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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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Elizabeth johnson

March 18, 1942 - February 1, 2015

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Cheryl Hendricks

October 23, 1960 - February 1, 2015

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Betty loui Emanuel

August 29, 1934 - January 31, 2015

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Jane Sturmon

January 30, 2015

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Jacqueline Griffin

September 25, 1928 - January 30, 2015

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George Wieber, Sr.

November 21, 1941 - January 30, 2015

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Wanda Crabtree

June 17, 1939 - January 30, 2015

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Ruth Elinor Brooks Mateer

December 22, 1921 - January 30, 2015

Ruth Elinor Brooks Mateer 93, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2015 at St. Vincent's Hospice. Ruth was born in St. Paul, IN the last of 8 children of John and Martha Ross Brooks. She is survived by a daughter, Betsy R. Bullis (Russ); two grandchildren: Sara Beth Engman (Herb) of Indianapolis and Scott R. Bullis of Aztec, NM; and three great-grandchildren: Jadon and Rya Clark and Reina...
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Era "Roxie" Wheat

February 27, 1941 - January 30, 2015

Era "Roxie" Wheat, 73 of Indianapolis, IN passed away January 30, 2015. She worked for the State of Indiana for the Alcoholic Beverage Commission for over 15 years. She is survived by her children, Michael (Rose) Wheat, Cynthia (Joe) Cothran, Steven (Samantha) Wheat, 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and sisters, Dolly Hunter and Beatrice Lents. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.D...
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Daniel Walter Sundstrom

July 24, 1986 - January 30, 2015

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Vivian Ruth McReynolds

January 29, 2015

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Richard F. Wassen

September 6, 1929 - January 29, 2015

Richard F. Wassen, 85, Westfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 29, 2015. He was born September 6, 1929, in Plainfield, NJ, the son of the late August Emil and Anna (Johansen) Wassen. He married Doris E. Cook on November 6, 1954. Dick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Curtis Dyna Products after 35 years of service. He...
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Charles "Duckie" Wilson

April 26, 1937 - January 29, 2015

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James Cooksey

December 31, 1935 - January 29, 2015

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Guadalupe Ramirez

July 24, 1932 - January 29, 2015

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Joeda M. Harbeson

September 1, 1927 - January 28, 2015

Joeda Marzell Harbeson 87, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on January 28, 2015. She was born September 1, 1927 in Sneads, Florida to Irvin and Mavene Harrell. Joeda lived in Florida, Georgia, and Indiana giving birth to eleven children, and mothered a step son. Joeda lived a long full life surrounded by the love of her large family, her love of children is evident by her large family. Jo,...
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Marion Floyd Slinker

July 20, 1939 - January 28, 2015

Marion Floyd Slinker 75, of Indianapolis, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 28, 2015. Floyd was born in Bradfordsville, KY to Manuel and Mary Jane Slinker on July 20, 1939. He was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After service, he worked as an electrician for AmTrak for 38 years, retiring in 2001. He loved helping his family...
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Carlos B. Gammon

May 22, 1931 - January 28, 2015

Elder Carlos B. Gammon May 22, 1931 – January 28, 2015 Carlos B. Gammon was born May 22, 1931 to the late William Edward (Jack) Gammon and Mazie Louella Gammon in Lafayette, Tenn. He was saved and baptized as a member of Old Bottom Missionary Baptist Church in Lafayette, Tennessee at the age of 9. As the eldest of three children, he attended school when he could and helped on the family...
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James Joseph "Jimmie Joe" Blair

September 16, 1930 - January 28, 2015

James J. Blair (Jimmie Joe) 84, rounded the bases one last time January 28th, 2015 and was called "safe at home" by the Great Umpire. He is survived by his wife Treva of 63 years and two sons, Jim Jr. of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Ed Blair of Indianapolis, in addition to six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Jim has four surviving siblings, Harold (Arch) Blair, Larry Blair, and Richard...
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Michael O'Neal Filer

November 19, 1952 - January 27, 2015

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David E. Wilkey

August 14, 1946 - January 27, 2015

David E. Wilkey 68, of New Castle, IN passed away January 27, 2015 at home. He was born on August 14, 1946 to the late Ermil and Hilda Wilkey in Washington, Indiana. David worked as a supervisor for Brenntag Company and retired after 23 years of service. He was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan. David was a loving husband and caring father, he will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by...
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Ernest Turner

