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Our Obituaries

Michele M. Dehoff

May 12, 1956 - October 18, 2021

Michele Marie Dehoff, age 65, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 18, 2021. Among those surviving her are husband: Mark Dehoff; and son: Jesse (Rachel) Dehoff. A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at LifePoint Church, 8450 Combs Rd., Indianapolis. Please check back for updated obituary information. ...
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Holly J. Coleman

July 12, 1960 - October 17, 2021

Holly J. Coleman, age 61, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 17, 2021. She was born on July 12, 1960 in Newark, New Jersey, to John and Theresa Cobb, both of whom precede her in death. Holly was a member of Mars Hill Free Methodist Church, and a previous member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed crafting, but loved spending time with her grandchildren the most.  Holly is...
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Shirley Ann Dawson

August 8, 1937 - October 16, 2021

Shirley Ann Dawson, age 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 16, 2021. She was born on August 8, 1937 in Jackson, Michigan, to Lanice and Lucille Worsham, both of whom precede her in death. She graduated from Arsenal Tech High School and dedicated her life to taking care of her family.  She is survived by her children: Randy (Nancy) Dawson, Ronnie Dawson, and Lora (Bill) Hancock; and...
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Tosha Vick

April 8, 1981 - October 12, 2021

Tosha was born on April 8, 1981 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. She passed away on Tuesday October 12, 2021 in Clearwater, Florida. She is survived by her parents, Tommy and Diana Vick, brother and sister-in-law Donald and Kerry Vick, nephew and niece Avery and Audrey Vick and grandparents Gordon and Dorothy Vick, as well as many other extended family. She is preceded in death by grandparents...
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Kaiya Renee' Collins

January 21, 2000 - October 11, 2021

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Derek Michael Hine

December 7, 1983 - October 4, 2021

On October 4, 2021, my loving son, Derek Michael Hine passed away unexpectedly after suffering from a long-term illness. He was born December 7, 1983, at St. Francis hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Greenwood high school and graduated from Lincoln Tech as a diesel mechanic. His employment included landscaping and construction. Derek enjoyed country music, all sports, and fishing...
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Michael Dean Collins

August 3, 1961 - October 4, 2021

Michael Dean Collins, age 60, of Beech Grove, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021. He was born on August 3, 1961 in Franklin to Richard and Louella Collins, both of whom precede him in death, along with his brother: Jack Collins. He attended Southport High School before joining the United States Marine Corps. Mike was a carpenter by trade, retiring in August of 2021. He loved to hang out with...
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Robert V. Fort

January 31, 1937 - September 28, 2021

Robert V. "Bob" Fort, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away September 28, 2021. He was born on January 31, 1937 in Indianapolis to the late, Cephas and Loretta Fort. Bob graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for many years as a self-employed contractor. He was a member at Calvary Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking and doing puzzles. Bob...
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Daniel Louis Griffard

March 31, 1960 - September 27, 2021

Mr. Daniel Louis Griffard , 61, of Indianapolis, IN passed from this life on Monday, September 27, 2021 at his brother's home with family by his side. Dan was born in Indianapolis on March 31, 1960, the youngest child of James B. and Irene (Baken) Griffard, and grew up in Westfield, IN, where he attended Westfield High School. He worked many years in retail sales and management, ending his...
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Richard Utke

October 16, 1948 - September 27, 2021

Poland, IN – Richard Patrick Utke Sr. passed away peacefully with his three children by his side on Monday, September 27,2021 at Putnam County Hospital after a long fight with Leukemia Cancer. Putnam County Hospital was so caring and allowed many of his loved ones in the room to say their good-byes in his final moments. Richard was born in Wisconsin, on October 16, 1948, to William (Bill) and...
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Douglas H. Tussey

July 22, 1951 - September 23, 2021

Douglas Herbert Tussey, age 70, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021. He was born on Sunday, July 22, 1951 in Indianapolis to Mathew H. and Rita K. Tussey, both of whom precede him in death. Doug graduated from Manual High School in 1969 and earned his Associate's Degree from I.T.T. in Tool Engineering. He went on to work for the state of Indiana for 35 years as a bank...
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Noble Max Parke

April 6, 1931 - September 22, 2021

Noble Max Parke, age 90, of Beech Grove, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He was born on Monday, April 6, 1931 in Warrick County near Lynnville, Indiana, to Winfrey and Allieen Parke. He attended Spurgeon High School and went on to serve in the United States Army from 1951-1953 before going to work for Western Electric and AT&T. Noble enjoyed NASCAR, particularly the Daytona 500. ...
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Tyler Kaine Davis

September 3, 1994 - September 20, 2021

Tyler Kaine Davis, 27, passed away on September 20, 2021 in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. Tyler was a caring son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend and will be remembered as an introspective and thoughtful soul that touched the hearts of many. At a young age, Tyler was very skilled at sports and especially loved to play baseball. In his older years, he loved to go fishing and...
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Quentin Isaiah Wilson

May 30, 1995 - September 19, 2021

Quentin Isaiah Wilson, 26, of Fishers, passed away on September 19, 2021, from natural causes. He was known for being cheerful and spunky, and a friend recently said Quentin would light up the room when he walked in. Quentin hated school and it showed in his behavior when he was younger, but he realized the need for it later, and earned a degree in Cyber Security. He was smart and enjoyed working...
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James L. Despain

