Mable Louise Walker

Mable passed away peacefully of natural causes.  Mable was being visited and comforted by family and familiar staff members at Northwest Manor & Health Care Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Mable was 92 years old.

Mable Waller was born in the small community of Center Point in Monroe County Kentucky in 1929. She was the second child of Elmer and Ova Waller.

Mable’s very early life was spent living on a farm where she enjoyed riding her horse Smokey and playing in the fields.  Her family later purchased a store and moved to a house located next door.  This was a fortunate choice for the Waller family as they seemed to have the basic needs in life during the great depression.

Having been educated in a two-room schoolhouse, Mable exceled in classes learning subject content from the older children.  She graduated from Tompkinsville High School at age 16.  After graduation, she attended business school in Nashville as well as Western University in Bowling Green, Kentucky to earn a certificate to teach school.  Mable married James Taylor and delivered her first child, Lee Taylor.

Mable later moved to Indianapolis after becoming a single mother and worked for the Richardson Battery Company.  While living in Indianapolis, she married Clifford Walker and had three children.  After her divorce, she later became employed by Underwriters National Assurance Company where she was promoted to the position of Underwriter.  Mable retired from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and later retired again as the Secretary for her church at age 84!

Mable was the life of the party with friends or at family gatherings.  You can be sure that everyone that met her enjoyed their visit. She was a loving mother to her family, helped to care for her grandchildren and enjoyed working in the yard.  She was a beautiful singer and enjoyed singing songs from the church hymnal.

Mable was a member of the Franklin Road Church of Christ and was very involved in programs and community events.  Her best friendships were made with the members of the church.

Mable is preceded in death by her son, Stephen, her father, Elmer Vogel Waller, her mother Ova Hammer Waller, her sister, Virginia Mildred Smith, brothers Jay and Judge Waller, her grandson Eric Taylor as well as a niece, Lisa Waller.

Mable is survived by her children, Lee Taylor (Jill), Gina Hohenstatt, Bruce Walker, her grandchildren Amanda Summers Arreola (Zenovio), Will Melton (Lauren) and Jessica Gentry (Steven), her great-grandchildren Kyla and Chloe Gentry, Juana and Colton Arreola.

Mable generously donated her body to the Anatomical Education Program at Indiana University School of Medicine.  This gift will contribute significantly to the advancement of health science education in the state of Indiana.  Those, like Mable, who decide to bequeath their bodies to the health sciences have made a significant contribution that benefits the qualify of life and care for the living.

There will be a service conducted through the IU Medical School for family and a few friends in October 2022 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis once the current students have completed studies.  Unfortunately there will be no other service this year due to Covid19 concerns.

If you are interested, donations memorializing Mable may be sent to the Franklin Road Church of Christ, 901 N Franklin Rd, Indianapolis 46219.

September 3rd, 2021|2 Comments

Cheryl S. Cooper

Cheryl Susan (Hiday) Cooper, 75, a lifelong resident of Anderson, passed away Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 in her home surrounded by family. She graduated in 1964 from Anderson High School.  She retired from the Anderson Police Department after 30 years of service in dispatch.  The men and women she worked with at A.P.D. became her life-long and most cherished friendships. 
Cheryl loved spending time with family and friends, working in her yard, giving someone a hand-up, and drinking a cold Bud Light.  Her family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice, especially, Kelly Bishop and Jasmine for the tremendous care given to Cheryl in her last days. 
Cheryl was preceded in death by her mother, Freda Mae Hiday; father, Owen Ralph Hiday; brother, Robert T. Hiday; daughter, Denise Ann (Seybert) Francis and grandson, Destin Q. Bray. 
She is survived by her special friend and longtime companion, Terry Moelk; son, Ty. P. (Heather L.) Cooper; brother, Douglas K. Hiday; grandchildren, Ty P & Kari N. Cooper, Derek D. & Katie Ferrier, Kayla Ferrier, and Jacob Boyd; great-grandchildren, Ty Patrick Cooper III, Oliver A. Cooper, Alexis R. Copenhaver-Hyndman, Ella L. Ferrier, Destin Owen Bray and Alissa Renae Bray.  She is also survived by her nephews, Jason T. Hiday and Robert T. Hiday; nieces, Stephanie S. Hiday, Alisha N (James) Pierce, Manda A. (Vicki Adams) Hiday; great-nieces & nephews Parker & Payton Hiday and Elijah & Kenton Pierce; and very special family friend, Rob (Kathy) Salisbury. 
A celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Central Christian Church (923 Jackson Street in Anderson) with Pastors Rick Vale and Troy James officiating.  A dinner will be served immediately following the service at the Fireman’s Lodge (105 W. 53rd Street in Anderson). 
August 23rd, 2021|3 Comments

Coy D. “Pres” Presnell

Coy D. “Pres” Presnell, 80, of Indianapolis passed away on August 18, 2021 at Miller’s Senior Living Community in Indianapolis.  He was born in Detroit, MI on February 28, 1941 to Coy and Geneva (Overton) Presnell.

Coy was a graduate of Howe High School (1960) and served as a Military Police Officer in the US Army.  He retired from the Ford Motor Company plant after 38 years of service at the English Avenue Steering Plant.  Coy was a proud member of UAW Local 1111, a former member of Shriners International, the Scottish Rite, the Englewood Masonic Lodge 715 and the Moose Lodge 17.

Coy was an avid fan of Michigan sports!  He particularly loved cheering for the Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions.  When he was younger, he was an excellent bowler and played in several softball leagues.  He loved to collect “treasures” from the Liberty Bell Flea Market and enjoyed shopping at his very favorite store, Big Lots.

