In Memory Of...

The following were Arlington students from the Classes of
1963-1968 with whom we may  have crossed paths.

Obituaries will be found below the roll.

Please remember them and cherish
the great memories we had with each of them.

  1. Michael Francis (Mike) Caron
  2. Mara Caune
  3. Leslie "Les" Harold Flick
  4. Michael F. Pavey
  5. Stephen Kent Harpold
  6. Ronald Everman
  7. Steven Russell Meyer
  8. Joseph Jones
  9. Cathy Lynn Dennis
  10. Phillip James Beckwith
  11. Stephen Edward McDonald
  12. Judy G. Likens Hammond
  13. Rita (Gilley)O'Neil
  14. David Lee Milam
  15. Phyllis Ann Sinclair
  16. Gregory L. "Greg" Schilling
  17. Linda Sue Jones
  18. Brian L. Everman
  19. Natalie S. (Henning) Spencer
  20. Deborah Kay (Shure) Smith
  21. Deborah M. Owens
  22. Margaret Anne Agee
  23. Howard Douglas "Doug" Pickering
  24. Ralph Douglas "Doug" LeMaster
  25. Larry Jay Roberts
  26. Thomas R. "Tommy" Wysong
  27. Judith Ann (Flater) Hill
  28. Susan M. Gilbert
  29. Kim O'Connor
  30. Betty Jane Leonard
  31. Dan S. Ratz
  32. Anthony J. Shelton
  33. Judith A. Anderson
  34. Nancy L. Myers
  35. David R. MacAleese
  36. Richard L. Curl
  37. Robert J. Erikson
  38. Joseph B. Duncan
  39. Janice D. Dunkelbarger
  40. Gary Dickhaus
  41. Timothy J. Kennedy
  42. Dana D. Tygrett
  43. Robert Eugene Cashman
  44. Gary B. Hanes
  45. James W. Fleming
  46. James E. Kirkman
  47. Roselynn A. McAlister
  48. Linda S. Burrows
  49. Stephen L. Ernest
  50. Jon S. Odell
  51. R.H. Kingery
  52. Paul N. Menser
  53. Marilynn L. Parsons Price
  54. Barbara Gayle Gilliland Fillenwarth
  55. John “Andy” Clemens
  56. Barbara Criswell Beattie
  57. William R. "Bill" Syrus
  58. Terry Kay Appleby Creeth
  59. Susan Wente Muller
  60. Harold “Harry”, “Butch” Joseph Milli
  61. Maj. Fred William Bowman Jr
  62. John Richard Atkins
  63. Linda Sue (Craig) Bailey
  64. Steven Edward Loman
  65. Lucy (Herndon) Canada
  66. Sandra Kay “Sandy” Pryor
  67. Jon B. Anderson
  68. H.R. "Bud" Sites
  69. Sarah “Sally” Katharine Renfro
  70. Charles "Chuck" Hood
  71. Don Wann
  72. Thomas William Blunk

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.

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 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, Disabled American Veterans,, 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

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.

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

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 at

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:
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 24, 2013

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.

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

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 2, 2014
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 24, 2013

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:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 27, 201
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:

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

Natalie S. (Henning) Spencer

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

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on April 25, 2013

Deborah Kay (Shure) 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

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:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 29, 2012
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 11, 2012

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.

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.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 26, 2012

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

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

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.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on January 3, 2012

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

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 18, 2011

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 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

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.


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

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

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

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

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:

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

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
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 26, 2009

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@

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. or email condolences to: sympathy@

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

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

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

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
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 20, 2007

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

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

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

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 30, 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.

Barbara Criswell Beattie
Carmel - Barbara Criswell Beattie, 72, of Carmel passed away Friday November 23, 2018. Born November 9,1946 in Louisville, KY to Reverend Harold and Ola Criswell. She was a 1964 graduate of Arlington High School, BA from the University of Evansville 1968 and MS from IU in 1975. Barbara was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, Kappa Pi international art honor society and Phi Delta Kappa International.

