Our Obituaries

Earl M. Hubbard

December 9, 1940 - March 25, 2017

76, passed away March 25, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis to the late George and Ottie Hubbard. Earl retired from Citizen's Gas where he was an electrician.He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Jane Hubbard; daughter Lisa Smith; grandchildren Casey and Cody Smith; great granddaughter Marley Smith; and sister Diana Rode. Earl was preceded in death by his son Todd Hubbard.Funeral...
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Edward Leroy Effertz

April 10, 1924 - March 14, 2017

Edward EffertzEd Effertz was born in Chicago on April 10, 1924, and passed away on March 14, 2017 in Greenwood, Indiana. He served our country as an infantryman and platoon sergeant in World War II. During the Battle of the Bulge, Ed's company was cut off from the rest of the First Army and ran out of ammunition. They fixed bayonets and fought for a few more days, but were ultimately captured. Ed...
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Sheree Ann Williams Buchanan

September 5, 1955 - March 10, 2017

Indianapolis - Sheree Ann Williams Buchanan, 61, was born on September 5, 1955, to Gene and Verna Williams, and passed away on Friday March 10, 2017. Growing up on the west side, she was a 1973 graduate of Ben Davis High. Following her teen years, Sheree courageously made the decision to donate her one of her kidneys to her brother, Carl. By doing so, she not only saved and extended his life...
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Todd Alan Hubbard

July 29, 1971 - March 7, 2017

45, of Indianapolis, passed away March 7, 2017. He is survived by his parents Earl and Jane Hubbard; sister Lisa Hubbard Smith; niece Casey Smith; nephew Cody Smith; and great niece Marley Smith. A Funeral Service will be held Sunday March 12th at 2:00 PM at Little & Sons Stop 11 Chapel, with visitation from Noon until time of funeral. Burial will follow at Acton Cemetery.www...
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Tara Ornelas

August 19, 1961 - March 6, 2017

55, passed away March 6, 2017. She was born in Ft. Worth, TX.She is survived by her mother Carole Ornelas; sisters Jini Lumsden, Dana Tatman, and Rene McNeil; half-brother Tony Ornelas; nieces Kari and Abigail; and nephews Tony and Austin. Tara was preceded in death by her father Ron Ornelas.A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday March 15 at Noon in Berean Baptist Church, 1191 W. County Line...
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Beverly Ann Dietrich

January 13, 1936 - February 28, 2017

Beverly "Bev" Dietrich81, of Greenwood, passed away on February 28, 2017. Bev is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Richard "Dick" Dietrich, daughter; Lisa Golder, grandson; Chase Golder and sister-in-law; Nancy Wilson. Bev was preceded in death by her son; Robert Dietrich and her brother; Ernie Wilson. Visitation will be held at Little and Sons, Stop Eleven Chapel on Monday, March 6,...
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Patricia Anne McCann

March 4, 1935 - February 19, 2017

Patricia A. McCann "Pat"81, of Indianapolis passed away February 19, 2017. She was born in Manhattan, NY to the late Michael and Bernetta Kavanagh.Was married to her loving husband, Robert S. McCann, for 45 years. Pat (Patsy) retired from Midwest Fire & Safety after 20+ years. A member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. She is survived by her children; Beth (Aaron) Bush, Brian...
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Catherine Beatrice Ostler

February 22, 1924 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN.
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Frances Louise Two Bulls

January 21, 1950 - February 15, 2017

Frances Louise Two Bulls67, passed away February 15, 2017. Frances was a happy and free spirited woman, originally from the Fort Peck Tribe in Poplar, Montana- where she will return to for her final resting. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Tina Vivier, Lisa Birthmark, Angela Sands, and Gale Wilson; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A message of condolence may be left at www...
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Russell Lee Johnson

May 31, 1943 - February 6, 2017

73, passed away Feb. 6, 2017. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Elwood and Agnes Johnson. Russell is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Opal Johnson; daughter Jennifer Mrozinski; granddaughters Rachael and Megan Mrozinski; sister Mary Holland; and brother Robert Johnson. He was preceded in death by his sisters Betty Ann Neal and Ruth Steiner; and brothers Darrell, Raymond,...
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Shirley Ann Hickman

March 12, 1962 - January 25, 2017

54, Indianapolis, passed away January 25, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband John A. Hickman; mother Sandra White; step-mother Geraldine White; sisters Sherry Booher, Jean Duffy, Tina White, Chris Kirby and Freedom White; brothers Donnie, Tony, Richard, Billy Joe, Jim and Bill White; children Staci Barett, Shara Garrard, Shelia Foxworthy, and Stephen Hickman and many nieces and...
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Jocelyn Ann Higgins

April 20, 1940 - January 21, 2017

Jocelyn Ann Higgins76, passed away January 21, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL to the late Floyd and Delores Culbertson. Jocelyn was a bookkeeper for Lawyers Title Insurance Company and member of the First Baptist Church of Beech Grove.She is survived by her son Michael Higgins; grandchildren Douglas, Rachel, Ruth, and David; and brother Richard and Robert Culbertson. Jocelyn was preceded...
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Margaret Theresa Leavitt

