A 1976 graduate of Perry Meridian, he worked for many years in the family business, Adrian Orchards, and later with Wilhelm Construction and was a member of International Labor Union Indianapolis Local 120. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, rock collecting, flying his ultralight vehicle, and shooting off fireworks. Philip was a “live wire” and mischief maker.
G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
CATHERINE LUCILLE ALLISON, 87, widow of Richard Allison; children, Michelle (Mark) Elliott, David (Tamara), Mark, Daniel (Barbara), and Matthew (Maria) Allison; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Martha Pence.
She enjoyed going out to eat, especially the desserts. Catherine was proud that she took care of and washed the jerseys for the Southport High School football team.
Catherine lived a sacrificial life in service of others. Catherine loved the Lord Jesus Christ and attended the Gospel of Deliverance Church.
Services were conducted at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
MARTIN L. BELL, 76, wife, Myrtie Bell; widower of Linda Bell; children, Randall Bell (Kimberly), Angela Sims (Steve); stepdaughter, Samantha Bragg (Dusty) and Carol Sexton (Scott); sisters, Gloria Hinkle, Cindy Bell, Jeanette Cloud and Pam Berzins; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Martin was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Arrangements entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home.
MICHAEL ANTHONY BOVA, 20, parents, Michael and Melissa Bova; siblings, Adam, Katelyn and Vincent; grandparents, Mike and Margaret Bova; great-grandmother, Marguerite Bova.
Michael attended Roncalli but graduated from Greenwood High School. Michael played most sports, but football was his true love. He looked forward to vacations in Destin, Fla. He adored his brothers and sister and enjoyed their company.
He was gentle, loving and kind. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around.
Visitation will be at O’Riley Branson Funeral Service on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 4-8 p.m. Catholic Prayers will be at O’Riley-Branson Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2023.
BRUCE ALLEN CARTER, 66, wife, Kay Carter; daughter, Tiffany Carter; siblings, Crystal (Wayne) Feltner, Perry (Terry Mink), Dewayne and Shawn Carter.
Bruce was a 1975 graduate of Franklin High School. He worked as a machinist, retiring from Overton and Sons. He was a member of South Central Church of Christ for 30 years.
He loved to study and research everything about the Civil War. He enjoyed gardening and had a soft spot for animals of all kinds. There was nothing he loved more than his family.
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals handled arrangements.
DARLENE IDA CARVER, 83, widow of Larry Carver; children, Damian, Craig (Sandy), Mike (Sharon) and Tim Carver, Cindy (Brian) Szymanski; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Roger (Kathleen) Rasing.
She loved to fish and was a charter member of the Indiana Bass’N Gals club. Darlene and Larry owned and operated Carver’s Spinners; a hand-crafted fishing tackle business
Visitation will be at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service-Greenwood Chapel, on Thursday, June 22 from 4-8 p.m.
MARK “BOO” ALAN CLINE, 35, children, Delilah, Mark and Ezella Cline; father, Mike Cline; siblings, Lesa Cruz (Jose), Missy (Richard Loredo), Amy and Michael Cline II.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, and listening to music. He could tell a great story, too.
Boo was a prankster and provided much laughter doing so. At any event, he was the entertainment. He made life exciting and unpredictable for those in his presence. He was kind and caring and never judged anyone.
Arrangements by Norman F. Chance Funeral Home.
BRANDON SCOTT COYLE, 41, father, Daniel Coyle (Heather); children, Jonathan Coyle, Emily Frye; one grandson; girlfriend, Jessica Pruett; ex-wife, Dawn Coyle.
Brandon attended Franklin Central High School. He was self-employed and served in the construction industry. His hobbies included fishing and making people laugh. Additionally, he loved his son and his shoe collection. He really enjoyed helping people.
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals handled arrangements.
MARILYN M. DOTY, 78, brother, Stewart (Donna) Doty.
After graduating from high school, she worked for Montgomery Ward until 1983. She then moved to Greenwood where she worked for Capin Crouse LLP from 2013, until it was bought by Ensign CPA Group Inc and stayed with them until she retired in 2017 as a Tax Assistant and Bookkeeper.
Marilyn was a long-life member of First Baptist Church of Greenwood where she was very active.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Greenwood. Visitation from noon to 1 p.m.
TIMOTHY “TIM” WAYNE ESSEX, 64, wife, Joan; children, Ryan Essex and Jassamyn Fredrick; two grandchildren; siblings, Patricia Finchum, Darlene Morgan, Katie Smith, Marilyn, Joseph, and Robert Essex.
