The following obituaries were students from other classes.


Michael Francis (Mike) Caron
Mara Caune
Les Flick
Steve Reinhardt

Stephen Kent Harpold              
Ronald Everman              
Steven Russell Meyer      
Joseph Jones     
Cathy Lynn Dennis           
Phillip James Beckwith
Stephen Edward McDonald
Judy G. (Likens) Hammond           
Rita (Gilley) O’Neil                                         
David Lee Milam              
Phyllis Ann Sinclair           
Gregory L. "Greg" Schilling           
Linda Sue Jones
Brian L. Everman                                           
Natalie S. (Henning) Spencer                                      
Rochelle Leigh (Ewigleben) Morris                                                         
Jeffrey R. Zuber 
Deborah K. (Shure) Smith              
Mary Ellen Farrell            
Deborah M. Owens                        
Margaret Anne Agee                     
Howard Douglas “Doug” Pickering                           
Ralph D. LeMaster
Stephen Horn
Larry J. Roberts 
Terry Lisenby II
Thomas R. Wysong         
Stanley V. Welton            
Judith Ann (Flater) Hill 
Susan M. Gilbert              
Kim O'Connor
Betty Jane Leonard
Jaron E. Collins
Dan S. Ratz
Anthony J. "Tony" Shelton        
Belinda D. Benton           
Steven F. Auch
Nathan D. McClary
Judith A. Anderson          
Linda S. Stephan Dr.        
Zachariah G. Arbuckle
Nancy L. Myers
David R. MacAleese
Richard L. Curl   
Robert J. Erikson              
Paula T. Shaefer
Kathleen Tindall
Joseph Robinson Jr.
Joseph B. Duncan
Janice D. Dunkelbarger  
Gary Dickhaus   
Kerry Brand        
Tasha T. "Twin II" Roper
Timothy J. Kennedy         
Dana D. Tygrett
Jerromey W. Wingfield
Susan E. Reiman
Larry Sechrest
Allen L. Tiller Sr.
Leonard W. Schilling       
Robert Eugene Cashman, Jr.
Gary B. Hanes    
James W. Fleming
Cynthia Ann McDonald
James E. Kirkman
Robert L. Crow
Bernard C. Phillips           
Don L. Phillips    
Jerome Brewer
Samuel A. Chaille             
Roselynn A. McAlister
Jessica Quarles  
Darwin C. Middleton Jr.
Ronald L. Nickleson        
Linda S. Burrows              
Stephen L. Ernest             
Jan E. Crail
Sherry F. Rowe
Robert A. Wilson
Jon S. Odell
R.H. Kingery
Paul N. Menser
Faye L. Larson   
Curtis E. Richardson Jr.
Joel A. Mitchell
Tracie D. Parrish
Dave A. Williams
Captain Brian G. Mulhern                            
Kathleen A. Ross
Felicia D. (Wells) Jones                  
Gayle Diane (Boyd) Herold           
Jason L. Long
Valarie Murphy-Strickland            
Tony M. English
Prince F. Kanibeh Sr.
Lance Marvin Wickliff     
Paul E. Hartmann
Marilynn L. Parsons Price
Arthur L. Grube
Darrell W. Henderson
Cynthia Kay Johnson
Mark Knox
Sharon L. Johnson           
Tobian Lee Cole
Stephen Lee Seamon
Barbara Gayle (Gilliland) Fillenwarth
Ray Thomas Leatherman              
David C. Edmonds           
William F. Rapala             
Ann (Ikawa) Jensen




 

Michael Francis (Mike) Caron
 
Michael was born on January 14, 1949 and passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016.
 
Michael was a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana at the time of his passing.
 
He graduated from Arlington High School in 1967 He went on to attend Purdue University in pursuit of a degree in electrical engineering.
 
He was married to Betty.
 
Visitation will be held from 12pm-4pm on Thursday April 28th at Shirley Brothers Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at the same location immediately following the visitation hours.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society .



 

Mara Caune
 
Longtime Carmel resident Mara Caune, 72, passed away on March 12, 2016. Mara Caune was born September 22, 1943 in Trapene Latvia. Due to WWII, within her first year Mara's family fled Latvia and spent the next five years in a displaced person's camp in ltzehoe Germany. In 1949 Mara and her family got sponsored by family in Fergus Falls, MN where they spent three years. In 1952, at the invitation of relatives, the family moved to Indianapolis where she lived the rest of her life.
 
Mara was a member of Arlington High School's first graduating class. Mara worked at MCL Cafeteria's corporate offices for more than thirty years. Mara was an active member in the Indianapolis latvian community volunteering in several latvian organizations, the Latvian Lutheran congregation as well as several singing choirs. Mara is survived by one brother Valdis Caune.
 
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. following church services on May 1st at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 801 W 73rd St, Indianapolis, IN 46260. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be given to Latvian Center Garezers, 57732 Lone Tree Rd, Three Rivers, Ml 49093 or theIndianapolis Latvian Lutheran Church.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 28, 2016



 

Leslie "Les" Harold Flick
 
69, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 19, 2015. He was born December 4, 1945 to the late Robert W. and Ruth Marie Gray Flick. Les served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was in auto sales for both Ray Skillman Ford and Tom Wood Ford for over 30 years.
 
Les loved racing cars, riding his motorcycle and boating. He was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching the Pacers, Colts, IU basketball and NASCAR.
 
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St. with funeral services on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m.
 
Les is survived by his daughter, Robin Blasko-Eaks (David); sister, Nancy Flick Pasko (Steve) of Clinton, grandchildren, Patrick, Ashlee and Lauren Blasko; nephew, Stephen Pasko (Caroline); great-niece, Charlotte Pasko; and great-nephew, Henry Pasko. www.shirleybrothers.com.
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Michael F. Pavey
August 10, 1946 - March 13, 2015
 
Michael Frederick Pavey, age 68 of Indianapolis, IN passed away Friday March 13th. Mike was born in Indianapolis to the late Leonard R. and Frances (Deeken) Pavey on August 10, 1946. He graduated from Arlington High School, Howard Sams with a degree in electronics. Mike then graduated from General Motors Institute. He was a member of NSRA (National Street Rod Association), Good Guys Auto Club and CEDIA a global home technology. Mike loved his employment at Lincoln Technical Institute for 9 years as an electronics instructor. He is survived by his wife of 28 years; Sue Ellen Davis-Pavey; children, Geoff Davis (Heather) and Mindy Pigg (Todd); four grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews. Sisters; Judy Cox, Katherine Harvey (Lester) and Mary Mikesell. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 11:00 am in Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel with calling following service until 1:00 pm.
You are invited to visit www.leppertmortuary.com where you may share a personal memory of Mike, sign the guest book or arrange a memorial contribution to The America Heart Association.


 

Stephen Kent Harpold

 
Stephen Kent Harpold died on August 5, 2014 with his loving wife of 40 years by his side. He is survived by his wife Joan, his brother David L. Harpold, and a large extended family.
 
Steve was born December 5, 1944 to Mary Kay and Donald D. Harpold in Kokomo, Indiana. Later the family relocated to North Muskegon, Michigan.
 
Steve was an excellent athlete and although he attended four years of high school in three different states, he earned twelve varsity letters. He attended college at Butler University/Indianapolis on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Steve completed his first year at Indiana University School of Law before enlisting in the Army. Following Basic and Advanced Infantry training he was accepted to Artillery Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
 
Upon completion of that training, he was commissioned as an officer May 12, 1969. Steve received further training at the Jungle Warfare School in Panama and later received orders to Viet Nam where he was assigned as artillery forward observer with the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment. Steve served with that unit until he was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart Medal. Following several months of treatment, he returned to active duty at Fort Sill. He was released from active duty as 1st Lieutenant and returned to Law School where he graduated in January 1973.
 
After graduating, Steve packed his car and drove to Washington state where he passed the bar exam and began the practice of law. In a couple of years, he and two friends founded their own firm which became a successful trial firm in South King County.
 
Over the years Steve represented a variety of clients in a wide range of cases, some more significant than others. It made no difference to Steve. His clients were equally entitled to legal representation. Almost no one knew of his contributions. Steve had legitimate bragging rights but never mentioned his triumphs.
 
In the 1980's and beyond, he focused his practice on representing people who had been injured in accidents of all types. There were many cases of note that he won on behalf of his clients, but due to his low-key approach to his own accomplishments, he stayed out of the limelight, didn't brag to his contemporaries, and went about tending to the needs of his clients.
 
In 2012, he proclaimed "the practice of law has lost its entertainment value" and retired with his wife, Joan, to their home on Vashon Island. Steve left practice as he came in, low-key, honest, pleasant, ethical and in the final analysis, "a truly likeable lawyer". Steve will certainly be missed by his family, friends, colleagues, clients, partners, and the Law.
 
Ship Ahoy, Steve, Godspeed to our Just and Peaceful Warrior.
 
In lieu of flowers, Steve's favored charities are the Paralyzed Veterans of America www.SupportVeterans.org, Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org, www.washingtonjustice.org, and local Food Banks.
 
A service will be scheduled in September at the Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA.
Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 31, 2014
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Ronald Everman


Mr. Ronald “Ron” Reese Everman, age 68, a resident of Bear Creek Pike, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center.
 
 Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


http://tnfunerals.com/sitemaker/sites/HERITA9/obit.cgi?user=1373398Everman

 
 

Steven Russell Meyer
 

As generous as he was witty, Steven Russell Meyer, 68, died peacefully in his sleep at home on July 8, 2014. He was born July 2, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Chester and Betty Meyer.

Russell was a 1965 graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis. He went on to enlist in the U.S. Air Force, where he served honorably as a Sergeant from 1964 to 1968. He earned a Good Conduct Medal for exemplary service in Vietnam.

Russell's 30-year career in sales with Universal Instruments took him around the world on business. His travels abroad extended to almost every continent. Stateside, he spent time in 49 of 50 states. Only Idaho missed the chance to host this savvy traveler. Russell earned one of Universal's most distinguished awards in 1991, North American Salesman of the Year.

Russell is survived by his daughter, Ali Foster; his son, Scott Meyer and their mother, Judy Meyer. Russell was blessed with six granddaughters, Anaka, Liesel, Elliotte, Evelyn, Eleanor and Amelia. Russell was close with his two surviving siblings, Janice Stamm and Dale Meyer.

Please join us for a celebration of his life on Wednesday, July 16 in Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel , located at 740 East 86th Street in Indianapolis. Visitation begins at 5 p.m., service and honor guard military flag presentation at 7:30 p.m.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 13, 2014

Joseph Jones
 

64 of Zionsville, son of Joseph Jones and Roselyn Boyle Jones, passed away June 30, 2014. He graduated from Arlington High School and served with distinction in the United States Army in Viet Nam from 1970-1971, retiring as an officer in the Army Reserves. Joe worked as a Physician's Assistant around the country and most recently with Hospitalists at St. Vincent's Hospital 86th Street. His great passion in life was working with big cats and sharing his knowledge with others. His cat Maggie always made him smile. Joe was honorable and kind. He will be always be remembered as ready to help whenever needed.

He is survived by his son, Joseph E. (Sarah) Jones lll of Muncie, IN; daughter, Joy Jones (James) Flora of Beecher, IL; two beloved grandchildren, Jack Flora and Kate Abigale Flora; sister, Dianne R. Jones of Orlando, FL; aunt, Shirley Jones; and cousins, Thomas Jones, Julie Clark, and Janet Shields. Joseph was preceded in death by his brother, Andrew Jones. Joe will be missed by many.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 3 - 6 PM at the Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary, 11411 North Michigan Road. Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at

http://www.arnmortuary.com.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 6, 2014
 

Cathy Lynn Dennis
 

56 of Indianapolis, IN passed away on May 24, 2014. She was born in Columbus, Ohio to Charles and Freda Ward and lived in Indianapolis most of her life. She graduated from Arlington High School and worked at Pizza Hut at 46th and Shadeland. She is preceded in death by her father a son, Tim Dennis and a brother, Chuck Ward. Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael, her daughters, Melissa (Bruce) Trueblood, Jackie Dennis and Jeanette Ann Dennis her mother, Freda Ward, and granddaughter, Emily Louise Williams.

Friends may visit with Cathy's family from 12-2 PM Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis with the service being held at 2 PM. Please share memories and condolences athttp://www.flannerbuchanan.com.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 28, 2014
 

Phillip James Beckwith
 

63, lifelong resident of Indianapolis, died June 12, 2014. Born March 7, 1951 to the late William F. and Helen L. Beckwith.

He is survived by his brothers, Lewis and William Beckwith; and sisters-in-law, Marcia and Katherine Beckwith. Phillip graduated from Arlington High School in 1969 and was employed for the past 15 years with Sears in Castleton.

Final arrangements entrusted to Flanner & Buchanan- Washington Park East . There will be no service.

Memorial donations can be made to Lutheran Child & Family Services, 1525 N. Ritter Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46219.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 26, 2014

Stephen Edward McDonald


66, of Franklin passed away April 8, 2014. He is survived by wife Connie, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren, and brother Rick McDonald. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, a graduate of Arlington High School, and he worked many years at Freightliner and Heritage Environmental Services.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 11 at Charity Church, 2700 S. Tibbs, at 4 pm with visitation at the church beginning at 2:00. Arrangements:
Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory .
 
 
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 10, 2014

Judy G. Likens Hammond

 
63, of Greenfield, passed away on Friday December 20, 2013 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born on March 14, 1950 in Lafayette, Tennessee, the daughter of the late James Likens and Katherine (Summers) Likens.
Judy was a graduate of Arlington High School and worked as a bookkeeper, accountant, and administrative assistant at Ft. Harrison in Indianapolis.
Surviving relatives include, husband of 46 years Marion Hammond; son, Christopher (Sonya) Hammond of Ogdon, KS; daughter, Tammy (Scotty) Benefiel of Greenfield; 5 grandchildren; brother, Tony Likens of Indianapolis; sisters, Sandra (Tom) Stroud of Richmond, VA, Rhonda (Jerry) Skaggs of Fortville and Carol (Jeff) Applegate of Beech Grove.
Judy was preceded in death by her father.
Services will be in the Bethel Baptist Church, Greenfield on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., with burial following in Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2013 in the funeral home.
Memorial donations can be made to the Bethel Baptist Church, 1610 South State Street, Greenfield, Indiana, 46140.
Online condolences can be made by visiting:
http://www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com
 
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 24, 2013
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Rita ( Gilley)  O'NEIL


O'NEIL, Rita 64, of Clearwater, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, due to complications from cancer while being comforted by her son & husband. Rita was born in Indianapolis, IN, in 1948 to Fred and Marguerite Gilley. She graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis. She received an Associate's degree in nursing from Indiana University & Bachelor's degree in nursing from Loyola University of Chicago. She went on to earn a Master's degree in nursing administration from Illinois University. After moving to Pinellas County, Rita gave birth to her son Ryan in 1986 and later married Craig Rubright in 1997. Rita owned and ran several successful home health and hospice companies operating in Texas and Oklahoma before opening a tea cottage in Palm Harbor with her sister, Karin. After retiring in 2005, she spent time volunteering and enjoying several women's groups while also becoming involved in community events. Rita loved to travel with her husband, spending time in Italy, Germany and Budapest in recent years. She especially cherished visiting her son in New York City. Rita is survived by her loving family: including her son, Ryan; husband, Craig; and sister, Karin. She will always be remembered as a kind friend, great sister and loving and devoted wife and mother. A celebration of her life will be held at Central Christian Church in Clearwater on Dec. 14th at 1 pm. Flowers may be sent to Central Christian Church at 1200 S. Keene Road, Clearwater, FL 33756 for the celebration or, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made out to Island Estates Woman's Club Scholarship Fund at 31 Island Way #707, Clearwater, FL 33767. www.NationalCremation.com


 

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 24, 2013

 

 

 

David Lee Milam
 

63, of North Canton, OH, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, of ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease).

