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Our Obituaries

Norma Tweedy

September 8, 1919 - July 5, 2015

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Glenn Francis Davis

August 1, 1947 - July 5, 2015

Glenn Francis Davis, 67, of Speedway, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was born on August 1, 1947 in Battle Creek, MI to Charles Alvin and Teresa Agnes (Higgins) Davis. Glenn was a proud veteran, serving in the U.S. Marines. He worked as a Computer Systems Analyst for Indiana National Bank for 20 years before leaving in 1995 to start his own business, Computer Automation and...
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Edward Ronald Mahler

December 1, 1943 - July 2, 2015

Edward R. Mahler, 71, passed away on July 2nd. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked later as a land surveyor in several states, finally retiring in Texas before returning to Indiana. Ed enjoyed the outdoors, golf and his 2 dogs, Gretel and Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Helen Mahler Sieg, a brother, David and step-father, Bill Sieg Sr. Ed is survived by...
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Mildred Sparks

April 11, 1944 - July 1, 2015

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Michael Joseph Diehl

November 23, 1964 - June 28, 2015

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Kathleen Marie Mattox

December 28, 1947 - June 26, 2015

Kathleen Marie Mattox, 67, of Avon, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015. She was born on December 28, 1947 in Vincennes to Thomas Robert and Juanita (Steele) Westfall. Kathie was a 1966 graduate of St. Rose Academy in Vincennes and earned her B.S. from Memphis State University. She worked as a Registered Nurse for St. Vincent Hospital for many years. Kathie is survived by her mother;...
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Nota Mae West

October 1, 1918 - June 22, 2015

Nota Mae West, 96, of Speedway, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015. She was born on October 1, 1918 in Smithville, TN as one of nine children to James Alvin and Lucy Jane (Hayes) Billings. Nota was a longtime member of Speedway United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Jackie (Harold) Meadows of Anderson and Brenda (Larry) Wyatt of Mooresville. Nota is also survived by...
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Martha Marie Reynolds

December 11, 1931 - June 17, 2015

Martha "Marty" Marie Reynolds (83) of Speedway, Indiana, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at IU Health West. Born December 11, 1931, to Clifford and Hazel McMains of Greencastle, Indiana, Martha was the youngest of her four siblings: Ivor, Weyburn, Alice Ann, and Myron. Martha graduated from Greencastle high school. Martha was a loving neighbor...
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John Earl Taylor, Jr.

July 5, 1936 - June 15, 2015

John Earl Taylor Jr., 78 of Indianapolis died June 15, 2015. John was born July 5, 1936 in Owensboro, KY to John Earl & Thelma Evelyn (Bennett) Taylor Sr. John retired from Eli Lilly & Co. in 1994 as Dept. Head of Capsule Machine Maintenance. Calling will be held Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Flanner & Buchanan-Speedway, 3 to 8 pm with additional calling on Friday, June 19, 10 to 11 am, followed...
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James Edwin Hauk

October 8, 1934 - June 14, 2015

James Edwin Hauk 80 of Indianapolis died June 14, 2015. Jim was born on October 08, 1934 in Indianapolis to Theron and Mary (Easterday) Hauk. Jim served our country in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a machinist for Allison a Division of General Motors at plant #5 and retired in 1984. Jim continued to serve our community with the Wayne Township fire Department where he became a Lieutenant at...
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Robert Joseph Miller

February 19, 1927 - June 12, 2015

Robert J. Miller 88 of Indianapolis died June 12, 2015. Mr. Miller was born on February 19, 1927 in Ironton, OH to Charles J and Mary Elizabeth (Shope) Miller. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret J. (Hall) Miller. He was a supervisor for Schwitzer Corporation where he retired. A graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 11...
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Effie L. Sauer

November 21, 1922 - June 9, 2015

Effie Lorene "Babe" Sauer, 92, of Speedway, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. She was born on November 21, 1922 in Red Bud, IL to Henry and Effie (Davis) Rosenberg. Effie was a Charter Member of Messiah Lutheran Church at Eagle Creek and an avid sports fan. She enjoyed supporting the Cincinnati Reds, IU Basketball, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Effie is survived by her daughters,...
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Patricia Ann Feldman

February 1, 1946 - June 7, 2015

Patricia Ann Feldman, 69, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015. She was born on February 1, 1946 in Omaha, NE to Leo J. and Irene G. (Laskowski) Latka. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 5pm in St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, Indianapolis. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service. To view an extended obituary, and leave online...
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Joseph Patrick Breen