She taught art in Lawrence and Washington Townships, Greenfield Central High School, Park Tudor High School, IUPUI, Marian University and the University of Indianapolis. She was given the teacher of the year award by Greenfield school systems and named to Who's Who of America's Teachers in 2000. She taught from 1968-2012

Barbara and her students won numerous awards in all genre of art. Her students won awards in everything from Scholastics Art Competitions and the 500 Art Festival to the Prelude Awards. Her Park Tudor students were the first school to be invited to have a showing at IU's Matrix Gallery.

She was awarded grants and scholarships from the IU Artistically Talented Program and from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, amongst others. Barbara was one of the first Inductees into the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers Gold Key Society. Some of her awards were: IVAE from the Getty Center for Education in the Arts. William Spacey Distinguished Teacher, and recognized by Public Service Indiana. She was a presenter at many conferences such as The College Boards and Art Education Association. She also helped establish National Art Honor Society chapters in Indiana. She was also an evaluator for the North Central Association of Colleges of Schools, as well as being involved in Butler University program of Teachers Teaching Teachers.

Barbara particularly enjoyed the furthering of Advanced Placement curriculum's in schools throughout the Midwest. She had a profound effect on many of her students. If teachers were paid by the hour, no school would have been able to afford her as a teacher.

Barbara was a member of Old Bethel, Union Chapel, and St. Marks United Methodist Churches. She served on many committees of Old Bethel and Union Chapel, but what she enjoyed most were liturgical arts, hand bells and choir.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 50 years Stephen, and her two wonderful children Todd and Heather Beattie. There will be a celebration of Barbara's life at Union Chapel United Methodist Church located at 2720 E. 86th Street at a later date.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Nov. 25, 2018

William R. "Bill" Syrus

William R. "Bill" Syrus, 72, passed away at Community Hospital North on Sunday, December 22, 2019 with his family by his side. Bill was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 25, 1947 to Robert and Bonnie Syrus.

Bill was a general contractor for his own company Syrus Contraction Services Inc. He enjoyed country music and was a huge football fan.

Bill is survived by his wife Janet Syrus, his mother Bonnie Syrus and step mother, Ann Syrus, 2 sons; Chris and Michael Syrus, 2 daughters; Beth Ann McAllister and Jennifer Baker. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Robert Syrus and a son Rob Syrus.

A memorial service for Bill will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Friends may call from 1:00 P.M. until service time on Monday at the Hendryx Mortuary Cumberland Chapel 11636 East Washington St. Indianapolis IN 46229. A private burial will take place at a later date.

Teresa Kay (Appleby) Creeth

Teresa Kay (Appleby) Creeth passed away January 10th, 2020 in Naples, Florida at the age of 71 from lung disease.  She is survived by her 3 children: Robert Creeth (Lisa), Jennifer Keen (Curt), and Kelly McLaughlin (Danny).  She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren: Skylar, Maxwell, and Austin McLaughlin, Drew, Nick Smock, Braden Keen, Lindsay, Carley, and Jacob Creeth.

Teresa was born on March 12, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from Arlington High School in 1966.  She married her husband Will on September 28th, 1968.  They met at Frisch’s Big Boy,while Will was stationed at Ft. Harrison serving in the U.S. Army.  After marrying they had 3 children, she also attended Indiana State and IUPUI, graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in business.  After graduating she worked for IU School of Business until retiring.

When she retired she was able to pursue some of her passions, which were working in her yard/garden and helping with her grandkids.  She loved the Botanical Gardens in Naples, gardening, cats, and being with friends (Blue Martini).  She will be deeply missed by friends and family.

A Celebration of Life is planned for February 8, 2020 from 5-7pm at the Grafton Peek in downtown Greenwood, Indiana


Susan Wente Muller

Susan Wente Muller, 70, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 9, 2020 surrounded by her loving family just as it started to snow, which she loved. Susan was born on January 2, 1950 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Joseph Robert and Marion (Abrams) Wente. She graduated from Arlington High School and spent two years meeting lifelong friends at Indiana University. After a 38-year career with AT&T/Indiana Bell, Susan began her long-awaited retirement in 2008. She spent her post-retirement years quilting, gardening, traveling, and enjoying time with her friends and family (especially her grandkids). We will always remember her sass, creativity, selflessness, and dry sense of humor.


