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Our Obituaries

Henry V. Oakwood

February 16, 1921 - January 26, 2015

Henry V. "Hank" Oakwood, Jr., 93 of Carmel, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. Hank was born in Watseka, IL to the late Henry Sr., and Blanche Oakwood. He was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and served in the US Navy during WWII. Hank was the sales manager for Graybar Electric Co., Inc. for 29 years. He then served 9 years as the executive director of the Electric League of...
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Gregor W. King

May 28, 1926 - January 25, 2015

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Kathy Krebs

September 2, 1951 - January 24, 2015

Kathy Krebs, age 63 of Carmel, Indiana, formerly Valparaiso passed away on January 24, 2015, after a courageous 4 year battle with ovarian cancer. Throughout her illness, she inspired countless people by choosing gratitude each day despite her many obstacles. She was a deeply devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend who will be missed tremendously. She found pleasure in the simplest of...
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Donola "Donnie" Orr

September 4, 1935 - January 24, 2015

Donola "Donnie" B. Orr, 79, Carmel, passed away January 24, 2015. She was born September 4, 1935, in Vallonia, IN, the daughter of the late James M. and Juanita M. (Wiggins) Burcham. She married Dr. William "Bill" H. Orr, who preceded her in passing on October 19, 2014, after 30 years of marriage. Donnie was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School, and was an active member of the Alumni...
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Evan Anthony DeMarinis

March 2, 1990 - January 23, 2015

Evan Anthony DeMarinis, 24, Carmel, passed away January 23, 2015. He was born March 2, 1990, in Columbus, OH, the son of Don and Krista (Meservey) DeMarinis. Evan graduated from Carmel High School in 2008. He was pursing his passion for cooking by attending Ivy Tech's Culinary Arts program while working at Matt the Miller's Tavern and dreamed to one day open a restaurant of his own. He had...
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Jack Edward Harney

May 19, 1942 - January 22, 2015

Jack Edward Harney was born in Tipton County, Indiana, on May 19, 1942 and grew up in Noblesville, Indiana. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War stationed with the 105th and 264th Transportation Companies out of DaNang 1968-1969 and died Thursday, January 22nd of service connected conditions due to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. A memorial brick has been laid in honor of his military service...
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William Elijah Atkins

June 17, 1925 - January 22, 2015

William Elijah Atkins, 89, Carmel, passed away January 22, 2015. He was born June 17, 1925, in Olden, TX, the son of the late Robert W. and Serena E. Atkins. He married Helen M. Turner on June 3, 1948. William retired from Star News after 45 years of service. He was a member of the VFW Post #34. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years,...
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Dalton Jones

November 15, 1931 - January 21, 2015

Dalton S. Jones, 83, of Carmel, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Dalton was born November 15, 1931 in Indianapolis to the late William S. and Cinda Jones. He was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School and was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. Dalton was an electrician/contractor for over 50 years, retiring in 1996 as President of Jones Brothers Electric Co. Funeral services...
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Sallie Marie Wagner

July 28, 1932 - January 20, 2015

Sallie Marie Wagner, 82, passed away January 20, 2015. She was born July 28, 1932, in Long Island, NY, the daughter of the late Edward and Marguerite (Dolan) Furey. She married Fred Wagner on July 26, 1980, in Arlington, VA. Sallie was a devout Catholic, attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She enjoyed cross-stitch, reading, crossword puzzles, travelling, and meeting the...
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Anita Riemen

September 29, 1946 - January 19, 2015

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Charles Duke

January 17, 2015

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Virginia Jones

January 20, 1922 - January 16, 2015

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Albert Alfonz Dhaene

July 7, 1928 - January 15, 2015

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John Alan Reed

October 20, 1932 - January 15, 2015

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Elsie Romano Brooks

December 22, 1923 - January 13, 2015

Elsie Romano Brooks, 91, Carmel, passed away on January 13, 2015. She was born December 22, 1923, in Bertha, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Domenico and Maria (Carancci) Romano. She married the love of her life, William Lynn Brooks on July 26, 1947. He preceded her in death. Elsie graduated as the Valedictorian from Schenley High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where, amongst many...
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Donald Lee Shanley

