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Ralph Wilkerson

Aug 07, 1926 - Nov 17, 2023

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Mooresville, IN

Ralph R. Wilkerson, a beloved patriarch, dedicated serviceman, and respected community member, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2023, in Mooresville, Indiana. He was born on August 7, 1926, in Russell, Kansas. Ralph is survived by his two sons, David Wilkerson (Karen) and Donald Wilkerson, his three daughters, Colleen Wilkerson, Dana Wilkerson, and Peggy Roush (Eddie), eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his sister, Noma Lucas. He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years...Read More

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Trudy (Stegbauer) Anderson

Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 17, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Trudy (Stegbauer) Anderson, 73, passed away Saturday, February 17th, 2024. She was born in Germany to her parents Frank and Franciska (Ballerstaller) Stegbauer and moved to the United States at two years of age. Trudy is survived by her husband, Dennis Anderson; one son, Michael Cook (Rachael) of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Alex Cook and Kaitlyn Cook; four siblings: Anthony Stegbauer (Lisa) of Knightstown, Frank Stegbauer (Julie) of Newburg, Heidi Clayton (Tom) of Avon, and Lucy McGee (Leonard) of Indianapolis. Trudy is preceded in death by both of her parents. Trudy was a 1968 graduate of Ben Davis High School and completed some college years later. She worked in the food service industry for Steak N Shake for many years working her way into management and was known by many to be a hard worker. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her animals. Trudy loved all animals but had a special love for her cats, chickens, dog, and duck. She had a strong love for her horse that she stabled in New Mexico. Known for her kind spirit, she was quietly efficient and never spoke unkind words about anyone. Her husband Dennis quickly noticed her kindness when she applied at Days Inn at the airport where they first met. Friends and family may show their love and support at 10 am, February 23rd for a graveside service at White Lick Cemetery. To send a condolence to the family or to share a story about Trudy, please visit: www.jonesfamilymortuary.com

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Janet Elaine Johnson

Jul 21, 1940 - Feb 16, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Janet Elaine (McDaniel) Johnson, 83, of Mooresville, passed away Friday, February 16th, 2024. She was born July 21st, 1940 in Bloomington, Indiana to her parents Charles Elmer and Mary "Mildred" (Alexander) McDaniel. She was married to the late Charles Frederick Johnson in April of 1963. Janet is survived by her two daughters: Mandy Hancock of Greenfield and Lindy Edmondson (Joe) of Hebron, Kentucky; five grandchildren: Chelsea Hancock of Greenfield, Garrett Hancock (Adalyn) of Greenfield, Jenna Hancock-Leisure (Kameron) of Greenfield, Jacob Hancock (Kayla) of Greenfield, and Charlie Edmondson of Hebron, Kentucky; and three siblings: Deniese Smith of Bloomington, Monty McDaniel (Karen) of Avon, and Jo Ann Moore (Joe) of Bloomington. She is preceded in death by both of her parents; and her husband, Charles Frederick Johnson. Janet was a 1958 graduate of University High School in Bloomington. She later attended Indiana University and graduated in 1962 with her Bachelor's degree in Education. Later in life she furthered her education and received her Master's degree in Education. Indiana University was always near and dear to her heart. Janet worked at MSD of Decatur Township in Indianapolis for 34 years as a Health and Physical Education Teacher. She began her teaching career at Decatur Township High School where she met her future husband. Janet later finished her career working at the Junior High, where she found great fulfillment in teaching and cultivating many great relationships with her fellow teachers and students. Janet was a member of Brooklyn Christian Church in Brooklyn, Indiana. She took pride in helping with the church's food pantries and helping host church dinners and bazaars. Janet loved spending time in the garden, refinishing furniture, and she was well known for her cooking, especially her rolls and cinnamon rolls. Known by many to have a generous and loving heart, she was always willing to give a hug and lend a helping hand. One of her favorite ways to spend her time with family and friends, was to cook a good meal and to sit around the table for some funny conversations. Janet was a very humble woman. Family and friends may show their love and support from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, February 22nd and from 10 to 11 am on Friday, February 23rd at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. Pastor Doug Burns will officiate a celebration of life service that will be held at 11 am on Friday, February 23rd following visitation at the funeral home. Janet will be laid to rest next to her husband, Charles at West Newton Cemetery in West Newton. Memorial contributions may be made in Janet's memory to the American Heart Association, 8720 Castle Creek Pkwy E Drive, #100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 or to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W 96th St Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 To send a condolence to the family or to share a story about Janet, please visit: www.jonesfamilymortuary.com

