Our Obituaries

Louis Edward Schmalz

February 19, 1934 - May 8, 2017

Louis Edward Schmalz, 83, of Indianapolis, passed away May 8, 2017. He was born February 19, 1934 in Indianapolis to Louis and Hilda Sitzman Schmalz. He retired from Bose Industries as a purchasing manager. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Indy RC Modeler Club. He is survived by his wife Margaret Lark Schmalz, sons Mark (Claudia) , Christopher, Matthew (Lori) and David...
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Deborah Ann Leonard

June 18, 1952 - May 4, 2017

Deborah "Debbie" Ann Leonard64, of Indianapolis passed away on May 4, 2017. She was born June 18, 1952 in Indianapolis. She worked as a health aid. Deborah enjoyed euchre, playing cards, reading, bingo and arts and crafts. Deborah is survived by her sisters: Linda Mikels, Marybeth Leonard, Melissa Hutchison, Sharon Williams, and Elaine Daniel, companion Ed Spellman and several nieces and...
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Beverly Joan Bess

November 11, 1940 - April 30, 2017

Beverly Joan Bess76, of Indianapolis passed away on April 30, 2017. She was born November 11, 1940 in Wabash, IN. She worked for Papas Cleaner and Fagers Catering. She was a member of Bible Study Chapel Church. Beverly is survived by her children Tammy (Evan) Sutton, Kevin (Shannon) Spencer, Danta York, sister, Barb Henderson, grandchildren Amber Sutton, Tiffany Olmsted, Zack York, Monica...
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Diana Jo Galliher Rodriguez

December 8, 1975 - April 3, 2017

Diana Jo Galliher Rodriguez, 41, of Indianapolis, died on April 3, 2017. She was born December 8, 1975 in Covington Kentucky. She was an administrative assistant and member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. Diana, is survived by her mother Joanne Galliher Houston, father Timothy Combs, children, Victoria Vogel, Joseph Galliher, Timothy (Cecilia) Galliher, Gerardo Rodriguez, Lucero...
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Alvin Cletus Rennier

July 5, 1953 - March 31, 2017

Alvin Cletus Rennier63, of Indianapolis passed away on March 31, 2017. He was born July 5, 1953 in Indianapolis. He graduated from Holy Spirit School and Warren Central High School. Alvin was an avid reader and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Alvin is survived by his mother Clarissa Jansing Rennier, sisters: Diane (Rodney) Pickett, Joyce (Daniel) Van Treese, Joan (Mike) Pearson, Susan...
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Christopher Shaw

March 13, 1951 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, Indianapolis, IN.
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Agueda Eleazar Arceo

May 14, 1930 - March 24, 2017

Agueda Eleazar Arceo, 86, of Indianapolis, died on March 24, 2017. She was born May 14, 1930 in Manila Philippines to Mariano and Belen Pandeno Eleazar. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Agueda is survived by her beloved husband Jeremias "Jerry" Arceo, children Lourdes (Michael) Williams, Estella Arceo, Maria Lina Arceo, Luis Arceo, Rupert (Zean) Arceo and Philip Arceo and 3...
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Margaret Noreen DeBoo

January 17, 1927 - March 9, 2017

Margaret Noreen DeBoo, 90, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 9, 2017. She was born January 17, 1927 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Charles and Grace Siegel. Marge was always in control of her life and made the choice to rejoin her husband, Emil, who she missed every day. Her joy to live was inspirational to all her loving friends and family. She worked for H.P. Wasson in...
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Barbara Jean Moore

May 13, 1958 - March 5, 2017

Barbara J. Moore58, of Indianapolis, passed away at her home on March 5, 2017.Barb loved the simple and best things in Life: Family, Friends, and sharing experiences. Barb had a very big heart, and everyone she met was her instant friend for life.Barb loved everyone unconditionally. Barb especially loved children: her nieces, nephews, cousins, friend's children, neighbor's children, her...
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Kay Breckenridge

March 1, 1947 - March 4, 2017

Kay Ellen Breckenridge 70, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully, on March 4, 2017. Kay will be dearly missed by her children, Douglas (Darlene) Gillette, Amy Gillette, Chad (Angie Mendenhall) Higgins, and Kriss (John Conrad) Higgins; her grandchildren, Jason Gillette, Cassidy Gillette, Kiera Sloan, Keith Hall, and Kevin Hall; and her siblings, Richard (Barbara) Hansing, Thomas (Kathy) Hansing,...
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Elbert B. Grannan

August 24, 1926 - March 1, 2017

Elbert "Al" GrannanOn March 1, 2017, Elbert B. Grannan closed his eyes to this world and opened them in Heaven, with his Lord saying "Welcome Home". Then he felt the hand of his beloved Millie after 4 months of being apart and her voice once again saying "I Love You". Al's journey began on August 24, 1926 in Washington, Indiana with his parents Victor A. and Augusta E. Riney Grannan. He...
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Shirley Louise Aichele

