The Indianapolis Star Obituaries

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October 21, 2017

Debra A. Allard

Debra A. Allard

Debra A. Allard 64, of Greenwood, died October 19, 2017. Visitation:  2-6pm, Sun., Oct. 22, 2017 at the Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home, Indianapolis.  Morning Prayers:  9:30 am, Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 at the funeral home.  Mass of Christian Burial:  10am, Monday at St. Barnabas...

Mildred E. Johnson Drake Baxter

Mildred E. Johnson Drake Baxter

Mildred E. Johnson Drake Baxter 97, of Indianapolis, entered into eternal rest on October 20, 2017. She was born on May 4, 1920 to the late Otto F. and Clara Johnson. Mildred was a member of Moose Lodge # 17 Chapter 11, Beech Grove Eagles Auxiliary # 4166.  She retired from...

Mary Margaret Christian

Mary Margaret Christian

Mary Margaret Christian 85, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 18, 2017 She was born April 18, 1932 in Indianapolis to Geoffrey and Elsie McQueen Loftus. Mary was an entrepreneur who owned her own drapery business.  Mary leaves as her legacy her children Kathy (Chuck)...

Garnet Lillian Dahl

Garnet Lillian Dahl

Garnet Lillian Dahl Passed away on October 10 at the age of 97. She was born in Indianapolis November 3, 1919 to Margaret and Romey Spangler. She had one brother, the late Roy Spangler, a Purple Heart recipient. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High in 1937 and went on...

Ronald S. Estell

Ronald S. Estell

Ronald S. Estell After spending "just about a perfect day" with Patricia L. Estell (nee Tolan), his wife of nearly 55 years, Ronald S. Estell took Buddy the Wonder Dog for an evening walk near his home in N. Ft. Myers, Florida.  We never imagined it would be the last stroll...

Margaret "Peg" Olson

Margaret "Peg" Olson

Margaret "Peg" Olson March 26, 1925 to October 18, 2017.  Please join family and friends in a service to celebrate her long and well-lived life at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6050 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, with a 1-hour calling at...

Alfonzo Torrence

Alfonzo Torrence

Alfonzo Torrence 39, Indianapolis, passed away on October 11, 2017. On Monday, October 23, 2017 there will be a Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. at Stuart Mortuary Chapel with visitation from 9am until time of service, interment New Crown Cemetery. Final arrangements...

October 20, 2017

Henry Allen "Hank" Coleman

Henry Allen "Hank" Coleman

Henry Allen "Hank" Coleman 66, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 14, 2017. On Saturday, October 21, there will be a Celebration of Life Service at 12 p.m. at Stuart Mortuary Chapel with visitation from 10a.m. until time of service, interment at Crown Hill...

Kenneth Dale Guarnery

Kenneth Dale Guarnery

Kenneth Dale Guarnery 61, of Brownsburg, passed away October 17, 2017. Ken was the Desk Manager at the Brownsburg Comfort Suites. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Ball State University and St. Malachy Church in Brownsburg. Survivors include parents Bill and Wanda...

Johnnie H. "Luck" Luckey Jr.

Johnnie H. "Luck" Luckey Jr.

Johnnie H. "Luck" Luckey Jr. 59, passed away October 14, 2017. Service will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12pm with visitation from 10am until the time of the service at Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals. Interment: New Crown Cemetery.

Joan A. "Camp K. Grandma" Vining

Joan A. "Camp K. Grandma" Vining

Joan A. "Camp K Grandma" Vining 84, of Muncie, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Joan was born January 26, 1933 in Hazelton PA to the late James and Margaret Letcher. Joan was very active in Boy Scouts.  Known as "Grandma" at Camp Kikthawenund, she was the craft...

Charles D. "Charlie" Wise

Charles D. "Charlie" Wise

Charles "Charlie" D. Wise 21, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 16, 2017. Visitation: 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Fri., Oct. 20, 2017 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. Service: 1:00 PM on Sat., Oct. 21, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial at Washington...

