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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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John D. Middleton

March 23, 1961 - October 1, 2014

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Paul Richard Lipps

August 20, 1943 - October 1, 2014

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Dennis Ray Jakeway

March 23, 1963 - October 1, 2014

Dennis R. Jakeway 51, of Rockville, died October 1, 2014. Dennis was born on March 23, 1963 in Indianapolis to Leland Jakeway and Sandy Foster. After high school, Dennis proudly served his country in the US Army. He was the owner of Jakeway Flooring Company. He also has a passion for music and played as a drummer for several bands Dakota, Willow River, Poplar Ridge and Sonny Jacobs and The...
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William Church

October 1, 2014

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Julian G. Mount

August 18, 1922 - October 1, 2014

Julian G. Mount, 92, of Indianapolis passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014. He was born August 18, 1922 in Russellville, Indiana to the late Leon C. and Audrey Mount. Julian proudly served his country in World War II. He found employment as a Senior Technician in Pharmaceutical Research for Eli Lilly for 37 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Member of the Scottish Rite, as well as...
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Annie M. Byrd

January 6, 1943 - September 30, 2014

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Robert Loren Dobbins, Sr.

August 19, 1945 - September 30, 2014

Robert Loren Dobbins, Sr., 69, Indianapolis, passed away September 30, 2014. He was born on August 19, 1945. Bob is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda (Madsen) Dobbins; his sons, Edward and Roy Wilkins and Robert Dobbins, Jr.; 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Vanetia Collins and Barbara Gill. Services will be on Friday, October 3 at 2:30 PM at Flanner and...
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Judith Lamb

June 2, 1940 - September 29, 2014

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Janell Briggs

May 3, 1974 - September 29, 2014

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Charles Randolph Hardy

June 17, 1925 - September 29, 2014

Charles Randolph Hardy, 89, passed away September 29, 2014 in Avon. Charles had worked for Unisource for many years. He was a graduate of George Washington High School. He enjoyed music and being with family and friends. He was born June 17, 1925 in Indianapolis son to Harvey and Iva (Davis) Hardy. Charles is survived by his sons, Randy Hardy and Mike Hardy; two grandchildren, Keith Logue and...
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Dorothy Norris

February 6, 1927 - September 29, 2014

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Mary Jane Parady

August 24, 1916 - September 29, 2014

Mary Jane Parady, 98, of Indianapolis passed away Sep. 29, 2014. She was born Aug. 24, 1916 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late William and Helen Ehle Zink. Surviving are daughters Susan (Golam) Mannan & Jackie (John) Bates; grandchildren Jeremy Bates, Monisha Mannan, & Shati Mannan; and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Parady. ...
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Patricia Florio

June 25, 1925 - September 29, 2014

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Harry J. Emily

June 4, 1936 - September 29, 2014

Harry J. Emily 78, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 29, 2014. Harry was a retired mechanic for Don Sisk Pontiac. He was an Army veteran and a member of Northside Baptist Church and American Legion Post 34. He is survived by his wife, Doris A. Emily; sons, Richard (Wilma), Randall (Cyndi) and Ronald (Kathy) Emily; grandchildren, Kaitlin Emily and Christopher Emily and sister, Janice ...
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Neva K, Nickel

August 30, 1920 - September 28, 2014

Neva K. Nickel, 94, of Indianapolis went to be with the Lord on September 28th, 2014 Neva was born August 30th, 1920 to the late Walter and Beatrice Stoner. She was preceded in death by her two sisters and a brother. She is a lifetime member of Outlook Christian Church. She was loved dearly by all who were blessed to have known her. She is survived by her husband of seventy – three years...
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Gloria Rinehuls

July 30, 1945 - September 28, 2014

Gloria Lynn Rinehuls 69, of Fortville, passed away September 28, 2014, surrounded by family. Fearless leader of us all. Caring wife of David, mother of Melanie Masters and Michael Rinehuls; grandmother to Tracy, Joshua, Julie and Michael, sister to Jan Helbert and Linda Baxter; aunt to Becky, Vicki, Brad, Brenda, Eric, Western and Tyler; and cousin and friend to many. She was a member of...
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Owen Cox, Jr.

