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Sandra L. Kenny

Sandra Lee Kenny, 74, of Indianapolis, IN, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  A celebration of life service will be held in August 2020 in Indianapolis.  Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Sandy was born in Racine, WI, on August 10, 1945, to the late Allen and Lorraine Gunderson.  She graduated from Park High School in Racine, and continued her education at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL.  While at Moody, she met her husband, Larry Lee Kenny.  They married on June 15, 1968.

Sandy enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother to her three children.  After her husband’s death in 1986, Sandy worked as an executive assistant at churches in Indiana and Ohio.  She also worked as an executive assistant at Federal Manufacturing in Milwaukee, WI, at Invitrogen in Carlsbad, CA, and at ACSI in Colorado Springs, CO.

Sandy was a friendly, vivacious and generous person.  She loved people well and had a way of encouraging them with spiritual advice and prayer. Her grandchildren described her as being caring, faithful, sweet, funny, laughing a lot, and playful (playing hide-and-go-seek with her at the mall). She enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the church choir, shopping, Disney, traveling, and eating out with friends and family.  She was also actively involved with the women’s ministry at her church.

Sandy is survived by her brother, Richard Gunderson of Chaska, MN; her sister, Linda (Mark) Charbogian, of Racine, WI; her son, Mark (Monica) Kenny, of Franklin, TN; her daughter, Lori (Gary) Carter of Indianapolis, IN; her son, Steven Kenny, of Franklin, TN; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Kathy Berg, of Janesville, WI; six grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Rosegate of Indianapolis, IN, for the loving care they gave Sandy over the past year.  They would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Francis Hospital for the comfort and care they provided to Sandy during her last days.

May 22nd, 2020|3 Comments

Sheila K. Fox

Sheila Kay Fox, 55, of Muncie passed away unexpectedly in her home on May 15, 2020.  She was born in Lima, Ohio on September 21, 1964 to James and Darlene (Patten) Fox.

Sheila graduated from Elida (Ohio) High School in 1983 and later married Jack Small, her husband of 21 years.  Jack held a special place in her heart.

Sheila was a long-time employee of Walmart in Muncie where she was affectionately known to many of her special customers as “She-She”.  Recently, Sheila began her career as a Correctional Officer with the Indiana Department of Corrections in Pendleton, IN.  She was very proud to serve there.

Sheila will be remembered by everyone who knew her as an amazing person — everyone she met was a friend!  She lived life to the fullest and touched the lives of countless people.

Sheila is survived by her mother; one sister, Machele (Chuck) Williams of Elida, OH; one brother, Vernon (Lisa) Fox of Waynesfield, OH; two step-children, Jack and Lora; and 5 grandchildren, Landan, Jaxon, Gatlan, Cooper and Hudson who she absolutely adored.

She is preceded in death by her father and one brother, Robert Fox.

Sheila was very fond of dogs.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the animal care organization of your choice.

A celebration of Sheila’s life will be held at a later date.

May 20th, 2020|21 Comments

Leotis C. Jackson

Leotis C. Jackson, 91 of Birmingham, Alabama, departed this life on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Leotis was born November 11, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was the youngest of three daughters born to Addie Bell (Weems) and John Otis Christian of Bullock County, Union Springs, Alabama.

Leotis pursued a lifetime career as an educator and retired from that profession in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a devoted catholic and dedicated member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Birmingham. She was an undergraduate of Miles College and a graduate of The University of Alabama in Birmingham Graduate School and a proud member of the Birmingham Grand Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Leotis was the widow of John Jackson, her eternal partner; they were married October 15, 1949. She was preceded in death by her husband, beloved son, Adrian Bruce Jackson and sister, Cleopatra (Polly) Kimble. She is survived by her granddaughter, Andrea N. Jackson of Indianapolis and sister, Ida B. Culpepper. She will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held in Birmingham, Alabama at a later date to commemorate her beautiful life of 91 years.

May 12th, 2020|4 Comments

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” was streamed live on youtube on Sunday, March 22 at 4pm ET.
Please use this link to view her service: 

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