Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care - Zionsville

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Our Obituaries

Edward Lee Runyan

February 14, 1938 - April 21, 2022

Edward Lee Runyan, age 84, of Zionsville, IN, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2022,  surrounded by love in his home.  He was born on February 14, 1938, in Crawfordsville to the late Mary DeEtta (Wilkinson) Runyan and Elihu Runyan.   Born in a rural community, Ed enjoyed farming from the time he cultivated his own "fields" at age 2 and most recently from his sunroom as he...
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LaVelda Brown Lewis

October 17, 1928 - April 21, 2022

LaVelda Brown Lewis, age 93, of Zionsville, passed away on April 21, 2022. She was born on October 17, 1928, to Osborn and Elizabeth Brown.   She loved to go shopping and to travel with friends and family, always enjoying just laughing and having a good time, telling stories, and hearing them. Even though reading LaVelda's first love, she also had a love for photography. She was very talented...
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Michael Z. Silbert

February 2, 1939 - April 16, 2022

Dr. Michael Z. Silbert, 83, husband of Donna K. Silbert, of Zionsville, passed away at Witham Hospital in Lebanon on Saturday evening, April 16, 2022. Michael was born in Chicago in 1939. After his brother was born, the family moved to Shelbyville, IN. After graduating from Shelbyville High School, Michael earned a BA in biology from Wabash College in 1960. He earned his MD from the Indiana...
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Diana "Diney" Wharry

August 27, 1935 - April 5, 2022

Diana Delaplaine Downs Wharry, "Diney", passed away peacefully in her Zionsville home on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, after a short battle with cancer. Following her diagnosis, Diney was fortunate to have several months to enjoy her family and friends. Four o'clock happy hour at Diney's house became the place for people to gather every day of the week. With her loving and fun spirit, and Pinot...
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C. Lorraine Dimiceli

September 22, 1928 - April 1, 2022

C. Lorraine Dimiceli, 93, of Avon, passed away Friday, April 1, 2022. Lorraine was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 22, 1928, a daughter of the late John Amos and Eva Josephine (Bockhausen) Feeley. She married Salvatore (Sam) Dimiceli on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1953, they were married for 43 years. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1996. She worked at Pitman Moore/Dow Chemical...
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Thomas Miles Wiltrout

August 23, 1945 - March 13, 2022

Thomas Miles Wiltrout passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022, after a fight with cancer that spanned over 20 years. During that time, Tom won so many battles that cancer's eventual victory, was rendered practically meaningless. Tom was born on August 23, 1945 to Frank and Julia Wiltrout in South Bend, IN, the second of seven children: older sister Annette Papandrea of Atlanta, GA (deceased) and...
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Barbara Jean Voorhis

September 10, 1932 - March 10, 2022

Barbara Jean Voorhis, 89, a life-long resident of Zionsville, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Barbara Jean was born in Zionsville, Indiana on September 10, 1932, a daughter of the late Jacob and Leona (Steen) Hightshue. She married the love of her life, Alan Voorhis on June 22, 1952 in Warsaw, Indiana. Survivors include her children: Michael W. Voorhis (Monica), and Marcel L. Wallace ...
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Paul Jay Satterthwaite

January 22, 1955 - February 28, 2022

Paul Jay Sattherthwaite, 67, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 28, 2022. He was born on January 22, 1955 in Marion, Indiana, a son of the late Bruce and Margaret (Bliss) Satterthwaite. He spent the majority of his life in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Paul was a leader in the...
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Robert "Bob" Keller

February 1, 1954 - February 11, 2022

Robert (Bob) L. Keller, 68, of Zionsville went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 11, 2022. Robert was born on February 1, 1954, in Indianapolis to William Keller and Dorothy (Kessler) Keller. He graduated from Washington High School in Indianapolis in 1972. He became a welder and worked as one for thirty-five years. In 2013 he started working at Marsh in Boone Village in...
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Murray "Gene" Reynolds

November 10, 1929 - February 10, 2022

Murray Eugene Reynolds, age 92, husband of the late Eleanor "Jerry" Reynolds, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Zionsville Meadows. Gene was born on November 10, 1929 in Greensburg, IN to Thomas Murray Reynolds and Opal (Sanders) Reynolds. He was a 1947 graduate of Zionsville High School. In 1949, he married the love of his life, Eleanor "Jerry" (Yoder) Reynolds. He also proudly...
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Julius M. Jensen

June 6, 1939 - February 8, 2022

Julius Martin (Lou) Jensen was born June 6, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents Minna (Jappen) and Julius Justus Jensen were German immigrants. He died on February 8, 2022 of complications of Parkinsonism after a multi-year struggle with the disease. Lou's first job at the age of 10 was delivering groceries by bicycle for 25-cent tips. He worked continuously from that time until...
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Patsy Ann Downey

September 5, 1931 - January 27, 2022

Patsy Ann Downey - 9/5/1931 - 1/27/2022 Patsy Ann Downey passed away peacefully on January 27, 2022. Patsy was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 5, 1931 to Margaret Ann (Dodson) and Vance Henry Smith Sr. She attended high school in Columbia, eventually moving to Indiana in the mid 1950's. Patsy raised her four children in Indianapolis and was employed during that time by the DA...
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Steven "Steve" D. Neese

October 20, 1955 - January 26, 2022

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Steve Neese, devoted husband, brother and uncle passed away peacefully in his loving wife's arms at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kelly; fur babies Oliver and Fluffy; brother Mike Neese (Jamie) and their two children Branden and Jenny; brother Ritchie Neese (Tanay) and his daughters Stevie Jean (daughter Melanie) and Victoria Neese Brame ...
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William Russell Cameron