May 14, 1932 - February 24, 2017

Shirley Louise Aichele, 84, of Indianapolis, died on February 24, 2017. She was born May 14, 1932 in Indianapolis to Fredric and Georgia Mayer Schwier. Shirley was the office manager at Dunn and Bradstreet, Indianapolis office. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and attended St. Matthews Lutheran Church. She was also a member of Eastern Star and active with Footlite Musical...
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William Donny Turpin

August 5, 1967 - February 19, 2017

William Donny Turpinof Indianapolis, Indiana was born on August, 5 1967 and passed away on February 19, 2017. He was married for 29 years to Teresa Bryant Turpin. He enjoyed his employment at HMI construction. He leaves behind one son, William Dustin Turpin married to Jessica Cook Turpin of Indianapolis, Indiana, and one daughter, Elesha Ann Turpin Hilbert married to Ryan Hilbert of Hustonville,...
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Cecilia Frances Donahue

February 10, 1937 - February 18, 2017

Cecilia F. "Smutzki" Donahue,80, passed away on February 18, 2017. She was born February 10, 1937 the daughter of the late Frank and Julia Smutzki. She worked and retired from IPS. She is a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, attended Sacred Heart grade school and graduated from Garfield High School in Terre Haute. She is survived by her husband: Paul Patrick Donahue, daughters: Darby K. ...
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Sonya Faye Sherlock

September 19, 1964 - February 16, 2017

Sonya F. Sherlock52, of Indianapolis passed away on February 16th, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Sonya was born September 19th, 1954 in Fort Campbell , KY, She moved to Indy at a young age and fulfilled her life here. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Johnson, children Kasey Sherlock, Whitney McCullough (nee Sherlock) and husband, Stephanie Harber (nee Sherlock) and husband,...
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Lawrence Christopher Johnson

February 12, 1959 - February 6, 2017

Lawrence Christopher "Chris" Johnson57, of Indianapolis went to be with his Savior on February 6, 2017. Chris fought the good fight and then some but a cure on this earth was not meant to be. He was born February 12, 1959 in Beech Grove, Indiana to Russell L. and Bobby Jean (Deck) Johnson. He was a graduate of Scecina Memorial High School. He was a machinist for Empro Manufacturing. He was a...
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Diane Mairose Feeney

April 21, 1937 - January 31, 2017

Diane Mairose Feeney, 79, passed away January 31, 2017. She was born April 21, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Arthur and Irene Mairose. Diane was a graduate of Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Cincinnati, OH, and was a devoted registered nurse with Community Hospital South. She was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Diane is survived by her loving husband of 57 years: Dr. Martin T....
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Norma Miller

July 12, 1936 - January 12, 2017

Norma "Jean" Arney Miller80, of Indianapolis passed away on January 12, 2017. She was born July 12, 1936 in North Vernon, IN to John and Estella (Ditlinger) Arney. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church. Jean is survived by her beloved husband Gene, children Patia (Marty) Gazvoda, David (Laura) Miller, Robin Hudson and John Miller, grandchildren Robert Miller, Abigail Gazvoda, Grace...
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June Anne Turner Dinn

November 7, 1923 - January 11, 2017

June Turner Dinn, 93, of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, passed away on January 11, 2017. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 7, 1923, to Charles F. and June L. Flynn. June was one of five children. She attended St. Philip Neri Elementary School and Arsenal Technical High School. June worked at L.S. Ayres in women's hosiery as well as at Allison's during World War II. On May 28, 1949,...
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Freda Charlene Blanchard

March 18, 1934 - January 10, 2017

Freda C. Blanchard82, of Indianapolis, passed away January 10, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Freda was born March 18, 1934 in Frazier, Kentucky to the late Charles F. and Grace F. (Kennedy) Simpson. Freda worked at Community Hospital East with food service. She was a longtime and dedicated member of Little Flower Catholic Church. Freda is survived by her children: Guy L...
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Harrison Lackey

June 10, 1926 - January 2, 2017

Harrison E. "Uncle Gene" Lackey,90, of Indianapolis, passed away January 2, 2017. He was born June 10, 1926 in Huntington, WV the son of the late William Henry and Janice Lackey. Gene was the owner of Building Specialist, Inc. for 51 years. He was a WW II veteran of the Marine Corp., honorary Past Grand Commander of 9th Templar of Indianapolis and Past Master of Masonic Lodge #564 Pentalpha. ...
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John Mears

November 1, 1933 - December 29, 2016

John L. "Jack" Mears83, of Indianapolis passed away on December 29, 2016. He was born November 1, 1933 in Indianapolis to Charles and Angela Litzelman Mears. He was a printer with the Times and the Indianapolis Star- News, retiring in 1998. Jack was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church and Old Timers Printers. He was the grounds keeper at the Fourth Estate Softball Diamond and helped...
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Frances Clare Mahin

November 16, 1922 - December 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, Indianapolis, IN.
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Diana Wright

March 18, 1952 - December 19, 2016

Diana "Dede" Richardson Wright64 years of age, of Indianapolis, went home to be with Jesus on December 19, 2016. Dede was a 1970 graduate of Warren Central High School. She was a highly recognized insurance agent specializing in personal coverage and held the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor. Dede had worked for Alexander and Alexander, Conner Agency and NBD Insurance...
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Thomas M. McKeon

