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Marie Mercer

December 29, 1925 - May 22, 2020

Lorraine Verna Marie (Ree) Yonts Mercer went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 9:00 pm. She was born on December 29,1925 in McRoberts, Kentucky to Farris Yonts and Ada Sue Collins Yonts. She married David Mercer on October 12,1944. After having 3 children, Verna Sue, Cora Darlene, and David Wayne, they packed up with all their belongings and moved to Indianapolis. Marie...
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Ralph Philmore Nagle

November 11, 1945 - May 17, 2020

Ralph Philmore "Phil" Nagle, age 74, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday evening, May 17 at his home. Phil was born on November 11, 1945 in Indianapolis to the late Ralph and Delores Nagle. He was a 1964 Franklin Central graduate where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. He was a proud veteran of The United States Navy. In 1966, he married the love of his life, Janet Meacham...
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Florabel Willsey

June 10, 1920 - May 12, 2020

Florabel Willsey passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 12, 2020, at the age of 99! She was one of Ray and Ethel Wheatley's five children, born June 10, 1920 in Wanamaker, Indiana. Her siblings were Nina (Smith), Ned, Jack, and Don Wheatley. She grew up on a farm, was a graduate of Franklin Township High School (now Franklin Central), and a life-long Franklin Township resident. She married...
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Marilyn Ruth Davis

August 11, 1933 - May 11, 2020

Marilyn Ruth Davis, of Indianapolis passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020. She was 86 years old. Marilyn was born August 11, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Asa and Anice Davis. Marilyn was past Oracle of the Social order of the Beauceant, and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She retired from RCA, and as a dental office manager. In addition to her parents, Marilyn is preceded in death by...
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Albert Lewis King, Jr.

October 13, 1958 - May 7, 2020

Albert Lewis King Jr., 61, passed away May 7, 2020 in Greenfield, Indiana. Albert was born to the late Albert Lewis Sr. and Emma Jean (Shaw) King in Indianapolis, Indiana. Albert faithfully attended Central Wesleyan Church. He enthusiastically enjoyed singing hymnals, testifying, and witnessing to spread his love of God's word. He was a kind and gentle soul. Albert was passionate about Marvel...
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Howard Edward Grider

June 25, 1938 - April 26, 2020

Howard Edward Grider, age 81, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Howard was born on June 25, 1938 to Ernest M. Grider and Mary Etta Simmons Grider in French Lick, IN. Howard was a 1956 graduate of Ben Davis High School where he lettered in Bowling. In March of 1957, he married the love of his life, Janet Jewell (Norwalt) Grider. Howard was employed for 34 years by Ford...
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Donald Wayne Burgett

January 5, 1933 - April 18, 2020

Donald W. "Don" Burgett passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the age of 87. He was born January 5, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Cecil A. and Florence R. Burgett, one of six children. A long time resident of Indianapolis, Don graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1951 and went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He joined St. John Lutheran Church in 1961 where he...
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Paula Jeanne Verderosa Cooney

July 12, 1955 - April 8, 2020

Paula Jeanne Verderosa Cooney left this life on April 8, 2020. She was born on July 12, 1955, to Frederick J. and Ruth C. (Wendell) Verderosa, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Paula graduated from Concord High School in Dunlap, Indiana in 1973. In 1975 she graduated from Indiana Central University (now University of Indianapolis) with a degree in nursing. Passing her state nursing board...
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Manuel F. "Manny" Poseck

April 5, 1923 - April 4, 2020

Manuel F. "Manny" Poseck, Indianapolis beloved husband of 72yrs of Juanita Poseck, was born in Temuco, Chile, S.A. on April 5th 1923. He went to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 4th, one day before his 97th birthday. Manny came to the USA in 1971 and became a proud citizen a few years later. He was a mechanical engineer and worked all his life in the brushes...
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Jane Elizabeth Vanus

April 11, 1963 - March 17, 2020

Jane Elizabeth Vanus, 56, of Indianapolis, went home to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on March 17, 2020 after fighting a long battle with cancer. Jane was born in Bloomington, Indiana on April 11, 1963 to John Mercer and Marilyn (Floyd) Bean. Her siblings are Tim (Melissa)Mercer, Tammy Brassard, Teresa Mercer, John (Dee) Mercer, Julie Seaford, and...
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Jane Elizabeth Vanus

April 11, 1963 - March 17, 2020

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Christopher Bowling

October 20, 1976 - February 26, 2020

Christopher Lee Bowling, 43, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at his residence. Christopher was born to Estil and Karen Bowling in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chris graduated from Franklin Central High School in 1995. After high school he worked at numerous movie theatres. He loved to interact and meet new people. His next venture was Chuck E Cheese where he worked for over 15 years. His...
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Judith Anne Newman

January 18, 1937 - February 25, 2020

Judith Anne (Chapman) Newman, born January 18, 1937, Speeds, Indiana went home Tuesday, February 25, 2020 to be with her Lord. She was married to Bill Newman Sr., who preceded her in death, for 53 years. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Clarence and Dorothy (Doughty) Chapman. She is survived by her brother, David Chapman; children, Bill Newman Jr. (Lori), Lisa Spriggle (John), Amy...
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Betty June Edwards

