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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.


Our Obituaries

Joyce Hubbard

October 10, 1951 - September 14, 2014

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KENNETH KAPPES

March 21, 1927 - September 14, 2014

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Sandra L. Brooking

February 7, 1956 - September 14, 2014

Sandra L. Brooking, 58 of Indianapolis, took Jesus' hand at home on Sunday, September 14, 2014. She was born February 7, 1956 in Indianapolis to Wayne and Geraldine Polak who have preceded her in death. She enjoyed life as she helped others through volunteering with her E. 91st Street Christian Church family and Relay for Life. She enjoyed gardening, being part of a supper club for the last 14...
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NANCY BUCHANAN

November 1, 1941 - September 13, 2014

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nancy rae keith

March 10, 1951 - September 13, 2014

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Drew William Kinsey

August 3, 1996 - September 12, 2014

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DORIS BLAYLOCK

April 3, 1920 - September 12, 2014

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Catherine "Cappy" Kashuba

June 30, 1927 - September 12, 2014

Catherine "Cappy" Kashuba, 87, of Indianapolis passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. She was born June 30, 1927 in West Caldwell, New Jersey to the late Floyd and Henrietta Buttenbaum Howard. Catherine was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church. Her church involvement has included lots of activities. She was always humming or singing hymns, and even played the cornet in a marching band....
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Dorothy M. Slentz

October 20, 1934 - September 11, 2014

Dorothy M. Slentz 79, of Fairland, IN passed away on September 11, 2014. She was born October 20, 1934 in Indianapolis, IN. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Donald; son, Duane; grandsons, Tony and Cody. Surviving to cherish her memory is sons, Mark, Robert (Hae), Ronald and daughter, Deborah. 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and sister Margaret. Visitation will be held on...
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Barbara Winkler

October 12, 1939 - September 11, 2014

Barbara Winkler, 74, Indianapolis passed away September 11, 2014 at her home, with family by her side. She was born October 12, 1939 in Indianapolis daughter of Loretta (Tillberry) and Landis Smith. Barbara was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis. She enjoyed reading, watching TV, musicals, and movies, but mostly being with family. Barbara is survived by her children, Cindy Norrick, Valmer ...
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Margie Marcel

May 13, 1951 - September 10, 2014

Marjory Mary Marcel LTC, U.S. Army (Retired), 63, beloved wife of Dennis C. Marcel and adored mother of Amanda Brown and Christopher Marcel passed away suddenly September 10, 2014. Born May 13, 1951, in Sandusky, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Norbert and Irene (Charette) Hiss. She and Denny began their 15,544 day journey together while in college and were married on February 22, 1975...
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Argumedo Hernandez-Torre

February 21, 1959 - September 10, 2014

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O. Ruth Smith

September 7, 1935 - September 10, 2014

O. Ruth Smith, 79, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Opha is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert D. Smith; sons, Andrew Ray Smith and Gregory Smith; her sister Gertrude Odell; and a nephew Ron Reeves. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, 325 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to...
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Mildred Wood

June 21, 1912 - September 10, 2014

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John "Jack" Burgess

April 9, 1942 - September 10, 2014

John O. "Jack" Burgess 72, Indianapolis, Indiana, died September 10, 2014. Jack was a retired electrician with AMTRAK, a retired Navy veteran, member of American Legion Post # 64 and VFW Post # 1120. Survivors: wife Carol L. Burgess; 5 children; 2 brothers; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and Bob. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Flanner and Buchanan –...
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Florence V. Minton

February 22, 1921 - September 10, 2014

F. Virginia Minton 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 10, 2014. Services will be held at Flanner and Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. with calling from 10:30 a.m.
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Mary M. Lower

July 12, 1923 - September 10, 2014

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William J. Brankle

September 29, 1927 - September 10, 2014

William J. Brankle, 86 of Indianapolis passed away on September 10, 2014. He was born in New Castle, Indiana to Lawrence and Mildred Brankle. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Art Institute with a degree in Commercial Art. He worked for various steel companies as a Steel Estimator from 1957 until retiring from Ambassador Steel in 2004. He was a member of the Hagerstown Masonic Lodge and the...
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Lawrence W. "Larry" Hist

