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John Thomas Moore

November 19, 1949 - July 22, 2014

John Thomas Kinchole Moore 64, Indianapolis, passed away July 22, 2014. He was a life long musician and played for numerous bands in the Indianapolis area. He is survived by his life partner, Barbara Ives; children, Melissa, Christina, Robert, and Courtney; brothers, Larry Ellis, Michael Ellis, and David Ellis. Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday July 28, 2014 in West Ridge...
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Franklin R. Grimes

December 17, 1957 - July 21, 2014

Franklin R. Grimes 56, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Monday July 21, 2014. He was born in Huntingburg, IN on December 17, 1957. He served in the U.S. Army from March 4, 1976 to March 2, 1979. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; parents, Franklin D. and Ima Kathleen Grimes; children, Justin F. Grimes, Raneigh (Brandon) Perkins, Tiffanie (Chance) Grimes, and Zachary Barton; 7...
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Donna Lynn Lowery

May 10, 1958 - July 21, 2014

Donna Lynne Lowery passed away on July 20, 2014 at age 56. She was born in Indianapolis on May 10, 1958 to Robert and Kathleen Albers. Donna graduated from Ben Davis High School and then attended Indiana University studying early childhood development. She worked as a medical transcriptionist for many years. From a young age she easily made friends and was known for her wry sense of humor. No...
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Robert E. Stickles

December 19, 1939 - July 21, 2014

Robert E. Stickles 74, Indianapolis, passed away July 21, 2014. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid Colts fan and he worked for the United States Postal Service for 31 years. He is preceded in death by his wife Ida Maude Stickles. He is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Doug) Oliver; a son, Christopher Stickles; sisters, Carol Stickles and Mary (Tim) Flannigan;...
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Carol L. Doran

December 24, 1932 - July 20, 2014

Carol L. Abshier Doran 81, Indianapolis, died on July 20, 2014. She was a homemaker. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel , with visitation there from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Burial will be in Floral Park Cemetery. Survivors include husband, Charles Doran; children, Michael (Lisa) Doran, Sharon (Chuck) Morris,...
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Frank E. Jones

March 5, 1928 - July 20, 2014

Frank E. Jones 86, of Avon, passed away July 20, 2014. He was born March 5, 1928 in Indianapolis the son of Charles and Ethel Jones. Frank served our country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Avon United Methodist Church. He was a machinist for Wallace Tool and Die. He is survived by his wife, Ivah Jones; daughter Beverly (Curtis) Arnold; sons, Carl (Roberta) Jones and Paul (Candice)...
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Jean B. Cunningham

August 21, 1931 - July 15, 2014

Jean B. Cunningham, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away July 15, 2014. Born August 21, 1929 in Huntingburg, Indiana. 1 p.m. service, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel. Visitation there from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial in Floral Park Cemetery.
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Wilma J. Scotten

January 11, 1924 - July 14, 2014

Wilma J. Crisp Scotten 90, Indianapolis, died July 14, 2014. She was a homemaker. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel , with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in West Ridge Park Cemetery. She was preceded in death...
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Gerald E. Bandy

June 16, 1936 - July 14, 2014

Gerald "Jerry" E. Bandy 78, of Avon, passed away July 14, 2014. He worked for Duncan Supply for 51 years, retiring as Vice President. He was a 50+ year member of the Danville Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Margaret McDaniel Bandy; sons, Steve (Maria), David (Angie) and Mike (Laurie) Bandy; daughter, Debra Bandy; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter,...
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Bonnie Mae Smith Jones

September 11, 1925 - July 13, 2014

Bonnie Mae Smith Jones, 88, of Avon, passed away on July 13, 2014. Bonnie was a self-employed seamstress, Past Queen of Daughters of the Nile and OES. She went to Tech High School. Bonnie was preceded in death by Glenn R. Jones, and Harold L. Jones. Survivors include daughter, Glenda L. Pell; and grandson, Andrew R. Pell. No services are planned. Memorial contributions can be made to Shriner's...
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Frank Fulbright

