Obituaries 10/01/15

Susan Marie Bate, 70, of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 17, 2015. Susan was born to the late Charles E. and Georgia Alberta “Bert” (Farwell) Stewart and on Feb. 14, 1945, in Indianapolis. Susan earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from IU and went on to be a medical social worker for St. Vincent’s for many years. Susan was active spiritually. Over her life she was a member of many churches before finally finding home in Liberty Baptist Church. She loved prayer groups, doing children’s ministry, and being a greeter for services. She also loved to read, knit, and travel. Susan is survived by her children Shane (Amy) Stewart and Tamara (Kevin) Browning; sisters, Karen (Bob) Manning, Donna (Gary) Bales-Scott, and Marty (Ray) Overstreet; and grandchildren Gavin and Charli Stewart, Devin Browning. Susan is preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter Georgia Ann Shipman. The service was Sept. 25 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Liberty Baptist Church or to the Wheeler Mission Center for Women.


Kyle Douglas Chapman, 30, of Greenwood, died on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. He was born on Feb. 17, 1985 in Indianapolis. Kyle was an inspirational young man that guided his family through hard times despite his challenges with Muscular Dystrophy. He was an avid gamer who was interested in Pokemon, Minecraft, World of Warcraft among many others. He was also loved all superheroes- Batman, Flash, and Superman, just to name a few. He is survived by his mother, Sheila L. Chapman; grandmother, Sherry McCabe; siblings, Katrina D. Chapman(Roy Cheshier) and Brandon Chapman; aunt and uncle, Denny and Melissa McCabe; nephews and niece who he was like a father to, Brayden Chapman, Gabriel Chapman, and Stevie Lee Cheshier; cousins, Tyler McCabe, Zachary McCabe, Unique Reddy, and Jacob McCabe; best friends, Ed Cox and Bobby Munden; and many other family and friends. Kyle was preceded in death by his grandfather, Stephen McCabe. A service was held Sept. 28 in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.


Larry A. Davis, 64, Indianapolis, died on Sept. 27, 2015. Larry was born May 5, 1951 in Detroit, Mich. to the late Dolphus Davis and Rosanell Davis Peterman. He was employed for over 25 years as an operations manager at Blakley Corporation retiring in 2010. Larry is survived by his wife Angela R. (Spicer) Davis; sons Larry and Donnie Davis; daughter Katherine “Katy” Davis; brother Roy (Becky) Davis; sisters Carolyn (Mike) Dickson and Diane (Fred) Watkins; grandchildren Kayla, Kelsey , and Kinsley Davis, Hanna Bolton and Kloey Amonett. Larry is preceded in passing by his parents and brother, Randy Davis. Service is Oc.t 2, 3 p.m. at the Community Life Center in Washington Park East Cemetery. Visitation is 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the Community Life Center. Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center is handling the arrangements.


Angela D. Mobley-Johnson, 55, of Indianapolis died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Angela was born in Metamora, Ind. on Feb. 17, 1960. She was a LPN specializing in long term care. She was employed for the last 25 years with American Senior Community, and currently serving at Greenwood Meadows. Angela is survived by her sons, David Johnson and Seth (Brittany) Hackler; daughter Rebekah Nelams; granddaughter Shaylynn “Shay Bug” Hackler; sisters Patty and Mary; and brothers James and Phillip. Service was Sept. 27 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.


Rebecca (Hughett) Jones, 77, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 25, 2015. She was born April 17, 1938 to the late Rev. James and Loma (Crabtree) Hughett. After graduating high school, she moved to Indianapolis where she met her husband. She worked at St. Francis Hospital and then the Franklin Township school system where she later retired from. She is survived by sons, Jerry Jones, Tommy (Michele) Jones; granddaughter, Meranda; two brothers, Lester (Eileen) Hughett and Marvin (Ashley) Hughett; and two sisters, Annette Newport and Beverly (Dale) Buck; and many close family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Red” Jones, parents, grandparents, brother, Chester, six half-brothers and sister, aunts, uncles, and many other family members. Service was Sept. 28, 2015 at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.



