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Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Broad Ripple

We are Your “Circle of Comfort”
For over 130 years we’ve been helping families celebrate their loved-one’s life. Our professional staff will guide you through your service options that meet both your needs and budget. We will help you with the big decisions and handle the small details for you. We are a family-owned business that proudly serves all faiths, races and income levels. Our expertise and resources are unmatched. We offer the full spectrum of tributes from traditional funerals to cremation memorial services, and now green burial options. With state-of-the-art video, broadcasting, online guestbook, catering, and other customized services, we can make a tribute personal and meaningful; all within your budget.

Is cost an issue? Tell us and we will work with you.
We have 14 centers throughout metro Indianapolis, operate our own crematory, and have funeral and cemetery combination centers at: Floral Park, Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Washington Park North Cemetery & Family Center, Washington Park East Cemetery & Community Life Center.

Cremation Specialists – Simple, Low Cost Alternatives Available
We have been the state’s leading provider of cremation services since we built our first crematory in 1904. Today, Flanner and Buchanan carries on this tradition at its Cremation Center of Indiana, located in downtown Indianapolis. We welcome your questions and offer tours to those that want to learn more about their choices. Tours can be arranged by calling 317-387-7000.

Working to Make Indianapolis A Better Community
With a proud heritage of service in Central Indiana, we play an active role in the community. Our company is a sponsor of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, McMiracle, OASIS, many area schools, and countless other community service organizations and efforts. See our Facebook page to learn more.

For the Special Events of Your Life
The Community Life Center at Washington Park East Cemetery is becoming the city’s most popular destination for weddings. We were recently featured on CNN and USA Today. We just-remodeled the Speedway Community Center which featured large photographs in its lobby, can host receptions, business seminars, neighborhood meetings and family events.


Our Obituaries

Blossom "Bea" Wilson Baker

July 30, 1921 - October 12, 2015

Blossom "Bea" Wilson Baker Of Indianapolis, IN died October 12, 2015 at the age of 94. Bea was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. She worked for Indiana Bell in her younger years before entering the family business Baker Machinery Inc. as the office manager and executive assistant. Her life focus as a loving mother and wife was celebrated by all who knew her. Bea was active in the...
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Barbara Vonnegut

January 1, 1921 - October 11, 2015

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Rebecca Sue "Becky" Lee

July 29, 1949 - October 10, 2015

Rebecca Sue Parrish Lee (Becky), 66, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away October 10, 2015, at home after a hard fought battle with appendicidal cancer. Services for Becky will be held at Our Lady of Greenwood on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10 a.m., with calling one hour prior. One of Becky's wishes was that memorials to her life be made in the form of contributions to the American Cancer...
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James Dossman, Sr

November 1, 1929 - October 10, 2015

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Josef Dahlstrand

October 16, 1922 - October 7, 2015

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Mary Kathleen McNicholas

April 22, 1952 - October 4, 2015

Mary K. McNicholas 63, made her transition, October 4, 2015, after a lifelong battle with fibrositis ossificans progressiva. Despite this challenge, Mary lived 63 years with the support of loving parents and her extended family of devoted care. Her love and appreciation included music, paintings, history, entertainment, family genealogy and watching her nephew mature. She attended North...
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Mauro J. Agnelneri, Jr.

June 15, 1950 - October 1, 2015

Mauro Agnelneri, Jr., M.D. Passed away October 1st after a very brief illness. Mauro was born June 15, 1950, the first of four boys to Mauro and Leonora Agnelneri in Indianapolis. Mauro attended the first of his Jesuit schools, Brebeuf Prep, graduating in 1968. He then attended Notre Dame University, majoring in pre-med, graduating Cum Laude in 1972 and then to Loyola University in Chicago...
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Rita Ferrell Keever

August 2, 1944 - October 1, 2015

Rita Ferrell Keever 71, was welcomed into heaven on October 1, 2015 by her parents, Rita (Nana) and Bill (Daddy) Ferrell, and siblings, Judy Ferrell Gibeault and Eddie Ferrell. Born August 2, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pa., Rita was the fourth of 11 children. She attended St Joseph Catholic School, Fayetteville High School, and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Masters in Counseling...
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Carole VonBurg