June 24, 1953 - July 12, 2014

Frank "Dennis" Fulbright 61, of Indianapolis, passed away July 12, 2014. He was born June 24, 1953 in Valdese, NC. Survivors include mother, Willie Mae Young Fulbright; son, Joseph (Carrie) Fulbright; daughter, Amanda Fulbright; brothers, John Fulbright, Mark Fulbright, and Jack A. Fulbright; sisters, Karen (Dennis) Backus and Debbie (Alan) Cain; grandchildren, Gage, Lunden, and Natalie;...
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Magda S. Oravecz

January 12, 1930 - July 11, 2014

Magda S. Oravecz, 84, of Avon, passed away July 11, 2014. She was born January 12, 1930 in Tokaj, Hungray. She arrived in the United States in 1957. Magda is survived by her two loving daughters, Emma (Michael) J. Hagemier and Edith (Robert) Aydelott; grandsons, Jason and Jeromy Hagemier; and six great-grandchildren. Her husband of 42 years, Stephen Oravecz, preceded her in death. The Funeral...
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Bruce L. Ahnafield

October 23, 1939 - July 5, 2014

Bruce L. Ahnafield, 74, of Camby, passed away July 5, 2014. He was born October 23, 1939 in Indianapolis to the late George and Alvada Ahnafield. An avid race fan, he sponsored his own teams. He also loved woodworking. Bruce was a navigator in the Air Force, patrolling the northern Artic Circle. After being honorably discharged, he became an electrician. He then founded Ahnafield Corporation...
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Barbara Jean Wilkins Tsareff

June 15, 1933 - July 4, 2014

Barbara Jean Tsareff, 81, of Speedway, Indiana, and a native of the Calumet region, passed away on July 4th, 2014, at Methodist Hospital Hospice. Barbara was a homemaker and caretaker; prior to her marriage, she studied theology and elementary education at Sterling College, Moody Bible Institute, and Butler University. Barbara was an avid reader and excellent academician. Barbara was a proud...
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Joel D. Metz

April 24, 1986 - July 2, 2014

Joel D. Metz, 28, of Avon, Indiana, died July 2, 2014. Joel was a tower climber for Fortune Wireless. Survivors include fiancé, Kelsey Barlow; sons, Jacob, Daniel, and Kaden Padgett; father, Jeff Metz; brother, Tyler Mets (Brianna); and sisters, Jayme, Rachel, Amanda, and Janelle Mets. Joel was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Metz. Services will be at 6 PM, Thursday, July 10, 2014...
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Janet Susan Berling

December 2, 1951 - June 28, 2014

Janet Susan (Susie) Berling passed away June 28, 2014. She was born to Willard (late) and Rosemary Canfield on December 2, 1951 in Clinton, IN. Survivors: son, Jacob Berling; mother, Rosemary Canfield; sister, Nancy Otten (Dwight Lamb); nephews, Ryan Otten (Kristin, Cece) & Justin Otten (Irena, Vera, Alexander); cousin Maureen Wagner, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She graduated from...
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Evelyn Jean Tyler

June 3, 1927 - June 25, 2014

Evelyn Jean Tyler 87, went to heaven peacefully on June 25, 2014 surrounded by her family and loved ones after a long courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was born to Harley and Patricia Bostwick on June 3, 1927 in Hoopeston, IL. She is survived by her son, Steven Tyler, of New York City and her daughter, Debbie (Tim) O'Donnell of Indianapolis. Evelyn was preceded in death by her...
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Albert Joseph Horvath, Jr.

May 10, 1946 - June 25, 2014

Albert Joseph Horvath Jr. 68, Plainfield, passed away June 25, 2014. He was born May 10, 1946 in Dearborn, MI the son of Albert Joseph and Lillian Horvath. Albert serviced our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an airport supervisor for Continental (United) airlines. He is preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Judson. He is survived by his wife, Donna (Fagner)...
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Vera Mary Ryden

April 11, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Vera Mary Ryden 91, Speedway, passed away June 25, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Francis Ryden and son, Patrick John Ryden. She is survived by a daughter, Claudia (Shelly) Lash; son, Dan (Rita) Ryden; 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral service will at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel with visitation from 11...
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Brenda Ann Briggs