December 20, 1941 - January 21, 2017

Margaret "Peg" T. Leavitt was born on December 20, 1941 in Greenfield, MA to Leon and Theresa Bagdon. She grew up on a farm in Western Massachusetts where she helped raise and harvest crops ranging from cucumbers to potatoes to asparagus. She excelled in school and was a terrific athlete and blazed a trail for future generations of female athletes. She played a wide range of sports...
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Joan Stocklin

September 13, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Joan Stocklin, 90, of Indianapolis, In. passed away on January 14, 2017 surrounded by her family.Mom was born in Fishers, In. and raised by her beloved grandma, Ida Flannigan. She had a brother, Don Buck and learned later in her teens she had 2 sisters, Betty Harlan & Dee Sylvester. Once united, the 4 of them made up for lost time and stayed close until their deaths. She married the love of...
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Janice Faye Reynolds McShea

March 22, 1936 - January 10, 2017

Janice Faye Reynolds McShea, Indianapolis, passed away on January 10th, 2017 at the age of 80.She was born March 22, 1936 in Medora, Indiana to the late Curtis Reynolds and Thelma June (Mize) Childers and graduated from Shields High School in Seymour, Indiana. She was working as a telephone operator in downtown Indianapolis, when she met her future husband, Bernard McShea. Jan helped Bernie start...
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Thomas J. Steinmetz

June 21, 1943 - January 7, 2017

73, passed away Jan. 7, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis to the late William and Mary Steinmetz.Thomas retired from Zink Distributing Co. after 35 years of service.He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Carol Steinmetz; Sons Jeffrey (Deanna), Mark (Tina), and Thomas, Jr (Joni).; grandchildren Jaymie, Jacob, Drew, Abbie, Emily and Erin; 7 great grandchildren and sisters Ellen, Jean, Mary...
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Justin J. Stiker

August 10, 1929 - January 4, 2017

87, passed away Jan. 4, 2016. He was born is Indianapolis to the later Justin, Sr. and Louise Stiker.Justin was a Machinist/HVAC for Naval Avionics for over 35 years and served his country in the United States Marines.He is survived by his daughter Joyce (George) Butcher; grandchildren Stephanie (Justin) Rusher, Eric (Shannon) Williams, Joey Butcher, and Mark Butcher; and great-grandchildren...
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Barry Ellis Hunter

March 23, 1961 - December 30, 2016

Barry Ellis Hunter, age 55, of Indianapolis was born March 23, 1961 and passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, December 30, 2016. Barry was a loving father to his two beautiful daughters, Haley and Darcy Hunter, who were his pride and joy. He enjoyed sharing in their accomplishments, and took pride in the responsible young women they have become. He was a proud, life-long Franklin...
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Thomas Lynn Williams

August 7, 1950 - December 28, 2016

Thomas L. Williams66, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 28, 2016. Thomas loved Garage Sales, Auctions, Sudoku Puzzles and of course, his "Sweets". He was also very close to his grandchildren and loved them very much. Thomas was a member of Grace Point Church in New Whiteland and served his country in the US Army.He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years; Rosie Williams,...
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Mary Louise Toon

May 25, 1930 - December 16, 2016

86, passed away Dec. 16, 2016. She was born in Indianapolis to the late Clyde and Elizabeth Whitaker.Mary worked at RCA for 17 years and Naval Avionics for 22 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Harry Toon; daughter Sherri (Jeffrey) Andis; granddaughter Brittani (Brandon) Bentley; sisters Hazel McDonald, and LaVera Brown; and brother Kenneth Whitaker. Mary was preceded in...
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Phillip F. Back

February 15, 1937 - November 19, 2016

79, of Indianapolis, passed away Nov. 19, 2016. He retired from Colonial Baking where he was Sales Manager for 35 years. Phil had a passion for fishing for most of his life. He is survived by her loving wife of 29 years Teresa Back; son Chris Back, daughter Jackie Sandefur; 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Visitation will be held Saturday Nov. 26th from 2:00-5:00 PM at Little & Sons...
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Anthony Speziale

April 5, 1937 - November 8, 2016

Anthony Speziale79, of Beech Grove passed away on November 8, 2016. Anthony is survived by his loving wife of over 54 years, Phyllis Speziale, children; Theresa (Scott) Surface and Tony Speziale, grandchildren; Kyle (Kaylen), Ryan (Meaghan), Kayla,and Blake Surface, along with one great-grandchild on the way! He is also survived by his siblings; James Speziale and Berniece Laakmann.A Memorial...
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William Leo Murphy

August 15, 1918 - October 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN.
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J. Alfred Walker

November 27, 1924 - October 21, 2016

Retired Indiana State Police Lt. Col. Al Walker,age 91 passed away with his family at his side Oct 21, 2016Al was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Margie Ellen (Slinkard) Walker. Margie passed June 12, 2015Al was born November 27, 1924 to J. Atla and Lucy (Sells) Walker. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1941 and attended Indiana University and the FBI Academy. After a...
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Paul E. Stroud

May 8, 1947 - October 19, 2016

Dr. Paul E. Stroud69, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 19, 2016.Paul graduated from Manual High School in 1965, Indiana University in 1969 and Indiana School of Medicine in 1973. He completed a Rotating Internship At St. Vincent Hospital in 1974 and his OB-GYN Residency in 1977.He opened his practice in 1977 as Beech Grove OB-GYN at St. Francis Hospital.Paul completed his accreditation...
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William W. White

