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Blanche "Joan" Allen

August 8, 1929 - September 23, 2018

Blanche "Joan" Allen 89 of Indianapolis, IN passed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, September 23, 2018. She was born to the late Harold and Anna Humphrey on August 8, 1929 in New Bethel, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester "Jake" Allen. Joan is survived by her children, Lester "Jake" (Kyle) Allen and Joseph (Chris) Allen; five grandchildren, Kelly Allen, Brittany Allen,...
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Mary Agnes Klue

January 29, 1931 - September 3, 2018

Mary Klue, of Indianapolis passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. She was 87 years old. Mary was born on January 29, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Mary Meyerl. She eloped to Indianapolis with her soon to be husband Bob in 1951, and the two were married April 26 of that year. Mary worked for a brief time at Pitman-Moore, P.R. Mallory, and RCA before becoming a "stay at home mom...
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Margie Elaine Nickels

April 17, 1954 - July 27, 2018

Margie Elaine (Roth) Nickels of Indianapolis passed away Friday, July 27, 2018. She was 64 years old. Surrendered by her loved ones, she was born April 17, 1954 in Indianapolis to Bernard and Marcella (Roell) Roth. Margie went to school at Little Flower and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Schools before graduating from IUPUI with a degree in business. She went on to work at Wasons department store,...
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Carolyn Sue Johnson

January 22, 1953 - July 22, 2018

Carolyn Sue Johnson, 65, passed away at her home on July 22, 2018. She was born on January 22, 1953 to Artis and Lula Carter. Carolyn loved the Lord and her family. She is survived by daughters, Tammy Arvin (Joe), and Michelle Robinson (Chris); grandchildren, Kevin, Amanda and Carissa; great-granddaughter Olivia; brothers, Roger and Mickey Carter; sisters, Linda Warner and Twana Cochran, and many...
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Gloria Annetta Caine

September 25, 1939 - July 20, 2018

Gloria Annetta Caine, 78, of Indianapolis passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018. She was born in Portland, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late Odessa and William Cook. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Donald Wayne Cook. Annetta is survived by her son, Roger Caine and wife Patricia; grandson, Nicholas R. Caine; brother, Bobby Leroy Cook, all of Indianapolis. ...
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Gracey Jaunice (Kiser) Baril

January 1, 1932 - July 8, 2018

Gracey Jaunice (Kiser) Baril, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 8, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 1, 1932, at the Coleman Hospital in Indianapolis, to Goldie Lue (Huffman) Kiser and Clarence Edward Kiser. Jaunice was united in marriage to Gerard Edmond Baril on November 27, 1952, at Holy Trinity Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. They celebrated 51 years...
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Nancy A. Povinelli

January 18, 1933 - July 7, 2018

Nancy A. Povinelli 85 of Indianapolis, IN passed away July 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by sister, Julia Povinelli, brother, Mack Weathers. Nancy is survived by her sisters, Josephine "Toni" Buchanan, Patricia Jensen and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Nancy's life will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 11 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling Gerber Chapel...
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George Edward Gay

February 28, 1936 - June 27, 2018

George Edward Gay, age 82, of Greenwood, passed away on Wednesday evening, June 27, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. George was born on February 28, 1936 in Louisville, KY to the late Gurley and Viola Gay. George served in the United States Army for 3 years. In 1964, he married Shirley Downs Gay, who preceded him in death in 2005. George worked as an assembly line leader at Phillip...
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Carolyn Sue Neidhamer

January 23, 1949 - June 16, 2018

Carolyn S. Neidhamer, age 69 of Indianapolis passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018. Carolyn graduated from Franklin Central High School in 1967, and earned her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1972. Carolyn, and her late husband Dave lived many years in a log cabin among the hills of Brown County, Indiana, and especially loved the beautiful fall colors. She retired as a claims processor...
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Margaret Hattie Irwin

December 7, 1923 - June 2, 2018

Margaret Hattie Irwin, 94, Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018. In the days preceding her death, she expressed wishes to go to heaven. "God is good!" she would say. She was born on December 7, 1923 in Indianapolis to Forrest and Delilah Moist. She married Albert Earl Irwin on February 22, 1941. They raised their six children in the Indianapolis area. Margaret was...
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Charles Thomas Helt

May 29, 1953 - May 16, 2018

Charles Thomas Helt 64, of Indianapolis and Columbus, passed away peacefully May 16, 2018. He was born May 29, 1953 to the late Charles Mitchell and Dorothy Helt. Tom was a graduate of Latin School of Indianapolis High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Indiana State University. He was employed as a Computer Security Analyst for the Department of Defense. Tom was a member of the...
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Max Eugene Bridgford

April 1, 1933 - May 10, 2018

Max Eugene Bridgford, age 85, of Indianapolis, passed away in the early morning hours of May 10, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Max was born on April 1, 1933 to William Glenn Francis Bridgford and Elizabeth Wilkins Bridgford in Beech Grove, IN. He was a 1951 graduate of Franklin Central High School and a 1953 graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. In September of...
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Patricia Ann (Long) McClurg

August 3, 1931 - April 30, 2018

Patricia Ann (Long) McClurg, 86, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at Miller's Senior Living Community in Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born August 3, 1931 in Arlington, Indiana to Owen and Mae (Winslow) Long. She was a 1949 graduate of Arlington High School, and married Walby McClurg in 1956. Patti retired from American Red Ball Moving and Storage and...
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Sandra K. Wright