February 26, 1930 - January 27, 2015

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Edna Grace "Grace" Wright

January 26, 2015

She is survived by her daughter, Carole L. Wright, who was a professional soloist, opera singer and member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus for 32 years, and her husband, Edward Haller, who has been a stagehand for Local One IATSE at the Metropolitan Opera Company for 25 years; as well as several nieces and nephews
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John M. Haffner

April 26, 1931 - January 26, 2015

John M. Haffner, 83, passed away January 26, 2015 at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 26, 1931, the son of the late Eugene and Katherine Haffner of Fort Wayne. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne and St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in Korea and Japan. John was...
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Henry V. Oakwood

February 16, 1921 - January 26, 2015

Henry V. "Hank" Oakwood, Jr., 93 of Carmel, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. Hank was born in Watseka, IL to the late Henry Sr., and Blanche Oakwood. He was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and served in the US Navy during WWII. Hank was the sales manager for Graybar Electric Co., Inc. for 29 years. He then served 9 years as the executive director of the Electric League of...
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John Secoulas

November 17, 1926 - January 26, 2015

John Secoulas, 88, Indianapolis passed away Jan. 26, 2015. He was born Nov. 17, 1926 in Indianapolis. John owned and operated Western Importing Co. for 55 years. He had served honorably during WWII in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant. John is survived by his daughters, Nancy (Jim) Bright, Diane "Deedee" (Bill) Tucker, and Janet (Keith) Ringer; Grandson, Brad Ringer. He was preceded in death by...
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Larry Ray Campbell

August 9, 1932 - January 25, 2015

Larry Ray Campbell, 82, formerly of Plainfield, IN passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in West Lafayette, IN. He was born on August 9, 1932 in Vincennes, IN to James Leroy and Rosa Margaret (Memering) Campbell. Larry was a 1950 graduate of Lincoln High School and received his certification to become a Diesel Mechanic from Bailey Technical School in St. Louis, MO. He worked for P.R. Mallory...
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Gregor W. King

May 28, 1926 - January 25, 2015

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Patricia J Delaney

December 27, 1930 - January 25, 2015

Patricia J. Delaney 84, of Greenfield, IN passed away January 25, 2015. She was born on December 27, 1930 in Lafayette, Indiana to the late Curtis and A. Bernice Hilt. Patricia worked for the Marion County Juvenile Court as a court reporter and retired after 35 years of service. She loved classical music and played the piano. Patricia was an avid reader and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and...
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Kathy Krebs

September 2, 1951 - January 24, 2015

Kathy Krebs, age 63 of Carmel, Indiana, formerly Valparaiso passed away on January 24, 2015, after a courageous 4 year battle with ovarian cancer. Throughout her illness, she inspired countless people by choosing gratitude each day despite her many obstacles. She was a deeply devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend who will be missed tremendously. She found pleasure in the simplest of...
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Charles Breece

April 24, 1955 - January 24, 2015

Charles Lee Breece of Brownsburg, IN born April 24, 1955, son of the late Charles V. and Roberta (Johnson) Breece, passed away January 24, 2015. Charles graduated from Zionsville and earned a B.S. degree from Purdue in 1978. He worked several positions within the construction industry. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marline (Roberts) Breece; daughter Karen and son Lee; sisters...
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Jewel P. Phelps

October 19, 1931 - January 24, 2015

Jewel P. Phelps, 83 of Indianapolis was born October 19, 1931 and died on January 24, 2015. He was born in Somerset, Kentucky to Pearl and Barbara Phelps who precede him in death. He was employed at Electric Steel Casting Co. as a Core Maker for 42 years before retiring. He served in the US Army in Korea. He enjoyed being a member of River of Life Church of God and spending time with his family. ...
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Arsenio Tony Melendz

December 27, 1938 - January 24, 2015

Arsenio Tony Melendez (Local Artist) 76, Indianapolis, passed away January 24, 2015. His partner of 25 years, Gary Dyer has announced a service celebrating his life will be held February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Life Journey Church 2950 East 55th Place Indianapolis.
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Mary E. Griffin

May 20, 1936 - January 24, 2015

Mary E. Griffin 78, of Indianapolis, IN passed away January 24, 2015. She was born on May 20, 1936 in Canalou, Missouri to the late John and Vearnies Tharp. Mary worked as a receptionist for Westminster Retired Village North and retired after many years of services. She loved singing, listening to music and played various instruments, she will be greatly missed. Mary is preceded in death by...
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Doris Purdy

