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We are Your “Circle of Comfort”
For over 130 years we’ve been helping families celebrate their loved-one’s life. Our professional staff will guide you through your service options that meet both your needs and budget. We will help you with the big decisions and handle the small details for you. We are a family-owned business that proudly serves all faiths, races and income levels. Our expertise and resources are unmatched. We offer the full spectrum of tributes from traditional funerals to cremation memorial services, and now green burial options. With state-of-the-art video, broadcasting, online guestbook, catering, and other customized services, we can make a tribute personal and meaningful; all within your budget.

Is cost an issue? Tell us and we will work with you.
We have 14 centers throughout metro Indianapolis, operate our own crematory, and have funeral and cemetery combination centers at: Floral Park, Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Washington Park North Cemetery & Family Center, Washington Park East Cemetery & Community Life Center.

Cremation Specialists – Simple, Low Cost Alternatives Available
We have been the state’s leading provider of cremation services since we built our first crematory in 1904. Today, Flanner and Buchanan carries on this tradition at its Cremation Center of Indiana, located in downtown Indianapolis. We welcome your questions and offer tours to those that want to learn more about their choices. Tours can be arranged by calling 317-387-7000.

Working to Make Indianapolis A Better Community
With a proud heritage of service in Central Indiana, we play an active role in the community. Our company is a sponsor of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, McMiracle, OASIS, many area schools, and countless other community service organizations and efforts. See our Facebook page to learn more.

For the Special Events of Your Life
The Community Life Center at Washington Park East Cemetery is becoming the city’s most popular destination for weddings. We were recently featured on CNN and USA Today. We just-remodeled the Speedway Community Center which featured large photographs in its lobby, can host receptions, business seminars, neighborhood meetings and family events.


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William Ware

May 27, 2015

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May Laverne Pritchard

May 9, 1929 - May 27, 2015

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Stefanie Nicole Brown

June 5, 1991 - May 26, 2015

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LeNora Timbs

February 13, 1923 - May 26, 2015

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Eloise Terry

December 17, 1920 - May 26, 2015

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George G. Kovacs

June 6, 1935 - May 26, 2015

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Nelson Stephens

August 25, 1923 - May 26, 2015

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William Ralph "Wild Bill" Sanders, Jr.

June 7, 1945 - May 25, 2015

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Wanda Wilson

May 25, 2015

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Kathleen Marie Hannon

February 4, 1958 - May 24, 2015

Kathleen "Kathy" Marie Hannon 57, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 24, 2015. Kathy was born on February 4, 1958 in Indianapolis. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, John Michael Hannon and Helen Ann (LeSage) Hannon and niece Madelyn. Kathy is survived by siblings Michael (Marilyn), Patrick, Paul (Jennifer), Mark, Joseph, Julie (Paul) Wrentmore and Jennifer (Charles) Bostian. Kathy...
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Michael J. Rokusek

February 8, 1955 - May 24, 2015

Michael J. Rokusek, 60 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on May 24, 2015. Michael was born on February 8, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Leonard and Ila (Schlentz) Rokusek. Michael was a machine operator for Geiger&Peters the past years. He was a graduate of Denver Automotive and Diesel College. Michael was very musically talented playing the Acoustic and Bass Guitars and most recently...
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Emily Allen

April 8, 1936 - May 24, 2015

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Michael Freeman

January 20, 1953 - May 24, 2015

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Doris Jean Wright - Kirkman

April 25, 1933 - May 24, 2015

Doris Jean (Williams) Wright Kirkman 82, of Indianapolis passed away on May 24, 2015. She was born on April 25, 1933 to the late Elmer and Elizabeth Williams. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, 4 siblings, husbands; Robert Wright and John Kirkman. She is survived by her sons; Steven (Sue) Wright and Gregory (Bethann) Wright. Grandchildren: Steven Wright Jr., Douglas Wright, Gregory...
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Joan Praed Lyons

May 23, 2015

Joan Praed Lyons of Zionsville, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 23, 2015. Joan was born in Indianapolis to the late John G. and Flora Praed. She was Salutatorian of her graduating class at Speedway High School. Joan was a writer; she had five published books, four dealing with Zionsville history. She wrote for the Zionsville Times Sentinel for over 30 years. While there she wrote a...
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Dorothy M. Kenagy

