Obituaries 4/25/13

April 24, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

Norbert Ernest Betzler, 84, Indianapolis, died April 19, 2013. He was born on Oct. 18, 1928 in Indianapolis to Harry and Loretta Betzler. He retired after working for 48 years as a union tile setter. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the Beech Grove Moose Lodge. He is survived by his sons, Denny (Mary Jan) Betzler, Randy (Tammy) Betzler and Jeff Betzler; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Norman Betzler and Barbara Adrian. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Shirley A. Betzler and his son, Garry Betzler. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 24 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with the entombment in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2905 Carson Ave.

 

Russell E. Blanford, 73, Indianapolis, died April 17, 2013. He was born on Sept. 15, 1939 in Minn. to James and Alta Blanford. Russell was a 1957 graduate of Greensburg High School and served in the US Air Force. He worked as a salesman in the automotive parts aftermarket for many years. He most recently worked as a maintenance engineer at Sycamore School and Perry Meridian High School. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Blanford; sons, Rich and Steve (Connie) Blanford; grandsons, Alec and Nathan Blanford; sisters, Lorraine Rose and Elma Wamsley; brother, Merlyn Blanford. A memorial service was held on April 21 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home.

 

David K. Coffin, 75, Indianapolis, died April 23, 2013. David was born on Aug. 8, 1937 to parents, Robert Clarkson and Bonita (Heaton) Coffin. David served his country in the U.S. Army. During his career, David worked as a journeyman plumber and was a member of Local 440. He loved music, bluegrass in particular and was a self-taught picker on many string instruments. David was fun-loving and huge jokester. He is survived by his wife, Mary Joyce (Brown) Coffin; children: Mo Coffin, Mary Tutorow (Scott), and Bonnie Hurley (Ronnie); daughter-in-law, Teri Coffin; siblings, Dick Coffin, Donna Hedrick, and Margaret Wilson; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. David was preceded in death by two children, Sheila Garrett and David C. Coffin and brother, Donald Coffin. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Flanner and Buchanan- Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 26.  Burial will be in Summit Lawn Cemetery.

 

Robert Banes Hampton, Jr., 57, Indianapolis, died April 18, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital South. Robert was born February 24, 1956 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Robert Banes Hampton Sr. and Ruth Eleanor (Pettit) Hampton. They both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death his sister Mary Baise. Robert was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a self-employed painter He is survived by his wife Margaret Anna (Lelak) Hampton. Funeral services with military honors were held on April 20 at the Fountain Square Mortuary on Saturday April 20, with the cremation following the service.

 

Barbara Jo “Jody” Hunter, 55, Greenwood, died April 18, 2013. She was born Jan. 20, 1958 in Beech Grove to the late William “Bill” and Edna (Swift) Northerner. She was a quality control specialist for Arbonne. She married Erskine “Pete” Hunter, Jr. on April 19, 1975 and he survives. She is also survived by her daughter, Amanda “Mandy” Warren (Doug); son, Erskine Hunter III (Andrea); grandchildren, Makayla Warren, Morgan Warren, Erskine Hunter IV, Halen Hunter, and Emma Hunter; sister, Debe York; and brother, Will Northerner. Services were private. The burial was held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to I.U. Simon Cancer Center, C/O I.U. Foundation for Ovarian Cancer, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266.

 

Forrest “Woody” Lee Roberts, 77, Indianapolis, died April 18, 2013. He was born on July 20, 1935 to the late Thomas and Edna (McClaire) Roberts in Indianapolis. He was a retired truck driver.  He is survived by his children, Rhonda Mendoza Willis (Ricardo), Bradley Roberts (Robyn) and Tina Smitty; former wife, Sally Turner; siblings, James “Hawk” Roberts (Jerry), Maxine Locket, Jean Palmer and Dorothy Cappadona; grandchildren, Maria Roberts Green (Luke), Andrew Dedeic (Jennifer), Megan Dedeic (Bryan), Muriah Dedeic, Brian Roberts (Chelsea), Jamie Newman (Donnie), Billy Roberts, Amanda Thayer (Robbie), Misty Bruhn (Brian), Christopher Smitty (Ashley) and Arnold Smitty, Jr. (Tiffany); and 20 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was held on April 22, 2013 at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Clara “Jo” Stephenson, 65, Greenwood, died April 18, 2013. She was born on Nov. 9, 1947 in Tompkinsville, Ky. to Amos and Juanita Scott. She is survived by her beloved husband of 46 years, Daniel Stephenson Jr.; parents, Amos and Juanita Scott; children, Pam Stephenson, Sam (Karen) Stephenson; Grandchildren, Timothy Judlkins and Samantha Stephenson; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Zeke Judkins; siblings, Tommie Scott, Richard Scott, Brenda (Larry) Auble, Randall Scott, Robert Scott, Gary Scott and Sheila Bryant; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. She is preceded in death by her brother, George Scott and nephew, Matt Auble. A funeral service was held April 22 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to tuberous sclerosis in honor of Angela Auble.

Obituaries 4/18/13

April 17, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

 

William S. Atkins, 65, Indianapolis, died April 14, 2013. He was born Nov. 14, 1947 in San Pedro, Cali. to Joseph and Ann (Adams) Atkins. He was a professional carpenter and painter, most recently employed at the Community Church of Greenwood. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Survivors include five daughters, Jennifer (Steve) Huffman of Indianapolis, Melissa H. (Robert) Baldwin of Fishers, Monica (Kris) McHenry of Avon, Christy Atkins of Texas, and Amy Atkins of Brownsburg; one son, William L. (Deanna) Atkins of Indianapolis; three brothers, David (Donna) Atkins of Brownsburg, John (Janet) Atkins of Brownsburg, and Mark Atkins of California; one sister, Lola O’Conner; 12 grandchildren, Nicki, Lizzie, Lucas, Joanna, Bradley, Cassandra, Sammy, Gracie, Miriam, Elyona, Kipper, and Lexi; and three great-grandchildren, Clover, Juniper, and Clementine. Rev. Bill Turner will officiate a memorial service at 11 a.m. on April 20 at the Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 S. Main St., Greenwood. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

 

 

Marvin E. Finney, 84, Greenwood, died April 14, 2013. He was born May 11, 1928 in Spencer to the late Ralph S. and Chloe Daisey (Beatty) Finney, Sr. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Greenwood. He is survived by his grandsons, Joseph Finney (Jennifer) and Darren Finney (Tracy); and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis M. Finney; and son, Donald E. Finney. A service will be held at 1 p.m. on April 18 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood, with the burial following in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association,

 

Joan Hohlt, 88, Indianapolis, died April 11, 2013.  She was born Sept. 13, 1924 to the late Ralph and Bertha Myers. She owned and operated the Fireside South Restaurant. She was a past member of Order of the Eastern Star, volunteered at the Red Cross and most recently volunteered with Mended Heart and Helping Hearts.
Survivors: son, Andy and his wife, Terri; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Adam and Emily; two great grandchildren, Braydon and Violet Hohlt and special caretaker, Debbie Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Willim Hohlt. Visitation will be April 19 from 4 – 8 p.m. at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. with the funeral service there at 1 p.m. on April 20. She will be laid to rest at Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions: Mended Heart Chapter 78, 811 S. Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46237.

 

Lucile Cordelia Lantis, 82, Indianapolis, died April 10, 2013. She was born on July 3, 1930 to the late Frank and Bertha (Birck) Joly in Indianapolis.  Her father was a career Naval Officer and she spent her early life living in various locations before settling back in Indianapolis at the age of 18. She worked for many years at Banquet Ice Cream Company where she met the love of her life and future husband of 37 years. She was a long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lantis, Sr.; son, Norman Lantis, Jr. and sister, Loretta Sanders. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. and Kathryn M. Lantis; son, Frank Figley; granddaughter, Michelle Figley (David M. Bowman); great-grandson, David A. Bowman; and her precious cat, Sweety.  Funeral services were held April 13 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Services. Entombment took place in Calvary Cemetery. 

