Obituaries 3/20/14

March 19, 2014 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Raymond Charles Bohall, 85, Beech Grove, died March 9, 2014. Raymond was born July 7, 1928 to the late Raymond W. and Thelma Berkhotz Bohall in Indianapolis. He married Barbara Hennis on Dec. 16, 1972. During his working years he was employed as a painter and maintenance man at Amtrak in Beech Grove. Raymond enjoyed bowling and watching the Pacers play. He is survived by his wife Barbara J. Bohall; sons Steven (Lena) Bohall, Morgantown, Donald (Janet) Bohall, Beech Grove, and David (Debbie) Bohall, Clermont; daughters Carole Cook, Beech Grove and Vickie (Chuck) Ford, Greenwood; brother Willis Bohall;  13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services were March 13 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Interment is at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Lenville “Buddy” Robert Crabtree, 83, died March 13, 2014 Indianapolis. He was born April 14, 1930 in Monticello, Ky. to William B. and Mollie M. (Crabtree) Crabtree who preceded him in death, along with his wife Cynthia Mae ( Moles) Crabtree; son, James Kessenger; daughter, Patsy Doss; four sisters; and one brother. He was a retired Master Carpenter for Koschnick Lumber Company. Survivors include son, Robert Crabtree; daughters, Donna Wilcoxon, Cynthia D. Crabtree and Tina Galindo; 12 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was March 17 at Fountain Square Mortuary, with burial following at Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Phyllis Ann Davis, 85, Indianapolis, died March 7, 2014. Phyllis Miller was born on Dec. 24, 1928 in Evansville. Phyllis married Ralph E. Davis on Feb. 26, 1950 in Indianapolis and he survives. Other survivors include daughter Marcia (Steve) Marshall;  son Rick (Jenny) Davis; grandchildren Danielle Marshall, Weston Marshall, Whitney (Sully) Sullivan, and Lusha Li; sister-in-law Ruth Fisher; and brother-in-law Howard Davis. Besides her parents, Phyllis is preceded in death by her sister Larie Bryant and brother Harold Dean Miller. Phyllis was a member of LifePoint Church. She had been employed for 10 years at Wm. H. Block Southern Plaza Junior’s Department as a sales associate. Services was March 12, in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Life Point Church Building Fund, 8450 Combs Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46227.

 

Patricia Jane Dugan, 56, died Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 28, 1957, to John J. and Alice Rawlinson Dugan. Patty attended Holy Trinity Grade School and was a 1975 graduate of Cardinal Ritter High School. She attended Marian College (now University) and graduated from Purdue University at Indianapolis with a degree in computer science. Patty worked for 31 years as an information specialist for Franciscan Alliance Information Services associated with the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Thomas. M. Dugan. She is survived by her sisters, Sharon Dugan Holmes, Kathy Dugan Feldhake (Steve), and Dr. Ellen Dugan- Barrette (Craig); brothers, Michael  J. (Mary Ellen), John C. , and Robert “Tim” Dugan (Deanne) ;  nieces,  Kelly Remy (Michael),  Dawn Holtrey (Earnie) , Katie Longo (Gary),  Erin Sheridan,  Kristen E. Dugan, Alice D. Barrette,  Kerry E. Myers,  Mary Kate Dugan, Kaelin M. Dugan, and Joan A. Dugan; nephews, John C. Dugan , Jr.(Megan) ,  Brian R. Barrette, Michael G. Dugan, Michael P. Dugan, Kevin C. Dugan,  Joseph H. Dugan; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was March 15 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. Patty will be buried next to her parents in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Edith Mae Heselbarth, 95, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Greenwood Village. She was born May 26, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Penn. Her parents were John and Mabel Karns. She married John Edgar Heselbarth on July 27, 1940. Survivors include two sons, Eric John Heselbarth (Kathy) and William Henry Heselbarth (Patty); seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edgar (Jack); son, James David Heselbarth; sister, Gladys Masek. She enjoyed gardening, working at church and playing cards with her grandkids. Memorial contributions may be made to Tionesta Presbyterian Church 219 Elm St., Tionesta, Pennsylvania 16353 or Mt. Auburn UMC at 3100 W. Stones Crossing Rd., Greenwood, IN 46143.

 

Lucinda (“Cindy”) Krupa, 91, died on March 13, 2014. Cindy was born Sept. 27, 1922 in Greeley, Neb. She spent her formative years growing up on a farm with her nine siblings where hard work was the norm, but so was laughter. One day, she met a handsome soldier in town who was headed off to the South Pacific.  After many love letters, he managed to win her heart…and kept it. In 1946, the farm girl from Nebraska left her home to marry the late Frank J. Krupa in Connecticut. Cindy and Frank quickly established a family of their own. She received her GED at 37 and became an artist, but her greatest talent was as a raconteur. Cindy could tell stories for days. She loved to laugh and sing and would readily admit that she couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket, but her voice was clear and lovely just the same. Cindy leaves behind her children, Joseph (Susan), Thomas (Laura), Monica (Tony) Prizevoits and Kevin (Fatima); her grandchildren, Cassie (Travis) Oates, Nathan (Mary) Krupa, Alicia (Buddy) Hutchinson, Kelly (Francis) Prior, Thomas (Elizabeth) Krupa, Sarah Krupa,  Jeremy (Michelle) Prizevoits, Shawna (Brett) Doran, Melanie Prizevoits, Antonijs (Lindsey) Prizevoits, Jason (Loretta) Krupa and Matthew (Janine) Krupa; her great-grandchildren, Arthur Evan Oates, David Krupa, Evan and Corban Hutchison, Declan Prior, Aiden Krupa, Emma and Mason Prizevoits, Henry and Bennett Doran, Frank-Anthony and Tarah Krupa and Michelle Krupa; and many nieces and nephews.  Visitation was March 17 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Forrest Eugene McLinn, 84, of Franklin, died on March 15, 2014. Forey was born on April 8, 1929, in Indianapolis, the son of John and Myrtle McLinn. He grew up in the Fountain Square area. He met his wife, Patricia Ann Goldman McLinn at the Boys Club in Fountain Square in 1950. They were married until her death in August 2009. Forey was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann McLinn; daughter, Cathy Sue McLinn King; son, Michael Jeffrey McLinn; sisters, Della and Almeda; brothers, Charles, Ralph, Frank, James. He is survived by his children, Phyllis McLinn, Fred McLinn, Margaret McLinn Zell and Kelly McLinn Britt; and son-in-laws, David Britt and Randy King; daughter-in-law, Jill McLinn; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Forey was a veteran of two branches of the armed services, the Marines and the Army.  Visitation was March 19 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held March 20, 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

 

Evelyn Minatel died on March 11, 2014. She was born Aug. 8, 1939, to Foster and Naomi Collins in Oxford. Ark. She spent her teenage and adult life in Indianapolis. A 1957 graduate of Indianapolis Arsenal Technical High School, she was the wife of Charles Minatel for 42 years before he preceded her in death. She was devoted mother of Pam, Jim, and Charissa and grandmother to Karen, Kevin, Dominic and Carly. Evelyn was active all her adult life in her churches including Devington Baptist, Southminster Presbyterian and Geist Christian where she was a member at the time of her passing. She was involved with scouting, PTO and teaching Sunday school when her children were young.  Evelyn’s smile and laughter were known to all she worked with during her career at Indianapolis Life, Community Hospital, and the Indiana State Board of Health.  Also preceding Evelyn to the in death were her brother, Gary and daughter Charissa. Services were March 15 at Southport Presbyterian Church 7525 McFarland Blvd. Donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse in remembrance of Evelyn at P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000 or at samaritanspurse.org. Evelyn will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Garden.

 

Charla Minor, 63 died March 11, 2014.  She was a resident of Indianapolis.   She was born July 18, 1950 in Greensburg, Ind. to the late John Charles and Thelma Louise (Conover) Newlon. She is survived by her husband, Ken Minor; children, Stephanie K. Herbert Redmon, and Christopher T. (Kristi) Herbert; step daughter, Misty D. (RJ) Cope; grandchildren, Haley R. Cole, Levi S. Bruner, Bryce C. Herbert, Blake T. Herbert, and Olivia K. Herbert; step-grandchildren, William C. Cope and Adam C. Cope. Charla was employed by Tacs and Accounting and formerly by First Federal Bank in Greensburg for many years. She was a member of Church 52. She enjoyed scrapbooking, sewing, and quilting and she was involved in the Emmaus Walk through the United Methodist Church in Greensburg. A service was March 15 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood.  She will be laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

 

James Ellison Parton, Sr., 81, Indianapolis, died March 3, 2013. He was born Feb. 5, 1933 to the late Matt and Anna Treadway Parton. James married Linda Fishback on Feb. 14, 1959 in Manilla, Ind. He was employed as a heating and air conditioning technician for Amoco prior to his disability. James served his country as a Marine in the Korean War. He was a life member Bethany Wesleyan Church and a 23 year member of American Legion Post 88. James very active in the community serving as a Garfield Park Sunken Gardens Renovation Advisory Council Member, Friends of Garfield Park Conservatory Member, Garfield East Neighborhood Board Member, Southside Sidewalks Advocate Member, MDA Adult Support Group Member, Community Hospital East Volunteer (10) years, Hook Rehab Laugh Lines Editor, and One Body Food Pantry Volunteer. He is survived by wife Linda (Fishback) Parton; sons Timothy (Cathy) Parton, Marc A. Parton, and Brian L. (Maria) Parton; sister Marie (James) Martin; grandchildren Kacy (Scott) Epley, Laura (Charles Rothhaas) Parton, Jennifer, Derrick, Harrison and Liam Parton; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Matt and Anna Parton, son James Parton, Jr., brother Virgil Parton, Sr. and sisters Frances Cook, Virgie Travis and Mabel Williams. Services were March at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the One Body Food Pantry.

