Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care - Zionsville

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Our Obituaries

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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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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Sharon Ann Ward

March 4, 1963 - August 4, 2020

Sharon Ann Ward, age 57, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Tuesday August 4th, 2020. She was born in 1963 to William Frank Ward and Marilyn Louise Ward. She was born and raised in Zionsville, Indiana. Zionsville was always home to her and she recently relocated back to Zionsville to be close to family and friends. She called her new home "The Sanctuary".Sharon was truly one of...
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Vera Lee Casper

June 17, 1937 - July 25, 2020

Vera Lee (Milligan) Casper, 83, Zionsville, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 25, 2020.Vera was born June 17, 1937, a daughter of the late Richard and Vangie (Lyon) Milligan in Loogootee, IN. She married James Michael Casper on May 2, 1959. He proceeded her in death on February 9, 2019.Vera and James met while attending Evansville College where she pursued her BSN. She practiced...
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Orian Lavoid Hamilton

November 28, 1935 - July 12, 2020

Orian Lavoid Hamilton, 84, of Brownsburg passed away peacefully Sunday, July 12, 2020.Orian was born November 28, 1935, a son of the late Oscar and Bonnie (Essex) Hamilton. He graduated from Brownsburg High School and received an Engineering degree from Purdue University. He worked as a Hydraulic Engineer for Hytech Fluid Power. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and loved his...
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Helen Irene Fix

September 27, 1940 - July 9, 2020

Helen Irene Fix, 79, of Zionsville passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 9, 2020.Helen was born on the family farm in Zionsville on September 27, 1940, a daughter of the late Stacey E. and Pearl M. (Shoemaker) Cox. Helen was a 1958 graduate of Zionsville High School. During high school, Helen was a cheerleader and also spent time working on the family farm, participating in Boone...
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George Schultz

March 13, 1955 - July 8, 2020

George Schultz, 65, of Brownsburg, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. George was born on March 13, 1955 to John and Viola Schultz in Lafayette IN.His Father John Schultz, Mother Viola Schultz, and Brother Gordon Schultz precede George in death. George was loved by so many surviving him is his loving wife Jackqueline: His children Erica (Kent) Koven, Joshua Ridgeway, Sarah (Andrew)...
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Brandi Ulyne Salter-Storm

April 30, 1974 - July 5, 2020

Brandi Ulyne Salter-Storm, of Zionsville, Indiana, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 5th, 2020, at the age of 46. Brandi was born in Brewton, AL on 4/30/1974 to Leon Salter (deceased) and Terri (Grady) Wheldon (Gary) of Fairborn, OH. Brandi admirably served her country in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after nearly 23 years of service, anxious...
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Jill Ann Overman

March 18, 1979 - June 24, 2020

Jill Ann Overman, 41, passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2020 at Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.Jill was born on March 18, 1979 in Indianapolis to John and Karen (Messman) Overman. She graduated from Cardinal Ritter High School in 1997 and attended PCI, graduating from there in 1998.Jill loved camping and spending time outdoors, listening to Grateful Dead and attending many...
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Elsie June Smith

September 2, 1927 - June 21, 2020

Elsie June "Sunny" Smith, loving sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Westfield, IN at the age of 92. A resident of Indianapolis and Zionsville, she was born on September 2, 1927 in Daleville, Indiana to the late Arthur A. Mingle and Iris J. (Mowrey) Mingle.She was a member of Augusta Christian Church for many years where...
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Harold James

June 1, 2020

Harold Beldon "Jim" James passed away Monday, June 1, 2020. He was born to the late Harold B. & Zelma (Tucker) James.After high school graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned a Seabee on Johnston Island in the South Pacific. After discharge he returned to Burlington, Iowa and graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.In 1952 he married Patricia "Pat" Richardson...
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Janet A. Jones

August 2, 1933 - May 15, 2020

Janet Ann Jones passed away Friday, May 15, 2020. Beloved mother and grandmother, she was preceded in death by her parents, Russell E. Hardesty and Mary A. (Bradley) Hardesty; brothers Junior Hardesty and Charles Hardesty, her husband Charles S. Jones (she & he were inseparable), and her step-son Keith Jones. She leaves behind four children, Stephanie Dawson, Kandra Fenton, Leon (Toni)...
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Phillip Brooke Livesay

