Obituaries 7/3/14

July 3, 2014 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Daniel W. Adams, age 88, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born June 12, 1926 in Dickson, Tenn. to Robert Alton and Cordie Mae (Baker) Adams. Daniel married the former M. Imogene King on Fen. 3, 1945 and spent 62 years together until her passing in 2007. He was an automotive paint and body man for many years. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He attended Southwood Assembly of God and Parc-Way Assembly of God. He loved to watch the world from his porch and visit with friends. Daniel is survived by his daughters, Donna (Bill) Rubeck, and Lesa (Jim) Burris; sisters, Betty Adams and Margaret Wiseman; grandchildren, Anna (Ben) Rubeck-Rush, Brian Rubeck, and Emily Burris; great-grandchild, Cody Sullivan. Daniel was also preceded in death by his parents, sons, Danny Wayne and Danny Eugene in infancy, and brother, Billy Adams. Funeral services were July 1 and 2 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood with entombment following in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Dr. Paul S. Alexander age 86 of Greenwood, died on June 17, 2014. He was born Jan. 3, 1928 in Indianapolis to Carl and Mabel Alexander. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; children, Anne, Dottie (Greg) Wade, Gordon and Emily (Andy) Eatough; grandchildren, Stephanie, Kim, Beth, and Daniel Wade as well as Vera & Lydia Eatough; siblings Mildred Wyant, Ray Alexander, Frances Selby, Dorothy Kendall and Carolyn McWhirter; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sons Stephen and Philip. He spent his life work as a Missionary in Taiwan teaching at the first Christian University on the island. He and his wife were also involved in Marriage Enrichment and founded the first Family Wellness Center at Tunghai University in Taiwan. He served in many capacities both at the University and in the Church Overseas as well as in the States. Memorial Service are July 6, 3 p.m. with visitation at 2 p.m. at Southport Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit memorial.yourtribute.com/Paul-S-Alexander.

 

Harrietta “Rusty” Craft, 80, of Indianapolis, died Saturday, June 28, 2014.  She was born Dec. 19, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Harry and Maude (Young) Foster. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Willis Craft; daughter, Linda Swopes; grandchildren, Jeremy Swopes and Jennifer Swopes; three great-grandchildren. A service was July 1 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Harrietta will be laid to rest in Floral Park Cemetery.

 

James Michael Pierle, 52, of Indianapolis, died on Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was born on Oct. 17, 1961 to Robert P. and Carol J. (Plumley) Pierle Sr. in Santa Paula, Calif. James was a professional carpenter and a master outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing and had a special interest in the art of knapping. He is survived by his wife, Janell; sons, Ian M. Pierle (Melissa) and Aaron J. Pierle (Nicole); siblings, Theresa Pierle (Gene), Robert Pierle Jr. (Tatiana), Thomas Pierle (Denise), Jeanne Pierle, Laurie Foster (Pierle), Lee E. Pierle III (Cindy), Paul Pierle (Pam), Anna Pierle (Mariah); granddaughter, McKayla Pierle; and 14 nieces and nephews. Visitation was June 30, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with a memorial service following.  Arrangements were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services. Donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

John Wallace Fish, 72, of Indianapolis, died on June 28, 2014.  He was born on Oct. 21, 1941to the late Charles Wallace and June Moss (Polley) Fish in Bloomington.  John served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1963 and was stationed in Germany where he met his future wife, Marion Doll. He was a lifelong musician who started at age five playing at the Grand Ole Opry; he played the violin and guitar.  John was involved with local musicians to establish the Nap Town Sound.  Mayor William H. Hudnut, III, former mayor of Indianapolis, declared March 17, 1989 “John Fish Day,” commending John for his superb talent that he has shared with the community as he performed in all the local clubs with the likes of jazz greats as Jimmy Scruggs, Wes Montgomery and many more. John is survived by his wife, Marion D. Fish whom he married on July 27, 1964.  Other survivors include his son, James Michael Fish (wife, Michelle), sister, Lily Moss Terrell (husband, Thurman); brother, Gary Fish; grandchildren, Dustin James, Heather Rene’ and Caleb Alexander Fish; and seven nieces and nephews.  A memorial service was July 3 at 6 p.m. in Gracepoint Church, 300 W. Whiteland Rd., New Whiteland.  Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Humane Society, 7929 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268.  Arrangements and care are entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Penny L. Miller, 50, of Indianapolis, died on Thursday, June 27, 2014.  She was born Dec. 5, 1963 to the late Marlin and Laura K.  (Griffin) Miller. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Ricky Miller, Tony Miller, and Debbie Miller. Penny is survived by her husband, Steven Gindling; children, Mark Luzar, and Joseph Miller (Krystal); siblings, Mike Miller, Donnie Miller, Ronnie Miller, Pam Miller, Nancy Miller, Timmy Tillberry, and Linda Tillberry; and granddaughter, Mezmeria Luzar. Penny left behind many other friends and family and also looked forward to meeting her soon-to-be granddaughter, McKayla L. Miller.  A service was July 3 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis.

 

Margery Ann Swartz, 85, of Indianapolis, died June 25, 2014. She was born Aug. 4, 1928 in Indianapolis to the late Roy and Audry Cunningham. She is survived by her son, Mark (Teresa) Swartz; grandchildren, Dustin (Stacey), Donald (Jenny), Angelina (Mike), and Deanna (Adam); great-grandchildren, Brayden Makayla, Addison, Delanie, Teagan, Cyrus, Luke, and Piper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Swartz and her son, Michael Swartz. A service was June 30 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis. Margery will be laid to rest at Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

 

Richard Ray Warner, 60, of Indianapolis, died on June 21, 2014. He was born in Valley Station, Ky. on June 9, 1954 to Adrian Ray and Maxelene(Cravens) Warner, who preceded him in death. He worked in construction and was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include son, Stephen Charles Warner; brother, Stephen Warner; sister, Deena (Robert) Huber; former spouse, Jenny (Nichols) Steele; a niece and two nephews. Arrangements are entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

