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Hazel Snyder

December 16, 1926 - October 13, 2015

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Nonia M. Burdette-Smith

July 21, 1945 - October 8, 2015

Nonia M. Burdette-Smith, 70 of Indianapolis was born July 21, 1945 and died on October 8, 2015. She was born in Livingston, Kentucky, to Rollie and Hazel Jones. Nonia moved to Indianapolis at the age of 17. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a homemaker who loved home decorating. She spent 30 years performing gospel music. She was a member of Mt. Calvary...
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Paul A. Fielden

January 16, 1956 - October 7, 2015

Paul A. Fielden, 59, of Indianapolis, passed away suddenly on October 7, 2015. He was born in Louisville, KY. He was a Systems Coordinator for 40 years for IPL and Duke Energy. Paul enjoyed coaching his daughters in soccer and softball, woodworking, photography and videography. He served his church in every which way, actively involved in mission work. Paul is survived by his wife of 23...
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Jerry D. Rushton

January 1, 1945 - October 5, 2015

Jerry D. Rushton, 70, of Indianapolis, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015. He was born in Indianapolis the son of Edward A and Ethel E. (Jenkins) Rushton. He was a machine operator with Chrysler, first in Indianapolis then in New Castle. He retired in 2001 after 36 years. He was a member of UAW Local 371 in New Castle. Jerry is survived by his wife, Beverly A. Rushton; daughter, Teresa K....
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James E. Clark, Jr.

December 6, 1957 - October 5, 2015

57 years old, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on October 5, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 6, 1957. James was employed as a concrete finisher, which he enjoyed for over 30 years. James is survived by his children, John C. Thompson (Consuella), Douglas Hutchens (Carrie), Edward Q. Rouse, Kimmie Whipps (Chad) and Crystal Lewis; 14 grandchildren; 2 great...
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Patricia J. Pratt

May 30, 1931 - October 5, 2015

Patricia J. Pratt, 84 of Indianapolis was born May 30, 1931 and died on October 5, 2015. She was born in Indianapolis, to Paul and Marceta Christenberry. After graduating from Howe High School, she worked at Western Electric until her retirement. She was a member of the Western Electric Pioneers Club. Pat was a member of Old Bethel United Methodist Church for over 45 years where she was involved...
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Robert S. Corey

February 27, 1944 - September 28, 2015

Robert S. Corey 71, of Indianapolis passed away on September 28, 2015. He was born to Robert and Mary in Indpls, IN. Robert is preceded in death by his father and wife Leslie Corey. He is survived by his mother, Mary Corey, children; Shawn (Lori Calvert) Corey, Shelia Corey, Jeffrey (Coleen) Corey, grandchildren; Robin Timmons, Andrea Corey, Ashley Waldrop, Stephanie Corey, Austin Hobaugh,...
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Ruby Rady

December 21, 1924 - September 26, 2015

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Richard Mansfield Folkerth

November 17, 1921 - September 25, 2015

Richard Mansfield Folkerth, 94, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, September 25, 2015. He was born in Indianapolis the son of Samuel Jesse and Ethel (Mansfield) Folkerth. He retired from AWD and had also worked with Eastern Airlines as a flight crew member. He attended IU-Bloomington. Richard served with the United States Air Force during World War II and with the Air Force Reserve after...
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Fred A. Ristau

June 4, 1922 - September 25, 2015

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Alma Duncan

September 14, 1921 - September 15, 2015

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Adam M. Fugate

April 1, 1933 - September 5, 2015

Adam M. Fugate 82 years old, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on September 5, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was known for his generous and giving spirit to all who knew him. Adam served proudly in the Korean War with the United States Army. He enjoyed spending his time outdoors fishing, hunting, and gardening which was his pride and joy. Adam is survived by his loving children,...
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Wilma Jean Ross

June 8, 1924 - September 4, 2015

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Catherine Cheek

July 8, 1924 - September 4, 2015

Catherine L. Cheek 91, of Avon passed away on September 3, 2015. She was born on July 8, 1924 to the late O'Day and Hazel Dalton in Indianapolis, IN. Catherine was a bookkeeper for the State of Indiana, she is preceded in death by her parents, 4 sisters and son, Larry A. Wishmire. Catherine is survived 1 granddaughter, 2 great-grandchildren and hundreds of loving nieces and nephews.
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Jim Roe Basler