July 29, 1921 - January 24, 2015

Doris Wikle Purdy, 93, died peacefully on January 24, 2015 at Rosegate Village in Indianapolis. She was born on July 29, 1921 to William E. and Anna Ansberry Wikle in Anderson, Indiana. She had two brothers, Adrian (six years older) and Gerald (twelve years older). When Doris was eight her mother died, and then her father died when she was thirteen. Doris spent the rest of her childhood...
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Donola "Donnie" Orr

September 4, 1935 - January 24, 2015

Donola "Donnie" B. Orr, 79, Carmel, passed away January 24, 2015. She was born September 4, 1935, in Vallonia, IN, the daughter of the late James M. and Juanita M. (Wiggins) Burcham. She married Dr. William "Bill" H. Orr, who preceded her in passing on October 19, 2014, after 30 years of marriage. Donnie was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School, and was an active member of the Alumni...
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Florian Wolter

January 23, 2015

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Evan Anthony DeMarinis

March 2, 1990 - January 23, 2015

Evan Anthony DeMarinis, 24, Carmel, passed away January 23, 2015. He was born March 2, 1990, in Columbus, OH, the son of Don and Krista (Meservey) DeMarinis. Evan graduated from Carmel High School in 2008. He was pursing his passion for cooking by attending Ivy Tech's Culinary Arts program while working at Matt the Miller's Tavern and dreamed to one day open a restaurant of his own. He had...
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Sanford W. "Sandy" Kleine

July 21, 1942 - January 23, 2015

Sanford W. "Sandy" Kleine, 72, of Martinsville (formerly of Greenfield) passed away peacefully on Friday, January 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 21, 1942 in Greenfield to the late Homer Dietrich and Elizabeth Naomi Eblin Kleine. Sandy graduated from New Palestine High School in 1960, and retired from General Motors in 1999. He was a member of the Hancock County...
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Jodi Lynn Loomis

February 17, 1965 - January 23, 2015

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Ronald A. Vaught

April 14, 1936 - January 23, 2015

Ronald A. Vaught of Indianapolis, IN died January 23, 2015 at the age of 78. Ronald is survived by his sons Ronald A. Vaught Jr. (Carolyn) and Donald Vaught; grandchildren Joshua Vaught (Megan), Andrew Vaught, and Shannon Price; great-grandchildren Nathan and Connor Vaught, and Caleb Hafley; siblings Beverly Weakley (Val), Mary Coffey, Freddie Vaught (Sheila), and son-in-law Rick Ballard. He...
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Imogene Jessie Craig

April 9, 1919 - January 23, 2015

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Greg Atchley

June 17, 1975 - January 23, 2015

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Brandon Alan Ray

August 15, 1975 - January 23, 2015

Brandon Alan Ray of Indianapolis, IN died peacefully at home January 23, 2015 at age 39 after a courageous battle against cancer. Brandon is survived by his wife Julia; children Hailey and Stephen; parents, Robert and Debra (Beach) Ray; and sister, Beth Ray. Other family members includes his grandmothers Geraldine (the late Robert N.) Ray and Ellen (the late William R.) Beach; aunts and uncles...
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George R. Sterrett

December 14, 1928 - January 23, 2015

George R. Sterrett, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on January 23rd, 2015 after a short hospitalization. George was born December 14, 1928 in Indianapolis to the late Colonel Ellsworth and Jessie Sterrett, the 10th of 11 children. He was a lifelong resident of the city, and a 1947 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. He was a veteran of the US...
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Theresa K. Hauger

August 20, 1952 - January 23, 2015

Theresa K. Hauger 62, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away January 23, 2015. Theresa was born August 20, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Amos Arnold and Naomi Grace (Claunch) Nichols. Theresa had worked at Marsh Foods in the Deli Department and was a member of Seerley Creek Christian Church. Survivors: husband, Danny S. Hauger; sons, Danny Lee (Sheryl) and Jason William (Melissa)...
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Jack Edward Harney

May 19, 1942 - January 22, 2015

Jack Edward Harney was born in Tipton County, Indiana, on May 19, 1942 and grew up in Noblesville, Indiana. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War stationed with the 105th and 264th Transportation Companies out of DaNang 1968-1969 and died Thursday, January 22nd of service connected conditions due to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. A memorial brick has been laid in honor of his military service...
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Alfreda Sue Lester

