Our Obituaries

Fred C. Gerhart, Sr.

December 21, 1952 - December 13, 2011

Fred C. Gerhart, Sr., 58 of Indianapolis passed away December 13, 2011. Fred was born December 21, 1952 in Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife, Paula; sons, Fred (Heather) Gerhart, Jr., Richard (Julie) Gerhart; daughters, Melinda Gerhart, Julie (Emerson) Mallory, Shauna Davis; 15 grandchildren. Online condolences may be offered at usherfuneralhome.com
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Robert Francis Burke

September 6, 1925 - December 10, 2011

Robert Francis Burke, 86 of Indianapolis passed away December 10, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital, South Campus. He was born September 6, 1925. Mr. Burke was a Marine Corps Veteran of WW II. He was also a life member of the Beech Grove VFW Post and of American Legion Post 252. Robert was also a 32nd degree Mason affiliated with the Whiteland Masonic Lodge. Mr. Burke had worked as a chef, as a...
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Margaret Helen Koker

April 16, 1929 - December 3, 2011

Margaret Helen Jones Koker, 82, survived by son, Daniel Koker, daughters, Carolyn Wells, Diana Garrett and Geneva Woods, grandchildren and great-grandchildren passed away on December 3, 2011. Funeral service is at 2 PM on Monday, December 5 at Usher Funeral Home, with visitation from 11 AM until time of service. Burial will follow at Floral Park Cemetery.
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James Richard Pearson

March 19, 1928 - December 1, 2011

James R. "Dick" Pearson, a native of Parke County, had lived in the Indianapolis area since 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Korean War. He attended Wabash College and graduated from the University of Illinois. He later received a graduate degree from Butler University. He worked for Farm Bureau Insurance for 35 years, retiring in 1990 as Senior Vice President...
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Jack A. Harrington

December 3, 1954 - November 25, 2011

Jack A. Harrington, 56 of Indianapolis passed away November 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Jess "Leonard" Harrington. Jack traveled the world with enthusiasm and happiness. He worked in many different industries with love and laughter. Jack was a fan of all sports and was an follower of the Indianapolis Colts and auto racing, especially the Indianapolis 500. He is survived...
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Dale B. Baker

July 24, 1935 - November 16, 2011

Dale B. Baker, 76 of Indianapolis passed away November 16, 2011. Dale is survived by his daughters, Peggy Lybrook, Sharon Tremains; sons, Allen Baker, Steve Baker; 8 grandchildren. Services are 1pm Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Usher Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11am until the time of services on Saturday. Entombment is in Floral Park Cemetery.
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Beverly Rose Freije

December 6, 1926 - November 14, 2011

Beverly Rose (Haynes) Freije passed away November 14, 2011. She was born December 6, 1926. She was a loving wife and mother. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Carl Freije. She is also survived by her 14 children, Steven (Dianna) Marilyn, Thomas (Lisa), Michael, Ruth (Danny), Kathryn (Mark), Mark, Diana (Richard), Martha (Rick), Theresa, Phillip, John (Kristin), Virginia and Sara. She...
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Robert D. Wilson, Sr.

September 3, 1922 - November 14, 2011

Robert D. Wilson, Sr., 89 of Indianapolis passed away November 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary V. Orebaugh Wilson along with 2 brothers and 1 sister. Mr. Wilson was a retired Truck Driver and was a member of Teamsters Local 135. Robert was also an Army Veteran of WWII having served in the 80th Division of the 318th Infantry, Company L. Survivors include his sons, Robert ...
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Leland Shook, Sr.

March 27, 1943 - November 12, 2011

Leland Shook, Sr., 68 of Indianapolis passed away November 12, 2011. Leland was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a member of Bible Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Joy Shook; sons, John, Joseph, Kevin and Leland Shook, Jr.; daughters, Debrah Callie, Desira Ashby, Kerry Tinsley, Loni Powe; 4 sisters, 3 brothers, 26 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. He is also...
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Bridget A. Oates

March 24, 1923 - October 30, 2011

Bridget A. Oates, 88 of Indianapolis passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on October 31, 2011. She was born March 24, 1923 in Castlebar County Mayo, Ireland. Bridget was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Oates. She was retired from the Indiana Convention Center where she worked as a Waitress for 22 years. She loved gardening and working in her yard. She is...
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Terry Stamatkin

September 11, 1963 - October 29, 2011

Terry Stamatkin, 48 of Indianapolis passed away October 29, 2011. He was born September 11, 1963 in Indianapolis to Carl L. and Mary (Monroe) Stamatkin who have preceded him in death. Terry was a Bartender for the Workingman�s Friend Tavern for the last 25 years. Survivors include his companion, April Price, brothers, Larry Stamatkin, Gary Stamatkin; sister, Linda ...
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Noah Elvis Caffery

June 30, 2006 - October 21, 2011

Noah Elvis Caffery, born June 30, 2006, passed away on October 21, 2011 in Indianapolis. He is survived by Mother, Amber M. Caffery; Father, Ernesto A. Rodriguez; Grandmothers, Susan Caffery and Indiana Zapata; Grandfathers, Timothy Abney and Ernesto Rodriguez; Great-Grandmothers, Phyllis Caffery, Betty Deweese, and Reina Zapata. He is also survived by Aunts, Dawn and Jessica Caffery, Jasmine...
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Robert R. Babbitt