February 16, 1922 - May 23, 2015

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Elizabeth "Betty" Dineff

September 13, 1937 - May 23, 2015

77, Indianapolis, passed away May 23, 2015. Betty was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 13, 1937 to the late Frances Brown and Grace (Bowman) Schroeppel. Betty was a lifetime resident of Indianapolis and an employee of the Northeastwood Bowling Alley. She was an avid Elvis fan, who loved Bingo and the slot machines. Betty was a loving and devoted wife, mom, and grandma. ...
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Richard W. Justice

March 30, 1933 - May 23, 2015

Richard W. Justice 82 of Indianapolis, IN passed away May 23, 2015. He was retired from the Indianapolis Police Department in 1980. Richard proudly served in the U S Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Margaret, daughter, Kelley Justice, son-in-law, Robert Elsbury, grandsons, Justin (Cassie) Elsbury, Tyler Elsbury,...
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Virginia Ruth Thomas

March 26, 1919 - May 22, 2015

age 96, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on May 22, 2015. Virginia was born on March 26, 1919 in Bellefontaine, OH. She worked as an LPN at Community East Hospital. Virginia loved playing bingo and bridge, traveling with her husband, and taking care of her flowers and animals. She was a faithful member of Post Road Christian Church, an ex-CHerry exchange telephone operator, and a member of the...
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Luciean "Gene" Holt

January 19, 1931 - May 22, 2015

Gene Holt, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 19, 1931 to Nellie and Jake Holt. He lived in Detroit untill the age of 11, when his family moved to Kentucky. He was there until he turned eighteen and then moved to Indianapolis. He met his wife, Nina, in Indianapolis, and the two were married for fifty-four years. Gene spent...
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Norma Jean Staples

March 17, 1934 - May 21, 2015

Norma Jean Staples, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the age of 81. She was born to the late William and Earnastine Bolton in Indianapolis, Indiana. She worked at Purdue University in the Housekeeping department for twenty-five years until her retirement in 1997. Norma will be missed by her children; Kenneth Saltsman, Rachel Clifford, Pamela Salstman, James Saltsman,...
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Karen Sauffer

November 25, 1960 - May 21, 2015

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James T. Johnson

December 21, 1944 - May 21, 2015

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Albert G Karamanos II

October 7, 1938 - May 21, 2015

Albert George Karamanos II 76, of Indianapolis, died May 21, 2015. Albert was born on October 7, 1938 in Indianapolis to the late Albert and Goldie (Benefiel) Karamanos. After graduating from Manual High School, he proudly served his country in the US Army during Vietnam. Following his service, he attended college for a shirt time studying TV and electronics repair. He then was a member of the...
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Janet Sharon Norman

December 2, 1935 - May 21, 2015

Janet Sharon Norman, 79 of Indianapolis, IN was born December 2, 1935 and passed away on May 21, 2015. She was born in Indianapolis to Edwin and Nina Dorsett, who precede her in death. Janet graduated from Shortridge High School and retired from Target after 38 years of service. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, William (Sara) Norman, Donna (Brian) Davis, and Michael (Mary)...
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Joan M. Romjue

January 31, 1930 - May 20, 2015

Joan M. Romjue, age 85 of Greenwood, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Indianapolis. Joan was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 31, 1930 to the late Grace and Thomas Dickman. Joan was a loving Wife, Mother, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother, Sister, and more. Her enjoyment in life came from spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Southport...
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Mary Helen Smithson

March 4, 1945 - May 19, 2015

Mary H. (Cole) Smithson Mary H. (Cole) Smithson, 70, passed peacefully in her sleep on the morning of May 19, 2015. She was born on March 4th, 1945, in Winchester, Indiana to Benjamin (Colie) and Louise Cole. She was salutatorian when she graduated from Winchester's Lee L. Driver High School in 1963, and went on to Ball State University. There she met the love of her life, Donald L. Smithson of...
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Pauline Elizabeth Rock