February 25, 1928 - May 31, 2015

Joseph Patrick Breen, 87, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was born in Indianapolis on February 25, 1928 to John F. and Nora C. (Mulrine) Breen. Joseph was a 1947 graduate of Howe High School. He worked as a salesman for Stark & Wetzel, Co. and retired from the USAF. He coached CYO baseball and enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals. He is survived by his children,...
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Glenda Ellen Mercer

June 2, 1944 - May 19, 2015

Glenda Ellen Crask Lekse Mercer, Age 70, was born on June 2, 1944 in Owensboro, Kentucky. I left this earthly life on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The cause of my passing is not an important issue. What is more meaningful is to note what mark was left, showing that I passed this way, on what I hope is a much longer journey. The high water mark in my life is my family, followed closely by some very...
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Lois L. Luther

February 28, 1926 - May 15, 2015

Lois L. (Hicks) Luther 89 of Brownsburg formerly Speedway, IN died May 15, 2015. Lois was born on February 28, 1926 in Lafayette, IN to Joseph E and Kathleen (Snyder) Hicks. Lois met the love of her life at Purdue University Residence Hall where she did clerical work. She married Robert H Luther on May 26, 1951 and Robert preceded her in death in 2012. Lois is also preceded in death by her...
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E. Louise Hoffa

August 15, 1924 - May 14, 2015

Louise (Schnarr) Hoffa 90 of Indianapolis died May 14, 2015. Louise was born on August 15, 1924 in Daviess County, IN to Frank C. and Amelia (Mann) Schnarr. Louise was an office manager for Perry Manufacturing Inc. retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Church by the Side of the Road. Louise was preceded in death by her husband Charles M. Hoffa and her siblings Clara Clodfelter, Mabel...
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Leona James

December 2, 1920 - May 11, 2015

Leona (Vudis) James 94, born in Indianapolis to Anastasious and Danitsa (Vuletovic) Vudis. Leona was a lifetime member of the St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church and charter member of Serbian Sisters and a member of Eastern Star. Leona was preceded in death by her husband Robert M James, siblings Phillip and Olivia Vudis, survived by siblings Evelyn Napariu, John (Carol Ann) Vudis, step...
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William Gene "Bill" Hicks

June 23, 1932 - May 9, 2015

William Gene "Bill" Hicks, 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015. He was born on June 23, 1932 in Nashville, TN to the late Odell and Partha Hicks. Bill was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Rendova. He later resumed his service to the Navy by working as a machinist at Naval Avionics before retiring in...
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John Quincy Zeiher

October 21, 1928 - May 6, 2015

John Quincy Zeiher, 86, of Franklin, formerly of Speedway, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was born on October 21, 1928 In Speedway, IN to Frank V. and Estella M. (Wildes) Zeiher. John was a graduate of Speedway High School and a 1974 graduate of Central Indiana College. He served our country in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Staff Sgt. (E6) after 27 years of service. He was an avid...
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Bobby Gene Britt

August 11, 1933 - May 5, 2015

Bobby Gene Britt, 81, of Indianapolis passed away May 5, 2015. He was born August 11, 1933 in Scottsville, KY to Lela and Floyd Britt. Bob was a 1953 graduate of Ben Davis HS, where he played football and basketball. He received his BS from Indiana State University, while playing football, and a MA from Butler University. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army before moving back to Indianapolis to...
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Erlinda C. Guieb

February 17, 1940 - May 4, 2015

Erlinda C. Guieb 75, Indianapolis died May 4th, 2015. She was born in Batangas City, Philippines to Marcelo and Engracia Cabitac. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Daniel J. Guieb. She is survived by her daughters Dannalyn (Chris) Garner and Joanne Guieb (Steve Rihm); grandchildren Crystal Ethridge and Blake Garner. She loved gardening and cooking for friends and loved ones. She was a...
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William John Chumley

May 18, 1933 - May 2, 2015

William John Chumley, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born on May 18, 1933 in Valparaiso, IN to LeRoy and Gertrude Chumley. Bill was a graduate of Valparaiso High School and the IU School of Journalism. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Bill first worked as a Sports Editor for the Indianapolis Star, and in Public Relations for AUL. Most...
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Peter Christopher Americanos