June 13, 1954 - September 9, 2014

Larry was born on June 13, 1954 to the late Clinton and Eileen (Fletcher) Hist. Larry worked in management for CVS and Kmart. He was devoted to his family and loved to spend time with them, especially his grandchildren whom he adored. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Aidan. Survivors include: wife, Nancy; sons, Chris (Maggie) and Adam (Tricia); grandchildren, Lucas and...
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Jaime Giraldo

February 3, 1953 - September 9, 2014

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Margaret Shkane

May 5, 1924 - September 9, 2014

Margaret A. (Joseph) Shkane, 90, of Westfield, IN and formerly of Enon, Ohio, passed away September 9, 2014. She is survived by her children, George Shkane (Victoria), Karen Eppert (Ron) and Dale Stover (Rick); 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM Monday, September 15, 2014 at Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church, 954 N Maple Ave,...
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James E. "Jim" Howe

December 18, 1941 - September 9, 2014

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David K. Vanarsdall

February 10, 1932 - September 9, 2014

David K. Vanarsdall 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. He was born on February 10, 1932 to the late Dr. Harold and Marian (Kelly) Vanarsdall in Anderson. David was a graduate of Anderson High School, class of 1950. He was a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington and a proud member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, where he was happy to say that he served as both the...
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George R. Collins

December 27, 1941 - September 9, 2014

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Cecil L. Sprinkle

June 5, 1938 - September 8, 2014

Cecil L. Sprinkle 76 of Indianapolis, IN passed away on September 8, 2014. He was born on June 5, 1938 in Paoli, Indiana to the late Cecil Ray and Clara Louise (Ladd) Sprinkle. Cecil was retired from Chase Bank working in Data Processing. He was a 1957 graduate of Ben Davis High School, member of Fleming Garden Christian Church, and a veteran of the U S Air Force. He is survived by his loving...
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Linda Lou Walker

February 2, 1945 - September 8, 2014

Linda Lou Genter Walker 69, of Indianapolis died September 8, 2014. Linda was born on February 2, 1945 in Indianapolis to Claude and Freda Vineyard Genter. Linda worked as a processor for Fifth Third Bank for many years, retiring in 2005. Linda enjoyed spending time with family and friends traveling, to visit light houses, watching NASCAR and the Colts! She is survived by her sons, Curtis Walker...
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Eugene Farkas

December 11, 1926 - September 8, 2014

Eugene Farkas Passed away quietly and in peace on September 8, 2014 at the age of 87. Eugene was an Army veteran of WW II. He received his Bachelor and PhD degrees from Wayne State University. He was a retired Research Chemist at Eli Lilly for thirty-seven years. He was a longtime member and served on the Vestry for Trinity Episcopal Church. He is survived by sons, Richard (Debra), David ...
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Margaret E. Akers

May 30, 1917 - September 7, 2014

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Margaret K. Akers

May 30, 1917 - September 7, 2014

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Carl L. Litel

February 5, 1946 - September 7, 2014

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Karl David Capobianco

September 7, 2014

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Earl Glenn Lamb

May 24, 1927 - September 7, 2014

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Mary L. Ferguson

August 15, 1920 - September 7, 2014

Mary L. Ferguson 94, of Brownsburg, IN passed away peacefully, on September 7, 2014. Mary was born August 15, 1920 to the late Rev. Orville, Sr and Ruby (Miller) Rees who preceded her in death. She was also, preceded in death by J. Frank Ferguson, her beloved husband of 68 years, and her sisters Marian Elizabeth Wells and Estelle Mae Searcy and two grandchildren. Mary was a kind and loving...
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Katelyn Grace Torres

September 6, 2014 - September 6, 2014

Katelyn Grace Torres, infant daughter of Jose and Carol (Filbrun) Torres, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, in her mommy's arms. Katelyn is survived by her parents, her big sister, Krista R. Jones (Sam Long) of Carmel; grandparents Lester and Eunice Filbrun of Lapel, IN, and Francisco Torres of Chicago; aunts and uncles, Mike and Debbie DeValdivielso, Evelyn Torres, Meridith Torres,...
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Delroe L. Heffernan

