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Recent Chance Funeral Home Obituaries in Indianapolis, Indiana

Name: Albert Dobbs
Age 78

Albert Dobbs Sr., 78, of Beech Grove, Indiana, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his home.

Mr. Dobbs was born on April 20, 1940, in Baxter, Tennessee, the son of Platino and Maudie (Steele) Dobbs.  He married Sharon May on June 20, 1980, in Indianapolis.  She survives.

He is also survived by two sons- Albert Dobbs Jr. and Sam Dobbs; two step-daughters- Barbara Paulson and Annette Collins; ten grandchildren- Genevieve, Tia, Ashley, Johnny, Sonny, Davy, Lenny, Megan, Jasmine and Kayla; twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers and two sons- Tabby Collins ans Carl Dobbs.

Mr. Dobbs served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962.  He worked for several years as a machine repairman in various machine shops and later retired from Allison’s.  He enjoyed working in his yard, watching racing and most of all spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play sports.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at N.F. Chance Funeral Home and Cremation Services.  Viewing will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded following the services.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Name: Donna Lee Graves
Age 65
Donna Lee Graves, 65, of Indianapolis passed away on March 15, 2018. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 1:00pm March 23, 2018 at NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service, 504 E. National Ave. Indpls, IN 46227. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Name: Mary Jane Cook
Age 96

Mary Jane Cook, 96, of Indianapolis, died March 4, 2018 peacefully at home. She was born October 7, 1921, at Deaconess Hospital, Indianapolis, and was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Ava Whiteman Rahke, husband Lincoln Edward Cook, 3 brothers Carl Carson, Arthur & Richard Rahke, sister Ruth Rahke Whitsett, and grandchild Michelle Avamae Thacker.

Mary Jane was a 1939 graduate of Southport High School. A veteran of World War II, she served in the US Navy. Enlisting on January 27, 1944 she was stationed in the Communications Division at San Francisco and Oakland California and was discharged January 5, 1946, at Alameda California. After serving in the Navy she came home and worked for Pritchett Accounting and Tax Service.

On May 29, 1954, Mary Jane was married at Center United Methodist Church to Lincoln Edward Cook, after having children she was a stay at home mother and worked from home operating a business keeping books for small businesses and preparing taxes. She was very active in the PTA, a Girl Scout leader, loved to travel, go camping, bowling and card games with family and friends.

Mary Jane was a member of Center United Methodist Church for 67 years, where she was in active participant in the United Methodist Women’s group. For many years she hosted the church quilting club in her home. She is survived by daughters Lisbeth Jane Thacker and Julia Ann Rush (John), grandchildren Thomas Thacker, Angela Thacker Barton(Ryan) and Jason Rush(Stormy), and 7 great grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 10:00 to 12:00pm the Service will follow to be held at Center United Methodist Church 5445 Bluff Road Indianapolis, IN 46217 Thursday March 8th with Reverend Dan Rasmussen Officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Road Indianapolis, IN 46250. NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service will be in charge of arrangements.

Name: Rosa Lea Coryea
Age 99

Rosa Lea Coryea ( née Hammons)  died peacefully in her Southside Indianapolis home on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 after two months of home hospice care. She and her late husband, Walt, built their home in 1955, and it was always her wish to remain at home in her final days. Her youngest daughter, Carole, and youngest granddaughter, Michelle, had lived with her for many years, and were grateful to be able to care for her in her final months. The joy she brought to her family and friends through her 90 years of life is tremendous.

Rosa Lea is survived by her children, Alva, Sandra, and Carole. Her grandchildren include Christina, Scott, Jennifer, Jamie, Melena, and Michelle. Rosa Lea was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren as well.  Rosa Lea also leaves behind her siblings, Roberta, Barbara, Jerry, and John. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jessie, her father, Robert, her sister Joy, her brother Marshall, her husband, Walter, and her eldest daughter Sheree.

Rosa Lea was born on June 28th, 1927, in Rush County, Indiana to Robert Lafayette and Jessie Adeline Hammons. The eldest of six children, she left school when she was in 8th grade to take care of her family when her mother became ill, and her selfless love for her family remained a common theme for the rest of her life. She first married shortly thereafter, and gave birth to her eldest child, Alva in 1944. In 1947, she married the love of her life, Walt, and began living on the south side of Indianapolis. They had three daughters together, Sheree in 1951, Sandy in 1958, and Carole in 1961. Upon Carole entering grade school, Rosa Lea began her career as a school bus driver for Perry Township and Rise Learning Center. Rosa Lea loved and cherished her four children along with the many children who touched her life through her service as a bus driver.