October 19, 2017

Mary Ruth Adams

Mary Ruth Adams

Mary Ruth Adams 74, of Indianapolis, passed away October 10, 2017. A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 11am until the time of the funeral service at 1pm at Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis. To view...

Philly Joe Alexander Jr.

Philly Joe Alexander Jr.

Philly Joe Alexander, Jr. 36, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 12, 2017 Services will be Saturday, October 21 at 12 p. m. with a calling from 10 a.m. until the time of service at True Belief M.B.C. Burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Bluitt and...

LaVante' McCane Birdsong

LaVante' McCane Birdsong

LaVante' McCane Birdsong 20, of Indianapolis, passed away October 15, 2017. passed away October 15, 2017. Services will be Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m. with a calling from 9 a.m. until the time of service at Promised Place Ministries. Burial will be in Washington Park...

Martha E. Brocklehurst

Martha E. Brocklehurst

Martha E. Brocklehurst 94, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 12, 2017. Born to Charles and Irene Foster Best on March 14, 1923, she was a life-long resident of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Irvin Brocklehurst. Martha was a graduate...

Willis Benton Conner III

Willis Benton Conner III

Willis Benton Conner III Passed away peacefully in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 13, 2017. Bill was born in Bloomington, Illinois to parents Leora Martha (Floyd) and Willis Benton Conner, Jr. on December 22, 1924. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Richard...

Deborah S. Cottrell

Deborah S. Cottrell

Deborah S. Cottrell 53, of Anderson, died on Friday, October 13, 2017 at her residence. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Old Bethel United Methodist Church, 7995 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219.  Arrangements were entrusted...

Beatrice M. "Bea" Decker

Beatrice M. "Bea" Decker

Beatrice M. "Bea" Decker Our beautiful wife and mother, Bea, passed away on Saturday October 14, 2017, at the age of 71. She was a devoted wife to her husband, John, for 50 years, having celebrated their anniversary on September 2, 2017.  Bea was born on December 10, 1945 in...

Sonya Ann Beamon Edmonds

Sonya Ann Beamon Edmonds

Ms. Sonya Ann Beamon Edmonds 50, of Indianapolis, passed away Sun. Oct. 15, 2017. Funeral Service will be held Sat. Oct. 21, 2017 12:00 p.m. at New Direction Church  5330 East 38th St. with calling from 10:00 a.m. to service time. Burial in Sutherland Park Cemetery....

Norma J. Hoffman

Norma J. Hoffman

Norma J. Hoffman 91 of Indianapolis passed away October 13, 2017. She was born on February 28, 1926 to the late Samuel and Dorothy Earley. Her late husband, Howard E. Hoffman, Jr., preceded Norma in death.  Her children survive her: Diana L. (Daniel) Yates, Greg A. (Marti)...

Georgetta Hooten

Georgetta Hooten

Georgetta Hooten 62, of Indianapolis, passed away October 15, 2017. Services will be Saturday,October 21 at 12 p. m. with a calling from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Good Samaritan M.B.C. Burial in New Crown Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Bluitt and Son Funeral...

Michael A. "Butch" Jefferson

Michael A. "Butch" Jefferson

Michael A. "Butch" Jefferson 70, of Indianapolis, passed away October 13, 2017. Services:  Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12 PM at Flanner Buchanan- Washington Park North, with visitation from 10 AM until service time. Condolences may be shared online at...

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy 56, of Fishers, IN, entered eternity having been called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus who Rob loved and worshiped. Born March 6, 1961 Rob graduated from Roncalli High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Ball State University. Devoted family man he is...

Corrie Johnson Lang

Corrie Johnson Lang

Corrie Johnson Lang 95, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 17, 2017. She was born on May 17, 1922 in Ashburn, Georgia.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John S. Johnson and Janie Mae Johnson; her brothers Lamar Johnson and George Johnson; and her sister Rosalyn...

Louis Mervis

Louis Mervis

Louis Mervis 83, of Danville, IL, passed away on October 8, 2017 of A.L.S. at his home. Devoted husband of Sybil Stern Mervis and father of Adam, Phillip, Michael, Joshua, and Ellen. Adored 'Papa' of twelve outstanding grandchildren.  A graduate of Indiana University, he was...