October 5, 1930 - September 6, 2014

Delroe L. Heffernan 83, of Indianapolis died Sept. 6, 2014. He was born in North Bend, Wisconsin and raised in Melrose, Wisconsin. He proudly served in the US Air Force and retired from Naval Avionics in 1991 where he worked as a machinist and machine shop foreman for 35 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed tilling gardens and spending time with his family. He was a member of the American...
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Jerry Button

March 26, 1943 - September 6, 2014

Gerald Wade Button, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on September 6, 2014 at Community East Hospital. Jerry, age 71, was born March 26, 1943 in Campbellsville, Kentucky to the late Hubbard "Hub" and Halcy Bloyd Button. He is preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Reed. In 1963 Jerry graduated from Columbus High School, Columbus, Indiana. He was married to Sherry ...
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Marjorie Hulse

April 22, 1930 - September 6, 2014

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Gloria D. Beady (Armstrong)

September 7, 1933 - September 6, 2014

Gloria D. Beady (Armstrong), 80, Avon passed away September 6, 2014. She was born September 7, 1933 in Crawfordsville, IN. to Dovie Walden) Carver and William Harlow Carver. Gloria had worked 19 years with Koch News. She had been a member of King House of Prayer Church and worked with New Horizon Ministries. She loved and helped everyone and enjoyed her flowers. Gloria is survived by her...
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Louise Evelyn (Docktor) Schoen Bedinger Marsh

February 20, 1925 - September 6, 2014

Louise Evelyn (Docktor) Schoen Bedinger Marsh 89 of Indianapolis, IN passed away September 6, 2014. She was born February 20, 1925 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Carl and Ethel Wilder Docktor. She was a member of the Abundant Love Church of God in Indianapolis, IN. She survived by her son, James (Jessica) Bedinger, step-children, Steven (Susan) Marsh, Clayton Marsh, George Villaneva, Sandra ...
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Deborah Starr Slavens

March 22, 1949 - September 5, 2014

Deborah Starr Darling Slavens March 22, 1949 – September 5, 2014 Deborah Starr Darling Slavens (affectionately known by family and friends as Deb or Debbie), 65, passed away on September 5, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. A memorial service will be held at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral home on September 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Deb was born to William Ernest Darling and Rema Joyce Allman on...
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Wayne W. Markert

May 22, 1931 - September 5, 2014

Wayne Walter Markert, 83, of Indianapolis died September 5, 2014. Mr Markert was born May 22, 1931. He married Cheryn Minor on September 1, 1956. She survives. Also surviving are daughter, Alison (Jeff) Case, three granddaughters, Eryn (Dave) Bassett, Abby (Colin) Campbell, and Clair (Steve) DeMint, and 2 great-grandsons, Rivers and Archer. Services will be Monday at Avon Christian Church at 11...
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Ernest "Marsh" Rogers

February 1, 1944 - September 4, 2014


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Arthur Edwin Koenig

October 24, 1932 - September 4, 2014

Arthur Edwin Koenig 81, of Indianapolis died September 4, 2014. Arthur was born on October 24, 1932 Pocahontas County, Iowa to Joseph and Florence Carey Koenig. Arthur served his country in the US Army and later worked in Quality Control for Westinghouse/ ABB for over 40 years before retiring. He was a graduate of Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa and Indiana University Bloomington. He was...
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Robert A. Richardson, Jr.