July 2, 1945 - January 21, 2022

William Russell "Bill" Cameron, 76, of Zionsville passed away on January 21, 2022. Bill was the son of Grover R. Cameron and Sara E. Archer. Bill was born July 2, 1945, in Indianapolis Indiana. Bill graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1963. He grew up in Indianapolis Indiana before moving to Ft. Wayne Indiana with his family. Bill was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam...
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Jerome "Jerry" D. Weaver

April 22, 1955 - January 19, 2022

Jerome "Jerry" D. Weaver, of Zionsville, passed away January 19, 2022, at the age of 66, after a courageous battle with a brief illness He is survived by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living life to the fullest. He was born on April 22, 1955, to James D. & Virginia E. (Richart) Weaver in Seymour, IN. Jerry grew up in Seymour, IN, graduating from Seymour High School and...
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Delbert E. Maurer

January 7, 1924 - January 18, 2022

Delbert E. Maurer, 98, died January 18, 2022 at Robin Run Village in Indianapolis, where he resided the past 5 years. He previously lived in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He was born in Bowling Green, Indiana on January 7, 1924, the son of Samuel and Lola (Stephens) Maurer. He graduated from Bowling Green High School, then served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He fought in the Battle...
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Carole Marie (Lizer) Mallett

May 17, 1928 - January 17, 2022

Carole Marie (Lizer) Mallett, 93, died on January 17, 2022, at Hoosier Village in Zionsville, IN, after a long illness. She was born on May 17, 1928, her mother's 25th birthday, to Harold P. Lizer and Esther (Ehmen) Lizer in McLean, Illinois. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Gordon E. Mallett, Ph.D. of Zionsville, IN, children, Hon. Susan Snell Barnes (Chester F. II) of Lake Jackson,...
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Drew Albert Kogan

July 9, 1958 - January 12, 2022

Many people lost their brother, uncle, decorator, and best friend, and the town of Zionsville lost their "unofficial mayor" on January 12, 2022. Drew Albert Kogan, 63, passed away unexpectedly in his beloved home surrounded by objects he had collected and adored. Although he loved McDonald's Diet Coke, Puccini's pizza, iced sugar cookies, impeccable decorating designed by himself, all things...
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Kathy Sue Haines

September 28, 1954 - December 23, 2021

Kathy Sue Haines, 67 of Indianapolis, passed away December 23rd with her husband and daughters at her side. The daughter of Ronald Phipps and Carolyn Sue Skelton, Kathy was born September 28th, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Northwest High School in 1972, and then went on to spend the majority of her adult life in both Pike Township and Zionsville. Later in life, Kathy and...
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John M. Grimme

May 31, 1947 - December 18, 2021

John M. Grimme, 74, of Zionsville passed away on December 18, 2021, at his residence. John was born on May 31, 1947, in Elwood, IN to Melvin H. and Lavona "Bonnie" (Vaughn) Grimme. He was a graduate of Summitville High School and the University of Evansville. While at the University of Evansville, John served as president of his chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon. John began his career at Indiana Bell,...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Wright

March 11, 1940 - December 17, 2021

Jacqueline "Jackie" Wright, 81, of Zionsville, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021. Jackie was born in Hale, Michigan on March 11, 1940, a daughter of the late Chet and Alma (Dunn) Mapes. She married Gerald "Gary" Wright on January 25, 1979. Jackie loved to go antiquing with her husband, and loved music, dancing and going shopping as well. She was a very creative person, and enjoyed...
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David James Boggs

November 4, 1960 - December 14, 2021

David James Boggs, 61, of Zionsville passed away on December 14, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. David was born on November 4, 1960, in Frankfort, Indiana to James Ashley and Karen (Smith) Boggs. He was a graduate of Center Grove High School and Purdue University. While at Purdue, David was President of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. David was active in the Jaycees, he was the...
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Sharon Joan Keener

April 12, 1928 - December 11, 2021

Sharon Joan (Peerman) Keener Sharon J (Peerman) Keener, 93, formerly of Bloomington, IN, passed from this earthly life December 11, 2021 at Wellbrooke of Avon, IN, a senior living community. She was born in Evansville, IN on April 12, 1928, to Millard L. and Goldie Mae Marie Campbell Peerman. Sharon was the fifth born of their nine children. She is survived by her children Dr. Steven G...
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Mary Mildred Davis

January 28, 1931 - December 11, 2021

Mary Mildred Davis, 90, passed away on Dec. 11, 2021 at The Hoosier Village Retirement Center in Zionsville. She was born January 28, 1931 in Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Dorval Edgar and Mary Mildred (Allred) Beaman. Mary was married to Norman Allen Davis for 44 years. He preceded her in death on December 20, 1994. Mary grew up in Zionsville, and was a Zionsville High School...
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Richard Dick Hahn

July 12, 1930 - November 29, 2021

Dr. Richard R. Hahn, 91, fell asleep in Christ on November 29, 2021. Dick was the beloved husband of Joan L. (Fager) for 55 years who preceded him in death. He will be remembered by his four children and their spouses: David Hahn and Cheryl Doherty of Victoria, MN, Carol Hahn and Vic Sittig of Normal, IL, Don & Tammy Hahn of Zionsville, IN and Kathy & Rick Hutton of Richmond, VA. As well as...
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Ralph L. Poulter, Jr.

