owasso, Ok, N. Elliott Wicker IV and Keela C. Wicker both of Greenwoood; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norvell E. Wicker, III; daughter, Danna Kyle Wicker; parents, J. Wilfred and Grace (Ireland) Halleen; brother, Lenard Halleen and sister, Carolyn Farley. Arrangements were entrusted to The Cremation Society of Indiana. Memorial Contributions may be sent to The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk St., Greenwood, IN 46143.

Obituaries 2/7/13

February 6, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Nathaniel James Aping, 34, died Jan.29, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis and was a graduate of Beech Grove High School. He was a Veteran of the US Army and served in Kuwait and South Korea. He was a manager for FED EX in Allentown, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Jillian Kennedy Aping; parents, Annita and Karl Aping; brothers, Dustin and Jacob (Nicole) Aping; grandparents, Thomas and Vera Aping; mother and father in-law Kathy and David Kennedy; brother-in-law Matthew Kennedy; sister-in-law, Adrienne (Michael) Gilbert; Jillian’s grandparents,Robert and JoAnn Capwell, and Theresa Kennedy; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Jo Oldham. Funeral services were held Feb. 6 at Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 992 Tamiami Trail Unit C-2, Port Charlotte, FL 33953.

 

 

Mary Lynn Cavanaugh, 56, Greenwood, died Feb. 2, 2013. She was born in Muncie on Oct. 9, 1956 to Richard and Delana Druhot Levy. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Indiana University. She was the Pastoral Associate at St. Mark Catholic Church for the past 18 years. She also was the Director of the BUILD Program at the University of Indianapolis. She was awarded the Religious Education Administrator of the Year by the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. She was formerly the director of religious education at St. Lawrence Church and was a teacher at both Our Lady of the Greenwood and St. Malachy Catholic Schools. Survivors include her sons, Garod Cavanaugh and Drew Cavanaugh (Claire); mother, Delana Levy; brother, Jim Levy (Carol); granddaughter, Lilah Cavanaugh; niece, Jena Levy; nephew, Joel Levy; and longtime companion, David Bethuram; his children, Meghan Bethuram and Sarah Dant (Joseph) and their son, Liam Dant. Visitation will be Feb. 7 from 10-11 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., with a Mass of Christian burial following in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to St. Mark Catholic Church or the BUILD Program at Office of Annual Giving, University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227.

 

Robert Carl Davis, 70, Indianapolis, died Jan. 27, 2013. He was born Dec. 21, 1942 in Indianapolis.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He retired from SMC Pneumatics Company.  He is survived by his sons, Joedy (Stephanie) Davis and Robert C. Davis; mother, Virginia Searles; brother, Paul Davis; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Henry Davis. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave.

 

Judy D. Jewell, 66, Beech Grove, died Jan. 28, 2013.  She was born Sept. 30, 1946 in Richlands, Va.  She was a member of South Emerson Church of God.  She is survived by her mother and step-father, Pansy and Harold Trivett; sister, Linda Monday (husband, James); nieces, Treisa VanHosen, Sherry Draper, and Penny Lundberg.  Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the entombment in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to South Emerson Church of God.

 

 

Mary Louise Ohleyer Lauck, 93, Indianapolis, died Feb. 3, 2013. She was born on Sept. 14, 1919 to the late Francis and Hilda Brackman Ohleyer in Indianapolis. She graduated from the Oldenburg Academy and attended Marion College. She was secretary of the Indiana State Senate and had worked at Grain Dealers Mutual for many years. She was a long time member of Christ the King Catholic Church and volunteered at the St. Thomas Food Pantry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Lauck, Sr. in 1973; brother, Bob Ohleyer; sister, Rosie Gavin; and son-in-law, Rick Elson, Sr. Survivors include her children, Linda K. Elson, Frank Jay Lauck, Jr. (Betty) and Marianne Miller (Bruce); nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. in St. Augustine’s Home, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the home. Memorial contributions are encouraged to Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Augustine’s Home. Services are entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Service.

 

Pearl Mills, 87, died Jan. 18, 2013.  She was born in Sioux City, Iowa on May 28, 1925 to the late Clyde and Alice Cross.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray B. Mills; four brothers and four sisters.  She is survived by her son, Daniel R. Mills (Cheryl) of Humble, Texas; grandson, Randy; granddaughter, Melissa Walker; four great-grandchildren, Ray, Jessica, Katie and Dallas; brother, Ronnie Cross (Michelle); and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Feb. 3 at The Irvington Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

 

Catherine “Cathy” Jackson Rambicure, 52, died Feb. 2, 2013. She was born in Charleston, W. Va. On Aug. 10, 1960 to Rev. George Jackson and the late Majorie “Marge” Mielke Jackson. She graduated from North Central High School and Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs. She was preceded in death by her mother; and sister, Sharon Denise. Survivors include her husband, Gregory W. Rambicure; daughter, Mackenzie Spinks Rambicure; father, Rev. George Jackson; sisters, Debbie (Steve) Lacey and Cindy (Ed) Bisker; nieces, Denise Shackelford and Erin Sargent, Miss.; grand-niece, Zoey Shackelford; step-sons, Eric (Beth) Rambicure and Keith Rambicure; her sisters-in-law, Susan R. (Walter) Miller and Peggy Rambicure; brother-in-law, Bill (Susan Sears) Rambicure, and several nieces and nephews; Uncle Richard (Carol) Mielke and Aunt Carol Mielke and numerous cousins. A celebration of life was held Feb. 4 at Second Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, 4600 Sunset Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46208 or the Indianapolis Humane Society, 7929 N. Michigan Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46268. Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory.

 

Christina Marie Smallwood, 31, died Jan. 30, 2013. She was born Feb. 23, 2013 in Manchester, Ky. To Charles and Elizabeth (Eversole) Smallwood. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors include her father; daughter, Christine Smallwood; and brother, Charles S. (Margaret) Smallwood. Visitation will be Feb. 7 at Fountain Square Mortuary from noon – 1 p.m. with a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. at New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Susie Taylor, 80, Greenwood, died Feb. 3, 2013. She was born March 9, 1932 in Cartersville, Ky. to the late Charles Creech and Stella Mae (Keene) Creech Kinnard. She was member of Greenwood Christian Church. She is survived by her sisters, Marilyn Anderson and Linda McCowan; brother, Floyd Kinnard, Jr.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Vernon Creech; and her sister, Wanda Jean Smith; and children, David and Diane. A service will be held Feb. 7 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Lloyd B. Walton, 93, formerly of Indianapolis, died Feb. 2, 2013. He was born July 30, 1919, to the late Frank and Ruby Walton. He won many awards during a long newspaper career as a writer/photographer, spending 22 years at The Indianapolis Times and 17 years at The Indianapolis Star.  He judged beauty pageants, taught photography at Butler University, invented an educational game – “Maze Word,” played the harmonica, loved to read and spent countless hours in his flower garden. A member of Wayne Guthrie Masonic Lodge No. 753 at his passing, he became a Master Mason at Irvington Lodge which later merged with Prospect Lodge.  Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Barbara, and second wife of five years, Phyllis. He is survived by his son Bruce (Diane), daughters Vicki Wilson (Bob) and Ginger Rice (William, III), seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, as well as step-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, with the funeral service – including a Masonic Service – starting at 1 p.m.  A graveside service will follow at Washington Park East. Memorial contributions can be made to Murat Transportation Fund, 510 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, or to Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, PO Box 44210, Indianapolis, IN  46244.

 

Muriel K. Wauro, 85, of Indianapolis and former longtime resident of Hammond, Ind., died Jan. 30, 2013.  She was born Feb. 16, 1927 in East Chicago, Ind. to the late James and Lorena Kelleher. She graduated from Hammond High School in 1945 and then went on to attend Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill. In 1962 she worked for the law firm of Nowicki, Raskosky, and Kohl in Hammond.  In 1984 she worked for the City of Hammond Legal Department and then in 1987 worked for the City of Hammond City Council office until she retired in 2000.  She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Joseph J. Wauro; daughters, Lisa (John) Schafer and Kirsten (Joseph) Asselta; granddaughters, Gretchen Schafer and Erin Asselta; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Wanda Bonaventura, and brother, James “Pat” Kelleher III.  Funeral services were held Feb. 4 in the Chapel at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel.