April 12, 1933 - September 4, 2014

Robert A. Richardson, Jr. 81, of Indianapolis died September 4, 2014. Robert was born on April 12, 1933 in Velpen, Indiana to Robert A. Richardson, Sr. and Beatrice A. Barnett Richardson. Robert served his country in the US Army and later worked as a stockman and inventory control for Allison Gas Turbine for 37 years, before retiring in 1992. He survived by his wife Linda (Masters) Richardson;...
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Venice E. "Farmer" Morrison

February 28, 1935 - September 4, 2014

Venice E." Farmer" Morrison 79 of Cloverdale, IN passed away September 4, 2014. Venice was born February 28, 1935 in Morgan County, IN to the late Kenneth H. and Pauline E. (Alkire) Morrison. He was a farmer, farming the homestead that he purchased from his great grandfather. Venice, known as "Farmer" to those he worked with at General Motors where he was a machinist for many years besides...
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Georgia N. Clunie

May 14, 1931 - September 4, 2014

Georgia N. Clunie passed peacefully on September 4th with her daughter at her side holding her hand. Georgia was born in Tripoli Greece to Nikolas Tsilimigra and Garifalia Gavrilos on May 14, 1931. She came to the United States on January 10, 1951 where she first lived in Pennsylvania with family. She then moved to Indianapolis in 1953 where she met and married Russell Clunie and had 3...
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Giuliana Grace Schafer

September 3, 2014

Giuliana Grace "GiGi" Schafer was born on June 25, 2014, to Skye Johnson and Christopher Schafer in Indianapolis. Her angelic blue eyes, adorable dimples, radiant smile, and beautiful soul will never be forgotten by those fortunate enough to have known her. She will forever be in the hearts of her family. She is survived by her mother, Skye Johnson; father, Christopher Schafer; siblings,...
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Lodeema "Dee" Marie Johnson

August 7, 1963 - September 3, 2014

Lodeema "Dee" Marie (Flinders) Johnson 51 of Greenwood passed away September 03, 2014. Dee is survived by her companion Jack Emmons and her son Ryan Johnson, mother Carolyn Ann (Sigler) Schluep and father Robert Louis (Margie) Flinders and her siblings Renee, Charles and Bobbie Flinders. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday September 09, 2014 at Flanner and Buchanan-Speedway at 2 pm with...
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Harold S. Brown, Sr.

August 9, 1924 - September 3, 2014

Harold S. Brown, Sr., 90, of Indianapolis, passed away September 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, and siblings. Harold worked for the United States Postal Service, Gelco Courier, and Lantern Courier Services. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and he was full of life and loved his family. Harold will be truly missed, but never forgotten, he will remain forever in our...
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Kathleen "Kathy" Berkholz

January 25, 1950 - September 3, 2014

Kathleen "Kathy" Berkholz, 64 of Indianapolis passed away on September 3, 2014. She was born in Indianapolis to Frank and Frances Scharlau, who preceded her in death. Kathy was employed with RCA/BMG/Sony for over 35 years. She retired as the Director of Order Services. She loved life, enjoyed spending time with her family, watching movies, traveling and gambling. She will always be remembered for...
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Sylvia D. "Donnie" Parks

August 27, 1922 - September 3, 2014

Sylvia Donnabell Parks (lovingly referred to as Aunt Donnie) entered eternal life on Wednesday, at home, surrounded by loved ones and room full of flowers at the age of 92. She is preceded in death, by her brothers Russell and Larry Penrod, her sisters Eloise Fisher, Mary (Maxine) Davis, and Carolyn Farmer. Her vibrant spirit is carried on by her brother Jack, 4 Nephews, 15 Nieces, 11 Great...
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Stanley Edward Rohowetz

November 28, 1922 - September 3, 2014

Stanley Edward Rohowetz was born November 28, 1922 and passed away on September 3, 2014. He is the son of the late Josephine and Edward Rohowetz in Dodgeville, WI. Stanley is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Elaine, who passed away in October, 2013. He is survived by their children John (wife Charlotte), Ed (wife Debbie and children Luke, Landon, Katie and Lauren) and...
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Alice Fross

October 7, 1929 - September 3, 2014

Alice F. Fross, 84, Indianapolis, passed away September 3, 2014. She was born October 7, 1929, in Franklin, OH, the daughter of the late Cleo C. France and Jessie (Helvie) France Yaeger. She married Leonard L. Fross, who preceded her in passing on January 14, 1999. Alice was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and Daughters of the Nile. She was an avid sports fan, especially hockey, football,...
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Kathleen Faust