March 31, 1941 - May 2, 2015

Peter C. Americanos Peter departed peacefully on May 2, 2015. He was born on March 31, 1941, in Mytilene, Greece, and grew up in the village of Eresos. After serving in the Greek army and becoming a teacher, Peter immigrated to America in 1966, calling it "one of the best days of my life." With limited English, Peter persevered and graduated Butler University in 1969. He then earned his law...
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Matt Hooten

April 14, 1924 - May 2, 2015

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A.W. Thomas, Jr

May 25, 1932 - May 2, 2015

A.W. Thomas, Jr., 82, of Speedway, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born on May 25, 1932 in Almond, Arkansas to the late Arthur Winford Thomas, Sr. and Ada Lorene (Frazier) Thomas. A.W. is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary (Young) Thomas; children, Daniel B. Thomas and Melissa (Thomas) Patterson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Sue Thomas, who passed away in...
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Robert Lee Grant

March 12, 1934 - April 29, 2015

Robert L. Grant 81 of Speedway died April 29, 2015. Bob was born on March 12, 1934 in Dixon, KY. Bob worked for National Starch and Chemical Company for 39 years. He was a member of the Speedway Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness for 29 years. Calling will be held on Sunday May 03, 2015 at Flanner and Buchanan –Speedway from Noon to 4 pm followed by a memorial service at 4 pm. Bob is...
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Jesse Darrel Allen

June 4, 1934 - April 28, 2015

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F. Mardelle Kurtz

April 5, 1925 - April 28, 2015

F. Mardelle (Shoemaker) Kurtz 90 of Indianapolis died on April 28, 2015. Mardelle was born on April 05, 1925 in Westfield, IN to Dewey and Vivian (Barrickman) Shoemaker. Mardelle was a member of the Speedway United Methodist Church. She worked during the war at Eli Lilly and Company and was a secretary and a tour director for the Speedway AARP. Mardelle was preceded in death by her husband...
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Geraldine Bailey

February 14, 1927 - April 27, 2015

Geraldine Bailey, 88, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015. She was born on February 14, 1927 in New Castle, IN to John Henry and Earlie (Sorrell) Vannatta. Geraldine was a 1945 graduate of New Castle High School and worked as a Nursing Assistant for St. Vincent Hospital, retiring in 1986. She is survived by her children, Vicki (Carl) Waln, Leannah (George) Gordon, John ...
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Julius Alton Hancock

September 7, 1919 - April 25, 2015

Julius Alton Hancock, 95, of Plainfield, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born on September 7, 1919 in Indianapolis and served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Julius also flew supplies in the Berlin Air Lift post WWII with the U.S. Air Force. Burial with military honors will take place at a later date in Washington Park North Cemetery. ...
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Anna Katheryn Fewell

August 28, 1937 - April 22, 2015

Anna Katheryn Fewell, 77, of Clarksville, passed away in Indianapolis on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was born in Clarksville, IN to Raymond Chester and Blanche Amelia (Himmelheber) Green. Anna was a longtime Sunday School Teacher and member of First Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville. She loved life and was very active supporting and spending time with her children and three...
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Jean Ann Winegard

November 27, 1955 - April 22, 2015

Jean Ann Winegard, 59, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was born on November 27, 1955 in Indianapolis to the late Jack Wesley and E. Kathryn (Anderson) Smith. Jean was a 1974 graduate of Northwest High School. She was a longtime member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and I.A.T.S.E. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Joseph Allen...
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Robert "Bob" F. Kern

October 28, 1921 - April 21, 2015

Robert F. Kern, 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born on October 28, 1921 in Indianapolis to the late Henry C. and Rose Marie (Seiter) Kern. Robert attended St. Phillip Neri Grade School for 8 years, graduating in 1935; and attended St. Meinrad Abby as an Oblate of St. Benedict in his freshman year. He spent 3 years at Cathedral High School and graduated with...
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Ruth Bourne

August 2, 1934 - April 15, 2015

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Ruth M Obergfell

July 15, 1913 - April 15, 2015

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Isobel Bannatyne

December 23, 1924 - April 4, 2015

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Sylvia Lucille Klotzbier

October 4, 1926 - April 1, 2015

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Carl Joseph Kovitz

March 21, 1935 - March 30, 2015

Carl Joseph Kovitz, 79, of Pittsboro (formerly of Friendswood, TX) died March 30, 2015. Carl was born in Scranton, PA, on April 21, 1935, to Henry "Hank" S. and Marcia M. (Dukauskas) Kovitz. Carl was a 50 year member of the Friendswood Church of Christ in Friendswood, TX, and recently attended Kingsway Christian Church in Avon, IN. Carl served our country in the Military Reserves and was a...
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Edward "ED" Lee Strycker