August 22, 1942 - November 26, 2021

Ralph L. Poulter, Jr., 79, passed away on November 26, 2021, in Noblesville, IN. Ralph was born on August 22, 1942, in Pekin, IN to Ralph and Hilda (Martin) Poulter, Sr. Ralph had been a manager for the Mercantile Stores, Inc. He was an avid fan of the game of golf. Ralph is survived by his wife, Linda (Kreamer) Poulter; son, Scott (wife Karly) Poulter; daughter, Stacy Poulter;...
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Robert Hayes-Bennett

January 17, 1944 - November 21, 2021

Robert Hayes-Bennett, 77, of Indianapolis passed away on November 21, 2021. Robert was born on January 17, 1944, in Richmond, IN to Howard and Geraldine (Heilman) Bennett. He was a graduate of Fountain City High School, earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University, he earned his Master of Divinity from the Earlham College School of Religion, and received his Doctor of Divinity from...
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Robert Wendell Neal

July 19, 1961 - November 21, 2021

Robert Wendell Neal, 60, of Zionsville, IN passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021, after a battle with brain cancer. He was born on July 19, 1961 to Robert W. and Margaret Neal in Clay County, Indiana. Robert grew up in Brazil, IN and was a 1979 graduate of Brazil High School. He earned a BA in English Literature from Indiana University and briefly taught middle and high school. He went on...
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Marcalena "Marcy" Hershey

March 17, 1940 - November 21, 2021

Marcalena "Marcy" Hess Hershey of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away November 21, 2021. She was born in Pottstown, PA on March 17, 1940, the daughter of Stella and Henry Hess of Millport, PA. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Minerva Herr and Naomi Wenger and two brothers, Harold and Henry Hess. She is survived by sister, Lois Lutz of Lititz, PA. Marcy was the wife of Paul L. Hershey for...
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Mark "Fish" Fisher

January 22, 1968 - November 18, 2021

Mark "Fish" Fisher, passed away in his home unexpectedly on November 18, 2021, in Zionsville, IN at the age of 53. Mark is survived by his father Jerry; his brothers, Derrik and Jerry Jr.; his children Bailee, Chase, Conner; and grandson, Justin. Mark is preceded in death by his mother Rosalyn. Mark, born in Toledo on January 22, 1968, was the son of Jerry and Rosalyn Fisher. He grew up...
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Mark Alan Fisher

January 22, 1968 - November 18, 2021

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Amy Lynne Robinson

April 20, 1962 - November 17, 2021

Amy Lynne (Strange) Robinson, 59, of Zionsville passed away on November 17, 2021, at her residence. Amy was born on April 20, 1962, in Bedford, IN to Dale and Linda (Banks) Strange. She was a graduate of Edgewood High School and Vincennes University. Amy was an administrative assistant for The Fortune Academy. Amy was loved by everyone, she loved spending time with her family and traveling. ...
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Marc Allen Hillmer

April 12, 1946 - November 5, 2021

Marc Hillmer was born in Hutchinson, Kansas to Doris and Eldor "Dick" Hillmer on April 12, 1946. He earned a bachelor's degree at Washburn University, in Kansas. He was in retail sales with AyrWay for 5 years and in office equipment sales with Decker Equipment, Hoosier Office Machines, and Canyon Falls Office Machines for 26 years. He served as an usher at St. Luke's Methodist Church and was a...
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Mary Ida Buford

May 23, 1947 - October 30, 2021

Mary Ida (Johnson) Buford, 74, of Zionsville, passed away on the morning of October 30, 2021. Mary was born on May 23, 1947, in Washington, DC to Jesse Johnson and Diane (Hartley) Herndon. She was a graduate of Franklin High School in Franklin, TN and was a retired beautician, and secretary for Buford Painting. Mary loved cooking, she was a member of Lakeview Church and loved to attend bible...
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Michael K. Smith

September 13, 1942 - October 27, 2021

Michael K. Smith, 79, of both Indianapolis, Indiana and Boynton Beach, Florida passed away on October 27, 2021 in Indianapolis with his wife and all five children by his side. He was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1942 and eventually moved to Indianapolis with his family, where he graduated from North Central High School in 1960. He played and excelled at football in high school, thus beginning...
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Elizabeth May Libby Keck

April 5, 2010 - October 25, 2021

Elizabeth May "Libby" Keck, 11, of Zionsville passed away at her home on Monday, October 25, 2021. Libby was born on April 5, 2010, in Franklin, IN to Nolan and Katherine (Lucas) Keck. Libby was currently a student at Zionsville West Middle School and had previously attended Pleasant View Elementary. Libby was baptized at West Street United Methodist Church in Shelbyville and had attended St....
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Nancy Rae Pipkin

July 23, 1933 - October 24, 2021

Nancy Rae (Hendryx) Pipkin, 88, passed away on October 24, 2021, at Indiana University North Hospital. She was born on July 23, 1933, in Arkansas City, Kansas to Earl and Dorothy (West) Hendryx. Nancy attended nursing school when she was younger, but she devoted her life to being a farmer's wife and mother. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church in Whitestown. Nancy is survived by...
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Dominic Orlando Lizama

January 29, 1971 - October 16, 2021

DOMINIC ORLANDO LIZAMA, 50, passed away the morning of Saturday, October 16, 2021 from fatal injuries sustained in a head-on collision while traveling home from Florida with his family. Dominic was born January 29, 1971 in Belize City, Belize to parents Therese and Orlando Lizama. The youngest of 4 siblings, Dominic attended Immaculate Heart of Mary in Indianapolis, Bishop Chatard & Sun...
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George Robert Williams, Jr.

