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Thomas J. Carson

August 22, 1945 - April 13, 2021

Thomas J. Carson of Beech Grove, Indiana, passed suddenly at the age of 75 surrounded by his family. Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, his loving heart leaves a beacon of light for all. Tom was the third son born to Frank and Dess Carson. Growing up, he attended Holy Name Catholic School and loved having Beech Grove Park as his stomping ground. He graduated from...
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Margaret Parrish Harston

December 30, 1935 - March 25, 2021

Margaret Parrish Harston was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She passed away at the age of 85 on March 25, 2021. She was born to the late Larry and Iva Parrish in Holland, KY on December 30, 1935. She married her high school sweetheart, S.C. Harston, in Scottsville, KY in 1955 and moved to Indianapolis shortly thereafter to begin their life together. Margaret...
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Virginia J. Brown

May 20, 1942 - March 13, 2021

Virginia Joan Brown age 78, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Virginia was born May 20, 1942 in Indianapolis to Clarence and Virginia Bock. She was married to Gary Brown for 51 years, he preceded her in death, December 2009. Daughter Jennifer Woodward also preceded her in death. Virginia retired in 2018 from State Farm Insurance after many years of service. ...
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Jacqueline Ruth Rutledge Sisk

September 2, 1936 - March 8, 2021

Jacqueline Ruth Rutledge Sisk 84, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died March 8, 2021 from lingering complications from Covid-19. Jacqueline was born on September 2, 1936, in Jasper, Ala., to the late Vernon and Eugenia (Otwell) Rutledge. She attended Walker County High School and Bevill State Community College. She worked as a PBX operator for the telephone company, as well as Jasper and Birmingham...
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Edward Earl Neligh

December 6, 1936 - February 9, 2021

Edward Earl Neligh, 84, of Indianapolis passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Ed was born in Indianapolis on December 6, 1936 to the late Pete and Lillian (Murphy) Neligh. Ed was a graduate of Warren Central High School. He spent all of his career installing elevators as a field specialist for Otis Elevator, and was very loved and respected by his family and his peers. He was completely...
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William Ray "Bill" Cook

August 5, 1945 - February 6, 2021

Bill was born in 1945 to parents Ida Elizabeth (Betty) and Robert E Cook. He's a graduate of Belmont High School and held a BA degree from Wright State University. He entered the US Army in 1965, serving for 2 years in Korea. In 1968 he met and married Judy Longenecker and is the proud father of Shannon, Ryan and Brandon Cook. He is grandfather to Amber, Ruby, and Riley as well as great...
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Stephanie (Laffoon) Rexroat

March 1, 1972 - February 6, 2021

Stephanie (Laffoon) Rexroat, 48, of Indianapolis passed away February 6, after a brief battle with leukemia. She was born in Lafayette, IN on March 1, 1972 to Dean and Jodie Laffoon. Stephanie graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1990. She was magna cum laude when she earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in April 2015. She married Ed Rexroat in May 2014....
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Lonnie Calvan

August 27, 1940 - January 19, 2021

Lonnie H. Calvan of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on January 19, 2021. Lonnie was born on August 27, 1940 in Dyer County Tennessee a son of the late Susie Clanton Lee. Lonnie worked as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry for many years. In his leisure time he enjoyed camping, working on his lawnmowers, cloud watching and feeding the squirrels. Lonnie is survived by his...
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Ryan Nathan Staples

January 10, 1995 - January 11, 2021

Ryan Nathan Staples, age 26, of Indianapolis, passed away at IU Methodist Hospital on Monday night, January 11, 2021. Ryan was born on January 10, 1995 in Indianapolis to Joel D. Staples and Angelia S. Staples. Ryan was a 2013 graduate of Ben Davis High School. He was an avid gamer, loved fishing, boating and playing different sports with his friends. Ryan was a laborer with Wainscott Leak...
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Sandra Louise Thomas

