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

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 deBord (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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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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Lorraine Kendrick

August 29, 1941 - March 31, 2014

Lorraine A. Kendrick, 72 of Indianapolis, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Lorraine was born August 29, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Roland and Valeska Brotze. Lorraine worked for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration as an administrative assistant. Lorraine was a member of Traders Point Church of Christ. She was a master gardener, avid painter and a professional...
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Donna M. Shimer

May 19, 1938 - March 28, 2014

Donna M. Shimer, 75 of Carmel, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014. Donna was born May 19, 1938 in Alma, Michigan to the late Joseph and Marie Neitzke. She was a graduate of Valparaiso University. Donna worked for the State of Indiana as a social worker, retiring in 2000. She worked for the state IMPACT office as well as the Indiana Welfare Department. She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran...
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Margorie Daniels

June 18, 1932 - March 28, 2014

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Tania Robeson

January 8, 1949 - March 26, 2014

Tania A. Robeson, 65, of Carmel, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Tania was born January 8, 1949 in Kokomo. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1967, Indiana State University in 1970 and received her Master's degree in 1971 from Indiana State University. Tania dedicated her life to education, inspiring students for four decades with her passion for learning and love for each of them...
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Elizabeth Mae Clark

May 16, 1921 - March 18, 2014

Elizabeth Mae Clark 92 of Indianapolis passed away March 18, 2014. Mae was born May 16, 1921 in Shoals, IN to Thomas and Amy Walters. Mae worked as a nanny for the Stuhldreher Family, at Allison Transmission during WWII, and as an LPN for HAC. After retiring from HAC in 1980, she spent her time volunteering in nursing homes and as a tutor in schools. She was a Sunday School Teacher at...
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Scott Walker

July 10, 1968 - March 14, 2014

Robert "Scott" Walker 45, of Carmel, passed away March 14, 2014. He was a partner at Northview Properties, working in commercial property management and leasing. He was born on July 10, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana. While at Vincennes University he became a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Upon completion of his academic work there, he attended the Ball State University School of...
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Betty L. Hamer

June 3, 1933 - March 14, 2014

Betty L. Hamer 80, of Carmel, IN, went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2014. Betty was a homemaker. She was a member of Northview Church, Carmel, IN. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John "Jack" Hamer; children, Jack (Sheryl), Don (Kathie), Jim (Terri), Stephen (Diane), Tom, David (Elaine) Hamer and Janet (Brian) Stephens; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation...
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Ernest "Bud" Edwards

August 2, 1925 - March 13, 2014

Ernest "Bud" Edwards, Jr. 88, of Carmel, IN, passed away on March 13, 2014. Bud was an Insurance Agent for Edwards Smith & Prather. He was a Navy veteran of WW II and the Korean War. He was a member of Mohawk Hills Mens Club were he was a three time Club Champion. He was also a member of St. Mark's and Brookshire Village Bridge Clubs. He was a 1943 graduate of Shortridge High School and...
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Patsy Boyer

September 30, 1928 - March 13, 2014

Patsy L. Boyer, 85 of Westfield, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014. Patsy was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Hollywood, FL to the late Arthur and Gladys Hise. She was a secretary with Statesman Insurance Group, retiring in 1986. Patsy was a member of the Westfield Friends Church. Funeral services will be at 2: 00 pm Wednesday, March 19 at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, where family and friends...
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Donald D. Ripma

August 9, 1927 - March 13, 2014

Donald D. Ripma 86, of Westfield, IN passed away March 13, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary, 6 children and 48 grandchildren/great grandchildren. Gathering on Monday, March 17, from 2:00 - 3:00 with a Memorial service starting at 3:00 at Flanner and Buchanan - Carmel IN. Memorial gifts to Wounded Warrior Project. Those who wish to express...
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Nancy Lake

May 20, 1929 - March 11, 2014

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John Shimer

August 11, 1947 - March 9, 2014

John David Shimer, 66, of Carmel, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. David was born August 11, 1947 in Indianapolis to the late John Nelson and Mary Margaret Shimer. He was a graduate of Ball State University and received his Master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. During the Viet Nam Era, David enlisted in the US Air Force in 1966. SSgt. Shimer served 4 years as an AF Communications...
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Darlene McCarthy