February 15, 1963 - September 18, 2021

James L. Despain, of Indianapolis passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. James was born in Indianapolis on February 15, 1963, to Bob and Donna Despain. He worked for Joint and Clutch Service for many years as a clutch repairman. James is survived by his wife, Edythe Despain. There are no services scheduled. Arrangements entrusted to Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care
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Betty L. Brandman

October 29, 1927 - September 17, 2021

Betty L. Brandman, age 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. She was born in Indianapolis on Saturday, October 29, 1927 to George and Margaret Slater. Betty was a bookkeeper who enjoyed crafts, painting, and reading. She is survived by her daughter: Carol Hunter of Ione, California; sons: Mike Nelson of Silver Springs, Florida, and Robert Nelson of Bremerton,...
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Leroy Bibbs

December 7, 1972 - September 16, 2021

Leroy Bibbs, 48 of Anderson, Indiana passed away the morning of September 16, 2021. He was a loving father, husband and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He will be missed by his work brothers at his job of 7 years. (Pavement Solutions) Leroy loved riding his motorcycle and cookouts with family and friends. He leaves behind to cherish his memory wife Amellia Bibbs, Brother...
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Tom Moore

September 29, 1973 - September 11, 2021

Tom Moore, 47, of Fairland, Indiana passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Tom was born in Bellarie, Ohio on September 29, 1973 to Buss Moore Jr. and Donna Kay Seever. Tom grew up in Moundsville, West Virginia before moving with his bother to Indianapolis. Tom met the love of his life Pam in 1999. The two married in August of 2001 and together raised three children. He was a hardworking man...
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Kevin Taylor

September 15, 1957 - September 10, 2021

Kevin Taylor, age 63, of Franklin, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. He was born in Franklin, Indiana on September 15, 1957 to Lloyd and Sophie Taylor, both of whom precede him in death. Kevin was a graduate of Greenwood High School who went on to work for Kopetsky Trucking, then retiring from Vansickle Trucking. He liked to play chess and liked old cars and motorcycles. He is...
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Kim E. Hoffman

September 10, 1960 - September 8, 2021

Kim E. Hoffman, age 60, of Mooresville, passed away on September 8, 2021. She was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on September 10, 1960 to Larry and Sandra Hoffman. Kim graduated from Toledo University, earning her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. She is survived by her mother: Sandra Hoffman; brother: Paul (Nancy) Hoffman; fiancee: Rob Westbrook; and nieces: Marie Hoffman and Emma Hoffman. Kim...
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Kelly J Smith

November 4, 1959 - September 3, 2021

Kelly J. Smith, 61, passed away on September 3, 2021. She was born on November 4, 1959 to the late Arthur Eugene and Iva Lorene (Ratliff) Smith. Kelly was a 1978 graduate of Franklin Community High School. She had been employed by the United States Postal Service for 31 years. Kelly enjoyed spending time with her family. She always enjoyed being the hostess and loved serving all. She enjoyed...
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Gleda L. Cramer

June 25, 1928 - September 3, 2021

Gleda Cramer of Greenwood, Indiana passed away on September 3, 2021. She was born in Washington, Indiana. She started working at the Greyhound Bus Station after graduation from Washington High School. She moved to Bloomington, Indiana when she was 30 years old and managed the Greyhound Bus Station in Bloomington for 33 years. She was known for being very smart and for her strong work ethic. She...
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Wilma Joan Brandes

April 28, 1927 - August 28, 2021

Wilma Joan Brandes of Indianapolis, IN passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Joan was born a daughter of the late Clarence and Louise Pelley Brown. Joan attended Shortridge High School and Manuel High School where she graduated from. On June 28, 1946 she was married to the love of her life Roy Brandes at Bethany Lutheran Church in Indianapolis. They were able to spend 49 years together before...
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Traci Lynne Wilmoth

May 11, 1989 - August 26, 2021

Traci Lynne Wilmoth, age 32, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 26, 2021. She was born in Indianapolis on May 11, 1989 to Wilburn and Shirley Wilmoth, both of whom survive her. She was a graduate of Perry Meridian High School and went on to earn her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety Management degree from IUPUI. Traci applied her education to pursue her passion, which...
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Larry David Byers

July 22, 1944 - August 22, 2021

Larry David Byers, 77, passed away August 22, 2021. Dave was born in Bedford, Indiana on July 22, 1944. He graduated from Mooresville High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1967. He retired from Siemans in 2009. Dave is preceded in death by his father Carl, mother Mary, brother Donald, and son Michael. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 43 years, Del, four children,...
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Debra Kay Poynter Meece

November 16, 1962 - August 21, 2021

Debra Kay (Poynter) Meece, age 58, of Indianapolis, passed away August 21, 2021. She was born on November 16, 1962 to Howard and Mary Poynter, both of whom precede her in death. She had a deep love for animals, even riding and showing horses when she was younger. Debra also enjoyed playing in recreational softball leagues, drawing and coloring, and also cooking. What she loved most was taking...
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Janet Zeller