June 16, 1942 - January 1, 2021

Sandra "Sandy" Louise (Philputt) Thomas 78 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away January 1, 2021. She was born on June 16, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Lloyd E. & Beatrice E. (Toops) Philpott. Sandy graduated from Thomas Carr Howe High School in 1960. She retired from KEMBA Credit Union after many years of service and worked for Kroger as a floral designer. She was preceded in...
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Tiffiny Anne Allen

February 29, 1980 - December 25, 2020

Tiffiny Anne Allen, age 40, of Beech Grove, passed away at her home on Christmas morning, December 25, 2020. Tiffiny was born on February 29, 1980 in Peoria, IL to the late Donald C. Allen and Julie A. Allen-Witt. She was a 1998 graduate of Lawrence Central High School. She owned her own house keeping business for over 20 years. She was a free spirit who had a unique, bubbly and loud...
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Mary Jo Condra

October 29, 1939 - December 25, 2020

Mary Jo Condra 81, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born October 29, 1939 in Gary Indiana and was one of five sisters whom she loved dearly. Mary Jo is the daughter of Charles Smith and Florence Hyde. She married William Condra, who was a retired Veteran and an executive at Hubler Ford. They celebrated 34 years of...
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Janet Sue White

July 12, 1934 - December 19, 2020

Janet Sue White, 86, Indianapolis, passed away Saturday morning, December 19, 2020. She was born July 12, 1934 in Linton, IN to Emery and Anna (Schubla) Bellamy. She married Dewey "Cecil" White on May 25, 1952 in Linton. He preceded her in death on December 4, 2020. Survivors include two daughters, Robin (Steven) Dean of Columbus, IN and Jana (Gary) Cooper of Beech Grove; one son, Jeffrey...
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Jerry Wayne Park

July 8, 1939 - December 13, 2020

JERRY WAYNE PARK – Jerry W. Park, 81, passed away on Sunday morning, December 13th, 2020 at his home. He was born on July 18, 1939 in Wanamaker, Indiana, son of the late Charles Park, Jr. and Reba Jean (Pollard) Park. He graduated from Franklin Central High School, Class of 1957 and served in the U.S. Army. For over 4 decades, Jerry worked in the healthcare industry at the former Methodist...
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Jerry Wayne Owens

September 7, 1945 - December 11, 2020

Jerry "Pap" Wayne Owens age 75, of Indianapolis, went to be with the Lord on December 11th, 2020. He was born on September 7th, 1945 in Lee County, Virginia to the late Walter and Nettie Owens. Jerry served in the Army from 1963 to 1966. He married Agnes "Nancy" Louise Noe on March 14th, 1967. He retired from Chevrolet Truck and Bus in June 2001 after thirty-three and a half years of service. ...
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Walter George Burton, SR.

August 28, 1932 - December 9, 2020

Walter Burton – aka Mr. Burton, Walter, Uncle Walter, Red, Uncle Red, Burt, Burton, Red Pop, Pop Poppa, Pap-Paw, Papaw, Big Papaw, Dad, Daddy, Honey Walter had many names; if you called him, he always answered. He was admired, respected and loved by so many people - - family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Walter was born in French Lick, Indiana on August 28, 1932 to Jim and "Ophie"...
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Dewey Cecil White

September 19, 1932 - December 4, 2020

Dewey "Cecil" White, 88, of Beech Grove, passed away December 4, 2020 in Indianapolis. Cecil was born September 19, 1932 in Mitchell, Indiana to the late Dewey S. and Etta May (Lehman) White. Cecil married his love, Janet (Bellamy) White on May 25, 1952 and together they raised 4 children. Shortly after marriage, he enlisted in the Army and his country for 2 years in Germany. He was...
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Gary Douglas McElyea

