Elaine Francine Pickens, 56, of Fishers passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in her home following a long battle with ALS.
Elaine is survived by her husband of thirty years, Larry; her daughter, Bridget Pickens of Fishers; her father and step-mother, Philip and Peg Brummit of Indianapolis; and brother, Phil Brummit of Speedway. She was preceded in death by her mother Billy Jean (Alger) Brummit.
Elaine was born at Fort Belvoir, VA on April 6, 1962. She traveled the world with her Father who was in the military. Her favorite country was Germany where she lived twice. Her family moved back to Indianapolis 40 years ago. She received a bachelor’s degree from IUPUI and an MBA from Butler University. She worked for Ratheon as a Quality Engineer and a Proposal Lead.
Elaine was a long-time member of the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fishers where she was a member of The Daughters of the King.
Elaine had a passion for dance! She and her husband, Larry, spent a great deal of their lives together as competitive ballroom dancers. Together, in 2001, they became American Rhythm Champions for their age category in a national amateur dance competition. Elaine shared her love of dance with her daughter and enjoyed nothing more than watching Bridget dance. When she wasn’t dancing or spending quality time with her family and many friends, Elaine enjoyed reading and relaxing quietly at home.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Holy Family Episcopal Church (11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd, Fishers, IN 46038) with Father Bruce Gray officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to:
1. The Indiana Chapter of the ALS Association – Community of Hope fund for Elaine Pickens
7202 E 87th St #102, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Donate Now: Indiana ALS Association – Community of Hope Fund: Elaine Pickens
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2. The Holy Family Episcopal Church
11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd, Fishers, IN 46038
George (Buster) Klein, 77, of Linton, IN passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Toccoa, GA on November 24, 1940 to Giles and Jeanette (Moorhead) Klein. His parents precede him in death.
George was a proud Seabee in the US Navy where he served two tours in Vietnam. Upon being discharged from the Navy, George worked as a civilian Ammunitions Inspector for the Savanna Army Depot in Savanna, Illinois and Crane Army Ammunition Activity in Indiana. He attended schools in Sterling, Illinois, later receiving his GED.
He loved to “get away” and be outdoors! George enjoyed duck hunting, but his passion was riding his Harley Davidson out on the open road. Whether making a trip to the Moonshine Store in Clark Co, Illinois or heading south to Rabbit Hash, Kentucky and Rolling Thunder ride to Washington, DC, George was always eager to ride!
George is survived by his brother, Tom (Sharon) Klein of Oregon, IL; his fiancée, Sandi Rambo of Anderson, IN and several loving nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be conducted in Oregon, Illinois at a later date.
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.
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, 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.