September 21, 1923 - September 27, 2014

Owen Cox, Jr. 91, Indianapolis, passed away September 27, 2014 at his home. Owen was born in Lynnville, Tennessee on September 21, 1923 to parents, Owen, Sr. and Willie Cox. Owen was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. During his career, he worked in production control at General Motors (Allison Division) for 40 years, retiring in 1988. Owen was a loving...
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Joan Thursfield Hawks

June 26, 1938 - September 27, 2014

JOAN THURSFIELD HAWKS (June 26, 1938-September 27, 2014) With her family by her side, Joan Hawks ended her battle with lung cancer on September 27, 2014. She tackled cancer the way she did everything in her life, with grace, dignity, and with determination to do things her way. She was active until the end, meeting her best friends for lunch at Harry and Izzy's, going to Sahm's for dinner with...
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Phillip B. Alexander

March 6, 1943 - September 27, 2014

Phillip B. Alexander, 71, of Carmel passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana the son of Earl and Olive (Edwards) Alexander. He graduated from Shortridge High School. He was a US Army National Guard Veteran during the Vietnam War. Phillip worked as a Manufacturing manager at Allison Gas Turbine/Rolls Royce for 34 years before his retirement. Phillip was...
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Edward E. Cobb

April 9, 1925 - September 27, 2014

Edward Eugene Cobb 89 years old, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on September 27, 2014. He was retired from Szabo Food Service and served as Chef and Executive Chef for Pitman Moore , American States and Eli Lilly. Edward served his country proudly in the United Stated Navy. Edward was born on April 9, 1925 to Rufus S. and Dovie Jordon Cobb. He is Survived by his loving wife Mildred...
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Sarah Hardin

February 11, 1934 - September 27, 2014

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Wilma Jean Goodwin

December 5, 1926 - September 27, 2014

Wilma Jean Goodwin 87, of Indianapolis, passed away September 27, 2014. She was born December 5, 1926 to the late Albert and Lenora (Hamant) Gerth in Indianapolis, IN. Wilma was a faithful member and a Eucharistic Minister of St. Monica Catholic. She served proudly in the Sunshine Club, Young at Heart, and St. Anne's Study Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, son, Kenneth,...
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Mary R. Parker

November 21, 1932 - September 27, 2014

Mary R. Parker, 81 of Indianapolis, IN passed away Sept. 27, 2014. She survived by her children, Cyndi Brown, Sandy Ewton, Erick Parker, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, and her brother, Clifford Walker. She was the widow of William Parker. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2 PM in Flanner and Buchanan-Decatur Twp. Memorial Contributions may...
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Louise F. Stebbing

December 1, 1918 - September 27, 2014

Louise Fenner Stebbing, 95, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was born to the late Charles H. and Elizabeth Guild Fenner on December 1, 1918 in Indianapolis and lived here all her life. After graduation from Shortridge High School, she attended Butler University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and made many abiding friendships there that continued throughout her...
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Joshua Larrison

May 19, 1989 - September 26, 2014

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George Barnette

September 26, 2014


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James Gaffin

May 12, 1942 - September 26, 2014

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Gerald "Jerry" Fowler

January 26, 1958 - September 26, 2014

Gerald "Jerry" Fowler, 56 of Indianapolis passed away on September 26, 2014. He was born in Tampa, Florida to Sammy and Edith Fowler. He retired from the US Navy as Senior Chief in 1996 where he spent much of his career as a Nuclear Electronics Technician. He enjoyed life and while he enjoyed cooking, working on computers and fixing things, his love was his family. Surviving to cherish his...
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Earnest Armor

March 19, 1937 - September 26, 2014

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Doris Jean Alstott

February 25, 1936 - September 26, 2014

Doris Jean Alstott "Joy" entered eternal life Friday September 26 2014 with her loving ever faithful husband Charles Alstott by her side. Joy was born February 25 1936 in Pineville Kentucky to parents Clarence and Maude (DeFevers) Johnson who precede her in death. She is also preceded in death by loving brothers Ed, Curt, Bud, Joe and Darrell Johnson and loving sisters Ada Saylor and Jewell...
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Mary Ellen Behe

September 3, 1951 - September 26, 2014

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Bernice Grace Pryor

May 10, 1928 - September 26, 2014

Bernice Grace Pryor went home to be with her Lord on September 26, 2014. She was a life-long resident of Indianapolis. After attending George Washington High School she worked in Block's Dept. store downtown and then at Indiana Bell as a switchboard operator and later worked at L.S. Ayers in retail sales. She married Francis M. Pryor, World War II veteran of the Navy in 1947. They celebrated...
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Carol J Burns

