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.