Dave began working early in life and was dedicated in his career in concrete. He worked at Southside ReadyMix and retired from IMI. He loved his dogs, car shows, cruise-ins, riding his Harley and watching Nascar. He was a “collector” of many things, filling his man cave with treasures. He will be remembered as a good old boy who never met a stranger and would help anyone.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237.
EDWARD “RAY” RAYMOND BOUSUM, JR., 72, widower of Sharon A. Bousum; children, James (Abby) Bousum and Sharla (Andrew) Carman; four grandchildren; siblings, Deborah Aune, Jeffrey Bousum; fiancé, Doris Serra.
Ray worked in Retail Management for 25 years for Kmart and 10 years in route sales for Frito Lay. He loved spending time with his family and grandkids. He enjoyed watching the Colts, Tampa Bay and his grandson play football. He was also an avid traveler, enjoyed bowling, swimming, playing bocce ball and playing hoss collar. He hated Bingo. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard.
G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
SUSAN R. “SUSIE” BRIDGEWATER, 71, husband, Gary Bridgewater; children, Jill Wells and Jerod Bridgewater; two grandchildren.
Susie was an elementary and music teacher for 31 years at St. Mark and Indianapolis Public Schools.
Susie enjoyed relaxing at the lake, a good shopping trip to Kohl’s, watching Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune, taking trips to Florida, and working on a crossword puzzle. Susie was a devoted member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church where she enjoyed cantoring for Masses. Above all, Susie absolutely loved spending time with her family.
O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, were entrusted with the arrangements.
JOHN FRANCIS DALTON JOSEPH “JACK” CARROLL, 90, widower of Shirley Wendling Carroll; children, Gregory (Michelle) Carroll, Christina (Dr. Joe) LaRosa, Cathy (Bill) Holland, Lisa (Jim) Feltz; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Jack graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1949 and was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Jack worked nearly 40 years in the production of the Indianapolis Star and News. He was active in sports and coached CYO basketball, and Indiana Central Little League baseball. He was a member at St. Barnabas Catholic Church for over 50 years where he served as an usher and helped count the Sunday collections. He loved to play Pinochle, Euchre, Aggravation. His greatest love he had was for his family. Jack was a great husband, father and grandfather, a consummate volunteer and an all-around great guy.
O’Riley Branson Funeral Service was entrusted with arrangements.
MICHAEL (MIKE) EARL COPE, 76, widower of Linda Cope; children Kimberley Adams (Alan), Jennifer Williams (Frank) and Matt Cope; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Linda Ford, Peggy Daeger, Kathy Flora, Brenda Keith, Geri DeShon and Rusty Cope.
Mike was well known by all as being very kind and generous and would go out of his way to help others. He was known for his many jokes and contagious sense of humor. He was a long-standing member of Community Church of Greenwood. He was also Past President of the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. As a licensed architect, he also owned and operated his own successful architecture firm.
A service will be Tues., Nov. 15, 2022 at 6 p.m. at Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 West Main Street, Greenwood, IN 46142. Visitation will take place from 4-6 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
MATTHEW ALONZO DONALDSON, 30, mother, Cassandra Jo Nickell and her significant other, Robert “Bob” Duke; father, Bruce (Tracey) Donaldson II; siblings, Gariel, Katlyn, Madilyn, Joshua and Michael Donaldson, Erin Mroz, Holli, Bobbie, Kristina and Shauna Duke.
Matthew started his own company, working as a general contractor. He met Kristen Wyatt during his junior year of high school and happily spent the next 13 years with her. Matthew was absolutely crazy in love with her.
Matthew was passionate about music and was an extremely gifted singer and guitarist. He had a huge heart and a smile that would light up the room if you were gifted to see it.
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions handled arrangements.
LARRY EDWARD ELLIS, 69, Forest Lawn handled the arrangements. No services scheduled at this time.
MARY JANE HIDAY, 85, widow of Ken Hiday; daughter, Kendra (Dan) Kidwell; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; siblings, Joe Hedge and Judie Reynolds.
Born during the Great Depression, Mary went to college and then worked as a medical technologist and retired from St. Francis. Mary loved to garden, sew, and spend time with her family. She also helped manage the various pet shops she and Ken owned. She loved to watch IU basketball, Colts, and her favorite soap opera General Hospital.
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home handled arrangements.
KYLE RAY MARTIN, 90, wife D. Jane Martin.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Marines. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed wintering in Bradenton, Florida. Kyle was retired from Naval Avionics. He was known to be quite the chef of scrambled eggs.
Singleton Mortuary handled arrangements.
BOYD R. MIDDLETON, 85, son, Rodger (Bobbi) Middleton; siblings, Norman Jr., Jimmy, Johnny, Steve, Rick, Audrey, Janet and Laura Lynn; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Boyd enlisted in the National Guard reserves and was a private first class until he was honorably discharged in 1958. He worked as a printer for the Star News for over 20 years before retiring. During retirement, Boyd loved being around people so much he began working at Meijer as a greeter just so he could continue brightening others day. He enjoyed fishing, watching crime dramas on TV and was a member and supporter of the Wounded Warriors. He loved all things to do with sports and was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan. More than anything, Boyd loved his family unconditionally.
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions handled arrangements.
LILLIE MAE MOLLET, 92, children, Pamela Lowe (Mark), Gary Mollett (Kim); brother, Earl Wells; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
She was employed by Southport High School where she served in the cafeteria for 26 years.