February 24, 1944 - October 13, 2011

Robert R. Babbitt, 67 of Indianapolis passed away October 13, 2011. Survivors include his former wife, Vicky Babbitt Combs; son, Johnathan Babbitt; daughter, Desiree Babbitt; grandchildren, Neveah, Braxton, Jayden, Aubrey, Aayden, Kayana and Desmerayah Babbitt. Services are Noon Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Usher Funeral Home. Friends may call from 10am until the time of service on...
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Timothy J. Utterback

February 27, 1956 - September 16, 2011

Timothy “Flee” Utterback, 55 of Indianapolis passed away September 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Utterback; mother, Rita Mullinax, and sister, Teresa Utterback. Tim had worked at Lucas Oil Raceway and was a Marine Corps Veteran. Survivors include his sons, Nathan and Jesse Utterback; sisters, Sharon (Paul) Jefry, Susan (Larry) Dougherty; brothers, Thomas and...
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Easter Sue Drake

March 11, 1952 - September 9, 2011

Easter Sue Drake, 59 of Indianapolis passed away suddenly on Friday, September 9, 2011. She was born March 11, 1952 in Beech Grove, IN. Easter was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Drake. She leaves behind her father, Ray Drake, step dad, Russ Handlon, sisters, Sharon Ross, Diane Drake, Judy Campbell, Claudine (Bill) Summers; brothers, John M. ...
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Pablo Romero-Lopez

August 3, 1969 - August 27, 2011

Pablo Romero-Lopez, 42 of Indianapolis passed away August 27, 2011 in Indianapolis. He was born August 3, 1969 in Durango, Mexico. Friends may call from 2-8pm Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Usher Funeral Home.
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Margaret A. Normann

September 7, 1942 - August 21, 2011

Margaret "Marge" Stamm Normann, age 68 passed away August 21, 2011. She was born September 7, 1942 to Emil and Almeda (Himsel) Stamm in Huntington, IN. She married Edward Normann on February 6, 1965. She passed away August 10, 1984. They were blessed with two loving daughters, Lynn (Jim) Russell, Suzie (Ron) Lawson. She is also survived by her sister, Karen Weyer; step granddaughter, Kara...
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Carl S. Nelson

September 8, 1922 - August 20, 2011

Carl S. Nelson, 88 of Avon, Indiana passed away August 20, 2011 at Westside Garden Village in Indianapolis. Carl was born Septemeber 8, 1922 in Joliet, IL to Sigvert and Marguerite Nelson who have preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rita A. Nelson. Carl was a Metallurgist and was retired from U.S. Steel. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ruth Nelson; sons,...
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Lisa Dawn Deubner

December 1, 1962 - August 8, 2011

Lisa Dawn (Stevens) Deubner, 48 of Indianapolis passed away August 8, 2011. She was born December 1, 1962 in St. Louis. MO to Cyrus and Carol Stevens who have preceded her in death. Lisa was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Kent A. Deubner; sons, Brian V. (Jessica N.) Deubner, Kevin A. Deubner; sister, Theresa Byrkett; brother, Brett...
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Leona S. Carrel

January 10, 1914 - August 7, 2011

Leona S. Carrel, 97 of Indianapolis passed away August 7, 2011 at St. Augustine Home for the Aged. She was born January 10, 1914 in Indianapolis to Charles and Jewel (Shea) McIntire. Mrs. Carrel was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Charles Carrel and her daughter, Rosemary Conard. Leona had worked for P.R. Mallory and for L.S. Ayres. She is survived by her granddaughters, Pamela S....
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Mildred D. Booth

September 4, 1913 - August 6, 2011

Mildred Catherine Dawson Booth passed away August 6, 2011 in Lebanon, Ind. She was born in Johnstown, Pa in 1913, daughter of James Jared and Mary Helen (Lannen) Dawson. She was a graduate of Bethany College, and earned master degrees from Youngstown University and Butler University. She taught elementary school in Marion, Youngstown, and Macedonia, Ohio, and in Indianapolis, Ind. She was an...
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Joseph Perfetto

March 5, 1920 - August 5, 2011

Joseph Perfetto, 91 of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Indianapolis passed away August 5, 2011. Joe was born March 5, 1920 in Syracuse, New York to James Vincenzo and Josephine Perfetto who have preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Stevens) Perfetto and 5 brothers and 1 sister. In 1946 Joe founded one of the nation's first temporary help services in...
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Jeannette Purvis Fine

December 4, 1946 - August 5, 2011

Jeannette Purvis Fine, 64 of Indianapolis passed away August 5, 2011. She was born December 4, 1946 in Indianapolis to Clare and Betty (Shelton) Nokes who have preceded her in death. Jeannette is survived by her husband, Ralph Fine; son, Bradley W. Purvis; daughters, Shawn Alcozer, Dawn Purvis; sisters, Kara Oakley, Teresa Brown, Lorraine Braun, Evonne Thorpe, Bev Miller; brother, Robert Nokes;...
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Jasmin Sarahi Padilla

June 3, 2008 - August 1, 2011

Jasmin Sarahi Padilla, 3 year old daughter of Juan Manuel Badillo and Denys Padilla passed away August 1, 2011. She was born June 3, 2008 in Indianapolis. She is survived by her parents, Juan and Denys; brother, Christopher Manuel. Services for Jasmin are 11am Thursday, August 5, 2011 at the Usher Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Floral Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8pm Wednesday...
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John C. Buckley

