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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Master Gunnery Sergeant Kenneth Ray Durbin, aka " Superman"

May 26, 1958 - September 16, 2015

Master Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth R. Durbin aka "Superman" 57 years old, of Noblesville, IN passed away on September 16, 2015 surrounded by family. Kenneth was known for his generous and giving spirit to all who knew him. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corp. for 25 years before his retirement. He was an avid runner which was his pride and joy. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife,...
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Eldean Bryan

August 10, 1936 - September 11, 2015

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Thomas M. Bayer

October 13, 1929 - August 20, 2015

Thomas Max Bayer 85, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, IN passed away on August 20, 2015. He was born in Harmony, IN on October 13, 1929. Tom was a proud U.S. Army veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents, 12 siblings and wife, Wilma (Young) Bayer. Tom is survived by his daughters, Rebekah (Charlton) Warmoth, Kathy (Ron) Baldonado, Vicki (Curt) Jonson, 15 grandchildren and 15 great-...
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Marietta K. (Asher) Christ

October 3, 1940 - August 15, 2015

Marietta (Asher) Christ 74, of Lawrence, passed away August 15, 2015. She was born October 3, 1940 in Lawrence, IN to the late Chalmer and Geraldine (Asbury) Waddy. Marietta graduated from Lawrence Central H.S., class of 1959. Marietta was a Homemaker, then belonging to the Biz-Z-B Homemakers club for over 50 years. She also belonged to Common Threads Club, Quilt Club, County Homemakers and the...
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Sonja Fox

June 6, 1946 - August 5, 2015

Sonja Fox 69, of Carmel, IN passed away August 5, 2015. She was born on June 6, 1946 in Munich, Germany to the late David David and Olga Hindman. She is survived by her children; Jason (Loanne) Fox, Shane (Scott) Grotjan, Hannah (Justin) Dabbelt, Danielle (Kevin) Springsteen, Siblings; Ursula David, Inez (James) Dixon, Sam (Carla) David, 8 grandchildren and husband John L. Fox, who co-owned...
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Cathie Hillock Hansen

January 1, 1951 - July 23, 2015

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Norma A. Schrank

April 22, 1931 - July 21, 2015


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Philip T. Parton

January 4, 1938 - July 20, 2015

Philip Terry Parton, 77, passed away July 20, 2015 at the home of his son, John Parton, following a lengthy illness. He was born January 4, 1938 in Elwood, Indiana to Russell A. and Mary B. (Quisenberry) Parton. Philip joined the Air Force and served from September 1955 to December 1959 in the 321st Air Refueling Squadron. He then married Rita Louise Myers August 2, 1958. From this marriage...
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Veda M Butler

April 19, 1931 - June 26, 2015

Veda Mae Butler 84, formerly of Portage, Michigan passed away on June 26, 2015. Veda was born in Kentucky and was the oldest of 12 children. She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Sharon and siblings, Estelle, Omer and Roger. Veda is survived by her husband of over 40 years Kenneth L. Butler, children; Russell (Dorothy), Gerald (Janice), Ronald (Janice), Charles, Carol, Patricia,...
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Robert "Bobby" H. Ray, Jr.

November 19, 1964 - May 15, 2015

Bobby Ray 50, of Oaklandon, passed away on May 15, 2015. Bob is survived by his daughters; Maggon and Crystal, parents; Bob and Mary Ann, sisters; Christy Whitfield, Cathy Ray-Quiroga (Paul) and a host of nieces, nephews and other love ones.
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Helen Gertrude Frazier

June 21, 1927 - May 6, 2015

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Michael S. Brockway

September 10, 1950 - May 1, 2015

Indianapolis – Michael Scott Brockway, 64, died Friday, May 1, 2015 at his home on the east side of Indianapolis. He is preceded in death by his mother, Maria Brockway. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Fran Meagher Brockway; his children: Michael Shawn (Lonna) Brockway, Kelleen Marie (William) Stansifer, Katrina Ann Brockway and Bradley James Brockway, six grandchildren and his...
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Daniel B Bowman

