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Recent Chance Funeral Home Obituaries in Indianapolis, Indiana

Name: Elaine M. Adams
Age 67

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: Patrick Gettys
Age 57
Description Patrick J. Gettys, 57, of Deputy, Indiana passed away on November 13, 2017.
A Celebration of His Life will be held on Friday, November 24, 2017 at NF Chance Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for an hour prior to the service.

Name: Helen Ruth Harmon
Age 90

Helen Ruth Harmon, 90, of Greenwood, passed away at 4:11 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Greenwood Meadow, in Greenwood.

Mrs. Harmon was born on December 12, 1926, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Edward and Adele (Morgan) Meyer.

She is survived by four children- Ruth Belcher of Indianapolis, Michael (Vicki) Jensen of Greenwood, Karen (Jack) Wilson of Indianapolis and Paul Jensen of Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son- David Jensen, grandson- Kevin Jensen, four brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Harmon worked at White Castle for over 25 years, until her retirement.  She was a past member of the Eastern Star.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the N.F. Chance Funeral Home, 504 East National Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2017, at the N.F. Chance Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeff Sanders officiating.  Burial will be held at New Crown Cemetery. 

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: Daniel E. Roessler
Age 65

Daniel E. Roessler died on October 11, 2017 after a battle with colon cancer. He was born on May 24, 1951 to Kurt (deceased) and Ineta Aliff Roessler.  He was a graduate of Southport High School and then attended Indiana State University where he was on the golf team. In 1975 he was the Indianapolis amateur Golf Champion.

Dan is survived by mother Ineta, Brothers:  Gary (Alisa) Roessler, Andy (Diana) Roessler; sisters: Nancy (Lou) Cullom, Kathy (Bob) Haycox, & Karen Bloomfield; Nephews: Matt Cullom & Josh Haycox; Nieces: Holly Pieklo; Hana, Sara, & Elly Roessler. Several cousins, great niece Addison Cullom; great nephews: Evan & Maddox Pieklo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Monday, October 16, 2017 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church 535 E. Edgewood Ave. Visitation will be Sunday, October 15, 2017 at NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service 504 E. National Ave. from 2-5 pm.

Donations can be made to St. Barnabas School 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis, IN 46217.

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: James L. Pasch 26 January 1944 - 1 October 2017
Age 73

James was a loving, loyal, dedicated family man who cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was born and raised in Fountain Square. Attended Emmaus Lutheran School then graduated from Emmerich Manual High School. He married Wanda McClain on 27 November, 1965. Together, they have three children:  Tammy S (Jeff) McGhehey, James D (Robin Montgomery) Pasch, and John A (Leslie Seegers). Grandchildren are:  Kelci Regan Pasch, Samantha Mae Pasch (Corey Ward), Cody James (Christina) Pasch, Kaleb James Pasch, Anthony Alexander Pasch, Colin Thomas McGhehey, Kaylyn and Taylor Darnell, and Caiden Ward. Sister, Judy (Lewis) Gray, and Brother, Richard (Mariann) Pasch. He has many nephews, nieces, and friends. James worked as a maintenance man at Rykoff Sexton Co until he retired. He very much enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends, gardening, his back yard, and working outside. He was loved very much by all and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of James’s Life will be held at 8 PM Thursday, October 5, 2017 at NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service, 504 E. National Ave. Indpls, IN 46227. The family will receive friends from 2 PM until the time of service at the funeral home.

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: Mary L. Dausch
Age 81
Description Mary L. Dausch, 81 of Indianapolis passed away on August 31, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. A visitation will be held at NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service form 6-8 pm Thursday, September 7, 2017. Prayers will conclude the visitation at 8:00 pm. 

Name: Kathleen Allen
Age 65
Description Kathleen Allen, 65, died August 23, 2017. She was a resident of Greenwood, IN. She was born on March 19, 1952 in Woodbury, NJ to Ralph and Emma (Warner) Hill. She married Michael Davis on February 29, 1996. He lovingly survives. Other survivors include daughter Bridget (Josh) Deck, and son Patrick Allen, both of Greenwood. Brothers Charlie (Maggie) Hill of Keller, TX; Rick (Pancha) Hill of Colorado Springs, CO. Sisters Karen (Craig) Irvine of Lafayette, IN; Sue (Dave) Howard of Indianapolis, IN. 3 grandsons and 10 nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents. She spent 35 years in the retail industry, the last 30 with Target stores in assorted management positions, retiring in 2006. She enjoyed working on her families genealogy, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She is being cremated through Chance funeral home and there will be a celebration of life party at a later date.

Name: Bobby Lynn Snapp
Age 62

Bobby Lynn Snapp of Mooresville, IN passed away on August 10, 2017. A Celebration of His Life will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral Home.

Name: John R. Eakle Sr
Age 72

John Robert Eakle Sr., 72, of Indianapolis passed away on July 16, 2017 at his son’s residence. Service will be held at the New Life Tabernacle Church, 1609 E. Norton Ave. Indianapolis, Indaina on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:00am with a burial following at New Crown Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 3pm to 9pm.


Name: Marshall D. Gibson
Age 79

Marshall D. Gibson, 79, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died peacefully in his sleep, with his dog Gracie in his arms and his wife Laura at his side, on June 10th, 2017.

Marshall was born in Washington, D.C., on November 3rd, 1937, to Judith Margaret Gibson and Marshall D. Gibson.  He received a B.A. from the University of Maryland, and a Masters of Ministry from Earlham School of Religion, in Richmond, Indiana.

He served as a Quaker pastor, and was a recorded minister of Western Yearly meeting.  He was a member of both First Friends and North Meadow Circle of Friends, and also of Trinity Episcopal Church. Marshall was a member of Quaker Earthcare Witness, and participated in many Quaker events.  He was also active in many non-profits over the years, including Community Action Programs in Maine and Connecticut, and the Urban League In Indianapolis. 

