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Recent Chance Funeral Home Obituaries in Indianapolis, Indiana

Name: Patricia Putnam
Age 64

Patricia earned her halo and wings on October 24, 2016. She was the beloved mother to Christine Lacy, Laura Apple, Joseph Putnam, Phillip Putnam, & Pamela Putnam.

She was a wonderful grandma to 10 grandchildren and great “GG” to 7 great grandchildren. She was the beloved sister to Randy and Angel Smith, Keith, Robert, and Crystal Smith. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Norbert “Doc” Putnam and her parents Ralph and Christine Smith as well as her brother David and sister Mary Owens. She was greatly loved, and her loss will be great, but her legacy will live on in her children and all her grandkids and great grandkids.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 4:30 pm, Friday, October 28, 2016 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3565 S. Keystone Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46227 with Pastor Mike Stephens officiating. N.F. Chance Funeral & Cremation Service is charge of arrangements.

Name: James A.P. Coffman Sr.,
Age 72

James A.P. Coffman Sr., lifelong resident of Indianapolis passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital.

James was born on October 6, 1944 to Albert & Helen Coffman. Survivors include: three children: Donnie R. Coffman, Amanda M. Constatine, & James A. (Shari) Coffman; brother: Edward J. (Karen) Coffman; two sisters: Janice (Harry) Wilson & Joyce Allen; Grandchildren: Christopher, Kayla, Michaela, Taylor, Shelby, Halana, Olivia, Seger, & Drake; great-grandchildren: Gracie, Sophia, Xzavier, & Bently. He was preceded in death by his parents & two brothers: Robert & David.

James was a U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from the Chrysler Corp. after 32 years. James enjoyed old time wrestling, boxing, classic cars, IU Basketball, and was an avid Packers fan; But above all he loved spending time with his family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 4-8 pm at N.F. Chance Funeral & Cremation Service, 504 E. National Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46227. A private service will be held with Military Honors.

Name: Laura A. Knox
Age 40

Laura A. Knox, 40, of Indianapolis passed away on September 8, 2016. Laura is survived by her son: Ethan Knox, daughter: Marissa Upton, sister: Crystal Chapel, two brothers: Ronald & Donald Slover, and her beloved childhood friend Brandy Wiggins.

Laura was the founder and owner of The Best Cleaning Lady. She operated the company for over a decade in the Indianapolis area. She was very artistic and loved doing arts & crafts, traveling, dancing to country western music, and above all being a mother & spending time with her family & friends.

Per her and her families wishes she will be cremated.  A Celebration of Laura’s Life will be held at N. F. Chance Funeral & Cremation Service on October 1, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm with a Memorial Service at 12:30 PM.  


Name: Tyrone Panter
Age 35


Tyrone Jack Panter, 35, Gained his angel wings on September 7 , 2016 during his stay in Indiana University Hospital in Indiana, Indianapolis after a long and hard battle of Stage 3c Testicular Cancer. His memorial service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Living Word Assembly of God at 2034 Augusta Highway Lexington, SC 29072. The family will be receiving friends at 4:30 p.m. and the memorial service will follow at 5:00 p.m.


Tyrone was born April 23, 1981 in Columbia, South Carolina to Charles and Vicky Panter. He owned and operated his own business of cutting and recycling trees. This was his true calling because he was known to be the best. His most valued accomplishment was being the best father, brother, son, and husband that he could be. He was truly a hard worker and never stopped until he gained what he was after. In his presence you were really blessed with his knowledge of many things, as he was the handiest man around. His smile would light a room full of darkness and his laughter would sing joyful tunes to the sky. In his spare time, he enjoyed drawing to soothe his soul.


Tyrone is survived by his wife Jennifer Panter and their two children, Makayla Panter (11) and Brennan Panter (5). He is also survived by three additional children: Audrey Baker (16), Katelyn Baker (14), and Brooke Baker (10), his Father Charles Panter SR. (Jessica), Mother in Law; Vicky Smith. Brothers CJ Panter (Missy) and Michael Panter, and Sister Sandra Panter. He is also survived by 8 Nephews and 6 Nieces and several other close family members. Reluctantly, however, he was predeceased by four Angel Babies, an older Brother; Bobby Panter, and his Mother; Vicky Panter, among Grandparents, maternal and paternal.