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Leslie D. Turner

May 12, 1957 - Feb 02, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Leslie D. Turner 66 of Indianapolis, passed from this life on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Millers Merry Manor in Mooresville. She was born on Sunday, May 12, 1957 in Lafayette, Indiana to Robert Earl Lucas and Wilma L. (Cox) Bricker. She had worked at Laughner’s Cafeteria and at Burger King.Leslie is survived by her son Christopher Paul Lucas of Beech Grove, her daughter Mary Francis Turner of Indianapolis, her sisters, Cindy Immel and Laura Beth Bricker, her grandchildren Bryce, Brelyn, Jackie Sue and Juliet.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three brothers, John, Bill and Bob Lucas.

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Juanita K. Shields

Oct 12, 1932 - Feb 08, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Juanita K. (Kinser) Shields, 91, of Mooresville, passed away Thursday, February 8th, in Mooresville. She was born October 12th, 1932 in Bloomington to her parents Delbert and Thelma M. (Sowders) Kinser. Juanita married the late Elza "Lee" Shields on January 3rd, 1948. Juanita is survived by her three children: Dennis Lee Shields (Kim) of Monrovia, Debbie Lynn Shields of Rockville, and Dirk Allen Shields (Mindy) of Mooresville; ten grandchildren: Kevin, Aaron, Thomas, Derek, Jerry, Randy, Katrina, Sabrina, Nikole, and Daniel; several great-grandchildren; and a handful of great great grandchildren. Juanita is preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Elza "Lee" Shields; one son, Danny K. Shields; one sister, Freda Waldrip; and one grandson, Kyle Shields. Juanita was a cashier for Richhart's Value Plus Drugs for ten years before retiring in 1994. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Monrovia Chapter #580 and attended Gasburg Baptist Church. Juanita enjoyed making wedding cakes, watching game shows, and doing word search puzzles. She loved playing Euchre. Family and friends may show their love and support from 12 (noon) to 2 pm on Wednesday, February 14th at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. A celebration of life will be held at 2 pm following the visitation on Wednesday, February 14th at the funeral home. Juanita will be laid to rest at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Hall, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made in Juanita's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 91st St #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or the American Heart Association, 8720 Castle Creek Pkwy E Dr #100, Indianapolis, IN 46250. To send a condolence to the family or to share a story about Juanita, please visit: www.jonesfamilymortuary.com

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Pamela Sue Danforth

Nov 29, 1972 - Jan 18, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Pamela Sue "Suzie" Danforth, 51, of Mooresville, passed unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, January 18, 2024. She was born on November 29, 1972 in Martinsville to Pamela (Kendall) Collins and the late William Allen Collins.Suzie graduated from Martinsville High School with the class of 1990. She was currently a store manager for Circle K in Mooresville. She was a member of the Mooresville Eagles.She enjoyed baking and many can recall her delicious fudge. An individual with many sides and layers, she enjoyed wolves, butterflies, and Tigger. She loved hard and loved freely. Her friendly and pleasant demeanor will be missed by all who knew her. "Good morning, sunshine" was how she greeted her family, friends, coworkers and customers. Her father, Willliam Collins, passed in 2017 but Suzie was a daddy’s girl. The family finds comfort that they are together again. She will be deeply missed by her friends and family including her daughters, Kiley (husband, Josh) York of Indianapolis and Timber Tharpe of Fairburry, Nebraska; mother, Pamela Collins of Mooresville; and grandchildren, Letti York, Michael York, Nash York, and Oliver York.She was preceded in death by her father, William Collins and brother, Darrell Collins.Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the chapel at Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory in Mooresville. Pamela’s Life Celebration® Service will immediately follow, beginning at 5:00 pm. The family plans to share memories and would like to extend the invitation to all her family and friends to share during the service. Following the service, her earthly remains will be cremated. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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Leann Kay Pryor