Marshall loved trade shows, opening events, theatre, classical music and jazz, church services, family events, and parties.

Marshall was active in neighborhood politics, serving the Fountain Square area in many ways. He was a President of the Fountain Square Merchants Association, and participated in many local events.

Marshall was quite the storyteller, telling stories professionally to children at schools and private parties.  Perhaps his crowning achievement was his career as Santa, working for Naturally Santa agency in malls in Minnesota, California, Texas, Nevada, and Colorado, as well as local malls in Indiana.

Marshall loved to volunteer. He was a volunteer for the 1987 Pan Am games, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Methodist Hospital Hospice, Indiana Storytelling, Inc, and many others, and he "retired" with honors from Second Helpings. He donated blood and platelets for many years. He was also a member of Toastmasters for over 40 years, and was active politically in the Indiana State Legislature, lobbying for Western Yearly meeting.

 A memorial service will be held at First Friends (3030 E Kessler Blvd Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46220) on Sunday, August 6th, at 4:00pm, followed by a dinner party.

Marshall is survived by three brothers, Carter Gibson(Kit), Robert Gibson(Gail), Philip Gibson(Sandra), sister Sharon Stavropoulos(Jim), nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews; wife Laura Cruise-Gibson, sons Tobias Gibson(Scout), David Gibson(Cassie), five grandsons  and two granddaughters, as well as stepsons Peter Chastain(Nancy), John Chastain(Sho Leh), Thomas Chastain(Heather), family friends Tom Honderich, Gordon Chastain, Tom Malinowski, his ever faithful companion dog Gracie, and many others he befriended during his long and eventful life.

Special thanks go out to Community Health Hospice and to Joy’s House for their loving support.  Memorial contributions in Marshall’s memory may be made to North Meadow Circle of Friends, 1710 N. Talbott Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 "When I die if you need to weep

 Cry for your brother or sister

 Walking the street beside you

 And when you need me put your arms around anyone

 And give them what you need to give me.

  I want to leave you something’

 Something better than words or sounds.

  Look for me in the people I’ve known or loved

 And if you cannot give me away

 At least let me live in your eyes and not on your mind.

  You can love me most by letting hands touch hands

 By letting bodies touch bodies

 And by letting go of children that need to be free.

  Love doesn’t die, people do

 So when all that’s left of me is love

 Give me away"

Name: Patricia A. Bowers
Age 89

Patricia A. Bowers, 89, of Greenwood passed away on June 17, 2017 at Greenwood Village South.

Patricia was born August 27, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Survivors include: son: Patrick (Tanja) Bowers; 4 grandchildren: Justin, Geri, Jeremiah, & Jenifer; 4 great grandchildren: Kayden, Gage, Karsen, & Khailib. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Bowers and a grandson Jacob Cole-Lee Bowers.

Services have been entrusted to Chance Funeral & Cremation Service.

Name: Edward E. Meadows
Age 92

Edward E. Meadows, 92, of Wanamaker passed away on June 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born on March 15, 1925 in Hinton, West Virginia.

Edward married Melva Hodge on April 27, 1957 and she preceded him in death in 2007. Survivors include children: Janet Meadows, Jane Meadows, Joyce (Terry) Brown, and Charles Meadows; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Steve) Lenning, Erin (Tony) Lowe, Selah Gutierrez, Jason (Heather) Brown, Stephanie (William Downey) Brown, Joey Stone, Tad Stone, Tiffany Stone, and Tyler Stone; Great grandchildren: Dietrich, Ethan, Isabella, Kennedy, Kaleb, Malachi, Solomon, Bransen, Audrey, Cecelia, Lucas, and Jameson; nephew Stan (Charlene) Meadows, and niece Charlene (Jerol) Buckland.He was preceded in death by his parents, son John Meadows and daughter Jeanie Stone.

A Memorial Service & Celebration of Edward’s Life will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at NF Chance Funeral and Cremation Service. A visitation will be held from 11:00 am till 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.

Name: Madine Kinney-Doergeloh
Age 81

Madine Kinney-Doergeloh, 81, of Indianapolis passed away on May, 16, 2017 at Bethany Village Nursing Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 am Friday, May 19, 2017 at New Crown Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am Friday morning at NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service.

Name: Robert "Butch" Allsup
Age 75

Robert “Butch” William Allsup, 75, of Greenwood, IN entered into rest at 12:32 pm on April 4, 2017 by his family by his side at Community South Hospital.

Robert was born September 20, 1941 in Indianapolis to Floyd Alvin Allsup and Opal Evelyn McNeil Allsup.

Robert is survived by his wife Helen Shaw Allsup; son Paul (Chianna) Allsup; daughter Lori Hamilton, honorable son Billy Braswell; step son Brandon Jacobs; step daughter April Jacobs; sisters: Cathy (David) Humphries & Beverley Neeley; grandchildren: Angel Allsup, Kimberly Allsup, Richie Denny, Hannah Hamilton, & Jenny Patterson; great grandchildren: Mack Jenkins Jr, Hallie Collins, & Summer Collins; ex-wife Charlene Snow; sister in laws: Sondra Pickerell, Patty Morgan, & June Proffitt; mother-in-law Thelma Newsom; several nieces, nephews & in laws; as well as a lifelong friend Steve Morton. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Patsy Allsup, & niece Carol Taylor.

Butch was a high school graduate and served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1962-1964. He worked as a general contractor in the Indianapolis area for several years.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 pm Monday, April 10, 2017 at New Crown Cemetery in Indianapolis. A visitation will be held from 11 – 12 at NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service, 504 E. National Ave. Indpls, IN 46227.


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