Eugene Arthur Allgood
Eugene Arthur Allgood, 85, Greenwood, died June 27, 2012. He was born May 1, 1927 to the late Arthur and Minnie (Augle) Allgood. Survivors include his son, Dale Allgood; daughters, Linda and Nancy Allgood; two stepdaughters, Judy (Bill) Hopkins and Paulette (Bill) Slevin; seven grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey (Booth) Allgood; wife, Jewel (Elmore) Allgood; and son Mark E. Allgood. Services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with the burial at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Catherine L. Benedict
Catherine L. Benedict, 94, Indianapolis, died June 27, 2012. She was born May 24, 1918 in Shenandoah, Pa. to the late Augusta and Tillie (Lazuk) Walacavage. She graduated from Allentown, Pa. School of Nursing and served as a nurse in the Philippines during WWII. In March 1949 she married Maj. Robert Benedict, USAF. Survivors include her husband; son, Bryan R. Benedict, M.D.; and two grandsons, Brandon and Derek Benedict. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on July 5 at the McClain Funeral Home, 3500 W. State Rd., Denver, Ind. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Denver Baptist Church, 111 N. Yorick St., Denver, IN 46926.
Fred C. Dilger, Jr.
Fred C. Dilger, Jr., 90, Indianapolis, died June 25, 2012. He was born on Dec. 13, 1921 in Indianapolis to Fred C. Sr. and Clara Margaret Wernsing Dilger. He was a 1939 graduate of Cathedral High School and attended Butler University. He was an Indianapolis Firefighter for almost 34 years, retiring on Dec. 1, 1979 with the rank of District Chief. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3660. Survivors include his wife, Hannah Hunt Dilger; daughters, Dianne Morelock, Janet Dilger and Nancy Cissell; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, James A. and John F. Dilger. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 2 at St. Roch Catholic Church, where he was a member, with the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Roch Church Memorial Fund.
William “Bill” Benjamin Draughon
William “Bill” Benjamin Draughon, 74, Indianapolis, died June 24, 2012. He was born Nov. 25, 1937 in Nashville, Tenn. to the late William Smith and Geneva (Walker) Draughon. He retired from AT&T as a communications tech and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Kiper) Draughon; daughters Rhonda Hart and Melissa A. Combs; brother, Elvis Smith (June) Draughon; sister, Patricia Monros; five grandchildren, Benjamin and Marlee Draughon, Alyssa Hart, Maria and Mitchell Combs; and great-grandson, Tristen Draughon. He was preceded in death by his son Tony and granddaughter Ashley Draughon. Services were held June 30, 2012 at Indianapolis Baptist Tabernacle Church with burial at New Crown Cemetery with United States Navy Honor Guard.
Bonnie Maxine Kelso Fitzer
Bonnie Maxine Kelso Fitzer, 92, Indianapolis, died June 23, 2012. She was born Sept. 27, 1919 to the late Edward F. and Olive O. (Tranbarger) Eytchison. She worked for Naval Avionics before retiring. She was a member of Indian Creek Christian Church. Survivors include her children, Timothy D. Kelso and Carolyn Kelso Giyer; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, Thomas Jerry Kelso and Cecil M. Fitzer; son, Jerry T. Kelso; daughter, Marilyn Kelso; three brothers, Eugene, Edward, and Austin Eytchison; and sister, Olive Brinkman. Funeral services were entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, with the burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Emma Frances McConnell Long
Emma Frances McConnell Long, 85, Indianapolis, died June 25, 2012. The daughter of John A. and Gertie Coleman McConnell, she was born July 7, 1926 in Ashdown, Ariz. She was a member of University Heights Christian Church. She was a hostess/cashier at the Southport Bob Evans Restaurant and later at the Greenwood Bob Evans. Survivors include her son, Charles W. Long; granddaughters, Kelly Long and Keri Long; sister, Lola Doster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Long, whom she married on Sept. 18, 1954 in Cook County, Ill; parents; daughter, Victoria K. Long; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held July 2 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.