January 7, 1924 - April 14, 2015

Daniel B Bowman: 91, of West Lafayette, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. He was born January 7, 1924 in Frankfort, IN to the late Lloyd and Charity (Cornelision) Bowman. Daniel graduated from Huntington High School where he lettered in football and basketball. He received a scholarship to Kalamazoo College, but joined the Army when WWII began. Dan served in the US Army in the European...
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Sally Baker Kuzma

March 11, 1929 - April 12, 2015

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Anna H. Rodgers

November 18, 1927 - April 8, 2015

Anna H. Rodgers Of Fishers, IN died April 8, 2015 surrounded by her loving husband at the age of 87. Anna was born November 18, 1927 in McKenzie County, ND to Magnus and Gina Wahus. She was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church. She worked as a beautician but her true love was sewing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and will be remembered for her strength and tenacity. ...
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Phillip Edwards Bly

December 4, 1925 - April 5, 2015

Dr. Phillip E. Bly 89, peacefully passed away in his sleep on Easter morning surrounded by family. Born in 1925 in Indianapolis to Mini and Garver Bly. Dr. Bly was a dentist in Indianapolis for 32 years retiring in 1987. He was proud to be a 60 year member of the Indianapolis Dental Association. He served as a naval officer near the end of WWII, was an active member of the Optimist Club many...
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Constance (Connie) Edmondson

February 19, 1943 - April 5, 2015

Constance (Connie) Edmondson 72, of Indianapolis, passed away on April 5, 2015. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, April 9th at Flanner and Buchanan-Geist (7855 Cork Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46236). A memorial service celebrating Connie's life will follow the next day Friday, April 10th at the same location at 1 PM. Connie was born on February 19th, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN, the...
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Stanley Charles Huffer

October 8, 1959 - February 23, 2015

Stanley Charles Huffer, 55, passed away at home on Sunday February 22, 2015. Born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on October 8, 1959 to Ronald and Alice Faye Huffer, Stan spent his early years in Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, and Evansville, IN. He graduated from Lawrence Central High School in the Class of 1978, where he was on the wrestling and golf teams. He attended Ball State University. In the early...
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Harry Wesley Hill

February 19, 1923 - February 21, 2015

Harry W. Hill Passed away peacefully with family around him February 21, 2015. Harry's parents Noah & Edith Hill and brother, Robert Hill have preceded him in death. He is survived by Joan Hill his wife of 48 years. Son, Christopher Hill (Claudia); daughter, Barbara Scruggs (William) and Son, Richard Lindsey (Elissa), eight grandchildren (Kaitie, April, Rick C., Ellie, Wesley, Ashley, Chloe ...
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Mary Jane Stohry

December 8, 1954 - February 19, 2015

Mary Jane Stohry 60 years old, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on February 19, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Mary Jane was known for her generous and giving spirit to all who knew her. She loved traveling and surrounding herself with family and friends. Mary Jane was employed with Warren Township School System where she served as a Human Resource Specialist. Mary Jane Stohry was...
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John M. Haffner

April 26, 1931 - January 26, 2015

John M. Haffner, 83, passed away January 26, 2015 at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 26, 1931, the son of the late Eugene and Katherine Haffner of Fort Wayne. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne and St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in Korea and Japan. John was...
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Brandon Alan Ray

August 15, 1975 - January 23, 2015

Brandon Alan Ray of Indianapolis, IN died peacefully at home January 23, 2015 at age 39 after a courageous battle against cancer. Brandon is survived by his wife Julia; children Hailey and Stephen; parents, Robert and Debra (Beach) Ray; and sister, Beth Ray. Other family members includes his grandmothers Geraldine (the late Robert N.) Ray and Ellen (the late William R.) Beach; aunts and uncles...
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Julie Ann Roesch

