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Warren W. Perney

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Warren W. Perney

92, Indianapolis, passed away September 12, 2013. He was born April 7, 1921 in Cleveland, OH the son of Adolph and Ruth Cooey Perney, who preceded him in death. Warren was an Indiana University graduate, and worked for WTTV as film director. He was supervisor of caseworkers for the Marion County Welfare Dept. for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash (the highest award which the Governor of Indiana bestows), and a Kentucky Colonel. He was founder and past president of the Indianapolis affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Warren was a WW II veteran, landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day and earning the Bronze Star. He is survived by his wife of 65 years: Jean Wilson Perney, daughter: Patricia Diane Perney, son: David W. (Beth) Perney, brother: Gordon (Cleo) Perney, grandchildren: Dana (Doug) Thompson, Nathan (Rachael) Perney, Christi Hillary and Ben Perney and great-grandchildren: Dylan and Olivia Thompson and Miles and Lucas Hillary.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 15, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary . Funeral services will be Monday, September 16, 1:00 p.m. in the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Baptist House Church where he was a founding member, or the Church of the Saviour United Methodist. Memorial tributes may be offered at

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 15, 2013
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