December 24, 1938 - September 28, 2015

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Kurt Runde

January 15, 1942 - September 27, 2015

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Mary Cary

September 2, 1926 - September 26, 2015

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Ora Max Elliott

May 24, 1934 - September 26, 2015

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Roberta Klinkman

August 16, 1923 - September 25, 2015

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Carrie Juanita Brown

November 3, 1926 - September 22, 2015

Carrie Juanita Brown Passed away peacefully on September 22, 2015, surrounded lovingly by her children. Juanita was born in Carlisle, Indiana to Charles and Sena Flynn. She grew up in Indianapolis, graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and attended nursing school at Marion County General Hospital. She loved children and worked as a nurse at Riley Children's Hospital for many years and...
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Carolyn Deel

August 29, 1936 - September 20, 2015

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Kenneth W. Taylor

November 23, 1957 - September 19, 2015

Kenneth W. Taylor 57, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 20, 2015. Kenneth was a graduate of Shortridge High School and Ball State University. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn A. Taylor and brother, Daniel E. Taylor. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Brooks) L. Guthrie; father, William O. Taylor; siblings, Frederick Taylor, Michael Taylor, Frieda (David) Taylor,...
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Marilyn J. Lozier

December 1, 1928 - September 19, 2015

Marilyn Joan Gerber Lozier 86, of Fishers, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Marilyn was born on December 1, 1928 in Clay City, Indiana and graduated as Valedictorian from the Clay City High School class of 1946. She worked for Indiana Bell in the accounting department prior to raising her family, later retiring from Hook's Drugs in 1991. She was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Georgia E. Cannaday

March 12, 1922 - September 18, 2015

Georgia E. Cox Cannaday Of Indianapolis, Indiana was born on March 12, 1922 to Millard and Pauline Tinder. Georgia was raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. She worked in various jobs through the years in Indianapolis based companies such as Diamond Chain, W.H. Block and retail Card shops. She also was active in the Indianapolis Humane Society. Georgia was...
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Mary Louise Alter

March 26, 1925 - September 17, 2015

Mary Louise Alter, 90 passed away on September 17, 2015. Mary Louise was born March 25, 1925 to John H. & Bernadetta Murphy Alter. She was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, except for ten months that she resided in the novitiate of the sisters of the Cenacle in New York. She attended PS 43, Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School and T.C. Howe High School. She received her B.S, Degree from...
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Helen Madinger

November 28, 1925 - September 10, 2015

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Leonard Gadi Lawton

January 15, 1919 - September 10, 2015

Leonard Gadi Lawton 96, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2015. Born in Orlando, FL he was a highly decorated Marine officer who fought on Guadalcanal in WWII. He was preceded in death by his beloved Julia Ann with whom he raised five children. Dennis (Nancy), Judy, Don (Molly), Steve (Debi) and Linda (Ray). Eight grandchildren and two great granddaughters were his heritage. Gadi...
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Lynn C. Falkner

October 10, 1947 - September 8, 2015

Lynn was born on October 10th, 1947 in Memphis, TN to Henry (Hank) and Jean Camferdam. She was a doting mother to Jessica Riley, Zachary Falkner and Taylor Romweber and a loving wife to her husband Steven Romweber. Lynn is survived by her brothers Steve and Henry Camferdam, her sisters Janet Wilson, Patricia Chappell and Carol King and was a loving aunt to Harry, Emmett, Mac, Owen and Ashley.
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Anne Goodrich

October 10, 1921 - September 7, 2015

Anne Goodrich a/k/a Francis (Nancy) Poniatowski, age 93, of Indianapolis, passed away September 7, 2015. She was born on October 10, 1921, in Decatur, Indiana to Pierre and Dorothy (Dugan) Goodrich. Anne was the granddaughter of the former Governor of Indiana (1917-21), the Hon. James Goodrich. Anne was an only child, preceded in death by her parents. Anne was proud of her heritage. Anne had...
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Mary Thoreson