December 6, 1957 - January 11, 2015

Donald Lee Shanley, 57 of Noblesville, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Don was born December 6, 1957 in Logansport. He was a graduate of Rensselaer Central High School. He worked in the mortgage and finance industry for the last 15 years, most recently as a sales manager for Waterstone Mortgage Corp. He loved working with those he considered a "Hero" in our community. They were so...
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Donald Don Robertson

September 14, 1927 - January 11, 2015

Donald "Don" Robertson, 87, Carmel, passed away peacefully January 11, 2015. Don was born September 14, 1927, near Avoca, Indiana to the late Lionel and Zella Alice Spoonmore Robertson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Smith Robertson; three sisters, Phyllis Fry, Bedford, Rose Ann (Randy) Maloney, Midland, Texas, Judith Tindall, Jacksonville, Florida; one brother, William...
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Helen Darlene Dunegan Croke

February 28, 1933 - January 6, 2015

Helen "Darlene" Dunegan Croke, 81 of Carmel, passed away on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015. Darlene was born February 28, 1933 in Mannford, OK to the late Orville and Ellen Dunegan. She retired from the Ft. Benjamin Harrison Finance Center in 1994. An avid golfer, Darlene was a member of various ladies golf leagues at both Ft. Harrison and River Glen golf courses. A service celebrating...
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Alvin Beitelschees

August 4, 1926 - January 5, 2015

Alvin J. Beitelschees, 88 of Carmel, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015. Al was born August 4, 1926 in Toledo, OH to the late Wm. Edward and Minnie Beitelschees. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army and was a graduate of the University of Toledo, with a degree in Engineering. Al worked as a mechanical engineer for Doehler-Jarvis in Toledo, serving as Division Plant Engineer before...
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Mary Hirsch

May 26, 1928 - January 4, 2015

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Elizabeth Klenotic

January 4, 2015

Elizabeth (Betty) Klenotic, 79 of Carmel, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Elizabeth was born February 25, 1935 in Cleveland, OH. She retired from the Better Business Bureau in 1997 where she had worked in auto mediation. Family and friends are invited to pay respects on Sunday, January 11th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel. Elizabeth was the widow of William Klenotic...
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John Pardee

May 2, 1926 - January 3, 2015

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Nancy Lee Mercante

May 18, 1942 - January 2, 2015

Nancy Lee O'Shea Mercante, age 72, of Carmel died January 2nd, 2015 She was born May 18th, 1942 in Flushing, NY to her late mother Mary Louise Lee O'Shea. She was a lifelong New Yorker until moving to Carmel, IN in 2008. She loved the theater and the arts. She was an active volunteer and participant in the St Vincent Hospital Art Program where she expressed joy and hope through art up until...
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Joyce R. Stevens

October 28, 1926 - January 2, 2015

Joyce R. Stevens 88, of Freedom, Indiana, passed away on January 2, 2015. She was born in Attleborough, Norfolk, England on October 28, 1926 to the late Violet and Francis Loveday. She worked as a nurse at Community hospital until she retired. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Clinton Sr., her children, Shirley Gerking, Clinton Stevens, Jr., Carolyn Ridge, Nathan Stevens, Sr...
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Larry Simms

March 4, 1939 - January 1, 2015

Larry L. Simms, 75, of Indianapolis, went home to be with his Lord on January 1, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Larry was born to Frances Neal and S.B. (Samuel Bond) Simms of Springfield, Kentucky, on March 4, 1939. Larry graduated valedictorian from Springfield High School, and in 1961 graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. On...
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Frank E. Farlow

November 3, 1925 - January 1, 2015

Frank Edward Farlow 89, of Indianapolis, left this earth on January 1, 2015 after succumbing to vascular dementia and acute influenza. He was born in 1925 to Frank and Lois Farlow of Paoli Indiana, graduating from Paoli High School (1944). He served his country in World War II, joining the 13th Army Airborne Division in the glider troop core. Following the war, he graduated from Indiana...
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Emma Lou Crockett

