Wai Ban Chan, 86, Beech Grove, died March 11, 2013. He was born Sept. 26, 1926 in China and came to the United States in 1963. He founded Chan’s Garden in Beech Grove and operated it for 25 years. Survivors include children, Hi Man (Susie) Chan, Yuik Ming (FeiFei) Chan, Audrey (Henry) Yee, Faye (Mike) Diehl; Lisa (David) Owensby and Katy Chan; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife Lee On Chan in 1995. Funeral services were held March 15 at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, with the burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Margaret Francis Clark, 86, Greenwood, died March 14, 2013. She was born July 6, 1926 in Westmoreland, Tenn. to Homer and Viola Smith Carter. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Survivors include her children, Judy Cook (Ralph), Ruth Ann Everetts, David Troutt, Scharon Clark, Angela White (James); siblings: Alene Linville, Donald Ray Carter, Bobby Joe Carter, Patty Jean Jackson; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, William Frances Clark; sister, Myrtle Ruth Kirby; brother, Homer Wayne Carter; grandson, Kenneth Lee Cook; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held March 17 at Woodard Funeral Home, Westmoreland, Tenn., with the burial in New Hope Cemetery. Memorial Contribution may be made to Little Red Door at 1801 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202.
James E. Cummick, 86, Greenwood, died March 17, 2013. He was born April 2, 1926 to Samuel and Elizabeth Snell Cummick in Jasonville. A machine repairman, he retired from Ford Motor Company in 1992. He was a member of the UAW and the Southport Masonic Lodge. He is survived by sons, Larry F. Cummick and Andrew W. (Susan) Cummick; daughters, Linda M. (Douglas) Nies and Peggy J. (Thomas) Ward; brother, Sam (Terri) Cummick, 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Olive M. Cummick; one brother and six sisters. Private services are at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. Forest Lawn Funeral Home assisting with arrangements.
Kenneth W. Cundiff, 52, Indianapolis, died March 16, 2013. He was born Oct. 29, 1960 in Indianapolis. He owned and operated a carpet cleaning business. He is survived by his mother, Roberta L. (Brannon) Cundiff; sister, Kasey L. Cundiff; nieces and nephews; and many friends. His father, Louie K. Cundiff, and sister, Kimberley K. (Cundiff) Slater, preceded him in death. A memorial service was held March 20 at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel.
Rella (Sizemore) Eversole, 84, Indianapolis, died March 16, 2013. She was born May 11, 1928 in Manchester, (Clay CO.) Ky. to the late Ezekiel and Lizza (Scalf) Sizemore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Berlin Eversole; daughters, Pearl Sizemore and Elizabeth Smallwood; five brothers and six sisters. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, Berlin Eugene (Gilda), Vernon (April), Jessie, Frank (Rita), Jay (Tonya), Kenneth, Jerry (Kristen), and Hank Eversole; daughters, Bernice (Rosco) Rorak, Joyce (Billy) Anderson, Mary Frances (Gerald) Eavey, and Angela Lancaster; sisters, Polly Buttery and Stella Wagers; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 20.
Jo Ellen Manship-Loo, 64, died March 3, 2013. She was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 1948 to Frank E. Spencer and Arlene Montgomery Spencer. She was a homemaker. She was graduated from Southport High School and awarded the Outstanding Music Student at her graduation. She was a graduate of the University of Indianapolis with degrees in both voice and instrumental music. She performed with Joel Grey, Sid Caesar, Ann Miller, Carol Lawrence, Betty Grable and others at Starlight Musicals and played the leading role in “Hello, Dolly” at Footlight musicals. She formed her own band, “Lady and Friends,” and played in supper clubs in Indianapolis and at the French Lick Hotel. Teaching at Wilking’s and Arthur’s Music Studios, she also gave private lessons in both voice and instrumental music in her home. She taught music in Perry Township and Indianapolis Public Schools. For 10 years she played the piano at Von Maur’s at the Greenwood Shopping Mall. She was a member of the Indianapolis Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Her first husband, Stephen Manship, died in 2008. Survivors include her husband, Patterson M. Loo; and two sons, Ben Manship (Ashley) and Daniel Manship (Cynthia) of San Diego, California; and one grandson, Neil Manship; mother, Arlene Montgomery Spencer; her brother, James C. Spencer of Madison; her sisters, Dr. Nancy Spencer Merbitz (Charles) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Julie Spencer (Gernot) of Bingen, Germany; three nephews, John Spencer, David Spencer, Avi Spencer-Blume; and one niece, Amienne Spencer-Blume. A memorial service was held March 9 at Garfield Park Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, with the burial in Reddington Cemetery, Reddington, Ind.
Marjorie A. McHugh, 71, Indianapolis, died March 11, 2013. She was born on March 5, 1942 to the late Patrick F. and Marjorie F. (Butcher) McHugh in Indianapolis. She was a long time member of St. Anthony Parish. She is survived by her siblings, Thomas McHugh (Mary), Michael McHugh (Lynda) and Mary E. Reed; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 15 in St. Anthony Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements and care entrusted to Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services.
Elizabeth Ann Stanbourgh, 91, Novi, Mich., died March 19, 2013. She was born Jan. 9, 1922 to the late Lee and Gladys Hawhee. She is survived by her sons, Scott (Karen) Thomas, and Steve (Rita) Thomas; grandchildren, Mike, Julie Thomas, and Lauren (Corey) Teitsma, Carolyn Ann Eveston, and Robert Thomas; great grandson, James Matteson. She was preceded in death by her parents, and five siblings. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on March 23 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood.
Danny Ray York, 55, Indianapolis, died March 12, 2013. He was born Sept. 5, 1957 in Albany (Clinton Co.) to the late Luther and Doris (Stephens) York. He was a retired Plant Manager for Performance Co. Survivors include his son, Luther R. York; daughter, Jessica L. York; brother, Darrell (Teresa) York; sisters, Bonnie (Willard) Morrow and Linda Mullen; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 15, with the burial at New Crown Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Fountain Square Mortuary.
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