August 12, 1918 - December 15, 2016

Thomas M. McKeonIndianapolis, passed away December 15, 2016. He was born August 12, 1918 in Indianapolis, the son of Michael and Mary McKeon. Tom was a proud American and Irish citizen. He served in the 5th U. S. Army Artillery during WWII in Italy. He was a skilled craftsman for the AFLCIO Graphic Communication Workers Union #17 as a printing pressman. He was a member of Little Flower...
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Marguerite Klein

June 19, 1918 - December 10, 2016

Marguerite "Marge" Klein98, of Indianapolis, passed away December 10, 2016. She was born in Indianapolis on June 19, 1918 to Fred and Mable Sommer. She was a computer programmer retired from Naval Avionics. She was a member of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Benedict Newman Klein. She is survived by her daughters Jackye Abbott, Pamela ...
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Jimmie Lee Peterson

January 22, 1948 - November 30, 2016

Jimmie Lee Peterson, In Mark 8: 22-25, Jesus heals the blind man, on November 30, Jimmie Lee Peterson sees once again. Jimmie was born on January 22, 1948 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was born to Hubert and Marjorie McClure Peterson. Blinded at the age of 35 from diabetes, Jimmie did not let his blindness make him a prisoner in his own life. That changed when Jimmie encountered a vast network...
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Emma A. Moore

November 30, 1919 - November 25, 2016

Emma A. Moore96, of Greenfield. Passed away November 25, 2016. She was born on November 30, 1919 in Central City, Pennsylvania. The daughter of Mary and Frank Brusko of Pennsylvania. She was a member of St Michaels Catholic Church in Greenfield and was a Charter Member of St Simons Catholic Church and She was the Queen Bee of Giddy Liddy Red Hatters. Emma is survived by her three children,...
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Charles Carvel Blankenship

December 2, 1931 - November 24, 2016

Charles Carvel Blankenship, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away November24, 2016. He was born in Marrowbone, Kentucky to Immer V. and Bertha L. Blankenship on December 2, 1931. He retired from Mitchell and Scott Machine Company. He enjoyed hunting and was a long time member of Mt. Comfort Free Will Baptist Church. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, brother Walter Ray, sisters Elsie...
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Linda Ione Pettifor

April 30, 1940 - November 21, 2016

Linda Ione Howe Pettifor,76, of Indianapolis, departed this life Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home. She was born April 30, 1940 in Eaton Rapids, MI to the late Harold and Esther (Dana) Howe. She earned her degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University. She was a former member of Victory Baptist Church in Whiteland, and more recently a member of Burge Terrace Baptist...
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Margaret Estelle Koenig

March 8, 1918 - November 18, 2016

Margaret Estelle Koenig,98, of Indianapolis, departed this life November 18, 2016 at home. She was born March 8, 1918 in Pontiac, Illinois to the late Harry and Cordelia Haines Wagner. Margaret worked as a clerk for RCA for 15 years, and Lumberman's Insurance Company for 12 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Post Road Christian Church and the Heritage Fellowship at the church. She...
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Tomasz Golab

October 18, 1922 - November 17, 2016

Tomasz Golab, 94, died November 17, 2016. Tomasz was born on October 18, 1922 in Dynow, Poland, son of Gregory Golab and Franciska Golab. His high school education was interrupted in May 1940, with the Russian and German invasions of Poland. He served in the Polish underground from 1940-1953 fighting for Polish freedom. After the war, he earned a PhD in Chemistry from Basel University in...
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Thomas Wayne Alexander

January 19, 1967 - November 13, 2016

Thomas Wayne Alexander, 49, of Indianapolis, passed away November 13, 2016. He was born January 19, 1967 in Sullivan, Indiana. He was an inventory clerk for Ryder Trucking. He was a member of the Capital City Conservation Club. Tom is survived by his; mother Linda L. Woods Alexander (Logan Rushing), daughters Sierra and Stephanie Alexander, sister Tina L. (Brian) Everts, grandchildren Damien...
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Seaman Melton

January 12, 1925 - November 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, Indianapolis, IN.
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James Thomas Schuler

September 9, 1920 - November 5, 2016

James Thomas Schuler,96, of Indianapolis, passed away on November 5, 2016. Jim was born September 9, 1920 in Jasper, IN the son of the late Herman and Guila Schuler. He worked for Chrysler as a fire chief for 20 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church a longtime member of the K of C and a WW II Army Air Corp. veteran serving in Africa and Sicily, Italy. He is...
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Richard Lloyd Mitchell

May 6, 1932 - November 2, 2016

Richard "Dick" Lloyd Mitchell84, of Indianapolis, passed away November 1, 2016. He was born May 6, 1932 in Indianapolis the son of Frank and Ann Bader Mitchell. He graduated from Tech High School in 1950. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked for Naval Avionics as an engineer retiring in 1987. He attended Arlington Height Baptist Church. Dick is preceded in death by his...
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Mildred Maxine Grannan