Harold E. Nicholas

Harold E. Nicholas

Harold E. Nicholas 88, of Speedway, died October 13, 2017. He retired from GM after 42 years and was an active member of the UAW Local 933. He was an Army veteran.  Harold is survived by his sons Gary W. Nicholas (Georgiana) and Dennis W. Nicholas (Linda); 5 grandsons; 2...

Brenda L. Patterson (Conner)

Brenda L. Patterson (Conner)

Brenda L. (Conner) Patterson 60, of Nineveh, IN, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. Survivors include her husband Kyle E. Patterson of Nineveh, IN., daughter Amy Broaddus of Franklin, IN., three grandchildren Aspen Poole,...

Charles E. "CJ" Stamper Jr.

Charles E. "CJ" Stamper Jr.

Charles E. "CJ" Stamper, Jr. 25, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 14, 2017. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the...

Cheryl LaFollette Stevens

Cheryl LaFollette Stevens

Cheryl LaFollette Stevens 68, of Indianapolis, passed away October 15, 2017. She was born September 2, 1949 to the late Raymond and Geraldine LaFollette.  Cheryl was a graduate of Manual High School.  She married James Daniel Stevens in 1995 and was employed with Wonder...

Bobby E. Taylor

Bobby E. Taylor

Bobby E. Taylor 65, of Indianapolis, passed away October 16, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00...

Kayla Nicole "Katie" Weilhammer

Kayla Nicole "Katie" Weilhammer

Kayla Nicole "Katie" Weilhammer 21, of Indianapolis, passed away October 16, 2017. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of service at the mortuary....

Linda White-Stone

Linda White-Stone

Linda White-Stone 67, of Indianapolis, passed away October 13, 2017. Services will be Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m. with a calling from 9 a.m. until the time of service at Open Door Church of Deliverance. Burial will be in New Crown Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to...

Louella Woodruff

Louella Woodruff

Louella Woodruff 74, of Indianapolis, passed away October 11, 2017. Services will be Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m. with a calling from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Eastside M.B.C. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Bluitt and Son...

October 18, 2017

Margaret "Ann" Barton (Davis)

Margaret "Ann" Barton (Davis)

Margaret "Ann" (Davis) Barton 89, of Spencer, went to be with her Lord on October 15, 2017.  She was born July 7, 1928 on the Powell Farm in Fountain county to Fred "Irvin" and Ruth Powell Davis of Lafayette. She grew up in Linden and graduated from Linden High School in...

Lillie Lee Chavis

Lillie Lee Chavis

Lillie Lee Chavis 68, of Indianapolis, passed away September 23, 2017. Services will be Friday, October 20 at 11 a.m. with a calling from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Eaststide M.B.C. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Bluitt and Son...

Dotson Cooper Jr.

Dotson Cooper Jr.

Dotson Cooper, Jr. 67, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully in his home on October 15, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN surrounded by his mother and children. He is survived by his father, Dotson Cooper Sr.; mother, Lillie R. Gary; sister Regina Cooper of Rochester, NY; brother,...

William Joseph "Bill" Felts

William Joseph "Bill" Felts

William "Bill" Joseph Felts 81, passed away October 16, 2017 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was a lifelong Indy Southside resident, and was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church.  He had a career in Sales for over 25 years; was also a Indianapolis...

Robert "Bob" Gadberry

Robert "Bob" Gadberry

Robert "Bob" Gadberry 90, of Carmel, passed away on October 15, 2017. He was born on March 4, 1927 in Sullivan, IN. Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Barbara Scott Gadberry; daughter, Susan (Lowell) Straw; granddaughters, Karen (Jeremie) Smith, Kristen Darnaby;...

Billy L. "Bill" Garris Sr.

Billy L. "Bill" Garris Sr.

Billy "Bill" L. Garris, Sr. 74, of Knightstown, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at The Waters of New Castle. He was born June 29, 1943 in Flemingsburg, KY to the late Robert L. and Lena (Rigdon) Garris. He was a member of the Local 933 since 1961 and was still active...