 

B.J. “Joe” Marine, 72, died April 14, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; his sister, Jean; two step-daughters, Shelly and Chrissie Spears and step-granddaughter, Macie; children, Tammy Snapp, Julie Johnson, Tony and Mark Marine; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be April 18 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St (US Hwy 31 South). Services will be private.

 

Betty Lou Lyster McFarland, 82, Acton, died April 8, 2013.  She was born Jan. 4, 1931, in Franklin to the late Ralph and Viola (Willey) Lyster. She graduated in 1949 from Franklin Township High School, where she was a cheerleader and drum majorette all four years. She was a member of Acton Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Benny Joe McFarland; children, Michael McFarland, Danny McFarland; Kathy (Michael) Shaffer and Julie (Keith) Dickerson; sister, Phyllis Bond; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel.  Burial was at Acton Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Generous Bucket Fund, c/o Indian Creek Christian Church, 6430 S. Franklin Road, Indianapolis, IN 46259.

 

Bill Rackemann, 52, Indianapolis, died April 11, 2013.  He was born on Sept. 2, 1960 to the late and Wilfred H. Rackemann, Sr. and Violet L. Collins, who survives, in Indianapolis. He worked for many years in the construction industry. He is survived by his mother, Violet L. Collins; siblings, Janet, Crystal, Susie, and Don; children, Angela, Brandy, Cody, Nikki, B.J. and Bobbie; and several grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Kenny.  Services were held April 14 at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

Obituaries

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

 

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.

Obituaries 4/4/13

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

 

Dorothy Ann Allen, 86, Indianapolis, died March 28, 2013. She was born on Nov. 30, 1926 in Indianapolis to John J and Leona M Gartner. She volunteered her time sewing, mending, hemming and making clothes for her church, hospitals and her family members and friends on special occasions. She is survived by her children, Joseph L. (Linda) Allen of Australia, Mary Ann (Mark) Dillon of Whiteland, William R. (Cindy) Allen of Indianapolis, Bernard F. (Maureen) Allen of Indianapolis, Raymond L. (Theresa) Allen of Greenwood and Paula M. (Breck) Timbs of Monrovia; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert A. Gartner. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Allen; brothers, John Jr., and Richard Gartner. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St Jude’s Catholic Church on April 3, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

 

 

Brenda Lee (Whitaker) Brown, 53, Indianapolis, died March 21, 2013. She was born In Cincinnati, Ohio to Carlos Whitakerand Syble (Goforth) Whitaker Dillon, on Feb. 9, 1960. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her mother; sons, Jason Dahl, JC, and Frankie Whitaker; daughter, Jessica Whitaker and 13 Grandchildren. Services were held on March 26 at Fountain Square Mortuary. Donations can be made to the family in care of the mortuary.

 

Mildred Jane “Mickey” (McGathey) Burton, 90, Whiteland and recently Franklin, died March 30, 2013. She was born Sept. 27, 1922 in Indianapolis to Daniel and Ila (Harrison) McGathey. She married George F. Burton on Oct. 18, 1941. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2004. She was employed at L. S. Ayers and later Marley Laister. She was past worthy matron of the Jubilee Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 602 and past president of the Sahara Grotto, Drum & Bugle Corp Women’s Auxiliary. Survivors include three sons, George F. Burton II (Julie), Richard A. Burton (Sherri), and Christian L. Burton (Deanna); daughter, Christina D. Burton Flesher (Harold); nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lee McGathey (Lois). She was preceded in death by brothers, Bob, Raymond and Roland McGathey; sister, Marguerite Dunn; and a grandson, John Patrick Baldwin. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on April 11 at Providence Christian Church, 4080 West Rd. 100 N., Bargersville. Memorial contributions are suggested to Riley Hospital for Children or Providence Christian Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel.

 

Charles “Chuck” Edward Carroll, 70, died March 27, 2013. He was born on Dec. 30, 1942 to Bernice (Duckett) Carroll and Charles Carroll in Beech Grove. He graduated in 1960 from Southport High School in Indianapolis. He worked at Indianapolis Welding Supply before retiring at Refractory Engineers in 1987. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 42 years, Joni (Roberts) Carroll; daughters, Kelly Jo Self, Lauri Carroll, Jennifer Lewis (Jeff), Carla Hill; son, Dan Carroll (Ashley); eight grandchildren, Abby Lewis, Katelyn Lewis, Grace Lewis, Ava Lewis, Alex Hill, Alivia Hill, David Hill, Nathan Carroll, his sisters Juanita Mann (Dick), Wanda Lowe (Ted), and many extended family members. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 2 at Holy Name Catholic Church. Donations can be made to Indiana Organ Procurement Organization in Chuck’s memory.

 

Carol Maxine (Bruce) Chastain, 82, Indianapolis, died March 20, 2013. She was born Oct. 24, 1930 in Greene County, Ind. to the late William Bruce and Masel Lynn (Hill) Bruce. She was employed as a Film Developer with Fox Photo and was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church. Carol is survived by her daughter Tammy Sue Dyer. She was preceded in death by daughters, Mary R. Matthews and Helen K. Chastain; and son, William Edward Chastain. She is survived by her brother, Francis (Mary Ann) Bruce; sisters, Maggie Cornett and Sue Ann Robinette; care giver, Rashelle L. Metcalf and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on April 1 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

 

Loren F. Clapper, 82, Indianapolis, died March 27, 2013.  He was born June 18, 1930 in New Palestine, Ind. to the late Albert and Grace (Phares) Clapper.  He married Elenora Singhurst “Babe” on Dec. 1, 1951; she preceded him in death in 2011.  He was a painter, and owner/operator of Clapper & Sons Painting in Indianapolis. He is survived by two sons, Fred (Becky) Clapper, Dennis (Cheryle) Clapper; daughter, Lorna (Scott) Johnson; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Souders, and Sonjia Clapper; six brothers and one sister.  Funeral services were held April 1 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Greenwood. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

 

Douglas Allen Hutton, 58, Beech Grove, died April 23, 2013.  He was a graduate of Beech Grove High School and Indiana University.  He was a journeyman electrician, an elementary school teacher and coached Little League baseball and football. He also worked at Saint Vincent de Paul and their food pantry and part-time for TFIS Security. Family preceding him in death are Charles and Marjorie Hutton and Joe & Betty Loyd. He is survived by his loving family: Ada, Joe, Charles (Chas, Chuck), Karla, Jannis, Kaitlyn, Jordan, Billy, Bobbi, Steve, Bailey, Rachel, Taylor, Todd, Josh, Andy, Aaron, and Lydia.  A memorial visitation will be held  April 5 from 4 – 8 p.m. in Little & Sons Funeral Home, 1301 Main St., Beech Grove.  A memorial prayer will be held April 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Shelbyville Road Church of Christ, 4915 Shelbyville Rd., Indianapolis.  A celebration of his life will be held immediately following at 9 Wally Ct., Beech Grove.  Donations may be made to Saint Vincent de Paul. 

 

Mary Jane Beaty Jacobson, 86, Franklin died March 27, 2013. On Feb. 3, 1927, she was born to Joseph and Mary True Beaty in Paoli. She graduated from Paoli High School in 1945. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from National University. She had worked for Eli Lilly prior to moving to California where she was an accountant and Information Technology professional for a variety of businesses and government entities including the City of San Diego and the United States Navy. Survivors include her siblings, Joseph Beaty of Palmyra, Elizabeth “Libby” Eddy of Danville, Frances Ehrmantraut of North Vernon; several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents; and brother, William Beatty. The Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. on April 5 at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 114 Lancelot Dr. Franklin. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandivier-Tudor Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Janice “Sue” Compton Leavell, 77, Indianapolis, died March 25, 2013.  She was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Wanamaker to the late Gerome and Martha (Jackson) Compton.  Sue is survived by her son, Keith (Anna) Leavell; sister, Roz Marin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren with one on the way; and three nephews.  Services were held April 3 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel.