April 13, 1941 - September 25, 2014

Carol J. Burns 73, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on September 25, 2014. She was born on April 13, 1941 to the late Aaron and Thelma Lasley. Carol was a graduate of Warren Central H.S., class of 1959. She worked for Wishard Health Services as a Computer Operator before retiring. Carol was an amazing mother and wonderful grandmother, she always brought a smile or laughter to everyone she met....
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Sam Wolkoff

September 25, 2014

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Caroline Martin

June 27, 1947 - September 25, 2014

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Carol Burns

April 13, 1941 - September 25, 2014

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Brian Koorsen

March 9, 2011 - September 25, 2014

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Donald Robert Russell

October 30, 1946 - September 25, 2014

Donald Robert Russell, 67, of Carmel, Indiana died Thursday, September 25, 2014, at IU Health North Hospital. Born October 30, 1946, in Newville, Pennsylvania, he was the eldest son of the late Marlin and Martha Russell. He was a graduate of Carlisle High School, Class of 1964, and received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from Shippensburg University. He worked...
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Georgiadene Stevens

June 16, 1918 - September 25, 2014

Georgiadene Stevens 96, of Indianapolis passed away peacefully, surrounded by all those who loved her deeply, on September 25, 2014. She was a loving, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was born on a warm summer day on June 16, 1918 to George Washington Bowers and Grace Kochel. She grew up on a farm in the town of Tipton, Indiana, and married her childhood sweetheart Robert...
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John Phillip Klesmith

October 12, 1947 - September 24, 2014

John Phillip Klesmith 66 of Indianapolis died September 24, 2014. John was born on October 12, 1947 in Stevens Point, WI to Felix Phillip and Anne Marie (Meier) Klesmith. John graduated from Pacelli High School in 1965 and the University of Wisconsin in 1969. John began his professional career working for the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board then Klesmith Stone Company, AAA Motor Company and...
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Jennifer Eley

October 31, 1969 - September 24, 2014

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Paul Fredrick Scherer, Jr.

June 10, 1937 - September 24, 2014

Paul Fredrick Scherer, Jr., 77, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. He was born on June 10, 1937 in Jennings County, IN to Paul F. Scherer, Sr. and Martha Belle (Cady) Scherer. Paul was a 1955 graduate of North Vernon High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as an Electrician for Allison Transmission for 38 years, retiring in 2000. Paul was an avid...
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Martha Louise Samples

August 21, 1922 - September 24, 2014

Martha L Samples, 92, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 24 at Hamilton Trace Senior Care (Fishers, IN) where she had been a resident since 2013. She is survived by her daughter Charlene (and her partner Donald West), her brothers and sisters-in-law CJ and Linda Stewart and Ollie and Martha Stewart, and many nieces and nephews and their families. Born in Stuttgart, AR, Martha grew up...
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Lee Walter Foster

February 16, 1927 - September 23, 2014

Lee Walter (Jake) Foster passed away peacefully on September 23, 2014. Born February 16, 1927 to Oval (Polly) and Mattie Foster. Lee was lifelong Zionsville resident and served his country as a Staff Sergeant in WWII. Coming home from Germany he married his wife of 53 years Marilyn Markland. He worked at Rock Island Refinery for 35 years, raised his family, and upon retirement took over his dad's...
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Allen Battershell

May 4, 1921 - September 23, 2014

Allen Battershell, 93, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home September 23. He is survived by his daughter Beverly Strodtman (Carl Teague); granddaughters, Stephanie Lynn Strodtman, Amber Nicole (Jason) Hornberger, and great-grandson Bryce Paul Hornberger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Donald and Keturah Allen Battershell, his step-mother Ena Battershell, and his wife of...
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David R. Shaw

August 17, 1927 - September 23, 2014

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Virginia (Cox) Frye

December 24, 1934 - September 23, 2014

Virginia (Cox) Frye 79, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away September 23, 2014. Virginia was born December 24, 1934 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Monte Roy and Esther Minnie (Bainbridge) Cox. Virginia was the owner of Frye's Flowers, a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and leader of Senior Saints, member of 50's Club, Past President of Decatur Township PTA, Blue Bird Leader, member...
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Barbara Wolf

