While her family and friends are shocked by her death, they are thankful for her life. Jan was born on October 26, 1956 to parents Elbert Lewis and Jean (Ober) Howell. Jan grew up in Indianapolis and was an active member of Southport Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She attended Southport High School and graduated in 1975. She was a member of the National Honor Society as well as being Academic All-State.
She then went on to obtain a degree in Psychology from Purdue University where she made the Dean’s List.
After graduating, Jan served as a counselor for the Salvation Army as well as helping women, couples, and families through her Coordinator position at the Family Life Development center. Her passion and devout faith led her to become a leader for Bible Study Fellowship International.
After marrying and having two loving children, Jan moved to Broken Arrow, OK where she lived and raised her family. She was an active member of Gracemont Baptist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the drama club. She also felt passionate about child safety awareness and led a class through the church to teach children the signs of stranger abduction. She actively volunteered her time with the food pantry to help her community through her faithful giving. She briefly taught Physics and Algebra 2 for Trinity Christian School when her children attended. She continued to be a leader for the Bible Study Fellowship International program in Broken Arrow. She had a passion for Christ, teaching and giving and it showed through the many volunteer positions she held.
After her children were raised her son joined the Army and she began a new interest in serving and helping the military community. She joined the Blue Star Mothers of America, INC and enjoyed serving the military personnel and their families through the programs in which the Blue Star Mothers were involved. She moved back to her childhood home in Indiana to care for her elderly parents until they passed. She then returned to Broken Arrow to be with her son and her grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her two children, Amanda Dunn and Josh (Terry) Dunn as well as her grandchildren Ava, Maverick, Kenzie, Shelby and Briggs (who she was anxiously waiting arrival of in September). She was a beloved sister to John (Jackie) Howell, and MaryAnn (Scott) Reed and a vivacious aunt to several nieces and nephews.
Even though Jan was taken from us too soon, she lived an extraordinary life of faith and service and she was surrounded by people who adored her. We take comfort in knowing that she is reunited with those she longed to be with again. A memorial service is being planned for this summer in Indiana to celebrate the life she lived and share memories of her with each other. If you would like to honor Jan’s memory, please donate to either the Blue Star Mothers of America, INC or BSF International.
She was a graduate of Southport High School and Indiana University. She was a retired principal at Whiteland Elementary, a member of the Indiana School Principals Association, the Red Hat Society and she held the designation of Master Gardener. Judy loved to garden and travel, with Florida being her favorite destination.
She was crazy about her pets; her cockapoo Sadie was her loyal companion in her later years. She was also a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, IU basketball, and was a long-time Indiana University football season ticket holder.
She is survived by her children, Randall (Gina) Cook and Robbin Cook; grandchildren, Hayden, Wyatt, and Austin Cook, Jennifer (Tim) Sparks, and Daniel Dennis; great grandchildren, Jacob, Hailey and Ty Sparks; brother, Michael Weddle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Cook; her son, Mark Wilson and daughter Diane Dennis.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, with a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marion County Humane Society.
Jeff was a 1975 graduate of Beech Grove High School. He received his accounting degree from Ivy Tech Community College. He retired from the United States Postal Service. He was an avid IU basketball, Notre Dame & Colts football fan, and loved his dog Quincy.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Jack Lockwood.
He is survived by his mother Jeanette Lockwood (Baker); loving wife Julie (Keister) Lockwood; daughters Megan Riley (Christopher) & Molly Morical; grandson Easton Riley, brother Jack Lockwood (Sultan); sister Janice Marmande (Mike), sister Jerrilyn Place (Ray), brother Joe Lockwood (Karen), brother Jamie Lockwood (Melissa), and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for Jeffrey was held Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 E Stop Eleven Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46237, followed by a celebration of life service.
Tim lived his life enjoying the spotlight and music. He had an incredible musical talent and was an aspiring recording artist with a gospel album, recently performing music as Duke Skye. Following in his father’s footsteps, he started selling carpet, and then started working in the furniture business selling furniture for over 20 years.
Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel handled arrangements.
HARRY A. BRAY, 81, wife, Marlayna Bray; children, Nicholas and Vivien Alexsis (Hari), Michael Bray and Rochelle Young; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Harry enjoyed a 30-year career with Western Electric. A faithful and devout Catholic, he was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed nature. He was a devoted family man.
O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory was entrusted with arrangements.
JANE EARLENE BURRIS, 86, husband, Charles “Charlie” Burris; children, Brenda Uhalik, Donna Jones (Steve), Dale Burris (Peggy); four grandchildren; sister, Reba (Steve) Benson; sister-in-law, Sherrie Bradstreet; one great-granddaughter.
Jane was a long-time member of Greenwood Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star # 452. She was a devoted wife, mom and grandma and cherished time spent with her family. Jane and Charlie enjoyed wintering in Florida and were blessed to travel worldwide.
G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
BETTY DELL BUSH, 95, widow of Kenneth Bush; children, Kenneth (JoAnn) and Nancy Bush (Carol Barber); three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Betty was a member of Southport Christian Church. She was a very talented artist and specialized in watercolor paintings and was featured at the Southside Art League.
Betty enjoyed The Indianapolis Symphony, the Colts, Sunday lunches, cookouts and swimming with her children, and grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be 6 p.m., Monday, May 1 with a gathering from 4-6 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory Greenwood Chapel 481 W. Main St. Greenwood.