 

Lucille “Lucy” (Cline) Leonard, 84, Indianapolis, died March 20, 2013. She was a dedicated employee of Bud’s Market for 35 years. She resided in the Fountain Square area of Indianapolis for 47 years. She was preceded in death by her father; and husband, John E. Leonard. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Kay Leonard (William A. Jenkins III); son, Michael J. (Cynthia) Leonard; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held March 23 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with the burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Ronald Eugene McGarr 73, Indianapolis, died March 25,2013. He was born to the late Harry F. Mc Garr and Mary Katheryn (Becraft) McGarr on July 28,1939 in Coal City, Ind. He is survived by brothers, Harold, Bruce, Randy and Terry McGarr; sisters, RoseMary and Sheila McGarr. He was preceded in death by brothers, Earl (7/31/03), Troy (2001); and stepsister, Anna King (4/8/1998). Funeral services were held on March 29 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with the burial in New Crown Cemetery.

 

Dorothy McQuilling, 88, formerly of Franklin, died March 25, 2013. On Aug. 3, 1924, she was born to Elvus and Lillie Kinney McMurray in Franklin. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1943 and married Kenneth E. McQuilling on Jan. 22, 1944 in San Bernardino. She had worked at Preston Safway Grocery Store formerly the Stop and Shop in Whiteland. She was a 50-year member of Rebekah Lodge #95, a member of Franklin Senior Center and Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Judy McQuilling; sister, Margaret Ann “Peggy” Canary; grandchildren: Jerrod McQuilling, Amy Graves, Amber Cromwell; great-grandchildren: Garrett Graves, Kady Graves, Emma McQuilling, Shelby Cromwell, Alexis McQuilling; several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, son: Kenny A. McQuilling; two sisters: Elizabeth Jean Curry and Clarice Mullikin. Funeral services were held on March 29 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandiver-Tudor Chapel. Memorial contribution may be made to American Cancer Society at 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

 

Franklin Paul Parker, 65, Indianapolis, died March 22,2013. He was born to the late Claude and Mildred (Northern) Parker on June 13,1947 in Plainfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed as a programmer for CC Electro Company. He is survived by sons, Eric R.B. (Patricia) Parker, Brandon C. (Rebecca) Parker, Thomas F. Parker; daughter, Laura D. Parker; sisters, Louise Williams and Allie Gibson; grandchild, Gabriel Parker; and significant other, Sue Neaman. A Memorial Service was held March 28 at Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

Norma C. Timmons, 89, Indianapolis, died March 27, 2013.  She was born on March 28, 1923 in Indianapolis to Arthur and Millie Vitz. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Ralph Timmons II; daughter-in-law, Katherine “Liz” Timmons; granddaughter, Laura Glynn; great-grandson, John Alexander Glynn; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Kyburz; and brother, Robert “Bob” Vitz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. Timmons; daughter, Barbara “Jack” Clark; and grandson, Jefferson D. Timmons. Funeral services were held March 30 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.  Memorial contributions may be made to North Shore Animal League. 

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Hallie Mae Alspaugh, 88, Greenwood, died March 23, 2013. She was born Nov. 7, 1924. She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1942. She served as Greenwood’s first policewoman in the early 1960’s and was also the owner/operator of Brownie Shoe Repair Shop on Main Street from 1973 to 1986. She was a member of the Waffle House breakfast group. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie L. (Edwin) Surface LaFary and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cleveland and Grace Darlene Duncan; brothers, Lowell O. and Carl L. Duncan; sisters, Virginia Helen (Freese) Ward and Cora Elizabeth Summers. There will be a private family service, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91 St. STE 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

 

 

H. Clay Butler, Sr., 84, Indianapolis, died March 25, 2013. He was born on Sept. 18, 1928 in Morristown, Tenn. He was a retired agent for New York Life Ins. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Schuster) Butler; children, Clay Butler, Jr., (Darlene), Therese Mascari (Tom), Mark Butler, Mary Snyder (Fred), Robert Butler, Jane Butler (Bob), and Patty Keller (Pat); sister, Emma Burns; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on April 1 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home.

 

 

Eleanor M. Lauck Bailey Christman, 100, Indianapolis, died March 23, 2013.  She was born on Sept. 1, 1912 to the late Charles M. and Rose E. Luesche Lauck in Indianapolis. She most recently lived near her son in New Albany, Ind. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and a tennis player in her day winning five Indiana State Tennis Championships in singles play. She is survived by her son, Ronald Bailey; sister, Mary Grace Lawler; brother-in-law, Les Clark; grandchildren, Kimberly Nicodemus (Eric), Michael Bailey (Theresa) and Brian Rowles (Kristine); and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Bailey; brothers, George, Charles B. “Bunny” and Joseph A. Lauck; sisters, Louise Mayer, Ruth Schroeder and Esther Clark; and granddaughter, Jennifer O’Neil.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on April 2 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with prayers being said at the funeral home prior to the service at 9:30 a.m.  Visitation will be April 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Robert Lee Elsea, 79, Indianapolis, died March 20. 2013. He was born on Nov 6, 1933 in Indianapolis. He worked for Recommended TV as a service/repairman for 25 years. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Alberta Elsea and Sam Elsea; and brother, Jac. He is survived by sisters, Dolores Rathbun and Claudia Herrera; and nieces, Laurie Lambert (Richard); and great-nieces Jenifer Fowler; and Emily Lambert along with many more nieces and nephews. Services were held March 25.

 

Carl Henry Herner, 84, died on March 24. Carl was born in Indianapolis on March 26, 1928, the son Charles and Matilda Herner, descendants of German immigrants in the 1840’s. He attended Holy Name and Sacred Heart Catholic elementary schools and Southport High School before volunteering for the United States Navy in 1945 at the age of 17. He served with distinction aboard Fletcher class destroyers until his honorable discharge in 1949. Carl served in the post-World War II Pacific, occupied-Japan and pre-Communist China.  His most noteworthy service was aboard the USS Trippe at the Bikini atomic bomb tests in July, 1946. He was employed at the Bridgeport Brass Company from 1949 to 1984, when he retired to Bonita Springs, Florida.  There he was active in sport fishing and scuba diving, returning to Indianapolis in 2006. Carl is survived by his former wife, Kathryn Herner; a sister, Betty Wolsiffer; four sons, Mark, Matt, Carl and Dan Herner and six grandchildren, Emily Dirosa, Molly, Joe, Daniel, Andrew and Gabriella Herner. Services will be at the Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave. on Monday, April 1, with viewing from 2-4 p.m., service at 4, and a wake to follow at the Edelweiss Restaurant at German Park, 8602 S. Meridian St.