April 6, 1953 - June 23, 2014

Brenda Ann Briggs 61, Cloverdale passed away June 23, 2014. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and housewife. She is preceded in death by her husband, David E. Briggs. She is survived by daughters, Tina (Terrence) Twyman, Bridget Sturgill, and Brandie (James) Kendall; son, David Cody Briggs; step father, Jerry Wolfe; brothers, Danny and Michael Winings; sister, Vicky Bray; step...
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Yvonne Lee Jarvis

April 28, 1951 - June 17, 2014

Yvonne L. Jarvis Yvonne Lee Jarvis, 63, of Camby, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was born April 28, 1951, in Batesville. She enjoyed traveling, riding her motorcycle, sunny beaches and the occasional margarita. Yvonne was employed by Covance Indianapolis. She is survived by her children: Carisa J. Sexton and husband, Brian; Rachel L. White and husband, Brian; and Keysha M. Hamner...
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Donna M. Johnson

February 18, 1964 - June 17, 2014

Donna M Johnson, 50, passed from this life Tuesday June 17, 2014. Donna was born to Rola and Ruby Pinkston in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is survived by her daughter Ladonna Johnson, her son Gregory Kyle Johnson, brother Michael A Pinkston, mother Ruby M Pinkston, and grandchildren Hunter, Hayley and Harlie Perry. Visitation will be from 3 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Saturday June 21, 2014 at Conkle...
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Dennis John McCarthy

July 7, 1950 - June 17, 2014

Dennis John McCarthy 64, Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He was born on June 7, 1950 to Dennis and Mary Jean (Kennelly) McCarthy in Brooklyn, NY. Dennis served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 to 1974, where he attained the rank of SSGT. He was employed by the FAA as an air traffic controller from 1974 to 1981 and again from 1998 to 2007. From 1982 to 1998 he was...
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Cheryl A. Egelston

October 27, 1944 - June 15, 2014

Cheryl A. Egelston 69, of Avon passed away June 15, 2014. She was born October 27, 1944 in Danville, IN the daughter of Clarence and Nova (Doyle) Condon. Cheryl was a medical assistant for EDS. She is preceded in death by her father, Clarence Condon and sister, Ruth Condon. She is survived by four sons, Charles (Angie) Riggles, Craig (Christy) Riggles, Chad (Wendy) Riggles, and Clint ...
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James H. Hammer

October 1, 1950 - June 14, 2014

James H. Hammer 63, Speedway, IN, died on June 14, 2014. He worked in maintenance for Methodist Hospital for 40 years. He lost a long hard fought battle. Mr. Hammer was a member of Speedway Masonic Lodge and Past Patron O.E.S. #561 Speedway, Past President of Marion County Patrons Association, Demolay Dad. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Conkle Fu neral Home Speedway...
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Dwight D. Trueblood II

June 9, 1973 - June 8, 2014

Dwight D. Trueblood II 40, of Indianapolis passed away June 8, 2014. He was born June 9, 1973 in Greencastle, IN. Dwight was a service technician for Midway Dental Supply. He is survived by his wife, Michelle (Kent) Trueblood; daughters, Michelle and Chelsea Trueblood; son, Austin Trueblood; parents, Joyce and Larry Morgan; brother, Daniel Trueblood; half brother, Ralph E. Bartley; step...
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Paul W. Strietelmeier

June 21, 1928 - June 8, 2014

Rev. Paul W. Strietelmeier 85, passed away, June 8, 2014 at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home after a long illness due to a massive stroke in March 1998. Rev. Strietelmeier was born to the late Bill and Lenora Strietelmeier on June 21, 1928. He attended Southeastern Bible College in Lakeland FL and Indiana University, Bloomington IN. He was a Korean War veteran, 1951-52 earning his combat...
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Nona Jean Kinkead

April 18, 1930 - June 7, 2014

Nona Jean (Fisher) Kinkead 84 of Indianapolis, passed away surrounded by loved ones on June 7, 2014. Nona was born on April 18, 1930 in Mishawaka, Indiana. She was the loving and faithful wife of 38 years to William "Bill" Kinkead who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her Father, Robert Fisher and her mother, Norma Fisher- Stuckwish (Louis). She is survived by a her...
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David John Hinman