March 7, 2014

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Donna C. Wolfgang

March 2, 1942 - March 7, 2014

Donna C. Wolfgang, 72, Carmel, passed away March 7, 2014. She was born March 2, 1942, Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Charles and Augusta (Cronkite) Lewis. Donna owned and operated a dog grooming business for over 40 years. She was a member of Faith Church. She loved animals and enjoyed sewing. She is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, John Wolfgang; children, Jack...
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John E. Wilson

May 26, 1920 - March 7, 2014

John E. Wilson, 93 of Carmel, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at his home. John was born May 26, 1920 in Fort Wayne to the late William Edward and Lucille Wilson. He was a 1943 graduate of Indiana University where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. John served in the US Navy during WWII. John was president of Wilson Partenheimer, Inc. from 1948 until his retirement. He was a...
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Patricia J. Powell

June 26, 1936 - March 4, 2014

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Christine Mary Jakacky

October 9, 1952 - March 3, 2014

Christine Mary Jakacky, 61 Born 10/9/1952 of Indianapolis, IN Christine left this earth on March 3, 2014. Christine was born and raised in Pittsfield, MA and moved to Indianapolis, IN in 1991 where she started her college education obtaining her Masters Degree in Social Work in 1999. Christine went on to become the Director of the Student Mentor Program at IUPUI School of Social Work and...
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Paul Green

September 8, 1932 - March 3, 2014

Paul D. Green 1932-2014, Paul D. Green of Carmel passed away on March 3, 2014. He was born to Paul and Florence Green in Chicago, IL. He graduated from John Adams High School in South Bend, IN. "BB Eyes" received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 1955 and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Following graduation, he was employed at Bendix Missile...
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Mary Ann Stewart

June 30, 1937 - March 2, 2014

Mary Ann Stewart, 76 of Carmel, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. Mary Ann was born June 30, 1937 in Langdon, ND to the late David P. and Mary Ann Kartes. Mary Ann's joy and purpose was to love and guide her family and friends through her dedication to God, her unwavering support and friendship, and her optimistic attitude and unselfish heart. Mary Ann was the volunteer coordinator and...
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Bill E. Cook

January 17, 1943 - February 28, 2014

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Jack Lawrence Albright

March 14, 1930 - February 26, 2014

Jack Lawrence Albright 83, of Carmel, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. He was born March 14, 1930 in San Francisco, CA. After graduating from Paso Robles High School he attended California Polytechnic State University, graduating with a degree in dairy science. Jack received his masters and PH.D. degrees in dairy science from Washington State University. From 1957 to...
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Elizabeth Tenholder

September 13, 1916 - February 26, 2014

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Larry "Chunk" Pearson

July 24, 1940 - February 25, 2014

Larry J. "Chunk" Pearson 73, of Westfield, formerly of Carmel, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Larry was born July 24, 1940 in Sheridan to the late Ross D. and A. Bernice Pearson. He was a real estate developer; beginning his career with Kaiser Real Estate and retiring from FC Tucker in 2000 after 40 years. Larry attended Church at the Crossing, did prison ministry and was a member of...
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Larry Pearson

July 24, 1940 - February 25, 2014

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James W. Ernst

December 28, 1970 - February 21, 2014

James W. Ernst, 43 of Carmel, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. Jim was born December 28, 1970 in Mishawaka, IN. He graduated from Purdue University and received his Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. He was currently working on his PhD at Purdue, where he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity. Jim was a Senior Electrical Engineer at Rolls Royce, Indianapolis. He was a...
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Dewey F. Lockwood

May 16, 1919 - February 17, 2014

Dewey Felix Lockwood, 94, of Carmel passed away on February 17, 2014, at Manor Care at Summer Trace. Born May 16, 1919, in Keyport, Monmouth County, NJ, he was the son of the late William Henry Lockwood II and Clara (Eitner) Lockwood. Dewey spent the first four decades of his life in New Jersey where he graduated from Bridgeton High School at age 16. By 1938, he was employed by Mack Trucks in...
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Thomas Edward Fritch