December 6, 1935 - August 14, 2015

Jim Roe Basler, 79, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital. Jim was born in Petros, Tennessee the son of Martin and Nora (Hatfield) Basler. He was a US Navy Veteran and was retired from Richardson Rubber Company where he was a supervisor for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Thelma Davis and brother, John Basler Jim is survived...
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Tina Moore

July 29, 1960 - August 12, 2015

Tina M. Moore, 55, of Indianapolis passed away August 13, 2015. She is the daughter of Howard McClard and Virginia Kathleen (Sircy) McClard. She was a graduate of Warren Central High School and The House of James Beauty School. She was a Beautician at The Cutting Edge Beauty Salon and was a very active volunteer at American Legion Post 495. She was a gentle, kind woman, who brought joy to her...
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Danny Sankowsky

June 11, 1962 - August 12, 2015

Danny Sankowsky, 53, of Fortville passed away on August 12, 2015. He was born June 11, 1962 in Hammond, Indiana to Peter and Florence Sankowsky. Danny loved fishing, dogs and was a life-long Colts fan. He was a grill master, known for his hamburgers. His greatest love was his family. He treasured time with his kids and was known as "Pop" to all of the neighborhood kids. He is preceded in...
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Walter Edwards

July 3, 1926 - August 7, 2015

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Sheila G. Francis

March 29, 1957 - August 6, 2015

Sheila G. Francis, 58, of Indianapolis passed away on August 6, 2015. She was born March 29, 1957 in Marion, Indiana to William and Jacqualine Evans, who precede her in death. She was a very loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Sheila was a member of Mt. Zion Church of Christ in Indianapolis. Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband, Steve, her children, Alesia (Mark)...
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Mary "Cacky" Steele

July 27, 1946 - July 25, 2015

Mary "Cacky" Steele 68, of Indianapolis, IN passed away July 25, 2015. She was born July 27, 1946, to the late Charles and Mary (Riat) Hartz. "Cacky" as she was affectionately called graduated from St. Mary's Academy, class of 1963. She retired from I.L.I.C (Indianapolis Life Insurance Company) after 33 years of service. Cacky is survived by her husband of 50 years, Franklin H. Steele,...
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Paul Robert Miller

October 23, 1934 - July 25, 2015

Paul Robert Miller 80, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 25, 2015. He was born on October 23, 1934 in Scipio, Indiana to the late Cleo and Agnes Miller. Paul attended Holy Cross Grade School, Cathedral High School and Butler University. He was a proud U.S. veteran serving in the Marine Corps. He was co-owner of Eckstein Shoe and Repair Store in Beech, Grove, IN for many years. Paul was a...
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Ramie R. Phares

June 6, 1937 - July 19, 2015

Ramie R. Phares, 78 of Indianapolis was born June 6, 1937 in Burkesville, Kentucky to Elmer and Rilda Phares. He came to Indianapolis in 1950. He retired as a Pressman from Horizon Printing. Throughout his life he was involved with the Murat Shrine, the Shriners and the Scottish Rite. His hobbies included aviation, bowling, playing the guitar and singing but he enjoyed his family the most! ...
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Bryan E. Short

January 29, 1924 - July 18, 2015

Bryan Edward Short, 91 of Indianapolis, IN was born January 29, 1924 and passed away on July 18, 2015. He was born in Indianapolis to F. Glenn and Katherine Short, who precede him in death. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn Short, Jr. and William Donald "Don" Short. Bryan graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1942. He served in the US Army in World War II and was a...
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Carl A. Craig

July 3, 1929 - July 15, 2015

Carl A. Craig, 86, passed away in his home, surrounded by family on July 15, 2015. He was the son of the late Dewey L. Craig and Mary Emma (Huser) Craig of Indianapolis. Carl graduated from Tech High School in 1946 and was employed by Indiana Bell, retiring in 1992 after 44 years of faithful service. He served in the Indiana National Guard and was a 50 year member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge, ...
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Bernard "Nick" Nickolich

August 4, 1929 - July 14, 2015

Bernard "Nick" Nickolich, 85, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He was born on Sunday, August 4, 1929 to the late Michael and Rose Nickolich. Bernard was retired from the U. S. Army, having served for twenty-one years, and achieving the rank of Sargent Major. He was happily married to Marie (Harada) for sixty-two years. They lived in many places around the world, finally...
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Opal M Hammons