Obituaries 1/24/13

January 23, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Bob “Ratman” Amick, 72, died Jan. 15, 2013. He was a Machine Operator for Ford Motor Co. for over 31 years; a P.M. of Beech Grove Masonic Lodge # 694; a member of Beech Grove Eagle # 4167, Beech Grove Moose # 2138 and Beech Grove American Legion # 276. He is survived by his girlfriend, Kelly Wise; father, Hugh Bothwell, Sr.; daughter, Bobbi (Greg) Holland; son, John (Ronda) Amick; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jennie Wright, Samantha , Brandon and Nick Amick and Bonnie Holland; great-granddaughter, Carley Jo Wright; brothers, Charles (Sharon) Amick, Hugh (Sue) Bothwell, Jr., and Thomas (Brenda) Bothwell; and sisters, Joyce Grider and Deb (Guy) Tripp. He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Bothwell. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in New Crown Cemetery. lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home.

 

 

Opal Josephine “Jo” Brown, 89, Indianapolis, died Jan. 15, 2013.  She was born Sept. 27, 1923 in Bowling Green, Ky. to the late Frank and Eliza Flowers.  She was a member of First Christian Church of Beech Grove and she worked as an Avon representative for 20 years.  She is survived by her children, Billy (Jackie) Brown, Steven (Beth) Brown, and Angela Masengale; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Brown; daughter, Joyce Ragle; son, Bobby Brown; two sisters; two brothers; and one grandchild.  Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in Washington Park East Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Beech Grove.

 

Martha Ruth Buis, 92, died Jan. 13, 2013. She was a homemaker and co-owner of Beech Grove Upholestry. She is survived by her daughter, Tamra S. (Ray) Hollenbaugh; son, Patrick S. (Deborah) Buis; grandchildren, Michelle England, Amanda-Scholtz- Hollenbaugh, David Hollenbaugh, Katelyn and Michael Buis, and Mollie Rust; step-grandchildren, Todd and Chris Bogart, Zack, Allon and Tariq Ramlawi; great-grandchildren Cody, Jenna and Trevor England; and brother, Joseph Bapka. Martha was preceded in death by her husband David R. Buis and son Michael D. Buis. Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

James Jerome (Jerry) Craney, 80, Beech Grove, died Jan. 17, 2013. He was born July 7, 1932 in Daviess County to Herman and Mary (Williams) Craney. He graduated from Montgomery High School in 1950. He joined the United States Army and was stationed in Trieste, Italy. After serving his country, he attended Butler University earning both Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Music. After graduation, he worked for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. He launched his career at St. Mary Catholic Church in 1958. In 1959, he settled in Beech Grove where he was hired as the music director for Holy Name Catholic Church. On Feb. 19, 1995, Jerry received the “Pro Ecclesia’s et Pontifical” Award from Pope John Paul II for his years of service to the Catholic Church. He is survived by his brother, Jack (Margaret) Craney of Montgomery, Ind.; sister, Carolyn (Norman) Bouchie of Washington, Ind.; sister-in-law, Leone Craney of Washington, Ind.; brothers-in-law, Timothy Wallner of Huntley, Ill. and Thomas Jones of Bella Vista, Ak.; and 32 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard, Thomas, Merle; and sisters, Mary Alma Jones and Joan Wallner. At his request, there will be no public viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. in Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 N. 17 Ave., Beech Grove. There will be a celebration of life luncheon following Mass in the Jerry Craney Performing Arts Center at Holy Name Catholic School. Burial will be at Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Montgomery, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name Parish, the Jerry Craney Music Scholarship Fund, or Saint Peter Catholic Church, Montgomery, Ind.

 

 

Mary Lois Edwards, 89, Indianapolis, died Jan. 16, 2013.  She was born on Aug. 24, 1923 in Indianapolis to the late Louis M. and Mary E. (Huges) Milli She was a homemaker and member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She is survived by her sons, Irvin W. (Karen) Edwards, Jr., Michael A. (Colleen) Edwards, and Patrick J. Edwards; daughter, Mary Therese Edwards; granddaughters, Kathy Pine, and Emily Edwards; and great-granddaughter, Shelby Pine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin W. Edwards, Sr. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 21 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with the burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.

 

Jeannine Mary Cordier Fouts, 83, Indianapolis, died Jan. 18, 2013.  She was born March 3, 1929 in Beech Grove to the late Herbert and Elsie Cordier. She was a homemaker and former longtime member and graduate of Holy Name Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Fouts-Johnson (Howard Johnson); sons, David (Kathy Strack) and Stephen Fouts; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special cousin, Patricia Wysong Hohs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fouts. Funeral services were held Jan. 23 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

 

 

Kenneth Eugene Gibson, 77, formerly of Indianapolis, died Jan. 7, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis on Sept. 8, 19359 to the late Clyde and Clarellen (Fields) Gibson. He was a retired dock worker for Indianapolis Fruit Co. Survivors include his son, Kenneth L. (Angela) Gibson; daughters, Jill and Karry Gibson; brothers, Grank and Philllip Gibson; sister, Ruth Kurbursky; and five grandchildren. Memorial service is set for a later date. Arrangements are by Fountain Square Mortuary.
James Robert “Bob” Jordan, 91, Indianapolis, died Jan. 19, 2013. He was born on March 6, 1921, to James J. and Belle O. Jordan. He was a US Navy veteran and a 1947 graduate of Purdue University with an electrical engineering degree. He retired from IPL after 36 years. A member of Pleasant Run UCC, he served as a trustee and a deacon. He was a member of the Central Indiana chapter of the American Theater Organ Society, the Indianapolis Civil War Round Table and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Todd Jordan. He is survived by David (Maureen) and Alan (Kathy) Jordan and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 26 at Pleasant Run United Church of Christ, 59 E. Pleasant Run Pkwy South Dr., Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, Indianapolis. Memorial contributions can be sent to Pleasant Run UCC or the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

 

Thomas P. Moriarty, 81, Indianapolis, died Jan. 17, 2013.  He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1949, Indiana University in 1953 and Indiana University School of Law in 1969.  He was a member of the Indiana Bar Association (retired), St. Barnabas Catholic Church (founding member), Knights of Columbus Council 3660 (life member) and Central Indiana Mensa. Returning to Indianapolis after graduation, he spent the next 20 years as a pharmaceutical representative. He retired in 1973 to open a private law practice, which he maintained until 2003. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Sue; children, Steven T. (Nancy) Moriarty, Kerry T. Moriarty, Daniel T. (Melinda) Moriarty, Patricia M. (Thomas) Janitz, John T. Moriarty, Joan M. (Jay) Tutino; brother, Patrick F. Moriarty; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John G. and Eleanor M. Moriarty; brother, Dr. John R. Moriarty; and infant son, Sean T. Moriarty.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 23 at Saint Barnabas Catholic Church.  Contributions may be made to: Seminarian Scholarship Fund, Knights of Columbus Council 3660, 511 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46227.

 

Van Keith Noel, 65, died Jan. 17, 2013. He was born May 2, 1947 to Chester and Rose Noel. He was employed by Advance Plating as a waste water engineer and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his father; step-sons, Timothy and Danny McKinney and Douglas Porter; and daughter-in-law, Dawn Turner. Survivors include his wife, Doris (Lookebill) Noel; mother; step-father, Richard Doughty; sons, Robert and Doug Noel; Daughter, Jamie McKinney; step-daughter, Carol David; brother, Michael Noel; step-brother, Rick Doughty; step-sister, Vicky Bruce; and three grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Jan. 27 at Lizards Pub. Arrangements were entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

Tony Shields, 58, Indianapolis, died Jan. 18, 2013. He was born in Beech Grove on Nov. 19, 1954 to the late Charles and Stella Shields. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was Building Manager of FOP Lodge #86 for the past 18 years. He is survived by brothers, Edward and William; sisters, Alberta “Sis” (Lavalle) Willey and Charlene Black; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Doug Shields. He was informally adopted into the Fishburn Family by the matriarch Juanita, who preceded him in death in (2009.) David Fishburn was his lifelong best friend. Visitation for Tony will be held at GH Herrmann Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., on Jan. 24 from 4 – 8 p.m. Services will be held on Jan. 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home, with the burial following in St. Joseph-Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

Gail Edmon Smith, 83, Indianapolis, died Jan. 17, 2013. He was born on April 30, 1929 to the late Waldo and Leafa Kohl Smith.  He was a member of the University Heights Baptist Church and was a retired teacher from the IPS schools. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ruth Jann Smith; daughter, Marcia (Asa) Crandall; son, Steven (Rebekah) Smith; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three siblings. Funeral services were held Jan. 22 at University Heights Baptist Church, 2200 E. Hanna Ave. Indianapolis, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the University Heights Baptist Church or the donor’s choice.

