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Little & Sons Funeral Home in Indianapolis, Indiana, provides funeral and cremation services that honor cherished loved ones and celebrate life. The Little and Denning families, and their funeral homes, have been providing compassionate and professional care to Hoosier families since 1927. For more than 90 years, our commitment to excellence has remained unchanged. Our funeral home and caring team have always responded to the needs of our community.

A comfortable Indianapolis funeral home

Little & Sons Funeral Home on East Stop Eleven Road in Indianapolis is a comfortable place to plan and hold a funeral service or memorial event. Recently remodeled and with multiple chapels, a large reception space for catered celebrations, and a team who works with people with all types of needs, we are experienced in planning tributes small and large, simple or elaborate.

Personalized funerals and memorials

We believe every person’s life is unique—and deserves to be celebrated in a unique and memorable way. Our team is skilled at creating one-of-a-kind tributes that honor and showcase a loved one’s passions, individuality and personality. Did she love racing? A themed memorial could include a racetrack floor runner, monster hot dogs and a checkered flag send-off. Did he have a green thumb? We can decorate with his favorite plants and give family and friends personalized seeds packets to plant at home. If you can imagine it, we’ll try to do it.

Of course, if you prefer a traditional funeral, we are experts in that, too.

Cremation services

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and the different memorial and burial choices. From a direct cremation without a service or a full funeral service before or after the cremation, we help you understand this increasingly common decision.

Pre-plan with us

When you pre-plan a funeral or cremation, you remove the guesswork for family members. You decide whether you want a casket burial or cremation, a traditional funeral or a modern celebration of life. You can plan your own music, choose a theme, pick a memorial location, and even decide on cemetery property.

Pre-planning also allows you to face difficult decisions when you are calm and focused, keeping your loved ones from becoming burdened with hard choices under emotional circumstances. Prearrangements also allow you to lock in current pricing, protecting you and your loved ones against future rising costs.

Contact us

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information. We hope you will allow us to serve you.

History

George and Naomi Liddil started Little & Sons Funeral Home at 23rd and Talbott streets in Indianapolis in 1927. George also worked for the railroad, operating the funeral home as a side enterprise. When George died from an accident on the railroad, Naomi turned the funeral business over to their son, Vernon, who along with his wife, Alma, moved Little & Sons Funeral Home into a rented storefront at 5th and Main streets. Naomi and Vernon lived above the funeral home and also ran an ambulance service that served Beech Grove and the south side of Indianapolis.

Later, the funeral home moved to 10th and Main, and after that to Albany Street. Both of these locations were also rented family residences, but in 1958 the Beech Grove community offered to help Vernon build his own funeral home. Vernon and Alma owned a piece of land at the corner of 13th Avenue and Main Street, and the community banded together and sold stock in Little & Sons to generate money to build a funeral home. It opened in 1958 and remains the site of the Beech Grove location of Little & Sons Funeral Home.

In 1986, Alma and Vernon’s children, Jim, Lee, and Kay, took over the family business. Things were very busy; in 1988, Little & Sons Funeral Home performed 307 services out of the Beech Grove location—its busiest year ever.

To keep up with demand, the siblings built a second location of Little & Sons Funeral Home on East Stop Eleven Road on the south side of Indianapolis in 1995. The expansion made sense, says Kay, because so many of the younger people who were raised in Beech Grove migrated to the south of Beech Grove. It also allowed the business to better serve the Franklin Township and Greenwood communities. Lee and Jim both became funeral directors. Their sons, Michael and Kerry Little, continue to work at Little & Sons. Kay’s son, Edward Denning, worked for Little & Sons for close to 30 years, but he has moved on to another profession.

By 1998, Lee and Jim wanted to retire. Shortly thereafter Little & Sons became a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

Kay continues to work at Little & Sons, upholding her family’s legacy. She is licensed to write prearrangements and helped pioneer the funeral home’s LIFT program for people who have lost their spouses. “I feel that being raised in the funeral home has given me the compassion one needs to understand and work with people who have lost a loved one. I will continue to work and be here for my community and the people I love,” she says.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Christina made the entire experience as easy as possible. She quickly understood what we needed and helped make suggestions towards that. We were also offered services that we had not thought of and it was great to have so many things taken care of at one time."

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November 2019

"My family has used Little & Sons for over 40 years. They were and always have been a place I would recommend in your time of need. They are professsional and yet very sincere and caring. They make you feel like you are part of their family."

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November 2019

"The whole process was a lot easier than I thought thanks to the staff."

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November 2019

"EVERYTHING WAS HANDLED WITH TREMENDOUS PROFESSIONALISM - THANK YOU!"

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June 2019

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Meet Our Team

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    Joseph George Molnar

    General Manager
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    Kay Denning

    Consultant
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