August 4, 1940 - October 9, 2016

William "Bill" White76, of Indianapolis passed away on October 9, 2016. Bill retired form the Indianapolis Police Department. He is survived by his loving wife; Leslie White and children; William R. White Jr., Phillip Andrew White, Richard White and Jamie (Brian) Delfin. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Garfield Park Baptist Church (1061 E. Southern Ave., Indianapolis, In. 46203) on...
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Hood A. Ainslee

May 9, 1919 - September 19, 2016

97, of Acworth, GA died Monday, September 19, 2016. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 12pm at Little & Sons Funeral Home 4901 E. Stop 11 Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46237. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of service.Dr. Hood retired after 50 years as a Family Physician in Indiana, and also practiced Emergency Medicine in Cocoa Beach, FL. He was a Georgia resident for...
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Lauren Marie Shoemaker

October 25, 1985 - August 25, 2016

Lauren Marie Shoemaker, age 30, born October 25, 1985 in Fontana, CA, died August 25, 2016 in Greenwood, IN.Beloved daughter, sister, and loving Mama. Lauren is survived by the joy of her life, her eight year old daughter Kaitlyn, her parents Mark & Sherry Shoemaker, and brother Robert Shoemaker. The focus of Lauren's life was raising her daughter, and one only needs to meet Kaitlyn to know...
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Roger A. Graham

October 3, 1949 - August 24, 2016

66, passed away August 24, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Garland and Levene Graham. Roger was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beech Grove, where he taught Sunday School. He retired from Navistar where he worked for 32 years.Roger is survived by his loving wife Linda Graham; son Nathan Graham; sister Bonnie (William) Dick and many nieces and nephews.Visitation will be...
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Gerald Lee Terhune

March 5, 1942 - August 22, 2016

Gerald was born on March 5, 1942 in Louisville KY to the late Earnest E Terhune and Dorothy E (Balke) Terhune. He moved to Indianapolis in 1968. He was a retired truck driver and member of Teamsters Local 135.Gerald (Jerry to his friends) was known for his quiet, gentle strength, deep conviction to his beliefs and steadfast commitment to his family. His calming demeanor was a source of strength...
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Patricia Sergi

March 27, 1955 - August 14, 2016

61, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday August 14, 2016. She attended Scecina Memorial High School and Indiana University. She was a member of Nativity Catholic Church.Trish worked in education for 20+ years serving children with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities. She was known for her smile that could light up a room, her unmistakable laugh, her fondness for dancing...
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Halena Thompson

November 10, 1919 - August 7, 2016

Halena (Provart Smith) Thompson passed away on Sunday, August 7th , at her home in Indianapolis where she resided with her daughter and son-in-law. She was 96 years old.Mrs. Thompson was born in Franklin County, Il., to Guy and Flora Provart on November 10, 1919, their only child.She graduated from Benton High School in Benton, IL, at the age of 16 and attended Illinois State University at...
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Lola Mae Andrews

January 11, 1923 - July 20, 2016

Lola Mae Andrews93, of Whiteland passed away on July 20, 2016. Lola was born on January 11, 1923 on the farm in Lavant, Kansas. She milked cows, showed Black Angus in 4-H and played the trumpet in the band while her "to be" husband played on the basketball team. At 19 years old she followed Cecil to Indianapolis where they were married for 56 years before his passing in 1997. Lola is...
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Elijah VanHorn

September 24, 1991 - July 4, 2016

Elijah VanHorn24, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 4, 2016. Elijah is survived by his son; Elijah VanHorn, Parents; David and Charlene Coomer, brother; David Coomer, sisters; Dominique Wilson, Gabriel Coomer and Abigail Coomer, grandmother; Florence VanHorn. Elijah was preceded in death by his biological father; Elijah VanHorn and his brother; Jaoquinn VanHorn. Visitation will be held at...
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Victoria E. Butler

June 30, 2016 - June 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN.
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Pauline S. Posey

January 27, 1936 - June 28, 2016

Pauline Louise Stewart Posey, 80, died on June 28, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Pauline was born Jan. 27, 1936 in Marietta, Georgia. She was a graduate of Berry College and attended graduate school at the University of Georgia. Pauline taught middle school for a short time before marriage, and later worked as a pharmacy technician at...
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Anne Irene Pierson

January 27, 1923 - June 21, 2016

Anne Irene Smith Pierson, 93, of Indianapolis, passed away June 21, 2016. She was born January 27, 1923 to the late Ula and Rilda Murley. Anne worked for several companies throughout her life including Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, Curtis Wright, Rogers Jewelry, opened Next to New Shop, and was a secretary for Beech Grove Business Men and Beech Grove High School Guidance Department. She...
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Robert Phillip Whitis

December 25, 1936 - June 12, 2016

Robert Phillip Whitis Sr., 79, of Indianapolis, died on June 12, 2016. He was born December 25, 1936 in Indianapolis to William H. and Bertha L. Ellis Whitis. He was an insurance agent for Western Southern Insurance. He was in the U.S. Army and the Green Beret. He was a member of DVA, Greenwood VFW #5864, and Masonic Lodge Calvin Prather #717. Robert is survived by his wife Phyllis Grant Whitis...
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Betty Phillips