November 17, 1945 - April 30, 2018

Sandra K. Wright, 72, of Indianapolis passed away, April 30, 2018. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include children, Lisa R. Perry of Pendleton, Bryon Parnell of Gosport and Amanda Wright of Somerset, Kentucky; siblings, Gary Waldron and Kenneth Thurmond both of Florida and Debra Russ of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren....
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Patricia Ellen Minnis

March 25, 1936 - April 16, 2018

Patricia Ellen (Carr) Minnis, age 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday afternoon, April 16, 2018. Patricia was born on March 25, 1936 in Indianapolis to the late James Carr and Catherine Findel Carr. She was a 1954 graduate of Lawrence High School. On May 10, 1958, she married the love of her life, Mark Minnis, who preceded her in death 2008. Although she had not recently attended, she was...
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Barbara Ann Courtney

May 23, 1933 - March 22, 2018

Barbara Ann Courtney, 84, of Wanamaker, Indiana passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Saint Francis Hospital Indianapolis. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Carrie (Hayden) Owens. Barbara was born in Indianapolis on May 23, 1933. She graduated from Arsenal Tech High School. She married Robert Courtney on May 29, 1954. Together they had six children who all claim to be her favorite....
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Iona LaVerne Wise

December 20, 1918 - March 17, 2018

Iona LaVerne Wise 99 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away March 17, 2018. Iona was born on December 20, 1918 in Russellville, Missouri to the late Otto W. & Sadie L. (Russell) Strobel. She graduated from Russellville High School and Commercial College in Jefferson City, Missouri. Iona worked on P51 during World War II in Pasadena, CA. She worked for 12 years for Division for Blind & Physical...
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Kathryn Lucille Bergman

December 21, 1923 - March 10, 2018

Kathryn Lucille Bergman, of Indianapolis passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. She was 94 years old. Kathryn was born in Charleston, Illinois on December 21, 1923 to Edward and Dollie Myers. She married the love of her life, Charles "Bud" Bergman on November 1, 1942. They were married for 55 years at the time of Bud's passing in 1997. She was employed by State Life Insurance Company for many...
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Doris Jean Corn

December 20, 1929 - March 8, 2018

Doris Jean Corn of Indianapolis passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018. She was 88 years old. Doris was born December 20, 1929 in Indianapolis as the only child of Glen and Florence Marshall. Doris married the love of her life, Donald R. Corn on July 25, 1952, and enjoyed over 65 years of marriage. Doris worked for many years for Kroger corporate office, retiring in 1990. She was a loving, caring,...
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Wayne M Grady

January 27, 1923 - February 26, 2018

Wayne M. Grady 95 of Indianapolis passed away February 26, 2018. He was born January 27, 1923 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Hosmer and Fern (Hunter) Grady. Wayne served in the United States Air Force during WWII and was a faithful member of Buck Creek Christian Church. He worked as a mail carrier with USPS for 29+ years. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Norma K. Grady; a...
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Roger Lee Tilley

December 31, 1947 - February 1, 2018

Roger Lee Tilley 70 of Fairland, Indiana, passed away February 1, 2018. Roger was born December 31, 1947, in Greensburg to the late Ralph & Eva (Paugh) Tilley. He graduated from Clarksburg High School in 1966. Roger proudly served in the US Marine Corp and was a member of the American Legion Post 129 in Greensburg, Indiana. Roger married Linda (Alverson) Tilley on March 5, 1971 and she...
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Nancy Darlene Bates

August 31, 1950 - January 27, 2018

Nancy Darlene Bates, age 67, of Beech Grove, passed away on Saturday. January 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born on August 31, 1950 in Marietta, OH to Frank Flowers and Thelma E. (Worstell) Flowers Payne. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1968 and attended Ivy Tech College. Nancy worked for over 10 years at Wooden Key Hallmark as a Sales Associate. Survivors...
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Vera Louise Gadd

April 10, 1923 - December 19, 2017

Vera Louise Gadd, 94, passed away December 19, 2017. She was a resident of Indianapolis. She was born April 10, 1923. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (David) Creasey; son, Larry Johnson; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters. Vera was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse...
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Patricia A. Carey

August 3, 1939 - December 15, 2017

Patricia A. Carey (Lee), August 3, 1939 - December 15, 2017, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Summerville, SC, was a proud survivor of cancer who died after a brief illness. She was born in Delmar, NY and graduated from Vincentian High School. She attended the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY and Dominican College, Racine, WI. In her early career, she worked with children in the special...
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Mary Douglas Spencer

August 21, 1931 - November 22, 2017

Mary Douglas Spencer 86 of Indianapolis, IN passed away November 22, 2017. She was born August 21, 1931 in Weber, KY to the late Raymond A. and Cleveland Elizabeth (Bolin) Newton. She was the Owner/ Operator of the Walk In Beauty Salon for 15 years. She is survived by her children, Karen N. Sego, Ronald L. (Barbara) and Bruce Spencer, grandchildren, Keith(Deven), Neil (Nicole), Scott ...
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Oscar Lowell Moss

August 25, 1936 - November 9, 2017

Oscar Lowell Moss, 81, of Franklin, passed away November 9, 2017. He was born August 25, 1936 in Loogootee, Indiana to the late Miles Osby and Hannah Lucille Moss. He is survived by his siblings, Ralph A. Moss, Emma Smeltzer, Omalee McLane, Shirley Backus, and Patricia Stein; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Marie (Williams) Moss; his daughter,...
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Donna J. Hawkins