December 17, 1960 - June 6, 2014

David John Hinman, 53, of Avon, passed away on June 6, 2014. He was born December 17, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late John E. and Suzanne H. (Hayward) Hinman. Survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, Judy; sisters, Christine (Christopher) H. Kaeding and Joan (Michael) Shambaugh; nephews, John, Steven and Ryan; niece, Emily; and great-niece, Lily. David worked at Indianapolis...
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Kenneth Troy Chadwell, Jr.

September 1, 1987 - May 31, 2014

Kenneth Troy Chadwell Jr. 26, of Indianapolis, passed away May 31, 2014. He was born September 1, 1987 in Indianapolis the son of Kenneth Troy Chadwell Sr. and Celia Chadwell. Kenneth was a plumber for Service Experts Plumbing. He is preceded in death by his father and grandmothers, Wanda J. Chadwell and Celia Ontiveros. He is survived by his fiancée Ashley Overton; son, Brantley J....
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William H. Clonce

February 6, 1941 - May 30, 2014

William H. "Bill" Clonce 73, passed away on May 30, 2014. He was a member of Plainfield United Methodist Church. He served in the Army National Guard. He worked as a machinist. He married his wife, Connie in 1967 and she survives. He is survived by his four children, Lori (Pat) Barry, Richard Clonce, Steven (Tammy) Clonce and Christine (Scott) Williams. Other survivors include mother, Annie...
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Dallas Wampler

February 9, 1929 - May 29, 2014

Dallas Wampler 85, of Avon, passed away May 29, 2014. Dallas served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a wreck master and supervisor for Pennsylvania Railroad and successor railroads for 42 years. He was a member of Avon United Methodist Church and was a fireman with the Avon Volunteer Fire Department. Dallas was a Boy Scout Volunteer for Troop 306 and drove a...
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Eva Ryherd Whitis

June 5, 1922 - May 28, 2014

Eva Ryherd Whitis 91, Brownsburg, IN, died on May 28, 2014. She was a homemaker and member of Living Faith Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel , with visitation there from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014. Burial will be in Floral Park Cemetery. She was...
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Ande Lynn Heinrich

January 8, 1953 - May 26, 2014

Ande "Andrea" Lynn Heinrich, 61, passed away May 26, 2014. She was born January 8, 1953. Ande was a 1971 graduate of Cardinal Ritter High School and has a degree in Supervisory Management from Purdue/IUPUI. She was a lifelong volunteer; former Athletic Director at St. Monica, Math Aid at St. Monica, Girl Scout Leader, former District President for VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Treasurer at POW/MIA,...
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Irvin D. Hooper

October 19, 1924 - May 25, 2014

Irvin D. Hooper 89, Indianapolis, died on May 25, 2014. He was a tv repairman for Hooper's T.V. Service. Mr. Hooper served in the U.S. Army during WWII, radio operator with field artillery. He was a musician and played Country music on guitar and banjo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church by the Side of the Road. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Conkle...
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Alice June Blind

September 5, 1926 - May 25, 2014

Alice June Blind Alice was born in Indianapolis on September 5, 1926 to Hamilton and Ethel Powell. She graduated from Speedway High School as the class valedictorian in 1944. She married Wayne Blind, her high school sweetheart, in 1946. Alice received her Bachelors degree from Butler University in 1969 and her Master's Degree in Education in 1973. Alice taught in the Speedway School...
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Norma L. Combest

March 9, 1934 - May 24, 2014

Norma L. Jackson Combest 80, Indianapolis, died on May 24, 2014. She worked in customer relations for the Signature Inn, prior to that she worked at Little Sisters of the Poor, General Electric and McDonalds. Mrs. Combest was a graduate of Westfield High School. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 30 in Conkle...
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Mildred W. Todd

