Obituaries


Raymond Cain, Jr.

Raymond L. Cain, Jr., 65 of Anderson passed away on September 23, 2018 at Countryside Manor Health & Living in Anderson following an extended illness.  He was born on September 29, 1952 at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson to Raymond, Sr. and Agnes (Kelly) Cain.

Ray graduated from Wes-Del High School (1970) and served in the United Sates Air Force from 1971-1975 where he was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base.  Ray earned an Associate’s Degree from Indiana Business College and worked for Kroger for many years.  He was a member of United Food & Commercial Workers – Local 700.

Ray will be lovingly remembered as a hard worker who enjoyed spending quality time with his young son.  He was a voracious reader, a photography hobbyist and a computer enthusiast who enjoyed spending quiet time at home when he was not working.

Ray is survived by his parents; his son, Raymond Cain III of Houston, TX; one brother, Randy (Warrenetta) Cain of Lanette, AL; two sisters, Diana (Steve) Glass of Gaston and Danita (Gary) Brick of Jasper.  Many loving nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society’s research efforts.

No services are currently scheduled.

Sheryl Saksons

While the early morning sun rose over Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, August 19, Sheryl Ann (Hendrix) Saksons, 71, passed away following a brief, but valiant fight against cancer.

Sheryl had defeated cancer once before, at the youthful age of 33 as a strong, independent woman, while raising three young children. The strength, compassion and unconditional love she demonstrated for her family during that difficult time were amongst the many fine qualities she displayed throughout her life, each of which served as lessons for her children, who carry on her legacy as parents to their own children today.

After a short-term hospital stay during her most recent battle, Sheryl befittingly returned home with her loving husband Ray Saksons, surrounded by a house full of family and friends. Home was unquestionably where her heart had always been, whether she and Ray were hosting an impromptu Saturday evening get together with friends or a formal holiday feast with family. Her home was eternally full of the love she created, as she made everyone feel welcome. While cancer ended Sheryl’s life, in no way did it define her life.

Sheryl was born in Indianapolis to Lloyd and Thelma Hendrix on December 30, 1946. She graduated St. Agnes All Girls High School in 1964. Throughout her professional career spanning four decades, she contributed to the success of various local companies in sales and accounting roles. In the office, Sheryl had a knack for creating long-standing friendships with colleagues and clients alike. However, Sheryl believed her greatest accomplishments were raising her three children and marrying Ray in October of 1988, who was the love of her life.

Sheryl was preceded in death by her father Lloyd and mother Thelma. While Sheryl will be missed indescribably, her memory will live on through her brother Tom, husband Ray, children Denise Smulevitz (Morry), Joe Farr (Jess) and Allison Thorpe (Leonard), step-son Jonathan Saksons and 7 adoring grandchildren; Olivia, Mackenzie, Madison, Sophia, Marissa, Aidan and Jaxson, along with cousins, nephews and nieces.

Sheryl’s husband Ray and her children will welcome family and friends to a celebration of Sheryl’s life from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday August 25 at her home in Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in her honor.

Walter “Boo” Holland

Walter “Boo” Holland, 59, of Noblesville passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 2018 at St. Vincent Fishers Hospital.  He was born on May 3, 1959 in Indianapolis to Willard and Ethel (Trent) Holland.

Walt was a self-employed contractor and a “jack-of-all-trades”.  He always had a project in the works!  When he was not working, you could often find Walt tinkering around his property.  He loved nothing more, though, than spending quality time with his family – especially his four grandchildren.  Walt also enjoyed fishing and playing video games; his favorites include Need for Speed and Call of Duty.

Walt is survived by his wife, Deborah Bailey of Noblesville;  one son, Michael (Shannon) Bailey of Anderson; one brother, Mike (Linda Mullen) of Indianapolis;  one sister, Patty (Dennis) Robbins of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Jayden, Serenity, Aliyah and Zoie; and one nephew, Jimmy (Beth) Crafton of Indianapolis.  Many loving friends and extended family members also survive, including his best friend, George (Rhonda) Purvis and his favorite neighbor, Earl.

Walt is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Larry.

No services are currently scheduled.

William (Bill) Bridges

William (Bill) H. Bridges, 89, of Indianapolis passed away on April 24, 2018 at ManorCare at Summer Trace in Carmel. He was born November 26, 1928 in Highland Park, IL to Harold and Myrtle (Gary) Bridges.

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Mr. Bridges was the first in his family to attend college. He went on to enjoy a very successful sales career and worked for American Tourister Luggage for many years. Mr. Bridges enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, but he was particularly fond of football. He was a loyal Iowa Hawkeyes fan and a proud Indianapolis Colts season ticket holder. He also loved to play golf (so much so, he lived on a golf course while in Florida) and is a past president of the Woodland Country Club.

Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by parents; his loving wife, Nan; and one brother, Ken.

He is survived by his son, Steven (Barbara) Bridges of Noblesville; two daughters, Laura Bridges of Dallas, TX and Jolene (Tom) Schmith of Carmel; and two step-daughters, Linda West of Panama City Beach, FL and Loran (Joe) Steinmetz of Indianapolis. Also surviving are seven loving grandchildren, Beth, Andrew, Christopher, Cayla, Gabriel, Renee and Jamie; and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of ManorCare at Summer Trace and Transitions Hospice for their kindness and compassion.

Father Tom Metzger will officiate a celebration of Mr. Bridge’s life at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 E 191st Street in Noblesville, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association (1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101 Hudson, WI 54016).

Jerry R. Schmollinger

Jerry R. Schmollinger, 81, of Fortville passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at IU Methodist Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Anderson on May 15, 1936 and was the son of William and Gladys (Davis) Schmollinger.

Mr. Schmollinger grew up in Hamilton County and spent most of his life there. He spent may years working in the foundry for Noblesville Casting and then later at Iris Rubber Company. When not at work, Jerry could be found working on cars in his garage. He was a talented mechanic and would always have a project in the works. To relax, Jerry absolutely loved to fish for bass and crappie. His close friends and family will always cherish the memories of fishing with him in many area lakes and ponds.

Mr. Schmollinger is survived by three daughters, Penelope (James) Jamison of Colorado, Debrah (Marion) Jones of Indianapolis and Kelly Crockett of Fortville; one son, Tim (Norea) Schmollinger of Colorado; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Jerri Lynn Schmollinger; his wives Sandra Kay Schmollinger and Jullianna Schmollinger; and his dearest special friends, Ruby Ann Renforth and Betty Turner.

A graveside service will be conducted on Friday, April 27th at 2:00pm at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association (2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202).