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Our Obituaries

Eunice Vaughn Colvin

May 16, 1930 - April 13, 2014

Eunice Vaughn Colvin 83, passed away April 13, 2014. She is survived by her four children, Sharon J. (White) Weikel, Colin E. (Pam) White, Keith (Debra) White, and Karen J. Baker. Seven grandchildren, Christopher C. Langley, Larry C. Langley, Carrie Anne Striplin, Tamara M. Mellon, Rick White, Nicole K. Baker, and David M. White. Also, several great grandchildren. She was born in Senath, MO....
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Phyllis J. Rodgers

April 2, 1924 - April 13, 2014

Phyllis J. Rodgers passed away April 13, 2014. She was born in 1924 and lived 90 years. Phyllis was a product of the depression. She lived her whole life in quiet reverence of our Lord. Phyllis was ever mindful of the need to plan and prepare for the unexpected. She was very skilled at providing for the needs of her family while maintaining the appropriate balance between family, work and...
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Norma Mae Perich

October 19, 1922 - April 12, 2014

Norma Mae Perich 91 of Avon passed away Saturday April 12, 2014. She was born October 19, 1922 in Indianapolis the daughter of Clarence Claude and Maude (Thompson) Highfill. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Koesters. She is survived by two daughters, Loraine Smerdel and Marilyn Tipton. No services are scheduled.
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Josephine Newhouse Hamilton

June 6, 1927 - April 11, 2014

Josephine Newhouse Hamilton 86, of Speedway, passed away April 11, 2014 in Avon, IN. She graduated from Rushville High School and Indiana Business College. Josephine was a secretary for Central Supply Co. and a member of the PEO Sisterhood and Speedway Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Hamilton; and son, Dennis Hamilton. Calling will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April...
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Charles L. Conner

February 26, 1928 - April 10, 2014

Charles L. Conner 86, of Indianapolis passed away April 10, 2014. He was born February 26, 1928 in Terre Haute, IN the son of William and Hazel (West) Conner. Mr. Conner served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a fireman for the Indianapolis Airport Authority for 25 years and Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department 25 years. He was a member of Bridgeport Masonic...
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Eva F. Larsen

June 13, 1920 - April 9, 2014

Eva F. "Granny" Larsen 93, of Thorntown, passed away April 9, 2014. She was born June 13, 1920 in Indianapolis. She was a saleslady for Avon and Tupperware products several years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Burl Larsen. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra (Robert) Anderson; sons, James (Deborah) Fivecoat, Ronald (Bunny) Fivecoat, and William (Susan) Fivecoat; 13...
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Martha J. Newbold

May 21, 1942 - April 7, 2014

Martha J. Newbold Martha Newbold passed away peacefully on April 7, 2014 in the company of her son and daughter-in-law at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Marty was born in Flint, Michigan to W. Claire and E. Genevieve Baird. She later attended and graduated from Central Michigan University and married Gerald Perry, with whom her sons Michael and Kevin were born. In 1985 she moved to...
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Stephen Kent Weaver

October 1, 1952 - April 6, 2014

Stephen "Steve" Kent Weaver, 61, of Speedway, Indiana, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was born October 1, 1952, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Willis Warren and Thelma (Corbin) Weaver. Steve was a draftsman at Esterline Angus for years, a freelance photographer, and most recently had worked at Walgreens. He was a member of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Old Timer's Club and the Third...
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Bobby A. Zink, Sr.

December 3, 1936 - April 2, 2014

Bobby A. Zink Sr. 77, Plainfield, IN, passed away on April 2, 2014 following a battle with cancer. Family and friends were by his side. He is survived by his children, Bobby A. Zink Jr. and Andrea (Jim) Heffley; sister, Delores Turner; grandchildren, Bobby, Brandon, Nick and Kelly; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Raylynn, Jaymee, Haydenn, Thomas, Bryce and Elli. Services will be at 11:30 a.m....
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Neva E. Curtis

June 1, 1921 - April 1, 2014

Neva E. Carpenter Curtis 92, Indianapolis passed away April 1, 2014. She was born June 1, 1921 in Meigs County Ohio. She is survived in loving memory by daughter, Sandra Wallbrown; son-in-law, Amos Wallbrown; daughter, Sheila Fisher; son-in-law, Warren Fisher; 4 grandchildren, Sylvia Catsen, Jason Scott, Oliver Fisher, Trevor Fisher; and 9 great grand children. No services are planned. ...
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Joseph A. Smerdel

October 21, 1920 - April 1, 2014

Joseph A. Smerdel 93, Avon, passed away April 1, 2014. He was a shipper for WABCO and served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. No services are planned. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his wife by his wife, Ruth Barnaby Smerdel. He is survived by a son and daughter in law, Joseph and...
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Roberta Maxine Williams

April 23, 1925 - April 1, 2014

Roberta Maxine Williams 88, Avon, passed away April 1, 2014. She is survived by her sons, Joe Stites and Michael (Lani) Stites; daughter, Jodi (Bill) Hollingsworth; sisters, Margaret Fairfield and June Kirts; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday April 5, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. ...
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Terri L. Dittemore