June 6, 1918 - May 24, 2014

Mildred W. Todd Mildred W. Sewell Todd, 95, of Speedway, IN, passed away May 24, 2014 at St. Vincent's Hospital. Mildred was born June 22, 1918 in Crawfordsville, Indiana the daughter of Joseph and Ina Sewell. She was a devoted wife of 56 years to Joseph L. Todd, Jr., Montgomery County High School graduate, a homemaker, an avid gardener attested to by the beautiful flowers in her yard, and a...
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Sharon S. Williams

December 8, 1945 - May 21, 2014

Sharon S. Williams 68, passed away May 21, 2014. She is survived by her children, Donna Hilton, Danny Beck, Tammy Crouch, and Jimmy Beck; mother, Marjorie Reed; sisters, Toni Gatliff and Linda Dillon; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Anthony Garo and two brothers, Donald and Thomas Garo. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday,...
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Beverly Sue Burton

March 25, 1939 - May 20, 2014

Beverly Sue Burton, 75, known as "Susie" by all who knew her, died at her home Tuesday May 20, 2014. She was born on March 25, 1939 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Fred and Marie (Garl) Petty. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years Richard "Dick" Burton, sister Patricia (Petty) Ward, Fred and Robert Petty. She is survived by her son Mark Burton, grandson Bradlee Burton,...
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Oscar P. Tyner

May 10, 1927 - May 19, 2014

Oscar P. Tyner 87, Indianapolis, died on May 19, 2014. He was a project electrical engineer for Duke Energy and served our country in the U.S. Navy. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 23 in Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel , with visitation there from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday,...
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Albert W. Somes

March 3, 1922 - May 19, 2014

Albert W. Somes 92, of Indianapolis, passed away May 19, 2014. He was born March 3, 1922 in Clinton, IN, the son of Thomas and Ida (Snodgrass) Somes. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II. Albert worked as carpenter for Allison Division of General Motors for 31 years. Mr. Somes was member of Ben Davis Christian Church and the V.F.W. He is preceded in death by his wife,...
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John E. Wilson

November 2, 1956 - May 17, 2014

John Wilson 57, of Clayton, passed away May 17, 2014. He was an machinist for Rolls Royce for 19 years and a skilled tradesman for Peerless Pump Company 18 years. He is survived by his wife Linda (Fite) Wilson; son, Ryan E. Wilson; daughter, Sara L. (Ben) Rentz; step daughter, Cindy (Michael) Wathen; Brothers, Ronnie Wilson and Larry (Tammy) Wilson; sisters, Linda (Rollie) Oliver, Betty...
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Brian Keith Hobbs

January 18, 1956 - May 17, 2014

Brian Keith Hobbs 58, of Martinsville passed away May 17, 2014. He was born January 18, 1956 in Clinton, IN. Brian was a supervisor for Ray's Trash Service. He is preceded in death by his mother, Norma (Paddock) Hobbs. He is survived by his wife, Janice (Monroe) Hobbs; daughter, Jessica Kindle and husband Danny; son, Levi Hobbs and wife Ashley; Father Jack Hobbs; brother, Jeff Hobbs;...
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Virginia M. Jones

August 14, 1929 - May 14, 2014

Virginia M. Jones of Avon, went home to be with her lord on May 14, 2014. She was born August 14, 1929 to Herman and Della Richardson of Parvin, KY. She married Calvin C. Jones on September 24, 1946. He preceded her in death. She was a licensed practical nurse for 25 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church of Indianapolis. She is survived by 3 sons, F....
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Cheryl Lynn Terry

October 27, 1951 - May 13, 2014

Cheryl Lynn Terry 62, of Indianapolis passed away May 13, 2014. Cheryl was a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church and the Red Hot L.A.M.B.S. She was a secretary for Pike Township Schools and a cook for Gray Road Christian School. She is survived by her husband, Ron Terry; daughter, Melissa Offenbacker; sons, Joseph (Destiny) Terry and Andrew Terry; father, Ben (Marlene) Broome; brother,...
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Alice E. Huser

