She had worked as a legal secretary and Sam’s Club food demonstrator but also founded and ran Genesther Ceramics, a southside ceramics shop giving classes and selling finished pieces, most notably Christmas trees at a booth at the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Esther loved creating beautiful ceramic pieces as well as beautiful gardens at her home. She cared for many beloved dogs during her lifetime and always cheered for the Colts. She enjoyed music and sang as a member of the St. Marks choir.
A mass of Christian burial is being conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17 at St. Marks the Evangelist Catholic Church, 535 Edgewood Ave. Indianapolis, IN. 46227. The family will be receiving family and friends from 10:00 a.m., until the time of the service, at the church.
Charna graduated from Howe High School in 1960. She enjoyed retirement after working for Master Fit for over 20 years and Ideal Meats. She enjoyed crocheting, crafting, traveling, collecting, visiting with her lifelong grade school friends. Charna enjoyed her spending time with her family. Charna was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters and Women of the National Federated Craft #78.
G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home handled arrangements.
DAVID FREDRICK CAMPBELL, 84, wife, Shirley A. Campbell; daughter, Carmen VanNess; stepdaughters, Treela Hall, Kimberly Petree, Shelly Emlinger and Cheri Tolley; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen Campbell.
David was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an avid walker and hiker and he was a blood donor for over 30 years.
G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
WILLIAM VIRGIL “BILLY” CHIPPS, 51, mother, Barbara Jo Chipps; brother, Adam Chipps; friend, Jenny Smith.
Billy’s hobbies included writing music, playing guitar, watching old movies and being active on social media. Billy enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and keeping in touch with his mom and aunt. He was passionate about helping others when he could. Billy was a chef and worked for various restaurants and bars.
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions was entrusted with arrangements.
ASHLEY NICOLE CROOK, 34, children, Jayla Crook and Jeremiah Elkins; father, Brian Bates (Paula); stepfather, David Rice (Doris); grandmother, Ruth Bates; grandfather, Kenny Rice; siblings, Kristal, Amanda and David Watts, Kayla Poe, Alexis Wombles, Jaydon Rice and James Wheeler; best friend, Amanda Harris.
She served her community as a housekeeper at the Courtyard by Marriott in Speedway.
Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services handled arrangements.
DAWN DEVINE, 68, husband, Doug Devine; son, Matthew Devine (Megan Price); four grandchildren; brothers, John, Ted and Sam Klemme.
Dawn was a loving, gentle soul who cared deeply for her patients as a nurse and her family. Dawn loved Jesus her Lord and Savior, and was a devout member of Rocklane Christian Church. She was an avid gardener and reader. She had a passion for Princess Diana and the Royal Family. Dawn had a contagious laugh and will be dearly missed.
Indiana Funeral Care handled arrangements.
ROSE FIELDS, 101, daughters, Ann Perrin and Melanie (Eric) Crouch; four grandchildren.
Rose was a board-certified registered nurse. She was hired as the school nurse for Clinton Young and Abraham Lincoln Elementary Schools. Most of her nursing career was spent at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Regenstrief Clinics.
Rose was a member of Southport Presbyterian Church for most of her adult life. She spent her retirement years cooking, quilting, traveling and volunteering at Wishard. Rose moved to Rosegate Assisted Living in March, 2022.
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home handled arrangements.
ROBERT DAVID FINLEY, 71, wife,Tommie; son, Bobby (Michelle) Finley; four grandchildren; siblings, Linda Smith, Cris Sweeney (Tom), Tammie Kraning (Ronnie), Angie DeVore, Rob Lickliter (Ruth) and Jeff Finley.
Services entrusted to Little & Sons, Beech Grove.
HELEN MARIE GEORGE GALLO, 88, widow of Mario Gallo; children, Raymond, Jack and James Gallo, Deborah (Gallo) Beckner, Katherine (Gallo) May; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 12 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens of Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN.
BRIAN GODDARD, 50, parents, Jack Goddard and Betty Goddard; sister, April Crider; daughter, Brianna Goddard.
He graduated from Manual High School and went to college at Ivy Tech. He loved going to his dad’s house on Sundays to watch sports and eat pizza. Brian loved to watch wrestling.
Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel handled arrangements.
MARGARET ANN HARTMAN, 95, widow of Leo Hartman; children, Marty Hartman (Cindy), Susie Thompson (Steve); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a founding member of Holy Name Catholic Church.
Services entrusted to Little & Sons, Beech Grove.
MASTER SGT. DONALD H. HOLSTEIN, SR. (Ret.) widower of Leah June; wife, Mary Ann Holstein; children, Donnie (Arlene) and Ronnie (Joanie) Holstein, Linda (Dennis) Bates, Ronda (Aaron) Hertz, Stefan (Christina), Lauren and Jayla Robinett, Ashley (Joshua) Holland.
Services entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home.
RONALD F. KENNEDY, 85, wife, Carolyn Kennedy; sons, John F., Ronald T. and Michael J. Kennedy; siblings, Wayne and Barbara.
He was the starting pitcher and quarterback at Tech High School. Ron was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and later played for the Indianapolis Indians. An avid sports fan, he later enjoyed playing golf, racing and working in his yard. Prior to retiring, Ron was a salesman for Monarch Beverage and Budweiser.
G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home handled arrangements.
VICKI LYNN LAKE, 74, husband, Dr. Charles C. Lake; daughters, Kim Gale (Chris) and Kara Lynch (Paul); four grandchildren; brother, Ron Richards (Donna).
Vicki taught English and communication skills from junior high to university levels. She served a few years as the editor of One Mission Society. Other ministry interests included teaching Bible studies to women, directing women’s ministries, disciplining new believers, and speaking in various venues. She was a missionary to Australia for one year and has traveled to more than 25 countries.