June 7, 1957 - March 29, 2014

Terri L. Pittman Dittemore 56, Avon, died on March 29, 2014. She worked in HR for Badger Day Lighting. She was a member of DIVAS, volunteered in Avon School Programs throughout the 80's and 90's for sons, member of the Elite Avon Divas Club, loved being a grandma to Ada and Ella, longtime resident of Avon, Indiana. She was a 1976 graduate of Washington High School. Contributions may be made...
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Charles M. Clark

June 7, 1941 - March 28, 2014

Charles M. Clark 72, of Avon, IN passed away on March 28, 2014. Charles served in the Air Force and was a social worker for a private hospital. He is survived by his sister, Judi Bartley (Ron); brothers: Larry M. Clark (Jerri) and Michael Clark (Connie); nieces, Deborah Howard, Julie Reed (Tommy), Jeanne Foster, Joretta Russell (Greg), Kelley Harrell (Mike), Paige Clark; nephews, Ron Clark ...
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Frederic E. Langley, Jr.

October 12, 1943 - March 26, 2014

Frederic E. Langley Jr. 70, of Indianapolis passed away March 26, 2014. He was a machinist for King Machine. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Himsel Langley. He is survived by daughters, Libbi Langley, Rachel Sherman, and Amy Guffey; sons, Billy, Bobby, and Frederic Langley III; sister, Sharon Penn; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A graveside service will held at...
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Charles W. Rousch

September 17, 1935 - March 21, 2014

Charles W. Rousch 78, of Avon, passed away March 21, 2014. Charles was an electrician for General Motors Truck & Bus for 37 years. He helped start little league football in Avon and was also involved in A.J.A.A. and coached little league baseball and Babe Ruth baseball. He is survived by his wife Norma Rousch; daughters, Debbie Albrecht and Vicki (Juan) Guzman; son, Greg Rousch; 10...
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Mae Marie Cadwell

August 1, 1928 - March 19, 2014

Marie Cadwell 85, of Avon, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 after a long battle with alzheimers. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will long be remembered for her great love of family and friends. She was a member of Ben Davis Christian Church. Marie is survived by her husband, Don Cadwell; and her three children, Gail Cadwell, Sandy McClelland (Clint)...
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Arthur C. Foreman

December 9, 1926 - March 14, 2014

Arthur C. Foreman, passed away peacefully at home early Friday morning, March 14, 2014, at age 87. Born December 9, 1926, he served as an alter boy as a young man for Assumption Catholic Church. A veteran of the United States Army, he assisted with the German occupation following World War II, and he often spoke of his service guarding German prisoners of war. He worked at Automatic Saw Company...
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Carl L. Fite

February 21, 1932 - March 13, 2014

Carl L. Fite 82, Indianapolis, died on March 13, 2014. He was a supervisor for Schwitzer Corp. for 26 years and a member of Kingsway Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association . Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 17, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home, Avon Chapel , with visitation there from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Burial will be in...
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John Joseph Brickler

June 5, 1990 - March 9, 2014

John Joseph Brickler 23, Avon passed away March 9, 2014. John had a love for art and the out of doors. He was an art student and was a member of Kingsway Christian Church. He is survived by his parents Joe and Brenda Brickler; sister, Kelly (Bryan) Smith; nieces and nephews, Payton and Kanyon Smith, Jalen Madsen, Savannah, Rainna, and Tucker Smith; grandparents, Joseph and Jean Brickler and...
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Betty A. Leete

June 25, 1934 - March 8, 2014

Betty A. Leete 79, of Avon, IN, passed away March 8, 2014. She was born June 25, 1934 in Shorewood, WI to Anne and George Effinger. She married Bob Leete and moved to Indianapolis. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to everyone she met. Betty is survived by her daughter, Peggy (Mike) McCaslin; step-son, Bill (Lynn) Leete; step-daughters, Gail (Chris) Martelli and...
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Jay W. Mink

August 27, 1938 - March 7, 2014

Jay W. Mink passed away March 7, 2014 at 4:00pm at his residence. He was born August 27th, 1938 in Pulaski County, Somerset, Kentucky to William and Eva Mink. Having eight children; Hascal and wife Patricia, Michael and wife Susan, Anita, Linda, Jay W. Jr., Eric and wife Angela, Jason, Brooke and Husband Angel. Them giving him twenty grandchildren to love and those giving him several great...
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Patricia Jean Webb

December 7, 1936 - March 7, 2014

Patricia Jean Webb 77 of Avon passed away March 7, 2014. She was a deputy recorder in the Hendricks County Recorder's Office and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry Eugene Webb and brother, Myron Herman Heringlake. She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Allen Webb and Jason (Kelli) Webb; Grandsons, Justin Andrew and Caleb Scott Webb. ...
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Kimberly Lynn Wundrum

December 29, 1971 - March 2, 2014

Kimberly Lynn Wundrum 42, of Indianapolis passed away March 2, 2014. She was the owner and operator of Harvest Moon Garden. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Kent Wundrum. She is survived by a step daughter, Megan Boda; step sons, Matt, Josh, and Chad Boda; Mother, Betty Wundrum; sisters, Rhonda Wundrum and Teresa (Kevin) Koll; step mother, Judy Scott; step sister, Kim...
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Jeffrey Alan Lone

November 27, 1960 - March 2, 2014

Jeffrey Alan Lone 53, of Brownsburg passed away March 2, 2014. Mr. Lone was service manager for Ditch Witch Midwest for 30 years. He received the World Wide Service of the year award in 2012 and received the Pro Tech Gold Level award for high tech mechanic. He was the State of Indiana USBC coach of the year and attended Faith Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Lone, Sons,...
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Emma Lou Reimer

