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Little & Sons Funeral Home

4901 East Stop Eleven Road, Indianapolis, IN

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Anne Riedemann

July 21, 1921May 20, 2020
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Elizabeth Anne Woempner Riedemann of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020 due to a stroke. She was a spirited 98 years old. Born July 21, 1921, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John L. and Gladys (Hartman) Scott. Preceding her in death were her brothers, Richard L. Scott and William J. Scott, and her step-sister, Evelyn (Babe) Wilhelm.

After graduating from Emmerich Manual Training High School, she had a secretarial career at Equipment Service Company, Indianapolis for several years. She married Robert C. Woempner on February 21, 1942, and the couple had two daughters, Stephanie and Christine. Robert passed away on November 21, 1990.

Elizabeth excelled in her artistic endeavors including painting, ceramics, sewing, piano, and creating porcelain dolls. She was an award-winning member of the Doll Artisans’ Guild and International Doll Makers Association. Elizabeth - fondly called Liz, Scottie, Ebal or Lix by many - enjoyed a good laugh, as well as entertaining and cooking for her family and many friends. She was active in Tri Chi Sorority, two bowling leagues, and the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod). She loved travel, and in 1998 married Chester L. Riedemann, with whom she enjoyed numerous trips before Mr. Riedemann passed in February, 2007.

She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Sawaya and Christine Brown; her son in law, Joe Brown; her granddaughters, Erin (Kevin) McMahon and Melissa Faulkner; her two great-grandsons, Finnegan and Madoc McMahon; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home - Indianapolis, 4901 East Stop Eleven Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237. A funeral service will follow immediately at 1:30 PM. The funeral service can be viewed via Facebook Live on Little & Sons Indianapolis Facebook page. To protect family and friends who may be vulnerable to illness, guests attending the services in person must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. 10 guests will be permitted at a time. The family deeply appreciates your respect for these health and safety measures. A private family graveside ceremony will be held at St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Elizabeth’s honor be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Heart Association.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Joe Brown

May 25, 2020

Elizabeth was my mother-in-law for nearly half a century. During that time she was generous, creative, funny, and fun-loving. To our daughters she was a terrific, giving grandmother; to our grandsons, a great-grandmother they will remember warmly.

Our family took wonderful trips with Elizabeth and Robert and shared warm summer days at their lake home. Christmases were a flurry of excitement and shared joy, with Elizabeth's home-cooked meals including my personal favorite holiday treat: home-made snickerdoodles.

And of course I am especially grateful to Elizabeth for raising her daughter Christine, my lovely wife of 47 years and one of two wonderful daughters.

Thank you Elizabeth for the life you lived and the love you shared along the way. You will be missed.

Kathy Schneider

May 25, 2020

Will always be missing you. But I have many happy memories to keep you in my thoughts - many scrabble games, time together in Las Vegas and many family dinners together. Love your niece Kathleen Ann

Phil Campbell

May 24, 2020

My heart is breaking to hear of liz,s passing. She was such a nice lady with great daughters. We talked together every Wednesday at Shelbyville. I know she is seeing well in heaven. See you again Liz.

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