 

Walter Reed Pence, Jr., 88, Morristown, previously of Indianapolis, died March 11, 2014. Walter was born on Sept. 19, 1925 in Indianapolis to the late Walter Reed and Alzora Amelia Callaway Pence, Sr. He married Susie Pence who died in 1983. Walter then married Martha J. (Powell) Pence on May 8, 1985 in Indianapolis.  He was a 1944 Arsenal Technical High School graduate and attended Butler University. Walter was a WW II Army veteran and a member of Fountaintown Christian Church. He was a computer operator 20 years at Boehringer Mannheim, retiring in 1990. Walter is survived by his wife Martha J. (Powell) Pence; sons Robert E. Jones, and Brian E. Jones;  daughters Pamela  S. White, and Lisa J. (Alfred  Moore) Smith; brother Boyd (Maxine) Pence; sisters Bernadine I. Mix, and Catherine L. (Richard) Allison; grandchildren C.J. (Cara) White, Michelle Leigh Thompson, Erin “Nikki” Smith, Taylor Joanne Jones, Grayden  Reed Jones and Delaney Marie  Jones; and three great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his son Paul Scott Pence; daughter Kara Pence; granddaughter Brandy Marie Tinch; brothers Clarence Andrew and Silas Edward Pence. Services were March 15 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Interment is New Crown Cemetery.

 

Gertrude Greiwe Oliger Pratt, 95, of Sun City West, Ariz., died March 12, 2014.  She was the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Greiwe, Greensburg.  She was a retired employee of L.S. Ayres & Co, Indianapolis. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sally Oliger & grandson, Nicholas Oliger.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Oliger, sons, Kenneth and David Oliger, brothers, Herman (Rose) Greiwe, Leo (Rita) Greiwe, Edward (Jean) Greiwe, Mary Greiwe, Martha Greiwe, & Rose (Herman) Feltman. Her remains will be cremated and sent to Indianapolis. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. in St. Roch Catholic Church. Her remains will be laid to rest next to her son David at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis.  Arrangements are by Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Max Allen Spurgin, 94, Indianapolis died March 6, 2014. He was born May 31, 1919, in Columbus, Ind. to the late Albert and Nell (Thompson) Spurgin. Max married Mildred Burns on Dec. 6, 1943. Last December they celebrated 70 years of marriage. Max was a WW II, Army veteran serving in the European Theatre. He was a radar technician and was in the Battle of the Bulge. After his time of service, Max was involved in many aspects of industrial sales. He sold insurance for Indianapolis Life and later was active selling industrial bailers for Piqua Engineering. In retirement, Max was a greeter at Meijer and Walmart. Max was a 55 year member of Southport Presbyterian Church. He served as a Deacon, Elder and sang in the Choir. He is survived by his wife Mildred (Burns) Spurgin; sons Dr. Greg (Roselyn) Spurgin, Randy (Sara) Spurgin, Brad Spurgin, Steve (Pam) Spurgin, and Rod Spurgin; daughters Beverly (Kurt) Nitsch, Kimberly Pannell, Melinda (Tom) Brooks, and Sheila (Craig) Fall; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way. Max is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Dr. Hugh Spurgin. Service was March 10 at Southport Presbyterian Church in the Worship Center.  Visitation was March 9 and 10 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Southport Presbyterian Church Memorial Gifts Fund.

 

Mary Jane Utterback 75, Greenwood, died March 2, 2014.  She was born Dec. 27, 1938 at Indianapolis to the late Maurice “Wes” and Mary Wheeler Utterback.  Her survivors include sisters Martha Hinkle, Bargersville and Gayle (Mark) Allard; nieces Erin (David) Records and Elizabeth Allard; nephews Andrew (Kim) Allard, David (Tammy) Allard and Eric (Pam) Hinkle; great-nieces Lydia and Madeleine Allard, Maura Jane Records, Aletha and Ruth Hinkle, Lyndsay, Marissa, Gibson, and Jakob Allard. She dedicated her life to her nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as her students in the classroom. Jane was a 1957 Union Township High School Graduate, 1961 Ball State Teachers College with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education, and earned her Masters of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University in 1970. Her teaching career of nearly 40 years included San Bernardino, Cali., Whiteland Community Schools and retiring in 1999 from MSD Perry Township Meridian Middle School. She was a member of Providence Christian Church, Johnson County Retired Teachers Association, Union Township High School Alumni Association and was a member of the Scholarship Committee. Jane volunteered and supported the work of the InterChurch Food Pantry of Johnson County. Services were March 6 and 7 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Interment is in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin.  Memorial gifts have been suggested to Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County, P. O. Box 147, Whiteland, IN  46184 or Union Township Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, C/O Johnson County Community Foundation, 398 S. Main Street, Franklin, IN  46131.

 

N. Ray Wineinger 86, Indianapolis, died March 14, 2014. Ray was born June 14, 1927 at Washington County, Ind. to the late Oscar and Carrie Humphrey Wineinger. He married Barbara Ratts Wineinger August 16, 1947 at Salem, Ind. and she survives. Other survivors include daughters Lisa (Edward) Hannon and Linda (Dave)Meador; sons David Wineinger and Larry Wineinger;  nine grandchildren ; two great-grandchildren and sister Ruby Foster. Ray was also preceded in death by sister Opal Taylor and brothers Kermit, Gene and Lloyd Wineinger. He was a WWII Navy Seabee, and a member of Ernie Pyle VFW Post 1120 and Heartland Church of Christ. Ray retired from Lane TV & Appliances in 2006 and was previously employed at Fort Harrison as a Heating and Air Conditioning Repairman. Services were March 17 and 18 at Heartland Church of Christ, 2455 Fairview Place, Greenwood. Interment is in Concordia Cemetery. Arrangements are by Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.

Obituaries 2/6/14

February 6, 2014 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Frank DiCristofolo, Sr. 84, Greenwood died on Jan. 28, 2014. He was born in Houston, Texas on March 7, 1929 to Philip & Sarah (Amadeo) Di Cristofolo, who preceded him in death along with his sister, Rita Glynn. He was a retired janitor for Greenwood School Services and had also worked for RCA. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Greenwood VFW. Survivors include son, Frank (Jeanna Roof) DiCristofolo, Jr.; daughter, Vickie Sue(Eddie Crider) Shirley; sisters, Mary Ann Catona and Deloris Bordelon; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services were Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Fountain Square Mortuary. Burial followed at Round Hill Cemetery with Military Honors, by United States Army and Marion County Veterans Burial Team.

 

Bobby Ray Douglas, 65, of Indianapolis, died on Feb. 1, 2014. Bobby was born to J.W. and Alma Layne Douglas in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Dec. 15, 1948. Bobby worked for Thyssen Copper and Brass Sales for 24 years and attended Church 52. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Eleanor “Kitty” Douglas; daughters, Tammy Lynn Douglas, Christine Renee Adams (David); sister, Betty Leone (Tony); 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his dog, Honey Hound Dog. Preceding him in death are his parents and sister, Brenda Douglas. Funeral Services are Feb. 8, 1 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis. Bobby will be entombed at Washington Park East. Calling will be on Feb. 7 from 4 until 8 p.m. and Feb. 8 from 11 until the time of the service.

 

Mary Lee Halliburton, 78, of Indianapolis died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Mary was born on Feb. 11, 1936 to Author and Gladys Roberts Elliott in Springfield, Ohio. She married James W. Halliburton Sr. on June 5th, 1962 in Indianapolis. Mary worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Community Hospital South retiring in 2000. After retiring, Mary worked for several years as a Clerk at Walmart and was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Carmel. Survivors include her husband; children, Patty Ann Swiger (Charles), Jimmy Halliburton (Julie); brother, Dwight Elliott (Annie); two grandchildren, Jefferey Rohrich (Amanda) and Kelly Shaw; several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents; step-mother: Sadie Elliott; brothers: Troy Elliott, Gene Elliott; sister: Gladys Elaine Creasey. Funeral Services will be conducted Feb. 6, 1 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

 

Wanda Mae Money, age 77, of Indianapolis, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.  She was born on May 13, 1936 to the late William E. and Arietta Viola (Stein) Pierson in Wampum, Penn.  She was raised by her grandmother as her parents died when she was very young. Wanda was a devoted Baptist and a loving mother. She is survived by her children, Carey D. Money and Randy L. Falin.  Services will be held in the spring.  Arrangements and care are entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services. 