April 22, 1935 - March 29, 2015

Edward "Ed" Lee Strycker, 79, of Indianapolis died March 29, 2015 after an arduous 12.5 year battle with cancer. Ed was born at home in Plymouth, IN, on April 22, 1935, to Everett Ralph and Opal Frances (Clawson) Strycker. Ed was an Engineer for GM for 30 years where he retired in 1991. Ed was a member of the Ben Davis Christian Church for 51 years. He was preceded in death by his sister...
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William Paul Brading

February 17, 1949 - March 29, 2015

William Paul Brading, 66, of Indianapolis, passed away on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. He was born on February 17, 1949 in Speedway, IN to Paul C. and Mary Elizabeth (King) Brading. Bill was a proud veteran of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He worked for Esterline Angus for 24+ years and was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 497. He enjoyed playing euchre,...
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Wesley Jackson Shambaugh

July 25, 1991 - March 28, 2015

Wesley Jackson Shambaugh, 23, a life long resident of Speedway, joined his dad in heaven on Saturday, March 28, 2015. He was born on July 25, 1991 in Indianapolis to Randy Jackson and Linda Jean (Rainey) Shambaugh. Wes was a 2010 graduate of Speedway High School where he was a 3 sport athlete. He attended Vincennes University and Franklin College, where his dream of playing college football...
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Gregory Michael Young

April 14, 1988 - March 15, 2015

Gregory Michael Young 26 of Danville, IN died March 15, 2015. Greg was a 2007 graduate from Avon High School. Greg served our country in the United States Army and was currently in the United States Army Reserves. Greg was currently an FS Driver/Operator for Heritage Environmental Services in Indianapolis. He was a member of the American Legion Post #0118 in Danville, IN. Greg loved to ride...
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Clarice Lorraine Sherfield

November 25, 1921 - March 15, 2015

Clarice Lorraine (Chanley) Sherfield 93 of Indianapolis died March 15, 2015. Clarice was born in Indianapolis on November 25, 1921 to Clarence James and Isabelle (Donahue) Chanley. Clarice graduated George Washington High School. Clarice and her husband Maurice "Johnny", owned and operated Ohio Food Market in Indianapolis from 1949 to 1974. Clarice was a member of North Liberty Christian...
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Genevieve "Fern" Doty

September 15, 1931 - March 12, 2015

Genevieve "Fern" Doty, 83, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015. She was born on September 15, 1931 in Newton, Iowa to Albert Harold and Jeanette Barbara (Townsend) McGriff. Fern was a graduate of Indiana Business College and worked as a Clerk for Middle Atlantic Warehouse, retiring in 1996. She was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Church. Fern is survived by her...
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George W. Hart

December 21, 1927 - March 6, 2015

George Hart 87 of Indianapolis passed away peacefully with his son, Gregory by his side. George was born near Lansing, MI with a love of music, excelling in piano and vocal as a youth. He shared this gift throughout his life. He married Wanda Caldwell while attending Michigan State. They enjoyed 52 years together before her death in 2009. They came to Indianapolis in the 1950's. George...
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Martha Sanford

May 9, 1915 - March 1, 2015

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Fern Irene (Johnson) Richwine

December 25, 1917 - March 1, 2015

Fern Irene (Johnson) Richwine, 97, of Plainfield, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was born on December 25, 1917 in Indianapolis to Elsworth and Rose (Kissel) Johnson. Fern retired as an office manager for NL Industries of Dallas, TX after serving 30 years in the Indianapolis and Minneapolis offices. She is survived by her sister, Helen (Johnson) Monninger of Danville, Indiana. Fern...
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Marilyn Dee Landon

September 1, 1936 - February 27, 2015

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Dorothy Dee Stein

April 17, 1918 - February 27, 2015


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Kenneth Lemons, Jr.