March 7, 1924 - June 9, 2016

Betty "Jean" Phillips, 92, of Indianapolis, passed away June 9, 2016. Jean was born March 7, 1924, to the late Hubert Foster and Lucille (Ruffner) McClain. She was married 67 years to William H. Phillips who preceded her in death.Jean was a legal secretary, as well as a secretary for Franklin Township Middle School for 24 years, involved with 4-H and passed her ground school exam for a private...
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Christina Sue Deaver

November 8, 1944 - June 5, 2016

Christina Sue Duncan Deaver71, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 5, 2016. She will be dearly missed by her children, James (Kim) Duncan, Jeffrey (Lou Ann) Duncan, Deanna Duncan, Brenda Ray, and Joseph Duncan; her grandchildren, Darcy, Delaney, Eric, Noah, Roch, Thomas, Hunter, Makenna, Jason, Ryan, Ian, Samantha and Parker; and her great grandchildren, Kayla, Serenity, Eastin and Wyatt. She...
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Peter Carl Lindstrom

December 30, 1953 - May 10, 2016

Peter C. Lindstrom62, passed away May 10, 2016. He was born in Beech Grove, IN to the late Carl and Martha Lindstrom. Peter was an electrician for General Motors for over 35 years and was very active with the Boy Scouts and the Crossroads of America Scout Band. Peter played the clarinet for the Scout Band as a youth and as an adult. He went on several tours and National Scout Jamborees with...
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F. Darlene Wilcher

December 27, 1953 - April 28, 2016

F. Darlene Wilcher62, passed away April 28, 2016. She was born in Corbin, KY to William Sr. and Irene Adams. She is survived by her children; John Rogers, Jennifer Rogers, Danny (Dorthea) Wilcher, Shannon (Adam) Ginder, Matt (Tiffany) Wilcher; Grandchildren Hailey, Peyton, Adelyn, Larry, Danny III, Brooke, Wesley, Blake, Marcus Little Adam, Alesa, Heather and Raylen; Great Grandchildren Jaxon and...
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Jack L. Jordan

April 16, 1942 - April 14, 2016

Jack "Jackie" Lee JordanOf Indianapolis, passed away in the arms of his loving family on April 14, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilson and Martha (Nicely) Jordan. Jackie graduated from Franklin Township Schools where he met the love of his life Sharon K. (Hines), they would have celebrated their 55th Anniversary April 28. He retired from Ford Motor Company where he worked for...
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Tom Cory

September 14, 1936 - April 11, 2016

79, passed away April 11, 2016. He was born in Worthington, Indiana to the late Thaddeus and Pauline Cory. Tom worked for Ford Motor Co. for over 40 years.He liked all sports but had a passion for IU Basketball and Chicago Cubs Baseball.Tom is survived by his children Larry (Barb) Cory, Gene Cory, Tony (Dana) Cory, Lynn (Todd Heck) Jefferson, Tom Cory II, and Patrick Cory; 9 Grandchildren; 14...
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Violet T. Mattingly

April 15, 1935 - March 28, 2016

Violet T. Mattingly80, passed away March 28, 2016. She was born in Hustonville, KY to the late Matt and Lizzy Wilcher. Violet worked for Western Electric for over 30 years.She is survived by her children Linda Nicley, Mary (Paul) Odendahl, and Bill (Dee) Mattingly; grandchildren Maria Nicley, Dakota Nicley, Nick McCormick, Grant McCormick, Madison Odendahl and Sean Mattingly; great...
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Beatrice Cantrell

October 12, 1921 - March 18, 2016

Beatrice Eileen Cantrell 94, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died quietly on March 18, 2016 at Greenwood Meadows Nursing Home. She had been ill for a several months, having suffered a stroke in September of last year.Eileen, as she was known to family and friends, lived a full and productive life. She was the first member of her family to attend college, having graduated in 1944 from Athens College in...
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Ariana Elena Tejada

October 25, 2003 - March 2, 2016

Ariana Elena Tejada12, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 2, 2016.On October 25, 2003, Nelson "San Miguel" and Suzanna Tejada introduced to their family and the world Ariana Elena Tejada. On March 3, 2016 Nelson, Suzy and Ariana's 8 year old brother Jonathan were by her side as she departed these temporary confines for her eternal home. Ariana is also survived by her paternal grandparents...
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Donna S. Wolfgram

January 8, 1936 - February 27, 2016

Donna S. Wolfgram80, passed away Feb. 27, 2016. She was born in Beech Grove to the late Hugh and Doris Foust. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 53 years Robert Wolfgram; son Mark Wolfgram; daughter Nancy (Joel) Murphy; and grandchildren Nick and Ricky Murphy, and Megan and Hannah Wolfgram.Memorial Services will be held at a later date.www.littleandsonsindianapolis.com
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Ron L. Huser

January 26, 1935 - February 24, 2016

Ron L. Huser81, passed away Feb. 24, 2016. He was born in Seymour Indiana to the late William and Ethel Huser. Ron retired from Eli Lilly where he worked in Quality Control. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Julie Huser; son Ron (Cherie) Huser Jr.; step daughter Kimberly (Jim) Daniel; grandson Joshua (Jessica) Daniel; granddaughters Katherine (Nathan) Kollath, Sara (John) Scott...
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Norma Snooks-Curran

