The gallery below features those who have given the gift of life and healing through organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation. Through their selfless gift, they became heroes. Their legacy will live on through the lives they saved and healed.
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Jackson Parks Roberts
06.17.1999 - 01.04.2018
Jackson Parks RobertsJackson was a Senior at Carmel High School. He had already received acceptance letters from Indiana University and Ball State University, and was anxiously awaiting his Purdue University acceptance letter before making his final decision on where to attend college. We found out that Jackson was accepted to Purdue University and we are so proud that he achieved his dream. Jackson enjoyed computers and gaming, and he loved spending time with his family and beloved canine companion, Sandy. Jackson was extremely intelligent and handsome, of course. He had a quick wit and loved poking fun at nearly everyone, which made his blue eyes twinkle with delight. Jackson was loyal, articulate and had passion for what he believed in, and all of his outstanding attributes were certainly going to take him far in life and love. Jackson will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Jackson’s lasting impact of his love and friendship will forever live on with all who were fortunate to know him. There really are not enough words to describe Jackson and what he meant to everyone, but to know Jackson was to love him and in return he loved unconditionally and with a pure heart. We love you, Jackson!
Paige Mackenzie Barnes
10.19.1993 - 12.17.2017
Paige Mackenzie BarnesThe family & friends of Paige Mackenzie Barnes would like to share with you a bit of who this gorgeous girl was. Paige loved her family, friends, her 2 dogs, sports, country music & life. She had an infectious hearty laugh & a mega watt smile. She was fun, funny, & a big goofball, yet she was loving, sensitive, & caring. She lit up a room with her presence. If you were lucky enough to know her & be loved by her, you were blessed. When she loved you, she loved you completely & unconditionally. She believed in God & accepted Jesus as her savior. We know she was only on loan to us....a gift to love & cherish. Some people take 100 years to accomplish what God sent them to do....it took Paige only 24. She believed in giving. Her greatest act of giving, in the end, was that she was a "Giver of Life". She chose to be a donor at age 16 & became a Christmas miracle to 3 recipients who received her gifts of life & their families for years to come. Fly High Christmas Angel! We love & Miss you Paigey!!
09.15.1955 - 11.06.2014
Dwight JonesLife with out you has not been the same . You have not seen the grandkids grow up and become young adults and your great grandkids that are awesome s well . Every day is a new day and every day I know u r watching over us and keeping us away from the negative . U know how much u r loved and missed . Wish we had more time with u is all . Their is so much I need u hear for a ear to listen to me or your shoulder to cry on or just for u and sis to fart back and forth ..i know we need u but I guess our needs was for u to leave us and for us to grow stronger and become are own person and take things and learn from them .. Dad not a day goes bye u don't cross our mind not a day goes bye your grandkids don't think about you.. until we see u again rest easy and know u r always r Angel...love your girls and babies
Jazmin Alisha Clanton
05.30.2002 - 10.11.2017
Jazmin Alisha ClantonJazmin was a wonderful daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend to so many. She was a wonderful, selfless soul that did not judge anyone. When she was only a year old she won The Most Beautiful Baby Contest. Jazmin, would often come home from school talking about "the new kid" that she would go sit by at lunch or showing them around school. When Jazmin was in middle school, she was earned and was chosen to be a member of National Junior Honor Society. Jazmin was the one who would make friends with anyone she might find herself surrounded by. She played soccer, took up acting for a short period, but really enjoyed swimming. She loved to jump in the pool and just swim. Her favorite saying was "Just keep swimming". She was very creative with homemade gifts to her family or friends. Drawing cartoon characters was one of her talents. She loved any animal especially cats. When she graduated high school she wanted to go in the Navy an serve our country as well as train service animals. She will be missed by so many. WE LOVE YOU JAZMIN!!
David Allen Adkins
08.26.1991 - 07.22.2010
David Allen AdkinsOur beloved son, you are our greatest blessing! The courage you had that fateful evening was truly heroic, and touched so many..We are so very proud of your decisions and your overwhelming compassion for others. You have inspired many by being the wonderful young man you were. While our hearts ache with missing you, you are always with us, son. Our family, your son Timothy, our community, truly has a HERO. We love and miss you David, Mom and Dad
Aaron Daniel Martin
12.24.1988 - 07.13.2017
Aaron Daniel MartinAaron Daniel Martin is fondly remembered for his passion for music and art. He was an amazing, devoted father, a loyal son, and a fun-loving brother. While the tragic loss of our Aaron has left us with a pain deeper than we've ever known, we find peace and comfort in the fact that Aaron was able to bless others through organ donation. Aaron, we love you so much and will never forget you. You live on, not only in the lives of your organ recipients but, forever in our hearts.
Robert (Bob) Charles McDonald
05.21.1942 - 10.07.2017
Robert (Bob) Charles McDonaldBob loved life and everything it had to offer. His family and friends were always his priority and greatly cherished. He loved playing tennis, riding his bike, yoga, movies with friends and a great poker game. Bob was a great friend and supporter to many. His larger than life personality, smile, love, laughter, strength and positive attitude are dearly missed. Bob never knew a stranger. He was a generous and thoughtful man throughout life and in death through the Donor Network. We are very honored and proud that through our loss and sorrow Bob was able to give to those in need and help others live life to its fullest just as Bob had lived. We Love You Dad/Beebs!!! You are forever in our hearts.
Joseph Dwaine Tuttle
11.19.1993 - 11.23.2016
Joseph Dwaine TuttleEveryday that passes I seem to miss you more I miss our little chats and you knocking at the door I miss the way you laughed the way you use to smile I would give most anything to have you back awhile Life seems oh so empty something specials missing I seem to spend my time sad and reminiscing You gave me happy memories I will always treasure I know a day will come when we will be together Rest in peace my angel in heaven up above Sending you my kisses and also my love Thank you for the memories thank you for the love I know you are watching over us from heaven up above By John F Connor Soar high we all miss you very much, forever in our hearts
Audrey Paige Titzer
02.26.1990 - 12.15.2017
Audrey Paige TitzerAudrey was a beautiful soul, inside and out. She never failed to express her love for family and friends as she would hang up from a phone conversation or left their side. She had compassion for those that were aged, ill or in pain. Audrey loved animals, especially dogs, so if it is true that "all dogs go to heaven", then we know she is happy in her new home with God. Having a generous heart, she always indicated on her drivers license that she wanted to be an organ donor. Through the Indiana Donor Network, Audrey was able give 4 people the Christmas miracles they had been praying for. We are very proud that she was able to provide a gift that will allow others to live on. AP - we will miss you and love you forever.
Bradlee Kile Burgess
07.18.1990 - 06.21.2015
Bradlee Kile BurgessWe received Brad when he was six weeks old through adoption. He graduated from John Adams High School. He tried football, flute, Japanese and wood working. After high school, he worked at a fast food restaurant and then moved into a higher class restaurant. He ended up working with his dad at Culligan Soft Water and was a route man. He liked the freedom of being on the road an on his own. His interests were playing video games, being outside, working out at the YMCA and running. He had friends, but none like his dog "Blue." Bradlee had many opportunities in his short life. He traveled through many of the states and China. When Bradlee died, the decision was made to donate his organs. We are proud to say that someone received his heart, pancreas, liver and both kidneys. Our son was able to give the greatest gift of all - the gift of life. We love him and will forever miss him.
