James Inman Narmore, Sr. “Jim” left this world on Friday, December 2, 2022, surrounded and wrapped in the love of his family and welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born February 1, 1932, to Ellis and Mary Narmore in Cherokee, Alabama, Jim was a child in the Great Depression. As young boys, he and his older brother, Ralph spent their days in the fields of Missouri and Tennessee picking cotton to support their family, with seldomly having the opportunity to attend school. Jim never tired of learning new things and had a passion for teaching others. When asked what he liked to read, he would answer, “Instruction Manuals.” At a young age he went to work at Capitol Glass Co. in Indianapolis as a plate glass cutter's helper. Starting in the glass shop, and pressing on, he had a hunger to learn all he could - about anything!
With a 25 cent pocket dictionary as his constant companion, he was determined to teach himself how to read and write and learn all he could about the glass business. Working his way up in the glass shop to a journeyman glazier and officer with Glaziers Local 1165, Jim started Circle City Glass Corp. in 1959. Under his leadership and with the help of his dedicated and talented employees, his company grew to become one of the largest and most trusted glass contractors in Central Indiana. For over forty years in business and on to retirement, Jim enjoyed walking, reading, collecting antique cars, volunteering for many programs with the Rotary Club of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis Beautification projects. Jim was a volunteer meal delivery person for over 24 years with Meals on Wheels. As many know, his true passion was gardening and he found so much joy spending every spare moment with his boots in the soil, growing and sharing his beautiful bounty with others. Jim was a lifelong learner, a leader in business and in life, an inventor, a fabulous story teller, a creative teller of corny jokes and a mentor to so many.
Jim was a humble man from very humble beginnings. He lived a life of honor and servitude and rarely missed an opportunity to help others. He is preceded in death by his parents and five of his siblings. He is survived by his daughters, Retha Matthews (Earl), Beverly Board (Mike) and Kathy Vanderveen (John), his son, Jim Narmore, Jr., his sister, Rosemary Esias, his eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A celebration to honor Jim’s remarkable life will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Church 52 Family Worship Center, 8220 E. Brookville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46239.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of the following organizations; Riley Hospital for Children, Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
“It will be so very difficult to forget someone who has given us so much to remember.”
Bernardo “Bernie” Jude Beerbower, 11, parents, Emily Brown-Beerbower, Ruth Schwartz, Michael “Old Mike” Schwartz, Dawn Terrazas, and Michael “Big Mike” Terrazas; brother, Joshua; grandparents, Nancy and Robert Brown. Bernie was especially happy to be connected with his birth parents, Esperanza and Bernardo Maldonado prior to his death, as well as his biological siblings, Star and Destiny.
His smile was his trademark and defined his charismatic personality. He eventually found his way to Indiana with his forever family, Emily and Joshua. Everyone Bernie met instantly fell in love with him. Bernie’s family and friends were excited to witness a plethora of firsts with him. Bernie caught snowflakes with his tongue and dipped everything in ranch.
Bernie made many friends and stole the hearts of everyone he met. He was a dapper young man who appreciated a well-planned outfit. Bernie loved adventure and visiting his grandparents and traveling.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Claramae Breeden, 91, children, Linda Kuizinas, Lana (Jim) Cunningham, Russ and Randy (Michelle) Breeden; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
Claramae loved God and her family. She enjoyed music and ceramics. She was very generous, always giving to those in need via many charitable organizations. She retired in 1986 from Western Electric.
Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.
Barbara L. Cecil, 90, widow of Alvin “Jack” L. Cecil; children, Delorus “Boots” (Keith) Burgett, Rex, Ronald and William (Sharon) Cecil; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Barbara worked for Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory for many years as a greeter. She also worked for Lovett Realtor Company and in-home Hospice in Evansville, in her early years. Barbara was a member of Church of The Lakes in Nineveh, and enjoyed decorating, playing cards with family and friends, working in her flower garden, and cooking for her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be 10-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel 481 W. Main St., Greenwood with a celebration of life at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Joyce Annie Mae Hubbard Ciyou, 77, husband, Robert; children, Bryan (Kim Fox) Elizabeth (Jay Allee); two grandchildren; brothers, James (Sue) Hubbard, Jimmy (Nancy Hubbard) Denver.
Joyce was a gift to so many as a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, mother, cousin, grandma, friend, leader, mentor, advocate, expert in healthcare, educator, traveler, and always a nurse. She received her nursing degree from Indiana Central University and her Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan. Her most important role was a Christian who loved God and was always looking for the doors God opened for her to serve and share. Joyce always had space for a missionary to stay.
Joyce was a warrior who fought and beat breast cancer and COVID and still found ways to help others and share about salvation
Wilson St. Pierre Greenwood Chapel handled arrangements.