Arrangements entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service, Greenwood Chapel.
TINA MARIE STANSIFER LOSCHKY, 58, husband, Craig; children, Ben and Breanna; siblings, Ed Stansifer and Frances Baldwin.
Tina attended Beech Grove schools and graduated from the House of James Beauty College. She enjoyed her career at Great Clips for 28 years as a stylist and area manager. She enjoyed visiting friends, traveling on family vacations, caring for others, watching Korean dramas, and listening to Korean pop music and Michael Jackson. Tina attended The Creek and served in the preschool ministry with Breanna.
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions handled arrangements.
PAUL ANDREW MIKUS, 72, sons, Ryan (Natasha) and Shawn Mikus; two grandchildren.
Paul was a lifelong Indiana public school educator as a teacher, administrator, and mentor. He was named Sagamore of the Wabash by the late Governor Robert D. Orr. Paul loved attending sporting events and activities of all kinds for his grandchildren. He also enjoyed cheering on the Cubs, Bears, and Hoosiers. He loved a good laugh, a great meal, and was truly a wizard at arcade claw games.
Services by Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory-Franklin Township Chapel.
JOHN LYMAN MOORE, 57, wife, Sheri; children Matthew (Cameo) and Daniel; two grandchildren; sibling, Elaine (Randy) Skipworth; mother, Carol.
John worked in the printing industry for 30 years and thoroughly enjoyed it. John enjoyed his family very much. He loved to talk and tell stories to make you laugh. John loved spending time with his grandkids, going to Bigfoot conventions, and had a love for Kentucky and Tennessee.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory handled arrangements.
ROBERT EUGENE MOORE, 87, wife, Elizabeth; brother, Rick.
Bob was married to the love of his life, Elizabeth. Together they spoiled all their nieces and nephews with lots of laughs and memories through the years. After a 46 year career at John Sexton Foods, Bob retired to spend more time with “Liz”.
Bob spent many years serving churches as a deacon and trustee, and for the last 30 years, he was a member at Gray Road Baptist Church.
Singleton and St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory handled arrangements.
CAROLYN HIGHLEY PRESTON, 74, husband, William J. Preston Jr.; his daughter, Michele (Daniel) Smith; daughter, Shelby Jones; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Tracie) Highley.
She enjoyed her girl trips, playing poker, going to the Casinos and her cat, Lilly.
Funeral services were conducted by G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.
TIM A. SANNITO, 52, wife, Karen Sannito; children, Megan and Jim Sannito; mother, Nancy Sannito; brothers, John (Julie Mortas), Tom (Katie), Pat and Chris Sannito (Magdalena).
Tim graduated from Purdue University from the engineering program. Tim has worked for NSK for the last 30 years.
Tim coached many teams for multiple years for both his son and daughter. He was a family man and loved deeply. Tim loved bonfires and bean soup with his father-in-law and would always fix the computer for his mother-in-law.
Visitation is Saturday, March 18, 2023, 1-3 p.m. at Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel. Celebration of Tim’s Life will begin at 3 p.m.
THELMA CHRISTINE MURRAY PRICE, 94, widow of Willie Jake Price; son, Jeffery Price (Rebecca); daughter-in-law, Rosemary Price; brother, Danny Murray (Mary); four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
She worked at Western Electric for 33 years, retiring in 1982. Thelma, also known as Polly by her family, was a long-time member of Shelbyville Road Church of Christ. She and Willie, along with family and friends loved traveling all over the U.S., they also enjoyed gardening, cooking and antiquing.
Singleton and St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory conducted services.
SUE PAULINE VANSICKLE, 67, husband, Kent Vansickle; children, Jeromy, Linley and John Nevitt II, Danielle and John Savage; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
Sue was a charismatic and unconditionally loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Little & Sons handled arrangements.
FELIX DOUGLAS VIOLETTE, infant, born to Mathieu and Rachael Violette; grandparents, Phillip (Dawn) Spears, Darrell (Debbie) Bolton and Michel Violette; great-grandparents, Joyce Hauk, Carol Spears, Shirley Griffith and Roger Violette.
He is dearly loved and will be forever missed.
Forest Lawn Memory Gardens was entrusted with arrangements.
SANDRA KAYE HUTCHINSON WENDELL, 71, sister, Judith Blackburn; daughters, Heidi Wendell, Carrie Ballard (Clay), Amanda Marcum (Steve); five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
She worked at various places throughout her life, but her greatest ambition was her dedication to being a homemaker and lovingly raising her three daughters as a single mother. Sandra always put family first and enjoyed spending time with each of them. She will always be remembered as caring, kind and selfless.
Visitation is Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Funeral service starts at 1:30 p.m.
TAYLOR “WHITEY” NUMON WHITE, 93, wife of 74 years, Faye; children, Dennis White (Stacy), Michelle Waddey (Bob); nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church for over 50 years. His love for his Lord and family were top priorities in his life and the way he lived.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He retired from General Motors, and was a barber for over 50 years. He served in WWII and the Korean War and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home conducted services.
CEDRIC L. “CED” WILKERSON, 65, wife, Sandy Wilkerson; brother, Elbert Wilkerson; stepdaughter, Brenda (Pete) Tabor; four grandchildren.
Ced was a 1975 graduate of Beech Grove High School. He worked many years in manufacturing and retired from AmeriCold. He loved sports, watching NASCAR and Purdue basketball. He was proud of his grandchildren and would always share stories about them.
A memorial service will be Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove from 2-4 p.m., with a service following. Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions are honored to handle arrangements.