Mary Elizabeth Rieman
July 16, 1934 – October 9, 2020
Mary Elizabeth Rieman, age 86, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020. Mary was born July 16, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Faye (Davis) Benedict and Bayard Benedict. She is also preceded in death by her husband, James Rieman. She helped run her husband's body shop and worked in the cafeteria at South Grove Elementary. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Red Hat Society, and American Legion where she served as Sargent of Arms. She was also very involved with the Beech Grove Senior Citizens group and was proud to be named Queen in 2008.
Mary is survived by children, Jane Truesdell (Kenny), Diana Hunter (Greg), Kenny Rieman (Cherie), Phyllis McHugh (John), and Kristy Halcomb (Tim); brother, Charles Benedict (Lurea); 14 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, October 12, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 1301 Main St, Beech Grove, Indiana. Social distancing, face masks, and a 50 person capacity at a time are in place at the funeral home in accordance with CDC and state guidelines. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 N 17th Ave, Beech Grove, Indiana with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. The Mass will be live streamed on the Facebook page of Little & Sons Funeral Home - Beech Grove and viewable by clicking the live stream link on her obituary page in the services area at www.littleandsonsbeechgrove.com. All are invited to gather back at the church for a mercy meal following.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary's memory may be made to Holy Name Catholic Church, 89 N 17th Ave, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, www.stjude.org/donate; or Franciscan Health Hospice House, 8414 Franciscan Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana 46237.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.littleandsonsbeechgrove.com for the Rieman family.
- Bayard Benedict, Father (deceased)
- Faye (Davis) Benedict, Mother (deceased)
- James Rieman, Husband (deceased)
- Jane Truesdell (Kenny), Daughter
- Diana Hunter (Greg), Daughter
- Kenny Rieman (Cherie), Son
- Phyllis McHugh (John), Daughter
- Kristy Halcomb (Tim), Daughter
- Charles Benedict (Lurea), Brother
Learn more about the Rieman name
Holy Name Catholic Church
89 N 17th Ave, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Franciscan Health Hospice House
8414 Franciscan Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana 46237
Monday, October 12, 2020
Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Mary Elizabeth Rieman
October 12, 2020
I've been an extended member of the family and met Mary about 20 years ago after being introduced by my late husband Gary Dean. She treated me so kind and what a beautiful lady inside and out. How she glowed when she talked about her family. As I saw her escorted down the aisle at her grandsons wedding, I thought I hope I'm as graceful as Mary Rieman is at my grandsons wedding. She will be missed but Heaven got another Angel. Her friends and family are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏❤️.
October 11, 2020
Loved your mother She was a great Lady Last time I saw her I was so happy to see her and she was happy to see me I remember the time she wanted to go to the auction I wouldnt have missed it for the world (lol) Hugs and prayers to u Janie and all your family She was very loved and will be missed greatly Our loss but heaven is sweeter with her there and shes with your dad Hugs and prayers ...Lisa & Noble
October 10, 2020
Kristy and family,
So many fun memories at various places I’ve shared with you and Mary. I always enjoyed making her laugh. Even recently, when we visited and referred to us as an “old” ladies circle and she said, “who you calling old.” Got to love her!! Lifting you in prayer and comfort (hugs). She is singing Karaoke with the Angels now! With much love, Kelli
Rita (Dycus) Moore
October 10, 2020
I have know Mary for many, many years, ever since i was a child.
She has been a good friend, very loving and kind, she will be missed!