Obituaries: 10/08/15

Michael David Coombs died on Oct. 3, 2015. He was born Sept. 29, 1943 at Fort Bragg, N.C. to the late John Coombs and his wife Phyllis (Kistler). Mike graduated in December 1964 from Purdue University, where he met and later married his wife, Linda. They moved to King of Prussia, PA where Mike worked for General Electric and earned a Master’s Degree in EE. They returned to Purdue where Mike earned his MBA from the Krannert School in 1970. Mike retired from Eli Lilly in 1998 as Director of Finance, Corporate Tax. He enjoyed having more time to devote to golf, reading, challenging crossword puzzles, and traveling with Linda (often to Purdue football and basketball games). He thrived in his role as Boppie to Jack Argus and later Harper Elizabeth and Wilson Argus. Along with those grandchildren he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda; his children Kimberly (Dave) Franzman, Jeffrey (Gail), and John (Amy); his mother, Phyllis Coombs; sister, Jeanne Thompson; brothers Bob (Betty), Brad, John (Debbie); many nieces and nephews; and his golfing buddies at the Legends and Hillview in Franklin. An informal Celebration of Life will be held on Oct. 8, 1 p.m. at the Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. Greenwood IN 46143. Arrangements have been entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home. The family requests donations be made to the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library in Memory of Mike Coombs.

 

Raymond James Comoglio, Sr., 95, of Indianapolis, died Oct. 3, 2015. The son of Charles and Frances Ruffato Comoglio, Raymond was born April 15, 1920 in Benld, Ill. Raymond graduated from the Rolla School of Mines, Rolla, Mo. (University of Missouri) with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific. He had been a member of the American Legion, and enjoyed going to the Greenwood Senior Citizens Center to play cards. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing pinochle and watching his Chicago Cubs. He married Olga Benedetti Comoglio on Dec. 24, 1941; she preceded him in death on July 4, 1996. Raymond is survived by two sons, Ronald Comoglio (Myrna) and Rick Comoglio (Sue); daughter-in-law, Caryle Comoglio; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandson. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Raymond, Jr. and Russell Comoglio and a grandson, Roger. Funeral services were Oct. 7, 2015 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood. Burial with military honors was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 7330 Woodland Dr., Suite 201 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

 

Robert W. Cross, 92, of Indianapolis, died on Oct. 3, 2015. He was born on Dec. 9, 1922 in Indianapolis to the late Walter J. and Emma E. (Bischoff) Cross. Bob served as an alter boy while attending St. Patrick Catholic School. He was a WWII Army Veteran who served as a member of Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe, and recipient of the Purple Heart, a Silver Star and Bronze Star. He worked for 43 years for Atkins Saw, later Cooper Industries, retiring in 1981. He volunteered as part of a prison ministry in Mississippi, was involved with Junior Achievement, Cub Scouts, and enjoyed playing the violin. Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anna (Langer) Cross; daughter, Roberta Cross; son, Bill Cross; and friends, Jenny and Kristy. He was preceded in death by daughter, Catherine Ann Cross; and brother, Al Cross. Visitation with a rosarywas Oct. 6 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Prayers were said Oct. 7, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis. Bob will be laid to rest in St Joseph Cemetery.

 

Jeffrey Alan Davidson, of Indianapolis, died on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. He was born to Nelson and Mildred Davidson on Nov. 1, 1959 in New Palestine, Ind. Visitation will be held on Oct. 9, 5-7 p.m. followed by a short service at 7 p.m. in Little and Sons Stop Eleven Chapel with Pastor Kathryn Kozinski officiating. Jeffrey will be cremated. Donations may be made to the Damien Center.

 

Damon Ritter Dittemore, Sr., 88, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. He was born on June 4, 1927 in Gosport, Ind. to the late Winfield Scott and Inez (Kaylor) Dittemore. Damon married the late Neva J. (Mowery) Dittemore on Jan. 5, 1947, in Clay City Indiana. He was a member of Southport Baptist Church, Evergreen Masonic Lodge No. 713 F&AM, the Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite and served as a Navy Seabee in WW II. Damon was employed at American Aggregate for 36 years as a general manager before retiring in 1980. Damon is survived by his sons Damon R. Dittemore, Jr. and Randy A. (Connie) Dittemore; daughters Debra A. “Debe” (Glenn) Brizendine, Tamara L. (Mark) Mackenzie and Cheryl D. (Jan) Kistler; stepdaughter Georgia (Fred) Davis-Fulmer; companion Barbara Grant; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A service for Damon was Oct. 3 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Visitation was Oct. 2 at the mortuary.

 

James W. Halliburton, Sr., 91 of Indianapolis, died Sept. 28, 2015. He was a Fine Trim Carpenter for Paul Estridge Construction. He was the widower of Mary Lee Halliburton. James was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the Carmel VFW Post#10003 where he served as Past Post Commander, Carmel American Legion Post #0155 and a Lifetime member of the NRA. James honored his fellow veterans by volunteering many hours at the VA Hospital. He is survived by his children, Patty Ann (Charles) Swiger, Jimmy (Julie) Halliburton, Jr.; grandchildren, Jefferey (Amanda) Rohrich, Kelly Shaw; great-grandchild, Colton James Rohrich; and sisters, Peggy, Dottie, Sookie. Services were Oct. 3 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory-Greenwood Chapel with visitation on Oct. 2. He will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

 

Sandra Kay Harbin, 52, of Brownsburg, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. She was born Sept. 22, 1963 in Beech Grove to Larry and Janice (Winburn) Llewellyn. Sandra married Todd Harbin in 1994 and he survives. Other survivors include daughters Cassie and Brianna Harbin, both of Brownsburg and a sister, Pamela (Scott) Burton of Pittsboro. Sandra was a 1982 graduate of Center Grove High School. She enjoyed bowling and her time spent as a Girl Scout Leader. Sandra was employed at IU Health as a cash application analyst for 20 years. Service were Oct. 5 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with visitation Oct. 4 at the mortuary. Interment is at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood. Memorial gifts may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