Coy is survived by two sons, Reid (Angie) Presnell of Indianapolis and Brad (Jeanine) Presnell of Louisville, KY; one sister, Sharon Roudebush, of Westfield; and five grandchildren, Logan (Sarah) Presnell of Grand Rapids, MI, Austin (Olivia) Presnell of Grand Rapids, MI, Mason Presnell of Indianapolis; Emma Presnell of Louisville, KY and Jenna Presnell of Louisville, KY.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 48 years, Norma J. Presnell.

A private graveside service will be conducted at Anderson Cemetery in Indianapolis.

August 21st, 2021|3 Comments

Sally M. Day Buck

Sally M. (Letourneau) Day Buck, 78, passed away in her home surrounded by family on Thursday, August 12, 2021 . She was born in Worcester, MA on May 7, 1943 to Sylva J. and Thelma (Burns) Letourneau.

Sally grew up in a military family and traveled the world. She graduated high school on a military base in France. She worked at the Delaware Country Club in Muncie for several years and later worked as a privately hired housekeeper.

Sally was a history buff — she has an actual piece of the Berlin Wall and a lump of coal from The Titanic. By far, Sally’s favorite era of study was the Civil War. She has an extensive Civil War library, enjoyed attending reenactments, and was a member of a Civil War Society. Family vacations were often paired with visits to historical places including Gettysburg and Savannah, GA.

Sally’s favorite holiday was Christmas! She would often have Christmas gifts bought and wrapped by July each year (… and, by December, would occasionally forget what was in the box and accidentally gift it to the wrong person!). Sally loved watching the Indianapolis Colts and would spend hours rooting for Peyton Manning on Sundays. Above all, though, Sally loved caring for each and every member of her family.

Sally is survived by her daughter, Colleen (Don) Allen of Daytona, FL; two sons, Bud (Carla Carson) Day of Orlando, FL and Michael (Richard Whalen) Day of Akron, OH; one sister, Linda (Dwight) Simes of Kingston, NH, eleven grandchildren and several loving great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Carlis Buck; one son, Joseph Chad Day; and one sister, Gail Hillson.

A private family burial will be conducted at Elm Ridge Memorial Park in Muncie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation (click here).

August 18th, 2021|5 Comments

Gayle L. Weaver

Gayle Lynn Weaver, 54, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 after an extended illness. She was born on October 19, 1966 in Shelbyville to Ronnie Lee Weaver and Mary Ann (Gilles) Weaver.

A lifetime resident of Waldron, Shelbyville and Cincinnati, Gayle attended St. Joe Elementary, Waldron Jr. Sr. High School and was a 1984 graduate of Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg, Indiana.

Gayle was known to many through various vocations and interests in and around Shelby County. She made many friends in her church. At Shelbyville’s Timber Creek Village where she lived since it’s inauguration, she was part of a family with the staff and residents.

Gayle is survived by her sister, Leigh Ann (Weaver) Peercy and many friends who loved her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann, and father, Ronnie Weaver.

A celebration of Gayle’s life will be held August 22nd at 10:30 Waldron United Methodist Church 202 West Washington Street in Waldron.

July 16th, 2021|4 Comments

Beth A. Cain

Beth Anne Cain, 66, a life-long resident of Anderson passed away unexpectedly in her home on Friday, June 18, 2021.  She was born on August 2, 1954 in Anderson to Eugene “Andy” and Lorene (Merrell) Russell.

Beth is a 1972 graduate of Anderson High School and attended the North Anderson Church of God.  She worked at Matthews Grocery on Broadway Street and in 1989 began working as a preschool teacher at the North Anderson Children’s Center.  She found her passion and eventually purchased that preschool.  During the eleven years that she owned the center, “Mamaw”, as she was affectionately known, had an incredible impact on hundreds of children, their families and the greater community!  After selling the school in 2011, she continued to care for children in her home.

She will forever be remembered as a caregiver to everyone who had the fortune of knowing her.  She is the type of person who routinely invited people to her family’s holiday celebrations when they had nowhere else to go.  She worried about those she cared for — often calling people to make sure they were safe when she heard sirens in the area.  She enjoyed staying active and looked forward to going out-of-town to shop or attend rummage sales, which she did every Saturday for years with her mom.

Beth is survived by one daughter, Erin Cain of Anderson; one son, Forrest Cain of Anderson; a bonus daughter, Kristin Nigg of Kennar; Kristin’s children, Addie, Jack and Grady; a sister-in-law, Donna Madewell of Anderson; her best friend, Mary (Cal) Pulley of Anderson; and life-long friends, Jim and Joan Shepard of Anderson.  Beth’s incredibly supportive tribe, Sherita Sawyer of Anderson, Heather Doran of Anderson, Courtney Maleston of Anderson, Dawn Key of Anderson and Elisha Dulworth of Daleville also survive.   Her puppy, Diamond, and cats, Sammie, Marley and Charlie will also miss her terribly.

She is preceded in death by her husband and soulmate, Larry Cain; her parents; her brother, Bruce Russell and her aunt, Ann Merrell.

Visitation will be held from 2pm – 3pm on Friday, July 2, 2021 in the English garden chapel on the grounds of Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery (6805 Dr. M.L.K., Jr. Blvd., Anderson, IN 46013).  A graveside service and burial will immediately follow with Pastor Donna Madewell officiating.

June 29th, 2021|1 Comment
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