November 8, 1920 - May 19, 2015

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Kathy Elliott

December 5, 1954 - May 19, 2015

Kathy Sue Payne Elliott 60, of Indianapolis, died May 19, 2015. Kathy was born on December 5, 1954 in Indianapolis to the late Rodney Payne and Alice (Johnson) Payne Bruce. Kathy attended Washington HS and later worked for many years for various child care centers, most recently with Leaps and Bounds Child Care. When she wasn't working she enjoyed spending time with her family and fishing with...
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Warren S. Johnson

January 22, 1924 - May 19, 2015

Warren S. Johnson 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 19, 2015. Warren was born in Indianapolis, IN on January 22, 1924 to the late, Laban Robert C. and Jet (Stone) Johnson. He attended Arsenal Tech High School and graduated from Broad Ripple High School. Warren went on to complete degrees in architecture, education and seminary all from Butler University. Warren's educational...
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Glenda Ellen Mercer

June 2, 1944 - May 19, 2015

Glenda Ellen Crask Lekse Mercer, Age 70, was born on June 2, 1944 in Owensboro, Kentucky. I left this earthly life on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The cause of my passing is not an important issue. What is more meaningful is to note what mark was left, showing that I passed this way, on what I hope is a much longer journey. The high water mark in my life is my family, followed closely by some very...
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Daniel Ryan Roth

April 25, 2015 - May 18, 2015

Daniel Ryan Roth was born on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3:15 p.m. to proud parents Trenton Donn and Elizabeth Louise Roth in Indianapolis, Indiana. He weighed 1 pound 11 ounces and measured 13 inches long. Daniel died three weeks later in his parents' arms on Monday, May 18, 2015. He demonstrated a strong will to live and courageously fought several challenges of prematurity. Daniel also...
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Don Hardy

February 23, 1955 - May 17, 2015

Donald Edgar Hardy 61, of Indianapolis passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Don graduated from WCHS in 1972 and then attended IUPUI. He was employed as an agent with Allstate in Ohio until the year of 2000; then as an independent agent until his Huntington disease forced him to retire and moved to Indianapolis. He is survived by his loving wife for almost 30 years, Natalie; daughter, Ashley...
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Claire B. Waskowitz

August 12, 1925 - May 17, 2015

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Ronald E. Jackson

December 15, 1943 - May 17, 2015

Ronald E. Jackson 71 years old, passed away surrounded by his loving family. Ronald was known for his generous and giving spirit to all who knew him. He is survived by his loving sons, Ryan Jackson (Kristin) and Mike Jackson; grandchildren, Evan and Davis Jackson; father, Hal Jackson; sister, Jean Farmer. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Susie Jackson; mother, Kathryn Jackson;...
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Alta Marie Smith

January 28, 1940 - May 17, 2015

Alta Marie Smith, of Zionsville, (formerly of Lebanon and Indianapolis) passed away May 17, 2015. She was born on January 28, 1940 in Lawrence County, Indiana on the farm where she, along with her brothers and sisters, grew up. Her parents were the late Raymond and Laverne (Brown) Mattix. Alta graduated from Mitchell High School (Class of 1958), and then proudly served her country in the...
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Irene Gilmore

June 17, 1921 - May 17, 2015

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Jean Carolyn Berry

November 28, 1921 - May 16, 2015

Jean Carolyn (Vansickle) Berry, 93, passed away on May 16, 2015. She was born to William Virgil and Verna (Preston) Vansickle in Indianapolis in 1921. Jean was a devoted wife and mother and a life-long Hoosier farm-girl at heart. She graduated from Warren Central High School in 1939 and from Purdue University in 1943. She met Everett Pershing Berry of Fayetteville, AR at Purdue and they were...
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Syliva E. Clark

August 4, 1955 - May 16, 2015

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Pearlee M. Compton

November 10, 1920 - May 16, 2015

Pearlee M. Compton, 94, passed away May 16, 2015. She was born Nov. 10, 1920 in Indianapolis to the late Andrew R. and Mary L. (Helm) Linder. Pearlee had worked at Link Belt as senior payroll clerk and retired in 1986. She was a member of Eastern Star for over 50 years, Charter member of Moose 500 and Fleming Garden Christian Church. She enjoyed her family and friends and was a wonderful mother...
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Richard L. Dabson