 

 

Helen L. Lanahan, 88, Indianapolis, died March 22, 2013.  She was born on April 10, 1924 in Indianapolis to the late George and Marie Mennel. She was a charter member of St. Roch Catholic Church, where she was active in their Altar Society. She retired, after 25 years, from Merchants National Bank in 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Patsy (Mike) Sahm; sons, Mike (Sharon), and Dennis (Joyce) Lanhan; daughter-in-law, Kelly Fox; sister, Mary Jane Berger; brothers, George, and Joseph Mennel; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Lanahan; son, Timothy Lanahan; and special friend, Ted Schott. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 27 at St. Roch Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

Richard John “Jethro” Lane, 64, Indianapolis, died March 21, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 27, 1948 to William J. and Dorothy K. Fiscus Lane. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for GM Truck and Bus as a machine repairman for 34 years before retiring in 2006. He also worked as a funeral escort for Police Escort Service and most recently, Indianapolis Funeral Escort. Rick was a member of Englewood Lodge #715 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine and Murat Police Club. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna K. Bates Lane; daughter, Christina Lane Jarboe (Matthew); grandson, Austin Lane; step granddaughter, Taylor Jarboe and step grandson, Matthew Jarboe. Funeral services were held on March 25 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, with the entombment in Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

 

 

Lucille “Lucy” (Cline) Leonard, 84, Indianapolis, died March 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father; and her husband, John E. Leonard. She was a dedicated employee at Bud’s Market for 35 years. She resided for 47 years in Fountain Square. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Kay Leonard; son, Michael J.(Cynthia) Leonard; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 23 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with the burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. *PHOTO

 

Jean Mary Mollaun, 90, Indianapolis, died March 21, 2013.  She was born in Batesville to Cornelius and Geneva (Weigel) Miller. She worked at Herff Jones for several years. After retiring from there, she became a waitress at the New Bethel Ordinary and later at Wheatley’s Fish Fry. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Blacketer and son-in-law, Robert Blacketer. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Prosper Mollaun; and brothers, William Miller and James Miller.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 27 at Nativity Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

 

 

Eva Lee Monroe, 74, Indianapolis, died March 19, 2013. She was born on April 23, 1938 in Erwin, Tenn. to the late Sam and Sarah Riddle. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Robson, Laura (Dan) Harper, and Bobbie (Phillips) Prewitt; seven grandchildren, Brandi Stropes, Ronnie (Marie) Robson, Leah Prewitt, Eleni Prewitt, Charles Robson, Brett Prewitt, and Dylan Robson; six great-grandchildren, Heaven Staples, Halo Staples, Autumn Robson, Legend Staples, Justin Anderson, and Jordan Anderson; two sisters, Mary Ruth Lesher and Naomi Deter; and one brother, Ernie Riddle. A funeral service was held March 25 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, with the burial in Sutherland Park Cemetery.

 

 

Jeffery Thomas Phillips, 41, Greenwood, died March 23, 2013.  He was born on Oct. 3, 1971 in Indianapolis to Thomas F. and Sylvia Phillips. He graduated from Center Grove H.S., and attended IUPUI. He is survived by his parents; son, Jacob; daughter, Abigail; several aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandparents preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held on March 28 at 11:30 a.m. at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135 and Olive Branch Rd.

 

 

Regina Lynn Dean Phillips, 68, Indianapolis, died March 20, 2013. She was born Feb. 12, 1945 in Indianapolis to George and Wilma Dean. She retired as an administrator with the Indiana Department of Revenue. She was a member of West Newton Worship Center. Survivors include her son, Robby L. Phillips; brother, Wilbur Dean; grandsons, Willy and Robby Phillips. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Perry. Services were held March 23 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

 

 

Robert Riley, 76, Trafalgar, died March 21, 2013. He was born April 2, 1936 in Celina, Tenn. to the late Albert and Beulah (Spears) Riley. He is survived by his children, Michael Riley, Betty Tyner, and Glenda Spriggs; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Sue Yoder, Mary Duffer, and Betty Cowden. He was preceded in death by a son, Jay R. Riley. A graveside service was held on March 26 at First Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandivier-Tudor Chapel.

 

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Wai Ban Chan, 86, Beech Grove, died March 11, 2013. He was born Sept. 26, 1926 in China and came to the United States in 1963. He founded Chan’s Garden in Beech Grove and operated it for 25 years. Survivors include children, Hi Man (Susie) Chan, Yuik Ming (FeiFei) Chan, Audrey (Henry) Yee, Faye (Mike) Diehl; Lisa (David) Owensby and Katy Chan; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife Lee On Chan in 1995. Funeral services were held March 15 at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Margaret Francis Clark, 86, Greenwood, died March 14, 2013. She was born July 6, 1926 in Westmoreland, Tenn. to Homer and Viola Smith Carter. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Survivors include her children, Judy Cook (Ralph), Ruth Ann Everetts, David Troutt, Scharon Clark, Angela White (James); siblings: Alene Linville, Donald Ray Carter, Bobby Joe Carter, Patty Jean Jackson; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, William Frances Clark; sister, Myrtle Ruth Kirby; brother, Homer Wayne Carter; grandson, Kenneth Lee Cook; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held March 17 at Woodard Funeral Home, Westmoreland, Tenn., with the burial in New Hope Cemetery. Memorial Contribution may be made to Little Red Door at 1801 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202.

 

James E. Cummick, 86, Greenwood, died March 17, 2013. He was born April 2, 1926 to Samuel and Elizabeth Snell Cummick in Jasonville. A machine repairman, he retired from Ford Motor Company in 1992. He was a member of the UAW and the Southport Masonic Lodge. He is survived by sons, Larry F. Cummick and Andrew W. (Susan) Cummick; daughters, Linda M. (Douglas) Nies and Peggy J. (Thomas) Ward; brother, Sam (Terri) Cummick, 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Olive M. Cummick; one brother and six sisters. Private services are at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. Forest Lawn Funeral Home assisting with arrangements.

 

 

Kenneth W. Cundiff, 52, Indianapolis, died March 16, 2013.  He was born Oct. 29, 1960 in Indianapolis.  He owned and operated a carpet cleaning business.  He is survived by his mother, Roberta L. (Brannon) Cundiff; sister, Kasey L. Cundiff; nieces and nephews; and many friends. His father, Louie K. Cundiff, and sister, Kimberley K. (Cundiff) Slater, preceded him in death.  A memorial service was held March 20 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel.

 

Rella (Sizemore) Eversole, 84, Indianapolis, died March 16, 2013. She was born May 11, 1928 in Manchester, (Clay CO.) Ky. to the late Ezekiel and Lizza (Scalf) Sizemore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Berlin Eversole; daughters, Pearl Sizemore and Elizabeth Smallwood; five brothers and six sisters. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, Berlin Eugene (Gilda), Vernon (April), Jessie, Frank (Rita), Jay (Tonya), Kenneth, Jerry (Kristen), and Hank Eversole; daughters, Bernice (Rosco) Rorak, Joyce (Billy) Anderson, Mary Frances (Gerald) Eavey, and Angela Lancaster; sisters, Polly Buttery and Stella Wagers; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 20.

 

 Jo Ellen Manship-Loo, 64, died March 3, 2013. She was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 1948 to Frank E. Spencer and Arlene Montgomery Spencer. She was a homemaker. She was graduated from Southport High School and awarded the Outstanding Music Student at her graduation. She was a graduate of the University of Indianapolis with degrees in both voice and instrumental music. She performed with Joel Grey, Sid Caesar, Ann Miller, Carol Lawrence, Betty Grable and others at Starlight Musicals and played the leading role in “Hello, Dolly” at Footlight musicals. She formed her own band, “Lady and Friends,” and played in supper clubs in Indianapolis and at the French Lick Hotel. Teaching at Wilking’s and Arthur’s Music Studios, she also gave private lessons in both voice and instrumental music in her home. She taught music in Perry Township and Indianapolis Public Schools.  For 10 years she played the piano at Von Maur’s at the Greenwood Shopping Mall. She was a member of the Indianapolis Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Her first husband, Stephen Manship, died in 2008. Survivors include her husband, Patterson M. Loo; and two sons, Ben Manship (Ashley) and Daniel Manship (Cynthia) of San Diego, California; and one grandson, Neil Manship; mother, Arlene Montgomery Spencer; her brother, James C. Spencer of Madison; her sisters, Dr. Nancy Spencer Merbitz (Charles) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Julie Spencer (Gernot) of Bingen, Germany; three nephews, John Spencer, David Spencer, Avi Spencer-Blume; and one niece, Amienne Spencer-Blume. A memorial service was held March 9 at Garfield Park Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, with the burial in Reddington Cemetery, Reddington, Ind.