January 29, 1942 - April 26, 2020

Phillip Brooke Livesay passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at the age of 78 years. He was born on January 29, 1942 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to Ralph B. and Mildred Boone Livesay.Phil spent his childhood in Tarboro and on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He was a Special Transportation Systems Owner/Operator with Mayflower Transit and retired from Lazarus Department Store. He...
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Stephen Kramer

January 14, 1943 - April 10, 2020

Stephen A. Kramer, 77, passed away April 10, 2020 in Carmel, Indiana. Stephen was born to the late Walter Dale and Jean (Turner) Kramer in Pendleton, Oregon.In 1998, Stephen married Mary Morgan in Hawaii. Stephen was a truckdriver for Sysco Food Services in Seattle, Washington for over 30 years. He enjoyed playing golf, watching Mariners baseball, football, and horse racing. Stephen also greatly...
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James R. Detamore

August 10, 1938 - March 23, 2020

The Honorable Judge James R. Detamore, age 81, of Lebanon began his journey with Jesus on March 23, 2020. Jim was born on August 10, 1938 to Carl and Francis Detamore from Columbus, Ohio, both preceded him in death. He spent much of his childhood in Ohio later attending The Ohio State University where he became an avid Buckeye fan. Jim had two brothers, Loren, who preceded him in death, and...
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Norma Smith

November 16, 1937 - March 11, 2020

Norma Smith, 82, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020.Norma was born November 16, 1937, a daughter of the late William and Bessie Harrison. She graduated from Newport High School in 1955. She was club manager of Zionsville American Legion, retiring after 37 years of service. She was loved and respected by many people, not only as a manager, but also as a friend. She loved to...
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Lou Wayne Johnson

December 22, 1942 - February 24, 2020

Lou Wayne Johnson, age 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24th 2020 in Zionsville, IN at a care facility, following a battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Those who know Lou, have known a kind, diligent, and intelligent man who stayed the course his entire life.Lou was born and raised in Ogden, Utah, the eldest child of Ruth and Clair W. Johnson.He attended and graduated from Ogden High...
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Mary Joan Byrum

October 1, 1932 - February 23, 2020

Mary Joan (Jody) Byrum, age 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Jody was born on October 1, 1932 in Indianapolis to Charles and Lessie Wheeler. She married her Southport High School sweetheart, William (Bill) Byrum, on April 3, 1955 and enjoyed 65 loving years together. They lived on the southside of Indianapolis until relocating to The Villages, FL several years ago. Their...
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Eloise Anna Smith

January 29, 1932 - February 22, 2020

Eloise "Ellie" Anna (Ferguson) Smith, 88, passed away on February 22, 2020 in Zionsville, Indiana. She was the widow of John Robert Smith, who preceded her in death.Born in Indianapolis, IN, on January 29, 1932, she was the daughter of Naomi (Jackman) and Paul Ross Ferguson. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Norma Jean (Ferguson) Harding.Eloise is survived by her daughter...
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Wayne Rush

August 28, 1954 - February 19, 2020

Wayne Rush, 65, passed peacefully at home February 19, surrounded by family. The youngest son of Theo and Edna Rush, he was born in Beech Grove, Indiana. Following four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where his active service took him abroad to Okinawa and other military stations, and two in the Marine Corps Reserve, Wayne launched a successful career as a general contractor. Earning a reputation...
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Larry Joe Hall

June 5, 1954 - January 25, 2020

Larry Joe Hall, 65, of Zionsville, IN, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by family on January 25, 2020. He was born on June 5, 1954 in Indianapolis and grew up in Carmel, IN.Larry was a 1972 graduate of Carmel High School. He attended Ball State University working on an Art degree and enjoyed spending his free time as a singer and guitar player in the rock band Flite during his college...
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Nelda Lorraine Rohrbach

