Helen Louise Stanish, 84, of Indianapolis, went home to her Lord and Savior on January 9, 2018. She was born on May 19, 1933 in Indianapolis to Charles and Hazel (Tunes) Haley. Helen was a registered nurse and devoted her career to patient care at Community Hospital East. Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, John Louis Stanish, and her sister Dottie (Gordon) Redmon. She is survived by her children, Ron (Peg) Stanish, Connie (Greg) Thompson, Glen (Joy) Stanish and Cindy Stanish (Lisa Baker); her grandchildren, Adrienne Stanish, Jess (Steve) Anderson, Haley (Scott) Russell, Cole and Shannon Thompson, Mariel (Daniel Blain) Stanish, Harrison Stanish; her great grandsons, Charlie and Zachary Russell; and her sister, Bobbie(Dick) Sharp. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 10:00 until time of service at Noon at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services - Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave. Entombment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wheeler Mission Ministries.

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  1. I’m thinking fondly of Helen and the good days we shared so long ago. Condolences to all of you, including Ron, Connie, Glen and Cindy. Love you all. Jayne Lewis

  2. My condolences to Helen’s family. I was just out of nursing school some 40 years ago when I met Helen. She was a very kind mentor and a well respected nurse. I did not know Helen well but remember fondly those that God put on my path to guide me. Blessings to each of you.

  3. Glen,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My Mother passed 3 years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and my Dad. There is no replacing a Mother’s love. You can only hope and pray the pain lessons and the memories remain. Prayers to you and your family my friend.

  4. I worked with Mrs. Stanish many years ago at Community Hospital East. She was a loving, caring, nurse and colleague. Later I was on the faculty at Indiana Central College (now University of Indpls.) and worked on her unit with nursing students who were just beginning their nursing. careers. No one could have been a better mentor and role model than Mrs. Stanish. I have thought of her often. We were all blessed by God to have know Mrs. Stanish. May God bless and comfort you in the days to come. Sue Dugger

  5. I was fortunate to start my nursing career at Community East with Helen as my head nurse and mentor. What an outstanding caregiver and role model.

  6. Ron, so sorry to learn of your dear Mom’s passing. My wife worked many years at CHE and we both knew your Mom to be a sweet and kind lady. I would remind her of our days in scouts!! Wishing you and your family Gods strength and peace ….

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