April 9, 1953 - January 22, 2015

Alfreda Sue Lester 61 years old, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on January 22, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Sue was known for her generous and giving spirit to all who knew her. She was an avid gardener, cake decorator, and was well known as a cat lady. Sue Lester was born on April 9, 1953 to Alfred and Mary Winborn in Merced, California. She is survived by: Her loving husband...
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Julie Ann Roesch

March 15, 1954 - January 22, 2015

Julie Ann Roesch Beloved mother and best friend, Julie Ann Roesch passed peacefully from her home on the morning of January 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald (Jerry) Herman and mother Marian Herman. Born on March 15, 1954 and raised in Indianapolis, Julie attended North Central High School and received her Bachelor's degree from Purdue University. Julie's lifelong loves...
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Margaret Ann "Peggy" Hooten

November 10, 1929 - January 22, 2015

Margaret Ann "Peggy" Hooten, 85, of Indianapolis passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 with her children at her side. Peggy was born November 10, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio. She retired after many years of service from the Lawrence Township School District, and was a Past Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved sports, especially the Colts. But her true passion was her grandkids and...
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Henrietta "Dolly" Stegemiller

September 28, 1923 - January 22, 2015

On January 22, 2015, Henrietta Bell Stegemiller, better known as Dolly, at the age of 91 left this world to be with her beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dolly was born September 28, 1923 in Winchester, Indiana to the late John Thomas and Wava Mildred Guthiel Burnworth. They called her Dolly because they said she looked like a Kewpie Doll. Growing up she was mostly raised by her...
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Nancy L. Jones

May 17, 1935 - January 22, 2015

Nancy L. Jones 79 years old, passed away on January 22, 2015 at Manor Care South in Indianapolis, Indiana. While she enjoyed watching sports events and teams both amateur and professional on TV, her favorite team was Ohio State University. She was a very loud supporter of her "Buckeyes". She was excited when the OSU football team won the inaugural National Championship earlier this month. ...
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Betty Charles

January 22, 2015

"Betty L. Charles, 86, Indianapolis, passed away January 22, 2015. A Service of Celebration will be held at 2 PM on Sat., Feb. 7, at Hope Evangelical Covenant Church, 8615 Spring Mill Rd., Indpls.; calling at the church will be from 1-2 PM."
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William Elijah Atkins

June 17, 1925 - January 22, 2015

William Elijah Atkins, 89, Carmel, passed away January 22, 2015. He was born June 17, 1925, in Olden, TX, the son of the late Robert W. and Serena E. Atkins. He married Helen M. Turner on June 3, 1948. William retired from Star News after 45 years of service. He was a member of the VFW Post #34. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years,...
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Dalton Jones

November 15, 1931 - January 21, 2015

Dalton S. Jones, 83, of Carmel, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Dalton was born November 15, 1931 in Indianapolis to the late William S. and Cinda Jones. He was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School and was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. Dalton was an electrician/contractor for over 50 years, retiring in 1996 as President of Jones Brothers Electric Co. Funeral services...
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Stephen Forris

May 31, 1965 - January 21, 2015

Stephen Merle Forris, 49, passed away and is now in the presence of his loving Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. He was employed at IAC & a member of First Baptist Church of Greencastle. He was born on May 31st, 1965 in Bitburg, Germany at Bitburg Air Base to parents Major Stephen & Beverly Forris. Spending most of his younger years in South Freeport, Maine and later moving to Miami, Florida....
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Jeanne L. Hershey

August 7, 1925 - January 21, 2015

Jeanne L. Hershey, 89, of Indianapolis passed away on January 21, 2015. Jeanne was born on August 7, 1925. She was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, PEO, and Alpha Sigma Latreien. Jeanne was a graduate of Westminister College of PA and a member of Chi Omega. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; brother, Bill; and grandson, Daniel Stoeppelwerth. She is survived by her...
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Albert Lee McKee

January 20, 2015

Albert L. McKee, 84, of Zionsville passed away Tuesday Evening surrounded by his family. He was born in Mount Vernon, Illinois, the son of Glenard and Reva (Joy) McKee. He was a gifted basketball player and athlete, and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He was a Marine Corp. veteran of the Korean War serving from 1950-1953. He started his career in the property/casualty...
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Cordelia Poindexter