February 28, 1929 - February 16, 2014

Thomas Edward Fritch 84 Indianapolis, passed away Feb 16, 2014 in Carmel Indiana. He was born Feb 28, 1929 to the late Hugo and Pauline Fritch, In Jasper Indiana. He attended Indiana University (Kappa Delta Rho), and later graduated from Butler University. He retired from GMAC after 30 years, and became the icon of Greek Tonys Pizza (Carmel In) "Greek Tony" himself. He served in the 931st...
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Vonnie M. Richardson-McMurray

May 31, 1930 - February 15, 2014

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William McFadden

April 27, 1937 - February 12, 2014

William D. "Bill" McFadden, 76 of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Bill was born April 27, 1937 in Indianapolis to the late Dwight and Helen McFadden. He was a graduate of Shortridge High School and Butler University, and served in the U. S. Army Medical Corp. Bill was co-owner of Circle City Embroidery. He had been an active member of the Carmel Rotary Club since...
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Polly Wilson

February 6, 1921 - February 12, 2014

Polly Wilson Polly passed away February 12, 2014. She was born February 6, 1921 in Covington, Tennessee to the late William and Jessie Howard. She was preceded in death by her husband James H. Wilson and her three sisters, Cue-tee, Inez and Ruby. Polly moved to California in 1945, to Arizona in 1961 and to Indianapolis in 1977 to be near family and grandchildren. She was an active member of...
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Herman Joseph Landau

November 20, 1931 - February 12, 2014

Herman Joseph Landau 82, of Westfield, passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of February 12, 2014. Herman was born on November 20, 1931 in St. Louis, MO to the late Max and Annabelle (Westerman) Landau. Herman is survived by his twin brother, Bernard (Diana) Landau; his four children: daughter Karen Levenhagen, daughter Sharon (Gene) Sponseller, son Joseph (Ellen) Landau...
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Charles Doyle Sloan

February 10, 2014 - February 10, 2014

Charles Doyle Sloan peacefully passed in the arms of his loving parents on February 10, 2014. Charles was born a perfect, red-headed baby boy at 8:57pm and gave a lifetime of love to cherish with his family and friends. Charles Doyle was the son of Jeb Doyle and Lisa Marie (Luchenbill) Sloan of Westfield. He is survived by two precious siblings, Mary Kate (8) and Andrew (6). Charles Doyle...
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Wayland Archer

February 12, 1929 - February 8, 2014

Wayland Lance Archer, 84 of Carmel, IN passed peacefully from this life on February 8, 2014. Born and raised in Clinton, IN, he attended Clinton High School and received his degree from Purdue in 1952. He served in the US Marine Corps as an officer during the Korean War and afterward began a career he loved with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served 25 years as a Special Agent in the...
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Donovan Lee Snider

July 10, 1972 - February 5, 2014

Donovan Lee Snider, 41, of Indianapolis, passed away February 5, 2014. He was born July 10, 1972 the son of Dwight and Sandra (Doerr) Snider. Donovan owned his own landscaping business and was very active in his sons sporting events. Donovan is survived by his father and step-mother; Dwight and Rebecca Snider, his mother and step-father, Sandra and William Moore; his sons, Alexander Matthew...
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Christopher Hensel

May 12, 1960 - February 5, 2014

Christopher Hensel, 53, of Westfield, passed away February 5, 2014. Chris was born in Indianapolis, the son of Joseph and Milna (Farlow) Hensel. He was a Senior Systems Administrator with CNO Financial in Carmel. He graduated from Scecina High School and IUPUI. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, J. Michael Hensel. He is survived by his wife, Jami (Fields) Hensel; step...
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Theresa Veccia-Young

October 16, 1958 - February 5, 2014

Theresa Veccia Young, 55, of Carmel, passed away February 5, 2014 at home with her family. She was born October 16, 1958, in Cleveland Ohio. Theresa is survived by her husband David, their sons David, Andrew and James, her mother Dolores, and sisters Bridget and Laura. Theresa had a talent for foreign languages and loved to travel. She obtained her Ph.D. in Latin American History from the...
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Rebecca "Becky" Helbert

January 17, 1940 - February 5, 2014

Becky (Rebecca) Helbert of Carmel, Indiana, quietly slipped away and went to be with God on February 5, 2014. She was the wife of Jan Edward Helbert and mother of sons, Erik, Tyler and Weston (Toni) (Scottsdale, Arizona) and her daughter, Kristin, who predeceased her in 2006. She was borne to the late Robert and Maxine Hampton of Richmond, Indiana. She was the eldest of her brothers, Robert ...
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Lois M. Heffernan