In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her beloved brother Bob. She will be fiercely missed by her children, Jenny (Aaron) Hamblin and David (Lindsay) Muller; grandchildren Maryn and Nolan Hamblin, Samuel Muller and Clementine Chin; cherished sister-in-law Carolyn Wente; nieces and nephews, Brian (Heather) Wente, Kevin (Tammy) Wente, and Anita (Dan) Short; favorite aunts, Lois Patterson and Sister Therese Wente; her cat, Oliver; three granddogs; and numerous extended family members and dear friends.
Visitation for Susan will take place at Leppert Mortuary Nora Chapel on Saturday, February 15 from 2:00pm until a Celebration of Life at 4:00pm. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to World Vision ([]( through a gift of your choice. As we will be celebrating a feisty and lively woman, we ask that you please wear bright colors instead of traditional funeral attire.

Harold “Harry”, “Butch” Joseph Milli

ZIONSVILLE – Harold “Harry”,”Butch” Joseph Milli 72 of Zionsville passed away February 2, 2020. Harry was born on December 4, 1947 in Indianapolis to the late Lawrence “Larry” Joseph and Wanda Jean (Snow) Milli. Harry married Carol Sue (Green) Milli on December 9, 1986.

Harry was a graduate of Arlington High School class of 1966. He continued his education obtaining his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University in 1970, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta.

Harry’s proudest professional achievement was starting his own commercial floorcovering business in 1984, Certified Floorcovering Services, where he served as president up until he retired in 2017. Throughout his career, he served as a member of the Indiana Subcontractors Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Coalition for Construction Safety and served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Construction Round Table. He was also one of the founding members of StarNet Flooring.

Harry was a long time member and deacon at Zionsville Presbyterian Church. At the church, he was heavily involved with the Men’s Ministry group. In retirement, Harry most passionately volunteered his time at Wheeler Mission as a High Impact Volunteer. He also contributed to Habitat for Humanity, Compassion International and treasurer of United Cerebral Palsy. He was a diehard fan and season ticket holder to Butler University Basketball and the Indianapolis Colts. Member of the Columbia Club. Harry loved being with his grandchildren, reading, taking walks in nature, tending to his vegetable garden, taking care of his red convertibles, and being involved in the local community.

Harry is survived by his wife; Carol S (Green) Milli, his children; Joseph (Abbey) Milli, Jason Milli, Jennifer (Steve) Sims, Christina (Jeff) McDonald, and David Hunt, his grandchildren; Parker, Christian and Reagan Milli, Benjamin, Matthew and Hannah Sims, Jessica Hunt, Amanda Lovely, Shelby Hunt and Chelsea Hunt, and his great grandchildren; Eden Davis, Sabastian Earl and Hayden Heath.
Visitation will be from 3-7pm on Friday, February 7, 2020 and again from 10- 11am on Saturday, February 8 at Zionsville Presbyterian Church. The funeral service immediately follows at 11am. Burial will be in Zionsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Wheeler Mission. Flanner Buchanan-Zionsville are handling arrangements. Online condolences and video tribute may be shared at
David Louis Wilson

David Louis Wilson passed away on August 11, 2021 at the age of 75 in Indianapolis, IN. He was born on March 24, 1946 a son of the late Robert and Carol (Brinkman) Wilson. David graduated from Arlington High School in 1964. He received a BSOE from Wayland Baptist University of Texas, In addition he received four Associates Degrees from various colleges including an Associate in Paralegal. He was a member of the PHI THETA KAPPA International Honor Society. David retired from the US Air Force in 1995 after serving a combined 22 years of service. He also retired from The American Legion Department of Indiana after 22 years of representing veteran claims before the Veterans Affairs. He was a Major in The Civil Air Patrol in Alaska.
David was a member and a deacon at the Southport Heights Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN. David leaves behind his loving wife, Patricia (Abbott) Wilson, two sons: Robert and Michael Wilson, Nikki VanTreese, a sister: Gloria (Wilson) Lindsey, a sister in law; Barbara (Abbott) Meulen, three nephews, one niece, four great nieces and three great nephews.
A visitation will be held at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral & Cremation Services, 5950 E. Thompson Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237 on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with a service beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will immediately follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with full Military Graveside Honors. In lieu of flowers charitable donations can be made in his honor to The American Legion or Southport Heights Christian Church. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin Township Chapel is honored to be handling the arrangements.
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Published by Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Franklin Township Chapel from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2021.