Ean Jacob Seals
07.01.1986 - 08.19.2017
Ean Jacob SealsEan Seals grew up with a love of learning and God’s creation. He began reading everything in sight in second grade and never quit. In school, He loved scholastic bowl and being challenged in every way. His dry humor and quick wit were his trademark and his devotion to all things right was beyond compare. He did not compromise on his principals. He had a passion for growing things and learning new things. He cherished his time gardening with the love of his life, Lindsay. He loved complicated board and computer games, discussing life with his sister and spending time with his beloved dogs. Gone too soon. Forever loved.
Damien Seth Beghtel
09.19.2014 - 11.21.2014
Damien Seth BeghtelDamien was a happy baby we miss and love him dearly. He donated parts of his heart to save 2 infants lives. We will be forever grateful to have him for the little time we did. (An angel with the book of life wrote down my baby's birth, she whispered as she closed the book "too beautiful for earth".)#Damienstrong
Dorothy I. Heinen
07.03.1923 - 11.22.2017
Dorothy I. HeinenDorothy died at age 94 this past November. She lived in Indiana and Florida for most of her life. Her whole life she helped other people, so it came as no surprise to us when we got the call that she was a designated donor. She was a great cook and hosted many family reunions. She was a great seamstress, her specialty was American girl doll clothes. She left behind children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. We all miss her very much. We are all so proud that she continued helping people with this one last deed.
Amos Jerome Gingerich
11.22.1941 - 03.29.2016
Amos Jerome GingerichAmos Jerome was a dedicated loving husband, father and grandfather. He also loved camping and the outdoors. Amos was a quiet soft spoken man that never raised his voice in anger. He is greatly loved and missed by his family.
Marques A. Little
11.20.1998 - 12.03.2017
Marques A. LittleI remember when Marques decided to become a donor… I took him to the DMV to get his driver’s license. We got through the testing process, and when the rep asked about becoming a donor, he turned to me and asked what that meant. I explained to him that if something should happen to him, that he would be sharing himself with others that need his help. He asked what he should do; I told him the decision was his. He asked if I was a donor; I pulled out my license and showed him the heart on my ID and said yes. He then said it was settled: “If all of me can’t be here, at least part of me can”. That was Marques: care, passion, and compassion for others permeated every fiber of his being. Talent, genius, and an infectious smile were what defined him. And love for life, people, animals, and nature were how he expressed himself. That is the legacy that 19 year old Marques leaves behind. And the fact that he is sharing that with others even after his earthly presence is gone is what makes him the most special gift to our lives. #MARQUESFORLIFE
James L Eppard
02.01.1937 - 09.12.2017
James L EppardFishing In Heaven I know there'll be fishing in heaven For Jesus was the greatest fishermen, you see Walking across the waters Saving us from lifes stormy seas Throwing his nets into the world Gathering a catch of you & me Like all good fishermen He caught us just to set us free -David Kush-
Robert R. Kieler
10.21.1924 - 05.15.2017
Robert R. KielerGod couldn't have blessed us with a finer Dad. He would have done anything for his kids. Instead of lecturing or yelling, he led by example. Our Dad believed in God and tried his best to live his faith. He treated people the way he would want to be treated. He was kind, loving and gentle. He tried not to worry preferring instead to trust that God would make sure that everything worked out for the best. It broke my heart to lose you, Dad. I promise to live the rest of my life in your example. Until me meet again..... We love you, Dad.
04.16.1931 - 07.02.2016
Earl UlrichEarl was an ever loving person the family will never forget. We were not aware he had donated to the Indiana Donor Network until after his death. He was a quiet person, very compassionate, very lovely and very giving. We miss him dearly.
04.16.1993 - 06.29.2014
Abigail BordenAbby was a kind, loving, caring mother, daughter, and sister. She was one of a kind beautiful person inside & out. Her son will grow up & know what a selfless person his mommy was. What her choosing to become a donor really meant to complete strangers. He will always know his mommy is someone's hero.
Allison Layne (Cropper) Mehringer
10.09.1981 - 03.31.2016
Allison Layne (Cropper) MehringerOur beautiful Alli was taken suddenly from us two years ago on Easter Sunday. Her loving spirit shines through everyday in her three young children. Alli was first and foremost a devoted mother and enjoyed teaching her babies the joys in life. She poured her heart into her roles of daughter, sister, wife, aunt, and friend. Alli was quick to give and quick to put all others needs above her own. We will forever remember her giving ways, especially by her decision to give life to those who were suffering.
Bonnie Jean Randall
01.10.1958 - 04.06.2017
Bonnie Jean RandallMy tribute to Bonnie is that we liked to worship God together, gardening & canning, spending time with her granddaughter, watching movies and loving on her dogs and cats.
Joel G. Goode
09.18.1970 - 10.16.2008
Joel G. Goode
Chad Allan Parsons
10.14.1983 - 09.04.2017
Chad Allan ParsonsChad was loved and cherished by his mother and father, Debbie and Bobby Parsons, and his brother and sister, Patrick and Christy. He is also sadly missed by his 4 nieces and 2 nephews. Chad was a very upstanding young man who loved the Colts and Pacers, and was an avid video game player since becoming disabled. He had worked for Walmart and had injured his back in a fall from a ladder. His smile was infectious, and would do anything for anyone, except kill an insect, he was so afraid of bugs. Giving was how he lived his life, so it was natural for him to be a donor. May God watch over him till we can be together.
Timothy Scott Weeks DDS
10.04.1962 - 07.12.2017
Timothy Scott Weeks DDSA brilliant mind, wildly talented pianist and a much beloved dentist, Tim Weeks left this world too soon. Wholly invested in his family, he forged special relationships with each of his three kids, MacKenzie, Spencer and Maddie. He was a loving and devoted husband for 31 years to his wife Kim. He was a family man in the truest sense. Tim loved bonfires in the woods behind his house, a good book, floating in the pool, and playing board games with his kids. He was relentlessly competitive, whether it was playing ping pong, scrabble or corn hole with his family. But he was just as happy to lose, if it meant he spent time with his kids. We miss his gift of music. A talented, classically trained pianist, he filled our home with his music. Whether it was Chopin, a Broadway score or a Bill Evans jazz tune, there was always the sound of his piano playing in our home. Tim had a keen sense of social justice, volunteering his time and talents wherever the need arose. He is missed more than words can ever describe.
Judy Ann Himes
07.06.1943 - 11.17.2017
Judy Ann HimesIn loving memory of Judy Ann Himes. She had always been there to help no matter the situation. She was a loving mother and grandmother loved by all that met her. She was a Great cook and loved to do just that she liked to can her jams and jellies and grew the veggies. She was the type of person that if you needed help, she would try to help no matter how little she could do, she would do what she could to help.She loved spending time with the family and had five children and 11 grandchildren and also 13 great-grandchildren. Judy was the heart of the family and loved to sing and sew. She will be greatly missed.
James Jay Bartrum
01.17.1956 - 11.22.2017
James Jay BartrumI really do not know what to say. Daddy (James) was a great father and he was a great man. This is still so fresh. I am Happy to know that my daddy was able to save/help someones life!! I would to be able to meet or talk to the wonderful people that he was able to help. And knowing that he still lives in someone makes my HEART feel a little bit warmer from the freeze of his death.