 

Virginia B. Williams Stroud, 93, died Jan. 16, 2013.  She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Loretta Wilson and the late Allie Bray.  She is survived by her children, Robert W. Williams (Mary Alice), Loretta J. Weddle, Carolyn C. Groschelle (Dale-deceased), and Shirley K. Kaler (Steven-deceased); half-brother, James Smith; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in Floral Park Cemetery.

 


Mary Catherine Vinci
, 91, died Jan. 16, 2013. Her father was born on the island of Sicily and immigrated to the United States with his parents. She was raised in Indianapolis, her father owning and operating a commissioned produce house/business. Her life-long career was a civil servant with the finance center, U.S. Army, Fort Benjamin Harrison from which she retired. She served as administrative officer to Walter Schuchmann the special assistant to the Commanding General. She was a longtime contributor to the “Southside Times.” She was known throughout the city for her very pointed political letters to the editor and specialty articles on the days of importance such as her annual explanation of St. Patrick’s Day. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to S.E.N.D (Southeast Neighborhood Development) 1030 Orange St. Indianapolis, IN 46203

 

George W. Wessel, 85, Indianapolis, died Jan. 17, 2013. He was born on Dec. 28, 1927 in Indianapolis to the late Roy and Blanche (White) Wessel. He served as a member of the United States Navy during WWII. He is survived by his daughters, Sandra (Dan) Gaynor-Norris and Jayne Balogun; grandchildren, Angela Doody (Scott Pannicke), Robert (Renee) Gaynor, Gregory (Brittany) Wessel, Douglas Wessel, Evan and Kyle McGee; great-grandchildren, David Doody, Erik (Ashley) Doody, Ashley, Sara and Heather Gaynor and Gavin Wessel; and his siblings, Pauline Moore and Jerry Wessel. He is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Wessel; son, William Wessel and one brother, Charles Wessel. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Floral Park Cemetery.

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January 16, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Mr. James E. Cahill, 81, Indianapolis, died Jan. 9, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on May 1, 1931 to Edward J. and Emaline Volz Cahill. He worked as a truck Driver for the Fred A. Beck Co. for 26 years before retiring in 1987. He also worked in Animal Control for the City of Indianapolis for 5 years. He was a US Army combat veteran of the Korean War. He was a 1949 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, a 35 year member of Teamsters Local 135, and a member of the Kevin Barry Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Anne Hamblin Cahill; and his grandson, Donald James Bradley Cahill. He is survived by his children, Gary L., James S. (Kimberly), Daniel E. Cahill and Dr. Barbara A. Winningham (Rick); brothers, Jerome (Marjory) and Joseph (Lucy) Cahill; sister, Marianne Noone (Francis); sisters-in-law, Barbara Hamblin (Donald), Rhoda Hamblin (Robert), Edith Owens (Ed); grandchildren, Amy Cahill, Kelly O’Brien (Michael), Dana Cahill, Rachel Depaolo, Eric Cahill, Kristin, Sean (Sarah), Kenny and Luke Winningham, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 14 at St. Ann Catholic Church, with the entombment in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

 


Ruth L. Craig
, 88, Indianapolis, died Jan. 9, 2013.  She was born on Feb. 4, 1924 in Richmond, Ind. to Percy and Lucille (Fulle) Bourne. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Terry, Mary Kay (Ken) Croisant, and Deborah (Tom) Mayer; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Doris Harmon and Ada Fallowfield. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Charles Robert “Bob” Craig; infant son, a brother and a sister. She was a lifelong resident of southern Indianapolis and a graduate of Southport High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Prather Construction, Proto-Craft Industries, and Don Wright Construction.  She attended both Beech Grove Methodist and Center Methodist churches. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, with the burial in Greenwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Hearth at Stones Crossing, 2339 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood, IN, 46143.

 

Bernard Leon Devlin, 85, Indianapolis, died Jan. 11, 2013. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School and was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He served in the USMC in Korea and owned furniture and office equipment businesses in Indianapolis and Cincinnati until retirement. He was the son of the late Helen (Devlin) Stafford and Francis Leroy Devlin. He was married to Anita J. (Botts) Devlin who passed away in 2008. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Devlin; and sister Therese (Stafford) Laudick. He is survived by two sisters, Patricia (Devlin) Ingmire of Indianapolis, and Carmel Devlin of San Rafael, Cal.; brother, Lee Devlin of Normal, Ill.; three daughters, Nikki Longworth of Greencastle, Ind., Nanci Albrecht of Indianapolis, and Alisa Pittrizzi of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass was held at Holy Name Catholic Church on Jan. 16. Remembrance gifts are requested to be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society.

 

Timothy King, 55, died Jan. 12, 2013.  He was born Nov. 16, 1957 in Beech Grove. He is survived by his parents, Albert and Emma (Shaw) King; brother, Albert King, Jr.; sister, Judy Alcorn; two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael King.  Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Chapel of the Chimes.  Burial will be at Concordia Cemetery.

 

Mary Elizabeth Risk, 93, died Jan. 8, 2013 in Merritt Island, Fla.  She was born Nov. 7, 1919 in Madison, Ind. to the late Everett and Leona Maude (Rea) Burress. She was survived by her daughters, Donna (Charles) Hayes of Merritt Island, Fla. and Kathryn (Larry) Maxey of Fishers; sister, Evelyn Walker of Scottsburg; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Risk; and daughters, Wilma, Deana and Mary Anne. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Chapel of the Chimes.

Eva Rowland, 75, Indianapolis, died Jan. 13, 2013. She was born on March 3, 1937 in Harlan, Ky. to the late Oda Kingsland. She is survived by four daughters, Donna Rowland, Brenda (Ty) Hutchcraft, Sherri (Max) Gehrich and Nichole (Dan) Olin; and two grandchildren, Conner and Alexis Olin. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Rowland; and one sister, Helen Owens. A funeral service was held Jan. 16 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Edward V Rugenstein, 93, Indianapolis, died Jan. 11, 2013. He was born on June 25, 1919 in Indianapolis to William and Clara Rugenstein. He retired in 1974 from the Internal Revenue Service as chief of the Audit Division. For many years he had been a director for the Lutheran Resort Association. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Survivors include his son, William (Linda) Rugenstein; two grandsons, Brian and Jon (Beth) Rugenstein; and two great-granddaughters. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Ruth. A funeral service was held Jan. 16 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Concordia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Building Fund or to a favorite charity.

 


Donald F. Shine
, 88, Indianapolis, died Jan. 9, 2013. He was born on July 25, 1924 in Indianapolis to William John and Vaneta B. Linten Shine. He was a realtor and broker and owner of Don Shine Realty Co. He was a member of Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors and the Knights of Columbus Council 3660. He served as a Pharmacist’s Mate in the US Navy during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Shine and is survived by his children, Dan (Karen), Mike (Barb), Tom (Merlin), Bill (Robyn), Donny (Ginny) Shine and Deborah Shine Huffines (Duane); sisters, Mary and Rita; brothers, Jerry, Bill, Bob and Pat; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 15 at St. Roch Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to St. Francis Hospice c/o St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, 5255 E. Stop 11 Rd., Suite 245, Unit 2, Box 2P, Indianapolis, IN 46237.