Major Fred William Bowman Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.)

Harlingen, Texas - Major Fred William Bowman Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.) died on September 16, 2021. Fred was born in January 1948 in Mercedes, Texas to Fred W. Bowman and Isaura Garcia Bowman. He lived his early life in Mercedes, Texas and towns throughout the Midwest where his family traveled as his father was the leader of a group of migrant workers. The family then settled in Indianapolis, IN.

Fred graduated from Indianapolis Arlington High School and Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. After graduation and completion of the Army ROTC program, he was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. He then served overseas in Okinawa, Japan and two times in South Korea. While in Korea, he met his wife of 42 years Yvonne Gadeken who was an elementary school teacher at Camp Yong San, in Seoul.

Fred also served at a variety of assignments in the United States.
He retired from Active Duty in January 1992 and moved with his family to Powder Springs, GA. He worked at a variety of jobs and projects as an independent training and employee development consultant before joining Worldspan LP as a training development manager.
Later, Fred traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan where he worked for MPRI as a personnel systems consultant for the Afghan National Army.

Upon his return to the U.S., he was assigned to work on MPRI's team that was assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare its response for a possible Avian Influenza Pandemic.

In 2014, he and his wife moved to Harlingen, TX to be closer to his parents.

He held a Master of Science in Management degree from Central Michigan University and was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity and the American Legion Post 421, Powder Springs, GA.
Fred was an avid runner and hiker who could often be found on the local roads and trails wherever he lived. He frequently participated in marathons and road races. He also devoted much of his time to coaching sports teams both in and out of the Army.
Fred's first language was Spanish; his English was mostly self-taught through immersion. Though he had little formal training in Spanish, he frequently served as an interpreter or translator both in and out of the Army. He sometimes traveled to Mexico and several South American countries to assist Worldspan's expansion into these areas.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Isaura G. Bowman of Harlingen, TX; and grandson, Jake Eason of LaPorte, IN.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Bowman of Harlingen, TX; sister, Betty Willard of Greenfield, IN; and daughters, Amy Eason of LaPorte, IN, Major Ariel Schuetz of Stuttgart, Germany, Rachel Bowman of Ottawa, ONT, Canada; and his grandchildren, Zachary and Mara Eason; and, Felix and Leonie Schuetz.
Fred William Bowman Jr. will be laid to rest with full military honors on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, TX.

In lieu of flowers, you can honor Fred's life and legacy with a memorial gift to Disabled American Veterans (
Arrangements have been entrusted to Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586. 956.361.9192
Published by Valley Morning Star on Sep. 26, 2021

John Richard Atkins

John Richard Atkins, 75, of Mooresville, passed away on November 10, 2021 at home, surrounded by his family. John was born on March 25, 1946 in Springfield, Missouri to the late Verna Atkins and Hazel (Haden) Atkins.

John grew up in Indianapolis, where he was an All-City Bowling Champion, while at Arlington High School. After High School, John proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force, during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism in combat. He was a proud member of the American Legion Post #103, the National Rifle Association, S.A.C Elite Guard (Strategic Air Command), Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis and St. Thomas More Catholic Church. A talented singer, John was lead singer of The Royals in Indianapolis in 1964, which frequently performed at the Westlake Beach Club. He married Dianna (Roberts) on April 12, 1975 and were married for over 46 years. He and Dianna enjoyed the music of The Oak Ridge Boys and traveled to many of their shows, often sitting in the front row. He retired from Eli Lilly and Company after 25 years of service as a drug agent. His philosophy of life was simple, “Nothing is ever as bad or as good as it seems”.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brother Verna Atkins, II.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dianna (Roberts) Atkins; sister-in-law Sharron Atkins; niece Kris May and nephews Verna Atkins, III and Richard Atkins.

Family and friends will gather for John's Life Celebration™ visitation on Tuesday, November 16th from 11am- 1pm at Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, with a service beginning Tuesday at 1pm in the funeral home, followed by military honors. A private burial will take place at Washington Park East Cemetery.