 

 

Marjorie A. McHugh, 71, Indianapolis, died March 11, 2013.  She was born on March 5, 1942 to the late Patrick F. and Marjorie F. (Butcher) McHugh in Indianapolis.  She was a long time member of St. Anthony Parish. She is survived by her siblings, Thomas McHugh (Mary), Michael McHugh (Lynda) and Mary E. Reed; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 15 in St. Anthony Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Elizabeth Ann Stanbourgh, 91, Novi, Mich., died March 19, 2013. She was born Jan. 9, 1922 to the late Lee and Gladys Hawhee. She is survived by her sons, Scott (Karen) Thomas, and Steve (Rita) Thomas; grandchildren, Mike, Julie Thomas, and Lauren (Corey) Teitsma, Carolyn Ann Eveston, and Robert Thomas; great grandson, James Matteson. She was preceded in death by her parents, and five siblings. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on March 23 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood.

 

Danny Ray York, 55, Indianapolis, died March 12, 2013. He was born Sept. 5, 1957 in Albany (Clinton Co.) to the late Luther and Doris (Stephens) York. He was a retired Plant Manager for Performance Co. Survivors include his son, Luther R. York; daughter, Jessica L. York; brother, Darrell (Teresa) York; sisters, Bonnie (Willard) Morrow and Linda Mullen; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 15, with the burial at New Crown Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary.

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Doris M. Bade, 90, Indianapolis, died March 5, 2013. She was born Sept. 3, 1922 in Indianapolis.  She is survived by her brother, Bob Lowes; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded by her son, Edward L. Edens; husbands, Harold Edens and Irwin Bade; and brother, Malcolm E. Lowes. Services were conducted at Zion United Church of Christ. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, with the entombment in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.  Memorial Contributions may be made to God’s Bounty, Inc., 8229 Oris Ct., Indianapolis, In 46259. The complete obituary can be found at wilsonstpierre.com.

 

Kenneth Cupp, Sr., 82, died March 7, 2013. He was born March 24, 1930 in Manchester, Ky. to the late Willie and Mary (Benge) Cupp. He was a retired cement finisher for Pearson Co. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, June W. (Smith) Cupp; daughter, Diana Stone; sister, Beatrice Goodrid; and granddaughter, Kandera Cupp.  Survivors include his sons, Kenneth, Jr., Keith (Vicki), Richard (Tammy) and Michael Cupp; daughters, Brenda (Cary) Bledsoe, Shirley Pelfrey and Angela Cupp; brothers, James (Jan) and Clifford (Gloria) Cupp; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The Mass of Christian Burial was held March 12 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Arrangements were made by Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

Roland “Pat” Fitzgerald, 61, Indianapolis, died March 11, 2013. He was born on Feb. 27, 1952 in Indianapolis to Thurman and Grace Fitzgerald. He is survived by his son, Patrick Fitzgerald; grandson, Benjamin P. Fitzgerald; special friends, Kathy Fitzgerald and David Austin; and fishing buddy, Larry Masner. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Grace Fitzgerald; and brother, Floyd Fitzgerald. Visitation will be held March 14 from 4 – 8 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Funeral Service will be conducted March 15 at 1 p.m., with the burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to People First Hospice.

 

Francis J. “Butch” Greene, 78, died March 8, 2013. He was born in Bedford, Ind. He was bred, educated and resided his entire life as a Hoosier. He spent 31 years of his working career at International Harvester/Navistar, where he retired in 1991 as Manager Financial Foundry Operations. In his younger days, civic contributions as the President/Treasurer of the New Whiteland JC’s and leadership in Franklin Township’s Little League Baseball were important to him.  During his second retirement, he worked part-time at local Indianapolis venues like State Fairgrounds, Boat Shows, Sysco and security at the Indy Motor Speedway. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy; sons, Tony and Tim; and five grandchildren Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. on March 18 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd.

 

 

 

William “Bill” Israel, 58, Indianapolis, died March 6, 2013.  He was born on June 15, 1954 in Indianapolis to the late Alfred E. and Phyllis K. (Ruby) Israel. He was a graduate of Arlington High School, and begun working in hardware at age 15. He worked for Community Hardware for several years, Carmel Ace Hardware, A.M.I.  Cardwell Do It Best, and Twin Air Ace Hardware, totaling more than 40 years experience. He coached softball at Garfield Christian Church for over 12 years and more recently, basketball. He was a member of Garfield Christian Church, where he enjoyed attending Sunday school class. He is survived by his wife, Janeen; son, Andrew; daughter, Emily; sisters, Suzanne Israel, and Kathy (Rick) Aldrich; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held March 11 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana, Garfield Christian Church, or Rock Steady Boxing Foundation.

 

Roy M. Jacobs, 84, Indianapolis, died March 8, 2013.  He was born on March 5, 1929 in Indianapolis to the late Hamilton and Lillian Jacobs. He graduated from Washington High School in 1947, where he excelled in track, football and basketball. After graduation, he played football at Anderson University, as well as playing for the Indianapolis semi-pro football team, the Tryon All-Stars. He is a veteran of the Korean War. He married Lola Marie Davis on Dec. 17, 1950. They owned and operated The Grove Restaurant and Lounge in Beech Grove from 1971-1993. He is preceded in death by his brother, John Jacobs; and grandsons, Dominic Russo and Alexander J. Givens. He is survived by his wife; sisters, Sue Partlow, and Mae Mitchell; sons, Joseph M. Jacobs Sr, and Jerry M. Jacobs; daughters, Cathy J. (Paul) Zoderer, and Lisa M. (Nick) Russo; grandchildren, Joseph M. Jacobs II, Thomas A., Levi N., and Joshua M. Jacobs, Jacob N. Russo, Cassie A. Wolfhope, Roxy M. Zoderer, and Amity K. Givens; and great grandchildren, Anjelique E., Joseph M. Jacobs III, Jaimen M., and Julian M. Jacobs, and Isabella G. Wolfhope. Services will be held March 14 at 7 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., where friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

 

Emory E. “ED” Johnson, 66, Greenwood, died March 5, 2013. He was born March 29, 1946 in Berwind, W. Va. to the late Riley E. and Pansy E. (Hackney) Johnson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and later retired from Dayton Fright Lines. He was a member of N.R.A. and ABATE of Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Terri Jonson; children, Trena (Mark) Welch and Eddie W. Johnson; grandchildren; Brandon Welch, Britney (Robert) Lofton, and Joe Biggers, Jr.; great-grandson, Noah Lofton; step-children, Christopher (Nikki) Sullender, Tracie (Jeremy) Rhynearson, Brandie (Jason) Somerville, Debbie Stanley, and Donna (Jimmy) Bullock; eight step grandchildren; and a brother, Charles (Pat) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Junior Johnson. A memorial service was held March 10 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

 

John A. Kelley, 83, Greenwood, died March 7, 2013. He was born Jan. 18, 1930 in Fairmount, Ind. to the late Charles O. and Mabel M. (Sears) Kelley. He married Jean (Shaffer) on June 5, 2003 and she survives. He is also survived by his son, John C. (Beth) Kelley; daughter, Vicki M. (Joe) Lawrence; step-son, Thomas Edwards; step-daughters, Bonney L. (Marion) Hoffman, Susan Ennis and Amy Pitts; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Thomas Kelley; and his sisters Juanita Mountjoy and Ruth Arnette. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. He retired after working for H.H. Gregg for 20 years and William H. Block for 30 years. During retirement he worked for Hertz Rental Cars. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Services will be private. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

 

 