January 2, 1921 - March 2, 2014

Emma Lou Reimer 93, of Speedway passed away March 2, 2014. She was a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church. She is preceded in death by her husband John William Reimer and a brother, J. C. Judge. She is survived by a son, James (Carolyn) Reimer; sister, Ruth (Ned) Stephenson; sister in law, Coralee Judge; granddaughters, Kristie (David) Place and Jody (Derek) Bullard; great grandchildren...
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Bertha Marie Medenwald

August 28, 1918 - March 1, 2014

Bertha Marie (Waters) Medenwald, 95, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, March 1, 2014. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 28, 1918 to Clifford and Emma Miller Waters. Bertha's family was always first in her life. She married Dallas "Bud" Medenwald on March 29, 1940 and they were married 64 years until Bud's death in 2004. They raised three sons, Ronnie,...
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Halena L. Newsome

April 14, 1928 - February 28, 2014

Halena L. Newsome 85, Speedway passed away February 28, 2014. She had worked for Speedway State Bank and Grants Department Store. She is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Juanita Newsome and sister, Sarah Seeley. She is survived by a sister, Jean (Bob) Cassady and Patricia Ritter; 8 nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews and 14 great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral...
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Shirley Jean Waltz

November 17, 1932 - February 27, 2014

Shirley Jean Waltz 81, Indianapolis passed away February 27, 2014. She was born November 17, 1932 in Indianapolis the daughter of Raymond and Buelah White. She is survived by her husband Alford E. Waltz; daughter, Ruth (Jack) Childress and Sharon Boswell; son, David (Mary) Waltz; sisters, Joann Moore, Sandra Melton, and Billie Hardman; brother, Jimmy White; 4 grandchildren and 2 great...
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Donald E. Maxwell

March 30, 1936 - February 27, 2014

Donald E. Maxwell, 77, of Avon, passed away February 27, 2014. A lifelong resident of the west side of Indianapolis, he retired from Detroit Diesel Allison in 1992. He also founded and operated Don's Washer and Dryer Service for several years in the 1970s. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. He is survived by Kaye, his wife of 54 years, sons Don (Fritz), of...
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Karl Louis Becker

February 26, 1916 - February 26, 2014

Karl Louis Becker was born in the Bronx, New York on February 26, 1916. Preceding him in death are his parents, his brother Frank, and his wife Elizabeth. Survivors include daughters, Marilyn (Erwin) Mockler of Avon, Indiana and Carleen Becker of Freehold, New Jersey; 4 grandchildren, Butch (Jill), Karl (Jenny), Jacqueline (August), Greg (Maria) and 8 great grandchildren Cordelia, Morgan,...
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Edward V. Kempf

March 26, 1947 - February 25, 2014

Ed "Pa-Paw" Kempf Born March 26, 1947. Passed away February 25, 2014. Born to Lloyd and Minnie Kempf and raised in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Ed moved to Indiana in the late 60's. He worked in surgery and respiratory therapy at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he met his wife, Sally Wise of Terre Haute. They were married September 21, 1974 and have lived in Avon, Indiana to this day. He is...
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George Brian Hughes

March 8, 1945 - February 24, 2014

George Brian Hughes, 68, of Indianapolis, passed away Monday, February 24th, 2014. George was born March 8th, 1945 to the late Fredrick and Edith (Davis) Hughes. George is survived by his wife Charlotte Kathleen; sons, George Hughes II, Benjamin (Becky) Hughes, Nikolas (Ashley) Layton; daughter, Natlie (Matt) Morgan; Brothers Jack and David Hughes; sisters Margaret Samuels and Charlotte Wright;...
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Joseph William Palencer

September 19, 1922 - February 24, 2014

Joseph William Palencer 91, of Indianapolis passed away February 24, 2014. He served his country in U.S. Marine Corps during W.W.II and received a Purple Heart. Joe was a member of Westview Baptist Church and he was a self-employed contractor and a member of Carpenters Local Union #80. He was a modified stock car driver in the 1950's and enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a pitcher in fast...
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Julia Christina Shattuck

December 16, 1912 - February 22, 2014

Julia Christina Shattuck passed away on Saturday, February 22nd at the age of 101. She was born on December 16, 1912 in Tell City, Indiana to Julius and Christina Poehlein. After High School she moved to Indianapolis where she worked and continued her education. She became an accomplished bookkeeper for several companies, and she continued to do bookkeeping work into her 90's. In 1950 she...
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Shawn Martial Clifford

July 1, 1983 - February 21, 2014

Shawn Martial Clifford 30, Indianapolis passed away February 21, 2014. He was born July 1, 1983 in Defiance, OH the son of Charles and Nancy Adkins Clifford. Shawn is survived by his sons, Shawn Kyle Clifford and Jayden Nicholas Clifford; mother, Nancy McCarthy and husband Daniel; father, Charles Clifford; siblings, Charles Clifford Jr. and his wife Lynn, Shannon Clifford, Paul McCarthy,...
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Franklin Frank Crail