 

Helen Loretta (Ingram) Pardue, 73, died Feb. 3, 2014 at the Beech Grove Meadows. She was born October 20, 1940 in Greenville, S.C. to George and Celeste (Phillips) Ingram, who preceded her in death, along with her brothers, George and Edward Ingram and sister, Lazalia Stacks. Helen retired in 1996 as a solder for Carson Co. Survivors include son, Wayne(Sherrie) Pardue; daughters, Pamela(Richard) Daughty, Katherine Sandvol, and Celeste(Robbie) Bratcher; sister, Florence(Bill) Weise; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation is Feb. 6, 4 until 8 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary. Funeral service will be Feb. 7, 1 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Floral Park Cemetery.

 

Madonna Rose Smith, 70, died on Jan. 31, 2014. Madonna was born Feb. 12, 1943 to Arthur and Marie Poole. She spent her life bringing joy to everyone she met.  Known for her contagious smile, she lit up the world with life and love.  Fifty years ago, on Aug. 3, 1963, she married the love of her life, her high school sweetheart Thomas “Tommy” Joseph Smith. Together they raised three children and loved eight grandchildren. Madonna graduated from Saint Agnes Academy in 1961. She was a stay-at-mom and later worked and retired from Best Foods of Indianapolis. Madonna was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Joseph Poole. She is survived by her husband, Tommy;  daughters, Lisa Smith Taylor (John), Jeannine Smith, son, Thomas Smith (Robyn); grandchildren, Jessica, Joseph, Maria, Mackenna, and Madeline Taylor; and Corbin, Cameron, and Casey Smith; grand-dogs, Sully, Daisy and Romeo. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Anne Murphy and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Feb. 6, 11 a.m. in St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Visitation was Feb. 5 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Her final resting place will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Madonna’s name to Saint Barnabas Catholic School; SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Catholic School; or Doodle Rescue Collective Inc., 9 Fern Ave., Dumont, NJ.

Obituaries 1/30/13

January 29, 2014 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Michael “Kilroy” E. Beatty, age 51, of Indianapolis, died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.  He was born on June 2, 1962 to the late William Cecil Beatty and Carla Jean (Ferran) Beatty in Indianapolis.  He was a drywall finisher and life-long Southsider.  He is survived by his loving children, Misty Marie Conrad, Michael Edward Conrad and Steven Dale Conrad; siblings, William “Bill” Beatty, Donna Hammon, Robert Beatty and Kevin Beatty; and grandchildren, Donnie Garrigus IV, Christian Brand, Mykenzie Brand, Uriah Conrad and Jace Conrad.   He was preceded in death by his parents.  A memorial service will be held on Feb. 1, 5 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of service.

 

Ruby Ann (Coyle) Cole Begley, 74, Indianapolis died Jan. 4, 2014. She was born in Indianapolis on Feb. 2,1939 to Logan & Edith (Cossins) Coyle, who was preceded her in death along with her husbands, Cluster Glenn Cole, and Hirmon Carl Begley; son, Randy Cole and her siblings. Ruby retired from the State of Indiana in Financial Management. Survivors include sons, Rick (Stacey), Robert(Christina), and Russell Cole; daughter, Roseanne Massingille; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Visitation was Jan. 8 at Fountain Square Mortuary. Burial immediately followed at Round Hill Cemetery.

 

Betty V. Burdine, 89, of Indianapolis, died on Jan. 24, 2014.  She was born on March 5, 1924, daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Jacobs.  Betty was a member of Westside Nazarene Church, and later attended Bethany Wesleyan. She was a Pacers fan, enjoyed embroidery, and some needle point and western movies. Betty is survived by her daughters, Donna (Tom) Alford, and Rebecca (Jeff) Mendenhall; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Visitation was Jan. 29 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A funeral service will be Jan. 30, 11:30 am at the funeral home. Betty will be laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley.

 

Nancy Joanne Burgett, 80, of Greenwood, died Jan. 23, 2014. She was born Nov. 27, 1933 in Greenwood to the late Hubert Dale and Gladys (Lawrence) Burgett. Joanne was a graduate of the Indiana School for the Blind and Indianapolis Business School.  She was a lifelong member of Rocklane Christian Church. Joanne was a medical stenographer for St. Vincent Hospital for 40 years retiring in 1996. She enjoyed traveling the world having visited over 30 countries, meeting life-long friends. Her favorite place was Hawaii. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Donna Marden, Jack (Heidi) Burgett, Veronica (Jim) Rosenau, Dale (Thelma) Burgett, Scott (Sally) Plummer, and Christy (Vance) Gibson; great-nieces and nephews, Valerie (Gary) Smith, Vanna (Brett) O’Neil, Leonore, D.J. & Casey Burgett, Bret and Gabby Burgett, Larry Weaver, Kris, Kyle, and Kassie Weaver, Ryan Rosenau, Kyle and Ryleigh Plummer; and great-great-nieces, Madison and Reaghan Smith and Peyton Burgett. She was preceded in death by her brother, H. Dale Burgett and her sister, Delores (James) Plummer. A service was Jan. 28 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Joanne will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, 8402 Harcourt Rd., Ste 210, Indianapolis, IN  46260.

 

Madeline V. Colebert, 85, of Greenwood, died on Jan. 23, 2014.  She was born on July 7, 1928 in Petare, Italy to the late Giovanni and Olga Angelini Valeri. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crafts. Survivors include, two sons, John (Debbie) Colebert, Harold Colebert, two grandchildren, Stephanie (Bryan) Foster, Cliff Colebert. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Colebert and three brothers. Visitation was Jan. 26 G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135. A Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 27 at at Saints Frances and Clare Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Rd., Greenwood. Burial will be at The Gardens at Olive Branch and Mausoleum Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to Donor’s Favorite Charity.

 

*photo: Katherine (Katie) Irene Johnson Brown Gorman, of Franklin, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She was born on Oct. 29, 1923 in Indianapolis to Benjamin and Lena Johnson. She worked for Eli Lilly and PR Mallory before retiring from Fletcher Avenue Savings and Loan in 1983. She was a member of Franklin Memorial Christian Church, Franklin, and First Christian Church, North Vernon, Ind., but often attended Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood with her family. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters, four brothers, her infant son Paul Brown, and Son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Cathy Brown. She is survived by daughters Joyce (Jim) Bandy, Paula (Larry) Fagersten, Mary Kaye (Jerry) Wells, Ruby Jo Walker, Kathleen Lockhart, Jane(Mark) Sutt; sons John(Becky) Gorman and Joseph (Lin) Gorman;  23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; nieces Dianne and Ginger; nephews Greg and Danny; and great-nieces and nephews. A celebration of life is Feb. 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Camp Atterbury Conference Center, 6000 S. Rd. 500 E., (Old Hospital Rd.) Edinburgh. Donations can be made to her son John’s ministry, True Freedom Ministries, P.O. Box 39632, Indianapolis, IN 46239.

 

Betty M. Jordan, 90, of Indianapolis, died on Jan. 26, 2014. She was born on Aug. 29, 1923, daughter of the late Louis and Clara Shipman. As an avid bowler, Betty is honored in the Indianapolis Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame and the State of Indiana Hall of Fame. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Jordan; and brother, Charles Shipman. She is survived by her daughter, Leslee (David) Newhouse; two grandsons, Rod (Alissa) Newhouse and Chad (Zoe) Newhouse; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Louis (Doris) Shipman; sister, Janice (Joseph) Craven; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service is Jan. 30, 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, Indianapolis.

 

Sharon Mae Morgan, 70, Indianapolis, died on Jan. 21, 2014.  Sharon was born Oct. 2, 1943, to Grace and Harry Hamilton, in Freeland Park, Ind. She enjoyed her horses, trail riding in Brown County State Park, traveling, planting and growing her flowers, her dogs, and spending time with her family, most notably her children and grandchildren.  Sharon attended LifePoint Church. Before marrying and raising a family, Sharon worked at State Farm Insurance and Alcoa in Lafayette, Ind. She later took time off to raise her three children. She spent many years working at Golden Royal where she could be around the horse and tack industry before starting her custom drapery business, Sister Stitch, with her sister. Later Sharon spent eight years working at St. Francis Hospital.  Sharon is survived by her children, Carla (Phil) Oehrle, Karl (Jill) Sanders, and Michael (Dana) Sanders; siblings Marie (Dwain) Hamilton and Sam Hamilton; and grandchildren Drew Oehrle, Aleksey  Oehrle, Haley Sanders and Hayden Sanders.  Sharon was preceded in death by her husbands Karlis Sanders and Junious Morgan. Visitation was Jan. 25 at Little & Sons Funeral Home Stop 11 Chapel.