July 6, 1922 - February 23, 2016

Norma (Sego) Snooks Curran93, passed away Feb. 23, 2016. She was born in Upton, KY to the late Thurman and Laura Sego. Norma is survived by her daughter Sharon Snooks Sexton; grandchildren Lisa Sexton (Don) Stout, Barry Sexton II, Brent Sexton, and Craig Sexton; great grandchildren Randy Fitzpatrick, Nick Sexton, Kayla Sexton, Spencer Sexton, and Sierra Sexton: step great granddaughters Stacy...
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F. Ronald Bridgewater

February 15, 1937 - February 21, 2016

F. Ronald Bridgewater,79, of Shelby County entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 21, 2016. He was the first child born to Fred and Earlene Bridgewater on February 15, 1937.He was a graduate of Scottsburg High School, received his BA from Hanover College and his M. Div. from Denver Baptist Theological Seminary. He was employed in quality control by several...
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Carolyn R. Henry

August 4, 1938 - February 15, 2016

Carolyn R. (Wagner) HenryPassed away peacefully Feb. 15, 2016 at home with her loved ones. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years Donald Henry; her children Vicki, Kathy, Stephen and Nick; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.Visitation will be held Friday Feb. 19th from 4:00-8:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home Stop 11 Chapel. Funeral Services will held Saturday Feb....
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Virginia Emma Rehrer

March 24, 1928 - January 24, 2016

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James Allen Wagner

February 10, 1963 - January 21, 2016

James "Jim" Allen Wagner, 52, of Indianapolis passed away on Thursday, January 21. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Son of the late Allen Richard and Dorothy Margaret (Clark) Wagner. He served in United States Navy. Jim worked for Bell & Howell as a Technician. He recently received an Honor for 15 years of service. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed fishing. Jim is survived...
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David N. Knight

October 24, 1950 - January 17, 2016

David "Slim" Knight65, passed away Jan. 17, 2016. He was born in Brooklyn N.Y. to the late Nial and Gladys Knight. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Anne Knight; daughters Amanda (Wayne) Salyers, and Lindsay Knight; grandchildren Desaray (Steven) Hood, Kandace Salyers, Madison Saylers, and Elijah VanHorn; and great granddaughter Paisley Hood. David was preceded in death by his son...
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Ronald Dean Puckett

November 16, 1945 - January 13, 2016

Ronald Dean Puckett70, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 13, 2016. Ronald retired as a Gunnery Sgt. from the US Marine Corps, before retiring from the US Postal Service as a letter carrier. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 39 years, Karen; his daughter, Kim (Matt) Davis; his granddaughter, Lauren Davis; his brothers, Ed, Earl, Mike, Larry, Terry and Paul Puckett; and his brother-in...
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Matthew Anders Nielsen

February 4, 1975 - January 12, 2016

Matthew A. Nielsen40, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 12, 2016. Matthew was one of the most easy-going and helpful people that you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. Matthew worked for Gaylor Electric, in addition to being a coach for his children's basketball and soccer teams. He was also a "dance dad" and the former coach of the Franklin Central Girls Basketball team. Matthew...
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Earl D. Gadberry

September 12, 1938 - January 9, 2016

Earl Dee Gadberry, 77, of Beech Grove and formerly of Russell Springs, Ky., died at 12:48 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Russell Springs, KY.He was born September 12, 1938 at Chenoa, IL, the son of Albert Lee and Lola Ann (Cooper) Gadberry. Surviving are his three children, Rhonda (Wayne)...
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Gary L. Dicus

June 4, 1954 - January 3, 2016

61, passed away Jan. 3, 2016. He was born in Madison, Indiana, and resided in Jefferson Co. for much of his life. Gary was in the farming business and was also a business owner. For the last several years he was a self-employed contractor in the Indianapolis area.He is survived by his Darling Daughter Jessica Dicus; grandson Hudson Scott; mother Joan "Chandler" Dicus; father Harold R. Dicus;...
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Norma Stewart

December 9, 1930 - December 29, 2015

Norma "Duckie" Stewart85, passed away December 29, 2015. She was born in Indianapolis to the late James Wiley and Margaret Masil (Short) Scott. She retired from Naval Avionics.Duckie is survived by her loving children Pamela (Brad Pence) Franklin, Robert (Darla) Franklin, Jr. and Kitty (George Svoboda) Franklin; grandchildren Chad (Julie) Pence, Dustin (Andrea) Pence, Kevin (Samantha) Lloyd,...
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Lynda D. Toops

January 14, 1950 - December 28, 2015

Lynda D. Toops65, passed away December 28, 2015. She was born in Indianapolis to the late George and Lena Mansfield.Lynda is survived by her loving husband of 48 years Dave Toops; Daughter Nannette Parks; grandsons Dillon (Melissa) King and Ashton Parks; sisters Judy (Jim) Greeson and Yvonne (Larry) O'Brien and brother David Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her sister Sharon Sonley.Lynda...
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Gladys Marie Bullard

March 14, 1943 - December 24, 2015

Gladys M. Bullard72, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 24, 2015. She is survived by her children; Penny Smith and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Bullard, grandchildren; Nathan, Jared, Austin and Eric, siblings; Sherry (Ron) Canatsey, Fred (Carol) Prazeau, Cindy (Dennis) Neveu and Sam (Alanna) Prazeau. Gladys was preceded in death by her loving husband; Kenneth E. Bullard Sr.A Memorial Gathering will...
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Anna May Boyd