July 30, 1953 - August 18, 2021

Janet Zeller, 68, of Indianapolis, IN passed away peacefully, surrounded by her daughters on August 18, 2021. Janet was born on July 30, 1953, in Brooklyn, NY to Sylvia Zeller. Janet was a carpenter by trade and a passionate woman who will be greatly missed by all. Janet was someone who loved with her whole heart. She put her love into everything she did. From building furniture to creating her...
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Teazu Morris

June 28, 1968 - August 17, 2021

Teazu Tatiana Jeridale Morris June 28, 1968 to August 17, 2021 A Time for Everything ...
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Nellie M. Clark

March 31, 1927 - August 11, 2021

Ms. Nellie Mae Frances Clark, 94, departed this life on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Nellie was born on March 31, 1927 in Glendale, KY as the second oldest of five children born to the late James Sydney Phillips and Mary R. Brashear. Nellie professed her love for Christ and was baptized at a young age. Nellie attended Booker T. Washington in Shelbyville, IN. In 1946, Nellie gave birth to...
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Mildred F. Haptonstall

March 31, 1933 - August 9, 2021

Mildred F. Haptonstall, 88, of Greenwood, passed into eternal life at Community Hospital South on August 8, 2021. She was born to Kenneth Crago Partridge and Mildred (Fee) Partridge on March 31, 1933, in Honesdale, PA. She leaves behind her sons, Fred Haptonstall (Cindy) of Onalaska, WA, and Gary Haptonstall (Shannon Phillips) of Clayton, IN; her brother, Ken Partridge (Rosellé) of Franklin,...
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Donald Ray Fajardo, Jr.

August 12, 1984 - July 28, 2021

Donald "Donnie" R. Fajardo, age 36, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. He was born on Sunday, August 12, 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona. Donnie graduated from Centennial High School in Peoria, Arizona, with the class of 2003, and enjoyed  woodworking, fishing, and riding his Harley. He was assigned to Engine 44 B Shift and was a member of IFD Class 83, sworn in on Feb. 12, 2018. Prior to his...
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Bradley C. Wooten

November 8, 1957 - July 28, 2021

Bradley C. Wooten, age 63, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 28, 2021. He was born on November 8, 1957 in Indianapolis. He loved being a Mason (PM, Tiler of A.A.S.R., MSA), and was a member of Pleasant Lodge #134, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Murat Shrine and many other organizations. He is survived by his wife of 26 years: Trish Wooten of Indianapolis; son: Bradley T. Wooten of Indianapolis;...
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Rachel Michelle Evans

February 14, 1980 - July 27, 2021

Rachel Michelle Evans, age 41, of Camby, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. She was born on February 14, 1980 in Indianapolis to David Lawrence and Karen Dempsey. Rachel graduated from Mooresville High School in 1998, and went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in General Studies at Ivy Tech Community College in 2002 before furthering her education by earning her Associate's Degree of Applied...
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Michelle Browning

December 20, 1956 - July 12, 2021

Michelle Browning, 65, passed away July 12, 2021 at her residence in Worthington, Indiana. Michelle was born to Donald Hawkins and Rosemary (McGraw) Hawkins in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michelle was an outgoing, spirited, caring individual. She loved her dog Mariska and her grandkids. She loved the countryside, she enjoyed waking up to beautiful sunrises and being able to see the deer come right...
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Stephen Otis Jones

August 6, 1939 - July 6, 2021

Stephen Otis Jones, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Manor Care Health Services, Indianapolis, Indiana. Steve was born in Columbia City, Indiana on Sunday, August 6, 1939, the only child of Stephen and Gretchen Jones. He attended Howe Military School in northern Indiana in his teen years. He later attended Indiana University and, after receiving his degree,...
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Michael D. Maines

September 27, 1941 - July 4, 2021

Michael D. Maines, age 79, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021. He was born on September 27, 1941 and attended Arsenal Technical High School. He went on to work as a groundskeeper for Indianapolis Public Schools for 30 years.  He is survived by his wife: Linda Maines of Indianapolis; sons: Michael A. Maines of Indianapolis, Donald (April) Maines of Greenwood, and Brian Maines...
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Dennis Riley, Jr.

March 1, 1999 - July 3, 2021

Dennis Riley, Jr., affectionately known as "Little Dennis", was born in Chicago, Illinois to LaToya Wade-Over and Dennis Riley, Sr. on March 1, 1999. Dennis was a quiet young man with a beautiful spirit. As a child, he was always smiling. He loved listening to music, playing games, dancing, and making new friends. Dennis loved to swim, loved food, loved being with and helping his family. Dennis...
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Jessica Kelly Ward

March 24, 1978 - June 30, 2021

Jessica Kelly Ward, age 43, of Trafalgar, IN, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jessica was born on March 24, 1978 in Indianapolis to Michael G. Goodwin and Brenda L. (Bradford) White. She was a 1996 graduate of Southport High School and was employed by 3B Supply as a purchasing agent. She was a loving wife and mother who loved to collect...
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Gregory Allen Crider

March 6, 1950 - June 28, 2021

Gregory Allen Crider, age 71, of Lizton, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021. He was born on Monday, March 6, 1950, in Ft.Wayne to Donald and Pauline Crider. He was a graduate of Speedway High School and went on to work for the Town of Speedway for over 40 years, with most of that time spent as the Assistant Street Commissioner. His effort and dedication to the residents of Speedway earned him...
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Andrew James Hutson