January 15, 1971 - October 7, 2021

George Robert Williams, Jr. (Rob), 50, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 11:00 am at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital. He was born on January 15, 1971 in Monrovia, Indiana, the son of George Robert Williams, Sr., and Rose Ellen Day Williams. Rob was preceded in death by his father George R. Williams Sr. Rob graduated from Monrovia High School from the class of 1989. While in...
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Rebecca Becki Nunnally

August 19, 1954 - October 6, 2021

Rev. Rebecca "Becki" Johann Nunnally of Zionsville, IN, formerly of Eureka, IL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, after several years of battling MS. She was born on August 19, 1954, to Robert and Joan (Rotes) Johann in Peoria, IL. They preceded her in death. Becki was a graduate of Eureka High School, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Brite Divinity School at TCU. She was...
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Martha M. Graves

January 13, 1926 - October 5, 2021

Martha M. Graves, 95, of Zionsville passed away on October 5, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital. She was born on January 13, 1926, in Washington, DC to Glen Alvin and Irene (Smith) Markland. Martha was a graduate of Zionsville High School and attended Butler University. She had been a librarian for Zionsville Schools for many years. Martha was a member of Salem United Methodist Church,...
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Martha Jane Taylor

May 11, 1922 - October 3, 2021

Martha Jane (Reuter) Taylor, 99, of Zionsville went home to be with her Lord and Savior, and reunite with her beloved husband, Lloyd, on Sunday morning, October 3rd, 2021. She was born May 11, 1922, in rural Lawrence County Indiana. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Pearl E. Terry, and her husband of almost 70 years, Lloyd L. Taylor. She is survived by her three adoring...
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William K. Byrum

August 1, 1933 - October 2, 2021

William K. (Bill) Byrum, 88, passed away October 2, 2021, at the Hoosier Village Health Center, in Indianapolis. Bill was born on August 1, 1933, in Indianapolis to Marion H. and Marjorie (Stoddard) Byrum. Bill enjoyed 65 years of marriage to his Southport High School sweetheart, Mary Joan (Jody) (Wheeler) Byrum. She preceded him in death on February 23, 2020. Bill was a graduate of Butler...
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Betty Joan Jones

January 1, 1928 - September 29, 2021

Betty Joan (Cluck) Jones, 93, passed away on September 29, 2021, at the Zionsville Meadows. Betty was born on January 1, 1928, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Cecil Forest and Naoma Celia (Richardson) Cluck. She attended Butler University and was a devoted wife to her husband, Ralph, and her children. Betty was a member of Zionsville Christian Church and had attended Zionsville United Methodist...
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Linda R. McCaw

June 3, 1937 - September 18, 2021

Linda R. (Maier) McCaw, 84, of Zionsville, IN, died unexpectedly Sept. 18. Born in 1937, Linda was devoted to her family, to nature, and to travel. She was married to Marvin L. McCaw for 56 years. They traveled all over the US and to Japan as a USAF family. Linda earned her bachelor's degree while raising her girls and worked as a teacher and librarian. Upon retirement, the couple bought a lake...
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Julia H. Prothro

May 23, 1926 - September 11, 2021

Julia H. Prothro (nee Donner) of Carmel, Indiana, formerly of Florissant, Missouri, entered eternity on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Julia was born May 23, 1926, in Mascoutah, Illinois, to Julius and Bertha Donner. In 1943 she met Sgt. Ashley K. Prothro of Longview, Texas, at Scott Field, Illinois, where he was stationed in the U.S. Army Air Force and she was a young civilian stenographer. ...
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Dorothy Ann Strahl

September 3, 1948 - September 8, 2021

Dorothy Ann (McGuire) Strahl, 73, of Zionsville passed away on Wednesday September 8, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel. Dorothy was born on September 3, 1948, in Indianapolis to James and Alice "Sally" McGuire. In 1983, she married her husband, David Strahl, and he survives. Dorothy had worked for GTE prior to the company becoming part of Verizon and retired from there. She...
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Jeanette Imogene Shaffer

December 27, 1936 - September 4, 2021

Jeanette Imogene Shaffer, 84, of Zionsville, went to be with the Lord peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Jeanette was born in Wolf Lake, Illinois on December 27, 1936, a daughter of the late Arthur and Daisy (Butcher) Brown. Jeanette married the love of her life Bob Shaffer on September 3, 1955, and spent 66 wonderful years together. At an early age,...
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Diane Kay (Musson) Jackson

March 24, 1946 - September 3, 2021

Beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on September 3rd, 2021, at age 75, in St. Louis MO with loved ones by her side. Born on March 24, 1946, in Hudson, Michigan, to John and Viola (Crane) Musson, she later graduated as salutatorian of her class at Hudson High School (1964). Diane attended Michigan State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts- Elementary Education (1968)...
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Dale Peter

March 17, 1941 - July 30, 2021

Dale Patrick Peter passed peacefully from this life on Friday, July 30th, surrounded by family and friends. Dale is survived by his beloved wife, Faye, and children, David (Tanya) Peter, Chris Peter, and Jon (Melissa) Peter. He was blessed with four grandchildren who he loved dearly; Elliott, Penelope, Olivia, and Evelyn. He is also survived by his sister, Arlene Brocksmith, and brothers,...
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Mildred Gardner