February 7, 1928 - September 5, 2015

Mary Maxine Thoreson Mary "Max", 87, died at her home in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sept 5, 2015. She was born Feb 7, 1928, in Iron River, MI, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Reitmeyer. She was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 4 sisters. She will be greatly missed by her surviving daughters, Kathleen Thoreson and Patricia Kerr, her granddaughter and husband, Erin and Charles...
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Illa G. Gollaher

June 22, 1915 - September 3, 2015

ILLA G. GOLLAHER, 100, was called home September 3, 2015. She will reunite with Edward, her husband of 72 years and her daughter Norma Jean. ILLA, oldest of 11, will also reunite with her 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Spillman, 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. ILLA had resided at American Village's Memory Care unit for several years. JoAnn and her...
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Mary Catherine Wild

February 20, 1920 - September 3, 2015

Mary Catherine Wild 95, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 3, 2015. Mary was a graduate of Shortridge High School and Butler University. She was a self-employed harpist and harp teacher for 81 years. She was a lifetime member of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Indiana Harpist Guild Society. She was preceded in death by her daughter,...
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Grace Rehme Newbold

December 31, 1908 - September 1, 2015

Grace Rehme Newbold 106, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 1, 2015. Grace was born on December 31, 1908 in Dayton, Ohio. She was a graduate of Ball State University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She received her Masters Degree from Butler University. Grace taught school for sixteen years in Washington Township. She was a member of Tri Kappa Philanthropic...
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Frances Tuttle Drew

November 21, 1929 - August 31, 2015

Frances (Fran) Tuttle Drew, 85, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on August 31, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Fran was born in Van Wert, OH to Robert and Marian Tuttle and attended Van Wert High School where she was involved in many activities including National Honor Society. Upon graduation, she attended and graduated from DePauw University where she majored in Child Psychology. While at...
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Georgia l Mckenzie

May 4, 1943 - August 29, 2015

Georgia L. McKenzie 72, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 30, 2015. Services will be private. Arrangements handled by Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple.
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Elizabeth M. (Baker) Evans

May 19, 1922 - August 21, 2015

Lady Elizabeth M. (Baker) Evans 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 21, 2015. She was a retired nurse having worked at Methodist Hospital and Roudebush VA Medical Center. She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church, Black Nurses Association and the Ladies Auxiliary Knights of St. Peter Claver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Command Sergeant Major James E. Evans Jr. and sons...
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Cecelia C. Tovson

October 30, 1923 - August 14, 2015

Cecelia C. Tovson 91, Indianapolis, passed away August 14, 2015. Cecelia was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 30, 1923 to the late Joseph L. and Catherine (McCarthy) O'Neill. Cecelia is survived by her husband, Orrin S. Tovson; children: Richard Tovson, Joanne Drew (Chris), David Tovson (Kathy), and Jeanette Schriner (Don); 10 grandchildren: Richard (Anne), Caitlin, Colleen, Sean ...
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Michael W. "Uncle Mike" Stalcup

October 4, 1941 - August 4, 2015

Michael W. "Uncle Mike" Stalcup 73, of Indianapolis, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born and raised in Indianapolis. Mike graduated from Shortridge High School and attended Purdue University. After spending 2 years in the Army at Fort Sill, OK, Mike worked for the Indiana Department of Highways for 34 years, retiring in 1997. Mike was an...
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Richard Mote

January 20, 1925 - July 30, 2015

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John Doyle

July 27, 2015

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Verna I. "Vicki" Croddy Nau

August 16, 1926 - July 23, 2015

Verna I. "Vicki" Croddy Nau, 88, Indianapolis, passed away July 23, 2015. She was born August 16, 1926, in Oakford, the daughter of the late Dallas A. and Garnet (Wade) Croddy. She married James F. Nau on September 18, 1949, who preceded her in passing August 5, 2013. Verna was a proud graduate of Shortridge High School and Butler University. She was a member of First-Meridian Heights...
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Mary "Mimi" Canull

October 21, 1921 - July 23, 2015

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Alice M. Christy

January 26, 1923 - July 21, 2015

Alice M. (Springer) Christy (widow of Jean Paul Christy) passed peacefully in her sleep at her home on 7/21/15. She was 92 years old. She and Paul celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2000 and Paul passed in 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents Leland V. Springer and Haley A. Springer, also her two brothers Vern E. Springer and Leland V. Springer. Surviving her are...
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Terrence F. Dolatowski