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

Vickie Lynn Anderson, 61, died Dec. 26, 2012. She was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 2, 1951 to Chester C. and Mary E. (Moore) Anderson who preceded her in death, along with brothers: Donald and Chester Anderson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Christopher L. Anderson; brothers, Stephen (Sheila), Clifford (Brenda) Anderson; sisters, Penny Brown, Judy Stafford and Mary Frances Anderson. Memorial Service was held Jan. 5 at Union Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Fountain Square Mortuary

 

Rickey Odis Butrum, 52, Indianapolis, died Dec. 20, 2012. He was born on Oct. 1, 1960 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, Chrystal Dawn Butrum; daughters, Rayelenna and Marandra Butrum; sons, Ryan, Travis, Zachery and Robbie Butrum; father, Odis Butrum; and sister, Teresa Butrum. Funeral service was held Jan. 2 at Lynhurst Neighborhood Funeral Home, with the burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Greenwood. Arrangements were made by Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

Norman Edward Dougherty, 93, Indianapolis, died Jan. 6, 2013.  He was born to the late Harry and Savannah Dougherty.  He was a tool and die maker for McQuay Norris for over 30 years. He was a 50-year member of both Pleasant Masonic Lodge #134 and the Murat Temple. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lois (Moore) Dougherty; five children, Darleen (Ron) Liebert, Ronald (Sylvia) Dougherty, Thomas (Marsha) Dougherty, Terry (John) Burris, Debra (Chris) Viles; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen (Dougherty) McClellan. Visitation for family and friends will be held Jan. 10 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel.

 

Donald Wayne Ellis, 75, Indianapolis, died Dec. 29, 2012. He was born on Sept. 28, 1937 to Lula Pearl and Nelson Ellis. He attended Howe High School and Indiana Central University. He was a U.S.A.F. veteran and served his community as an officer with the Indianapolis Police Department for 20 years before retiring in 1983. He was also was a member of the F.O.P. and American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Sherrie Taylor. He is survived by sons, Michael and Steven Ellis, John and Jeff Stone; and daughter-in-law, Amanda Falletti; grandchildren, Schellby Fasell, Miranda and Zachary Ellis, Amber Brower, Celia Stone, Gregory, Jeremy and Chris Taylor; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Jan. 5 at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral and Cremation Services.

 

Pauline Amt Geer, 98, Indianapolis, died Jan. 3, 2013. She was born on July 7, 1914 in Indianapolis to the late Fred and Clara Rugenstein Duhm.  She was a life-long member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, a member of the choir for 82 years and an active member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was a charter member of the Tri Lamda Sorority. Survivors include her sons, Robert (Alice) and Donald (Becky) Amt; five grandchildren, Lisa Cummins, Becky Hamdy, Carrie Barnes, John Amt,  Jessi Amt; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, Virginia Akin, Angela Ulrey; and nephew, John Denny. She was preceded in death by husbands, John Amt and Robert Geer; son, Kenneth Amt; two brothers and one sister. Funeral service was held Jan. 7 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, with the burial in Concordia Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pauls Building Fund.

 

Darlene George, 60, died Jan. 4, 2012. She was born in Sharples, W. Va. She was a manager for food services for the Indianapolis Water Co. for over 34 years. She is survived by her children, Melinda Sue and Devin Austin; father, Alvin Gayheart; and sisters, Vonda Mountford and Pat Hillebrand. She was preceded in death by her mother, Myrtie Gayheart; and brother, Rick Gayheart. Funeral service was held Jan. 7 at Little and Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel, with private burial on Jan. 8 in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Rev. David K. Harness, 66, Indianapolis, died Jan. 3, 2013. He was born Nov. 25, 1946 in Beech Grove to the late George L. and Evelyn P. (Reeves) Harness. He was a 1965 graduate of Southport High School and went on to serve as a Private with the United State Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. In 1972, he received a Bachelors Degree in Theology from the Apostolic Bible Institute, 1986 graduate of the Insurance Institute and earned a Pastoral Counseling Certification in 2006 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He retired in 2012 as a Regional Claims Manager for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis after 32 years of service. Prior to that he was the Chaplin for the Marion County Sheriffs Department and held the same position for the Perry Township Fire Department. He was also was Chaplin Emeritus of the Indiana Civil Air Patrol. He was presently the Chaplin for the Homecroft Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Brenda S. (Thomas) Harness whom he married on August 9, 2009 in Fishers; children, Rebecca (Ryan) Nordman of Indianapolis, Rev. Jonathan D. (Buffy) Harness of Morgantown and Ronald Harness of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Donna (Ron) Martin of Fairland; eleven grandchildren and one granddaughter on the way. He was preceded in death by one grandson, David DeWayne Harness. A funeral service with military rites was held Jan. 8 at the St. David’s Abundant Life Fellowship Church, with the burial in Green Valley Cemetery in Nashville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Memorial contributions can be made in honor of David to the St. David’s Abundant Life Fellowship Church “Memorial Fund” 140 E. Washington St. Morgantown, IN 46160.

 

Sr. Mary Constance Kleeman, OSB, 95, (formerly Cecelia Philomena) died Dec. 31, 2012. She was born to Pius and Rosa (Harpenau) Kleeman in Clinton, Ill.  She entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind., in 1934.  She made her Perpetual Monastic Profession in 1939.  In 1960 Sr. Mary Constance became a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove. An educator throughout her career, she taught in various schools in the Diocese of Evansville and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  She retired in 1981.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Henry, Lawrence, and Victor; sisters, Maria Clara and Helen Agnes; brothers, Hubert of Peoria, Ill., Carl of Reno, Nev., sister, Rosalie Phelan of Bloomington, Ill., and her religious community survive her. A funeral service was held Jan. 5 at St. Paul Hermitage. Memorial contributions may be made to the Retired Sisters’ Fund, c/o Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107. Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, were entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Edith Diana Bunch Lawson, 53, Indianapolis, died Jan. 1, 2013. The daughter of the late Leo and Lena Coleman Bunch, she was born Feb. 28, 1959 in Indianapolis. She worked as a butcher with Hebrew National and later worked in custodial services with Franklin and Warren Township School Systems. Survivors include her husband, Steven W. Lawson, whom she married on Oct. 11, 1975; sons, Michael Lawson and Brian Lawson, Jr.; daughters, Selina Harting, Melinda Lawson and Melissa Lawson; brothers, David, Mark and Keith Bunch; sister, Jenny Davis; grandsons, Brandon and Alex Lawson. She was preceded in death by her son, Brian Lawson, Sr.; brother, Robert Bunch; and sister, Lena Carmichael. A funeral service was held Jan. 4 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with the entombment in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

 

Peggy J. Mills, 58, Beech Grove, died Jan. 6, 2013.  She was born on Dec. 14, 1954 in Beech Grove to Hayes Boyer and Doris Boyer. She is survived by her mom, Doris Boyer; children, Jesse Mills, Mallory Mills, Patti Taylor; grandchildren, Levi Mills, Jaidyn Walker, Anthony and Micah LaRussa, Kyla and Dawson Taylor; brothers, Daniel and Ronald Boyer; and sister, Nancy Ray. She was preceded in death by her dad, Hayes “Duke” Boyer. A funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

 

Sandra Mishler, 73, Greenwood, died Jan. 3, 2013. She was born July 23, 1939 in Sullivan to Fredrick and Donna Sweet Osborne. She worked as a Medical Records Secretary for MTC Corp. and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Johnson Co. American Business Women’s Assoc., Princes Lakes Ambulance Assoc., Planning Board for Princes Lakes, Order of the Eastern Stars #466 Nineveh Chapter, and was on the Board of Directors for Greenwood Trails. Survivors include her children, Dale Holzhausen (Sherri), Dana Overman, and Dawn Williams; step-son: Chad Mishler; siblings, Don Osborne (Susan), Billie Crow (George); grandchildren, Heather Holzhausen, Josh Holzhausen, Conner Williams, Carlee Williams; three nephews, one niece, one great-niece and one great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Craig Mishler. Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society 6030 W. 62nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46278 or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Burn Center 510 N. New Jersey St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1567.

 

Robert Wayne Rollings, Jr., 61, died Dec. 17, 2012. He was born Jan. 13, 1951 to Robert and Mary Rollings. He was involved with Amway, the Marion County Building Authority, FedEx and his own roofing and rental property business. He was survived by his children, Kelli Curtis and David Rollings; siblings, Steve Rollings, Sheree Krajewski, Joy Pittman, Lisa Rollings, LeeAnn Rohmann and Paul Rollings; granddaughter, Kinley Soltoski Rollings; and Mary Rollings and Lenell Brown. A celebration of life will be on Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Concord Neighborhood Center, 1310 S. Meridian Street, 46225. Donations can be sent to RWR The Word Inc. (5135 Bluff Road, Indpls. 46217) This is a non-profit organization started in his name.