June 5, 1926 - December 30, 2014

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Mary Swisher Corbett

January 30, 1957 - December 30, 2014

Mary Corbett, 57, went home to be with her Lord and friend, Christ Jesus, on December 30, 2014, after a nine-year battle with triple negative breast cancer. Mary fought as a Christ-filled warrior against the cancer that returned four times in the nine years, and she persevered each time with incredible fortitude, courage, and grace. She is an amazing example of God's love for others during her...
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Richard "Dick" Paul Stein

September 2, 1925 - December 28, 2014

Richard P. "Dick" Stein went home to the Lord peacefully on December 28, 2014. He was born September 2, 1925 in New Albany, IN to William P. Stein and Lillian Russell Stein. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Key Stein and their children Richard P. Stein Jr, William K. Stein and Patricia A. (Jeff) Stieneker along with their two children Stefanie (Jason) Eadie and Jake Stieneker and...
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Ila Mills

January 10, 1927 - December 26, 2014

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William Harold Jacobson, Jr.

April 28, 1925 - December 24, 2014

William H. "Bill" Jacobson, Jr., 89, of Indianapolis and formerly of Chicago, IL, died December 24, 2014 at Clarebridge of Carmel, IN. He was born April 28, 1925 in Chicago, IL the son of William H. and Florence (Engel) Jacobson. He enlisted in the USNR on July 1, 1943, and entered the V-12 Program at Middlebury College. Bill attended Midshipman School at Notre Dame and was commissioned ensign...
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Roger Riley Mays

February 17, 1930 - December 23, 2014

Roger Riley Mays 84, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 23rd surrounded by his family. He is survived by his spouse, Joanie Mays. He is also survived by his children, Becky Keelor (Tim), Laura Gannon, Michael Croner (Sarah), Steve Croner (Jennifer), James Croner (Dana), Julie Welp (Eric) and Jenny Graves (David) and 17 grandchildren. He is also survived by his...
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Jacky Stutz

January 19, 1959 - December 23, 2014

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Mary Nangle

January 25, 1924 - December 22, 2014

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Robert "Bob" Doeppers

June 23, 1924 - December 20, 2014

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Constance Schaibley

July 19, 1926 - December 19, 2014

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Ronald Owen Rogers

August 17, 1936 - December 19, 2014

Ronald Owen Rogers, age 78, passed peacefully in his sleep the evening of Friday, December 19, 2014, surrounded by the family who loved him dearly. Born August 17, 1936 in Indianapolis to John and Mabel Rogers, he married his high-school sweetheart, Janice Louise Kapp on July 15th, 1956 and she survives. Ron graduated from George Washington High School where he was sports editor of the...
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Evelyn Della Hilsmeyer

August 12, 1921 - December 17, 2014

Evelyn D. Hilsmeyer, 93, of Carmel, died December 17, 2014. Evelyn was born August 12, 1921 on a farm in Dubois County near Huntingburg, Indiana to the late Henry and Louisa Prior. Evelyn attended a one room country school until seventh grade and graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1939. Evelyn married Marvin H. Hilsmeyer on February 27, 1942 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a union that...
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John "Scotty" Borthwick

July 3, 1962 - December 14, 2014

John Scott Borthwick, age 52 joined his Savior, Jesus Christ, December 14, 2014, after a recent period of declining health. Mr. Borthwick was born July 3, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Indiana 25 years ago and was a devoted member to Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana and Christ Church of Zionsville, in Zionsville, Indiana, where he loved an invitation to lector on Sundays and...
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Alex Gillen

August 4, 1988 - December 12, 2014

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John F. Palin

April 28, 1928 - December 12, 2014

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Matt Stromberg

September 4, 1979 - December 8, 2014

Matt Stromberg, age 35, of Carmel passed away on December 8th, 2014 Matt graduated from Carmel High School in 1998. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. He enjoyed all genres of music in which he and his brothers shared together, watching football, especially the Colt's, and spending time with his family. Matt is survived by his parents George W. Stromberg and Nancy Lally...
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LaVerne Wachholz