May 26, 1989 - June 25, 2021

Andrew James Hutson, age 32, of Greenwood, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021. He was born on Friday, May 26, 1989 in Indianapolis to Tim Hutson and Andrea Hutson. He was a part of the the men's group at The Father's House, and was in his third year of studying at the Supernatural Ministries Training Institute. He is survived by his daughter: Jocelyn Neveah of Hawaii; mother: Andrea Hutson...
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Pearl T. Faust

November 23, 1948 - June 15, 2021

Pearl Therese Daly Faust, 72, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving children. She was born November 23, 1948, in Great Falls, MT to Clifford and Anna (Bostian) Daly. At age 12, Pearl moved with her family to Indiana where she attended St. Jude Catholic School and later graduated from Chartrand High School (Roncalli). She studied nursing...
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Jacob Tyler Ransdell

October 30, 1990 - June 14, 2021

Jacob Tyler Ransdell, age 30, of Greenfield, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021. Among those surviving Jacob are his partner: Stanley A. Jones, II; mother: Lisa R. (Timothy L. Cross) Cross-Vinci; maternal grandparents: Dan and Bonnie Vinci; The Ransdell Family, brother: Tomy (Danielle) Bruno; sisters: Anessa (Ryan) Skidmore, Rebecca Ransdell, and Renee Ransdell; as well as several nieces...
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Sharon R. Ruckersfeldt

November 15, 1937 - June 11, 2021

Sharon R. Ruckersfeldt, 83, passed away Friday evening, June 11, 2021. She was a long-time resident of Indianapolis. Sharon was born November 15, 1937 in Washington, IN to Ruth E. (Ricks) McGuire and Roy W. McGuire. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Kenneth R. Ruckersfeldt and their five children: Stacey (John) Barrington, Seguin, TX; Kevin (Michelle) Ruckersfeldt, Overland Park, KS;...
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Dereatha Sue Ramsey

January 25, 1962 - June 11, 2021

Dereatha Sue Ramsey, age 59, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021. She was born on January 25, 1962 in Indianapolis to John and Viola Welch. She loved her coffe, and enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and playing games on her phone. She is survived by her husband of 35 years: William Ramsey of Indianapolis; father: John Lee Welch of Charlestown; daughters: Destinny (Ray...
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Matthew Smith

October 15, 1985 - June 9, 2021

Matthew "Peanut" Scott Smith tragically left us on June 9, 2021. He was born in Abilene, Texas on October 15, 1985. From the day he was born he brought smiles and laughter wherever he went. He will always be remembered for his big smile, sense of humor and unimaginable energy. Matt leaves behind his two daughters Kaelie Amerikas Nicole and Emary Emilia, his parents Lori and Richard Starrett,...
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Melvin Gilbert

March 20, 1963 - June 5, 2021

Melvin Gilbert, 58 of Columbus, IN passed away on June 05, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital Indianapolis. He was born in Greensburg, IN on March 20, 1963. He attended South Decatur High School and Indianapolis Barber College. He was a loving caregiver for his mother for the last 15 yrs. He is survived by his mother Cleo Stephens, brothers, Alvin, Sylvester, Lee, Mac, Ronnie, sisters, Eva, Sherry...
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Richard "Dick" Opsahl

August 24, 1925 - June 3, 2021

Richard "Dick" Leroy Opsahl 95 quietly passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Greenwood Village. He was born on August 24, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His parents were Roy and Margarite (Melby) Opsahl. He was stationed during WW II in Hawaii as a member of the U.S. Navy where he met Lois. Dick and Lois (Eaton) married in 1945, raised a family, and shared life for 62 years in Indianapolis....
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Shawn Frost

July 5, 1973 - May 27, 2021

Shawn Michael Frost, age 47, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021. He was born on Thursday, July 5, 1973 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He attended Arsenal Technical High School for 3 years before finishing his academic career in 1991 when he graduated from Martinsville High School. Shawn went on to become a forklift operator with the food service industry, and was an avid sports...
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John Paul Blanton

July 15, 1941 - May 26, 2021

John Paul Blanton, age 79, of Plainfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. He was born on Tuesday, July 15,1941 in Stilesville to Robert and Geneva Blanton, both of whom precede him in death. He is survived by his sisters: Alice Kathleen Clem of Idaho, Carole Jeanne (John) Pemberton of Plainfield, Anita Eileen Broyles of Plainfield, Anne Louise Blanton of Plainfield, Bonnie Lee Blanton of...
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La Donna M. Kauffman

June 9, 1930 - May 26, 2021

LaDonna M. Kauffman, 90, Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 26, 2021. She was born June 9, 1930 to the late Russell and Eunice (Ramsey) Dailey. She graduated from Southport High School, and married the love of her life, Carl Kauffman, February 10, 1951. He preceded her in death October 11, 2012. Surviving are her two sons, Russ Kauffman of Mooresville and Rick (Susanne)...
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Brenda Gayle Dant