August 9, 1925 - October 31, 2016

Mildred "Millie" GrannanOn October 31, 2016 a great love story of 71 years came to an end. Millie died peacefully in her sleep, lying next to her beloved husband Elbert "Al" Grannan. Her journey began on August 10, 1925 in Kingman, Indiana with her parents Albert and Mary Mitchell Sackmire. Her Catholic faith taught her that faith, hope and love are the keys to life. In her 91 years she...
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Amos Chase McKinney

August 20, 1931 - October 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, Indianapolis, IN.
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James William Clark

May 7, 1930 - October 20, 2016

James William "Bill" Clark86, of Indianapolis, passed away October 20, 2016. He was born May 7, 1930 in Beech Grove, the son of Sherman and Mildred Sullivan Clark. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1948. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Bill is survived by his wife, Pauline Davis Clark, sons...
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Anita Frances Dearing

October 14, 1952 - October 14, 2016

Anita Frances "Mahoney" Dearing,64, of Indianapolis, passed away October 14, 2016. She was born October 14, 1952 the daughter of the late Maj. Edward F. and Bernadine "Dalton" Mahoney. Anita was an LPN and practiced nursing in the Indianapolis area for many years. She lived her final years in Crestwood Village South. She is survived by her two sons: Harry S. (Deborah Friend) Dearing and...
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Susan Marie Clemmer

December 11, 1957 - October 14, 2016

Susan Marie Clemmer,58, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 14, 2016. She was born December 11, 1957 in Indianapolis the daughter of the late Arthur and Roberta Slinger. Susan was a special education teacher for over 20 years in Bedford and Indianapolis with parochial and public schools. She was a lifelong devout Catholic. Susan is survived by her son: Patrick Patterson, siblings: Linda...
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Mary Elizabeth Self

February 17, 1926 - October 2, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Carroll Self90, of Indianapolis died October 2, 2016. She was born February 17, 1926 in Holton, Indiana to Clarison and Lula Ward Carroll. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her sisters Agatha Carroll, Lois Smith, brothers Virgil Carroll, Robert Burtch, niece Linda Williams, and her infant son. Mary Elizabeth is survived by her nephews, Alan ...
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William Joseph Feeney

August 16, 1942 - September 25, 2016

William "Bill" Joseph Feeney74, of Indianapolis, passed away September 25, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis August 16, 1942, the son of John F. and Helen F. Turner Feeney. He worked for Chrysler Corporation as a skilled tradesman for 38 years, retiring in 2005. He was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Bill is survived by his daughter Kathleen ...
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Evelyn Mae Sabo-Todd

September 27, 1931 - September 22, 2016

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Shirley Ann Andrews

May 11, 1933 - September 21, 2016

Shirley Ann Andrews, of Indianapolis, departed this life on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Shirley was born May 11, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Herbert & Helen (Cherry) Reinert. She was a longtime member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Donald Andrews in 1993 and her son Karl in 2002. Shirley is survived by her dear children: Donald ...
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Julia Elliott

February 15, 1929 - September 10, 2016

Julia Elliott87, of Indianapolis passed away on September 10, 2016. She was born February 15, 1929 in Castlebar, Ireland to Michael and Bridget Lavelle Murray. She worked for Western Electric for 17 years. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Julia is survived by her husband Charles Elliott, sons Charles Elliott Jr., Michael Elliott and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services...
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Kathleen A. Neal

January 1, 1943 - September 7, 2016

Kathleen A. Neal 73 went to her heavenly home on September 7, 2016. She was born January 1 1943 in Columbus, Ohio. She lived in the Indianapolis area for over 45 years. She was a devoted wife and mother of 3. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Rodney Neal, 3 children Terry Neal of Indianapolis, David Neal of Florida and Crystal (Nick) Bazan of Indianapolis, step daughter Susan Payne...
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Ines Irene Reynolds

December 11, 1936 - September 2, 2016

Ines Irene Reynolds,79, of Greenfield departed this life Friday, September 2, 2016. She was born December 11, 1936 in Linton, IN to the late Cerel and Evelyn (Houldson) Reynolds. Ines enjoyed reading and travel and she especially enjoyed her feline companions or the years. She retired from American United Life. She is survived by her sister, Zola Lorene Miller; half-sister, Kathy Burns and...
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Christina I. Chaplin

December 25, 1926 - September 1, 2016

Christina I. Chaplin,89, of Centerville, TN, formerly of Indianapolis, departed this life Thursday, September 1, 2016. She was born on Christmas Day in 1926 in Bloomington, IN to the late Edgar and Goldie (Smith) Bockweg. She was a former member of both Little Flower and Holy Spirit Catholic Churches. Christina was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louis Chaplin, an infant daughter,...
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Bruce Christen

June 10, 1937 - August 27, 2016

Bruce Christen,79, of Indianapolis, departed this life Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Indianapolis. He was born June 10, 1937 in Washington DC to the late Earl F. and Mary Lou (Reising) Christen. Bruce was a 1955 graduate of Cathedral High School and then earned his degree in engineering from Notre Dame University in 1961. He served his country in the US Army Reserves. Bruce worked as an...
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Rose Sue Evancho

