Paula J. Conover

Paula June Conover M.D.

55, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on September 21, 2013. She was born October 4, 1957 in Elkins, West Virginia, the only child of Donald "Chub" and Virginia Brake.

Paula graduated as the salutatorian from Elkins High School in 1975. She was selected as a Maid of Honor at the 1977 Mountain State Forest Festival. In 1979 she graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University with a degree in Biology and received a medical degree from the same institution in 1984. Following medical school she completed specialty training in Pediatrics and subspecialty training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She worked as a Neonatologist in Des Moines, Iowa and Charleston, West Virginia.

On August 17, 1987, she married Wayne Conover, M.D. whom she met while finishing her Pediatric residency in Lexington. They welcomed their son Kevin into the world on September 12, 1991. Kevin is now a Junior and honor student in the School of Informatics at Indiana University.

In her spare time, Paula enjoyed scrapbooking, flower gardening, and home decorating. She was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Paula loved spending time with her friends, her family, and especially her dog Scooby. Above all, her greatest pleasure came from being a mother.

Paula is survived by her husband, Wayne; her son, Kevin; her two stepdaughters, Julie and Linda; their two children, Jackson and Henry; a number of cousins, aunts and uncles, and her constant companion, Scooby. Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Jean Brake of Elkins, West Virginia.

Services will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6050 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, Paula has asked that you consider donations to her favorite charities: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the ASPCA, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Arrangements by Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel .

Funeral Home

Leppert Mortuary Nora Chapel
740 East 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46240

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 24, 2013