Deborah Simon

Deborah (Eisenmenger) Simon, 74, of Indianapolis passed away unexpectedly on June 22, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born on January 22, 1943 in Elmhurst, IL and is the only child of Elmer and Phyllis (Regan) Eisenmenger.

She was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis.

Deborah attended St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She then completed her Master’s Degree in English Literature from Loyola University in Chicago. She later served as a teacher at Southmont High School in Crawfordsville, IN. Deborah also enjoyed various social activities and volunteering at Fairbanks Hospital and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Deborah is survived by her daughter-in-law, Julia Simon Lyons of Las Vegas, NV; three nephews; one grandnephew; and two grandnieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Peter.

A memorial mass will be conducted at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 12th at St. Monica Catholic Church, 6131 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Both Deborah and Peter’s ashes will be interred at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, IL at a later date.

Richard Davis


Richard E. Davis, 83, of Lapel passed away at Riverview Health on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  He was born on April 15, 1934 in Hancock County, Indiana to George and Edith (Ward) Davis.

Richard served our country as a Weapons Mechanic in the United States Air Force.  He was a member of Fellowship Masonic Lodge #681 F.&A.M. in Anderson.  He retired from Delco Remy in 1981 after working there for 30 years.

Richard’s mechanical skills served him well in life.  He was well known for working on cars and had a passion for restoring Volkswagens.  He also loved the outdoors, spending much of his time hunting, fishing and camping.  He especially enjoyed traveling the country in his motor home and frequently took vacations to see family and friends.  He also enjoyed watching John Wayne movies, old Westerns, NASCAR racing, Cubs baseball, and Colts football.  He loved to play with Elvis, the family’s Miniature Schnauzer.  He was a great friend and a loving father.

Richard is survived by one son, Bill Davis of Lapel; and one sister, Barbara Pickel of Anderson.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Lillie.

A Masonic funeral service will be held at a later date.

Norman L. O’Rear

Norman Leon O’Rear, 78, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2017 at Sydney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.  He was born August 23, 1939 in Danville, Indiana to Bernard and Ruth (Williamson) O’Rear.

Norman graduated from Noblesville High School in 1956.

Norman is survived by his three children, Teresa O’Rear, Sherry Townsend of Tipton, IN and Alan O’Rear of Indianapolis, IN; two grandchildren; and a brother, Jim O’Rear of Arlington, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Ruth O’Rear; and his brother, Wayne O’Rear.

A private service will be held by the immediate family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wheeler Mission or Shepherd Community Center.

Deborah Slaven

Deborah L. Slaven, 67, of Frankfort passed away in her home on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  She was born on April 10, 1950 in Frankfort to Robert and Georgia (Copeland) Coy.

Deb is a graduate of Clinton Prairie High School (1968).  She worked for more than twenty years at Emerson Appliance Controls in Frankfort and previously worked for National Cigar Company.  Animals of all kinds held a special place in her heart, but she was especially fond of dogs and horses.

Deb is survived by one son, Robert (Laura Zimmerman) Slaven of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Amanda Slaven and Isabella Slaven; and three nephews, Michael Coy, Bobby Coy and Patrick Coy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald L. Coy and Michael R. Coy.

No services are currently scheduled.

Mark A. Bland

Mark Allen Bland, 60, of Lapel passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Monday, April 24, 2017.  He was born on December 6, 1956 in Greenfield, IN to Robert and Phyllis (Fairfield) Bland.

At the age of sixteen, Mark served our country in the US Army and was very proud of the recognition he received for his accomplishments while in training.  A lifelong resident of the Lapel and Fortville area, he formerly worked for Reynolds Farm Equipment and Landmark Construction.  Mark had a wonderful sense of humor that will be sorely missed by those whose lives he touched.  He enjoyed working on anything that had an engine — from Harley Davidson motorcycles to cars to lawnmowers — he spent hours working on projects in his garage.

Mark is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Jane (McDole) Bland;  one son, Allen Prickett of Lapel;  two step-sons, Kelly (Jean) Cochran of New Albany and  Jerry (Jennifer) Cochran of Anderson;  one step-daughter, Jannet (Dave) Jones of Lapel;  eight grandchildren, Kia Edwards, Marcus Edwards, Bryce Lutz, Alexis (Chris) Wiles, Ashley (Brice) Grey, Karissa Cochran, Dalton Cochran and Kyra Cochran.  Three great-grandchildren, six great step-grandchildren, and one great-great step-grandchild also survive as do his his closest friends Mike Stedham, Dave Nelson, Shane Huber, Mike Barker and Lamar Cosby;  special brother-in-law, Rod McDole;  and his shih tzu, Peady.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  his infant sister, Phyllis;  and his step-brother, Roy.

A cremation will be conducted and no services are planned at the present time.