Obituaries

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Sue M. Taylor

On Friday May 17, 2024, Sue Marie Taylor (81) of Anderson, Indiana went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after a brief illness.  She was born to Clarence Opal Green and Dessie Leota (Kingen) Green on November 7, 1942 in Attica, Indiana. She was one of 11 children.

Sue was married to the late Kenneth Wayne Taylor, Sr. for 58 years and had seven children. Sue was a homemaker from an early age of 15.

Sue is survived by their seven children: Kenny Taylor, Jr. of Daleville, Cris Orr (Bobby) of Meridian, MS, David Taylor of Lapel, Rick (Sandy) Taylor of Lapel, Rhonda (Jamie) Goodpaster of Anderson, C.J. (Jennifer) Taylor of Tipton, and Amy (Jeremy) Morrisett of Tipton. Sue had 2 bonus sons, Matt (Jennifer) Taylor of Sheridan, and Brian (Shannon) Teuscher of Greenfield.

She has many grandchildren: Kristina (Justin), Jeremiah (Amanda), Rick James, JorD’an, Rickie Jr.(Samantha), Travis (Wendy), LeAndra (Cory), Jonathon, Christian (Nick), Rachel (Jermey), Dalton, Jensen, Adam, Katie (Drake), Rubie, Abigail.  She also has 16 great grands and 7 great-great grands!, as well as a sister-in-law, Sandy Taylor of Newtown, and several nieces & nephews.

She was an active member of the Lone Oak Wesleyan Church and Best Years Fellowship group. She had a group of special friends that went to supper on Fridays.  Her neighbors, Jeff & Diane Hauk, have been special friends for years.

Sue had a small sewing business and loved serving her customers.  Her hobbies included decorating wedding cakes, crocheting, sewing, crafting, working in her garden, canning, and playing cards.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 4-6pm at Lone Oak Wesleyan Church (486 N. County Rd 500 S., Anderson, IN 46011).  A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at the church immediately following the visitation with Pastor Andy Cole officiating.

Monetary donations can be made to: Lone Oak Wesleyan Church.

May 19th, 2024|0 Comments

Charles M. Phillips

Charles Michael (“Mike”) Phillips, 79, a lifelong resident of Anderson, passed away at his home on May 7, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born in Anderson, IN on September 29, 1944 to Raymond and Mary (Davis) Phillips.

Mike is a graduate of Anderson High School (1964) and proudly served our country in the US Army National Guard. He was active in many organizations including the Daleville American Legion, the Anderson Moose, the Anderson Eagles Lodge, the Veterans of Madison County, the American Motorcycle Association, and the Car Owners Racing Association. Mike was also a lifetime member of AMVETS.

Like his father and grandfather, Mike was incredibly mechanically inclined and loved to work on motorcycles! He held a certification from the Harley Davidson Mechanic School and it seemed there was nothing he couldn’t fix! Mike took over his family’s business, “Phillips Motors”, in 1969 and ran it until it closed in 1985. He then started a new venture, “The Price is Right”, which became a staple in Anderson for more than 30 years. More than anything, though, Mike loved to spend time with his family. He would absolutely light up on Sunday afternoons when his grandchildren would stop by to enjoy lunch and ride motorcycles on his property. The memories that he made with his family will never fade.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Diana (Ray) Phillips; two sons, Cory (Helena) Phillips of Indianapolis and Derick (Karen) Phillips of Anderson; one sister, Ralena Jones of Anderson; one brother, Joe Pat Phillips of Anderson; two grandchildren, Kyle (Haylee) Phillips of Fortville and Kynzie (Parrish Castillo) Stults of Daleville; and six great grandchildren (with one more on the way!), Isaac Phillips, Bethany Phillips, Franklin Phillips, Jazlyn Stults, Zayden Stults, and Kenyen Castillo. He will also be missed by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members, amazing friends, and his faithful dog, Trump.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ralph Phillips.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery (6805 Doctor M.L.K., Jr. Blvd, Anderson, IN 46013) with Rev. Joe Childs officiating.

The family would like to thank Dr. Preetham Jetty and his staff for their quality, compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Turn Away No Longer, Inc. or to the charity of your choice.

 

May 10th, 2024|2 Comments

Glenda K. Snider

Glenda Kay Snider, affectionately known as Gidget, aged 54, of Greensburg, Indiana, was called to her eternal resting place on May 3, 2024, while at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Indiana. She leaves behind a legacy of love and memories that will be forever held dear by those who knew her.

Gidget is survived by a loving family: her daughter, Brittany (Ryan) Holt; her six grandsons, Braiden Beesley, Jayden McGuire, Waylen McGuire, Daylen McGuire, Chandler Holt, and Owen Holt; her son, Stanley (Taylor) Snider Jr. ; and her only granddaughter, Charlotte Snider. Each of them were the light of her life and the joy of her heart.

Known for her infectious smile and laughter, Gidget always found her greatest pleasure in the company of her family. She was always at her happiest when surrounded by her loved ones, regaling them with tales of her own childhood and the days spent with her late grandparents, Russell and Stella Mozingo, who raised her and preceded her in death. Her stories and memories will be a source of comfort and a treasure for her family to recall.

Gidget’s presence was a beacon of happiness to all fortunate enough to know her. Every moment with her was special and memorable.

As we bid farewell to Gidget, we are comforted by the knowledge that she is now reunited with her cherished grandparents. While her passing leaves a void in our lives, we are consoled by the immense love she gave, the wisdom she shared, and the examples she set.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital staff for their compassionate care in her final days.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

We love and miss you, Mom.