March 4, 1938 - January 23, 2020

Nelda Lorraine (Parsons) Rohrbach, 81, of Zionsville, IN died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Zionsville Meadows.Nelda was born at Clay County Hospital on March 4, 1938, to Ray Edison Parsons and Vera Pauline (Ames) Parsons of Carbon, IN.She attended Van Buren Twp. School all 12 years and graduated with the class of 1956. She enjoyed greatly being a yell leader for three years in high school.On...
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Yvonne Jeanette Essex

December 23, 1919 - January 16, 2020

Yvonne Jeanette Essex Steep, 100, of Zionsville, passed away early Thursday morning, January 16, 2020.Yvonne was born December 23, 1919, a daughter of the late Oren and Opal (Byers) Stanbrough. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1936. She was vice-president of the Nyhart Company in Indianapolis, retiring after many years of employment. She was a member of MENSA and the Eastern Star. In...
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Kenneth Eugene Rowden

June 19, 1938 - January 15, 2020

Kenneth E. Rowden, age 81, passed away on January 15, 2020 in Zionsville, Indiana. He was born June 19, 1938 to Hardin Joseph Rowden and Bertha Opal Ross Rowden in Loami, Illinois. He was third of eight children. He enlisted in the army in January 1957, and spent 15 months in Korea. He married Nancy Ann Weaver on September 1, 1960. She survives, along with their children, James Kendall (Shannon)...
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Jane Grayce Macler

May 1, 1941 - January 6, 2020

Jane Macler, 78, of Zionsville, IN, passed peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Monday, January 6, 2020. Jane was born on May 1, 1941 in Cuba, NY to the late Ralph and Dora Jones. She was preceded in death by her brother Earl Jones. Jane was educated at Friendship High School in Friendship, NY.Jane was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and aunt. Jane was a homemaker,...
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Larry Joe Hicks

June 18, 1964 - December 22, 2019

Larry Joe Hicks , lifelong resident of the Zionsville and Whitestown area, passed awayon 22 December, 2019, after a brief illness. Larry was born in Snowflake, Arizona, toproud parents Joe Hicks and Vivian Hicks. After graduation from Zionsville High Schoolhe enjoyed three decades working side by side with his father Joe and brother Terry allaround Boone County.An avid outdoorsman, Larry enjoyed...
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Mary Della Canada

February 6, 1954 - December 19, 2019

Mary Della 'Dee Dee' Canada, 65, of Zionsville, IN, passed peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Dee Dee was born on February 6, 1954 in Memphis, TN to the late Harold Wayne and Mary June Clawson. She was preceeded in death by her brother Harold Wayne Clawson, Jr. (and wife Dolores), and sister-in-law Penne Canada Paris. Dee Dee was educated at...
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Matthew Oliver Gerdisch

May 19, 1999 - December 14, 2019

Our beautiful Matthew passed away suddenly and peacefully in his sleep, the morning of December 14.Matthew was born on May 19, 1999, a son of Marc and Lori Ann Gerdisch. Matthew was an energetic, kind, bright and clever young man, with the wide eyes of a child. He knew his job in life was to bring others comfort and strength. Everyone will miss his intent listening and ability to frame the future...
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Kenneth M. Mellinger

September 3, 1923 - December 13, 2019

Kenneth M. Mellinger, 96, of Zionsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13, 2019.He was born on September 3, 1923, a son of the late Francis and Bessie (Kiger) Mellinger. Kenneth married the love of his life, Doris Culp on November 24, 1948. He served his country as a member of the US Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. After his time in the service, he was an engineer...
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Ronald Ray

February 10, 1939 - December 12, 2019

Dr. Ronald Ray Clark, of Zionsville, Indiana, passed away on December 12, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 55 years, Claudia (Otten) Clark, as well as his three children, Carolyn Miner (Mike), Andy Clark (Laura), and Russell Clark (Stephanie). He is also survived by his sister, Susan Starkey; his grandchildren, Christopher Miner (Sarah),...
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Alan Keith Baker

December 7, 2019

Alan Keith Baker, 70, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Alan was born to the late Alfred Baker and Viola Kiekart in Indianapolis, Indiana. Alan was a mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service for many years.On June 30, 1967 Alan married the love of his life, Kristine. Over their 52 years together Alan and Kristine enjoyed being home with their many pets. For over 42...
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Earl J. Powell