June 3, 1952 - October 28, 2017

Donna J. Hawkins (Hadley), 65 passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017 surrounded by her family. Born 1952 in Indianapolis, IN, she attended North Central High School. She worked at her family's business, Hadley's Ripple Restaurant, during her teen years where she met her husband, Wayne. Donna was a kind and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Sister. She had a gift...
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Delilah L. Schilling

November 12, 1941 - October 26, 2017

Delilah Lee Schilling 75 of Indianapolis Indiana passed away October 26, 2017. She was born on November 12, 1941 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Ruth & Elmer Schilling. She is survived by sisters, Mary Hicks, Sally Parks; two nephews, Donald Hicks (Penny) , Dwayne Hicks (Jackie); niece, Rebecca Land; seven great nieces and nephews and six great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral service will...
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Dotti Mae Downer

October 9, 1939 - October 22, 2017

Dotti Mae (Reynolds) Downer, age 78, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. Dotti was born on October 9, 1939 in Bicknell, IN to Harold Nathaniel Reynolds and Catherine Florine (Babrick) Reynolds. She grew up in the Washington and Bicknell area in southern Indiana and graduated from Howe High School in 1957. On August 30, 1959, she married the love of...
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Kim M. Lauzon

May 24, 1956 - October 15, 2017

Kim M. Lauzon Kim M. Lauzon of Indianapolis returned to his heavenly Father's home on Sunday morning, October 15th surrounded by his loving family. Kim was born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada on May 24, 1956 the third son of Raymond J. and Mary Ruth Cornell Lauzon. Kim married his high school sweetheart Mary Jane Brainard on October 18, 1975 at St. Mary's Church in Waddington, New York. ...
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Juan Francisco Banegas

June 29, 1956 - October 11, 2017

Juan Francisco Banegas 61 of Indianapolis, IN passed away October 11, 2017. He was born in Honduras on June 29, 1956 to Lauro Menocal and the late Rosa Banegas. Juan was the owner of J.B.& Baby, LLC, a trucking company and he also owned JB's Soccer League. He is survived by his loving wife Marlen D. (Meraz) Banegas, children, John, Renan, Nubia, Lilita Banegas and 8 grandchildren. Services...
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Gary L. Kieffer

September 17, 1939 - October 4, 2017

Gary L. Kieffer, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away at The Hearth at Stones Crossing in Greenwood on Wednesday morning, October 4, 2017. Gary was born on September 17, 1939 in Indianapolis, IN to Leonard S. Kieffer and Opal V. (Merritt) Kieffer. He was a 1957 graduate of Cathedral High School, attended Marion College and served his country in the US National Guard. On October 3, 1959, he married...
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Marjorie Sheets

September 18, 1934 - September 21, 2017

Marjorie Ellen Sheets, age 83, wife of Robert L. Sheets, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, September 21 at Franciscan Healthcare in Indianapolis. Marjorie was born in Indianapolis on September 18, 1934 to Louis and Hulda (Wampner) McCarty. On March 14, 1954, she married the love of her life, Robert Lee Sheets, who survives. She loved being a farmer's wife. She was a member of "The...
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Marilyn J Herndon

March 29, 1926 - September 18, 2017

Marilyn J. Herndon, age 91, of Beech Grove, passed away on Monday evening at Franciscan Healthcare in Indianapolis. Marilyn was born on March 29, 1926 in Palestine, IL to Raymond Lorenzo Taylor and Maud (Hotchkiss) Taylor. On August 6, 1949, she married the love of her life, Harvey L. Herndon, who precedes her in death. Marilyn was a home maker and a lover of all animals. She will be greatly...
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Roger Eugene Fiesel

August 1, 1948 - September 14, 2017

Roger Eugene Fiesel 69 of Indianapolis passed away peacefully with his wife by his side Thursday, September 14, 2017. Roger was born August 1, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Alice May & Eugene Dustin Fiesel. Roger graduated from Howe High School Indianapolis in 1966 and from Ivy Tech Community College in 1982. He is a member of Englewood Masonic Lodge No. 715 F. & A.M....
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Marion O. Redstone

July 16, 1940 - September 7, 2017

Marion O. Redstone, attorney, chef, writer, thinker, singer, and father, died on September 7, 2017. He is survived by his six children, Kimberly Hopkins, Valerie (Dana) Nichols, James E. (Janet) Redstone, Penelope (Joe) Patton, Rebecca Scott, and Victoria (Barry) Calhoon; 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Wanda (John) Taylor, James W. Redstone,...
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Vernon "Vern" Hall

March 27, 1930 - August 3, 2017

Vernon "Vern" Hall 87 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away August 3, 2017.He was born on March 27, 1930 to the late Willard and Bertha (Bentley) Hall in Letcher Co., Kentucky. He was retired as a Sheet Metal Worker for Micro-Metal for many years. Vernon was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #17, loved traveling with his wife going on cruises wintering in Florida and playing golf....
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Doris Jean Fowler

November 25, 1933 - July 1, 2017

Doris Jean Fowler, age 83, of Indianapolis was called to her Heavenly home on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Doris was born on November 25, 1933 to John and Rena (Wilson) LaJennesse in Mitchell, South Dakota. Raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Doris attended Olivet Nazarene College then moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. While working at Best Foods, she met and wed John Richard Gibson. The couple had...
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Lillian Ellen Pierson

June 8, 2017

Lillian Pierson, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 8, 2017. Survivors include her two daughters, Linda K. Hurt and Donna Sue Pierson. All Services will be private. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Sterling Gerber Chapel, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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William E. Glesing, Sr