June 22, 1917 - May 8, 2014

Alice E. Huser 96, passed away May 8, 2014. She was born in Christney Indiana on June 22, 1917 to parents, John and Dica Doffer. She worked for Aero Drapery for 31 years, retiring as a supervisor in 1986. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Huser; daughter, Alice Jean Huser and grandson, Todd Hays. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Hays, Judy Donahue; son, John Robert...
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Charles E. Kregenbeck

July 24, 1956 - May 8, 2014

Charles E. Kregenbeck 57, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday May 8, 2014. He was born July 24, 1956 in Indianapolis the son of Edwin and Margaret (Able) Kregenbeck. Charles was a tinsmith employed by Allison Division of General Motors. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Kregenbeck; sister's, Beth Saule and Ann Love. No services are scheduled. A memorial visitation will be held from 5...
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Julie Marie Gough

January 8, 1967 - May 7, 2014

Julie Marie Gough was born January 8 1967 in Indianapolis to Stanley & Judy Ryan Gough. Julie passed away on May 7 2014. She was preceded in death by her Father, Stanley Lawrence Gough. She is survived by her Mother, Judy Ryan Gough and Brothers, Jeffrey Gough and Michael Gough as well as her cherished dog and companion, Tadashi, and Josie and Bella her affectionate cats. Julie graduated from...
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Marvin H. Pearcy

February 22, 1927 - May 7, 2014

Marvin H. Pearcy 87, Indianapolis, died May 7, 2014. Marvin graduated from General Motors Institute.Marvin worked as an industrial engineer for Allison Transmission for 38 years, retiring from plant 5 in 1981. He was a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America for many years for Troop 5 in downtown Indianapolis. Marvin loved his scouting career and was a wood badge bead holder. Marvin attended...
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Robert W. Keown, Jr.

August 10, 1967 - May 7, 2014

Robert W. Keown Jr. 46, died May 7, 2014 at Methodist Hospital. He was born August 10, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana, son of Robert W. Keown, Sr. (deceased) and Marilyn (Farmer) Keown. Bob graduated from Brownsburg High School in 1985. Bob attended Connection Pointe Christian Church in Brownsburg. He is survived by his loving mother, Marilyn; his brother, Dan; his sisters, Diane Kimbley and...
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Thomas N. Featheringill

May 27, 1935 - May 5, 2014

Thomas N. Featheringill He was born on May 27, 1935 to Harry and Mary Pearl Featheringill. He passed from this life on May 5, 2014. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was an air traffic controller with the Indianapolis Air Traffic Control Center and was a reserve deputy for the Marion County Sheriff's Department. He was a life member of the Brownsburg...
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C. Louise Biggs

January 25, 1914 - May 2, 2014

C. Louise Biggs 100, of Carmel, formerly of Speedway, passed away May 2, 2014. She was born January 25, 1914 in Johnson City, IL the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Howell) Sanders. Louise was a member of Speedway Assembly of God Church. When she was a young lady she worked for Bridgeport Brass Company making shell casings during W.W.II. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L....
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Raymond J. Fulton

September 22, 1929 - April 30, 2014

Raymond "Jack" Fulton 84, Spencer, formerly of Speedway, passed away April 30, 2014. He was a U.S. Marine, and owner of Fulton Air Balance. He was also a member of Sheetmetal Worker's Local #20, American Legion Post #500, St. Christopher Catholic Church, and St. Paul Catholic Church, Greencastle, IN. He is survived by his wife, Clona Basch Fulton; sons, Christopher and Paul A. Fulton;...
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Ira W. Kingsley

June 7, 1930 - April 26, 2014

Ira W. "Bill" Kingsley 83, of Greenwood passed away April 26, 2014. He was born June 7, 1030 in Jamestown, Colorado the son of Darwin and Evelyn Kingsley. Bill was an accountant and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is preceded in death by his wife Virginia Kingsley. He is survived by two daughters, Kelly O'Connell and Kim Davis. The family has requested the funeral services...
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Breana Kathyrn Sparks

June 14, 1995 - April 25, 2014

Breana Kathryn Sparks 18, Avon died April 25, 2014. Bre is survived by her parents Bryan and Paula Sparks, and her brother Kyle Sparks. Bre enjoyed soccer and had played since the age of three at Westside United Soccer and for Avon High School. She combined her love of kids and soccer by coaching for Westside United Soccer Junior Academy. She loved dogs and volunteered at the Indianapolis...
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Michael O. Hession