 

 

William J. (“Bill”, “Chief”) Patterson, born Sept. 1, 1933, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Bill married Mary “Dolly” (Rosebrock) Patterson on Oct. 20, 1951. She survives. He joined the Indianapolis Fire Department Dec. 1, 1955. He held every rank in the department, being appointed Chief of the Department on Dec. 29, 1975 by Mayor Richard Lugar.  He retired as Chief from the IFD in 1979. He was Director of Training, Safety and Public Relations at Reilly Tar & Chemical from 1979 to 1981.  He was appointed Indiana State Director of Civil Defense & Emergency Management by Governor Robert Orr in 1981.  He then became Deputy State Fire Marshall in 1989 and retired in 1996. He was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Martha Layne Collins in 1985. He was appointed a Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Orr in 1988. Volunteer services included Chairman of the Perry Township Republican Party, State Treasurer of the Indiana Fireman’s Association, President of the Indiana Fire Chief’s Association, President of the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, served on the White River Township Fire District Board of Directors for eight years, Treasurer to CentralNineCareerCenter, coached CYO basketball and taught industrial safety classes at IUPUI.  He was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin, Ind. for 31 years. Other survivors include children, Agnes (Tom) Hawley, Bill (Karen) Patterson, John (Kaye) Patterson, Mike (Debbie) Patterson, Patty (Mike) Kaschak, Dan Patterson, Mary Jo (Dave) McGowan, Tim (Sher) Patterson, Chris (Kelli) Patterson, Susie (Joe) Shanks; daughter-in-law, Jill Patterson; 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Matt & Bob Patterson; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.  Visitation was Jan. 26 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St., Indianapolis.  Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 27 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 114 Lancelot Dr., Franklin. Memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy Assoc of Central Indiana, IU Simon Cancer Center or St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

 

Logan A. Atkins-Trefry, 16 died Jan. 20, 2014.  He was a resident of Greenwood.  He was born May 7, 1997 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his parents, Lesley (Struckman) Trefry and Timothy Trefry; sisters, Kylie Trefry and Alexis Trefry; grandparents, Carole and Butch Jerrell; Uncles, Brian (Biranda) Struckman and Jason (Sandy) Struckman; five cousins; and numerous friends. A service was Jan. 27 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Logan will be laid to rest at West Newton Cemetery.

 

Becky Lou (McCullough) Willliams, 62, of Largo, Fla. formerly of Indianapolis, died on Jan. 16, 2014.  Becky was born April 22, 1951 in Beech Grove. Becky was very involved in her community and worked for Marion County for more than 25 years, serving 12 of those years as the Franklin Township Assessor. Becky is survived by her son, Michael Williams and his wife Khristina; Her beloved granddaughters, Casey and Cyanea Williams; ex-husband Richard Williams; brothers, John (Bridget), Jeff (Jeanne), and Joe (Tawnya) McCullough; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Betty McCullough. A memorial service will be Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Calling hours begin at 1 p.m.  at Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove. Memorial contributions may be made directly to the American Cancer Society or to a college fund for Becky’s granddaughters. Make checks payable to Becky Williams c/o John McCullough 7305 E. Edgewood Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46239 for the college fund.

January 16, 2014 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Harold James Arnold, 93, of Beech Grove, died on Jan. 7, 2014. He was born on November 23, 1920 in Indianapolis to the late Max and Esther Arnold. Harold was a member of K of C, Holy Name Men’s Club, Silver Tones and was a St. Francis Hospital Beech Grove Volunteer for more than 15 years. He coached Little League Baseball for several years. Harold is survived by Richard (Kate) Arnold, David (Mary) Arnold, Marcia Kirk and Cindy (Christian) Rentsch; grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher and Zachary Arnold, Rachel McKenna, Amanda Day, Thomas Kirk and Angela Tudor, Caylie and Chelsea Rentsch; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Mable Coffey. He was preceded in death by his wife Edna C. (Daufel) Arnold, brothers William Arnold and Gilbert Arnold; sister, Clara Marshke. Visitation was Jan. 10 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at the Gardens of Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. A Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 11 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave. Harold will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.

Patricia Katherine Corsi Clouse, 72, Indianapolis, died Jan. 11, 2014.  She was born Feb. 22, 1941 in Indianapolis to the late John and Bernice Frymier. She married Thomas F. Clouse July 2, 2004, and he survives. Additional survivors include her daughter Kimberly (Ray) Priesmeyer Richey, and step children; Lisa (Allen) Harkness, Shannon (Kevin) Dorhman, Devin (Michelle) Clouse; five grandchildren Anna, Emma, Brock, Ella, and Parker and sister Virginia Thomas. Services are Jan. 16, 11 a.m., in Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory Greenwood Chapel. Visitation was Jan. 15 at the funeral home.  Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial gifts have been suggested to Southside Animal Shelter.

UL Henson, 72, of Beech Grove, died Jan. 9, 2014. He was born April 15, 1941 in Clay County, Tenn. to the late Earl and Florence Henson. UL retired from AM General after 32 years as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the NRA and the Circle City Knife Club. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Nancy R. Henson; daughters, Teresa (Parrish) Wright, Melinda (Bret) Schuman; grandsons, Christopher and Michael Schuman. His brother, Cowen Henson, preceded him in death. Services were Jan. 12 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave.

Betty Jean (Means) Louden, 86, of Indianapolis, died on Jan. 9, 2014. Betty was born on Aug. 7, 1927 in Indianapolis. She graduated from Ben Davis in 1945. She was married to her late husband, Joseph Louden, for 52 years. They had five children, 17 grandchildren, and 37 great/great-great grandchildren. She retired from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Motel in 1978, before moving to Florida. Betty had witty sense of humor, infectious laugh, and was fond of giving everyone a nickname. Betty is survived by her children, Joseph (Rose) Louden, Gina (Jack) Hazelwood, Sue (Mike) Morgan, Shirley (Sam) Jones, her daughter-in-law, Carol Louden, and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her siblings; her son, Gene Louden; and her parents, Clearance and Florence Means. Visitation was Jan. 12, at Wilson St. Pierre, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. She will be laid to rest with her husband at the Florida National Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dorothy “Dot” (Egold) Mattox, of Greenwood, died Jan. 8, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Yakimicki and Judy Vicars; brothers, George L. Egold and Thomas A. Egold; sisters, Frances M. Egold, Helen V. Ferree, Carol J. Awbrey, and Mary Jo Woodbury; and a grandson, James “Jimmy” Yakimicki. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Mattox and her parents, George L. and Alma (Hoffmark) Egold. A memorial mass was Jan. 14,at Saints Francis and Clare Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Rd., Greenwood. Memorial contributions can be made to Hearts & Hands of Indiana, 337 N. Warman Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.

Bernese B. (Scotten) Sarfaty, 88 years old, died. Bernese was born in Indianapolis on April 12, 1925 and was the daughter of Hazel (Roberts) and Ray Scotten. She was a graduate of George Washington High School Class of 1943. Bernese was a passionate dancer and would attend the USO dances at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. That is where she met her late husband, Hymen Sarfaty. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lawrence (Desmonda), Eugene and Ronald.  Bernese is survived by her four sons, Michael, Thomas (MaryAnne Hawkins), Russell (Kerry), David (Maggii); 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Wilma Jean and Carol Scotten; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernese enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, baking and was a sports fan. She loved her Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts. Services were held Jan. 11 in Daniel O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St., Indianapolis. Graveside services were Jan. 13 at Center Valley Cemetery.

Esther F. Wade, age 88, of Beech Grove, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.  She was born on Oct. 3, 1925 to the late Henry and Claire Brand Kunkel in Indianapolis.  Esther was a 1943 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, a member of Garfield Park United Church of Christ and a talented seamstress.  She is survived by her children, Patricia A. Schreiber (Martin) and James Thomas Wade; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by siblings, Bernard, Alma and Marie Kunkel.  Services were held Jan. 16 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home.  Burial is in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Harry Anthony Zervas, 80, died Jan. 3, 2013.  He was born in Elkhart, Ind. to the late Andrew and Flossie Zervas. Harry was employed at Western Electric for over 30 years, and was member of the Beech Grove Eagles # 4167.  He is survived by his daughter Charla (Dean) Fout; and grandsons Evan and Cole Fout. Harry was preceded in death by his brother John Zervas and sister Dorothy Lane. Funeral Services were Jan. 9 at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. Burial is in Orchard Hill Cemetery.