May 12, 1949 - February 21, 2014

Franklin B. Frank Crail 64, Indianapolis passed away February 21, 2014. He was an auto body technician for Ed Martin Nissan for 27 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa Crail; son, Todd Crail; daughters, Kimberly Wade, Alicia Thompson and Barbi Berry; Mother, Rosemary Crail; Brother, Robert Crail; sister, Rose Ellen McClean; granddaughter, Alexis Crail; grandchildren, Jon, Joe, Kalee...
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Mildred V. Forsythe

May 10, 1923 - February 21, 2014

Mildred V. Forsythe 90, Speedway passed away February 21, 2014. She was a long distance operator for AT&T for 28 years. Mildred was a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church and Reunion Association of the 320th Bomber Group. She is preceded in death by her sister, Betty J. Ford. She is survived by her husband, Richard J. Forsythe; daughter, Cheryl (Danny) Forsythe Laser; son Mark (Janie)...
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Alice F. Golay

November 10, 1921 - February 20, 2014

Alice F. Golay 92, Indian Rock Beach, FL formerly of Indianapolis passed away February 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Golay. She is survived by two sons, Michael Golay and Dennis Golay; sister, Betty Yeftich; brother, Robert (Bernie) Mason; several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday February 28, 2014 in Conkle Funeral...
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Herschel B. Cranfill

July 21, 1938 - February 19, 2014

Herschel B. Cranfill 75, of Plainfield, passed away February 19, 2014. Hershell was Parts Manager for Sanders Brothers. His interests included his family, friends, the Colts, golf, Purdue and auto racing. He was a member of the Bartlett Chapel Methodist Church. Herschel was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Clark Cranfill; his parents, Barry and Marjory Cranfill; brothers, Barry Cranfill...
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Olivia Suzanne George

February 17, 2014 - February 17, 2014

Olivia Suzanne George was excitedly anticipated by her loving parents Chris and Krista (Baker) George. She was born on February 17, 2014 at 8:27a.m. and was 7lbs 4oz and 19.5''. Shortly after birth Olivia went home to be with our Lord in Heaven. While her spirit will live on, she will be greatly missed. Olivia is survived by her parents Chris and Krista (Baker) George, siblings Travis,...
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Christi S. Harris

September 29, 1960 - February 16, 2014

Christi S. Roessler Harris 53, of Avon, passed away February 16, 2014. Christi worked for Andy Mohr Toyota in Customer Service. She is survived by her husband, Lee Harris; sons, Bradley Lawler and Quinton Harris; father, David (Jane) Roessler; sister, Lee Ann Pazulski and family, Kelly McCloud and family; brother, David Roessler; mother -in-law, Carole Harris; father-in-law, Ronald (Alita)...
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Alma Lorene Keeler

February 10, 1920 - February 7, 2014

Alma Lorene Page Keeler 93, of Avon, passed away on February 7, 2014. She was born on February 10, 1920, in Dennison, IL, to the late Herman and Florence Page. She graduated from Commercial College in 1940. She traveled the world extensively with her husband, Irv. She loved to collect antiques, especially dolls and china. She was an active member of Avon United Methodist Church and a volunteer...
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Charles E. Oakley

March 18, 1926 - February 7, 2014

Charles E. Oakley 87, Indianapolis passed away February 7, 2014. He was a sign hanger for Van The Sign Hanger for 16 years. Mr. Oakley is preceded in death by his wife, Era Mae Oakley and daughter, Ida M. Stickles. He is survived by a grandson, Chris R. Stickles; a granddaughter, Tammy L. Oliver; a son in law, Robert Stickles; sister, Lula Mae Hunt. Funeral services will be held at 1...
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Robert Bobby Blankenship

August 8, 1977 - February 5, 2014

Robert "Bobby" Lee Blankenship, 36, of Indianapolis, passed away February 5, 2014. Bobby attended Ben Davis High School. Survivors include his daughters, Kaylee Leanne Blankenship, Breanna Marie Denny, Karli Jo Beers; mother, Virginia Coppage; step-father, Richard Coppage; grandmother, Nancy Jones; six brothers; one sister. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11,...
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Herbert L. Griffin

August 31, 1927 - February 5, 2014

Herbert "Jack" L. Griffin 86, Indianapolis, died on February 5, 2014. He was a route salesman for West Bread Co. and Tasty Bread Co. Mr. Griffin served in the Army during WWII and was a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Rock Christian Church Youth Department. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home...
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Simmie E. Wells

August 19, 1916 - February 3, 2014

Simmie E. "Pee Wee" Wells 97, Indianapolis, passed away February 3, 2014. He worked as a painter for Allison's and was a member of Fleming Garden Christian. Simmie was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Greathouse Wells. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn (Ralph) Huber; and grandson, Jerry (Sheri) Huber. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at...
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Mary E. Nichols

November 25, 1926 - February 2, 2014

Mary E. Ford Nichols 87, Avon, died on February 2, 2014. She was a bookkeeper for L.S. Ayres, Alpha Kappa Psi and Venice Gas Co. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Zionsville, IN. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel , with calling from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Eagle Creek Cemetery. Survivors...
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Daisy Brewer Huff

March 28, 1917 - February 2, 2014

Daisy Brewer Huff 96, Indianapolis, died February 2, 2014. She was a homemaker. Private services will be in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel. Entombment will be in Washington Park North Cemetery. She was preceded in death by husband, Raymond Huff and son-in-law, John Hodgin. Survivors include daughter, Jan Hodgin; son, Gary Huff (Pat, wife); grandchildren, Mark, Hodgin, Chad Hodgin (Dana...
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Paul K. Wray