June 30, 1930 - February 21, 2015

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Macil G Lambert

August 22, 1938 - February 19, 2015

Macil G. (Nickless) Lambert 76, of Indianapolis died February 19, 2015. Macil was born on August 22, 1938 in Sullivan, IN to Reverend Benjamin Franklin and Sparkle J. (Trinkle) Nickless. Macil was a Special Education and Elementary Education Teacher for MSD Wayne Township Schools for 30 years retiring in 1995. She was a devoted member of Lynhurst Baptist Church and member of the Indiana State...
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Vasant Dubal

September 19, 1932 - February 18, 2015

Vasant L. Dubal - passed away peacefully on February 18th at about 10.05PM at the age of 82. Husband of Madhu Dubal, Father of Alka Ashra, Parul Bosamia, Bhavana Kakaya, Jagruti Khatri, and Meghana Kamdar. Grandfather of Priya, Seeta, Darshi, Kajal, Ronak, Komal, Manav, Ria, and Anya. Father in law to Harish, Harsukh, Kishore, Yogesh, and Jinu. You will be greatly missed by all of us.
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Teresa E. Walker

March 15, 1966 - February 13, 2015

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Asher Charles Buher

January 28, 2015 - February 13, 2015

Asher Charles Buher was born in Indianapolis on January 28, 2015 and was called home to be with the Lord on February 13, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Zac and Marti Buher; big brother, Landon Jarold Buher; maternal grandparents, Chuck and Linda McHargue; paternal grandparents, Dusty and Sue Ann Wood; great-grandmothers, Sandy Buher and Betty Rusch. Asher is also survived by several...
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Dennis Wayne "Denny" Richardson

December 30, 1955 - February 8, 2015

Dennis Wayne Richardson (Denny to all who knew him), age 59, died at home on the 8th of February, 2015. He had been fighting a battle with cancer until the Lord called him home. Denny was born on December 30th, 1955 in Lebanon, IN to Stanley and Mary Richardson. He lived most of his life in the Indianapolis area, ultimately settling in the small town of Clermont where he lived for the past 17...
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Melvin Joseph Hedinger

August 27, 1927 - February 5, 2015

Melvin Joseph Hedinger 87 of Mooresville, Indiana formerly Indianapolis, Indiana. Melvin was born on August 27, 1927 in Jasper, Indiana to Joseph George and Hilda (Bredhold) Hedinger. Melvin served our country in the United States Navy and in the Coast Guard. He worked in landscaping but his true passion was when he had Mel's Tours where he would drive people around to and from there doctor...
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Darryl Edward Swigart

October 24, 1961 - February 5, 2015

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Joyce A Bell

September 4, 1946 - February 1, 2015

Joyce A. (Hartley) Bell 68 of Indianapolis, died February 01, 2015. Joyce was born on May 04, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Charles and Emma "Norma" (Moon) Hartley. Joyce worked for the Moose Lodge Post #500 as a bartender and she was also a member of the American Legion Post #64. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Bell in September of 2013. Calling will be held on February 06...
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James Joseph "Jimmie Joe" Blair

September 16, 1930 - January 28, 2015

James J. Blair (Jimmie Joe) 84, rounded the bases one last time January 28th, 2015 and was called "safe at home" by the Great Umpire. He is survived by his wife Treva of 63 years and two sons, Jim Jr. of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Ed Blair of Indianapolis, in addition to six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Jim has four surviving siblings, Harold (Arch) Blair, Larry Blair, and Richard...
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Larry Ray Campbell

August 9, 1932 - January 25, 2015

Larry Ray Campbell, 82, formerly of Plainfield, IN passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in West Lafayette, IN. He was born on August 9, 1932 in Vincennes, IN to James Leroy and Rosa Margaret (Memering) Campbell. Larry was a 1950 graduate of Lincoln High School and received his certification to become a Diesel Mechanic from Bailey Technical School in St. Louis, MO. He worked for P.R. Mallory...
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Imogene Jessie Craig

April 9, 1919 - January 23, 2015

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Melinda L. Smith

December 29, 1953 - January 20, 2015

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Carol Fay McClelland

December 10, 1937 - January 19, 2015

Carol Fay McClelland, 77, of Indianapolis passed away January 19th, 2015. She was born December 10th, 1937 to Charles and Totsy Pearl Newman in Detroit, MI. She leaves behind her devoted and loving husband, Dennis McClelland, 72, with whom she shared the last 35 years with. Her favorite activities were swimming and dancing and she always had a love for chocolate. She was a faithful employee of...
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Hank W Schneider

October 20, 1925 - January 18, 2015

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Norma Wilson

April 7, 1937 - January 17, 2015

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Orthella Grace TenEick

August 15, 1920 - January 16, 2015

Orthella Grace TenEick, 94, of Speedway, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born on August 15, 1920 in Muncie, IN to David and Nellie Grace (Smith) May. Orthella was a graduate of Burris High School and attended Ball State University. She was an active member of Speedway Baptist Church since 1971 and volunteered her time to Meals on Wheels. Orthella also enjoyed traveling,...
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Clarence A. "Jack" Brown, Jr.