He was born December 1, 1950 in Indianapolis, IN. He was the son of the late L. June Milam and the late Willis E. Milam. Dave is survived by his wife Patricia, whom he married on November 3, 1979; children, Jeremy (Lindsay) Milam of Willowick, OH and Adrienne (Juan) Alvarado of Naperville, IL; grandson, Nathan Milam; and sister, Linda Dimit of Indianapolis, IN.

Dave was a proud graduate of Elementary School #92 and Arlington High School Class of 1969 in Indianapolis, IN. He was state champion in high school wrestling, played football, and threw the shot put.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering from Brown University in June 1973, a Master of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University in May 1975, and a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University in March 1978.

Dave moved to Canton, OH to work at The Timken Company as a Research Metallurgical Engineer, a position he held from August 1978 until May 2009. He holds several US patents and was a member of ASM International (American Society of Metals).

Dave earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 88 in Indianapolis, IN and volunteered with Troop 12 in North Canton, OH in the 1990s. In retirement, he was involved in several organizations, including working as an AARP volunteer tax aide, as an Aultman Hospital Hospice Volunteer, a volunteer for outings at St. Luke Lutheran Community, the Readable History Book Club at the North Canton Public Library, and an informal chat group at Belden Village Mall.

In addition, he was a lector and usher at St. Paul Catholic Church in North Canton, OH and was a member of Men's Club. He was a member of CFM (Christian Family Movement) and Marriage Encounter DSG Dave enjoyed ballroom dancing, golf, and bocce.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave. NW) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Christ the Servant Parish, 833 39th St. NW, Canton, Ohio 44709 at 10:00 a.m. with Msgr. James A. Clarke as celebrant. Following services, in keeping with Dave's wishes, he will be cremated and buried at North Canton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to

St. Luke Lutheran Community - Activities Department (200

Applegrove St. NE, North Canton, OH 44720). Those wishing

to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the

Reed on-line guestbook at our website http://www.reedfuneralhome.com
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 2, 2014
 
 

Phyllis Ann Sinclair

 
67, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 24, 2013. She was born May 21, 1946 in Hazard, Kentucky. She has lived on the Eastside of Indianapolis most of her life. She graduated from Arlington High School. She worked for Naval Avionics for 33 years. She enjoyed camping, fishing, sports and loved animals. She was also an avid IU fan. Surviving to cherish her memory is her husband, Mark Sinclair; brother, Bernie Chambers; cousin, Jack Chambers; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Dorothy Chambers and her brother, Darryl Chambers. Friends may visit with Phyllis' family from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East , 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Please share memories and condolences at: http://www.flannerbuchanan.com
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 27, 2013
 
 
 
 
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Gregory L. "Greg" Schilling

 
65, passed away September 12, 2013. He was a resident of Greenwood. He was born September 11, 1948 in Aurora, Illinois to the late Charles and Esther (Carpenter) Schilling.
 
He married Patty Schilling on December 6, 2008 and she survives. He is also survived by his son Peter (Tricia) Schilling; daughter, Stephanie (Chris) Ratay; step sons, Travis (Kristina) Fuchs and Jason (Jennifer) Fuchs; grandchildren, Jacob, Emma, and Alex Schilling, Kate, Ben, Nick, and Matt Ratay, Carter, Taylor, Nicholas, McKenzie, and Hailey Fuchs; sister, Gail Fisher.
 
Greg retired as a police officer from Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in 1987 and later was a manager for IT at Dorel Juvenile Group. He was a member of Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church.
 
A mass will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Rd., Greenwood, IN 46143. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the church.
 
Greg will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Saints Francis & Clare Catholic Church and I.U. Simon Cancer Center, Office of Gift Development, 1110 W. Michigan Street, LO 506, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5100.
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel .

 

 

Linda Sue Jones

Linda S. Jones, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013. She was born December 20, 1945, to Robert and Margaret Campbell. Linda retired after 34 years of employment from Raytheon Aircraft Services (formerly Naval Avionics). She graduated from Arlington High School. She survived her late husband, Gary A. Jones, and is survived by her faithful companion, Michael L. Johnson of 14 years. Also surviving is her son Wesley (Maya) Rosselot and her daughter Elizabeth (Dale) Kleeman and 6 grandchildren, Shelby, Mikaela, Madison, Jordan, Nikola and Grace; her brothers, Gary (Debra) Campbell and James (Jackie) Jackson and sister, Deborah (Doug) Cortellini. Her mother and stepfather, Margaret and Charles Bowman also survive her. Her funeral services and burial arrangements are being prepared and held at Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East , 10722 E. Washington Street. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and service will be on Monday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m. To share a memory, please visit: http://www.flannerbuchanan.com

 

 

 

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Brian L. Everman

 
62, died August 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Brian was born December 9, 1950. After a long illness from exposure to Agent Orange, he passed away peacefully in the Los Angeles V.A. Hospital. His loving friend Arturo Dayoan was at his side.
Brian will be forever missed by his mother Patricia Everman, brothers, Ronald, Douglas, Mark and Matt and sisters, Kathy Batten and Lisa Marie Murphy. His father Austin Everman preceded him in death.
He graduated from Arlington High School in 1969. He served in the Infantry in 1969 in Vietnam and received many commendations, including the Bronze Star. After returning from Vietnam Brian settled in L.A. He graduated from L.A. City College, where he later taught many grateful students who excelled under his tutelage. Only in recent months did he slow down after 3 years of illness. He loved teaching music and he loved to spoil with love and gifts his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Services will be from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on September 14, 2013 in Hendryx Mortuary , 11636 E Washington Street. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled Veterans Association.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 11, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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Natalie S. (Henning) Spencer
67, Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 surrounded by her family. Born May 14, 1946 in Indianapolis, she was in the 1964 graduating class of Arlington High School and attended Hope College. She was a receptionist at Pepsi for 25 years before retiring.
A former 55 year member and deacon at Christian Park Reformed Church, most recently a member at Center United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gospel music, watching sports, traveling and scrap booking. She truly cherished time spent with her family. Survivors: her husband of 45 years, Stephen; daughter, Jamie (Michael) Collier; sons, Aaron (Beth) Spencer and Jeremy Spencer; her father, Walter J. Henning and three grandchildren, Emily, Jacob & Lauren.
Visitation: 3-8:00 PM on Friday, April 26 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue. The Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 27 at Center United Methodist Church, 5445 Bluff Rd, Indpls., with additional visitation at church from 10-11:00am. Entombment: Washington Park East.
Memorial contributions: American Cancer Society .
Online condolences may be shared with the family at https://www.ghherrmann.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on April 25, 2013
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Rochelle Leigh Ewigleben Morris

Was born in Indianapolis on July 19th, 1957. Shelley died following a courageous battle with cancer on October 2, 2012.

Shelley graduated from Arlington High School in 1975 and attended Indiana University. She was employed for many years in real estate and finance, and most recently with Street Links.

Shelley is survived by her husband, Robert Morris, children, Kyle Duncan, Abigail Duncan Wessel (Mike), Seve Duncan; grandson, Elijah Duncan; sister, Deborah Thornburgh (John); niece, Meredith White (Mark); nephews, John and Jacob Thornburgh; grand-niece, Maggie; father-in-law, Robert Morris; sister-in-law, Wendy Morris, and many friends and extended family who loved her dearly. Shelley was preceded in death by her mother, Marion Dodson and father, Walter Ewigleben; mother-in-law, Jacquie Morris, and her grandparents.

Shelley had many interests including working in a large garden she and Bob created at their home. She learned to camp and fish while living in Colorado, and enjoyed those activities immensely (and to the amazement of many). More than anything, she loved being on the water or at the beach. When young, Shelley was a dancer and cheerleader. At the young age of seven, she won the Indianapolis City Talent contest, held annually at Garfield Park, with a song and tap dance to "Carolina In the Morning." She was a big supporter at all of her kids' activities, and very proud of them. Shelley will be missed most for her infectious laugh, her beautiful smile and the special bond she had with her friends and family.

A celebration of life will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian Street on Friday, October 5th at 2:00 p.m. This will be preceded by a visitation hour from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church parlor. In lieu of a showing, everyone is invited and encouraged to join the family at Shelley and Bob's home (6990 Orinoco Ave.) from 4 to 9 p.m. in the evening to celebrate her life.

Jeffrey R. Zuber

Jeffrey "Jeff" R. Zuber

Loved father, son, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2012 at his home in Noblesville, IN. Jeff was born to John Allen Zuber and Carol Jean (Russell) Zuber of Indianapolis on October 11, 1963.

Jeff attended Arlington and Lawrence North High Schools, graduating from Lawrence North in 1982. He attended IUPUI, majoring in business.

Jeff spent many years at DVC, Inc., and was most recently employed at Angie's List. He was a member of Northview Church, involved in Alpha and other church programs. He was actively involved in the Miracle Ride for Riley Children's Hospital for over 10 years.

Jeff loved his children and family, motorcycles, boating, nature, and spending time in service to others. He had the gift of making friends wherever he went and connecting people who had common interests. He brought a joyous, somewhat mischievous, presence to any gathering - and often could be heard saying "cool" or "right on."

Jeff married the love of his life, Thressa Ann Rheinheimer, on September 20, 1986. He is survived by his children: Heather, Nick, Travis, James and Carol Zuber; his parents, John and Carol (Russell) Zuber; his brothers, Jerry (Melissa) and Joe (Amy) Zuber and his sister, Christy Zuber. His family and friends will miss his big heart and giving attitude, as well as his infectious enthusiasm for life.

A memorial celebration of his life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, at James A Dillon Park, Noblesville, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations for his children are welcomed and can be made at:

/exzuberant.eventbrite.com
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on September 13, 2012

Deborah K. (Shure) Smith

Deborah Kay "Debbie" Smith

63, of Indianapolis, passed away August 14, 2012. She was born in Crawfordsville, IN, to the late William A. and Rita Manigold Shure.

Debbie was a graduate of Arlington High School and was employed with Cracker Barrel in Fishers for many years. She was a member of Lawrence Church of God, and was involved in several cancer awareness walks and benefits.

Visitation will be Friday, August 17, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, 5377 E. Washington St.

Debbie is survived by her loving husband, Kent B. Smith; children, Stacey Anderson, Rebekah Anderson-Perrin, Elisabeth Honea (Ed) and Stephanie Powell (Doug); siblings, William "Bill" Shure, Pam Shure McBride, Debbie Marie Brashears, Carol Schaefer and Michelle Beckwith; 12 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

A sister, Laura Lee Hoskins, also preceded her in death.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on August 16, 2012

Mary E. Farrell

Mary Ellen Farrell

55, of Indianapolis passed away on July 8th, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was known for her smiles, unyielding spirit, kindheartedness, generosity and loving nature. Mary Ellen touched many lives and brought joy to all those around her. She will be greatly missed.

Mary Ellen was born July 22nd, 1956, to the late Peter Farrell and Shirley Austin, and step-daughter to George Austin Jr. She graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis.

Most recently Mary Ellen "ME" worked at the Nice Law Firm before transitioning to LeadJen as a Lead Development Executive where she worked for over 6 years. She was a greatly valued member of the team, passionate about her job and enjoyed connecting with people.

Mary Ellen was an active member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. She loved Butler basketball, summertime tomatoes, caring for friends and family and helping children with special needs.

Survivors include sister, Ruby Ann Farrell, of Georgia; and other siblings, George Austin III, of Indianapolis; and Jeanna Austin, of Indianapolis; life partner, Richard McOmber, of Indianapolis; dear friends, Bobby and Jackie Patterson, of Zionsville; Ann Ledford, of Carmel; and her LeadJen family.

She was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Farrell, of Indianapolis.

Please contact LeadJen for details on contributing to the Butler Men's Basketball Memorial visit LeadJen's Facebook page at /http://www.facebook.com/pages/LeadJenLLC.

A viewing will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 12th at Flanner and Buchanan - Carmel . Memorial service to follow.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 11, 2012

Deborah M. Owens

Deborah M. Owens

61, of Indianapolis, died at her residence on Saturday, June 23rd. She was born Dec. 9, 1950 to Alex and Beulah Ingram and was a graduate of Arlington High School. She worked with Spirit In Truth Fellowship Int'l. and previously worked for the Indianapolis Int'l. Airport.

She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey; daughter, Stephanie (Hank) Reed; two grandsons, Devon and Kadin Leondard, her parents and two sisters, Bea Lin Tate and Carol Thompson.

Celebration of life services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th in Allen Funeral Home , 4155 Old St. Rd. 37 South in Bloomington. Friends may greet the family one hour preceding the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to Spirit in Truth International in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at:

http://www.allenfuneralhome.org
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 29, 2012

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Margaret Anne Agee

62, of Indianapolis, entered her heavenly home June 23, 2012. Margaret was born May 10, 1950, in Straubing, Germany.

Maggie was a graduate of Arlington High School, and was employed with MS Sedco as a technician for the past 15 years. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 28, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel , 9606 E. Washington St.

Maggie is survived by her son, Warren J. Bernstein (Beverly); granddaughter, Shelby N. Southerland; grandson, Corey L. Bernstein; brother, Joseph Sonley; and stepfather, William White. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Joseph Sonley and Ellenjean Moore Sonley White.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th St, Indianapolis, 46219.

http://www.shirleybrothers.com
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Howard D. Pickering

Howard Douglas "Doug" Pickering

65, a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, passed away June 23, 2012. Doug was born September 14, 1946, to the late Wendel Edwin and Edna Louise Hartle Pickering.