We celebrate his life and his remembrance, for he touched everyone’s lives that he entered. He may be gone, but never forgotten. His legacy will carry and his presence always felt.

Name: Dorothy Alice Brown
Age 85

Dorothy Alice Brown, 85, of Indianapolis passed away on September 4, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Robert G. Brown and their three sons: Robert J., William W. and Daniel R. Brown and a loving extended family. All services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Edgewood United Methodist Church, 1820 E. Epler Ave, Indianapolis, IN

Name: Willadean F. Allen
Age 81
Description Of Greenwood, passed away August 30, 2016. Services; 1 p.m. September 2, 2016. with Visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Contributions may be made to Keenan Stahl Boys and Girls Club.

Name: Marvin Dale Curtis
Age 59
Description Of Indianapolis. Passed away on August 20,2016. Visitation Monday August 29, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Until time of service Monday August 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Name: Garrie J. Embry
Age 35

Garrie Joseph Embry, 35, of Indianapolis, passed away at 9:55 a.m. July 30, 2016, at his home.

Garrie was born on October 1, 1980, in Indianapolis, the son of Garry Joe Embry and Mary E. Shields.

He is survived by his parents- Mary and Mike Kinney of Indianapolis; two sisters- Carrie Heaviland of Indianapolis and Kathy Haney of Mooresville; one brother- Michael G. Kinney of Indianapolis; two uncles- Rick Shields of Indianapolis and Larry Embry of Norfolk, Virginia; aunt and uncle- Vickie and Mike Moscatelli of Norfolk, Virginia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father- Garry J. Embry.

Garrie was very involved with the Salvation Army and he has worked there for the last 3 years as a truck driver.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing and reading the bible.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016, at the N.F. Chance Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the N.F. Chance Funeral Home, 504 East National Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46227.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Name: Roberta J. "Bobbi" Gimbel
Age 67

Roberta  “Bobbi” Jane Gimbel , 67 passed away on Tuesday July 26, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loved ones in Indianapolis, IN. She was born on July 6, 1949 in Indianapolis, the daughter of John Morgan and Mary Jane Pike, who preceded her in death.

She married William “Bill” Gimbel, on February 12, 1993 in Indianapolis, IN. She worked 26 years at J.P Morgan Chase as Document Review Specialist. She was a member of the Thompson Road Baptist Church for 20 years. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She went out of her way to make people feel loved and needed.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Bill Gimbel. Her children, Joseph (Kacie)Morgan, Chris Moore, Sherri (Neil) Purcell, Roger D. Moore II,  Jason (Janet) Moore. Angela (Tom) Young, Terri Gimbel.

Grandchildren:  Lori (Daniel) Hatfield, Kellie Moore, Heather Rempe, Christopher J. Moore Jr., Andrew (fiancé, Taylor) Quick, Nia Morgan, Jordan Moore, Justin Moore, Ryan Miller, Tristan Moore, Kali Moore, Taylor Miller, Josiah Morgan, Jeremiah Morgan, Lincoln Moore, Jennifer Young, Aaron Young, Jessika Ramey, Nicholas Reel, Brittney Ramey,

Great Grandchildren: Raelynn Quick, Kennedy Quick and Dalon Hatfield, Coltyn Moore, Brayden Ramey, Aleigha Ramey, Kamiya Jones.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Tina Stocklin, niece, Vannessa Leffler, brother, Ken Claunch and  great granddaughter Haley Ellis.

She was blessed with many friends throughout her life and had a special relationship with Sharon Gimbel.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-8pm on Friday July 29, 2016 and the funeral service will be Saturday July 30, 2016 visitation starting at 11:00am and the funeral service at Noon, at N.F. Chance Funeral Home, 504 E. National Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Name: Christine Whitson
Age 67
Description of Indianapolis, passed away July 11, 2016. Services: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 14, 2016 at N.F. Chance  Funeral and Cremation Service , visitation Wednesday July 13, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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