Lura Elizabeth "Betty" Simpson Dunham
- January 13, 1930 - February 9, 2013
- Indianapolis, Indiana
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“There isn't much I remember of Grandma Dunham, but I do remember Walking into her house and seeing her smile. It was one of my happiest childhood...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Sammi Dunham - Lawrence, KS
“I was sad to hear of Betty's passing. I have so many fond memories of her, especially the wonderful food she would make, not just for the parties...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Lennon - Piedmont, SC
“Pat Gallagher sent me the news about Betty's passing. It's been a very long time since we all lived near 52nd and Broadway. Over the years, I came...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Dan Bohn
“I am very sorry for your loss and hope you find peace in knowing that she is in a better place.
4 of 9 | Posted by: Malia Clark - Indianpolis , IN
“So sorry for your loss. I remember several parties at the Dunham's when I was in high school. Mrs. Dunham always treated guests as family. She was...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Rivelli,Jr. - Columbus, OH
“I have so many wonderful memories with Aunt Betty and the Dunhams. I wish I could be there. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!
6 of 9 | Posted by: Betsy Vanausdoll Ainsworth - GA
“So sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's death. You know she was my FAVORITE Aunt! Always the most fun and the BEST cook. Love and prayers to my cousins!
7 of 9 | Posted by: Dorothy Jean - Benton, KY - Niece
“Your family has my deepest condolences in this sad time. (Rev. 21:4)
8 of 9 | Posted by: Monique Burts
“Dear Dunham Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center - IN
Lura Elizabeth "Betty" Simpson Dunham
83, Indianapolis, passed away February 9, 2013. She was born January 13, 1930, the daughter of the late Edwin and Goldie (Lehr) Simpson.
Betty lived her life with a passion to care for and entertain others. Her house was always full of celebrations with family and friends. She was an avid college basketball fan with an intense dedication to IU (including Bob Knight through thick and thin). She also enjoyed an affiliation with the Indianapolis 500 through her 32 year friendship with Tom Carnegie and hosted many events at her home for race drivers.
She was cared for by the wonderful staff of Hooverwood for the last 18 months and shared her life long stories with many residents and staff.
She is survived by her Children: Deborah Kercheval, MD; Judy Eppich, David Dunham, Christine Cook (Kevin), Grandchildren; Stephanie Daily (Kerry); Marcia Eppich-Harris PhD (Aric); Alexander Kercheval (Natalie); , Arthur Nisnevich, Steven Higbee (Halle); Ashley Eppich; Christopher Higbee, Samantha Jo Dunham. Three Great-grandchildren: Kameron Dreesen, William Logan and Kai John Eppich-Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband Phillip Dunham, sons Mark Dunham, Danny Dunham, Joe Dunham and daughter Jeanne Dunham.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1827 Kessler Boulevard East Drive. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2013, at Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple, 1305 East Broad Ripple Avenue. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hooverwood Guild.
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