Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett, 86, of Indianapolis passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at ManorCare Health Services in Sarasota, FL.  She was born in Corbin, KY on May 2, 1933 to Charles and Flora (Akins) Silcox. 

Joan is a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School and held positions at Hubler-Hunt & Nichols, Govco and Lindner’s Ice Cream.

Joan will be fondly remembered for her dedication to her family.  Whether planning a family vacation to Florida, organizing a quick getaway to Myrtle Beach, or hosting Sunday dinner, Joan’s focus was truly on her family.  She also enjoyed playing cards with friends and loved to make the occasional trip to a casino.

Joan is survived by two sons, Jimmie (Karen) Bennett of Indianapolis and Steven (Paula Peace) Bennett of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren, Jeffrey Bennett, Kevin Bennett, Jeremy Bennett, Sara Bennett, Daniel Bennett and Joshua Kemp; great-grandchildren, Michael Bennett, Christopher Bennett, Sophia Bennett, Lillian Bennett, Nathan Bennett and Alchemy Peace.  One cousin, Judy Akins Garrett also survives.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jimmie, Sr.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Patriot’s Court at Washington Park East Cemetery (10612 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229).  Pastor Ford Glover of Suburban Baptist Church in Indianapolis will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to the charity of your choice.

January 26th, 2020|4 Comments

Richard E. Lamb

Richard E. Lamb, 68, of Richmond passed away on January 10, 2020 at Reid Health following an extended illness.  He was born in Richmond, Indiana on May 14, 1951 to Thomas and Mary Jane (Durso) Lamb.

Rick was a graduate of Northeastern High School in Fountain City (1969) and served his country in the United States Coast Guard where he was an Engineman on a cutter before being stationed at Matinicus Rock Light House 28 miles off the coast of Maine.

Rick was a talented diesel mechanic and over-the-road driver for 32 years with over 3 million accident-free miles. He and his wife owned Richelen Trucking for several years.  He enjoyed working on projects around his home and could tackle any task! One of Rick’s favorite projects was fully restoring a 1981 Chevrolet Camaro – the car in which he proposed to his loving wife and best friend, Joanie, who survives. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this past November 25th. The both loved life together!

Also surviving are two brothers, Francis (Louise) Lamb of Williamsburg and Michael (Cheryl) Lamb of Coldwater, MI; two sisters, Patricia (Neil) Williams of Richmond and Jacqueline (Donnie) Winget of Liberty; one brother-in-law, Donald (Patricia) Horrigan of Bowie, MD and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members. Rick and his sense of humor will be missed by many!

He is preceded in death by his parents and his 21-year-old cuddly cat, little Floyd.

A Memorial Mass will be held in Rick’s honor at 11:00am on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (710 North A Street, Richmond, IN 47374).

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reid Health Foundation – Hospice Care (1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).

January 13th, 2020|1 Comment

Cynthia J. Bauer

Cynthia Jo Bauer, 44, of Chesterton, IN passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 following an extended illness. She was born in Gary, IN on September 19, 1975 to Robert Mikalowsky and Frances Mikalowsky-Ruschak.

Cindy is a graduate of Portage High School and worked for many years as a server and cocktail waitress. She will be fondly remembered as a fun-loving soul with a big heart. Cindy liked to travel and have a good time. She lived life to the fullest! She took several cruises to the Bahamas and was always up for a Jimmy Buffet concert.  Cindy also loved fast cars; and was very proud of her very favorite car, her bright red 2005 corvette C6!

Cindy is survived by her mother; her husband, John Bauer of Chesterton; her daughter, Allison (Robert Elkins) Terwilliger of Portage; and her grandchildren, Mason Terwilliger, Valorie Cooper, Aurora Elkins and Delilah Elkins. Cindy’s sister, Theresa (Kevin) Lueder of Noblesville also survives as do her niece, Christina Wisneski; nephew Justin Swalls (Ashley); and many other loving family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father and her nephew, Joshua Swalls.

She will be greatly missed.

No services are currently scheduled.


January 4th, 2020|14 Comments

Ronald G. Jones

Ronald G. Jones, 72,  of Indianapolis passed away on December 30, 2019 at Sidney & Lois Eskanazi Hospital.  He was born in Indianapolis on February 8, 1947 to James and Lena (Gifford) Jones.

Ron graduated from Arsenal Technical High School (1965) and served his country in the U.S. Army.  He was a skilled diesel mechanic and worked at International Harvester before retiring from FedEx in 2014.