Lillie was a fantastic cook and could whip out a meal in no time, complete with biscuits, noodles and pies. She loved to go fishing and bowling. She could crochet and sew just about anything.
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions were entrusted with arrangements.
BRIAN ROBERT MORRIS, 51, wife, Jennifer M. Morris; children, Samuel and Hannah Morris; father, Paul Morris; siblings, Julie Parker, Kevin and Jason Morris.
He graduated from Roncalli High School class of 1989 where he was active in the show choir and ran sound for many school events.
Brian attended IUPUI and then became a police officer. He also graduated from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Leadership Academy session 2020-10. He was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Brian was the 2002 Indianapolis Police Department North District Officer of the Year and this year he was named the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Master Detective. Brian served on the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for 24 and a half years. He was also the owner of FMX DJs and was the DJ for many events around the city.
Brian was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church where he was active in the Men’s Club and named the 2022 St. Jude Men’s Club Member of the Year. Brian enjoyed volunteering with Anna’s Celebration of Life Foundation. In 2021, Brian received Anna’s Celebration of Life Excellence Award for his service to the foundation. Brian loved to spend time with his family, bowling, playing golf, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. Brian had a great sense of humor and could make the whole room laugh. Brian’s family were incredibly important to him.
O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory handled the arrangements.
ROSEMARY M. MUCENSKI, 78, husband, James M. Mucenski; daughters, Michelle Mucenski, Lori Otto (Todd) and Mary Holt; sister, Mary Beth Mazurkiewicz; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
Rosemary was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She loved to sing and traveled all over the United States as a 28-year member of Sweet Adeline’s. Her joy was contagious. She could always be heard humming a song. Her morning joys were drinking coffee, completing crossword puzzles, and watching birds and nature on her porch. Rosemary loved the Lord deeply and prayed the rosary over her family daily.
Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel handled arrangements.
JANICE NIX, 62, husband, Bruce; children, Amber (Rob) Hubbard, Erica (Nate) Croteau, Jordan and Jared (Nickie) Nix; five grandchildren.
She graduated Greenwood High School in 1979 and through the years would fondly remember her time as part of the Irish Guard whenever hearing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, from the Marching Band’s performance at the 1976 State Fair. Janice worked for the City of Greenwood in the Planning Department for 39 years. She worked for the city of Whiteland as well as Johnson County assessor’s office after that. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for many years.
Janice enjoyed riding their motorcycle with Bruce as well as boating and jet skiing over the years. She also enjoyed reading romance novels in her spare time. She was known to make beef and noodles as well as “good dessert” to the delight of her children.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory Greenwood Chapel handled arrangements.
PATRICIA A. ROWLAND, 90, husband, Robert M. Rowland; sons, Steve (Nancy), Tim (Gloria) and Jon Rowland; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Patricia graduated from Beech Grove High School and attended Grand Rapids Baptist Bible Institute in Grand Rapids, MI. She worked for several establishments including the Greenwood Library for several years.
Patricia was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Whiteland.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 12 at Victory Baptist Church, 1340 Tracy Rd., Whiteland, IN 46184 with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time.
SHEILA MAIRE DUNIGAN QUILTER, 65, widow of David Quilter; siblings, Donna Dunn, Ronald and Michael D. Dunigan, Sr.; half-brother, Gregg Dunigan.
Funeral services will be conducted today at 1 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. Visitation is 11 a.m. till service time at the funeral home.
ROBERT ODEAN TAYLOR JR., 83, wife, Lori Taylor; children, Kevin (Kerry) Taylor and Kelley (Dean) Blevins; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Robert worked at Automatic Retailers of America for 34 years and was a member of Teamsters Local 135 for 25 years. He was a sports fanatic and was his children and grandchildren’s biggest fan as he would often be participating or coaching. He coached Little League baseball and football for many years and loved every minute of it! God was the center point of his life and he was always thrilled to share the love of God through his ministry and service to others. He was a true example of God’s love and kindness.
Little & Sons Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements.
MARJORIE JEAN BURGETT TIEMEIER THARP, 95, husband, Francis “Frank” Tharp; widow of Marion “Lefty” Tiemeier; children, Vonda (Duane) Mercer and Don (Patt) Tiemeier; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Nancy Hawthorne, Robert and Stanley Burgett.
Marjorie received her nursing degree from IU and spent most of her nursing career at St. Francis Family Practice, culminating as the head nurse before she retired.
She was an avid golfer and even had a hole in one in 1987. She was club champion at Eldorado Country Club (now called Dye’s Walk) in 1972 and 1974 and “Women’s Senior Champion” in 1986. She enjoyed dancing, duplicate bridge and crocheting.
Visitation will be today at Singleton & St. Pierre Funeral Home, 7602 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral will be held on Thur., Nov. 10, 2022, at the funeral home at 10 a.m.
KEITH “WEBE” WEAVER, 59, wife, Jolynn; son, Cameron (Brandi) Weaver; two grandchildren; siblings, Kevin and Kenny Weaver, Kimberly Wright.
Keith was a dedicated bowler, with numerous trophies, awards, and was accepted into the bowling hall of fame in St. Louis for his numerous perfect games and high series. His Sundays centered around watching football games. Keith was a dedicated professional who took immense pride in working with local law enforcement agencies on their drug, alcohol, violence, and personal safety programs.
He loved to spend his free time with his family and friends, especially with his grandchildren. Whatever they wanted, Papa would always give in to them, as he wouldn’t say the word “No”.
Indiana Funeral Care Greenwood handled arrangements.