January 21, 1925 - February 3, 2014

Lois M. Heffernan, 89, Carmel, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home where she resided for the past year. She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Heffernan, Sr., daughter Katherine Pachmayr, and sister, Constance Coffey. She retired in 1985 from the U. S. Army Finance Center. She is survived by her son, James J. Heffernan, Jr. (Helen); grandchildren,...
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William Jeffrey McKeever

April 29, 1946 - February 1, 2014

William Jeffrey McKeever 67 of Carmel passed away February 1, 2014. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1946, he was the son of the late William and Eleanor (Hackenberg) McKeever. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary E. McKeever. He is survived by his sons, Mike (Lori) McKeever, Bill (Shannon) McKeever and Jim (Jenny) McKeever; sisters, Gayle Mitchell, Janet Schnoebolen, Betsy...
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Ruthann McDonough

November 12, 1929 - January 31, 2014

Ruthann Simons McDonough, 84 of Carmel, IN passed away on January 31, 2014. She was born in Sharon, PA on November 12, 1929 to the late Edward and Mary Simons. She is survived by her loving sons, Edward P. McDonough of Indianapolis and Mark J. (Lori) McDonough, and her three adoring grandchildren, Katelyn, Riley and Griffin McDonough, all of Carmel. She was recently preceded in death by her...
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Nancy Robb Tobin

April 20, 1920 - January 24, 2014

Nancy Robb Tobin 93 died Friday, January 24th, 2014 at The Forum at the Crossing, Indianapolis, IN. Born in Chicago, IL in 1920, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Jessie Robb and sister of the late Charles W. Robb, III. After graduating from the University of Illinois, she moved to Rochester, NY where she spent her working life as an advertising copywriter. She married James R. Tobin...
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James R. Preston

December 24, 1931 - January 21, 2014

James R. Preston 82 of Carmel, passed away January 21, 2014. He was born to the late Frank and Mary Preston in Petersburg, Indiana. He joined and served in the United States Army. Jim started his career at L.S. Ayres and was a buyer at both Ayres and Ayrway, before embarking on a sales career with Hansley Manufacturing and Fruit of the Loom. After retirement he started the Golden Globers for...
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Christopher F. Shaffer

December 7, 1924 - January 19, 2014

Christopher F. Shaffer of Carmel, passed away January 19, 2014. He was born to the late Fred and Delpha (McClung) Shaffer on December 7, 1924 in Nallen, West Virginia. He served in United States Army during WWII. Chris worked for General Motor for 30 years and retired in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Chapman) Shaffer; daughters, Pam (David) Tingley and Sandy Raleigh; sister, Jane...
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Allan H. Weihe

November 26, 1932 - January 18, 2014

Allan Hilbert Weihe, of Carmel, Indiana, died peacefully on January 18, 2014 at the age of 81. Allan was born on November 26, 1932 to the late William Ernst George Weihe and Hilda Justina Maschoff on their family farm near Carlyle, Illinois. He began school at a one-room country schoolhouse, and following graduation from Carlyle High School and receipt of a scholarship, he enrolled in the...
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Albert C. Kleinschmidt

December 25, 1919 - January 18, 2014

Albert (Al) C. Kleinschmidt, 94, of Carmel, passed away January 18, 2014. Albert was born December 25, 1919 to the late Ernest and Hulda (Fricke) Kleinschmidt in Arenzville, Illinois. On June 1, 1952 he was married to Elizabeth (Betty) Swanson, together they had two children; David Kleinschmidt (Laura) and Joyce Jobs (Arnold). Betty preceded him in death. At the age of 14, he professed a...
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Pauline Helen Meyer

February 24, 1917 - January 14, 2014

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Kenneth 'Will' William Cooke

February 3, 1949 - January 13, 2014

Kenneth William Cooke of Carmel passed away on January 13, 2014 in Indianapolis. He was born on February 3, 1949 in Logansport and was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Barbara Cooke. He attended Carroll High School before transferring to and graduating from Northwestern High School in Kokomo in 1967. He graduated from Hanover College in 1971 with a degree in Political Science, and...
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