March 15, 1954 - January 22, 2015

Julie Ann Roesch Beloved mother and best friend, Julie Ann Roesch passed peacefully from her home on the morning of January 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald (Jerry) Herman and mother Marian Herman. Born on March 15, 1954 and raised in Indianapolis, Julie attended North Central High School and received her Bachelor's degree from Purdue University. Julie's lifelong loves...
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Gary Lee Fullam

January 13, 1951 - January 19, 2015

Gary Lee Fullam 64, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on January 19, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. A consummate family man with countless friends and an unyielding zest for life and laughter, Gary was the eldest son of the late Raymond Fullam and Delma Fullam, who survives. He is also survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Claire Kiffmeyer Fullam, his daughters Sarah Campbell and Elise Jade...
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Marjorie A Laux

April 20, 1927 - December 28, 2014

Marjorie A. Laux 87, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on December 28, 2014. She was born on April 20, 1927 to the late Dan and Amelia Mahr in Lincoln, Nebraska. Marjorie enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. She was a 1st grade teacher at St. Richard's School. Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, David Laux, children: David C. (Cheryl)...
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Anthony "Tony" Preston Rogers

January 8, 1960 - December 23, 2014

Anthony (Tony) P. Rogers left us unexpectedly on December 23, 2014, at the age of 54 due to sudden cardiac arrest. He was born in Akron, Ohio, but lived the majority of his life in Indianapolis. He graduated from Scecina High School and attended IUPUI where he played baseball for the Jaguars. Tony got his real estate license at the age of 19 to help defray college expenses. After college he...
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Lois Kendall

August 3, 1925 - December 23, 2014

Lois Eudora Kendall, 89, passed away peacefully December 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Kendall, and her siblings Maxine Zience, Riley Neibert, Harriet White, Loren Neibert, Maurice Neibert, and Betty Froyd. She is survived by daughter Kay Zimmerman, son Tim Kendall (Jill), and siblings Margaret Ann Warden (Nelson), Ruth Rider (Cliff), and Bud Neibert (Sue). She is also...
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Zelda L. Rennier

September 24, 1923 - December 23, 2014

Zelda L. Rennier, 91, Indianapolis, IN, passed away December 23, 2014. She was born on September 24, 1923 in Olney, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Roth) Ginder. Zelda was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church since 1957. She retired from Community Hospital East after her years of service as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Zelda married Herbert Rennier on November 20, 1945 and he...
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Fern W. Roesch

May 27, 1916 - December 17, 2014

Fern W. Roesch died peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, friends, and cats (Smudge and Mitzi) on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN at the age of 98. She is survived by her children, Christine A. Carey (John), Susan L. McDowell (Kevin), Robin R. Marks (Thomas), Edward F. Roesch, daughter-in-law Julie A. Roesch, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is...
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Ryan Joseph Kapp

August 2, 1986 - November 20, 2014

Ryan Joseph Kapp 28, of Indianapolis, passed away on Nov. 20, 2014. Ryan was born on August 2, 1986 to Joseph L Kapp and Doreen Knowles in Indianapolis, IN. He worked at Tom Wood Automotive Group as a body repair and painter technician. Ryan graduated from Bremen High School. He was a great athlete and excelled at Hockey, winning a city championship with St. Joseph High School in 2002. His...
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Margene Schultz

December 28, 1929 - November 19, 2014

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William "Bill" T Martin, Jr.

