She was the director of catering and convention services at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel for 18 years. Michelle was a member of the Whiteland Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was a fun-loving mother, wife and grandmother who loved life and lived it to the fullest. She knew how to plan the best parties and knew how to have a good time. There was never a dull moment with Michelle. Michelle was a die-hard Indianapolis Colts fan and never missed a game.
Her beloved grandchild, Michael, was her world. There was nothing she would not do for him, and she spoiled him like all good grandmas should.
Survivors include her daughter, Sara (Kyle) Lengerich, parents, Richard Sweazey and Loretta Shonk, and younger brothers Rick (Amanda), Rob and Michael Sweazey.
A celebration-of-life party in her honor will be held at a later date. There will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.
SHERRI ANN BAKER, 46, mother and stepfather, Geraldine and Steve Stanger; stepsiblings, Chrissy, Jenny and Chad; stepdaughter, Anna.
DOROTHY “DOTTIE” LENORE BURGER, 71, sons, Paul and John Burger; brother, Joe; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
PATRICIA ANN CANDLER, 65, husband, Donald Candler; son, Donald Candler II; three grandchildren.
DENNIS EDWARD CARR, 32, brother, Jacob Carr; grandmother, Eilene Rains.
JAMES A. CHARLES, 82, widower of Lois Charles; children, Lisa, Dean and Laura Charles; two grandchildren.
ANGELA CHILDS, 44, husband, O’Brian Childs; son, Taylor Childs; parents, Larry and Karen Beard; sister, Christina Beard.
GERALD “JERRY” WENDELL CLARK, 77, wife, Elia Jean Clark; children, Annette Rainbolt, Cindy Kelley, Steven Clark, Joanna Sahm, Jeffery Clark; siblings, James Clark, Marilyn Gentry, Jean Everts, Jerry D. Clark; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
ARDWOOD RHEA “ART” COURTNEY SR., 88, widower of Mary C. Courtney; children, Ardwood R. Jr., Lisa A. and Lori J. Courtney; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
MICHAEL DERLETH, 80, wife, Saundra Derleth; children, Marlena Nolan, Mike and Mark Derleth; sister, Doris Rohla; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
RALPH EUGENE “SKIPP” EACRET JR., 55, sons, Joshua and Albert Eacret; parents, Ralph E. Eacret Sr. and Alberta Klein; siblings, Diane, Susan, Steve and Robert Eacret.
ROBERT M. ELLIOTT, 75, daughters, Roberta Antioquia, Tracy Elliott; siblings, William R. Elliott, Martha L. Kippola.
BERNICE GRACE GRABEN-HOFER, 89, children, Margie Engelhart, Carol and Ron Gra-benhofer; brothers, Ellis and Don Klingensmith; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
ARTHUR RHEA HANCOCK, 83, wife, Ruth Joyce Hancock; children, Cynthia Bickers, Todd Hancock; siblings, Ruby Pierson, William Hancock; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
SKYLAR LEE HARRISON, 21, daughter, Stella; parents, Janel Harvey and Christopher Harrison; sisters, Olivia Mayfield, Nicole Harrison; grandparents, Kathy Puntarelli, Dave Harvey, Richard Harrison; great-grandparents, Larry and Dorris Lamping, Nancy Harvey.
ANNABEL JANE SPANGLE HARTMAN, 101, widow of Dr. Grover L. Hartman; sons, Lowell, Worth, Elden and Howard Hartman; six grandchildren.
SAUNDRA “SANDY” P. HILLMAN, 75, widow of Jim Hillman; children, Jim Hillman, Anjanette Richhart; siblings, Alice Bunte, Joe Cortner; five grandsons.
JAN JAMES HOFFMAN, 82, wife, Judy A. Eldridge; sons, Jeffrey, Jay and James A. Hoffman; siblings, Nancy Jane Dennis, Jack and Jim B. Hoffman; two grandsons.
CAROLYN L. HOWARD, 82, husband, Robert G. Howard.
LOIS JEAN HUDSON, 76, husband, David A. Hudson Sr.; children, David A. Hudson Jr., Monica J. Spurgeon; three grandchildren; two-great grandchildren.
SANDRA LOU DUNN HUNT, 70, widow, William Hunt; daughter, Robin Elliott; siblings, Ronald and Bruce Dunn, Ann Endacott; three grandchildren.
BARRY ELLIS HUNTER, 55, daughters, Haley and Darcy Hunter; siblings, Rick and Dave Hunter, Greta Barber.
VALRIE JUNE CARPENTER KEMP, 78, husband, David “Ben” Kemp; children, David B. Jr. and Christian Kemp, Laurie Kemp Coop, Melinda Kemp Grissom; siblings, Gerald and Kay Carpenter, Susie Carpenter Bibler; nine grandchildren.
GERALD D. MCFARLAND, 75 wife, Sue McFarland; children, Michael McFarland, Melinda Burke, Michelle Moore, Carol Chandler; siblings, Gene McFarland, Donna Connor, Diane Carter; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
MARYELLEN MCKINNEY, 78, daughters, Vickie McKinney, Christie Haynes.
DOYCE L. MCMURTREY, 76, widower of Ammense Jane McMurtrey; wife, Laura McMurtrey; children, Roger, Curtis and Jerry McMurtrey, Sandy, Ladona and Sherri; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
JUDITH ANN MATTINGLY NELIGH, 77, husband, Edward Neligh; daughters, Beth Joest, Nancy Komornik, Jill DuVall; sister, Karen Wheatley, five granddaughters; two stepgrandsons two great-grandchildren.
KENNETH WILLIAM OBERTING, 98, widower of Gladys Marie Gold Oberting; children, Mary E. Nelson, Thomas W. and Kenneth A. Oberting; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
HELENE VICTORINE ORR, 91, widow of Ralph Edward Orr; daughter, Janine H. Orr.
JUDITH MAE REDINGER, 47, husband, Roger Redinger; children, Brian Redinger, Meghan Redinger; siblings, John, Jeff, Joe and Jerry Heckler, Jan Brown.
ROBERT L. ROBERTS, 86, widower of Marcella Roberts; children, Bill Roberts, Regina Sublette; brother, James Roberts; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; lifetime friend, Susie Strube.
CECIL ANN “CATHY” SHACKELFORD, 57, partner, Johnny Odens; children, James and Christopher Shackelford, Brandy Smith, Rhonda Blankenship, Shontie Carter; siblings, John and Larry Mathes, Angie Ferguson, Cleda Wombles; nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter.
DAVID E. SHEWARD, 73, wife, Juanita Sheward.
LORRAINE F. TANNER, 98, son, Kenneth Byrum; special friends, Loetta McCafferty, Willa Buchanan, Ed Parr.
KATHLEEN ANN WATERS, 73, siblings, Marcia Wiegand, Linda Jones, Bill and B. Timothy Waters.
DIANE HELEN WERLING, 84, widow of Keith Morlock and James Werling; children, Susan Drattlo, Shari Shaker, Carol Inabnitt; stepchildren, James, Tim, Dan and Shannon Werling; brother, Charles Klasing; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
ANDREW CORNELL YOUNG, 11, mother, Antoinette Young; sister, Angelina M. Young; grandmother, Esther Young; special aunt, Betty Harvey.