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Margie Crisp, Day Nursery Auxiliary member since 1983.

Margaret Ann Roesinger Crisp, 72, of Indianapolis, IN, peacefully departed her life at home on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Margie defied the odds by surviving two previous bouts with cancer. She never lost her positive attitude, energy and commitment to the family and friends she loved so dearly.

Margie is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Robert A. Crisp; loving children Elizabeth-Anne Crisp King (Chris) and John A. Crisp (Kristin); grandchildren, Catherine, John, and Michael King, Joseph and Patrick Crisp; siblings, Stephen J. Roesinger (Marjorie), Mary Beth Adams (John), James C. Roesinger (Mary); and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church.

T offer condolences or read the full obituary online visit  http://www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com


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Martha Hill, right, was an honored guest at a Day Nursery Valentine’s Day tea at Marquette Manor in 2009.

Martha Louise Schoener Hill, 102, Indianapolis, passed away on June 30, 2012.  She joined the Day Nursery Auxiliary in 1946 and was a loyal supporter.

She was born March 7, 1910 to Max R. and Margaret (Benus) Schoener.

Martha Lou graduated from Shortridge High School and Butler University (1931). While attending Butler, she was secretary of the Freshman Class; 1930 Junior Prom Queen; and a member of Pi Beta Phi.

After graduation she taught Social Studies and Physical Education for 3 years at School 85. In 1934 she married Richard T. Hill, a graduate of DePauw University and Harvard Business School. Martha Lou was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; 22 year volunteer at St. Vincent Hospital; the Children’s Museum Guild; Indianapolis Day Nursery Jr. Auxiliary; and former member of Meridian Hills Country Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard T. Hill; sister, Margaret “Peg” Hiser and brother, George E. Schoener.

Survivors include her son, Richard T. Hill, Jr. (Bobbie); grandsons, James R. Hill (Missy) and Thomas R. Hill (Stephanie), and 5 great-grandchildren, Katherine, Shirley, Elizabeth, Allison and Ryan.

The family wishes to thank all those who looked after Martha at Marquette Manor Health Center, St. Vincent Hospice, and to “Becky” for her extra care.

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon in Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel , 740 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis. Funeral services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Children’s Museum, St. Vincent Hospital, and/or ones favorite charity. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting: http://www.leppertmortuary.com

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In Memorium

Barbara Jean Walsh, 83, an Auxiliary member since 1969, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012. She was active in the Auxiliary book club and maintained her Associate Member status in our organization. Barbara was born on January 21, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois, to the late Benjamin and Edna (Corr) Drollinger. Barbara is a South Bend Central High School and Indiana University School of Education graduate. She married her love, Matthew P. Walsh, on August 4, 1951.
Barbara was a homemaker all of her life. She was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, a life member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, a member of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild, and a member of Indianapolis Day Nursery Auxiliary. Barbara also enjoyed attending the Indianapolis Symphony and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Barbara is survived by her loving children, Douglas Walsh (Debra) and Mike Walsh (Lynne); and grandchildren, Kevin Walsh (Erin), Stephanie Walsh, and Caitlin Walsh.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; and husband of 57 years, Matthew P. Walsh.
Visitation will be on Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1660 Kessler Blvd. East Drive, Indianapolis, with the Memorial Service immediately following.


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Phyllis Pappas joined the Day Nursery Auxiliary in 1973.  She was an Associate Member.

Phyllis Halcomb Pappas departed this life on Sunday, December 18, 2011 in her home peacefully, unexpectedly. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Anthony Pappas, Sr. and her parents Oscar Eli and Mary King Halcomb. One of seven children, she graduated from Howe High School and immediately began a 20-year career with L.S. Ayres department store (1947 to 1967) and served in varied roles that ranged from model to department manager, buyer, and associate buyer for departments such as the French and Crystal Rooms, juniors, swimwear, millinery and more.

She was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and involved in various organizations such as the Day Nursery, and served as president of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Guild in 1972 and 1973. Phyllis will be remembered for her elegance, decorum, poise and humor by her friends and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lee Pappas and son, John Anthony Pappas, Jr.