May 26, 1924 - February 19, 2020

Betty June (Pierson) Edwards, age 95, passed away on February 19, 2020. She was born May 26, 1924 in Wanamaker, Indiana to Grover and Bertha (Reed) Pierson and lived there the rest of her life.Betty attended school in Franklin Township and graduated from high school in New Bethel. She met, fell in love, and married Alfred E. Edwards on July 9, 1946. They were the proud parents of 4 daughters and...
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Pamela "Pam" Cheshire

February 3, 1955 - January 4, 2020

Born third and last to doting parents Marianne and Dan Hollibaugh, Pamela Cheshire, possessed what most youngest siblings enjoy -unfair preferential treatment over their older siblings! She spent her youth in Carmel, Indiana at the family's horse farm and spent lazy summer days at lake Wawasee. An effervescent charm was born in Pam that followed and guided her throughout her lifetime. Pam...
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John Michael McDowell

April 14, 1985 - December 20, 2019

John Michael McDowell, 34, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 in Indianapolis. He was born April 14, 1985 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Franklin Central High School in 2003. John joined the United States Air Force in 2005 where he served as loadmaster on the C17 Globemaster. He traveled the world with the Air Force and had the honor of flying President George W. Bush's...
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Doris Jean Boyer

December 27, 1931 - December 15, 2019

Doris Jean Boyer passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019. She was 87 years old. Doris was born in Indianapolis on December 27, 1931 to the late Everette P. and Doris B. (Hayward) Lapointe. After graduating from high school she married the love of her life, Hayes "Duke" Boyer who preceded her in death in 2007. Doris worked many years for H & R Block as a tax practitioner. She loved sewing,...
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Alma F. Stafford Williams

December 12, 1934 - November 22, 2019

Alma F. Stafford Williams 84 of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019. Alma was born on December 12, 1934 to the late William Walter & Hanna Stafford (Peavey) in Casey Co., Kentucky. She loved to travel extensively with her husband and family, travel being a lifelong passion and interest of Alma's. She loved to cook, to feed her family and feed everyone around as much as...
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Bobby Eugene Lockett , Jr.

July 18, 1963 - November 10, 2019

Bobby Eugene Lockett, Jr. died peacefully in his home on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Fairland, Indiana at the age of 56 after a hard fought battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Bobby is survived by his wife April (Carter) Lockett, sons Zachary Daniel Lockett (Brooke) and Adam Michael Lockett, grandchildren Landen Riley Lockett and Mara Ruby Lockett, brother Matthew A. Lockett (Kimberly),...
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Edmund A. Burns

July 7, 1943 - November 4, 2019

Edmund "Ed" Burns of Indianapolis passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019. He was 76 years old. Ed was born in New Haven, Connecticut on July 7, 1943 to the late Robert and Catherine (Slattery) Burns. He married the love of his life, Judith (Gard) Burns in 1966, and have been happily married for 53 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era, and...
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Robert Sheets

October 25, 2019

Robert L Sheets, 91, passed away October 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born to the late Richard and Lera (Patterson) Sheets in Indianapolis, Indiana. Robert was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed fishing and sitting on his porch swing. More than anything he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids who always called him Big Papaw. Survivors include; his two children, Richard...
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Elizabeth Clade

October 26, 1928 - October 16, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Clade, 90, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Betty was born to the late Leo and Ethel (Crosby) Curran in Indianapolis, Indiana. Betty was a big fan of Notre Dame Football. In her free time she enjoyed watching gameshows. In her younger days she played in many horseshoe tournaments. Betty loved to spend time with her family, especially her...
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Diana Sue Darlington

May 8, 1953 - October 8, 2019

Diana Sue Darlington, of Greenfield passed away October 8, 2019. She was 66 years old. Diana was born on May 8, 1953 to the late Doles Darlington and Mary Fecker in Indianapolis. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Phillip Darlington. Diana loved country music, word searches, painting, shopping, diet Coke, and helping around the house. She was known for asking "you...
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Heather Thompson

November 22, 1975 - September 25, 2019

Heather Thompson, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Beech Grove, Indiana. Heather was born to Charles and Linda Graham in Indianapolis, Indiana. Heather was a graduate of Beech Grove High School. She enjoyed listening to Rock music, collecting vintage toys, and reading. When the weather was nice, she loved to ride her bikes at any Indiana State Park. Heather is survived by her...
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Josephine Risk

November 10, 1934 - September 22, 2019

Josephine Risk, of Indianapolis passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was 84 years old. Josephine was born on November 10, 1934 in Hopewell, Indiana to the late Wood L. and Esther Baker. After graduating from high school she worked for many years as an accounting clerk for J.C. Penny. In addition to her parents, Josephine is preceded in death by her late husband of 48 years, Robert "Bob...
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Shirley Faubion

April 13, 1930 - September 5, 2019

Shirley Kay Faubion, 89 passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Shirley was born to the late Clarence Nave Hawley and Mary Virginia Fitzgerald in Clinton, Indiana. On February 27, 1959, Shirley married William Homer, who preceded her in death in 1991. Shirley was a member of Wallace Street Presbyterian Church, also serving on various committees. She was a teacher and...
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Marcia Evelyn Lowes