October 5, 1930 - January 12, 2015

Clarence A. "Jack" Brown, Jr., 84, of Brownsburg, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015. He was born on October 5, 1930 in Louisville, KY to Clarence A. Brown, Sr. and Dorothy (Monroe) Brown. Jack moved with his family to Evansville, where he graduated from Evansville Central High School. He continued his education, graduating from Indiana State with a B.S. and Butler University with his...
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Verna Rose Campbell

September 28, 1926 - January 10, 2015

Verna Rose Campbell, 88, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Billings; son-in-law, Grant; granddaughters, Sarah and Kristen; and great-granddaughter, Nadia. Verna resided in South Bend, IN where she was an executive secretary for Bendix and later pursued her BS and master's degree in education at IUSB. She was a 3rd grade teacher for South Bend...
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David Dee Stalcup

January 13, 1939 - January 9, 2015

David Dee Stalcup 75 of Avon, IN died January 09, 2015. David was born in Indianapolis on January 13, 1939 to Rex and Moleta Mae (McKee) Stalcup. David grew up in Worthington, IN. He served our country in the United States Air Force and was a member of the American Legion. He served in the field of Law Enforcement in both Indiana and South Dakota. David retired from Law Enforcement from the...
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Devon Michael Gude

November 18, 1994 - January 8, 2015

Devon Michael Gude 20 of Speedway, IN died January 08, 2015. Devon was a 2013 graduate of Speedway High School and attended Bethesda Baptist Church. Calling will be held on Sunday January 11, 2015 at Flanner and Buchanan-Speedway 2950 North High School Road Speedway from 2 to 6 pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday January 12, 2015 11 am at the funeral center. Devon is survived by his...
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Edmond John Gryszowka

August 8, 1919 - January 8, 2015

Edmond John Gryszowka, 95, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. He was born in Palmer, MA on August 8, 1919 to Jan and Josefat (Sirin) Gryszowka. Edmond served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of the VFW and American Legion Post 64. He was also a Gold Badge member of the Indianapolis 500 Old Timers Club and enjoyed bowling in leagues at Eaglebowl....
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Lachhman Singh Gill

July 24, 1929 - January 5, 2015

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J. Bryan Maurice Griner

February 12, 1934 - January 3, 2015

J. Bryan Maurice Griner, 80, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015. He was born on February 12, 1934 in Crawfordsville, IN to Jay and Ethel (Wilson) Griner. Bryan worked as a Draftsman for Linkbelt and enjoyed creating and collecting model airplanes. He won numerous awards from the AMA Flying Aces, Northern Ohio Free Flight Association, Skyliner's Model Airplane Club and...
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Janis Mae Manker

July 8, 1948 - January 1, 2015

Janis Mae Manker, 66, of Speedway, passed away on January 1, 2015. Janis, born to Francis & Ronelva Green, graduated from Speedway High School. She is survived by her daughters, Jodie (Steve) Conner and Patsy (Dean) Farmer; grandchildren, Dylan, Elizabeth, Brooke and Michaela; sister, Joyce (Paul) Sparks; nephew, Denny (Christy) Sparks; and niece, Stacy (Chris) Baker. Visitation will be held...
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Howard Bostick

August 8, 1938 - December 31, 2014

Howard Bostick 76, of Indianapolis, loving husband, father and grandfather died December 31, 2014. Howard was born on August 8, 1938 to Jess and Cynthia Evers Bostick. Howard retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service in the US Army. After serving his country, he went on to serve as general manager for Laughner's Cafeteria for 20 years before retiring. He was also a member of the...
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Orville Gummbre

August 7, 1946 - December 30, 2014

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John "Jack" Robert Canedy

November 23, 1927 - December 30, 2014

Reverend John "Jack" Robert Canedy 87 of Indianapolis died December 30, 2014. Jack was born on November 23, 1927 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Albert and Fern (Litherland) Canedy. Jack attended Purdue University and graduated from Transylvania College and Lexington Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree. He was ordained as Clergy of the Christian Church Disciple of Christ in 1953. ...
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Roy Laymond Ledbetter

