2013-09-10 / Obituaries

Joseph Thomas Frame, 75

Joseph Thomas Frame, 75, Cloverdale, passed away August 31, 2013, at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle with his family by his side.

Joseph was born on June 15, 1938, in Indianapolis, to Joseph and Velma Frame. He served as a Recovery Specialist in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959. On June 11, 1960, he married the love of his life, Patricia Ann Speitel, at Holy Cross Church, in Indianapolis. Together they relocated to Ivanwald, in Reelsville, Indiana, where they raised their six children.

Joseph worked as a mechanic for Standard Oil, Parker GMC, and later began his own business, J & D Service, in Indianapolis. He was an avid member of the Indianapolis Optimist Club. He retired following a stroke in 1991 and became quite the hobbyist. Joseph enjoyed model airplanes, trains, fishing, and woodworking.

Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Frame; parents, and brother, Jim Frame.

He is survived by his brothers: Jack Frame, Bradenton, Florida and Harold Frame, New Washington, Indiana; sons: David Frame and wife, Sue, Greenwood, Indiana, Charles Frame and wife, Tina, Reelsville, Indiana, John Frame and fiancée, Alyssa Brauer, Cloverdale, Indiana, Steven Frame and wife, Brenda, Cloverdale, Indiana; daughters: Kathryn Frame and fiancé Tracy Higginbotham, Greencastle, Indiana, Carla Smith and husband, Pete, Brazil, Indiana; thirteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

The family would like to take this time to thank all the staff at Mill Pond Health Campus and Horizon Hospice Care for the heartfelt care that they provided for both Joseph and his family through this transition in life, and to Pastor Alan Barber, of Peace Lutheran Church, for his guidance in Joseph’s spiritual journey.

Cremation has been chosen, and family will be having a private celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 1421 S. Bloomington St., Greencastle, IN 46135.

Arrangements entrusted to Bell Mortuary and Crematory, Royster-Askin-Sandrock Chapel. Online condolences may be made at bellmortuary.com

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