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Our Obituaries

Lois Jackson

July 11, 1936 - April 17, 2015

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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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Edward Albert Peart

July 25, 1935 - October 28, 2014

Edward Albert Peart, 79, passed away October 28, 2014 in Avon. He was born July 25, 1935 in St. Louis, MO son to the late Edna (Horath) and Edward Joseph Peart. Edward had worked over 20 years with AT&T. He served honorably in the United States Air Force. Edward enjoyed collecting, watches, coins, and many other flee market items. Edward also enjoyed music and in younger years played the...
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Skylar Leanne Reed

October 23, 2014 - October 23, 2014

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Katherine Lucille Stearman

February 1, 1921 - October 22, 2014

Katherine Lucille Stearman, 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. She was born on February 1, 1921 in Pike County, IN to Claude and Monta (Stone) Amos. Katherine was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also enjoyed being outside and tracing her family genealogy. Katherine is survived by her children, Linda Kellems,...
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Canapathipillai Mahenthiran

January 9, 1923 - October 22, 2014

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Larry Joe Duncan

April 3, 1942 - October 22, 2014

Larry Joe Duncan, 72 of Brownsburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. He was born on April 3, 1942 in Coal City, IN to Walter Jospeh and Helen Elnora (Wells) Duncan. Larry was a member of the Plainfield Masonic Lodge. He retired from Allison in 1991 after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Nancy Duncan; children, Annette (Tim) Vance, Teresa (Amanda) Duncan,...
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Joe T. Brar

July 11, 1973 - October 17, 2014

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Thurman Wayne Mayes

November 15, 1941 - October 16, 2014

THURMAN "WAYNE" MAYES Thurman "Wayne" Mayes of Indianapolis passed away on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at age 72. Wayne was born on Nov 15, 1941 in Evansville, IN to the late Doris (Arhelger) and Thurman Mayes. In addition to his wife, Vicki J. (Schmidt) Mayes, he is survived by his sons, Erik and Kyle, his daughter, Lorayna Sanders (son-in-law Todd Sanders) and 5 grandchildren: Jake, Jason, Tori, Livi,...
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Yogendra Patel

October 5, 1932 - October 15, 2014

Yogendra M. Patel, 82, of Brownsburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. He was born on October 5, 1932 in Baroda, India to Manibhai and Dahiba Patel. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kusum Patel; son, Kartik Patel; daughters, Alka Mahesh Patel, and Nina Patel; and 9 grandchildren. Yogendra is also survived by brothers, Hirubhai and Mukund Patel. He was preceded in death by...
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William R. Fox, Jr.

January 16, 1929 - October 14, 2014

William Raymond (Bill) Fox, Jr. 85, Speedway, passed away Tuesday 10/14 surrounded by loving family members. Visitation will be 4-8:00 pm on Friday 10/17 at Flanner & Buchanan – Speedway 2950 North High School Rd, Speedway, IN 46224; with funeral services on Saturday 10/18 at 11:00 am with visitation from 10-11am. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Bill is survived by his loving...
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Venus Pappas

June 7, 1927 - October 12, 2014

Venus (Venetia) Callas Pappas died on Sunday October 12, 2014 at Zionsville Meadows after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was 87 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Andronike Callas, brother Peter Callas, and husband Nick G. Pappas. She is survived by her four children, Karen (Larry) White, George (Delora) Pappas, and Connie and Greg Pappas. She leaves behind 6...
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Nona Imogene Shaffer

December 6, 1937 - October 11, 2014

Funeral services will be conducted privately. Memorial contributions may be made the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: http://www.lls.org/
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Frank Dubiel

December 23, 1929 - October 10, 2014

Frank was born on December 23, 1929 in Manchester, CT to John and Mary (Pachak) Dubiel. Frank served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was retired from UPS after 20 years of service. He is survived by his children, Frank (Esther) Dubiel of Indianapolis, IN, Walter Dubiel of West Palm Beach, FL, and Linda Dubiel of Franklin, NC. Frank is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 1 great...
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Nancy Joan Strange

February 21, 1930 - October 10, 2014

Nancy Joan (Hedge) Strange, 84, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 10, 2014, following a long illness. She passed away just eleven days after her beloved husband of 67 years, Kelly Strange. Nancy was devoted to her family. She was a loving mother to Stephen (Judy), David (Cindi) and Bradley (Angie) Strange, a precious grandmother to Matthew (Susan), Andrew (Laura), Ryan, Aaron (Alison),...
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John Phillip Klesmith

October 12, 1947 - September 24, 2014

John Phillip Klesmith 66 of Indianapolis died September 24, 2014. John was born on October 12, 1947 in Stevens Point, WI to Felix Phillip and Anne Marie (Meier) Klesmith. John graduated from Pacelli High School in 1965 and the University of Wisconsin in 1969. John began his professional career working for the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board then Klesmith Stone Company, AAA Motor Company and...
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Paul Fredrick Scherer, Jr.