February 4, 1932 - July 13, 2015


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Carolyn Ann Pond

February 23, 1943 - July 13, 2015

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Delmar Riggin

October 4, 1922 - July 13, 2015

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Bill Joseph James

December 12, 1961 - July 10, 2015

Bill James 53, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Hancock County passed away on July 10, 2015. He was born on December 12, 1961 to the late George and Erma James. Bill had worked for The Masters for many years and was currently self-employed. He is survived by his companion, Lori Finch, siblings: Tom James Sr., Linda Best, Mark James, Stephen James, Patricia (Tom) Ollier, Lisa (Mike) Storms and...
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Alex Joseph Bigelow

December 10, 1987 - June 27, 2015

Alex Joseph Bigelow 27 years old, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on June 27, 2015. He was born on December 10, 1987 in Indianapolis. Alex graduated from Scecina Memorial High School in 2006. He served proudly in the United States Army for 3 years being active duty as an Artillery Specialist at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Alex was deployed to UAE for nine months. After November of 2013, He joined the...
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David Matthew Moore

November 7, 1978 - June 25, 2015

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Robert W. Rasmussen

June 22, 1940 - June 20, 2015

Robert Wayne Rasmussen 74, of Greenfield passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Seton Specialty Hospital in Indpls. He was born on June 22, 1940 to the late Robert and Nadine (Tourtellot) Rasmussen. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Natalie Hahn. Robert was a graduate of Broad Ripple HS and then joined the U.S. Marines. He also served in the Army Reserve and retired from...
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Brian C. Davis

April 9, 1947 - June 17, 2015

Brian Charles Davis, 68 of Nashville, IN was born April 9, 1947 and passed away on June 17, 2015. He was born in Ridgecrest, California to Rod and June Davis, who precede him in death. He retired from Roudebush VA Medical Center as a Police Supervisor. He also worked part-time at Sears in Columbus, IN. Brian collected guns and knives and enjoyed shooting the guns. Surviving to cherish his...
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Alma Jane Brown

November 22, 1928 - June 17, 2015

Alma Jane Brown, 86 of Indianapolis passed away on June 17, 2015. She was born November 22, 1928 in Athens, Alabama to Jack and Lena Lyles, who precede her in death. She retired as a Press Operator for Sexton Foods. In addition to her parents, Alma is preceded in death by her husband, Eddy, her children, Charlotte Brown, Billy Brown and Dale Brown and her granddaughter, Melissa Handlon. ...
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Gregory N. Comley

May 6, 1955 - June 9, 2015

Gregory N. Comley 60, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on June 9, 2015. He was born on May 6, 1955 to the late James and Juanita Comley. Gregory was a 1973 graduate of Scecina High School. He was a longtime member of Little Flower Catholic Church. Gregory worked for Railroad Industry and enjoyed fishing, hunting and NASCAR. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Beth Comley, son,...
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Joseph A. Prince

November 23, 1927 - June 9, 2015

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Gail Dianne Farber

January 6, 1954 - June 6, 2015

Gail Dianne Farber 61, of Indianapolis passed away on June 6, 2015 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Gail was a devoted wife and loving mother who influenced and impacted the lives of hundreds of people with her kindness and generosity. She is survived by her husband of 40 years Eric; daughters; Christine, Sarah, Lisa; sisters Lynn (Steve) Poore, Anne Veach(Grand Haven, MI); brother...
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Nim Lee Guffey

February 2, 1943 - June 2, 2015

Nim Lee Guffey 72, Indianapolis, passed away June 2, 2015. Nim was born in Cecelia, Kentucky on February 2, 1943. Nim, a mechanic, was a disabled veteran of the US Army, serving his country during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Bridwell and sisters, Sue Guffey, Betty Guffey and Della Campbell. Survivors include his wife, Thuy (Ngo) Guffey; children: Nim Guffey...
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Richard H. Wenzel

September 29, 1926 - May 30, 2015

Richard Wenzel 88, of Indianapolis, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather died May 30, 2015. Born on September 29, 1926, in Toledo Ohio, he was the only child of the late Gladys and Harold Wenzel. A World War II Navy Corpsman, he served on the USS Chicago – a cruiser stationed in the Pacific. He was part of the occupational forces in Shanghai, China and Japan. He saw...
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Jeffery Vernon Parks

December 15, 1967 - May 29, 2015

Jeffery Vernon Parks. 47, of Indianapolis passed away on May 29, 2015. He was born on December 15, 1967 in Indianapolis to Richard Parks and Karen Pruitt. Jeffrey Vernon was preceded in death by his Father, Richard Parks, Brother, Gregory Parks, Grandmother, Iris Wheeler and Grandfather, Robert Cook. He is survived by his wife Terri Parks, mother and stepfather, Karen and Jerry Pruitt Sr.,...
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Stefanie N. Brown