Shirley E. Coley, 82, widow of Bobby Coley; children, Ricky (Ollie) Coley, Teresa (Kim) Davis; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Selma Carter, Carrie Ann Brown, Katherin Coley and Eleanor (John) Humphries.
Shirley was retired from Herff Jones Jewelry Manufacturing of Indianapolis and was a member of Thompson Road Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family and greeting all of her neighbors from her patio.
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Walter Stephen DuBridge, 92, wife, Dottie DuBridge; children, Christine DuBridge-Monroy (Raul), Crystal Henry (Chris), Vickie and Danny DuBridge; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
He had a long career as a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) retiring after nearly 40 years of service.
Walter was a proud veteran and in keeping with his Army regimen, he woke up every morning at 5 a.m. and would go on a five-mile walk and did so until he reached his mid-80’s when he then thought he should drop back to three miles a day. Walter enjoyed photography, the Chicago Bears and Cubs and reading his Bible and newspaper daily over a hot cup of McDonald’s coffee.
Walter was a kind and loving man with a quiet disposition. He deeply loved his family and cherished each one of them.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of service.
James “Steve” Steven Dudgeon, 67, wife, Donna Dudgeon; brother, Terry Dudgeon.
Steve was a delivery driver for most of his career. He loved playing golf and playing cards and camping. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Little and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Angela T. Forni, 88, widow of Ralph Forni; children, Marie (William) Glaspie, Jane Forni (Mark Hulett), Tom (Joyce) Forni, Beth (Frank) Chalupa and David Forni; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Raising children and being a devoted wife was a lifelong career for Angela. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and was a longtime parishioner of St. Jude Catholic Church. When she was in better health, Angela delivered for Meals on Wheels and volunteered at IU Health Hospital. A great card player, Angela was a member of many Bridge clubs and loved to play a good game of Euchre. A talented baker, Angela made the best Italian cookies and fruitcakes. With a sharp wit and a great sense of humor, Angela could make anyone laugh.
Arrangements were entrusted to O’Riley Branson Funeral Service & Crematory.
Krag Anthony Foxworthy, 58, children, Sam and Ben Foxworthy (Valencia); five grandchildren; brother, Matt (Sheila) Foxworthy.
Krag graduated from Southport High School, class of 1984. He practiced Christianity throughout his life and attended a variety of churches. He enjoyed listening to music, attending concerts and parties, hunting, archery, guns, shooting pool, watching sports, time in the sun by the water and working construction with his dad and uncle Doc. He was a hardworking, organized, man that set a wonderful example as a loving father and Papaw. Krag’s big-hearted personality was woven into the memories of his loved ones which will now be cherished by those he leaves behind.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood handled arrangements.
Steven Kenneth “Steve” Golden, 63, wife, Amy Golden; father, John Golden; children, Alexandra “Ali”, Wendy and Damon (Sarah) Golden, Jessica (Fabian) Rodriguez, Victoria “Tori” Reid (Eric Hitchon), Destiny “Desi” (Alvaro) Gallegos, Katherine “Katie” MacLeod; nine grandchildren; sister, Nancy (Rene) Rendon.
Steve proudly served his country in the US Army for 15 years. He was an employee of Wheels Assured for 23 years and the Truck Division Manager. He was a great cook and a “foodie”. Steve enjoyed watching football and soccer, creating a beautiful life with his wife, Amy, spending time around his pool, and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and fur babies. Steve was a dedicated husband, father, and poppy who would do anything for them.
Steve’s Life Celebration® visitation will be from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in the O’Riley Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 S. East St. The celebration of life will follow at 3 p.m.
Timothy Martin Halliburton, 55, wife, Cynthia; children, Troy and Maggie Halliburton; mother, Linda Halliburton; sisters, Mandy Halliburton, Jenny Waggoner and Sandy Fields.
He was a graduate of Vincennes University with a degree in Business Management. Timothy was an avid football fan, and he loved the Indianapolis Colts. He was also a lover of music, and he enjoyed attending concerts.
There will be a funeral service to celebrate Timothy’s life at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, at Singleton & St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dennis P. Harrington, 80, children, Kathleen (Carlos) Zendejas, Patricia Sinovic, Eileen, John (Stephanie), James (Lyndsy), Colleen and Kevin (Angela) Harrington; previous spouse and the mother of his children, Mary Jane Harrington; 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Joan Rysavy, Raymond (Pat), Larry (Linda) and James (Cathy) Harrington.
Dennis enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1966 where he earned the rank of Staff Sargent. Dennis’ dedication to his country did not end after his service in the Marine Corps. Dennis went on to serve in the US Air Force National Guard where he earned the honorable rank of Colonel. Dennis retired from military service in 1999 after 34 dedicated years to his country.