March 24, 1955 - August 31, 2019

Marcia Evelyn Lowes, of Mooreland, Indiana passed away Saturday, August 31st, 2019. She was 64 years old. Marcia was born in Beech Grove, Indiana on March 24th, 1955 to the late Malcolm and Bernice (Outcalt) Lowes. After graduating from high school, Marcia went on to become a respiratory therapist serving many patients at hospitals and nursing homes throughout central Indiana. She had a special...
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Daniel "Dan" Miles

August 14, 1959 - August 25, 2019

The Man. The Myth. The Facebook Meme Legend. Daniel Miles passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the age of 60. Dad was beloved by many friends; his great community and most importantly, his family. He employed many, and was of service to many more. A kindhearted man who would drop everything to help out his family, friends, and strangers alike. Dan left us while doing what he loved most,...
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Judith Ann Beavers

December 6, 1946 - July 16, 2019

Judith Ann (Hiatt) Beavers passed from this earth at the age of 72. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph D. Beavers; sister, Maryou, and brother's William and James. Judith is survived by her two daughters, Jennifer Ann Beavers (spouse Amy) & Mandy Schutte (spouse James); Grandchildren, Edward Schutte & Jillian Schutte, and sister Patricia Money. Judith was a passionate gardener,...
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Roselyn "Rosie" Conaway Schneider Nagle

August 31, 1941 - June 30, 2019

Roselyn "Rosie" Conaway Schneider Nagle, born August 31, 1941, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the age of 77. She was the widow of Doug Nagle and was previously married to Jack Schneider, who preceded her in death. She was the daughter of Ralph and Mary (Benson) Conaway (deceased) and is survived by her sister, Beverly Easton, her daughter, Theresa (John) Marlin, her sons, Mike (Jodi)...
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Anna Belle Graham

February 17, 1926 - June 25, 2019

Anna Belle Graham, 93, resident of Fountain Square for 50 plus years, and retired from Western Electric in 1983; gained eternal life on June 25, 2019, at her home. She was preceded in death by her son Cecil R. Dulworth; her parents, Millard and Bettie Graham; siblings and friends. She is survived by her brother, Junior Graham; her daughter, Theresa Graham Jones, and five generations of grand,...
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John Campbell

March 11, 1980 - June 23, 2019

John A. Campbell, 39, a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on June 23, 2019 at his home. He was a passionate Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed spending his free time with his family and friends and his dog, Latte. John was born in Hinesville, GA on March 11, 1980. He attended Warren Central High School. He worked in the food services...
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Mindle Flynn

June 21, 2019

Mindle Flynn, passed away June 21, 2019. Mindle was born to the late Dewey and Minnie Francis Flynn in Irvine, Kentucky. Mindle was a member of the Garfield Park Church of God. He enjoyed camping and hunting. He had a love for music and enjoyed playing guitar with his sons, attending concerts, and listening to bluegrass, gospel, and country music. Mindle is survived by his children; Brenda...
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Carolyn Kelso Giyer

August 5, 1946 - June 4, 2019

Carolyn Kelso Giyer 72, passed away June 4th, 2019 at Community Hospital South campus. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Thomas J. and Bonnie M. (Eytchison) Kelso, her twin sister Marilyn Kelso and her brother Jerry T. Kelso. Carolyn was born August 5, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carolyn was a 1964 graduate of Warren Central High School, attended Ozark Bible College for two...
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Alma D. Wilkins

July 18, 1927 - June 1, 2019

Alma D. Wilkins 91 of Wanamaker, Indiana passed away June 1, 2019. She was born on July 18, 1927 in Allen County, Kentucky to the late Edgar & Evy Stinson. Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth D. Wilkins, a daughter, Linda Wilkins Belyeu, a son, Danny Wilkins, a brother, Gordon Stinson, a sister, Mary Brown. She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Terry) S. Ordille. Alma was a...
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Robert Joseph Niedenthal

January 26, 1942 - May 27, 2019

With family by his side, Robert (Bob) Joseph Niedenthal, 77, of Indianapolis passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019. A funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, at Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove, with burial to follow at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory...
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Danny D. Gilpin

October 24, 1950 - May 25, 2019

Danny D. Gilpin 68, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away May 25, 2019. He was born on October 24, 1950 to the late Donald S. Gilpin and the late Dorothy B. (Foley) Gilpin-Cunningham of Russell Springs, KY. He retired from General Devices Co. in 2009. Much of his free time over the years was spent in family-oriented activities. His favorite memories with the family involved hunting, fishing...
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Jerry Sampson

March 19, 1941 - April 30, 2019

Jerry Sampson, 78, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died April 30, 2019. He was born March 19, 1941, the son of late Raymond and Mary Ellen Sampson. He was the youngest of their nine children. He married his late wife, Sandy, on July 27, 1962. He retired from a life-long career at Herff Jones. He is survived, loved, and remembered by his sister, Pat; children, Trina, Kim, and Kathy; grandchildren,...
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Barbara J. Doerr

June 17, 1934 - April 11, 2019

Barbara J. Doerr 84 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away April 11, 2019. She was born to the late Frank J. and Marie L. Rikhoff Roth on June 17, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a Registered Nurse graduating from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1955. She married Joseph Francis Doerr on Sept. 7, 1957. A member of Nativity Catholic Church, Barbara was involved in many church and school...
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Frances M. Lewis