May 29, 1922 - July 28, 2011

John C. "Jack" Buckley, 89 of Brownsburg, passed away July 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Rose Buckley. John was retired from General Motors where he had worked as a guage inspector. He was a Navy Veteran of WW II. John was a member of the UAW Local 933 and of the American Legion. He and his late wife were volunteers at Westview Hospital. Survivors include his sons,...
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Dorothy Louise Gill

October 23, 1945 - July 23, 2011

Dorothy Louise Gill, 63 of Indianapolis passed away July 23, 2011. There are no services or calling.
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Priscilla Lee Gill

January 28, 1928 - July 23, 2011

Priscilla Lee Gill, 83 of Indianapolis passed away July 23, 2011 in Indianapolis. There are no services or calling.
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John Warren Roberson

February 5, 1950 - July 19, 2011

John Warren Roberson, 61 of Danville, formerly of Indianapolis passed away July 19, 2011. John was born February 5, 1950 in Indianapolis. He was a 1968 graduate of George Washington High School. He served his country in the United States Navy. John worked as a metal fabricator for SaniServ and he was an avid bicyclist and golfer. He was preceded in death by his father, John (Jack) Warren...
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Donald A. Litzelman

November 25, 1917 - July 18, 2011

Donald A. Litzelman, 93 of Indianapolis died July 18, 2011 at Methodist Hospital. He was born November 25, 1917 in Sainte Marie, IL to Cletus and Kathryn (Kaufmann) Litzelman who have preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Severin (Dutch) Litzelman; sisters, Angela Mears, Geraldine Litzelman, and Alfrieda (Skeets) Albin. He is survived by his sister in law, Agnes...
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Lois Kay DeGolyer

March 26, 1954 - July 13, 2011

Lois Kay DeGolyer, 57 of Indianapolis passed away July 13, 2011 at Danville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 26, 1954 in Beech Grove, IN. Lois was preceded in death by brother, Ronnie B Turner and Bud Turner; sister, Pinkie Huffman. Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Fay DeGolyer and Karen Sue Chandler; sisters, Joyce Lowe, Janice Whitaker; brothers, Richard Turner,...
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Roger Dale Davenport

December 8, 1957 - July 10, 2011

Roger Dale Davenport, 53 of Tomah, WI passed away July 10, 2011 in Danville IL. Roger was born December 8, 1957 in Beech Grove. Survivors include his mother Beverly Davenport; sister, Lori (Steve) Showalter, Gloria (Jim) Gallen; brother, Doug (Leah) Davenport; 2 nieces, 3 nephews, 1 great nephew. Memorial services for Roger are 3pm Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Usher Funeral Home. Friends...
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Michelle L. Whipple

April 27, 1968 - July 3, 2011

Michelle L. Wiles Whipple passed away July 3, 2011. She was born April 27, 1968 in Indianapolis. Michelle was preceded in death by her infant son, James Michael Whipple, and her mother, Rosemary C. Wiles Lattin. She worked as a technician for Cox Cable Company and was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Bible Church. Survivors include her husband, James T. Whipple; son, Mervin Alex Wiles along with...
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Clarence F. Rabach

November 16, 1917 - June 30, 2011

Clarence F. Rabach, 93 of Plainfield, in formerlyof Charlevoix County, MI passed away June 30, 2011. Mr. Rabach was retired. He had worked as the County Clerk in Charlevoix County, Michigan. Clarence was a Coast Guard Veteran of WW II. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Kiwainis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Ikens Rabach....
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Kay W. Harmless

December 30, 1947 - June 27, 2011

Dr. Kay W. Harmless, 63 of Indianapolis passed away June 27, 2011. Kay was born December 30, 1947 in Meadville, PA. Her parents were the late Lieutenant Colonel George and Mary Gordon Wotherspoon who have preceded her in death. Kay was awarded her Bachelor's Degree from Georgia Southern University. She received her Master's Degree from Butler University where she was a member of the first...
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Richard A. Sharp

May 21, 1937 - June 16, 2011

Richard A. Sharp, 74 of Indianapolis passed away Jne 16, 2011. Richard was born May 21, 1937 in Indianapolis. There are no services or calling.
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Scott Hugh Allen

July 29, 1959 - June 13, 2011

Scott Hugh Allen, 51, Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Green Bay, WI, passed away of natural causes on June 12, 2011, at his home in Indianapolis. Scott was born on July 29, 1959 in Green Bay, WI to Hugh and Elaine (Grenier) Allen. Scott attended Green Bay Southwest High School graduating in 1977. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Stout, graduating with a BS in 1981. After...
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Vicente Castro Artola

July 6, 1955 - June 10, 2011

Vicente Castro Artola, 55 of Indianapolis passed away June 10, 2011. He was born July 6, 1955 in Nicargua. Friends may call from 3-6pm June 13 at the Usher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Santa Rosa Cemetery, Nicargua.
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Dale Joseph Rainville

June 11, 1953 - June 8, 2011

Dale Joseph Rainville, 57 of Indianapolis passed away June 8, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 11, 1953 in Indianapolis to Joseph Oscar and Elsie L. Rainville who have preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Donald and his sister, Joyce. Dale was retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #440. He is survived by sister, Iris Rainville; brothers, James...
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Timothy Alan Holt