March 19, 1954 - July 13, 2015

Terrence F. (Terry) Dolatowski Age 61 passed in his sleep on July 12 after two years fighting cancer. He was born to Edward J. and Ann (Dwyer) Dolatowski on March 19, 1954 in East Chicago, Indiana. After graduating from Highland High School, he attended Vincennes University and Indiana State University. With compassion and care, he worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 25 years. He...
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Donald Thibideau, "Dom Benedict"

December 15, 1942 - July 9, 2015

Donald C. Thibodeau "Dom Benedict" 72, of Bethlehem Prior of Lexington, KY, passed away on July 9, 2015. A Mass will be held on July 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with viewing from 9 a.m. in St. Edward the Confessor Anglican Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple.
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Kathryn McHenry

January 19, 1938 - July 8, 2015

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Deena Veronica Falco

February 3, 1949 - July 5, 2015

Deena Veronica Falco 66, Indianapolis, passed away July 5, 2015. Deena was born in Charlotte, Michigan to the late, Edward and Julia (Shirley) Traweek. Deena, who was primarily a homemaker, had worked with the American Red Cross sending prerecorded messages to the soldiers during the Vietnam War. She enjoyed art, especially sculpture, politics, writing and was an avid reader. Deena...
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Barbara Billingsley

December 29, 1933 - July 5, 2015

Barbara Ann Billingsley, 81 of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born December 29, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Roy C. and Matilda "Mickey" Herron. The mother of 9 children, she also worked as a receptionist at St. Vincent Hospital, RCI and Methodist Hospital. Barbara was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church and had been a...
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Margaret M. "Markey" Sullivan

February 15, 1931 - June 28, 2015

Margaret (Markey) Sullivan 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday June 28, 2015, with her family by her side. Markey was born February 15, 1931 in Indianapolis to her parents, Mildred (Hurley) Sullivan and John Sullivan. She graduated Saint Agnes Academy in 1948. Markey had a long and varied career, working at Mayflower in her early adult years and serving as a court reporter for...
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Anne Freeland

July 27, 1939 - June 22, 2015

Anne Freeland, 75, Indianapolis, passed away June 22, 2015. She was born on July 27, 1939, in Indianapolis, to the late Robert Earl and Alleen (Peelle) Ridpath. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Lowell Parker Freeland, whom she married June 24, 1984; step-son, Michael (Diane) Freeland; three grandchildren, Alison, Nick, and Meghan; two brothers, Jack (Alice) Ridpath and Mark ...
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James Becker

October 23, 1938 - June 21, 2015

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Janis Irbe

April 8, 1929 - June 21, 2015

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Vaughn Rickert

March 16, 1953 - June 17, 2015

Vaughn I. Rickert, Jr. Dr. Vaughn Rickert of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away in his home on June 17, 2015. Vaughn was born in Galesburg, IL on March 16, 1953. He is survived by his wife Cynthia, and sons Jeffrey, Ryan, and Mason. Vaughn is an internationally renowned scholar and professor of adolescent medicine. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m., June 21, at the Flanner and Buchanan-...
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Harold J. Apple, Sr.

February 17, 1924 - June 16, 2015

Harold J. Apple, Sr., Feb. 27, 1924, Mishawaka - 91, Passed away June 16, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center with his family at his side. Harold was born in Piqua, Ohio, to the late Chester Cleophus Apple of Dallas, Texas and Velma Mae Parker (VanDeGrift) of Indianapolis. He served in the US Navy during WW II and was an Assistant VP of Zales Jewelers. Harold was president of the...
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Velta A. Brikmanis

March 26, 1915 - June 16, 2015

Velta Amalija Brikmanis 100, closed her eyes for eternity in the home she shared with her late husband of 59 years on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Born in Rauna, Latvia, March, 1915, to Julijs and Anna Viba, she lost her father during WWI in 1918. She married Arvids Brikmanis in 1938, and with son Indulis and her mother, the family fled Latvia to Germany in 1944 during WWII. Sons Uldis and Imants...
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Norman J. Tiefel