Larry Roy Darland
02.06.1951 - 04.25.2017
Larry Roy DarlandDad will be most remembered for his unconditional love, his sense of humor, always pulling pranks, telling jokes, and his tender heart, especially toward his wife, kids, and grand kids. His greatest passions were his God, his family, and his country.
Kenneth James Burns Jr.
04.07.1961 - 08.26.2017
Kenneth James Burns Jr.My husband of 29 years was a man who loved God, me and family. He was the love of my life. He passed away suddenly and I will never be the same. He leaves a legacy behind of being a loyal faithful servant in the Lord's house. I miss him with every breath I take, but I know he is in a better place. I pray that even in death he helped someone with his donations. My love, always and forever.
11.24.2003 - 11.06.2017
Mason ShetlerMason was a good boy who was eager to please. He wanted to learn how to cook, and was always hanging around the kitchen or grill to see if he could help. He would ask questions constantly. Even if he couldn't help, he loved to watch. Mason also had a passion for music that led Mom to buy him a small drum set. Mason loved them! He would go out to the garage as often as he could. He was always humming, singing or drumming. Mason loved playing with his sister's and brothers. They enjoyed so much about life together as best friends, they enjoyed bike riding, rollerblading, swimming, camping, bonfires, and catching fire flies. There are so many wonderful things about Mason. Not a day goes by that we don't miss his sweet smiling face, he was a such a special blessing to our family. Sometimes we'll be sad, other times we will laugh. No matter what, we will always think of him as a beautiful boy, laughing and smiling... and until we can meet again... we continue Celebrating His Beautiful Life.
Kay Lynn Scharlau Spencer
07.26.1956 - 02.13.2012
Kay Lynn Scharlau SpencerShe is in the sun, the wind, & the rain. She is in the air you breathe with every breath you take. Her best title was mom. Her favorite title was grandma. Although she spent little time on earth with her children & grandchildren she will forever be loved, cherished, & spoke about until we see her again. She loved the Indiana Fever, her family, her dogs, & of course her favorite TV shows. She lived in the same town at the same job for 20 years. She was devoted & dedicated to anything she was doing. Her love and life will always impact the generations that are following her. To have been loved so deeply even though the person who loved us is gone will give us some protection forever. Do not be afraid for I am with you. Isaiah 41:10
Kathleen Crystal Palacios Santos
08.24.1994 - 07.18.2016
Kathleen Crystal Palacios Santos
Sherry Ann Dailey
01.09.1966 - 12.07.2017
Sherry Ann DaileySherry was a loving wife of 25 years and mother of five. She loved long conversations and her two dogs but most of all she loved helping anyone she could. God has her in his arms, but we have her in our hearts.
Bruce H. McFarland
10.12.1939 - 12.23.2014
Bruce H. McFarlandBruce was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family. He loved reading the Bible and serving God. He is dearly missed, but knowing that he is in Heaven waiting for us, gives us comfort. Bruce was a very giving person and loved talking to people and trying to lead them to God.
Carlotta (Tody) Mae Curren
09.15.1934 - 12.02.2017
Carlotta (Tody) Mae CurrenTody Curren was a loving daughter, faithful wife, loving Mother and grandmother. She genuinely cared , protected, served and loved others more than she ever did for herself. I am sure that if she were here today she would have something similar to this to say. "Remember me when the gentle wind blows, you will feel me with you in the suns warming glows. Don't cry for me, my heart is still with you. I am in my new home in heaven above. I am whole again, at peace and surrounded by love. I am grateful I had the chance to give back and live on in others so they too, will be able to feel the sun shine down upon them. My life was full of love, joy, surprises, pain and sorrow. Now I am at peace and can be part of all your tomorrows. Remember me as the one who was always there for you, the one who would do anything for you but most of all, that I love you. I will always be here for you. Remember me when the gentle wind blows."
11.03.1963 - 06.27.1992
Dean RamseyMissing You Always. You never said I'm leaving. You never said Goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. In life we loved you dearly. In death we love you still. In our heart we hold a place that only you can fill. It broke our heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone. A part of us went with you the day God took you home. (Author Unknown) Sadly missed, with love, Mother, Pop, Jan, Andrew, Jenna and Holly
Terry L. Malmquist Sr.
02.04.1946 - 08.30.2013
Terry L. Malmquist Sr.Terry was such a kind, caring, and selfless man. He was such a blessing to me, his wife for the 43+ years of our marriage, up until the day God called him home. He was also a loving father to our two sons. He was always there to help any of us with anything. He was a man of faith, who also served in many capacities. He volunteered in our community for the United Way Day of Caring to assist those in need. He gave up a day of wages to be able to help the needy. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. He helped family, friends, neighbors, and the elderly using his God-given handyman skills. Helping others brought him so much joy. He loved to make people laugh. He definitely lived to serve. His service didn't end the day he passed away. Even in death he wanted to help others by donating his organs. He lives on in so many people through his organ, tissue, bone and cornea donations. His spirit will always live on in all who knew him, especially family and friends. We were so blessed to have him in our life!
Randy Lee Davis
11.05.1956 - 12.04.2017
Randy Lee DavisOur father was a one and only. He would only give and never take. His grandchildren were the light of his eye, and they had a special place in his heart. His wife was the love of his life and partner forever. His two daughters and sons in laws meant the world to him. He lived his life with a moto "Plain and Simple" and that is how we live now. He was the best husband, father, and grandfather you could ever ask for. We miss him each and every day. Even though he is not with us, we know he is walking right beside us every day. We love and miss you so much❤️
06.21.1990 - 11.09.2017
Shemika BoydThis is Shemika Boyd .She was an incredible and phenomenal woman.She was the type of person who could make any bad day turn out to one of the best days.Shemika was filled with so much positive energy!She loved helping others in every way she could,She loved having long random talks with her family (especially her T-lady, and grandmother),but most importantly she loved raising and giving unconditional love to her 2 baby boys.Shemika life came to an end sooner than her loved ones wanted but we go on each day by holding on to all of the memories,laughs,and every joyful moment we shared with her.Even though we Love and miss her so much we must go on and let Shemika live through us.
Aaron Daniel Martin
12.24.1988 - 07.13.2017
Aaron Daniel MartinCarry On My Wayward Son...We can’t help Everyone but Everyone can HELP SOMEONE. You ARE ALWAYS SOMEONE TO US HONEY...3 LIVES ❤️❤️❤️
05.11.1923 - 11.28.2017
Anabelle DoerrAnabelle's stories of being raised on a farm, riding Black Beauty to school, her family following her dad as he worked for the CCC in SD during the building of Mt. Rushmore, then the magical wedding to Bob aboard the A.W. Greeley in the North China Sea, and serving with Civil Service in the Philippines painted delightful pictures in our minds. As we have grown older, we came to realize those stories took place in the midst of the depression, dust bowl, and WWII. Mom learned well to "make do" and live the life around her as best she could. Her spunky spirit touched many including her three children, five grand children, and six great grand children. She would be pleased to know even her 94 year-old body had one more gift to give as she donated her skin. You are a gift, mom!