 

Ronald E. Shotts, 70, Indianapolis, died Jan. 2, 2013. He was born on Sept. 17, 1942 to the late Raymond L. and Emma Rosemary(Stafford) Shotts. Funeral service was held on Jan. 7 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with burial at Washington Park North Cemetery.

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

James R. Adcock, 77, Indianapolis, died Dec. 27, 2012. He was born on April 14, 1935 in Bethpage, Tenn., to the late James and Clara Thompson Adcock. He was a member of the Southwood Assembly Church. He had retired from May and Company after 50 years of service. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Joyce Robinson Adcock; two children, Annette Grant, James M Adcock; granddaughter, Christina; two great-grandchildren, Joey and Johnny; and eight siblings. He is preceded in death by four siblings. A funeral service was held Dec. 31 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in The Gardens at Olive Branch.

 


Doris Geraldine “Gerry” Anderson
, 86, Indianapolis, died Dec. 28, 2012. She was born Sept. 23, 1926 in Evansville to Orville and Colleta (Butcher) Gough. Before she was married she was an auditor for the IRS. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Women Club and Knights of Columbus. She is survived by her children, Mary J (Steve), Ragsdale, Eileen A. (Larry) Sexson, Kathleen K. (Russell) West; brothers, Carl (Mary) Gough and Don (Chris) Gough; daughters-in-law, Diane Anderson, Mary Ellen Sexson; grandchildren, Brian (Nancy), David, Doug Ledgerwood, Josh (Stephanie), Nick (Kara) Ragsdale, Nikki (Kenny) White, Brianna, Tyler Sexson, Kaitlyn (Josh) Allison, David West; and great-grandchildren Dillon, Megan, Madison, Colton, Sam, Marley, Ellie, Todd, Torin, Lilly, Alex and Hunter. She is preceded in death by her husband, William E. Anderson; children, David O, Susan M. and William M. Anderson; great-grandson, Peyton Ragsdale; brother, Paul Dale Gough. Funeral services will be Jan. 3 at 9:30 a.m. at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary followed by al Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church.

 

Edna Pauline Free, 86, Indianapolis, died Dec. 25, 2012. She was born Sept. 9, 1926 in Flemingsburg, Ky., to the late George and Hattie (Etchison) Phelps. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Free. She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Dave) Price; granddaughters, Denise (Kenny) Suiters and Delinda (Mike) Riley; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Chapel of the Chimes. Entombment was at Washington Park East Cemetery.

 

Serena M. Frenzen Hensch, 89, Indianapolis, died Dec. 24, 2012.  She was born on Aug. 15, 1923 to the late Arthur Frenzen and Pearl Pope Frenzen in Cottonwood County, Minn.  She was a secretary for many years in the Civil Service and was a member of the Living Word Bible Church in Indianapolis.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland A. Hensch in 1992.  She is survived by her children, Dr. Arthur L. Hensch (Carol) and Carolyn Fuller (Charles); sisters, Donna Loken and Helen Purcell; brother, Floyd Frenzen; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Services will be held Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Living Word Bible Church, 6306 Gray Rd., Indianapolis. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral and Cremation Services.

 

Beatrice F. “Bea” Kazmierzak, 82, Indianapolis, died Dec. 30, 2012. She was born in Dubois County, Ind. on July 16, 1930 to Joseph Frank and Clara Mary Schilling Blessinger. She was a lifelong beautician and owned her own shop on the Southside of Indianapolis for many years. She was a longtime member of St. Barnabas Parish. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kazmierzak; daughter, Pennie Grimes; and granddaughter, Lori Kazmierzak. She is survived by her children, Susan Nix (Robert), Debora Zimmermann (Bill), Robert Kazmierzak (Sandy), Larry Kazmierzak (Sheila), Cynthia Barnes (Steve Frigon), Allen Kazmierzak (Sherrie), Roy Kazmierzak (Cheryl Bush), Lt. Col. Michael Kazmierzak (Emily); sister, Hilda Kunz; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. in St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or St. Barnabas Church.

 

Geraldine “Geri” Loree Kottkamp, 84, Indianapolis, died Dec. 24, 2012. She was born Oct. 29, 1928. She was the wife of Alvin Frederick Kottkamp, the mother of Laura L. (Craig) Druetzler and Robert J. (Mary) Kottkamp, grandmother of Charles J. Druetzler and Katharine M. Druetzler and the great-grandmother of Brooke Elizabeth Druetzler. She was employed at RCA for 18 years and then was a homemaker. She began a second career at Mobile Drill and retired from there in 1996. A funeral service was held Dec. 28 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Carolyn B. Lemon, 94, Indianapolis, died Dec. 27, 2012.  She was born March 8, 1918 in Covington, Ind., to the late Richard and Sarah Drowlinger Bowers.  She married Glenn Lemon July 11, 1942 in Long Island, N.Y. and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1997.  She was a charter member of Southport Christian Church and Daughters of American Revolution. Her survivors include her sister, Inez Shuck of Fishers; brother Sanford Bowers of Greenwood and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Richard, Herman and Joseph Bowers. Services were held Dec. 31 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Private entombment at Washington Park East Cemetery.

 


Martin D. McDermott, 80, Indianapolis died on Dec. 30, 2012. He was born in Indianapolis on Jan. 28, 1932 to Russell and Cecelia McDermott. Marty attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic School and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1950. He attended Georgetown University before transferring to Marian University where he became the first male graduate. Marty served in the US Marine Corps for four years as 2nd lieutenant. Marty was owner of Martin Fine Furniture, division of M. Clune Co. Inc., the oldest furniture business in Indiana located at 5420 US 31 South. The business was founded in 1854. He was a member of Cathedral High School Board of Trustees where he was given the Outstanding Service Award. He was preceded in death by wife, Jean Holt McDermott and brother, Russell “Bo” McDermott. Marty is survived by daughter, Catherine (Alan) McClure; son, Martin (Sandy) McDermott, III; son, John (Anne) McDermott; daughter, Suzanne (Charles) Sherman; son, William (Lisa) McDermott; son, Russell McDermott; daughter, Jean (Jeff) Cratty; daughter, Vivian Getz; brothers, Kenneth and Clune McDermott; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Jan. 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Concord Neighborhood Center 1310 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225 or Cathedral High School 5225 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46226.

 


Antone Morone
, 81, died Dec. 27, 2012. He was born on Dec. 8, 1931 in Indianapolis to the late Giuseppe and Margherita Genco-Morone, both of Santa Ninfa, Sicily. A Cathedral High School graduate, he studied for one year in the monastery at St. Meinrad Archabbey Seminary & School of Theology.  He then served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1954, stationed in the former French Morocco and Libya. He attended Purdue University, where he graduated with bachelors and master’s degrees in math and physics in 1960 and 1965. He taught math and physics at Broad Ripple High School from 1960 to 1971 before selling real estate for Schmadeke Realty from 1972 to 1974. He later earned a Chartered Life Underwriter designation and retired in 1999 as Senior Account Executive. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where he was baptized on Christmas Day of 1931. He served as treasurer for about four years for the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana.  He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Chatard Assembly, #245, member of the Monsignor Downey Council #3660 and later at their recently formed Santo Rosario Council #14449.  He married his wife Doris on Jan. 5, 1963 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and she survives. He is also survived by sons, Mario Morone; Dominic (Julie) Morrone; brother, Joseph P. Morone; sister, Angela T. Forni; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Frances Meyers. Arrangements are with Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Services, 1458 S. Meridian St.  Hours of visitation are from 4 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 4 in the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Rosary at 11 a.m. on Jan. 5, with prayers to be said at the funeral home prior to mass at 10:30 a.m.  Entombment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

 