February 14, 1921 - January 20, 2015

Cordelia Fairrow was born on February 14, 1921 in Clarksville, TN to Nancy and Ira Fairrow. She had six siblings: Mary Henry Kates, Edna Marie Gupton, Grace June Mabry, and three brothers Robert Cleophus Fairrow, Theodore Roosevelt Fairrow, and Herbert Ira Fairrow, who all preceded her in death. Cordelia accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Boiling Springs Baptist Church in...
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Newell Charles Jones

June 29, 1926 - January 20, 2015

Newell Charles Jones, 88, of Indianapolis passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. He was born June 29, 1926 in Big Sandy, West Virginia to the late Fenton and Emma Phillips Jones. He is survived by his children Melba (Michael) Berthiaume and Chuck (Denise) Jones; grandchildren Nathan, Erin, Justin, and Keirsten; and great-grandchildren Carter, Avery, and Sydney. In addition to his...
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Larry D. Eyre, Sr.

July 15, 1940 - January 20, 2015

Larry D. Eyre, Sr., passed away Jan. 20, 2015 in Indianapolis. He was born July 15, 1940 in Moline, IL son to Thomas and Florence (Carlson) Eyre. Larry had worked and retired after 24 years at Allison Transmission. He served honorably in the United States Army. Larry was a member of Life Tabernacle. He was a talented singer in many quartets and choirs and he enjoyed traveling. Larry is...
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Melinda L. Smith

December 29, 1953 - January 20, 2015

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Robert J. Keefe

June 27, 1930 - January 20, 2015

Robert J. Keefe: 84, of Columbus and formerly of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015, after a very brief illness. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to James and Marie Therese Keefe. Bob excelled at many sports, football in particular. He attended the University of Iowa and played for the Hawkeyes. This is where he also met his future wife, Marge, of 61 years. After graduation, Bob...
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Sallie Marie Wagner

July 28, 1932 - January 20, 2015

Sallie Marie Wagner, 82, passed away January 20, 2015. She was born July 28, 1932, in Long Island, NY, the daughter of the late Edward and Marguerite (Dolan) Furey. She married Fred Wagner on July 26, 1980, in Arlington, VA. Sallie was a devout Catholic, attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She enjoyed cross-stitch, reading, crossword puzzles, travelling, and meeting the...
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Gary Lee Fullam

January 13, 1951 - January 19, 2015

Gary Lee Fullam 64, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on January 19, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. A consummate family man with countless friends and an unyielding zest for life and laughter, Gary was the eldest son of the late Raymond Fullam and Delma Fullam, who survives. He is also survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Claire Kiffmeyer Fullam, his daughters Sarah Campbell and Elise Jade...
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Terry Pottenger

January 10, 1957 - January 19, 2015

Terry Allan Pottenger 58, Indianapolis, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015. He was the loving father of Andrew (Melissa), Stephanie, Amy, and Megan Pottenger. The son of Nancy Pottenger and the late Lloyd A. Pottenger, Jr., brother to Garry (Constance) Pottenger and Connie J. Pottenger, uncle to Mark (Angela) Land, great uncle to Alyssa, Avery and Reece, former spouse to Susan McCracken and...
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Anita Riemen

September 29, 1946 - January 19, 2015

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Carol Fay McClelland

December 10, 1937 - January 19, 2015

Carol Fay McClelland, 77, of Indianapolis passed away January 19th, 2015. She was born December 10th, 1937 to Charles and Totsy Pearl Newman in Detroit, MI. She leaves behind her devoted and loving husband, Dennis McClelland, 72, with whom she shared the last 35 years with. Her favorite activities were swimming and dancing and she always had a love for chocolate. She was a faithful employee of...
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Tracia E. Montgomery Fernkas

October 6, 1966 - January 19, 2015

Tracia "Tracey" Ellen Montgomery Fernkas Died unexpectedly on January 19, 2015, at the age of 48. She was born on October 6, 1966, in Abington, PA, to Margaret Cheesman Fernkas-Silvey and John Kearney Montgomery, and later adopted by J. Richard Fernkas. In her youth, she was selected for the gifted program at IPS School 80 and was a competitive volleyball and basketball player at Clay...
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Linda J. Orban

December 22, 1943 - January 19, 2015

Linda Jeanne "Lou" Orban 71, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 18, 2015. She was a lifelong employee of Indianapolis Public Schools. She served the school system for 48 years as a teacher and Financial Clerk at Broad Ripple High School, and was currently the Assistant Deputy Treasurer at the Education Center. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberlie W. Orban; son, Richard B. Orban, II...
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Theoratis Mooney