March 15, 1922 - August 23, 2016

Rose Sue Evancho94, of Indianapolis passed away on August 23, 2016. She was born March 15, 1922 in Weatherly, PA to John and Mary Garra. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She attended Golden Gardens Adult Day Care. Rose is survived by her daughter Linda Evancho and her nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Evancho, son Thomas Evancho, and 9 brothers...
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Ann Beth Loyal

May 8, 1936 - August 21, 2016

Ann Beth "Bess" Loyal80, of Indianapolis passed away on August 21, 2016. She was born May 8, 1936 in Indianapolis to Thomas and Ann McHugh Loyal. She was employed at the Indiana State Library Archives Division for 33 years retiring in 2000. After retiring she was a volunteer for the library and was recognized for her many years of dedication and service. She was a member of Holy Spirit...
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Oliver Joseph Leidolf

May 20, 1922 - July 31, 2016

Oliver Joseph "OJ" Leidolf,94, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 31, 2016. OJ was born the son of the late Clarence W. and Blanche E. "Christian" Leidolf. He worked for U.S. Department of Agriculture as an Inspector of fresh fruits and vegetables for 38 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and a WWII Army Infantry veteran. OJ is...
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Rose Ellen Callahan

September 26, 1920 - July 23, 2016

Rose E. Callahan95, of Indianapolis, departed this life on July 23, 2016. She was born September 26, 1920 in Indianapolis to the late William F. "Frank" and Anna Catherine (Leahy) Callahan.Rose worked for the Real Silk Hosiery Mill and then at the US Army Finance Center. She was a longtime and dedicated member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary...
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Patricia Ann Webb

July 29, 1931 - July 17, 2016

Patricia A. (Troutman) Webb born in 1931, passed away on July 17, 2016. She was a mother to 5 children, James Webb, Pamela Webb (Thayer), Joseph Webb, Julie Webb and John Webb. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hoye Webb and daughter Pamela Thayer. She leaves behind 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be at Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday,...
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Barbara Jo Barron

March 22, 1950 - July 15, 2016

Barbara Jo Barron66, of Indianapolis passed away on July 15, 2016. She was born March 22, 1950 in Indianapolis. She was a probation officer for Marion County retiring in 2014 after working for 26 years. She was a member of Eagles Lodge # 211. Barbara is survived by her mother Alice Robertson McWethy, husband Donald Barron, daughter Susan Jackson, sister Sandra (Kim) Foddrill, brother Randall ...
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Mary Kathleen Kiesel

May 18, 1929 - July 13, 2016

Mary Kathleen (Donahue) Kiesel 87, of Indianapolis, passed away July 13, 2016. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Jeremiah and Rose (Eiser) Donahue on May 18, 1929.Mary is survived by her daughter, Monica Rose Kiesel; brother, Paul Patrick (Cecilia) Donahue; nieces Patricia Bennette, Darby Kathleen (Arthur) Durham, and Margaret Mary (Darren) Roland; and nephews Jeremiah Jeffrey Donahue and...
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Leland A. Whisman

January 19, 1937 - June 25, 2016

Leland A. Whisman,79, of Indianapolis passed away June 25, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on January 19, 1937 to the late Carroll and Mary Alice Whisman. Leland was a machinist with Hittle Machine & Tool for 45 years, retiring in 2006. He was an Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion Post #261, Beech Grove Masonic Lodge #694, a Master Mason, past Monarch of the Sahara Grotto...
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Michelle Crook

September 5, 1955 - June 20, 2016

Michelle Busald (Shelly) Crookpassed away from cancer on June 20, 2016. Preceding her in death were her parents Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. and Mary L. Busald and brother, David Allen Busald. Michelle is survived by her sisters, Karen A. (David) Schrock, Cheryl L. (Pete) Busald, and Mary L. (Roy) Tunby. Along with brothers, Raymond J Busald Jr., Kenneth J. (Jo) Busald, as well as many nieces,...
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Norma Jean Smith

April 29, 1928 - June 4, 2016

Norma Jean Robinson Smith, 88, of Indianapolis, died on June 4, 2016. She was born April 29, 1928 in Indianapolis. Norma Jean was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and La Sertoma Club where she was past president and past governor. She was a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. Norma Jean is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert Smith, children Sandra Ellis, Patricia Horne...
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Valda J. Anderson Morell

December 28, 1921 - June 4, 2016

Valda J. Anderson Morell, 94, of Indianapolis, died June 4, 2016. She was born December 28 1921 in Masterton, New Zealand to George L. and Mon Ami Doris Tui Harris Hessell. She came to the United States in 1946. Then she married Bernard Anderson. She enjoyed crocheting, bingo, bowling, playing card, Wi. Valda is survived by her children Donna Wisthoff, Mark (Sam) Anderson, Judy (Marcus)...
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Jesse Stanton Mason

March 12, 1921 - June 1, 2016

Jesse "Red" Stanton Mason95 of Indianapolis passed away on June 1, 2016. He was born March 12, 1921 in Ohio County, Kentucky to Edwin and Georgia Pate Mason. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief on submarines for 30 years retiring in 1969, and then he was the supervisor for the State of Indiana Steam Plant for 15 years retiring in 1985. He was a life time member of V.F.W., American...
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Ann Theresa Dooley Lintner