August 26, 1951 - May 18, 2021

Brenda Gayle Dant, 69, of Indianapolis passed from this eternal life on May 18, 2021. Brenda, a beloved daughter, mother, sister, Granny, and friend to many was born in Kentucky and the daughter of the late William David Kirby and Mary Jane Kirby (Dunn). After graduating from Triton Central High School she earned a certification in expanded function dental assisting and enjoyed a long career in...
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Arturo "Fat Boy, Topo" Sanchez

March 2, 1968 - May 15, 2021

Arturo "Fat Boy, Topo" Sanchez, 53, of Nineveh, Indiana passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Arturo was born in Toluca, Mexico to parents Benito and Ana Delgado Sanchez. He spent many years as a forklift operator working in various manufacturing facilities. He is preceded in death by his father Benito Sanchez. Arturo leaves behind his wife, Carrie Sanchez; daughter, Savanah Sanchez; step...
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Beverly Dobbs

December 9, 1937 - May 15, 2021

Beverly Lockridge Dobbs, age 83 of Beech Grove, Indiana. She passed peacefully on May 15, 2021. She was born on December 9, 1937 in New Castle to Francis and Lenita Lockridge. She graduated from New Castle High School in 1956. She lived most of her life in Beech Grove. She enjoyed spending time with her family, walking, reading, doing word search puzzles and working in her flower garden. She is...
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Amelia Ann Campbell

August 9, 1934 - May 14, 2021

Amelia (Ann) Campbell, of Greenfield, Indiana, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and person who touched many lives. Ann was a coal miner's daughter born in Harlan County, Kentucky to Sallie and Ernest Campbell. She loved the hills and hollers of her home state and was a cheerleader and an excellent student at Cumberland High...
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James W. Burns II

October 21, 1967 - May 14, 2021

James "Jimi" Winfield Burns II, age 53, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jimi was born October 21, 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska to parents James Winfield and Hiroko (Maeda) Burns. He is survived by his mother, Hiroko Burns, his sister Rebecca (Mark) Pfeifer, his brother, Michael (Donna) Burns his uncle John Burns and his daughter, Melina Matsu Gribble, who was his...
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Gladys Mullarkey

September 19, 1965 - May 10, 2021

Gladys G. Mallarkey, age 55, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the family. Arrangements are in the care of Simplicity Funeral & Cremation...
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Connie J. Nicholas

July 4, 1937 - May 5, 2021

Connie J. Nicholas, age 83, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. She was born on Sunday, July 4, 1937 in Fairland to Alfred and Zelma Wayman, both of whom precede her in death along with her husband of 52 1/2 years: David A. Nicholas; and her son: Robert Nicholas. Connie graduated from Fairland High School in 1956, was a member of LifePoint Church and was an avid card player...
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Mary Margaret Roberts-Cooper

January 25, 1967 - May 1, 2021

Mary Margaret Roberts – Cooper, 54, passed away Saturday May 1, 2021. Mary was born to James and Mary Lou (O'Connor) Crider on January 25, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mary was a 1985 graduate of Southport High School. Upon high school graduation she furthered her education at Ivy Tech where she became a certified nursing assistant. Mary loved to crochet and enjoyed baking cakes. She had a...
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George Rick June

October 11, 1953 - April 29, 2021

George Richard June - known as "Rick" June, age 67 of Noblesville, Indiana passed away April 29, 2021. Rick was born October 11, 1953 to the late David R. June and Mabel L. Wood June. Rick was self-employed, owning and operating his own business, Accessibility Lift since 1991. Survivors include his children, Lorenda Carr (Matt), Shawn June (Laura) and Rickey June (Amber). Rick had 4...
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Geraldine Gerri Gilmore

November 6, 1946 - April 26, 2021

Geraldine Vivian Gilmore went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on April 21, 2021. Gerri was born November 6, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Fred and Jenny Svetina Gorman. She is survived by her brother Fred (Ula) Gorman, her nephew David (Diana) Gorman, and her niece Laurie (Tim) Alsup. After 48 years of happy marriage, she lost her loving husband Deacon Gilmore just two years ago. ...
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James "Jim" R. Buckheister

September 12, 1935 - April 26, 2021

James "Jim" R. Buckheister, Sr. was born September 12, 1935 and resided in Indianapolis, IN until his death on April 26, 2021. He is proceeded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ardith A. Buckheister. He had 6 children – Janice and her husband Dennis, Susan and her husband Glen, Linda and her husband Sidney, Jim Buckheister Jr. and his wife Tami, Sherri and her husband Dan and Terri Overbeck,...
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Arnold Lewis Gushwa

June 24, 1950 - April 22, 2021

Arnold Lewis Gushwa, Sr., age 70, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. He was born on Saturday, June 24, 1950 to Harley and Lillian Gushwa, both of whom precede him in death. Arnold was a man of faith who never met a stranger. He loved to stop whatever he was doing to strike up a conversation with anyone and everyone around. He could often be found reading his Bible and...
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Terry H. Reese

November 17, 1950 - April 14, 2021

On Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, Terry Harold Reese, loving father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 70 surrounded by family. Terry was born on November 17, 1950, in Shelbyville, Indiana to Willie and Ida Reese. He graduated from Ben Davis Highschool. He was employed by Chrysler until he enlisted in the US Army, where he proudly served our country from June of 1970 to 1972. He was a...
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Richard Duane Cribbs