October 12, 1930 - November 16, 2014

William "Bill" Martin Jr. 84, of Indianapolis, IN passed away November 16, 2014. He was born October 12, 1930 in Bluffton, IN to the late William Sr., and Clara Martin. "Bill" as he was affectionately called was a proud U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was a manager of customer service of accounting at Vectren and retired after 45 years of service. Bill was a longtime volunteer...
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Mary Kay Cecil

June 5, 1955 - November 14, 2014

Mary Kay Cecil 59, Indianapolis, passed away November 14, 2014. Mary was born in Indianapolis, IN on June 5, 1955 to the late, Bill and Verna (Birck) Marko. She is survived by her son, James P. Cecil; grandson, Landon James Gilson; brother, William S. "Bill" Marko; sister-in-law, Tamara Marko; as well as her 3 nieces, 3 great nieces, and 2 great nephews. Friends may call from 4:30pm-7:30pm on...
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Mona May-Thompson

March 4, 1953 - November 8, 2014

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Joanne Wenzel

March 23, 1929 - November 7, 2014

Joanne Wenzel 85, of Indianapolis, devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away November 7, 2014. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 23, 1929 to the late Fred and Edna Bueschen. She met her husband Richard as a young girl at church. Joanne received an undergraduate degree in education at Toledo University, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and a...
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Charles Barker

September 29, 1926 - October 21, 2014

Charles Edward Barker 88, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on October 21, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Charles was known for his generous and giving spirit to all who knew him, Charles and his loving wife Clara together built their home; where it was always open to family, friends and neighbors. Charles was a World War II Veteran where he served his country proudly. He retired from...
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Domenic Louis Angelicchio

January 21, 1944 - October 6, 2014

Domenic Louis Angelicchio, age 70, Indianapolis, died peacefully on October 6, 2014. He was a man generous to all, who garnered respect from everyone who knew him. On our best dressed list, he is truly mourned by Indy dry cleaners. He was captain courageous whose soul lifted and sustained us. A Secret Keeper extraordinaire and a fierce fisherman who always caught the biggest fish...except when...
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John Whitaker Hughes

April 20, 1921 - September 18, 2014

John Whitaker Hughes, 93, passed away on September 18th in Indianapolis. John was born April 20, 1921 in Moberly, MO to Gertrude W. and Albert W. Hughes. John was an Eagle Scout, sailing across the Atlantic to attend a Worldwide Jamboree in 1937. He graduated from The Hill School, Pottstown, PA in 1939 and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University in 1942. After graduation, John served...
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David K. Vanarsdall

February 10, 1932 - September 9, 2014

David K. Vanarsdall 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. He was born on February 10, 1932 to the late Dr. Harold and Marian (Kelly) Vanarsdall in Anderson. David was a graduate of Anderson High School, class of 1950. He was a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington and a proud member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, where he was happy to say that he served as both the...
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Dale H. Clark

February 1, 1930 - September 1, 2014

Dale H. Clark, 84, of Indianapolis, IN (formerly of Kankakee, IL) passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born February 1, 1930 in Chicago, IL to the late Bert Harrington, Sr. and Margaret Pihl Harrington. Dale was very active in the Sweet Adelines International, Capital City, and White River Sound Choruses. As passionate as she was about the sweet sounds of barbershop harmony, her true...
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Margaret Southwood

June 29, 1922 - August 29, 2014

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Robert D. Gordon

June 26, 1927 - August 26, 2014

Robert Dale Gordon 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Greenfield, IN on Aug 26, 2014. He was born on June 26, 1927 in St. Paul, Indiana. Bob served 7 years in the United States Navy (1945- 1952). He provided for his family by being a painter. He loved to fish and simply enjoyed being around his family and LOVED his trips to the casino. Bob was the loving husband of Tina Gordon, who...
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TOM A. MARSHALL

November 13, 1953 - August 16, 2014

Tommy "Tom" Alan Marshall, age 60, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Tom is survived by his loving wife Carol, of Indianapolis, his son Jarrett, daughter-in-law Allison, and granddaughters Kaila and Mia of Glen Carbon, IL. Tom was born on November 13, 1953 in Springfield Ohio to the late John and Mildred Marshall. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle,...
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Betty Jean Sloan