Anyone who knew Rosa Lea knows nothing could stop her vivacious energy. She loved to garden, quilt, and create pictures thread-painting bunka embroidery. The friendships she made during her time as a school bus driver lasted the rest of her life, as she routinely had plans to meet the ladies for breakfast or lunch each month. She and her siblings and extended family made it a point to come together and visit each month as well. Rosa Lea was also an active member in her church, Mount Pleasant Christian Church of Greenwood, Indiana. Ms. Coryea very much enjoyed working in the nursery and serving as a greeter in the ambassador ministry for over 15 years.

A funeral is scheduled for March 9th, 2018 at N. F. Chance Funeral Home at 504 National Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227. The visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 12 p.m., with the service starting at 12 p.m. Pastor Tony Gonzales will officiate the ceremony. Flowers of all kinds are welcome, and the preferred florist is Jockish Flowers at 2636 East Street, 46225, (317) 787-2247. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rosa Lea’s life.


Name: Sandra Jean Cunniff
Age 71

Sandra Jean (Green) Cunniff, 71, went to be with the Lord on January 24, 2018.  She was born on July 5, 1946.

She is survived by husband, Dan Cunniff.

Other survivors include:

·        sons David (Melissa) and Scott (Becky) Cunniff; and daughter Cyndy (Henry) Reese

·        grandson Justin Cunniff; granddaughters Piper, Nora & Jordan Cunniff (Dylan McKinney)

·        great-grandson Dylan McKinney

·        sisters, Margie Hutchison, Darlene Cloud (Mike) and Lea Crawford

Sandy also leaves behind a number of nieces, nephews and many, many great friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George G. Green and Irma Jean (Altum) Green, brother, George (Pete) Green, and sister Deana (Green) Hill.

Sandy was a member of Northern Park Baptist Church.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Northern Park Baptist Church on Monday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m.  There will be a memorial visitation from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service.  The church is located at 598 N. Meridian, Greenwood, IN  46143.  Pastor Allen Pierce will officiate.

Name: Angela K. Lane-Todd
Age 49

Angela K. Lane-Todd, 49 died on Monday, January 21, 2018 at Forest Creek Village in Indianapolis, IN.  Angela was the daughter of William Lane and N. Jean Snapp Lane.  Angela attended North Central and Scecina High Schools and graduated from Pike Township H.S. in 1986 with a scholarship to the Herron School of Art.  Angela also attended Ivy Tech.

     Angela worked for many years in the dry cleaning industry and her last several years as an administrative assistant with a construction company in Lawrence, In.

Angela was preceded in death by her father, William Lane.  Survivors include her mother N. Jean Fitzgerald, her stepfather, Pat Fitzgerald, step mother, Kathy Lane, two step sisters, Sherry Greer & Teresa Kurnik, one brother, Scott Lane, a nephew, Patrick S. Lane, a great niece, Michelle, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins,uncle Bob Stewart was with her on her last day.

          A Celebration of Angela’s Life will be held at 1pm Friday, February 2, 2018 at N.F Chance Funeral & Cremation Service, 504 National Ave. Indianapolis, IN. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the Memorial Service. We request that no flowers be sent and any donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Name: Jean Voge
Age 74

Jean L. Voge, 74, of Indianapolis passed away on January 16, 2018. She is survived by Husband John T. Voge; Children: Cyndi Jobin(Joe), John Voge, & Karen Voge; grandchildren: Jonathan Jobin, Elliot Voge, Mason Voge, Triston Voge, & Alex Voge; great grandchildren: Bridgette Jobin; sister: Barbara Middaugh(Chet); sister in law: Jane Kottlowski and two nieces & one nephew. She was preceded in death by her Parents: Anna Marie & Walter Kottlowski; brother: Larry Kottlowski; son: Bruce Voge; & grandchild: Kyle Jobin. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6-8 pm at NF Chance Funeral Home 504 E. National Ave. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2pm at Emmaus Lutheran Church 1224 Laurel St. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Emmaus Lutheran School.

Elaina M. Adams, 67, of Indianapolis passed away on Wednesday November 29th at St. Francis Hospital due to complications with pneumonia and breast cancer. Elaine is survived by her husband, John C. Adams, her three children Tiger, Tony, and Christina. She was also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A visitation to celebrate her Life will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at N.F. Chance Funeral & Cremation Service from 6-8 pm.

Name: John Charles Rhodes
Age 48

John Charles Rhodes, Born June 22, 1969-Died October 30, 2017
He drove a ice cream truck for Summer Song for five years, was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend. Proceeded in death by: Father John Rhodes, Grandson Baby Mario Semento, and Mother Allita Rhodes. He is survived by wife Sharon Rhodes, 4 children: Tiffany & Don Keen, Tasha & Ghuman Singh, Chad & Miami Walker, and Jeffery Walker; 12 grandchildren: Joseph, Jeremiah, Sapphire, Sumara, Jayden, Todd Jr., Jozzlynn, Allison, Angel, Kensley, Donavan & Anissa, Sister: Amy & Phillip Manning; Brothers: Lattie & Coetta Rather and Rodney & Barbie Rhodes; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins,& friends.
Services will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Bluff Baptist Church, 1241 W. Sumner Ave. at 7 pm.
There will be a Celebration of His Life on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Southside Park on Hanna Ave. at 1 pm it will be a pitch in. John has requested all his family & friends gather together and have fun and be happy, no tears. 