May 30, 1920 - June 14, 2015

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Katherine Mondor

August 14, 1921 - June 12, 2015

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Barbara M. Burbank

November 26, 1924 - June 11, 2015

Barbara M. Burbank 90, died June 11, 2015 at her home. A native of Waukon, Iowa, Barbara earned her nursing degree at The University of Iowa. Later, she worked as a psychiatric nurse at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She moved to Illinois and then to Indiana when John Burbank swept her off her feet and they were married in 1948. Barbara provided the perfect complement to John's work as a...
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Geraldine Lillie

March 10, 1929 - June 11, 2015

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William J. Regas

August 19, 1918 - June 9, 2015

Mr. William J. Regas 96 of Indianapolis died June 09th, 2015. Mr. Regas was the classic American success story. He was born August 19, 1918 the son of illiterate Greek immigrants John and Mary (Orphanos) Regas in Michigan City, IN. His parents and his sister Isabelle predeceased him. He graduated from Elston High School in Michigan City. Worked in many jobs at Indiana University, and...
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Rosemary L. Murrell

February 25, 1918 - June 8, 2015

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May Laverne Pritchard

May 9, 1929 - May 27, 2015

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Kathleen Marie Hannon

February 4, 1958 - May 24, 2015

Kathleen "Kathy" Marie Hannon 57, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 24, 2015. Kathy was born on February 4, 1958 in Indianapolis. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, John Michael Hannon and Helen Ann (LeSage) Hannon and niece Madelyn. Kathy is survived by siblings Michael (Marilyn), Patrick, Paul (Jennifer), Mark, Joseph, Julie (Paul) Wrentmore and Jennifer (Charles) Bostian. Kathy...
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Michael Freeman

January 20, 1953 - May 24, 2015

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Warren S. Johnson

January 22, 1924 - May 19, 2015

Warren S. Johnson 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 19, 2015. Warren was born in Indianapolis, IN on January 22, 1924 to the late, Laban Robert C. and Jet (Stone) Johnson. He attended Arsenal Tech High School and graduated from Broad Ripple High School. Warren went on to complete degrees in architecture, education and seminary all from Butler University. Warren's educational...
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Betty Stewart Sugars

May 10, 1921 - May 15, 2015

Betty Joe Stewart Sugars 94, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 15, 2015. Betty was a retired Cafeteria Cook for Washington Townships Schools. She was a graduate of Tech High School. She was a member of Glendale Christian Church and the Gabba Gabba Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Charles Sugars and son, Michael Sugars. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Mike)...
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Nancy Hayworth

January 6, 1927 - May 14, 2015

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Sharon L Godwin

August 1, 1956 - May 11, 2015

Sharon L. Godwin 58, of Noblesville, IN, passed away on May 11, 2015. Services will be Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, IN. Arrangements handled by Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple.
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Mary Burkhardt Doyle

October 15, 1919 - May 9, 2015

Mary Burkhardt Doyle 95, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at home. She was born to the late Lilian Chabloz Burkhardt and Arthur Burkhardt on October 15, 1919. In 1943 she married Robert J. Doyle, whom preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by her six children, David (Gabrielle) Doyle, Timothy Doyle, Gregory (Cindy) Doyle, Janet (Stan) Gaidis, Robert (Renee) Doyle...
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Barbara J. Rominger

February 15, 1940 - May 4, 2015

Barbara J. Rominger, 75, Indianapolis, passed away May 4, 2015. Born February 15, 1940, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Roy E. and Anna C. (Ray) Moulden. Barbara received her bachelor's degree from Franklin College and married Harold Rominger on June 14, 1963. Barbara's career in teaching included the American School of London, St. Richard's Episcopal School and thirty...
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Mary D. Nathan

November 25, 1922 - May 2, 2015

Mary (Demas) Nathan 92 of Indianapolis died May 02, 2015. Mary was born in Indianapolis on November 25, 1922 to James and Pauline (Scures) Demas. Mary graduated from Arsenal Tech High School. She worked as a coil winder for the U.S. Naval Avionics for 44years retiring in 1990. Mary was preceded in death by the husband Johnson Nathan and her two sisters Sylvia Gavalas and Dena Koffidimus. She...
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Josephine Horine

April 29, 2015

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, Jo Horine passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29th at the age of 99. She will always be remembered for her great kindness, welcoming smile, gentle manner, and dedication to family, friends, and neighbors. Born in Flora Indiana to Harry and Dot Shaffer, Jo was preceded in death by her brothers, John and Tom, by her devoted and loving husband,...
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Robert S. Swaim

March 3, 1931 - April 28, 2015

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Robert Thomas Anger, Sr.