Donald H. Weber, 86, of Indianapolis, died on Saturday, June 21, 2014.  He was born on Dec. 14, 1927 to the late Herman H. and Mary (Maier) Weber in Indianapolis. Donald served his country honorably in the United States Army. He worked for Western Auto and Sears and won many sales awards from the gas company.  Donald was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, the V.F.W. and American Legion.  Survivors include his wife, Donna L. (Janert) Weber; children, Vicki L. Steeb (Gregory), Rick A. Weber, Kris A. Weber (Stacie), Kim E. Behnke (Jeff) and Brian A. Weber (SheLa); sisters, Mary Barron and Barbara Connaughton; grandson, Robert Weber; honorary daughter, Mary O’Connor; honorary grandchildren, Katie and Hunter Tobin.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 28 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Entombment took place in Washington Park East Cemetery.  Arrangements and care were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

Obituaries 5/29/14

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

Janet K. Fisher 68, of Indianapolis, died May 26, 2014.  She was born Sept. 13, 1945 to the late John Bishop and Ruth (White) Smock.  Janet married Paul (Tom) Fisher June 9, 1963 and he preceded her in death.  Janet was an office manager for State Farm insurance and was a member of the Moose Lodge and Franklin Township Democrat Club.  She was a long time Colts season ticket holder. Survivors are sons Tim (Kari) Fisher, Eric (Traci) Fisher; brothers Ken White, Kevin White; grandchildren Kayla (Kyle) Polk, Katelin Dickerson, Kassidy, Brittany, Eric Fisher II; great-grandchildren Kaiden and Khloe Polk. Janet was also preceded in death by sister Dorothy Richey. Services are May 30, 10 a.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis. Visitation is May 29, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Washington Park East Cemetery.  Memorial contributions have been suggested to Riley Hospital for Children.

 

ftr.obit.Hannan_Ryan_DouglasRyan Douglas Hannan, 27, of Beech Grove, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.  He was born on Sept. 11, 1986 to Douglas Everett and Linda M. Knowles Hannan in Jacksonville, Fla. Ryan served honorably in the United States Marine Corp as a Lance Corporal Gunner; he served two tours of duty in Iraq.  He was a 2005 graduate of Beech Grove High School and a member of Rivers of Life Fellowship Church of Greenwood. Survivors include his loving mother, Linda Davis (husband, Jay); father, Doug Hannan (wife, Jan); grandparents, Max and Barbara Hannan, John McCarthy, and Katherine Davis; and sisters, Amber Lynn Hannan and TyLea Paige Davis. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Margaret McCarthy.  A celebration of his life was held in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services on May 28 with Pastor Eric Stoltz officiating. Burial followed in Concordia Cemetery with military honors.

 

Stanley Alan Hyatt, 60, of Indianapolis, died on May 20, 2014. He was born Dec. 16, 1953 in South Dakota to G. Russell Hyatt and Peggy Hyatt who preceded him in death.  He was a 1971 graduate of Southport High School and Lincoln Technical Institute in 1973.  He worked for Detroit Diesel Allison for 25 years before retiring.  He was a member of UAW 933.  He loved his family, racing and fishing.  He is survived by his three loving children, Rachel Britton (Chris Johnson), Angela Britton, David Britton (friend Joshua Quick); two sisters, Barbara (Kenneth) King, Marilyn (Tom) Lacey; grandchildren, Lilly Ann, Angel, Michael; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life was May 23, 2014 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Rd. 135, with entombment following.

 

Esther M. Parsley, 87, of Clermont, died May 18, 2014.  She was born Dec. 10, 1926 in Parke County, Ind. to the late Zora Allen and Mary (Paddock) Norman. She is survived by her children, William H. “Bill” Harrison, Larry W. (Gemma) Parsley, Diana S. (Dick) Foster, Nancy E. (Phil) Baxter, Karen J. Petro, Marianna J. Hunt, and Jimmy A. (Dawn) Parsley; 26 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold Norman and Eddie Norman; and sisters, Patsy Farrar and Martha Perkins. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, William Harrison and James Parsley; two sons, Dale and Danny Parsley; and seven brothers and sisters. Esther was a member of the Lion’s Club in Clermont.  She enjoyed painting, yard work, growing and painting gourds to take to shows and spending time with her family. A service was May 25 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandivier-Tudor Chapel, 951 N. Main St., Franklin. Esther will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Little Red Door Cancer Agency, 1801 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

 

Robert A. Popp 75, died May 22, 2014 in Indianapolis.  He was born Aug. 25, 1938 to the late Antone and Helen in Chicago, Ill. After serving in the Navy, he worked and retired as a Union sheet metal worker. Robert married Cecelia Popp on December 31, 1974 and she survives. Other survivors include sons Jeff (Marian) Popp, Rick (Carol) Popp, Bill Vinci, Bob Abney; brother Ken Popp; grandchildren Hannah Popp, Olivia Popp, and Robby Abney. There are no services at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory.

 

Guillermina Salas, 32, of Indianapolis, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.  She was born Nov. 21, 1981 in Galveston, Texas. Guillermina was a fan of the Hispanic version of BINGO, Loteria. She was also a huge movie buff and looked forward to the thrill of roller coasters. Above everything, Guillermina loved her family. She is survived by her father, Ramiro Salas Jr.; Mother, Guillermina Cardiel; husband Yovany Ochoa; children, Juan Garza and JoAnna Ochoa; and sister, Lilly Stevens (Rashad). Family and friends gathered on May 23 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis.  Burial is in New Crown Cemetery.