April 6, 1928 - June 6, 2017

William E. Glesing, Sr. passed away on June 6, 2017 at age 89. He was born to William and Muriel Glesing on on April 6, 1928 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 68 years, Marjorie (Wulf) Glesing. Their marriage was a beautiful example for all of his family. He is survived by their children Cathy (Oran) Sands, William Jr. (Deborah) Glesing, and Dean (Sue)...
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Cledith "Cricket" Sue Finley

September 15, 1946 - June 2, 2017

Cledith "Cricket" Sue Finley, 70, of Indianapolis passed away June 2, 2017. She was born in Tompkinsville,KY and was the daughter of the late Harmon Kilmon and Rosa Short Kilmon. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Douglas A. Johnson. Sue is survived by her three children, Melba Johnson (Rick), Pam Dunn (Dwayne), and Neil Finley; nine grandchildren and ten great...
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Nina Marie Goins

April 25, 1931 - May 28, 2017

Nina Marie Goins, age 86, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away surrounded by her "babies" on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Community Hospital South. Nina was born on April 25, 1931 in Indianapolis to Forest Emerson English and Evelena Elizabeth (Hill) English. She was the youngest and the only girl of three children. She attended Southport High School and later went on to work for Conrail Railroad as a...
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Henrietta Marie Rasmussen

January 6, 1924 - May 25, 2017

Henrietta Marie (Moore) Rasmussen passed away May 25, 2017. She was born January 6, 1924 to the late James and Ruth (Durham) Moore in Pontiac, Illinois. Henrietta married Ralph Rasmussen on August 8, 1946. Henrietta was a member of Zellwood Methodist Church in Zellwood, Florida. She was also a member of the Zellwood Rockerettes and enjoyed bowling. Henrietta is survived by son, Greg (Donna)...
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Margaret Alice Idele

November 5, 1926 - May 20, 2017

Margaret Alice Idele, 90, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Green Briar Village of Indianapolis. She was born November 5, 1926 in Indianapolis, and was a daughter to the late Laura L. (Hawkins) Martin and Morgan D. Martin. In addition to her parents Margaret is predeceased by her husband, Thomas A. Idele and their son, Mark Idele; sister, Mary Ellen Kemery; brother,...
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Retha M. Bertram

February 26, 1931 - May 16, 2017

Retha M. Bertram 86 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away May 16, 2017. She was born on February 26, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Effie Lee (Branham) & Herman B. Whited. She worked for Muesing Oil Company for 21 years as a secretary. Retha was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Donald Bertram; son, Joseph Paul Bertram; grandchild, Jeff Bertram and ten siblings, Alene, Sam,...
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Helen L. Searcy

September 25, 1927 - May 2, 2017

Helen Searcy Helen L. (Higgins) Searcy, 89, passed away at 2:30 in the morning on the second of May, at Rosegate in Indianapolis. She had been a resident of Franklin Twp. for 57 years. Helen was born on September 25, 1927, in Brooksburg, IN at the home of her maternal grandparents, Allen and Fannie Jump, to her parents, the late Hubert and Margarite (Jump) Higgins. She married John M....
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Diana Burris

May 1, 2017

Diana Burris, 61, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 1, 2017 at home, surrounded by her family. A native of Indiana and the daughter of the late John and Madeline Smith. In addition to her parents, Diana is predeceased by her sister, Cindy Meyer. Diana is survived by her husband of 44 years, Philip Burris; three children and their spouses, Angie Hickle (Joe) of Indianapolis, Jon Burris ...
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Timothy Edward Dugan

March 28, 1950 - April 2, 2017

Timothy Edward Dugan 67, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away April 2, 2017. He was born March 28, 1950 the son of the late Edward and Marjorie Dugan. Timothy was a graduate of Southport High School and attended Ivy Tech. He was a retired firefighter with Indianapolis Fire Department with 36 years of service. His prior business included ownership at D-Fab Sheet Metal Fabricating, Mobile Roof...
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Susan A. Ashman

November 1, 1935 - March 24, 2017

Susan A. Ashman 81 of Indianapolis passed away March 24, 2017. Susan was born on November 1, 1935 in Beverly, Massachusetts to the late John M. and Nell C. (Carter) Nicoll. She is survived by her children, John Ashman, Michael Ashman, Catherine Miles and Debra Ashman; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A gathering will take place Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at...
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Donna Lee Knight

July 27, 1949 - March 20, 2017

Donna Lee Knight passed away March 20, 2017. She was born July 27, 1949 to Martin Cooper Knight and Josephine (Robbins) Knight. Donna attended Southport Presbyterian Church and Arlington Heights Baptist Church. She enjoyed scrapbooking, basket weaving, arts and crafts, and collecting shoes. Donna is survived by her son, Glenn Stucker of Indianapolis; daughter, Dawn Turner-Potts of Buford, GA;...
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Sylvia C Henricks

April 6, 1922 - March 19, 2017

Sylvia Henricks passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 19. Born April 6th 1922, she was just shy of her 95th birthday. She was born in Dayton Ohio to Wilson R. Scott and Mabel Mae Peters Scott. Her parents and a brother, W.R. Scott predecease her. Sylvia graduated from the University of Dayton in 1942, and married Marvin Henricks, a handsome seminary student "who promised to make her...
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Jeanette M. Gambrel

June 15, 1936 - March 4, 2017

Jeanette M. Gambrel 80, of Wanamaker, Indiana passed away March 4, 2017 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband Herschel Harold Gambrel. Jeanette is survived by her children, Harold "Hal" (Linda) Gambrel, Teresa (Mark) Swartz, Greg (Michelle) Gambrel and Mike Karch; nine grandchildren, Angelina, Deanna, Jessica, Sam, Matt, Chris, Rachel, Jacob, Courtney and eight great...
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Katherine Burgess