September 15, 1938 - December 30, 2014

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Donald Hall

November 25, 1960 - December 30, 2014

Donald Scott Hall 54 of Indianapolis, died December 30, 2014. Don was born November 25, 1960 in New Castle, IN to Donald Ray and Ethel Almajean "Jean" (McIver) Hall. Don graduated from Chrysler High School class of 1979 and Ball State University. Don was a retired Chemist from Eli Lilly and Co. and former Owner and President of Hall Express in Indianapolis. He was an avid guitarist and...
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Imogene "Jean" Evelyn Roark

December 10, 1920 - December 27, 2014

Jean E. (Sowders) Roark 94 of Indianapolis died December 27, 2014. Jean was born in Middlesboro, KY to Harrison and Dora (Partin) Sowders. Jean worked as an assembler and packager for Eli Lilly and Company in the insulin department. She praised and worshiped her Lord and Savior at Charity Tabernacle Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband George W. Patton, a daughter Valerie...
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Mary Alice Rice

January 31, 1947 - December 24, 2014

Mary Alice (Cross) Rice 67 of Indianapolis died December 24, 2014. Mary was born on January 31, 1947 to Dale Allen and Ruth Amelia (Jackman) Cross. Mary was an Issue Clerk for United Health Care before her retirement. She was a member of Cross Pointe Church. Mary was preceded in death by her brother James A. Cross. Calling will be held on Sunday December 28, 2014 at Flanner and Buchanan...
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Robert "Bob" Samuel Ellison, Jr.

May 21, 1946 - December 23, 2014

Robert "Bob" Samuel Ellison Jr. 68 of Indianapolis died December 23, 2014. Bob was born on May 21, 1946 to Robert Samuel and Geneva Josephine (McDaniel) Ellison Sr. Bob served our country in the US Army. He was a member of the Speedway United Methodist Church. Bob worked for Link Belt before working for Indiana National Bank for 30 years in the Visa Department. Then he went to work for the...
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JoAnn Mae Hill-Merritt

August 20, 1930 - December 22, 2014

JoAnn Mae Hill-Merritt passed away peacefully at her caregivers home in Tampa Florida on December 22, 2014. JoAnn was born on August 20, 1930 in Indianapolis Indiana to parents William and Margaret Mason. She grew up in Mars Hill and attended local schools. She was an assembly line worker for FMC and manager at Pit Stop Liquor Store. She enjoyed gardening, holidays and walking. She was a...
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Rose Marie Vaisvilas

June 25, 1958 - December 17, 2014

Rose Marie Vaisvilas, 56, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. She was born on June 25, 1958 in Indianapolis to Philip and Rita (Sauer) Seyfried. Rose worked for the Indiana Department of Correction for 26 years, most recently as the Director of Health Services. She enjoyed traveling, reading and coaching her daughter's sporting events. Rose is survived by her...
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Michael Billman Herkless

June 1, 1927 - December 16, 2014

Michael Billman Herkless, 87, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was born on June 1, 1927 in Indianapolis to Darwin and Charlotte M. (Billman) Herkless. Michael worked for the Indianapolis Star Newspaper from 1940 to 1988. He is a proud veteran of our armed forces, serving in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. Michael was a founding member of the American Legion...
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Richard "Dick" Young

August 3, 1926 - December 15, 2014

Richard "Dick" Young, 88, of Indianapolis, left to live with our LORD and Savior on December 15, 2014. He was born in Pullam, KY on August 3, 1926. Dick was the son of Richard and Margie (Kays) Young. In 1940, he moved to Indianapolis with his family, where he attended George Washington High School. Dick dropped out of high school to serve his country in the United States Navy during World...
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Mildred "Mimi" Collins

June 9, 1928 - December 14, 2014

Mildred "Mimi" Collins, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2014 after a long illness. Mimi was born on June 9, 1928 in New York City, NY to Robert and Mildred (Becker) Flockhart. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert D. Collins; 3 children, Linda (Mogens) Hansen of Copenhagen, Denmark, Jeffrey Collins of Huntington Beach, CA and Nancy (Von) Cassidy...
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Thomas Wayne Cowden

