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Ineta M. (Aliff) Roessler

May 21, 1927 — January 6, 2024


Ineta (Aliff) Roessler, 96, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2024.  Born May 21, 1927 to Andy and Annabelle Aliff in the family home at Riverbrook Farm.  Riverbrook was a large farm her father managed for owner William Hapgood.  She joined her older siblings Mildred, Raymond and Robert.  She had many happy memories of Riverbrook Farms and of Hapgood’s son, Powers, his wife Mary Donovan and their children, Barta and Donovan.  She fondly remembers many Friday night dinners with them (grilled cheese and peaches).

After the Depression, with back pay from Mr. Hapgood, her father purchased a 225 acre farm just north of Riverbrook on Concord, Sunshine Gardens, which was named “Eagle’s Bend”.    When her sister, Mildred (who was 10 years older than her) got a job at Eli Lilly and moved to the “big city” (8 miles north), she gave Ineta her beloved horse, Ricky.  She rode Ricky everyday.

She attended Glenn’s Valley Elementary School, St. Roch Catholic School and Southport High School.  She attended St. Roch Church in her early years and was a charter member of St. Mark Catholic Church, where she was a member for 75 years. 

She married Kurt Roessler on September 17, 1949 at St. Mark Catholic Church.  Their house on Shelby Street was a common hang out for the neighborhood kids for playing sports in the side yard and hanging out in the biergarten.   She began driving a school bus in 1971, retiring in 2017 from Perry Twp. Schools with 46 years of service.  During her bus driving career, she transported many second and third generation families.

People will remember Ineta for her kindness and positive attitude.  While raising her children she always said, “If you don’t have something nice to say about someone, don’t say anything at all”.

Ineta lived life to the fullest, playing bid euchre and bunco, bowling, doing puzzles and watching her children and grandchildren play sports.  She also had many fun adventures with her friends in the Red Hat Society and the Alabama Groupies, Sharon, Bonnie, Norma, Mildred and Thelma.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kurt Roessler, sons Gary and Danny and son-in law, David Bloomfield.

She is survived by her companion, Marvin Mathews, daughters: Nancy (Lou) Cullom, Kathy (Bob) Haycox, Karen Bloomfield, son:  Andy (Diana) Roessler, daughter-in-law, Alisa Nix.  Grandchildren:  Holly (Brian) Pieklo, Matt Cullom, Josh (Nikki) Haycox, Hana (Ronnie) Schmoll, Sara Roessler, Elly Roessler, Wade (Bev) Haycox, Kim (Allen) Workman, Chuck Bloomfield and family.  Great Grandchildren:  Addison Cullom, Evan and Maddox Pieklo, Tom and Cheryl Workman; Great-great Grandchildren:  Will and Erin Haycox, Everleigh Jones, Lilly and Isaac Workman, Dason and Lacie Haycox and many Aliff nieces and nephews and their families. 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at St. Roch Catholic Church, 3600 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis IN 46227.   Visitation from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  with mass at 11:00 a.m.  Burial to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 734 North Morgantown Road, Greenwood, IN  46142.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Mark Catholic Church or St. Vincent de Paul in Ineta’s memory. 

Services entrusted to O'Riley - Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, 6107 S. East St., Indianapolis, IN  46227.

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