June 21, 1926 - January 29, 2014

Paul K. Wray, 87, of Danville, Indiana, passed away in Avon, January 29, 2014. Mr. Wray was a veteran of the United States Army, graduated from Hanover College, was an Industrial Engineer/Production Manager for Inland Container, and attended Faith Baptist Church. Mr. Wray is preceded in death by his wife, Enid Whalen Wray. Surviving are sons, Tim (Anna), Joe, and Greg (Valerie) Wray; four...
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Betty Lou King Hine

July 7, 1931 - January 27, 2014

Betty Lou King Hine 82, Avon, IN, died on January 27, 2014. She was a cook for Westside Church of the Nazarene and member of the church. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel , with calling from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in the funeral home. Burial will be in West Ridge Park Cemetery. Survivors include son, Danny J....
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Forest Edward Varvel

November 18, 1931 - January 25, 2014

Forest Edward Varvel 82, of Plainfield passed away January 25, 2014. He was born November 18, 1931 to the late Virgil and Zelah (Tarr) Varvel. Forest was married on January 19, 1952 to Priscilla (Hutsell) Varvel. He was employed at Central Supply for over 40 years retiring in 1995. Forest was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Avon and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his...
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Minnie E. Davenport

July 26, 1919 - January 22, 2014

Minnie E. Oakes Davenport 94, Avon, IN, died on January 22, 2014. She was an assembly worker for RCA and member of Ben Davis Christian Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be in Floral Park Cemetery. She was preceded in death by Richard D. Davenport and...
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Eloise Fox Smither

December 28, 1920 - January 21, 2014

Eloise "Giz" Fox Smither 93, of Brownsburg, passed away January 21, 2014. In addition to being a homemaker, Eloise was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and was also a member of the Lion's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Smither. She is survived by her son, Pat (Georgina) Smither; grandchildren Bryan (Denise) and Duane (Holly) Smither; and great...
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Dealia Geneva Woods

December 26, 1922 - January 20, 2014

Dealia Geneva "Jenny" Woods Passed away on January 20, 2014 at Crown Pointe Assisted Living in Greensburg, IN. She was born in Princeton, KY on December 26, 1922. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Eulala Evans; brothers, Lemuel and Paul, as well as by her husband, Robert K. Woods. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Leighton) Ruger; brothers, Glenn D. Evans and...
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William A. Martin

April 5, 1919 - January 19, 2014

William A. Martin 94 of Zionsville, IN passed away Sunday January 19, 2014. He was born April 5, 1919 in Campbellsville, KY the son of Willie and Katherine Martin. He was a member of The Journey Church and Teamsters Union Local #135. He was a truck driver for Roadway Express. Mr. Martin id survived by his wife, Blanche Martin; sons, Ronald (Thea) Martin and Frank (Peggy) Martin; brother,...
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Douglas Allen Bohall

March 19, 1975 - January 18, 2014

In Loving Memory of Our Son and Brother On the 18th of January 2014 Douglas Allen Bohall was wrapped in the arms of his Heavenly Father and taken to be with him in Heaven. He is the son of Vickie Jo Jackson Bohall and Dennis E. Bohall (deceased). He is survived by his mother; son, Zachary Christopher Allen; sister, Dena Marie Bohall; aunts, Linda (Bohall) Reed, Lori Bohall, Kristie (Jackson)...
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Belinda Susie Zollars

December 30, 1957 - January 18, 2014

Belinda "Susie" Zollars 56, Of Brownsburg, IN passed away Sunday January 18, 2014. She was born December 30, 1957 in Indianapolis the daughter of Paul and Beatrice Lucas. Mrs. Zollars was employed as a customer service representative for Kroger's. She is preceded in death by her husband Gregory Zollars. She is survived by a son, Jeremy (Jennifer) Zollars; a sister, Vickie Duncan; half...
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Elsie M. Garrick

November 16, 1912 - January 18, 2014

Elsie M. Garrick 101, of Brownsburg, passed away January 18, 2014. Survivors include step-son, Gerald G. Rairdon; grandchildren, Kevin Rairdon and Cheryl Rairdon; and great grandchildren, Christopher Rairdon, Tyler Kelly, and Jeremy Rairdon. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel with visitation there from 11:00 a.m....
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Mary K. Davis

December 20, 1916 - January 18, 2014

Mary K. Bolin Davis 97, Martinsville, died on January 18, 2014. She was a veterinary assistant 25 years for Westside Animal Clinic, retiring in 1986. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel , with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in...
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Maxine F. Peay

February 24, 1922 - January 15, 2014

Maxine F. Peay Maxine F. (Kempe) Peay, 91, of Avon, passed away January 15, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Larry) Cook; and granddaughter, Andrea Baker. Private services will be held. Burial will be at Lincoln Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Indianapolis Humane Society.
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Marjorie Marie Curtis

June 19, 1922 - January 14, 2014

Marjorie Marie Nichols Curtis 91 years old passed away January 14, 2014 at Brownsburg Healthcare. She was born June 19, 1922, in Poland, Indiana, the daughter of John and Bertha (Rubeck) Nichols. She married John W. Curtis April 12, 1942 who deceased in 1988. She is survived by daughters Sharon (Robert) Brush and Linda (Don) Poole, grandchildren Tamara (Robin) Opp, Scott (Shari) Carroll,...
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Stanley C. Gerboth

