M. Novella Bensheimer

M. Novella Bensheimer

89, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2013. Novella was born to Marvin and Virgie (Keltner) Matney on May 12, 1923 in Greensburg, KY. Novella married Eugene R. Bensheimer on December 31, 1988.

Novella was a self-employed Beauty Operator for 30 years, retiring in 1993. Novella lived in Indianapolis, IN for most of her life, Mooresville, IN for 2 years and Kentucky of 20 years.

Novella is survived by her husband of 24 years, Eugene R. Bensheimer of Indianapolis, IN; 2 daughters, Betty (Richard) Basore of Indianapolis, IN and Wanda (Michael) Healy of Indianapolis, IN; a step daughter, Barbara Spears of Indianapolis, IN; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; 2 step-granddaughters; 3 step-grandchildren and 1 step-great-great-grandson and 2 sisters, Lula Vernell Whitlock of Mooresville, IN and Arlene Featherston of Indianapolis, IN. Novella was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Virgie (Keltner) Matney and her previous spouse, Reid Sheetz.

Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville, IN. Brenda DeCoursey will officate the 11 a.m. celebration of life service on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Jones Family Mortuary. Novella will be laid to rest in Mooresville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Oak Park Baptist Church. Website and online condolences:


Funeral Home

Jones Family Mortuary
State Rd 67 at Allison Rd Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 831-0200

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 21, 2013