Mary Elizabeth (Dietrich) Putnam, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 10, 2021 in her home. She was born on June 19, 1935 in Indianapolis to the late Otto R. and Katherine Bernice (Cross) Dietrich. Mary was married to the love of her life, James P. Putnam, for 62 years; he preceded her in death in 2017.
Mary graduated from the old Manual High School and was dedicated to taking care of her family. She loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed sitting on the front porch visiting with family and friends. Mary enjoyed dining out with friends, gambling and playing games on her cell phone.
Survivors include her children, James “Jim” P. Putnam, Bill (Amy) Putnam and Ron (Gail) Putnam; siblings, Dick Dietrich, Marlene Wall, Geri (Sonny) Keatts and Raymond (Wanda) Dietrich; grandchildren, Kailey Putnam, Samantha Putnam, William Putnam and Sarah (Noah) Richie; great-grandchildren, Austin, Brianna, Haylee, Abby, Joe, Minerva, Felix and Florence; and great-great-grandson, James William.
Family and friends will gather on Thursday, December 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral Home, 1458 S. Meridian St., with a rosary service at 3:40 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 17 at 11 a.m. in St. Roch Catholic Church, 3600 S. Pennsylvania St. Prayers will be said at the funeral home prior to the Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial: Calvary Cemetery.
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