October 11, 1929 - December 6, 2014

LaVerne Krueger Wachholz 85, of Carmel, passed away on December 6. LaVerne Margaret was born on October 11, 1929 in Oak Lawn, IL to Herb and Margaret (Peggy) Krueger. LaVerne will be deeply missed by her devoted husband of 60 years, Art Wachholz, their adult children Janie (Charlie) Podell, Jill, Artie (Heather), and Gretchen (Pete) Rans, six...
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Marvin E Clingman

August 1, 1924 - December 5, 2014

Marvin E. Clingman, age 90, of Muncie passed away December 5th, 2014 Marvin organize the Carmel Adult Citizens Center in February of 1991, an organization where adults may play table games. In 1995, The Carmel Lions Club named Marvin their Citizen of the Year, for his service to the Carmel Community. Marvin served in the U.S. Army during WWII proudly. He later graduated with his degree...
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Shirley Cooper Schaust

April 24, 1926 - December 4, 2014

Shirley Cooper Schaust 88, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully at her residence in Carmel, Indiana on Wednesday, December 4, 2014. She was born April 24, 1926 in Waltham, Massachusetts to William E. and Ethel Frail Cooper. Shirley loved life and touched all those around her with her light-hearted spirit. Her inner strength and determination served her...
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Agnella "Pete" Marie Roessler

July 10, 1925 - December 3, 2014

Agnella "Pete" Marie Roessler, age 89, of Carmel passed away December 3rd, 2014 Pete was born July 10th, 1925 in Louisville, KY to her late parents John and Florence Zeller. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1943 where she played field hockey on the women's team. She later married the love of her life George A. Roessler Jr. in 1945 who preceded her death in 1994. She began her career...
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Phyllis Hermann

January 16, 1935 - November 28, 2014

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Clara M. Spidel

September 4, 1941 - November 28, 2014

S Clara Mae Spidel, 73 of Carmel passed away November 28, 2014. She was born September 4, 1941 in Monon, Indiana to the late Robert and Edith Sullivan. She was a graduate of Frankfort High School, Frankfort, Indiana. Clara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was retired after many years as a homemaker and then a career in the banking business in Carmel. Her greatest love was her...
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Gregg Michael Golubski

November 14, 1954 - November 21, 2014

Gregg Michael Golubski, age 60, of Carmel, IN passed away on November 21st, 2014. He was born in South Bend, IN to Robert and Theresa Golubski in 1954. Gregg attended Indiana University and graduated from Kelly School of Business. He spent most of his career in the logistics industry at Roadway Express. His most recent position was National Sales Manager for Great States in Shelbyville, IN. ...
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Mark L. Mitchell

May 19, 1958 - November 16, 2014

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Joann Aulby

January 17, 1930 - November 14, 2014

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Ruth Ellen Boone

July 24, 1931 - November 14, 2014

Ruth Ellen Boone of Carmel, IN passed away Friday, November 14th, 2014. Ruth was born in Paoli, IN on July 24th, 1931 to her parents, Suzanne and Robert D. Williams. She was 83 years old. Ruth was a beautician and beauty school instructor for over 40 years and was well known and admired within the beauty education community. She retired from Honors Beauty College in 2011 to care for her...
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Dorothy Maki

January 8, 1925 - November 13, 2014

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Robert Baker

January 23, 1921 - November 13, 2014

Robert M. Baker, 93 of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014. Robert was born January 23, 1921 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Robert M. and Grace Strayer Baker. He was a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Robert was selected to the Naval OCS, was commissioned, achieved the rank of...
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James C. Terry

December 10, 1943 - November 12, 2014

James Conrad Terry, 70, of Indianapolis, passed away November 12, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born Dec. 10, 1943 in Bedford, IN to Wilma Minger Terry and Yank Terry. He served in the U.S. Army before completing his degree at Indiana University and attaining his CPA certification. Jim retired from an accounting career in the banking industry. Jim is survived by his dearly...
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George Dunay