April 10, 1923 - March 31, 2019

Frances M. (Poland) Lewis 95 of Indianapolis, died March 31, 2019. She was born in Indianapolis on April 10, 1923, the daughter of Luther and Lela Poland. Frances married Venis Lewis on February 21, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana. They were married nearly 69 years. Venis preceded in death on January 13, 2014. They enjoyed life in Florida for many years and was an avid reader. She enjoyed sewing...
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Bonnie Ann Hallander

March 22, 1951 - March 23, 2019

On March 23rd, 2019 Bonnie Ann Hallander passed away peacefully at the age of 68. She was surrounded by family at her home in Indianapolis, IN. Bonnie was born on March 22nd 1951 in Gary, IN to her parents William Leroy and Agnus Virginia McCall. She graduated from William A. Wirt High School in 1969. She married George Hallander in 1970, and moved to Indianapolis in 1980. Together, they raised...
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Zulema Art Bastian

October 10, 2018 - March 15, 2019

Zulema Art Bastian, infant daughter of Seth and Barbara Bastian passed into God's care on Friday, March 15, 2019. She was just five months old. Zulema was born in Indianapolis on October 10, 2018. In addition to her parents, she is survived by siblings Velia and Miguel Bastian; maternal grandparents, Alma (Gerald) Neumann; maternal great grandparents, William Trowe Sr, Linda Trowe and Arturo...
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Wanda Louise Levi

July 5, 1936 - March 3, 2019

Wanda Louise Levi Wanda Louise Levi passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital. Wanda was born July 5, 1936 at Tracy, KY to the late Haskell and Elizabeth Pruitt. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1954 and was married in July 1954 to Bobby Levi and was a resident of Franklin Township since 1966. Wanda held office with the Eastern...
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Rose Marie Crook

December 11, 1939 - February 15, 2019

Rose Marie Crook 79 of Beech Grove, Indiana passed away February 15, 2019. She was born on December 11, 1939 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Mark S. & Nancy Rush. Rose was a cook for Beech Grove Community School for several years. She was a very active member of Southwood Baptist Church, Beech Grove O.E.S. Chapter #465. Rose loved to cook, to feed her family and feed everyone around as...
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Bobby Leroy Cook

August 17, 1941 - February 11, 2019

Bobby Leroy Cook 77 a lifelong south side resident of Indianapolis, passed away February 11, 2019. He was born to the late William D. & Odessa Cook. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Donald Cook; sister, Gloria Annetta Caine. Bobby loved to fish, hunt, gardening and enjoyed spending time with family. A visitation will be Friday, February 15 from 6:00 to...
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Charlie M. Pennington "C.M."

June 15, 1938 - February 5, 2019

Franklin Township in 1969. He owned and operated Pa's & Ma's Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Trees for 40+ years. Charlie also was a volunteer for the Franklin Township Fire Department for many years. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley M. Pennington McMurry. Charlie leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Betty Jo Pennington; three sons, Charlie M. (Catherine S.) Pennington, Vincent D....
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Charles H. Johnson

April 25, 1939 - February 2, 2019

Charles H. Johnson 79 of Indianapolis passed away February 2, 2019. After graduation from Franklin Township High School, he proudly served in the US Army. Charles retired from Eli Lilly and Company after 27 years of service. Charles was a 50 year member of Pleasant Lodge No. 134 F. & A.M. in Acton, Indiana and Murat Shrine. He also, was a member of Johnson County Shrine Club and American...
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Geri E. Spreitzer

July 1, 1944 - January 7, 2019

Geri E. Spreitzer 74 of Indianapolis passed away January 7, 2019. Geri was born on July 1, 1944 to the late Harold and Mary Ann Spreitzer. After retiring, she enjoyed volunteer work with her church and spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. Geri was preceded in death by her daughter, Meredith "Meri" Solonka-Thompson. She is survived by her son, Brendan (Meghan)...
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Malcolm Robert Jantzen

March 1, 1937 - December 31, 2018

Malcolm Robert Jantzen, 81, passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a five year battle with pulmonary fibrosis on December 31, 2018, in Indianapolis. He was born March 1, 1937, to the late Clark M. and June M. (Harman) Jantzen. Malcolm graduated from Franklin Township High School in 1955 and served in the Naval Reserves. After graduation, Malcolm joined Indiana Bell Telephone...
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Thomas M. "Tom" Wilson

March 13, 1948 - December 25, 2018

Thomas M. Wilson 70 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away December 25, 2018. Tom was born in Mishawaka on March 13, 1948. He lived on Johnson St. in South Bend until moving to 31st Street In 1951. In 1953, the family moved to Lafayette St. He attended James Madison School in South Bend until grade 2. In March of 1955 family moved to Normandy Dr. in Mishawaka, Indiana and he attended Northside...
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Bruce Charles Waterman

November 2, 1943 - December 17, 2018

Bruce Waterman, 75, died on Monday, December 17. Bruce was a progressive farmer and agritourism entrepreneur, who farmed nearly 300 acres of produce on the southeast side of Indianapolis and on highway 37 in Greenwood. Bruce, pumpkin farmer and lover of dogs, and his wife, Carol, have owned Waterman's Farm Market, popular spot for farm fresh produce and pumpkins, for 40 years. Bruce was born to...
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Marilyn Dorothy Maze