February 14, 1935 - January 19, 2015

Theoratis Jones Mooney, 79, Indianapolis passed Jan. 19. 2015 in Tampa, FL. He was born Feb. 14, 1935 in Helena, AR. He moved to Indianapolis when he was young and attended his education in Indianapolis schools. Theoratis served honorably in the Air Force during the Korean War and began and enjoyed boxing. He worked at Allison's Gas Turbine in aircraft parts production as a Control Supervisor,...
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Scott Winfield Gray

December 17, 1956 - January 18, 2015

Scott Winfield Gray, 58, of Noblesville, IN, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Riverview Hospital. Scott was born December 17, 1956 to the late Roger and Mary (Theoharis) Gray. He graduated from the University of Evansville in 1979 where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, and has worked in commercial lines property & casualty insurance since then. He was a Vice...
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Marcia Ann Wilson

November 14, 1947 - January 18, 2015

Marcia Ann Wilson 67, Mooresville, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2015. Marcia was born on November 14, 1947 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the daughter of James and Phyllis (Childress) Morgan. Marcia was a retired teacher from Decatur Township Schools and a member of Indiana Retired Teachers Association, a member of Life Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene, Indiana, and a...
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Hank W Schneider

October 20, 1925 - January 18, 2015

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Jeffery Skeens

January 3, 1961 - January 17, 2015

Jeffery Skeens, 54, of Indianapolis, IN passed away January 18, 2015. He worked as a Supervisor for Skeens Warehouse Services for several years. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Kimberly L. Skeens. He is survived by his son, Jeffery Skeens, Jr.; stepdaughter, Rebecca Haverly; granddaughter, Brooke Danielle Haverly; parents, John D. and...
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Charles Duke

January 17, 2015

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Hazel Giles

January 17, 2015

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Norma Wilson

April 7, 1937 - January 17, 2015

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Geri L. Armitage

February 1, 1938 - January 17, 2015

Geri L. Armitage, 76 of Indianapolis, IN passed away January 17, 2015. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Geri was a member of the Red Hat Society. The family stated that Geri was warm hearted, and had a special place for most any animals, which she never wanted to see mistreated. She never met a stranger, always placed others before herself and was the family organizer. She will...
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Theda "Grandma" Possman

May 19, 1921 - January 16, 2015

Theda "Grandma" Possman, 93 of Indianapolis was born May 19, 1921 and passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on January 16, 2015. She was born in Franklin, TN to Silas and Bertie Casey who precede her in death. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Basil C. Possman, and daughter, Joyce A. Jeffries. Surviving to cherish her memory are 2 grandchildren (Angela Parish & Ronda...
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Martin "Marty" Fortier

March 21, 1946 - January 16, 2015

Martin Fortier Born in Somersworth, NH on March 21, 1946 the son of Lucien and Florence (Frechette) Fortier. Marty as he was affectionately called was a U.S. Army veteran for 24 years. He also worked before and after his Army career in various sales positions. He is survived by his wife Dianne (Roehm) Fortier; daughter, Dawn; sons, Martin W., Christopher and family; daughter Rhena and family, 5...
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Callie Pearson

September 28, 1927 - January 16, 2015

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Faith Joy Landis

April 2, 1933 - January 16, 2015

Faith Joy Landis, 81, of Indianapolis passed away Friday, January 16, 2015, surrounded by her loving children. She was born April 2, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Joseph and Verneda Cummings Dillon. Faith is survived by her husband Richard Lee Landis, with whom she would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on June 4; her dear children Vicky (Mark) Bock, Richard (Tammy) Landis, Jr., Cathy ...
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Virginia Jones

January 20, 1922 - January 16, 2015

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Orthella Grace TenEick

August 15, 1920 - January 16, 2015

Orthella Grace TenEick, 94, of Speedway, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born on August 15, 1920 in Muncie, IN to David and Nellie Grace (Smith) May. Orthella was a graduate of Burris High School and attended Ball State University. She was an active member of Speedway Baptist Church since 1971 and volunteered her time to Meals on Wheels. Orthella also enjoyed traveling,...
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Audrey Kathryn Britain

September 9, 1930 - January 15, 2015

Audrey Kathryn Britain, 84 of Indianapolis was born September 9, 1930 and died on January 15, 2015. She was born in Roanoke, VA, to Gratton Olinger and Willie Lee Pollitt. She was a full time loving mother and had a passion for sharing love. Audrey and her husband left a legacy on the East Side, Audrey's Place Furniture & Thrift Store which opened in 1990. She was preceded in death by her loving...
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David Feldman