Doug graduated from Arlington High School in 1964, and attended Purdue University. While serving his country in the U.S. Marines, during the Vietnam War, he received three Purple Hearts, the Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with device. He was employed with IBEW Local #481 as an electrician, retiring in 1994. Doug was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel , 9606 E. Washington St., and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Crossroads Ward Chapel, 4745 E. 10th St., with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m.

Doug is survived by his daughters, Clara Louise Brotherton (Kenneth), and Ellen Sara Hodgins (Todd); sons, Wade Elijah, Spencer Todd, and Luke Douglas Pickering; grandchildren, Joshua Brotherton, Tristan, Abigail, and Nathaniel Hodgins; and a sister, Susan Hedrick (Brice). Two sons, Andrew Jeremiah and Michael Drew Pickering, preceded him in death. http://www.shirleybrothers.com
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 26, 2012

Ralph D. LeMaster

Ralph Douglas "Doug" LeMaster

63 died March 28,2012 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Oldest child of Theodore LeMaster, M.D. and Betty LeMaster McKean, Doug grew up in Indianapolis attending IPS #59, Broad Ripple and Arlington High Schools. He attended Hanover College and graduated from Butler University. He taught at IU while taking graduate coursework.

Doug taught English literature at St. Pius in NYC. He and his beloved wife, Tere Sosa LeMaster, lived in the NYC area for most of their 34 year marriage. Doug was the proud father of Lorraine, their daughter.

Doug's love of literature, history ,and the arts inspired all that knew him. He was a gifted teacher and the world was his classroom. His vast knowledge of the arts and his gift of written language touched our lives. We will carry his heart in our hearts.

Doug is survived by Tere, Lorraine, brother, David (Griselda); sister, Tisha; the extended Sosa family; the extended LeMaster/McKean family, nieces, and nephews. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in NY.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Central Park Conservancy (NYC).
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 1, 2012

Stephen Horn

Reverend Stephen Horn

Of League City, Texas, departed this life on January 21st, 2012. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on Sept. 27, 1955 to Kenneth and the late Theresa Horn.

He graduated from Arlington High School, Indianapolis in 1973. He worked for the Star/News for over 20 years, retiring in 1998. While still working he pursued his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and graduated Cum Laude from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1998. Soon after he went to the Unity School of Religious Studies and was ordained in 2000. He became minister of Unity Church of the Bay Area in Texas in May 2001.

Survivors include his dad, Kenneth; brother, David (Nit) Horn; sisters, Yvonne (Kevin) Zirkle and Marietta (Chuck) Hotka. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and 9 great-nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service for Stephen will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 1 to 3 p.m. in Unity Of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware, Indianapolis, IN. Please join our family in honoring and remembering Stephen.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 26, 2012

Larry J. Roberts

Larry Jay Roberts

54, passed away on February 13, 2012. He was born on September 28, 1957 to Charles and Donna Roberts. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1975.

Larry then went to to work at RCA from 1978-2000 as a tool and dye maker. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and vacationing and snorkeling in the Florida Keys.

Survivors include his mother; sisters, Teresa, Cheryl, Nancy, and Christine; brothers, David and Edward; his daughter, Holly (Paul) Roberts, and grandchildren, Brooklyn Riley and Rylan Joseph. He was preceded in death by his father.

A private memorial service will be held. For more information please contact Indiana Funeral Care at (317) 636-6464.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 15, 2012

Terry Lisenby II

Terry Lisenby, II "Bud"

28, Indianapolis passed away on January 1, 2012. He was a 2001 graduate of Arlington High School and had been employed by Rolls Royce as a machinist for 5 years.

He is survived by his children, Terry Lisenby, III, Terrius Lisenby, Braedon Lomax; mother, Joantionette Lisenby-Grundy; sister, Ariel D. Lisenby; grandmother, Sally Lisenby; fiancé, Lakeeta Lomax.

Services will be Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11am at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 1301 Goodlet Avenue with visitation on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 5-9pm at Stuart Mortuary and on Saturday, January 7,2012 from 10 - 11 am at the church. Interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Final arrangements have been entrusted to Stuart Mortu ary, Inc. Expressions of condolence and sympathy should be directed to: http://wwwstuartmortuary.com.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on January 5, 2012

Thomas R. Wysong

Thomas R. "Tommy" Wysong

65, of Indianapolis, passed away January 1, 2012. He was born May 25, 1946 to the late Fred and Helen Farren Wysong.

A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Tommy was a Journeyman Pipefitter with Allison Transmission, retiring in May of 2011, after 37 years of service. He was a member of Cumberland First Baptist Church, Cumberland Masonic Lodge #726, Murat Shrine and the UAW. Tommy loved playing golf, bowling and fishing.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel , 9606 E. Washington St. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Tommy is survived by his loving daughter, Shannan Wysong (Evan Fitzgerald); grandchildren, Madalynn and Aubrey Wysong; sister, Sherry (Al) Kearns; and former wife, Jacki Wysong.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland First Baptist Church, 116 S. Muessing St., Indianapolis, IN, 46229. http://www.shirleybrothers.com
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on January 3, 2012

Stanley V. Welton

Stanley V. Welton

59 of Indianapolis passed away December 30, 2011. He was a 1970 Arlington High School graduate and attended IU. Stan owned Welton Optical, Inc. in New Palestine prior to working in investment banking at Charles Schwab as well as other institutions. Stan was an avid reader, an excellent pianist and accomplished writer. He was a columnist for the Indianapolis monthly and New Palestine Press. He was preceded in death by his father Frank and brother Leland. Stan is survived by his children Stacie Morris, Shana Markle, Steele Welton, Shepard Welton and Sean Welton; 9 grandchildren; mother Fernita Faye Welton McWilliams, and brothers Bradford and Marshall Welton.

Services will be Wednesday, January 4, 11am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 8540 E. 16th Street with visitation Tuesday, January 3, from 5 to 8pm at the Flanner and Buchanan-Wash ington Park East, 10722 E Washington Street. Burial will be at Washington Park East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the New Palestine Lions Club or The Boys and Girls Club of Indiana.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on January 2, 2012

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Judith Ann (Flater) Hill    Class of "63"

Age 66, of Midway, KY, formerly of Indianapolis, died Friday, the 9th of December. Born on December 18, 1944 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Georgia Flater. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1963, and received an Associate of Arts degree in Nursing from Missouri Baptist Nursing School (St. Louis) in 1978. Judy began her nursing career on the Mother Baby unit at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City, MO, and later worked in psychiatric and geriatric settings, as well as a hospice nurse, nurturing patients in end of life care. She is survived by her children, Jennifer Lagergren and her husband, Sinclair, of Rocklin, CA, and Matthew Baker and his wife, Courtney, of Oak Park, IL, her brother, Steven Flater of Indianapolis, and her granddaughter, Alexandria Grace Lagergren. Services will be held at Midway Christian Church December 29, 2011. Burial will be in Indianapolis. Cremation. Online guestbook available at http://www.BlackburnandWard.com.


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 18, 2011


Susan M. Gilbert

Susan M. Gilbert

63, of Indianapolis, passed away December 7, 2011. She was born May 24, 1948 in Peru, IN, to the late Virginia Lee Spangler. She graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis, and received her undergraduate degree from University of Alaska. She was employed in the insurance field as a property casualty claims adjuster and as a paraprofessional for Attorney Reynold Frutkin.

A memorial visitation to celebrate Sue's life will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel , 9606 E. Washington St.

Sue is survived by her loving son, Jayson Gilbert (Tina); grandchildren, Brittany and Jordan Jajuga; and dear friends, Jayne White and Karen Reppert. Her dear friend, Suzanne Denny, preceded her in death. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Golden Living Center - Beech Grove for the loving care provided to Sue in her last days.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Indianapolis, or the Animal Shelter of the donor's choice, or a cancer research program of the donor's choice.
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 9, 2011

Kim O'Connor

Kim O'Connor

63, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. A celebration of Kim's life was held on Nov. 27, 2011, at Grace Works Family Church in Fort Worth, TX. Contributions can be made in Kim's name to the American Heart Association , American Diabetes Association and Parker Paws/Parker County Animal Shelter. Visit http://www.modernsingingcowboy.com for future memorial details. Kim was born Aug. 15, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio to William H. O'Connor and JoAnn Scheiderer O'Connor. Kim was a former resident of Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Ind. He was a 1966 graduate of Indianapolis Arlington High School. A lifelong musician, Kim was known as "The Modern Singing Cowboy", entertaining and performing in the Fort Worth area for the past 37 years. Kim served his country in the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1975. He was a member of Grace Works Family Church, Fort Worth. Kim had a passion for sports, music and movies, and devoted his life to entertaining others. Survivors: mother, JoAnn O'Connor of Fishers, IN; brothers, Doug of Grove City, Ohio and Scott, and wife, Ann of Fishers, IN; niece, Kari of Indianapolis, IN; nephew, Ben of Fishers, IN; his beloved dog "Gurlie"; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. Arrangements: Greenwood Funeral Home , 3100 White Settlement Rd., Ft. Worth, TX. 817-336-0584
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 4, 2011

Betty Jane Leonard

July 29, 1943 - September 9, 2011
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Betty Jane Leonard, 63, of Greensburg passed away on September 9, 2011 at the IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on July 29, 1948 in Indianapolis the daughter of Charles and Bertha (Woodall) Leonard. Betty graduated from Arlington High School and worked as a cashier at Walmart of Greensburg.

She is survived by her Mother- Bertha Leonard. She was preceded in death by her Father- Charles Leonard.

A visitation for family and friends will be at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A visitation will also be held on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Greenwood. A Funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Austin Ball will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Forest Lawn Memory Garden Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Church of Christ.

Jaron E. Collins

JaRon E. Collins

17, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 30, 2011. He was a student at Arlington HIgh School. He is survived by his mother, Lossie M. Sayles (Derrick) , father, James E. Collins, brothers, Jovaris Powledge-Genesy, James Edward Collins, Jr., Derrick Sayles, Jr., JaVonn Gray, sisters, Eboni Collins, Jayla Thomas, and Khimra Sayles of Atlanta, GA. Services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Noon in Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, 709 Belmont. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Crown HIll Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home .
 


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on August 6, 2011

Dan S. Ratz

Dan S. Ratz of Fishers, Indiana, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 30, 1952, to Robert and Annabelle Ratz. She precedes him in death. Dan graduated from Arlington High School and earned a B.S. degree in Construction Engineering Technology from Purdue University. He worked in commercial and industrial construction throughout his career. His most recent position was National Training Manager for Firestone Building Products. He received professional recognition for his remodel of the "H" buildings and construction of the power plant at Boerhinger-Mannheim, now Roche. He was a member of Christ the Savior Lutheran Church where he was active in Men's Fraternity and served as chairperson of the Visioning Body. He is survived by his father, Robert; wife, Pam; daughter, Lauren Knoop (Benjamin); son, John; sister, Nancy Boyer (Michael); nephew, Matthew Boyer; niece, Melinda Lukomski (Joseph); three great nieces and one great nephew. A memorial service will take place Sunday, March 13 at 5 p.m. with visitation preceding the service from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, 10500 East 126th Street, Fishers, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ the Savior Lutheran Church or the Cancer Support Community, 5150 West 71st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268. The family wishes to express thanks to Dr. Keith Logie and the staffs of the Central Indiana Cancer Center, Community Regional Cancer Care, Community Hospital North, and the Cancer Support Community for their wonderful care and support for Dan. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner & Buchanan Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on March 10, 2011

Anthony J. Shelton

Anthony J. "Tony" Shelton 65, Greenfield, IN, died Mar. 3, 2011. Services: 2 p.m. Mar. 7 in Erlewein Mortuary, Greenfield, with visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. Mar. 6. Entombment: Washington Park East Cemetery.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 5, 2011

Belinda D. Benton

Belinda Denise Hollingsworth Benton 52, died February 19, 2011 and was born on January 1, 1959 to Clifford Hollingsworth and Diane Hollingsworth Jackson. She was the owner and manager of Nurse of Hair Beauty Salon for many years. Mrs. Benton was a 1976 graduate of Arlington High School. Belinda was a vivacious person who loved her family and friends. Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 in the Chapel of Peace at Lavenia, Smith and Summers Home for Funerals, with visitation from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Lavenia, Smith and Summers Home for Funerals. Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: laveniasmithsummers.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 24, 2011

Steven F. Auch

Steven F. Auch 56, Battalion Chief of the Indianapolis Fire Department, went home to his Heavenly Father on February 1, 2011. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on May 16, 1954 to Carl and Elizabeth Auch. Steve graduated from Arlington High School and attended Manchester College. He found his true calling when he followed his father and was appointed to the IFD in 1978. In 1986, Steve was promoted to lieutenant. He served in Rescue 19, Rescue 2, Battalion 2 aid, and EMS duty officer until his promotion to captain in 1999. Steve served on Medic Squad 10, Engine 11 and as Chief of EMS. In 2003, he was promoted to Battalion Chief, and has been Battalion Chief 11A since 2007. Steve was married to his beloved wife, Donna (Morgan) Auch for 12 ½ years. He was an extraordinary father to Heather (Dave) Albrecht, SPC Bradley E. Nichols and Laura (Chris) Hamilton. He was Pop Pop Steve to his 5 grandsons, Drew, Joel and Nick Albrecht; and Micah and Landon Hamilton. Steve was also able to celebrate the wonderful news of an additional grandchild, due in September. He is also survived by his mother, Elizabeth Auch; sister, Carol (Mike) Farquhar; brother, IFD Captain Matt (Tina) Auch; mother-in-law, Pat Morgan-Bott; brother-in-law, John M. Morgan; sisters-in-law, Brenda Bottles and Sherry Lloyd. Steve also leaves behind 5 nieces, 4 nephews as well as many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl; and sister, Caroline Auch. Steve loved to play golf, travel and was an avid competitive bicyclist, competing numerous times in the World Police and Fire Games and the RAIN Ride. He was also one of the original IFD members who worked on FDIC since 1995, its first year in Indianapolis. Steve was known for his knowledge, fairness, sense of humor and quick wit. Two other adjectives that described him were "humble and self-deprecating." Steve carried himself with dignity and grace and was unflappable. Funeral services for Mr. Auch will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Indy West Conference Center. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 7, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., also at the Indy West Conference Center. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the funeral services on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the IFD Survive Alive and Museum. Steve, we will miss you so much. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center - Speedway.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 7, 2011

Nathan D. McClary

Nathan Dean McClary 38, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Nathan graduated from Arlington High School in 1990. He loved to play his guitar and shooting his riffles. Nathan was a veteran of the Marine Corps. He is survived by his parents, Dean and Alice McClary; sister, Tammy R. (Thomas) Johnson, and nieces, Nastasha Danielle and Gianna Renee Johnson. Visitation will be Friday, December 31, 2010 from 9 a.m. until the service at Noon in Legacy Funeral Center at Memorial Park. legacyfuneralcenter.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 30, 2010

