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Leppert Mortuaries – Carmel

900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, IN

OBITUARY

Thomas W. Kegley

June 22, 1945November 26, 2019
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Thomas (Tom) William Kegley, 74, of Carmel, Indiana passed away at home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Born June 22, 1945 in Johnson City, Tennessee, Tom was the son of the late Thomas Guido Kegley and the late Forrest Warren Kegley. Tom was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Betty Herman. Tom is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sherrie Herman Kegley and their beloved English Lab, Sasha. Tom is also survived by his daughter, Melissa Kegley-Willeford of Greensboro, NC, two granddaughters, father-in-law Terry Herman and his wife, Barbara, of Annapolis, MD, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Audie and Pam Herman of Bristol, TN and extended family. Tom leaves behind many friends and colleagues as well. Tom had a strong passion for the Healthcare and Information Technology industries in which he was a professional, leader and entrepreneur for over 50 years. Tom’s Healthcare and IT leadership roles included 15 years at Roche, Diagnostics, 22 years at Smithkline Beecham (now Glaxo Smithkline) and for the last 13 years at The Engagement for Health and Kegley & Associates. Throughout his career Tom lived in Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Indiana and he and Sherrie traveled around the world. Tom was very active in his community including serving: on the Carmel Planning Commission, as a board member of Christel House Academy, as an Advisory Board Member for The Community Health Network, as an Advisor for St. Vincent Health and as President of the Reserve I HOA. Tom also was an active member and leader of many professional organizations including HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), SIM (Society for Information Management), PISA (Pharmaceutical Information Systems Association) and DPMA (Data Processing Management Association). A Celebration of Life will be held at Leppert Mortuary – Smith Carmel Chapel on Monday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm, followed by calling until 4:00 pm. The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to Tom’s caregivers and staff at The Community Cancer Center North, Paradigm Living Concepts and Senior1Care. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tom Kegley may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org), Humane Society of Hamilton County and Community Health Network Foundation Community North Cancer Center Precision Genomics Clinic (7330 Shadeland Station, Suite 150, Indianapolis IN 46256). Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at: www.leppertmortuary.com

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Calling Monday, December 2, 2019

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Martin Madaus

December 4, 2019

5 great years working with Tom on using IT for business transformation at Roche. Loved working with him and loves his enthusiasm for new IT technology and his intelligence. Very sad to see him go. He will be missed.
Warm regards
Martin Madaus

Brad Grabow

December 4, 2019

Tom's service to the City of Carmel as a valued member of the Carmel Plan Commission was both exemplary and selfless. His sense of fairness, his patience, and his continual desire to seek the best outcome for all parties were his hallmarks and will continue to be a model to follow. For the entire Plan Commission, we will miss his dedication, wisdom and good humor.

Brad Grabow
President, Carmel Plan Commission

Nancy Egler

December 2, 2019

Dear Sherrie,
So very saddened to learn of Tom’s passing. Tom was always so generous professionally and personally with his knowledge, his time, and his friendship.
He is truly missed.
May you be surrounded with warm memories of how much he adored you.

Nan Egler



PATTI AYARS

December 2, 2019

Sherrie,
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I always enjoyed working with Tom at Roche. He was a valued colleague.

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of healing from his loss.

With sympathy,
Patti Ayars

Jim Leo

December 2, 2019

Tom was more than a client for me, he was someone I could bounce ideas off of, talk about getting older, and share stories with. He was one of the most ambitous and forward thinking people I have ever met. Tom always was willing to try new things and taught me as much as I taught him. When I did a 50,000 meter row to raise money for charity, Tom came by and gave me a signed Brett Farve helmet (I'm a huge Packers fan). He was special man I'll never forget. Godspeed Tom.

Kelly Booth

December 1, 2019

Lou Russell

December 1, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with him in multiple places. He was smart, business savvy, and a person who made a mark on the Indianapolis IT community.

Lou Russell

Wayne Burris

December 1, 2019

My prayers go out to the Kegley family. Tom will be missed by his friends, the healthcare industry, and the community. In my tenure with Tom at Roche Dx I found him to be a good leader always focused on doing the right things right! Rest In Peace my friend.

Judy Wagner

November 30, 2019

I remember Tom well from his days at Roche. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. May you find comfort that he is at peace now.

Deb Withrow

November 29, 2019

Tom was a great man who I will truly miss! He has done so much for me in my career and personal life.

My thoughts and prayers are with Sherrie and family.

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