Funeral Mass will be on Friday, December 23, 11 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 5692 Central Ave., with calling at 10 a.m.http://www.flannerbuchanan.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 21, 2011

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In Memorium

Mary Alice Boarini May 13 2011

UPDATE: Here is the obituary from the Indianapolis Star this morning in case you haven’t seen it:

Mary Alice Boarini passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2011 from a heart attack. She was 82. All those who knew her know she lived a life full of love, laughter, and giving. Mary Alice believed that faith, hope, and love could help one accomplish anything.

Mary Alice is survived by her three children, Mary Anne Noble (David), Julia Conaghan (Tom), and Joe Boarini (Karen/Mimi). She had 7 granddaughters. Mary Alice was preceded in death by her husband Frank Boarini.

Mary Alice was a native of the west side of Indianapolis growing up just south of Speedway, on Grande Ave. She attended St. Anthony Grade School and St. Agnes Academy. She graduated from Purdue University in 1951 where she also met the love of her life, Frank Boarini. Mary Alice and Frank operated Edward C. Grande Wholesale Greenhouses at 7600 Rockville Rd. for four decades. They raised their family and enjoyed many wonderful times with family and friends on the 40 acres where their home and greenhouses stood.

Mary Alice truly appreciated her friends from The Proctor Club of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Day Nursery Auxiliary, and The Saint Joe Gal’s.

A florists’ roots grow deep and Mary Alice would find it a remarkable tribute if you would buy flowers for someone you care about to share a little love. Memorial contributions can be made to The Little Sister’s of the Poor or The Sisters of Providence.

Arrangements are being handled by Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel , 740 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN. Calling will be held Thursday December 8, 2011 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Catholic burial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church, 1375 South Mickley, Indianapolis, IN on Friday December 9th, 2011 at 11 a.m.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on December 8, 2011

Posted earlier here:

We just received word this morning that Day Nursery Auxiliary member Mary Alice Boarini passed away unexpectedly.  We do not have the details of the arrangements yet but will update this post when they become available.

Mary Alice was recognized this past May for 50 years of service to our Auxiliary.  She was honored at a luncheon at the Meridian Hills Country Club.

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Jeanne Marie Doyle

Jeanne Doyle

Jeanne Doyle, sister of Auxiliary member Rita O’Malia passed away October 14 at the age of 53.  Many Auxiliary members got to know Jeanne as she was a frequent guest at our events with her sister.  Jeanne loved the Auxiliary Follies and our fashion show.  Visitation will be Monday, October 17 from 4-8 pm. Memorial tributes may be offered and further details can be found at http://www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com.

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Day Nursery Auxiliary 50 year members May 2007

Bettie Kingdon (front row far right) joined other members of the Day Nursery Auxiliary 50+ year membership group at the Meridian Hills County Club in May 2007.

On June 7, 2011 Bettie L. Kingdon passed away on her 94th birthday. Bettie was born on June 7, 1917 to Frank and Emma Lichtenberg in Indianapolis, Indiana. She lived her life in Indianapolis until moving to Columbia, MO. in 2007. Bettie graduated from Shortridge High School in 1935 and from Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri in 1937.  She married William Kingdon, on November 17, 1937 and he preceded Bettie in death in 1997.  They had two daughters who survive Sandra Kingdon Knight, of Columbia, MO. and Susan Kingdon Johnson of Bozeman, MT. Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also preceding Bettie in death one brother, Delbrook Lichtenberg of Bozeman, MT. and a sister who passed away at infancy. During Bettie’s life in Indianapolis she was a member of Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church, Day Nursery and Alpha Mu Latrien. She joined the Day Nursery Auxiliary in 1952 and was a life member. She also enjoyed volunteering at Winona Hospital. Before moving to Columbia she lived at the Forum. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, June 10 at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Broad Ripple location. In lieu of flowers friends may send contributions to charity of their choice.

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