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Richard D. Buck

Richard D. Buck, 63, of Rochester, IN passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 2020.  He was born in Wabash, IN on May 18, 1956 to Richard P. Buck and Joann Zimmerman.   

Richard was an oversize load truck driver who worked many years for Sun Coast Trailers.  He enjoyed the solitude of driving by himself and loved to haul loads to the west coast.  He enjoyed being by himself and relaxing with a classic John Wayne western on television.

Richard is survived by two children, Joshua Buck and Amanda Kortenber Peterson, four sisters, Julie Buck, Rhonda (Dave) Brown, Sarah Buck and Jennifer Buck-Binney.  Grandchildren  and many nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

No services are scheduled at this time.

 

March 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Anne Chestnut Weber

Anne Chestnut Weber was born in Chicago, IL in 1937 and died at age 83 after a brief illness.  She was married to James Weber, her beloved husband, for 52 years.

Anne received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Marquette University in 1959, when it was unusual for women to enter the sciences.  After her children grew up, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Hampshire in 1982.  Anne worked as a chemist at the Chicago Medical School and in Columbus, OH before devoting her efforts to being a full time professional artist.

During her 35 years in New Hampshire she exhibited pastel paintings in many galleries of seacoast scenes and of people at outdoor events.  Her works can be seen in government buildings and corporate offices in New Hampshire.  She was active for many years in the Durham (NH) Art Association and the New Hampshire Art Association.

Anne moved with her husband Jim to Springville, UT in 1998.  She said, “When I first saw the Utah mountains, I was amazed by their beauty.  Living in Springville gave me a chance to see the mountains at all times of day and all seasons.  I have never gotten tired of the view.” In Utah she loved to paint the beautiful landscapes of Utah mountains and deserts.  She was a frequent exhibitor in the Springville Museum Spring Salon and participated in many art exhibits in Utah and other states, winning several awards. She served on the Utah County Art Board for several years and was a member of the Utah Valley Artist Guild.  Anne was a volunteer at the Springville Museum for many years.  She was well-known in both New Hampshire and Utah for giving demonstrations in pastel painting to amateur and professional artists.

She was a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and had work accepted in their international juried shows in New York City.  She exhibited in national juried shows several times a year and has won awards nationwide.

Anne has lived in Indianapolis for the last several years.

She is survived by son Nicholas Weber (wife Darla), daughter Katherine Stickney (husband Daniel), daughter Susan Weber, granddaughter Jennifer Stickney, and her siblings Margaret Chestnut Fasano, James Edward Chestnut, Jr., Paul Cotter Chestnut, and John William Chestnut.  Passing before Anne were her sister, Mary Chestnut Powers, and her husband James Weber.

She will be remembered as a woman of dry wit and rare intelligence.  A lifelong reader with a tremendous memory, she became an expert in any subject that interested her.

Anne’s children and granddaughter gave her much joy.  She was much loved and her death is a great loss to her family and friends.

A memorial will be held at a later date, to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Monica Catholic Church.

March 29th, 2020|5 Comments

Joyce (Kauffman) Brenneman

Joyce Brenneman’s “Celebration of Life” will stream live on youtube on Sunday, March 22 at 4pm ET.  All are welcome to join and type your comments as you watch.  Please use this link which will contain information on backup procedures and technical support information: 

https://youtu.be/UxlVG4RslIw

The service will be archived for later viewing as well.

Joyce (Kauffman) Brenneman, 83, of Fishers, Indiana passed away at IU Health Saxony Hospital on March 17, 2020 following an extended illness.   She was born in Hutchinson, KS on August 1, 1936 to Alpha and Ida (Bontreger) Kauffman.

Joyce is a graduate of Haven High School in Haven, KS and attended Goshen College.  She began her career as an administrative assistant at Zimmer Biometrics in Warsaw, Indiana and then moved to the Free Methodist World Headquarters in Winona Lake where she served for nearly 20 years.  Most recently, she worked for the Kennedy Living Center in Martinsville, Indiana.  Joyce was a member of the Winona Lake Free Methodist Church where she spent many years teaching Sunday School.

Joyce was guided by her faith in Jesus and is with Him now in Heaven.  She wanted everyone to know His love and accept his free gift of salvation.

Joyce will be lovingly remembered as a caring neighbor with a heart for service!  Her passion was taking care of her family.  She loved to prepare and host family dinners and she never met a stranger.   Joyce enjoyed bird watching (hummingbirds were her favorite), hiking on the trails in state and national parks and admiring the simple beauty of plants and flowers.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, William Brenneman of Fishers;  two sons, Steven (Terrie) Brenneman of Fishers and Leon Brenneman of Warsaw;  one sister, Eva (Delmer) Steider of Highland Ranch, CO;  four grandchildren, Blake (Natalie) Brenneman of Plainfield, Brice (Jessica) Brenneman of Pasadena, CA, Neil Brenneman of Indianapolis and Kara Brenneman of Bloomington.  Three great grandchildren also survive, Evan Brenneman, Benjamin Brenneman and Andrew Brenneman as do many loving extended family members and cherished friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Carl Kauffman; her sister, Norma Martin and her brother-in-law, Dale Martin.