May 3, 1935 - December 23, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN.
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Judy Fallowfield

June 7, 1957 - December 19, 2015

Judy Fallowfield58, passed away Dec. 19, 2015. She was born in Beech Grove, IN to the late William and Mary Fallowfield. Judy is survived by her brothers George, Walter "Bud", John and Ronald Fallowfield; and many nieces and nephews. She was loved by many friends at Together We Can.Visitation will be held Monday Dec. 28th from 4:00-8:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home 4901 E. Stop 11 Rd....
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Paul George Nordstrom

January 10, 1959 - December 12, 2015

Paul G. NordstromPaul passed away peacefully on December 12, 2015. He was born in Chicago and graduated from Arlington High School and IUPUI. He is survived by his sister Laureanne Nordstrom and his cousins. It was just like Paul to leave without saying goodbye.Services are pending.www.littleandsonsindianapolis.com
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Billy J. Wilkinson

November 29, 1945 - December 9, 2015

Billy J. Wilkinson70, passed away Dec. 9, 2015. He was born in Beech Grove, IN to the late Phillip and Maxine Wilkinson Bill retired as a foreman from Storms-McMullen Electric. He was a Marine Corps Veteran serving in Vietnam.Bill had a passion for golf and was a very loving husband, father and grandfather.He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Brenda Wilkinson; sons Brian (Angie)...
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Mary Katherine Wright

August 22, 1930 - December 4, 2015

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Donald B. Hall

March 24, 1917 - December 3, 2015

Donald Hall 98, passed away quietly at 1:02pm on Dec.3rd, 2015 aftera long illness.He was born on March 24th, 1917 in Massachusetts but came of age inGolfstown, New Hampshire during The Great Depression.He was an avid outdoorsman, he hunted, fished and ran a trap-line.During WWII, he joined the Army Air Corps, where he served as a Radar Manduring the North Africa, Sicily and Italian Campaigns...
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Alexander Neil Ezell

August 9, 1995 - November 30, 2015

Alexander Neil Ezell 20 of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015. He was born on August 9, 1995 in Indianapolis to Emmet Neil and Teresa Anne (Davis) Ezell. Alexander worked at Southside Harley Davidson as a Service Speacialist. He was a reader of history focusing on World War II and studied the history of Harley Davidson motorcycles. He enjoyed playing guitar, watching...
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Edna M. Schoolcraft

July 18, 1943 - November 28, 2015

Edna SchoolcraftOur beloved Mimi has left the arms of the love of her life to be held by the one that laid down His life. Edna M. (Weddle) Schoolcraft, age 72, peacefully passed away at her Indianapolis home on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Married to Chuck at age 15, she nurtured a 56 year love affair, that is a model for all to be inspired by.Edna was a wonderful, loving mom to Cindy and Steve. ...
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Robert L. Busenbark

July 30, 1936 - November 11, 2015

Robert L. "Bob" Busenbark79, passed away Nov. 11, 2015. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Carl and Mary Busenbark.Bob was a long time member of Indian Creek Christian Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Jane Busenbark; daughters Kathy (Phil) Bryant and Kim Broyles; grandchildren Nichole (Jeff) Gosman and Ian Bryant; great grandchildren Hailey Jayne Gosman and Raegan...
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Brent W. Heal

August 23, 1943 - November 9, 2015

Brent W. Heal,72, of Indianapolis, departed this life November 9, 2015. Brent was born August 23, 1943 in Portland, Maine to the late Kermit Roland and Ola (Chaples) Heal. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Eli Lilly for 28 years, retiring in 1993. Brent enjoyed the outdoors, deer hunting and horse racing. He was preceded in death by...
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Anna Berniece Baker

April 11, 1930 - November 9, 2015

Anna Berniece Baker 85, of Greenwood, passed away November 9, 2015. Born in Letcher County, KY, she was the only child of eleven remaining. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd. She is survived by her two children: Floyd (Pamela) Baker and Pam (Bob) Chase. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren: Jonathan, Scott, Amber, Kenny, Chantal, Sarah (Kyle), Rachel (John), Ryan, David and...
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Harold Ray Day

November 20, 1955 - November 7, 2015

Harold R. Day, Jr.59, of Beech Grove, passed away on November 7, 2015 in his home, surrounded by his family. Harold was a 1974 graduate of Southport High School and was employed as the Controller for the BMV. He had served the Republican Party for 25 years as a Precinct Committeeman and Ward Chairman. He was also a member of the Beech Grove Library Board. Harold loved to work in his yard, travel,...
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Marcia A. Colbert

July 12, 1954 - November 7, 2015

Marcia A. (Grant) Colbert61, passed away Nov. 7, 2015. Born in Indianapolis to Homer and Louise Grant. Marcia was married 32 years to the love of her life John Colbert, together they raised 10 children, Caleb (Jenni) Colbert, Sarah (Dustin) Burriss, Josiah Colbert, Leah (Matt Minnis) Colbert, Jacob Colbert, Noah Colbert, Jonah Colbert, Hannah Colbert, Jedidiah Colbert, Rebekah Colbert; 3...
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Jack Nontell

