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“I was shocked to discover Ava's obituary. She and I were very close in high school, and I always admired her wit and sophistication. Our mothers...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Sylvia (Flash) Tarbell (nee Haroian) - CA

“To the family of Ava; my deepest condolences to you all at a most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Ellen Mulligan

“Dear Ed, Lisa, Jennifer, Karen, My heart goes out to you at this time of great loss. I pray God's comfort to surround you in unexpected and...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: David Masterson - Bordentown, NJ

“God Bless her Soul in his internal home. God Bless her family in external home. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Yelena Strout - Carmel, IN

“We extend our deepest sympathy to Ava-Lisa s family and extended family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.Deena & Len Segal ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Len and Deena Segal - Sharon, MA

“Dear Ed, Jenn, Lisa, and Karen, My heart is grieving with you at this time. Losing your mother at such a young age will be difficult; but with God's...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Janie Morissette - Hardin, MT

“Dear Ed, Jenn, Lisa, and Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. Ava was always a person who encouraged me. May you be encouraged, and know God's...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Barry Loy - Essex, MA - Friend

“Dear Memmen Family, So sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and Prayers. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Martin - Monticello, IN

“Dear Memmen Family, You are in my prayers during this difficult time. I have so many fond memories in your home growing up as friends with Jenn. ...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Alison (Flinn) Terry - Alexandria, VA

“Dear Ed, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. May God give you peace and watch over you and your family during this difficult time...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Martha Vasquez - San Diego, CA

“Please accept my sympathies at your profound loss. No words can make it easier, but your memories, daughters and grandchildren will carry you through...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Jan Kennard - San Diego, CA

“Ed, Our heart goes out to you and your family. No words can explain a loss so early in life. We share your pain and sorrow and pray God's peace...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Matthew Price - Walton, IN

“Ed, Very sorry to hear about your loss. Rich ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Rich Lucas - San Diego

“Ed and family - I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. May the peace of God be with you. Beth ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Beth Martin - Logansport, IN

“Ed, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With heartfelt sympathy, Judi ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Judi Lucas - Walton, IN

“Ed, You and your family are in my prayers. May God's comfort surround you all. Laura ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Laura Scott - Logansport, IN

“Ed, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Dave Stover - Logansport, IN

“To the family and friends of Ava ... I am so sorry for your loss. Ava and I started in a New Testament Greek class 2-1/2 years ago and I got to know...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Dye - Carme, IN

“Dear Memmen Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN

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Ava-Lisa Memmen

60, of Zionsville died on September 19, 2012 at home with her family by her side. She was born February 1, 1952 in Boston, MA to Aulikki and Kenneth Olsen. She graduated with a B.A from Seattle Pacific University and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. Ava was married to Edward Memmen on June 23, 1973. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and two grandchildren.
Ava was a long-time board member with several educational and non-profit institutions, including the Heartland Film Festival, which she co-founded. She enjoyed supporting and developing many organizations through her philanthropy and volunteering of her time. She also served as an elder at her church. Ava especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Services will be held on September 29, 2012 at Zionsville Presbyterian Church. The calling will be held at 12:30pm followed by a memorial service at 1:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, Ava has requested that memorial contributions be sent to the Heartland Film Festival. Donations may be sent to Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, 1043 Virginia Ave, Suite 2, Indianapolis, IN 46203 or at / Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville.

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