March 17, 1927 - January 14, 2014

Stanley C. Gerboth 86, Indianapolis, died January 14, 2014. He was Pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Gerboth served in the Army during WWII and was a member of Westside Church of the Nazarene. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel , with visitation from 10 a.m....
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Melanie J. Albright

October 16, 1995 - January 14, 2014

Melanie J. Albright 18, Avon, IN, passed away on January 14, 2014. She was a student and member of Kingsway Christian Church. She was a make-up artist and set painter/prop maker at The Biz Academy of Musical Theatre in Avon. She was a former service animal trainer for North Star Dogs. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Organ Transplant Association in honor of Melanie. ...
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Elizabeth Kern

January 14, 1929 - January 12, 2014

Elizabeth Collins Kern 84, January 14, 1929 - January 12, 2014. On January 12, 2014, Elizabeth Collins Kern met her Savior face to face and was taken home. She was a homemaker and volunteer for 65 years, she was a Honorary Member of Indianapolis Button Club, Indiana State Society, and National Button Society. She was Senior Regent of the Danville Moose Lodge, and a member of the Danville...
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Lucille Rae Steddenbenz

July 16, 1943 - January 9, 2014

Lucille Rae Steddenbenz 70, of Indianapolis passed away January 9, 2014. She was born July 16, 1943 in Indianapolis. She was a dispatcher for Wayne Township Transportation Department. She was also employed by Lane Bryant and Western Electric. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jon E. Steddenbenz; her parents, Louis Henry and Frances Lawson; brother, Donald Henry and sister,...
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Audrey J. High

June 16, 1938 - January 8, 2014

Audrey J, High 75, of Indianapolis passed away Wednesday January 8, 2014. She was born June 16, 1938 in Indianapolis the daughter of Alton and Helen Young. She was a L.P.N. with Riley Children's Hospital for 45 years. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Helen Smith, Alton, Richard, Kenneth, Robert, and Jim Young. She is survived by her husband, Robert W. High; daughter,...
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Marlene Sue Richardson

April 20, 1936 - January 8, 2014

Marlene Sue Richardson 77, Indianapolis passed away Wed. Jan. 8, 2014. She was born April 20, 1936 in Shelburn, IN the daughter of Roscoe and Mamie Daugherty. She was a secretary and a Civilian Volunteer Police Officer for the Indianapolis Police Department. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ralph Richardson Sr. She is survived by two sons, Daryle (Donna) Tabor and R....
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Rowland Bill Donnella

September 3, 1929 - January 6, 2014

Rowland Kenneth "Bill" Donnella Went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 6, 2014. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Harcourt Terrace Rehab and also American Village for the past seven months. Bill was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 3, 1929, but lived most of his life in Indianapolis and was a "Hoosier by choice," graduating high school in New Castle,...
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Jakey R. Pritchard

January 3, 1934 - January 5, 2014

Jakey R. Pritchard 80, of Brownsburg, passed away January 5, 2014. He was born January 3, 1934 in Columbia City, IN the son of Noah and Mildred Pritchard. Mr. Pritchard served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a sales representative for Borden Milk and Ice Cream and is a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Lamey Pritchard. He is survived by a...
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Elsa M. Wise

July 9, 1935 - January 5, 2014

Elsie M. Eckert Wise 78, Indianapolis, died on January 5, 2014. She worked for Knights of Columbus/Celebrations for 43 years, banquet manager and party planner. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Humane Society. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel , with calling there from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014....
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Lee Roy Seawright

November 17, 1944 - January 4, 2014

Lee Roy Seawright 69, of Danville, IN formerly of Ash Grove, MO passed away January 4, 2014. He was born November 17, 1944 in Gainesville, MO the son of Roy and Odessa Seawright. He was an ironworker and worked for Iron Workers Local Unions in California and Kansas City, Kansas. He was a member of Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa (Ralph) Pitman; a son, Rob...
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Dorothy M. Roy

July 18, 1922 - January 3, 2014

Dorothy M. Kinsley Roy 91, of Indianapolis, passed away January 3, 2014. She retired from RCA after 35 years and also worked as a housekeeper for Ruth Lilly after her retirement until the age of 85. Dorothy was a volunteer with the USO and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her son, John E. Roy, Jr. and Jim Roy; daughter, Jerry Ann Harmon; 10 grandchildren, 19...
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Jacob Russell Dougherty

November 8, 1988 - January 1, 2014

Jacob Russell Daugherty, preceeded in death by grandfathers Russell Burdge and Robert May, and survived by parents Ricky Daugherty and Maribeth May Daugherty; brothers Ricky and Josh Daugherty; grandparents John and Lorretta Daugherty, and Wanda May; aunts Rhonda (and Baker) Bradley, Rachelle (and Dean) Brewer, Janice (and Bryan) Halfaker; and uncle Tom May (and Beth); Jamie Browning and niece...
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Helen A. Goff