April 12, 2021

Richard Duane Cribbs, age 77, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021. A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at LifePoint Church, 8540 Combs Rd., Indianapolis, 46237. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Indianapolis Chapel.
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Jessica Blankenship Turpin

October 17, 1953 - April 9, 2021

Jessica Blankenship Turpin, age 68, passed away on April 9, 2021. She was born on Saturday, October 17, 1953. Jessica is survived by her sons: Michael Turpin, and Ronnie Qualls; daughter: Stephanie Whitten; stepson: Carl Turpin, Jr.; sisters: Janice Willoughby, Peggy (John) Hamilton, Brenda Arnold, Ruby (Robert) Hamilton, and Vicky Hamilton; her brother: Jessie Ray Blankenship; 13 grandchildren;...
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Callidora "Nicky" (Mitchell) Heginbotham

July 9, 1926 - April 8, 2021

Callidora "Nicky" (Mitchell) Heginbotham was born July 9, 1926 in Henryville, Indiana to her parents Orville Denton and Ida May (Sohn) Mitchell. She had two beloved brothers, Willard Orville "Mitch" (Elleanora) Mitchell and Paul Denton (Arlene, Olive) Mitchell both preceded her in death. She loved getting together with them to laugh and party. Callidora lived a very full life. She was married to...
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Christopher "Chris" Cave

August 30, 1981 - April 6, 2021

Christopher "Chris" Cave, 39, of 417 Rural street Indianapolis passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at community East Hospital. He was born August 30, 1981 in Franklin Indiana. Chris was a loving father, Brother, son and friend. He had the biggest heart. When Chris loved you, you knew it because he loved with his whole heart. He would do whatever he could for the people he loved. We will truly miss...
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Robert A. Fangmeier , Jr.

August 30, 1955 - April 6, 2021

Robert A. Fangmeier Jr. was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 30, 1955. He was an ironworker local 22 for 40 years. He retired in 2010. He is preceded in death by his mother, Julia Strain, and his father, Robert Fangmeier Sr., two granddaughters, Alyssa, and ZaKaria. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Betty J. Fangmeier, his son Robert A. Fangmeier III, his daughters Michelle Hinkle,...
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Vickie Sue (Polson) Plew

January 21, 1950 - April 4, 2021

Vickie Sue Plew (Polson) was a beautiful woman, friend, mother and Nana. She was born January 21, 1950 at home in Tompkinsville, KY to Lucille and Jack Polson at less than 5 pounds. She's been strong and fierce since that day. Nana graduated from Plainfield High School in 1968 and attended Aristotle College for two years until the school closed its doors. Nana always found joy in and was...
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Joseph Bryant Ortiz

July 27, 2003 - April 1, 2021

Joseph Bryant Ortiz, age 17, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021. He was born on Sunday, July 27, 2003 in Indianapolis. Among those surviving Joseph are his mother: Tiffany (Humberto) Mendez Arroyo. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 1:00 pm until the time of service at 3:00 pm at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis,...
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James H. Oakes

March 31, 2021

James H. Oakes, 71, of Brownsburg, Indiana went home to be with his Savior on March 31, 2021 from St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Jim was the son of the late Lester C. Oakes and Ruth Sawtell Oakes. He was a 1968 graduate of Clarion Area High School where he played basketball and golf. Jim received a BS in Business from Clarion University where he was a...
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Nicole Marie Hess

June 19, 1982 - March 29, 2021

Nicole Marie Hess passed away on March 29th, 2021. Nicole was born on June 19th, 1982 in Indianapolis, Indiana to her mother; Lisa Marie Rains and father; Tommy Johnson. Nicole's parents are both deceased. She lived in Indiana her entire life and resided in South Bend where she worked as a quality control supervisor at a Tri-Pac, Inc. Nicole had a passion for life, music and adventure. She was...
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Marsha Kay Jeffries

July 30, 1945 - March 18, 2021

Marsha Kay Jeffries, age 75, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021. She was born in Indianapolis on Monday, July 30, 1945 to Russell and Madeline Humbles, both of whom precede her in death along with her son: Scott Humbles; and brother: Jerry Humbles. She was a 1963 graduate of Southport High School who went on to work at the Indianapolis Star in 1979, retiring in 2003. Marsha...
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Betty J. Kiger

March 17, 2021

Betty J. Kiger of Indianapolis, IN passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the age of 86. Betty was the daughter of the late Carl Cherry and Gertrude Asberry of Clay County, Tennessee. Betty is survived by four daughters: Marna Hawley (James), Vickie Cooper (Donald), Becky Padgett, and Joyce Einwaechter (Nelson). She enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great children. Her grandchildren...
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Sandra Ann Wright

September 23, 1970 - March 16, 2021

Sandra Ann Wright was born on September 23, 1970 in East St. Louis, ILL. Sandra was one of eleven children. Sandra was born to Sam Lee Wright, Sr and Ora Lee Wright, whom both proceed her in death. Sandra attended East St Louis Senior High School. Sandra was deeply committed to her family and friends. She always made herself available to those who needed her. Sandra was proceeded in death by her...
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John Kendall Ward