 

William L. Hyatt, 88, of Indianapolis, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. He was born on Nov. 9, 1926 in Indianapolis to Virgil and Ollie (Powell) Hyatt. William was married to the late Esther E. Hyatt. He was a member of Beech Grove VFW Post #5626, Beech Grove American Legion Post 276 and was in WW II, serving in the Army. William was employed at Peerless Electric Company for 54 years. He was working in sales when he retired in 2001. William enjoyed traveling in an RV, tinkering with lawn mowers, watching westerns, but his favorite thing was spending time with his family. William is survived by his daughter, Susan (Glenn) Holton; grandchildren, Byron (Jeanette) Holton, Belinda (Scott) Patton, Elizabeth Hyatt, and Sarah (Jackson) Coe; and great-grandchildren Haley, Wesley, Ryan, and Dylan Holton, Abigail and Allen Patton. He is preceded in passing by his wife; parents; son, Thomas W. Hyatt; brothers, Russell J., Forest, Paul Edward Hyatt, Ruford Sanders; and sisters, Lillian Greenwell, Rosalie Rawley and Myrtle Camden. Services were Oct. 6 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Memorial gifts have been suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Jimmy L. Landrum, 66, of Greenwood, died on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. He was born April 16, 1949 in Indianapolis to Grover and Rita (Rugenstein) Landrum. He married Kathy Heavrin on May 11, 1968. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Landrum of Greenwood; two sons, Robert Landrum, Brian Landrum, and Jennifer Pence; seven grandchildren, Amanda Ferrell (Adam), Haley Landrum, Tyler Pence, Nathan Pence, Matthew Pence, Michael Landrum, and Katie McDaniel (Kyle); and one great-granddaughter, Madelyn Landrum. Jim was owner and operator of Landrum, Inc., for 41 years, retiring in 2010. Adam Ferrell officiated a Celebration of Life service on Oct. 6 at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St.

 

Arthur William “Bill” Parker 65 of Marion County, Ind., died Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. He was born Oct. 29, 1949 in Indianapolis to Lavern C. Parker and Mary Maxine Parker. He graduated from Reelsville High School in 1969. He worked at a variety of professions throughout his life from heating/air technician, automobile mechanic, to overnight inventory technician at Meijer. He often enjoyed relaxing in nature and feeding the local wildlife. He was a fisherman and readily enjoyed a good catfish dinner. Though he was a man of few words his company was enjoyed by almost all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Barbara Parker; daughter Billie Parker; son Jeremiah Knudsen; granddaughter Avery Elizabeth Knudsen; son Charles “Chuck” Parker; and two siblings Charles Steven Parker and Deborah McMann. He is preceded in death by both parents and sister, Sharon Cole. Memorial service was Oct. 6 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 925 Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice.

 

Syble Huston Rogers, 91, of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 28, 2015. She was born on Dec. 8, 1923 in Lauderdale County, Ala. to the late William Frank Nunley and Hugh (McCafferty) Nunley. She spent her retirement years making quilts for family and friends. Syble is survived by her daughter, Deborah Pruitt; sons, Harold Huston, John Rogers, Jr., Frank Rogers and Charles Rogers; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; brothers Vernon Hollis and Douglas Nunley; sisters Claudy Nunley, Shirley Burba, Petronell Cox and Patricia Dillard. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry Ray Huston and John W. Rogers; parents William Frank Nunley and Hugh (McCafferty) Nunley; brothers Woodrow and Franklin Nunley; sisters Palmer Price and Melba Knight. Visitation was Oct. 1 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis. Funeral Service were Oct. 2 at the funeral home. Syble will be laid to rest in Round Hill Cemetery.

 

John D. Tracy, 72, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. died on Sept. 28, 2015. He was a former longtime resident of Greenwood. John was born on July 23, 1943 in Paducah, Ky. to the late John E. and Eunice (Wise) Tracy. John was a Veteran of the US Navy. He always had a special place in his heart for the underdog which led him into a 30 year career as a Labor Leader for the UFCW and a mentor for those with special needs. After retiring in 1994, he drove a school bus for Greenwood Community Schools for 10 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, traveling, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Vicki L. Tracy of New Smyrna Beach. Survivors include his daughter, Dee Dee Tobe; three sons, John A. Tracy (Monica), Stephen Tracy (Angela), and Shane Tracy; one daughter, Tara Tracy; step-daughter, Leslie Roberts; one sister, Linda Traugott (Gene); one sister, Pamela Baker (David); seven grandchildren, Amanda, Breanna, Austin, Ethan, Ella, Evan, and Lydia; three great-grandchildren; and his dog, Zoe. John was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Tammy Tracy. A memorial service will take place Oct. 8, 7 p.m., at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., with calling from 6 p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler.

 

Margaret E. Wolfe, 83, of Indianapolis, died on Oct. 4, 2015. She was born on Oct. 12, 1931 in Los Angeles, Cali. to the late Washington Glenn and Mary (Taylor) Martin. She was a 1949 graduate of the Arsenal Technical High School located in Indianapolis. Margaret was a past participate of Footlight Musicals sponsored by Indianapolis. She worked at Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan Law Firm for five years. Margaret is survived by her four children, Phyllis Wickliff, Charles Wolfe, Saundra Nichols and Kathryn Barnett; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse and sister, Glenna Schroeder. Visitation will be Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, with services following at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Margaret will be laid to rest in Orchard Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, Disabled Veterans Association, or any association for the Disabled Veterans.