July 21, 1929 - May 31, 2016

Ann Theresa Dooley Lintner86, of Indianapolis passed away on May 31, 2016. She was born July 21, 1929 in Brooklyn New York to Charles and Ann O'Connell Hager. She graduated from St. Jerome Catholic School and Catherine McAuley High School in Brooklyn. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Ann is preceded in death by her husband Harry S. Lintner, son Daniel "Danny" Lintner, brothers...
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Thomas Francis Stucker

December 12, 1936 - May 28, 2016

Thomas Francis Stucker,79, of Indianapolis, passed away May 28, 2016. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 1st, at 1:00 pm in Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary with visitation from 11:00 am until time of service.
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Norman W. Shilling

June 4, 1929 - April 27, 2016

Norman "Bill" W. Shilling, Jr. 86, of Indianapolis departed this life Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was born June 4, 1929 in Heathville, PA to the late Norman W. and Anna C. (Klouse) Shilling, Sr. Bill proudly served his country as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during The Korean War. Upon his return, he joined the Indianapolis Police Department where he served from 1957 until...
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Janina Stygar

August 13, 1924 - April 23, 2016

Janina Stygar,91, of Munster Indiana was embraced by the arms of the Lord April 23, 2016. Born in Poland 8/13/24, she married the love of her life. They endured the hardships of war and work camps and were set free when the war ended. She lost her first born son at birth. Unsure if she could have any more children, they welcomed a daughter before coming to America in 1950. A determined and...
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Charmaine G. Kremer

January 24, 1930 - April 8, 2016

Charmaine G. Kremer, 86, died April 8, 2016. She was born January 24, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Wilmer and Alice Boyle Rais. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School. She was an administrative assistant at IUPUI for 28 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Charmaine is survived by her children Mary Ellen (Kevin) Kidwell, Thomas (Vickie) Kremer, David ...
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Margaret Mary Connel

May 11, 1908 - April 5, 2016

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Jerome Glenn Keith

September 9, 1924 - April 1, 2016

Jerome Glenn Keith91, of Indianapolis passed away on April 1, 2016. He was born September 9, 1924 in Kanas City, MO, to Alva and Marie Cheline Keith. He was a graduate of University of Missouri. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, U.S. Army during Korean War and the National Guard. Jerome was an avid outdoorsman. He was a machinist and inspector with Ford Motor Company for 32 years...
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Francis Henry Wolfla

January 4, 1939 - March 31, 2016

Francis "Frank" H. Wolfla of Indianapolis passed away peacefully on March 31, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Rose Ann (Schuler), four children Karen (David Kress), Kevin (Robyn), Paul (Susan) and Mark, nine grandchildren Caroline, Sara, Thomas, Emma, Annie, Mary Grace, Henry, Francis and Laurel, and three siblings Thomas (Midge), Louise (Charles Collet) and Rosemary ...
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Karen Lynne Ayres

November 27, 1965 - March 29, 2016

Karen Lynne Ayres,50, of Indianapolis, departed this life Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at home. She was born November 27, 1965 in Indianapolis. She attended St. Therese Little Flower School and Scecina Memorial High School. She also attended Irvington Barber School. She is survived by her children, Jill S. (Jeremy Bailey) Ayres, Nicole Bracken, and Joshua S. Bracken, her parents, Marydel (Lee Joe)...
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Barbara Jean Waddick

October 11, 1934 - March 25, 2016

Barbara Jean Waddick, 81, died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 25, 2016. She was born October 11, 1934 in Indianapolis to John and Mildred Dietrich Lynch. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School. She worked for The Great West Life Insurance Company and the Indiana Sheriff Association. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Barbara is survived by her loving husband...
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Shelley Jean McQuade

May 30, 1948 - March 15, 2016

Shelley Jean McQuade67, of Indianapolis died March 15, 2016. She was born May 30, 1948 in Indianapolis. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Cary Reed, father Harry B. McQuade, brother George McQuade. Shelley is survived by her mother Lucy Washburn McQuade Shuler, children Angela (David) Cross, Jason (Kecya) Logan, William Jones, sisters...
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Timothy Joseph Maley

January 22, 1958 - March 8, 2016

Timothy Joseph Maley,58, of Indianapolis departed this life March 8, 2016. He was born January 22, 1958 in Indianapolis to James P. and Ruth M. Craig Maley. He attended St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. Tim worked for the Marion County Assessor Office for 28 years, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Kevin P. Maley...
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Barbara Jane McCarthy

September 7, 1933 - February 21, 2016

Barbara Jane McCarthy,82, of Indianapolis, passed away February 21, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 7, 1933 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Albert W and Marie "Stauble" Springman. Barbara will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and for her strength, devotion to her family and church and giving back to others. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic...
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Patricia Lynn Richardson

October 28, 1947 - February 13, 2016

Patricia "Patty" Lynn Richardson,Passed away February 13, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Patty was a loving and devoted mother to Joe. She touched and influenced many lives as a childcare provider over the last 24 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Marge Peters. She is survived by her son Joe, brothers Jim (Nancy), Bill (Dee), Mike (Kelly) and nieces Rachael and Audrey. ...
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Frank C. Weber

