Obituaries 12/03/15

Betty Jean (Walker) Christofferson, 82, of Martinsville, died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. She was born Oct. 5, 1933, in Indianapolis, to the late Leslie and Pansy Walker. Betty was married to the late Everett Callahan. She was self-employed, working mostly in sales. She was a member of Martinsville Church of the Firstborn. Betty was the foster mother to 34 children. She is survived by her children, Donna Harshman, Mary Lou Lee (Steve), Ronald Christofferson (Lynda), David Christofferson (Shannon), and adopted grandson Chuck Christofferson (Kylee); stepchildren Teresa Krueger, Mark, Jerry and Tracy Callahan; sister Kate Reynolds; brothers Ernie Walker (Sherry), and Daryl Walker (Judy); 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in passing by her former husband Donald Christofferson and recently deceased husband Everett Callahan, parents, daughter Crystal Lozanovski; sisters Pat Warman and Margaret Kissinger; and brothers Bob, Roy and Gilbert Walker. Services for Betty were Dec. 2 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Memorial gifts are appreciated, to BE YOUR OWN HERO, INC. (Youth Charity), 1741 Blue Grass Pkwy., Greenwood, IN 46143.

 

Alex Dagley, 20, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 27, 2015. He attended Franklin Central High School. Alex is survived by his mother, Christy Evans;  sister, Allison Dagley; brother, Andy Wanner; sister, Elise Schwager; grandmother, Donna Lewis; grandfather, Bill Hurst; and grandparents, Kathleen and Hugh Dagley. He was preceded in death by his father, Kevin Dagley. Visitation will be Dec. 3, 4 until 8 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 4 at the funeral home.

 

Linda C. (Holbrook) Duncan, 68, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 24, 2015. She was born on July 22, 1947 to the late Dock W. and Dolly R. (Valentine)Holbrook Sr. in Summerville, W.V. Linda was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dock and Dolly Holbrook; her husband, Kenneth Duncan; son, Clarence Nutter; and sister, Geneva Nicholas. She is survived by her son, Jerry Nutter; siblings, Marie Johnson(Clifford), Dock Holbrook Jr., Harold Holbrook, Mary Fishbargh (Harry), and Deborah Zaner; and one granddaughter, Crystal. A visitation was held Nov. 30 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services with concluding prayer by Reverend Gary Pittcock. Memorial contributions can be made to assist with funeral expenses and checks should be made out to Dock Holbrook.

 

Diane Scott Frentress, 78, of Beech Grove, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. She was born March 17, 1937, in Beech Grove, to the late Joseph William and Mildred Louise (Holstein) Scott. Diane worked in the travel industry for 40 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church. Diane is survived by sons Michael and John (Kala) Frentress; daughter Rhonda (Ronnie) Hampton; and grandchildren Benjamin, Adalyn and Max Frentress. Services for Diane were Dec. 1 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Entombment is in Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial gifts have been suggested to Emmaus Lutheran School, 1224 Laurel St., Indianapolis, IN 46203.

 

Patricia A. Green, 75, of Greenwood, died on Nov. 21, 2015. She was born on Aug. 26, 1940 in Indianapolis. Patricia worked for over 30 years at the Greenwood School Corporation, then did consulting work for another 10 years. Patricia is survived by her son, Brian (Kristine) Green; daughters, Cynthia (Eric) Feucht and Alison Green; grandchildren, Courtney Green, Ethan Feucht, Colin Feucht, and Ben James; sister, Gloria Bates; and brother, William Byrkit. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Green. A Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 28 at Our Lady of the Greenwood, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Graveside service was at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135.  Willa J. Jent, 84, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 22, 2015. She was born on Jan. 31, 1931 in Simpson Co., Ky. to the late Robert Ples and Mary Lou (Taylor) Henson. Willa retired from Kmart. She loved sewing, quilting and attended several craft shows. Willa is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Roger) McMurtrey and Marcia Martz; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Donna Hinton, and Robbye Lambert; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Loyd Jent; daughter, Phyllis Miller; brother, Jack Henson; and sisters, Helen King, Katie Hall, Carolyn Brown, and Jo Linda Pitts. Visitation was Nov. 24 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Service was Nov. 25. Willa will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.  Constance Marie Johnson, 68, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 21, 2015. She was born on July 19, 1947 in Indianapolis. Survivors include her children, Anna Edwards, Daniel Baker, Michael Edwards, Ronald Greene, Missi Johnson; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and niece, Kathy Lackey. A funeral service was Nov. 27 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family to help with expenses in care of the Funeral Home.