May 27, 1934 - May 16, 2015

Richard L. Dabson, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015, just short of his 81st birthday. He was born May 27, 1934, in Janesville, WI, the son of the late Louis A. and Clara Helen (Hummer) Dabson. He married Joyce Miller on October 22, 1954. Richard retired from the University of California Irvine in 1995. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family. He is survived by his...
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Betty Stewart Sugars

May 10, 1921 - May 15, 2015

Betty Joe Stewart Sugars 94, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 15, 2015. Betty was a retired Cafeteria Cook for Washington Townships Schools. She was a graduate of Tech High School. She was a member of Glendale Christian Church and the Gabba Gabba Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Charles Sugars and son, Michael Sugars. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Mike)...
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Lois L. Luther

February 28, 1926 - May 15, 2015

Lois L. (Hicks) Luther 89 of Brownsburg formerly Speedway, IN died May 15, 2015. Lois was born on February 28, 1926 in Lafayette, IN to Joseph E and Kathleen (Snyder) Hicks. Lois met the love of her life at Purdue University Residence Hall where she did clerical work. She married Robert H Luther on May 26, 1951 and Robert preceded her in death in 2012. Lois is also preceded in death by her...
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John Pershing Tate

July 20, 1918 - May 15, 2015

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Nina Appleman

February 27, 1943 - May 15, 2015

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Robert "Bobby" H. Ray, Jr.

November 19, 1964 - May 15, 2015

Bobby Ray 50, of Oaklandon, passed away on May 15, 2015. Bob is survived by his daughters; Maggon and Crystal, parents; Bob and Mary Ann, sisters; Christy Whitfield, Cathy Ray-Quiroga (Paul) and a host of nieces, nephews and other love ones.
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Lynda L. Durnil

July 8, 1939 - May 15, 2015

Lynda L. Durnil 75, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home May 15, 2015. She was born July 8, 1939 to the late Earl and Mae (Hoover) Powell. A 1957 graduate of Thomas Carr Howe H.S., she attended Indiana University. The loving mother of two children, she was employed by the Indiana Secretary of State and State Treasurer, etc. She served as Indiana Vice President of Riley Cancer Research...
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E. Louise Hoffa

August 15, 1924 - May 14, 2015

Louise (Schnarr) Hoffa 90 of Indianapolis died May 14, 2015. Louise was born on August 15, 1924 in Daviess County, IN to Frank C. and Amelia (Mann) Schnarr. Louise was an office manager for Perry Manufacturing Inc. retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Church by the Side of the Road. Louise was preceded in death by her husband Charles M. Hoffa and her siblings Clara Clodfelter, Mabel...
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Lee Abbott

October 16, 1950 - May 14, 2015

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Robert Starr Neel

December 31, 1944 - May 14, 2015

Robert Starr Neel,70. Beloved husband. Of Indianapolis, Born December 31, 1944, passed away May 15, 2015. He attended Carmel Grade School and Carmel High School and also Butler College. He was Employed at Butler Radio Station, Franklin Radio Station and retired from The Army Finance Center in 1988. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of the Scottish Rite Orchestra. He was a member of...
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Nancy Hayworth

January 6, 1927 - May 14, 2015

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Irene L. Grider

January 7, 1931 - May 14, 2015

Irene L. Grider, 84, Indianapolis passed away May 14, 2015. She was born January 7, 1931 in to the late Gilbert and Helena (Hahn) Holland. Irene was a hard worker retiring in 1990 from United Hospital Services. She was all about her family caring for all their wants and needs. She was a true Matriarch with her good cooking and warm personality. Irene is survived by children, Michael (Pat)...
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James L. Sturtz

November 21, 1927 - May 14, 2015

James Leroy Sturtz, 87, of Indianapolis passed away May 14, 2015. He was born November 11, 1927 in Boone, Iowa, son of Milo and Janice (Blanchard) Sturtz. He graduated from Boone High School and joined the U.S Navy. He entered Iowa State University after his Navy discharge and graduated with a B.S degree. He was a member of Delta Upsilon. He played football during his high school and college...
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Harry R. Poland, Jr.