September 24, 1936 - December 16, 2018

Marilyn Dorothy (Rode) Maze, 82, passed away on December 16, 2018. She was born to Clarence and Dorothy Rode on September 24, 1936 and married Maurice Maze on December 29, 1957, celebrating 60 years of marriage last year. She graduated from Warren Central High School in 1954, and received her RN from Methodist Hospital in 1958. She worked a variety of jobs as a nurse, starting at St Francis...
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Alta Louise Beabout

September 12, 1936 - December 11, 2018

Alta Louise Beabout of Greenwood passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. She was 82 years old. Alta was born in Paris, Illinois on September 12, 1936. She married Robert Beabout on October 9, 1954 and enjoyed 54 years together until his passing on August 10, 2009. Together, Robert and Alta raised two children, Keith and Kim, both of whom survive. She was an Avon Lady for many years, and also...
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Shawn A. Gray

July 4, 1970 - December 3, 2018

Shawn Gray, 48, of Indianapolis was called home December 3, 2018 due to a work related accident. He attended Franklin Central High School class of 1989. Shawn worked for Alt & Witzig Engineering for 27 years as a driller. Shawn was an amazing husband, son and friend; always there when you needed him. The joy and laughter he brought will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife and...
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Paul Downer

December 1, 2018

Paul D. Downer, age 79, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 27, 1939. He was married to the love of his life, Dottie (Reynolds) Downer, for 58 years, and together they have two children: Bryan and Dawn. Paul graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1957, then went on to attend GMI, General Motors Institute of...
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John Wayne Burris

January 25, 1944 - November 28, 2018

John Wayne Burris 74 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away November 28, 2018 at his residence. He was born to the late Elbert Ronald & Helen Virginia Burris on January 25, 1944 in Koontz Lake, Indiana. John was a Math & Music teacher and started teaching at Grovertown High School and then relocated to Indianapolis to teach at Perry Central and Keystone Middle School in Southport. He retired...
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Anna M. Huff

June 28, 1933 - November 23, 2018

Anna M. Huff 84 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away November 23, 2018. She was born to the late Joseph A. and Mildred R. (Phillips) Moorhead on June 28, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Anna was preceded in death by her husband Earnest Huff. She is survived by her children, Janice Raley (Wayne), Brenda Jenkins (Kevin), Theresa Stevens (Mark), Steve Huff; sister, Fran Staten; five grandchildren,...
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Josephine Parker

December 3, 1924 - November 6, 2018

Beloved mother, "granny", aunt, and friend passed away on November 6, 2018 at the age of 93. Josephine was born on December 3, 1924 in Bloomington, IL to Skylar Vawter and Florence Turnam. She was one of seven siblings; John, Maxine, David, Robert, Paul and Patricia. She attended Howe High School and began working for RCA during WWII, retiring in the mid 80's. Josephine's greatest joy came...
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Kandice Brittany Leggins

September 6, 1988 - November 3, 2018

Kandice Brittany Leggins, 30, of Indianapolis passed away Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. Kandice was born in Indianapolis, to Susie Strong (LaTour) and Dave LaTour on September 6, 1988. She graduated from Franklin Central High School in 2008, and began working in area nursing homes. Kandice went on to earn her CNA (certified nursing assistant) degree in 2013 from Blue River Career Programs....
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Blanche "Joan" Allen

August 8, 1929 - September 23, 2018

Blanche "Joan" Allen 89 of Indianapolis, IN passed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, September 23, 2018. She was born to the late Harold and Anna Humphrey on August 8, 1929 in New Bethel, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester "Jake" Allen. Joan is survived by her children, Lester "Jake" (Kyle) Allen and Joseph (Chris) Allen; five grandchildren, Kelly Allen, Brittany Allen,...
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Mary Agnes Klue

January 29, 1931 - September 3, 2018

Mary Klue, of Indianapolis passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. She was 87 years old. Mary was born on January 29, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Mary Meyerl. She eloped to Indianapolis with her soon to be husband Bob in 1951, and the two were married April 26 of that year. Mary worked for a brief time at Pitman-Moore, P.R. Mallory, and RCA before becoming a "stay at home mom...
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Margie Elaine Nickels

April 17, 1954 - July 27, 2018

Margie Elaine (Roth) Nickels of Indianapolis passed away Friday, July 27, 2018. She was 64 years old. Surrendered by her loved ones, she was born April 17, 1954 in Indianapolis to Bernard and Marcella (Roell) Roth. Margie went to school at Little Flower and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Schools before graduating from IUPUI with a degree in business. She went on to work at Wasons department store,...
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Carolyn Sue Johnson

January 22, 1953 - July 22, 2018

Carolyn Sue Johnson, 65, passed away at her home on July 22, 2018. She was born on January 22, 1953 to Artis and Lula Carter. Carolyn loved the Lord and her family. She is survived by daughters, Tammy Arvin (Joe), and Michelle Robinson (Chris); grandchildren, Kevin, Amanda and Carissa; great-granddaughter Olivia; brothers, Roger and Mickey Carter; sisters, Linda Warner and Twana Cochran, and many...
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Gloria Annetta Caine