 

Raymond Kamstra, 85, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 24, 2015. He was born Nov. 8, 1930 to the late Jack and Sophia (Terpstra) Kamstra. He married Ruth Ann (Burgett) Kamstra on Jan. 11, 1953 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 2010. Survivors include sons Dennis (Fran) Kamstra, Jeffery (Susie) Kamstra; daughters Cheryl Cramer, Tina (George) Mosinski; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by brother, Jacob Kamstra and sister, Ida Mae Hager. Services were Nov. 28 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis 46237. Burial is at Acton Cemetery. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Camp Olivet Foundation, 12967 E. SR 54, Springville, IN 47462.

 

Harry E. Kennedy, Jr., of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 23, 2015. He was born on Jan. 10, 1924 to the late Harry Sr. and Dorothy Judson Kennedy. He proudly served his country during WWII. He was a member of the VFW. Survivors include three children, Elizabeth (Elmer) Mackey, Mike ( Patty) Kennedy, Harry Kennedy III; two brothers, Robert and James Kennedy; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation was Nov. 30 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Burial is at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

 

Donna Kay (Sinn) McClure, 64, of Indianapolis, died on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. She was born Feb. 18, 1951 in Bloomington to the late Donald and Barbara (Garland) Sinn. Donna was married on Oct. 21, 1978, in Bloomington to Lester O. McClure. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church. Donna was employed as a credential specialist for Urology of Indiana, for 30 years, retiring in 2013. Donna is survived by her husband Lester McClure; daughters Jennifer (Jody) Maze and Lisa McClure; sisters Brenda (John) Krauss, Debbie Ryker, Marilyn (Mike) McGinnis and Marsha Deckard; and grandchildren Bailey, Elijah, Kaylin, Makala and Gregory. She is preceded in passing by her parents; sister Kathy Lester; and brothers Doug Sinn, Billy Hardy and Tony Hardy. Services for Donna are Dec. 4, 1 p.m. at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with calling from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the mortuary. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family has suggested memorial gifts be given to the American Diabetes association.

 

Edna M. (Weddle) Schoolcraft, 72, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 28, 2015. Married to Chuck at age 15, she nurtured a 56-year love affair that is a model for all to be inspired by. Her children are Cindy (Jeff) Reeter and Stephen (Angela) Schoolcraft; she was called Mimi by her grandchildren, Chad, Ryan and Cody Reeter, Cameron and Isabella Schoolcraft; and was a sister to Alice Weddle Eich. She was preceded in death by her parents; Killus and Sophia Weddle and brothers, Hoyle, Glenwood, and Albert. A memorial service was Dec 1 at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, 381 N. Bluff Rd, Greenwood. Pastor Chris Philbeck officiated. Memorial contributions can be made to the Missionary Track Fund, Inc. PO Box 28, Franklin, NC 28744. Arrangements are entrusted to Little and Sons Funeral Home.

 

Sandra M. “Sandy” Sparks, age 72, of Beech Grove, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at Beech Grove Meadows. Sandy was born Aug. 17, 1943 in Indianapolis to Harry C. and Mary E. (Yount) Warrenburg. Sandy was a homemaker who loved to play BINGO and spend time with her grandchildren. Sandy is survived by her daughters, Tammy (John) DeWeese and Teresa Sparks; sisters, Doris John, Judy Smith, and Dixie Piper; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, William Markins; brother, Harry Warrenburg, Jr.; sister, Lucille Greeson. Funeral services were Nov. 30 at Forest lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood with burial following in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeler Mission.

 

Paul M. Thomas, 88, of Greenwood, died on Nov. 27, 2015. He was born on Nov. 25, 1927 in Douglas County, Ill. to the late Glenn and Gladys Thomas. Paul is survived by his wife, Fran and daughter, Angela; sisters, Helen Sylvester, Carol Olson, Kaye Kious; and brothers, Harold and Gary Thomas. He was preceded in death by his brother, Glenn; and sister, Patty. Visitation was Dec. 2 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135 and Olive Branch Road. A service will be Dec. 3, 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

 

Charles David Toby, 46, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 26, 2015. On June 10, 1969 in Newport, Tenn., Chuck was born to Bill and Patricia Valentine Toby. On June 2, 1995 he married Tina Pierce. He worked for North American Construction until his retirement. Chuck is survived by his wife, Tina Toby; children, Cassie Toby, Bryce Toby, Andrew Pierce and his wife Amy; grandchildren, Ezra, Jonas, Breton; mother, Patricia Stock; siblings, Bill Toby Jr., Barbara Toby, Betty Newcomb. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Toby. Funeral services were Dec. 1 with Pastor Tony Smith officiating at Newcomer Funeral Home, 925 Hanna Ave., Indianapolis. Chuck will be laid to rest at Floral Park Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the family.