September 26, 1923 - February 12, 2016

Frank C. Weber,92, of Indianapolis passed away on February 12, 2016. He was born September 26, 1923 in Indianapolis to Elmer T. and Mable McBride Weber. He was a graduate of St Philip Neri School, Cathedral High School 1941 and Notre Dame 1950. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WW II. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Fatima Council, and Notre Dame...
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Carolyn Ann Lakin

December 13, 1936 - February 9, 2016

Carolyn Ann (Pedlow) Lakin79, born December 13, 1936. Went home to the Lord on February 9, 2016. Carolyn lived a long and fruitful life. She was the oldest daughter of Harry Joseph Pedlow and Edna (Scherer) Pedlow. Carolyn graduated from St. Philip Catholic School in 1950 and St. John Academy in 1954. She also attended Marion College. While in school she worked for Richmond Brothers and...
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Andrea Lynn Beidelman

January 6, 1963 - February 8, 2016

Andrea L. Beidelman, 53, died peacefully surrounded by her family on February 8, 2016. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Graphic Design. Andrea had an artistic heart and a love of gardening and photography. As one who had a passion for helping others, she thoughtfully could host a party, find just the right gift for a loved one, or just be...
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Stephen Earl Newman

September 14, 1955 - February 1, 2016

Stephen E. Newman,60, of Indianapolis, passed away February 1, 2016 of cancer. Steve was employed by Kamrex Inc. by owner and friend Rex Doom for 20 years. He is survived by his mother: Barbara Glenn, sisters: Kathleen (Mike) Rogers, Pamela (James) Tunstall and his brother: Robert Glenn. He was preceded in death by his father: Earl F. Newman and brothers: William P. Newman and Fred C. Odiet. ...
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Marian Virginia Rentmeesters

December 22, 1929 - January 28, 2016

Marian Virginia Rentmeesters86, of Indianapolis passed away on January 28, 2016. She was born December 22, 1929 in Dover, Indiana to Garrett and Anna Horner Murtaugh. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Marian is preceded in death by her husband Daniel A. Rentmeesters and son Timmy Rentmeesters. She is survived by her children Ann T. Dimitrelia, Mary Beth Adams, Kathryn M....
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Robert Leo Ross

July 27, 1921 - January 27, 2016

Robert Leo Ross94, of Indianapolis passed away on January 27, 2016. He was born July 27, 1921 in Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Julia Keating Ross, parents James and Mary Pfarr Ross, siblings James Ross, Msgr Charles Ross and Irene Pothast. He is survived by his children Theresa (Robert) Desautels, Donna Ross and Jerry (Julie) Ross, 6 grandchildren and 8 great...
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William John Baecher

February 10, 1916 - January 10, 2016

William "Bill" John Baecher,99, of Indianapolis departed this life January 10, 2016. He was born February 10, 1916 in Indianapolis to Ralph and Margaret Dowell Baecher. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Bill owned Modern Business Service until his retirement in 1968. After retirement he became a representative for SCORE and the Small Business Administration. He was a professional fly...
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Richard M. Fowler

September 6, 1926 - January 2, 2016

Richard M. Fowler Sr.,89, of Indianapolis departed this life January 2, 2016. He was born September 6, 1926 in Adolphus, Kentucky to Curt and Nellie Britt Fowler. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for D & J Service Station Maintenance. He is preceded in death by his wife Ethel May Phipps Fowler. Richard is survived by his sons Richard Lee "Doc" (Karen) Fowler, Curt (Patty)...
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Patricia Ann Michaelis Taylor

December 30, 1942 - December 31, 2015

Patricia "Pat" Michaelis Taylor,73, of Indianapolis departed this life December 31, 2015. She was born December 30, 1942 in Indianapolis to Robert Joseph and Kathryn Elizabeth Kiernan Michaelis. She was a graduate of Scecina High School. She was a bailiff for the Marion County Courts, formerly she worked as a legal secretary at H & R Block. Pat was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic...
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Marguerite S. Walker

September 22, 1924 - December 30, 2015

Marguerite S. Walker91, of Indianapolis passed away on December 30, 2015. She was born September 22, 1924 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She retired from Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Company as a secretary. She is a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Indianapolis and a former member of St. Therese of Liseux in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Marguerite is preceded in death by her husband Robert Walker,...
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Thomas Joseph O'Gara

September 8, 1928 - December 28, 2015

Thomas Joseph O'Gara87, of Indianapolis, went to meet His Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on December 28, 2015. He was born September 8, 1928, in Indianapolis, as one of seven children of Thomas and Margaret (McGinley) O'Gara, who were immigrants from the villages of Kiltyfannet and Meenaneary in County Donegal, Ireland. Throughout his life Tom treasured his family, Catholic faith, and Irish...
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V. Leo Kavanaugh

December 13, 1925 - December 25, 2015

V. Leo Kavanaugh,90, passed away December 25, 2015. Leo was born the second child of Vincent M. Kavanaugh and Alma L. Hagerty Kavanaugh on Dec. 13, 1925 in Montgomery, IN. He was raised in Beech Grove, IN and attended Holy Name Grade School, Beech Grove High School, attended Butler University and graduated from Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy in Ada, OH. Leo married Eleanor Markey...
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Alvina Margaret Mannix