KENNETH “KENNY” ROY HAYES, 69, wife, Lesley; children, Allyson (Sean) Hall and Kenny Hayes (Haley Bishop); four grandchildren; brothers, Michael (Cindy) and Steve (Peggy) Hayes.
Kenny served in the Army and was stationed in South Korea during the Vietnam War. He also participated in Rock Ranger training. Afterward, Kenny worked for various lumber companies for 40 years.
Kenny enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR races, Colt’s games and growing vegetables in his garden. He tried to outdo himself every year on how big his tomatoes would grow.
Indiana Funeral Care handled arrangements.
EDITH M. OGDEN HICKS, 92, widow of Elmer; nine children; 34 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters.
Edith and Elmer Hicks married at the age of 16 and they had 11 children. They spent 43 years together. Her children always came first.
Edith worked in various factory jobs on the assembly line. She retired at the age of 62 from Lane Bryant. She went back to work cleaning offices and retired a second time at the age of 85.
Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel handled arrangements.
CURTIS RAY JOHNSON, 59, wife, Maggie Johnson; children, Christopher (Tosha) Johnson, Jacklyn (Kevin) Williams; sister, Doris More; one granddaughter.
Curt was a 1981 graduate of Franklin Central High School and attended Ivy Tech College. He was a long-time employee at Eli Lilly & Company, and was a second-generation worker at Carter Lee Lumber.
He enjoyed purchasing and redoing homes and making people smile. Curt loved nothing more than spending time with his friends and family.
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions are honored to handle Curt’s cremation wishes.
DOROTHY GERTRUDE KAPPUS, 96, nephew, Steve Kappus; great-nieces, Sheila Westerhof (Shawn), Samantha Kappus (John King), Stephanie Boyd (Justin), Shelby Kappus, Levi Kappus.
She was a beloved aunt and devoted caregiver and enjoyed watching them as they grew up. She was a member of Southeast Multi-Service Senior Center.
She loved the holidays, going out to dinner, listening to live music, and painting. She was a fashionista who never went anywhere without her jewelry and having her hair fixed.
G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home handled arrangements.
PATRICIA “PATTY” ANN LUMPKIN, 68, and WILLIAM JEFFREY LUMPKIN, 64, Patty’s son, Brandon (Heather) Holman; Jeff’s daughters, Jill (Jason) Hutchinson and Kate (Dustin) Spence; Jeff’s siblings, Marcia (Bill) Stogsdill and Tom Lumpkin. Patty’s siblings, Sharon Strong and Tim Adams; four grandchildren.
Patty was known as someone who was full of life and energy and had the best laugh.
She was a successful realtor, sleep medicine technician and manager. Anyone who knew Patty knew of her love of the Lord, her joy for life, and her indomitable spirit. Patty had a green thumb and loved the outdoors, from the mountains to the beaches.
Jeff opened his own businesses (Quality Assurance Management, and Sebring Avionics) and then in 2018 went on to find his true calling at Raytheon.
Jeff loved spending time with his family and friends whether they were flying, “tinkering” with equipment, telling stories, playing with grandkids, or volunteering within the church. Jeff was an amateur radio operator and was most proud of being a commercial and instrument-rated FAA Licensed Aircraft Pilot, along with his AEA Certificate in Avionics Installation and Certified Repair Station License.
A Celebration of Life will be at East 91st Street Church on May 5, 2023. Visitation will be from 1:30-5:30 p.m. with the funeral service from 6-7 p.m.
REGINA MARIE MCCLURE, 77, widow of Ronald McClure; children, Tina (Jim) Cook, Debra Matatt, and R.J. McClure; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Sonny, Dallas, Sheila, Jaris, and Herbie.
Regina worked as a Supervisor for Long’s Bakery and retired in 1990. She loved to play BINGO and try her luck at the casino. She enjoyed playing solitaire and crocheting. Regina loved listening and dancing to her favorite music. She was a lifelong Elvis Presley fan.
A visitation will be Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m with service following at 12 p.m.
CHARLES ROBERT STAHL, 73, wife, Linda Stahl; children, Bradley Stahl, Ashley Clark; siblings, Joan, Thomas (Carol) and Dr. Gerald (Paula) Stahl, Kathleen Arkins.
Chuck was an incredibly talented display designer with his biggest client being the Fashion Mall in Indianapolis. He enjoyed decorating at home and working in the yard. He will be deeply missed.
Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services handled arrangements.
JERRY LEWIS VANVLEET, 80, wife, Eliza VanVleet; children, Jerry O’Neal, Ted, Angie, Amy and Michael VanVleet; brothers, Jimmy (Sandy), Steven and Ed VanVleet (Kaylan).
Jerry was a graduate of Franklin High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Jerry was a machine mechanic, retiring in 2001.
Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel handled arrangements.
ROBERT “BOB” ALLAN WENDELL, 86, wife, Betty Wendell; children, Debbie (Leslie) Snider, Lynn Robinson, Cheryl (Tom) Bates, Betty (Greg) Kibby, Robert “Bobby” Wendell ll, and April (Tim) Nixon; granddaughter and caregiver, Amber “Nikki” (Dustin) Welsh; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Holder.
Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Bob loved attending family and church events, working, Saturday night road trips, and making people laugh. He always appreciated having a cup of coffee with a sweet snack, watching a western, and following it up with a good nap.
Newcomer Funeral Home handled arrangements.