September 5, 1924 - November 7, 2014

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Ruth Kirkwood

December 12, 1924 - November 6, 2014

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Julia Pober

April 20, 1917 - November 3, 2014

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Ruth Ellen Minott

June 5, 1930 - October 31, 2014

Ruth Ellen "R.E." Minott, 84, died peacefully in her home in Carmel, Indiana on October 31, 2014 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Born June 5, 1930 in the farming community of Oakville, Indiana to Harry Marguerite Fleming, Ruth Ellen and her family eventually settled in Richmond, Indiana. Ruth Ellen had an older sister, Joanna Grace, and a younger brother, Thomas Evan. A proud Red...
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Richard W.O. Lethander

March 3, 1941 - October 28, 2014

Richard W. O. Lethander (3/3/1941 - 10/28/2014) Richard was the oldest of three children born to Walter and Mildred (Lund) Lethander in Chicago, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Marilyn and survived by his brother Roger (Joyce), his wife of 50 years Barbara (Sommerschield), their three children Charles (Heather), Rebecca (Christopher Bultinck), and Andrew (Sarah) and...
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Mary A. Kinney

May 24, 1931 - October 20, 2014

Mary A Kinney, 83, of Carmel, IN passed away at her home of Congestive Heart Failure on October 20, 2014, with her loving family at her side. Mary and Jim Kinney, along with their five daughters, moved to Carmel in 1970. Mary worked for many years in the construction industry before starting The Mary Kinney Company in 1999, which she operated until her retirement. Mary loved Ballroom dancing...
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William H. Orr

November 3, 1930 - October 19, 2014

Dr. William H. "Bill" Orr, 83 of Carmel, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014. Bill was born November 3, 1930 in Buffalo, NY to the late Dr. William J. and Margaret G. Orr. He was a 1948 graduate of Nichols High School in Buffalo. Bill earned his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University, his Master's degree from Catholic University, while teaching at the Naval Academy and his PhD. from...
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Alvaro Villalta

August 18, 1955 - October 13, 2014

Alvaro Villalta, 59, of Carmel, passed away on October 13, 2014. Alvaro was born August 18th, 1955, in Cucuta, Colombia to the late Victor Manuel Villalta and Tulia Florez de Villalta. Alvaro graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. His determination, skill, and perseverance led to the founding of AV Consulting Engineers, an electrical...
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Kay Field

November 16, 1920 - October 2, 2014

Kay Hunt Field, 93 of Carmel, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014. Kay was born November 16, 1920 in Washington, D.C. to the late Ralph W. and Virginia Poole Hunt. Kay was a lady blessed with many gifts. Her singing talent was evident from an early age. While in high school she performed on a local weekly radio show and soon became the featured vocalist with "Big Bands" in Washington D.C...
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Paul Richard Lipps

August 20, 1943 - October 1, 2014

Paul Richard Lipps, 71, of Carmel, passed away suddenly, Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital. Paul was born August 20, 1943 in Indianapolis, the son of Paul and Leona (Losey) Lipps. Paul was devoted to his children's sports teams and activities, and served as youth group leader at his church. He was an avid Colts, racing, and Cincinnati Reds fan, and loved boating. Paul attended Purdue...
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William Church

October 1, 2014

William H. "Bill" Church, Jr., 72 of Carmel, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Bill was born October 4, 1941 in Muncie to the late William H. Sr., and Virginia (Tyrrell) Church. Bill was an executive with Republic National Distributing Company (formally, National Wine and Spirits) for 10 years, retiring in 2011. Prior, he was employed by Seagram's Distillers from 1972 to 2001. Before his...
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Dorothy Norris

February 6, 1927 - September 29, 2014

Dorothy L. Norris, 87 of Carmel, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014. Dorothy was born February 6, 1927 in Loogootee, IN to the late James F. and Anastasia Hopkins O'Neal. Dorothy was a graduate of Indiana University and worked as a teacher for 10 years. After raising her family, she joined her husband working in real estate. Dorothy was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Family...
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Phillip B. Alexander