 

George E.A. Scott, 41, of Indianapolis, died on May 18.  He was born on July 4, 1972. George was a man who was happy when surrounded by family. George is survived by his mother, Christina Scott; son, George Scott Jr; step son, Ryan Pantzar; fiance, Kristen Thacker and daughter, Shelby Conner; granddaughter, Jazlyn Scott; and grandmother, Juanita Scott. He was preceded in death by his father, George Scott; grandfather, Amos Scott; and grandparents, Paul and Margaret Bastin. Visitation was May 23 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. George will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Obituaries 5/15/14

May 15, 2014 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Katherine Elizabeth Cooper Ake, 95, died on May 10, 2014. She was born on March 15, 1919 in Erie, Pa. to the late Bendorf and Charlotte Cooper. She was married to the late Joseph K Ake, Jr. for 69 years. She graduated from Shortridge High School and worked for Church Members Life Insurance Company until she began her family which was the center of her life. Katherine was active in her church and volunteer work, such as Meals on Wheels and various food pantries. Together with her husband, she helped start the family business, Recommended TV.  Katherine is survived by her nine children: Ruth (Chuck) Mercer, Vicki (Dwayne) Van Meter, Nancy Deem, Julia Butler, Sally (Mike) Fitzgibbons, Carol (Roger) Evans, Debbie (Matt) Kauffman, Joseph ( Melahni) Ake and Katy (Tracy) Zirkelbach; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles Cooper, and grandson, Joshua Deem. Visitation is May 15, 4 – 8 p.m. at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 7602 Madison Av. A Service of Celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, 8540 U.S. 31 South, with calling one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to St. Francis Hospice or Christ United Methodist Church in Katherine’s memory.

 

Helen M. Askin 91, Southport, died May 5, 2014. She was born Feb. 1, 1923 at Indianapolis, to the late Roy and Ruth Purcell. Helen married Kenneth H. Askin June 24, 1950 at Southport, who died Feb. 28, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Susan Ann Schmoll. Helen’s survivors include son-in-law Nicholas “Nick” Schmoll; step-granddaughter Leiza Schmoll; step-great grandson Randall Schmoll; nieces Lois Holben, Greenwood and Pat (David) Bender; nephew Robert (Wendy) Askin and cousin Carolyn Vredeveld. She was a member of Southport Baptist Church. Helen was Vice President of Askin Manufacturing, Inc., retiring in 1993. Services were May 7 and 8 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Interment is at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.  Memorial gifts have been suggested to American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL  60674.

 

William “Bill”   Earl Bailey, 82, Indianapolis, died May 2, 2014 .He was born May 17, 1931 to John Sherman and Arvella (Heyob) Bailey who preceded him in death along with his sister Virginia Everidge. He was dock worker. Survivors include son, William Earl Bailey, Jr.; brother, Robert J. (Geraldine) Bailey; one grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Visitation was May 12 at Fountain Square Mortuary. Burial followed at Round Hill Cemetery.

 

Raymond Eugene Capps, 65, Indianapolis, died May 7, 2014. He was born in Campbell County, Tenn. on Sept. 5, 1948. He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia May (Holt) Troutt and a sister, Darlene Michelle Eastridge. Raymond worked as a head grocery clerk for Kroger for several years and as a server at the Westin and Sheraton hotels. He was a member of the Indiana Area United Food and Commercial Workers.  He enjoyed fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle. Survivors include son, Daniel R.(Jennifer) Capps; brothers, Clifton Capps, Mike Troutt and Williie Troutt, Jr.; sisters, Tina Marie (Steven) Dorris,, Nancy Sue Suiters and JoAnn Elizabeth Troutt. Celebration of Life Service was May 13, 7:30 p.m. at Fountain Square Mortuary.

 

*Photo: Mary S. Balistreri Dolce died on May 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Vincent Dolce; parents, Salvatore and Providenzia Balistreri; brother, Thomas Ricardo Balistreri; brother-in-law, John T. Kelly, Jr. and her pet, Sparkey.  She was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on Oct. 11, 1924.  She is survived by her children, Mary C. Kukulka (Ted), Prudence “Prudy” Williams and Sam J. Dolce (Amy); four grandchildren, Thomas J. Williams, Timothy J. Laughlin, Elizabeth O’Shea and Martina Dolce; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister, Catherine N. Kelly; as well as several nieces and nephews.  Mary worked at IU Hospital as a kitchen supervisor for several years. She was also a founding member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church as it was being built under the direction of the late Pastor John Sciarra. Mary loved to cook and do several different types of needlework.  Visitation was May 12 in Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was May 13 in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel.

Mary Louise Busald, 88, Indianapolis, died Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 1, 1925 to Hubert and Louise Moore Sauter. Mary was a member of St. Roch Church where she was active in the Altar Society and many other parish activities. She was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan and a lifelong season ticket holder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Busald; son, David A. Busald; and her sister, Dorothy Sharkey; Mary is survived by her children, Raymond Jr., Kenneth (Josephine), Karen Schrock (David), Cheryl Busald, Mary L. Tunby (Roy), Michelle Crook; six grandchildren;  six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated May 16, 11 a.m. in St. Roch Church. Visitation is May 15, 4 - 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home where morning prayers will be said on Friday at 10:30 a.m. prior to Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Roch Church Memorial Fund.

 

*Photo: Charles “Chuck” A. Heinzelman, 65, of Indianapolis, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  He was born on Dec. 1, 1948 to Elmer F. and Alberta Rose (Kriech) Heinzelman in Beech Grove; his father preceded him in death. Chuck served honorably in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Downey Council #3660.  He is survived by his loving wife, Pat Heinzelman; mother, Alberta Heinzelman; son, Lance Heinzelman (Vanessa); brothers, Jim (Debbie), Bob (Jackie), Dave (Karen) and John (Angie); sisters, Janet Harris, Rose Mather, Rita Fenton (Mike) and Mary Pardue (Jack); and granddaughter, Aurora Celeste Heinzelman. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 12 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with a reception held after in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 

Deborah Ann Paugh, 58, of Ingalls, died May 1, 2014. She was born June 6, 1955 to Wm. Fred and Gladys Joy (Turner) Paugh. She is survived by her companion James Kelly; brothers Richard (Skip), Dennis and Mike Paugh; step-brother Scott Wilder; step-mother Lois Wilder Paugh, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 9, at St. Roch Catholic Church, with inurnment at Calvary Cemetery. Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center is handling the arrangements.

 

*Photo: William H. Sims, Sr., 77, of Indianapolis, died on May 3, 2014. He was born on Jan. 24, 1937 in Anderson, Ind. to Earl and Wilma Sims. He was owner of William Sims Installation and enjoyed fishing and casinos. Survivors include, wife, Marjorie; sons, Douglas Sims(Willena) and William “Fuzzy” Sims Jr. (Loretta); daughters, Tamara Loonney (William), Janet Brown, Sharon Lovell; brothers, Robert and Joseph Sims; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren with another one on the way. He was preceded in death by both parents and daughter, Lisa. Visitation was May 9 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the family through Go Fund Me, gofundme.com/3wm3so.