Luther Martin "Luke" Hogston

Luther Martin "Luke" Hogston

Luther "Luke" Martin Hogston 58, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Surviving him are his wife: Karen VanZant; son: Luther "Luke" (Sandra) Hogston VanZant; sisters: Christina (Mark) Reeves, Lois (Leon) George, Linda (Colin) Campbell, Cindy (Ricky)...

Kim M. Lauzon

Kim M. Lauzon

Kim M. Lauzon Kim M. Lauzon of Indianapolis returned to his heavenly Father's home on Sunday morning, October 15th surrounded by his loving family.  Kim was born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada on May 24, 1956 the third son of Raymond J. and Mary Ruth Cornell Lauzon.  Kim...

Patrick D. "Pat" Mescall

Patrick D. "Pat" Mescall

Patrick (Pat) D. Mescall 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 9, 2017. Pat was born on June 28, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Matthew and Francis (Slaymon) Mescall. Pat graduated from Scecina Memorial High School.  He was appointed to the Indianapolis...

John Revie Paton Jr.

John Revie Paton Jr.

John Revie Paton, Jr. 89 of McCordsville, IN passed away October 15, 2017. John served his country honorably in the US Army Air Corp during WWII and retired from Chrysler after 32 years.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marjorie (Moore) Paton; children: John R. "Skip"...

Rev. Thomas Eugene "Gene" Schenck

Rev. Thomas Eugene "Gene" Schenck

Rev. Thomas Eugene "Gene" Schenck 90, of Asheboro, North Carolina Rev. Thomas Eugene "Gene" Schenck, Sr., age 90, of Asheboro, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Funeral Services 11:00 am Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Sanctuary Church 3400 N. Post...

Katherine L. Sharp

Katherine L. Sharp

Katherine L. Sharp 89, of Indianapolis, passed away October 15, 2017. She was born February 18, 1928 in Hendricks County to the late Clyde and Bertha Sharp.  Katherine was a purchasing agent for American Standard for 37 years retiring in 1983.  She was a past member of the...

Nancy K. Terhune

Nancy K. Terhune

Nancy K. Terhune 71, of Indianapolis, passed away October 14, 2017. She was born November 24, 1945 in Indianapolis to the late Raymond and Mable Van Busum. Her memory and legacy carry on through her children, Laura (Jeff) Rice, Vickie Terhune, and Tim Terhune; 6...

Vernon L. Whitfield Winters

Vernon L. Whitfield Winters

Mrs. Vernon L Whitfield Winters 74, Indianapolis, passed away on October 12, 2017. On Friday, October 20, at 12pm there will be a celebration of life service with visitation from 10am until service at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church with interment at Crown Hill...

October 17, 2017

Scott F. Clark

Scott F. Clark

Scott F. Clark 56, of Plainfield, passed away October 14, 2017. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield.  Services will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, October 19 in the funeral home.  Burial will...

Mary "Sue" Eskridge

Mary "Sue" Eskridge

Mary "Sue" Eskridge 79, of Indianapolis, passed away October 15, 2017. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, with funeral services there Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  www.shirleybrothers.com.

Danny Carl Everts

Danny Carl Everts

Danny Carl Everts 79, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 14, 2017 after a short illness. Dan was a 1956 graduate of Warren Central High School and of Butler University in 1971.  He served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1961-1964.  He was a member of Hope Baptist...

Cynthia Ann Grismore

Cynthia Ann Grismore

Cynthia Ann Grismore 61, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 12, 2017. Cindy was a kind and loving woman who enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, going to concerts, and cheering on the Indianapolis Colts. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 37 years,...

William Stanley "Stan" Hague (Bill) Jr.

William Stanley "Stan" Hague (Bill) Jr.

William (Bill) Stanley (Stan) Hague Jr. 89, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was born August 11, 1928 to Vivian Pollard Hague and William S. Hague Sr.  who preceded him in death.  He was president of his senior class of Southport High School...