Donald Alan Osborne, 59, Indianapolis, died Dec. 28, 2012. He was born March 5, 1953 in Indianapolis to Donald Milton and Wilma Jean Hawley Osborne. After 20 years of service with Ameritech, he owned an operated Osborne Property Inspection doing home inspections and also owned Heartland Home Inspection Training since 1994. He was a member of Morris Street United Methodist Church, the American Society of Home Inspectors, the American Association of Construction Engineers and the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Home Inspectors. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca S. Barrett-Osborne of Indianapolis; brother, David W. (Kathleen) Osborne of Coatesville; sisters, Deborah Mitchell and Holly (Jeffrey) Morelock, both of Indianapolis; nieces, Elizabeth Morelock, Andrea Osborne, Susan Davis and Michelle Frost; nephews, Christopher (Tracey) Frost, Jacob Morelock, Jeffrey Morelock Jr., Jonathan Morelock, Jonathon Osborne and Douglas Davis; great-niece, Amber Armour; and great-nephews, Dylan Barton, Zackary Michele and Jonathan Frost. Pastor Dave Richards will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. on Jan. 3 in Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood. Burial will follow services in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

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Sylvia M. Bricker, 79, Indianapolis, died Dec. 18, 2012.  She was born on May 28, 1933 in Dyersberg, Tenn., to the late Clarence Lee and Gladys Irene Clanton.  She worked for many years as a silk screener for Ransberg/Cosco and retired from Aramark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Bricker; daughter, Brenda Fancher; and two siblings. She is survived by her children, Linda McDaniel, John Bischoff, Eric Bischoff, Janis Kramer, and Tracy Pryor; sons in law, Eldon Fancher and Jeff Kramer; daughter in law, Jeanette Bischoff; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and six siblings. Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Acton Cemetery.

 

Vernon Cecil Brown, 78, of Indianapolis died Dec. 20, 2012. He was born on Aug. 10, 1934 to Jessie and Cory (Jones) Brown. Vernon was a machinist and had worked for and retired from the Dean Brothers Pump Company. He is survived by his sons, Daniel V. (Patricia) and Douglas (Mary) Brown; daughters, Margaret (Warren) Glaser, Tammy Wagoner, Beany (John) Cade, Kellie (Jerry) Willey, Kandy (Kevin) Woods; sisters, Fern, Ruth and Bonnie; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Both his parents and wife, Ruby (Daugherty) Brown preceded him in death. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Fountain Square Mortuary. He will be laid to rest at New Crown Cemetery.

 

Erstel Denny, 85, Indianapolis, died Dec. 21, 2012. Born Dec. 4, 1927 in Somerset, Ky. to the late Clarence James and Ruth Denny, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He was a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways for 25 years and co-owned Mary & Denny’s 31 Bar on Shelby Street. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary A. Denny; children, Helen (Dale) Martin, Darrell Denny, Jacqueline (Donald) Stone and John (Jill) Denny; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brothers, Rev. Charles Denny and Donald Denny. He was preceded in death by daughter Karen Battiato; brothers, Clarence Denny and Carl Denny. Services were held at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 27 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2905 Carson Ave., Indianapolis. He will be buried in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

 

Leonard Earl Hull, 88, died Dec. 18, 2012. He was born June 15, 1924 in Hanna, Ind., to the late Isaac Harvey and Minnie E. (Gibson) Hull.  Leonard graduated from Howe High School.  He then graduated from Purdue University in 1950 with an Engineering Degree and was a member of the Marching Band.  He had also been a member of the Indianapolis News, News Boys Band. He then served as Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S Army during World War II in the 1695 Engineer Combat Battalion. He retired from IPL in 1989 as a Commercial HVAC Consultant. Leonard was a member of the Prospect Masonic Lodge #714 F. & A.M., the Murat Shrine, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and a life member of the American Legion Post #300.  He served as the President of the Murat Shrine Band in 1994. He was also a member at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dolores (Rogers) Hull; children, Karen Greene, Tom Hull, John (Pam) Clark, David Clark, Stephen Clark and Annette (David) Probst; sister, Mary Mossen; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Hull; and sister, Ethel Meyer. Services were held Dec. 22 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, with the entombment in Washington Park East Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Defy The Odds Campaign, PO Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631-3356.

 

 

Linda Joyce Parmer Johnson, 50, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. She was born July 9, 1962 in Indianapolis. Linda was a graduate of Howe High School and devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Johnson; children, Bethnay Houk, Jeremiah Johnson, and Christopher Johnson; mother, Christine Parmer; siblings, Jack Parmer, Charles Parmer, Denelda Parmer, Deboraha Groshon, Marlisa Lanteigne; step-sister, Jackie Sue; step-brother, Michael Parmer and Kenneth Parmer; and grandson, Christopher. She was preceded in death by her father, Jackie Parmer; sister, Penny Parmer; and grandparents, Charles and Reba Parmer. Visitation was held Dec. 26 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, where the funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Jude Children Research Hospital.

 

 

Betty L. Kulczak, 90, Indianapolis, died Dec. 17, 2012. She was born in Indianapolis on Sept. 26, 1922, to Charles and Elizabeth Ressler. She excelled in her studies and graduated a year ahead of her class at Manual High School in 1938. She was then employed at the Hoosier Finance Company bank in Indianapolis where she became a manager. She married Clifford J. Kulczak in 1957 they were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Indianapolis. They were members of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church where she volunteered, and the German-American Klub. She is preceded in death by her siblings Charles Ressler and Dorothy (Ressler) Ingels. She is survived by her daughters, Theresa A. Kulczak, Indianapolis and Barbara L. (Kulczak) Woehler (Jeff), Beech Grove, and her grandson Samuel Joseph Woehler. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 21 at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Sandy Kay Layton, 52, Indianapolis, died Dec. 20, 2012.  She was born on Oct. 8, 1960 to the late Cecil and Barbara Wolfe Handlin in Indianapolis. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Jack M. Layton IV, Kimberly Marie Sue Layton (Justin Lee Martin), Brandy Nicole Layton (Eric Tashawn Patterson) and Jacob Lee Layton; her fiancé, Larry Reid Massey; siblings, Daniel Wolfe, Billy Wolfe (Cathy) and Heather Hendrickson; and grandchildren, Jack M. Layton, V., Desiare Nicole Layton, Cloee Alizabeth Morton, Destiny Lynn Layton, Samantha Harley Roze Layton and Jordan Isaiah Mercer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack M. Layton, Jr.  A private family service was held in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

 

Bruce Joseph Leigh, 59, Indianapolis, died Dec. 18, 2012.  He was born on July 26, 1953 to William H. and Wilma (Marshall) Leigh in Indianapolis.  He drove bus for IndyGo. Survivors include his daughter, Lacy Leigh; father, William H. Leigh; sisters, Linda Bantz (Hank), Darlene Foxworthy (Jim), Billie Jo Watkins (Tom) and Anna Leigh; one brother, Mike Leigh (Sue); and grandson, Chandler Leigh.  He was preceded in death by his mother and sister, Anita Smith.  A gathering of family and friends was held on Dec. 26 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Service.

 

 

Jerre McManama, Sr., 76, of Indianapolis, died Dec. 22. He was born to Ernest Lowell and Ruth (Owens) McManama in Logansport, Ind. on July 1, 1936. He grew up in Young America, Ind. until starting high school in Ft. Wayne where he graduated from Ft. Wayne South Side High School in 1954. Coach McManama received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Ball State University where he spent 31 years as a professor and volleyball coach. Since moving to Indianapolis in 2000, he served as a Supervisor of Physical Education Majors for Ball State University and Indiana University, and also taught Physical Education at the University of Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna; his children, Kevin McManama, Kerry McManama (Zoe), Kellie McManama (Arnolde) (Jack), Danny Humbert (Tammy), Tim Humbert (Pammy), Kenny Humbert, Jerre L. McManama, Jr.(Cindy); grandchildren, Heather Edwards (Humbert) (Andrew), John Humbert (Sara), Ian McManama, Brittany Arnolde, Brianna Arnolde, Christopher Humbert, Carly Humbert, Jessica Humbert, Courtney McManama, Katie McManama, Colin McManama, Patrick McManama, Murphy McManama; great grandchild, Sullivan Theodore Edwards; brother, Terry McManama (Marla); and his sister, Tina McManama (David Zaslawsky). Visitation will be Dec. 27, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m.at St. Jude Catholic Church, 5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis, IN, 46227 with additional visitation Dec. 28 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church. Memorial donations can be made to the Roncalli High School Varsity Football Program, 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227 or to St. Jude Catholic School – tuition assistance, 5375 McFarland Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

 

Lawrence A. Ramsey, 30, died Dec. 15, 2012. He was born March 15,1982 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his parents, Terry L. and Kathryn I. Ramsey; sister, Jennifer Lang; and brother, William Ramsey. A private memorial was held Dec. 23, 2012.

