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BDHS '65 Important Notices

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Sandra Harmon-Glassing
10:56 PM ET (US)
Fleming Garden Grade School (all class) Reunion, Sat., August 5, 2017, 12:00, Plainfield, Ind
Restaurant Address and Menu to follow...
Sandy Harmon-Glassing
09:13 PM ET (US)
Fleming Garden #14 is having a luncheon Sept 26th. Place undetermined at this time. Please send me a message on FBook if you would like to join your old classmates!
11:15 AM ET (US)
 Joel A. Thompson jr. 67 passed away January 31,2015 he was a 1965 graduate of Ben Davis High School
Jim B.
04:05 PM ET (US)

Robert L.

Wittenmyer, Jr., 66

Robert L. Wittenmyer, Jr., age 66, of Lafayette, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was born March 4, 1947 in South Bend, IN to Robert L. Wittenmyer, Sr. and Margueritte Louise (Runyan) Wittenmyer.

He was a graduate of Decatur Central High School, Class of 1966.

He retired from Allison Transmission in Indianapolis after 32 years.

He is survived by his wife, the former Emily Crawford, whom he married October 8, 2011. He is also survived by his sister, Jewel C. Breckenridge, his brother Steve A. Wittenmyer, Sr., and step children, Don Douglas and Missa Bruun. He was preceded in death by both parents.
03:22 AM ET (US)
Vera Ann [Willoughby] Ortman September 15, 2013
61, of Indianapolis, passed away September 15, 2013. She was born January 16, 1952 in Indianapolis. Vera was a graduate of Ben Davis High School. She attended Indiana State University where she competed in gymnastics. Vera was the longtime owner Westside Gymnastics. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, David W. Ortman; children, Charles (Cathy) Jones, Anthony (Julie) Ortman, Darbie (Jason) Hunter, Michael (Amanda) Ortman; seven grandchildren, Adam, Austin, Peyton, Cameron, Victoria, Joseph, Henry, and one on the way; parents, Delmar and Nina Willoughby; sisters, Nina and Karen; brothers, Michael and Mark. Her brother, Robert, preceded her in death.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue. Prayers will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 18 in the funeral home with calling there from 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or Riley's Hospital for Children. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on September 17, 2013
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/...d=19169#fbLoggedOut
04:37 PM ET (US)

FYI Arrangements:
Kenny Cox, former Ben Davis HS PE Dept. Chairperson, State Championship Baseball Coach and teacher/coach passed away March 1, 2013.
Calling Scheduled for: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 2 pm - 8 pm at Conkle Funeral Home in Avon ((NW Corner of 267 & Rt. 36).
Funeral to be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11 am.
Speedway Baptist Church - 2986 Moller Road Speedway, Indiana
Cards may be sent to Fern Cox at: 783 Pin Oak Drive Plainfield, IN 46168
Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested. Thank you.

07:16 AM ET (US)

Service Info For Dennis K. Cherry,


08:08 AM ET (US)

Dennis Cherry BDHS '65 Passed Away Early This Morning, More Info. To Follow As I Receive It ..........
Barbara Smith
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Gary R Barr, Sr.
65 of Indianapolis, IN died November 8, 2012. He was retired as a Sales Manager for Blonder Wallpaper Co. for over 29 years. Gary served proudly in the U S Navy. He is survived by his children, Gary (Joi) Barr, Jr., Shanah Wetzel, Shelley Wilkey, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sisters, Sherry Sillings, Vicki Strode and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris M. Barr. Services will be held Monday November 12, 2012 7PM at Flanner and Buchanan-Decatur with visitation from 4PM. Sign the online guest book or share a memory at www.flannerbuchanan.com
01:57 PM ET (US)
David L. Wilkinson
61, Stilesville, IN passed away at home on Saturday, June 30, 2012. He was born on April 12, 1951 in Indianapolis, to the late Gilbert and Alice (Gahman) Wilkinson. He married Cindy T. (Alexander) Wilkinson on January 27, 1979. David lived most of his life in the Clermont and Stilesville areas. He was a pipe layer and laborer for Local #120 Laborers and Hod Carriers for 33 years. He was a member of the Westside Club in Indianapolis. Most of all, David loved life. Also, as of June 4, 2012 David celebrated his 26th year of sobriety. David is survived by his wife, Cindy Wilkinson of Stilesville; 3 children, David S. Wilkinson (Leslie) of Indianapolis, Megan Featherston of Brownsburg and Ralph Wilkinson (Shawna) of Greencastle; 8 granchildren, T.J., Alexis, David, Rylei, Myraze, Savannah, Chayner and Izaiah; 2 brothers: Frank Wilkinson and Lloyd Wilkinson; 2 sisters: Margaret Williams and Nancy Neel. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Alice (Gahman) Wilkinson and his daughter, Melissa Robertson. The memorial service will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Carlisle - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, with calling there from 4 p.m. In lieu of flowwers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westside Club. Visit http://www.carlislebranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.
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Lucy Alice Chitwood