October 2, 1926 - July 29, 2021

Mildred Sue Gardner, 94, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Carmel, Indiana. Mildred was born to the late Lester W. and Bertha E. (Gamble) Routt in Vincennes, Indiana on October 2, 1926. Mildred received her Bachelor and Master degrees from DePauw University. Mildred worked as an elementary music teacher for several years before becoming the chief financial officer at Lester W. Routt...
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David Paul McGilvrey

October 26, 1955 - July 21, 2021

David Paul McGilvrey was born on October 26, 1955 in Terre Haute, Indiana to William Paul and Marjorie Ridenour McGilvrey. Dave was an adventurous and high-spirited little boy who loved to explore and had many adventures with his neighborhood friends, in a gentler time when you came home when you heard your Mother call out or the street light came on. Dave attended Public School 55 and Broad...
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Sheila M. Baker

May 12, 1947 - July 21, 2021

Sheila (Persinger) Baker of Indianapolis was born to Thelma and Forest Persinger in 1947. Sheila passed away at age 74 on July 21, 2021. She was known for her infectious smile and laughter. She brightened up the world with her love and care for others. Sheila used her gifts in many leadership roles throughout her life. She was always there for family and had an enormous number of friends....
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Moses Xin Thompson

December 14, 2014 - June 29, 2021

Moses Xin Thompson (6 years old) ran into the arms of Jesus on June 29th, 2021, surrounded by his immediate family in their home in Carmel, Indiana. Moses had a progressive lung disease, and his body was ready to be done here on earth. Moses was born in Beiliu, China in the Guangxi province on December 14, 2014, and was lovingly cared for by the Haven of Hope foster home until uniting with his...
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Rebecca "Becky" Wykes

September 24, 1944 - June 16, 2021

Rebecca "Becky" Sue Wykes, age 76, passed away on June 16, 2021, after complications following open-heart surgery with family members by her side. She was born September 24, 1944, in Marion, IN to Earl and Mauldred Bowman, and became the pesky little sister Roberta Freitag really didn't want but became best friends with anyway. She graduated from Somerset High School in 1962 and attended Indiana...
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Mary Katherine Martin

September 2, 1927 - June 16, 2021

Mary Katherine Martin, 93, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, June 16th. She was born to James C. and Violet Huber on September 2, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN. She attended IPS School 43 and Shortridge High School. Mary lived the last 62 years of her life in her beloved Rocky Ripple home. Mary enjoyed traveling and along with her husband Larry "Big Daddy" Martin took...
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Anna Marie Dearringer

June 14, 2021

Anna Marie Dearringer of Zionsville, Indiana passed away peacefully on June 14, 2021, at the age of 86. Marie was born to Albert and Elizabeth Roberts, both formerly of Kentucky. She is survived by her brother George Roberts of Versailles, Kentucky; her brother William Roberts of Lebanon, Indiana; her youngest son Darrell (Cherie) of Whitestown, Indiana, and her oldest son George (Paula) of...
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Donald Joseph Himburg, Jr.

February 11, 1955 - June 10, 2021

Donald Joseph "Joe" Himburg, Jr., 66, of Noblesville passed away on June 10th after a brief hospitalization. Joe was born on February 11, 1955 to Don and Barbara Himburg. He is survived by his brother Ted Himburg (Cindy), sisters Debbie Mathers (Jim), and Susan Coloma (Burton), daughter, Merrit Sacks (Bryan), grandchildren Sarah and Sadie, and many nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death...
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Jay Oren Fulkerson

April 2, 1971 - June 4, 2021

Jay Oren Fulkerson, 50, of Whitestown, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021. Jay was born in Lebanon, IN on April 2, 1971, a son of Dianna Boyle and the late Thomas O. Fulkerson. Jay served his country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1989 to his retirement in 2011. He was a skilled craftsman, who owned his own business, A & S Remodeling, for 30+ years. He was an amazing husband,...
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Richard Alan Fezatte

December 25, 1940 - May 20, 2021

Richard Alan Fezatte passed away on May 20th, 2021 after a long illness. He was born on Christmas Day 1940 in Stephenson, Michigan to Clarence Fezatte and Beatrice Perry Fezatte. He graduated from Powers – Spalding High School in 1958. He was Class Valedictorian, Class President, Representative to Boys State and winner of several academic honors. He then progressed to Central Michigan...
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Kathleen (Kathy) LeVon Deckard

December 7, 1955 - May 18, 2021

Kathleen (Kathy) LeVon Deckard of Lafayette, Indiana, age 65, passed away Tuesday, May 18th at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis due to complications during surgery. She was born on December 7th, 1955 to the late Robert and Barbara Clark. She grew up in Lafayette and went to Jefferson High School. She married Wayne Deckard on August 23, 1975. She was a business owner from 1978, with Lafayette...
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Patrick M. Burns

August 17, 1971 - May 16, 2021

Patrick Michael Burns, 49, of Sheridan passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. He was born in Indianapolis on August 17, 1971 to Sue Lynne Burns. Patrick graduated from Zionsville High School in 1990. He enlisted into the Navy in 1993 where he served actively for two years followed by six years of unactive duty. He then went on to work for Peine Engineering for the next 26 years through the Local...
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Madeline Rose McHale

May 3, 2000 - May 9, 2021

Madeline Rose McHale died unexpectedly and instantly on Sunday, May 9, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Maddy was born on May 3, 2000 to Sean and Laura McHale (Pickell) in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Zionsville Community High School in 2018. She had been an employee with McAlister's Deli since graduation and recently became a lead trainer and manager with...
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Mack Routh