December 9, 1926 - August 5, 2014

Betty Jean Sloan, 87, of Indianapolis died August 5, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born December 9, 1926 to Lawrence J. Wiggins and Opal Elizabeth Dilkey Wiggins. Betty is a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the International Sorority Beta Sigma Phi, Arsenal Tech Alumni Choir, and the National Rifle Association. Betty ventured her first sky diving adventure at the age of 80. ...
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Scott R. Jeffries

October 22, 1965 - August 4, 2014

Scott R. Jeffries 48, of Indianapolis passed away on August 4, 2014. He was an employee of Eli Lilly Corporation for 25 years, a graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in Pharmacy and a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. He had two wonderful children Alexander and Nikolas with whom he loved spending time. He also enjoyed fishing, traveling, singing and golfing. ...
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Wallace W. Perkins

May 25, 1928 - June 30, 2014

Wallace W. Perkins 86, of Indianapolis, IN passed away June 30, 2014. He was born on May 25, 1928.Wallace was a proud Navy veteran. He retired from Eli Lilly as a mechanic after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine Perkins and grandson Matthew Maple. Wallace is survived by his daughters Deborah (Lawrence) Lawson, Pamela (Roger) Lapham, Mary Mounce and Barbara ...
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Martha J. McConnell

January 3, 1922 - June 22, 2014

Martha J. McConnell Age 92, of Indianapolis, passed away June 22, 2014. She was born January 3, 1922 in McCordsville, IN to the late Jesse and Lenna Trittipo. Survivors include her sons, Marshall L.(Nancy) McConnell, Leslie L.(Carla) McConnell; grandchildren, Michele(Duane) McDevitt, Michael McConnell, Nathan(Julie) McConnell, Matthew McConnell, Jerad(Jennifer) Wheeler, Bradly Wheeler;...
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Richard W. Zimmerman

March 4, 1950 - June 12, 2014

Richard Wesley Zimmerman, Indianapolis, lost his battle with brain cancer on June 12, 2014 at the age of 64 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife Kay (Kendall) Zimmerman; daughter Megan Walker (Brent Walker); son Erik Zimmerman (JoBeth Cox-Zimmerman); four grandchildren Alex, Peytan, Gavin and Ashlyn; two sisters Barbara (Zimmerman) Roland (Sanford Roland, SR.), Margaret ...
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Sharon Ann Berg

March 15, 1954 - May 24, 2014

Sharon Ann Berg, 60, of McCordsville, Indiana passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born March 15, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois to Vincent and Eleanor Gryczewski Chiaro. Sharon was very involved with her church. She was active in the youth groups, dinner theatre fundraisers, Women of Faith Bible Study, the Joyful Noise Contemporary Choir, and cherished serving as...
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Blanche Spage

January 15, 1916 - May 16, 2014

Blanche Spage, 98, of Indianapolis/Fishers, formerly of Chicago, passed away May 16, 2014. She was born January 15, 1916 in Worchester, Massachusetts. She is survived by her daughter, Helen (Victor) Trentadue; son, Bill (Susan) Spage, 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A celebration of Blanche's life will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 2-4 PM at Flanner and Buchanan...
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Michael William Fitzgerald

March 11, 1970 - May 4, 2014

Michael W. Fitzgerald, 44, of Indianapolis passed away on May 5, 2014. He was born on March 11, 1970 to G. Michael and Vicki (Schmidt) Fitgerald. Michael enjoyed spending quality time with his family. Michael had a true passion for animals, especially dogs. Michael will be greatly missed.
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Douglas "Doug" Lynn Carns

July 23, 1951 - April 3, 2014

Douglas "Doug" Lynn Carns Was born July 23, 1951 in Fargo, North Dakota to Lester P. and Fern E. Carns. He spent 38 years as a Vice President in the food industry. After semi-retirement, he loved his work as a sales associate at Lowe's. A great man of faith, Doug was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church where he was involved with Kairos Prison Ministries. He enjoyed boating, golfing,...
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