September 23, 2014

Barbara E. Wolf, 81 of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Barbara was born June 5, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Harry and Lucylle Wolf. She was a graduate of Western University (now Miami University) and was a purchasing agent for National Wine and Spirits. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, October 1 at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, where family...
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Diana C. Lowe

July 15, 1932 - September 22, 2014

Diana Coletta Lowe Diana Coletta Lowe, 82, was born on July 15, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois – the eldest of three children, to Henry Clark and Dorothy Cunnea. After the passing of her mother, Diana was raised by her father and grandmother, Laura Henzy, in Clinton, Indiana. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, with her sister. There, Diana met the love of her...
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Robert L. "Bob" Schwimmer

November 5, 1926 - September 22, 2014

Robert L. "Bob" Schwimmer passed away on September 22, 2014. He had been in a battle with kidney failure and died of complications leading to pneumonia. He was surrounded by his three sons, a granddaughter, and great-grandson. Bob was born on November 5, 1926 and worked 38 years at Chrysler Foundry. Beginning in the Maintenance Department, he ultimately rose to a supervisor in charge of all...
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Sharlee Bush

June 15, 1936 - September 22, 2014

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Betty Murray

April 25, 1925 - September 21, 2014

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Florence Marie Hancock

August 30, 1926 - September 21, 2014

Florence Marie Hancock Aug 30, 1926 – Sept 21, 2014 Florence Hancock, a very vigorous, lively, and strong woman, passed away suddenly on Sunday evening, September 21, 2014. She was the eighth of nine children, with only one sister, Sophia Staab, still surviving. Florence was born in Hyacinth, Kansas to John and Agnes (Korbe) Fross and attended Hays State College. She was married to...
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Viola LaVonne Bloxsom

November 17, 1927 - September 21, 2014

Viola Lavonne Bloxsom, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014. She was born on November 17, 1927 in Indianapolis to the late Melvin and Lillian (Matlock) McKinney. Following her father's untimely death when she was 3, Viola was raised by her mother, Lillian, and step-father, Marion Plake. She married Harry P. Bloxsom on September 12, 1945; they celebrated 49 years of...
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Richard E. "Dick" Martz

February 21, 1920 - September 21, 2014

Richard E. "Dick" Martz, 94, of Greenfield, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 21, 2014. He was born February 21, 1920 in Indianapolis to the late Dr. William G. and Dorothy Marshall Martz. Dick proudly served in the US Army during World War II. He attended Purdue University and worked as a Chemical Engineer for Naval Avionics until his retirement. He is a member of Warren...
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Helen Torney

October 2, 1928 - September 21, 2014

Helen T. (Theodore) Torney, 85, of Carmel died September 21, 2014. Helen was born in Terre Haute, IN to Angelus and Evangeline (Yannoulopoulos) Theodore. Helen was an active member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church as well as an officer and devoted member of the Ladies' Philoptochos Society at Holy Trinity Church. Helen was also on the Metropolis Board of the Philoptochos. She began her...
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Bartholomew Crotty

January 16, 1935 - September 21, 2014

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Patsy N. Hasty

October 25, 1937 - September 21, 2014

Patsy N. Mitchell Hasty 76, of Avon died September 21, 2014. Patsy was born on October 25, 1937 in Columbus, Kentucky to Henry "Ted" and Ada "Jenny" Mitchell. Patsy worked as a receiving clerk for Venture until retiring in 2000. She was strong willed and a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who would do anything for her family. She will be greatly missed! She is survived by her husband...
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Ethan Welles Miller

March 23, 1987 - September 20, 2014

Ethan Welles Miller was born on March 23, 1987, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, firstborn son of Pamela (Clark) and Steven Miller. When he was six, the family grew with the addition of daughter Emma Reagan Miller, and Ethan stepped into the role of big brother. She was the best gift he had ever received, and was first in the family to touch her after birth. He said she felt like a...
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Mary Helen Meek

May 25, 1925 - September 20, 2014

Mary Helen Meek Of New Palestine, IN; formerly of Danville, IL; born May 25, 1925 in Farmington, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Talmadge Dewitt and Jessie Evans McCord. She married Wayne T. Meek on September 27, 1952. He preceded her in death in 2001 after 48 years of marriage. She had worked for the former Wm. H. Block Co. She was also preceded in death by 5 brothers. She is...
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Zebbie K. Moore

