Barbara Jene Bowles, 83, of Greenwood died on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Barbara was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 5, 1931 to the late Jesse Williams and Frances Elizabeth (Bisesi) Ciresi. Barbara enjoyed cooking and reading. She was active in her children’s lives, and a huge advocate of the PTA. She was at the school so frequently it took her children years to figure out she wasn’t a teacher. She was an avid football fan and followed many teams throughout her life. Barbara is survived by her children, Deborah Lee Bowles Pope, Delbert Dean (Patty) Bowles Jr, Stephen Michael (Suzanne) Bowles, Michael Dean Bowles, Cathy Lynn (John) miller, Karen Sue (Timothy) Mahanes, David Richard (Jennifer) Bowles, Susan Lee Bowles; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband Delbert Dean Bowles Sr., and son Mark Edwin Bowles. Arrangements are handled by Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.
Diane C Casey, 86, of Indianapolis, died on Oct. 7, 2015. Born on May 28, 1929 in Indianapolis to Louis Steinmetz and Helen Steinmetz. She was a volunteer for American Red Cross for 34 years and was a Registered Nurse for 51 years. Survivors include her son Philip Casey, daughter-in-law Judy Casey, grandson Jason Casey and her dear friend Kelly Wurst. Diane was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation was Oct. 10 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital or Salvation Army.
Wayne Chambers, 73 of Indianapolis died Oct. 12, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Janie Chambers; children, Marci (Lance) Aukerman and Melanie (David) Clifford; and four grandchildren. Friends may visit Oct. 15, 4 – 7 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. The family will have a private graveside. Wayne will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that you perform a random act of kindness.
Jerry Deem, 80, of Franklin, died on Oct. 11, 2015. Arrangements are pending at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.
DaLana Joyce Dolzall, 70, Indianapolis, died Oct. 11, 2015. Service is Oct. 15, 1 p.m., at Sparks Cemetery, Pittsboro, Ind. Visitation was Oct. 14 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center.
Linda Sue Everts, 69 of Indianapolis died Oct. 8, 2015. She was born April 23, 1946 in Indianapolis to the late Garnet and Gladys Ballard. She is survived by her children, Christy Williams, Cathy Everts, Brian Everts, and Lisa Emmons; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. There are no services at this time. Arrangements were entrusted to Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Indianapolis.
Norbert Herbert Kempf, 89, Greenwood, died on Oct. 8, 2015. Born on Jan. 1, 1926 in Schnellville, Ind. to the late William F. & Veronica (Stemle) Kempf, he was a US Navy veteran of WW II. A hardworking man, he owned and operated Kempf Masonry. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards and cherished time with his family. Survivors include five children, Donna Scholz (Garry), Randy Joe Kempf (Luanne), Nena Gayer-Wheat (Dan), David Kempf (Gail) and DeAnna Kempf Wermert (John); eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Anthony Kempf (Verna), Charles Kempf (Susie), Eugene Kempf (Betty), Martha Horton, Ellie Hammond (Bob), Bernadette Elslager, and Stella Hart. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally in 2013.Visitation was Oct. 11 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Rd. 135. Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 12 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions: American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
Gloria Kathleen Lewis, 76, died Oct. 5, 2015. She was born on Aug. 8, 1939 in Indianapolis to the late Clarence and Helen Johnson. Gloria is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Arrie F. Lewis; daughters Shelly (Scott) Bingham, and Karen (Andy) Payne; grandchildren Nathan (Kristin) Bingham, Stephanie (Chris) Barker, Brittany Bingham, Alexander Payne, and Jacob Payne; great grandson Theodore Charles Bingham; and brothers Danny and Ronnie Johnson. Funeral services were Oct. 12 at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove. Burial is in New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Faye Jean Medley, 73, of Indianapolis, died on Oct. 5, 2015. She was born on Sept. 3, 1942 in Indianapolis to the late Marvin Bush and Alice (Mason) Ratliff. Survivors include her children, Pamela Poole; grandchildren, Charles Turner and Shannon Joyner; great-grandchildren, Breanna Joyner, Devon Joyner, Besslin VanHuss and Shyann VanHuss. Arrangements are entrusted to G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis.
Jon L. Padgett, 47, of Indianapolis, died on Oct. 7, 2015. He was born on Jan. 30, 1968. Jon is survived by his wife, Lisa (Hammel) Padgett; daughters, Toni Padgett (Brian), Samantha (Chris) Boyd, and Amanda Hammel; grandchildren, Isaiah and Isaac Boyd, and Alex Webb; parents, Rick and Sandy Padgett. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Padgett. Visitation was Oct. 11 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. A funeral service was Oct. 12 at the funeral home. Jon will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Franciscan Alliance Foundation, memo: Cancer Care Fund, 5225 E. Stop 11 Rd., Suite 245, Indianapolis, IN 46237.
Susan Kaye Stone, 63, of Indianapolis, died on Oct. 7, 2015. She was born on May 7, 1952 in Denver, Colo. to Lafe Enise Bartrum and Nancy Ann Savage. Survivors include her daughter, Antoinette (Gregory) Punch; son, Marion J. (Cynthia) Wilson; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters Karen A. Strong and Marthia J. Lane; brother, Michael Savage; mother Nancy A. Savage and step-father Howard James Savage. Susan is preceded in death by her father Lafe Enise Bartum and a sister Susan E. Van. Visitation was Oct. 12 at G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home, 1505 S. East St., Indianapolis. A graveside service was Oct. 13 at Sutherland Park Cemetery, 4201 Millersville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46205.
Phyllis E. Truemper, 101, of Greenwood, died on Oct. 8, 2015. She was born on April 7, 1914 in Indianapolis, to the late William and Lela B. (Esmon) Pease. A homemaker, she had formerly worked at Eli Lilly and Grain Dealers. She enjoyed crocheting and ceramics. Survivors include her brother William Pease and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles J. Truemper. Visitation was Oct. 13 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Burial will be at Concordia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Brown County Shoe Foundation.