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Judith A. Anderson   Class of "64"

December 12, 2010

Judith Ann Anderson 64 of Indianapolis passed away December 10, 2010. Judith was born in Indianapolis January 7, 1946, the daughter of Richard and Patricia (Bastian) Anderson. Judith worked in nurse-related services for various healthcare organizations until her retirement. She was a graduate of the IU School of Nursing and a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She was also a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, the National Honor Society, and a certified RN Case Manager. Judith is survived by her sister Joan Brewer (Craig), her brother Richard Anderson (Barbara), her stepmother Elizabeth Anderson, along with three nieces and three nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday December 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM in St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church, Fishers. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 until service time. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.randallroberts.com

Linda S. Stephan

Dr. Linda Sue Herrington Stephan Linda Sue Herrington Stephan, a doctoral-level nurse who was a tireless mental health advocate, talented educator, accomplished psychotherapist, and champion for the advancement of nursing practice as well as a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, and devoted friend, passed away early Friday, October 22, 2010, at the age of 56. Linda was the oldest of three children and only daughter born to Charlene (Halstead) and Malcolm T. Herrington, Jr. on January 13, 1954. Linda often spoke of her childhood in the Grand Avenue neighborhood of Indianapolis as the example behind her sense of community. Two particular friendships she developed in grammar school with Jayne Hovarter Langan and Chris Grinslade continued through high school, college, careers, families and life events. Throughout phases of her life, Linda continually befriended co-workers and neighbors from a variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences. She valued each friend in a special and individual way. Likewise, each person who encountered Linda sensed they were in the presence of someone quite exceptional. Linda's nation of professional colleagues will remember her wit, determination, keen thinking skills, and promising scholarship. Linda was a 1972 graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis and a 1976 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She furthered her education by receiving a Master of Science in Nursing, Community Mental Health Clinical Specialist, from Indiana University in 1978. After a series of life challenges, Linda completed a Doctoral of Nursing Science from Indiana University in 2002. Her dissertation entitled "Parental Factors Associated with Adaptation in Children with Pediatric Epilepsy" was published in December, 2003. Linda was also board-certified as a Home Health Nurse from 1993-1998 and board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from 1990 to the present time. Linda enjoyed a full-spectrum professional nursing career beginning in 1977 with bedside nursing on the Pediatrics Unit and ultimately to project leader for Mental HealthPrimary Care integration at Community Hospitals, Indianapolis. In the 33 years in between, Linda also served as a Psychiatric Nurse Specialist with Gallahue Mental Health Services, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry, for Community Hospitals, Indianapolis, had faculty appointments at both Marian College (now Marian University) and Indiana University, served as a Regional Neuroscience Consultant with Eli Lilly and Company, served as an Advance Practice Nurse in geriatric psychiatry at the St. Vincent Stress Center and the St. Vincent Institute on Aging, and maintained a private psychotherapy practice. Linda was a member of numerous national professional associations focused on the professional practice standards of psychiatric nurses and took pride in her work on legislative task forces on a national level. Linda also served on several local Boards of Directors, including the St. Vincent Hospital Stress Center from 1988-1995. Linda received several honors and professional awards in her career, including Who's Who in American Nurses 1988-1993 and the coveted Clinical Excellence Award for Advanced Psychiatric Nursing from Indiana University in 1997 and again in 2010. Most recently, Linda was honored with Nursing Excellence recognition by Community Hospitals, Indianapolis in September, 2010 including the establishment of a nursing scholarship fund in her name. Linda is described by her friends and her children as a fantastic mother. Throughout their childhood, Kristen and Michael, benefited from their mother's calm and practical demeanor coupled with her sense of adventure and fierce family loyalty. When Linda married Lee Stephan on June 13, 1998, Linda was honored and blessed to also call Ali and Katie her daughters. Linda and Lee loved cooking and entertaining friends and family in their home, family vacations, and quiet times while sampling the fare at Bed and Breakfast Inns across the country. Her sense of family cast a wide net including cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws and beyond. Linda is survived by her husband, Leland Stephan, daughters Ali (Tim) Meils, Kristen Dugan, Katie Stephan, son Michael Dugan, mother Charlene Herrington Need, brothers Gary Herrington and Mac (Meg) Herrington, and 3 nieces and 2 nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Malcolm T. Herrington, Jr in 2000. A memorial service for Linda S. Stephan will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2010 in the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, 740 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis. The family will be receiving friends from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the mortuary. You may visit www.leppertmortuary.com where you may sign the guest book, share a story about Linda, or in lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Community Health Network Foundation, 1500 N. Ritter Ave., Suite 230, Indianapolis, IN 46219 for the promotion of psychiatric nursing practice.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 26, 2010

Zachariah G. Arbuckle

Zachariah Garrett Arbuckle Went to be home with Jesus and his little brother Jason on October 16, 2010 in Bloomington, IN. Zach was born on July 29, 1983 to Dawn Stephenson-Arbuckle (Mark Floyd) and Greg Arbuckle. He is survived by his parents; his son, Isaac Zachariah Arbuckle; and his fiancée Stephanie Smith. He was graduated from Arlington High School in 2002 where he played football and was a ROTC 2nd Lieutenant. Presently, he was a member of Local 120 Laborers Union. He loved spending time with his son, family and friends and riding his motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jason Arbuckle; grandfathers, David L. Stephenson and Ivan "Speedy" Arbuckle; uncle, Mark Stephenson; and cousins, Michael McLane II and Scott McLane II. Survivors also include maternal grandparents, Arthur and Charlotte McLane; great-aunt, Teresa Schultz; aunts, Tammy (Geoff) Smith, Robin Stephenson, Debra Olsen; uncles, Mike (Shelia) McLane, Scott (Kelly) McLane, Brian (Charlene) McLane; fraternal grandmother, Phyllis Moore; great-grandma, Marie Bowman; aunt, Nancy (Dean) Forrester; uncles, David Arbuckle and Kenny Arbuckle; and multiple cousins who loved him very much, especially his "sis", Amber; and his dog, Jeezy. He will be missed tremendously by his family, extended family and many friends. Services will be at Lynhurst Neighborhood Funeral Home, 1202 S. Lynhurst Dr., Indianapolis, on October 21, 2010. Viewing is from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Internment at Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, IN.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 20, 2010

Nancy L. Myers

Nancy L. Myers 61, Indianapolis, passed away October 20, 2010. Nancy was born in Scottsville, KY on January 21, 1949 to parents, Lester and Leona F. (Wolfe) Linville. She graduated from Arlington High School and worked in the IT Department at Anthem during her career. Nancy was an avid Pacers and Colts Fan. She was also active in various activities at Rosewalk at Lutherwoods, the retirement community where she resided. Nancy was preceded in death by her brothers, Junior Linville, Horace Linville and Harry Linville. Survivors include her son, Troy J. (Emily) Myers; siblings, Howard (Charlotte) Linville, Donald (Wanda) Linville, Jean Haynie; Mary (Larry) Harmon, Lillie (Dallas) McQuary, and Becky (Les) Mumford. A memorial calling will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center- Market Street. Condolences may be made on Nancy's online tribute page found at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
 
 

David R. MacAleese

David R. MacAleese 60, of Indianapolis, passed away October 1, 2010 He was born June 24, 1950 in Indianapolis to Robert and Ann Boehm MacAleese David was a graduate of Arlington High School and worked as a damage estimator for State Farm Insurance. He enjoyed playing golf and the building any kind of car. David is survived by his companion, Thaymer T. Eppler; daughters, Susan and Lauren MacAleese; brother, Robert MacAleese (Bonnie). Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International, One World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 3, 2010

Richard L. Curl

Richard L. Curl 64, Indianapolis, passed away August 22, 2010. He was born November 17, 1945 in Indianapolis to James and Betty Cooper Curl, who have preceded him in death. Richard graduated from Arlington High School, Class of 1963, and served in the U. S. Army for two years. He worked for RCA in the warehouse and then for National Starch for 15 years in production, retiring in 1984. Richard then graduated from Ivy Tech and worked for various nursing homes as a QMA for 11 years. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 24, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Drexel Chapel, 4565 E. 10th St. with funeral services Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Surviving is his best friend, Heidi the Schnauzer, brother, James E. Curl, sister, Beverly S. Lambert, husband Frank; niece, Karen S. Parrish, great-nephew, Kendall C. Davis, and step nephew, William H. "Billy" Curry.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on August 24, 2010

Robert J. Erikson

Robert J. Erikson 64, of Indianapolis, passed away July 18, 2010 due to complications arising from amyloidosis. He was born December 17, 1945 to the late Oscar and Dorothy Erikson. He was a 1963 graduate of Arlington High School and held a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. From 1969 to 1971, he served as a Civil Engineer Corps officer with the United States Navy. He deployed twice to Vietnam, the first with Mobile Construction Battalion One and the second as Officer-in-Charge of Seabee Team 0107. He was a recipient of the Navy Commendation Medal. Registered as an Architect in 1973, Erikson was a Senior Associate at CSO Architects, Inc., where he worked for 22 years. His professional activities included membership on the Contract Documents Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the American Institute of Architects. He was the 1980 President of the Indianapolis Chapter of the AIA. He enjoyed writing literary fiction and was a member of the Writers' Center of Indiana. Survivors include Elise Erikson Barrett of Charleston, South Carolina; son, James W. Erikson of Terre Haute; ex-wife, Meg Niehaus of New Palestine, Indiana; sister-in-law, Susan Erikson of Longmont, Colorado; niece, Michelle Dean of Middletown, Maryland; nephew, David Erikson of Colorado Springs; and grandchildren, Emma Ruth and Margaret Elisabeth Barrett. Visitation will be held Friday, July 23, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St., with funeral services Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Amyloid Research Group, I.U. Medical Center, 635 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46202 are encouraged in lieu of flowers.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 21, 2010

Paula T. Shaefer

Paula T. Shaefer 54, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. She was born November 30, 1955, daughter of Anita (Link) and Howard Shaefer. Paula graduated from Arlington High School in 1974 and was self-employed. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Shaefer. Paula is survived by her son, Brandon; mother, Anita Link Shaefer; brothers Bill (Carol) Shaefer and Michael Scott Shaefer. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20th in Feeney Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Condolences may be made at: feeneyhornakkeystone.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 18, 2010

Kathleen Tindall

Kathleen "Kathy" Ann Tindall Indianapolis, passed away on April 16, 2010. Born on September 15, 1951 to Richard W. and Helen L. Tindall, Kathy was a 1969 graduate of Arlington High School. Soon after, she was hired by Godward Glass Studio in Oaklandon where she was an employee until 1989, when the Godwards retired. Kathy and another employee, Gary Zelinger, then purchased the studio. Kathy designed all of the stained glass as well as assisted with fabrication. The beautiful results can be seen in numerous churches, restaurants and private homes, including the former and current Governors' Mansion. Kathy is survived by her brothers, Denny (Judy) and Rick Tindall, four nieces and nephews: Kyle Tindall Tabb (Adam), Brent Tindall, Kristin Tindall (Jason Warnes), Mark Tindall, Great niece and nephew, Keira and Jackson Tabb. Kathy's memorial service will be held Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Rocky Ripple Town Hall from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at: bakerfuneralservice.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on April 21, 2010

Joseph Robinson Jr.

Joseph "J.R." Robinson, Jr. 36, of Indianapolis, passed away March 17, 2010. He was born on Oct. 9, 1973 to Joseph Robinson, Sr. and Pearlinea Robinson. Joe graduated from Arlington High School in 1992. Football scholarship in hand, he headed to Kentucky State University. Joe also attended Ball State University where he studied Computer Science. He married Michelle Batchelor in 2001 and lived here in Indy before relocating to Jacksonville, FL in 2005. Joe Jr. had a distinguished career that included an apprenticeship into the Indiana Plan for Plumbers and Steamfitters, graduating from the Marion County Sheriff's Department as a Reserve Deputy, and later serving time in the U.S. Army. Joe Jr. enjoyed working with computers, spending time with his family and traveling. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Florida. Joseph Robinson, Jr. is survived by his wife, Michelle; daughter, Jasmine; step-children, Donta, Jameia and Jamel; mother, Pearlinea Robinson; brother, Aaron; sister, LaTisha Johnson (Jamaal); and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Robinson, Sr. Services are at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 3 at Liberation A.M.E. Zion with calling from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements: Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home. www.williamsandbluitt.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on April 1, 2010

Joseph B. Duncan

Joseph B. Duncan Passed away at his home near Lake Whitney, Texas on December 20, 2009. Joe was born on October 5, 1946 and was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana before he joined the Army. He attended Arlington High School. Joe was a Captain in the United States Army Infantry and helicopter pilot with the 9th Infantry Division in Viet Nam. Among his decorations for heroism is the Distinguished Flying Cross. Joe lived in Texas for many years and retired from a career in the wholesale alcohol industry. He was a frequent visitor to Arizona. Joe was predeceased by two brothers Alan and Robert. He is survived by his brothers, Bruce of West Virginia and Roger of Tucson, Arizona. He also leaves behind many nieces, cousins and long time friends from his army years and those he made living and working in Texas. Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian, Texas is assisting with Joe's burial in the National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. A celebration of his life will be held in Dallas for friends and family in January. Messages and condolences can be directed to: lawsonfuneralhome.net
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 30, 2009

Janice D. Dunkelbarger

Janice Deanne Dunkelbarger 61, of Fishers, IN, passed away October 30, 2009, after a courageous two year battle with brain cancer. She was a loving wife to her husband of 39 years, and a caring mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Richard; her daughters, Julie (Ben) Juffer and Kara (Greg) Juffer; and four grandchildren she adored, Sarah, Colin, Clayton and Claire; mother, Kathryn Kinney; and brothers, Mike (Louise) Kinney and Jeff (Nannette) Kinney. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Kinney. She was born March 10, 1948, in Indianapolis. She graduated from Arlington High School, 1966 and Ball State University, BA 1970 and MA 1974. Jan was an elementary school teacher for ten years in Montpeiler, IN; Pirmasens, Germany; and Muncie, IN. Since 1986, Jan and her brother, Jeff, co-owned and managed Kinney Dancewear. Jan loved performing arts, travel, but most of all, her family. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, "Mimi" and friend. Jan and her family would like to thank the countless friends, family and medical professionals for the prayers, support and loving care we have received over the last two years. A memorial service will be held at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church in Fishers, IN, on November 3, 2009. Visitation will start at 3:00 p.m. with a service following at 5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710. Arrangements: A.R.N. Cremation Services
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 31, 2009