Paula Josephine (Haller) Bowes PhD, 91, died on Sept. 25th, in Beech Grove. She was born on Nov. 28, 1923, to Anny Jehle and Joseph Haller in Murnau, Germany. She immigrated to New York City with her mother in 1929. Paula completed a BA in chemistry, magna cum laude, from St. Joseph’s College, New York, in 1944. Married to James E. Bowes, MD, since 1946, the couple lived in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Fort Hood, Texas, Salt Lake City, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Indianapolis, and Frederick, Maryland. She is survived by 13 children, Chris (Debby), Marie (Stephen) Rodier, Theresa, Peter, Catherine (Tarek) Hegazi, Thomas (Sarah), Margaret (Floyd) Lancaster, Andrew (Kriss), Patricia, Greg (Patti), Robert (Jennifer), Bill (Julie), Elizabeth (Ken) Harlan; 22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and grandchildren Lodie Seastrom and Matthew Bowes. Paula received her MS in Religion from Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) in 1972 and taught at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) at Indianapolis, and CTS. Her PhD in Hebrew language and Cognate Studies was conferred in 1979 from Hebrew Union – Jewish Institute of Religion, in Cincinnati. She taught Greek, Hebrew, the Old and New Testament at CTS, IUPUI, Georgetown and American University. Her book Commentaries on I and II Samuel, was published in 1982. She was the visiting professor of Hebrew Studies at Pontifical Biblical Institute, The Vatican, Italy, for four months 1987-88. Receiving Holy Communion from Pope John Paul II was a highlight of that time. Paula enjoyed reading, watching foreign movies, sailing, music (ranging from opera to swing), all things Italian, sewing, and baking German pastries. She always remembered birthdays and anniversaries and was generous to those in need. She spoke and wrote six languages. Attending daily Catholic Mass and receiving Holy Communion were the most important facets of her life. May she rest in the peace of Jesus Christ forever. Visitation is Oct. 1, 5 – 7 p.m. at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home and 30 minutes prior to the Mass of Christian Burial Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be sent to Saint Catherine’s Nursing Center, 331 S. Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 21727 or schedule a Mass intention for the person or seminary of your choice.


James Elmo Marshall, 79, of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 24, 2015. He was born on Aug. 18, 1936 in Indianapolis, to the late Elmo and Irene (Creasey) Marshall. He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed gardening, movies, collecting stamps and coins, and fishing. James loved traveling with his family and spending time with his neighbors and friends. He graduated in 1954 from Southport High School. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and was part of the Happy Survivors Group. James worked at RCA and Schwitzer. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Junie; children, Bradley (Jo) and Tami Williams, Theresa (Doug) Robbins, Sheila (Greg) Utterback; six grandchildren; brother, David (Ann) Marshall.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathy Ann Marshall. Visitation was Sept. 27 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.  Service was Sept. 28 in the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.


Betty J. Miller, 89, died on Sept. 24, 2015. She was born in Kiefer, Okla. to the late Horace and Opal Williams. Betty was Director of Beech Grove Senior Citizens for over 20 years. She is survived by children Linda (Robert) Moeller, Mike (Janet) Miller, Luann (Jimi) Mayhew, and Jennifer (Jay) Godshalk; grandchildren Shelly Ballard, Jeff Moeller, Mike Wright, Vanessa Rimas, Ben Miller, James Mayhew, Ashley Mayhew, Kyle Mayhew, Craig Bowman, and Trevor Bowman; great-grandchildren Rachel Berry, Cole Ballard, Hallie Moeller, Reese Richey, Jordan Swails, Harper Wright, Lilyana Rimas, Maggie Miller, Molly Miller, and Jax McCracken. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Miller; three sisters and two brothers. Visitation was at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel on Sept. 29.  Funeral Services were Sept. 30in the funeral home.  Burial is at Orchard Hill Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Barbara J. Parker, 82, of Beech Grove, died Sept. 21, 2015. She was born July 6, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late George G. Smith and Gertrude L. (Whittington) Wright. She was married to James “Jim” Parker for 66 years and he survives. Other survivors include children Lyn (Denny) Dellinger, Jim (Kathi) Parker, Mike Parker; siblings Jerry(Charlene) Smith, Joyce (Ray) Molenhour, Carolyn (Larry) Ellis; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation was Sept. 26 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis 46227. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the IVFA Bridgeport Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 4797, Evansville, IN 47724.


Scott Thomas Robinson, 30, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 19, 2015. He was born Jan. 15, 1985 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his parents, Scott A. and Mary Kay (Callahan) Robinson; brother, John Robinson; and sister, Laura Robinson. A Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 26 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2905 Carson Ave., Indianapolis. Scott will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785. Arrangements were entrusted to Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Indianapolis.


Falechia C. Stephens, 50, of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 25, 2015. She was born on May 20, 1965 in Nashville, Tenn. to Noah Stephens and Eva Bailey. Survivors include her children, Ricky Muse, Natasha (Clint) Vela; three grandchildren, Arianna Muse, Mylee Vela, Alexis Vela; sister, Dean Combs; brother, Joshua Hay. She was preceded in death by her father, Noah Stephens. Visitation was Sept. 30 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis. She will be laid to rest at Concordia Cemetery.


Mildred Naomi Wasson, 97 of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 26, 2015. She was born Aug. 28, 1918 to Fanchon and Emory Eaton. Mildred is survived by her children William (Judy) Wasson, Sallie (Rodney) Anderson, and Robert (Sarah) Wasson; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, John (Janice) Eaton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth Wasson, and her sister, Lois Opsahl. Mildred was a charter member of the Southport Christian Church. She was a talented oil painter and quilter. She was the cafeteria manager at Keystone Middle School for 16 years. Her greatest love was her family. Visitation was Sept. 29 at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A service was Sept. 30 at the funeral home. Burial followed at Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Southport Christian Church.