Aug 09, 1962 - Jan 18, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Leann Kay Pryor, 61, of Mooresville, passed from this life all too soon on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at her home. She was born on August 9, 1962 in Beech Grove to Patricia Ann (Kearby) Taylor and the late Donald Lee Taylor.She graduated from Mooresville High School with the class of 1980. While in high school, Leann enjoyed playing basketball for the Pioneers and was proud to have made it the final four. She then went on to further her education earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University in 1984. She worked as a Registered Nurse at many hospitals in central Indiana. She married her best friend, Carl Douglas "Doug" Pryor, on October 17, 1997.Leann loved animals including dogs, birds, and more. She greatly enjoyed gardening, music, the pool, true crime TV shows, and the Hallmark Channel. A sports fan, she loved cheering on the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers. Leann hated to be cold but had a warm heart and loved her family more than anything. One of her greatest joys was cooking and entertaining for holidays. She leaves behind her family and friends including her husband, Doug Pryor of Mooresville; daughter, Bailey Pryor of Westfield; step-son, Jordan (wife, Michaela) Davis of Southport; sister, Vicki Taylor of Mooresville; grandchildren, Blakely Davis and Carter Davis; and niece and nephew, Paigelynn Taylor and Dayton (wife, Breyanna) Taylor.She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Taylor; and brother, Douglas Taylor.Leann’s earthly remains have been cremated. The family will host a celebration of life service on Sunday, January 28th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Aberdeen Apartments Clubhouse, 8680 Walnut Grove Drive, Camby, IN 46113. There will be food and refreshments provided.The cremation has been entrusted to Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service and Crematory in Mooresville.Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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Emily Sue Armstrong

Mar 18, 1975 - Jan 13, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Emily Sue Armstrong, 48, of Mooresville, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at St. Vincent Heart Center. She was born in Beech Grove on March 18, 1975, to Arlen and Judith (Davee) Armstrong. Emily graduated from Mooresville High School in the class of 1993 and enlisted in the United States Navy shortly after. She served in the Navy for 3 years, studying Hebrew at the Defense Language Institute until 1996, before enlisting in the United States Army in 2000. While in the Army, Emily studied pre-engineering at Pensacola Junior College. She was deployed to Iraq in 2006 where her duties were commander of a logistics and supply convoy. Emily’s bravery and tenacity earned her the Bronze Star while deployed. After deployment, Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science from IUPUI in 2011. She then became the logistics manager at Camp Atterbury from 2012-2013. As a master sergeant, Emily dedicated 23 years to the United States Military before retiring in 2020. She was a member of the VFW and the first female commander of the American Legion Post 103. In her younger years, Emily played recreational softball, basketball, and soccer. She was part of the Mooresville Color Guard and enjoyed playing rugby. In her free time, Emily thoroughly enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson motorcycles. One of her rescue dogs, Raucous, would even ride alongside her in the sidecar of her Harley. Emily especially loved fishing trips with Dad. Together, they took part in Henderson Mission trips to Frakes, Kentucky to help repair houses. Emily had a heart for helping others, whether people or animals. She continued serving others through the gift of organ donation. Her generosity and compassion will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Emily is preceded in death by her mother, Judith Armstrong. Survivors include her father, Arlen Armstrong; brother, Eric (Hannah) Armstrong; sister, Kelly (John) Connell; nephews, Sean and Jack; nieces, Cami and Emma; aunt, Margaret Davee; and a host of cousins. Family and friends will gather to remember and honor Emily’s life on Thursday, January 18, 2024, 4 to 7 p.m., in the chapel at Carlisle - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory. The funeral service will begin at 12 Noon, Friday, January 19, 2024, at the funeral home, with an hour of visitation prior. In honoring Emily's wishes, she will be cremated and buried in White Lick Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Emily’s honor to the Humane Society, Paws for Purple Hearts, or Stop Soldier Suicide; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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Eugene Denny Perry

