Jack Meredith Clark, 91, of Indianapolis, died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. He was born in Farmington, W.V. on Feb. 12, 1922 to Edward and Sarah Dunmire Clark. He was retired from Anchor Hocking (formerly Glass Containers), where he served as area controller, and was a member of Southport Presbyterian Church. He is a veteran of World War II, in which he served in the U.S. Army’s 474th Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapons Battalion. He was among those who landed on Utah Beach in the first wave of D-Day and received a Purple Heart for wounds received in the Battle of Cotentin. He also fought in the Hurtgen Forest and the Ardennes in the Battle of the Bulge, and served in the Army of Occupation before his honorable discharge in December 1945. He is survived by sons, Jack Jr. (Cathy), and Kevin (Sue Anne) Clark; daughter, Susan (Chris) Lawson; grandchildren, Pamela (Kyle) Kahuda, Ryan (Christy) Clark and Erin Lawson; great-grandchildren, Maura and Kaden Kahuda, and Kylee, Jack and Cameron Clark; sister, Barbara Ann Condon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Wilma Jean (Porter) Clark, in 2010; brothers, Edward, Keith and Richard; and sister, Elizabeth. Services were held Dec. 4 at the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St., Indianapolis. Entombment followed at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.
Shirley A. Corbett, 79, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 23, 2013. She was born on Aug. 6, 1934, daughter of the late Aleeta and Harlan Henson. Shirley is survived by her husband of 59 years, William M. Corbett; daughter, Kimberly A. (Doug) Jones; son, Mark Alan Corbett; granddaughter, Kate Garcia; great-grandson, Damien Garcia; aunt, Shirley Kreps; and cousin, Linda Nordholt. Services were held Dec. 4 at Southport Christian Church, 201 E. Epler Ave, Indianapolis. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.
William L. Cross, 56 of Indianapolis died Nov. 21, 2013. He was born Nov. 9, 1957 to the late James Cross and Margie (Fishburn) Rains in Indianapolis. William attended city schools and was a veteran of the United States Army. After his service time with the Army he returned to Indianapolis to reside. William is survived by his brothers, John Rains, Wayne Cross, and Russell Perry; sister, Ruth Duffer; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 in Fountain Square Mortuary. Burial followed in New Crown Cemetery.
Harold B. Dwenger, 104, died on Nov. 29, 2013 at the St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove where he lived for seven years. Harold was born on a farm near Springhill, Ind. on Aug. 5, 1909. In 1916, he moved with his family to Indianapolis, where he lived, worked and raised a family with Leona (Hahn) Dwenger. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Magdalena (Weimer) Dwenger; Leona, his wife of nearly 60 years; and his daughter, Ruth Ann, who died in 1941. He is survived by his children, Jean Bohn (Donald – deceased), Martha Curd (James – deceased), Joseph (Victoria), and Linda Kestler (Mark); 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Harold worked in the dental supply business for 49 years before retiring in 1974. He was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Services were held Dec. 2 at St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 3 at St. Roch Catholic Church.
Charles Joseph Gottemoeller, 90, Indianapolis, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 10, 1923 to Louis and Josephine Tobe Gottemoeller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Brewer Gottemoeller and his sister, Mary Arzman and is survived by his sons, Daniel J. and Timothy Gottemoeller; grandchildren, Heather and Gabriel; and his sister, Mary Jo Applegate. Services were held Nov. 29 at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 30 at St. Mark Catholic Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
James Edward “Jim” Kafader, 89, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 30, 2013. He was born on April 11, 1924, son of the late Fred and Edna Kafader. Jim graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. He served during WWII in the 101st Airborne Division, European Theatre. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Cluster. Jim was a Firefighter for the Indianapolis Fire Department for 36 years, retiring in 1983. He was a lifelong member of Bethany Lutheran Church and a member of the Oddfellows lodge. Survivors include, daughter, Brenda Lee (Mark) Foster; son, Mark (Lisa) Kafader; stepdaughters, Lou Ann (Don) Lindeman, and Rosemary (Jim) Crowder; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine L. Kafader, step-daughter Jane Gooddyke and brothers, Fred and Joseph Kafader. Visitation was Dec. 4 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A funeral service was Dec. 5 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Jim will be laid to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted.
