He grew up in Beech Grove and went to Holy Name Catholic School graduating from Beech Grove High School. Larry married Janet Michaelis April 23, 1971 and were married 52 years they attended St. Barnabas raising their 5 children there. He was a football and wrestling referee for 16 years until his accident. He loved spending time with his family going to Colts games, family vacations, camping and spending time at the lake house among many more family activities.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Michaelis) Williams; his children, Jennifer Himelick, Brian Williams (Ashlee), David Williams, Michael Williams (Lauren), and Angie Uberta (Mike); grandchildren, Britney, Brianna, Bryce, Mason, Owen, Addi, Hannah, Layla, Vince and Kennedy; his siblings, Marilyn Green (Larry), Dennis Williams (Sande), Richard Williams (Nancy) and Jane Butler.
Visitation was held on Sunday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis, Indiana and a Mass of Catholic burial was celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Monday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Entombment was in Calvary Cemetery with military rites.
Contributions may be made to RHI (Rehabilitation Hospital of Indianapolis) 4141 Shore Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Searah was a very active volunteer for local Community Services in the area. She loved gardening, taking care of her flowers and quilting with her mother. She loved to cook and was known for her yeast rolls. She loved spending time with her family, especially with the little ones.
Searah was a long-time member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church.
Services entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home.
CHRISTY ROBERTS CLABORN, 44, husband, David; son, Gabriel; mother, Maureen; brother, Stephen.
Christy graduated from Franklin Central High School near the top of her class in 1997. She graduated from Nursing School at the University of Indianapolis.
She worked passionately as an emergency room nurse at St. Francis Hospital. She transitioned from nursing to the Trauma Program Manager, helping to develop and lead their innovative Stop The Bleed Program.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home-Franklin Township Chapel handled arrangements.
MARIAN E. COFFEY, 85, widow of Wilburn H. Coffey; children, Sherrill (Jeff) Gross, Scott Coffey, E. Ruth Wade; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Services conducted at G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home.
GARY LEE DARLAND, 77, wife, Lynne; children, Ryan Darland, Kim Gray; nine grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Crump.
Gary graduated from Manual High School, then served on the Indianapolis Police Department for 20 years. He also served in the Indiana National Guard for 10 years earning the rank of Captain.
Gary was an entrepreneur having two retail stores in Greenwood. He was a talented woodworker and craftsman. He rehabbed houses and constructed new buildings. He had a wonderful sense of humor and zest for life.
G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home handled arrangements.
SUZAYNE W. DAVIS, 101, widow of Walter E. Davis; daughter, Carolyn Davis.
Sue was an active member of her retirement community as a member of the Resident Council and GVS Chorus. She enjoyed playing her piano.
Arrangements entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service.
JUDITH A. DEAK, 84, widow of Paul S. Deak; children, Paul, Dan, Michael, and Laurie Deak, Jane Jennings; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Basil Pflumm, Rosie Padgett.
Judith graduated from Holy Name Catholic School and Scecina High School. She worked at Holy Name Grade School and volunteered with St. Vincent dePaul Society. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, going to the casino, sharing with her book club and Bible club. She formed an AA community at Holy Name Catholic Church. Judith’s favorite thing was spending time with family and friends.
A life celebration took place at O’Riley-Branson Funeral Home.
HAZEL SMITH DUNN, 91, widow of George E. Dunn; children, Mark Dunn (Joleen) and Teri Iezzi (Michael); six grandchildren; two siblings.
She had a wonderfully happy childhood as one of eight children and often wrote about her life growing up during the Depression.
She was employed by Baker & Daniels law firm retiring in 2001 at age 70.
A celebration of Hazel’s life will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home with visitation from 1 p.m. until time of service.
DONNA KAY EGE, 74, widow of Norman Ege, II; children, Kim and Norman Ege, III (Edie); nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
She was extremely courageous and fought hard until the very end. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Donna enjoyed spending time with her family and loved each member deeply. She had an infectious smile, the best sense of humor, and could brighten up any room she entered.
Newcomer Funeral Home provided services.
BEVERLY CADE ERNEST, 75, widow of Stephen Ernest; daughter, Angie (Mike) Thompson; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, J. Kevin (Ronda) Cade.