March 23, 1935 - May 14, 2015

Harry R. Poland, Jr., 80, Indianapolis passed away May 14, 2015. He was born March 23, 1935 in Indianapolis to the late Harry and Mary (Prichard) Poland. Harry had served 29 years as a firefighter. He an antique custom car enthusiast, avid golfer and loved gambling and boats. Harry is survived by his daughters, Terri Spidel and Connie Koza; sisters, Betty Kernodle and Freda Stephenson;...
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"Bill" William Denton

June 15, 1943 - May 14, 2015

William M. Denton, 71, Poland, IN passed away May 14, 2015 with family by his side. He was born June 15, 1943 in Indianapolis to the late Hubert and Vesta (Brunton) Denton. Bill had served with IUPUI Police, IPD Reserve and Marion County Sherriff's with 35 years of Law Enforcement. He enjoyed bullet loading, shooting at the range, working on cars and gun collecting. Bill was a member of United...
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David B. Lewis

July 10, 1934 - May 13, 2015

David B. Lewis, 80, Noblesville, passed away May 13, 2015. He was born July 10, 1934, in Berea, Ohio, the son of the late Dr. Charles B. and Wilma (Bowers) Lewis. David was past-president of the Kiwanis and was a past active member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. He enjoyed wood working, especially building birdhouses and gardening. He is survived by his three daughters,...
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Clo Gregori

September 1, 1921 - May 13, 2015

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Riley Gerry Stewart

June 10, 1935 - May 13, 2015

Riley Gerry Stewart 79, of Indianapolis passed away on May 13, 2015. He was born on June 10, 1935 to the late Argie and Helen Stewart. He was a graduate of Arsenal Tech High School. Riley was a proud U.S. Army veteran, he was a dedicated Police Officer and had served with IMPD for 37 years, retiring in 1998. He was a devoted member of the American Legion Post 88, Fraternal Order of Police,...
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Elizabeth Anne Bays

December 30, 1919 - May 12, 2015

Elizabeth A. Bays 95, of Indianapolis passed away on May 12, 2015. She was born on December 30, 1919 to the late Grover and Lillie Fuller. Elizabeth graduated from Fishers HS and received her Bachelor's Degree from Ball State in 1943 and her Master's in Education from Butler University in 1966. She was a longtime educator with over 50 years of experience, she taught in Jay County,...
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Lyzette Johnson

April 26, 1947 - May 12, 2015

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Helen McNary

July 16, 1932 - May 12, 2015

Helen Ruth Miller McNary 82 years of Indianapolis, IN died peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Helen was born in McMinn County, Tennessee and resided in Indianapolis for the last 45 years. She was the daughter of the late Lester and Nettie Miller of Englewood, TN. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Eaton Rymer of Cleveland, TN; sister, Mary Burris of Athens, TN; sister, Joyce...
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Edith Betty Jean Weekly

October 14, 1926 - May 12, 2015

Edith Betty Jean Weekly 88, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away May 12, 2015. Survivors: children, Patricia Cook, Gladys Rosselle, Joseph and James Holland, David, Edward and Rick Powell and William Patton; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Taylor. Preceded in death by son, Harold Powell. Visitation, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Friday, May...
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Opal R. Cheslyn

February 26, 1927 - May 11, 2015

Opal Cheslyn, 88, of Fishers, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 26, 1927 to the late Jack and Pearl Colson, in Scottsville, Kentucky. Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Louis W. Cheslyn, and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Hubbard. She is survived by her children; Linda Winters (Joe), Greg Cheslyn (Kelly), and...
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Edith Mae Wells

March 4, 1929 - May 11, 2015

Edith Mae Wells 86, Indianapolis, Indiana went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2015. She was born on March 4, 1929 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Albert and Sarah (Payne) Procter. Edith retired in 1991 after 17 years of service at L. S. Ayres and was a member of First United Evangelical Church. Survivors: daughters, Debbie (Don) Joiner and Sherrie Wood; grandchildren, Tanya (Jason) Archer, Doug...
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John W. Cook