June 5, 1991 - May 26, 2015

Stefanie N. Brown 23, of Indianapolis, IN passed away May 26, 2015. She was born on June 5, 1991 in Bad Windsheim, Germany. Stefanie was a Registered Nurse at Community East Hospital. She is survived by her loving parents, John and Helene Brown and a host of extended family and many special friends. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 3pm -7pm at Flanner and Buchanan –...
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Doris Jean Wright - Kirkman

April 25, 1933 - May 24, 2015

Doris Jean (Williams) Wright Kirkman 82, of Indianapolis passed away on May 24, 2015. She was born on April 25, 1933 to the late Elmer and Elizabeth Williams. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, 4 siblings, husbands; Robert Wright and John Kirkman. She is survived by her sons; Steven (Sue) Wright and Gregory (Bethann) Wright. Grandchildren: Steven Wright Jr., Douglas Wright, Gregory...
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Janet Sharon Norman

December 2, 1935 - May 21, 2015

Janet Sharon Norman, 79 of Indianapolis, IN was born December 2, 1935 and passed away on May 21, 2015. She was born in Indianapolis to Edwin and Nina Dorsett, who precede her in death. Janet graduated from Shortridge High School and retired from Target after 38 years of service. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, William (Sara) Norman, Donna (Brian) Davis, and Michael (Mary)...
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Jean Carolyn Berry

November 28, 1921 - May 16, 2015

Jean Carolyn (Vansickle) Berry, 93, passed away on May 16, 2015. She was born to William Virgil and Verna (Preston) Vansickle in Indianapolis in 1921. Jean was a devoted wife and mother and a life-long Hoosier farm-girl at heart. She graduated from Warren Central High School in 1939 and from Purdue University in 1943. She met Everett Pershing Berry of Fayetteville, AR at Purdue and they were...
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Opal R. Cheslyn

February 26, 1927 - May 11, 2015

Opal Cheslyn, 88, of Fishers, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 26, 1927 to the late Jack and Pearl Colson, in Scottsville, Kentucky. Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Louis W. Cheslyn, and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Hubbard. She is survived by her children; Linda Winters (Joe), Greg Cheslyn (Kelly), and...
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Ruth E. Schofield

May 16, 1935 - May 4, 2015

Ruth E. Schofield, 79 of Indianapolis passed away on May 4, 2015. She was born May 16, 1935 in Indianapolis to Ralph and Helen Copeland, who precede her in death. Ruth attended Technical Arsenal High School and retired from MSD Warren Township Schools where she worked in Food Service for many years. She was very devoted to her family and loved animals. Surviving to cherish her memories are her...
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Harry Fryar

May 3, 1932 - May 3, 2015

Harry L. Fryar, Jr. 83 years old, of Greenwood, IN passed away on his birthday May 3, 2015. He was born in Indianapolis May 3, 1932. Harry graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and was a 50 year member of Ironworkers Local 22. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wilma Nobbe Fryar; Sons, Johnathan, Jeffrey, and Jerry; 3 grandson's, Jason, Jacob, Joshua; loving daughter-in-law,...
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Sarah A. Fleming

April 12, 1923 - May 3, 2015

Sarah Alieen Fleming of Indianapolis went to be with Jesus on May 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and son James. Sarah is survived by her son, Lawrence (Jean) and her daughter-in-law Patty. 4 grandchildren; Aaron (Sarah), Laura (Tim), Christina and Justin. 2 great-grandchildren Taylor and Marty.
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Mary C. Capps

May 22, 1935 - May 3, 2015

Mary C. Capps 79, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 3, 2015. She was born on May 22, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Carlo and Juanita Burrello. She was a homemaker. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Charles "Shelby" Capps Sr, children; Charles "Shelby" (Valerie) Capps, Shelley Gordon, Gina McGowan, James (Sharon) Capps, and David (Lisa) Capps, sister; Delores...
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Arthur "Sam" J. Richardson, Jr.

