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Obituary: Mary M. (French) Sheeks, Indianapolis

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Mary M. (French) Sheeks

Mary M. (French) Sheeks, age 89, passed away quietly Sept. 9, 2013, at the Rosegate Village Health Care Center. She was a resident of Indianapolis.

Mary was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Darlington, Wis., to the late Everett and Anna (Pitts) French. She was a 1941 graduate of Darlington High School in Darlington, Wis., and went on to marry Ralph H. Sheeks on March 24, 1946, in Louisville, Ky. He preceded her in death on May 20, 2004, after 58 loving years.

Mary was employed as a hearing aid technician with Beltone Hearing Aid Center in Indianapolis for 27 years, retiring in 1962. She was a member of AARP, OASIS and Greenwood Christian Church.

Mary is survived by one sister, Ruth Niggemann of Murrieta, Calif.; caregiver, Lyle Pettigrew of Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Brown and Marita Petersen; and one brother, Robert French.

The Rev. Shan Rutherford will conduct a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knott Cemetery in Bedford.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Mary to the Southport Presbyterian Church, 1427 Southview Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Sheeks family at www.meredith-clark.com

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