John F. Stroman

John F. Stroman, 56, of Noblesville passed away on January 14, 2021 at his home.  He was born in Washington D.C. on February 24, 1964 to James and Louise (Faison) Stroman.

John was a member of the New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Washington D.C where he loved to worship.  He will be fondly remembered as a man with an amazing personality who was seemingly always happy.  He was the person that everyone would gravitate to and he had a knack for making everyone he encountered in his life feel special.  If you met John only one time in your life, you would never forget him.

John loved to have fun — you could often find him singing, dancing or displaying his comedic talents!  He had an amazing memory and absolutely loved kids.  When he was not watching old-school television shows, John found joy in wrist watches, wearing flip flops and sporting a nice suit.

John is survived by one brother, James (Marquita) Stroman of District Heights, MD; an aunt, Nadine Redds of Washington, D.C.; four nephews, Carnell Nunnley of Noblesville, Jerry (Danita) Budd of Waldorf, MD, Delante Tilghman of District Heights, MD and Daniel Budd of Capitol Heights, MD; six nieces, Taungier Budd of Laurel, MD, KeAuna (Nbiyeas) Mullins of Fishers, Jamel Stroman of District Heights, MD, Angela Tilghman, Latonya Tilghman and Amber Budd of Hyattsville, MD; and many loving great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Diane Budd.

A celebration of John’s life will be scheduled at a later date.
January 24th, 2021|0 Comments

Pamela A. Ingram

Pamela Ann Ingram (Vik), 67, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on January 15, 2021 at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis after a gracious battle with lung cancer.

Pam was born in Paducah, KY on March 1, 1953 and grew up in Indianapolis. She was the daughter of Arthur J. Vik and Beverly C. Cook.  After graduating from John Marshall High School, she went on to study nursing and graduated from IUPUI Indianapolis in 1974.  She met her first husband Doug Lawyer shortly after high school and they had 3 daughters together.  Pam was a registered nurse for over 30 years and cared deeply for her patients.   She loved animals and rarely was there a time she did not have a dog or two at her side.  Her love of horses led her to buy her own farm where she had several horses and raised golden retrievers.  Her daughters were the light of her life.  She was a wonderful mom who loved to get her kids engaged in learning – taking them to camps, girl scouts, art classes, riding lessons and any activity they showed interest in.  Pam enjoyed making others happy and loved to see people laugh.  She enjoyed hosting friends and family over for cards, and backyard BBQs.  Many of her summers in youth were spent at her parent’s cottage at Lake Shafer swimming and boating with her brother and cousins.  In her later years she loved to see her grandchildren grow up and being able to visit and bring them gifts and sweets.

She is preceded in death by her husband Don Ingram, brother Terry Vik, father Arthur Vik, stepfather Gerald Cook, and her grandparents Lawrence and Myrl Mastel.

She is survived by her mother Beverly Cook; three daughters, Shauna Prior, Stacey Fedor and her husband Matt, Shelly Bailey and her husband Curtis; grandchildren Layla, Charlie, Samara, Grey and Elliot.

A memorial service is planned for late summer, date TBD pending COVID-19 travel restrictions. The family requests that memories and photos be shared in the meantime HERE.

January 20th, 2021|0 Comments

Larry L. Clark, Sr.

Larry L. Clark, Sr., 75 of Pendleton passed away on December 28, 2020, at Ascension St. Vincent Anderson Hospital.  A lifelong resident of Madison County, Larry was born on April 12, 1945 in Anderson to Lindle and Muriel (Bentz) Clark.

Larry graduated from Anderson High School (1963) and retired from Guide Lamp in 1999, where he worked in the Tool Crib.  Later, he worked as a stocker at WalMart in Anderson for a few years. Larry served his country in the US Army as a Field Communications Crewman and was a member of the American Legion Post 117 in Pendleton.  He was a member of the Huntsville Good Shepherd Community Church.

Larry was an avid collector of Star Wars memorabilia and enjoyed taking vacations to Panama City, Florida.  Weekends were spent at the racetrack where he enjoyed sprint car and midget racing.  On Thursday night you would find him at the Speedrome in Indianapolis.  He loved to hunt in Montana and took many memorable trips to the Crooked Creek Hunting Lodge in Tennessee.  He enjoyed the fellowship of Native American Rendezvous throughout central Indiana, where he crafted jewelry and dream catchers.