May 20, 1917 - May 11, 2015

John W. Cook, Jr. 97 years old, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on May 11, 2015. John was known for his generous and giving spirit to all who knew him. John retired after many years of service from BCH as a Manufacturing Sales Representative. He was a member of Ancient Land Mark #319, Scottish Rite, and Murat Shrine for over 50 years. John is survived by his loving sons, Barry R. Cook,...
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Sharon L Godwin

August 1, 1956 - May 11, 2015

Sharon L. Godwin 58, of Noblesville, IN, passed away on May 11, 2015. Services will be Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, IN. Arrangements handled by Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple.
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Leona James

December 2, 1920 - May 11, 2015

Leona (Vudis) James 94, born in Indianapolis to Anastasious and Danitsa (Vuletovic) Vudis. Leona was a lifetime member of the St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church and charter member of Serbian Sisters and a member of Eastern Star. Leona was preceded in death by her husband Robert M James, siblings Phillip and Olivia Vudis, survived by siblings Evelyn Napariu, John (Carol Ann) Vudis, step...
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Robert Donnelly

August 20, 1924 - May 10, 2015

Bob Donnelly 90, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of 10 May 2015. He was born in Cincinnati on 20 August 1924 to Robert Donnelly, Sr. and Reba McAninch Donnelly. Bob was a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Cincinnati. He proudly served his country in World War II as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as a P-47N ...
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Wanda Roberts

December 28, 1929 - May 10, 2015

Wanda Louise (McCormick) Roberts 85, a resident of Brownsburg, Indiana and Warren County, TN native passed away May 10, 2015, due to an extended illness. She was retired from Link Belt after 15 years. She was the daughter of the late Johnny and Melvina (Delaney) McCormick of Campaign, TN. She was married to Lloyd F. Roberts of Avon, IN and Warren County, TN native for 69 years. In addition to...
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Beverly Swanson

December 19, 1928 - May 10, 2015

Beverly J. Swanson, 86 of Carmel, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015. Beverly was born December 19, 1928 in Red Wing, MN to the late Edmond and Ruth Nagel. She retired from Marshall Field in 2004. Beverly attended Carmel United Methodist Church and volunteered in their food pantry. Memorial service will be at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 15 at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, where family and friends...
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Roell Rea

October 23, 1956 - May 9, 2015

Mr. Roell Rea Jr. was born on October 23, 1956 in Gary, Indiana to the union of Mrs. Delores Costello (Clark) Rea and Mr. Roell Ulzie Rea who both proceeded him in death. Roell was raised in Gary, Indiana and attended Gary public schools graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1974. He attended Indiana State University for two and a half years. After completing one semester of his junior year...
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Shirley E. Marcum

May 28, 1946 - May 9, 2015

Shirley E. Marcum, 68 of Indianapolis, IN was born May 28, 1946 and passed away on May 9, 2015. She was born in Batesville, IN to Howard and Dorothy Borchelt, who precede her in death. Shirley graduated from Batesville High School in 1964. She has worked as a Beautician for 50 years. She was deeply involved with Zion United Church of Christ since 1971. She loved mowing the grass at the church....
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Mary Burkhardt Doyle

October 15, 1919 - May 9, 2015

Mary Burkhardt Doyle 95, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at home. She was born to the late Lilian Chabloz Burkhardt and Arthur Burkhardt on October 15, 1919. In 1943 she married Robert J. Doyle, whom preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by her six children, David (Gabrielle) Doyle, Timothy Doyle, Gregory (Cindy) Doyle, Janet (Stan) Gaidis, Robert (Renee) Doyle...
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William Gene "Bill" Hicks

June 23, 1932 - May 9, 2015

William Gene "Bill" Hicks, 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015. He was born on June 23, 1932 in Nashville, TN to the late Odell and Partha Hicks. Bill was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Rendova. He later resumed his service to the Navy by working as a machinist at Naval Avionics before retiring in...
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Frances Monforte

February 29, 1932 - May 9, 2015

Frances Ritner Monforte, 83, passed on Saturday morning at 7:35 peacefully, with grace and dignity. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Singer, Dancer, Actress, Businesswoman and Artist; she lived a full and happy life. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Antonio J. Monforte and Wilburn L. Stein. She is survived by her children, Rosemary Haddad, John Ford Monforte, Anthony Joseph Monforte and...
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Ava Rose Romano