March 12, 1945 - April 24, 2015

Arthur "Sam" J. Richardson Jr. age 70, of Greenfield, IN passed away on April 24, 2015. Sam worked for Ford in different positions, and retired as a project foreman after 35 years. He loved traveling the world with his wife and watching sports here at home. You could always find him at his local hangouts enjoying life in general. He will be greatly missed by many. Sam is survived by his...
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Floyd Robert "Bob" Price

June 6, 1946 - April 20, 2015

Floyd Robert "Bob" Price, 68 of Greenfield was born June 6, 1946 and passed away on April 20, 2015. He was born in Detroit, MI to Floyd and Dorothy Price, who precede him in death. He worked in the Body Shop for 7Up Bottling for many years before retiring from Love Heating and Air. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Greenfield. Bob enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, camping...
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Logan Allen Collins

August 7, 1999 - April 19, 2015

Logan Allen Collins, at the precious age of 15, from Indianapolis was born August 7, 1999 and became an angel on April 19, 2015. He enjoyed playing basketball, swimming, reading books, loved McDonalds and going to school. His favorite movies were Cars, Finding Nemo and Thomas the train. He is preceded in death by Papaw, Randy Haaff. Surviving to cherish his memory are his parents, Jody and R.J....
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Pamela J. Ehrenwald

June 8, 1956 - April 8, 2015

Pamela J. Ehrenwald Of Indianapolis, IN died April 8, 2015 at the age of 58. She was born June 8, 1956 in Indianapolis. Pamela is survived by her husband of 39 years Douglas E. Ehrenwald; sons Douglas Gene Ehrenwald and Zachary Travis Ehrenwald; granddaughter Paige Gabriel Ehrenwald; mother Janice Wallace; and sisters Debra, Janet, Barbara, Tonia, and Rita. Graveside services will...
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Charlotte Vivian Hicks A.K.A Anderson, Jessee

August 23, 1937 - April 7, 2015

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Judith Hart

June 23, 1950 - April 3, 2015

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Janet " Nana" B. Howington

July 7, 1944 - March 31, 2015

Janet "Nana" B. Howington 70, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on March 31, 2015 to be reunited with her love ones and many pets. Janet was known for her generous and giving spirit to all who knew her. Janet was born on July 7, 1944 to Gus and Marie Libert. She is survived by her loving children, James Howington (Kerri), Laura Massey (Doug), Lynna Rooks (Todd), Jeanine Presnell (Brad); 9...
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Janet Howington

July 7, 1944 - March 31, 2015

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Virginia M. Berry

March 4, 1926 - March 30, 2015

Virginia Berry 89, of Lawrence, IN passed away on March 30, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 11:00am-1:00pm with funeral service at 1:00pm in Flanner and Buchanan-Memorial Park 9350 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Donna Huffman

July 27, 1943 - March 29, 2015

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Mary Hall

March 19, 1939 - March 28, 2015

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Robert W. Mittelstrasser

September 12, 1957 - March 25, 2015

Robert W. Mittelstrasser, 57 of Indianapolis was born September 12, 1957 and died on March 25, 2015. He was born in Indianapolis, to Clayton and Alice Mittelstrasser. After graduating from Beech Grove High School he then served in the US Marine Corp. and later was a member of the American Legion. He worked as an Engineer/Heavy Equipment Operator for the Amtrak facility in Beech Grove for 24 years...
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Mary Jane Jones

February 11, 1934 - March 14, 2015

Mary Jane Jones, 81, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015. Born on February 11, 1934, Mary was preceded in death by her parents John and Jenny Napariu; brothers John Napariu and George Napariu; and husband of over 48 years, James Jones. Mary is survived by her children Jennie (Allen) McKee, James Jones, John Jones, & Joseph (Lori) Jones; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Two...
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Christina Chrissy Wise

December 30, 1985 - March 13, 2015

Chrissy Wise, 29, of Indianapolis passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. She was born December 30, 1985 in Indianapolis to Rita and the late Tony Wise. Surviving is her son Jaylon Wise and his father Brian Jett; her sister Alexis (Brent Luna) Wise; and maternal grandmother Betty Johnson. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Alex Johnson, as well as...
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David L. Hager

July 24, 1932 - March 11, 2015

David L. Hager, 82 of Greenwood passed away on March 11, 2015. Friends may call from 4 - 8 PM Monday, March 16, 2015 at Flanner and Buchanan – Memorial Park, 9350 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. The funeral service will be at 11 AM Tuesday at the Funeral Center at Memorial Park. Friends may sign David's online guest registry at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
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Paul S. Coppedge

June 23, 1930 - March 10, 2015

Paul S. Coppedge, 84 of Indianapolis passed away on March 10, 2015. He was born June 23, 1930 in Desloge, MO to Guy and Edith Coppedge who precede him in death. He retired from the US Army as a Command Sergeant Major after more than 24 years of service. Paul enjoyed fishing, bowling, camping, and coaching little league baseball.. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillie. Surviving to cherish...
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Deborah Ann Durham