 

Lucille Marie (Coyle) Sparks, 82, of Indianapolis, died Dec. 20, 2012. She was born on March 9, 1930 to Logan and Edith Coyle who preceded her in death along with her son, Robert; daughter, Tina; and sister, Ruby. A homemaker, she is survived by her husband of 60 years, Vernon Sparks; sons Donald, Micheal and Gary; daughters Roxanne, Debra and Pamela; 23 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Dec. 26 at Fountain Square Mortuary. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Samuel Thomas Young, 46, Indianapolis, died Dec. 15, 2012.  He was born on March 3, 1966 in Indianapolis to Samuel Thomas Hickerson and Lavonne Ross. He is survived by his daughter, Katie ; mother, Lavonne Ross; siblings, Sandra (David) Endicott, Garry (Linda) Young, Phillip Young, Mark Young, Jerry Young, Tommy Young and Stevie Young. He is preceded in death by his father, Samuel Thomas Hickerson.  Services were held on Dec. 23 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the cremation following.

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Roger “Big Rog” Clark, Sr., 45, Indianapolis, died Dec. 11, 2012. He was born on Sept. 18, 1967 in Indianapolis to the late Ronnie and Cardella Rogers Clark. He worked in construction for many years.  He is survived by his wife, Michelle Strader Clark; children, Christopher, Amber, Roger Dale, Jr. and Justin Clark; granddaughters, Jayden and Jordyn Clark; and grandmother, Beulah Rogers.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronnie Clark.  Funeral services were held Dec. 15 at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, with the burial in Floral Park.

 

 

Mary Ann Fox, 75, Indianapolis, died Dec. 15, 2012.  She was born on Aug. 25, 1937 in Tazewell County, Va. to the late James Wade and Evelyn Sarten Shrader. She is survived by her children, Erik Fox (Rene Hatcher) and Tina Kropp (Michael); brother, Rocky Scott; sister, Judy Lovings; and grandson, Steven Kropp.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Fox; and brothers, Carl and Charles Shrader.  A graveside service was held Dec. 18 in Concordia Cemetery.  Arrangements and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

 

Earl Glen “Johnny” Hafley, 56, died Dec. 12, 2012. He was born Sept. 14, 1956 in Danville, Ky., to the late Jessie Lee and Anna Elizabeth (Wheeler) Hafley. He was a self-employed handyman. Survivors include his daughter, Carrie Hafley, of Lexington, Ky.; step-son, Donnie Duball; brothers, Robert Hafley, Jessie Leon Hafley, Dallas Eugene Hafley, Jerry Hafley, Darrell Hafley, Walter Wayne Hafley, Danny Ray Hafley and adopted brother, Jimmie Allen of Liberty, Ky.; half-sisters, Lucy Messe and Jewel Williams of Ohio and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and fiancé, Rosemary Clark. Services were held Dec. 16 at Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

 

Bertie Lee (Eversole) McClure, 91, Brownsburg, died Dec. 11, 2012.  She was born on July 21, 1921 to the late Joseph and Sallie Ann (Gill) Eversole. She is survived by her children, Jimmy (Becky) Settles, Billy Ray (Carolyn) Settles, Patricia Ann (McClure) Smith and husband, Thomas, Barbara Lynn (McClure) Clark and husband, Joseph; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Elzy McClure; six brothers and three sisters. A funeral service was held Dec. 15 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, with the burial in The Gardens at Olive Branch.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Hospice, 8450 N. Payne Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268.

 

 

Charles R. McKinley, 31, Indianapolis, died Dec. 13, 2012.  He was born on Nov. 17, 1981 in Hollywood, Fl., to Glenn and Kristin A. McKinley.  He was a year 2000 graduate of Sheridan High School. He is survived by his parents; brothers, Brian and Doug Abbett, and Scott McKinley; and grandmother, Harriet Evans of Sebring, Fla. A funeral service was held Dec. 18 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Washington Park East Cemetery.

 

 

Melba Maxine Lewis of Stilesville, 90, died Dec. 10, 2012.  She was born April 29, 1922 in Morgan County to the late Orbra and Esther (Smith) Lambert. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Lewis; brothers, Roland and Dennis Lambert; and grandson, Gary Hillers. She is survived by one son, Marshall (Pam) Lewis of Stilesville; one daughter, Nancy (Bill) Hillers of Tyler, Texas; sisters, Muril Sims and Marjorie Sargent; two grandsons, Allen (Kim) Hillers of Houston, Texas and Paul Hillers of Dallas, Texas; and two grandchildren. Memorial Services will be at 4 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Greencastle Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 104 N. 10th Street, with visitation from 2 p.m. until time of services. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel.

 

 

 

Phil K. Stowers, 74, Indianapolis, died Dec. 12, 2012. He was born on July 28, 1938 in Indianapolis to the late Ernest and Ethel Stowers. He was raised in Sheridan, Ind. and was a 50 year member of the Sheridan Masonic Lodge #309 F&AM. He worked for Chrysler Automotive in Kokomo, Ind. for 43 years retiring in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Marta Brown Stotts Stowers; daughters, Teresa (Ronnie) Walker, and Tammy (Gary “Woody”) Woodruff; son, Jeff (Shelli) Stowers; step-daughters, Debbie (Darrell) Dick, and Sherri Gehring; step-son, Tim (Gina) Stotts; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Don Stowers and cousin, Nancy Stowers-Munson. Funeral services were held Dec. 15 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Daleville, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or Community Healthcare Hospice.

 

 

 

Bonnie Marcella Sullivan, 71, Indianapolis, died Dec. 13, 2012. She was a member of the Sanctuary Church of Beech Grove, where she was baptized this fall. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Danz, and baby son, Ronald Lee. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Herman Sullivan; mother, Syble Danz; daughter, Carol Enstrom; sisters, Linda Milam, Kathy Smith, and Julie Danz; brothers, Frank, Richard, and Danny Danz; grandchildren, Amber and Travis Bollman; and great-grandchildren, Braylon and Memphis Bollman. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, with the burial in Concordia Cemetery.

 

 

Aaron Bradley Woollen, 35, Indianapolis, died Dec. 9, 2012.   He was born on Feb. 17, 1977 to Emily L. Jinks Woollen and Taylor Woollen in Beech Grove.  He worked at Handi Capable Hands and attended Southport Prysbeterian Church Adult Daycare. He participated in the Special Olympics. He is survived by his mother, Emily L. Woollen; father, Taylor Woollen (Margi); sisters, Jessica Owens (Christopher) and Sarah Reed (Christopher); maternal grandmother, Cecila A. Jinks; paternal grandfather, William Woollen; aunts/uncles, Cathy, Ronnie, Mary, Nancy, Robert, Tina, Billy and Debbie; nephews, Rylan, Ethan and Aiden Reed; and cousins, A.J. Angie, Jenny, Elizabeth, Frank, Robbie, Anthony, Chauncy, Christian, Justin, Jacob, Ashley and Bill.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ronald L. Jinks; and paternal grandmother, Bonnie Woollen.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. 14 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Beech Grove, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements and care entrusted Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Service.