December 1, 1954 - January 15, 2015

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Albert Alfonz Dhaene

July 7, 1928 - January 15, 2015

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John Alan Reed

October 20, 1932 - January 15, 2015

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Marcos Ramirez Mercado

July 2, 1955 - January 15, 2015

Marcos Ramirez Mercado 59, of Indianapolis passed away on Thursday morning January 15, 2015. He was born in Gary, IN on July 2, 1955 to the late Miguel and Rogacion (Ramirez) Mercado. Marcos was a graduate of Valparaiso University. He worked for 35 years as a computer programmer for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Marcos is survived by his wife, Kathleen Riley; three sons,...
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Kathleen L. Mulvaney

December 11, 1946 - January 15, 2015

Kathy Louise (Gerlib) Mulvaney, 68, of Carmel, IN (born Chicago, IL) passed away at the IU Health Methodist Hospital on January 15th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and June Gerlib, and is survived by James, son Lance, and grandson Colin. Kathy was an active member of her community, a creative home cook, a cat enthusiast, and an avid reader. She spent her last years...
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Virgie Combs

February 26, 1927 - January 15, 2015

Virgie (Deaton) Combs 87, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away January 15, 2015. Virgie was born February 26, 1927 in Hazard, Kentucky, the daughter of Daniel and Pruda (Engle) Deaton. Survivors: children, Joyce, Tom and Danny Combs; sisters, Lou Combs, Peggy Clark and Betty Clepper; brothers, Vernon, James and Arnett Deaton; 2 grandchildren, Jessica Young and Noah Combs; and 3 great-grandchildren,...
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Icie Ashby Brown

September 9, 1918 - January 15, 2015

Icie Ashby Brown, 96 of San Marcos, TX formerly of Indianapolis, IN went to be with her Lord and Savior January 15, 2015. Icie worked for the American Red Cross in Indianapolis where she was a Director and Administrative Assistant for many years. She was an active member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene where she served as the President of the Missionary Society and the Librarian for many...
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Wilma B. Carson

August 15, 1932 - January 15, 2015

Wilma Billions Carson 82, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2015 at 7:00am of natural causes. Born August 15th, 1932 in Athens, Alabama, Wilma graduated high school and worked at Redstone Arsenal where she met her late husband Paul Carson. While lovingly raising a family she was active and treasured in the community including the Church and Girl Scouts. Wilma and Paul traveled extensively...
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Royael Rehnee Holloway-Jones

January 8, 2015 - January 14, 2015

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Charles David Emhardt

February 13, 1931 - January 14, 2015

Charles David Emhardt, 83, passed away peacefully at his home with family on January 14, 2015. David was the son of Dr. John William Augustus Emhardt and Martha MacDougall Emhardt. He was born on February 13, 1931, and lived in Indianapolis almost his entire life. He attended IPS Schools 84 and 31 and graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1948. He received a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics...
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Donald Leo Billerman

April 4, 1944 - January 14, 2015

Donald L. Billerman, 70 of Indianapolis was born April 4, 1944 and died on January 14, 2015. He was born in Indianapolis, to Joseph and Juanita Billerman. He was employed at International Harvester (Navistar) as an electrician for 37 years before retiring. He was also a member of the UAW Local 98. He enjoyed going on vacation, playing games with friends and grandchildren, hunting, going to the...
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Michael E. Powell

June 28, 1951 - January 14, 2015

Michael E. Powell, 63, Carmel, passed away January 14, 2015. He was born June 28, 1951, in Noblesville, the son of the late Doris and Olive (Palmer) Powell. He married Marlene (Coffey) Powell, on October 14, 1978. Mike retired from Carmel Concrete as a truck driver. After retiring, Mike enjoyed a rewarding career entertaining people as an Elvis tribute artist. He was a repeated performer...
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Rosalie Meadows

April 7, 1938 - January 13, 2015

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A. Dale Zachary

April 16, 1944 - January 13, 2015

A. Dale Zachary 70, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away January 13, 2015. Dale was born on April 16, 1944 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the son of Eston and Mildred (Austin) Zachary. Dale served in the Indiana National Guard and was a member of MINI CAR CLUB of Indiana and was a graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary Science. Dale served with the Indiana State Police and retired in 1997 as a...
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