Jeremy Patrick Taylor Gentry
01.18.1977 - 04.18.2017
Jeremy Patrick Taylor GentryDeeply loved and missed by his family, and friends. Jeremy had such a fun and free spirit. His smile could light up a room. He lived life to the fullest, as if he knew his time on earth would be short. He was a true friend to all, always giving all he could. Jeremy’s family and friends are very proud that he chose to touch the lives of others in need and their families through the Indiana Donor Network. He lives on through his recipients and in our hearts forever.
Steven R. Smith
02.27.1955 - 11.15.2017
Steven R. SmithMy dad Steven was a man of many stories, many words and knew no strangers. He was a man that would get phone calls daily asking him about something mechanical. If it had tracks, sticks or tires my dad could operate and drive it and twar it apart n put it back together. My dad was a stern man that at times growing up was a lil difficult to deal with. As time went on the reality of the reason to my dads rhyme was understood. At times I wanted to choke him n as i matured i could clearly see why he had done what was done. My dad is missed by so many. At least i know in my heart he is living on with programs like the Indiana Donor Network. The care and compassion never cease to amaze me. Dad u r missed and loved more than words could ever express.. THANK you for making me who i am. Love u dad!
Crystal Ann Harris
07.29.1981 - 10.24.2013
Crystal Ann HarrisCrystal Ann Harris, middle child of three. With two other siblings Natalie, being the oldest by eighteen months and Rocky Jr. being the youngest by ten and a half years. Crystal graduated high school in "2000 and studied Med-Asst.at Ivy Tech Communituy College. She was a single mother of two boys Daniel (14) at the time of their mother's passing, and Gage (7) when she was taken from us by an asthma attack.she was 32yrs old. She would be so proud to know that now Daniel the eldest, has graduated high school and is fulfilling his dream to become a diesel mechanic and for Gage, he will be attending junior high (6th grade) this coming year. Crystal was a very giving person. She loved helping others any way she could. For her to be a donor and helping those in need, she would be more than proud. Her memory will forever be with us, We know she is dancing in the sky and singing in the angels choir. , For she is Beautiful. What a Beautiful Angel God has received , Crystal We Love You
Alton “Chris” Stump
05.15.1959 - 06.13.2017
Alton “Chris” StumpChris lived with a generous servant's heart. He was a hardworking and dedicated man who loved God, his family and friends with all of his might. He showed his love and dedication in unexpected and sometimes unusual ways, things that have become comforting memories now.. To honor the memory of a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and friend we continue to live his legacy of love and generosity.
Vada Catherine Sager
11.01.1947 - 11.12.2017
Vada Catherine SagerOur Mother, Vada Catherine Sager, was the most loving generous person I've ever known. She was the type of person that, even through her illness, would help in any way she could. She loved God, her family, and people in general. Our family would like to Thank you for this honor. I know she is looking down upon us and smiling. Sincerely Lisa Dalgleish and Angie Farris
Luna Mattalynn Mercurae Schlabach
12.08.2017 - 12.13.2017
Luna Mattalynn Mercurae SchlabachOur baby girl's heart donation is truly the silver lining in our tragedy. We are so proud of her short, extraordinary life!
06.03.1960 - 12.22.2016
Bobby YatesBob was a talkative, humorous and caring person, he was a blessing in the lives of everyone he met. He could be a bit stubborn at times, but he was also the type of person who would help anyone in need(and I mean anyone). Even if he was on his way somewhere and it made him late he would still stop and help someone that needed assistance. There was nothing Bobby treasured more than his loved ones, and his family was his greatest source of pride and joy. He enjoyed watching his kids when they played sports in high school, and loved playing with his grandkids. As he gave in life, he gave in death. He wanted to be an organ donor, never a question about that. His last gift on this earth. He will never be forgotten, his family misses him very much, but knows he will always be with them. The grandkids talk about him often.
Timothy H Altom
02.11.1956 - 04.17.2017
Timothy H AltomTimothy H. Altom was a man who passionately consumed knowledge and sought to enrich the lives of those around him. The only child of Ruth L. Fultz Altom and M. (Bud) Altom, Tim spent most of his life on the eastside of Indianapolis, particularly in Irvington. He had two daughters, Crystal and Alexandra, and step-children, Maria and Johnny. Tim had five grandchildren: Jonathan, Tristan, James, Jaliene, and Spencer. He is remembered by his widow, Diana Hardcastle Altom and his surviving loved ones as a man of learning and generosity. He published his first story, The Twist in Galaxy in 1974 when he was nineteen. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in English from IUPUI, Tim wrote books and countless articles. He later earned his Master’s Degree from the School of Informatics also from IUPUI and taught as an adjunct professor. Tim reminded those around him to constantly strive to be better tomorrow than today. Read an old book. Learn a new skill. Meet someone new and listen to their stories. Share what you know with others and never stop improving.
02.28.1985 - 10.17.2009
Scott MorinScott had a big personality with a wonderful smile. He was there to help whenever his friends or family needed him. He loved his dog, Bailey, who preceded him in death by 5 weeks. A good friend, a wonderful brother and a special son. He is missed by us all! Til we meet again, Love, Mom, Dad, Sara and friends and family
Colby Alan Mosley
10.15.2001 - 10.05.2017
Colby Alan MosleyColby’s life would seem to many too short.To those who were touched by his amazing smile understood that the quality of life existence far exceeds the quantity of time which one lives. He never spoke a word , however his thoughts and emotions was always heard and felt. So honored Colby was placed in our lives and hearts. Colby was so smart , brave and handsome. Colby loved music, long walks, and running and jumping. Although he was special needs he possessed strength , perseverance,and the ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges .We are left with so many great memories .Hes smile that was like the sun that shinned on so many. He’s great spirit for life.Rest In Peace my special angel. Your forever in our hearts.
Michael Anthony Spencer
08.11.1951 - 07.06.2016
Michael Anthony SpencerMichael lived a life of service in his entire life. From being an altar boy from an early age through high school, to helping customers at the family gas station, to teaching Math and helping his students learn for over 30 years, he was always helping others. He worked in some very challenging environments, but he never complained. The one thing people said consistently throughout his life is that he was always smiling. It was one of his most recognizable attributes. As previously mentioned that he always wanted to help others, it is not surprising that he chose to help even at the time of his passing, by donating vital organs to those who desperately needed them. It's almost certain that he's still smiling when he looks at those who he's helped this one last time.
Michael Z. Shorter
02.05.1990 - 01.22.2017
Michael Z. ShorterMichael was the most loyal, honest, kindhearted person anyone could meet. Michael would drop anything to help someone in need. He served on the volunteer fire department for 5 years. He loved life and had the best smile in the world. He enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with the ones he loved. "Your presence we miss, your memories we treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never."
11.18.1986 - 09.26.2009
Bryan Timothy Clauson
06.15.1989 - 08.07.2016
Bryan Timothy ClausonA son, brother, fiance, dog dad and best friend. Bryan is the true definition of a champion - always humble, always gracious, the perfect role model. Bryan made the people around him strive to be better. Always welcoming, Bryan had a knack for making everyone who came into contact with him feel important. At just 27 years old, Bryan is leaving a legacy behind that will last forever. He was a master of his craft, an absolute superstar on the race track and an exemplary ambassador for the sport he so dearly loved. To really understand Bryan, all you had to do was look in his eyes. You could see the scope of his whole being - fierce competitor on the track, vibrant zest for life and when looking at his family, a love that will last a lifetime. Saving lives through donation is just another example of Bryan's generosity - always going above and beyond and expecting nothing in return. Bryan is our hero. We love and miss you, B. #BCForever
John Wesley Harper
07.09.1944 - 12.28.2017
John Wesley HarperJohn was a great husband of 52 years. He was a loving dad of 2 and grandfather of 4 and great grandfather of 8. John loved the Lord . He is greatly missed by his family and friends.