December 20, 2014 - May 8, 2015

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Edward Joseph "Ed" Kelly

March 4, 1934 - May 8, 2015

Edward J. Kelly "Ed" 81, of Indianapolis, passed away May 8, 2015. He was born March 4, 1934 in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Mount St. joseph High School and received his bachelor's degree in 1956 in chemical engineering from John Hopkins University. he taught several years at Mount St. Joseph High School before continuing his education. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics in 1972 from...
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Sheri Donita Robbins

March 6, 1962 - May 8, 2015

Sheri Donita Robbins of Fairland, IN died May 8, 2015 at the age of 53. Sheri is survived by her husband Kevin L. Robbins Sr; children Tonya McKee (Mason), Leah Lewis, Kevin Robbins Jr. (Tania), and Tiffany Robbins (Kevin Brooks); grandchildren Keyan, Jayda, Layla, Landen, Alani, and Emma Leu; and siblings Mike Jones, Steve Jones, and Bonnie Shaffer. She was preceded in death by her parents...
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Sandra Miller

May 8, 2015

Sandra K. Miller, 69 of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015. Sandi was born December 17, 1945 in Green Bay, WI to the late Eldor and Patricia Ladwig. Sandi retired from the US Postal Service where she worked as a mail handler for several years. She attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and was a member of the Carmel American Legion Auxiliary. Sandi was an avid bowler...
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Carl Graham Blankenship

June 14, 1936 - May 8, 2015

Carl Graham Blankenship 78 of Indianapolis, IN passed away on May 8, 2015. He was retired as the Manager of Printing and Supplies for Indiana Lumberman's Insurance in 1997. He proudly served in the U S Army. He is survived by his wife, Linetta, children, Rick, Michael, Bruce Blankenship, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sisters, Velma Drake, Eva Mell Wagner, Jo Helen Wood, and brother,...
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Vincent K. Roach

May 3, 1944 - May 8, 2015

Vincent K. Roach 71, Indianapolis, passed away May 7, 2015. Vince was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 3, 1944 to the late Samuel Aden and Stella Pearle (Mingee) Roach. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a member of The Journey Church in Yulee, FL. He was a graduate of Franklin Central High School and earned his bachelor's degree...
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Barbara Lee Wagner

September 28, 1935 - May 8, 2015

Barbara L. Wagner, 79, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away May 8, 2015. She was born on September 28, 1935 in Indianapolis, IN, to the late Jesse and Doris (Gray) Fox. She earned both a bachelor's and master's degree from Indiana University before becoming a dedicated teacher for the IPS, Wayne and Decatur Township school systems. Besides being an active member of the IU Alumni Association,...
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Patricia A. Harrig

September 18, 1927 - May 7, 2015

Patricia A. Harrig 87, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 7, 2015. She was a registered nurse and had worked as a volunteer for 25+ years at Community North Hospital. She was a graduate of the University of Detroit. She was a charter member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Harrig and granddaughter, Victoria Chambers. She survived by her...
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John F. Harris

September 4, 1946 - May 7, 2015

John F. Harris of Indianapolis, IN died May 7, 2015 at the age of 68. He graduated from Howe High School in 1964. After high school he worked for 15 years for Weimer Typesetting Co and retired after 18 years as a building engineer for Cassidy Turley. John loved his children and grandchildren very much and was always there to help his family. He also loved his dogs Rocky, Lady, Teddy Bear,...
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Frederick William LaCava

October 23, 1945 - May 7, 2015

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Stephen J. Honeycutt

May 17, 1947 - May 7, 2015

Stephen J. Honeycutt of Indianapolis, IN went home to be with the Lord May 7, 2015 at the age of 67. He was born May 17, 1947 in Bloomington, IN. He worked as a Machinist for many years and was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Stephen is survived by his wife of over 24 years Debra S. Honeycutt; his mother Bertha Honeycutt; step-sons Stephen Scott Howe and his son Scotty Jr;...
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Doris Sanderson