November 21, 1956 - September 20, 2014

Zebbie K. Moore, 57 of Carmel, entered into eternal life Saturday, September 20, 2014. Zebbie was born November 21, 1956 in Indianapolis. She, along with her husband and daughter, ran their family business for more than 30 years. Zebbie was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. She was an avid reader of all literature, a 3 to 5000 piece puzzle connoisseur who loved fishing,...
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Delores Carter

April 29, 1938 - September 20, 2014

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Judy K. (Mills) Thomas

March 22, 1955 - September 20, 2014

Judy K. (Mills) Thomas 59 of Bloomington, IN passed away September 20, 2014. She loved her family and will be greatly missed by everyone. She attended Life Tabernacle Church in Indianapolis, IN. She is survived by her Godchildren, Brandyn (Bam Bam) Collins, Graci Mae McKamey, sisters, Gracie L. Burdette, Bunny Elizabeth Jones, Marilyn L. Krom, Diann Riddle, Darlene Smith, brothers, Lonnie...
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Tamara Kaylyn Wheaten

January 18, 2002 - September 19, 2014

Tamara Kaylyn Wheaten, 12, Indianapolis, passed away September 19, 2014. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4-8pm at Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park North. A Celebration of Life will take place there Monday at 11am with calling one hour prior.
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Georgia C. Young

December 15, 1925 - September 19, 2014

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Robert Lee Jones

September 16, 1920 - September 18, 2014

Robert Lee Jones, 94, passed away on September 18, 2014. He was born September 16, 1920 to Samuel and Phyllis Jones in Indianapolis, Indiana. During WWII, his tour of duty in the Army Air Corp included Northern Africa, Italy and France. He was a member of the American Legion. He retired from Pritchard, Mooney and Company in 1997. After his retirement, he worked at the PGA Golf Shop in the...
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Harvey Lawson

February 11, 1946 - September 18, 2014

Harvey James Lawson 68 of Mooresville, IN passed away September 18, 2014. He was born February 11, 1946 in Thorpe, West Virginia to the late Dorsie W. and Carrie Elizabeth (Thayer) Lawson. He was a Truck Driver retired from the U S Postal Service after 30 years. He was a member of Teamsters Local #135. He was a gambler, smooth talker, a lady's man and loved and lived life to the fullest. He is...
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Ida Stoehr

September 18, 2014

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Donald Ray Coleman

July 20, 1959 - September 18, 2014

Donald R. Coleman 55 of Camby, Indiana passed away September 18, 2014. He was the Chief Deputy Assessor for over 18 years and most recently the Property Manager for Greenwood Self Storage. Donald was a member of the Decatur Township Civic Council and the Indiana Assessors Association. He is survived by his father, Charles L. Coleman, brother, Dennis Coleman, sister, Sherri McElroy, nieces, Sarah...
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Benjamin White

May 13, 1925 - September 18, 2014

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James E. Sharp

July 28, 1954 - September 18, 2014

James E. Sharp, 60, Indianapolis passed away September 18, 2014 at his home, with family. He was born July 28, 1954 in Indianapolis son to Grady and Mary (Donaldson) Sharp. James was a 1972 graduate of Ben Davis High School. He had recently retired after 40 years at Indianapolis Power & Light. James was a member of Westside Church of Christ. James is survived by his wife, Teresa; sons, Jason...
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John Whitaker Hughes

April 20, 1921 - September 18, 2014

John Whitaker Hughes, 93, passed away on September 18th in Indianapolis. John was born April 20, 1921 in Moberly, MO to Gertrude W. and Albert W. Hughes. John was an Eagle Scout, sailing across the Atlantic to attend a Worldwide Jamboree in 1937. He graduated from The Hill School, Pottstown, PA in 1939 and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University in 1942. After graduation, John served...
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Albert Oakes

May 13, 1915 - September 18, 2014

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Maurice Max Smolinske

March 16, 1926 - September 17, 2014

Maurice "Max" Smolinske, age 88, passed away on September 17, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Elinor Ann (Felts) for 66 years, loving father of Susan (Richard) Domash, Ann (Tom Parmer), Kenneth (Cathy), and Mark (Susan); proud grandfather of Teresa (Michael), Beth (Nate), Daniel (Jessi), Pamela, Faye, Joseph, Jeffrey, Nick, Brent, and Thomas; fond great-grandfather of Calvin,...
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Gerald "Jerry" K. Korn