She worked at the Office of External Affairs at IUPUI. After 20 years she retired as the Chief Financial Officer of The Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI.
She and Stephen helped found the Center Grove Choir Parent Organization, in support of their daughter’s show choir involvement.
Bev and her family attended First Baptist Church of Greenwood for many years, and then later the former Center Grove Presbyterian Church.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home handled arrangements.
FLOYD G. GLEASON, 84, Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.
BARBARA S. GRUBBS, 84, widow of Charlie; children, Steve (Julie) Grubbs, Debbie (Dan) Janik; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved being outdoors, playing with her grandchildren, and planning family get-togethers.
She worked at Eli Lilly in the Elizabeth Arden Department and the Sales Training Department.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home conducted services.
MADELINE “MAT” JUSTIS, 77, widow of William “Marty” Justis, IV; sons, Michael (Kristen), and Martin (Jennifer) Justis: seven grandchildren.
Mat developed a deep interest in craftwork, including knitting, needlepoint, crocheting and painting. Eventually, she settled into card-making. Her cards were considered treasured gifts. She enjoyed walking and met the challenge of three Indy 500 Mini-Marathons.
She was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.
Mat rarely missed a recital, school play, orchestral performance, baseball game, basketball game, or band competition.
Visitation is at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Thurs., Oct. 26, 3-7 p.m.
WILLIAM “BILLY” KELLEY, 39, wife, Brandy; children, AJ, Dylan, Linkin and Bianca; parents, Bill Kelley and Pamela Ward; sister, Jennie Gray.
Billy was a beach bum at heart. He loved going to the ocean, hiking, catching frogs, anything outdoors, music, concerts and playing the guitar. He had the most contagious smile and laugh.
G. H. Herrmann Funeral was entrusted with arrangements.
DAVID A. KROHNE, 78, wife, Janice Krohne; children, Shannon (Jeremy) Gardner, Eric Krohne; siblings, Dianne Collins, Chris (Terry) Krohne; two grandsons.
A 1963 graduate of Southport High School, David served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He worked 10 years at Standard Grocery and later had a 30-year career with Indianapolis Power & Light Company.
David enjoyed summers at Sweetwater Lake and was a fan of IU sports and the Colts. In retirement, he developed a love for golf. He was instantly likable, with his quick wit, funny stories and charming personality.
G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home handled arrangements.
GARY E. MILLER, 79, wife, Nancy; children, Rhonda (Scott) Smith and Jill (Keith) Bryant; stepchildren, Greg (Jennifer) and Michael (Traci) Coy; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Ronnie (Judy) Miller.
Gary was a Greenwood High School 1962 graduate. He was a NASCAR/Jeff Gordon fan, deer hunter, bonfire aficionado, and fan of IU and Center Grove sports. He supported his grandchildren in their sports, pageants, horse shows, and all life endeavors.
After retiring, he wintered in Florida with Nancy where they played golf and floated down the river on their boat.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home handled arrangements.
THOMAS “MICKEY” SPETH, 84, wife, Edith Speth; children, Theresa (Mark) Smith, Michelle (Bill) Strack, Darleen (Steve) Kahl, Ginger (Brett) Macy, Lisa (Michael) Delaney, Kevin (Susan) Cauble, Tom (Cindy) Speth; siblings, Dave Speth, Angie Egan; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren.
Mickey wore many hats in life. He owned Speth Bakery, a school bus driver and sold insurance for K of C Insurance.
He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Mickey enjoyed riding horses, boating, cooking, cheering on Notre Dame football and the Colts.
Services entrusted to O’Riley-Branson Funeral Service.
ROBERT E. VISCOVITCH, 70, wife, Kay Viscovitch; sister, Pat Viscovitch; stepchildren, Michael (Melissa) and Deanna Ammerman; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Robert had a great passion for music with a huge collection of vinyl CDs and obsolete cassettes. He enjoyed drawing and sketching and loved his fur babies with a passion.
He loved when his wife made homemade spaghetti sauce and his next favorite food was buffalo wings. He enjoyed family get-together dinners.
Visitation will be Wed., Oct. 25, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. and Thur. Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home Indianapolis.