October 4, 1915 - January 1, 2014

Helen A. Rossow Goff 98, Crawfordsville, IN, formerly of Speedway, IN, passed away on January 1, 2014. She was a teacher and a member of Senior Citizen's Activities in Crawfordsville and Speedway Christian Church. Mrs. Goff was a graduate of Upper Iowa University. Memorial contributions may be made to Speedway Christian Church. Services will be at Noon on Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Conkle...
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Donald Herbert Cox

November 13, 1929 - December 30, 2013

Donald H. Cox 84, Indianapolis, died on December 30, 2013. He was retired from CSX Railroad. Mr. Cox served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Montezuma Masonic Lodge, International Union of Operating Engineers. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 40 years, Elsie Swaim Cox; parents, Cecil and Letta Manley Cox and eight siblings. Memorial contributions may...
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George H. Fry

December 23, 1930 - December 29, 2013

George H. Fry 83, of Avon, passed away December 29, 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a tool and die maker for Linkbelt. George was a member of the Church by the Side of the Road and Pittsboro Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Irene Durbin Fry; sons, David and Barry Fry; daughter, Tammy Garding; sisters, Ruth Simmons and Edith Vessella; eight grandchildren and nine great...
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Gene V. Buis

February 26, 1925 - December 29, 2013

Gene V. Dongus Buis 88, Indianapolis, died on December 29, 2013. She was a housekeeper for Wm. H. Block. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel , with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be in Floral Park Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Jan P. and Lindsey Buis; grandchildren, Anthony and Jina Buis;...
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Andrea T. Espique

June 9, 1921 - December 25, 2013

Andrea T. Espique 92, of Indianapolis passed away December 25, 2013. She was born June 9, 1921 in Bina Lonan, Philippines. She was a school teacher in the Philippines School System. She is survived by her husband, Jose Espique; children, J. Frederick Espique, Chona Merjudio, Betsey Patron, Gilda Agulo, Chuchi Espique, Bernadette Tomeldan, J. Philipp Espique, J. Benedick Espique, J. Mar...
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Janet D. Zarndt

March 15, 1944 - December 25, 2013

Janet D. Ward Zarndt 69, Indianapolis, died December 25, 2013. She was the owner of TNT Transport. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel , with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Survivors include son, Todd (Cindy) Craney; daughter, Niki (Eric) Peyton; sister,...
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Fredda L. Wagoner

December 12, 1926 - December 22, 2013

Fredda L. Bohenkamp Wagoner 87, Plainfield, IN, died on December 22, 2013. She was manger of operator services for Indiana Bell. Mrs. Wagoner was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church and Indiana Pioneers. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 in Faith Baptist Church, with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Survivors...
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Herbert Mason Cooper

July 15, 1951 - December 18, 2013

Herbert Mason Cooper 62, of Avon passed away December 18, 2013. He was born July 15, 1951 in Brazil, IN to Sydney and Emma Jean Cooper. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of V.F.W. He retired from Allison Transmission as a committeeman. He is preceded in death by his wife Nancy Cooper. He is survived by a son, Toby J. Cooper; brother, Billy...
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Marguerite T. Causey

November 8, 1922 - December 18, 2013

Marguerite T. Causey 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis on November 8, 1922 to Homer and Ova (Spouse) Thompson. She married Charles D. Causey on January 4, 1941. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her daughter, Barbara Routa; three loving grandchildren and three loving great-grandchildren. Her life was dedicated to her...
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Virginia Beatrice Davis

August 16, 1945 - December 17, 2013

Virginia Beatrice Davis also known as "Ginger" to all who knew and loved her passed away unexpectedly in Rock Hill, SC on December 17, 2013. Born on August 16, 1945 in Marion, NC to John David Cole Sr. and Beatrice Fay Fields, she was preceded in death by both of her parents. Ginger is survived by her husband of 43 years, Patrick Gavin Davis, daughters Kathleen "Kate" Davis and Laurie Davis, son...
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Danielle M. James

January 6, 2003 - December 17, 2013

Danielle M. James 10, Indianapolis, died on December 17, 2013. She was a 5th grade student at West Newton Elementary, where she was also in the choir. Danielle loved to spend time with her family and friends and she loved to sing and dance. Danielle never met a stranger and made everyone around her smile and laugh. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Conkle Funeral Home...
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Gerald Jerry Kelley

December 12, 1929 - December 15, 2013

Gerald "Jerry" Kelley of Danville died Dec. 15 at home. He was 84. He was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Hebron, Ill. He married Gloria Kelley and she survives. They were married for 38 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Sherry (Mike) Orndoff and Cheri (Ron) Innis; grandchildren, Scott Innis, Jeff Innis, and Monica Rivera; and four great grandchildren, Caitlin Innis, Peyton...
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Catherine N. Hedge

December 5, 1918 - December 14, 2013

Catherine Naomi Hedge Went peacefully to be with the Lord on December 14, 2013, after a brief illness, and just one week after celebrating her 95th birthday with family and friends. Catherine was a cherished aunt, much-loved presence and powerful influence in the lives of four generations of nieces and nephews, including numerous great-great-great nieces and nephews. A life-long member of West...
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Joseph Eugene Wilson

September 30, 1929 - December 14, 2013

Joseph Eugene Wilson, 84, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away December 14, 2013. He was the son of the late John Bernard Wilson and Mary Lee Meek Wilson. Joe was a 1947 graduate of Patoka High School and a 1956 graduate of Oakland City College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged in 1953. He received his Master's Degree in Education from Butler...
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Dorothy Lowe

April 25, 1919 - December 11, 2013

Dorothy Lowe 94, of Sevierville, TN formerly of Indianapolis passed away December 11, 2013. She was born April 25, 1919 in Washington, Indiana. Dorothy was a Registered Nurse with St. Vincent Hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl A Lowe. She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Wolfe and a grandson, Kevin Wetzel. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday December 19,...
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John F. Kraft, Sr.