November 16, 1925 - September 3, 2014

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Robert Kenneth Miller

October 19, 1942 - September 2, 2014

Robert Kenneth Miller, Jr 71, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was born on October 19, 1942, to the late Robert Sr. and Jean Miller. Robert was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and a graduate of IU. He is survived by his loving companion Margie Hurley; brothers; Christopher Miller and Leslie Miller; his son Mark Miller; and grandchildren Ashley Miller, Chelsea...
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Sarah Henderson

January 10, 1921 - September 2, 2014

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Valda Grislitis

February 22, 1933 - September 2, 2014

Valda Grislitis 81, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Valda was born February 22, 1933 in Burtnieki, Latvia, the daughter of the late Pavils and Milda (nee Lusis) Sorens. She attended Butler University, studying medical technology. For over 15 years, she worked as a typist for Indiana Rating Bureau. She was a member of the Indianapolis Latvian Community Center and the...
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Rex Daryl Adkins

September 26, 1934 - September 1, 2014

Rex Daryl Adkins 79, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 1, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born at home on September 26, 1934 in Morehead, Kentucky. Rex is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Patricia Ann Adkins. He was a graduate of Arsenal Tech High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Rex retired from Indianapolis Power &...
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Dale H. Clark

February 1, 1930 - September 1, 2014

Dale H. Clark, 84, of Indianapolis, IN (formerly of Kankakee, IL) passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born February 1, 1930 in Chicago, IL to the late Bert Harrington, Sr. and Margaret Pihl Harrington. Dale was very active in the Sweet Adelines International, Capital City, and White River Sound Choruses. As passionate as she was about the sweet sounds of barbershop harmony, her true...
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George "Sonny" Butler

December 20, 1940 - August 31, 2014

George "Sonny" Butler was born December 20, 1940 to the union of William and Katie Butler of Senatobia, Mississippi. Although George wasn't feeling his best he really wanted to attend his family reunion but as fate would have it George became ill but stayed with us until after returning home from our Nashville family reunion. It was there in his church's parking lot amongst family that he...
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Samuel Patrick Butler

April 9, 1937 - August 31, 2014

Samuel Patrick Butler, Indianapolis, went to heaven Sunday August 31, 2014. Sam was the son of Mary (Coss) Butler and Samuel Clinton Butler. Sam attended George Washington High School. He met his beloved wife, Barbara in 1953 and married in 1955. They had three children, Samuel D. (wife-Connie), Daniel Ray Patrick, (wife-Ellen), who precedes his father in death, and Judith Ann Butler; four...
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Thomas Page

July 30, 1915 - August 31, 2014

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Betty Willoughby

March 10, 1929 - August 31, 2014

Betty Elrod Willoughby A little over a year following the death of her beloved husband Robert, Betty Elrod Willoughby died in Greenwood on August 31, 2014. A devoted member of the Church of Christ for over 80 years, Betty enjoyed a large church family and felt especially blessed that their move back to Indiana in 1990 gave her the opportunity to have family and cherished friends close by. She...
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William "Bill" Essex

December 17, 1943 - August 30, 2014

On the morning of Saturday, August 30, 2014, William Ira Essex was called home by the Lord. He proudly served in the US Marines and with the Indiana State Police and was a Commercial Driver for Star Of America. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his son and spending quality time with family. He also enjoyed working in his workshop and perfecting his Coca-Cola bar. Bill was an amazing person...
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Betty J. Glossbrenner

July 7, 1924 - August 30, 2014

Betty J. Glossbrenner (nee: Teter), 90, of Indianapolis passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, August 30, 2014. She was born July 7, 1924 in Oaklandon, Indiana to the late James and Jessie Hubbard Teter. Betty was a retired government employee. She was a member of Business and Professional Women, as well as the Eastern Star (Oaklandon Chapter) where she was a past Matron. Betty...
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VIRGINIA BERNING

May 11, 1921 - August 30, 2014

Virginia Lucille Berning, 93, Indianapolis, passed away August 30, 2014. She is survived by her three children, Kathleen (Jim) Goodwin, Carol Groulx, Dick (Lorri) Berning, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Virginia is preceded in death by husband of 60 years, Richard Berning. Memorial contributions may be made to Robin Run Village. A memorial service will be held Saturday at...
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Richard L. Allen