 

Charles A. Wise, 91, of Indianapolis, died on May 12, 2014.  He was born on Jan. 23, 1923, son of the late Curtis and Oneita Wise. Charles worked for the Railroad at the Beech Grove Shops, and was drafted to the United States Army where he served with the 233rd Searchlight Battalion in the South Pacific Theater during WWII. He still gathered annually with his fellow battalion veterans. Charles retired after 25 years working as machine repairman for the Ford Motor Company. Charles is survived by his daughter, Janet M. (Tom) Earl; son, David C. (Marsha) Wise; grandsons, Matthew Earl, Nathan Earl, and Charles Wise; great-grandson, Samuel Earl; brother, Richard W. Wise; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn “Jean” Wise; daughters, Cheryl and Peggy Wise; and sister, Olive Jean Boone. Visitation was May 14 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.  A graveside service with military honors will be May 15, 10 a.m. at Washington Park East Cemetery.

 

*Photo: Bernice Margaret Wittry, mother and wife, died Monday, May 5, 2014. Benny was born on Feb. 17, 1934 in Indianapolis. In 1961, she married Wayne Wittry and together they raised four children. Sweet, strong and pragmatic, Benny was an anchor to her family and loved by everyone she met.  She was a state artistic skating champion and continued to roller skate until the age of 79. Benny is survived by her husband, Wayne; her daughters, Toni Steinmeyer and Jan; her sons, Lance and Darren; her brother, Tony Zilson; and three grandchildren. Visitation was May 9 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St. Indianapolis. Mass followed at St. Mark Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymoma Society.

Obituaries 5/8/14

May 7, 2014 in Articles, For the Record, Obituaries by Nicole Davis

Theresa (T) Marie Murphy Carnes 55, Indianapolis died April 16. Services were held at Chance Funeral Home and Crematory with cremation following. She was born Jan. 14, 1959. Terri was a caregiver for Senior Helpers. Survivors include her husband Michael E. Carnes, son Cody Michael Carnes; daughter Cheyenne Marie Carnes; granddaughter Laila Lynn Franklin; sister Pattie Murphy Turner (Harry); nieces Laura Roxanne Gillispie, Aubrey Kay Schell (Kevin); great-niece Danika Jo Schell; great-nephew Owen Wayne Schell; aunts Sandy E. Barnard and Judy A. Jackson.  She also leaves behind the remaining four of the The Fab 5 – her sister Pattie Murphy Turner her cousins Madelyn Kay Crouch, Paula Jo Jones, and Billie Jo Arvin.  She is preceded in death by her parents Phillip and Catherine Murphy; grandparents Earl and Alma LaGesse, Lucille & Bud Manny; and nephews Phillip Joseph Turner and Harry Turner III. Terri had a love of life, flair for fashion, gift of remembering people and would break out in song when hearing a single word. Her ashes will be spread in the Kankakee River where she spent many summers as a child and young adult with her grandparents, and in Lake Shafer at Indiana Beach where she vacationed yearly with her family and friends.

 

Carol Ann Doran, 69, of Greenwood, died May 3, 2014. She was born Nov. 13, 1944 in St. Louis, Miss. to the late Thomas and Lillian (Smith) Doran. She is survived by her children, Kathryn I. (Stuart) Keller and Paul J. (Anjanette) Indelicato; grandchildren, Joseph and Michael Keller; brother, Thomas Doran, Jr.; and her companion, Nathan Sabel. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Joseph M. Indelicato. Carol was a 1965 graduate of St. Louis University and a 1992 graduate of Indiana University School of Business. She was a resident in St. Louis, Missouri until 1970 when she moved to Greenwood. Carol was the former president of the Winter Club of Indianapolis and PTO of Southwest Elementary School. Service is May 8, 10 a.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Carol will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

 

Gloria Jean (Eads) Gordon, 68, of Indianapolis, died on May 3, 2014.  She was born on July 6, 1945. Gloria is survived by her sons, Robby (Beth)  Gordon; Mark Christopher (Charlotte) Gordon; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; siblings, Melvin (Lois) Eads, Marty (Bernice) Eads, Bunny Eads, and Ricky (Rosemary) Eads; sister in law, Janice Eads; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Edgar and Melba Ardell Eads; and brother, William Eads. Visitation is May 10, 1-4 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A funeral service will be conducted May 11, 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Edna “Nan” Holbrook, 101 died May 1, 2014.  She was a long time resident of Greenwood, but in her later years lived at Rosegate Nursing Home and Assisted Living facilities. She was born Feb. 18, 1913 to the late Newton Stanley and Josephine (Webb) Prater. She is survived by her son-in-law, Don Donnella; grandchildren, Donna (Chris) LaFollette and Derrick (Terri) Donnella; great-grandchildren, Quentin and Bain LaFollette and Heather (Scott) Probst; and great-great-grandchildren, Brandy, Brooklyn, and Bailey Probst.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Holbrook and daughter, Betty Jean Donnella. Nan enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She and her husband sold the vegetables that they grew together. A service was May 5 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Nan will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Michael E. Lewis, 69, of Indianapolis, died on May 4, 2014.  He was born on March 16, 1945. He was owner of Lewis Properties Investments, and a super IU fan. Mike is survived by his wife, Evonne Lewis; daughter, Tracy; sons, Jerry, Steve, and Bryan; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Barton and Dennis; sisters, Diana “Queenie,” Patricia, Bobbie Jo, Lisa, Kathy, and Becky; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Alma (Ligon) Lewis; and sister, Denise. Visitation is May 9, 4 – 8 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A funeral service will be May 10, 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Mike will be laid to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Vincent Lawrence Lombardo, 70, Indianapolis, died on May 2, 2014. Mr. Lombardo earned his Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University and worked as a medical messenger for LabCorp before his retirement. He enjoyed music from the 1950′s and 60′s. Vincent was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Kathryn L. Belford Lombardo; his wife, Sharon K. Webb Lombardo and is survived by his cousin, Sharon Caldwell and his nieces, Angela Tomlin, Julie LaCreta, Lori Orman and Fran Davey. There will be no calling or services.

