Kenneth W. Burgess, Jr.

Kenneth W. Burgess, Jr., 49 of Noblesville passed away at home following an extended illness on September 24, 2020 while surrounded by his family.  He was born in Anderson, IN on January 6, 1971 to Kenneth and Marlene (Moyer) Burgess, Sr.

Ken attended Hamilton Southeastern High School and later served as a Supply Specialist in the U.S. Army.  Ken worked as a butcher at Fort Benjamin Harrison for many years.  He attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Noblesville.

Ken loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and was especially proud of his 1967 Camaro.  He was an outdoorsman who loved to be in the woods.  He also enjoyed gunsmithing and was an avid firearms enthusiast but, above all, Ken loved to spend time with his wife and family.

Ken is survived by his mother, Marlene; his wife, Lai (Sibayan), who is the love of his life; one son, Mark Louis; two daughters, Hayley Burgess and Courtney Burgess both of Virginia; one sister, Karmissa Foreman of Anderson; and two nieces, Kristina Cornett and Meagan Foreman both of Anderson.  Ken’s great nieces Aleena, T’Nyla, Max, Tren and Harper also survive as does his beloved pit bull, Kane.

He is preceded in death by his father; Granny Margaret;  Grandpa Bill; Weezie; and cousin Amy.

A private family service will be conducted at a later date.

September 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Juanita L. “Nita” (Silvey) Louzon

Juanita L. “Nita” (Silvey) Louzon, 71, of Indianapolis passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Franciscan Health Indianapolis while surrounded by her family.  She was born in Indianapolis on April 27, 1949 to Charles Gorman and Barbara (Russell) Silvey.

Nita graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and attended Indiana University where she attained both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree.  She worked for Citizens Gas and retired after 26 years of service.  Nita became a parishioner of Holy Name Catholic Church in 1978.

Nita had a heart for service.  She is the former Director of Perry Senior Citizens Services, was involved with fundraising efforts with the United Way, was a member of Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis and spent many years as a volunteer with the Eiteljorg Museum and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Indianapolis where she mentored many women.

NIta had a passion for traveling and especially enjoyed camping with her family.  Memories of magical Disney trips will be forever cherished by her family.  She also enjoyed genealogy and studying the history of religion.  Above all, though, Nita’s joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Nita is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Glenn; two daughters, Laura (Kevin) Winton of Indianapolis and Linda (Tad) Sperka of Brownsburg; two brothers Charles (Letha) Silvey of Colorado Springs, CO and Robert Silvey of Indianapolis; one sister, Beth (Mike) Winkler of Naperville, IL; and five grandchildren, Rose (Wesley) Gilmore, Eli WIlliams, Gabe Williams, Alice Sperka and Emeryk Sperka.  Her parents-in-law, James and Lois Louzon, also survive as do many loving extended family members and her dearest friend, Margie Leive.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Robert Silvey; and her brother, Alllen Silvey.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Noon on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Holy Name Catholic Church (89 N 17th Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107).  Friends may call from 10:00am until the time of Mass. Social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required per the Governor’s Executive Order.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Hospital Food Pantry (705 Riley Hospital Drive , Indianapolis , IN 46202) or to the Indianapolis Humane Society.

August 27th, 2020|10 Comments

Oscar T. Gustin

Oscar T. Gustin, 50, of Sidney, Ohio (formerly of Peru, IN) passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2020 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.  He was born on April 18, 1970 in Tijuana, Mexico. 
Oscar is a graduate of Peru High School (1988) and worked as a Welder for Everyday Technologies in Sidney, OH.  He was baptized in the First Christian Church in Peru.  
Oscar was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and enjoyed taking walks.  His very favorite activity, though, was spending quality time with his son, Caleb.  
Oscar is survived by his father, Tom (Dianne) Gustin of Peru; two sons, Caleb Gustin of Sidney, OH and Lucas Gustin of Texas; one daughter, Olivia White of Texas; one sister, Katie Gustin of Peru; and two aunts, Sue (Xen) Prickett and Roberta Terry both of Peru.  
He is preceded in death by his brother, Miguel.  
Private graveside services will be conducted with Pastor George McCarty officiating.
August 18th, 2020|43 Comments

Robert “Neal” Turner, Jr.

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.


August 6th, 2020|12 Comments

Alford Chapman

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.

July 28th, 2020|11 Comments

Allen M. Clay

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)


July 17th, 2020|2 Comments
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