September 25, 1939 - July 20, 2018

Gloria Annetta Caine, 78, of Indianapolis passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018. She was born in Portland, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late Odessa and William Cook. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Donald Wayne Cook. Annetta is survived by her son, Roger Caine and wife Patricia; grandson, Nicholas R. Caine; brother, Bobby Leroy Cook, all of Indianapolis. ...
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Gracey Jaunice (Kiser) Baril

January 1, 1932 - July 8, 2018

Gracey Jaunice (Kiser) Baril, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 8, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 1, 1932, at the Coleman Hospital in Indianapolis, to Goldie Lue (Huffman) Kiser and Clarence Edward Kiser. Jaunice was united in marriage to Gerard Edmond Baril on November 27, 1952, at Holy Trinity Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. They celebrated 51 years...
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Nancy A. Povinelli

January 18, 1933 - July 7, 2018

Nancy A. Povinelli 85 of Indianapolis, IN passed away July 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by sister, Julia Povinelli, brother, Mack Weathers. Nancy is survived by her sisters, Josephine "Toni" Buchanan, Patricia Jensen and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Nancy's life will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 11 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling Gerber Chapel...
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George Edward Gay

February 28, 1936 - June 27, 2018

George Edward Gay, age 82, of Greenwood, passed away on Wednesday evening, June 27, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. George was born on February 28, 1936 in Louisville, KY to the late Gurley and Viola Gay. George served in the United States Army for 3 years. In 1964, he married Shirley Downs Gay, who preceded him in death in 2005. George worked as an assembly line leader at Phillip...
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Carolyn Sue Neidhamer

January 23, 1949 - June 16, 2018

Carolyn S. Neidhamer, age 69 of Indianapolis passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018. Carolyn graduated from Franklin Central High School in 1967, and earned her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1972. Carolyn, and her late husband Dave lived many years in a log cabin among the hills of Brown County, Indiana, and especially loved the beautiful fall colors. She retired as a claims processor...
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Margaret Hattie Irwin

December 7, 1923 - June 2, 2018

Margaret Hattie Irwin, 94, Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018. In the days preceding her death, she expressed wishes to go to heaven. "God is good!" she would say. She was born on December 7, 1923 in Indianapolis to Forrest and Delilah Moist. She married Albert Earl Irwin on February 22, 1941. They raised their six children in the Indianapolis area. Margaret was...
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Charles Thomas Helt

May 29, 1953 - May 16, 2018

Charles Thomas Helt 64, of Indianapolis and Columbus, passed away peacefully May 16, 2018. He was born May 29, 1953 to the late Charles Mitchell and Dorothy Helt. Tom was a graduate of Latin School of Indianapolis High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Indiana State University. He was employed as a Computer Security Analyst for the Department of Defense. Tom was a member of the...
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Max Eugene Bridgford

April 1, 1933 - May 10, 2018

Max Eugene Bridgford, age 85, of Indianapolis, passed away in the early morning hours of May 10, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Max was born on April 1, 1933 to William Glenn Francis Bridgford and Elizabeth Wilkins Bridgford in Beech Grove, IN. He was a 1951 graduate of Franklin Central High School and a 1953 graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. In September of...
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Patricia Ann (Long) McClurg

August 3, 1931 - April 30, 2018

Patricia Ann (Long) McClurg, 86, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at Miller's Senior Living Community in Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born August 3, 1931 in Arlington, Indiana to Owen and Mae (Winslow) Long. She was a 1949 graduate of Arlington High School, and married Walby McClurg in 1956. Patti retired from American Red Ball Moving and Storage and...
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Sandra K. Wright

November 17, 1945 - April 30, 2018

Sandra K. Wright, 72, of Indianapolis passed away, April 30, 2018. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include children, Lisa R. Perry of Pendleton, Bryon Parnell of Gosport and Amanda Wright of Somerset, Kentucky; siblings, Gary Waldron and Kenneth Thurmond both of Florida and Debra Russ of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren....
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Patricia Ellen Minnis

March 25, 1936 - April 16, 2018

Patricia Ellen (Carr) Minnis, age 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday afternoon, April 16, 2018. Patricia was born on March 25, 1936 in Indianapolis to the late James Carr and Catherine Findel Carr. She was a 1954 graduate of Lawrence High School. On May 10, 1958, she married the love of her life, Mark Minnis, who preceded her in death 2008. Although she had not recently attended, she was...
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Barbara Ann Courtney

May 23, 1933 - March 22, 2018

Barbara Ann Courtney, 84, of Wanamaker, Indiana passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Saint Francis Hospital Indianapolis. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Carrie (Hayden) Owens. Barbara was born in Indianapolis on May 23, 1933. She graduated from Arsenal Tech High School. She married Robert Courtney on May 29, 1954. Together they had six children who all claim to be her favorite....
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Iona LaVerne Wise

December 20, 1918 - March 17, 2018

Iona LaVerne Wise 99 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away March 17, 2018. Iona was born on December 20, 1918 in Russellville, Missouri to the late Otto W. & Sadie L. (Russell) Strobel. She graduated from Russellville High School and Commercial College in Jefferson City, Missouri. Iona worked on P51 during World War II in Pasadena, CA. She worked for 12 years for Division for Blind & Physical...
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Kathryn Lucille Bergman

