Loretta spent much of her time volunteering at the VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving the veteran community and their families. Loretta was a member of the Whiteland Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Loretta was a fun loving grandmother, mother, and friend to whomever she met. She knew how to have a great time and was usually the life of the party wherever she went. Loretta was also a mentor for many who wanted to be involved in serving the veteran community.
Survivors include her sons, Rick (Amanda), Rob and Michael Sweazey, her sister, Deborah (Doug) Littrell, and her grandchildren, Sara (Kyle) Lengerich, and Bella (Rick and Amanda) Sweazey. Loretta is also survived by two great grandchildren Michael and Olivia (Sara and Kyle) Lengerich.
A celebration-of-life in her honor will be held at the Greenwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5864 on September 30th, 2023 from 2-7pm. There will be no services.
Flanner and Buchanan handled arrangements.
Born Sept. 10, 1935 in Ellettsville, IN to Fredrick and Delma Arthur, she passed away in her home on Sept. 4, 2023.
She worked as a nurse, hair dresser, cashier for Standard Grocery and Community Hospital. She attended Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship Church and was baptized June 28, 2023.
She is survived by her children, Chris Arthur and Donna (John) Wiley; bonus children, Joe and Dean (Anita) Burton, Tammy (Tony) Garcia, Becky (Rodney) Roach; grandchildren, Dorothy Arthur-Wininger and Jesse Arthur; bonus grandchildren, Michelle Burton, Michael Burton, Dean Longelin Jr., Justin, Melinda and Thomas Jr. Whitman, Melissa Fisher, Nicole & Tony Jr. Garcia, Kailah and Trena Roach; great-grandchildren, Derrick and Charles Wininger, MJ Grever and several others; sisters, Margaret Burton and Edith Trinkle.
Proceeded in death by her parents; siblings, Robert, Lloyd, Charles, Gene, Helen Miles, Betty Depew and Josephine Arthur; bonus children, Marlene Longelin and Marcella Whitman.
Family meant so much to her. She was a loving, caring, giving and supportive lady. A very proud mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was always there to help.
Lou, you will be missed every minute of every day.
Don graduated from Southport High School in 1967. He was a Tool and Die Maker at several different companies over the years.
Don was an avid horse lover, both raising and barrel racing Quarter horses over his lifetime. Don was kind, loving, and very feisty at times.
Arrangements entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home.
CAROLE BARR BROWN, 87, widow of James C. Brown; son, James Stewart-Brown (Amy); three grandsons.
Carole graduated from Cornell University where she studied bacteriology. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a gifted pianist and organist. She was involved in the choir and music program at Southport Presbyterian Church for over 30 years.
Final care and arrangements by Singleton Community Mortuary.
RICHARD P. CRAWSHAW, 86, widower of Bonnie Crawshaw; children, Cheryl (Jerry) Applegate, Mike (Betsy), Gary (Michele), and Kerry (Amanda) Crawshaw; half-sister, Laura (Bryan) Ray; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
Dick worked as a pipe fitter for Citizens Gas. He then became business manager for the Local 1400 then International Representative for the IBEW. Dick enjoyed golfing and traveling. He was a member of the Greenwood Masonic Lodge #514.
Dick played for multiple leagues of fast-pitch softball, and at the age of 16, was scouted to play for the Dodgers.
G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home handled arrangements.
LARRY JAMES HOBSON, 71, wife, Kimberly; children, Keith Lynn, Heather Woock (Robert), and Derek Hobson; five grandchildren; siblings, Betty King (Robert), Joyce Sexton, Linda Goddard (Edward), William Hobson (Shawna).
A graduate of Greenwood High School, died peacefully at home surrounded by love on after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Services will conduct visitation Friday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral to begin at 1 p.m.
BARBARA ANN HUDSON, 82, widow of John Hudson and Harold Bell; children, Doris (Rick) Hayes, Denise (Jim) Payne; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Awbrey.
Barbara worked in central supply for Community South Hospital and retired after 10 years. Barbara was a member of Vineyard Community Church. She was a woman of faith. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
Barbara loved spending time with family. She will be remembered for her feisty personality; she was never afraid to share her opinions in a direct manner. She was a funny and protective matriarch.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home conducted services.
BETTY LYNN LAUTERBACH, 76, widow of Rev. W. E. “Gene” Lauterbach; sister-in-law, Carol Brandt; children, Brett (Terri) Beilfuss, Christine (Doug) Jones, Bethany (James) McArther, Bill (Ula) Lauterbach, Lynda Hunter and Kristi (Ed) Fitts; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
Betty had gifted lips of witness to her love for Jesus, as well as gifted hands especially in the sewing arts of needlepoint and crocheting. She began “Divine Designs,” a company designing custom religious needlepoint: altar paraments, banners, chair and kneeling cushions.
Indiana Funeral Care handled arrangements.
RICHARD “DICK” L. MARIEN, 86, widower of Ruth Marien; children, Cynthia (Brian) Cheek, Deborah (Allen) Layne, David (Dawn) and Michael Marien; siblings, Edward (Jan) and John (Connie) Marien, Kathryn (Ed) Schmidt; six grandchildren.
Richard graduated from Southport High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army before taking over the family business of managing Marien Hardware until he retired. Richard was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church.
Richard was a kind and caring man; he never knew a stranger.
G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home conducted services.
HARRY MICHAEL “MIKE” MORROW, 74, widower of Laverne Morrow.
Mike graduated from Whiteland Community High School in 1967 and retired from General Motors Allison Transmission plant after many years.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home conducted services.
KENNETH “KENNY” W. TETRICK, 86, widow of Rosie Tetrick; children, Christopher (Teresa) Tetrick and Carolyn (Dale) Reed; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings; Lee (Rhonda) Tetrick, Myra Metzger, Gail, Gladys, Roberta, and sister-in-law, Ruth Tetrick.
Kenny grew up in Fountain Square. Kenny worked at Eli Lilly for over 35 years. He loved to sit in his garage with a cold beer and a good cigar visiting with his neighbors. He always put his family first and rarely missed school activities or sporting events with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed Indiana basketball and Notre Dame football. He loved being out in nature anytime he had the chance.
A celebration of life took place at O’Riley Branson Funeral Service.
GAYLE ARLYNE WAGNER, 83, husband, Gene Wagner; children, Todd Wagner (Jill), Beth McMinn and Cris Mahern (Jim); brother, Steven Ringeisen (Judy); seven grandchildren.
Gayle was a founding member of the family business, Wagner Signs, where she worked side by side with her loved ones for over 30 years.
She was a master seamstress, avid runner, gymnastics judge/teacher, golfer, tennis player, gardener, chef, holiday decorator, creative writer, and conversationalist.
Calling will be Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 from noon until 1:45 p.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, Beech Grove. A Mass will follow at 2:00 p.m.
Final arrangements entrusted to Shirley Brothers.