 

Phyllis May Michael, 82, died May 1, 2014.  Phyllis was born on Dec. 31, 1931, in Indianapolis to Esther and Edward Orme.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Orme, and her sister, Jean Lewis. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, William R. Michael; son, William L. (Leah) Michael; daughters, Debby (Chad) Kammerling and Teresa (Lindley) Myers; and grandchildren, Jennifer (Sean) Morrow, Lavonne (Steve) Thompson, and Ben Myers. Phyllis graduated from Broad Ripple High School in 1949.  After staying home to raise her children, she went back to work.  She retired from Special Services, Johnson County Schools in 1997. Phyllis enjoyed reading, movies, Beef & Boards, Pops symphonies, Concerts on the Canal and gardening.  After retirement, she and Bill were able to travel to many places in the U.S. and had many pleasant memories of those travels. Any contributions made in Phyllis’ name should be to the charity of your choice. Services were May 5 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Phyllis will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery.

 

*Photo: Larry Ray Ragon, age 64, of Indianapolis, died on May 2, 2014.  He was born in Indianapolis on May 19, 1949 and raised by his father, Howard Cope.  Larry worked for Eli Lilly & Co. for 28 plus years and was a retired deputy sheriff with the Marion County Sheriff’s department and a security officer with T.F.I.S.  He was a member of the Garfield Park United Church of Christ, the Beech Grove Masonic Lodge, No. 694, F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Murat Temple and a past president of the Capital City Conservation Club. He is survived by his wife of nearly 45 years, Mary Rosa (Baker) Ragon; children, Patrick Ragon (Missy), James Ragon (Pam) and Debra Pryor (Jason); grandchildren, Natalie, Elizabeth and Piper Ragon, Christopher Temple and Bryce Pryor; and great-grandchildren, Autumn Delaney and Xander Barnes.  He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Cope; son, Howard Ragon; and grandchildren, Madeline, Jeremiah, Isabella, Tyler and Alyssa Ragon.  Family and friends held celebration of Larry’s life on May 5 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.  A private burial will take place in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Roger David Spry, 45, of Indianapolis, died on May 2, 2014.  He was born on May 9, 1968 in Indianapolis to Linton M. Spry and Mable L. Spry Snepp. Roger is survived by his  daughter, Courtney Spry (Cody Brown); step son, Joseph Cecil (Brittnay Lakin); mother, Mable L. Spry Snepp; siblings, Judy Hendricks (Albert), Elaine  McNeely (Paul), Linton W. Spry, Kenneth C. Spry, and Cecilia Ray (Tony); five nephews; and five nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Linton M. Spry; and one niece. Visitation is May 8, 5 – 7 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, with a celebration of life at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Roger will be laid to rest in Lick Branch Church Cemetery, Deputy, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Courtney Spry, c/o the funeral home.

 

Betty C. Stevens, 79, of Greenwood, died on April 29, 2014. Betty was born on Feb. 25, 1935, in Portland, Tenn. to Owen and Jewell Esque Knight. On Aug. 1, 1952, she married Jack Stevens. Betty was a member of First Baptist Church of Beech Grove, of which she was employed as church secretary for 31 years, retiring in 2002. Betty is survived by her husband, Jack Stevens, Greenwood; sons Craig (Melody) Stevens, Beech Grove, David (Beverly) Stevens, Greenwood, and Matthew (Debbie) Case, Beech Grove; sister, Jo (Mike)  Mohr, Franklin; niece Teri Gann, Greenwood, ; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in passing by her parents and sister Ruth Gann. Services was May 2 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Ann Shevlot-Walker died on April 29, 2014.  Ann was the daughter of Scottish immigrants, Colin and Jane Nicol and was born on June 17, 1934 in Westbury, N.Y.  It was in New York where she met her first love, Bob Shevlot.  They married in 1955 and raised four children.  Ann and Bob moved to Indianapolis in 1961 and continued to raise their family where they remained actively involved in the lives of their children. Bob died after a brief illness and Ann continued to devote her life to her children and church. In 1988, Ann married the second love of her life, David Walker. The two were inseparable and spent much of their time traveling, working in their church and volunteering for the USO.  When Annie was diagnosed with MDS in 2000, David became her rock and care giver. She is survived by four children all of whom reside in Indianapolis, Nancy, Rob, Tom and Susan. She is also survived by five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family respectfully requests that donations be made one of two charities that were near and dear to Annie’s heart:  MDS-foundation.org/donate or the Southland Community Church in Greenwood. Visitation was held at Southland Community Church on May 2.  A private burial for family only was held. Arrangements were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory.

Obituaries 5/1/14

April 30, 2014 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

Henry “Hank” Bayt, 90, Indianapolis, died April 23, 2014. Henry was born on Jan. 21, 1924 and grew up in Haughville as a member of Holy Trinity Parish on the near west side of Indianapolis. He was one of 11 children born to Antonia and Phillip A. Bayt. He has one surviving sibling, Chet Bayt. Henry attended George Washington High School and Indiana University in Bloomington. He served his country in World War II on a Coast Guard Destroyer Escort. He worked as a computer operator at Indianapolis Power & Light Company before becoming an independent insurance agent. Henry met his wife, Santa, at a USO dance at the Indiana Roof Ballroom and they shared 63 happy years of marriage. He is survived by his wife, Santa Constantino Bayt; children, Phillip L. (Bonnie Gallivan), Demetrio (Terri), Tony, Jack (Rosemarie), Antonia (Roberto), Hank, Mary (Jeff) and Mike. Together, Henry and Santa helped raise Santa’s sister (“Jay”) Concetta’s children, Mary Anne Hawkins (Tom Sarfaty), Toni Short (Frank Short), Theresa Mascari (Mike), Concetta DeFabis (Philly), Jack Hawkins (Angie), Hazel Lorah, Betty McColgan (Gary) and Gina Battiston (John). He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Catherine and Andrew Bayt, Paul and Demi Bayt, Gina, Lucia and Jack Bayt, Julian and Nadia Zunarelli and Carmela Verderame along with Nick, Antonia and Concetta Mascari, Tom Short, Concetta, Christina and Luke Lorah, Jack Hawkins Jr., Lauren McColgan, Gabriella, Isabella and Zach Battiston; and one great grandchild, Gianna Mascari. Henry’s passion was Democratic Party politics in Indianapolis. He began his political career by assisting his brother, Mayor Phillip Bayt, in the early 1950s. He served as a precinct committeeman, a deputy commissioner, Chief Deputy Auditor of the State of Indiana, a City-County Councilor, Center Township Assessor and as an employee of the Center Township Trustee before retiring from politics. Henry traveled with his children to the World’s Fair, Europe and throughout the United  States to share the wonders of the world with them. He participated in all his children’s and grandchildren’s sports activities, rarely missing a game.  A Mass of Christian Burial was April 26 in St. Roch Catholic Church, 3603 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Visitation was April 26 in Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St., Indianapolis. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana or Riley Children’s Hospital.

