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Recent Chance Funeral Home Obituaries in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.


Name: Sean Forbes
Age 45

Sean Forbes of Camby, IN passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 20, 2017 in Indianapolis.

Sean in survived by his wife of 20 years Elizabeth; and 4 children: Kenny Louthan, DJ Hiatt, Elizabeth “Chickie babe” Forbes, & Michael Forbes.

Name: William Larry Reynolds
Age 52
Description William Larry Reynolds, 57, passed away on March 9, 2017 at home in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in June of 1959 in Indianapolis to William Beecher and Helen (King) Reynolds.

Larry grew up in the Maywood area of Indianapolis. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in1977. After high school, he attended Cornell University where he received a degree in Business Management. He began work for Porky Lanes in the mid 70’s as a stocker, working his way up. He joined Marsh Supermarkets in 1977 dedicating 39 years to managing many stores.

Larry married his teenage sweetheart Vicky (VanDevander) in August of 1979. They were happily married just shy of 39 years. Larry loved spending time with his four grandchildren along with being an avid gardener, a seasonal fisherman, mushroom hunter, bird watcher, music enthusiast, and tending to his chickens. He will be dearly missed by his beloved Mr. Mudee.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Beecher and Helen Reynolds.

Larry is survived by his spouse Vicky of Indianapolis; his daughters Natalia Fredriksz, of Jacksonville, Florida, Amanda Kranning of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ashley (Daniel) Bullis of  Indianapolis, Indiana; his brothers Gary (Joyce) Reynolds, Jerry (Kelly) Reynolds, Cathy (Sam) Mudd, Debbie (Steve) Lynch, Orlena Hager, Anna Anderson; his grandchildren Jakob Reynolds, Abigail Kranning, Ethan Reynolds, and Ashton Bullis; his mother and father in law, Fred and Maryann VanDevander; along with numerous wonderful nieces and nephews and brother and sisters in laws.

A private memorial service will be held for immediate family only as per Larry’s wishes.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to The Indiana Nongame Fund, 402 West Washington Street, Rm. W273, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. 

Name: Connie Flanery
Age 65

Connie L. Flanery, 65,  Indianapolis, passed away on February 22, 2017.  She was born July 3, 1951 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Donald & Lola Mae Cripe. 

Connie is survived by: sisters Donna  Allen and Bonnie Tex (John) and brother Ronnie Cripe of Indianapolis, IN. 

The family will be holding a private memorial service for both Connie and her beloved husband Clarence with their final resting place in Kentucky. 

Name: Clarence Flanery
Age 70

Clarence A. Flanery, 70, Indianapolis, passed away on February 22, 2017. He was born December 7, 1946 in Stanford, KY to the late Roach & Maude Flanery. 

Clarence is survived by: son Michael Flanery (Angela), grandchildren Dalton and Madison Flanery of Fishers, IN; and brother Howard (Peggy) Flanery of Waynesburg, KY.  

Clarence was preceded in death by: wife Connie Flanery; sister Mary Lou Neal; brothers Roach and James Flanery.

The family will be holding a private memorial service for both Clarence and his beloved wife Connie with their final resting place in Kentucky. 


Name: Dorothy Murdock
Age 98

Dorothy F. Murdock, 98, of Indianapolis went home to be with her Lord February 25, 2017. She was born August 3, 1918 to John and Fannie Bunnell of New Richmond, IN.

Dorothy is survived by three children: Joyce Hanger of Indianapolis, Martha Gresham of Spartanburg, SC; and John Murdock of Clearwater, FL.; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant son James.

Dorothy and her late husband were very involved in Sunday school and church activities. She taught several different Sunday school classes. She made sure her children were at church every Sunday. She read though the Bible several times and attended Indianapolis Baptist Temple for many years and Northern Park Baptist Church in Greenwood, IN.