86, of Avon, passed away June 4, 2012. She was born September 9, 1925 in Morganfield, Kentucky to John M. and Myrtle M. Falk. Lucy was a member of the Mars Hill Baptist Church and former employee of Arzman's Market. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cyril "Leon" Chitwood, a son William Leon and 9 siblings. Lucy is survived by her 3 children, Joyce (Richard) Wallace, Jerry Chitwood and Pam (Paul) Taylor, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Her legacy is not in death, but in the way she lived her life.
03:28 PM ET (US)
David Lawrence Ferguson
62, Indianapolis, died Thursday, May 31, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Gladys Ferguson; daughters, Carrie Ferguson and Dawn Ogden; three sisters; grandchildren, Shelby Ferguson and Dalton Ogden and one great-grandchild, Zayden Ferguson. Calling will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4 in Bell Mortuary and Crematory, Royster-Askin-Sand rock Chapel , with service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the humane society. Arrangements handled by Bell Mortuary and Crematory, Royster-Askin-Sandrock Chapel. Please sign online condolences at:
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 3, 2012
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07:41 AM ET (US)
Jerry E. Sipe

63, passed away from a brave fight with pancreatic cancer on May 31, 2012 at his New Palestine home.

The son of John L. and Ruth Geraldine (Fancher) Sipe, Jerry was born on April 21, 1949. A 1967 graduate of Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, Jerry played football for the Ben Davis Giants and was Class President. He also attended Indiana State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Jerry graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in 1971 and went on to work as a sales engineer for many large engineering and manufacturing companies. In 2003, Jerry opened his own rim and wheel repair shop—Engineered Wheel Repair (EWR) on New York Street in downtown Indianapolis. He expanded his company to include two other divisions, Engineered Wheel Products (EWP) and Engineered Wheel Service (EWS).

Survivors: wife, Karen S. (Marshall) Sipe of New Palestine; mother, Ruth Geraldine (Fancher) Sipe of Indianapolis; daughters, Jennifer S. Burris (Sipe) of Indianapolis, Karoline M. Henson (husband Jeremy; son Findley; daughter Bridgett) of Cumming, Georgia and Holly J. McKenna of Roswell, Georgia (husband David; sons Jack and Brody); step-sons, Nick Young (Wife Kelly; daughter, Bailey and son, Sean) of New Palestine, Nathan Young of Western, Colorado; sisters, Kyle Ann Simms, Karen Sipe, and Sara Newton; brothers, John and Joseph Sipe. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, John L. Sipe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.
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Robert R. "Bob" Wasson 64, of Avon, passed away July 4, 2011. He was born on September 16, 1946. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Bob worked for 45 years in the scrap metal industry holding various positions throughout the years at K&F Industries and OmniSource Corporation. Bob was an avid fan of Indy Car Racing, Indianapolis Colts football, and his beloved Harley-Davidson. Survivors include son, Travis (Jill) Wasson and their two children, Blake and Chloe; and son Tate (fiancée Kathie) and her two children Karis and Marcus; and companion, Beth Moore. Services will be held at 11am Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel. Visitation will be held there Friday, July 8, 2011 from 4-8pm. Burial will be in Brownsburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations made to Bob's great niece, Leah. Checks can be made to Leah R. Wasson Specialty Needs Trust Fund. Online condolences may be shared at: conklefuneralhome.com
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Robert Lee "Bob" Wittenmyer, Sr. 87, Indianapolis, IN, died May 11, 2011. Bob was a self-employed repairman for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Garfield Christian Church and taught Sunday School there for the past 59 years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wittenmyer; children, Jewel Breckenridge, Robert L., Jr. and Steve Wittenmyer; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday May 16, 2011 in Garfield Christian Church, 1751 Walker Ave. Indianapolis, IN, with visitation there one hour prior to the service. Additional visitation will be held on Sunday May 15th from 3 to 8 p.m. in Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center - Decatur Township. Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Clinton, IN.
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Geneva Delores Riczo, 87, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2011. She was born in Funksgrove, Illinois on January 6, 1924, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Mary Jane (Hareld) Lowe. Geneva worked in Indianapolis as a supervisor of the graduate dental assistant program at the Indiana University School of Dentistry for 32 years until her retirement in 1992. In 1996, she moved to Appleton. Geneva enjoyed painting, doing ceramics, arts and crafts and her cats. She also loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Geneva is lovingly survived by her children, Sharon (Francis) Fischer of Appleton, Joseph Riczo Jr. of Santa Monica, CA, Donna Riczo of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Greg (Ann) Fischer, Lynn (Gary) Lorge, Kristine (Mike) Nemec, Ellen (Tim) Obermueller; great-grandchildren, Maddie, Johnnie, Garrett, Evelyn, Olivia, Laney, Tayten, Bradey, Mason and sister, Mildred Sebastian. Geneva was preceded in death by her sisters, Lola Mabel Kelly and Helen Liggett. Funeral services for Geneva will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Appleton, WI. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Geneva's name to the Fox Valley Humane Association.
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Moore, David A.

