Alice Marie Allee, 79, Greenwood, died April 6, 2013. She was born on Jan. 8, 1934 to the late Manuel and Shirley (Weaver) Cox in Indianapolis. She was a graduate of Southport High School and worked for many years at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Ill., where she helped plan and host many of the trips for their benefactors allowing here to travel all around the world. Survivors include her sons, Russell and Rod (Liz) Allee; daughter-in-law, Sheila Allee; grandchildren, Ashley May (Mike), Matt and Megan Allee; and great-granddaughter, Makayla May. She was preceded in death by her son, Randall S. Allee. A memorial service will be held on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Church of Greenwood (in the Fieldhouse) with visitation from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions are encouraged to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the American Diabetes Association.
Patricia Ann Wineinger Beals, 85, Indianapolis, died April 3, 2013. She was born in Edwardsport, Ind. on Dec. 1, 1927. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; and her daughter, Denise. She is survived by sons, Larry (Doni) and Terry (Debra) Beals; daughters, Deborah Beals and Diane Shirley, sisters, Betty Bedwell and Virginia Thomas; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held April 8 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. Donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice.
John L. Bultman, Sr., 72, Whiteland, died March 31, 2013. He was born April 15, 1940 in Beech Grove to the late Raymond E. and Mildred Louise (Ellis) Bultman. He owned and operated Meridian Engine Exchange for over 35 years before retiring and he currently was a bus driver for Clark Pleasant Community School Corporation. John was a member of Greenwood Christian Church and a former member of New Whiteland Christian Church where he served as treasurer, deacon and elder. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Karen (Catlin) Bultman; children, Eddie (Dawn) Bultman, John (Sandra) Bultman, Jr., Angie Farno, and Gina (Brad) Grider; grandchildren, Nick, Mariah, Eli, Dustin and Jacob Bultman, Bryan (Teri) Farno, Heather (Aaron) Frith, and Logan Grider; great-grandchildren, Avery, Lillian, and Brayden; sister, Shirley (Larry) Windle. A service was held on April 5 at Greenwood Christian Church, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Christian Church in John’s memory.
Lawrence W. Dilworth, 89, Indianapolis, died April 1, 2013. He was born on Dec. 13, 1923 in West New York, NJ. He served in World War II in the 11th Airborne as a paratrooper. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Irene and William Krimmet; and brother, Michael Dilworth. He is survived by his wife, Thelma (Renner) Dilworth; son, William (Diana) Dilworth; daughters, Patty Dilworth and Janet (Dilworth) Wray; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held April 6 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans.
Kenneth Edward Elliott, 71, Greenwood, formerly of Greencastle, died April 4, 2013. He was born Nov. 29, 1941 in Louisville, Ky. to Burdell J. and Georgia Rose Miller Elliott. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul W. Elliott. He spent his working career at GM Truck and Bus in a supervisory position. He is survived by his wife, Maureen Schulz; children, Lisa Elliott McDonough and Mark C. Elliott; grandchildren, Amber McDonough, Josh McDonough, Jared McDonough and Brittany Elliott; great grandchild, Hunter Elliott McDonough; three step-children, seven step-grandchildren; brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 8 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, with the burial in Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.
F. Marie Luke, 85, Indianapolis, died April 8, 2013. She was born on Nov. 4, 1927 in Indianapolis to William and Lillian Muriel Royalty. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Theresa Royalty; nieces and nephews, Denny Royalty and family, Cindy McGinnis and family, Randy Royalty and family, Theresa Tandy and family, a host of great and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Luke; and brother, Robert Royalty. A graveside service was held on April 10 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Michael Sapulich, 84, Indianapolis, died April 3, 2012. He was born on Dec.11, 1928 in Somerset County, Penn. to George and Mary (Kempely) Sapulich. He was honorably discharged for the United States Army in 1953. He retired from Perry Meridian Middle School where he worked as a custodian for several years. He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Lowe; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on April 8 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Concordia Cemetery.