December 3, 1955 - May 7, 2021

Mack Routh, 65, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, passed away on May 7, 2021. He was born in Lebanon, Indiana on December 3rd, 1955, to parents John (Andy) and Mary (Leever) Routh. Mack graduated from Venice High School in Venice, Florida. He was raised in Zionsville, Indiana and lived much of his adult life there. Mack worked as owner of his family's sand and gravel business, Routh Gravel, for several...
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Douglas Jay Harrah

May 14, 1956 - May 7, 2021

Harrah, Douglas Jay "Doug", age 64 of Indianapolis, Indiana formerly of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away May 7, 2021. He was retired from Harrah & Sons Auto Wholesale. Doug was a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association as well as the current president of the FWRBA. Doug enjoyed the hobby along with supporting the youth and 4-H members. Doug was a beloved husband, father, grandfather...
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Floyd E. Bennett

January 26, 1952 - May 3, 2021

Floyd B. Bennett, 69, passed away May 3, 2021 in Noblesville, Indiana. Floyd was born to the late Lowell and Nancy (Kirchner) Bennett. Floyd was a 1970 graduate of Blue River Valley Jr./Sr. High School. Floyd worked for 27 years as an electrical lineman at Duke Energy where he then became the northern division coordinator for 9 years. Floyd is survived by his loving wife, Marta (Keever)...
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Vivian "Vicki" Withers

August 24, 1942 - April 22, 2021

Vivian "Vicki" Withers Zionsville, 78, passed away on April 22, 2021. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on August 24, 1942 to Bob and Maude Flournoy. As the daughter of an Army officer, she lived throughout the southwestern United States and Germany, however always considered her home Crawford, Alabama, which was home of her loving paternal grandparents. Vicki attended University of Maryland...
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Sally J. Garrett

August 13, 1941 - April 10, 2021

Sally J. Garrett, 79, died peacefully on April 10, 2021 with her beloved husband of nearly 58 years by her side. She was born on August 13, 1941 in Peoria, IL to Arnie and Rena Ruhaak. She graduated from Our Lady of the Elms High School in Akron, OH and later attended Ohio University and University of Akron. She was married to Michael L. Garrett on June 22, 1963. Sally and Mike were parents...
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Jerry Walter Selck

November 6, 1939 - March 25, 2021

Jerry Walter Selck, 81, passed away March 25, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jerry was born to the late Elmer and Helen (Work) Selck in Columbus, Ohio. Jerry enjoyed rehabbing injured and orphaned wildlife and loved photography. Jerry went on several African Safaris where he enjoyed camping and photographing the wildlife as well as spending time with the locals. With Jerry's photographic...
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Jerrit L. Clayton

July 30, 1946 - March 24, 2021

Jerrit L. Clayton, a longtime Zionsville funeral director and community leader, died at his Zionsville home Wednesday afternoon March 24, 2021 with his wife and son by his side; he was 74. "Pop", "Digger", "Paw Paw", or "Big J" as he became affectionately known was born July 30, 1946 in Sullivan, Indiana. He was raised in Jasonville, the only son of the late David Arthur and Barbara Jean ...
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David (Dave) Christopherson

June 10, 1940 - March 18, 2021

David (Dave) Christopherson was born on June 10, 1940, in St. Paul, Minnesota to George and Ottilie (Christen) Christopherson. His father served in the US Navy during WWII, and the family moved to San Diego, CA. Dave graduated from high school in 1958, obtained an appointment to the US Coast Guard Academy, but then elected to enlist in the US Army. He was stationed in Tobyhanna Army Depot,...
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Patricia "Pat" Ann Hardin

January 28, 1936 - March 8, 2021

Patricia "Pat" Ann Hardin, 85, of Zionsville, passed away peacefully at her home of over 60 years on Monday, March 8, 2021. Patricia was born in Boone County, IN on January 28, 1936, a daughter of the late Howard and Thelma (Pitts) Sutphin. Pat was a Licensed Practical Nurse at several local hospitals over the years and later ran a home day care for children in the community. She enjoyed...
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Janet Campbell Baker

March 19, 1963 - February 24, 2021

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Janet Campbell Baker passed peacefully at her Zionsville home, surrounded by family and friends. Janet stood strong in not only her battle with cancer, but in support of others, even as she claimed her heavenly reward. Janet was born March 19, 1963, in Indianapolis to parents Dr. Hayward Campbell, who preceded her in death, and Thomasine McMillan Campbell. Her...
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Lester Alan Voorhis

April 1, 1953 - February 20, 2021

Lester Alan Voorhis, 67, of Zionsville, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021. Lester was born in Lebanon, IN of April 1, 1953, son of Barbara (Hightshue) and the late Alan H. Voorhis. Lester graduated from Zionsville High School in 1972, and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was a lifelong resident of Boone County, operating Metzger Lumber Company for a number of years. He...
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Diane Brittner

December 9, 1950 - January 30, 2021

Diane Brittner December 9, 1950 - January 30, 2021 Diane Brittner, 70, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021, at her residence in Zionsville, Indiana. Diane was born to the late Alfred and Dolores (Mower) Evans in Philadelphia. Diane enjoyed reading and listening to music. She had a great love for animals, and had many pets over the years. On April 18, 1968, Diane married the love of her life...
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Dennis Wood