July 27, 1929 - September 17, 2014

Gerald "Jerry" K. Korn 85 of Indianapolis passed away on September 17, 2014. He was born on July 27, 1929 in Indianapolis to Orville Reed Korn and Cleora Nellie(Randal) Korn. Jerry graduated from Tech High School and served our country in the United States Army. He was a typewriter repair man and worked for Rex Machines in Indianapolis. Jerry married Betty Jane Hoagland on October 06, 1956...
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Evalyn M. Lewis

January 1, 1923 - September 17, 2014

Evalyn Marie Lewis was born January 1, 1923 in Indianapolis, IN to Claude and Aletha Shaw. Evalyn was the youngest of four siblings and the only girl. She was proceeded in death by her parents and brothers, William, Richard and Vernon Shaw. Evalyn grew up in Lockfield, and attended public schools 4, 17 and Crispus Attucks. In April of 1946 she was united in Holy matrimony with Lee H. Lewis...
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Georgia "Betty" Moberly

August 26, 1926 - September 17, 2014

Georgia "Betty" Moberly, 88 of Indianapolis, passed away on September 17, 2014. She was born August 26, 1926 in the Lafayette area to George and Frances Lowery who preceded her in death. She was married to Leslie Moberly for 65 years before his death. She enjoyed life as she helped others through volunteering. She was involved with the Sunnyside Guild for years and enjoyed playing golf and bridge...
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Betty J. Foley

May 22, 1920 - September 17, 2014

Betty J. Foley, 94, Indianapolis, passed away September 17, 2014. She was born May 22, 1920, in Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Steven and Faye (Barnes) Duncan. Betty is survived by her daughter, Jane Miller. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the exceptional and loving care Betty received from Harcourt Nursing Home and Horizon Hospice. There are not...
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Mary McIlveen

July 22, 1932 - September 17, 2014

Mary F. McIlveen 82 years old, of McCordsville, IN passed away on September 17, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was known for her generous and giving spirit to all who knew her. Mary had a heartfelt passion for loving and serving her community. She enjoyed spending her time with her Abundant Life Church family, where she served for many years. Mary F. McIlveen was born on July...
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Charles Kenneth "Speedy" Douglas, Sr.

October 21, 1935 - September 17, 2014

Charles Kenneth "Speedy" Douglas, 78, of Brownsburg passed away peacefully on September 17, 2014. He was born October 21, 1935 in Newcomb, TN to the late Kermit and Fronia Hicks Douglas. Speedy was known for his love of family, watching his races, animals, westerns, sweets, gardening, and salt. He was also a retired teamster of over 20 years, and was honored with an award for one million miles...
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Dorothy West

August 29, 1923 - September 16, 2014

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Dorothy West

September 16, 2014

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Gregory Robert Adler

November 26, 1957 - September 16, 2014

Gregory Robert Adler, 56, of Fortville, IN died September 16, 2014. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Robert Gregory and Audrey Irene (Jackson) Adler. Greg was an entrepreneur, a skilled carpenter and worked in construction and sales at several area companies. He was a family man who loved the outdoors and loved to fish and boat. He was an accomplished musician. He was preceded in...
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Harry Sharlow

September 11, 1907 - September 16, 2014

Harry Sharlow, 107, died peacefully on Sept.16, 2014. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 74 years, Margaret (nee Hodge) in 2009. His memory will be cherished by five generations of descendants, including his sons Terrell (Clara) of Noblesville, IN, Don (Julia) of Brock, TX, now dec'd Roger (Julia Ann) of Plano, TX and daughter Harriet (Ralph) Benavidez of Haddonfield, NJ. Mr. Sharlow lived...
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William E. Brooks

February 17, 1953 - September 16, 2014

William (Will) E. Brooks, Jr., 61, lifetime resident of Indianapolis, IN, went to be with the Lord on September 16, 2014. Born on February 17, 1953, Will was the son of William E. Brooks, Sr., and Mary Brooks. A graduate of DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago with an associate of science degree in electrical engineering, Will worked from 1978 to 2012 at RCA (later operating under the...
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Delton Zelfer Rush

October 3, 1931 - September 16, 2014

Delton Zelfer Rush, 'Delt', passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. He was from Bryant, AL. He served as Sargent in the Korean War from 1952-1954, and then in the Army Reserves. Delton was a skilled welder, and when he retired from Stuart Warner, he worked for many years for his friend Jim Hynes, at Hetzco. He traveled all over the world, welding and teaching the craft to...
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Barbara Boertman