Elizabeth Ann Johnston
08.08.1984 - 12.05.2013
Elizabeth Ann JohnstonA smile that could never be forgotten. We were blessed to have such a phenomenal person in our lives. . A daughter, a sister, a sister-in-law, an Aunt and a best friend. Our memories of you will forever live on.
03.18.1955 - 08.20.2013
Dhansukh GalaDhansukh aka Dan Gala was an amazing father, son, husband, brother and friend. His friends and family described him as a smart, intelligent, kind hearted, selfless giver and making every moment a special moment who touched heart of every one he met. One of his specialty was always able to make spontaneous remarks making people laugh. He had a way of stealing hearts and knew how to make everyone feel special, even strangers. Dan touched many people here in his short lifetime and because of that, those people have become a part of our lives and helped tremendously with our healing process. My sons and I chose to donate with this wonderful organization because Dan was all about helping so many people. He would give selflessly to someone in need without even thinking twice. We take comfort in knowing that our loved one became a “miracle” for other souls in need of his eyes and his bones and skin. It gives us peace knowing his soul is rejoicing in heaven and knowing that his body parts are even useful after his parting from it. He will always remain our heart and soul with his great legacy of unlimited memories. Love You Always!
Stephen Harry Stewart
10.18.1941 - 11.16.2015
Stephen Harry StewartStephen Harry Stewart was born on October 18, 1941 to Harry Lewis Stewart and Rebecca Sellers Stewart. His family was on e of the original settlers in Kokomo with his grandfather, sheriff of Howard County. He was married to Tanya Reynolds for 54 years. Steve was an insurance agent for 53 years, owning Ralph I. Stewart Insurance Agency for 27 years. Steve served on various organizations in Kokomo. He volunteered at Howard Regional Hospital for several years, earning his 1,000 hour pin award. Steve also played Santa Clause at Christmas, attending Christmas parties, private homes and visiting the children at the hospital. He enjoyed taking part and watching his children and grandchildren in various activities and sports. He had three children, Lisa, Steve, Rusty, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Steve never met a stranger and was always willing to give of his time to others. He had a special contagious smile and loved life to its fullest until the very end. Steve's memory lives on as people still remember the kind-hearted man that he was. Someone stated that "When you met him, you remembered him".
Stuart Martin Sharpe
04.30.1947 - 09.04.2017
Stuart Martin SharpeStuart was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, and great friend to many. He was a teacher for 39 years. He enjoyed coaching his daughters’ softball teams for over a decade. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed spending lots of time in his workshop. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in education at Indiana State University. While there he also co-founded his fraternity (Phi Delta Theta). He went on the get his Master’s and EDS degree from IU. He enjoyed many sports including snow skiing, golf, tennis, and ping pong. One thing he truly loved was having a good poker game with his family. He is truly loved and missed by everyone he knew and loved!
James William Douglas Daniels
07.12.1994 - 04.10.2013
James William Douglas DanielsJamie or pimp as we called him, would move mountains just to make someone laugh. He was truly a wonder. While far from perfect he was a perfect son and I knew he was going to be a perfect father to his newly born daughter. He was a worrier and a warrior, he had a brush with death a few years before and had been given a death sentence but yet was more worried about others than himself. I say warrior because 2 times he shouldn’t have lived and ultimately it took a bullet to kill him. Everyone who met him may not have loved him but, they were almost guaranteed to have laughed he was an old soul and the world is a sadder place without him. I feel sorry for everyone who didn’t have the pleasure of meeting him he lifted spirits....
Cory Obie Thompson
07.17.1994 - 12.06.2017
Cory Obie ThompsonCory Thompson is a son, an uncle, my baby brother and my hero. Not a day goes by that we don’t miss you Cory. The pain is still deep inside bro. You’re loved you’re missed and admired! Your twenty three years on earth brought us nothing but joy and beautiful memories. It hurts that I’ll never get to hug you again or play the game with you. I know this isn’t goodbye it’s just see you later, I had so many plans for us but they got cut short. I know you’re living through the ones you’ve saved by being a donor and your living through us. Keep looking down on us smiling baby bro, your happiness meant the world to us! We love you and miss you!
04.21.2000 - 05.04.2013
Cole AdamsCole Adams a kid that wasn't afraid to face the world. He stood up for the kids that was being bullied at school and wasnt afraid to speak his mind. He loved fish racing playstion and helping dad work on his truck. He couldnt wait to turn 16 and start driving and racing. Cole loved his brothers tyler and seth loved showing them everything he knew and what he didnt know he followed grandpa lead.
Alexis Renee Cook
02.03.2001 - 10.26.2017
Alexis Renee CookForever 16. My sweet Alexis was beautiful, caring, sweet, creative and had a heart of gold. She loved to sing, draw, cook and be around her family. She will forever be loved and missed by all who knew her. We love you Lex!
Taylor Sue Parsons
07.25.1999 - 04.19.2017
Taylor Sue ParsonsI AM... By: Taylor Sue Parsons I AM EMOTIONAL & DIFFERENT....In My Own Ways I WONDER Why There’s So Much Drama, Can Everyone Just Get Along I HEAR Voices In My Head I SEE The True Happiness In People Rather Than Myself I WANT Everyone To Be Happy I AM EMOTIONAL & DIFFERENT I PRETEND That Nothings Wrong I FEEL Everyone’s Out To Get Me I TOUCH The Flaming Hot Water Among My Skin I WORRY That People Are Watching Me I CRY When Nothing Goes Right I AM EMOTIONAL & DIFFERENT I UNDERSTAND Life Isn’t Always What I Want It To Be I SAY Everything’s Okay I DREAM That Life Will Take Me Far I TRY To Be Perfect I.HOPE I Never Feel This Way Again I AM EMOTIONAL & DIFFERENT Taylor was 17 years old and a Junior in high school. She had a smile that could light up a room. They say that you, the parent, teaches your child about life and how to handle certain situations, but Taylor taught me more about life than I ever could have imagined, and was wise beyond her years.
Kelsey C. Mikel
11.10.1987 - 08.21.2004
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Dylan Tyler “Tater-Digger” Whitfield
10.26.1994 - 03.18.2012
Dylan Tyler “Tater-Digger” WhitfieldDylan was a very loving, gentle and caring young man. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Dylan would always take the time to say hello and ask how you are doing - even to strangers he passed along his way. Dylan had a deep, believing faith and love for the Lord Jesus. He showed this in every aspect of his life. "There is a Special Angle in Heaven that is part of me. It is not where I wanted him, but where God needed him to be. He was here but just a moment, like a night time shooting star. Though he is in Heaven, he isn't very far. He touched the hearts of many, like only an angel can do. So, I send this special message to heaven up above." Please take care of my angel and send him ALL MY LOVE. "FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS!"
