Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Carmel

We are Your “Circle of Comfort”
For over 130 years we’ve been helping families celebrate their loved-one’s life. Our professional staff will guide you through your service options that meet both your needs and budget. We will help you with the big decisions and handle the small details for you. We are a family-owned business that proudly serves all faiths, races and income levels. Our expertise and resources are unmatched. We offer the full spectrum of tributes from traditional funerals to cremation memorial services, and now green burial options. With state-of-the-art video, broadcasting, online guestbook, catering, and other customized services, we can make a tribute personal and meaningful; all within your budget.

Is cost an issue? Tell us and we will work with you.
We have 14 centers throughout metro Indianapolis, operate our own crematory, and have funeral and cemetery combination centers at: Floral Park, Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Washington Park North Cemetery & Family Center, Washington Park East Cemetery & Community Life Center.

Cremation Specialists – Simple, Low Cost Alternatives Available
We have been the state’s leading provider of cremation services since we built our first crematory in 1904. Today, Flanner and Buchanan carries on this tradition at its Cremation Center of Indiana, located in downtown Indianapolis. We welcome your questions and offer tours to those that want to learn more about their choices. Tours can be arranged by calling 317-387-7000.

Working to Make Indianapolis A Better Community
With a proud heritage of service in Central Indiana, we play an active role in the community. Our company is a sponsor of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, McMiracle, OASIS, many area schools, and countless other community service organizations and efforts. See our Facebook page to learn more.

For the Special Events of Your Life
The Community Life Center at Washington Park East Cemetery is becoming the city’s most popular destination for weddings. We were recently featured on CNN and USA Today. We just-remodeled the Speedway Community Center which featured large photographs in its lobby, can host receptions, business seminars, neighborhood meetings and family events.


Our Obituaries

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

Memorial Contributions in Mark's Honor may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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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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Thomas Patterson Campbell III

May 2, 1942 - July 16, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell III 72, lost his months-long and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Tom was a professor of English at Wabash College for 35 years, before retiring in 2012. He was a warm and generous mentor, an energetic and thoughtful administrator, an engaged and eclectic scholar (from Chaucer to Murakami), and above all, a...
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Maria Tanella

July 14, 1964 - July 16, 2014

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Dorothy Carman

December 23, 1916 - July 12, 2014

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Cheryl Green

June 20, 1951 - July 8, 2014

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Cecil W. York

September 7, 1918 - July 2, 2014

Cecil (Teetie) W. York, 95, born September 7, 1918 in Irvington, Indiana, passed away on July 2, 2014, preceded in death by his wife, Edna Schmidt York. He worked at International Harvester. He was a WWII veteran with the 28th Infantry Division known as the Bloody Bucket Division, the only one to fight in all 5 major battles in Europe (Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and the...
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Nelda M. Nelson

May 1, 1919 - June 30, 2014

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Mary M Armantrout

November 20, 1923 - June 25, 2014

Mrs. Mary Margaret Armantrout, 90 years of age, Overland Park, Ks. passed peacefully with her son by her side on June 25th 2014. She was born in Indianapolis to Edward and Jennie Yount. Mary graduated from Broad Ripple High School, where she met what would become the love of her life Joseph Blackford Armantrout. Mary graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing where she received a degree...
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Cary "Jay" Smith

June 21, 2014

Cary "Jay" Smith of Bellevue Washington died June 21, 2014 at the age of 54. Jay leaves his wife, Kathy and two sons, Tim, 16 and Andrew, 13. Jay was the son of Barbara and Billie Smith of Indianapolis. Jay was a 1978 graduate of North Central High School. Jay, a welder by trade, also was a stay at home dad for his sons. Jay is also survived by his sisters Janelle Welch of Indianapolis...
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Ibrahim Toma

August 6, 1928 - June 18, 2014

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Thomas James Streff

January 14, 2014 - June 12, 2014

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Mary E. Avery Backus

November 10, 1923 - June 10, 2014

Mary E. Stoops Avery Backus 90, of Carmel, died June 10, 2014. She was born November 10, 1923, the late daughter of Zula E. (Price) Stoops and John W. Stoops. She graduated from Sheridan High School and Indiana Central Business College. Her employment included working for the FBI in California and legal work with her husband, Harris W. Avery, Attorney-@-Law. Mary loved writing poetry and was...
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Marietta Myers