September 12, 1949 - September 15, 2014

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Dorothy P. Farris

February 16, 1920 - September 15, 2014

Dorothy P. Farris, of Zionsville, Indiana died at the age of ninety-four on September 15, 2014. She was born Dorothy Priscilla Aldous, to Anna Schiesser Aldous and Charles H. Aldous, on February 16, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. When Dorothy was twelve years old the Aldous family moved to Vincennes, Indiana and later to Indianapolis where her father was an accountant. Dot, as she was known, was...
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Lawrence Joseph Martin

December 14, 1929 - September 15, 2014

Lawrence Joseph Martin 84, died Monday in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in Bakersfield, California and was preceded in death by his parents Amanda and Lorenzo, and three of his six siblings. He is survived by sisters, Rosemary, Peachy and Angela. Larry, also known as "Big Daddy" and "Larry the Plumber," was a decorated Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Plumbers and...
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Doris A. Cherry

February 8, 1928 - September 15, 2014

Doris A. Cherry Of Crystal Lake, IL, passed away September 15, 2014 at the age of 86. Doris was born on February 8, 1928 in Indianapolis, IN to parents, Alvin Anthony and Wynonna (Kincaid) Allison. As a young adult, she and her sister were dancers with the USO shows, performing with Andy Devine, Dick and Jerry Van Dyke and Harry Blackstone. Later in life, Doris worked as a sales...
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Ronald Lee Icenogle

February 3, 1951 - September 14, 2014

Ronald Lee Icenogle 63, Indianapolis, IN died September 14, 2014. He was born on February 3, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana the son of Robert and JoAnn (Moore) Icenogle. Survivors: mother, JoAnn (Moore) Icenogle; siblings, Steven Icenogle, David Icenogle, Pamela Buttz and Sherry Burns. Visitation: 4 to 8 pm September 18, 2014 at Flanner and Buchanan – Decatur 5462 Kentucky Ave. There will be no...
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Joyce Kaye Ellis Hubbard, M.D.

October 10, 1951 - September 14, 2014

Joyce Kaye Ellis Hubbard, M.D. Indianapolis, IN Joyce Hubbard, 62, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 comforted by family. Joyce was born on October 10, 1951, in Madison, IN and was the daughter of Anna Frances (Little) and Forrest D. Ellis. Her mother, sister Kathy Ellis-Inman, and sister-in-law Judy Rogers preceded her in death. Joyce is survived by her husband, Anthony "Tony" Hubbard...
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Kenneth C. Kappes

March 21, 1927 - September 14, 2014

Kenneth C. Kappes 87, of Carmel, passed away September 14, 2014. He was born March 21, 1927 to Phil and Fern Kappes in Royal Oak, Michigan. Growing up in Indianapolis, he joined the Boy Scouts of America and became an Eagle Scout. During his time in scouting, he and his brother Skip formed I&M, a company that sold fire-by-friction sets to scout troops throughout the country. He graduated...
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Nancy J. Buchanan

November 1, 1941 - September 14, 2014

Nancy J. Buchanan, 72 of Carmel, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014. Nancy was born November 1, 1941 in Angola, IN to the late Donald and Candace Green. She was self-employed as a beautician for 10 years and then as a seamstress for over 40 years. Nancy was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Valparaiso United Methodist Church and was a former leader and active participant in 4-H. ...
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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 Cleveland to Wayne and Geraldine Polak who have preceded her in death. She was a Customer Service Representative for Erie Insurance. She enjoyed life as she helped others through volunteering with her E. 91st Street Christian Church family and Relay for Life. She...
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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

Drew William Kinsey left this world to be with Jesus on September 12, 2014. He was born on August 3, 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Derek Kinsey and Leigh (McCoy) Billhymer. Drew attended Options Charter School. He was a loving son, brother, grandson and nephew. His greatest love was fishing on his Nana and Papau's lake. That is where he felt most at peace. He won a number of fishing...
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Doris L. Blaylock

April 3, 1920 - September 12, 2014

Life and Legacy of Doris Lee Blaylock Doris Lee Blaylock was born on April 3, 1920 to the late Moses A. and Mary Frances Banks of East St. Louis, Illinois. Doris family later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where she attended School 42 Diggs Elementary and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Doris has been a member of St. Bridges Catholic Church where she...
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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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