Katina Marie Gebhart
06.22.1973 - 05.24.2017
Katina Marie GebhartIn loving memory Katina Gebhart, 43, of Indianapols, passed away on May 24th, 2017. Her Memorial Visitation was held Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at G.H Herrmann Madison Ave Funeral Home. Katina is a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being out doors especially by water. She is remembered as a wonderful, caring and understanding woman. Her pride and joy are her three grandsons, Deangelo, Dontay and Elias. She would help anyone in need and even after life continued to help others.
Dinita Marie LaBan
05.10.1944 - 02.07.2017
Dinita Marie LaBanTo the best mom on earth, the kindest soul to all and a smile for everyone. She gave all she could in life and she shared the gift of giving from heaven too. We love and miss you Mimi D. Gina, Matt, Zoe and Reese Singleton
Ashley Marie Christ
09.14.1992 - 03.22.2017
Ashley Marie ChristIT'S HARD TO FIND WORDS TO DESCRIBE SOMEONE THAT HOLDS SUCH A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS AND THE HEARTS OF OTHERS. OUR ASHLEY WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE FROM THE TIME SHE ENTERED THIS WORLD. HER LAUGH WAS HEARD AND FELT BY MANY. ASHLEY'S LAUGH WASN'T JUST A SOUND YOU HEARD, IT WAS THE FEELING YOU FELT. SHE WAS FIERCE IN HER SHORT LIFE HERE. SHE LOVED JESUS AND WAS DESPERATE TO KNOW HIM MORE, TO BE CLOSE TO HIM AND ULTIMATELY FIND FREEDOM IN AND WITH HIM. SHE WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP, EVEN IN HER OWN TRIALS. THERE’S NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY WE DON'T THINK OF ASHLEY. THOUGH WE MISS HER DEEPLY AND OUR HEARTS BREAK FOR MORE TIME WITH HER, WE FEEL BLESSED TO HAVE SHARED 24 YEARS WITH HER. THERE’S NO PROMISE OF TOMORROW. WHEN WE ARE WILLING TO LOVE SOMEONE IMMENSELY, WE KNOW HEARTBREAK AWAITS EACH OF US IN LIFE. THANK YOU LORD THAT WE WERE BLESSED WITH A LOVE FOR ASHLEY THAT WE HAVE TO EXPERIENCE HEARTBREAK OVER THE LOSS OF HER, YET FULLY TRUST WE WILL SEE HER AGAIN. SHE GAVE THE GIFT OF LIFE!
Cameron Spencer Langenfeld
11.22.1995 - 06.03.2007
Cameron Spencer LangenfeldCam was a wonderful blend of angel on Earth and "all boy". Always there with a quick encouraging word/action, champion of the underdog, never afraid to stand up for what was right. Never saw color, ability, property, or money as the worth of a person. He already had the ability to look past exteriors and into the hearts of others. He would love that his last act on this Earth was to help others to live.
David A. Nielander
11.17.1935 - 09.10.2017
David A. NielanderDavid Loved the Lord. He was a God fearing man. He enjoyed helping others when the need arose. He loved his 2 daughters and his 4 granddaughters. They were his life. He was very caring person. He is missed but through his death he has made a donation to others who need the gift of life.
Cheri Lynn McKinney
09.18.1961 - 02.21.2016
Cheri Lynn McKinneyA true hero isn't measured by the size of their strength but by the strength of their heart. Cheri is a hero for her gifts of donation, but few realize she was a hero long before her passing. Cheri was an inspiration to all of us. She was a woman of grace and dignity. Cheri was a self-sacrificing woman who asked for so little but gave so very much. A warrior who had her stubborn moments. Cheri was artistic and creative. She was loving and compassionate no matter the situation. Cheri went above and beyond in all aspects of her life. Cheri's family and friends came first to her. To Cheri family wasn't always blood, some were friendships. None the less everyone was treated as family! We know that life is not forever but Cheri's love lives on forever; for love is a light that never dims! In the words of her favorite writer, "So what does it matter how long we may live, if as long as we live unselfishly give." Helen Steiner Rice
Tristan Marie Hackman
05.21.1987 - 05.31.2015
Tristan Marie HackmanYou are missed beyond words and we feel your presence often. You’ve given so much Hope to those you are living through and so much healing for us who miss and love you each and every day. Soaring high you Are “Our Light”.... shining through even in our darkest times.... Until we meet at Heaven Door.. Much Love Sweet Girl Love , Mom,Dad,Bryce,Kendra,Mya,Markell, Ryan and Ryanlee
Alexander James Cullum
01.23.1998 - 06.11.2017
Alexander James CullumAlex was everything you could ask for in a Son, Brother, Teammate, Coach, and Friend. He was a person with Unbelievable Character, and a Heart of Gold that Touched the lives of everyone that knew him. Alex’s loss is a valley for all of us here, but we need to remember this is a peak for Alex as God has called him home to Heaven. Alex lived life to the fullest and truly appreciated every moment. He made everyone around him feel special. Alex was selfless. He worked 5 different jobs, but got the most joy doing the one that allowed him to Mentor young men and make a huge impact on all of them. The impact that he has made on these young men will be carried on for generations. Nobody is Born A Warrior, we make ourselves into one. Alex made himself into one and he will Always Be A Warrior.
Dennis K Aldrich
03.07.1952 - 04.01.2017
Dennis K AldrichAlthough he is missed by his family and friends, we feel blessed knowing that his Gift of Life has helped many people.
Dalany Marie Pereault
06.15.1997 - 02.24.2017
Dalany Marie PereaultDalany (Lany Bird) was the light of our life. She had a kind heart and an amazing mind would do anything she could for her family and friends. She always had a smile and a hug with an I love you, even if she was mad at you. He brothers Bladen and Landon loved her and miss her very much. We all do. I know we as a family are proud to know that even though we lost our little bird on that tragic night,she was able to give the gift of sight to someone. That a burn victim will be able to feel normal skin because our girl made a choice to continue to help even after she moved on to her next adventure in life. We all love and miss our angel. Fly high baby girl and don't forget to get muddy up there for your family down here ( she love the RedNeck Rave mud bogs) till we see you again. Love Mom,Dad,Bladen, Landon, grandma and grandpa.
Justin Tyler Slack
05.22.1994 - 06.17.2017
Justin Tyler SlackMy son Justin Tyler Slack was able to donate his liver to save another mans life, after he passed away last year . Justin was an amazing young man he was loved by everyone who knew him. His strength and passion for his loved ones was an amazing feeling. He always made everyone laugh and have a good time . He is my hero. I admired my son for all the amazing gifts he gave me thru out the years of raising him. He thought me how to be strong and fight thru battles. He was always there for me when I needed him, like he was for everyone he loved. His family, and friends thank him for giving his liver to save another life to live thru Justin. He is truly missed , and we can’t wait to see him again. We love you Justin and miss you dearly.
03.27.1989 - 06.05.2017
Chris CurryWe miss you so much. You have our back in heaven, and we have your back here on earth. Our hero forever and always. Love Dad, Mom, Daryn, Mandy, Trent, Mason, Todd, Courtney, Preston, Spencer, Avery, Felicia, Kolbie, and Finn
Mitchell Cash Wadley
11.12.1991 - 04.03.2017
Mitchell Cash WadleyIf you take a step towards me, you will take my breath away. So I'll keep you close and keep my secret safe. No on else has ever love me, No one else has ever tried. I never understood how much I could take. If you cried out for more, if you reached out for me, I would run into the storm. Just to keep you here with me, I have gone beyond my years. I've wasted half my life, But I found it all in you. Did I save you? Cause I know you saved me too.