April 13, 1958 - June 5, 2011

Timothy Alan Holt, 53 of Indianapolis was born April 13, 1958 in Beech Grove, IN to John E. Holt, Sr. and Cora J. Ballard Holt. Tim unexpectantly passed away in his sleep on June 5, 2011. Tim was preceded in death by his father and twin brothers. Tim is survived by his mother, Cora Holt; children, Megan Holt, Nathaniel Holt; grandchildren, Makenzie, Timothy, and Temperance; brother, John (Kim)...
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Glenda R. Davis

May 15, 1926 - June 5, 2011

Glenda McCampbell Davis passed away June 5, 2011. She was born May 15, 1926 at the Indiana State Fairgounds to Glenn Vaughn and Amy Fidler who have preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, James Davis; daughters, Irene Butler, Jan (Dave) Fairringer; stepdaughter, Rena (Gary) Garibay; grandchildren, Jimmi Case, Crystal Armstrong, Dawn Butler and Kevan Butler; great grandchildren,...
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Heavenly Skyes Crafton

May 25, 2011 - May 25, 2011

Heavenly Skyes Crafton, infant daughter of John Robert Crafton and Aleshia Miller passed away May 25, 2011. There will be no services or calling.
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Evelyn Kennedy

March 1, 1924 - May 19, 2011

Evelyn Heidenreich Kennedy, 87 of Indianapolis passed away May 19, 2011 at her residence. She was born March 1, 1924 in Story, IN to Charles E. and Nora Heidenreich who have preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Fred Kennedy and her daughter, Linda Diane Buchanan. Evelyn was retired from Kroger where she had worked as a cashier. She is survived by her son,...
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Mary Louise Roach

May 17, 1916 - May 17, 2011

Mary Louise Roach, 95 of Indianapolis passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at her niece’s home in Waldron, Indiana. Mary was born May 17, 1916 in Indianapolis to Roy and Elba Arbuckle who have preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arley Roach. Mary was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion, Wayne Post #64....
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Joseph Robert Irvin

January 29, 1964 - May 13, 2011

Joseph Robert Irvin, Jr., 47 of Indianapolis passed away May 13, 2011. Joseph was born January 29, 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R. Irvin Sr and Peggy G. Irvin; sister, Glenda F. Hartley; brother, Raymond E. Adkins. Survivors include his sisters, Donna S. Fowler, Tammy L. McGuire, Kimberly A. Irvin; brother, Allen R. Adkins. There are no services or calling. Memorial...
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Helen Lomen

April 26, 1928 - May 10, 2011

Helen Lomen, 83 of Indianapolis passed away May 10, 2011 at Decatur Township Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 26, 1928 in Bedford, Ohio to Martin and Susie Lomen who have preceded her in death. Funeral services for Helen are 1pm Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Usher Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Washington Park North Cemetery. Friends may call from 10am until the time of services on...
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Robert Andrew Bagosy

August 6, 1957 - May 5, 2011

Robert Andres Bagosy, 53, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011 after fighting a 40-year battle with diabetes. Bob was born on August 6, 1957 in Indianapolis. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1975 and had worked at A&P and Kroger grocery stores and Ganassi racing team. Throughout his life, Bob loved God, his country, traveling to Florida, guns, red-headed women,...
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Raymond E. Jent

December 2, 1932 - April 29, 2011

Raymond E. "Alex" Jent passed away April 29, 2011. He was born December 3, 1932 in Indianapolis to Max and Crittie Jent. He is survived by his daughter, Sherrie Tallent and son, Harlan Jent. There are no services or calling.
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Harriet C. Westell

February 5, 1935 - April 29, 2011

Harriet M (Chris) Westell of Indianapolis passed away on April 29th, 2011 surrounded by her loving family at St Augustine's home. She was 76. She was born February 5th 1935 in Manitowoc, WI at Holy Family Hospital. At the age 16 she entered the convent to become a Franciscan sister nurse and was known as sister Crescentia for the next 17 years. After leaving the convent she embarked on her...
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Arthur W. Hawes

November 16, 1935 - April 25, 2011

Arthur W. Hawes, 75 of Indianapolis passed away April 25, 2011 at Methodist Hospital. Arthur was born November 16, 1935 in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his wife, Erma Hawes; daughter, Sherry Brummett; sons, Larry, Gary, Berry, and Terry Hawes; sister, Jean Hawes; brothers, Glenn and Allen Hawes; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Graveside services are 1pm Friday, April 29, 2011 at New Crown...
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Rebecca J. Grenoble

October 15, 1956 - April 18, 2011

Rebecca J. Grenoble, 54 of Indianapolis passed away April 18, 2011. She was born October 15, 1956 Indianapolis. There are no services or calling.
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Kim D. Stone

September 27, 1962 - April 10, 2011

Kim D. Willis Stone, 48 of Indianapolis passed away April 10, 2011 at Methodist Hospital. Kim was born September 27, 1962 to Curtis M & Hilda V (Orr) Willis who survive. Others survivors include her sons, Bruce L. (Stephanie) Stone, Curtis Turner, Justin Stone; daughter, Cynthia Stone; sisters, Debbie (David) Fuller, Kathy (Bo) Rinks; 5 Grandchildren. Graveside services are 11am Thursday, April...
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Angel Rivera-Soto

March 17, 2011 - April 2, 2011

Angel Rivera-Soto infant son of Alejandro Aranda and Cecilia Rivera passed away April 2, 2011 at Riley Hospital for Children. Angel was born March 17, 2011. Graveside services are 2pm Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.
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Frank W. Myers

April 12, 1952 - March 31, 2011

Frank W. Myers, 58, of Indianapolis passed away on March 31, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mildred DeLong Myers and by two brothers Dale Myers and Michael Myers. Frank, who worked in security industry for 20 years, is survived by brother, Jerry (Joanne) Myers: Nephews: Joshua Myers and Justin Matteson; Nieces: Adryan Matteson, Jessica Myers, Kori Jo Myers, Crystal...
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James A. Hawkins, Sr.

