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