October 6, 1924 - November 3, 2015

Jack NontellOf Indianapolis, passed away on November 3, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, LaVonne; his children, Sheryl, Warren, Gregory (Kim) and James (Tonya) Wiser; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and his nephews Steve and Michael Nontell of Beech Grove, Indiana and Joseph Fitzgerald of California. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lee and George. Jack had a...
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Edison Gregory

April 10, 1939 - October 29, 2015

Edison (Ed) Ernest Gregory, 76, passed away October 29, 2015. He was born in Manchester, Kentucky and will be remembered for his love of the Kentucky Wildcats and love for his grandchildren. He retired from Allison Gas Turbine and could usually be found spending time at home in his rocking chair, outside watching hummingbirds or tending to his garden and tomato plants. Ed is survived by his...
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Charles Springman

May 31, 1927 - October 27, 2015

CHARLES SPRINGMAN88, of Beech Grove, passed away on October 27, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Alice; his children, Michael (Rita), Charles (Mary) and Mary Ann (Phillip) Whitten; his grandchildren, Amy Whitten, Gina Sanchez, Charles Springman; his great-grandson Braylon Charles Branham; his sisters, Donna Holtzclaw, Wilma Rielly, and Bonnie Mitchell. He was preceded in death...
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Matthew Masuccio

August 5, 1940 - October 25, 2015

Matthew "John" Masuccio, 75, of Indianapolis, is now at peace in the hands of the Lord. Born, August 5, 1940, John passed away October 25, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. Born and raised in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, he was a devoted son to Italian immigrant parents, Matthew and Mary Masucci. He grew up in a family of seven with four sisters: Nancy Neptune (George), Leona Dickson (Robert)...
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Kirk L. Sorg

April 16, 1950 - October 6, 2015

Kirk L. Sorg65, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 6, 2015. Kirk graduated from Goshen HS in 1968 where he played football for 4 years. He went on to study and receive his BA in History and Education from Manchester College in 1972 where he also played football for 4 years in which his team was inducted into the Manchester Athletic Hall of Fame. Indiana University was his next stop where he...
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Jeffrey Alan Davidson

November 1, 1959 - October 3, 2015

Jeffrey Alan Davidsonof Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015. He was born to Nelson and Mildred Davidson on November 1, 1959 in New Palestine, Indiana. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 5-7pm followed by a short service at 7pm in Little and Sons Stop Eleven Chapel with Pastor Kathryn Kozinski officiating. Jeffrey will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, please...
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Edgar Whitaker

March 21, 1925 - September 26, 2015

Lyle Whitaker,90 - Indianapolis, IndianaEdgar Lyle Whitaker passed peacefully with family by his side on Saturday September 26th, 2015. Lyle is survived by his wife Emma Mae "Rusty" Whitaker, his daughter Katie Stratis, his daughter in law Pamela Milam, his sons in law Tedd Stratis and Michael Milam, his grandchildren Jennifer Whitaker, Amanda Whitaker and Alexander Whitaker Stratis, and his...
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James H. Finley

January 27, 1933 - September 12, 2015

.James H. "Jack" Finley82, passed Sept. 12, 2015. He was born in Burkesville, KY to the late William and Edith Finley.Jack retired from Allison's Transmission where he was a tool & die maker for over 37 years. He also proudly served his country in the Army in the Korean War.Jack is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lavell Finley; children Sunda Finley and Stacy Finley; step-children...
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William Russell Moore

October 29, 1934 - August 17, 2015

William Russell Moore, 80, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at home. He was born in McMinnville, TN the son of the late Houston and Allene (Fitts) Moore. After high school, William joined the United States Air Force for twenty years. He served in the Korean War. In 1957 William married Bernice (Milish) Moore in Indianapolis. William was a member of VFW Post #5064. He enjoyed traveling the...
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Janet Kay Fislar

April 21, 1946 - August 15, 2015

Janet Kay (Trees) Fislar69, passed away Sat. Aug. 15, 2015. She was born in Detroit, MI to the late James and Mary Trees. Janet is survived by her daughters, Maria (Jorge) Reyes, Tanya Fislar, and Jodie (Tim) Zellner; grandchildren, Michael Whitaker, Jr., Brandi (Michael) McGill, Jordon Reyes, and Tegan Wayne Zellner; great granddaughter Zoey McGill; sisters Carol Mateer, and Lee Ann Molnar;...
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Marcia K. Stull

March 28, 1947 - August 13, 2015

Marcia K. Stull68, of Indianapolis passed away at her home on August 13, 2015. She is survived by her children; Staci (Dave) Barrett, Shara L. Perry, Sheila D. (Matt) Foxworthy, Terri L. (Chris) Dunn, Stephen (Kelly) Hickman and Dean C. Stull, along with 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Marcia was preceded in death by her husband; Richard A. Stull. Visitation will be held at Little and...
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Dorothy Mae Pierce

February 4, 1916 - August 7, 2015

Dorothy Mae (Lewis) Pierce, 99, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 7, 2015. She was born to the late Herbert and Edith Lewis. Dorothy graduated from Southport High School in 1934. In April 1936, she married Ernest W. Pierce. She was a wonderful homemaker her entire life, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, and music of all kinds. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in...
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Ronnie Daryll Smith

July 5, 1950 - August 7, 2015

Ronnie Daryll Smith, 65, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015. He was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, the son of the late Travis Z. and Alyne D. (Jarvis) Smith. Ronnie will be remembered by his love for the outdoors. He was always found fishing, hunting, or just enjoying the fresh air. Collecting from antique shops and flea markets, playing pool, and spending time with family and friends were some of...
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Michael James Walsh