December 21, 1923 - March 10, 2018

Kathryn Lucille Bergman, of Indianapolis passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. She was 94 years old. Kathryn was born in Charleston, Illinois on December 21, 1923 to Edward and Dollie Myers. She married the love of her life, Charles "Bud" Bergman on November 1, 1942. They were married for 55 years at the time of Bud's passing in 1997. She was employed by State Life Insurance Company for many...
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Doris Jean Corn

December 20, 1929 - March 8, 2018

Doris Jean Corn of Indianapolis passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018. She was 88 years old. Doris was born December 20, 1929 in Indianapolis as the only child of Glen and Florence Marshall. Doris married the love of her life, Donald R. Corn on July 25, 1952, and enjoyed over 65 years of marriage. Doris worked for many years for Kroger corporate office, retiring in 1990. She was a loving, caring,...
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Wayne M Grady

January 27, 1923 - February 26, 2018

Wayne M. Grady 95 of Indianapolis passed away February 26, 2018. He was born January 27, 1923 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Hosmer and Fern (Hunter) Grady. Wayne served in the United States Air Force during WWII and was a faithful member of Buck Creek Christian Church. He worked as a mail carrier with USPS for 29+ years. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Norma K. Grady; a...
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Roger Lee Tilley

December 31, 1947 - February 1, 2018

Roger Lee Tilley 70 of Fairland, Indiana, passed away February 1, 2018. Roger was born December 31, 1947, in Greensburg to the late Ralph & Eva (Paugh) Tilley. He graduated from Clarksburg High School in 1966. Roger proudly served in the US Marine Corp and was a member of the American Legion Post 129 in Greensburg, Indiana. Roger married Linda (Alverson) Tilley on March 5, 1971 and she...
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Nancy Darlene Bates

August 31, 1950 - January 27, 2018

Nancy Darlene Bates, age 67, of Beech Grove, passed away on Saturday. January 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born on August 31, 1950 in Marietta, OH to Frank Flowers and Thelma E. (Worstell) Flowers Payne. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1968 and attended Ivy Tech College. Nancy worked for over 10 years at Wooden Key Hallmark as a Sales Associate. Survivors...
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Vera Louise Gadd

April 10, 1923 - December 19, 2017

Vera Louise Gadd, 94, passed away December 19, 2017. She was a resident of Indianapolis. She was born April 10, 1923. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (David) Creasey; son, Larry Johnson; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters. Vera was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse...
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Patricia A. Carey

August 3, 1939 - December 15, 2017

Patricia A. Carey (Lee), August 3, 1939 - December 15, 2017, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Summerville, SC, was a proud survivor of cancer who died after a brief illness. She was born in Delmar, NY and graduated from Vincentian High School. She attended the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY and Dominican College, Racine, WI. In her early career, she worked with children in the special...
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Mary Douglas Spencer

August 21, 1931 - November 22, 2017

Mary Douglas Spencer 86 of Indianapolis, IN passed away November 22, 2017. She was born August 21, 1931 in Weber, KY to the late Raymond A. and Cleveland Elizabeth (Bolin) Newton. She was the Owner/ Operator of the Walk In Beauty Salon for 15 years. She is survived by her children, Karen N. Sego, Ronald L. (Barbara) and Bruce Spencer, grandchildren, Keith(Deven), Neil (Nicole), Scott ...
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Oscar Lowell Moss

August 25, 1936 - November 9, 2017

Oscar Lowell Moss, 81, of Franklin, passed away November 9, 2017. He was born August 25, 1936 in Loogootee, Indiana to the late Miles Osby and Hannah Lucille Moss. He is survived by his siblings, Ralph A. Moss, Emma Smeltzer, Omalee McLane, Shirley Backus, and Patricia Stein; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Marie (Williams) Moss; his daughter,...
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Donna J. Hawkins

June 3, 1952 - October 28, 2017

Donna J. Hawkins (Hadley), 65 passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born 1952 in Indianapolis, IN, she attended North Central High School. She worked at her family's business, Hadley's Ripple Restaurant, during her teen years where she met her husband, Wayne. Donna was a kind and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Sister. She had a gift...
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Delilah L. Schilling

November 12, 1941 - October 26, 2017

Delilah Lee Schilling 75 of Indianapolis Indiana passed away October 26, 2017. She was born on November 12, 1941 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Ruth & Elmer Schilling. She is survived by sisters, Mary Hicks, Sally Parks; two nephews, Donald Hicks (Penny) , Dwayne Hicks (Jackie); niece, Rebecca Land; seven great nieces and nephews and six great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral service will...
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Dotti Mae Downer

October 9, 1939 - October 22, 2017

Dotti Mae (Reynolds) Downer, age 78, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Dotti was born on October 9, 1939 in Bicknell, IN to Harold Nathaniel Reynolds and Catherine Florine (Babrick) Reynolds. She grew up in the Washington and Bicknell area in southern Indiana and graduated from Howe High School in 1957. On August 30, 1959, she married the love of...
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Kim M. Lauzon