August 2, 1915 - April 27, 2015

Robert T. Anger, Sr. 99, passed away on April 27, 2015. He was born August 2, 1915, to Isaac and Eliza (Partridge) Anger in Saginaw, Michigan, the second youngest of their 15 children. He married Delphine (Del) Jane Frazee in Detroit, Michigan on June 8, 1942. They shared the following 68 years until she passed away in 2010. Bob enlisted in the Army in 1941 and became literally the "Bugle...
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Visvaldis Ilmars Irbe

March 4, 1934 - April 20, 2015

Visvaldis Ilmars Irbe 81, of Avon, passed away on April 20, 2015. He was born on March 4, 1934 in Lielvarde, Latvia. He was a retired Union Carpenter for Local 60. He was a member of the Latvian Lutheran Church, Daugavas Vanagi and the Latvian Community Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leah J. Riedel Irbe. He is survived by his children, Andre Hugo (Peggy) Irbe, Doug (Christine...
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Michael Trout

July 21, 1947 - April 18, 2015

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Harold Miller

June 8, 1921 - April 13, 2015

Harold Miller, 93, Indianapolis, passed away April 13, 2015. He was born June 8, 1921, in Kimball, NE, the son of the late William and Leah (Scheuerman) Miller. He married Dorothy Abbott, and she preceded him in passing in 2010. Harold served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a farmer as well as owning and operating several businesses in northern Indiana. He is...
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Sylvia Rubuls Katz

September 15, 1951 - April 12, 2015

Sylvia Rubuls Katz 63, passed away on April 12, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 15, 1951 in Indianapolis, IN to Raymond and Rita Dakters Rubuls. Sylvia graduated from Broad Ripple High School and attended Ball State University. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Anita Rubuls, and her husband Charles Katz. Sylvia's friends extend their...
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Hubert H. Vaux, Jr.

March 11, 1927 - April 5, 2015


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Tom "Tim" Hanika

April 9, 1924 - April 5, 2015

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Don W. Price

August 25, 1938 - April 3, 2015

Don W. Price 76, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 3, 2015 following a long struggle with ALS. He was born August 25, 1938 in Wichita, KS. He graduated from Wichita State University in 1960 with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He worked for the Food and Drug Administration in Kansas City, MO and Washington, D.C. from 1960-1967 when he came to Indianapolis to...
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Don Price

August 25, 1938 - April 3, 2015

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Nancy Ann Johnson Bullington

May 13, 1933 - April 1, 2015

Nancy Ann Johnson Bullington, Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandma, went to be with our Lord and Jesus Christ on April 1, 2015. She was the daughter of Harry L. Johnson and Elizabeth H. Lantz and was born at Berwick, PA on May 13, 1933. Nancy graduated from Shortridge High School in 1951. She was preceded in death by her sister Sara Applegate formerly of Naples, Florida. Nancy was the wife of...
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John David Burney

December 24, 1917 - March 31, 2015

John David Burney 97, of Noblesville, passed away on March 31, 2015. John was a 1936 graduate of Hope High School and a 1941 graduate of Indiana University. He retired after 35 years as a senior engineer and metallurgist for P.R. Mallory. He was an elder of Christ Presbyterian Church, McCordsville, IN. A 71 year member of Englewood Masonic Lodge 715 and a 70 year member of the Scottish Rite....
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Claire Victoria King

January 12, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Claire Victoria King went to be with Jesus on March 29, 2015 while at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 12, 2015 to Timothy and Megan (Reid) King. Diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, Claire defied many odds and brought tremendous joy to her family. Her time here on earth was a true miracle. She was sweet and amazingly beautiful. All she ever knew and all she ever...
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Ruth Kutil