November 27, 1927 - June 9, 2014

Marietta Myers 86 of Carmel passed away June 9, 2014. She was born to the late Herbert & Helen Reinert. Marietta worked for the State of Indiana for 18 years. She was enjoyed entertaining, playing cards and was very involved in local politics. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Myers; sisters, Bernice Bailey, Helen Rothwell and Ruth Haynes; brothers, Bob and Jim Reinert. Survivors...
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Rick Ahr

January 18, 1958 - June 7, 2014

Rick Thomas Ahr, 56, of Carmel, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. A thoughtful son, loyal brother, devoted husband, and loving father, Rick was born January 18, 1958, in Ft. Wayne, IN. He worked as an electronic pre-press technician, most recently with Multi-Packaging Solutions in Indianapolis. Rick had a love of sports including baseball, hockey, golf,...
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Marlene Wendorf

August 26, 1931 - June 7, 2014

Marlene M. Wendorf died peacefully on June 7, 2014. She was born August 26, 1931 in Mount Prospect, IL, to Dr. Wesley and Lillian Holste Simonis. Marlene was raised in Two Rivers, WI and was studying Home Economics at University of Wisconsin when she met Gerald (Jerry) Wendorf. Marlene and Jerry have been married for 62 years. Jerry's career took them from Chicago to Zanesville, OH;...
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Richard Dyke

October 22, 1922 - June 6, 2014

Dr. Richard Warren (Dick) Dyke, 91, went home to our Lord Jesus Christ on June 7, 2014. He was born in Chicago IL on October 22nd, 1922 to Anna (Schlundt) and Rudolph Dyke. In 1933 he moved with his family to Ft. Wayne, IN before attending Indiana University where he received his AB Degree in 1944 and MD in 1946. As a member of the US Army Medical Corps he and his wife, Virginia (Van Meter)...
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Antonio Lopez

March 22, 1933 - June 3, 2014

Antonio "Tony" Lopez, 81 of Carmel, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. Antonio was born March 22, 1933 In Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the late Atilano and Sadie Pulgino Lopez. He was an Army National Guard veteran and served in Germany during the Korean War. He worked as a custodian in the Carmel area until his retirement.. Tony was a member of the Carmel American Legion. Funeral services...
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Wilma Jane Kersey

December 13, 1929 - June 1, 2014

Wilma Jane Kersey Of Carmel, Indiana passed away June 1, 2014 at her residence. She was born to the late Harry and Maude Kellam on December 13, 1929 in Cicero, Indiana. Wilma owned and operated the Breslers Ice Cream Shop in Castleton Square Mall for 18 years. She is survived by her husband Lester L. Kersey Jr. of 54 years, daughters, Patricia Ann Kellermeyer, Susan Jane Kersey (husband, Paul...
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Jane M. Godfrey

March 18, 1919 - May 31, 2014

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Kevin M. Gartenhaus

June 21, 1958 - May 30, 2014

Kevin M. Gartenhaus, 55, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on Friday afternoon, May 30, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Kevin was born on June 21, 1958 in San Francisco, California to Solomon and Johanna Gartenhaus, who both survive. He is also survived by his wife, Kelly O'Brien Gartenhaus and his children, Matthew, Zachary and Lauren; brother and sister-in-law Michael and Jane...
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Daniel Murphy

December 26, 1964 - May 27, 2014

Daniel J. Murphy 49, also lovingly known as "Murph" was born in Quantico, VA to the late Robert (Bob) and Janet Murphy on 12/26/1964. While a short time resident of Speedway, IN where he passed on 5/27/2014, he resided in South Broad Ripple for the last 18 years. Spending most of his childhood in Carmel, IN, he graduated from Carmel High School in 1983. While in high school, he played baseball,...
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Walter A. Cooper

March 9, 1960 - May 26, 2014

Walter A. Cooper, 54, of Fishers Indiana passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. He was born March 9, 1960 in El Paso, Texas. The son of Walter and Dianne Cooper. He graduated from Lawrence North High School and earned a BS in Management from Purdue in 1982. He married Barbara Jean Dittus on May 22, 1982 and they lived in Fishers, IN and Pittsburgh, PA. Walter was a businessman who excelled in sales...
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FRED JAY SAUNDERS

November 7, 1923 - May 24, 2014

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Lois Webber

October 31, 1925 - May 23, 2014

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Richard Allen Castor

July 20, 1945 - May 22, 2014

Richard Allen Castor 68 of Carmel, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. Dick ("Pooh") was born July 20, 1945 in Indianapolis to the late Elba and Doris Castor. Dick worked in the construction and custom home building business. He retired from Bee-Mar Construction Company as Construction Manager in 2000. He enjoyed cars and riding his motorcycle. However, doting on his family was his greatest...
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Phyllis Thrasher Witt

