Obituary for Kathleen H. VanWeelden

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Kathleen H. VanWeelden

October 17, 1949 - April 29, 2018

Kathleen (Kathy) H. VanWeelden of Indianapolis, IN passed away on Sunday April 29th at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, IN after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Roger A. VanWeelden with whom he celebrated 46 years of marriage on the same day.

Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 17, 1949, she was the youngest daughter of the late Richard and Leola (Ulrich) Beckett. She was raised and educated in Michigan where her father served as a pastor in the Methodist church.


Mrs. VanWeelden was employed at Indianapolis Marion County Public Library for many years prior to her retirement in 2016. She received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Medical Technology from Michigan Technological University after which she worked as a medical lab technician in several hospitals until the birth of her sons.

Her favorite pastimes included spending time with family and friends, vacationing in Michigan and going to the lake.

In addition to her husband of 46 years, she leaves two children: William VanWeelden of Dayton, Ohio and Matthew VanWeelden of Wellington, Florida; cousin Jill Boaz, niece Candace Glomb-Jordan, nephew Richard Glomb, grand niece Clare Glomb, grand nephew Adam Glomb, extended family members and many friends. She was preceded in death by her sister Sondra Lee (Beckett) Glomb.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1:00PM at Old Bethel United Methodist, 7995 E 21st, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46219. The family will receive guests at the church on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 PM until the time of the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waldo’s Muttley Crew, PO Box 421798, Indianapolis, IN 46242 or to benefit the fostering and adoption of stray and at risk animals. Kathy loved animals, rescues and adopted two dogs through the organization.

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