Joyce Joan (Steider) McClatchey, 81, died March 7, 2013. She was born Jan. 21, 1932 in North Loup, Neb. to Elmer and Dorothy (Larkin) Steider. She grew up on the family farm, which operated as the “Vegetable Gardner & Market Sales” with her family in Beaver Crossing, Neb. & Lincoln, Ariz. She married Gale Lee McClatchey on Sept. 4, 1949 in Washington County, Ariz. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Jeffersonville, Ind. In 1955 Joyce and husband Gale became proprietors of “Gales TV Sales & Service” in Beech Grove, serving in this location for over 54 years, through 2009. Before moving to Albuquerque, N.M. in late 2009, she attended several congregations of the Church of God throughout Indianapolis most recently South Meridian Street Church of God where she was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society. She was a member of The WCG (Women of Church of God) and Missions of the Church of God. She took part in missionary trips to Guatemala and Mexico. She is survived by her husband, Gale McClatchey of 63 years; children and spouses, Deborah and Wayne Chitwood; David McClatchey; Jill Leath; Nancy and Steve Browning; Scott A. McClatchey; Sara and Kevin Martin; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, Verna Martin; brothers and sisters-in-laws; Lee and Norma Steider, Roger and Bev Steider and Glenn and Judy Steider; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Darrel and Barbara McClatchey; Dorothy McClatchey; and Atwood Watson; 18 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Steider; mother, Dorothy Larkin Steider Dickey; sister, Genive Smetter; brother, Lyle Steider; brothers-in-law, Ray Martin, Homer Smetter and Verl McClatchey; sister-in-law, Arlene Watson; son-in-law, Philip Leath; niece, Joan Watson Hamm; and nephews, Ronald Lee and Roger McClatchey. A Funeral Service with Interment will be in Beaver Crossing Cemetery. Memorials may be contributed to Meridian St. Church of God, 7800 South Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46217 or Heartland Hospice of Albuquerque, NM 87110. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Beaver Crossing, Neb.

 

Virginia Inez (Davidson) Morris, 91, died March 11, 2013. She was born Oct. 23, 1921 in Warren County, Ky. to the late Jottie B. and Bessie Rhea (Miller) Davidson. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jottie B. Davidson; and sister, Mary Lucille Seay. Survivors include her brother, Larry Ray Davidson. No calling or visitation. Cremation with burial of cremains at later date at Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitetown, Ind. Arrangements by Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

 

M’Kaiyah Lynn Heck-Parker, 6 months, died March 7, 2013.  She is survived by her parents, Jessica Heck and Michael Parker, Jr.; sister, Myiah Parker; grandparents, Michael Parker, Paulette Akbar, Jeanette Akbar, Fareed Akbar, Edward and Veronica Parker, Vickey and Dillard Crabtree. Services were conducted at Lifeline Ministry. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Chapel of the Chimes. Burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery.

 

Wayne P. Scott, 87, Plainfield, died on March 6, 2013.  He was born on February 26, 1926 to the late Everett and Alma (Purvis) Scott in Amo, Indiana.  He served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII receiving the Purple Heart. He is survived by his step-daughter, Linda Yutzy; sister, Ruby Pleake; and sister-in-law, Doris Scott Sullivan.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gene Tunny Scott and Carl Scott; and sister, Faye Scott.  Cremation will take place and he will be laid to rest in Madison, Ind. at the Madison National Cemetery.  Arrangements and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Dennis L. Stolz, 59, New Whiteland, died March 6, 2013. He was born May 10, 1953 in Jacksonville, Fla. He is survived by his daughter, Liz Stolz; mother, Mary Ann Stolz; dearest friend, Nickie Bough; brother, Eric Stolz; and sister, Amy Hastings. He was preceded in death by his father, John Stolz. A 25-year employee of Sandvik Coromont, he was a Productivity Engineer focusing on the aerospace and automotive industries. Honoring his love of racing, donations may be made to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222. A service was held March 11 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

 

Ruth Brickner Stout, 90, Indianapolis, died March 8, 2013. She was born on Aug. 18, 1922 to the late Frank and Catherine (Hittle) Brickner in Hamburg, Ind. She was a longtime member of St. Roch Catholic Church until moving to Florida to live with her daughter, Theresa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur R. Stout, in 2011; son, James Stout; and her sisters, Alma Welling and Rose Sullivan. She is survived by children, Michael Stout (Sarah), Theresa Hensley, and Pam Palmer (Mark); and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on March 14 at St. Roch Catholic Church, with the burial following in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Lauck and Veldhof Funeral Home.  *PHOTO

Obituaries 3/7/13

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

Maggelina Marie Caito Corsaro, 98, died March 3, 2013. She was born Sept. 3, 1914 into the Italian community in downtown Indianapolis.  Her parents, Clara Katherine Mercurio Caito and Joseph J. Caito were first generation Italian immigrants who made their living in the banana business.  She was the first child of the couple who would eventually welcome Ida Mae, Mary Ann, Phillip, Marguerite and Johnny to their family. On November 6, 1938, she married (Daniel Francis) Danny Corsaro. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Clara Caito, husband Daniel F. Corsaro, sister Ida Mae Mascari, brother Phillip Caito, daughter Concetta Joan and twin boys. She is survived by sisters, Mary Ann Schembra (Joe), Marguerite Bova (Junior); brother John Caito (Mary Ann); four children and their spouses, Paul and Francie (Dunn) Corsaro, Concetta and Paul Groves, Joe and Andee (Brinkley) Corsaro and Danny and Karen (Demarest) Corsaro; grandchildren,  Danny Corsaro (Francine), Greg Corsaro (Susie), Amy Bauer (Shawn), Kristi Marino (Andy), Andy Corsaro (Melyssa), Mia Hirschy (Andy), Michelle Matthews (Mike), Julie Stewart (Nick), Johnny Groves (fiancé Crystal Mullins), Matthew Corsaro, Alex Corsaro, Daniel Corsaro, Maggie Corsaro and Anthony Corsaro; and 23 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on March 8 at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home with a Rosary being said at 7:30 p.m. and morning prayers being said on Friday at 9:15 a.m. prior to Mass. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Augustine’s Home, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN46260.

 

 

Mary Catherine Dwenger Vincent Douglas, 85, Greenwood, died Feb. 28, 2013. She was born Sept. 4, 1927 in Indianapolis to John and Margaret Cahill Dwenger. She was Record Librarian and on-air personality “Woof Boom Mary” at WFBM radio and production secretary at WRTV-6. She was an outstanding vocal soloist on WFBM TV’s “The Rhodes Show” as well as other orchestras and jazz/swing trios. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Francis “Jerry” Fitzgerald and Gordon H. “Sam” Douglas; daughter, Kathryn Strakis; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Barb Douglas. Survivors include her son, Daniel J. Vincent (Helen); son-in-law, George Strakis; stepson, David Douglas (Sherry); grandchildren, Thomas Vincent (Jenn), Valerie Vincent, Matthew Strakis and great granddaughter, Zoe. The funeral was held March 4 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Cayla Cynthia Feltman, Infant, Indianapolis, died Feb. 22, 2013.  Survivors include her parents, Daniel and Janelle Feltman; paternal grandparents, Richard and Diana Feltman of Indianapolis; maternal grandparents, Dave and Connie Spellmeyer of Jasper, Ind.; great-grandparents, Leo and Alice Gibson of Jasper, Mercedes Spellmeyer of Jasper and Elenora Meisberger of Indianapolis; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Family and friends will gather on March 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis.  A graveside service will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are encouraged to the Preeclampsia Foundation for HELLP Syndrome research, 6767 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 400, Melbourne, FL 32940.

 

 

Kristina K. (Kammerer) Huffman, 38, Indianapolis, died Feb. 24, 2013. She was born Aug. 12, 1974 in Indianapolis. Survivors include her parents, Michael and Linda (Elamon) Kammerer of Indianapolis; three children, Brittany Kammerer of Quincy, Wallace Michael Huffman and Ashley Huffman both of Indianapolis; brother, Mike Kammerer, Jr. of Indianapolis; and a grandson, Evan Mann of Quincy. A funeral service was conducted March 2 at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.