July 2, 1938 - March 10, 2021

John Kendall Ward passed away peacefully at his home on March 10, 2021. Born to John Granville and Jane Ward on July 2, 1938, in Lebanon, Indiana, John grew up reading and dreaming about exploring the world. An enthusiastic scholar, he earned a BA from Columbia University and an MA from New York University, propelling him into an exciting career at the US Department of State. As a Foreign Service...
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Phyllis (Elaine) Hewitt Hendricks

March 14, 1962 - March 3, 2021

Phyllis (Elaine) Hewitt Hendricks passed on March 3, 2021 at Homestead Healthcare of Indianapolis. She was born a daughter of Frank and Bernice Hewitt in Jonesboro, AR. on March 14, 1962. She was one of thirteen children having nine brothers and three sisters. Elaine married the love of her life, Larry David Hendricks in 1982. They were able to spend 31 years together until David passed suddenly...
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Joseph W. Palmer

August 29, 1957 - February 28, 2021

Joseph W. Palmer, Sr., Age 63, Of Mooresville, IN. passed on February 28, 2021 at Community South Hospital after a long battle with liver disease. He was born on August 29, 1957 to Robert G. Palmer & Peggy Palmer. Joe graduated at the top of class from Northwest High School in Indianapolis, IN. He was a loving father, Papaw to grandson Jacob, son, & really a fun uncle. He loved music, especially...
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Pauline (Polly) Johanna Crider

April 5, 1927 - February 28, 2021

After a gallant battle with cancer, Pauline (Polly) Johanna Crider has left the earthly presence of her loving family and friends to start the next adventure. Pauline was born Pauline Johanna Frohning on April 5, 1927 to Phillip J. Frohning and Regina C. (Deimel) Frohning in the farming community of Jasper County, Illinois. She was the fourth daughter of eleven daughters and three boys. Polly...
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John E. Pierce

March 2, 1939 - February 27, 2021

John E. Pierce, age 81, died Saturday, February 27, 2021. John was born March 2, 1939 in New Boston, Texas to John D. and Iris Fowler Pierce. As a young man he lived in Dallas before being drafted. After basic training, the Army sent him to Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis Indiana, where he worked in the Finance Center. Learning to love the four seasons in Indiana, he made the decision...
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Walter Filipski

December 31, 1946 - February 21, 2021

Walter Filipski, born December 31, 1946 in Elizabeth, NJ, passed away February 21, 2021. Predeceased by his sister Cecilia McHugh and survived by his loving family: Sons Robert (Megan) and Kevin; grandchildren Kayleigh, Brett, Mandy, Emily, Lena, Mia, and Josie. At a young age he enlisted in the Navy, serving on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam war. Upon leaving the Navy, he sought a...
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Charles Richard "Dick" Robertson

December 13, 1945 - February 21, 2021

Charles Richard "Dick" Robertson, age 75, of Greenwood, passed away on Sunday, February 21. 2021. He was born on Thursday, December 13, 1945 in Corydon, Indiana, to Earl and Edith Robertson, both of whom precede him in death. Dick attended Indiana State University and proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He loved to work out and take his trips to CVS and Applebee's. Dick never...
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Leigh Allison Rader

December 2, 1970 - February 20, 2021

Leigh Allison Rader, 50, of Arcadia, Indiana, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 20, 2021 after a long, brave battle with kidney disease. She was born in Tipton, Indiana and raised in Noblesville, Indiana by her mother Becky Avon, step father, John Graham Sr., and grandparents, Ralph and Ruth Ann Musselman. Leigh attended Noblesville and Hamilton Southeastern High Schools. This is...
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Kevin "Mel" Farrell

December 20, 1967 - February 19, 2021

Kevin "Mel" Farrell, 53, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. He was born December 20th, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Patrick & Carolyn Farrell. Kevin graduated from Roncalli High School in 1986. He was a heavy machine operator for many years. He was a unique soul and will be remembered for his humor and lovable self. Kevin enjoyed scratching off lottery tickets and a few cold ones...
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Margaret Patricia "Patty" Cook

March 18, 1923 - February 19, 2021

Margaret Patricia "Patty" Cook, age 97, of Franklin, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. She was born on Sunday, March 18, 1923 in Illinois to Warren and Cecilia Gresh, both of whom precede her in death. Patty was active in the Rosary Society at her church and loved to play golf. She was an avid knitter and crocheter, and was known for her beautiful laugh. She is survived by her children...
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John P. Dickey

August 12, 1931 - February 9, 2021

John Peter Dickey, age 89, of Greenwood, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born on Wednesday, August 12, 1931 in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania to Steven and Mildred Dickey. Among his survivors is his wife: Gaye Dickey of Greenwood.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral mass at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S...
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Paul F. F, Scoch

February 6, 2021

Paul F. Schoch age 80 of Indianapolis, IN passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Paul was born on February 23, 1940 in Indianapolis a son of the late Henry "Bud" and Dorothy Leslie Schoch. On March 10,1962 he married Judith Comstock Schoch and they were able to spend almost 58 years together before her passing in January 2020. Paul was an avid sports fan and loved spending his time bowling...
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Chastine Nicole Riley

October 26, 1983 - February 4, 2021

Chastine Nicole Riley, age 37, of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021. She was born on October 26, 1983 in Indianapolis to Perry Tucker and Sheryl Tucker. Chastine was a talented artist, focusing on her drawing. She liked to crochet gifts for her family, and was a free spirit who just liked to be around people. Chastine is survived by her children: Kaiden Hardcastle, and...
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Robert Clark