June 10, 1937 - September 24, 2014

Paul Fredrick Scherer, Jr., 77, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. He was born on June 10, 1937 in Jennings County, IN to Paul F. Scherer, Sr. and Martha Belle (Cady) Scherer. Paul was a 1955 graduate of North Vernon High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as an Electrician for Allison Transmission for 38 years, retiring in 2000. Paul was an avid...
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Viola LaVoune Bloxsom

November 17, 1927 - September 21, 2014

Viola LaVoune Bloxsom, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014. She was born on November 17, 1927 in Indianapolis to the late Melvin and Lillian (Matlock) McKinney. Following her father's untimely death when she was 3, Viola was raised by her mother, Lillian, and step-father, Marion Plake. She married Harry P. Bloxsom on September 12, 1945; they celebrated 49 years of...
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Gerald "Jerry" K. Korn

July 27, 1929 - September 17, 2014

Gerald "Jerry" K. Korn 85 of Indianapolis passed away on September 17, 2014. He was born on July 27, 1929 in Indianapolis to Orville Reed Korn and Cleora Nellie(Randal) Korn. Jerry graduated from Tech High School and served our country in the United States Army. He was a typewriter repair man and worked for Rex Machines in Indianapolis. Jerry married Betty Jane Hoagland on October 06, 1956...
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Delton Zelfer Rush

October 3, 1931 - September 16, 2014

Delton Zelfer Rush, 'Delt', passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. He was from Bryant, AL. He served as Sargent in the Korean War from 1952-1954, and then in the Army Reserves. Delton was a skilled welder, and when he retired from Stuart Warner, he worked for many years for his friend Jim Hynes, at Hetzco. He traveled all over the world, welding and teaching the craft to...
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Wayne W. Markert

May 22, 1931 - September 5, 2014

Wayne Walter Markert, 83, of Indianapolis died September 5, 2014. Mr Markert was born May 22, 1931. He married Cheryn Minor on September 1, 1956. She survives. Also surviving are daughter, Alison (Jeff) Case, three granddaughters, Eryn (Dave) Bassett, Abby (Colin) Campbell, and Clair (Steve) DeMint, and 2 great-grandsons, Rivers and Archer. Services will be Monday at Avon Christian Church at 11...
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Georgia N. Clunie

May 14, 1931 - September 4, 2014

Georgia N. Clunie passed peacefully on September 4th with her daughter at her side holding her hand. Georgia was born in Tripoli Greece to Nikolas Tsilimigra and Garifalia Gavrilos on May 14, 1931. She came to the United States on January 10, 1951 where she first lived in Pennsylvania with family. She then moved to Indianapolis in 1953 where she met and married Russell Clunie and had 3...
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Lodeema "Dee" Marie Johnson

August 7, 1963 - September 3, 2014

Lodeema "Dee" Marie (Flinders) Johnson 51 of Greenwood passed away September 03, 2014. Dee is survived by her companion Jack Emmons and her son Ryan Johnson, mother Carolyn Ann (Sigler) Schluep and father Robert Louis (Margie) Flinders and her siblings Renee, Charles and Bobbie Flinders. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday September 09, 2014 at Flanner and Buchanan-Speedway at 2 pm with...
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Sylvia D. "Donnie" Parks

August 27, 1922 - September 3, 2014

Sylvia Donnabell Parks (lovingly referred to as Aunt Donnie) entered eternal life on Wednesday, at home, surrounded by loved ones and room full of flowers at the age of 92. She is preceded in death, by her brothers Russell and Larry Penrod, her sisters Eloise Fisher, Mary (Maxine) Davis, and Carolyn Farmer. Her vibrant spirit is carried on by her brother Jack, 4 Nephews, 15 Nieces, 11 Great...
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Rex Daryl Adkins