August 3, 1941 - November 24, 2020

Gary Douglas McElyea "Pap", 79, Indianapolis, IN went home to be with the Lord on Nov 24, 2020. He was born in Lee County, Virginia on August 3, 1941. He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Edith McElyea, brothers John McElyea (Nona), Steve McElyea (Shirley) and sister, Sharon McElyea. He is survived by his wife Bernadette, children: Lita Armstrong (Donald), Lori Scott (Steve),...
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Ann G. Parker

August 5, 1931 - November 21, 2020

Ann G. (Gibbs) Parker, born August 5, 1931 to C. Freeman and Artie A. (Read) Gibbs, went home to forever be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 21, 2020. Ann was a life-long member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church where she actively served until recent years. She married R. Hugh Parker on November 21, 1954 and worked beside him as bookkeeper for their family business,...
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Mary Tolle

April 17, 1948 - October 19, 2020

Mary Tolle, 72, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 in Seymour, Indiana. She was born to the late Malcom and Bernice (Outcalt) Lowes in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mary enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family. She worked for many years at Riley Hospital for Children where she made a very large impact on everyone she came into contact...
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Zetta Brooks

October 25, 1939 - October 8, 2020

Zetta Hamilton Brooks, age 80, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Zetta was born to the late Oscar and Mary (Tackett) Osborne in McDowell, Kentucky. Zetta enjoyed gardening and cooking, she was an avid IU Basketball, Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana Pacers fan. In her free time she enjoyed listening to and writing gospel and bluegrass music, including co-writing the...
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Maude Roska

October 7, 1920 - September 26, 2020

Maude Roska passed away on Saturday September 26,2020. Born October 07, 1920, the daughter of Henry and Alma (Cooley) Lookebill. Maude was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, and married the love of her life, John Roska Jr. on September 1, 1941. She is proceeded in death by her parents; husband, John, and sons Johnny and James (Alice). She is survived by her sons Danny Roska (Patti) and Mark...
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Lawrence "Larry" E. Hartman

August 31, 2020

Lawrence "Larry" E. Hartman passed away on August 31, 2020. He was 72 years old. Larry was born on March 6, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late James and Margaret Hartman. After graduating from Beech Grove high school in 1966, Larry proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard. Larry married the love of his life, Rosalinda Santellana on September 23, 1978. Together, they...
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Robert Sells

August 26, 2020

Robert "Bob" Sells, 92, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Bob was born to the late Frank and Edna (Hoeltke) Sells in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bob was in the Boy Scouts at a young age and worked his way up to Ranger Scout. He graduated from Beech Grove High School in 1946. After high school, Bob went on to serve his country in the United States Army. He served in the Korean War. He returned...
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James Jim Hawkins

March 23, 1961 - August 13, 2020

James "Jim" Hawkins, 59 passed away Thursday, August 13th surrounded by his family. Jim was born to Carl R. and June Hawkins in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jim worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator. In his free time he enjoyed boating. Sundays in the Hawkins household was filled with watching NASCAR and cheering on an Earnhardt. Most of all, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family. ...
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James R. "Jim" Green

August 8, 1934 - August 3, 2020

James R. "Jim" Green II died peacefully at home in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 3, 2020 at the age of 85. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 8, 1934. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Phyllis, his children: James III (Vicki), Jerry, Joe, Melody (Randy) Hastings, his siblings: Evelyn McKinney, Roger (Teresa), Darrell (Cindy), and numerous grandchildren and great...
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Eunice M. Johnson

April 13, 1936 - July 29, 2020

Eunice M. (Eunie) Johnson departed this earth July 29, 2020 with a new address in Paradise to be with her Lord & Savior. Eunice was born April 13, 1936 to Ancil & Laura (Rode) Hartman who both preceded her in death. She was baptized May 6, 1936 and was confirmed May 28, 1950. Eunice entered the career world upon graduation from Franklin Township High School. For 17 years, she was a...
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Brent Andrew McKay