June 27, 1963 - March 7, 2015

Deborah Ann Durham, 51, of Indianapolis passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was born June 27, 1963 in Nashville, TN to the late Robert and Lydia Rich Durham. Debbie was a very fun and kind person. She enjoyed the simpler things in life, but was full of love for all of her family and friends. Surviving is her fiancée Ed Hargrave; son Dustin Durham; sister Mary McLerran; and nieces Marcy...
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Janice L. Gaunce

April 26, 1942 - March 7, 2015

Janice L. Gaunce, 72, of Indianapolis passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was born April 26, 1942 in South Bend, IN to the late David Foster and Marie Hornung Farinacci. She was a 1960 graduate of Warren Central High School. Janice loved cooking and baking, and won many ribbons at the Indiana State Fair for baking, canning, and sewing. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, music, nature,...
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Alice Yvonne McClary

September 15, 1950 - March 6, 2015

Alice Yvonne McClary, 64, of Greenfield, Indiana passed away Friday, March 6, 2015. She was born September 15, 1950 in Hazard, Kentucky to the late Estill and Maxine White Williams. She is survived by her husband of over 40 years Dean McClary; daughter Tammy Johnson; brother Ronnie (Doris) Williams; and granddaughters Nastasha and Gianna Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Barbara K. Brankle

March 1, 1931 - February 19, 2015

Barbara K. Brankle, 84 of Indianapolis was born March 1, 1931 and died on February 19, 2015. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to George and O'Zella Konig. She married William J. Brankle in 1950. She began her banking career in 1949. She worked at Merchants Bank, which later became Railroadmen's Bank and finally Huntington National Bank. She retired in 1996. She was a member of the Eastern...
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Donna Kaye Tisdale Cullen

January 18, 1945 - February 17, 2015

Donna Kaye Tisdale Cullen, age 70, of Indianapolis passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 18, 1945 in Davis County, Indiana to the late William and Naomi Tisdale. She worked as a supervisor at the Finance Center in Fort Harrison for over 25 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was loved by many who knew her. ...
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Alma Ristau

August 5, 1923 - February 17, 2015

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John "Grandpa" Heady, Jr.

December 11, 1949 - February 8, 2015

John "Grandpa" Heady, Jr., 65, of Indianapolis passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015. He was born December 11, 1949 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to the late John C. (Sr.) and Delorus Prather Heady. He was a veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War. John is survived by his wife Linda; sons Jeff, Mike (Diana), and Chris; grandchildren CJ, Corbin, Lilly, Elijah, and...
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Ruth Lorene Gibson

December 24, 1922 - February 4, 2015

Ruth Lorene Gibson, 92, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2015 in Arizona. She is survived by her children Larry Gibson, Linda Rude, Lisa Otto, and Mark Gibson; as well as a host of other loving relatives and friends.
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Vivian Ruth McReynolds

January 29, 2015

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Joeda M. Harbeson

September 1, 1927 - January 28, 2015

Joeda Marzell Harbeson 87, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on January 28, 2015. She was born September 1, 1927 in Sneads, Florida to Irvin and Mavene Harrell. Joeda lived in Florida, Georgia, and Indiana giving birth to eleven children, and mothered a step son. Joeda lived a long full life surrounded by the love of her large family, her love of children is evident by her large family. Jo,...
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Jewel P. Phelps

October 19, 1931 - January 24, 2015

Jewel P. Phelps, 83 of Indianapolis was born October 19, 1931 and died on January 24, 2015. He was born in Somerset, Kentucky to Pearl and Barbara Phelps who precede him in death. He was employed at Electric Steel Casting Co. as a Core Maker for 42 years before retiring. He served in the US Army in Korea. He enjoyed being a member of River of Life Church of God and spending time with his family. ...
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Mary E. Griffin

May 20, 1936 - January 24, 2015

Mary E. Griffin 78, of Indianapolis, IN passed away January 24, 2015. She was born on May 20, 1936 in Canalou, Missouri to the late John and Vearnies Tharp. Mary worked as a receptionist for Westminster Retired Village North and retired after many years of services. She loved singing, listening to music and played various instruments, she will be greatly missed. Mary is preceded in death by...
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Ronald A. Vaught

April 14, 1936 - January 23, 2015

Ronald A. Vaught of Indianapolis, IN died January 23, 2015 at the age of 78. Ronald is survived by his sons Ronald A. Vaught Jr. (Carolyn) and Donald Vaught; grandchildren Joshua Vaught (Megan), Andrew Vaught, and Shannon Price; great-grandchildren Nathan and Connor Vaught, and Caleb Hafley; siblings Beverly Weakley (Val), Mary Coffey, Freddie Vaught (Sheila), and son-in-law Rick Ballard. He...
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Wilma B. Carson