December 8, 1948 - March 24, 2011

James A. Hawkins, Sr. 62 of Indianapolis passed away March 24, 2011. He was born December 8, 1948 in Indianapolis to Bernard A. and Jewel Clemens Hawkins who have preceded him in death. James was a Meat Cutter and he had worked for Preston-Safeway and Marsh. Survivors include his sons, Dennis R. Hawkins Sr., James A. Hawkins, Jr.; daughter, Diana L. Welch; sisters, Virginia Davis, Nancy...
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Phyllis Laverne Vaughn

April 20, 1943 - March 14, 2011

Phyllis Laverne Ramsey Vaughn, 67 of Center Point, IN passed away March 14, 2011 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was preceded in death by her parents, William T. and Josephine Ramsey. She was also preceded in death by 5 brothers and 1 sister. Phyllis had worked as a cashier at the Road Ranger and BP Truck Stops in Brazil. Survivors include her sons, David Vaughn Sr., Tony (Tammy) Vaughn...
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Gene Wayne Rackemann

July 2, 1945 - March 6, 2011

Gene "Wayne" Rackemann, 65 of Indianapolis passed away March 6, 2011. Wayne had worked in the construction industry all his life. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Rackemann; sons, Christopher and James Rackemann; grandchildren, Aaron, Chase & Nick Rackmann; nephew, Billy Rackemann along with many other family members and friends. Memorial services are 1pm Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the...
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Christine J. Robinson

February 14, 1945 - March 4, 2011

Christine J. (Kiskaden) Robinson, 66 of Indianapolis passed away March 4, 2011. She was born February 14, 1945 to Roy E. and Ruby Kiskaden who have preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Robinson, Sr. Survivors include her sons, William Ray Robinson, Jr. and Michael S. Robinson; daugher, Theresa Davis; grandsons, Josh and David Robinson; great...
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William Golobish

March 2, 2011 - March 2, 2011

William Golobish, 84 of Indianapolis passed away February 28, 2011. Mr. Golobish had owned and operated Richmond Heating and Air Conditioning. During this time William serviced and leased ice machines throughout eastern Indiana. He was an Air Force Veteran of WW II. Survivors include his wife, Cecelia Golobish; sons, Robert W. (Nancy E.) Golobish, Thomas D. (Barbara) Golobish; brother, Edward...
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Clara A. Cole

October 19, 1938 - February 25, 2011

Clara A. Cole, 72 of Indianapolis passed away February 25, 2011 at her residence. She was born October 19, 1938 in Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Raymond Cole and William Herbert Cullum; sons, Morris Cole, John Fitzgerald Cullum. Survivors include her sons, William H. Cullum Jr, Richard E. Cullum, Matthew James Cullum, Kenneth Cole; daughters, Mary R. Cullum, Linda Wehry,...
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Larry Ray Huddleson

October 26, 1954 - February 13, 2011

Larry Ray Huddleson, 56 of Indianapolis passed away February 13, 2011. He was born October 26, 1954 in Indianapolis to Alfred and Mary Huddleson who have preceded him in death. Survivors include his sons, Jeremy Ray Huddleson, Keith Patterson; daughters, Michelle Hart, Cher Kimbrough; sisters, Marilyn Jones, Linda Huddleson, Debbie Games; brothers, Richard and Steve Huddleson; nephews, Zack and...
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Wayne T. Russell

November 13, 1966 - February 10, 2011

Wayne T. "Woody" Russell, 44 of Indianapolis passed away February 10, 2011. Wayne was born November 13, 1966 in Indianapolis. Survivors include his daughter, Noelle Russell; companion, Deedee Malott; mother, Sandra (Jerry) Weddle; father, Van Russell; sister, Angela Russell; grandmother, Anna Stewart; stepsister, Stephanie Weddle; stepbrother, Jeremy Weddle along with many other family members...
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Antonio Villalta

September 24, 1952 - February 8, 2011

Antonio Villalta, 58 of Indianapolis passed away February 8, 2011 in Indianapols. Memorial services are 2pm Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the Usher Funeral Home. Friends may call from 1pm until the time of services.
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Lois Keene

January 16, 1938 - February 1, 2011

Lois Boles Keene, 73 of Indianapolis passed away February 1, 2011. She was born January 16, 1938 in Celina, TN to Charlie D. and Melva Pennington Boles who have preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Bernita K. Beard & Lisa Jo Pettyjohn; grandson, Alex Beard; sisters, Evelyn Lane, Geneva Boles. Survivors include her sons, Glenn E. Beard, Richard D. Beard, William...
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Viola A. Gray