June 9, 1930 - December 10, 2013

John F. Kraft Sr., 83, of Avon, Indiana, passed away December 10, 2013. Mr. Kraft was a machinist for Allisons and was also a farmer. He loved horses and was a professional competitive rider in the rodeo. Member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, and First Baptist Church of Plainfield. For four years, he played varsity basketball for Ben Davis High School. He was a friend of...
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Jeffrey M. Allen

October 13, 1955 - December 9, 2013

Jeffery M. Allen 58, departed this life on earth to be with our Lord & Savior. He is survived by his parents, Jim & Iris Allen; sister, Jeanie Lawrence; brother-in-law, Bill Lawrence; brother, Jerry Allen; sister-in-law, Tara; his nieces, Gwen Rabourn, Callie Allen; and nephew, Jared Allen. Jeff was a lifelong lover of animals and music. He also was an avid Rolling Stones fan. A private family...
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Mary Jane Weathers

December 12, 1924 - December 6, 2013

Mary Jane Weathers 88, of Plainfield, died on December 6, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis on December 12, 1924 to George and Betsy (McCray) Cass. She was preceded in death by sister, Melba Grey. Mary Jane was elected and served Hendricks County for over 20 years. She held office as treasurer and auditor. She was a musician and member of several music societies and local orchestras. She...
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Anthony C. Henderson

November 7, 1967 - December 5, 2013

Anthony C. Henderson (Tony), 46 years old, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 5, 2013. A visitation will be held at Conkle Funeral Home, 4925 W. 16th Street, Speedway, Indiana, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. A service will immediately follow with Pastor Vivian Wyatt officiating. Tony was born on November 7, 1967 in Laredo, Texas, and...
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William Franklin Knox, Jr.

December 17, 1943 - December 3, 2013

William Franklin Knox Jr. William Franklin Knox Jr. (Bill), 69, was born December 17, 1943 at Coleman Womens' Hospital in Indianapolis to the late William and Juanita (Milum) Knox, and passed away December 3, 2013 at Roudeboush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. Bill, formerly of New Whiteland, Indiana, resided in Peru. He attended Whiteland High School and upon graduation enlisted in the...
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Verda Kathryn Barnaby

January 27, 1925 - December 3, 2013

Verda Kathryn Barnaby 88, of Plainfield, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on December 1, 2013. Verda retired from Silver Burdett and was a member of the ladies auxiliary at the VFW and the Chatterbox Club. She was preceded in death by husband, Frederick Louis Barnaby; sister, Evelyn Louise Etzler; brother, George Leon Willard; grandson, Albea Larson Gordon Jr.; great-grandson, Antonio Lee...
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Charles Joseph Murphy

December 25, 1948 - December 3, 2013

Charles Joseph "Joe" Murphy 64 of Indianapolis passed away December 2, 2013. Joe was the owner and operator of Scotts Dog Supply Inc. He had also worked for Bridgeport Brass for 20 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Elizabeth Murphy; siblings, Michael Murphy, Helen Rote, William Murphy and Jacky Murphy. He is survived by his wife, Donna Murphy; children, Nicole...
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Linda Lue McMullin Asher

October 14, 1948 - December 2, 2013

Linda Lue McMullin Asher born on October 14, 1948 and went to the Lord on December 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Odis McMullin; brother, Michael Mcmullin; sister, Carol Merriman and son, Larry A. Steadham Jr. Linda was an accomplished artist and she enjoyed fishing, traveling and was an excellent cook. She was very outgoing with a fearless spirit. Fern Gully was her...
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Kathy J. Hall

February 16, 1953 - November 30, 2013

Kathy J. Froelich Hall 60, Indianapolis, died on November 30, 2013. She was a secretary for the State Department of Corrections for 20 years and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the ASPCA. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 5 in Floral Park Cemetery. Calling will be from 3 to 8 p.m....
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Mark Goodin

November 22, 1960 - November 29, 2013

Mark Goodin 53, of Danville passed away November 29, 2013. Mark was a mechanic for Pence Oldsmobile for 32 years and is member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Clardie Joseph Goodin. Mark is survived by his wife Lisa (Stegemoller) Goodin; children, Joseph C. Goodin, Kortney Koers, Nathaniel Goodin, Kylie Koatney, David Nicholas Goodin,...
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Nancy Elaine Cox

February 21, 1943 - November 29, 2013

Nancy Elaine Pedigo Cox Nancy Elaine Pedigo Cox (Duckett-Hopper), 70, Indianapolis, passed away November 29, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Joe Cox; daughters, Cindy (Jerry) Hayse, April (Homer) Wallin, and Kim Smith; stepdaughters, Debra Machi and Sherry (Mike) Dewald; stepson, Wendel Joe Cox II; brother, J.R. (Jan) Hopper; stepfather, Jesse Hopper; 10 grandchildren and 13 great...
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