 

 

Jerry Thomas Butler, 62, of Indianapolis, died on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  He was born June 19, 1951 to the late Thomas C. and Mildred L (Taylor) Butler. He was a movie enthusiast that could tell you everything that made a classic film. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah S. Butler; children, Matt Butler (Heather), Marc Butler (Amy), and Mike Butler (Holly); step-children, Bryan Tucker (Lynnette), and Erin Miller (Dave); sisters, Doris Parks (Jack), and Debra Windle (Tracy), and 12 grandchildren. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements & care were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

 

Annie Kaye Dillon, 60, Indianapolis, died on April 26, 2014.  She was born Feb. 13, 1954 to the late Millard and Ruby (Hulse) Blythe in Burkesville, Ky. Survivors include her husband, Robert Dillon; children, Mitchell Claywell, Michael Claywell, Sherri Claywell and Terri Claywell Ore; sister, Golda Bullock; and seven grandchildren.  No services will be held.  Arrangements & care:  Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

 

Zettie “Betty” Douglas, 89, of Indianapolis, died on April 22, 2014.  She was born on Sept. 27, 1924 in Hattieville, Ark. She was a Co-owner of D&S Auto Parts and Sales from 1959-2010, located on the Westside of Indianapolis. Betty is survived by her husband, Robert L. Douglas, Sr.; sons, Robert Jr and Joseph Douglas; brothers, Evert and Robert Massingill, niece Kay Noble; nephew Joe Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Elizabeth (Duvall) Massingill; brother, Franky Massingill; sisters Mildred Davis and Willodean Monroe. Visitation is May 2, 4-8 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A funeral service will be conducted at May 3, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Zettie will be laid to rest in Concordia Cemetery.

 

Delana Roxanne McCord Henson, 61, of Indianapolis, died on Friday, April 25, 2014.  She was born on June 9, 1952 to Martin H. and Delana Jane McCord in Indianapolis; her father preceded her in death. Delana was a homemaker who enjoyed doing crafts and being with her family. She is survived by her husband, Chet Henson; mother, Delana Jane McCord; children, Robert Lane (Tessa), Tammy Elmore (David), Amy Maxwell (Max) and Bryan Lane; brother, Max McCord; sister, Sheila Jones (Tom); and 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Family and friends held a gathering on April 29 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

 

Robert T. Hurt 91, Indianapolis died April 28, 2014.  He was born in Indianapolis to the late Andrew Leonard Hurt and Hazel May (Miller) Hurt on Sept. 6, 1922.  He is survived by his sister Virginia (James) Parham of Beech Grove, one grandchild, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Robert was also preceded in death by his wife Ruth (Norrington) Hurt; brothers, Charles A. Hurt, and Elzie Jean Hurt. He was the retired owner/operator of Daylight Coal Company. Robert was a member of Southport Lodge No. 270 F&A.M., Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, and the Murat Shrine. Services will be May 1, 11 a.m. at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with calling one hour prior. Burial is at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

 

*Photo: Mary Louise Simpson Tomlin, 83, of Indianapolis, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  She was born on Sept. 1, 1930 to the late Allie Nicolas and Mattie Evans Simpson in Elizabeth, Ky.  She was a homemaker, wife and mother. Louise was active with the ladies group and her church, Bethel Memorial Church.  Survivors include her son, John Bruner; brother, Eugene Edsel Simpson; son-in-law, Larry Jones; and grandchildren, Laura Snyder, Gary Snyder, Jr., Sabrina Snyder and Amber Jones.  She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cheryl Ann Jones; and siblings, Cecil, Raymond, and Emmit Simpson, Faye Noler, Joyce L. Conover, Shirley West and Kenneth Eldridge. Services were held April 28 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services with Pastor Don Matthews officiating. Burial followed in Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions are encouraged to her church, now Southport Community Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Rudy A. Wilkins 67, Indianapolis, devoted husband, father and grandfather died April 26 at home. He was the only child of Bernard R. and Alice J. Mason Wilkins, born Oct. 30, 1946 in Sullivan, Ind. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Patty Church Wilkins. Other survivors include daughter, Rhonda (Earl) Leitherer; grandson, Ryan Light; step-grandchildren, William, Sarah, Kurt and Andrea Leitherer,; step great granddaughter, Isabella; and dog Max. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Darin J. Light and his German shepherds Queenie and Misty. He was employed at Wheaton Van Lines for 25 years retiring in 1990. Contributions in Rudy’s memory can be made to Hemophilia of Indiana, 5172 E. 65th St., Ste 105, Indianapolis, IN 46220. Graveside service are May 1, 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Campground Cemetery, New Lebanon. Visitation was April 30 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.

 

Beverly K. Woodard, 74, Centerville, previously of Indianapolis and Muncie, died April 20. Beverly was born on July 4, 1939 in Muncie to Harley Poling and Leone (Hicks) Poling Lockwood. She was employed as an office manager at the Hoosier Capital Girls Scout Council for 21 years, retiring in 1995. Beverly is survived by her son David Woodward; daughter Lisa Brown; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were April 27 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. until the hour of service. Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center is handling the arrangements.