Dorothy enjoyed helping with 4-H programs in Perry Township for eight years. She was owner and secretary with her late husband for the Murdock Construction Company. The family would like to thank the staff at Greenwood Health and Living for all their great care for her. We are grateful to everyone that worked and cared for her on Stop 11 Road.

A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at 11am Thursday, March 2, 2017 at NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service, 504 E. National Ave. Indianapolis, IN. A visitation will be held 4-8 pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Crawfordsville, IN.

Name: Janie Rose Baker
Age 68

Janie Rose Baker, 68, passed away Monday February 20, 2017.

She is survived by three brothers; a sister; and eight nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Arville and Margie Baker.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date. NF Chance Funeral & Cremation Service in charges of the arrangements.

Name: Ronald W. Schreiber
Age 66

Ronald W. Schreiber, 66, of Indianapolis, IN passed away February 20, 2017.

Ronnie was born September 20, 1950, to Gilbert & Betty Schreiber.  He is survived by his mother Betty Schreiber; his brothers Rob Schreiber and Rod Schreiber (and wife Kella Schreiber); his daughter Sarah Newton (and husband Brian Newton); his grandchildren Caleb Newton and Joshua Newton; and his niece Penny Davis (and daughter Bethany Davis).  He was preceded in death by his father Reverend Gilbert Schreiber.

A small, informal celebration of life for the family will be held at 11am on February 24, 2017, at Community Church at Murphy’s Landing, 7401 S. Harding St., Indianapolis, IN 46217.  Visitation will be from 10am until the time of the service.  Flowers can be sent to the church.

Name: Janet Sue Ross
Age 80

Janet Sue Ross, 80, of Indianapolis passed away on February 14, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born August 28, 1936 in Bloomington, IN to George and Dorothy (Abbott) Fyffe.

Survivors include her loving husband David Fred Ross; children: Theresa (J.R.) Palmer, Pam (Mike) Zoellner, Cheri Callahan, Rita (Brian) Cherry, Mike (Tammy) Ross; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; & a grand dog. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Jerry Fyffe.

A Celebration of Janet’s Life will be held at 10:30 am Friday, February 17, 2017 at Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 N. 17th Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107. Contributions can be made in Janet’s name to St. Francis Hospice House. 

Name: William J. Hendricks Jr.
Age 69

William J. Hendricks Jr, 69, of New Whiteland, IN passed away on February 3, 2017.

William was born on August 15, 1947 to William & Maxine Hendricks. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Beverly, 4 children: Matt, Melissa, Tammi, & Becky; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Cindy & Shirley; brother: Terry; and several nieces, nephews, & cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of William’s Life will be held at 12 Noon on February 8, 2017 at N.F. Chance Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Visitation will be held from 10 am till the time of service at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Williams’s name.

Name: Darlene Harrison
Age 52

Darlene Marie Harrison, 52, of Indianapolis passed away on January 28, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born on February 17, 1964 to Earnest Lee Wells & Theo Marie Wayt.

Survivors include her husband Rodney Harrison; children: Missty, Tera, Brad, Tammy, & Coco; step-children: Kaid & Ashley; grandchildren: J.J., Melissa, Ashtyn, D.J. Breanna, Emily, Ashley, Tyler, Seth, Damion, Sabastian, Ali, Vic, Masyn, & Jalya; sister; Karen Sanders; brother: Ernest Wells; as well as several nieces & nephews.

Darlene was a loving wife, mother, & grandmother and loved taking care of her family. She was also very well known in the local paranormal investigation community.

A Celebration of Darlene’s Life will be held at 1 pm Thursday, February 2, 2017 at N.F. Chance Funeral Home with a burial following at New Crown Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Name: Wilma Poteet
Age 64

Wilma Poteet of Indianapolis passed away on January 25, 2017. For many years she worked for Am Vets. She enjoyed watching TV, talking on the phone & taking care of her plants. But most of all the times spent with her kids and grandchildren would always put a bug smile on her face.