Gary Dickhaus

Gary M. Dickhaus 60, of Indianapolis, passed away October 12, 2009. He was born February 5, 1949. Gary was a 1967 graduate of Arlington High School. He attended Indiana University and was a member of the Indiana National Guard. Gary was a Senior Business Analyst and Consultant for IPA, in Buffalo Grove, IL, for over 10 years. He married Leslie L. Sauré May 5, 2001, and attended Christ the Savior Lutheran Church. Memorial visitation will be Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 6:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Leslie L. Dickhaus; stepchildren, Tracy L. Jennings (Matt), Ryan E. Bettenhausen (Mandy Pavlovits); grandchildren, Reed R., Liam F., Anna L., and Avery W. Jennings; sister-in-law, Dr. Carol M. Dickhaus; nephew, Jeffrey, Jeremy and Jason Dickhaus; niece, Jill S. Dickhaus. A brother, Steven M. Dickhaus, preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 6415 Castleway W. Dr., Ste. 114, Indianapolis, IN, 46250.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 13, 2009

Kerry Brand

Kerry Brand 55, Indianapolis, passed away September 21, 2009. He was the president of Brand Printing and Photo-Litho Co., Inc., a family business started by his grandfather in 1932 that spanned three generations. He was also a talented musician and performed professionally as a lead guitarist for several bands including, Vinnie and The Moochers, Random Harvest and The Bay City Rollers. His loving heart, steadfast integrity and quick wit will be sorely missed. Kerry was preceded in death by his father, Leonard R. Brand. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Vickie (Christensen) Brand; son, Adrian Brand and daughter, Erin Melerowicz. He is also survived by his mother, Corinne D. (Schafer) Brand; brother, Kim Brand and sisters, Kyle Brand and Kelly Wood; two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and countless friends. Kerry was a graduate of Arlington High School, 1973 and Vincennes University, 1979. He was an avid collector of toy robots, music and 50's Science Fiction movies. His dry humor was legendary. Friends may visit: www.flannerbuchanan.com website to enter a condolence or contribute a story to the electronic register book dedicated to Kerry's memory. Family and friends will gather Friday, September 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a memorial service at 1 p.m. in Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center - Washington Park East, to celebrate Kerry's life and to reflect on his charity, kindness and character. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kerry's favorite charity: Rupert's Kids, 317-251-4732, 757 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on September 25, 2009

Tasha T. ""Twin II"" Roper

Tasha Thomas "Twin II" Roper 34, passed away on, August 23, 2009. On Friday, August 28, 2009, memorial services will be at 6 p.m. at Puritan Missionary Baptist Church, 872 W. 27th Street with visitation from 5 to 6 p.m. She was a member of Puritan Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Choir. Tasha was a 1993 graduate of Arlington High School and was the owner and stylist of "Let It Bounce" Beauty and Barber Salon. Tasha was one of the founders of the Indianapolis Chapter Sister Network and Circle of Promise and Pink 4 Ever organizations which support African American Women with breast cancer. She was also a big supporter and member of the Wellness Center Cancer Support Group. She is survived by her son, Malik Roper, 14, and daughter, Zhane Roper, 11; parents, Lesley and Shirley Thomas; sister, Natasha (Mike) Allen; brother, Tyrone Thomas grandparents, Exie Mae Thomas, Catherine Robinson, James Robinson and aunt, Janet (Lee) Sanford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tasha Roper Memorial Fund at any National City Bank. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Stuart Mortuary.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on August 26, 2009

Timothy J. Kennedy

Timothy James Kennedy 60, of Noblesville, passed away July 23, 2009. He was born January 4, 1949 in Indianapolis to William J., Jr. and June T. Kennedy. Tim was a 1967 graduate of Arlington High School. He received his B.A. Degree from Indiana University in 1971, and his J.D. degree from Washington College of Law, American University in Washington D.C. in 1974. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Tim served as a law clerk with the United States Department of Justice, and served as a Marion County Deputy Prosecutor from 1975 to 1978. Tim was a partner in the law firm of Montross, Miller, Muller, Mendelson & Kennedy since 1977. He was a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association of Justice. He participated as a judge in trial advocacy, moot court and other practice-related programs at the Indiana University-Purdue University School of Law. He was a recipient of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association's 2004 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Tim was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1975; admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. Tim participated in the planning and implementing of many relief missions to Mexico with his former church, CrossRoads Church of Westfield. He also participated in community theater productions such as Shakespeare in the Park in Noblesville, and was previously involved in Main Street Productions community theater group. He belonged to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Noblesville, and was a member of Knights of Columbus. Tim also participated in the annual Adam Miller Memorial fundraiser for the YMCA. Tim is survived by his son, Benjamin Kennedy; stepmother, Martha Kennedy; sisters, Billie Humbles, Vicki Hoffman, and Katie Kennedy Milster; brother, Bob Hoffman; fiancée, Lucy Thornton and her family. Several cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and close friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his mother, June T. Kennedy, father, William J. Kennedy, Jr., aunts, Bette Stuart and Janie Casey, grandmother, Iva McGuire, grandparents, William and Mary Olive Kennedy, and step-grandmother, Florence Kennedy. Visitation will be Monday, July 27, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 191st Street, Noblesville, IN, 46060. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society andor the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 26, 2009

Dana D. Tygrett

Dana Dane Tygrett 61, of Indianapolis, passed away June 7, 2009. He was born June 23, 1947 in St. Francis, KS, to Buren and Hilda (Denison) Tygrett. Dan was a 1966 graduate of Arlington High School. He volunteered for the U.S. Army in September of 1966. After receiving guerilla warfare training at Ft. Polk, LA, he was assigned to Delta Company 2nd Battalion 16th Infantry "Rangers", 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. He received his C.I.B. while fighting in Cedar Falls, Junction City, Iron Triangle, Cambodia, and Tet Offensive of 1968. After an honorable military discharge, Dan attended Indiana University and graduated from Miami College in 1975. He went on to become an industrial sales marketing representative. Dan is survived by his loving mother, Hilda Tygrett; sister, Ginger Murphy (Kenneth); friend and companion, Carolyn S. Berry; and many nieces and nephews. His father, Buren E. Tygrett, preceded him in death. Arrangements are private and entrusted to Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 11, 2009

Jerromey W. Wingfield

Jerromey Warren "J-Dub" Wingfield 22, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2009. Jerromey Warren Wingfield traded in his love for sports for his Wings of Glory. Jerromey was the beloved and talented son of Regina K. Watson and Brady W. Wingfield. Born November 30, 1986 in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jerromey graduated from Arlington High School where he was a gifted and talented baseball and football star. He received a football scholarship to Manchester College. Jerromey was also the youngest supervisor at Glass Rite. Jerromey acknowledged God as Lord of his life and was baptized as a child of God. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother and father; three sisters, Alexis Turner, Amaris Ware, and Sydney Wingfield; brother Estephan R. Watson; and a host of family and friends. Services will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2009, 12 Noon at Northside New Era Missionary Baptist Church, 516 W. 30th Street. Friends may call on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial New Crown Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home. www.williamsandbluitt.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 11, 2009

Susan E. Reiman

Susan Elaine Reiman 53, of Indianapolis, departed this life June 8, 2009. She was born November 10, 1955 in Lafayette, IN to Donald Frederick and Carolyn (Schwab) Schriner. Sue was a graduate of Arlington High School and had attended Purdue University. She was co-owner of R.W. Reiman and Associates. She attended Castleton United Methodist Church. Sue was preceded in death by her father, Donald Frederick Schriner and sister Kimberly Schriner. She is survived by her beloved husband of 33 years, Ralph William "Bill" Reiman; sons, Stephen and Michael Reiman; mother, Carolyn Schriner; brother, Donald (Jeanette) Schriner; mother and father-in-law, Doris and Ralph Reiman; brothers-in-law, Jim (Mary) and David (Karen) Reiman and sister-in-law Linda Cox and numerous special nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Sue will be held on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM in Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 PM Thursday, June 11th at the mortuary. Interment Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Indiana University Foundation in care of The Kim Schriner Memorial Scholarship Fund.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 10, 2009

Larry Sechrest

Larry Sechrest 41, of Indianapolis, passed away May 2, 2009. He was born in Indianapolis May 23, 1967 to Lowell and Mary (Lull) Sechrest. Larry was a graduate of Arlington High School, he married Katie Maciotok, and was a carpenter superintendant for over 20 years. Larry was a member of Carpenters Union Local #758, Indiana Laborers Union Local #120, and loved coaching little league baseball. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 6, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. at St John Lutheran Church, 6630 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis, 46203. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Katie Sechrest; sons, Jon and Josh Sechrest; daughter, Kylie Sechrest; mother, Mary Sechrest; step-father, Mike Rairden; sisters, Beverly Ballentine and Stephanie Carson; uncle, Mike Grinyer; aunt, Anita Hiebolt; father, Lowell Sechrest; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sechrest Children's Education Fund, Double Eleven Credit Union, 445 S. Post Rd., Indianapolis, 46219. Arrangements entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 5, 2009

Allen L. Tiller Sr.

Allen L. Tiller, Sr. 56, Indianapolis, passed away October 15, 2008. He was born November 16, 1951 to George Thomas and Margaret Goins Tiller, who preceded him in death. Allen graduated from Arlington High School in the class of 1969. He married Roszella J. Swain September 21, 1968. Allen was owner of A1 Demolition for 35 years, retiring in 2005. Visitation will be Friday, October 17, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St., with funeral services Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Allen is survived by his loving wife, Roszella Tiller; son, Allen L. Tiller, Jr. (Ladean); daughters, Angel M. Bosell (Joshua), Amy L. and Aaron M. Tiller; brothers, Edward A. ( Janet) and William R. (Shirley) Tiller; sisters, Sandra K. Tiller, Marie E. Freeman; brother, Larry E. Tiller; sisters, Judy A. Donahue (Brian), Kathy S. Tiller and Chrisanne Tiller; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 17, 2008

Leonard W. Schilling

Leonard "Lennie" William Schilling 53, Indianapolis, lost his battle with cancer Thursday, July 17, 2008. He was born to Clifford William Schilling and Barbara Ann Schilling Pigati in June 1955 in Urbana, IL. He was a graduate of Arlington High School, Indianapolis, IN and Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida. After graduation from Full Sail, he worked as a sound technician in Florida and California before returning to Indianapolis where he worked on concerts at the Verizon Music Center, the Jazz Cooker and other audio projects. His long career gave him the opportunity to meet and work with many local and worldwide traveling Blues and Jazz bands. He has been a legend at the Slippery Noodle Inn, Indianapolis, for nearly a decade. He was given special recognition in an article published in the FebruaryMarch 2007 issue of Big City Rhythm & Blues. Dave Scott, a United Kingdom Blues Journalist, in his article titled, "An Englishman in Indianapolis" wrote "…soundman "Liquid" Lennie Schilling a character whose knowledge of sound systems and blues artists is encyclopaedic. He is also one of the reasons that the musicians sound so good." Leonard is survived by a son, Stephen Jeffery Schilling and future daughter-in-law, Emily Perry, Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Sunny Kathleen Bridge, Fort Collins, CO; a brother, Richard Darrell Schilling, Greenwood, IN; his father and step mother, Clifford and Patty Schilling, Albuquerque, NM; his mother and step father Barbara and Richard (Dick) Pigati, Sr., Spencer, IN; an aunt, an uncle, three nieces and two grandnieces. Visitation will be Thursday, July 24, 2008 from 3 to 6 p.m. Services will follow at 6 p.m. at the G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 South State Road 135, Greenwood, IN, (317)787-7211. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Champaign-Urbana, IL with burial at Mount HopeRoselawn Cemetery, Champaign, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the (IBMT) Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplant Patient Assistance Fund, % Theresa Weisenbach, RN, 1600 Albany Street, Beech Grove, IN 46107.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 22, 2008

Robert Eugene Cashman

Robert Eugene Cashman, Jr. 60, Indianapolis, died at home on May 18, 2008. He was born Jan. 18, 1948 in Franklin, IN. Mr. Cashman was a 1968 graduate of Arlington High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. He was a fan of basketball, football and old movies. Mr. Cashman was preceded in death by parents, Robert Eugene and Edith M. Crouch Cashman. Survivors include sister, Sandra Spidle; brother, Donald J. Cashman (wife Robin); five nephews; one step-niece and several great nephews and nieces. There will be no services or calling. Arrangements by Hendryx Mortuaries, Cumberland Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to: condolences@ hendryxmortuary.com
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 21, 2008

Gary B. Hanes

Gary Byron Hanes 63, Greenfield, died April 21, 2008 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. Born on December 21, 1944 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Byron Leroy and Esther Lorene (Bade) Hanes Rumbaugh. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1963 and married Kathleen (Mullen) Hanes on November 13, 1965. Mr. Hanes worked as a plumbing estimator for 42 years, most recently at Downton and West in Indianapolis. He was a member of Local 440 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Fortville Christian Church, and a former member of the National Guard. Gary loved stamps, coin collecting, vacation, the beach, and especially his grandkids and their sporting events. He loved racing and was a big fan of A.J. Foyt and Dale Earnhardt. He also loved the Boston Red Sox. Surviving him are his wife, Kathy Hanes of Greenfield; sons, Mike Hanes of Greenfield and Mark (Jenny) Hanes of Fortville; brother, David Hanes of Noblesville; sisters, Judy Rumbaugh of Morgantown and Kathy Clover of Scottsburg; granddaughters, Shelby and Brooke Hanes; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, Byron and Esther Hanes; and brother, Dan Hanes. Visitation will be Thursday, April 24, 2008, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will be on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary with Pastor Tom McGilliard officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204. Friends may sign the on-line guestbook at www. erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to: sympathy@ erleweinmortuary.com.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on April 23, 2008

James W. Fleming

James William Fleming Age 57, of Indianapolis passed away February 9, 2008. He was born January 18, 1951 in Indianapolis to William L. and Sarah Alieen Bottom Fleming. Jim was a graduate of Arlington High School, Class of 1969 and attended Indiana State University. He was a Journeyman Electrician for 35 years, retiring in January, 2006, a member of IBEW #481 and attended Southport Christian Church. Jim was an avid INDY car and open wheel racing enthusiast and had attended 39 Indy 500 races, loved his New York Yankees and back in the 80's was a San Francisco 49er's fan. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 12 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Rd. with funeral services Wednesday, February 13 at 1:00 P.M. Jim is survived by his best friend and wife, Patricia A. Robards Fleming; loving daughter, Christina G. Fleming; mother, Sarah Alieen Fleming; brother, Larry R. Fleming (Jean); nephew, Aaron Fleming (Sarah); niece, Laura Carroll (Tim); great-niece, Taylor Carroll, and his cat, Lucky. His father, William L. Fleming and his beloved companion dogs, Molly, Angie and Queenie, preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeler Mission, P.O. Box 3085, Indianapolis, IN 46206-3085 or Compassion International, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80997.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 11, 2008