July 3, 1949 - November 30, 2019

Earl Jerome Powell, 70, of Whitestown, passed away November 30, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospice.Earl was born on July 3, 1949, son of the late Ovid and Theresa (Ingram) Powell. He graduated from Lawrence Central High School in 1967 and then went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.Survivors include his wife, Linda K. Lee; brothers: Terry Powell,...
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Ruth M. Burrus

May 28, 1926 - November 28, 2019

Ruth was born to Ervin A. Kettring and Erma F. (Cocanower) Kettring of New Carlisle, Indiana. She graduated from New Carlisle High School and Valparaiso University. She married Otis C. Burrus in 1948. She taught school in DeMotte and Wheeler, Indiana before moving to Zionsville in 1952.Before starting her family, Ruth worked a few years at Pittman Moore Company. Later, she worked as a bookkeeper...
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Dicky Correa

November 20, 2019

Dicky Alan Correa, 71, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.Dicky loved to tinker. His many projects always showed his unique style. He worked as a machinist for over 20 years at Hurco Manufacturing.Dicky is survived by his wife, Julia Correa, three children: Daniel (Sara) Correa, Jeremiah (Brandi) Correa and Lisa Darby. He is also survived by his siblings; Richard...
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Ana Rosa Macias-Ramirez

June 4, 1945 - November 17, 2019

A Mass will be held at 10am on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. Monica Catholic Church, 6131 Michigan Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46228. A visitation will follow the mass from 12pm-6pm at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care - Zionsville, 125 W. Sycamore St. Zionsville, IN 46077.
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Hosea Peter Hudson

November 6, 2019

Hosea Peter (Pellon) "Pete" Hudson, former Indiana Commissioner of Insurance under Governor Dr. Otis Bowen (1975-1981) and President/CEO of Monroe Guaranty, was born January 19, 1932 in Sampson County, North Carolina. His father, Laudie Hudson, was a serial entrepreneur and tobacco farmer. His mom, Lizzie Hudson, was a host to everyone, regardless of race or station.Pete served one Pacific tour...
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Luke Bullington

November 4, 2019

Luke Steven Bullington passed away in his sleep at his home in Indianapolis on Monday, November 4, 2019. The son of Steve and Jan Bullington of Zionsville, Luke was born at Indianapolis Women's Hospital on August 12, 1988. Luke attended Zionsville Schools and New Hope of Indiana day program.Luke was challenged throughout his life with disabilities resulting from his premature birth. Besides...
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Han Kap Chung

September 2, 1925 - October 21, 2019

Han Kap Chung, 94, of Zionsville passed away at home on October 21, 2019. She was born in Seoul, South Korea on September 2, 1925, a daughter of the late Duk Myoung Chung (father) and Sung Nyo Kim (mother). She married her late husband Suk Chan Chang in Seoul, Korea. They had four children. Han came to America in 1988 where she resided in Chicago until 2010. She then moved to Westport, IN and...
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Cheryl Eggers

May 18, 1946 - October 21, 2019

Cheryl Ann Eggers, 73, passed away October 21, 2019 at her residence. She was born to the late Nelson Wallen and Phyllis Hamilton in Urbana, Illinois.Cheryl graduated from Rantoul High School in 1963. On September 28, 1963 Cheryl married Charles Eggers. Cheryl enjoyed traveling to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandkids.Cheryl is survived by her...
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Patricia Ann Fritts

March 20, 1948 - October 15, 2019

Patricia Ann Fritts, 71, of Zionsville passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. She had been in poor health the last few years of her life, but her family is thankful that she is now at peace and with the Lord.Pat was born March 20, 1948 a daughter of the late William and Lucille (Menne) Scott. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in St. Louis. She married the love of her life,...
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Barbara Alice Russell

August 17, 1922 - October 4, 2019

Barbara Alice Russell, 97, of Zionsville, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at Hoosier Village in Indianapolis.Barbara was born on August 17, 1922 a daughter of the late Byron and Amelia (Wyland) Spees. She graduated from Zionsville High School in 1940, and went on to earn a degree as a Registered Nurse in 1943 from General Hospital. In 1946, she married the love of her life, Earl Russell. She...
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