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Recent Chance Funeral Home Obituaries in Indianapolis, Indiana

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, 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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“N. F. Chance Funeral Home & Cremation Service has been serving the Indianapolis, Indiana community for over 50 years. We are dedicated to providing the highest standards of professionalism, dignity, and compassion in order to preserve the sanctity of your loved one’s funeral. The founders, Norman and Edith Chance, established the home on the idea that funerals can be affordable, and still properly honor the loss of your loved one. So with prices fit for anyone’ budget, our company has been able to provide beautiful and inspiring funeral services for thousands of wonderful families all over Indiana.”

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