March 2, 1922 - March 3, 2017

Katherine Amelia (Huffman) Burgess was born March 2, 1922 in Marion County to Mark and Katherine (Miller) Huffman. She married Mark Burgess on November 20, 1941. Katherine was a member of Rocklane Christian Church and TNT, Thread Needle and Thimble, sewing club for fifty years. She enjoyed calling church members on their birthdays to wish them happy birthday. Katherine loved going to sales...
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William McFarland

April 20, 1919 - March 2, 2017

William Russell "Bill" McFarland passed away on March 2, 2017. Nearly 98 years old, he was born to Parvin and Leni (Askin) McFarland on April 20, 1919 near Southport, Indiana. He was a common man who lived an uncommonly good life. He was fortunate to have two devoted and loving wives. The first, Margaret (1921-1967) was the mother of his three daughters. The second, Vida, was a enthusiastic...
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Melvin E. Blankenship

May 15, 1928 - February 8, 2017

Melvin E. Blankenship 88, Indianapolis, IN passed away February 8, 2017. Melvin was born May 15, 1928, the son of Donnie and Gladys (Woodcock) Blankenship. He retired from Precision Machine Shop. Survivors: daughter, Joanne (David) Wright; brothers, Helous and L G Blankenship; sisters, Dorothy Colson and Peggy Rothuenberger; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by...
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Eutimio "Timio" White

November 5, 2007 - January 16, 2017

The world lost an amazing and beautiful light on January 16th. A smile that lit a room. An energy that captivated any crowd. A child that knew no stranger. Everyone, EVERYONE loved Timio...but more than they loved him, they were drawn to him. He could capture any heart with the magic of his cuteness. He had a kind and gentle face that caught your attention and a sense of humor that would keep you...
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Judith Ann Neligh

May 6, 1939 - January 3, 2017

Judith Ann Mattingly Neligh, 77, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Judy was born in Indianapolis on May 6, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Earl and Loretta (Atwood) Mattingly. Judy was a graduate of Franklin Central High School. She worked for many years as a Florist at Sandy's Flowers and Gifts. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her...
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William Cecil Stafford

December 30, 1927 - December 26, 2016

William Cecil Stafford passed away Monday morning, December 26, 2016 at his home in Southport, Indiana. He died just a few days short of his 89th birthday at the age of 88. Family called him Cecil or C, and friends called him Bill. Born December 30, 1927, Bill was the fourth of seven children birthed to Willie Stafford and Hannah Peavy of Casey County, Kentucky. Of his siblings: Earl, Edith,...
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Darrel ` Gearlds

July 20, 1934 - December 9, 2016

Darrel Gearlds Darrel Gearlds passed away December 9, 2016. He was born on July 20, 1934 to Jeff and Mary Betty Gearlds in Monroe County Kentucky. After his mother passed away, he was raised by his aunt and uncle Ranese and Joe Gearlds. Darrel married Patricia (Baise) Gearlds September 24, 1955. He was a member of South Keystone Church of Christ. Darrel Loved fishing, hunting, all kinds of...
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David Martin Grider

October 3, 1954 - November 24, 2016

David Martin Grider, 62, of Indianapolis, passed away on November 24, 2016. He was born on October 3, 1954 to the late Ernest and Mary Etta Grider. David worked in Production at Noble Industries for 35 years. He is survived by his brother, Howard (Janet) Grider of Indianapolis; sister in-law, Nellie Grider of Indianapolis; many nieces and nephews, and life - long girlfriend, Sheila Howard. He...
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Rhea Jean Reasoner

November 20, 2016

Rhea Jean Reasoner of Indianapolis, passed away into the loving arms of her Lord on November 20, 2016. She was 92. She was dearly beloved by her family, many friends, and her three cats. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46237. Services will be on Saturday at 10...
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Mary Seifert

October 10, 1928 - October 27, 2016

Mary Seifert passed away October 27, 2016. She was born on October 10, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a long time member of Lakeview Church. Mary is survived by her children, Norman "Butch" Smith, Dan Seifert, John Seifert, and Jenny Thomas; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and brother, Glen Buckner. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Seifert. Visitation will be...
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Terry L Wright

January 20, 1948 - October 19, 2016

Terry L. Wright 68, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away October 19, 2016. Terry was born January 20, 1948 in Indianapolis, the son of Harold J. and Nellie Rose (Highfield) Wright. He was a member of Southwood Assembly of God and was a truck driver for Byrd Trucking Co. Terry is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Beason) Wright; daughters, Lori Wright and Vanetta Smith; 10 grandchildren and 10 great...
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Wayne G. Kline

January 4, 1944 - August 14, 2016

Wayne G. Kline, 72, passed away August 14, 2016. He was a resident of Indianapolis. He was born January 4, 1944 in Buffalo, New York to the late Clarence and Emma Kline. His memory and legacy carry on through his wife, Anique (Sprague) Kline; his daughter, Michelle (Ray) Axsom; grandchildren, Joshua J. Rakosky and Angela R. Axsom; and his brother, Kevin Kline. He was preceded in death by his...
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James Goins, Jr.