Aline “Nean”Frances Miller
Aline “Nean” Frances Miller, 94, Indianapolis, died June 28, 2012. She was born on Aug. 11,1917 to the late Oscar A. and Anna (Stanton) Miller. She was a former member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and current member of St. Roch Catholic Church. She retired from Eli Lilly in 1982. Survivors include her sister, Patricia “Pat” Dausch; and several nieces and nephews. She was “special mom” to Sharon Hamilton, Annie Stephenson and Patricia Wallace; and “special grandmother” to Katie and Kevin Stephenson. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Kathryn Miller, Lavonne Miller, Roseann Epsteen, Margaret “Marg” Quathamer, and Mary Helen Miller; and brother, William “Bud” Miller. A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 30 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with the burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Rose Mary Normington
Rose Mary Normington, 77, Greenwood, formerly of Greencastle, died June 26, 2012. She was born April 21, 1935 in Indianapolis to the late Lee and Marjorie VanJelgerhius. She graduated from Indiana Central and worked as a teacher for the Beech Grove schools. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Daniel, William and Lee VanJelgerhius. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Harry F. Normington; children, Andy (Tara) Normington, Peggy (James) Davis, and Marjorie (Bill) Taylor; sister, Helen Whittington; grandchildren, Hannah
and Holly Davis and Rebecca Taylor; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held July 1 at Wildwood Evangelical Free Church, where memorial contributions may be made. Arrangements are entrusted to Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel.
Douglas Anthony Polen
Douglas Anthony Polen, 56, Indianapolis, died June 30, 2012. He was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 29, 1955 and was a 1974 graduate of Emmerich Manual High School, where he played baseball all four years. After graduation, he became a certified optician and followed his father, Norman F. Polen, into the optical business (Polen Optical), which he and his mother, Deloris Schafer Polen, owned. Doug changed careers and worked for Yellow Freight Trucking Company for 12 years, Mulman Industries and most recently, Robinson Solutions. He was a volunteer groundskeeper for Edgewood Little League (EAA) and loved building and bringing to life Nightmare on Edgewood, which is a large fundraiser for EAA. He was also a lifelong member of Olive Branch Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Lisa Vazquez Polen; three children, Jennifer Marie Polen (John Worlow), Matthew Tyler Polen (Jessica L. Hess), Anthony Joseph Polen (Jessica L. Marsh); three grandchildren, Matthew Skyler Polen, Madison Krista Worlow and Channing Douglas Worlow; sister, Debbie Polen Gootee; nephew and niece, Phillip Norman Gootee and Christine Elizabeth Gootee. Funeral services will be held July 5 at 11 a.m. at Daniel F. O’ Riley Funeral Home, with the burial in Washington Park East Cemetery.
Tony L. Teipen
Tony L. Teipen, Indianapolis, died July 1, 2012. He was born in Beech Grove on Feb. 4, 1956 to the late Lawrence, Sr., and Marianne Alerding Teipen. He was preceded in death by sister, Karen A. Andrews. Tony graduated from Wood High School and had worked at Ace Hardware. Survivors include brothers, Nick, Jay T., Thomas E. and Jan S. Teipen; and sister, Patti J. Belleau. Visitation will be held at Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home on Thursday, July 5 from 4 – 7:30 p.m. with memorial service at 7:30 p.m.
Ruth E. Whiteside
Ruth E. Whiteside, 87, Greenwood, died June 29, 2012. She was born March 30, 1925 in Indianapolis to the late Lewis and Velvia (Hosier) Henricks. Survivors include her children, Linda (Mike) Davis, Robert L. (Donna) Whiteside, Jr., and Jeffrey W. (Rebecca) Whiteside; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She married Robert L. Whiteside on Aug. 15, 1945 and he preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. She was a longtime member of Greenwood Christian Church, Order of the Eastern Star #390 and the Homemaker’s Club. Services were held July 2 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Christian Church, Building Fund, 2045 Averitt Rd., Greenwood, IN 46143.
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