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Linda Sue (Craig) Bailey

Linda Sue (Craig) Bailey, 72, of Indianapolis, passed away February 19, 2022. She was born July 1, 1949 in Indianapolis to the late Jesse T. and Helen F. (Chanley) Craig. Linda was a graduate of Arlington High School and prior to retirement had been employed at Shelby Federal Savings and Loan as Branch Manager for 20+ years, Toys "R" Us as Cashier, and with Dr. Urmila Singh, M.D., as the Office Manager for 19 years.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 East Washington Street.

Linda is survived by her loving husband, Thomas L. Bailey, whom she married August 1, 1970; sons, Chris T. (Whitney) and Andrew C. (Stacy) Bailey; grandchildren, Charlotte, Emily, Samantha; sisters, Patricia F. McDaniel (Jack) and Teresa A. Wilson (Gerald). She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gary B. Craig.

Steven Edward Loman
January 14, 1945 — March 12, 2023

Dr. Steven Edward Loman, 78, of Noblesville, Indiana passed away peacefully on March 12th, 2023 at home surrounded by love. Steve was a true warrior during his valiant fight against Parkinsons disease. He was born January 14, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Dorance and Mary (Newland) Loman and is preceded in death by his parents, sister Karen Loman Robbins, brother-in-law Alan LaGrange and niece Jessie Hederick.

Steve was a 1963 Arlington High School graduate and earned his Bachelor’s and Doctorate Degrees from Indiana University’s School of Optometry, Bloomington, Indiana. He was President of his fraternity and loved all his SAE brothers. Steve was also an active member of Northview Church, Carmel, Indiana.

Steve is survived by his loving wife Susan, and adoring daughter Melissa (Aaron) Evans of Denver Colorado and his bonus children Joy (Ivan) Frink and AJ (Jessica) Baldridge of Carmel, Indiana. Grandwonderfuls, Jonah, Benny and Kama Jane Evans of Denver and Arianna Baldridge of Fishers.

In college, Steve and Terry Cocherham formed a band, “Steve & Terry with Full House”. They performed for the next 10 years in and around the Bloomington area. One of their fondest memories was performing live in Las Vegas the summer of 1975.

Steve was well known for his infectious smile, compassion for others, story telling, belly-laughing jokes, love for music and shepherding for God’s eternal kingdom.

Dr. Loman began his Optometry career in Indianapolis and later formed Loman Eye Care, Carmel, Indiana. Doc loved practicing and was a compassionate, caring physician and retired in 2017. He was also known to spend a great deal of time with his patients and was admired by his colleagues.

Funeral service will be held April 21st at 1:00pm in the Chapel at the Ritz Charles (12156 Illinois St. Carmel, IN 46062) with his Celebration of Life immediately following in the Garden Pavilion. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Indiana Parkinsons Foundation in honor of Dr. Steven E. Loman
Lucy Herndon Canada
January 5, 1950 ~ March 26, 2023

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Westfield, Indiana

Lucy Herndon Canada, 73, of Westfield, IN passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2023.  She is survived by her husband of 38 years, John Canada.  She and John owned and operated Exam One.

Lucy was a graduate of Arlington High School, Class of 1963.

In addition to her husband, Lucy is survived by her siblings, Lyn Burmeister, James “Bunky” Herndon, and Chris Bruner; Lucy’s children, Jennifer Schulthesis, Scott Hanafee, and Matthew Hanafee; and John’s children, Jeff Canada, Jody Canada, and Joe Canada.   

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2023, at Flanner Buchanan – Hamilton Memorial Park (Lakeview Chapel), 4180 Westfield Road.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation or to the Humane Society for Hamilton County.

Sandra Kay “Sandy” Pryor

Sandra Kay “Sandy” Pryor, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023, at Morristown Manor in Morristown. She was born May 25, 1950, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Cecil and Chloe (Copass) McCreary. She married Ben Pryor Jr. on August 23, 1967, and he preceded her in death on November 29, 2016.