February 4, 1914 - May 7, 2015

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John Quincy Zeiher

October 21, 1928 - May 6, 2015

John Quincy Zeiher, 86, of Franklin, formerly of Speedway, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was born on October 21, 1928 In Speedway, IN to Frank V. and Estella M. (Wildes) Zeiher. John was a graduate of Speedway High School and a 1974 graduate of Central Indiana College. He served our country in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Staff Sgt. (E6) after 27 years of service. He was an avid...
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Robert Polsky

August 30, 1928 - May 6, 2015

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Margaret Frymire

October 30, 1925 - May 6, 2015

Margaret Frymire, 89, died Wednesday, May 6. She was born October 30, 1925, in Evansville, Indiana, to the late Louis and Elizabeth (Payne) O'Bryan. She married David M. Frymire on May 19, 1947. Margaret graduated from Meade County High School, Brandenburg, Kentucky, in 1945. She was a homemaker who will be remembered for her delicious home-cooked meals and her love of music and reading. ...
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Steven Ellis

April 24, 1946 - May 6, 2015

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Helen Gertrude Frazier

June 21, 1927 - May 6, 2015

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Alice Dominguez

November 14, 1928 - May 6, 2015

Alice Ileen Dominguez, 86 of Indianapolis passed away May 6, 2015. She was born November 14, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to Clarence Lee and Essie Adkinson Turner and came to Indiana in the late 1940's. She started a business that is now owned by her daughter. She was an enrolled agent. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Henry "H.B." Dominguez and her grandson, Michael Wasnidge...
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William R. Hicks

November 27, 1928 - May 6, 2015

William R. Hicks, 86, Carmel, passed away Wednesday, May 6th 2015. He was born November 27, 1928, in Brazil Indiana, the son of the late Hardy and Mary (Hurt) Hicks. He married Evelyn Svendsen on February 14, 1953. Bill was a proud graduate of Washington High School. He then enlisted in the Unites States Marine Corps, where he retired a Corporal, as a disabled veteran. He served in the...
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Jesse R. Wallsmith

September 30, 1977 - May 5, 2015

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Norma Jeanne Covy

January 13, 1931 - May 5, 2015

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Jesse R. Wallsmith

September 30, 1977 - May 5, 2015

Jesse R. Wallsmith 37, of Indianapolis passed away on May 5, 2015. He was born on September 30, 1977. He is survived by his wife Sabrina Bowen - Wallsmith; daughter, Joslyn Wallsmith, parents; Richard (Joyce) Wallsmith; sister, Jill Wallsmith, nephews; Reese and Rylan, grandparents; Herschel (Thelma) Flynn, father-in-laws; Joe Bowen, Rick (Jackie) Riser and brother-in-laws, Kaz and Maverick...
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Bobby Gene Britt

August 11, 1933 - May 5, 2015

Bobby Gene Britt, 81, of Indianapolis passed away May 5, 2015. He was born August 11, 1933 in Scottsville, KY to Lela and Floyd Britt. Bob was a 1953 graduate of Ben Davis HS, where he played football and basketball. He received his BS from Indiana State University, while playing football, and a MA from Butler University. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army before moving back to Indianapolis to...
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Erlinda C. Guieb

February 17, 1940 - May 4, 2015

Erlinda C. Guieb 75, Indianapolis died May 4th, 2015. She was born in Batangas City, Philippines to Marcelo and Engracia Cabitac. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Daniel J. Guieb. She is survived by her daughters Dannalyn (Chris) Garner and Joanne Guieb (Steve Rihm); grandchildren Crystal Ethridge and Blake Garner. She loved gardening and cooking for friends and loved ones. She was a...
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Ruth E. Schofield

May 16, 1935 - May 4, 2015

Ruth E. Schofield, 79 of Indianapolis passed away on May 4, 2015. She was born May 16, 1935 in Indianapolis to Ralph and Helen Copeland, who precede her in death. Ruth attended Technical Arsenal High School and retired from MSD Warren Township Schools where she worked in Food Service for many years. She was very devoted to her family and loved animals. Surviving to cherish her memories are her...
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