March 11, 1929 - July 28, 2016

James "Jim" Goins, Jr., 87, of Indianapolis, went to be with his Lord July 28, 2016. He was born March 11, 1929 in Indianapolis to the late James and Nancy (Jones) Goins, Sr. He was a member of Gray Road Baptist Church and worked at Amtrak as a chief engineer for 41 years. Jim married Nina (English) Goins on January 10, 1948 and she survives after 68 years of marriage. Other survivors include...
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Kenneth C. Ford

July 12, 2016

July 15, 1927 - July 12, 2016 Kenneth C. Ford, 88, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 12, 2016. He was born on July 15, 1927 in Louisville, KY to the late Ernest and Mary (Shewmaker) Ford. Kenneth graduated from Indiana University in 1950 with a degree in Journalism. He served in the Army during World War II. He was employed with the New Castle Courier as a sports writer, and retired...
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Xhaiden Isaiah Strauser

July 12, 2016 - July 12, 2016

Infant Xhaiden Isaiah Strauser passed away July 12, 2016 at Community Hospital South. He was born July 12, 2016 at 9:32 P.M. He weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces and was 14 inches long. He is survived by his mother Emily Kay Gosnell of Greenwood; grandmother Julia Kay (Michael L.) Jones; grandfather Scott R. Gosnell and great grandparents David H. and Judy Strauser. There will be a service 2:30...
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Green Arthur Settle

January 7, 1930 - July 2, 2016

Green Arthur "Junior" Settle, Jr., 86, of Indianapolis, passed away July 2, 2016. He was born January 7, 1930 in Williamsdale, OH to the late Green A. Settle, Sr. and Georgia (Ackman) Settle. He married Margie (McDonald) Settle on February 17, 1951 and she preceded him in death on July 27, 2015 after 65 years of marriage. In 1948, he enlisted in the Navy, serving one year active duty and five...
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Willie Smith

February 14, 1941 - June 30, 2016

Willie D. Smith, Sr., 75, of Indianapolis, passed away June 30, 2016. He was born February 14, 1941 in Hazard, KY to the late Tom Smith and Maggie Couch. He worked in the Kroger Bakery for 27 years. Willie married Brenda (Wood) Smith and she survives. Other survivors include children Misty Moore, Willie Smith, Jr., Rose Smith; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 4 - 8:00...
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Rita V. Miller

February 10, 1926 - June 15, 2016

Rita V. Miller, 90, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away June 15, 2016. She was born February 10, 1926 in Bardstown, KY to the late Lee and Alice (Rogers) Vittitow. She married Henry Miller, whom preceded her in death. Survivors include daughter Mary Keplinger; adopted daughter Martha Bratcher; grandson Daniel (Brittany) Keplinger and great grandson Broden Keplingler. Visitation will be 5 - 7:00 P...
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Edgar G. Westphal

September 16, 1924 - May 27, 2016

  Edgar George Westphal, 1924-2016, was born on Mount Petit Jean, in Morrillton, Arkansas. He was the youngest child of Adolph Bernard and Christina Jones Westphal. At the age of fifteen, he moved north to Indianapolis, Indiana to live with his older sister Julianna and her husband Carl Keller, so that he could attend high school at Arsenal Technical High School.   After school, he...
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Jack Edward Hodge

February 9, 1939 - May 22, 2016

Jack Edward Hodge, 77, of Fairland, passed away May 22, 2016. He was born February 9, 1939 in Shelbyville to the late William Thomas and Norma (Sweet) Hodge. Survivors include wife Betty (White) Hodge; daughter Cindy (Doug) Drake, Gayle (Butch) Nagle, Deena Hodge; brother Don (Judi) Hodge; brother-in-law Jim Phillips; grandchildren Jason (Stephanie) Drake, Tessa (James) Wolsiffer, Andy (Jessica)...
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Fred H. Walker

October 5, 1916 - May 15, 2016

Fred H. Walker, 99, of Indianapolis, passed away May 15, 2016. He was born October 5, 1916 in Acton to the late Horace and Maggie (McCarty) Walker. Survivors include son Michael (Diane) Walker; daughter Bonnie (William) Perry; five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by first wife Pauline (Smith) Walker and second wife Nancy (DeJong) Rooze. Services will be 12...
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Rose Althaire Miles

September 16, 1926 - May 13, 2016

Rose Althaire Miles (Fenwick), 89, of Indianapolis, went to our Lord on May 13, 2016. Rose was born on September 16, 1926 to George and Annie Rose Fenwick in Loretto, Kentucky, where she grew up. She moved to Indianapolis in 1945 with her husband, Patrick Ellis Miles. Rose has six children and besides being a full time mother she also worked with Pat in two family businesses, Pat's Market and...
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Herschel Harold Gambrel

April 15, 1933 - May 6, 2016

  83, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away May 6, 2016 at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Jeanette M. Gambrel, four children, Harold "Hal" Gambrel, Teresa Swartz, Greg Gambrel, Mike Karch; two brothers, Norman Gamble, Ester Saylor; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Calling will be Tuesday, May 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service ...
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John Schoenberg

July 22, 1929 - May 4, 2016

86 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away May 4, 2016. John was born on July 22, 1929 in Spring Hill, Minnesota to the late Joseph and Mary Ellering Schoenberg. He served on the Marion County Sheriff's Dept. for over 20 years and retired on June 30, 1987, then worked part time for Maus and Elam Dental Lab for 10 years as a driver delivering dental supplies. John is survived by his wife of 49 years,...
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Ralph G. Dabney

March 8, 2016 - May 3, 2016

73 of Fairland, Indiana passed away at his residence May 3, 2016. Ralph was born on March 8, 1943 in Jamestown, Kentucky to the late James Bradley & Ora Flangan Dabney. He served in the United States Navy. Ralph owned and operated Dabney Well & Pump Service for 50 years, which is still in operation today. He was an avid trap shooter and won multiple awards. Ralph was preceded in death by...
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Robert L. Faehr