May 21, 1952 - December 13, 2014

Thomas "Tom" Wayne Cowden 62 of Indianapolis formerly Zionsville and Fort Wayne, IN died December 13, 2014 after battling Multiple Sclerosis since 2005. Tom was born on May 21, 1952 in Huntington, IN to Edward Mathias and Betty Jane (Goshorn) Cowden. Tom was a member of College Park Church and he worked in sales predominately for North American Van Lines and Mayflower Van Lines. A memorial...
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Elizabeth Mae Mundell

November 7, 1919 - December 11, 2014

Elizabeth M. (Wilkins) Mundell 95 of Indianapolis died December 11, 2014. Elizabeth was born on November 07, 1919 in Hymera, IN to Charles and Daisy (Ingham) Wilkins. Elizabeth was a member of Lynhurst Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl V. Mundell in 2004. Calling will be held on Tuesday December 16, 2014 at West Ridge Park Cemetery in the Chapel from 10 am to Noon...
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Mildred L Blakney

July 17, 1924 - December 8, 2014

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Nancy Jean Waltz

August 21, 1955 - December 7, 2014

Nancy Jean Waltz, 59, of Indianapolis, went home to Heaven on Sunday, December 7, 2014. She was born on August 21, 1955 in Florida as one of 6 children to George and Norma Diedriech. Nancy worked as a CWOCN, RN at St. Vincent's Hospital Indianapolis. Her family, friends and patients at the hospital were her most loved hobby, but she also enjoyed scrap booking. Nancy was most happy when...
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Billy Lee "Bill" Burbrink

October 23, 1935 - November 22, 2014

Bill is survived by his wife, Jeanette (Mascher) Burbrink; sons, Steven (Lisa) Burbrink and Mark Burbrink; daughters, Cheryl (Tim Barnes) Callahan, Denise Erkenbeck and Rebecca Burbrink; and brother, J. Tom (Nancy) Burbrink. Bill is also survived by his grandchildren, Nathan Callahan and Tiffany Callahan; great- granddaughter, Jordan Callahan; and his first wife, Judith Burbrink. Memorial...
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Wladyslaw S. Augsburger

May 8, 1926 - November 20, 2014

Wladyslaw (Walter) S. Augsburger of Greenwood Indiana, passed away after a long illness on Nov 20, 2014. Walter was born in Sambor, Poland (now Ukraine) on May 8, 1926. He was separated from his parents at the age of 16 by the advance of the Russian Army into his hometown and reunited with them 17 years later when his parents sponsored him and his family to immigrate to the USA. Walter and...
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Jodi Kay Hollingsworth

August 9, 1948 - November 18, 2014

Jodi Kay Hollingsworth, 66, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. She was born in Crawfordsville, IN to Henry Stites and Roberta (Kirts) Williams on August 9, 1948. Jodi is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Billy Hollingsworth; daughter, Stephanie (Eric) Kimes and their children, Alex, Makenzie and Gracie Kimes. Jodi is also survived by children, Kelly Angelo,...
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Allen Dewayne Robbins

September 29, 1963 - November 17, 2014

Allen Dewayne Robbins, 51, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014. He was born on September 29, 1963 in Fort Benning, GA to Joseph and Ethell (Norris) Robbins. Allen was a proud employee of CSX; he worked as a Lead Communications Maintainer for 10 years and loved his job. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Kimberly (Balding) Robbins; sons, Ryan (Jamie) Robbins,...
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Bobby Francis Miller

June 3, 1931 - November 13, 2014

Bobby Francis Miller 83 of Brownsburg formerly Indianapolis died November 13, 2014. Bobby was born in Daviess County, Kentucky on June 03, 1931 to Ray and Florence (Deavan) Miller. Bobby served our county in the Unites States Navy. Bobby attended West Lake Christian Church in Indianapolis and he was an automotive mechanic for Wayne Park Garage where he retired in 1996. Bobby was preceded in...
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Kathy Bernhard

September 8, 1950 - November 10, 2014

Kathy (Applegate) Bernhard, 64 of Speedway died November 10, 2014. She was born in Indianapolis on September 08, 1950 to Elmer Dubet and Mary Francis (Chastain) Applegate. Kathy attended Public School #46 and graduated from George Washington High School in 1968. She married Greg Bernhard on March 10, 1973 at Speedway Christian Church. The majority of her working life she was employed at the...
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Nancy Lynn Brown

May 5, 1946 - November 5, 2014

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Phyllis Mongin

May 20, 1926 - November 1, 2014

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