Wilma was born on May 11, 1952 to Clifford and Lois Bowling. She leaves behind a son Mike (Deborah) Poteet, a daughter Shawna (Jason) McDonald and nine grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Barbara (Marvin) Brock, three brother Clifford Jr. (Annette) Bowling, Jimmy Bowling, & Robbie (Tonia) Bowling; friend Malcom Smith and many nieces, nephews, & cousins. Who will all miss her dearly. Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Betty Olds & Dorothy Bowling; two brothers Kenny and Jerry Bowling.


Name: Barbara Jean Frantzreb
Age 61

Barbara Jean Frantzreb, 61, of Cloverdale, IN passed away on January 19, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 10, 1955 to James and Barbara Fenton, Indianapolis, IN. She married Clyde Frantzreb on May 16, 1987 and lived in their home in Cloverdale, IN.

She worked at Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Greensburg, IN for 18 years. Barbara is survived by her husband, Clyde Frantzreb, her brother William Fenton, Sisters Denise Riely, Karen McIntosh and families; step children William Frantzreb, Edith Anderson, Patricia Schmidt, and families. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Patricia Calvin.

A Celebration of Barbara’s Life will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at N.F. Chance Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 504 E. National Ave, Indpls, IN 46227. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family wishes in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Name: Carolyn S. Sterns
Age 71

Our loving wife and mother, Carolyn S. (Armstrong) Sterns, aged 71, died peacefully on January 17, 2017 in her home, Indianapolis IN surrounded by family and friends. 


Carol was born August 9, 1945.  Carol graduated from George Rogers Clark with a degree in Travel and Tourism.  She spent most of her career in management and customer service from carhops to nursing homes. Whether you were waiting for an order of biscuits and gravy at Waffle House or help getting into bed she always took her time to make a person feel valued.     

Carol married Bill A. Sterns on January 3, 1991; they were married for 26 years.


Carol was a spiritual woman and enjoyed reading her bible. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She loved watching Indiana “Hoosier” basketball.  On any given Friday, Saturday or Sunday you would find her in front of the television watching NASCAR.  She was a devoted NASCAR fan.  Kyle Busch was her favorite driver.   If you wanted to talk to her during qualifications or a race it better be short and sweet.  She knew all the drivers, who they drove for, and their history.   


Carol is survived by her spouse, Bill; 2 daughters, Jenny Lindsey and Sarah Wilkins; 4 grandchildren, Rachel, Heather, Shane and Ryan; 7 great-grandchildren, Aaron, Lillian, Bryson, Ayden, Arria, Ava, and Brooklynn; 2 brothers Leon and Joseph Armstrong plus many more family and friends.

Carol is preceded in death by her grandmother Ethel Bowen, mother Blanche Armstrong, sisters Francis Alte and Patricia Armstrong.


She was a loving and caring person, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, always thinking of others first.  “To know her was to love her.”  Carol was one of the kindest people you could ever meet, she opened her heart and her home to many family and friends over the years and she will be solely missed.


A Celebration of Carol’s Life will be held at 7 pm Monday, January 23, 2017 at N.F. Chance Funeral Home, 504 E. National Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46227. Visitation will be from 3-7 pm Monday at the funeral home. A private burial will held at New Crown Cemetery.


Name: Janice E. Gayheart
Age 70

Janice E. Gayheart, 70, of Greenfield, IN passed away on January 8, 2017 in Indianapolis. She was born on January 2, 1947 in Marion, IN to Robert & Barbara Stover.

Survivors include a son William Robert (Jennifer) McDowell and daughter Susan (Gerry) Schlundt, grandchildren: Alex, Emily, Ethan, Maggie, Stuart, Chloe, Grant, & Tirza, three sisters: Susan (Terry) Long, Barbara A. (Steve) Kinsey, & Mary L. Francis, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Her Life and Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017 at N.F. Chance Funeral & Cremation Service, 504 E. National Ave. Indpls, IN. Visitation will be from 12-2 pm Saturday at the Funeral Home.

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