November 14, 1921 - August 30, 2014

Richard Lewis Allen, who was born and raised in Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the age of 92. He was born on November 14, 1921. Richard graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran having served as a Master Sergeant during World War II in the South Pacific and a member of the Veterans of Foreign War. Richard was a conductor for...
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Margaret Southwood

June 29, 1922 - August 29, 2014

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Imogene Dalton

April 26, 1924 - August 29, 2014

Imogene Barton Dalton, 90, Indianapolis, went home to be with the Lord August 29, 2014. Imogene was born in Jasonville, IN to Elmer and Helen Barton on April 26, 1924. She retired from General Motors after 25 years of service. She married her husband of 44 years on March 25, 1945, Robert A. Dalton, who precedes her in death. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Imogene is also...
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Patsy J Herndon

August 11, 1956 - August 29, 2014

Patsy J. Herndon Entered into eternal rest on August 29, 2014. She was born on August 11, 1956 to Albin and Lucy Helm. She is survived by her devoted husband of 41years, Harold Herndon; Children; Jacinda, Leticia, Dante (Kristy) and Jaron. Siblings; Justin, Curtis, Robert, Shirley, Geneva, Thomas, Brian and seven grandchildren.
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Howard C. Peterson

September 6, 1929 - August 29, 2014

Howard Clark "Pete" Peterson, 84, of Indianapolis, passed on to be with his Lord, and dear family and friends who have gone before him, on August 29 after a lengthy illness. Pete was born September 6, 1929 in Janesville, Wisconsin to Peter Peterson and Mabel Marguerite (Rice) Peterson. He graduated from Janesville High School in 1948. Pete developed an entrepreneurial spirit at an early age....
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MARGARET SOUTHWOOD

June 29, 1922 - August 29, 2014

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JEANNIE WANDS

August 10, 1926 - August 29, 2014

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Robert "Bugs" Armstrong

December 21, 1934 - August 29, 2014

Robert "Bugs" Armstrong 79, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 29, 2014. Robert was a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Indiana State University. He was a retired Electrical Engineer for Naval Avionics. He was considered one of the pioneers of Indiana caving. He was Vice President of Bluespring Caverns Inc., he was also a member of Lost River Conservation Task Force,...
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Bernice Hawkins

January 6, 1922 - August 28, 2014

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Jennettie Wills

May 17, 1939 - August 28, 2014

Jennettie Wills was born May 17, 1939 in Sand Gap, Kentucky to Arthur and Stella Coyle Isaacs. She spent many years in Connorsville and Indianapolis. She worked as a Baker with Wonder Bread for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and sisters, Cecil Isaacs, Colonel Isaacs, Bertie Isaacs, Arthur Isaacs Jr. and Anna May Isaacs, and her son, David Todd. Surviving...
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Betty L. Henry

August 20, 1930 - August 28, 2014

Betty Henry, 84, passed away August 28, 2014 at her home. She was born August 20, 1930 in Brookhaven, Mississippi daughter to the late Marcus and Merle (Pennington) Hemphill. Betty was a member of Ben Davis Christian Church and will be missed by all. Betty is survived by her children, Constance Thompson, Carol Leaf, Linda Anderson-Hardwick, Michael Henry, Mark (Linda) Henry and Steven (Angela)...
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Joseph N. Petner

August 28, 2014

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Mary Jo Cooper

January 8, 1931 - August 28, 2014

Mary Jo Cooper, 83, of New Palestine passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was born January 8, 1931 in Indianapolis to the late Carl P. and Elsie Schlenker. Mary Jo loved gardening and flowers, as well as spending time being social with her friends. She lived a simple live, but showed extravagant love to her family – especially her grandchildren. Christmas and other holidays will always...
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Catherine H. Bailey