Obituarites 4/24/14

April 23, 2014 in For the Record, Obituaries, Southside Articles by Nicole Davis

H. Jean Anderson, 91, of Greenwood, died April 19, 2014. She was born Nov. 15, 1922 in Vincennes, Ind. She is survived by her children, Karen (Douglas) Lawrie and Cheri Anderson; son-in-law, Mike Sturm; grandchildren, Jeanne (Ken) Farah, Judd (Wendy) Lawrie, Stan (Karen) Lawrie, Kelly (Dennis) Summers, Joseph (Stephanie) Lawrie, Andrew (Missy) Sturm, Abbey (Clint) Knoblauch, Cassie (Matt) Kortenber, and Chas (Liz) Sturm; and 31 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferrell Anderson; and her daughter, Diana Sturm. Jean worked for J.C. Penney in the catalog department and she was also a real estate agent for Dietz Realty. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood.  She enjoyed playing the organ and piano and spending time with her family. A service was April 23 at the First Baptist Church of Greenwood, 99 W. Main St. and April 22 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society of Johnson County,   3827 Graham Rd., Franklin, IN 46131.

 

James Patrick Baker, 59, of Indianapolis, died on April 13, 2014.  He was born on March 23, 1955 to the late Paul R. Baker, Sr. and Doris Miller Baker in Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Vicki Biddle Baker; daughter, Rachel R. Baker; son, Adam M. Baker; siblings, Paula D. Bierstedt (Russ), Paul Baker, Jr. (Gail), Susie Conlin (Johnnie Lee), Mary Ragon (Larry), Fred Baker (Kathy), Richard Baker (Jan) and Joe Baker; grandchildren, Natalie Wilson, Cameron Bixler, Bradley Bixler, Blake Baker and Haley Baker.  Funeral services were held on April 21 in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Arrangements and care were entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services. 

 

Vita Ciaccio, 84, Indianapolis died April 20. She was born in Chicago on April 4, 1930 to Leonardo and Frances (Salerio) Ciaccio. She was employed as a secretary at Stewart Warner for many years. Vita is survived by a brother Stephen Ciaccio, Chicago and niece Amy (Bryan) Reed, Indianapolis. She is preceded in passing by her parents and brother, Albert Ciaccio. Services will be on April 25, 12 p.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, with calling from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center is handling the arrangements

 

Mildred K. Friar, 94, of Indianapolis, died on April 22, 2014. Mildred was born on May 7, 1919, in Marion, Ind. to James and Irene (Miller) Meredith. She was married to the late Verlin Friar. She is also preceded in passing by her parents and sister Delores Echols. She was employed as a secretary for many years with State Farm Insurance and a member of University Heights Baptist Church. Mildred is survived by her son, Gregory (Ona) Friar; sisters, Bonnie Snow and Frances Benner; brother Colonel James (Barbara) Meredith; grandchildren, Natalia, Darren, Joel and Emma Friar. Services will be on April 26, 10 a.m. at University Heights Baptist Church, 2200 E. Hanna Ave., with visitation April 25 from 4 – 8 p.m., at the church. Graveside service will be Saturday 2 p.m. in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion. Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center is handling the arrangements.

 

Laura E. Hammond, 87, Southport and formerly of Indianapolis, died April 16, 2014. She was born Jan. 19, 1927 at Indianapolis to the late Clyde and Helen McCoy Tuttle. Laura married John Hammond Aug. 30, 1946 in Indianapolis and he died February 2, 1999. Survivors include daughters Leva Huckaby and Helen (Roger) Harris; son John (Amy) Hammond; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Lela Phelan and Joan Dale. She was also preceded in death by sisters Doris Peters, Billie Rupe, Pauline Emrich and Jean Stapleton. Services were April 18 and 19 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Entombment is at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial gifts suggested to The Arthritis Foundation, Indiana Chapter, 8660 Guion Rd., Indianapolis, IN  46268

 

Kay Lynn (Armstrong) Herrold, 79, of Greenwood died April 20, 2014. She was born Jan. 3, 1935 in Franklin, Ind. to Homer and Frances E. (Sefton) Armstrong. Kay attended Franklin College and Purdue University and was employed as a secretary at VASA Insurance Agency for many years. She was also a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church and a member and past president of Greenwood Coterie. Kay is survived by her daughter Alison Jean Herrold; grandson Iain Rhys Sciocchetti; and brother Norman L. Armstrong. She is preceded in passing by a daughter, Whitney Ann Herrold, and her parents. Services will be 2 p.m. on April 24, graveside at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

*Photo: Mary Ann Hudson, 69, of Indianapolis, died on April 16, 2014.  She was born on Nov. 18, 1944 in Indianapolis to the late Russell and Irene Peters. She had worked as secretary at UAW Local 23 for over 36 years. Mary Ann is survived by her husband, James D. Hudson; daughter, Robin Ann Brown; son,  Richard Lee Whiteis; stepson, Mike Hudson; grandchildren, Brittany Ann, Erica, Ashley, and Rhiannon. Services were April 21 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135. Mary Ann will be laid to rest in The Gardens At Olive Branch Cemetery and Mausoleum Park, Greenwood.  Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL  33607.

 

William K. McCabe, Sr., 55, of Indianapolis, died on Monday, April 14, 2014.  He was born on May 26, 1958 to John Vincent McCabe, Sr. and Martha Odella (Monday) McCabe in Beech Grove. Bill was a shuttle bus driver for Indy Park, Ride & Fly who loved N.A.S.C.A.R., fishing and taking road trips with the kids. Survivors include, his loving mother, Martha McCabe; children, William K. McCabe, Jr. (Leann), Holly N. McCabe and Savannah C. McCabe; siblings, Randy McCabe (Jackie), Deborah Moss and John McCabe, Jr. (Colene); and grandchildren, Jayden Kingery, Arianna McCabe, Ariah McCabe and Adrian McCabe.  He was preceded in death by his father, John McCabe, Sr.; and brother, Steve McCabe.  Services were held on April 21 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services. Burial is in New Crown Cemetery.