James. W. Kemp, 58, of Greenwood, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Born Sept. 25, 1955, in New Albany, Ind., Jim was the son of the Rev. Grester L. and Florence L. (Hemmer) Kemp, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Joni Metcalf on July 30, 1977, and she survives along with their two sons. A full-time, professional potter for more than 32 years, Jim’s work has been displayed in art museums and exhibitions throughout the U.S. Jim served as president of both the Talbot Street Art Fair Committee and Indiana Art Craftsmen. The Indiana State Museum of Art recently selected two of his pieces for its permanent collection. Jim created his art in a studio adjacent to the family’s Greenwood home, giving him time to be with wife Joni and their two sons. Early on, Jim taught both sons to play soccer. He then served as a coach in the Greenwood Youth Soccer League when the boys were in elementary school, and he and Joni cheered from the stands through their high school years. Sam Kemp, 25, now lives in Indianapolis after graduating from Purdue University, and Toby Kemp, 23, is a senior at Indiana University, Bloomington. Jim was graduated from Greenwood High School in 1973 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art from the University of Indianapolis in 1979. Survivors include brother Philip (Patti) Kemp and sister Ann (Bud) Herron; nieces Rebekah (Matt) Elder; Jackie (Derrick) Engelman; Rachel (Bill Clark) Herron and Katelyn Metcalf; nephews Wesley (Tory) Herron; Cody Metcalf and Spencer Metcalf; sister-in law Janet Metcalf and father-in-law Warren Metcalf. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by sister Mary Jane Kemp, who died at birth; mother-in-law Judy Metcalf and brother-in-law Warren “Scooter” Metcalf. A memorial service will be Dec. 7, 2 p.m. at Wilson-St. Pierre Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Calling at the funeral home will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service.
Wilma Jean Green Kendall, age 73, of Indianapolis, died on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2013. She was born on Oct. 27, 1940 to the late Clarence and Wilma Ruth Goshern Foutch in Muncie, Ind. Wilma retired from Methodist Hospital and the Indiana State Police. She is survived by her husband, Don Kendall; children, Karen Sue Shipley Harlow (Bob), Joseph Lee Sinders and Lisa Ruth Shipley; sisters, Lillian Mae Boicourt (Jim) and Linda Kay Yutzy (Danny); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five nieces; and four nephews. A memorial service was held Nov. 29 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.
Sarah Ann Kennedy, 75, of Indianapolis, died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. She was born on Aug. 13, 1938 to the late Carl E. and Margaret F. (Cutherbertson) Froelich in Indianapolis. Sarah was a member of the U.A.W. and retired from General Motors. Survivors include her devoted family, son, Mike Kennedy; and grandchildren, Travis Fortner (Samantha), Zachery Fuller and Sarah Fuller. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jackie Fortner and son-in-law, Steve Fortner. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home. Entombment followed in Calvary Cemetery.
John Lee McCauley “Pops”, age 61, of Indianapolis, died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 surrounded by family. He was born on Feb. 18, 1952 to the late James Craig and Adamae McCauley in Indianapolis. John was a truck driver and family man. He is survived by his wife, Remonia McCauley; children, Luciana McCauley, Chamorra Johnson (Dontel), Monique Johnson and Tranice McCauley; siblings, Clarence McCauley (Brenda), Velma Warren Kelly (Tony), Anthony Warren, Evelyn Abraham (Abe), Charles Warren (Sherlynn) and Gerome Warren (Jeannine); grandchildren, Corey Allen Crenshaw, Tamiyah Johnson and Aiyanah Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. in God’s Grace Community Church, 3642 N. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Sutherland Cemetery. Arrangement and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.