Luther Rodney Barger
01.10.1975 - 04.27.2014
Luther Rodney BargerRodney was a loving son, brother, father, uncle and friend. He loved to make others laugh and you never knew what he was going to do to get those laughs. He loved to fish and sit around bonfires. He took great pride in teaching his kids, nieces and nephews how to fish and when it came to playing with them, he was indeed the biggest kid of all. So Many would say that he would give the shirt off his back. We now say that he gave his amazing heart so that another may continue their journey. As much as it hurts not having him here with us, we know he is happy with the gifts he has given. We are so proud of him and there is not a day that goes by that we don't think of him and how very much we love and miss him. He is now our guardian angel that watches over us until we meet again in the heavens above.
Kevin Ray Stohler
03.22.1957 - 06.09.2017
Kevin Ray StohlerYou were the greatest Dad a girl could ever ask for. I will always remember the way your eyes would light up whenever you laughed. We had so many great times. I am so proud that you were able to help someone with the gifts you were able to give when you passed. I just hope that whoever received them lives life to the fullest, just like you did. Until we meet again, your memory will forever live on.
05.07.1928 - 11.18.2017
Stanley RudziewiczHe was a wonderful, loving, giving and forward looking person. I miss him very, very much but know he would have been happy to have helped someone else.
Madelyn Noel Stephenson
08.03.1994 - 01.03.2014
Madelyn Noel StephensonShe was beautifully out of place. Sometimes I believe she intended to be. Like the moon during the day. - D.R.
Jamie Lynette Pasch
04.30.1985 - 03.26.2017
Jamie Lynette PaschWe come together today to celebrate your life and your decision to be an organ donor. You have touched our lives in so many ways and we are deeply saddened that you left us so soon. We know that your life was often troubled and full of pain and heartbreak but you also showed us your joy and laughter. Your love for us and for the simple things in life has created beautiful memories that will be with us forever. May the donor recipients be blessed with health and happiness as a result of your gifts. We love you!
Evalyn Irisa Quintero
07.30.2016 - 08.11.2016
Evalyn Irisa QuinteroYou were our light beyond the storm, our beauty in the midst of darkness. We loved you from the very start. Your life was greater than our world. You are missed beyond measure. Now you are our shining star and our guiding light. You make us better and have brought more to this world than we could of ever expected. Now rest little lady and play high in the sky with your sister.
Porsha Marie Duncan
12.30.1990 - 05.25.2016
Porsha Marie DuncanPorsha is the oldest sibling of three born to Jody & Jennie Duncan. She has two wonderful children, Lindsay 7 and Allan 6, who she loved very much and spoiled rotten. Her brother Randy always looked up to her and followed right behind her everywhere she went. She offered sisterly advice to her little sister Kaylee as she grew into a young woman. Her smile and laugh would light up a room when she walked in. She had a heart of gold and it showed in everything she did. Porsha had been a registered organ donor since she was 16 and she always encouraged others to do the same. Her selfless gift gave three other people another chance of life. Our hero will always be remembered, missed and loved by many family and friends. Porsha will live on through our memories forever and the three recipients who received the gift of life. We honor her memory by supporting Organ Donation. "She sings a song of hope and cheer, there's no more pain, no more fear. You'll see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love." -Christy Ann Martine
11.12.1956 - 05.16.2015
Carrie CealkaCarrie was a generous person, with a lively smile that lit up the room and those around her; I can still hear her laughter. Carrie gave so much of herself to her family, friends, church, and students of her classroom. She enjoyed those smaller moments: the warm sand underneath her feet while walking along the beach, a special dessert, a cup of coffee by a sunny window, being outside, and taking her dog for walks in the forest behind her home. In doing those activities now, we remember her everyday. She is not gone, but simply where we can no longer see her, but must rely on feeling her presence. She is our hero for saving lives through organ donation.
Alex Kristopher Myers
09.21.1989 - 10.05.2016
Alex Kristopher MyersAlex K. Myers 09/21/89-10/05/16 Alex was an amazing son, brother, uncle, grandson, friend, and newly a father. His friends and family would describe him as a selfless giver, sweet talker, and an all around great person. One of his specialities was always being able to make people laugh. He had a way of stealing hearts and knew how to make everyone feel special, even strangers. Alex touched many people here in his short lifetime and because of that those people have become a part of our lives and helped tremendously with our healing process. His dad and I chose to donate with this wonderful organization because Alex was all about helping so many people. He would give the shirt off his back to someone in need without even thinking twice. It gives his family and friends some peace knowing he is still being Alex, even in Heaven.
Kim Jacqueline (Settles) Smith
06.03.1968 - 06.29.2016
Kim Jacqueline (Settles) SmithKim was a sweet and loving person and is missed by all who knew her. I was speaking with a lady at our Church on last Sunday and she told me how Kim had come to spend an entire day with her after she lost her husband. She said Kim took the day off work and told her they could do whatever she wanted to do, so they talked and had lunch and dinner together. Kim professed her faith in Christ at an early age and she didn't have a problem telling people she was ready to go home (heaven), because she believed what God had for her. Kim worked for Covance Laboratory as a project manager for getting new drugs to market. Kim graduated from Perdue University majoring in Chemistry. Kim was a member of Eastern Star Church and sang in the Choir for years. As her Mother I take comfort in the fact that I know she is with God in Heaven, but still I miss her terribly. Jewell F Moseberry
Al Joseph Schreiber
05.19.1957 - 03.31.2014
Al Joseph SchreiberAL was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and uncle. Al died following a cardiac arrest while driving his truck - doing the job that he loved. There isn't much we can't say about Al as he lived every day as if it were his last. He was the most compassionate, great hearted man we will ever know. AL worked very hard for his family to ensure that they had a roof over their head, food on the table and clothes on their back but most importantly, love and understanding. He loved spending time with his family, friends and riding his Harleys. We, as his family and friends, are so proud of him and are so appreciative to have him as a donor. There is a profound impact knowing that he will go on through others with his donation - helping others just as he did in life. AL is our hero whom we will always remember and love forever.
Marjorie E. Mowrey
05.02.1926 - 12.26.2017
Marjorie E. MowreyIf you looked up the name Marjorie in the dictionary, you would see that the name means pearl. Which is just one of the many beautiful things that Marge loved in this life. One of seven children raised on a farm, she knew what hard work was all about. She married Bob, the love of her life. And in those 52 years, they built a home and gave birth to five children - Lanna, Michael, Laura, Marcia and Mark; who in turn provided 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren! For many years, she was den mother for scouts, personal instructor for 4-H events and any other event she could get to. Her support and care for her family was endless. Her love for her Lord brought many hours of volunteering at church. Her glowing smile and caring ways are something we will remember. She always had a kind word to say and made you feel as special as she could. The void she leaves is great because of all the wonderful things she did for everyone else. Which reminds us that having Marjorie in our lives has been something beautiful and something good.