Cynthia A. McDonald

Cynthia Ann McDonald 53, passed on February 18 2008 at Community East Hospice of Pancreatic Cancer. Born September 29, 1954, she graduated from Arlington High School, Class of 1972. She was a server for Cracker Barrel for the last eleven years. Her passions were motorcycles, road trips, good friends and family. Survived by her daughter, Jennifer A. Jahn; granddaughter, Sabrina Jahn; mother, Jane Adams Cole; sister, Debra McDonald Lee; brothers, Joseph Cole and Steven McDonald. Preceded by sister, Bonnie McDonald; brother, Gary McDonald; grandparents, Elburon and Edith Martin, Babe and Ralph Schott. Calling will be held at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center, Washington Park East on Sunday, February 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to Financial Center, Coverdale Account ESA co Sabrina Jahn.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 21, 2008

James E. Kirkman

James E. Kirkman 61, passed on Tuesday, January 8th at his home in Powder Springs, GA. Jim was born on February 26, 1946 in Rochester, Indiana to his parents (deceased) Eugene Lowell and Marie Elizabeth Jackson Kirkman. Graduating 1964 from Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Jim then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1965 and was a Vietnam Veteran. After obtaining his degree from the University of Illinois, Jim enlisted with the U.S.A.F. Reserves in 1972 and retired in 1999 as Chief Master Sergeant with 33 years total military service, primarily served between Charleston, SC and Atlanta, GA. Following his retirement from the U.S.A.F., Jim served 11 years with the Federal Aviation Administration, retiring in 2006 as Principal Maintenance Inspector. Jim's affiliations included his service as Past Master of Summerville, SC Masonic Lodge and also served as Junior Grand Deacon for the Grand Lodge of South Carolina. He was a member of the Scottish Rite of South Carolina and a member of Due West U.M.C. in Marietta, GA. Jim was an avid trout fisherman who enjoyed the rivers of North Georgia. Jim is survived by his wife, Sara Miller Kirkman; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Mary Kirkman of Dallas, GA; grandchildren, Bret, Stella and Olivia Kirkman; brother, Richard Kirkman of Indianapolis, Indiana; and close family, Donna and Jim Leach of Mt. Morris, MI, Gene and Charlene Henderson of Hartford City, IN, several nieces and nephews. Services for Mr. Kirkman will be Friday at 9:00 a.m. at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Tom Davis officiating. Interment will be in Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to ALS Association of Georgia, 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Ste 116, Atlanta, GA 30329.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on January 11, 2008

Robert L. Crow

Robert L. Crow 53, Loda, Illinois, passed away suddenly on December 15, 2007 at his home in Illinois. A 1973 graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis, he attended IUPUI, then graduated from Ivy Tech and Purdue University. He was employed by Plastipak in Illinois. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert G. Crow.He is survived by his mother, Phyllis (Hobbs) Crow; sisters, Cindy (Roger) Nesbitt and Jenny (Jerry) Buchanan; his wife of 19 years, Penny (Eden) Crow; children, Olivia Crow and Sian Crow, both of Loda, IL, Maggie Moore of Jacksonville, IL, Miranda (Jason) Stover of Champaign, IL, Brandt (Teresa) Rodgers of Joliet, IL and Pam McClain of West Lafayette, Indiana along with several nieces and one nephew. Memorial services will be held in Geist Community Baptist Church, 6697 W. 900 N. McCordsville on Thursday, December 27 at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, IL.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 23, 2007

Bernard C. Phillips

Bernard C. Phillips 53, of Greenfield, passed away December 16, 2007. He was born January 5, 1954 in Indianapolis to Calvin Harvey and Mary Helen Jump Phillips. He graduated from Arlington High School in the Class of 1972 and married Paula R. Mooney June 29, 1985. Bernard worked for Allstate Insurance as a computer analyst for 5 years, retiring in 2003. He previously worked for Chrysler Corp. as a machinist. A lifetime member of Christian Tabernacle, Bernard was a member of the choir and also played the organ. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Christian Tabernacle, 802 S. Franklin Rd., with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 22 years, Paula R. Phillips; mother, Mary Helen Brott; and three brothers, Ted, Nathan and Jim Phillips.His father, Calvin H. Phillips, preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Tabernacle. Final arrangements entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 18, 2007

Don L. Phillips

Don LaMonte Phillips 43, Indianapolis, died September 27, 2007. Mr. Phillips was an organist and member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church and Asst. Minister of Music for Jones Tabernacle AME Zion Church. Donnie was a well known musician throughout the Indianapolis Community. He was a graduate of Arlington High School and attended Martin University. Services will be at Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 in Jones Tabernacle AME Zion Church, with calling there from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Floral Park Cemetery. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, LaDonna Phillips; daughter, Jordann K. Phillips and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home. www.williamsandbluitt.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on September 30, 2007

Jerome Brewer

Jerome Brewer 43, of Indianapolis, IN, was born into this life on June 1, 1964 and was born into his eternal life on August 1, 2007. Mr. Brewer was a 1983 graduate of Arlington High School and played on the 1983 all-star basketball team. He was a 1985 graduate of Vincennes University. Mr. Brewer was the Community Involvement Director for the Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility. He was a member of Kingsley Terrace Church of Christ where he was an ordained as a minister and deacon. Calling will be held Tuesday August 7, 2007 at Kingsley Terrace Church of Christ 2031 East 30th Street from 4 to 7pm followed by an open forum for guests to share personal remarks about Jerome. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 8, 2007 at 11:00am at Kingsley Terrace Church of Christ, with one hour of calling from 10:00am to service time. Burial will be in Washington Park North Cemetery. Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife Adrain Elise (Garrett) Brewer and sons Jarrett, Joshua, and Jayden and a nephew Justin; his father Albert Lee (Marian E. Wills) Brewer; sisters TaWanda K. Taylor; Pamela L. (Joe) Johnson; Patricia R. Benson; Betty L. Brewer and Virginia Hudson; brothers Anthony L. Brewer; Darryl L. Brewer; Ellis D. (Jacquelyn L.) Brewer; Joe (Marilyn) Brewer; Albert L. (Amy) Brewer Jr.; John J. Brewer. He was preceded in death by his mother Delores Jean (Crawford) Brewer and sister Carlene Donaldson; and brothers Timothy L., Tommy and James W. Brewer. www.flannerbuchanan.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on August 6, 2007

Samuel A. Chaille

Samuel A. Chaille died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 14 after a massive heart attack. He was born in Indianapolis August 11, 1957. After graduating from Arlington High School where he starred in football, Sam served in the United States Marines and later attended IUPUI. An old tree goof, he worked at United Parcel Service for 13 years. Sam owned and ran Hillside Construction, Hillside Electric, Hillside Plumbing and Hillside Roofing. He is survived by more broken hearts than can be listed, along with his fiancé, Karen Denise Irwin. Other survivors include his parents, Jack and Joan Chaille of Sun City Center, Florida, a brother, Andrew Chaille, two sisters, Penelope Weaver and Rebecca Renner and a nephew and niece, John and Amelia Chaille. He was a philosopher, a humanitarian and a true friend to all. He will be sorely missed. Visitation is at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center- Broad Ripple on Saturday, July 21, 11:00 am to 1:30 P.M. Services will immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contribution details will be available at the visitation.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 18, 2007

Roselynn A. McAlister

Roselynn Ann Kinnaman McAlister 59, Indianapolis, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007. She was born May 21, 1948 in Beech Grove, IN to John and Laura Kinnaman. Roselynn graduated from Arlington High School in 1966 and attended Purdue University. She retired from John Hancock as their retiree advocate after more than 20 years of service. She is survived by her husband, Larry "Mac" McAlister; mother, Laura Kinnaman; children, Michelle Navel, Wayne Gregory, Larry Dean McAlister, Katherine Dunning, Audrey Dennerline, and Lisa McAlister; brother, Richard Kinnaman; and 15 grandchildren. Her father, John Kinnaman, preceded her in death. Visitation is Saturday, June 30 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Little & Sons Beech Grove Chapel, where the funeral is Sunday, July 1 at 2:00 p.m.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 29, 2007

Jessica Quarles

Jessica Robin Quarles 22, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, May 11, 2007. She was a graduate of Arlington High School, class of 2006. She attended Noble Center East. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Margaret Quarles; sisters, Julie and Jennifer; brother, Patrick; nieces and nephews; grandmother; aunts and uncles; and many friends. Services will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Emerson Avenue Baptist Church, with calling there from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in West Newton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to any Teachers Credit Union co Jessica Quarles, Acct. #9. I could not walk alone, but now I have wings in Heaven.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 15, 2007

Darwin C. Middleton Jr.

Darwin CurtisMiddleton, Jr. Darwin Curtis Middleton Jr., the son of the late Darwin C. Middleton, and Marsha L. McKeller, was born November 7, 1984 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was known to family and friends as Lil Mudd or Mudd Puddle and at one time Lil M&M. He was a graduate of Arlington High School. He attended Lincoln Technical Institute. At the time of his passing, Darwin was employed by Indianapolis Public Schools as a Custodian. He departed this life on March 17, 2007 at the age of twenty-two years, four months, and ten days. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving mother, Marsha L. McKeller; three brothers, Deshawn McKeller, Darrius and Tevin Middleton; three sisters, Takisha Radford, Tamara Middleton, and Maria Stennis; one niece, DaMisha (DaDa) Radford and nephew Anthony (Lil T) Pennybaker; grandparents, great grandparents, and a host of relatives and friends. Services will be held at Noon Saturday, March 24 at Marvin L. Boatright Funeral Service, 2163 N. Illinois St., with viewing 11 a.m.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on March 22, 2007

Ronald L. Nickleson

Ronald Lewis Nickleson 52, Indianapolis, died March 1, 2007. He was born in Indianapolis on July 21, 1954 and graduated from Arlington High School in 1973. He served in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 1984. He leaves to cherish his memory, mothers Mildred Nickleson and June Goldsmith; companion Arliene Nickleson; brothers Thomas Nickleson, Reverend Michael Nickleson, Eric Nickleson, Maurice Nickleson, Gary Nickleson; sisters Zandra Lombas, Michele Nickleson, Mary Payton, Darlene Martin and a host of other beloved family members and friends. Visitation will be in the Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Washington Park North 2706 Kessler Blvd, West Drive, Indianapolis on Wednesday March 7, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. followed by memorial service at 1:00 p.m.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on March 5, 2007

Linda S. Burrows

Linda S. Burrows, M.D. 58, Indianapolis, passed away at home February 28, 2007. She is survived by her mother, Mable Sue Zobel; sister, Teresa Burrows; son and daughter-in-law, James and Angel Abner; three grandchildren, Christian Abner, Danielle Jacobs, Jason Jacobs; and daughter, Laura Taylor. She was a graduate of Arlington High School, received Bachelor's degrees from both Indiana and Purdue Universities, and graduated in 1983 from the I.U. School of Medicine. She practiced medicine at Central State Hospital and the Indiana Prison for Women. Visitation will be at Christ United Methodist Church Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2 with the memorial service to follow. She will be interred at Poca Hollow Cemetery near Van Buren, MO. The family would like to thank Dr. Andrew Greenspan and his dedicated staff at the Central Indiana Cancer Centers for their excellent care over the past 8 years.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on March 2, 2007

Stephen L. Ernest

Stephen Lee Ernest 60, Greenwood, Indiana, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 17. Steve was born November 13, 1946 in Findlay, Ohio, the eldest son of Dale and Doris (Halbgewoks) Ernest. He was a 1964 graduate of Arlington High School and Indiana University. He was an industrial sales recruiter with Sales ConsultantsManagement Recruiters for 20 years. He later worked as a payroll services sales representative for eight years, before retiring in 2006. Steve was a member of Center Grove Presbyterian Church, Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, Masonic Lodge # 685, Indianapolis, and the Johnson County Chapter of the IU Alumni Association. Steve became interested in barbershop harmony singing while a student at Arlington. He was a 33-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and sang faithfully every Tuesday night with the Columbus-Greenwood Chordlighter chorus. He sang with several barbershop quartets through the years, most notably the Sharpshooters comedy quartet, performing shows in communities throughout the Midwest and Southwest United States. The Cardinal District of the Barbershop Harmony Society recognized Steve as the 2005 Barbershopper of the Year for chapters in Indiana and Kentucky. Mr. Ernest is survived by his parents, Dale and Doris Ernest; his wife of 37 years, Beverly Cade Ernest; and their daughter, Angela Thompson (Michael). Also surviving are two brothers, Gregory Ernest (Shirley) and Timothy Ernest (Cindi); brother-in-law, J. Kevin Cade; his two beloved grandchildren, Chelsea Noel Thompson and Noah Michael Thompson; one niece, Abby Ernest; one nephew, J. Kyle Cade and many aunts, uncles and cousins from the Ernest and Halbgewoks families. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m. at the church, 2340 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46143. Friends and relatives may greet the family before the service, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or during the lunch provided by the church immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harmony Foundation, 6315 Harmony Lane, Kenosha,WI 53143. Envelopes will be available at the church. Arrangements entrusted to the Cremation Society of Indiana. Online condolences may be sent through www.wilsonstpierre.com.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 20, 2007

Jan E. Crail

Jan E. Crail 55, Bedford, passed away Friday, November 17, 2006 at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was born February 4, 1951 in Indianapolis to Edwin R. Hawkersmith and Alice June (Hamilton) Sims. She graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis in 1969. Jan was a homemaker. She had church and lodge affiliation, and was a member of the Red Hat Society in Bedford. She was preceded in death by her father in 2000. Survivors include her mother, Alice "June" Sims of Indianapolis; companion, Denver England of Bedford; son, Todd Crail and wife Leslie of Pendleton; sister, Sherry Vail and husband Charlie of Indianapolis; brother, Bruce Hawkersmith and wife Donna of Greenwood; and granddaughter, Alexis Crail of Pendleton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2006 at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, November 19 at Feeney-Hornak Mortuary, 1307 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, and from Noon until the time of service at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on November 19, 2006

Sherry F. Rowe

Sherry Faith Rowe 56, of Fishers, died peacefully on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at St. Vincent Hospice. She was born on June 23, 1950, in Marion County, to Dorothy M. Miller and the late Robert L. Miller. She was a 1969 graduate of Arlington High School. Sherry is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Sam Rowe; one daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Jon Strahl; and one son, Michael Rowe. She is also survived by her mother, five siblings, and many other family members. She is preceded in death by her father and one sister, Susan L. Melcher. A celebration of Sherry's life will be held at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd. at 2:00 pm, with calling from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday November 4, 2006. In honor of her courageous and inspirational fight against leukemia, the family asks that donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in lieu of flowers.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 30, 2006