Dennis was a devoted Irish Catholic. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. M. Downey Council #3660 for 37 years.
Dennis’ Life Celebration® visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. The recitation of the rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the narthex.
O’Riley Branson Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
Carolyn Sue Hutchings Irwin, 70, children, Teresa White (Jason Long) and Darrel Hutchings, Jr.; siblings, Judy and Harold Bullock, Sharon (Jimmy) Willhote, Linda Cameron and Irene (Roger) Gulley.
Carolyn worked for Amtrak in Beech Grove prior to her disability as a Carman. She was a member of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and loved to gamble and spend time with family. Carolyn loved her family and was a loving and devoted mother to her children.
Lauck Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
Harry Dee Laven, 82, wife, Bonnie Laven; children, Debra Laven, Rhonda Simpson (Robin); stepchildren, Tricia Spoor-Moulder, Troy and Adam Spoor (Lisa); 10 grandchildren.
He served in the US Army during Vietnam and retired from the military after a 20-year career. During his career he helped organize and build a man-made Carnival and rides on Okinawa and achieved the rank of Sgt First Class. After the service he became a registered nurse. He enjoyed I-pad games, dining out, and traveling with his wife.
Little & Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Shirley Ann Martin, 92, nephew, Deacon James P. “Nick” Martin (Debbie); nieces Veronica Martin (Curtis Stolp), and Isabel Martin.
Shirley worked as a pension plan writer for Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company (MONY) retiring in 1989. She enjoyed bowling, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends. She loved traveling and had visited nearly every continent except for Africa. She will be remembered as a very caring and compassionate person who was always willing to help anyone who needed it without hesitation.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 in St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave.
O’Riley Branson Funeral Service & Crematory is handling funeral arrangements.
Kellie Jane Marlene McCart, 59, mother, Barbara Shuter; children, Brian Elston, Jade McCart; siblings, Richard, Keith and Chris Arnold; five grandchildren.
She worked for many years in the surgery center at Community Hospital South. Kellie liked to go mushroom hunting and going on motorcycle rides. She was a great singer and loved all animals. Nothing was more important to Kellie than her family, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies.
Newcomer Cremations and Funerals handled arrangements.
Maria Socorro Miller, 77, widow of James Ray Miller; children, Hazel and Jimmy (Kathy) Miller, Ada (Mike) Farber, Mary Ann (Michael) Alstott; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Maria was reared and attended schools in Mexico and came to the United States in 1966. She enjoyed crocheting and solving crossword puzzles as well as shopping and cooking. She also enjoyed watching soap operas on television, especially The Young and the Restless.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood handled arrangements.
Johnson Byaruhanga Mujungu, 4, parents, Sabiti Mujungu and Delina Nuiramhoro.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 from 11 a.m. until service at 12:30 p.m. at New Beginnings Assembly Of God Church 3744 S. Lynhurst Drive.
Arrangements entrusted to Singleton Community Mortuary.
Jacqueline “Jackie” E. Phipps, 71, mother, Anna F. Eakle; brother, Barry Eakle.
She was a member of Edgewood United Methodist Church, a former member of MIBOR of Indianapolis, and past president of United Methodist United Women in Faith. Jackie was a real estate agent for 10 years with Century 21, retiring in 2003. She had previously worked as an insurance agent for American General Life Insurance Company. She was a past assistant manager for the medication supply store at St. John’s Hospital of Anderson. She was a huge fan of Elvis. She loved chatting with friends and liked to read.
Arrangements have been entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.
Christopher S. Quinn, 49, wife, Jennifer; parents, Quentin and Marilyn Quinn; brother, Jeff Quinn.
Chris was a physical education and health teacher. He taught at Irvington Middle School, John R. Wooden Middle School and also at Southport High School. He was a coach at each school. At Chatard he was an assistant coach of the 2003 Class 3A Boys State Championship basketball team. He was elevated to head coach in 2005-2012 achieving the best winning percentage at that time. He was also the boys and girls varsity golf coach, the boys winning a city championship and the girls winning a city championship and a sectional championship. At Martinsville High School he was an assistant varsity boys basketball coach and varsity boys golf team. He also served as the assistant girls varsity basketball coach. At Southport High School he was the assistant girls varsity basketball coach and coach for girls and boys varsity golf teams.
Chris graduated from Roncalli High School in 1992 where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. He was named all-city baseball pitcher his senior year. He graduated from IUPUI in 1999.
G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
Carolyn Sue Rowland, 78, children, Richard Ledford, Vickie (Jeffrey) Park and Lorrie (Robert) Watkins; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Carolyn had worked for L.S. Ayres, the US Postal Service and the Salvation Army; she loved ringing the bells for the Salvation Army. She was talented when it came to crafts and would decorate for every holiday and event. Her favorite holiday was New Year’s Eve. She enjoyed going to parades, church on Sunday and never let anything stop her from having a good time.
Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services handled arrangements.
Michael J. Sahm, 73, widower of Suzy Sahm; children, Matthew (Erica) and Mark (Hellen) Sahm, Michelle (Brian) Stanley, Stephanie (Robert) Stapert, Sara (Nick) Klindt and Mary (Billy) Dickson; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Joann (Rich) Botkin, Mary Jo (John) Perkins, Vic (Ann), Larry (Janie), Paul (Marianne), Chris (Donna) and Charlie (Becky Frye) Sahm.
Michael spent over 34 years as a Firefighter with the Indianapolis Fire Department, retiring from Station #15. He was a member of the American Legion Post #276 and a Veteran of the US Army. Michael is a long-time member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Beech Grove. He loved woodworking and watching John Wayne Westerns. Michael would give you the shirt off his back. He was a giver and loved life to the fullest.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, with a brief firefighter tribute at 5 p.m. at O’Riley Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Beech Grove at 10 a.m.
Helen Williams Straubinger, Ed.D., 80, children, Melissa (Dennis) Stehlik, Joel (Cherie) Straubinger; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Rose Perkins, Elizabeth Carey, N. Frank (Helene) Williams, James (Mary) Williams; former husband, David Straubinger.
Helen began her career teaching string orchestra in IPS and later Pike Township schools. While teaching, she earned a master’s degree in school guidance and counseling and worked as an elementary school guidance counselor in the Beech Grove Public Schools and the Franklin Township School Corporation. She later became an administrator in Franklin Township and finally retired in 2007 as Deputy Superintendent in Franklin Township.
Helen was caring, kind, gentle, and generous with her time and talents. She always made time for her loved ones, and delighted in preparing countless delicious special dinners, birthday cakes, and cookies to share with them. Helen was never happier than when surrounded by her family.
Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 17 from 11-1 p.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ, 8300 S. Meridian St., with a service celebrating Helen’s life immediately following at 1 p.m. at the church.
Edmund Eugene Taylor, III, 98, niece, Lauren Pivnick and many cousins and dear friends.
Edmond was an electrical engineer and radio historian. He was a graduate of Muncie Central High School Vocational Division, specializing in the fields of electricity and radio; he also studied radio and television engineering at Purdue University extension in Indianapolis. For 45 years, Ed oversaw the electrical metrology laboratory for the P.R. Mallory Company, retiring in 1989. In 1983, Ed received the degree of Dr. of Science in Electrical Engineering (D.Sc.E.E.) from Sussex College of Technology in England. His doctoral thesis was based on research and development of the world’s first mechanically scanned television system using all solid-state electronics.
An avid collector of books, his technical resource library held over 2,000 volumes of scientific material. As a youth, he studied organ technique and later mastered the harpsichord and Theremin. He was founder of the Indiana Historical Radio Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.
Don Watness, 95, wife, Helen Watness; children, Robert (Theresa), Tim (Kay) and Phil Watness, Marinel (John) McAdams, Suzanne (Ted) Belcas, Donna Morrissey, Jewel Golden; 17 grandchildren;16 great-grandchildren.
Don was an optimistic observer and student in life. He lived every minute fully until his body and mind failed him, but only in the last days, he never gave in.
G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
Eddie Paul Watson, 29, parents, Eddie and Ann Marie Watson; brother, Brandon Watson; grandmother, Marie Sbughter.
Eddie graduated from Franklin Central High School in 2012. He honorably served his country in the US Army Reserves. Eddie was self-employed owning his own construction business working as an experienced carpenter. Most recently he worked for Laundry and Tan Connection doing installations all over the country. Eddie was an avid hunter. He also enjoyed golfing in his spare time.
Newcomer Cremations and Funerals handled arrangements.
Jean Marie Williams, 91, widow of Carl Williams; children, Michael (Cindy) Williams, Angela (Jeff) Garraux, and Elaine (Steve) Heiden; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
A very faithful servant of our Lord her entire life, Jean was an active member at St. Barnabas Catholic Church where she volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul. Prior to moving, Jean and Carl were charter members of St. Jude Catholic Church. In recent years, Jean lived at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove where she was able to attend Mass.
Jean was extremely caring and loving, which made her an excellent mother and grandmother. She was very sociable, had a vast friend group that she was incredibly loyal to, was fun-loving and witty. Jean retired from Community Hospital South as a Registered Nurse.
Jean’s Life Celebration® visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, in the chapel at O’Riley Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 S. East St., Indianapolis. Morning Prayers will be said at the funeral home prior to the celebration of Mass at 9:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, in St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Road.