May 24, 1956 - October 15, 2017

Kim M. Lauzon Kim M. Lauzon of Indianapolis returned to his heavenly Father's home on Sunday morning, October 15th surrounded by his loving family. Kim was born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada on May 24, 1956 the third son of Raymond J. and Mary Ruth Cornell Lauzon. Kim married his high school sweetheart Mary Jane Brainard on October 18, 1975 at St. Mary's Church in Waddington, New York. ...
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Juan Francisco Banegas

June 29, 1956 - October 11, 2017

Juan Francisco Banegas 61 of Indianapolis, IN passed away October 11, 2017. He was born in Honduras on June 29, 1956 to Lauro Menocal and the late Rosa Banegas. Juan was the owner of J.B.& Baby, LLC, a trucking company and he also owned JB's Soccer League. He is survived by his loving wife Marlen D. (Meraz) Banegas, children, John, Renan, Nubia, Lilita Banegas and 8 grandchildren. Services...
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Gary L. Kieffer

September 17, 1939 - October 4, 2017

Gary L. Kieffer, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away at The Hearth at Stones Crossing in Greenwood on Wednesday morning, October 4, 2017. Gary was born on September 17, 1939 in Indianapolis, IN to Leonard S. Kieffer and Opal V. (Merritt) Kieffer. He was a 1957 graduate of Cathedral High School, attended Marion College and served his country in the US National Guard. On October 3, 1959, he married...
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Marjorie Sheets

September 18, 1934 - September 21, 2017

Marjorie Ellen Sheets, age 83, wife of Robert L. Sheets, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, September 21 at Franciscan Healthcare in Indianapolis. Marjorie was born in Indianapolis on September 18, 1934 to Louis and Hulda (Wampner) McCarty. On March 14, 1954, she married the love of her life, Robert Lee Sheets, who survives. She loved being a farmer's wife. She was a member of "The...
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Marilyn J Herndon

March 29, 1926 - September 18, 2017

Marilyn J. Herndon, age 91, of Beech Grove, passed away on Monday evening at Franciscan Healthcare in Indianapolis. Marilyn was born on March 29, 1926 in Palestine, IL to Raymond Lorenzo Taylor and Maud (Hotchkiss) Taylor. On August 6, 1949, she married the love of her life, Harvey L. Herndon, who precedes her in death. Marilyn was a home maker and a lover of all animals. She will be greatly...
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Roger Eugene Fiesel

August 1, 1948 - September 14, 2017

Roger Eugene Fiesel 69 of Indianapolis passed away peacefully with his wife by his side Thursday, September 14, 2017. Roger was born August 1, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Alice May & Eugene Dustin Fiesel. Roger graduated from Howe High School Indianapolis in 1966 and from Ivy Tech Community College in 1982. He is a member of Englewood Masonic Lodge No. 715 F. & A.M....
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Marion O. Redstone

July 16, 1940 - September 7, 2017

Marion O. Redstone, attorney, chef, writer, thinker, singer, and father, died on September 7, 2017. He is survived by his six children, Kimberly Hopkins, Valerie (Dana) Nichols, James E. (Janet) Redstone, Penelope (Joe) Patton, Rebecca Scott, and Victoria (Barry) Calhoon; 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Wanda (John) Taylor, James W. Redstone,...
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Vernon "Vern" Hall

March 27, 1930 - August 3, 2017

Vernon "Vern" Hall 87 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away August 3, 2017.He was born on March 27, 1930 to the late Willard and Bertha (Bentley) Hall in Letcher Co., Kentucky. He was retired as a Sheet Metal Worker for Micro-Metal for many years. Vernon was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #17, loved traveling with his wife going on cruises wintering in Florida and playing golf....
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Doris Jean Fowler

November 25, 1933 - July 1, 2017

Doris Jean Fowler, age 83, of Indianapolis was called to her Heavenly home on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Doris was born on November 25, 1933 to John and Rena (Wilson) LaJennesse in Mitchell, South Dakota. Raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Doris attended Olivet Nazarene College then moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. While working at Best Foods, she met and wed John Richard Gibson. The couple had...
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Lillian Ellen Pierson

June 8, 2017

Lillian Pierson, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 8, 2017. Survivors include her two daughters, Linda K. Hurt and Donna Sue Pierson. All Services will be private. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Sterling Gerber Chapel, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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William E. Glesing, Sr

April 6, 1928 - June 6, 2017

William E. Glesing, Sr. passed away on June 6, 2017 at age 89. He was born to William and Muriel Glesing on on April 6, 1928 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 68 years, Marjorie (Wulf) Glesing. Their marriage was a beautiful example for all of his family. He is survived by their children Cathy (Oran) Sands, William Jr. (Deborah) Glesing, and Dean (Sue)...
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Cledith "Cricket" Sue Finley

September 15, 1946 - June 2, 2017

Cledith "Cricket" Sue Finley, 70, of Indianapolis passed away June 2, 2017. She was born in Tompkinsville,KY and was the daughter of the late Harmon Kilmon and Rosa Short Kilmon. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Douglas A. Johnson. Sue is survived by her three children, Melba Johnson (Rick), Pam Dunn (Dwayne), and Neil Finley; nine grandchildren and ten great...
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