Name: Pamela J. Callahan
Age 54

CALLAHAN, Pamela J. (Curl), age 54, of Indianapolis passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  She was a graduate of Emmerich Manual High School in 1982 and married Mark W. Callahan on June 5, 1982.  Pam was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Pam was a very creative person, utilizing her large crafting station in her home to create her own highly unique cards for family and friends on special occasions. Pam loved to play all kinds of card and board games, a hobby she picked up from her parents and carried through to her children, staying up countless nights laughing and playing games with her family and friends.

Pam is survived by her parents: Jerry K. and Judy E. Curl, two brothers:  Jerry K. Curl Jr. and his wife Leslie Curl and Daniel J. Curl, her high school sweetheart and husband of 35 years Mark W. Callahan, her three children: Mark W. Callahan Jr., Amanda J. (Callahan) Gierke and her husband Michael Gierke, Justin A. Callahan, four grandchildren: Mya S. Pryce, Austin C. Pryce, Kevin M. Gierke, and Lilly M. Gierke.

The family will receive friends and extended family members on November 2, 2017 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at N.F. Chance Funeral Home, 504 E. National Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am Friday, November 3, 2017 at N.F. Chance Funeral Home, 504 E. National Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227 with a burial at Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: Eugene McQueen
Age 78

Eugene McQueen, 78, of Indianapolis passed away on October 13, 2017. A Celebration of Eugene’s Life will be held 4 pm on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Calvary Tabernacle, 902 Fletcher Ave. Indianapolis, IN. Visitation will be held two hour prior to the service at the Church.

Name: Niles Hanshew
Age 75
Description Niles Hanshew passed away at his home on October 3, 2017.
 He retired from the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier at the Southport Branch P.O.
He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and finally got to visit Wrigley Field to watch his first live game last season with all four of his sons his son-n-law and a couple of his grandsons. He also enjoyed gambling, playing poker and his weekly hearts game.
 He was survived by his wife Peggy Hanshew his five children Penny  and John Hoagland, Jeff Hanshew, Dennis Hanshew, Thomas and Donna Hanshew, and Randy Hanshew. His grandchildren Candace, John John, Nick, Thaao, Aaron, Dustin, Brandi, Holly, Brittney, Mariah and Houston. Great grand kids Nevaeh, Nehemiah, Oliver, Zoey, Beatrice, Haedyn, Elijah, and Evander.
He was preceded in death by his mother Clara Russell and his brother Norman Hanshew.
Viewing will be held at New Life Tabernacle Church, 1609 E. Norton Ave. Indianapolis, Indiana on Monday October 9, 2017 between 4:00 and 8:00. Funeral service will be held at the Church Tuesday October 10 at 11:00.

Name: Thomas W. Moore
Age 64

Thomas W. Moore, 64, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away peacefully September 10, 2017. 

He was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1953 to Wardell and Esther Moore.  Much of his youth was spent enjoying the New Jersey shore before moving to Indiana.  He attended North Central High school before his first career in restaurant management and training director.  For a large part of his career he worked in Information Technology until attaining his Real Estate license in 2013.

He greatly enjoyed outdoor pursuits including fishing, camping, sailing and gardening.  He also had a passion for cooking, photography and music. 

He was a devoted and loving father to his three daughters, who will miss him more than words can express.

He is survived by his daughters Judi Senour and her partner David Heckman, Jackie Moore, Gina Dowden and her husband Brian Dowden, Tom’s grandsons Joshua, Jackson, and James Dowden, and his sister Dorothy Moore.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wardell and Esther Moore, and his dear friend John Mannix. 

At his request, no service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
St.  Joseph Institute for the Deaf

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go. ~Christina Rosetti


Name: Adam Jacob Wilcher
Age 32
Description Adam Jacob Wilcher passed away on September 1, 2017. A Celebration of His Life will be held at 2 pm Friday, September 8, 2017 at NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service. A visitation will be held from 12:30 pm until the time of service at the funeral home. 

Name: James R. Elliott
Age 39
Description James R. Elliott 11-16-1977 - 05-30-2017
James Elliott was killed in a car accident while driving in Glasgow, Kentucky. He is survived by wife, Misty Hatfield Elliott, Children, Christian, Sabastian and Starla Love. Mother, Pat Elliott and Siblings, Bill, Mike, Dan, Tim, Mary and Tom.

There will be a showing from 4-7:30 June 5th, at N.F. Chance Funeral & Cremation Service location 504 E. National Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.

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