Robert “Neal” Turner, Jr., 71, a lifelong resident of Lapel passed away at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson on August 5, 2020 after a sudden illness. He was born in Anderson, IN on February 11, 1949 to Robert and Patricia (Eiler) Turner.
Neal attended Lapel High School and grew up in the Ford Street United Methodist Church in Lapel. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and served two tours in Vietnam as a Combat Engineer.
Neal Married J. “Suzie” (Hoover) on September 16, 1971. He retired from Owens-Brockway Glass after 42 years and spent his time helping his son, Robbie, work on the farm. Neal cherished spending time with his two granddaughters and enjoyed sharing laughs and good times with his friends at the local watering hole.
He was a member of the Lapel American Legion Post 212, Chief Anderson’s Tribe No.2 of the Improved Order of Red Men in Anderson and a member of the Glass Awareness Committee at Brockway Glass.
Neal is survived by his wife; one son, Robert “Robb” (Angie) Turner of Anderson; a sister, Laura Lee Wall of Lapel; two uncles, Roy (Wilma) Eiler of Noblesville and Wilbur (Betty) Eiler of Fortville; one aunt, Phyllis Newton Hackler of Pendleton; one niece, Jennifer Hampton of Lapel; and two nephews, Cary (Lori) Wall and David Brooks both of Lapel. Two granddaughters, Annabelle and Rorie Turner also survive as does his little doggie, Max.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private committal service with military honors will be conducted at the Marion National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.
Alford Chapman, 79, of Fishers passed away on July 27, 2020 in his home following an extended illness. He was born in Russell County, KY on October 19, 1940 to Lawrence and Mary (Lawless) Chapman.
Al is a graduate of Noblesville High School (1959) and worked for many years as a manager at Standard Grocery in Noblesville. He enjoyed watching football and was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts. Al was a simple man who will be lovingly remembered as a kind, quiet soul.
Al is survived by one daughter, Lisa Chapman of Noblesville; one son, Mark Chapman of Noblesville; two brothers, Gene Chapman of Fishers and Kenny (Kim) Chapman of Noblesville; two sisters, Nelda (Terry) Ballenger of Noblesville and Carol (Jack) Ott of Noblesville; and one grandson. Many loving nieces and nephews also survive.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jonell Wooldridge; and one brother, Jimmy Chapman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Refuge Christian Church (11772 E. 196th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060) with Pastor Stan Sutton officiating. Friends may call from 2:00pm until the time of service. Social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required per the Governor’s Executive Order. A mask will be provided for those who need one.
A committal service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Bethel Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY with Pastor Darrell Coe officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Al asked that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.
Allen M. Clay, 86, of Anderson passed away unexpectedly at Community Hospital Anderson on July 15, 2020. He was born in Ashland, KY on March 9, 1934 to Frank and Emma Clay.
Allen served in the US Army and was stationed at Ft. Carlson, CO. He worked in the Maintenance Department at Community Hospital for 30 years before retiring in 1999.
He loved to play guitar and was a founding member of the band “The Country Five”, which often performed in the Daleville and Chesterfield area. Allen loved to spend time with his family and could often be found relaxing on his front porch.
Allen is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Tammy (Flatt) Clay; three daughters, Edwina (Doug) Cook of Middletown, Vickie Rogers of Middletown, and Ruth Anderson of Ashmore, IL; one son, Alan (Cindi) Clay of Pendleton; and two sisters, Emily Boles of Morehead, KY and Geneva Pritchard of Ashland, KY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family members and cherished friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
No services are currently scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Allen’s family to help defray funeral costs (c/o Keller Mortuary Services, PO Box 431, Lapel, IN 46051)
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.
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.
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.