Jul 23, 1929 - Jan 13, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Eugene Denny "Sonny" Perry, 94, lifelong Mooresville resident, passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2024. Sonny was born at home in Madison Township, Morgan County, on July 23, 1929, to the late Samuel Denny and Jessie Melissa (McQueen) Perry. He married the love of his life, Barbara Jean (McCoy) Perry, on October 20, 1951, and she preceded him in death on January 24, 2022. Sonny grew up with six siblings in the depression era, graduated from Mooresville High School in 1947, and proudly served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1949. Armed with an incredibly strong work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit like no other, and a very wise and intelligent mind, Sonny founded Perry Acoustics in 1962, Perry Manufacturing in 1965, Sunco Construction in 1982, Sonny Scaffolding in 1985, Lock Box in 1994, KDH in 1994, Shae Co. in 2001, and TopLock in 2007. He held 4 United States patents that were all instrumental in various forms of efficiency and success for the businesses. Along the way, Sonny was always looking for the next person, employee, or associate to help boost up and achieve success also. He was a master woodworker and could build, envision, and create anything he put his mind to. Not one to sit still, he continued to work well into his 90s and had not "officially" retired. Sunco Construction celebrated 40 years last year, and he was proud to see his family continue the strong growth of the family business. Sonny was a strong Christian man who always led with his faith. He was a longtime member of Mt. Gilead Church, where he served as a deacon for many years. He and Barb raised their family with their strong faith that has now spanned generations of Perry’s. Sonny was an avid bowler and golfer, creating lasting memories with his best friend, Jack Abbott, in the bowling alley or golf course. He was passionate about IU Basketball and not only followed regular season games for years, never missed tournament play either. Above all, Sonny was a family man. Affectionately known as Pap at home and amongst his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren, Sonny’s memory will be forever cherished by his loved ones, many friends, and his church family.In addition to his parents and Barb, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Lenore Perry, Mary Wallace, Donald Perry, and Larry Perry. Survivors include his daughters, Sandy ( the late David) Lambert, Linda (Gary) Venable, and Joni (Bryant) Hopwood; sisters, Vivian (the late Dutch) Allender and Martha (Billy) Payton; grandchildren, Ryan (Carrie) Lambert, Adria Lambert; Suni (Kraig) Johnson, Dustin (Melissa) Venable; Kegahn (Shaena) Hopwood, Denton Hopwood, Hali (Cris) Mynatt, and Keleigh (Cory) Sims; great grandchildren, Maggie Lambert, Maci Johnson (Caleb) Propst, Nolan Johnson, Delaney Johnson, Brynn Sellers, Jaiden Sellers, Madison Sellers, Avery Sellers, Maddox Hopwood, Ryker Hopwood, Ziek Hopwood, Kynlee Hopwood, Kamri Hopwood, Remi Mynatt, Warren Mynatt, Lettie Mynatt, Peri Sims. Sonny’s Life Celebration® Visitation will be Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 4 to 8 p.m., in Mt. Gilead Church, 6019 East State Road 144, Mooresville. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at the church. Burial will follow at the Mooresville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Gilead Church; envelopes will be provided. Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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Daniel Stephen Trusty

Jan 25, 1965 - Jan 11, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Daniel Stephen Trusty, 58, of Mooresville, passed away at home on January 11, 2024. He was born in Indianapolis on January 25, 1965, to Steve and Shirley (Crusenberry) Trusty. Daniel graduated from Mooresville High School in 1983. He worked at Target Distribution Center for 20 years and was most currently employed with Beard Masonry in Mooresville for 6 years. Daniel had an eye for art. Whether he was drawing, painting, writing songs, or playing his guitar; he was passionate and talented in all areas. His family will certainly miss all his jokes. Daniel is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Trusty; and his infant twin brother. Survivors include his father, Steve Trusty; brother, Mark Trusty; nieces, Heather (Cory) Kugelman and Kayla (Dustin) White; great-nieces, Zoey, Lydia, Sawyer Wrigley; great-nephew, Crewe; as well as several other extended family members. Final arrangements and cremation are entrusted to Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Please visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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Linda M. Kirk

Apr 20, 1939 - Jan 12, 2024

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Mooresville, IN

Linda M. Kirk 84, of Mooresville, passed away on January 12, 2024 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Mooresville. Linda was born on April 20, 1939 in Georgetown, Illinois to the late Benjamin E. Spickard and Margaret L. (Carrigan) Spickard. After graduating from Griffith High School in Northwest Indiana, she worked as a secretary for Purdue University and for Town & Country Interiors in DeMotte. She was united in marriage to Newell "Gene" Kirk on July 24, 1958. She enjoyed spending the summers at their lake cottage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where there were plenty of great memories made with family, spending time in nature, cooking, swimming, and fishing. She was very creative and was an avid oil painter, working with ceramics, knitting, crocheting, and collecting antiques. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, who never knew a stranger as well as her caring, loving heart. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Gene Kirk; son Christopher T. Kirk (Sheila); daughter Lisa Kirk; grandchildren Emily, Ainsley, and Benjamin. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Linda’s life on Sunday, January 21st from 12-2pm at Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, with services beginning at 2pm Sunday in the funeral home Burial will follow the services in White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville. In keeping with Linda’s love of nature and the outdoors, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made in her memory to the Nature Conservancy 620 E Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, https://www.nature.org/en-us/ or to the donor’s favorite charity. Please visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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