April 25, 2011

David Andrew Moore 64, of Plainfield, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011. He was born February 23, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Herman and Joann (Miller) Moore. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in the Class of 1965. David served two tours in Viet Nam as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded six Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with a "V" for Valor. He attended Irvington 7th Day Adventist Church. He was a member of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 440 for 40 years, the last ten years with Bowen Engineering. David was an avid fisherman, sports fan, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He married the former Sharon Miles and she survives along with sons, Michael (Maria) Snyder and Jerry Snyder; daughters, Daphne (Snyder) Hall, Rachel, Reagan and Sharon Ruth Moore; brothers, Mike (Maxine) Moore and Glenn Fox; sister, Maryanne (Ronnie) Abbott; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 28, at 1:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society. To send online condolences or to sign the guestbook, please visit: forestlawncemetery-fh.com
Edited 04-26-2011 11:28 AM
James A. BurroughsPerson was signed in when posted
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Marvin R. Cable 63, passed away April, 18, 2011. Survivors include, wife Theresa A. Cable, wife of 39 years; three daughters, Kimberly Bean, Brittany Fishburn, and Kendra Cable, two sons-in-law, Jason Bean and Albert Fishburn; two grandchildren Ethan and Abigail, and one brother, Gary Cable. Marvin was a member of Anderson First Church of the Nazarene and held his pastoral credentials. This comment shared with many friends and family members explains Marvin's love for his family, "My favorite earthy source of encouragement comes from the wife God gave me and the family we have made." Marvin had such a love for his family and people, and his grandchildren call him the funniest papa ever. He will always be remembered for his love for others and for finding the good in all circumstances. Visitation will be held at the Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Southport Chapel 7520 Madison Ave., from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 21 and funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2011. You are invited to read Marvin's obituary at: www.wilsonstpierre.com where you may sign the guestbook, share a personal message, or order flowers for the family.
02:56 PM ET (US)
Whitis, Lonnie
March 27, 2011
 Lonnie Whitis 89, passed away March 25, 2011. He was a truck driver for Transcon, 35 years, retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of WWII, survivor of a Japanese torpedo attack, floating in the Indian Ocean for 44 days in a life raft. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Eva Ryherd Whitis; son, Jerry (Kathy) Whitis; daughter, Janice (Mike) Whitis Riley; grandson, Michael (Ashley) Bricen Whitis; granddaughter, April Whitis Shiver; great granddaughters, Savannah Shiver and Gabrielle Whitis; great grandsons, Mason Whitis and Garrett Shiver; stepbrother, Henry Ray Pitman; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sons, Bob and Larry Whitis. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Tues., March 29, 2011 in Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel, with visitation there from 4-8 p.m., Mon., March 28, 2011. Burial will be in Floral Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Chapelwood Baptist Church, 201 North Girls School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214. Online condolences may be shared at: conklefuneralhome.com
Sandra (Massie) Hale
12:08 PM ET (US)
I just received this from a mutual friend of Donna Riczo's.