March 6, 1943 - September 27, 2014

Phillip B. Alexander, 71, of Carmel passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana the son of Earl and Olive (Edwards) Alexander. He graduated from Shortridge High School. He was a US Army National Guard Veteran during the Vietnam War. Phillip worked as a Manufacturing manager at Allison Gas Turbine/Rolls Royce for 34 years before his retirement. Phillip was...
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Donald Robert Russell

October 30, 1946 - September 25, 2014

Donald Robert Russell, 67, of Carmel, Indiana died Thursday, September 25, 2014, at IU Health North Hospital. Born October 30, 1946, in Newville, Pennsylvania, he was the eldest son of the late Marlin and Martha Russell. He was a graduate of Carlisle High School, Class of 1964, and received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from Shippensburg University. He worked...
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Barbara Wolf

September 23, 2014

Barbara E. Wolf, 81 of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Barbara was born June 5, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Harry and Lucylle Wolf. She was a graduate of Western University (now Miami University) and was a purchasing agent for National Wine and Spirits. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, October 1 at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, where family...
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Betty Murray

April 25, 1925 - September 21, 2014

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Florence Marie Hancock

August 30, 1926 - September 21, 2014

Florence Marie Hancock Aug 30, 1926 – Sept 21, 2014 Florence Hancock, a very vigorous, lively, and strong woman, passed away suddenly on Sunday evening, September 21, 2014. She was the eighth of nine children, with only one sister, Sophia Staab, still surviving. Florence was born in Hyacinth, Kansas to John and Agnes (Korbe) Fross and attended Hays State College. She was married to...
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Helen Torney

October 2, 1928 - September 21, 2014

Helen T. (Theodore) Torney, 85, of Carmel died September 21, 2014. Helen was born in Terre Haute, IN to Angelus and Evangeline (Yannoulopoulos) Theodore. Helen was an active member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church as well as an officer and devoted member of the Ladies' Philoptochos Society at Holy Trinity Church. Helen was also on the Metropolis Board of the Philoptochos. She began her...
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Zebbie K. Moore

November 21, 1956 - September 20, 2014

Zebbie K. Moore, 57 of Carmel, entered into eternal life Saturday, September 20, 2014. Zebbie was born November 21, 1956 in Indianapolis. She, along with her husband and daughter, ran their family business for more than 30 years. Zebbie was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. She was an avid reader of all literature, a 3 to 5000 piece puzzle connoisseur who loved fishing,...
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Delores Carter

April 29, 1938 - September 20, 2014

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Nancy J. Buchanan

November 1, 1941 - September 14, 2014

Nancy J. Buchanan, 72 of Carmel, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014. Nancy was born November 1, 1941 in Angola, IN to the late Donald and Candace Green. She was self-employed as a beautician for 10 years and then as a seamstress for over 40 years. Nancy was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Valparaiso United Methodist Church and was a former leader and active participant in 4-H. ...
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Margie Marcel

May 13, 1951 - September 10, 2014

Marjory Mary Marcel LTC, U.S. Army (Retired), 63, beloved wife of Dennis C. Marcel and adored mother of Amanda Brown and Christopher Marcel passed away suddenly September 10, 2014. Born May 13, 1951, in Sandusky, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Norbert and Irene (Charette) Hiss. She and Denny began their 15,544 day journey together while in college and were married on February 22, 1975...
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O. Ruth Smith

September 7, 1935 - September 10, 2014

O. Ruth Smith, 79, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Opha is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert D. Smith; sons, Andrew Ray Smith and Gregory Smith; her sister Gertrude Odell; and a nephew Ron Reeves. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, 325 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to...
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Jaime Giraldo

February 3, 1953 - September 9, 2014

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Margaret Shkane

May 5, 1924 - September 9, 2014

Margaret A. (Joseph) Shkane, 90, of Westfield, IN and formerly of Enon, Ohio, passed away September 9, 2014. She is survived by her children, George Shkane (Victoria), Karen Eppert (Ron) and Dale Stover (Rick); 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM Monday, September 15, 2014 at Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church, 954 N Maple Ave,...
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Katelyn Grace Torres