Mary Ellen Smith, 88, died Feb. 28, 2013. She was born in Rush Co. Ind. to the late Charles and Ruby English. She is survived by her children, Terry Smith and Joy Smith (Jeff) Piety; grandchildren, Nate (Nancy) Smith, Emily Smith (Zach) Strain, Brandon and Matt (Samantha) Piety; great grandchildren Noah, Neil and Nolan Smith, Gage, Callie and Gavin Strain, and Ruby Piety; and brothers, Verlin and Tom English. She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley Smith, daughter Cindy Smith; sisters, Marjorie Kessler and Evelyn Gurley; and brothers, Myron and John English. A funeral service was held March 2 at Little & Sons Funeral Home Stop 11 Chapel, with the burial in Orchard Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Connection Church of Franklin, Box 275, Franklin, IN 46131.
John Jae Spearman, 36, Bloomington, died April 3, 2013. He was born July 12, 1976 in Beech Grove. He is survived by his wife, Jane (Spurgeon) Spearman; son, Maxwell Cole Spearman; father, Rick Spearman; mother and step-father, Mina (Lim) and Mike La Londe; sisters, Lois La Londe and Elizabeth La Londe; grandfather, Harvey John Spearman; and aunts, Peggy McGuerer and Vickie Patterson. Memorial contributions are suggested to Chase Bank, 2642 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401, c/o Jane L. Spearman for medical expenses and the care of his son.
Frances Marie Stevens, 76, Indianapolis, died April 2, 2013. She was born on Aug. 24, 1936 to the late Richard Filmore Gunter and Beaula Helen Wilkerson Gunter in Hazard, Ky. She was a homemaker and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion J. Stevens in 1995; and brother, Robert Gunter. Survivors include her children, Tamela Meyers (Michael), Kenneth Stevens (Margo), Stephen Stevens (Mora), Debra Stevens and James Stevens (Sarah); sister, Phyllis Reeder; 15 grand and 24 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on April 8 at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church for mass intentions. Burial took place in Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Ind.
Sgt. Tristan Mykal Wade, 23, Indianapolis died March 22, 2013 in Afghanistan while serving his country in the United States Army. On Dec. 23, 1989, he was born to his parents Tisa and Daniel Wade, Jr. He was a 2009 graduate of Southport High School in the Auditorium where he participated in many sports including football and volleyball. He was a member of the Army Volleyball team. He joined the United States Army while still in High School and had served in the Iraq War and in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Survivors include his mother, Tisa Wade; father, Daniel Wade Jr. both of Indianapolis; wife, Alisha Morales of Las Cruces, New Mexico; daughter, Skylynn Marie Wade; brothers, Cory Alan Lee; Zachary Daniel Wade of Indianapolis and his fiancé, Victoria Lloyd; niece, Molly Diane Wade; maternal grandmother, Denise Webb all of Indianapolis; maternal grandfather, Gerald Lee, Sr. of Lodi, Ca; paternal grandmother, Betsy Brown and her husband Tommy; paternal grandfather, Daniel Lee Wade Sr. and his wife Linda all of Indianapolis; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceding him in death is his brother: Adrian David Wade. Funeral Services were held April 6 at Southport High School. Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.
Louise B. (McDonald) Webb, 94, Indianapolis, died April 7, 2013. She was born Dec. 13,1918 in Attica, Ind. to the late William McDonald and Cora (Thompson) McDonald. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Webb; and her son, Kenneth C. Webb; and her daughter, Evelyn Lindsey. She is survived by her daughter, Grace L. Carnes; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held April 9 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with the burial in Floral Park Cemetery.
Marjorie Roselyn Wheatley, 94, died April 4, 2013. She was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Greenfield to the late George C. and Maude A. (Bradley) Pope. She married Francis “Ned” Wheatley on June 25, 1938 in Wanamaker. She and Ned owned and operated Wheatley’s Market in Wanamaker for several years. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and of Alpha Upsilon Sorority. She is survived by her sons, George (Karen) Wheatley and Kevin (Rita) Wheatley; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned; son, Jerry Joe Wheatley; and her aunt and uncle, John and Mary Leubkeman. Services were held April 8 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, with the burial in Orchard Hill Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Springhurst Health Campus, RE: Marjorie Wheatley, 628 N Meridian Rd., Greenfield, IN 46140.