Terry E. Johnson

Terry E. Johnson, 63, of Indianapolis (formerly of Coral Springs, FL) passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2017. He was born on May 26, 1954 in Lafayette to Melvin and Alice (Black) Johnson.

Terry graduated from LaPorte High School (1972) and earned his Undergraduate and Masters Degrees at Ball State University. He was self-employed and worked in the finance industry.

He was a member of the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, FL.

Terry’s joy of music will be missed. You could often find him singing and playing his guitar… you knew by the sound of his whistling that he was close by. He also loved nature and spending time in the water – whether swimming the butterfly, lifeguarding, or just relaxing by a campfire on the ocean’s shore. Terry enjoyed the companionship of cats and dogs and was also an avid fan of the Chicago White Socks.

Terry is survived by his mother; one daughter, Kayla Johnson of Coral Springs, Fl; two sisters, Cynthia (Brian) Swanson of LaPorte and Kathy (Marty) Geiger of Indianapolis; one brother, Keith (Judy) Johnson of LaPorte; one niece, Sheila Corbett of LaPorte and one nephew, Byron Corbett of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Bruce Johnson.

A private family memorial service will be conducted after cremation.

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.