Jennifer L. (Coram) Alder


Jennifer L. (Coram) Alder, 52, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at her home surround by her loving family.

She was born July 21, 1964, in Franklin, to Fredric and Nancy (Chapman) Coram. She married Larry J. Alder at the Indiana Masonic Home Chapel on Sept. 19, 1994, in Franklin, he survives.

She was a 1983 graduate of Center Grove High School and a member of Pleasant Valley Christian Church in Acton. She enjoyed interior designing and especially spending time with her grandchildren that she considered so precious in her life. She owned and operated alongside her family Joyful Hearts Preschool and Day Care in the Glenn’s Valley Community in Indianapolis which was her lifelong dream and vision for over 23 years.

Surviving is her husband, Larry J. Alder of Indianapolis; children, Jason S. Van Horn (Trisha) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jessica L. Ritter of Greenwood, Jada Renee` Woods of Chesterfield, Jason Kyle Alder (Michelle) of Anderson; mother, Nancy (Chapman) Coram of Indianapolis; sisters, Diane Houpt (Jim) of Greenwood, Beth Tollison (Brad) of Indianapolis; brother, Jeff Coram of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, Nathaniel Ryan, Gabriel Ryan, Israel Ryan, Dylan Alder, Seth Alder, Tyler Van Horn, Carter Van Horn, Kyleigh Van Horn, Alexis Ritter, Easton Ritter; nieces and nephews, Talya Coram of Greenwood, Christian Coram of Indianapolis, Joshua Tollison (Cassandra) of Indianapolis, Victoria Carter (Tony) of Fountaintown, Savannah Tollison of Indianapolis, Sarah Houpt of Greenwood, and her sister in-law, Cynthia L. Van Horn of Mt. Home, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fredric A. Coram on Jan. 26, 2014.

Pastor Greg Edens will conduct a service celebrating the life of Jennifer L. Alder at 2 p.m. Saturday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Saturday until service time at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Indianapolis, P.O. Box 6069 Department 95 Indianapolis, IN 46206-6069.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 317-738-0202.