Donna's mom passed yesterday. She'll be home in a few days. Her home address is 6018 Nalon Ln Apt #D 46224

To explain, Donna's mother lived in Wisconsin and Donna has been there for several weeks. SH
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
12:57 PM ET (US)
A member of the class of '67 has died:

  Frederick Lee Marlowe 61, Indianapolis, died December 22, 2010. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel, with visitation there from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Burial will be in West Ridge Park Cemetery. Survivors include wife, Linda Marlowe; children, Wendy Sue Brown, Sonny Lee Marlowe and six grandchildren. Online condolences may be shared at: conklefuneralhome.com
Edited 01-02-2011 12:31 AM
Jean Mohler
06:59 AM ET (US)
Becky Ellis Daily....'65 grad

William E. Daily Brownsburg, IN, died December 10, 2010 in his home. He was born October 23, 1945 to Wilbur and Cleytus (Derickson) Daily. Mr. Daily graduated from Ben Davis High School, class of 1963. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the I.U. School of Law. He married Rebecca Ellis in 1969. Mr. Daily served as Chief Counsel to the Attorney General for the State of Indiana for 25 years, until retiring into private law practice in Danville in 1992. He was a member and served as an Elder of the Calvary Church of Danville for 15 years. Mr. Daily was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Robert Orr, served as a board of director for the Central Indiana Crisis Pregnancy Center and coached girls softball at local leagues and at Bethesda Christian Church. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18 in Calvary Church of Danville, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of service. A private interment will take place at a later date in New Winchester Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, "Becky," his mother, Cleytus, Tavares, FL; children, Lori (Roger) Stroup, Danville, Scott (Karen) Daily, Leah (Don) Endress, all of Brownsburg, Diana (Brian) Hall, Plainfield and Daniel (Liz) Daily, Chicago; nine grandchildren; sisters, Jean Mohler, The Villages, FL, Beverly Underwood, Leesburg, FL and a brother, Donald Daily, Brownsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Scott and Karen Daily, missionaries to Scotland. Arrangements by Weaver and Randolph Funeral Home, Danville.
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
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Monty Russell has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will undergo an operation on December 20. Helen Neal contacted Monty's aunt Jan, who sent her this note:

"He has had severe pain on one side (right I think) of his face for about 2 years and they could never determine what it was other than TMJ. Last March he had a MRI and said they could not find anything. He had another MRI 12/7 (a.m.) and the doctor called him and asked him to come back in (in the p.m.) and bring his wife. They went in and he showed them the MRI and there is either a mass or tumor which is growing into his brain and I think I remember him saying, around the triminingle (I don't know how to spell it) nerve. They got the March MRI out and lo and behold there was a tiny shadow and they said that was probably the tumor beginning or what ever. They said they would have said to watch it and see what happens-- to bad they didn't see it before but Monty and I both said God didn't want it found then. God is in control and we will just wait and see what happens.
They want another MRI and will go under his ear to do surgery and see how much they can remove etc.
He will have radiation either way cancer or no cancer after surgery. This is extremely rare and they have never seen it before. I think he said they had never heard of it before. I may have all my details wrong but it is bad which ever it is. Jan"

If you want to write to Monty or send him a card, this is the address I have for him:
Monty Russell
4640 S. Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Barb S. - Indy
02:58 PM ET (US)
Lloyd Cummins 93, of Indianapolis, passed away December 5, 2010. He was born September 11, 1917 to Mordie and Grace (Cress) Cummins. He was a pipefitter for Chevrolet Motor Division, retiring in 1982. He was in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of Lynhurst Baptist Church for over 70 years. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., December 8, 2010, in Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel, with calling there on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 3 to 8p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie Dryer Cummins; brothers, Victor, Chester, and George; granddaughter, Jean Cummins. Surviving is son, Kenneth (Marilynn) Cummins; daughters, Betty (Mike) Seeman and Lucy (Jim) Harper; brother, Louis (Marian) Cummins; sister, Gladys Cromer; grandson, Jim (Mindi) Cummins; granddaughters, Jennifer Clark and Jana (Travis) Poorman; great-grandchildren, Noah and Abigail Cummins and Justin and Jameson Poorman. Contributions may be made to Lynhurst Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared at: conklefuneralhome.com
Barb S. - Indy
12:57 PM ET (US)
This is Ken Cummins BDHS'65 father:
Lloyd Cummins passed away.
Viewing will be at Conkles in Avon on Tuesday from 3 to 8 pm.
Funeral will be at Conkles in Avon on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
Keep the family in your prayers. LLoyd impacted many people for Christ in his lifetime.
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
09:32 AM ET (US)
For Class of '67 Grads, from Charlene (Brewer) Hays:

Hello Alums, I am sorry to post this but a '67 classmate of ours Phyllis (Johnson) Weir has passed away. Her services are Nov 6 at Crown Hill. She leaves behind a husband Ermer and son Josh, daughter Erin, and 2 grandsons. Phyllis worked as a Special Education teacher at BD and then went on to become a home school advisor for Wayne Township. I had the privledge of working with Phyllis in my 21 years at BD and she was the same genuine, wonderful person that we knew in high school. She had battled cancer for much of the last 10 years or so. If you would like to send a card her husband I am sure would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Address is 2340 Tansel Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46234.
Edited 11-02-2010 09:33 AM
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
02:34 PM ET (US)
From Lola Pruett Levingston, class of 1964:

Here is some sad news regarding a '64 classmate. I received this information from Dave Grider:

I just spoke to Larry McLain's wife Sherilee McLain. She wanted me to share with you all that Larry took his own life last Sunday night 10-17-10 with a firearm. There will just be a very short piece in the Indianapolis Star. He is being cremated and there will be no service at a funeral home. There is a memorial planned at Sherilee's daughter's home this coming Sunday 10-24-10.
Details about the memorial will be on the Harry W. Moore website at
www.harrywmoore.com .

Sherilee said that Larry had been very depressed for quite some time and it
seemed to continue to get worse. She did not say anything about contributions, that info may be on the website.

I hope someone from our class is available to attend the memorial, because I will be unable to as I will be out of town - in Mississippi visiting my son.
07:45 AM ET (US)
Thanks Dan
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
11:30 PM ET (US)
Ron, go to the '65 board:


At the top of that board, you'll see links to all the other BDHS classes that have boards, including the '64 board.

So you can check 'em all out!
11:19 PM ET (US)

I am a 64 grad and I have lost the link for our quick topics. Can you forward me the link, please?

Ron Faucett
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
09:17 PM ET (US)
CLASS of 64 Obituary - Bob Voorhies


Bob Voorhies, Retired Central Indiana Labor Council President passed away Friday morning

A Memorial Service will be held for Bob Voorhies at Flanner and Buchanan, 2950 High School Road, Speedway, Indiana. Viewing will be Monday, October 4, 2010, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday October 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Bob’s friends recommend that you please make memorial contributions to Julie Voorhies.

Robert H. (“Bob”) Voorhies, age 64, passed away peacefully at his home in Indianapolis surrounded by family on Friday, October 1, 2010 due to complications brought on by cancer.

Bob was born to Hayden Leroy (“Bob”) and Dorothy Rosemary Voorhies in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 19, 1946. Bob was the youngest of four siblings; his sisters were Beverly Jeffers, Roberta Gipson, and Carmen Voorhies.

Bob was married to the love of his life, Julie in 1997 after a long courtship.

Bob was a lifelong Westsider and graduated from Ben Davis High School. Bob studied labor relations at Antioch College in Washington, D.C. and at IUPUI in his hometown.

Bob was awarded the State of Indiana's highest honor by being named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Evan Bayh in 1993. Bob also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indianapolis branch of the NAACP in 2007. These awards, and many others Bob received over the years, were in recognition of his tireless dedication to justice, equality, the cause of labor, and the building of a better Indianapolis for everyone.

Bob served as the President of the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council of Central Indiana for 25 years. In this position, Bob was a fierce and outspoken champion for labor and made his constituents' voices heard in every proposed project, major issue, or election in Central Indiana. During his time with the AFL-CIO, Bob gave back to his community by partnering labor in Central Indiana with the United Way.

Bob served on the Board of the Indianapolis Airport Authority for many years and he was proud to have been a part of the building of the new IND mid-field airport. Bob also served on several other civic boards or committees throughout his life including the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, the Sheriff's Merit Board, and the Transition Team for former Mayor Bart Peterson.

Bob worked as an electrician and lineman for Indianapolis Power & Light for many years and helped organize the first IBEW branch (local 1395) in Indianapolis, of which he served as Vice-president.