June 19, 1937 - January 31, 2011

Viola Schlegel Collins Gray, 73 of Indianapolis passed away January 31, 2011. She was born June 19, 1937 in Indianapolis to Charles F. & Viola Schlegel who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Wayne Collins Sr. and George Gray; sons, Robert Collins and Gantry Gray; brother, Richard Schlegel; She is survived by her sons, Royce (Vicki) Collins, Wayne Collins Jr.,...
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Rhonda Lynn Giger

April 27, 1953 - January 28, 2011

Rhonda Lynn (Myers) Giger, 57 of Indianapolis passed away January 28, 2011. She was born April 27, 1953 in Indianapolis to Charles L. Myers Sr. and Alice Beatty Hayden. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Beatty Hayden; father and step mother, Charles L. Sr. & Geneva Myers; son, Gary Daniel Giger; great grandmother, Nannie Lou Roberts Kelley. Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Lynn...
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Kailash Chandra Khemka

July 14, 1930 - January 15, 2011

Kailash C. Khemka, 80 of Indianapolis passed away January 15, 2011 in Indianapolis. There are no service or calling. Memorial donations may be made to St. Augustine Home for the Aged, 2345 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
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John H. Austin, Jr.

July 16, 1954 - January 6, 2011

John H. Austin, Jr., 56 of Indianapolis passed away January 6, 2011. John was preceded in death by his father, John H. Austin, Sr; brother, Ronnie Austin; sister, Lelia Austin; stepdaughter, Christina Moran. He was a shop foreman for the Indiana Dept. of Transportation for the past 12 years. Previous to that he was a mechanic at Strange's Garage. John served his country in the US Army....
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William Daniel Smith

April 14, 1965 - January 5, 2011

William Daniel "Billy" Smith 45 of Indianapolis passed away January 5, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Kent Smith. Survivors include his mother, Kay Smith; sons, Nicholas, Zachary, Devon, and William Smith; sister, Angela Smith; brothers, Jeffrey, Justin, Daniel and Michael Smith. Memorial services for Billy are 2pm Friday at the Usher Funeral Home. Friends may call from 12pm...
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Geraldine Ann Csire

May 23, 1929 - January 5, 2011

Geraldine A. (Delaney) Csire passed away at home Wednesday, January 5, 2011. She was born on May 23, 1929 to Isabel and Hugh Delaney. In 1953 she married Alexander Csire. Jeri's life was rich with accomplishments, personally and professionally. Wife, sister and mother of five, she also was owner/president of Jaques Diamond Tool for 25 years. She was a lifelong Democrat known for her civic...
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Mary E. Farrell

February 13, 1925 - January 4, 2011

Mary E. "Peggy" Farrell departed this life on January 4, 2011. She was born on February 13, 1925. Peggy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James C. Farrell, Jr; son, James L. Farrell; her parents and brother, Harry Stevens. She is survived by her children, Mary L. (Dan) Winkler, Irene C. (James) Roseman, Rose A. "Dody" (Steve) Guidry, Patricia J. (Jay) Farrar, Paul R. Farrell,...
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John Edward Kelly

March 28, 1922 - December 31, 2010

John Edward Kelly, 88 of Indianapolis passed away December 31, 2010. John was born in Linton, IN on March 28, 1922 to Charles and Janet (Ferguson) Kelly. He worked at Allison's for over 30 years, retiring in 1975 and was a member of the UAW Local 933. John also served 4 years in the Army Air Corps during WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Jean (Duffin) Kelly. Survivors...
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Russell R. Bertram

December 13, 1938 - December 28, 2010

Russell R. "Butch" Bertram, 72 of Indianapolis passed away December 28, 2010. Russell was preceded in death by his father, William P. Bertram. He was a retired truck driver having worked for Grady Brothers Asphalt. He was also a member of Teamsters Local 716. Russell is survived by his wife, Jessie Bertram; sons, William M. Bertram and Eddie L. Bertram; mother, Mildred F. Bertram; sister,...
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Robert Clare Braun

July 18, 1928 - December 25, 2010

ROBERT C. BRAUN July 18, 1928 – December 25, 2010 Robert Clare Braun was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Ewald E. Braun and Lila I. Braun. He graduated from School 76, Tech High School, and Butler University. Bob's first endeavors were in the printing business. While attending Butler, Bob ran the presses all night and then attended classes during the day. His tireless work ethic and...
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Douglas Mark Frost

June 3, 1953 - December 14, 2010

Douglas Mark Frost, 57 of Indianapolis passed away December 14, 2010. He was born June 3, 1953 in Danville, IL. Doug was preceded in death by his father, Jack Frost. Doug was a 1971 graduate of Danville Illinois High School. He was retired from Jesse Tremain Tile where he worked as a Warehouse Supervisor for 20 years. Prior to that Doug was employed at Zayre Dept. Stores for 22 years. Survivors...
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Karen Marie Finnerty

March 13, 1953 - December 11, 2010

Karen Marie Finnerty, 57 of Indianapolis passed away December 11, 2010. Karen was born March 13, 1953 in Indianapolis to John J. and Margaret (Glennon) Finnerty who have preceded her in death. Survivors include her sisters, Kathleen (Harold) Finnerty Keller, Maureen (Joseph) Finnerty Knapp, Bridget (Glen) Finnerty Adams; brothers, Michael J. (Colleen Bidwell) Finnerty, James J. (Nancy Adams)...
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Lillian Anna Parham