October 19, 1931 - March 26, 2015

Ruth Mae (Fick) Kutil 83, Indianapolis (formerly of Newark, OH) passed away on March 26, 2015. Born Oct. 19, 1931 in Racine Wis. She was married to John Kutil (deceased also born in Racine). She is survived by three sons and their spouses: Scott Kutil and Marianna Rashkovetsky; David Kutil and Michael Mays; Tod and Barbara Kutil; four grandchildren and spouses, Lisa and Tony, Kyle and Robbyn,...
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Larry J. Stroble

February 2, 1949 - March 26, 2015

Larry J. Stroble A nationally recognized tax lawyer who was a guiding hand in legislation creating the Indiana Tax Court, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, after a long illness. He was 66 years old. He practiced state, local and federal income tax law for nearly 40 years with Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis, and his four years as firm managing partner started it on a path of...
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John Arthur Adams

July 30, 1921 - March 25, 2015

JOHN ARTHUR ADAMS 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 25, 2015. Primarily a lifelong resident, he was born July 30, 1921 to Carl Stanley Adams, Sr. & Caroline Anne "Lena" (Piel) Adams. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1939. His working career started during his junior & senior years in high school by opening Jenner's Drug store between 7-9 a.m. Doc Jenner insisted...
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Jacquelyn Ann Davis

June 11, 1945 - March 25, 2015

Jacquelyn Ann "Jackie" Davis 69, a career journalist, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home in Indianapolis. She was born June 11, 1945, in Richmond, Ind., the first child of the late Donald and Helen (Haley) Malaney. Her childhood was spent in Michigan and Centerville, Ind., and she graduated from Centerville High school. She was a Ball State University graduate with a...
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Sarah Elizabeth (Jennings) Crouch

June 30, 1933 - March 16, 2015

Sarah Elizabeth Crouch 81, Indianapolis, passed away March 16, 2015. Sarah was born in Lanette, AL on June 30, 1933 to parents, Rueben J. and Elizabeth (Blanton) Jennings. During her career, Sarah worked for the Girl Scouts of America as a Field Executive, retiring after 43 years. Sarah is survived by her children, William M. "Bill" Crouch (Hera) and Haden Crouch Barber;...
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William Goodman, Jr.

December 15, 1918 - March 15, 2015

William P. Goodman, Jr. 96, of Indianapolis, passed away March 15, 2015. He was born in Chicago Heights, IL on December 15, 1918 to William Porter Goodman and Margaret Chaffee Goodman. He graduated from Bloom Township High School and attended the University of Chicago. Bill served in the US Air Force during World War II and was a decorated bomber pilot in the...
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Richard A. Bower

February 7, 1932 - March 12, 2015

Richard A. Bower 83, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 12, 2015. He was born to the late Charles N. and Martha Lois Bower in Noble County, Indiana on February 7, 1932. He married Theresa H. Zeilinski on June 26, 1954 and they were together 50 years until her death in 2005. Richard enjoyed fishing, golfing and following all of the activities of his grandchildren. He was in sales and...
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Patrice Lyon

October 23, 1925 - March 11, 2015

Patrice K. Lyon, 89, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She was born to David and Mary Klise on October 23, 1925 in Pittsburg, PA. After graduating from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 1947, where she studied Art, she met and married Edwin V. Lyon of Peoria, IL. Patty's life-long love of books was fulfilled through her lengthy career as a librarian at...
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John "Jack" Bailey

July 17, 1917 - March 10, 2015

John "Jack" Bailey Mr. "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 Jack was born 7/17/1917 in Anderson IN. Even his birthdate had character. His parents Ruth Buck Bailey and Robert W Bailey had three other children, Robert W. Bailey, Martha Ann Bailey Maxwell and Albert Lee Bailey, all deceased. Growing up in Anderson Jack was surrounded by...
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Joan Elizabeth Ester

November 26, 1933 - March 8, 2015

Joan Elizabeth Ester 81, Indianapolis, passed away March 8, 2015. Joan was born in New York City, New York on November 26, 1933 to parents, Henry "Harry" A. and Elizabeth (Murray) Valla. Joan retired from the Finance Center at Ft. Benjamin Harrison after 37 years. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and volunteered for St. Vincent de Paul. She loved traveling, going to the...
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Henry "Al" Jones