July 27, 1919 - April 24, 2014

Michael O. Hession 94, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Mike worked as a pipefitter at Allisons, and previously as a plumber at Hession Plumbing Co. Mike was a well decorated Army veteran of WWII. He served his country at Normandy, in Northern France; Ardennes; Rhindland and central Europe. Mike earned the EAME Theater Ribbon with Five Bronze Stars, an American Theater...
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Norma Lea Moore

November 10, 1930 - April 22, 2014

Norma Lea Moore 83, 0f Indianapolis passed away April 22, 2014. She was born November 10, 1930 in Gosport, Indiana the daughter of Roy E. and Jessie M. Byrum. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Moore; brothers, James C. Byrum and Joseph Byrum; sisters, Ruth Lea Baldwin, Edith Carpenter, Ann Perry, and Alice Smilko. She is survived by children, Carolyn S. Ritchey, Indianapolis,...
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Jodeyna Kay Burks

December 18, 1935 - April 21, 2014

Jodeyna K. Burks 78, finally won her battle with cancer and received her permanent healing April 21, 2014. Born December 18, 1935, in Indianapolis, to Clae and Edna (Robertson) Stroup. Jody graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1954. She married Richard H. Burks on February 13, 1954 after a long three month courtship that has lasted 60 years. Jody loved children. She taught 3 year olds...
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John J. Jozefowski

April 19, 1957 - April 20, 2014

John J. Jozefowski 57, Avon, IN passed away on April 20, 2014. He was born on April 19, 1957 in Indianapolis IN. He graduated from IUPUI in 1979 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked as a Senior Engineer for 20 years with Duke Energy in Plainfield IN. He is survived by his wife, Diane Strang Jozefowski; children, Kristin (Bobby) Campbell, Brian and Jonathan Jozefowski; sister,...
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William L. Tangman

September 12, 1937 - April 20, 2014

William L. Tangman 76 of Indianapolis passed away April 20, 2014. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force and is a member of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. He was a buyer for American Monitor, Linde Air, and Esterline Angus. He also worked for Target and Dammons Greenhouse. He is preceded in death by Lois Tryon, Fred Tangman, and Edward Tangman Jr. He is survived by his wife, Linda...
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Doris Jean Bastian

December 1, 1938 - April 18, 2014

Doris Jean (Hofmann) Bastian 75, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2014. Doris was born December 1, 1938 to Edwin and Ruth Hofmann in Evansville, Indiana and was a big sister to Butch. There she met her husband, Joseph Bastian and they were married in 1961, and moved to Speedway, Indiana. Doris is survived by her husband, Joe, daughter Karen Bastian Lewis (husband Dee), granddaughters,...
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Michele Ann Shuler

November 14, 1949 - April 17, 2014

Michele Ann "Shelly" Shuler 64 of Indianapolis passed away April 17, 2014. She was a former co-owner of Statewide Credit Association and was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her son, Brian Shuler. She is survived by her husband, Michael Shuler; sons, Chris Shuler (wife Rachelle) and Markus Shuler; brother, Michael Patrick (wife Judy); sister,...
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Joseph Charles Pool

December 6, 1925 - April 15, 2014

Joseph Charles Pool 88, of Indianapolis passed away April 15, 2014. He was born December 6, 1925 in Indianapolis the son of Thomas and Louise Pool. Mr. Pool was a member of Seerley Creek Christian Church and he served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He was also a member of the Plasterers Local Union. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Wroten Pool and son, Thomas Pool. He is...
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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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Christine S. Rees

March 29, 1947 - February 26, 2014

Christine S. Rees 66, of Indianapolis passed away February 26, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Rees; daughter, Patricia (David) Rollings; son, Stephen (Alison) Rees; sister, Julia Stevens; grandchildren, Jessica Speros and Clayton Speros; great grandchild, Quade Speros. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday April 26, 2014 in Living Faith Church, 201 North Girls...
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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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