He attended Manual High School and later completed his GED. Tim worked as a Machinist for various businesses and retired in 2005 after many years. Tim will be remembered as a gruff individual with a heart of gold. He was a simple man who excelled at computers.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home conducted services.
TERESA ANN DOBSON, 63, husband, Doug Dobson; children, Todd (Amanda) Wilson, Austin Phillips and Destiny Gonzalez; siblings, Louis (Sandy) Robertson, Edwina Daniel, Betty (Brian) Chaszar and John (Amy) Hornaday; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Teresa was devoted to her family and friends and was a member of the Pentecostal Power of Praise Church. She loved her Coca Cola, makeup, cleaning and her TV shows, Dateline and CSI. She will truly be missed by family and friends.
Arrangement and care provided by Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.
CHARLES EDWARD FOSTER JR., 63, husband, Jason Foster; mother, Shirley Danford; children, Shaun (Jaclyn), and Brandy Foster (Javier); five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Rita Smith, Donald Foster.
Charles graduated from Harry E. Wood. Everyone loved him there and he still had contact with several lifelong friends from there. Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1977. He taught classes in the medical division of the Navy.
Indiana Funeral Care handled arrangements.
JAMES B. GOOD, 85, wife, Peggy Good; children, Maria (Edward) Cahill, Jason Good; stepson, William Honeycutt; sister, Patricia Smith; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Jim worked as a welder at Amtrak until retiring in 1999. He also worked part-time as a highly-skilled taxidermist.
Jim wrote songs, created sculptures, and loved to be fishing and hunting. Jim loved watching old Western movies. He loved to joke. Above all, Jim was a loving man. He was a simple man with a huge heart.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory handled arrangements.
GREGORY D. HIGGENS, 65, wife, Tammy Higgens; children, Jeffrey and Sarah Higgens; siblings, Daniel Higgens, Diane (Don) Beeman and Carolyn (Rex) Adams; mother Betty Higgens.
Greg graduated from Perry Meridian in 1976. He worked as a project manager at Coreslab Structures. Greg enjoyed biking and running, and ran the Mini-Marathon since 2000. He valued time with family. He was skilled in woodworking. Greg had a kind heart, a wonderful sense of humor, and enjoyed serving at Mt. Auburn Church.
Services held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens and Funeral Home.
CHRISTINA HOLLINGER, 63, widow of Randy Hollinger; children, William, Daniel, Helen, Nolan Hollinger; siblings, Sandra Funke, Shara Calhoun, Linda Hobson, Janine Heiny, Jeri, Danny, Michael, and Patrick McGovern; two grandchildren.
As a young woman, she was a talented athlete recording several track and field records as a high school and college runner. She applied her determination and talents to a successful career in the medical field. Her children gave her great joy. Her wit and kind, caring nature will be greatly missed.
G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home handled arrangements.
HAROLD EUGENE JONES, 86, widower of Evelyn; children, Dale Jones (Laurel) and Darla Sipes (Jon); one grandson; two great-grandsons.
Harold weighed 12 lbs. at birth and the old country doctor said, “My, he’s half grown.”
Harold worked at Allison’s and then for Western Electric. He then trained and became a lead design engineer with AT&T. He retired in 1996, and moved back to Indianapolis to be near his children and attended Calvary Tabernacle.
Final arrangements were entrusted to Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel.
FLORENCE ISABELLA SHORT LEANY, 90, husband, Lloyd Leany; children, Mary (Buddy) O’Neal, Laura DelCid, Scott (Janet) Leany, Carolyn (Chuck) Bowman, D’Anne (Terry) Nelson; 26 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Florence was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Florence loved spending time with family. She made friends everywhere. She loved to strike up a conversation with strangers in stores or the person checking her groceries. We’re grateful for the loving support of a sweet family friend, Chad Silvers, who watched over Mom every night for her last few weeks so the rest of the family could sleep.
G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home handled arrangements.
SUZANNE LEPINE, 84, widow of Claude Lepine; children, Annette Termini (John), Frank Lepine, Ellen Henke, and Katie Ingram; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Michel, Yvan, Carole.
She enjoyed gardening, reading the Bible, visiting with friends, family, and making memories with her grandchildren. Suzanne was a devoted Catholic. She was a St. Barnabas Catholic Church member and loved attending Mass, studying her Bible, and praying often.
A funeral Mass will take place Friday, June 23, 2023 at 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. The family will receive guests at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Services and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
PEYTON “PETE” RONALD MORRIS, 90, children, Ronald Morris, Beth WenDel Jolliff; two grandchildren.
Pete taught in Decatur and Perry Township schools. As an entrepreneur, he found great satisfaction in his property management, pest control and income tax businesses.