 

Roland “Ronnie” J. Quick, 76, of Franklin, died Nov. 25, 2015. He was born Aug. 28, 1939 in Franklin, Ind. to the late Jacob and Mary Louise (Forsyth) Quick. He is survived by his children, Jeff Quick, Terri (William “Billy”) Jones, and Sherri Abraham; grandchildren, Jessi Quick (Cy Payet), Tosha Nixon (Cody Brown), and Savannah Jones; great-grandchildren, Maci Quick, Aubri Cooper, Ryli Payet, and Laiken Brown; sister, Sandy (Lawrence) Rybolt; brothers, John (Trudy) Quick, and Jerry (Vanessa) Quick; and sister-in-law, Carol Quick. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Louise Quick and a brother, Dennis Quick. Ronnie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from Allison Engine and later worked several years for the Outdoorsman Sport Shop. Ronnie’s passion in life was his family and his hunting. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and did some taxidermy work in his spare time. A service was Nov. 30 at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 951 N. Main St., Franklin. Ronnie will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Lillie (Quebe) Raker, 93, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 26, 2015. She was born on March 17, 1922 in Ganado, Texas to the late William and Alvina (Preuss) Quebe. Lillie was a lifetime member at Friedens United Church of Christ where she was active in the choir and Women’s Guild. She also was an avid reader. She is survived by her children, Nancy (Jonathan) Miller, David (Donna) Raker, Janice (David) Strietelmeier; grandchildren, Jon (April) Raker, Jenny (William) Kenyon, Jason (Eling) Miller, Stephanie (Ed) Sulya, Kristin (Darren) Petty, Trisha (Zac) Gilbertson; eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Raker. Visitation was Nov. 30 at Friedens United Church of Christ, 8300 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46217. Funeral service was Dec. 1 service at church. She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ. Arrangements are entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135 and Olive Branch Road.

 

David A. Rike, 50, of Indianapolis, died on Nov. 28, 2015. He was born on Aug. 22, 1965 in Beech Grove. David graduated from Roncalli High School and earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. He enjoyed bowling, and was a season ticket holder for the Colts. He and his only brother, Dennis loved to attend the games together. David is survived by his wife, Sara Lee Ann Carrasco Rike; brother, Dennis Michael Rike and his wife, Carla; children, Nicholas Andrew Rike, Majestique Chantelle Ramirez- married to Mike Ramirez, Miranda Brooke Melisenda Rike, Joseph Novy, and Tatiana Leyva; seven grandchildren; and two nieces, Kelsey  and Christina. He was preceded in death by his dad, David R. Rike; and mother, Kathleen Marie Rike-Huffman. Visitation is Dec. 3, 3 to 7 p.m. on at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Prayers will be Dec. 4, 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. David will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.

 

Laverne E. Wagener, 100, died. She was born on Feb. 5, 1915 in Indianapolis to Harry C. and Henrietta S. Wedewen Wagener. She is the sister of Ruth A. Wagener Gault (Edgar).Aunt of Judith Lange (Robert) and Lois Gault. She graduated from Manual High School, attended Blakers Teacher College and graduated from Butler University in 1942. She taught in the Indianapolis Public Schools #14 and #58 for 46 years, retiring in 1980. She was a life member of Immanuel United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and belonged to the Altar Guild. She was also a member of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority Fidelis Alpha Chapter and P.E.O Sisterhood Chapter G. Visitation was Nov. 25 at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood. Burial is at Crown Hill Cemetery.

 

Jack T. Wilmoth, 86 of Plainfield, died on Nov. 25, 2015. He was born on Aug. 22, 1929 to the late Frank and Kathryn (Hartpence) Wilmoth in Indianapolis. Jack was retired from Eli Lilly after 37 years in the Capsule Manufacturing Department and he also owned and operated the Wilmoth’s Bar for more than 29 years. He enjoyed bowling, was an avid IU basketball fan and he cherished the time that was spent together with his wife Ann at their house on Cordry Lake. Jack is survived by his children, Gary Wilmoth, Mary Jo Howard, Sheliah Richey, Jeffrey Baldwin, Robert Wilmoth; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann J. (Farley) Wilmoth; brother, Frank R. Wilmoth; and step-son, David Baldwin. Services were Nov. 30 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory- Chapel of the Chimes. Entombment will be private at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.