Robert A. Wilson

Robert "Rob" Allen Wilson 55, passed away in Tucson, AZ, October 12, 2006. He was born on September 6, 1951 in Indianapolis, IN. His father Robert E. Wilson preceded him in death. Rob graduated from Arlington High School in 1969. He served in the U. S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He attended Northern AZ University at Flagstaff, and for 19 years was a videographer for Vision Quest in Tucson. He was an active member of the Faith Community Church. He is survived by his loving wife Monica Wilson; two children from a previous marriage; daughter, Sloan (John) Baloga, Erie, PA; son, Ian Wilson, Pittsburgh, PA; mother, Shirley (Wilson) Pickett; step-father, Richard Pickett, Monrovia, IN; sister, Jane Ann (Ron) Ingles, Cape Coral, FL; sister and brother in-law Kelly and Brad Neal; nieces and nephews, Kimberly, Michael and Nicole; mother-in law, Barbara Hostetler; an uncle, several aunts and cousins; three grandchildren and two step-brothers. There will be a "Celebration of his Life" memorial, Saturday October 28, 1:30 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 2551 W. Orange Grove Rd, Tucson, AZ. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the church.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 22, 2006

Jon S. Odell

Jon Stephen "Steve" O'Dell Passed away June 17, 2006 at age 54 in Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Wilson and Evelyn Louise (Money) O'Dell. Born October 21, 1951 in Indianapolis, he was the brother of Deane E. and David W. & Susan (Dance) O'Dell and uncle to Samantha and Anne O'Dell. Steve is also survived by cousins, Dana Stidd, Chris Witter, Linda Smith, Dana Dial; his companion, Laura Mulder; and a host of friends. Steve graduated from Arlington High School in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army - Explosive Ordinance Demolition - and was assigned to the Vice President. A trim carpenter, he loved golf, travel, local history and jazz. Memorial services will be Saturday, July 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St., with interment at 2:30 p.m. at Washington Park East Cemetery.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 19, 2006

R.H. Kingery

R. H. Kingery 58, Indianapolis, died Sat., July 8, 2006. Services: 10 a.m. Wed., July 12 at Grinsteiner Funeral Home, with calling there 4-8 p.m. Tues., July 11.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 11, 2006

Paul N. Menser

Paul Nicholas Menser 57 of Indianapolis. He was born December 7, 1948 in Shawnee, OK to Eugene H. and Marian J. Jones Menser. Paul worked as a plumber and carpet cleaner. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and was a graduate of Arlington High School. Private memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22. Mr. Menser is survived by his mother, Marian J. Knight; sisters, Scarlett K. (Don) Denton, Marylin M. (Jack) Shepard; brother, Adam T. (Gean) Menser; "2nd Mom", Phyllis Curtis; daughters, Heidi Russo, Heather Smoot; step-sisters, Claudia and Sue Ellen Knight; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by step-brother, David Knight and step-sister-in-law, Janet Knight. Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Baptist Church. Services have been entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on April 21, 2006

Faye L. Larson

Faye Lajeana Larson 50, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2006. She worked at Eli Lilly & Co. in Production. She was also a graduate of Arlington High School Class of 1973 and a member Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2006 at Lavenia, Smith & Summers Home for Funerals, Chapel of Faith, with calling there 9:00 a.m. until time of service. She is survived by daughter, Johnnie Renee Larson; brothers: Tyrone Vaughn (Sharon) and Larry Fikes (Johnnie); and sisters: Patricia Jefferson, Lillian Rucker, Lynn Craig, and Sandy Turner (Danny).
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on January 5, 2006

Curtis E. Richardson Jr.

Curtis Emeal Richardson Jr. 23, Indianapolis, passed away October 2, 2005. He was A graduate of Arlington High School class of 2000. He worked for Caito Foods as a warehouse associate for 2 years. He caoched Basketball for Indy Parks. Survivors, children, Curtis J. Richardson, Kaila S. Richardson, parents, Kimberly R. Powers and Curtis E. Richardson, Sr., brothers, Antonio, Latwuan, Montez, Corey, Terrance Richardson, sisters, Latoya , Sherita, Sheila, Shekita Richardson, grandparent, Norma Jean Smith Richardson, finance, Latoya Smith. On Friday, October 7, 2005 there will be calling from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Stuart Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Stuart Mortuary. Entombment will be in New Crown Cemetery.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 6, 2005

Joel A. Mitchell

Joel A. Mitchell Age 48 years, of Indianapolis, passed away August 4, 2005. He was born August 5, 1956 in Scottsville, KY to Morton R. and Laura M. Emery Mitchell, who have preceded him in death. Joel graduated from Arlington High School and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked in route sales for J & J Distributors for 10 years. Funeral services will be Monday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St., with visitation from 8:00 a.m. until time of services. Joel is survived by his daughter, Sasha J. Mitchell; grandchildren, Tyler L. & Tyson L. Moore; sister, Linda M. Jarvis (Carson); and brothers, M. Windell (Beatrice), Van C., James E. (Faye), Terry L., and Glen (Thelma) Mitchell.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on August 6, 2005

Tracie D. Parrish

Tracie D. Parrish 42, departed this life on July 13, 2005. She attended IPS Schools 110 & 53, graduating from Arlington High School. She received her cosmetology license from House of James Beauty College. Until May of 2005, she worked as food service Supervisor at Indiana Day Nursey and owned two small businesses, "Sly Styles Hair Salon" and Tracie's Heavenly Sweets catering. Tracie was a member of Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church serving on various committees and working in the Church office. Tracie leaves to cherish her memory, her Mother; Anna L. Parrish-Green, step-father; James L. Green; sister; Anitra L. Parrish-Akanbi and seven Godchildren. Services will be held July 18th 2005 at Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from 11:30 until time of Services. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery on Allisonville Rd. Arrangements entrusted to Crown Hill Funeral Home.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 17, 2005

Dave A. Williams

Dave "Blue" Alan Williams 51, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, July 8, 2005. He was born March 29, 1954 in Indianapolis to Richard D. Williams, who preceded him in death December 30, 2001 and Leora M. "Lee" Bracken Williams of Indianapolis. Dave married Helen R. "Cookie" Thomas December 2, 2001 at Gatlinburg, TN, who survives. Other survivors include children: Amber (Dave) Walton, Indianapolis, Amy (Heath) Miner, Greenwood & Brian Williams, Greenwood; grandchildren: Breanna Miner, Jake Miner & Alexis McGlaughlin; sisters: Janet Lee Bobbitt, Zionsville & Paula Lee Naylor, Indianapolis. Dave had a great affection for his beloved Labs, Winston & Bailey. He was a 1972 Arlington High School graduate and proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. Services 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 13, at Southport Presbyterian Church, 7525 McFarland Blvd., with calling 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 12 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center & Wednesday one hour prior to the service at church. Memorial gifts have been suggested to the Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 11, 2005

Captain Brian G. Mulhern

Captain Brian G. Mulhern 49, Indianapolis, died June 16, 2005. Born August 6, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of John F. and Rosemary (Mongan) Mulhern. He was a graduate of Arlington High School. He served for 21 years with the Lawrence Fire Department, last serving as Captain with Station 2. He was a member of the Indiana Task Force One, where he helped at ground zero after Sept. 11. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was an FDIC instructor and CPR instructor. Brian's favorite hobby was riding his Harley Davidson, which he rode on several fund raiser rides. Brian is survived by his wife Theresa A. Fluty Mulhern; mother and step-father Rosemary and Joseph Valvo; daughter and son-in-law Kelli and Ryan Overman; step-children Joshua and Kyla Clements and Chasity King; sisters Rosemary Soares, Kathleen Ray and Clare Kay; step-granddaughter Vanessa Clements. He was preceded in death by his father John F. Mulhern and sister Maureen Crawford. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 20 at Calvary Temple of Indianapolis, 2901 N. Post Road. Funeral services will beat 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 in the church. Entombment will be in Floral Park Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association . Services entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Tributes may be posted at: www.mem.com.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 19, 2005

Kathleen A. Ross

Kathleen "Kathy" Ann Ross 52, of Indianapolis, passed away Thurs., June 9, 2005. She was born on June 21, 1952 in Indianapolis. She was a sales associate at Wal-Mart for the last 3 years. Prior to that she worked as a press operator at Rytex Company for 29 years. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, William "Bill" Ross, two daughters, Susan Carney and Kerry Ross; one granddaughter, Kylee Ann Riddle; her mother Charleen Davis; two brothers Phillip and Steven Davis and her grandmother Laura Anderson. She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd L. Davis and brother Michael Davis. She was very devoted to her family and enjoyed painting and working in her yard. She was a 1970 graduate of Arlington High School. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 13 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., with visitation from 2-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Zionsville. Memorial contributions may be to the American Diabetes Association .
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 10, 2005

Felicia D. Wells Jones

Felicia D. Wells Jones 39, Indianapolis, died May 21, 2005. She was a homemaker and a dental assistant for several years. Mrs. Jones graduated from Arlington High School and attended Floral Design School. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005 in Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, 1701 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., with calling there from 11 a.m. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Survivors include husband, David Jones; son, Joshua Jones; father, Robert C. Wells, Sr. and mother, Dolores Wells; sisters, Beverly Tyler, Jocelyn Poge (Michael), Theresa Benson (Gregory Anthony); brothers Robert C. Wells, Jr. (Val), Malcolm Wells (Elaine); cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many friends. Arrangements by: Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home. www.willamsandbluitt.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 25, 2005

Gayle Diane Boyd Herold

Gayle Diane Boyd Herold 52, a lifelong Indiana resident, Gayle was born June 4, 1952 to Jack R. and Charlotte E. (Smith) Boyd. She graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis, IN and received a B.A. in Humanities and B.S. in Social Work from Williams College, Downers Grove, IL, now a part of Aurora University, Aurora, IL. She was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi Honorary her Senior year as well as being entered into Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, 1974. While in college, Gayle participated in the American Students in Asia project working in Hong Kong for the re-settlement estates. This triggered a lifelong passion for travel. Gayle was employed by the State of Indiana for 30 years, working in the Marion County Office of Family Resources as a supervisor. She loved to travel, read a good book and collect quilts and Jasperware. She is survived by her parents; sister Nancy K. Lawhorn; nephew James J. Lawhorn III and niece Jocelyn A. Lawhorn. She is also survived by her husband of 21 years, Lew Herold; step-daughters Connie Herold (Brian Newby), Jeanine Herold (Michael T. Biesiada) and two step-granddaughters Kristall Wilson and Veronica Biesiada. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law James J. Lawhorn II and her step-granddaughter Amber Heuerman. Gayle also leave behind numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family. Special acknowledgements for your friendship, Bill, David, Janet, Pam and Roger Gladstone. For your daily concern and support, Blissy, Susan, Lucy and Rose. A very special thanks to Dr. Larry Cripe and Katie Hincher of IU for their care. Services to be held and Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 17, 2005. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. and the memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Gayle asks in lieu of flowers a donation be made to your local favorite charity, the Amber Heuerman Honors Research Fund (University of Louisville) or to the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 15, 2005

Jason L. Long

Jason Lamont Long 24, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005. He worked at Walmart, for a few months. He graduated from Arlington High School. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10 in Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home, with calling there 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in New Crown Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, Kelly Long & Woodrow Strong, Jr.; grandparents, Mary Strong & William Kelly Long; aunts: Regina Thomas (Jessie), Geneva Clark (James), Vicky Gilkey (Gerald), Rhonda Greenwade (Gerald), Sheri Long, Mary Jane Strong, Jeanette Strong & Beverly Strong; sons: Jamarsin & Jasin Long; daughter, Jada Davis; brothers: Carlo & Timothy Long; and sisters: Kelli & Sheria Strong.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 7, 2005

Valarie Murphy-Strickland

  
VALARIE MURPHY-STRICKLAND Age 14, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2005. She was born on April 30, 1990 in Gary, Indiana to Reba Murphy and Arthur Strickland. Valarie attended Broad-Ripple and Arlington High Schools and was a member of Calvary Temple "Caring Place". Valarie was a member of ROTC, Choir, Cheerleading, and Chialpha Psi Sorority. Valarie is preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents, Thelma and Willie Moore, maternal grandparents, Valarie Moore and Theodore Murphy; paternal grandparents, Irene and Macy Strickland; father, Arthur "BoBo" Strickland. Valarie is survived by her devoted and loving mother, Reba Murphy (Phillip Labroi); sisters, Mis'Shatia Murphy-Strickland, Breanna Strickland, Art'tisha Strickland, Majenta Labroi, La'Shatae Strickland; grandparents, Lavern and Annabelle Sanders; her great grandmother, Beatrice Sanders; aunt Carolyn Sanders-Shotwell (Kerry); uncles, Clinton Skinner (Angela), and Collin Sanders (Ebony), Laverne Sanders (Curshana); and a host of extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at the Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 2323 West 11th Ave., Gary, IN. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery. To share a memory with the family or to offer your condolences to the family, please view the obituary to sign the Guest Book, www.post-trib.com
Published in Post-Tribune from March 20 to March 21, 2005

Tony M. English

Tony Mark English 51, Indianapolis, passed away Monday, October 26, 2004 at his residence. Tony was born January 10, 1953 in Marion County, IN to Marvin and Marjorie (Woodruff) English. He is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis. He had been employed by Sharp Ford, Safeco Insurance, Glenn Earles Collision Center, and Beck Toyota. He was Past President of the Automotive Service Association and a member of the Indiana Insurance Adjusters Association. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and a fantastic cook. He is survived by his devoted wife of 19 years, Gwen Hensley English, and his loving son, Jarrett C. English, a senior at Perry Meridian High School. Other survivors include his mother, Marge English; brother, Terry English (Carla); sister, Diana Roudebush; mother-in-law Elizabeth Hensley; sister-in-laws, Traci Berry (Mike), Linda Morey (Robert), and Terry Hensley; 12 nieces and nephews; and 12 great nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will take place Friday, October 29, 2004, 1:00 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service, Singleton & Herr Southport Chapel. Visitation hours will be on Thursday, October 28, from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children's Hospital, Cancer Center, 702 Barnhill Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on October 27, 2004

Prince F. Kanibeh Sr.