 

 

Janet Marie Kasper, 60, Indianapolis, died March 1, 2013. She was born in Rochelle, Ill. on Nov. 17, 1952 to John J. and Margaret Patricia Gresh Cook. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University and worked at People’s Bank for many years before retiring in 2001. She was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority. She was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Cook; husband, Oscar Kasper; sons, Paul Kasper (Katie), Mathew Kasper (Amanda) and Brian Kasper; grandchildren, August and Maddox; sister, Ruth Whorton; brothers, Larry and Mike Cook. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 5 at St. Mark Catholic Church, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Alicia (Gonzalez) Lebron, 72, Indianapolis, died March 2, 2013. She was born March 16, 1940 in Colon, Panama to Miguel Angel Gonzalez and Julia Rosa (Davis) Guadalupe. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her husband, Candido Lebron; mother; son, Daniel (Penny) Smith; sister, Alina Gittens; and several grandchildren. Visitation will be March 7 at noon until the service at 2 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary, with the burial in New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Debbie Johnson-Miller, 59, Indianapolis, died March 1, 2013. She was born Aug. 10, 1953 to James Ruben and Carolyn J. Johnson. She attended Clinton Young Grade School, Perry Meridian Middle School and graduated from Southport High School in June of 1971. She retired from Indianapolis Power and Light after 30 years of service and just finished 11 years at Citizen’s Energy Group. She married Chris Emerson Miller in June 1981. She is survived by her husband; children, Kristina Miller and Michael Miller; 5 grandchildren, Airman Christopher Tanner Horoho, Shelby Horoho, Alexa Miller, Hunter Miller and Sophie Miller; one great-granddaughter, Nadia Miller; mother, Carolyn J. Johnson; brother, James Johnson; sister, Vickie Johnson and faithful four legged children, Kirby Sue and Kelsey Ann Miller. She is preceded in death by her father, James Ruben Johnson and one brother, Mark A. Johnson. The funeral service was held March 5 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the entombment in Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Southside Animal Shelter, or Bestfriends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd. Kanab, UT 84741.

 

Mary Jo Mozingo, 88, Greenwood, died Feb. 23, 2013. On June 6, 1924 she was born to Moses C. and Lucile A. (Sturdevant) Pruitt in Connersville. She graduated from Franklin College in 1945 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, magna cum laude then earned her Master’s degree in Social Services from Indiana University in 1964. She was married to Byron J. Mozingo on Oct. 5, 1946. She had worked as the Director for Shelby County Department of Public Welfare. Mary Jo was a very active member of the community her memberships include: First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood where she served as an Elder; National Association of Social Workers, Academy of Certified Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tri Kappa, Charlotte Emerson Club, Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, in Franklin; Board of Trustees with Valle Vista Hospital, Society of Indiana Pioneers, Historic Landmarks of Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son: Todd R. Mozingo. She is survived by cousins and friends. Funeral Services were private. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenwood Village South, Library Memorial Fund, 295 Village Lane, Greenwood, IN 46143, or to the Johnson County Community Foundation, 398 S. Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131.

 

Rose J. Neuman, 99, Beech Grove, died March 2, 2013. She was formerly a resident of Huntingburg, Ind.  She was born in Jasper on Oct. 21, 1913.  She married Henry E. Neuman on Sept. 4, 1937 at St. Mary’s Church, Huntingburg.  She was a longtime homemaker and later worked at Gossard in Huntingburg.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2366.  She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers.  She was very involved in church activities. Henry preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Father Matthias Neuman, OSB of St. Meinrad Archabbey; two daughters, Elaine (Jon) Trippeer of Pendleton, IN and Nancy (Mark) Bartkowski of Kalamazoo, MI; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Trippeer, Melissa (Jedd) Krintz and Sakeena Bartkowski; and five great grandchildren. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on March 9, 2013 at St. Paul Hermitage Chapel.  A graveside service and burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s parish church cemetery in Huntingburg.  Friends may call at St. Paul Hermitage from 4 – 8 p.m. on March 8, and from 10 a.m. until mass on Saturday. Arrangements entrusted to Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel.

 

Fred Stanley Price, 54, Indianapolis, died March 1, 2013.  He was born Aug. 9, 1958 in Danville, Ky. to Buford K. and Ethel S. (Cox) Price who preceded him in death.  He was a self-employed electrician. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Lynn (Hatfield) Price; sons, Christopher S., Kyle S., Ryan S. Price; daughter, Amanda S. Price; brothers, Buford K. (Sherrie), Elmer (Paula), Stuart (Theora) and Gary Price; sister; Beverly Sue (John) Kelley; two grandchildren: Alena A., Ayeson J. Price. A memorial service was held on March 4 in Christ Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Donations to the family would be greatly appreciated.

 

Mikel Charles Sanders, 60, Indianapolis, died March 3, 2013. He was born July 15, 1952 to the late Jack W. and Fontana (Schall) Copp. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Belinda J. (Dalton) Sanders; sons, Mikel (Candida), AJ (Susan) Sanders; daughters, Toni M., Amber R., and Jessi E. Sanders; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be March 7 at Fountain Square Mortuary from 4 p.m. until service time at 7:30 p.m.

 

Ruth F. Smith, 91, Indianapolis, died Feb. 27, 2013. She was born March 13, 1921 in Pike County, Ind. to the late Denzel and Pearl (Riddle) Fleener. Before retiring she was employed by Smith Valley I.G.A. for 17 years, Haag Drugs, and Home Healthcare. She is survived by her sons, Arthur E. (Patricia A.) Smith and Tim (Kathy) Smith; two grandchildren, Colleen Murray and Shawn Everly; ten great grandchildren; and a brother, Charles A. Fleener. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur G. Smith; brother, Harry Fleener; and sister, Betty Lee. A service was held March 1 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with the burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

 

Wilhelmine Louise “Billie” Smith, 76, Indianapolis, died Feb. 26, 2013.  She was born Feb. 13, 1937 in Indianapolis to the late Robert C. and Helen W. (Stumpf) Beeson Clemens.  She retired from Sears at the Greenwood Park Mall in 2001.  She is survived by her loving daughters, Sara Coy (husband, Jon), Lori and Julie Smith; grandsons, J.R. and Mike Coy; and three great grandchildren. Her husband, Lowell Smith; son, Robert Smith; and brother, Robert Beeson, preceded her in death. Per her request, there will be no visitation and services are private.  Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

 

Geneva Marie Westmeyer, 80, Indianapolis, died March 4, 2013. She was born May 26, 1932, in Friendship, Ind. to the late Edward and Orpah (Montgomery) Westmeyer.  She is survived by family and friends, Donna G. Metzger, Vickie L. Pastrick, Ronald G. Pastrick, Jeremiah A. Pastrick and Joshua A. Pastrick; nieces and nephew, Pam Hildebrand, Peggy Ezell, Marilyn Travis and David Westmeyer. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Linwood Christian Church, 4424 E. Michigan, Indianapolis, IN 46201.

Obituaries 2/28/13

February 27, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries by Carey Germana

William “Bill” Allstatt 88, Beech Grove, died Feb. 22, 2013.  He had been an Indianapolis Firefighter for 40 years.  He won many awards, including medals from the Police and Fire Games and the Senior Classics. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Allstatt (Forstel); one brother; and his wife of 50 years, Mary Allstatt (Waldo). He is survived by his two daughters, Judy Allstatt and Debbie Long (Jim); two grandchildren, Shelby (Ralph) and Adam (Kristin); seven great-grandchildren; and two special family friends, Melba Moore and Cheri Thompson. There will be a celebration of his life on March 2 from 1-4 p.m. with a eulogy given by the Indianapolis Fire Dept. at 3:30 p.m. at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Annette C. Caudill, 48, Indianapolis, died Feb. 13, 2013.  She was born on Dec. 26, 1964 to the late Green and Maxine Campbell Fugate in Indianapolis.  Annette worked in Shapiro’s Delicatessen for over 22 years, with her husband, in the downtown location.  She is survived by her husband, Carl Caudill; daughter, Clara Caudill; step-son, Billy Joe Caudill; sisters, Adious York, Shirley Fugate, Connie Duncan and Melissa Rockelman; brothers, Michael, Jay and David Fugate; and two step-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on March 2 at 4 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral and Cremation Services.