August 15, 1932 - January 15, 2015

Wilma Billions Carson 82, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2015 at 7:00am of natural causes. Born August 15th, 1932 in Athens, Alabama, Wilma graduated high school and worked at Redstone Arsenal where she met her late husband Paul Carson. While lovingly raising a family she was active and treasured in the community including the Church and Girl Scouts. Wilma and Paul traveled extensively...
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Lawrence M. Ballantyne

August 30, 1947 - January 11, 2015

Lawrence M. "Larry" Ballantyne, 67, of Indianapolis passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Larry was born in Detroit, Michigan to John M. and Jane (Bamford) Ballantyne on August 30, 1947. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1966–1969. He was a member of American Legion Post #495. He was the co-owner of Associated Right-of-Way Services, Inc. and provided consultant services as...
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Clifford Leo "Poppy" Richmann

July 29, 1926 - January 8, 2015

Clifford Leo "Poppy" Richmann, 88, Indianapolis, passed away January 8, 2015. He was born on July 29, 1926 in Indianapolis, the son of George and Mable (Mason) Richmann. Clifford proudly served in Germany in the Army during WW II. He retired from Ford Motor Company after more than 30 years of dedicated service. Clifford was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who...
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Ralph G. Fox, Jr.

September 15, 1923 - January 7, 2015

Ralph G. Fox passed away at the Hoosier Village Senior Living Community, Indianapolis, at the age of 91. He was born in Indianapolis, the only child of Ralph G. and Ruth (Foltzenlogel) Fox and lived in the Indianapolis area most of his life. He attended Shortridge High School, excelling in science and mathematics, particularly chemistry. He enrolled in chemical engineering at Purdue University...
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Mary Ann Seegel

November 3, 1921 - January 5, 2015

Mary Ann Seegel, Bedford, IN, and formerly of Indianapolis, passed away January 5, 2015. She was born November 3, 1921 in Chicago, IL. Mary Ann retired from Marion County Criminal Court I and was a Democratic precinct committeewoman. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Mitchell, IN. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Seegel, Sr., and three...
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Kathryn "Sis" K. Long

April 26, 1955 - January 3, 2015

Kathryn "Sis" Long 59, of Indianapolis, IN passed away January 3, 2015. She was born on April 26, 1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Harold and Catherine Johnson. "Sis" as she was affectionately called, was a loving wife and devoted mother who will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by brother, Robert Johnson. "Sis" is survived by her husband, Bill Long, sons; Douglas (Karen)...
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Deborah K Arlinghaus

July 13, 1943 - December 31, 2014


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Richard W. "Dick" Kirkham

May 14, 1929 - December 25, 2014

Richard W. "Dick" Kirkham went to be with his Heavenly Father on December 25, 2014. Dick was born to Clarence "Howard" and Ruby Kirkham on May 14, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI. He worked for Naval Avionics as an electrical engineer for 34 years. Dick graduated from Tech High School and Purdue University. He was in the National Guard, 38th Division for eight years as a radio repairman. Dick loved...
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Betty Shreve

January 21, 1927 - December 19, 2014

Betty Shreve 87, of Indianapolis, IN passed away December 19, 2014, peacefully at home, surrounded by family. She was born on January 21, 1927 in Old Hickory, Tennessee to the late Earl and Georgia Richey. Betty worked as a school crossing guard for many years and a successful Avon business. She loved her family more than anything and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Betty is...
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David Lee Mercer

February 20, 1934 - December 13, 2014

David Lee Mercer, 80, Pendleton, and formerly of Indianapolis, passed away December 13, 2014. He was born on February 20, 1934 in Huntsville, IN, the son of John David Mercer and Precious Jewel (McDaniel) Mercer. David served in the Korean War in the U.S. Marines, H & S Company (D), 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, where he received three Purple Hearts. He retired from Ford...
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Roy Theodore "Pete" Brown, Jr.