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December 18, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Luther L. Crawford, 91, of Indianapolis, died on Dec. 15, 2013.  He was born on July 14, 1922 in Terre Haute to the late Luther and Lillian Merkel Crawford. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Coast Guard in the North Atlantic during WWII. He retired from Eli Lilly after 38 years of service and was a member of the Southport Masonic Lodge #270, the American Legion and enjoyed travelling, fishing and hunting. Survivors include seven children, Carolyn (Larry) Zeigler, Sandra (Allen) Pedigo, Cindy (Gary) Shepard, Luther (Charlotte),Crawford,  Brian (Sherri) Crawford, Kevin (Debra) Crawford and Scott (Karen) Crawford,15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and his dog, Sammy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Crawford, three sisters and grandaughter, Laurie Austin. Visitation was Dec. 18 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135 and Olive Branch Road. Funeral Service will be conducted on, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

Delbert Owen Dennis II, 58, died Dec. 11, 2013. He is missed by his wife of over 35 years, Susie (Clark) Dennis; children, Anthony and Marisol Dennis; grandson, Isaac Dennis; sister, Dianna (Bill) O’Rourke; 15 nieces and nephews; and 13 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Daniel Owen Dennis. Delbert was born on July 2, 1955 in Beech Grove to Delbert & Mary Elizabeth (Bishop) Dennis. He graduated from Beech Grove High School in 1974 after which he entered the Plumber & Steamfitters Local 440 Apprenticeship Program and became a journeyman in 1978. In February 1979 he was hired by Allison Transmission Division of General Motors / Rolls Royce where he worked for 23 years before retiring in 2001.  Some of Delbert’s favorite memories were leading Boy Scout Troop 564,  running the 500 Mini-Marathon 10 times, running the AUL Bop-to-the-Top stair climb two times, camping, Florida trips, cruising, his passion for music, watching his son win the Golden Gloves boxing championship, listening his daughter sing, and celebrating life with his family. A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 16 in St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Visitation was at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to IU Foundation HD Center, IU School of Medicine c/o IUF PO Box 660245 Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245.

 

Claude “Sonny” W. Hewitt, 77 of Indianapolis, died Dec. 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Fonda J. (Wolfe) Hewitt; daughters, Jacinda C. Hewitt, April M. Willman and Marcia L. Austin; sons, Leslie W. and his wife Kathy S. Hewitt, Terry L. Hewitt and Kenneth P. Olds; eight grandchildren and sister, Shirley Rudd. Services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East Street.

 

Richard Allen Schauinger 67 of Indianapolis, Indiana died on Dec. 10, 2013 at IU- Methodist Hospital. He was born on Aug. 21, 1946 to the late Howard Schauinger and Irene (Schmidt) Schauinger in Indianapolis. Richard was employed with Laura Kopetsky as a data entry specialist. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving between 1966-1968.

 

Richard is survived by his loving wife Freda Mae (Purvis) Schauinger whom he married July 1, 1966, son: Cecil Turpin, daughters: Geneva Schauinger, and Debra ( Jeffery) Farris, brother Leo (Kim) Schauinger, sister: Janet Miller. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his brother Ronald Schauinger. Funeral Services was conducted Dec. 16 in Fountain Square Mortuary. Cremation to follow funeral service. Donations can be made to the family to assist with Funeral Expenses in care of Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

*Photo: Emily “Charlene” (Matthews) Mc Clure Willis, 77 of Indianapolis died on Dec. 15, 2013. She was born Sept. 16, 1936 to the late Charles and Genevive (Swinford) Matthews in Indianapolis. She was employed by RCA as a machine operator. She is survived by her sons: Floyd Mc Clure, Gary R. Mc Clure, Sherman D. Mc Clure, daughters: Shermalene ( Robert) Benson, Kathy ( Bob) Witt, Cindy C. Mc Clure and Rhonda K. Porter. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son Lloyd Mc Clure and one great-grandchild. Services were held Dec. 18 in Fountain Square Mortuary. Burial followed at New Crown Cemetery, Indianapolis.

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December 4, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Jack Meredith Clark, 91, of Indianapolis, died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. He was born in Farmington, W.V. on Feb. 12, 1922 to Edward and Sarah Dunmire Clark. He was retired from Anchor Hocking (formerly Glass Containers), where he served as area controller, and was a member of Southport Presbyterian Church. He is a veteran of World War II, in which he served in the U.S. Army’s 474th Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapons Battalion. He was among those who landed on Utah Beach in the first wave of D-Day and received a Purple Heart for wounds received in the Battle of Cotentin. He also fought in the Hurtgen Forest and the Ardennes in the Battle of the Bulge, and served in the Army of Occupation before his honorable discharge in December 1945. He is survived by sons, Jack Jr. (Cathy), and Kevin (Sue Anne) Clark; daughter, Susan (Chris) Lawson; grandchildren, Pamela (Kyle) Kahuda, Ryan (Christy) Clark and Erin Lawson; great-grandchildren, Maura and Kaden Kahuda, and Kylee, Jack and Cameron Clark; sister, Barbara Ann Condon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Wilma Jean (Porter) Clark, in 2010; brothers, Edward, Keith and Richard; and sister, Elizabeth. Services were held Dec. 4 at the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St., Indianapolis. Entombment followed at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

 

ftr.1128.Obit.CorbettShirley A. Corbett, 79, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 23, 2013.  She was born on Aug. 6, 1934, daughter of the late Aleeta and Harlan Henson. Shirley is survived by her husband of 59 years, William M. Corbett; daughter, Kimberly A. (Doug) Jones; son, Mark Alan Corbett; granddaughter, Kate Garcia; great-grandson, Damien Garcia; aunt, Shirley Kreps; and cousin, Linda Nordholt. Services were held Dec. 4 at Southport Christian Church, 201 E. Epler Ave, Indianapolis. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.

 

 

William L. Cross, 56 of Indianapolis died Nov. 21, 2013. He was born Nov. 9, 1957 to the late James Cross and Margie (Fishburn) Rains in Indianapolis. William attended city schools and was a veteran of the United States Army. After his service time with the Army he returned to Indianapolis to reside. William is survived by his brothers, John Rains, Wayne Cross, and Russell Perry; sister, Ruth Duffer; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 in Fountain Square Mortuary. Burial followed in New Crown Cemetery.

 

ftr.1205.Obits.HaroldDwengerHarold B. Dwenger, 104, died on Nov. 29, 2013 at the St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove where he lived for seven years.  Harold was born on a farm near Springhill, Ind. on Aug. 5, 1909.  In 1916, he moved with his family to Indianapolis, where he lived, worked and raised a family with Leona (Hahn) Dwenger. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Magdalena (Weimer) Dwenger; Leona, his wife of nearly 60 years; and his daughter, Ruth Ann, who died in 1941. He is survived by his children, Jean Bohn (Donald – deceased), Martha Curd (James – deceased), Joseph (Victoria), and Linda Kestler (Mark); 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Harold worked in the dental supply business for 49 years before retiring in 1974.  He was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  Services were held Dec. 2 at St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 3 at St. Roch Catholic Church.

 

Charles Joseph Gottemoeller, 90, Indianapolis, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 10, 1923 to Louis and Josephine Tobe Gottemoeller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Brewer Gottemoeller and his sister, Mary Arzman and is survived by his sons, Daniel J. and Timothy Gottemoeller; grandchildren, Heather and Gabriel; and his sister, Mary Jo Applegate. Services were held Nov. 29 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 30 at St. Mark Catholic Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

ftr.1205.Obit.JamesKafader James Edward “Jim” Kafader, 89, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 30, 2013.  He was born on April 11, 1924, son of the late Fred and Edna Kafader. Jim graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. He served during WWII in the 101st Airborne Division, European Theatre. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Cluster. Jim was a Firefighter for the Indianapolis Fire Department for 36 years, retiring in 1983. He was a lifelong member of Bethany Lutheran Church and a member of the Oddfellows lodge. Survivors include, daughter, Brenda Lee (Mark) Foster; son, Mark (Lisa) Kafader; stepdaughters, Lou Ann (Don) Lindeman, and Rosemary (Jim) Crowder; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine L. Kafader, step-daughter Jane Gooddyke and brothers, Fred and Joseph Kafader. Visitation was Dec. 4 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.  A funeral service was Dec. 5 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Jim will be laid to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted.

 

James. W. Kemp, 58, of Greenwood, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Born Sept. 25, 1955, in New Albany, Ind., Jim was the son of the Rev. Grester L. and Florence L. (Hemmer) Kemp, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Joni Metcalf on July 30, 1977, and she survives along with their two sons. A full-time, professional potter for more than 32 years, Jim’s work has been displayed in art museums and exhibitions throughout the U.S. Jim served as president of both the Talbot Street Art Fair Committee and Indiana Art Craftsmen. The Indiana State Museum of Art recently selected two of his pieces for its permanent collection. Jim created his art in a studio adjacent to the family’s Greenwood home, giving him time to be with wife Joni and their two sons. Early on, Jim taught both sons to play soccer. He then served as a coach in the Greenwood Youth Soccer League when the boys were in elementary school, and he and Joni cheered from the stands through their high school years. Sam Kemp, 25, now lives in Indianapolis after graduating from Purdue University, and Toby Kemp, 23, is a senior at Indiana University, Bloomington. Jim was graduated from Greenwood High School in 1973 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art from the University of Indianapolis in 1979. Survivors include brother Philip (Patti) Kemp and sister Ann (Bud) Herron; nieces Rebekah (Matt) Elder; Jackie (Derrick) Engelman; Rachel (Bill Clark) Herron and Katelyn Metcalf; nephews Wesley (Tory) Herron; Cody Metcalf and Spencer Metcalf; sister-in law Janet Metcalf and father-in-law Warren Metcalf. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by sister Mary Jane Kemp, who died at birth; mother-in-law Judy Metcalf and brother-in-law Warren “Scooter” Metcalf. A memorial service will be Dec. 7, 2 p.m. at Wilson-St. Pierre Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Calling at the funeral home will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service.