February 26, 1977 - July 19, 2020

Brent Andrew McKay, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020. He was 43 years old. Brent was born in Indianapolis on February 26, 1977 to Bruce and Suzie (German) McKay. He graduated from Franklin Central high school in 1995. He then went on to Ball State University graduating in 2000. Brent was a proud member of the Cavaliers Bugle and Drum Corps from 1998-2000. He served as a nurse at...
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Irene Littleton

June 6, 1941 - July 17, 2020

Irene Littleton, 79, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born to the late Frank and Marie Maintok in Germany. In 1963, Irene married the love of her life, James Littleton, together they had two daughter, Manuela and Desiree. In their over 57 years of marriage they shared many unforgettable memories. Irene enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking. Although...
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Linda Kay Dye

August 9, 1941 - July 16, 2020

Linda Kay Dye 78 of Greenville, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020. She was born August 9, 1941 in Nashville, TN to the late James and Ruth (Callis) Crunk. Linda worked for General Electric for 14 years. She attended Remedy Christian Church and Hill City Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Dye and they were married April 19, 1957. She is also...
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Phyllis Ann Snow

December 7, 1950 - July 12, 2020

Phyllis Ann Snow 69 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020. She was born on December 7, 1950 in Indianapolis to the late Paul & Martha Snow. Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Miranda (Jon) Benson; three brothers, Fred (Marcy), Bob (Melanie), and Mike (Dee) Snow; sister, Kay (Ken)Hall; two grandchildren, Taylor Snow and Alex Benson and one great grandson, Hayden Snow. A...
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Eldon "Wray" Riggins

October 15, 1940 - July 2, 2020

Eldon "Wray" Riggins, age 79, of Fairland, Ind., passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020, after a long, hard-fought battle with disease. Wray will be remembered for his selflessness and "dad jokes," as well as his strength and endurance in battling Parkinson's disease and Spasmodic Torticollis. Wray was born on October 15, 1940, in Evansville, Ind, to Roscoe and Eva Nadine (Callahan) Riggins....
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Ella Magyar

June 15, 2004 - June 27, 2020

Ella Nicole Magyar, 16, passed away on the evening of June 27, 2020 from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ella was born on June 15, 2004, and was looking forward to being a Junior at Franklin Central High School. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Tina and James Hicks; father and his fiancé , Jamie Magyar and Carolina Braga; sister Amelia...
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Chester "Chet" Crump

December 4, 1940 - June 23, 2020

Chester "Chet" W. Crump, 79 passed away June 23, 2020. He was a resident of Indianapolis after living 43 years in Muncie. He was born December 4, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Chester and Mary (Quick) Crump. He married the love of his life, Carolyn L. Darland on June 21, 1968. He is survived by his son, Matthew W. Crump (Amy) of Cortland, NY, his daughter, Stephanie G. Brake (Robert)...
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Arthur F. Goodblood

August 14, 1930 - June 3, 2020

Arthur F. Goodblood U.S. Air Force Retired Senior Master Sergeant Arthur F. Goodblood passed away June 3, 2020 in Greenfield, IN. Arthur served 22 years in the Air Force through several wars and conflicts. He was an avid pilot and collector. He enjoyed repairing clocks, hobby farming, and time with friends and family. Art was born August 14, 1930 in Portage Lake, Aroostook County,...
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Esther Sutton

May 28, 1941 - May 31, 2020

Esther Sutton 79 of Avon, Indiana, a resident of Avon Health & Rehabilitation Center for 15 years passed away May 31, 2020. She was preceded in death by her 10 siblings. Esther is survived by a brother, Charlie R. Sutton; two sisters, Velena E. Spears and Vester Howard. A visitation will be from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 4th with a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre...
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Mary "Aileen" Boyd

November 19, 1931 - May 26, 2020

Mary "Aileen" Boyd was born and raised in Franklin, KY, the daughter of Alvis and Annie Davenport. On March 19, 1951, Aileen and Bob were married in Franklin, KY. After Bob served in the Korean War, they moved to Indianapolis. They were married 50 years, 6 months. Aileen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Garry and Kathy, plus 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also, her...
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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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