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Recent Chance Funeral Home Obituaries in Indianapolis, Indiana

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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“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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