 

Wilma Jean Green Kendall, age 73, of Indianapolis, died on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2013.  She was born on Oct. 27, 1940 to the late Clarence and Wilma Ruth Goshern Foutch in Muncie, Ind. Wilma retired from Methodist Hospital and the Indiana State Police.  She is survived by her husband, Don Kendall; children, Karen Sue Shipley Harlow (Bob), Joseph Lee Sinders and Lisa Ruth Shipley; sisters, Lillian Mae Boicourt (Jim) and Linda Kay Yutzy (Danny); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five nieces; and four nephews. A memorial service was held Nov. 29 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

ftr.1205.Obit.Kennedy_Sarah_Ann Sarah Ann Kennedy, 75, of Indianapolis, died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.  She was born on Aug. 13, 1938 to the late Carl E. and Margaret F. (Cutherbertson) Froelich in Indianapolis. Sarah was a member of the U.A.W. and retired from General Motors.  Survivors include her devoted family, son, Mike Kennedy; and grandchildren, Travis Fortner (Samantha), Zachery Fuller and Sarah Fuller. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jackie Fortner and son-in-law, Steve Fortner.  Funeral services were held Dec. 4 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home.  Entombment followed in Calvary Cemetery.

 

John Lee McCauley “Pops”, age 61, of Indianapolis, died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 surrounded by family.  He was born on Feb. 18, 1952 to the late James Craig and Adamae McCauley in Indianapolis. John was a truck driver and family man.  He is survived by his wife, Remonia McCauley; children, Luciana McCauley, Chamorra Johnson (Dontel), Monique Johnson and Tranice McCauley; siblings, Clarence McCauley (Brenda), Velma Warren Kelly (Tony), Anthony Warren, Evelyn Abraham (Abe), Charles Warren (Sherlynn) and Gerome Warren (Jeannine); grandchildren, Corey Allen Crenshaw, Tamiyah Johnson and Aiyanah Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. in God’s Grace Community Church, 3642 N. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will follow in Sutherland Cemetery.  Arrangement and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

ftr.1205.Obit.PatrickMoriarty Mr. Patrick Francis Moriarty, 88, Indianapolis, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Feb. 28, 1925 to John G. and Eleanora Mary Roell Moriarty. Patrick was a 1943 graduate of Cathedral High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry and Pharmacy from Butler University. He served as a Pharmacist’s Mate in the US Navy during WWII. Patrick owned and operated Woodcroft Pharmacy for 25 years from 1953-80 and worked for Wishard Hospital for 13 years before retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 3660. Patrick was preceded in death by his wives, Beatrice Raney Moriarty and Sylvia Rolfsen Moriarty; brothers, Dr. John Moriarty and Thomas Moriarty; and stepson, Dennis Rolfsen. He is survived by children, Patrick (Lourdes) Moriarty, Tim (Michele) Moriarty, Dennis (Janet) Moriarty, Kelly (Timothy) Rolfsen; stepchildren, Steve (Susan) Rolfsen, Georgianne (Jim) Smith, Nancy (Randy) Pflanzer, Laura (Michael) Morris; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Dec. 5, 10 a.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church. Visitation was Dec. 4 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Estelle Nickels, 88, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 30, 2013. She was the owner of Estelle’s Beauty Shop for 30 years. Estelle was a member of Life-Way Church. Her husband, Lawrence R. “Buck” Nickels, preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, William (Margie) Nickels, Rita (Dave) Wurz; sister, Helen Ray; grandchildren, Nancy Hotopp, Deshone Harvey, Garett Nickels, Renee Bath; nine great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. Services will be held Dec. 5, 10 a.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Kenneth F. Shields, 89, Indianapolis, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was born in Witt, Ill. on Jan. 14, 1924 to Ernest H. and Anna Pavolko Shields. Kenneth served in the US Navy aboard the USS Saratoga during WWII. He worked as an Electronics Inspector at Naval Avionics for 32 years. He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church, the National Republican Committee, the Navy League of the United States and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie C. Shields; his son, Brian W. Shields; and his sister, Mary Agnes Cecil. He is survived by his son, Jim Shields; daughter, Diane Gardner (Tom); grandchildren, Amy Gardner-Young (Andrew), Ann Semon (Justin), Kenny Shields, Hannah Shields; and his great-granddaughter, Nora Young. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Dec. 6, 10 a.m. in St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Visitation will be Dec. 5, 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home where morning prayers will be said on Friday at 9:30 a.m. prior to Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Chelsea Gail Stillwell, 22, Indianapolis, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. She was born in Louisville, Ky. on Sept. 4, 1991 to Bryan and Gina Stillwell. Chelsea was a 2010 graduate of Southport High School and was a senior at the IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design. She spent the fall semester of her junior year, studying photography and film at the University of Gloucestershire in England. She was a talented and unique individual both inside and out. She was full of life with a contagious laugh. She is survived by her parents, Bryan and Gina; sister, Sydney; grandparents, Norman and Judy Stillwell, Rose Dearing, Roy and Brenda Rich; aunts and uncles, Angie and Jorge Blanco, Shawn and Karen Rich; cousins, Camilo and Diego Blanco, Madeline, Abby and Camden Rich. Visitation was Dec. 2 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated Dec. 5, 10 a.m. at St. Jude Church.

 

Barbara “Bobbee” J. Williams, 83 died on Nov. 29, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Greenwood.  She was born March 24, 1930 in Greenwood to the late Roy and Verda (Rush) Whitaker. She is survived by her children, Daniel L. (Becky) Williams of Franklin and Teresa A. Scherrer of Greenwood; daughter-in-law, Patty Morgan; grandchildren, Amy R. Williams, Staci Harris, Stephanie Morgan, Whitney Scherrer, and Seth and Storey Scherrer; six great grandchildren;  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Williams, son, Larry “Steven” Morgan, and her brothers and sisters. Bobbee was a 1948 graduate of Center Grove High School.  She later owned and operated Bobbee’s Beauty Shop from her home.  A service was held Dec. 4 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood.  Bobbee will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Carl E. Wood, 87 died Nov. 28, 2013.  He was a resident of Indianapolis.  He was born Feb. 26, 1926 to the late Garner and Viola (Teltoe) Wood. He married Edwina (Eddleman) Wood on Nov. 3, 1951 and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Ron (Tracy) Wood, Paulette Brown, and Linda (Kent) Franklin; grandchildren, Alyshia Madlem, Kyra Elliott, Travis Krukemeier, Karlyn Franklin, Tyler Wood, and Meghann Wood; great-grandchildren, Camden and Andria Krukemeier; brothers, James D, Richard, and Michael Wood; sister, Imogene Murphy.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Garner Wood Jr. Carl retired from General Motors after 38 years of service in skilled trades. He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. A service was held Dec. 2 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Carl will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.

Obituaries 11/27/13

November 26, 2013 in Articles, For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Betty Sue Breeden, 66, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 25, 2013. She was born June 23, 1947 in Lafayette, Tenn. She married Arnold “Bud” Breeden on Sept. 22, 1985 and he survives. Betty retired from Transamerica after 25 years of service.  She was a member of the Murat Shrine Smyrna, the American Legion Auxiliary and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary. She is also survived by her step children, Brent H. Breeden and Marti (John) Dunlap; grandchildren, Brian Breeden, and Dustin and Logan Dunlap; mother, Vetrice Hudson; sister, Debra K. Hudson; and nieces, Kim Hudson Atkins and Michele Hudson Erwin. She was preceded in death by her stepson, Brad A. Breeden; father, John Hudson; brothers, Elder Hugh E. Hudson, D. Wayne Hudson; nephews, John Christopher Hudson and Barton Jay Hudson. A service was conducted Nov. 27 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Betty will be laid to rest at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Children’s Fund, 712 Main St., Beech Grove, IN 46107.

 

Richard L. “Lumpy” Bumpus, 71, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 23, 2013. He was born Nov. 28, 1941 in Indianapolis to the late Floyd and Ethyl Bumpus. Richard retired from Indianapolis Water. During his retirement, Richard worked for Guns and Ordnance. He attended Plainfield First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Carla Bumpus; children, Glen (Janda) Bumpus, Kelly (Brent) Wright, Tom Bumpus, Roger Reynolds, Jessica (Brice) Allen; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. His son, Lee Bumpus, preceded him in death. Services were held Nov. 27 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley.