Bob was best known for his sense of humor throughout his life. He was portrayed as the class clown in his high school yearbook and continued to make everyone around him laugh, even up to his very last day. Bob was also known as an expert political strategist and grass roots organizer. He counseled many of Indiana's prominent politicians on how to win and worked every election to get the vote out in Indianapolis.

Bob is survived by his wife, Julie, children, Kimberly Strader (Trent), Brett Voorhies (Angie), and Kelly Beaudry (Tom), stepchildren, Stephen Werner (Sarah) and Elizabeth Duncan, grandchildren, Neil, Hayden, Nicholas, Madison, Kennedy, Isaah, Kalianna, Veda, and Hendrix, and sister Roberta Gipson.
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
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CAROLE KIBBE OBITUARY - Sorry I didn't have this sooner. Her daughter Sandra just notified me today:

Carole Lynn Kibbe Egly 63 of Indianapolis passed away Tuesday September 21, 2010. She was born February 21, 1947 in Indianapolis the daughter of Thomas and Mary Kibbe. Carole is survived by her companion David Whiteowl; daughter Sandra Nelson; son Timothy Egly; sisters Michaela Kibbe, De Snow, Sheryl Cornelius and Tomi Sue Edwards; grandchildren Ethan Christopher, Alexandra Kathryn and Owen Nelson. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday September 24, 2010 at Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to autismspeaks.org.
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
03:11 PM ET (US)
Carol Murray Larsen's Mother's Obituary:

Murray, Lola M.
August 22, 2010
Lola Marie Nelson Murray 87, passed away in her home on August 19, 2010. She was born August 12, 1923 to Willard Rollie Nelson and Julia Agnes McCammick Nelson. Marie with the eighth of ten children. She married David Murray on May 4, 1946. They had three children, Carol Marie Murray Larsen, David K. Murray, and Wayne A. Murray. Marie retired from MCL Cafeteria after 25+ years at the Lafayette Square location. She was a 25 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Eminence Lodge #546. She was also a longtime member of the Westside Church of the Nazarene. Granny, as she was affectionately called, was preceded in death by her husband, David; grandson, Chris Larsen; and great-grandson, Brayden Hendricks. She is survived by her children, Carol, David (Brenda), and Wayne (Angie); grandchildren, Cindy (Bryce) McKean, Heather (Nick) Singleton, Sarah Bradshaw, Lauren and Kyle Dexter; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Tim and Kelly Hendricks, Morgan and Parker Smith, Kamron and Khloe Singleton, Nick, Tyler and Cash Bradshaw. She also leaves behind multiple generations of nieces and nephews. She was known to many, and loved by all. She will be greatly missed. Visitation will be on Mon day, August 23 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center- Floral Park. The funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24 at the funeral center. www.flannerbuchanan.com
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Judy Danner Whitinger's Mother's Obituary:

Danner, Mary E.
August 5, 2010
Mary Eileen Kochiss Danner 86, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010. She was an active member of Ben Davis Christian Church and this year received her 50 year pin as a member of the OES Lynhurst Chapter. Eileen is survived by her children, Judy and Bob, Brad and Jeanie; grandchildren, Amy and JR, Betsy and Michael, Cory and Abby, Doug and Mark, Evan; great-granddaughters, Katy and Makenna. She is also survived by her sister, Alice Kuzma of Huntington, CT. A Memorial Service will be held at Ben Davis Christian Church on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 11 a.m., with calling there 1 hour prior to the service. Memorial Contributions: Susan G. Komen Foundation or American Cancer Society. Friends may leave online condolences for the family at: www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
02:54 PM ET (US)
I think this note from Mike Linn clears up the mystery:

"Yes, he was in our class but he dropped out probably during our junior year. He had a son who was in my son's class also."

And Linda Plummer wrote, saying she knew him in grade school. She moved away in junior high, and when she returned to BDHS for her junior and senior year, he was no longer there.
John GLass
02:24 PM ET (US)
Dan Some of the class might not have graduated with the class
and or finished with the class but stil might be considered a class mate
or a member of that class. Not sure if it would be official.
Thanks for the obit.
bruce boyer
11:57 AM ET (US)
Dan, I knew Mike, sorry to hear about his passing. I remember Mike as Ben Davis, '65, and if memory serves me correct, Westlake elementary (his photo is posted on your web site with the 4th grade class) and he probably did 1st and 2nd at Garden City Elementary, although I don't see him in your posted photos, but there were more classes that you have photos of. I think we were of the several who traveled all through school together. Bruce

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