September 6, 2014 - September 6, 2014

Katelyn Grace Torres, infant daughter of Jose and Carol (Filbrun) Torres, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, in her mommy's arms. Katelyn is survived by her parents, her big sister, Krista R. Jones (Sam Long) of Carmel; grandparents Lester and Eunice Filbrun of Lapel, IN, and Francisco Torres of Chicago; aunts and uncles, Mike and Debbie DeValdivielso, Evelyn Torres, Meridith Torres,...
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Howard C. Peterson

September 6, 1929 - August 29, 2014

Howard Clark "Pete" Peterson, 84, of Indianapolis, passed on to be with his Lord, and dear family and friends who have gone before him, on August 29 after a lengthy illness. Pete was born September 6, 1929 in Janesville, Wisconsin to Peter Peterson and Mabel Marguerite (Rice) Peterson. He graduated from Janesville High School in 1948. Pete developed an entrepreneurial spirit at an early age....
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Norbert James Smith

October 19, 1924 - August 26, 2014

Norbert J. Smith, 89, of Carmel, passed away August 26, 2014. He was born September 19, 1924 in Batesville, IN, the son of Arthur and Teresa (Miller) Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann F. Smith in 2010. Norbert graduated from Mount Carmel College in Niagra Falls, Ontario Canada with a Ph.B. and attended Yale University. He retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after...
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Louis Sofianopoulos

February 28, 1928 - August 25, 2014

Louis N Sofianopoulos, 86, of Kokomo, IN, beloved husband, father and papou, died on August 25, 2014. Louis was born on February 28, 1928 in Tripoli, Greece to Nicholas and Angeline (Kuvales) Sofianopoulos. Louis served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Nick's Shoe Repair in Kokomo, IN. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Louis was...
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John David "Johnny" Miner

February 5, 1968 - August 18, 2014

John D. "Johnny" Miner, 46, of Carmel, passed away August 18, 2014 after a long illness. Johnny was born in Indianapolis, IN the son of William R. and Anne (Fleming) Miner. Johnny graduated from Carmel High School where he was a drummer in several groups. He was a music major at Indiana University and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He was also a member of the Marching 100...
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Bernice O. Crane

December 20, 1929 - August 14, 2014

Bernice D. "Betty" Crane. 84 of Carmel, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014. Betty was born December 20, 1929 in Dowling, MI to the late Wayne E. and Ila Stimson Gay. She worked as an administrative assistant for various companies, lastly in the healthcare field. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, whom she married March 15th, 1952. She is survived by her children, Sheryl ...
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Henrietta L. Killam

November 28, 1928 - August 13, 2014

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Josip Beleta

March 5, 1943 - August 11, 2014

Josip (Joe) Beleta, 71, McCordsville, passed away August 11, 2014. He was born in Vinkovci, Croatia, the son of the late Stjepan and Marija (Adamic) Beleta. Joe retired from Roche Diagnostics in 1994 as a Manager of Machine Design. Throughout his life, he pursued a variety of interests, including travel, home design/construction, tennis, and translation work for various local sporting events...
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Mildred Lucille Weiper

August 21, 1919 - August 8, 2014

Mildred (Milly) Lucille Haws Weiper, 8-21-1919 – 8-8-2014. In words only Mom could say, "My parts have exceeded their warranty". After over 30 years of keeping a daily diary, she has "written" the final chapter, at least in this world. . There are so many Milly-isms that show her great humor, compassion, and love of life. "I'm in pretty good shape for the shape I am...
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Janice Budach

June 30, 1930 - August 7, 2014

Janice Skelly Seidensticker Budach, 84 of Zionsville, made her transition from this life into the next on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Janice was born June 30, 1930 in Jackson, MI, one of six children, to the late Delbert and Edith Skelly. She was a graduate of Indiana University and maintained an active membership in her sorority, Chi Omega. She taught kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade before...
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Richard F. Zegarra

July 18, 1926 - August 6, 2014

Richard F. Zegarra, M.D. 88, passed away on August 6, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born on July 18, 1926 in Lima, Peru to Teodoro Zegarra Prado and Petronila Zegarra Vernal. Richard grew up in Lima and attended Seventh-day Adventist schools, selling church literature in the summers to help pay for his school tuition. After graduating from high school at the...
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Harry L. Bolton