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December 12, 2012 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Betty Jean Balch, 71, Indianapolis, died Dec. 4, 2012.  She was born Jan. 31, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Everett Cain and Gertrude Ellis.  She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Elbert Balch, Jr.; sister, Pauline Woodward; brother, William Cain; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Dec. 8 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Junie Altina “Tina” Caine Brahlek, 56, died Dec. 2, 2012. She was born on July 12, 1956, in Indianapolis. She worked at a clothes sorter for Lane Bryant. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey L. and Jacqueline D. (Rogers) Caine. Survivors include her husband, Phillip D. Brahlek; son, Ricky Joe Small; daughters, Tina Marie (Joe) Anderson, Dusty Marie (Jack) Mansfield, Bambi (Oliver) Glazebrook; brother, Gregory Caine; sisters, Martha, Jane Robin and Angel; and 10 grandchildren. A memorial service was held Dec. 8 at Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

 

Jack Melvin Brown, 92, Beech Grove, died Dec. 3, 2012.  He was born May 16, 1920 in Indianapolis, to Frances Griffith. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired truck driver from Consolidated Freight Ways. He was also a member of Thompson Road Baptist Church and served as Deacon Emeritus. He is survived by his wife, Ruth M. Brown; children, Jack N. Brown, Daniel M. Brown (Sherie), and Marilyn K. Giuliani; grandchildren, Brittany, William, Matthew, and Zachary; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Thompson Road Baptist Church.

 

 

David R. Fetty, 70, died Dec. 10, 2012. He was born in Beech Grove. Dave was a Vietnam Army veteran. He owned and operated D&D Auto Repair in Indianapolis for over 20 years. He was a retired millwright for Ford Motor Co. He was a member of the Beech Grove Eagles # 4167; Beech Grove Moose # 1883; and Indianapolis American Legion Post # 64. Dave is survived by his daughter Kimberley (Matt) Carr; sons Eric Fetty and David D. Fetty; grandchildren Lindsey (Patrick) Hirschy and Keaton Carr; and sister Judith Fetty. He was preceded in death by his daughter Gail Hendricks. Visitation will be held at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel on Dec. 14 from 2-8 p.m. with a funeral service on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with visitation from 1-2 p.m.

 

 

John David Hancock, 53, died Dec. 5, 2012.  He was born on Feb. 7, 1959 in Tahlequah, Okla., to the late Pastor Nonnie and Nola (Bertram) Hancock. He is survived by his wife, Kathy (Hammer) Hancock; son, Benjamin D. Hancock; sisters, JoAnn (Duane) Smith and Sue (Don) McKee; brother, Steven Hancock; 20 nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. Services were held Dec. 10 at Northern Park Baptist, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Sandra “Sandy” Honeycutt, 64, Indianapolis, died Dec. 7, 2012.  She was born on March 10, 1948 to the late Walter Eugene and Betty Jean Heifner Burton in Tampa, Fla. She worked in medical records for Clarian Health (IU) for many years and was a member of the Southside Turners. She is survived by her husband, Virgil “Bud” Honeycutt, Jr.; children, Charles Edmonds, Jr. (Michelle), Eddie Edmonds and Jennifer Turner (Larry); step-children, Rick Honeycutt (Lori), Rev. Gale Stutz (Tom), Virgil J. Honeycutt, III and Julie Isenberg (Keith); sisters, Cecilly West (Fred), Ruthie Hunt and Rita Kitchens (Bo); and 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters, Bondy Bobb and Patty Evans.  Funeral services were held Dec. 12 at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions are encouraged to the Southside Turners.

 

Lavina Joergens, 89, Indianapolis, died Dec. 4, 2012.  She was born on Jan. 29,1923 in Connersville, Ind., to Theodore H. and Lavina Sickels. She was a housewife and mother of five children. She was an active member of Emmaus Lutheran Church and volunteered for many charities helping the needy and homeless. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 57 years, Harold Joergens; sons, Gene and Jim Hey; and grandsons, Garry Blessing and David Hey. She is survived by her sons, Jerry and John Joergens; daughter, Julie Raasch; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Services were held Dec. 8 at Emmaus Lutheran Church, with the burial in Concordia Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Food Pantry, 1224 Laurel St., Indianapolis, IN 46203, or charity of choice.

 

Patricia Ann Gillen Nichols, 82, Beech Grove, died Dec. 3, 2012. She was the only child of the late Gladys Guthrie Gillen (1902-1989) and Earl Gillen (1901-1976). She was born at St. Vincent Hospital on Oct. 10, 1930. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1948 and was married in 1953. She worked for 25 years for Hooks Drugs (Specializing in American Greetings) before retiring in 1995. Previously she was employed for 10 years in the Research Library at Eli Lilly and Company. She was a member of Garden Grove Community Church. She was a former member of Sigma Beta Sorority, Zeta Beta Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority, Beech Grove Jayshees, South Grove PTA and a former St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer. Survivors include three children, Laura L. Nichols of Indianapolis, Timothy A. Nichols of Camby and Christopher N. Nichols of Beech Grove; two grandchildren, Tiffany M. Nichols of Covington, KY and Brandon T. Nichols of Indianapolis; bonus daughter, Julie Hamm; cousins, Charlotte Gyorkos and Gatha Dorsey; and her former husband of 24 years, George N. Nichols, California. Funeral services were private with a burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers Pat has asked that memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-Attention Memorial Department.

Thomas “Tom” J. Swiezy, 43, Indianapolis, died Dec. 9, 2012.  He was born on April 4, 1969, to Anthony and Rosemarie (Neu) Swiezy.  He attended St. Mark Catholic School and Roncalli High School.  He participated in football and wrestling while at Roncalli and was a member of the 1986 State Football Championship Team.  His senior year, he suffered a tragic wrestling accident that paralyzed him.  He graduated from Purdue University at Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Technology and an Associate Degree in Architectural Technology.  He was employed at CR Stafford and Associates as a Project Manager. He was very involved at St. Mark Catholic Church in faith ministries, Men’s Club, Boys Scouts, athletics and a member of the Southside Knights of Columbus.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie.  He is survived by his father, Anthony “Bud” Swiezy, and his brothers, Tony, Andy (Angi), Matt and Thad and sisters, Anna Marie (Denny) Bachman, Aura Lee (Mike) Lyons, Jeanette (Charlie) Bowling, and Jeanene; 15 nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be on Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church. Friends may call on Dec. 13, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Boy Scout Troop 92.

 

Jerry Dale Wampner, 74, Forest Grove, Ore. and Indianapolis, died Nov. 19, 2012. He was born on Aug. 4, 1938 in Indianapolis. He was the only child of George and Mabel Jean (Burks) Wampner. He enlisted into the US Army and was discharged in 1957 as a private first class. He had worked in public utilities all of his life. First he was a lineman but soon began working as a safety inspector. He worked for utility companies in Indiana and most recently was employed by Rural Light Services in Forest Grove were he retired in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two children and a daughter-in-law; Joe and Robin Wampner of Ore., Nancy Havlin, and six grandchildren. A cremation memorial service was held Nov. 25.  Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity or Edgewood United Methodist Church.

 

Marion L. Watson, 82, Indianapolis, died Dec. 4, 2012.  He was born on Dec. 8, 1929 to the late Harley & Eva Thomas Watson in Worthington, Ind.  He was a tool and die maker for many years.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Scott Watson; children, Marsha K. Smith (David), Michael K. Watson, Carol J. Rhoades (Greg), William H. Watson (Tina) and Jeffrey L. Watson (Angela); sister, Lora Mullis (Ralph); and eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services on Dec. 8, with the burial in Riverside Cemetery, Carthage, Ind.

 

William “Zim” George Zimmer, 89, Greenwood, died Dec. 7, 2012. He was born June 28, 1923 to William George and Nina (OKeefe) Zimmer.  He attended Horace Mann High School in Gary, Ind., and later to Indiana University. Bill was employed by Van Waters and Rogers for 25 years in Chemical Distribution Sales, retiring in 1989.  He was also co-owner of Village Shoppes along Madison Avenue in Greenwood, and helped his son with the Farmers Market. He was a member of Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, and a former member of Community Church of Greenwood. He was a member of Greenwood Masonic Lodge #514 F. & A. M., of which he received his Fifty Year Award, Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, and Murat Shrine. He married Martha Jane McCarty on August 15, 1945 in Greenwood, celebrating their 67th anniversary this year. She survives. Survivors include one son, David McCarty Zimmer; three grandchildren, Brian (Jessica), Geoffry, and Nicole (Daryl); and three great-grandchildren, Draven, Kylee, and Quinten. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons at birth; sons, Jack Hughes Zimmer and William Gary Zimmer; and a sister, June Stinson. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 510 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 or to the Masonic Home Foundation, 525 N. Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204