Memorial contributions can be made in support of her first great grandson, Evan, who has a rare disease called Prader-Willi Syndrome, which can make people feel unending hunger.  Research contributions in her honor can be made at https://teamevan.org.

A streaming video service is being planned with final burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, as part of an IU School of Medicine’s Anatomical Education Program at a later date.

March 19th, 2020|0 Comments

John A. Monteith

John Andrew Monteith, 59, of Fishers, IN, passed away unexpectedly in his home on February 28, 2020.  He was a devoted husband, son, uncle, brother, and friend. He was born a Canadian in Windsor, (Essex County) Ontario on March 17, 1960 to Arnold Ernest and Jane ‘Jean’ Marrion (Sealy) Monteith.

John graduated from Kingsway College High School in Oshawa, Ontario (1978) and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN (1985).  He devoted his life to healthcare finance starting at Hialeah Hospital in Miami, FL. He worked over 30 years as a financial executive officer for various healthcare organizations including HealthSouth Corporation, Kindred Healthcare, Centerre Healthcare/Community Rehabilitation Hospital of Indianapolis, and Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, FL. He was able to combine his passion for travel and his entrepreneurial spirit to own and operate a travel advisor franchise.  He was also a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Southern Adventist University Alumni Association.  One of his proudest accomplishments was on August 22, 1995, in Hollidaysburg, PA, he become a Naturalized Citizen of the United States of America.

John had various interests!  He enjoyed water skiing (certified ski instructor), swimming (certified lifeguard), hockey, golfing, traveling, as well as watching sports.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers football fan but rooted for the Canadian teams in every sport except football.  He was very proud of his Canadian American heritage and loved traveling to his family’s summer cottage in Ontario Canada.  He was an aviation enthusiast and very proud of being a member of the million-mile club of the airlines where
he annually logged over 100,000 miles earning him preferred Chairman’s Status. He also was an accomplished flutist and a passionate animal lover. Over the years, he enjoyed having a variety of pets with ‘The Scotties’ being the most beloved. Of recent, the most notable Scotties were Jack and Daniel.

John was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ (Bolduc) of Fishers, IN; his mother of Brampton, Ontario; one sister, Kathryn (Leroy Andrew) Teixeira of Brampton, Ontario; one brother, Mark Monteith of Lake Mary, FL; two nieces, Tami Teixeira and Kaley Bolduc; and six nephews, Brandon Teixeira, Kelson Monteith, Ryan Bolduc, Jonathan Bolduc, Seth Bolduc and Daniel Bolduc.  His goddaughter, Juleigh Wilson of Sioux Falls, SD also survives.

John will lovingly be remembered for his sense of humor, his work ethic, integrity and his unwavering dedication to his family and friends.

David Bolduc will officiate a private family service on Friday, March 6, 2020.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family is requesting donations to Pilots N Paws [www.pilotsnpaws.org / 4651 Howe Rd, Landrum, SC 29356].

February 28th, 2020|15 Comments

Annice “Annie” Baker

Annice M. “Annie” Baker, 76, of Muncie passed away on February 23, 2020 at Bethel Pointe Health & Rehabilitation following an extended illness.  She was born on August 27, 1943 in Owen County to Floyd and Ursula (Allee) Frye.

Annie attended Gosport High School where she was a cheerleader.  She is a longtime resident of Muncie and worked as a bartender/server for many local establishments.

Annie will be lovingly remembered as a “spitfire” who loved to dance, sing and have fun.

She is survived by her children, grandchildren and siblings.

She is preceded in death by her mother, father and several of her siblings.

Annie chose to be cremated and requested that no funeral services be conducted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123).

February 26th, 2020|1 Comment

Paul “Ed” Stader

Paul E. (“Ed”) Stader, 71, of Indianapolis passed away on February 23, 2020 at Community Hospital South following an extended illness.  He was born in Indianapolis on December 14, 1948 to Paul and Eddie Katherine (Wand) Stader.

Ed was a graduate of Harry E. Wood High School in Indianapolis and served his country in the US Army.  He retired from Aramark Indianapolis where he spent many years servicing machines of all kinds.  Ed was a proud member of the Speedway Moose Lodge #500, the American Legion Victory Post 70 in Shelbyville and New Horizon Bass Anglers.

Ed was a talented mechanic who could fix almost anything.  He loved to work on classic cars — particularly Monte Carlos — and was particularly fond of a 1957 Chevy that he once owned.  Ed was also a lifelong fisherman and was a fierce competitor in countless bass fishing tournaments.

Ed is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Stader of Indianapolis; one son, Eric (Amanda) Stader of Brownsburg; four grandchildren, Avery Stader, Hayden Rapp, Scarlet Stader and Dallas Stader; and one great-grandchild, Aavah Caldwell.  Many loving nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Melvin Stader and Thomas Bowling.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday March 1, 2020 at The Speedway Moose Lodge #500 , 4917 W. Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46224, at 3pm with visitation until 4pm.  A presentation will begin at 4pm, allowing loved ones to honor his memory until 6pm.  Light refreshments and sandwiches will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Stader family.

February 23rd, 2020|0 Comments