May 9th, 2024|0 Comments

Danny R. Shell

Danny Richard Shell, 75, of Elwood, IN passed away on April 16, 2024 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Jonesville, VA on July 15, 1948 to Thomas and Nancy (McConnell) Shell.

Danny served in the US Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Louis Monroe American Legion Post 53 in Elwood and the Elwood Conservation Club.

Danny will be lovingly remembered as a devoted family man who lived life to the fullest. Whether traveling to Roswell, NM, Spring Mill State Park, or to his family cabin in Jonesville, VA (which was his most favorite place), Danny was always up for an adventure! He was proud to own a 2004 40th Anniversary Ford Mustang, which had been on his bucket list for years. Danny enjoyed collecting records (especially The Beatles), watching NASCAR races, and was an avid gun collector.  Above all, he loved taking care of, spending time with, and making memories with his family.

Danny is survived by three daughters, Nikki (Timothy) Laster of Elwood, Dani (Jason James) Childress of Elwood and Melissa Brenneman; one son, Phil Camp Shell of Noblesville; three brothers, Thomas D. (Alma “Penny”) Shell, Tony (Paula) Shell, and Paul (Trina) Shell; three sisters, Roberta (Philip) Utter, Paula Martinez, and Sandy Daniello; five grandchildren, Alysa (Joe Metz) Childress, Zac (Elizabeth Vautaw) Childress, Lily (Todd) Brewster, Adryanna (Jacob) Harris, and Robyn (Zack Wright) Brush; and two great grandchildren, Amara Metz and Sunny Metz. Many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and wonderful friends will also miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his maternal grandmother, Verna “Granny” McConnell; his life partner, Diana (Gerber) Shell; two grandchildren, Christopher Camp Shell and Nicholas Camp Shell; and his son-in-law, Sonny Childress.

A celebration of Danny’s life will be planned at a later date.

April 20th, 2024|7 Comments

Neil A. Anderson

Neil Allen Anderson entered heaven on April 15, 2024.  He was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on May 24, 1935, the son of Arnold and Martha (Peting) Anderson.

Neil attended South Side High School in Ft. Wayne (1953), graduated from Indiana University, (where he was proud to have participated in one of the first “Little 500s”), and served six years in the US Army Reserves.

He started his career with New York Central Railroad, moved on to North American Van Lines, then to the Trust Department at Fort Wayne National Bank.  He retired from NBD Bank in 1998 as a Vice President of Private Banking and Investments.  After  a short retirement, he joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne where he served as the Director of Planned Giving until he retired in 2012.

Neil was active in the following organizations:  Ft. Wayne Kiwanis Club, Family & Children’s Services, South Side High School Foundation, Audiences Unlimited, Olin B. & Desta Schwab Foundation, Lutheran Homes, Lutheran Social Services, and Habitat for Humanity.

His great loves were his wife, Sarilda, his children, grandchildren, tennis and Siesta Key, Florida.  After moving to Fishers to be near his grandchildren, Neil found great friendships and community through his church, Christ the Savior Lutheran, and his River Glen neighbors.

Neil is survived by his son, Todd Anderson of Orlando, FL; his daughter, Ann Marie (Randy) Waren of Fishers; and two precious grandchildren, Jack and Isabelle Waren; his sister-in-law, Susie Winebrenner; niece, Sue Davis; and nephew, Jim Anderson.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Sarilda; his brother Dwight Anderson; a sister-in-law, Donna Anderson; and a half-brother, Gale Anderson.

Services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 19, 2024 at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church (10500 126th St, Fishers, IN 46038) with Pastor Brian Derrer officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:30am-11:00am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the Savior Lutheran Church or to South Side High School’s Alumni Association.

April 15th, 2024|6 Comments

Thomas Kennedy, Jr.

On the morning of March 24, 2024, Tom, age 71 passed away at home in Westfield, IN, after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.

Tom was born in St. Louis, MO on August 20, 1952, son of Thomas M. and Dolores M. (Hoven) Kennedy, Sr. Tom was a graduate of Christian Brothers College High School (CBC) in St. Louis and graduated from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL with a degree in Mass Communications. Following graduation, he started his career with the St. Louis Soccer Stars as their Director of Public Relations. He loved soccer, as his dad was on the 1950 National Open Cup Champion team, sponsored by Simpkins Ford out of St. Louis. This was something Tom was always proud to talk about. He also loved to coach his “baby” brother Pat, as well as Corrin and Thomas when they started playing soccer.

He secured his dream job in 1980 working for Anheuser-Busch, working his way up to Sr. Key Account Manager, calling on Kroger, Marsh and Meijer in Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota and Michigan to name a few. He loved working for AB and did so for 28 years, retiring in 2008. You wouldn’t find a more loyal and dedicated employee.

After retirement, he continued his love for soccer and started refereeing for the CYO soccer games, eventually becoming the CYO assigner for all the games, which he loved to do. Another favorite, spending time at the lake house (fish shack) with family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tom and Mother Dolores, father-in-law Herb Kunkle and mother-in-law, Catherine Leitch. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 35 years, Lori, daughter, Corrin (Bryant) Allen, son, Thomas III and his fiance Libby Strohmeyer, granddaughters, Emerie and Payton Allen and his brother Patrick (Diana) Kennedy.

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 2:30 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel, IN. A Celebration of Life reception will be held at The District Tap, 3720 E. 82nd Street, Indianapolis following the service. Bring your stories, he deserves a good roast.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in memory of Tom, be directed to the Merciful Help Center or the National Lung Association.

Tom’s family would love to thank their family, friends and the medical staff, for the outpouring love, prayers and support throughout this past year.

April 4th, 2024|4 Comments
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