September 19, 1947 - January 30, 2021

Dennis Eugene Wood, 73, of Zionsville passed away on January 30th. Dennis was born on September 19, 1947 to Eugene and Barbara Wood.He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marsha, mother, brothers Stan (Debbie) and Steve (Donna), children Kate Benson (Brett), Tara Jellison (Chris), & Tanya Kukuschkin (Tony), grandchildren Aimee, Andrea, Elise, Evan, Jack, & Reese, great-grandchildren...
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Germaine Chapman

September 1, 1920 - January 26, 2021

Anna Germaine Chapman, 100 years old, passed away January 26, 2021, in Lebanon, Indiana. Germaine was born to the late George and Hazel (Gardner) Harding in Zionsville, Indiana.Germaine married Paul William Chapman on April 18, 1941, he preceded her in death on October 12, 1982. Germaine served as a Girl Scout Leader for four years in the early 1950's. In the late 1950's and into the early 1960's...
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Joel K. Draper

July 11, 1955 - January 15, 2021

Joel K. Draper, 65, of Zionsville, IN, passed away from cancer at his residence on Friday, January 15th, 2021. Joel was born July 11, 1955, in Merrillville, IN, the son of John Marshal Draper and Janet Adank Draper. He had two older brothers, Jeff Draper and John Draper.Joel graduated from Merrillville High School in 1973 and went on to complete a Bachelor's of Science degree in Food Science from...
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Donald Kenneth Conarroe

September 25, 1948 - December 30, 2020

Donald Kenneth \"Kenny\" Conarroe, age 72, of Zionsville, passed away on December 30, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on September 25, 1948 in Lebanon, Indiana, to Donald M. Conarroe and Lois B. (Gray) Conarroe, who preceded him in death.He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Diane (Phillips) Conarroe. They were married in Zionsville, Indiana on August 7, 1971.He worked as...
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Donald E. Spees

September 17, 1926 - December 28, 2020

Donald E. Spees, 94, passed away on December 28, 2020. He was born in Indianapolis on September 17, 1926. The son of Byron & Amelia Spees, he graduated from Eagle Township High School in 1944. Don joined the Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific until 1946. When he returned he graduated from Butler University and then Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1954. He took over Dr. Paul...
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Zachary Charles Norman

July 22, 1994 - December 19, 2020

It is with profound sadness and eternal love that we mourn the passing of Zachary Charles Norman. Zach is the beloved and treasured son of Kathy Yott and Rod Norman; Adored Grandson of Judy Yott and the late Charlie Yott; Loving nephew of Jim (Stephanie) Yott, Bob (Karen) Yott, and Kenneth (Patricia) Yott; Spirited cousin of Casey (Meghan), Madelyn, Lillian, Charles, Olivia, the late Emily Yott,...
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Kristen Marie O'Neil

December 17, 1985 - December 11, 2020

Kristen Marie (Money) O'Neil passed away on December 11, 2020.Kristen was born on December 17, 1985 and was a beloved wife, mother, sister and daughter.Kristen was a graduate of Indiana University and Marian College School of Nursing. She was employed at Community Hospital North as a Registered Nurse before having two wonderful children, Olivia (Liv) and Everett (Rhett)Survivors include her...
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Sandra L. Kuhnle

May 4, 1959 - November 29, 2020

Sandra L. (Musselman) Kuhnle, or Sandy as she preferred, 61, of Zionsville ended her earthly life on Nov. 29, 2020.She was born in Chicago on May 4, 1959, the daughter of Janet and the late Forest Musselman. She graduated from Oak Forest (Illinois) High School in 1976. She earned a BA in social work and criminal justice from Anderson University and a MS in social work from IUPUI.She worked as a...
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Sharon Ann Meurer

August 18, 1943 - November 20, 2020

Sharon Ann Meurer, 77, of Whitestown, IN, passed away surrounded by her family on November 20, 2020. She was born in Indianapolis, IN on August 18, 1943 to the late Woodrow and Annabelle (Michael) Deerberg.Sharon graduated from Franklin Central High School in 1961 and married her husband of 59 years, Richard Dale Meurer. They were devoted Jehovah's Witnesses and raised their family with the...
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Patricia Louise Hardwick

February 27, 1935 - November 14, 2020

Patricia "Pat" Louise Hardwick, 85, of Speedway, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020.Pat was born on February 27, 1935 in Richmond, IN, daughter of the late Elmer and Irene Placke. She was a longtime resident of Speedway, IN and worked at the Lafayette Square JC Penny selling furniture, retiring in 1993 after 30 years of service.Pat loved her family and never met a stranger. She will be...
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Margaret Ann Barr

August 10, 1936 - November 10, 2020

Margaret Ann Barr 84, Carmel, Indiana, formerly of Indianapolis/Speedway passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 with her husband Tom at her bedside. She was born on August 10th, 1936 in Midland, Pennsylvania to Guido and Ada Beltramoli. Her parents were emigrated from northern Italy shortly after her Sister Gloria was born. Margaret graduated from Lincoln High School in...
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Mary Joan Coval

December 3, 1926 - October 24, 2020

Mary Joan Coval, 93, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Zionsville, Indiana. She was born to the late Marion and Ina (Corbin) Graham in Lebanon, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Jean Staton.Joan graduated from Zionsville High School in 1944 as a twelve year senior. She worked as a hairdresser for many years in Zionsville. She continued working until age 86 and she...
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Sharlene M. Grizzle

June 3, 1934 - October 12, 2020

Sharlene Mae Grizzle, 86, of Zionsville, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020.Sharlene was born in Boone County, IN on June 3, 1934, a daughter of the late William and Jane Ann (Richey) Bennington.She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Zionsville for over 50 years. She was an avid gardener who loved her flowers; and she also loved her music and dancing. Above all, she enjoyed...
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Ruah Ann