Prince F. Kanibeh, Sr. 21, Indianapolis. He was a student at IUPUI and graduated from Arlington High School. Services will be at Noon, Sat. July 31 at St. Rita Catholic Church, of which he was a member, with calling there from 10 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in New Crown Cemetery. Survivors include son Prince F. Kanibeh, Jr.; father James S. Kanibeh; mother Rose Kowoh of Liberia, Africa; brother Alen Micah Kanibeh; sisters Florance Kanibeh, Patience Kanibeh. Arrangements entrusted to Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 28, 2004

Lance Marvin Wickliff

Lance Marvin Wickliff 51, lifelong resident of Indianapolis, passed away July 10, 2004. Lance was born November 11, 1952 to the late Lloyd M. and Bette Beeson Wickliff. He was a graduate of Arlington High School. Lance married Phyllis Wolfe on August 24, 1974 in Indianapolis. Mr. Wickliff was a Marion County Sheriff Deputy for 15 years, managed Fishburn Insurance Agency for 9 years, and was a claims adjuster at State Auto Insurance for 5 years. He was president of the State Auto Chapter of Toastmasters International for 2003-2004. Lance was a licensed referee for league and IHSAA play for several years. Also, he played the trombone with the Sassy Brass Dance Band and was a marching assistant with the Beech Grove Marching Band for 2 years. Mr. Wickliff is survived by his wife, Phyllis Wickliff; sons Michael Lance and Jonathan Scott Wickliff; daughters Janet Lynn Wickliff, Carol Ann Gibbs, Paula Sue and Mary Ann Wickliff; brothers Larry E. Mason, Michael Clemmer, Les and Lane Wickliff; and grandson Connor Lance Wickliff. Funeral service is Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. in First Christian Church of Beech Grove. Visitation is Tuesday, July 13 from 3 to 8 p.m. in Little & Sons Beech Grove Chapel and one hour prior to service in the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 12, 2004

Paul E. Hartmann

Paul E. Hartmann Age 53, died on May 9, 2004 in San Diego, California. He was born on August 16, 1950 in Greensburg, Indiana. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elaine Hartmann. Survivors include sisters Karen Hildebrandt of Greenwood, IN, Susan Bertand of Towanda, PA and Pamela Edens of Indianapolis, IN and a brother Gordon Hartmann of Monona, WI, several nieces and nephews and five cousins. A resident of California for 25 years, Paul was a graduate of Arlington High School and Purdue University. He was the manager for two apartment buildings in San Diego. Paul enjoyed playing his piano, classical music and traveling. Paul will be remembered for his kindness and generosity to those in need. His gentleness and compassion were not typical of this world. Paul was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea off the coast of San Diego by two of his sisters. Many are saddened by his passing as they were also blessed by him.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 20, 2004

Marilynn L. Parsons Price

Marilynn L. Parsons Price 57, died April 23, 2004 at Ruth Lilly Yellow Rose Hospice. Born August 16, 1946 in McKees Rocks, PA, Marilynn grew up in Indianapolis. She was a 1964 graduate of Arlington High School and a 1967 graduate of the former Marion County General Hospital School of Nursing. Early in her career, Marilynn was head nurse of one of the nation's first myocardial infraction researchcoronary care units located at the now Wishard Memorial Hospital. Her career included serving as both Assistant and Acting Director of Nursing at Hendricks County Hospital, Director of Nursing for Miller's Merry Manor Castleton facility and Director of Operations for Walker Clinical Evaluations. The past 10 years, Marilynn has been with Methodist Medical Group Quality Management Services. Marilynn dedicated herself to excellence in nursing and medical care. Marilynn would want to be remembered as someone who loved life, people, laughter, the good times she shared with her friends and someone who was always willing to lend a helping hand. She is survived by her sister Susan K. Baker, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many many "Best Friends." Visitation will be at the Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center - Speedway Sunday, April 25 from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be Monday, April 26 at 1 p.m. at the funeral center. Burial will be in Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and the Ruth Lilly Yellow Rose Hospice.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on April 26, 2004

Arthur L. Grube

Arthur L. Grube 53, formerly of Indianapolis, died February 11, 2004 in Martinsville. The 1969 graduate of Arlington High School attended IUPUI, where he earned a degree in engineering from Purdue University. He was a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Hoosier Trails Council. Mr. Grube was a member of the Martinsville Rotary International, the First Christian Church of Martinsville, and a former member of Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ in Indianapolis. Survivors include his fiancee', Diana Roy; parents, Arthur and Adelaide Grube; sister, Cinda Berning; brother Gaylen Grube; sons, David and Ian Grube; and daughter, Lisa Grube. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 28 at Zion Evangelical Untied Church of Christ, 416 E. North Street, Indianapolis. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Hoosier Trails Council.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 25, 2004

Darrell W. Henderson

Darrell W. Henderson, 49, of Greenfield, died Friday, February 20, 2004 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Born on March 19, 1954 in Indianapolis, he was the son of William R. and Lorena V. (Nester) Henderson. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1971. Mr. Henderson was a self-taught gourmet chef and a construction superintendent for Diversified Construction Group, Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio. Surviving him are his parents, William and Lorena Henderson, of Greenfield; a niece, Kelly Mupo, of Ft. Myers, Florida; and a nephew, Shawn Henderson, of New York. His brother, Michael R. Henderson, preceded him in death on January 13, 2004. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 23, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Entombment will be at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , co Patty Cook, 426 Hamilton Street, Fortville, IN 46040. ,
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 22, 2004

Cynthia Kay Johnson

Cynthia Kay "Cindy" Johnson, age 48, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at her home in Mustang after a ten year courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 4, 1955 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to George L. and Jeanetta Reed Sparks. She grew up in an Army family and moved around a lot before spending most of her youth in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a 1972 graduate of Arlington High School and worked 22 years with SearsAllstate. After her marriage to Albert Johnson on Valentines Day 1981, they moved to Greenwood, Indiana. The family moved to Mustang from Bargersville, Indiana in 1996, where she worked for Mustang Schools as a bus driver until her illness forced her to quit. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mustang and had been an active member of Emmanuel Baptist in Greenwood. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her husband Al; her mother Jeanetta Sparks; her son Tyler; daughter Mallory; all of the home and one daughter Alison Bryant and husband Richard of Mooresville, Indiana. Also by grandson Damon and one brother George Sparks and wife Sally of Tecumseh, Missouri. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 6, 2004, at First Baptist Church, Mustang, Oklahoma with interment following in Mustang Cemetery under the direction of McNeil's Mustang Funeral Service.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 5, 2004

Mark Knox

Mark "Marty" Knox, 34, Indianapolis, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004. He was baptized at Christ Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of First Christian Missionary Baptist Church. Marty had attended IPS schools #44, #41, Forest Manor and Arlington High School. He had been employed at Pizza Hut and Marquette Manor. Survivors: parents, Mack A. and Dorothy C. Knox; wife, Kim Knox; brothers, Rodegus J. Morgan, Timothy A., Tracy, Shawn L. and Ricky Knox; and sister, Tonya M. Gilbert. Services: 12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Stuart Mortuary Chapel with calling from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Interment: New Crown Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Stuart Mortuary.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 3, 2004

Sharon L. Johnson

Sharon L. Johnson, 50, of Columbia City, died January 8, 2004 in Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born April 5, 1953, she was the daughter of Jack W. Davis and Marie Louise (Anderson). Sharon was raised by Erma (Baker) Davis. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1972. She lived most of her life in Indianapolis, Columbia City and Bluffton. Sharon married Jeffrey Johnson on September 26, 1975 in Bluffton, IN. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack W. Davis, and Erma (Baker) Davis. Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey Johnson; children, Kevin W. Johnson of Greenwood and Mrs. Chris (Heather) Ross of Columbia City; mother, Marie Louise (Anderson) of Fillmore, CA; brothers, Thomas, Rick, Gary and Jeff Davis, all of Indianapolis and Ray Davis of Norfolk, VA; sisters, Kimberly Davis of Gosport and Pam Haygood of Hitchcock, TX and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, in ThomaRich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton, with Rev. James Poling. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2004, and from 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on January 10, 2004

Tobian Lee Cole

Tobian "Toby" Lee Cole, 30, Indianapolis, passed away August 26, 2003. He worked as a Sales Clerk for Sam Goody in Circle Center Mall for 8 years. He was a graduate of Arlington High School; he also attended IVY Tech State College for 2 years. He was a member of Grace Apostolic Church. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, August 30 at Grace Apostolic Church with calling from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment: Floral Park Cemetery. Survivors include: his mother, Crystal L. Cole; father, Steven D. Martin; 2 brothers, Dewayne Martin and Tyson Golder; grandmothers, Beverly Brown Cole and Eloise Martin Myers; 4 aunts, Sherry, Vickie, Millicent and Cassandra Cole; and 2 uncles, Carlton Randy and Brian Cole.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on August 29, 2003

Stephen Lee Seamon

Stephen Lee Seamon, 49, New Albany, died Thursday at his residence. He was a native and former resident of Indianapolis and life-long plumbing supply representative, co-owner of Seamon Sales Co. Mr. Seamon was active for years in New Albany Township Little League Baseball. He was a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis and Ball State University in Muncie. Mr. Seamon was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, INKY Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors, AIMR Representative Association and National Representative Council for Gerber Co. Visitation will be at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Depauw Memorial United Methodist Church, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy: New Albany Township Little League Baseball or Depauw Memorial United Methodist Church.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 19, 2003

Barbara Gayle Gilliland Fillenwarth

Barbara Gayle , Gilliland Fillenwarth 54 Indianapolis, died at 5:10 a.m. May 28, 2003 in Brookview Healthcare Facility from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. She was born on Oct. 12, 1948 in Indianapolis, IN to Perry and Dorothy (Klutey) Gilliland. She graduated from Arlington High School and attended Ball State University. She lived in Indianapolis most of her life and was a homemaker. Barbara is survived by her son and his wife, Doug and Mandy Fillenwarth, Orlando, FL; and two grandchildren, Kate and Jack Fillenwarth, Orlando, FL. She is also survived by her mother, Dorothy Gilliland of Indianapolis; and four brothers and their spouses, Ken (Kathy) Gilliland and Shawn (Margie) Gilliland both of Indianapolis, Denny Gilliland of Tempe, AZ, Randy (Sharon) Gilliland of Versailles, IN and Tracy (Shelly) Gilliland, Pierceton, IN; and a special family friend, Don Patmore of Winona Lake, IN. She was preceded in death by her father. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31 at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center- Washington Park North with calling from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to services, also at mortuary. Entombment: Washington Park North Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Indiana State Chapter, 7301 Georgetown Rd., Suite 112, Indianapolis, IN 46268 www.flannerbuchanan.com
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 30, 2003

Ray Thomas Leatherman

Ray Thomas Leatherman, 52, passed away May 14, 2003. He was born in San Francisco to Thomas Leatherman and Fay Newcomb on October 4, 1950. Ray graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis and served in the United States Navy in Vietnam as a Private First Class on the USS Enterprise, of which he was honorably discharged after his commitment. He earned an Associates Degree at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. and worked for Hewlett-Packard in Roseville, CA. He eventually worked as a self-employed auto mechanic. His father, Thomas Leatherman, preceded him in death. His mother Fay Newcomb; sisters Gayle Tier and Danette Leatherman; brother Bill Leatherman, survive. Arrangements handled by Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center - Zionsville.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 25, 2003

David C. Edmonds

David C. Edmonds, 49, Indianapolis, died March 5, 2003 at his residence in Indianapolis. He was a graduate of Arlington High School, and had attended Ball State and I.U. Ft. Wayne. He was a self-employed, certified dental technician for 25 years. He is survived by his father Charles Edmonds of Avon and his brother Dennis A. Edmonds, D.D.S., of Mt. Vernon, WA. He was preceded in death by his mother Martha Grimes Edmonds. Services: 11:30 a.m., Tues., Mar. 11 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with calling there from 4 to 7 p.m. Mon., Mar. 10. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on March 9, 2003

William F. Rapala

William F. Rapala, 49, Dracut, MA, formerly of Indianapolis, died suddenly, February 24, 2003, at his residence. He was born in Indianapolis on Feb. 22, 1954, the son of Patricia Ebbesen Rapala of Indianapolis and the late Richard T. Rapala. He grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Arlington High School. He then received his Bachelors Degree from Purdue University in Industrial Engineering. Mr Rapala worked for General Electric in Louisville, KY, Erie, PA, and Salem, NH; and most recently as Senior Engineer at American Science and Engineering for the past 6 years. William had made his home in Groton for 6 years and Dracut for the past 6 months. He was a member of the Union Congregation Church in Groton, where he taught Sunday School. He was an avid cyclist and liked woodworking and tinkering. He adored his children and was an assistant coach in soccer and T-Ball. Mr. Rapala is survived by his mother Patricia Rapala of Indpls.; his former wife Michele Merlo Rapala of Groton; 2 sons Andrew and Zachary Rapala of Groton; 2 brothers James (Kathy) Rapala and Thomas (Amy) Rapala, all of Carmel; 3 sisters Janet Rapala of Fishers, Kathryn Smith of Indpls., and Margaret (Robert) Reid of Zionsville; 7 nephews: Tyler, Joey, Alex, Austin, Cory, Jack and Conner, all of IN. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday at the Union Congregational Church, Main St., Groton. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School St, Groton, MA. Burial: Groton Cemetery, Groton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Andrew and Zachary Rapala Fund, CO Union Congregational Church, P.O. Box 233, Groton, Mass., 01450
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 28, 2003

Ann Ikawa Jensen

Ann Ikawa Jensen, 48, died February 10, 2003, in her home in Decatur, IL, after a four year battle with breast cancer. Ann was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 9, 1954 to the late Richard K. Ikawa and Jean Germar Ikawa, who survives. Ann graduated from Arlington High School and attended Indiana University. She was employed by the Lutheran School Association of Decatur, IL, and was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church. In addition to her mother, Ann is survived by her husband of 23 years, Tom Jensen; son Daniel; daughter Julia; three sisters, Jayne Johnson of Simpsonville, KY; Peggy Ikawa of Madrid, Spain; Doris Gomez of Cicero, IN; brother Dr. Bruce Ikawa of Hillsdale, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran School Assn. Funeral services are Feb. 13 at St. John's Lutheran Church. Arrangements: Dawson-Wykoff Colonial Chapel, Decatur, IL.
 

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 12, 2003

John “Andy” Clemens
 

     John “Andy” Clemens, 70, of Greenwood passed away on June 22, 2017. He was born on September 13, 1946 in Indianapolis, IN. Andy married Marla Alsman Frye on April 27, 2000 in Franklin, IN and she survives. He was an avid Indy car race fan, and attended his 63rd consecutive Indy 500 race. 

Andy is survived by his wife Marla; children Cosmo and Margaux; step-children Scott (Annemarie) Frye, Emily (Nathan) Pendleton, Daniel Frye; grandchildren Noah, Eden and Bailey. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family has suggested that memorial  contributions be made  to Riley Children's Hospital through a GoFundMe page. https://www.gofundme.com/andyclemensmemorial