January 19, 1933 - August 28, 2014

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Thomas Edward Helwig

May 15, 1930 - August 28, 2014

Thomas Edward Helwig of Zionsville, IN, peacefully passed away August 28, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was 84. Thomas was born in Indianapolis, IN on May 15, 1930 to the late Dr Edward C. and Marjorie A. Helwig. Thomas, known as Tom to his friends, graduated from Shortridge High School in 1948 before serving his country honorably in the United States Air Force as a surgical technician. ...
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Dan Lee Clayton

November 27, 1944 - August 27, 2014

Dan Lee Clayton 69, Indianapolis, passed away August 27, 2014. Dan was born in Indianapolis, IN on November 27, 1944 to the late George F. and Rebbecca Miller Clayton. He earned his bachelor's degree in Law from Indiana University. Dan began practicing law in 1971, retiring in 2000. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening. Dan is survived by his brother,...
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Eric E Mulbarger

September 27, 1959 - August 27, 2014

Eric E. Mulbarger, 54, of Knightstown passed away Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014. He was born September 27, 1959 in Indianapolis to the late Albert Eugene Mulbarger, Jr. and the late Jo Ann Markey Mulbarger. Eric was a jack-of-all-trades. He was skilled with his hands, and enjoyed activities like woodworking and gardening. He was witty, intelligent, and had a big heart. He dearly loved his entire...
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Larry D. Southworth, Sr.

November 14, 1941 - August 27, 2014

Larry D. Southworth, Sr., 72, of McCordsville passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014. He was born November 14, 1941 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Earl and Helen Buchanan Southworth. Larry worked for Moorfeed for 18 years, and then retired from Fortville Feeders after working there for 13 years. Above all, he was a loving Husband, Father, Papaw, and Friend. He is survived by his wife Sandra...
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Scott Anthony Clark, Sr.

November 22, 1967 - August 27, 2014

Scott A. Clark, Sr. 46, Indianapolis, IN passed away August 27, 2014. Scott was a Truck Driver with Transport America. Survivors: wife, Kandis (Dixon) Clark, children, Donovan (Sabrina) and Devin Dixon, Cheyenne Clark and Scott A. Clark, Jr.; brother, Gary Clark; father, Larry Clark and mother, Margaret Clark. Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday (TODAY), August 29, 2014 at Flanner and Buchanan...
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Jerome Julius Kinzel

April 24, 1952 - August 26, 2014

Jerome "Jerry" Julius Kinzel, age 62, of Zionsville passed August 26th, 2014. Jerry received his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from Miami University Oxford, Ohio, and worked as a scientist at Eli Lilly and Co for 24 years where he rose to the position of General Manager and President of ImClone Systems. Jerry was a key architect of Lilly's biotechnology pipeline and this work has led to new...
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Evelyn Elize Scalo

May 27, 1926 - August 26, 2014

Evelyn E. Scalo 88, of Indianapolis, passed away on Aug 26, 2014. Evelyn was born on May 27, 1926 to Henry and Essel Murray. She worked for AT&T and retired after 34 years of services. Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband William Scalo. She is survived by her son, Nick Scalo; sister, Molly (Robert) Bevenger, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
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Robert D. Gordon

June 26, 1927 - August 26, 2014

Robert Dale Gordon 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Greenfield, IN on Aug 26, 2014. He was born on June 26, 1927 in St. Paul, Indiana. Bob served 7 years in the United States Navy (1945- 1952). He provided for his family by being a painter. He loved to fish and simply enjoyed being around his family and LOVED his trips to the casino. Bob was the loving husband of Tina Gordon, who...
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Norbert James Smith

October 19, 1924 - August 26, 2014

Norbert J. Smith, 89, of Carmel, passed away August 26, 2014. He was born September 19, 1924 in Batesville, IN, the son of Arthur and Teresa (Miller) Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann F. Smith in 2010. Norbert graduated from Mount Carmel College in Niagra Falls, Ontario Canada with a Ph.B. and attended Yale University. He retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after...
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DeEllis McCoy