December 1, 1924 - May 22, 2014

Phyllis Thrasher Witt 89, Carmel, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. Phyllis was a Life Master at bridge, traveling to tournaments around the country with her late husband of 58 years, Billy. She loved spending time with her family, gardening, arts and crafts and listening to old-time hymns. She is beloved by her daughter, Jody Loukota; three sons, John, Miles and Dudley Witt; brother, Ben...
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Nancy Rumery

July 9, 1930 - May 20, 2014

Nancy A. Rumery, 83, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2014, at Maple Park Village in Westfield, Indiana, seven weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. Her devoted husband, Harold, was at her side. Born in Greenfield, MA on July 9, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Elsie (Mattson) DesNoyer. She graduated from Washington Lee High School in Arlington,...
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Carol Umholtz

January 27, 1942 - May 12, 2014

Carol S. Umholtz, 72 of Carmel, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at her home. Carol was born January 27, 1942 in Indianapolis to the late Richard and Lydia Jaffke. Carol retired as an executive secretary from Weyerhaeuser, Inc. in 2008 after 25 years. Carol enjoyed the outdoors. Boating and water sports with her family was one of her greatest joys. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am...
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ADELINE HILL

April 25, 1930 - May 11, 2014

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Shirley Lyday

March 6, 1935 - May 8, 2014

Shirley M. Lyday, 79 of Carmel, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. Shirley was born March 6, 1935 In Shelbyville, IN to the late Milton and Nina Rouse. She was a graduate of Manual High School. Shirley worked for Equitable Life Assurance Society, now AXA Equitable for 51 years, retiring in 2005 as assistant to the Executive Vice President. Shirley was active in Special Olympics, serving...
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Marion Francis Werler

June 2, 1923 - May 5, 2014

Marion Francis Werler 90, passed away on May 5, 2014. A true member of "The Greatest Generation," Marion always believed in doing his best, never complaining, and standing for what is the greatest of America. He was born in Indianapolis on June 2, 1923 to Beulah and Edward Werler and attended Arsenal Technical High School. Like many other young men of his generation, Marion left school before...
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Isabella S. Kemper

April 30, 2014 - May 3, 2014

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Helen E. Andros

September 13, 1923 - May 3, 2014

Helen Andros, 90, of Fishers, IN (formerly of Crown Point, IN), passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Pauline Erkekedis, her husband William Andros, and her sister Katherine Kurtis. Helen is survived by two devoted and loving daughters, Paula and Cheryl Andros, her sister in laws Mary C. Andros, Mary S. Andros, and...
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Arthur F. "Bud" Kistner

August 19, 1925 - April 30, 2014

Arthur F. "Bud" Kistner 88 of Carmel, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Bud was born August 19, 1925 In St. Louis, MO. He was a WWII Navy Veteran. After he was discharged from the Navy, Bud and Laverne moved to Indianapolis where he worked servicing medical X-ray equipment. In 1973 he opened a PIP Printing franchise, that is now in its third generation of operation. Friends and...
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Walter Stricker

July 12, 1931 - April 28, 2014

Walter R. Stricker, 82 of Westfield, formerly of Carmel, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014. Walter was born July 12, 1931 in Beech Grove to the late Everett and Isabelle Stricker. He was a US Navy Veteran. Walter worked for the Howard W. Sams Company as camera man for over 30 years, until his retirement in 1989. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Saturday, May 3 at Flanner and Buchanan...
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Philip W. Pryor, M.D.

July 1, 1949 - April 26, 2014

Philip W. Pryor, M.D., 64, passed away April 26, 2014. He was born July 1, 1949, in Bloomington, the son of the late Harold Vestle Pryor and Phoebe (Sparks) Pryor. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering and MS in Systems Engineering from Purdue University. He then obtained his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine followed by residency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery....
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Rani Saxena

August 31, 1938 - April 24, 2014

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Theodore J. Pulos

July 26, 1930 - April 22, 2014

Theodore J Pulos 83 from Carmel, died on April 22, 2014. Theodore was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. He is survived by his loving wife Thalia (Giannakopoulos) Pulos and two daughters Patty (Christis) Papadopoulos and Cilia (George) Pogas and was a wonderful pappou to four beautiful grandchildren. Calling for Theodore will be held on Friday April 25, 2014 at Holy Trinity Greek...
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Nina M Hendrixson