Mr. Patrick Francis Moriarty, 88, Indianapolis, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis on Feb. 28, 1925 to John G. and Eleanora Mary Roell Moriarty. Patrick was a 1943 graduate of Cathedral High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in Chemistry and Pharmacy from Butler University. He served as a Pharmacist’s Mate in the US Navy during WWII. Patrick owned and operated Woodcroft Pharmacy for 25 years from 1953-80 and worked for Wishard Hospital for 13 years before retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 3660. Patrick was preceded in death by his wives, Beatrice Raney Moriarty and Sylvia Rolfsen Moriarty; brothers, Dr. John Moriarty and Thomas Moriarty; and stepson, Dennis Rolfsen. He is survived by children, Patrick (Lourdes) Moriarty, Tim (Michele) Moriarty, Dennis (Janet) Moriarty, Kelly (Timothy) Rolfsen; stepchildren, Steve (Susan) Rolfsen, Georgianne (Jim) Smith, Nancy (Randy) Pflanzer, Laura (Michael) Morris; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Dec. 5, 10 a.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church. Visitation was Dec. 4 at Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Estelle Nickels, 88, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 30, 2013. She was the owner of Estelle’s Beauty Shop for 30 years. Estelle was a member of Life-Way Church. Her husband, Lawrence R. “Buck” Nickels, preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, William (Margie) Nickels, Rita (Dave) Wurz; sister, Helen Ray; grandchildren, Nancy Hotopp, Deshone Harvey, Garett Nickels, Renee Bath; nine great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. Services will be held Dec. 5, 10 a.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Kenneth F. Shields, 89, Indianapolis, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was born in Witt, Ill. on Jan. 14, 1924 to Ernest H. and Anna Pavolko Shields. Kenneth served in the US Navy aboard the USS Saratoga during WWII. He worked as an Electronics Inspector at Naval Avionics for 32 years. He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church, the National Republican Committee, the Navy League of the United States and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie C. Shields; his son, Brian W. Shields; and his sister, Mary Agnes Cecil. He is survived by his son, Jim Shields; daughter, Diane Gardner (Tom); grandchildren, Amy Gardner-Young (Andrew), Ann Semon (Justin), Kenny Shields, Hannah Shields; and his great-granddaughter, Nora Young. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Dec. 6, 10 a.m. in St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Visitation will be Dec. 5, 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home where morning prayers will be said on Friday at 9:30 a.m. prior to Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Chelsea Gail Stillwell, 22, Indianapolis, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. She was born in Louisville, Ky. on Sept. 4, 1991 to Bryan and Gina Stillwell. Chelsea was a 2010 graduate of Southport High School and was a senior at the IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design. She spent the fall semester of her junior year, studying photography and film at the University of Gloucestershire in England. She was a talented and unique individual both inside and out. She was full of life with a contagious laugh. She is survived by her parents, Bryan and Gina; sister, Sydney; grandparents, Norman and Judy Stillwell, Rose Dearing, Roy and Brenda Rich; aunts and uncles, Angie and Jorge Blanco, Shawn and Karen Rich; cousins, Camilo and Diego Blanco, Madeline, Abby and Camden Rich. Visitation was Dec. 2 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated Dec. 5, 10 a.m. at St. Jude Church.
Barbara “Bobbee” J. Williams, 83 died on Nov. 29, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Greenwood. She was born March 24, 1930 in Greenwood to the late Roy and Verda (Rush) Whitaker. She is survived by her children, Daniel L. (Becky) Williams of Franklin and Teresa A. Scherrer of Greenwood; daughter-in-law, Patty Morgan; grandchildren, Amy R. Williams, Staci Harris, Stephanie Morgan, Whitney Scherrer, and Seth and Storey Scherrer; six great grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Williams, son, Larry “Steven” Morgan, and her brothers and sisters. Bobbee was a 1948 graduate of Center Grove High School. She later owned and operated Bobbee’s Beauty Shop from her home. A service was held Dec. 4 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Bobbee will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Carl E. Wood, 87 died Nov. 28, 2013. He was a resident of Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 26, 1926 to the late Garner and Viola (Teltoe) Wood. He married Edwina (Eddleman) Wood on Nov. 3, 1951 and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Ron (Tracy) Wood, Paulette Brown, and Linda (Kent) Franklin; grandchildren, Alyshia Madlem, Kyra Elliott, Travis Krukemeier, Karlyn Franklin, Tyler Wood, and Meghann Wood; great-grandchildren, Camden and Andria Krukemeier; brothers, James D, Richard, and Michael Wood; sister, Imogene Murphy. He was preceded in death by his brother, Garner Wood Jr. Carl retired from General Motors after 38 years of service in skilled trades. He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. A service was held Dec. 2 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Carl will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.