Condolence & Memory Journal

I will miss Ron very much! He was a special friend and co-worker at the Central Library. We had some fun times together, including an interesting visit to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and eating out at Shapiro's. We both are Scrooges, and I used to mess with Ron by wishing him a Merry Christmas, no matter what day it was! God bless you always!

Posted by John Kates - Indianapolis, IN - friend   September 13, 2013

God bless Ron & his family...working with him at Central...he was a character...he always had the one liner and the smile and knew how to tell a story-he is missed and will always be remembered...God bless ya' Ron as you begin this new journey- peace JT page #8

Posted by Tatum Jeff - Indianapolis, IN - work    September 12, 2013

My prayers are with you. I worked for several years with Ron at the Central Library. We went to the Indianapolis Zoo twice. Ron even gave me food that he had several times. What a kind man! We also went to the Indiana State Museum. More recently we went to MCL. I will remember those times. Thank You Sir.

Posted by Sergio Barreno - Indianapolis, IN - friend   September 11, 2013

Leave a message in Ronald's Guestbook. My son, Sergio worked with Ron at the Library and he spoke about Ron a lot. They went out to eat sometimes and Sergio was always happy to pick Ron up and spend time with him. Ron was a good friend to Sergio and I really appreciated having him in Sergio's life.

Posted by joanne classick - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   September 11, 2013


You are in my prayers Marilyn, I always liked Ron - use to run into him downtown some times but had not seen him of late. He always had a smile.

Posted by Sandra Kay Watkins - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   September 11, 2013

Marilyn, My prayers are with you.
Vickie Robinson

Posted by Vickie Robinson - Acton, IN   September 11, 2013

I worked with Ron at the Library and found him to be so kind and very funny. It was a pleasure to have had the chance to know him. My prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Posted by Debi Marbley - Indianapolis, IN - coworker   September 10, 2013

For Marilyn, a very dear friend, Lisa and Mary. I feel at these times there are no words really to ease the pain of losing someone. I knew Ron and we even went to the Indy 500 parade together long time ago. I talked to him several times this spring when he came home from the hospital. You are all in my prayers.

Posted by Norma McBride - Audubon, , NJ - Friend of Ron's and Marilyn's   September 09, 2013

A good friend from IH. Doug Purtee.

Posted by Doug Purtee    September 09, 2013

Dear Turpin 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 Center - Indianapolis, IN   September 08, 2013