November 26, 1937 - April 16, 2016

Robert L. “Bob” Faehr, 78 of Indianapolis, passed away on April 16, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born November 26, 1937 in Covington, KY to John and Hilda Faehr. He married Jane Bischoff on August 3, 1963 at St. Martin’s Church in Yorkville, Indiana. Bob proudly served in the United States Army in the U.S. Air Defense. After serving in the military, he worked as a super...
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Zoa E. Irvin

April 24, 1921 - April 6, 2016

Zoa E. Irvin 94 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away in her sleep April 6, 2016. She was born to the late Isaac and Flora Sanders in Owensboro, Kentucky on April 24, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Irvin "Poppy"; son, Lowell Thomas Irvin "Tommy"; five brothers; one sister and a great grandson, Steven Blyth. Zoa is survived by her son, Robert E. Irvin of Indianapolis, IN;...
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Elizabeth Jane Hill

January 5, 1928 - March 17, 2016

Elizabeth Jane Stockton Hill, 88, Brownsburg, formerly of Greenfield and Indianapolis, died Thursday, March 17, 2016. She had been in declining health and passed away in her sleep at home. Mrs. Hill was born in Missouri on Jan. 5, 1928, and she spent her youth in Kerrville, Texas, and considered that her hometown. She moved to Indianapolis in the late 1940s to live with her sister and care for...
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Michael Dennis Armstrong, Jr.

September 22, 1983 - February 10, 2016

Michael Dennis Armstrong Jr., 32, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. He was born September 22, 1983 in Indianapolis to Michael D. Armstrong, Sr. and Vicki (Walton) Wilson. Survivors include his mother, Vicki Wilson (Robert) of Indianapolis; and sisters, Tori Saum (Vic), Amy Wood (Bobby), Stacie Hamann (Marty), GeaNell Newport (Scott), Stephanie Raper (Adam) and Stacy Carroll (Michael),...
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Diana L. Pelko

May 6, 1951 - January 27, 2016

Diana L. Pelko, 64 passed away January 27, 2016. She was a resident of Indianapolis. She was born May 6, 1951 in Indianapolis to the late Russell and Maxine (Morgan) Goodman.   She is survived by her children, Lindsay A. Pelko and Darren M. Pelko; brothers, Rusty, Richard, and Bill Goodman; and sister, Connie Snyder. She was preceded in death by her brother, Gene Goodman. Diana worked for...
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Howard Francis Storms

July 2, 1956 - January 16, 2016

Howard Francis Storms, 59, of Franklin Township, passed away January 16, 2016. He was born July 2, 1956 to Harry Francis and Gladys Kathryn (Hemmer) Storms. He is survived by his wife Brenda Lea Taylor whom he married on February 19, 1983. Howard attended Franklin Township High School where he was the Varsity Sports Manager and graduated in 1974. In his youth he participated in 4-H and Boy...
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Freddie A. Bellamy, Jr.

May 5, 1943 - December 22, 2015

Freddie A. Bellamy, Jr., 72, of Beech Grove, Indiana passed away December 22, 2015. He was born May 5, 1943 in Linton, Indiana to the late Freddie A. and Rosemary G. (Huey) Bellamy, Sr. and was an Indianapolis resident most of his life. Freddie retired from Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis following 38 1/2 years service as a job setter. He was a member the Vineyard Community Church in Greenwood...
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Richard Green

January 8, 1950 - December 14, 2015

Richard Green, 65, passed away December 14, 2015. He was a resident of Indianapolis. He was born January 8, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Charles and Helene Green. He married Kala Michele (King) Green on February 17, 1979 and she survives. He is also survived by their son, Matthew Alan Green; a brother, Michael (Karen) Green; and a sister, Andrea (Ed) Kotch. Richard was a veteran...
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Rebecca Joan Rockey

December 12, 1991 - December 10, 2015

Rebecca Joan Rockey, 23, of Indianapolis passed away December 10, 2015. She was born December 12, 1991 in Indianapolis. She was a graduate of Franklin Central High School and Ball State University where she earned a Bachelor's degree. Becca had a very intelligent and bright personality. She was known to be witty and outspoken and was always making people laugh. She loved people and animals alike...
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Lora Jane George

July 10, 1963 - November 25, 2015

Lora Jane George, 52, of Indianapolis, passed away November 25, 2015. She was born July 10, 1963 to Hayward and Venita Combs. Lora worked for Sony Distribution Center. Survivors include mother Venita Combs; Aunt Eloise Short; son Hayward George; daughter-in-law Alisha George; daughters Kimberly and Kyra Keough; grandchildren Desiree Reading-George, Brett Wilson, Haylinn George, Kaiden Keough, and...
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Francis H. Gremore

November 26, 1922 - November 24, 2015

Francis H. Gremore, 92, of Indianapolis, passed away November 24, 2015. He was born November 26, 1922 to the late Jullian Gremore and Sarah Jane (Montgomery). He married Josephine (Sheetz) Gremore and she preceded him in death on March 5, 1996. Survivors include step-daughter Donna (Jim) Coe; brother Robert; niece Doris (Jim) Sievers and several other nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great...
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Raymond Kamstra