August 10, 1941 - November 30, 2010

Lillian Anna Parham, 69 of Indianapolis passed away November 30, 2010. Graveside services are scheduled for 2pm Monday, December 6, 2010 at New Crown Cemetery, Indianapolis.
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Elsa Maria Cuevas

January 11, 1947 - November 29, 2010

Elsa Maria Cuevas, 63 of Indianapolis passed away November 29, 2010. Services are 1pm Thursday, December 2, 2010 at St. Monica Catholic Church. Friends may call from 9am until the time of services at the church. Elsa Maria Cuevas, 63 de Indianapolis desapareció el 29 de noviembre de 2010. Los servicios son 1pm el jueves 2 de diciembre de 2010 en la iglesia católica del St. M...
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Charles Harlan Wilson

February 1, 1910 - November 28, 2010

Charles Harlan Wilson, 100 of Indianapolis passed away November 28, 2010. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Capitola Gardner Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his sons, Randall Neal and Larry Dean Wilson; great granddaughters, Amanda Wilson & Kaitlyn Huntsman; and daughter in law, Joyce Wilson. Charles is survived by his daughter, Margaret (Billy) Davidson;...
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Dorothy Powell

April 24, 1919 - November 18, 2010

Dorothy M. Irestone Powell, 91 passed away on November 18 at St. Augustine Home for the Aged in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the beloved mother of Arthur (Bonnie) LeFebvre, Laurence (Sandy) Lefebvre and Marguerite "Bunny" (Pete) Tinsley, Dear Grandma of Mark, Greg, Alec, Roger, and Derrick Lefebvre and Tim and Daniel Tinsley; and Great Grandma of 6. Sister of Florence Blaney and Charles...
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Vincent Long

September 27, 1955 - November 18, 2010

Vince Long, 55 of Camby passed away November 18, 2010. Vince was retired from the Speedway Fire Dept. He had also worked as a correction officer for the Indiana Dept of Corrections. Survivors include his wife, Amy Long; son: Scott Matthew Long II; daughter, Loretta Angelica (Michael) Turner; sisters, Constance Gregory, Elise Hopson, Mary Ann Masner; brothers, William, Thomas, Lawrence, Scott,...
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Adrian Figuerola Pijoan

June 16, 1918 - November 16, 2010

Fr. Adrian Figuerola Pijoan, 92 of Indianapolis passed away November 16, 2010. Fr. Adrian was born June 16, 1918 in Spain. He was the Chaplain at the Little Sisters of the Poor for 11 years. He retired in 2008 and became a Resident Priest at the Little Sisters of the Poor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am Saturday, November 20, 2010 at St. Augustine Home for the Aged. ...
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Michael Jay Myers

December 28, 1953 - November 3, 2010

Michael Jay Myers, 56 of Indianapolis passed away November 3, 2010. Michael was employed for many years at the Overhead Door Company of Indianapolis. He enjoyed traveling around the country. Survivors include his sons, Joshua Jay Myers, Justin Matteson; daughters, Adryan Matteson, Jessica M. Myers, Kori Jo Myers, Crystal Carr, Stephanie Hunter; brothers, Jerry (Joanne) Myers, Frank Myers; 5...
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Raul Jesus Hernandez

September 19, 1992 - October 23, 2010

In memory of Raul Jesus Hernandez Raul was born September 19, 1992 in Chicago, IL. He passed away October 23, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Raul & Irene Hernandez; brother, Roberto Hernandez and many other family members and friends. Services are Noon Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may...
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Donald Edward Baldwin

April 27, 1970 - October 22, 2010

Donald E. Baldwin, 40 of Indianapolis passed away October 22, 2010 at Community East Hospital. He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Baldwin; sisters, Minnie Brummett, Sue Wethington, Bessie Cooksey; brothers, Chareles, Darrell & Jimmy Baldwin; grandchild, Chloe Stierwalt. Memorial Services for Donald are 6:30pm Wednesday, November 3 at Tuxedo Park Baptist Church.
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Donald Eugene Waldon

July 14, 1944 - October 14, 2010

Donald Eugene Waldon July 14, 1944 -October 14, 2010. Donnie was born in Crawfordsville, IN to Oscar Donald Waldon and Betty Jean Gill Bunch. He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Betty; infant sister Sharon Ann; half sister, Belinda Cudworth; ex wife, Rose Waldon; step son Sam Ward and two grandchildren. He is survived by five children, Randal of Chesapeake, VA, Ruben of Carlisle...
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Mildred R. Bertram

April 18, 1909 - October 10, 2010

Mildred R. Bertram. 101 of Monticello, formerly of Indianapolis passed away October 10, 2010. Services are 2pm Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Usher Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Floral Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 12pm until the time of services on Tuesday.
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Carmen B. Coleman

August 21, 1930 - October 9, 2010

Carmen B. Coleman, 80 of Indianapolis passed away October 9, 2010. He was born August 21, 1930 in Blackford, KY to Paul and Winifred Coleman. Graveside services for Carmen are 12pm Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Clay, KY.
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Mary James de Ste. Helene

March 10, 1919 - October 7, 2010

Sr. Mary James de Ste. Helene, L.S.P. passed away October 7, 2010 at St. Augustine Home for the Aged. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30am Monday, October 11, 2010 at St. Augustine Home for the Aged. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8pm Sunday at St. Augustine Home. A wake service will be held at 7pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Little...
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William A. Ballard, Jr.

