Barbara Joann Crockett Alveal

  • Born: June 24, 1956
  • Died: September 22, 2012
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Market Street

635 E. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Tel. (317) 387-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara J. Alveal, 56, of Indianapolis passed away September 22, 2012. She was born the daughter of James and Virginia Crockett on June 24, 1956 in Indianapolis, IN. She was a registered nurse at the William N. Wishard Memorial Hospital and worked for Midtown Community Mental Health Center. She was also a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, where she was a lector and eucharistic minister. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Crockett, her husband Bruno Alveal, 2 sons; Eric and Kevin Alveal, siblings Sylvia Thorne, Cynthia (Steve) Mazelin, Leslie (John) Lentz, Stephen (Patty) Crockett, Shannon Crockett and Christopher Crockett, and father-in-law and mother-in-law Pete and Shirley Alveal. Barbara is preceded in death by her father James Crockett. The Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, September 26, at 10:30 AM at St. Michael Church, 3354W. 30th St. Indianapolis, IN. Visitation will be this Tuesday, September 25 from 4-8 at the church. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to her church, St. Michael. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan – Market Street.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

My prayers go out to the family. Barbara cared for others and this makes her an angel in God's eyes

Posted by Vickie Harpold - Indianapolis, IN - co worker   September 27, 2012

To the Crockett Family, especially Silvia and Lucy:

We were sorry to hear of Barbara's death. We would often see her at St. Michael's 5:30 mass and she always had a smile even though we could see she was suffering.

Jim and Dee Ann

Posted by Jim and Dee Ann Scharfenberger - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   September 26, 2012

I just wanted to say how wonderful it was to know Barbara. We met when I transferred to the Midtown Acute Care administration office. We would have nice conversations about our children and life in general. We didn't see each other often after we both moved to different buildings, but I will always treasure my memories and her friendship. May God bless your family and help you through the difficult days ahead.

Kim Key, co-worker

Posted by Kim Key - Indianapolis, IN - Co-worker   September 25, 2012

Shirley and Peter,
You finally lost her after a long battle. She was a very pretty lady! Prayers for you and all the family. Sharing your sorrow,

Posted by Duke & Mickey Holland    September 25, 2012

Barbara, I have appreciated working with you for the last 17+ years. You have been an example of the good things that nursing represents. I will miss you and your strength. Thank you for everything.

Posted by Susan Harmon - Zionsville, IN - co-worker   September 25, 2012


i am blessed to have crossed paths in this world with barbara.she was grace,fairness,laughter,a still peaceful person.she always listened,she taught me alot with her quiet spirti.i send heartfelt sympathy to all of will be so quiet without one can fill her shoes.

Posted by barbara burchfield - indianapolis, IN   September 25, 2012

It is with profound sadness that I offer our family's condolences to Bruno, the boys, and the whole extended family. I saw the important positive influence and impact Barb had on the life of others, especially my own daughter Maureen. I pray now that the love and devotion Barb had for her family and friends, truly becomes a lesson we can all live and learn from. The Valdettaro Family.

Posted by Edward Valdettaro    September 25, 2012

Barbara was the sweetest sister I have ever had. After she married Bruno, got pregnant, had first son named Eric. I babysat while both parents work. Two years later, she had another son named Kevin, I, too, take care of him. Watch them grow. Now she is with God and Dad. I miss her laugh and smile.

Posted by Sylvia Crockett - Indianapolis, IN - oldest sister   September 25, 2012

Dear Alveal Family,

There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and humbled that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. It is our hope that we have been able, in some small way, to lighten your burden and give proper reverence to a life lived. Please let us know if we can be of further service.


Brian and Bruce Buchanan
4th Generation Owners

Posted by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - Indianapolis, IN   September 24, 2012

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Life Stories

The loss of a loved one is never easy especially when it is as special as Barb. ( Aunt Barb ) to alot of us. You know when my mom called to say she was gone for some strange reason i was taken back to Mimi's old house. I can remember aunt barb in college and how everyday she had to come home and take her long nap ( i truly believe she thought the cure to all was a nap).. i remember her teaching me to make swiss steak ( she made the best ) . Aunt Barb had the biggest heart and just this ease to her. Aunt Barb was a big part of my childhood , i'm sure i pestered her everyday to play with her hair when i was a kid , but she never said no she would sit down and no matter how bad it looked she would always say i did a beauitful job. She always encourged me to do well at school and never jugged me when i didn't . She took me to my first amusment park , she tought how to shop ( thank you for my shoe fetish i totally blame her ) . Aunt Barb stated the Crockett Family Belching contest , and could ALWAYS make me laugh when she talked like donald duck . I have so many memories of her i could go on and on . These are just a few . I will always hold you in my heart Aunt Barb . ILOVE YOU !!!!!