Ripley E. Nickerson Jr.

Ripley Edwin "Ned" Nickerson, Jr.

78, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Ned was born on June 12, 1935 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late Eleanor Drew and Ripley Nickerson, Sr. Ned is a graduate of Boston University. He married Marcia Gay Gilmore in 1960. She preceded him in passing in 2007, after 46 years of marriage. They resided in the Indianapolis area for over 25 years.

Ned was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked as a property & marine insurance claims supervisor for CIGNA for many years. He was a member of Carmel United Methodist Church, the American Legion in Fishers, the Lakewood, Ohio Elks, and the Indianapolis Claims Club. He also loved to garden.

Survivors include his loving children, Jeffrey Nickerson (Suzanne LeBeau), Stephen Nickerson (Susan), Scott Nickerson (Catherine), and Lisa Lasher (Brian); siblings, Bradford Nickerson, Nathan Nickerson, and David Nickerson, as well as 8 grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather on Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A private family memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence United Methodist Church or the of Greater Indiana. If you would like to sign the online guestbook or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting:

Funeral Home

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

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 12, 2014