Carla Michelle McCloud
09.13.1992 - 08.12.2015
Carla Michelle McCloudAlthough Carla was taken from us way too soon she sure made an impact while she was here. She had an infectious laugh and her smile was as wide as the horizon. Shine on baby girl, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!
Cody Alan Deaton
12.22.1988 - 06.06.2017
Cody Alan DeatonLet us not be sad that he is not with us, but instead let’s live on his memory forever. Let’s live life to the fullest as he did the same. Our hearts are forever broken but let us smile, knowing he will guide all of us for the rest of our lives. Love, Mom, Conner, & Mayson
Lorenzo D Himes
03.01.1942 - 02.04.2018
Lorenzo D HimesIn loving memory of Lorenzo D Himes. He was a father and grandfather that loved being with his grandchildren and liked to play and joke with everyone that he met. He was a lifelong member of Chain 'o' Lakes conservation club. He loved to fish and just spend time with his family and his Wife of 54 years. Lorenzo was known for being Santa Claus at the local preschool for the children and also at the Chain'o'lakes club. He was a good father hard but loving, and he spent a lot of years working as a Wheelabrator man. He will always be missed and remembered as the Joker.
Zachary Lynn Caldwell
09.18.2003 - 05.06.2017
Zachary Lynn CaldwellZachary Lynn Caldwell was born to Shannon and Brenda Caldwell on September 18, 2003. He had a older sister, Breawna . He lived on the family farm in rural Indiana. Growing up, he loved all things with wheels, whether that be tonka trucks, toy tractors, or hot wheel cars. Tractors though had a special place in his heart. As he got older, those toy tractors turned into real life. Farming always came first in his heart and his life. Driving tractors on the family farm owning a few of his own, and working on the farm equipment were his favorite past times. If he wasn't farming, he could be found raising pigs, deer hunting, shooting bows and guns, or riding his four wheeler. Zachary also played defense and offense in football for 5 years. Zachary had a personality that lit up the entire room. It didn't matter where he was, he couldn't help but put on his goofy smile and within minutes he had everyone else smiling and laughing too. His personality was second only to his heart of gold, which cared about everyone and everything over himself.
Ashton Brian Rowe
05.31.2001 - 10.26.2017
Ashton Brian RoweYou came into the world fighting to survive; a fiery energy that no one could contain. Loving all creatures of great and small size, heartbroken when they endured some pain. Driven by curiosity and adventure, you amazed us with your inventions and discoveries. A poignant wit, keen sense of humor, and chivalrous. We loved hearing your stories, your jokes, and feeling the joy of so much laughter. So many dreams to fulfill, so much promise. Too fast it went by, too soon to go. Missing you can be too much; it wasn't supposed to be without you. What we have left, we share with others. So many great memories, and creations you brought to life, and now your final gifts can potentially heal those in need. You will always be our amazing son. Forever in our hearts, Dad and Mom
Christopher Ray O’Connor
07.04.1987 - 11.18.2016
Christopher Ray O’ConnorChristopher Ray O'Connor, 29, was born on the Fourth of July. Like the fireworks we see every year on his birthday, his smile would light up the darkest night. He never met a stranger, he was a friend to everyone. His biggest pride was his family, his mother and father, his brothers and his sister, his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, and especially his nieces and twin nephews. Always a kid at heart, he was more than just the fun uncle, he was eternally their playmate and their friend. His light and his energy made everyone want to be close to him. We love him and miss him beyond measure, but despite his life being cut impossibly short, his decision to become an organ donor ensured that he will once again light up the darkest nights for many other families.
Jon Allen Massey
05.11.1953 - 08.08.2017
Jon Allen MasseyJon A. Massey was the truest friend to everyone he met, the best father to his children, Jake & Jenna, the most loving Pops to his sweet granddaughter, Camryn, & the most loyal husband to his wife of 43 years, Joni. He spent 64 years to the very fullest and left a mark on every life he touched. Although Jon knew his permanent address was inside the gates of heaven, he was determined to impact this world while he was passing through. He served his country through his time in the Marine Corps & a career for Homeland Security, his Lord through his testimony & rock-n-roll worship, & his family through the unconditional love & devotion he poured into them. He was the most generous, hilarious, steadfast man any of us have ever had the privilege of knowing. We are all better people just by the time we got to spend with him. While his family misses him more than words can describe, we rejoice in the fact that even beyond the grave he chose to touch the lives of people in need & their families through the Indiana Donor network. Matthew 25:21 "Well done, good & faithful servant"
Da’Shawn Earl Wilson
12.20.1998 - 12.31.2014
Da’Shawn Earl WilsonDa'Shawn was loving, caring,and cheerful. If you were down he made you smile in any way shape of form he could. He had a smile that lit up the room. He was also a class clown but maintained his grades and maintained sports. When he was on the field it was like nothing could stop him. In one game it took 4 players to tackle him. If he wanted something, he was going to get it, nothing could stand in his way. He loved his family more than anything, that's where most his happiness came from! He was the light to everyone's day! He was loved very much.
Jennifer Coleen Downs
06.18.1966 - 01.18.2016
Jennifer Coleen DownsLoving, strong, kind and loyal are just a few of the qualities that come to mind when remembering Jennifer. I her short life, she accomplished many things. Successful chef and business woman are a few but mostly we remember her beautiful smile and warm heart. She was always there and lover her family and friends. She would have gladly laid down her life for any of us. In her death, she gave the greatest gift. The gift of life for all those she could help.
Kim Leanne Dohoney
01.22.1957 - 10.02.2017
Kim Leanne DohoneyYou can never get as much time with the ones you love as you think you are owed. We didn't know Mom's time with us would be short, but we are thankful for the time we had. Words can't express how much she meant to me and my family. She and my dad, Lonnie, were married April 14, 1973 and were best friends. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and sisters very strongly and without reservation. Mom loved the Lord with all her heart and we find comfort in knowing she is in heaven, where she always wanted to be.
Misty Dawn Talbert
02.18.1979 - 02.10.2017
Misty Dawn TalbertMisty was so loved by everyone, her little son Hayden was the apple in her eye. Her life ended to soon, she was my baby girl, she was born with a lot of issues but over came them.
Justin David Langford
01.24.1991 - 05.17.2014
Justin David LangfordJustin - beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin & soulmate. Thank you for setting the example and encouraging the rest of the family to become organ donors. Michael is no longer diabetic; Fernando can run with his son & daughter and play soccer; Alex is playing with his siblings and no longer on dialysis; a young man has hope because of your liver; a young mother extended her life due to your lungs; 2 individuals have the gift of sight; and many others have been healed through your gift of tissue. You are a hero to many and set a high bar for the rest of us to follow. We are laughing, loving, mentoring, running, and educating in your memory. Looking forward to our reunion in heaven. Until then, we will be thankful for every memory and create new ones. You are loved, unconditionally.
10.11.1972 - 02.02.2009
Matt BrownenYesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Yesterday I felt okay
I smiled when I thought of you.
I remembered happy times
And the funny things you'd do.
But today I feel so very sad
I think of you and cry.
I'm missing you so very much
And still asking God why?
I don't know what will happen
When I face another day.
What will tomorrow bring?
Will I cry or be okay?
This roller coaster of emotions
Is the worst ride of my life.
Nothing can prepare you
For the never ending strife.
I may not handle my emotions
The way that I should do.
But I still thank the Lord
For the time I had with you.