November 8, 1930 - November 24, 2015

Raymond Kamstra, 85, of Indianapolis, passed away November 24, 2015. He was born November 8, 1930 to the late Jack and Sophia (Terpstra) Kamstra. He married Ruth Ann (Burgett) Kamstra on January 11, 1953 and she preceded him in death on December 5, 2010. Survivors include sons Dennis (Fran) Kamstra, Jeffery (Susie) Kamstra; daughters Cheryl Cramer, Tina (George) Mosinski; six grandchildren and...
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Lingle N. Foreman

April 28, 1927 - November 3, 2015

Lingle N. Foreman 88 of Wanamaker, IN passed away November 3, 2015. Born to the late Robert & Oakie Nickell on April 28, 1927 in Daysboro, Kentucky, Lingle was a member of Franklin Central Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Roy D. Foreman Jr.; son, Glenn A. Foreman; three brothers, Robert Nickell, Eugene Nickell, Arnold Nickell;...
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William Landon Thomas

October 24, 2015 - October 24, 2015

William Landon Thomas, infant, went to heaven on October 24, 2015. He was born to Katie and Jimbo. Survivors include mother Katherine M. Wood; brothers Alexander Berg and Edward Burgess; maternal grandparents James and Janet Wood and great-grandmother Betty Hebble; paternal grandparents Jimmy and Sally Thomas, Glenda King, step-grandfather Wesley King and great-grandparents Molly Williamson, Mr...
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William Baker

November 22, 1949 - October 23, 2015

William "Bill" Baker, 65, passed away October 23, 2015. He was a resident of Indianapolis. He was born November 22, 1949 in Wooton, Kentucky to the late George and Rose (Joseph) Baker. He is survived by his wife, Delores Kendrick; daughter, Dee Ann Habegger; grandchildren, Lily, Ava, and Nicholas Habegger; sister, Nola Howard; brother, Don Baker; and nieces and nephews, Lisa Lemmons, Chris Howard...
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Alesha Dione Goins

November 12, 1974 - September 27, 2015

Alesha Dione Woodall Goins, 40 of Indianapolis, IN went home to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after an 8 year battle with Breast Cancer on September 27, 2015. She was born November 12, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia and left this world in the same manner in which she lived in it. smiling and bringing joy to people! Alesha was last employed as an Accounting Supervisor for...
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Barbara J. Parker

July 6, 1933 - September 21, 2015

Barbara J. Parker, 82, of Beech Grove, passed away September 21, 2015. She was born July 6, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late George G. Smith and Gertrude L. (Whittington) Wright. She was married to James "Jim" Parker for 66 years and he survives. Other survivors include children Lyn (Denny) Dellinger of Houston, TX, Jim (Kathi) Parker of Pinedale, WY, Mike Parker of Beech Grove; siblings Jerry ...
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Barbara Lucille Hunter

August 26, 1931 - September 16, 2015

Barbara Lucille Hunter 84 of Indianapolis, IN passed away September 16, 2015. She was born August 26, 1931 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Martin B. and Lucille (Robinson) Hall. She was a Clerk at the U S Postal Service for 42 years retiring in 2006. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Barbara is survived by her children, Joan Hunter, William Hunter, John Hunter, six grandchildren, and...
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Jerry L. Johnson

December 31, 1964 - September 5, 2015

Jerry L. Johnson, 50, of Acton, passed away September 5, 2015. He was born December 31, 1964 in Indianapolis to the late Lloyd and Dovie (Byrd) Johnson. He married Dee Lite (McDonald) Johnson and she survives. Other survivors include brother William "Bill" T. (Eunice) Johnson, Sr.; sister Becky (Junior) Fugate, aunt Edell Shockley; two step children; seven step grandchildren; several nieces and...
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Martha Lee Moody

April 27, 1931 - September 3, 2015

Martha Lee Moody 84 of Indianapolis, passed away September 3, 2015. Martha was born to the late Calvin and Edith Stultz on April 27, 1931 in Sullivan, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford M. Moody. Martha is survived by her two children, Steven J. (Linda) Moody of Englewood, FL; Kimberley S. (Buddy) Linville of Greenwood, IN; sister, Norma Wieringa; one grandchild, Jeremy...
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Judith C. Sturm

March 11, 1944 - August 31, 2015

Judith C. "Throckmorton" Sturm, 71 passed away peacefully August 31, 2015 at Greenwood Meadows in Greenwood. She was a resident of Indianapolis. She was born March 11, 1944 in Covington, Kentucky to the late Clifton Floyd and Dorothy May (Foreman) Throckmorton. She married Thomas A. Sturm on April 28, 1989 and he survives. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Throckmorton; a son, Rob Cook;...
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James A. Roberts

May 5, 1952 - August 26, 2015

James "Jim" A. Roberts, 63, of Indianapolis, passed away August 26, 2015. He was born May 5, 1952 in Brazil to the late Wayne and Mary (Reffeth) Roberts. He married Maureen (Marple) Roberts January 2, 1973 and she survives. Other survivors include daughter Christine (David) Claborn; son Stephen (Shonta) Roberts; Brother John (Rebecca) Roberts; sisters Brenda (Howard) Cravens, Frances (John)...
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James Roberts

May 5, 1952 - August 26, 2015

James "Jim" A. Roberts, 63, of Indianapolis, passed away August 26, 2015. He was born May 5, 1952 in Brazil to the late Wayne and Mary (Reffeth) Roberts. He married Maureen (Marple) Roberts January 2, 1973 and she survives. Other survivors include daughter Christine (David) Claborn; son Stephen (Shonta) Roberts; Brother John (Rebecca) Roberts; sisters Brenda (Howard) Cravens, Frances (John)...
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