Ron enjoyed all types of racing, but particularly liked Indy car and drag racing.  He loved sports, cars, motorcycles and boats and was a great water skier.  He also loved music and was an accomplished bass guitarist.

Ron is survived by one daughter, Lisa (Jones) Ramsey of San Diego, CA and her wife Tania Lopez; one son, Christopher Jones of Indianapolis and his partner Lauren Watson; one niece, Jaime Jones of Greensburg; two nephews, Joseph Jones of Greensburg and Jason Jones of Indianapolis; aunts and uncles and several loving cousins.  Ron’s beloved cat, Gracie, also survives.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kevin Jones.

A memorial service celebrating Ron’s life will be held at a later date.  Please contact the funeral home for information regarding the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cats Haven (2603 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205) or The Catcade (1235 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657).

January 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Ronald G. Jones

Paula Lancet

Paula Lynn Lancet, 72 of Indianapolis passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in her home.  She was born in Denver, Colorado on December 16, 1947 to Paul Hirsch and Patricia Hall.

Paula graduated from Pike High School (1965) and attended Purdue University where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority.  She worked for the City of Indianapolis and later transitioned to the Indiana State Department of Workforce Development where she retired as a bookkeeper.

Paula was very family-oriented and loved nothing more than taking care of her family.  She eagerly supported her kids in their various activities when they were younger – whether driving them to sports practices or being a Den Mother for their Cub Scout Pack, she loved to be involved with her kids.  Paula also enjoyed cooking, traveling and caring for her 20-year-old cat, “Mrs. B”.

Paula is survived by two sons, David Lancet of Indianapolis and Joshua (Kristin) Lancet of Milwaukee, WI; two brothers, Stan (Sharon) Hirsch of Indianapolis and David (Sandi) Hirsch of Tampa, FL; one niece, Cara (Laview Wen) Hirsch of Indianapolis; and her stepmother, Theresa (Andy) Suchan of Hudson, Florida.

She is preceded in death by her mother; her father; her ex-husband, Bruce Lancet and her high school sweetheart, Jim Stueber.

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

December 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Paula Lancet

Debra Nethercott

Debra Ann Fahrner Nelson Nethercott of Indianapolis, IN passed from this mortal life on December 13, 2019.

Debra was born on April 19, 1952 to Thomas Eugene Fahrner and Glenda Faye Rushton Fahrner in Jacksonville, FL. She attended Decatur Central High School (class of 1970) and earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Ball State University in 1974, a Master of Music Education degree from Indiana University in 1990, and a Master of Vocal Performance degree from Ball State University in 2008. She was also a learned biblical scholar.

Miss Deb, as she was affectionately known by countless choral and piano students, taught for over 40 years. Her career began in Franklin Community Schools and she was the Director of Children’s Music at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church for 25 years. Most recently, she was the director for the novice singers at Christ Church Cathedral. In addition to her choral teaching, Miss Deb taught Kindermusik and scores of piano students in her studio.

Debra and her mother successfully started and operated Deb’s at Meridian Music for many years. Her expertise continued as she managed the print music department of Piano Solutions in the mid 2010s. Debra was also a staff singer in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church choir and Indianapolis Pro Musica for most of the 1990s, travelling twice with the choir to England. She successfully proctored and later managed the Royal School of Church Music course in St. Louis for 20 years. Debra also taught music at Coram Deo Academy and The Summit Academy.

In 1977, Debra married John Nelson and had a daughter, Brooke Suzanne, in 1979. Debra married James Nethercott in 1989 and they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on November 21, 2019.

Debra was a dog lover, especially of dachshunds. She enjoyed quirky and eclectic items and shared this love with friends from St. Louis and all who would enter her office at St. Luke’s. Debra was accomplished in knitting and crochet, sharing her creations with friends and relatives.

She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Fahrner, and her mother, Glenda Cunard, and grandparents Helen and Ervin Rushton and Blanche and William Rushton. She is survived by husband James Nethercott, daughter Brooke Nelson, brother Kyle Fahrner, uncle Jerry Rushton (Nanette), aunts Doris Sorg and Carol Fahrner, and stepfather George Cunard, as well as many cousins.

A memorial service for Debra will be held at St. Paul’s Epsicopal Church, 6050 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208, on January 4, 2020 at 11:00am. Visitation with the family will follow the service.

The family is requesting notes of memories and photos of Debra. A collection box will be made available at the memorial service. Cards and notes to the family can also be sent to daughter, Brooke Nelson, at 6912 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260 or

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers can be made to Wheeler Mission Ministries, 245 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or the Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

I Corinthians 14:15

December 31st, 2019|6 Comments