August 31, 1963 - August 6, 2015

Michael James Walsh51, passed away August 6, 2015. He was born in Indianapolis to the late Phil and Diane Walsh.Michael is survived by his loving wife Colleen Walsh; brothers Joe and Jim Walsh; and sisters Marianne Agresta, Jennifer Walsh; Cathy Stoltz; and Karen Roeder.He was preceded in death by his brother Andy Walsh.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday Aug. 10th at 10:00 AM at...
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Jacqueline B. Hess

October 24, 1929 - August 2, 2015

Jacqueline B. Hess1929-2015 Jacqueline B. Hess, 85, died August 2, 2015 due to complications related to bile duct cancer. Jackie was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 24, 1929 to George and Bessie (Vesely) St. John. She was the oldest of three children and is survived by brother Guy St. John (Martha) and sister Josephine St. John. Jackie had a passion for music, performing and teaching piano...
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Lois Ann Nadler

January 2, 1939 - August 2, 2015

Lois Ann Nadler76, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 2, 2015.She is survived by her son, Dave (MarySue); her grandchildren, Robyn, Amy, and Sarah; her sister, Virginia (Tom) Templeton and several nieces, nephews, and family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Gladys Hurst of Anderson and her sisters, Betty (Lester) Dickey and Nancy McMahan.Visitation will be held on...
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Thomas J. Hathaway

July 3, 1948 - July 26, 2015

Thomas J. "Jim" Hathaway67, passed away July 26, 2015. He was born in Franklin Indiana and graduated from Franklin Community High School in 1966. Jim was a US Marine Veteran serving his country in Viet Nam. He retired from Rolls Royce after 25 years.Jim is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Lee Ann Hathaway; mother June Hathaway; sons Eric (Tearsa) Hathaway and Andrew "Andy" Hathaway;...
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Christopher Lee Starks

June 25, 1958 - July 25, 2015

Christopher Lee Starks57,died peacefully in his home on Saturday, July 25th. He was born at St. Vincent Hospital on June 25, 1958. He was a longtime member of the Plasterers and Cement Masons Union and worked as a concrete finisher for numerous contractors.He graduated from Roncalli High School in 1976 where he played football.He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed working on projects in his...
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Leona N. Walterman

October 30, 1920 - July 25, 2015

Leona N. Walterman94, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 25, 2015. Leona was born on October 30, 1920 in a small German Settlement in Oldenburg, Indiana on a dairy farm where she worked very hard. When she was 14 years old she drove a milk truck and delivered milk to all the people in town before she went to school. She was from a family of 4 siblings. Leona met and married Harold Walterman on...
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Patricia L. Meyer

December 10, 1933 - July 6, 2015

Lawrence and Patricia MeyerGreenwood, IN - Lawrence (Bud) Alfred Meyer, age 86, passed away, June 27, 2015, peacefully at their North Ft. Myers home. Patricia (Patty) Louise Meyer (Denny), age 81, passed away following a battle with ovarian cancer, July 6, 2015, at their Greenwood home, while under hospice care and surrounded by family.Bud and Patty celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary, July...
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Sylvia Terronez-Natividad

January 8, 1946 - July 1, 2015

Sylvia Terronez - Natividad69, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 1, 2015. She is survived by her husband; Albert Navtividad, grandson; Charlie (Cassey) Natividad, siblings; Steve Westbrook, Brenda Sharp, Karen (Joe) Dickens and Sheila (Sam) Miller along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Little and Sons Stop Eleven Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral...
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David Alan Starks

September 2, 1946 - July 1, 2015

David Alan Starks68, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 1, 2015. He is preceded in death by his father, Orion Starks and his brother, Gary Starks. David is survived by his mother, S. Lucille Starks Dennis, sister-in-law, Pam Starks, nieces Donna Kelly (Jim), Deanna Horen (Ryan), nephew Curtis Starks (Bethany), and seven great nieces and nephews. As a young man, David participated in...
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Lawrence A. Meyer

November 27, 1928 - June 27, 2015

Lawrence and Patricia MeyerGreenwood, IN - Lawrence (Bud) Alfred Meyer, age 86, passed away, June 27, 2015, peacefully at their North Ft. Myers home. Patricia (Patty) Louise Meyer (Denny), age 81, passed away following a battle with ovarian cancer, July 6, 2015, at their Greenwood home, while under hospice care and surrounded by family.Bud and Patty celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary, July...
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Janice F. Vinci

November 16, 1954 - June 22, 2015

Janice F. Vinci60, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 22, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband; Joseph M. Vinci, sons; Michael Vinci and Anthony Vinci. A private service will be planned at a later date.www.littleandsonsindianapolis.comArrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN.
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Paul R. Fordyce

December 3, 1935 - June 17, 2015

Paul R. Fordyce79, passed away June 17, 2015. He was born in Paragon, Indiana to the late Dewey and Pearl Fordyce.Paul was an electrician for Allison for over 27 years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a 50 year member of Martinsville Masonic Lodge # 74.Paul is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Barbara Fordyce; children Stuart Fordyce, Cathy Maddox, Carol Fordyce, Robert Reese...
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