April 29, 1919 - December 22, 2015

Alvina "Peg" Margaret Mannix,96, of Indianapolis, passed away December 22, 2015. She was born April 29, 1919 in Indianapolis to Edward and Christina (Pres) Bauman. She was a secretary for Howard Fry and Son for 25 years, retiring in 1990. She is the widow of James E. Mannix. Peg is survived by her daughter Jeanne Scheuring and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in...
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Donna Louise Davis

November 19, 1947 - December 18, 2015

Donna L. Davis68, of Greenfield, Indiana, passed away December 18, 2015. She was born November 19, 1947 in Indianapolis to Joseph T. Doyle and Mary Ellen (Ramsey) Doyle. Donna attended St. Bernadette Catholic School, St. Agnes High School, and Indiana University. She was the bookkeeper at St. Michael Catholic Church for 18 years. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and served as a...
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Mary Elizabeth Scott

October 29, 1922 - December 10, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Scott,93, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 10, 2015. Mary was born October 29, 1922 the daughter of the late Frances (Schludecker) and Joseph Sauer. She was an assistant manager with National City bank for many years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Mary is survived by her children: Susie (Jim) Redman, Bob (Jane) and Steve (Jo) Scott,...
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Margaret Anne Vannoy

May 10, 1943 - December 10, 2015

Margaret Anne Vannoy,72, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 10, 2015. She was born May 10, 1943 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Mary (O'Brien) and Timothy Walsh. Margaret was employed for 26 years with Central Supply Co. as an administrative assistant before retiring in 2008. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a former member of St. Simon Catholic Church. Margaret is...
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Richard D. Bumgarner

September 15, 1944 - December 2, 2015

Richard D. Bumgarner71, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 2, 2015, this was the 48th wedding anniversary to his beautiful bride. Richard loved spending time with his family and was a good provider. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and always took wonderful care of his wife Janet. He was an X-Ray Tech for many years and served in the Army reserves for 6 years. Richard...
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Rita Hoerl O'Connell

March 26, 1922 - December 2, 2015

Rita Hoerl O'Connell,93, of Indianapolis departed this life December 2, 2015. Rita was born March 26, 1922 in Wurzburg, Germany to the late Martin Joseph and Angelina Hoerl. Her parents, conscious of the rise to power of Adolf Hitler, left Germany. Following a long and difficult ocean journey, she arrived at Ellis Island on October 10, 1927. Rita graduated from St. Mary's High School, and...
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Margaret Louise Freeze Sissom Vandivier

March 13, 1923 - December 2, 2015

Margaret Louise Freeze Sissom Vandivier92, of Indianapolis passed away on December 2, 2015. She was born March 13, 1923 in Manchester, TN to John and Bessie (Werndli) Freeze. She came from a family of 13 children.. She worked hard to help provide for her family. She worked at RCA , as a school cafeteria manager, a bank teller and as a store cashier. She was a member of Franklin Road Church of...
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Sharon Heuser-Hoots

July 27, 1946 - November 27, 2015

Sharon Kay Heuser-Hoots,69, of Indianapolis, passed away November 27, 2015 at her home. She was born July 27, 1946 the daughter of the late Dorothy (Randall) and Perry Dicken, Sr. Sharon was a school bus driver for Lawrence Township School Corporation for 14 years. She is survived by her husband: Edward Hoots, sons: James Joseph and Michael Anthony Heuser; step-son: Anthony Lee Hoots, step...
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Kathleen L. Deery Hartnett

June 3, 1923 - November 26, 2015

Kathleen Louise Deery Hartnett ,Passed away November 26, 2015 at the age of 92. She was born June 3, 1923 in Indianapolis to the late James Edward Deery and Mabel Margaret (Smith) Deery. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy and attended St. Mary's of the Woods College. Kathleen was employed at Indianapolis Life Insurance Company before she was married. She married John Joseph Hartnett in...
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Dulcie Lynch

July 9, 1918 - November 24, 2015

Dulcie Lynch97, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Muncie, IN. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Indpls., IN. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 1st, 2:00 pm in Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary with visitation one hour prior to services. She is survived by her sister: Fay Roach Tinsley and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded...
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Margaret L. Geilker

April 16, 1921 - November 22, 2015

Margaret L. Geilker,94, of Indianapolis departed this life November 22, 2015. Margaret was born April 16, 1921 in Indianapolis to the late Benjamin B. and Julia (Sugrue) Schaffer. Margaret was a graduate of Arsenal Tech. She was a 60 year, dedicated member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, and a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority - Tau Chapter. Margaret always put family first, and...
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Louis Michael Sifferlen

January 5, 1939 - November 22, 2015

Louis Michael Sifferlen, 76, of Cumberland, passed away on November 22, 2015, leaving a legacy of family and friends, love and laughter. He was born January 5, 1939, to Claude and Margaret (Fox) Sifferlen. He was a lifelong east side Indianapolis resident, attending Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School, Cathedral High School and Marian College. He was happily married 52 years to his wife, Mary. He...
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