Larry is survived by one son, Larry (Libbie) Clark, Jr. of Anderson; two daughters, Shannon (Bob Houser) Spaeth of Anderson and Lisa (Dale) Leisure of Anderson; the mother of his children, Gloria Clark; one brother, Bill Clark of San Francisco, California; two nieces: Tina (Eddie) Sanchez of Arkansas and Sharon King of Anderson; four grandchildren, Sydnie Spaeth, Paul Clark, Kristina Hagar and Kelley Bailey; two great-grandchildren, Gabe Hager and Raelynn Bender; and his girlfriend, Joyce Brown of Pendleton.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Elaine “Punk” McKinney; a granddaughter, Shelby Clark; and a great-grandson, James Michael Hager.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

No services are currently scheduled.

January 7th, 2021|0 Comments

Stephen A. Coker

Stephen Allan Coker, 68, passed away on Tuesday evening, December 15, 2020 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Son of the late Hobert L. & Mary E. (Williamson) Coker. 1970 Graduate Southside High School.

He was a U.S. Navy Petty Officer Interior Communications Electrician-6 years. Well Known at Ball State, he obtained 240 undergraduate credits over the years. Bachelor of Science Degree. Student Camp Counselor, Daily News sports reporter, Charlie the Cardinal at BSU. He delivered vehicles & buses around the U.S. states over the years.

He also worked at Muncie Evening Press-Copy Runner and Cedar Point.

Steve loved helping his friends and neighbors, he was a people person. Also baseball, basketball, and music.

Steve is survived by his brother Terry Coker (Kelley), Tamara Jo Haughn (Martin), Two grandnieces, two nephews; Kyle Haughn, Jesse Coker; two nieces Lorie Onofry (Jerome), Casey Louton (Clint); Aunt Shirley Ward; and cousins also survive, some special friends, & neighbors.

A ceremony with full military honors will be held at Marion National Cemetery. A date will be announced later in the Spring.

Keller Mortuary Services is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered in the comments.  A graveside service will Military Honors will be held at the Marion National Cemetery at a later date.

January 6th, 2021|0 Comments

John A. Reed

John Arthur Reed, 66, of Atlanta, IN passed away unexpectedly in his home on December 17, 2020.  He was born in Covington, KY on June 6, 1954 to Sterling David and Gloria Jean Reed.

John was a simple man who enjoyed the simple things in life.  He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, maintaining his home and working in the yard and garden.  He loved spending time with his granddaughters and family.  John was loving life and passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife, Kim.  He was a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather, brother and son.  John was an all-around great guy whose beautiful smile will be remembered by everyone who knew him.  He will be deeply missed.

John is survived by his loving wife, Kim of Atlanta; his mother, Gloria Jean Reed of Arcadia; one son, Jayson (Megan) Reed of Elwood;  two granddaughters Audrey and Lacey Reed of Sheridan; one brother, Mike Reed of Cicero; five sisters, Mary Beth Strickland of Carmel, Frances “Frankie” (Brad) Jones of Tipton, Vickie (Rob) Moore of Arcadia, Charlotte (Don) Edwards of Frankton and Kimberly (Jeff) Null of Atlanta.  He is also survived by four nieces, eight nephews, eight great-nieces and fifteen great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father.

No services are currently scheduled due to Covid-19.

Kim would like to encourage you to comment and share your fondest memories of John so that she may enjoy them.

December 29th, 2020|2 Comments

Chad A. Lepper

Chad Alan Lepper, 47, of Indianapolis passed away unexpectedly on November 16, 2020 at Community Hospital East.  He was born in Indianapolis on June 1, 1973 to Richard and Gloria (Whittinghill) Lepper. 
Chad is a graduate of Triton Central High School (Class of 1991) and most recently worked as a manager for Get Fresh Produce.  
Chad was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan!  He loved to entertain friends and family, often smoking meat and hosting barbecues in his backyard.  He also enjoyed listening to 70’s and 80’s music.  Chad will be missed by all who loved him — among them are his dogs Maximus and Chopper and his cat, Sopher.
Chad is survived by his grandmother, Nancy Whittinghill of Indianapolis; his mother; his beloved wife, Kim (Stott) Lepper; one brother, Ryan Lepper of Indianapolis; sister-in-law, Liz Stott of Beech Grove; three nieces Ryanne Lepper, Alexis Snead, Nicole Snead; and one nephew, Riley Lepper.
Chad is preceded in death by his father; and his grandfather, Robert Whittinghill.    
A celebration of Chad’s life will be announced at a later date. 
November 18th, 2020|3 Comments
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