August 22, 1919 - August 25, 2014

DeEllis Glover McCoy, long-time resident of Indianapolis, died Monday, August 25, 2014. Dee was born August 22, 1919 in her family home on Eugene Street to the late Robert and Margaret Glover. She was a resident at The Hearth at Tudor Gardens in Zionsville for the past 2 years, and was currently a resident of Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. Dee was a 1937 graduate of Lawrence Central High...
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Louis Sofianopoulos

February 28, 1928 - August 25, 2014

Louis N Sofianopoulos, 86, of Kokomo, IN, beloved husband, father and papou, died on August 25, 2014. Louis was born on February 28, 1928 in Tripoli, Greece to Nicholas and Angeline (Kuvales) Sofianopoulos. Louis served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Nick's Shoe Repair in Kokomo, IN. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Louis was...
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Thomas C. Tsareff, Jr.

August 7, 1926 - August 25, 2014

Thomas Christoff Tsareff, Junior 1926-2014 Tom Tsareff, 88, of Speedway, Indiana, died on August 25th, 2014. Tom, a resident of Speedway since 1938, retired from General Motors in 1988, after 38 years of service as a metallurgical engineer. He then served as a consultant for SAE until 2012. He was a graduate of Butler University and also studied at Indiana University and the University of...
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Sheryl Lynn Roller

June 4, 1958 - August 25, 2014

Sheryl Lynn Roller 56, Indianapolis, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on August 25, 2014. She was born on June 4, 1958 to Gilbert and Shirley (Dillahay) Manly. Sheryl was a member of Cathedral of Prayer Church in Plainfield, IN. She was a 1976 graduate of Avon High School. She was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance (American States / Safeco) for 38 years. Sheryl was known for...
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Joseph H. Gawrys

March 19, 1926 - August 25, 2014

Joseph H. Gawrys, 88, Indianapolis, passed away August 25, 2014. He was born on March 19, 1926 in Buffalo, NY, the son of John and Veronica (Gozdziak) Gawrys. Joseph was a graduate of Indiana University. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Joseph was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, as well as the Knights of Columbus- Our Lady of Fatima Council #3228, where he was a 4th...
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Michael Paul Grissom

August 24, 2014

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Gilbert John Phillips

April 20, 1948 - August 24, 2014

Gilbert John Phillips, Jr. was born on April 20, 1948 in Sioux City, IA. He passed peacefully from the earth on August 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. Gilbert is best remembered by his family and friends for his humor, kindness, and generosity. Gilbert became an Eagle Scout at age 16 and continued his dedication to service and community throughout his life. Gilbert was an educator at heart and...
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Roland "Rollie" Brissman

March 17, 1948 - August 24, 2014

Roland Brissman Peacefully ended his remarkable journey in this world on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Bernard and Frances, Rollie grew up in Indianapolis attending St. Joan of Arc, St. Pius X and Brebeuf's first graduating class of '66. He graduated from Colorado State University and spent much of his career as an executive with RCA, Xerox, and Canon USA. He married...
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Joe D. Jackson

September 17, 1934 - August 24, 2014

Joe D. Jackson went home to be with his Lord and Savior, family, and good buddies on Sunday, August 24th. Joe was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on September 17, 1934 to Austin and Rena (nee Mallory) Jackson, the youngest of six children. He was predeceased by his cherished parents and beloved brothers Bob, Bud, and Charley. He is survived by his beautiful bride of 63 years, Barbara D. (nee Barnard...
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James Ralph Butler

September 22, 1933 - August 23, 2014

James Ralph Butler, 80, of Carmel, IN passed away Saturday morning, August 23, 2014. Ralph passed away peacefully of natural causes. He was being visited and comforted by family members at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis, IN. Ralph was born in Lula, GA on September 22, 1933, he was the 8th child of Joseph and Junie Butler. Ralph loved the outdoors. He always kept busy whether it was...
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Howard D. Haley

December 31, 1923 - August 23, 2014

Howard D. Haley, 90, of Speedway, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born on December 31, 1923 in Goodlettsville, TN to Albert D. and Mary Ola (Lee) Haley. Howard was a World War II veteran as a member of the Coast Guard. He retired after 37 years of service from Indiana Bell. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda J. Haley. ...
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