 

Sylvia A. “Susie” Hale, 61, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 23, 2013. She was born March 26, 1952 in Indianapolis to the late Norris and Alma Hale. Survivors include her brother, Richard (Becky) Hale; sisters, Rhonda Hale, Cheryl Goode; nephews, Rich Hale, Zach Smith; niece, Tiffany Smith. Her brother, Kenneth Hale, and sister, Doris Hale, preceded her in death. Services were held Nov. 27 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. She will be laid to rest in Round Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Nena Jo (Williams) Jones, 61 died in Vacaville, Cali. She was born in Indianapolis on March 6, 1952 to Theodore R. and Ethel F. (Maddox) Williams who preceded her in death. She was employed for 15 years with United Hospital Services as a seamstress in the surgical laundry. Nena is survived by her daughters: Deana (Brian) Burgin, Angela G. Jones: brothers Bernard Williams, Steve (Rebecca) Williams, Billy Williams, Joseph (Colleen) Williams, Jack Williams, Jeff Williams, Michael Williams, Sister Pam (James) Walters, and 6 Grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Nov. 22 at Fountain Square Mortuary. Burial followed at New Crown Cemetery, Indianapolis.

 

Randy J. Roberts, 56, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 20, 2013. He was born Nov. 11, 1957 in Indianapolis to the late George and Margaret Roberts. Randy worked for Patio Enclosures for many years. Survivors include his wife, Robin Grove; children, Dylan Grove, Krista Roberts, Brandon Roberts; sisters, Eva Dwart, Margaret Wurster, Marline Ingram, Maxine Pease, Mary Kaiser, Silvery Roberts; brothers, Al Roberts, George Roberts; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Nov. 23 at Mt. Zion General Baptist Church, 3565 S. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.

 

David Michael Sharpson, 48 of Indianapolis died Nov 21, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born April 9, 1965 in Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. David was employed in the construction field. Survivors include brothers Steven D. Smith and James L. Sharpson; and sisters, Valentina L. Whaley and Mary Ann Woody. Private cremation will take place with no services. Final Arrangements entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

John W. Vermillion, 57, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 21, 2013. He was born Nov. 27, 1955 in Indianapolis. John worked at Gurney J. Bush for 13 years. Previously, he worked for Commercial Sewer. His father, Leo William Vermillion; mother, Elieen Nicholas; brothers, Robert and Dennis Vermillion, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Debra Vermillion; children, John David, Brandy Freeman, David (Kimberly) Vermillion, April (Brandon) Seibers, Robbie (Melanie) Freeman, Laurie (Jimmy) White, Lisa (Josh) Hughes; sisters, Marie Holder, Patty Welch, Betty Jean Stewart, Pam McDaniel; brother, Michael Vermillion; mother, Helen Vermillion; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave.

Torry’s Top Ten 11/14/13

November 13, 2013 in Articles, Authors, Obituaries, Southside Articles, Torry Stiles, Torry's Top Ten by Torry Stiles

Top ten thoughts as I await the first snow of the season

by Torry Stiles

10. I checked the family emergency kit. Hot chocolate mix, wine coolers, M&M’s…. and a flashlight. We’re good.
9. Even the snootiest cat in the herd is friendly today. They must’ve seen the weather report.
8. Hmmmmm…. NASCAR tires have more tread than what’s on my truck…. Eh. I’ll be fine. I’ll work on my dirt track skills.
7. Weatherman says it’ll snow. I’m gonna go sit in Kroger’s parking lot and watch all the panicky people rush the bread and milk aisles.
6. I’ve got Porkrinds (my pet pig, for those of you who are new here) on a diet. I’m trying to get her belly at least two inches off the ground so she can go out when we get an inch of snow.
5. New Southside Times contest: overnight temperature down to 20 degrees. How many cars will be on the shoulder of 465 between US31 and Emerson? Closest guess wins a free lunch courtesy of Wendell Fowler.
4. Hmph…. out of sidewalk salt.
3. Hmph…. out of regular Morton’s, too.
2. When will Southern Plaza bring back the frozen car contest?
1. I don’t care if it’s snowing. No Christmas lights until after Thanksgiving!

Obituaries 11/07

November 6, 2013 in Articles, For the Record, Obituaries by Nicole Davis

Robert B. “Bob” Cross, 75, of Greenwood, died Nov. 3, 2013. He was born Oct. 16, 1938 in Flint, Mich. to the late John Wayne and Grace (Duke) Cross. He married Judy Beaver Cross on Jan. 1, 1993 and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Shelley (Malcolm) Cross, David Cole, Juliette Kitchens, Sonya (Bill) Harchaoui, and Andrea (Eric) Simmons; 10 grandchildren; niece, Janet Feist; and nephew Rich Cross. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Dr. Clifford Cross and Dr. J. Wayne Cross. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1993 from the F.A.A. He was a member of the American Legion Atkins Saw Post #355, V.F.W., and the American Motorcycle Association. He was a founding of member of ABATE and attended Mt. Pleasant Christian Church. A service will be conducted at Nov. 7, 1 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Bob will be laid to rest at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, 381 N Bluff Rd., Greenwood, IN 46142.

 

 

*Photo: Cecil Robert ”BIG C” Dulworth 57, of Indianapolis, died on November 1, 2013. He was born July 1, 1956 in Beech Grove.  Cecil was a cashier for McClure Oil Company. Survivors include wife, Kimberly Anne(Balsley)Dulworth; mother, Anna Bell Graham; son, Cecil Robert Dulworth, Jr.; daughters, Stacy(Joey)Eversole, Stephaine Dulworth, Marianne Balsley and Donna Richard; sister, Theresa A. Jones; former spouse, Marcia Hendrix; and 12 grandchildren.

Visitation took place Nov. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary. Funeral Services were Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at the mortuary. Burial followed in New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Jack O. Fogleman, 80, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 1, 2013. The son of Ora K. Fogleman and Thelma McBride Frazier, Jack was born Feb. 3, 1933. Jack retired from Allisons (Plant 5) as an inside truck driver.  He was a member of the Concord Senior Citizens Center, UAW Local 933, Independent Wrestling Association, a stockcar driver at Raceway Park, bowling league with Allisons and enjoyed being a backyard mechanic.  Survivors include his wife, Nancy J. Baker Fogleman; children, Jill (Steven) Turley, Shirley Caine, Jackie (Rick) Johnson and Marty (Rhonda) Fogelman; brother, Gene (Susie) Fogleman; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.  Besides his parents and step-parents, Jack was preceded in death by daughter, Terri Fogleman.  Services took place Nov. 6 in Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S SR 135, Greenwood. Burial is in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Wheeler Mission.

 

 

Melissa Ann Glaser, 39, Fountaintown, died Oct. 28, 2013. She was born Sept. 8, 1974, in Indianapolis. She is survived by her significant other, Daniel Legge; father, Warren (Margaret) Glaser; mother, Jimmie (Danny) Patrick; sister, Kelly Glaser; brothers, Kenneth (Julie) Glaser and Brian (Sharon) Glaser; and 10 nieces and nephews. Services took place Nov. 2 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel. Burial is at New Crown Cemetery.

 

 

Danny Wayne Hogston, 60 of Indianapolis died on Nov. 1, 2013 in Indianapolis. Danny was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and attended city schools. Danny is survived by his brothers, James, Luther, William, Johnny, Tommy and Rick; sisters, Kris, Lois, Linda, Cindy, Rhonda, Shawnna, Pammy, Sherry and Steffie. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Danny is preceded in death by parents Arch Hogston and Ruth  (Gamble) Hogston and his brother George. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in Fountain Square Mortuary with George Tweady conducting services. Cremation followed. Final Arrangements by Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

Brian D. Newkirk, born Jan. 22, 1977, died Oct. 31, 2013. He graduated from Scecina High School in 1995 and was a member of the United States Air Force.  Brian had two children, Scarlet and Leo Newkirk. He was loved by his parents, Terry and Jeanne; as well as his brother, Scott; sister in law, Kelly; nephews, Noah and Zachary; and brother, Jason; sister in
law, Juliana; niece, Isabella and nephew Colten. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St. ( US Hwy 31 South) Indianapolis, IN 46227. Calling was Nov. 4. The family requests donations be made to a college fund for Brian’s children.