August 26, 1943 - August 3, 2014

Harry L. Bolton 70, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 following a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Westfield and formerly of Indianapolis. Harry was born August 26, 1943 in St. Louis, MO, the only son of Harry H. and Addie (McBee) Bolton. At age 8, he moved to Indianapolis with his family and lived on the Northside, attending John Strange, Fall Creek and Eastwood schools. He...
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John O'Connor

June 21, 1937 - August 2, 2014

John J. "Jack" O'Connor, 77 of Carmel, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014. Jack was born June 21, 1937 in Springfield, MA to the late Patrick "Joe" and Marguerite O'Connor. He was a graduate of Kent State University, where he was a member of the basketball team. Jack worked for 28 years in Labor relations for Ford Motor Co., retiring in 1987. He then joined Blue Cross/Blue Shield as vice...
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Harold B. Franklin III

October 29, 1946 - July 29, 2014

Harold B. Franklin III, 67, Carmel, passed away July 29, 2014. He was born October 29, 1946, in Dayton, OH, the son of Harold Franklin Jr. and Esther (Peacock) Hudson. He married Lois Joy (Gabel) Franklin on June 28, 2003. Harold served in the United States Air Force. He was still actively working as a computer software developer. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church,...
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James Monroe Carter, M.D.

August 24, 1926 - July 25, 2014

James Monroe Carter, M.D., 87, of Carmel, Indiana, died in his home on July 25, 2014. He was born August 24, 1926, in Nelson County, Virginia, the son of James Monroe and Bertha Devord (Johnson) Carter. Jim served in the Navy during WWII and then attended Lynchburg College on the G.I.Bill. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. Following his residency, he practiced...
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Robert Gordon Graham

March 4, 1940 - July 20, 2014

Robert Gordon Graham, 74, Carmel, IN lost his courageous four month battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family on July 20, 2014. He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 50 years, Patricia Greaney Graham, and cherished sons: Michael Thomas Graham, Indianapolis, and Scott Patrick Graham, Ellicott City, MD, his wife Nancy, and their sons Jackson and Mason. He was preceded in death by...
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Joan Marie Homrighausen

November 1, 1929 - July 19, 2014

Joan Marie (Kane) Homrighausen died on Saturday, July 19 at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital. Joan was born in New York City on November 1. 1929 to John and Elizabeth (McGowan) Kane. She was preceded in death by her parents and her 4 siblings: Florence, Margaret, Rose Mildred and John. Joan spent her childhood in NYC. As the youngest child with four older siblings, throughout her childhood...
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Jack G. Berry

September 3, 1929 - July 18, 2014

Jack G. Berry 84, of Carmel, IN, passed away on July 18, 2014 in Carmel. Jack was a retired teacher for North Central High School. He was a member of Hope Church and was a former basketball coach for Monroe City High School. He was also the founder of Jesus is the Answer Prison Ministry. He is survived by wife, Sue (Sanders) Berry; children, Chet (Marchelle) Berry and Jan Berry;...
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Stanley Thomas Brookie

November 30, 1929 - July 18, 2014

Stanley T. Brookie Died on July 18, 2014. He was born on November 30, 1929 to Robert and Pauline Brookie in Nora, Indiana and was married to Barbara Ann (Meyer) Brookie, who survives him. He graduated from Carmel High School in 1947 and enrolled at Purdue University. After serving in the Army as an anti-aircraft artillery officer during the Korean War, he graduated from Purdue in 1954 with a...
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Patricia Jane Lindemann

July 26, 1931 - July 17, 2014

Patricia Jane Brown Lindemann died July 17, 2014 in Brighton, Michigan at the age of 82. She was born July 26, 1931 in Massillon, Ohio to the late Myron and Irene (Fleetwood) Brown. She graduated from Brewster (Ohio) High School in 1949 and from Indiana University in 1953 with a degree in education. She married the late Welman Louis ("Lindy") Lindemann in 1952. Following college graduation,...
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