January 30, 2021

Robert Earl (Bob) Clark passed into glory on January 30, 2021 at the age of 86. He was born February 2, 1934 to Eugene Clark and Lucy Norris Clark in Wilmington, North Carolina. Bob is survived by his wife of 19 years, Ruth, his son Larry (Fran), 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ann Strong Clark, daughter Gail Tharrington and brothers Russell...
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Marilyn Cook

October 13, 1928 - January 29, 2021

Marilyn L (Dutchess) Cook passed away at home last Friday January 29, 2021 at the age of 92. Marilyn was born October 13, 1928 in Walton, Indiana to Anna and Meredith Dutchess. Marilyn was a graduate of Walton High School. She was known for her generous nature and optimistic personality.Marilyn was an active member of the congregation at Valley Mills Christian Church in Indianapolis, volunteering...
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Victoria D. Wallace-Ramsey

August 13, 1959 - January 27, 2021

Victoria Denise Wallace-Ramsey gained her wings and joined her mother and father on January 27th, 2021 at 8:12 am.Vickie was born August 13th, 1959 in Greenfield, IN to Frank and Gwen Lovell. Vickie was a beautician which suited her perfectly. She was great with people and anyone who knew her would tell you how she could always make you laugh. She had some great stories.Vickie was a Wife, Mother,...
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Lesley Deiler

May 26, 1983 - January 25, 2021

Lesley Anne Deiler, 37, of Greenwood, passed away Monday January 25, 2021 from a sepsis infection. Lesley was born to Russel and Carol Nieman on May 26,1983 in LaGrange, Illinois.The family moved to Zionsville, Indiana in 1990 where Lesley attended Zionsville Community Schools and graduated in 2001. Lesley attended University of Southern Indiana, IUPUI, and the University of Phoenix graduating...
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Donna Kay Adams

April 2, 1956 - January 20, 2021

Donna Kay Adams, age 64, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 20, 2021. She was born on April 2, 1956 to Ivo Harding and Matilda Havens, both of whom precede her in death. She earned her master's degree in cosmetology from Purdue University in 1997, and loved to go fishing and spend time with her grandchildren. Donna was also a quilter, winning top awards at the Marion County Fairs. She never...
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Karen S. Wolfe

November 16, 1958 - January 13, 2021

Karen S. Wolfe, 62, of Greenwood, IN, passed away due to Covid 19 at Community Hospital South on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Karen was born November 16, 1958 in Lebanon, IN. Karen was daughter of Victor and Mary Carpenter. She had two older siblings; Betty Sutter and Harold Carpenter.Karen married Earl Wolfe, Sr. and they have one son; Earl H. Wolfe, Jr., two grandsons; Michael A. Begley and...
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Charles Edwin Lacy

April 9, 1930 - January 10, 2021

Charles Edwin Lacy, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend passed from this earth on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the age of 90 years old at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.Charles Edwin Lacy was born April 9, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Roy T. Lacy and Julia "Gladys" (Parsley) Lacy. He was a lifelong resident of Wanamaker, Indiana (Franklin Township)...
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Mary A. Sluss

February 13, 1948 - January 9, 2021

Mary Alice Sluss, 72, of Greenwood, passed away January 9, 2021. Mary was born February 13, 1948 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana.Mary was an avid Bingo and Euchre player and was a member of the Greenwood VFW and Greenwood Social. She loved playing games, spending time with family and Ice Cream. Mary enjoyed watching her Kids and Grandkids play sports. She loved watching Pacer and...
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Betty Allen

January 6, 2021

Betty L. Allen of Indianapolis passed away on January 6, 2021 at Community Hospital East. Betty is a daughter of Irene Back Barnes and was born in Blackey, Kentucky.Betty is survived by her mother and her son, David Shawn Allen (Libby) also of Indianapolis, Indiana. David is Betty's only child and \"the light of her life\". Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog Bently. She was...
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Robert H. Goheen

October 8, 1953 - January 4, 2021

Robert H. Goheen, age 67, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 4, 2021. He was born on Thursday, October 8, 1953 in St. Louis Missouri to Richard and Opal Goheen, both of whom precede him in death along with three of his siblings. Robert liked to talk over his CB radio and play cards, particularly canasta, and also liked to relax by watching various programs on television.He is survived by his...
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Jacob Daniel Carter

January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2021

On Sunday, January 3,2021 Jacob Daniel Carter, loving son and father, passed away at age 24. He was born on Friday, January 3, 1997 in Indianapolis to Angela Virt and Andrew Carter, and attended Center Grove Schools. At an early age he found a love for music and carried that love his whole life. He was a creative and talented singer with a passion for music who wrote, recorded and performed many...
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April Marie Sidwell

September 29, 1968 - January 3, 2021

On January 3, 2021, loving mother and grandmother, April, passed away following a short illness at age 52.April loved painting and doing her crafts. She was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Zoo which she loved. She loved spending time with her grandkids. She was known for her kindness and her compassionate spirit.She is survived by her sons: Kevin, Hiro and Cloud Sidwell; her mother: Janet Lundy...
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