March 16, 1926 - December 11, 2014

Roy T. "Pete" Brown, Jr., 88, was born March 16, 1926 and passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at his home in Beech Grove Meadows. He was the first born of six children born to Roy T. and Mary "Hazel" (Coffman) Brown, and was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Indiana. Both parents, as well as a brother, Ernest Brown, and sisters, Marlene Widdifield and Dorothy Jordan preceded him in death...
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Vactor "Bo" Burgess

September 16, 1958 - December 8, 2014

Vactor "Bo" Burgess, 56, of Indianapolis passed away suddenly at his home on December 8, 2014. He was born September 16, 1958 in Indianapolis to Margaret Johnson Burgess and the late Andrew "Andy" Burgess. Bo loved his family, and cherished time with them. He was very athletic, and loved playing sports with his family. Golf, softball, bowling…he loved it all. He was especially skilled as a...
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Virginia R. Baker

January 9, 1928 - December 5, 2014

Virginia R. Baker, 86, Indianapolis, passed away December 5, 2014. She was born in Indianapolis on January 9, 1928, the daughter of Andrew and Flora Fox. During WW II, Virginia worked for Naval Avionics. Over her career, which spanned more than 50 years, she was a medical technician. Virginia was on team that administered the first blood transfusion in Indiana in the 1950s. She was an active...
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Margie Coombs

October 31, 1929 - December 5, 2014

Margie Coombs, 85 of Indianapolis, IN passed away on December 5, 2014. She was born in Huff, Kentucky to Dell and Ida Raymer, who precede her in death. She worked for RCA many years before retiring twice. She was a member of the IBEW for 40 years, loved helping people and was involved with Clothe A Child. She was very devoted to her family and enjoyed cooking for them. She watched golf and loved...
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Eunetta A. Buckner

December 12, 1918 - November 27, 2014

Eunetta A. Buckner 95 years old, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on November 27, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Eunetta was known for her generous and giving spirit to all who knew her. She was an avid gardener, love to sew, quilt and craft, she loved surrounding herself around family and friends. Eunetta was a member of Faith UMC where she was involved faithfully. She retired from over...
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Doug Fleener

September 27, 1954 - November 27, 2014

Doug Fleener, 60, of Ingalls, Indiana passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 at his home after a long illness. There are no public services planned.
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Ruth C. Lamb

January 25, 1933 - November 27, 2014

Ruth C. Lamb, 81, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, November 27, 2014. She was born January 25, 1933 in Indianapolis and lived there all her life. Ruth worked for the Indianapolis Public School System's Purchasing Department in secretarial positions. Upon retiring from full-time status at IPS, her job was re-classified for the purpose of allowing her to return the next week as a part-time...
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Darlene Edna Weaver

April 19, 1938 - November 26, 2014

Darlene Edna (Feuchtmayer) Weaver, 76, passed into Heaven November 26, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Darlene is survived by her loyal husaband, Laurence E. "Chip" Weaver, who is from Perkasie, PA. Darlene and Chip celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on September 16th. Darlene was born at home on April 19, 1938 in Telford, PA to the late Nicholas and Edna Feuchtmayer. ...
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Michael Alcorn

December 13, 1950 - November 21, 2014

Michael E. Alcorn, 63, of New Palestine, IN, died Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:00pm surrounded by family and friends. Mike was born December 13, 1950 to the late Leo and Norma Alcorn of Arcola, IL. He was a member of the Illinois National Guard, and he founded Alcorn Industrial, Inc. in Indianapolis, IN in 1977, and he was elected president of the United Jaycees in 1986-87. He was an avid...
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Betty Jane (Snyder) McKee

November 6, 1921 - November 18, 2014

Betty Jane (Snyder) McKee, 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on November 18, 2014. Betty was born and raised in Dublin, Indiana. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City, IN and attended Earlham College. Betty was a Cub Scout Den Mother and was pinned as an Eagle Scout mother twice and an Eagle Scout Grandmother once. She also led a Girl Scout troop for three years. Betty served...
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R. Ross Ringlespaugh

May 4, 1936 - November 18, 2014

Ralph Ross Ringlespaugh, known by "Ross", was born on May 4, 1936 in Indianapolis, IN. He was born into a family of four boys whose initials all were RRR, like their father, except his brother Gary, whose initials were GRR. The Ringlespaugh boys grew up with a love of playing croquet, and it was said they could swing a croquet mallet before they could walk. Ross graduated from Ben Davis High...
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Wynne Kent Porter

May 7, 1937 - November 12, 2014

Wynne Kent Porter, 77, passed away on November 12, 2014 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. In his final hours, he was surrounded by his family and friends. Wynne was a retired Professional Pharmaceutical Representative from Purdue Fredrick after 30 years and a corpsman in the US Navy. He was a longtime member of Christ Church Cathedral, where he was known for his welcoming...
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