Sandra is survived by her sons, Frederick “Fred” Pryor of Shelbyville, and Jeff Pryor and wife, Lisa, of Fountaintown; brothers, Gary McCreary and wife, Connie, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Cary McCreary and wife, Vilay, of Rockvalle, Tennessee, Kevin McCreary and wife, Darlene of Bean Blossom, and Kenny McCreary of Indianapolis; sisters, Judy Short and husband Paul, of Fairland, and Pamela McCreary of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Daren, Jacob, Ben and Ellyssa; great-granddaughter, Greylynn; close friend and neighbor, Vickie McCalip of Shelbyville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Linda Fay McCreary. Sandra graduated in 1968 from Arlington High School. She was a member of New Life United Methodist Church. Sandy was the head cook at Triton Central Schools for 10 years, retiring in 2010. She was also a member of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), where she enjoyed shooting competitions.

Sandy also leaves behind her dog, Bella.

Visitation will be from 10 am to Noon, Saturday, April 22, 2023, at New Life United Methodist Church, 6145 N 400 W, Fairland. Funeral services will follow at Noon, at the church. Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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Published by Freeman Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel - Shelbyville on Apr. 17, 2023.

Jon Bruce Anderson
January 31, 1949 – April 23, 2023

Jon Bruce Anderson, 74, of Lebanon, Indiana, departed this life at his home on Sunday, April 23, 2023. Jon was born January 31, 1949 in Indianapolis to the late George Robert & Marjory “Peggy” (Potter) Anderson. Jon grew up and attended schools in Indianapolis and then earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and then earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Jon worked most of his life as senior consultant in human resources for a handful of international corporations, including, BMI, R.R. Donnelley, Littlefuse and East West Associates. He enjoyed living in Shanghai, China for over 25 years. He was a ‘fixer’ for these organizations and left a lasting legacy of his dedication and loyalty.

As a proud Purdue alum, he was a member of the John Purdue Club and also played trombone with the Purdue Alumni Band.

Jon is survived by his wife, Srirat “Mam” Anderson; sons, Jon Anderson, Jeremy (Susan) Anderson, Justin (Gretchen) Anderson, Jason (Stephanie) Anderson & Jeffrey (Bailey Topper) Anderson; siblings,

Margaret (Dennis) Barlow, Eric (Margaret) Anderson & Kathy Wilson; several grandchildren and nieces & nephews. Jon was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Dennis Barlow.

Prayer services for Jon will begin at 10:00am on Sunday, April 30th at Wat Indiana Buddha Vanaram, 8100 Sargent Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256. Final prayers will begin at 2:30 pm at Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel followed by cremation.

Memorial contributions in Jon’s name are suggested to: Indiana Buddhist Center, 9260 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229.

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H.R. "Bud" Sites

Indianapolis – Howard R. Sites, Jr, 73, of Indianapolis, better known to his family and friends as "Bud," passed away at home on Monday morning, September 20th. He was a collector of many things, most importantly the love and affection of those around him. A graduate of Arlington High School [Class of 66] and Illinois Wesleyan University, he also did post-graduate work at Northwestern University, where he served as Dean of Graduate Housing. He then went on to Lake Forest College, where he was the youngest dean in the nation at the time. Bud worked at AUL, Maxicare and Consolidated Insurance Services, and went on to establish Sites Benefits Consultants, a successful employee benefits management firm.

Bud was an IndyCar Racing fanatic and served as a tire engineer for Firestone IndyCar. He was also an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Indianapolis Colts, and attended many art fairs and rock concerts, most notably The Rolling Stones. Bud was also the proud grandpa of three darling granddaughters.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Heilman) Sites; his son, Brett (Elizabeth) Sites of Wilmington, NC; his granddaughters, Burkley, Blair and Bree; his sister, Carol (Donald) Turner of Kenosha, WI; two nieces, Melissa Turner of Chicago, IL and Alyssa (Jarrod) Campbell of Indianapolis and his nephew, Patrick (Annika) Heilman of Edesheim, Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard R. Sites and Marilyn (Burkley) Sites of Indianapolis.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 28 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Flanner Buchanan-Memorial Park., 9350 East Washington St., Indianapolis; with his Funeral Service at 2:00 PM. Bud will be laid to rest at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis. The family is requesting masks be worn inside the funeral home.