 

 

Paul Cento, 79, Indianapolis, died Feb. 21, 2013. He was born in Italy to Guerino and Carmela Cento. He was a famous Italian shoemaker, known for making shoes for Pope Pius XII and Sophia Loren in Italy. He served in the Italian Air Force. He married his wife, Lisa on Dec. 4, 1966. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lisa; two sons, Mike and Tony Cento; daughter-in-law, Gina Cento; six grandchildren, Olivia, Paul, Anthony, Michael, Isabella and Antonio Cento; sisters, Rosa Cento, Katherine LaMonaca and Antoinette Pizzi; brother, John Cento; sister-in-law, Pina Cento; brothers-in-law, Luca LaMonaca and Federico Pizzi; four nieces and eight nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 27 in St. Mark Catholic Church, with the entombment in Calvary Cemetery. *PHOTO

 

Richard A. “Rick” Denbo, 30, Greenwood, died Feb. 22, 2013. He was born July 12, 2982 in Indianapolis.  Survivors include his wife, Jami (Miessen) Denbo of Greenwood; one step-son, Payton Young; step-daughters, Tiyler Wakley and Ruby Young; parents, Kevin and Roberta Denbo of Greenwood; one brother, Bryan Denbo of Greenwood; one sister, Sarah Bates of Indianapolis; one niece, Nyah Bates; and two nephews, Nolan and Brayden Denbo. Calling will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. on March 2 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1239 E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis, with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

 

 

Elsie Jean Bell Taylor DesJean, 88, died Feb. 23, 2013. She was a graduate of St. Phillip Neri Elementary School and St. John Academy in Indianapolis. She worked as an administrative assistant for the United States Social Security Administration for several years prior to marrying her first husband, Jim Taylor. She is survived by children, Stephen (Janet), Lawrence (Janet), Philip(Theresa), Jeffrey (Carol) and Jeanne Goedde,  (Vernon), Phillip (Susan), Thomas (Vicki), Colette Tellmann (John), John (Cindy),  Mark, Denise Hunter (Michael) and Matthew (Julie); and husband, Cyril Deslean; 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Anna Bell; son, Robert Joseph; and first husband, James Walter Taylor.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church. Contributions may be sent to Franciscan Missions: Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, Franciscan Mission Union (FMU), 3140 Meramec St., St. Louis, MO 63118-4399.

 

Robert W. Drake, 89, Indianapolis, died Feb. 21, 2013 He was born in Bell Point, Ky. to Granville and Emma Stamper Drake. He owned and operated Bob’s Century Service on Bluff Road for over 40 years. He served in the US Army during WWII and was the recipient of a Purple Heart for being wounded while in France. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reva Pasley Drake. He is survived by his step-son, Donald Caldwell; step-grandson, Shawn Caldwell; step-granddaughter, Holly Caldwell; step-great-grandson, Jacob Caldwell; step-nephew, Larry Pasley; caretaker and companion, Rageanne Smedley and her children, Alyssa, Deadra, Alaynia, Bubby and Shaylee Lou “Smiley”. Visitation will be Feb. 28 from 2 – 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home with funeral services being held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Mark Edward Griffin Sr., 39, Indianapolis, died Feb. 22, 2013.  He was born on Aug. 24, 1973 in Oscoda, Mi.  He is survived by his mother and step father, Miracle and Eugene Satterfield; father and step-mother, Donald and Deb Griffin; his children, Nancy (Dennis) Creek, Bobbi Jo (John) Morris, Kayla Griffin, and Mark Griffin, Jr.; six grandchildren, Dennis Jr., Julliann, Jeffrey Jr., Dant’e, Rachel, and Kalista; brother, Mike (Jamie) Griffin; sister, Becky (Chris) Blythe; step-sister, Sheri Satterfield; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, with the burial in New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Rodney Lee Gudinas, 75, Greenwood, died Feb. 18, 2013. He was born March 22, 1937 in Hamtramck, MI to the late Baltrus and Bessie (Sterbis) Gudinas. He is survived by his wife, Jo Gudinas; and best friend, Sam Conigliaro. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel.

 

James Henry “Red” Hooper, Sr., 80, Indianapolis, died Feb. 22, 2013. He was born May 16, 1932 in Ashland, Tenn. to Francis and Naomi (Glasgow) Ewing. He is survived by his wife, Irene (Dickens) Hooper; four sons, Terry Wayne Hooper of Indianapolis, James Henry Hooper, Jr., of Avon, William Johnny Hooper of Greenwood, and Larry Eugene Hooper of Kokomo; two daughters, Brenda Gail Smith and Karen Lynn Sullivan, both of Indianapolis; two brothers, Millard Hooper of Harrison, Tenn. and Cordell Hooper of Pensacola, Fla.; 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A funeral service was held Feb. 25 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel.

 

Sharon Lanham, 67, Greenwood, died Feb. 24, 2013.  She was born on April 28, 1945, to the late C. Freeman and Edith Marie (Lashbrook) Geer. She worked for 20 years at American States Insurance Company. After retirement, she worked as an insurance underwriter. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James F. Lanham; and brothers, Carl Geer, and Gary Geer. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, Indianapolis. There will be no services.

 

 

Herschell F. “Unk” Miles 68, Indianapolis, died Feb. 24, 2013. He was born May 17, 1944 to the late Robert F. and Ethel M. (Thompson) Miles.  He was a fork lift operator for AAA Warehouse and a member of Moose Lodge 17. Survivors include his daughters, Angela K. and Jenny R. Miles; sister, Lois L. (Larry) Ballinger; grandchildren, Bailey, Hershella, Jocelyn; and several nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be Feb. 28 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary. The funeral will be held March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Mortuary with the burial at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Geneva L. Spear, 84, Greenwood, died Feb. 25, 2013. She was born Sept. 23, 1928 in Rome, Tenn. to Johnnie and Velma Estep Hughes. She retired form Quaker Oats in 1989 after 27 years of service. She was a member of Trueword Baptist Church and the Concord Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Gordon Spear, Jr. and Noi; Marvin L. Spear and Cindy, Dianna Hutton and Tracy; daughter-in-law, Donna Spear; son-in-law, Terry Nevala; brother, Randall Hughes; sister, Geraldine Haney; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Gordon Spear, Sr.; daughter, Debra Nevala; brother, Johnnie M. Hughes; and sister, Myrtle Hammond. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on March 1 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave., with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Garden.

 

William Eugene Stroot, 84, Indianapolis, died Feb. 23, 2013.  He was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Terre Haute to the late Edward and Pearl Stroot.  He is survived by his children, Steve (Dawn) Stroot and Susie (Darrell) Spears; brothers, John and Paul Stroot; sister, Mary; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Zeke Stroot. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel.

 

Donald Edward Switzer, 63, Indianapolis, died Feb. 17, 2013. He was born on Jan. 7, 1950 in Indianapolis to Clinton and Margaret Switzer. He is survived by his siblings Paula (Robert Jr.) Yokum, David (Linda) Switzer and Paul (Jan) Switzer; three nephews and one niece. There will be no services. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.

 

Linda A. Wilder, 60, Indianapolis, died Feb. 19, 2013. She was born July 10, 1952 to the late Carl and Mary Koontz Ebert. She is survived by her husband, Greg; her daughter, Danna (Matt) Whitney; and her grandson, Camden. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 23. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, 5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis IN 46227.

 

 

Doris L. York, age 72, Indianapolis, died Feb. 19, 2013. She was born March 23, 1940 in Windy City, Ky., to the late Robert and Delia Abbott Stevens. She lived most of her life in Indianapolis and was a former employee of J.C. Hershman Mattress Company for 25 years. She is survived by four children, Bonnie (Willard) Morrow of Carthage, Indiana and Lynda Mullen of Indianapolis, Darrell (Teresa) York of Southport and Danny York of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Stevens of Indianapolis and Harry Stevens of McCordsville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Luther York; and one sister, Norma Johnson. A graveside service was held Feb. 22 at New Crown Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services in New Castle.

 

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.