July 11, 1924 - April 22, 2014

Nina M. Hendrixson On April 22, 2014 our mother Nina Mary Solomie Hendrixson, joined her husband Robert, who died January 23, 2009. Nina is survived by her daughters, Diana (Ellis) Good, and Cynthia (Max) Turner, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Memorial calling will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11:00 to 1:00 with a Memorial service starting at 1:00 at Flanner and Buchanan –...
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David H. Walters

March 11, 1958 - April 21, 2014

David H. Walters 56, of Fort Wayne, IN, devoted husband and father, passed away on April 21, 2014. He was born March 11, 1958, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was a graduate of North Central High School in 1976. In 1979, Dave married his high school sweet-heart Deborah Hermann, and graduated from Purdue University in 1980 with a BS in Business Management. Dave worked for Farmers Insurance...
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Mary E. Odenwalder

April 21, 1915 - April 19, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Odenwalder 98 of Carmel passed away April 19, 2014, where she has lived at Summertrace for the last four years. She was born to Mary Magdalena (Schiska) and John Thomas Studer on April 21, 1915 in New Washington, Ohio. She graduated from New Washington High School in 1932 and graduated from Office Training Business School in Columbus, Ohio in 1934. She lived and worked in Columbus...
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Michelle Joann Berdusco

November 12, 1963 - April 12, 2014

Michelle Joann Berdusco, 50, Noblesville, passed away April 12, 2014 after injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born November 12, 1963, in Indianapolis, the daughter of John P. Berdusco and Joy K. Moffat. Michelle was an expert equestrian. Her passion and profession were in training young children to ride and compete. Michelle's love for children and her family will leave a...
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Conrad Groseclose

November 9, 1926 - April 7, 2014

Conrad A. "Bud" Groseclose, 87 of Carmel, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. Bud was born November 9, 1926 in Indianapolis to the late Carl and Helen Groseclose. He was a graduate of Mt. Comfort High School and attended Clemson University. Bud was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had twinkling blue eyes that made everyone who came in contact with him smile. His love of life was...
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Rebecca Forrester Lundberg

September 9, 1963 - April 7, 2014

Rebecca "Becky" Forrester Lundberg Of Carmel, Indiana passed away April 7, 2014 at the age of 50. She was born on September 9, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee to Geraldine Hopkins Forrester and the late, Grady Nelson Forrester. Becky was raised in Tullahoma, Tennessee and was a 1985 Cum Laude graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she received a Bachelor of...
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W. Bailey Davis, D.D.S.

December 20, 1933 - April 6, 2014

W. Bailey Davis D.D.S., 80, of Fishers, passed away April 6, 2014. He was born December 20, 1933 to the late Leland and Helen Bailey Davis. Dr. Davis served 20 years as the Director of Pediatric Dental Residency Training Program at Riley Children's Hospital. He continued in private practice specializing in orthodontics until his retirement in January 2014 He is survived by his devoted wife,...
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James Thomas Henderson III

October 14, 1994 - April 5, 2014

James Thomas "JT" Henderson, III, 19 of Carmel, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 5, 2014. JT was born October 14, 1994 in Dallas, TX. He was a senior at Options Charter School in Carmel and worked at Burger King in Carmel. JT attended Northview Church. JT is survived by his parents, James T. "Jim" Henderson, Jr. and Teressa R. "Terry" Henderson; siblings, Peter G., Emily A.,...
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Aliso "John" Lovisa

July 22, 1930 - April 5, 2014

A John Lovisa, 83 of Carmel, passed away April 5, 2014. He was born July 22, 1930 in Italy. He is survived by his sister Catherine (husband, Frank) Panfalone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Thursday, April 10 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the...
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Renae Marie Ervin Allogia Symons

April 2, 2014

Renae Marie Ervin Allogia Symons 53 of Carmel, lost her battle with cancer on April 2, 2014. She was born June 7, 1960 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late John and Dorothy Roth Ervin. At the age of 10 they moved to Florida. Renae's love of life is her legacy. She is survived by her husband, Douglas; children, Joe (Kelly) Allogia, Stephen Allogia, Caroline and Chandler Symons; stepchildren, Matthew...
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Jeanne Smith

April 25, 1921 - March 31, 2014

Jeanne Anne Smith, 92 of Carmel, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Jeanne was born April 25, 1921 in Akron, Ohio to the late Thomas B and Mae Huhtaoja Antoniotti. She was raised since a child by Emma Antoniotti Jackson. Jeanne worked for Delco-Remy for 32 years. She enjoyed bird watching, sewing, knitting and her beloved dogs. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday,...
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