December 13, 1935 - October 11, 2020

Ruah Ann Borcherding, age 84, died October 10, 2020 in Zionsville, IN.Ruah was born December 13, 1935 in New Market, IN. Ruah was married to Curtis Borcherding for 68 years. She was a lifelong resident of Zionsville, IN where she opened her own beauty salon, Village Hair Fashions, and then retired with Curtis in 1990 and then spent their winters in Ft.Myers, FL. Ruah was a devoted wife, mother,...
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Paul Elbert Hart

October 9, 1932 - October 9, 2020

Paul Elbert Hart1932-2020Paul Elbert Hart, 88 years, of Thorntown, who was a resident of Zionsville for more than 40 years, died Friday October 9, 2020 at Cedarhurst Senior Living in Bloomington, Indiana.Born October 9, 1932 in Daviess County, Indiana, to James I. and Karen (Caudell) Hart. Paul's early years were working the family farm with their horses "Kurt and May" and then using the Farmall...
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Floria Beatrice Marling

November 17, 1939 - October 6, 2020

Floria Beatrice "Bea" Marling, 80, of Fairland, formerly of Whitestown and Monticello, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.Bea was born in Sevierville, TN on November 17, 1939, a daughter of the late Oscar and Mary (Rose) Gann. She was the second youngest of 10 children, all of her siblings preceded her in death. She married the love of her life, Thomas Marling, on November...
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Robert Wayne Rowe

August 17, 1937 - September 20, 2020

Robert "Bob" Wayne Rowe, 83, of Westfield formerly of Zionsville, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 20, 2020.Bob was born in Terre Haute, IN on August 17, 1937, a son of the late Marcel W. and Florence E. (Rudisel) Rowe. He married the love of his life, Anetta Hepler on June 9, 1955.He began his career at R.T. Moore in 1957 and over his career of 45 years, he proudly worked his...
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Judy Rucker

November 24, 1942 - September 17, 2020

Judy Rucker, 77, of Zionsville, passed away September 17, 2020.She was born on November 24, 1942 in Greeneville, Tennessee to the late Dale and Edythe Sloat.She lived in a few states throughout her career at Reynolds Metals (now known as Alcoa) and made many friends.Survivors include her daughter Becky (Wayne) O'Connor; grandchildren, Ty Kluska and Michael O'Connor; sister Marilyn Felts; Doris...
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Brent Allen Brunk

August 29, 1990 - September 8, 2020

Brent Allen Brunk, 30, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020.Brent was born on August 29, 1990, a son of Donald and Georgia Brunk.Brent was a beloved son, father and brother is survived by his mother, Ms. Georgia L. Brunk, father Donald K. Brunk, son Landon L. Brunk, brothers; Donald K. Brunk II and Walter K. L Brunk, sisters; Tiffany N. Brunk, Maciah J K Brandon, Kayla R K...
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Stephen L. Brown

October 10, 1959 - September 4, 2020

Stephen Lee Brown went into the presence of his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on September 4, 2020. Steve or "Brownie" as he was called was born on October 10, 1959 in Indianapolis. Steve graduated from Zionsville High School in 1978 where he enjoyed playing football, baseball, golf and was an all-around athlete. He attended Indiana State University. Steve later became a certified Diver &...
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Donald Sailer

May 19, 1944 - August 29, 2020

Don Sailer, 76, of Zionsville, Indiana, entered the Kingdom of God on August 29, 2020. Born in Hampton, Iowa to Ernest and Esther (Plagge) Sailer, he grew up with his brother Ron working on the family farm. With his curious mind and a keen interest in figuring out how things work, he pursued a degree in chemical engineering at Iowa State University. While there, he met his wife Mary, with whom...
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Kerry Brent Rodgers

April 3, 1960 - August 15, 2020

Kerry Brent Rodgers 60, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 15, from a ruptured brain aneurysm. He was born on April 3, 1960 in Lebanon, Indiana, to the late Fran and Kenny Rodgers, younger brother to Judy and Kevin. He graduated from Zionsville Community High School in 1978, where he was very involved in sports, band, student life and church. From an early age he loved his community and...
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Daniel Robert Farrell

November 9, 1958 - August 12, 2020

Daniel Robert Farrell, 61, of Zionsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.Dan was born on November 9, 1958, son of the late John and Marian Farrell. He is survived by his wife, Marie Sawallisch Farrell, daughters: Alana Farrell (Blake Wilson), Jessica (Matt) Brown (Jaxson and Josslin) and Rebecca (Luke) Wren; sister Renna Howell, one niece and two nephews.Dan faced...
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James E. Miller

September 20, 1958 - August 10, 2020

Jim Miller, Zionsville, IN, passed August 10, after a courageous nearly three-year battle with leukemia. He is survived by wife Laura, son Alex (Emma), twin grandchildren Charlie and Sam, and many adoring family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Louise (Fred) Gallagher and his father Charlie (Ann) Miller.A proud graduate of Speedway High School (1976) and Wabash...
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Jerald D. Hand

December 20, 1948 - August 5, 2020

Jerald D. Hand, 71, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Community North Hospital Indianapolis after a courageous battle with cancer. A longtime resident of Zionsville, Indiana, he was the son of Myron and Carola (Beam) Hand. Jerry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathy (Bennett) Hand; sons Jason (Lori) of Noblesville and Andrew (Kelly) of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, and daughter Mary Martin ...
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