Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home

4150 East Third St, Bloomington, IN


Walter "John" Ooley

May 13, 1925November 18, 2019

Walter “John” Ooley, 94, of Bloomington died Monday, November 18, 2019 in Richland Bean Blossom Health Care. He was born May 13, 1925 in Monroe County to William Henry Ooley and Dorothy Isom Ooley. He was a retired mechanic from NSWC Crane.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Elsie Bernice Phipps Ooley of Bloomington; a son, Dan Ooley of Indianapolis; a daughter, Sylvia (husband Ted) Theiste of Phoenix, AZ; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Mary Raddatz and Louise Wray.

Memberships include Cross Roads United Methodist Church, F&AM Monroe Lodge 22, and VFW Post #22. John served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, playing cards, especially euchre and spending time with his family.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E Third St with Pastor Ray New officiating; burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens where Military Honors will be performed by the Monroe County Honor Guard. Visitation is scheduled prior to services on Saturday from 9:00 – 1:00 in the funeral home.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2019


Walter "John" Ooley

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Robert Royer

November 21, 2019

Danny -

I have not seen you in a while but I always look at your folk's house when I go by.
Just about every day.
I lost both of my parents some time ago. You never get over it but you learn to live with it.
My kids constantly ask about their grandparents.
Your Mom and Dad always struck me a first-rate people and it will be such memories that will comfort you in the future.
I even broke down and bought a Chrysler product.
I'm sure your Dad would have approved.
Hope to see you some day.


April Schmidt

November 19, 2019

I always loved growing up watching him and grandpa Headley and all the guys in the family playing cards at our family reunions. You will be missed and the rest of the family are in my prayers.