September 26, 1934 - September 1, 2014

Rex Daryl Adkins 79, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 1, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born at home on September 26, 1934 in Morehead, Kentucky. Rex is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Patricia Ann Adkins. He was a graduate of Arsenal Tech High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Rex retired from Indianapolis Power &...
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Joseph N. Petner

August 28, 2014

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Howard D. Haley

December 31, 1923 - August 23, 2014

Howard D. Haley, 90, of Speedway, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born on December 31, 1923 in Goodlettsville, TN to Albert D. and Mary Ola (Lee) Haley. Howard was a World War II veteran as a member of the Coast Guard. He retired after 37 years of service from Indiana Bell. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda J. Haley. ...
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Juanita Hall

September 19, 1929 - August 20, 2014

Peacefully passed in the presence of her loving family on August 20, 2014. Juanita was born September 19, 1929 in Baker, MT. to the late Karl and Paulena Bertsch. She married Earl F. Hall on June 8th, 1947. Juanita was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; she was loved by all who knew her. Juanita was preceded in death by her loving husband Earl of 38 years, her great-grandson Chandler...
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Gregory Steven Seashore

May 19, 1963 - August 16, 2014

Gregory S. Seashore, 51, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 16, 2014. He was an avid sports fan who especially enjoyed NASCAR, Colts football, and Pacers basketball. Greg was a kind-hearted and loving person. He had a rich life with a wonderful loving family and good friends. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1981. He served in the Navy for several years right after high...
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Thomas Grabowski

April 23, 1944 - August 15, 2014

Thomas Grabowski, 70, of Avon, IN passed away August 15, 2014. Born in Chicago to the late Henry and Margaret Grabowski. He worked for Castle Metals out of Chicago for 35 years. Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Tina Grabowski; Children; Thomas (Missy) Grabowski, Paul (Jennifer) Grabowski, Tracy (Adam) Gercak, Michael (Melissa) Grabowski, Christine (Luke) Garver; and 10...
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Hemachandra Venkatesh

August 31, 1959 - August 15, 2014

Dr. Hemachandra Venkatesh, 54, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 15, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife Hemalatha Hemachandra, daughter Neha, son Kailash & daughter-in-law Shruthi, daughter Swathi & son-in-law Siddharth. He was an Oncologist/Hematologist at the Community Health Network, and was loved and respected by the community. He was the embodiment of selflessness, always putting...
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Robert Leroy Egler

April 21, 1927 - August 8, 2014

Robert L. "Bob" Egler 87, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 8, 2014. He was born on April 21, 1927 in Howard County, Indiana to Alice and Oren Egler. Bob, a long-time employee of General Motors, was a talented and prolific woodcarver whose many subjects included the native birds he loved. Happiest working outside on landscaping projects or metal detecting he also enjoyed travel with his...
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Eugene "Gene" Farris Yonts

April 3, 1960 - August 4, 2014

Eugene "Gene" F. Yonts 54 of Indianapolis died on August 04, 2014. Gene was an account manager for Holt Construction Company in Indianapolis. Calling is scheduled for Friday August 08, 2014 at Flanner and Buchanan-Speedway from 4 to 8 pm with an hour of additional calling on Saturday August 09, 2014 from 10 am to 11am followed by the funeral service at 11am. Burial will be in West Ridge Park...
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John H Dunn

October 15, 1923 - August 2, 2014

John H. Dunn, 90, a long-time resident of Speedway, IN peacefully passed to the Lord Saturday, August 2, 2014.. His beloved wife of 63 years, Billie Dawn (Montgomery) Dunn was at his side. John was born, October 15, 1923 in Crawfordsville, IN as the only child to Lawrence Heber Dunn and Florence Madeline (Layne) Dunn. A good athlete, John played basketball and baseball for Crawfordsville...
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Mary Ellen Hilton

January 19, 1925 - July 29, 2014

Mary Ellen Hilton, 89, of Indianapolis, peacefully passed away at 3:24 am, Tuesday July 29th , at Brown County Health and Living, with her sons by her side. She was born January 19th, 1925, the only child to Helen and Louis Schneider, winner of the 1931 Indianapolis 500. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert M. Hilton, daughter JoAnne Fultz, grandson Donald Fultz, and son Danny Hilton. ...
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