Sarah “Sally” Katharine Renfro

Sarah “Sally” Katharine Renfro, 74, of Indianapolis passed away June 4, 2023.  She was born July 20, 1948, in Oak Park, Illinois the daughter of the late Thomas Worth and Eleanor (Kistler) Jay.  She married Stephen R. Renfro on December 26, 1973.

Sally was a graduate of Arlington High School [Class of '66] and later received her Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University.  She worked as a Supervisor for Marion County Social Services.  Sally was an avid golfer and member of Twin Lakes Golf Club. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Stephen Renfro; two sons, Stephen Kyle (Jennifer) Renfro and Scott Jason (Jeremy Crowe) Renfro; stepdaughter, Michelle (Mark) Lewis; four grandchildren, Brayden, Brooklyn, Morgan, and Kayla; and a sister-in-law, Deborah (Jim) Herold.

In accordance with Sally’s wishes there will not be any public services.  Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner Buchanan – Carmel.

Charles "Chuck" Hood

Charles "Chuck" Hood, 73 of Fountaintown, Indiana passed away peacefully after a short illness on May 27,2023. He was born March 30, 1950 and now joins his parents Richard and Lillian Hood in heaven.

Chuck graduated from Arlington High School class of 1969. He was Warehouse Manager for Maxwell Electrical Services until he retired in 2014.

Chuck was a tremendously loving husband, father, son, brother, friend and favorite uncle to all his nieces and nephews and will sadly be missed by all.

Chuck leaves behind his loving wife Rosie Hood, son Jason (Dena) Corlette, step children Matthew and Kolene Davis, granddaughters Morgan and Madison Corlette and the joy of his life great granddaughter Leilani Corlette.

He leaves behind his four brothers and their wives, Richard (Vicki), Michael (Antoinette), Jim (Brenda) and Tom (Bridget) which he always claimed the

"greatest family on earth".

Chuck will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His spirit will live on in his barn where he spent most of his time with friends and family.

No Funeral Services; A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at Chuck's Barn.

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Don Wann

Don Wann, 75, passed away November 2, 2022. He was born November 2, 1947, in Elwood, IN, to the late Merle R. and Ruby (Smith) Wann. Don was a graduate of Arlington High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968, and married Teri Lynn Pittman. Don was a letter carrier for the USPS for 45 years, retiring in 2012. After retirement he was a driver for NAPA Auto Parts for 10 years. Don was a longtime member of Epworth United Methodist Church where he was a Trustee, taught Sunday school and was a Confirmation mentor.

Don was a selfless man, a willing servant, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was an avid Purdue fan, loved reading and yardwork, but most of all, spending time with his grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon at Epworth United Methodist Church, 6450 Allisonville Road.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Teri Wann; sons, Andrew Wann (fiancé, Erin Root) and Jason Wann (Rhianna); grandchildren, Kaia Root, Conner Wann, Hunter Wann and Parker Wann; and brother, Rusty Wann (Vickie). A sister, Carolyn Sue Wann, preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church.

Thomas William Blunk
Died: Friday, March 18, 2022,

Thomas William Blunk,74, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Emory/St. Joseph's Hospital with his loving wife by his side. Tom was born on February 4, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Susan Drew Blunk and his children, James William Blunk and Sara Elizabeth (Richard) Franka, and their children, Karla, Lucas, and Jacob. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Audra Blunk.

Tom graduated from Miami University, Miami, Ohio, in 1970 where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He also earned a degree in 1979 from Butler University's MBA program in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tom was a member of the Mensa Society. He worked as a health plan management consultant for local and national companies until his retirement in 2002. He moved from Indianapolis to Atlanta in 1978.

Tom generously volunteered for his son's Boy Scout troop, the Pope High School Band Parent Association (committees and treasurer), and several neighborhood committees and boards. Tom had a musical talent displayed by singing with the Immaculate Heart of Mary choir, the Kennesaw University Community & Alumni Choir, and the Michael O'Neal Singers. He loved playing the guitar and piano.

He enjoyed playing tennis, water volleyball, and white-water rafting. Tom was a voracious reader and also enjoyed his chosen hobby of woodworking.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Lakeside Funeral Home located at 121 Claremore Drive, Woodstock, GA.

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