October 17, 1944 - October 4, 2010

William A. Ballard, Jr., 65 of Indianapolis passed away October 4, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie (Mudd) Ballard. William had worked at Allison Transmission and he served his country in the United States Navy. Survivors include his son, William A. Ballard III; daughters, Angela (Steve) Wilson, Stephanie Lynn Ballard; father, William A. Ballard, Sr.; sister, Kathy Ballard...
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Robert F. Higgs

May 26, 1923 - October 3, 2010

Robert F. Higgs, 87 died Sunday October 3, 2010 at St. Vincent Hospice. He was a retired employee of Eli Lilly and Company. Born May 26, 1923, the son of Earl and Eleanor Ward Higgs he was a lifelong Catholic. During WW II he served in the Fifth Infantry Division seeing heavy combat in France. After the war he attended Butler University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Survivors...
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Rickey L. Cardwell

August 23, 1949 - September 23, 2010

Rickey L. Cardwell, 61 of Indianapolis passed away September 23, 2010 at his home. He was born August 23, 1949 in Indpls to James and Jessie Cardwell. Rickey was retired from the Indianapolis Parks Department. Survivors include his sons, Rickey Jr., Andrew and Jesse Cardwell; daughters, Lisa Moore, Rebecca Parrott; companion, Marilyn Ripley; sister, Minnie Kearney; brothers, Frank, James, Bruce,...
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Ruth C. Manahan

February 28, 1919 - September 18, 2010

Ruth C. Manahan, 91 of Rochester, MN passed away September 18, 2010 at Sunrise Cottages in Rochester, MN. She was born February 28, 1919 in Indianapolis, IN. Burial will take place in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN. There are no services or calling.
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Nicholas Wayne Toliver

January 25, 1962 - September 17, 2010

Nicholas Wayne Toliver, 48 of Indianapolis passed away September 17, 2010. Survivors include his daughter, Katie Toliver; son, Nicholas Toliver, Jr.; granddaughter, Payton Lynn Toliver; mother, Patsy Toliver Green; father, Mark E. Toliver; sisters, Marianne Walden, Teresa Ledford; brothers, Mark, Michael, Charles "Chuck", Scotty Toliver, Bobby Truex; grandfather, Kenneth Dowden. Services are...
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Harry L. Chinn

November 28, 1935 - September 16, 2010

Harry L. "Jack" Chinn, 74 of Indianapolis passed away September 16, 2009. Jack worked as a truck driver and was retired from Teamsters Local #135. He attended St. Anthony Catholic Church. Jack loved fishing and enjoyed spending time at the family cabin. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Chinn; children, Karen, Phil, Dave, Judy, Lee, and Johnda; sister, Jeanette and Peg; many grandchildren and...
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Juan Resendiz Hernandez

November 18, 1964 - September 12, 2010

Juan M. Resendiz Hernandez, 44 of Indianapolis passed away September 12, 2010. Services are 10am Wednesday, Sept 15, 2010 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Friends may call from 4-8pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Entombment is in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
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Ronald E. Sears

May 22, 1944 - September 11, 2010

Pastor Ronald E. Sears, 66 of Indianapolis passed away September 11, 2010. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Sears and Lorene Fair and his brother David Sears. He was an Army veteran and was retired from Allison Transmission after 30 years of service. Following his retirement Ron entered the Ministry. He served as a Chaplain at Wishard Hospital. He also served as the Associate...
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Betty Mae Drake

May 8, 1930 - September 11, 2010

Betty Mae Drake, 80 of Indianapolis passed away September 11, 2010. Survivors include her sons, John, Charlie, Bobby, and Carl Drake; daughters, Sharon Ross, Easter Drake, Diane Drake, Judy Campbell, Claudine Summers; brother, Claude Bunch, 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchildren. Services are 7pm Tuesday at the Usher Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6-7pm on...
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Mary V. Wilson

February 10, 1926 - September 11, 2010

Mary V. Orebaugh Wilson, 84 of Indianapolis passed away Sept. 11, 2010. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy Davis, Eleanor Harris, Maxine Johnson; brother, William Orebaugh, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert D. Wilson, Sr. Other survivors include her sons, Robert D. (Brenda) Wilson, Danny A. (Rosetta) Wilson; daughter, Pamela W (Bud) Acton; sisters, Patricia...
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John Oscar Keedy

January 12, 1929 - September 9, 2010

John O. Keedy, 81 of Indianapolis passed away September 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Keedy; close friend, Dorothy Hamilton; several siblings and 3 grandchildren. Survivors include his sons, James, Larry, Carl, Tony, Amon Keedy; daughters, Debbie Renfeldt, Mary Fleener, Sara Keedy; sister, Anna May Keedy; 30 Grandchildren and 38 Great Grandchildren. Services are 2pm...
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James Christopher Shank

September 8, 1965 - September 8, 2010

James Christopher Shank, age 45 died suddenly on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Born September 8, 1965, Chris was active and loved by many throughout the Franklin, IN community where he excelled as a HS football player and worked for much of his adult life. Chris was the proud and loving father of James "Connor" Shank, 16, and Alexa Marie "Lexi" Shank (who preceded him in death). Son of Donald L...
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