Pete was a passionate skier who enjoyed teaching the family to ski. He had an affinity for music. He enjoyed telling jokes and stories and ballroom dancing. He never met a stranger.
Singleton & St. Pierre Funeral Service handled arrangements.
CAROL ANN MYERS, 86, widow of Rex Myers; children, Ann Clute and James Myers; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Marilyn and William Thiel Jr. (Rosemary).
Carol retired from St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove after 20 years.
Carol and Rex enjoyed camping and traveling all over the United States in their RV. She was a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church and enjoyed volunteering and socializing with friends.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, baking, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles, playing BINGO and loving on her children and grandchildren.
Arrangements were entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home.
DANIEL J. O’MARA, 70, wife, Cheri O’Mara; sisters, Shannon Cochran, Judith Pettit (John), and Debbi Harshbarger (Greg).
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. and upon returning home he became a journeyman wireman. He was active in the union as an OSHA instructor, Red Cross First Aid instructor, math tutor, full-time apprenticeship instructor, foreman union steward.
He loved playing golf with his dad and friends in the annual Tom O’Mara invitational outing.
Visitation will be June 23, 2023 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home, Greenwood.
DONALD J. PHELPS, 84, wife, Rosalyn Phelps; children, Penny Baase (Bob), Jeff Phelps, Kim Hertzing (Brad); 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
Donald started his sheet metal career at the age of 18, and after 44 years retired as the owner of Indy Sheet Metal. After retirement, Donald and his wife enjoyed traveling, fishing, boating and being snowbirds in Naples, Fla. He loved bowling, playing golf and the Colts.
Indiana Funeral Care was entrusted with arrangements.
JOHN W. RASOR, 97, widower of LaVerne Rasor; daughter, Pamela (Bruce) Baker; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Paul Comiskey; special friend, Fran Montgomery; stepbrother, Karl Kehrein.
John proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the North Atlantic as a sonar technician. John was a Special Deputy for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
John was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. He was the leader of the music group “The Pastels” which performed Big Band Sounds.
Final arrangements and care are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel.
BENJAMIN SOUTHGATE, 39, wife, Lauren Southgate; sons, Benjamin Jr., Cash, and Trey Southgate; father, John Southgate; sisters, Nicole Sloan and Krista Foltz.
Benjamin loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed going to car shows and working on classic cars and trucks.
Indiana Funeral Care handled arrangements.
MARY A. SCHUTZ, 89, widow of John T. Schutz; children, Sandy (Lee) Garrett, Stephen (Janet), Scott (Mary), and Stan (Charlotte) Schutz, Sarah (Tony) Koors; daughter-in-law, Theresa Schutz; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
Mary was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She was a Purdue fan. She enjoyed yard work, knitting, sewing, and reading books. The most enjoyment in her life was family.
Services entrusted to O’Riley Branson Funeral Service.
RANDY RAY UNDERWOOD, 64, wife, Patricia Underwood; daughter, Shawna Berry (David Pittman Jr); son-in-law, Mark Berry; siblings, Brad Underwood, Raynonda Murphy (Jeff); three grandchildren; three step-granddaughters; three great-grandchildren.
Randy worked as a warehouse associate with Micronutrients/Selko for 20 years. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, playing cards,watching Tik Tok, spending time with family, friends and watching his grandchildren grow.
Services conducted by G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home.
ANITA WENDLING, 94, widow of Louis J. Wendling, Jr.; daughters, Cheryl (James) Yax, Linda (Steve) Ingmire and Cynthia Sanborn; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home.
JOAN MARIE PIERCE WINKLER, 80, husband, Bill Winkler; children, Eric (Valerie) and Kelly Winkler (Keith Stofer); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Clifford Pierce.
She worked at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and retired after 20 years of service.
She enjoyed reading, following IU basketball and the Colts and going to Brown County and attending car shows.
Joan dearly loved her family. She was proud of each one of them. She was down-to-earth and kind and was loved by all who knew her. Joan attended Gracepoint Church.
Forest Lawn Memory Gardens was entrusted with arrangements.
MARGIE LEE STINSON WOLFE, 87, widow of Clifton Wolfe; sister, Linda Scott (Mike); children, Deborah and David Wolfe (Carrie); two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
A natural caregiver, she loved her children and grandchildren so well and babysat for many others whom she loved as her own. She was still swinging a baseball bat and turning cartwheels well into her fifties.
Margie and Cliff were excellent woodworkers/crafters. Margie was a devout Christian and spent many years attending church in an active capacity.
Funeral services conducted at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral-Franklin Township Chapel.