 

Jim Perkins, 61, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 2, 2013. Jim retired from Lucent Technology in 2002. He was an avid NASCAR fan who always enjoyed and lived his life to the fullest. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Jim is survived by his wife, Debbie Perkins; son, Rob (Jennifer) Perkins; parents, Jim  and Roberta Perkins; sister, Suzy Wehr (Tom); three grandchildren, Jordan, Makaylei, and Brenden; and a large, extended family from both sides. Visitation was held Nov. 6 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN.  A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Jim will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

 

 

John H. Pittman 85, Greenwood, passed away November 4, 2013. Survivors include his wife Peggy (O’Neil) Pittman; children Marla (Dave) Lutgring, John (Joy) Pittman, and Jennifer Pittman; grandchildren Megan, Matt, Mallary, Nicholas, and Krista; great grandchildren Sienna and Eliana. He wa…read more

John Herman Pittman 85, Greenwood, died Nov. 4, 2013. John was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 22, 1928 and was a 1946 graduate of Emmerich Manual High School, Indianapolis.  He graduated from Purdue University, Indianapolis campus, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed as a Mechanical Engineer and Engineering Supervisor for Detroit Diesel Allison (Div. of GM), Indianapolis for 41 years.  He later worked for several years at Maco Corporation as an Engineering Consultant. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Peggy (O’Neill) Pittman; children Marla (Dave) Lutgring, John (Joy) Pittman, and Jennifer Pittman; grandchildren Megan, Matt, Mallary, Nicholas, and Krista; great grandchildren Sienna and Eliana. He was preceded in death by his mother Grace Alta Lay Pittman; sisters Mary Thompson and Dorothy Deweese; and brother William Edward “Bill” Pittman. Services will be Nov. 7, 10 a.m. in Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory Greenwood Chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial gifts have been suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209.

 

Virginia Mae (Crawford) Reynolds 79, of Indianapolis, died Oct.  31, 2013. She was born Sept. 12,1934 in Tompkinsville, Ky. to Marshall and Hattie D.(Short)Crawford, who preceded her in death along with her husband James Arthur Reynolds; brother Marshall Dale Crawford; and sister Shirley Bowles. Virginia was retired from Western-Electric as a lazar operator. Survivors include daughters, Janice Eckerty, Debra(Faron)Hinkley, and Donna(Tony)Owens; sisters Martha Cooper, Geneva Bymaster, JoAnn Reynolds; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Visitation is Nov. 7 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary Funeral Services Nov. 8, 11 a.m. at the mortuary, with Chaplain Matthew Shelton officiating.  Entombment is 1 p.m. at Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Ind.

 

 

William E. “Bill” Shannon, 80, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 4, 2013. He was born April 3, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Joseph and Exie Shannon. Bill was a Marine and served in the Korean War. He was a pharmaceutical rep for Glaxo-SmithKline. Bill was a member of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple and a supporter of the church’s Urban Youth Ministries. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lura Bennett Shannon; children, Dennis Shannon, Brenda Shannon, Kathy (Greg) Dixon, Michael (Andrea) Shannon; his brother, Ralph Gregory Shannon; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His brother, Eugene Shannon, and sister, Nancy Shannon, preceded him in death. Services will be held Nov. 9, noon at the Indianapolis Baptist Temple, 4002 E. Southport Rd., with calling there from 10 a.m. until the time of services. He will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Baptist Temple or Wounded Warriors. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.

 

Thomas L. White, 77, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 1, 2013.  He was born on June 10, 1936 to the late Robert and Esta (Creighton) White. Tom is survived by his wife of 37 years, Betty Jo White; children, Jenny Richardson (Ron), Carla Goodwin (Tom), Jon White (Nikki), Rhonda Goins (Rob), and Rene Elsbury (Mike); adopted son, Bobby Tomlinson (Debbie); 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth L. White; daughter-in-law, Janice M. White; grandson, Dustin Ellis; brothers, Robert, Paul and  George White; and sister, Annabelle Mills. Besides having a love for his family, Tom’s other passions in life were bowling and golf. He bowled two perfect 300 games, and was a past director of the American Bowling Association. He was a long-time greenskeeper at Smock Golf Course. Visitation was Nov. 5 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A celebration of life service was conducted Nov. 6 at the Salvage Yard Church 4809 S. High School Rd. and Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.

Obituaries 10/31/13

October 30, 2013 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Doris Mae Baker, 83, of Indianapolis, died Oct. 27, 2013.  Born March 30, 1930 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Earl Miller and Iva Pettit Fredericks. Retiring in 1996 after 20 years, Doris was a caretaker at St. George Orthodox Church. Doris was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include daughters, Paula D. (Russ) Bierstedt, Susie (Johnnie) Conlin and Mary R. (Larry) Ragon; sons, Paul R. (Gail), Jr., Frederick E. (Kathy), James P., Richard K. (Jan) and Joseph M. Baker; brother, Maurice Miller; 25 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  Besides her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Paul R. Baker, Sr.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated October 31, 10:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1530 Union St. Friends may call Oct. 30, 4 to 8 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.  Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Riley Children’s Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Russell J. Dias, 76, died Saturday, Oct. 26. He was born to the late Alvin Dias and Lucille LeBlanc on Feb. 12, 1937 in Baton Rouge, La. Russ graduated from Istrouma High School in 1955 and attended Louisiana State University. He married Judith Anne Couvillion in February 1958. Russ finished Dun & Bradstreet Business Course in 1960. Russ was a salesman by trade and worked for Bruce Foods as a Sales Manager followed by Bush Brother Foods as a Sales and Project Manager until 1979 when he purchased AMI Food Brokers in Indianapolis. In 2005, he became the Managing Partner of Roselyn Recipe until present. Russell loved to play golf, watch Colts football, LSU football, and IU basketball. He was involved in Catholic Discipleship ministries including heading up small church groups and leading pre-marital counseling groups for 20 years. Russell is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judith Anne of Baton Rouge; five children, Denise Broussard, Randy Dias, (Sharon), Rhonda Spencer, (William), Todd Dias, (Hope), and Rick Dias, (Jane); 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Alvin Dias, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Nov. 1, 3 to 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Barnabas Catholic Church on Saturday at noon preceded by a short visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions are requested to the St. Barnabas Chapter of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and the American Cancer Society.

 

Juliauna Elizabeth Sferruzzi, 18 weeks old, died Oct. 20, 2013. Survivors include her parents, Sydney Elizabeth Galbraith, John David Sferruzzi, Sr.; brothers, John David Sferruzzi, Jr. and Liam Scott Albers; maternal grandmother, Stephanie Galbraith (Thomas Denning); maternal grandfather, Mark Galbraith; paternal grandfather, David Lee Sferruzzi; several aunts and uncles. Funeral Services will be conducted Oct. 25, 2:30 P.M. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Friends 10511 Hyacinth Ct. Noblesville, IN 46060.

Kathryn L. Wuensch Michaelis died Oct. 26, 2013. She was born Jan. 31, 1925 to Frank and Louise (Braun) Wuensch. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary, brother John, and twin granddaughters, Kimberly and Kelly Bunch. She worked at US Rubber, Eli Lilly, Railroadmen’s S&L, Department of Metropolitan Development and as hostess at the Shrimp House. Kathryn enjoyed homemaking, bowling, playing cards and BINGO. In the early 1940s, Kathryn actively participated in the Four Cadette Regiments of the local USO group. In 1947, she married William A. Michaelis and became the mother of five; Janet (Larry) Williams, Linda Webb, Mary Kay Bunch, Bill (Carol) Michaelis and Nancy Hampton. Kathryn is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and her siblings Helen Welsh, Chuck (Connie) Wuensch, and Dorothy Logsden. Services were Oct. 29 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 30 at St. Roch Catholic Church. As a member of the parish for over six decades, Kathryn would like memorial contributions be made to St. Roch Catholic Church, 3600 S. Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

 

Rosella Mae Walden, 80, of Beech Grove, died Oct. 28, 2013. She was born July 27, 1933 in Brown County to the late Omar and Dorothy (Bush) Schrougham. Rosella previously owned the Tasty Spoon Restaurant in Beech Grove. She is survived by her children, Steve (Cathy) Walden, Brian (Iris) Walden, Brenda Sachtleben, and Joe (Michelle) Walden; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Vowell.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Walden and a sister, Jean Davis. A graveside service will be conducted Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. at Orchard Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 – 3 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel.

 

Kenneth Lee Wright Jr., 54, Greenwood, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 28, 1958 to Kenneth Lee and Judith A. Day Wright. Ken was a 1977 graduate of Warren Central High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from IU in 1981 and his Master’s Degree from IU in 1982. Ken was employed by IVC Industrial Coatings, Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer since 1991. He also taught accounting at IUPUI. He was an avid sports fan, Harley Davidson enthusiast and worked as a referee for high school basketball. Ken was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his two children, Samantha and Andrew Wright; and their mother, Kathy Wright; mother and step-father, Judith A. Kerst and Kenny Kerst; step-mother, Tresa Wright; sisters, Dawn Emberton (Dave) and Teresa Rominger (Gary); nephew, Dylan Emberton; nieces, Lauren, Heather, Meghan Rominger; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be Nov. 2, 2 to 6 p.m. and Nov. 3, 2 to 6 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service held on Nov. 3, 6 p.m. at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St. (US Hwy 31 South), Indianapolis, IN 46227. Contributions may be made in Ken’s name to the Indiana University Foundation to benefit the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis, iufoundation.iu.edu or mailed to Indiana University Foundation, Post Office Box 6460, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6460.