July 20, 1928 - March 7, 2015

Henry Albert "Al" Jone 86, passed away in his home in Indianapolis on March 7. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Jones was a staff sergeant in the Unites States Air Force. He was a graduate of Butler University School of Pharmacy. A registered pharmacist, Mr. Jones was with Haag Drug Co., in Indianapolis, for 32 years, where he held the position of assistant vice president, director of...
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Linda Irene Buchfink

March 5, 1940 - March 4, 2015

Linda Irene Buchfink, 74, of Indianapolis died on March 4, 2015. Linda is survived by her nieces, Carol (David) Cline and Patricia (Tom) Johnson; several cousins and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 Michigan Road,...
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Arthur Carl Grube, Jr.

August 10, 1918 - March 3, 2015

Arthur C. Grube, Jr. 96, of Indianapolis died on March 3, 2015. He was born on August 10, 1918 in Louisville, Kentucky to Alma and Arthur C. Grube, Sr. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and attended Anderson Business College in 1937. Arthur worked for 39 ½ years in the parts catalog department at WABCO (formerly J.D. Adams Co.) who built road machinery, and at the pension fund...
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John C. Dittrich

May 13, 1924 - February 27, 2015

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Peter Thomas Sofios

June 28, 1930 - February 23, 2015

Peter Thomas Sofios, age 84, passed away on February 23, 2015, at Jennings Healthcare Center, North Vernon, IN from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was born in Indianapolis on June 28, 1930, to Thomas Peter and Anastasia (Koyia) Sofios. He was a longtime resident of Indianapolis and most recently, North Vernon. He was a manager at Eli Lilly and Co. for 38 years. Pete was active...
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Matthew Jay Armstrong

November 27, 1970 - February 23, 2015

Matthew Jay Armstrong passed away February 23, 2015, at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the age of 44. Matt was born in Indianapolis and graduated from North Central High School and the Western Culinary Institute. He worked as a chef for many years in restaurants in Colorado and Indiana, and recently retired because of disability. He also played the drums in various bands in the...
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Robert A. "B.J." Johnston

August 11, 1933 - February 23, 2015

Robert A. (B.J.) Johnston Robert A. B.J. Johnston went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 23, 2015. He was born in St. Paul, MN raised in Rice Lake, WI, Santa Monica, CA, and Indianapolis, IN. He finished high school at Shortridge High School and graduated from Butler University. He was also a Korean War era Veteran, serving in the Army. B.J. had basically two jobs, 13 years with...
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C. William Bockstahler

December 11, 1922 - February 22, 2015

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jeanne Perry Bockstahler. He is survived by his son, C. William Bockstahler, Jr. (Katy); daughters, Perry Jewett (John) and Wendy Wickliff (Barry); and 4 grandchildren.
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Carol J. Kocher

July 15, 1933 - February 19, 2015

Carol J. Kocher 81, of Indianapolis, passed away on February 19, 2015. Carol was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 15, 1933 to Joseph and Carroll Murphy. Carol's parents, brother, Earl Murphy, and sister, Roselyn Murphy preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Ray Kocher, of Indianapolis. Other survivors are sons, Kevin, (Bev) Kocher of Indianapolis, (grandchildren, Sean, Khara...
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Ken Keene

February 18, 2015

Ken Keene, The son of General and GiGi Keene and the owner of Tuckaway, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, died on February 18, 2015. Ken was a consultant on historic preservation over the past 50 years. He and his home were featured in numerous publications and several video productions due to its colorful past and former residents who never seemed to leave. He was...
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Barbara McCown Menzie

November 12, 1928 - February 18, 2015

Barbara McCown Menzie 86, died February 18, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospice. She was born November 12, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Percy Edward and Kathryn (Knowles) McCown. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Wayne Menzie in 1965, and sisters Constance McCown Krimendahl and Nancy McCown Symmes. Barbara attended Tudor Hall School, Finch College, and Butler University from which...
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