 

James O. “Little Jimmy” Milliner, 86 of Indianapolis died April 18. Mr. Milliner was a lifetime musician who is preceded in death by his wife Pauline. He was born in Louisville, Ky. to the late Felix and Minnie Casey Milliner. Jimmy married Pauline Moore on Sept. 2, 1949. He was employed for 32 years as a carpenter at Schreiber Lumber Company retiring in 2007. Jimmy was a member of Moose Lodge #500. James is survived by son, James L. (Karen) Milliner; daughters, Mary Jane (Butch) Hunt, Marcella Wilder, Brenda Lee George and Theresa Adams; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchild. He was preceded in passing by his wife Pauline Milliner, parents; and sisters Mary Boyd, Roberta Sinclair, and Betty Broderick. Services will be April 26, 10 a.m. in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with visitation April 25, 4 – 8 p.m.

 

Darryl L. Mull, 61, Fort Wayne previously of Indianapolis, died on April 17, 2014. Darryl was born on Feb. 1, 1953, in Indianapolis to Herbert C. Mull, Jr. and Mary F. (Freese) Mull. Darryl married Anna Cody Mull on June 28, 1996. He was employed at GM Truck and Bus, in Fort Wayne, on Chassis Line 1, prior he worked for Detroit Diesel Allison as a grinder operator for 17 years. Darryl was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, UAW Local 2209 and UAW Local 933. Darryl is survived by his wife Anna D. Mull; mother Mary F. Mull; stepson David S. Anderson; stepdaughter, Jenny L. (Kevin) Ehlers; brothers David J. (Anita) Mull and Wade (Norma) Mull; sisters Katie (Don) Mann and Susan (John) Markle; nine step-grandchildren, a step-great-grandchild, six nieces and four nephews. Services were April 21 in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814.

 

Richard Stewart Peppers, Sr.  76, Indianapolis, died April 20, 2014. He was born Sept. 9, 1937 in Osceola, Ark. to Rufus and Emma(Chapman)Peppers, who preceded him in death along with four brothers and a daughter Sandra Kay Peppers. He retired in 2001 as die cutter for Queens Paper Cutting Company. He was a real green thumb and enjoyed gardening and sharing his crops. Richard loved wood working and in his leisure time spent fishing, and watching the Colts and Dodgers games. Survivors include Billie Rose(Miller) Peppers, his wife of 56 years whom he married on Christmas Day in 1957; sons, Richard Stewart Peppers, Jr, and William Lee Peppers; daughters, Selena Jean Peppers, Tina Culvahouse, Nancy Jo(Leslie)Boyce; brother, Larry Allen(Lillian) Peppers; sisters, Jean Ceccsse, Kathrine Hoggard, Dorothy(Richard)Micky, Lorain Weiss and Erma (Jack)Ridel. No calling or services.  Arrangements entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary

 

Norman A. Shelton, 84, of Greenwood, died April 17, 2014. He was born Feb. 6, 1930 in Edinburg to the late Melvin and Daisy Mae (Mathis) Shelton. He married Hazel S. (Doan) Shelton on July 10, 1952 and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Dwayne A. Shelton and Yvonne A. Liscomb; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald, Dale, Jr., Jerry Shelton; sisters, Betty Ziemer and Susie Crecelius. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Denny and Bobby Shelton. Norman was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served our country during the Korean War. He retired from U.S. Airways after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Greenwood Christian Church, I.A.M. Union, Demolay Lodge, and Knights of Rythias.  He enjoyed playing golf, square dancing, and operating his HAM radio. Service was April 21 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. He will be laid to rest at Rocklane Cemetery.

 

Frances Betty (Hinkley) Sturges, 89, of Indianapolis, died on April 16, 2014. Frances was born on Dec. 11, 1924, in Indianapolis to Homer and Sophie Sudkamp Hinkley. On July 3, 1948, Frances married Thomas William Sturges. She is preceded in passing by her husband, parents and sister Joan Howell. Frances was employed for 30 years as a sales clerk at Wm. H Block Co. retiring in 1987. She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ. Frances is survived by her daughter Susan Elaine Sturges; sons; Mark T. (Donna) Sturges and Bruce W. Sturges; grandsons, Jason and Brandon Sturges; and six great-grandchildren. Services were April 19 in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 7602 Madison Avenue. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Indianapolis Humane Society.

 

Maxine Hillock-Todd, 94 died April 17, 2014.  She was born Sept. 22, 1919 in Lizton, Ind. to the late Paul O. and Naomi L. (Uptagraf) Leach. She is survived by her husband, Carl Thomas Todd, Jr.; daughter, Alisha Ann (Vince) Greco; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son, John Edward Hillock, Jr. and eight brothers and sisters. Maxine retired from Matlock Ford and Hubler Chevrolet. She was a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. A funeral mass is April 24, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood.  Visitation was April 23 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Maxine will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.

 

Nicholas Anthony Wertz “Nick”, 33, of Shelbyville died on April 19, 2014. He was born on Sept. 16, 1980 in Shelbyville. Survivors include his mother Carmen Wertz, his wife Beth Wertz, his sister Gina Wertz, and his maternal grandmother Josefina Darroca. Nick was a graduate from Shelbyville High School. He served his country in the United States Army. Nick was a student at Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI. He was enrolled in the Rolls Royce-Purdue University co-op program at IUPUI. A memorial visitation will be at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood on April 26, 2-5 p.m. There will be a memorial service at a later date.

 

Barbara Annette Finchum Whiteside, 74, Indianapolis, died on April 18, 2014. Barbara was born on Jan. 24, 1940, in Indianapolis to Edward James Conrad Haynes and Naomi Scott Haynes. Barbara was married on Nov. 26, 2002, to the late Donald E. Whiteside. She is also preceded in passing by her parents and sister, Cynthia L. Haynes. Barbara was employed as an order processor at Holcomb & Hoke Manufacturing for 34 years, retiring in 2009. She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church. Barbara is survived by her daughter Diane M. (Mark) Gilvin;  son Thomas (Audrey) Finchum; five grandchildren, Chad Gilvin, Stephanie Longerich, Luke Finchum, Lindsay Ruth, Thomas Finchum; and eight great-grandchildren, Makayla, Tyler, Camden Gilvin, Baylee and Easton Longerich, Noah and Portia Finchum, and Vincent (Vinny) Ruth. Services were April 22, in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Memorial contributions have been suggested to Emmaus Lutheran Church.

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.