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Little & Sons Funeral Home

4901 East Stop Eleven Road, Indianapolis, IN

OBITUARY

Katie S. Schura

June 25, 1992July 19, 2019
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Katie S. Schura

Our beloved Katherine “Katie” Schura, 27 passed away from natural causes this past July 19, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born June 25, 1992, to Elizebeth (Liz) and Michael (Mike) Schura in Renton, Washington. Katie and her family moved to Robins, Iowa in 1995, where she and her older brother Kyle grew up. Katie attended John F. Kennedy High School, graduating in 2011. She earned a Bachelor Degree from University of Northern Iowa in Leisure, Youth and Human Services in 2015 and a Masters Degree in 2017 from University of Indianapolis in Sports Management.

After internships with the 500 Festival and Indiana Sports Corp, she became a successful Account Manager with AXS in 2017, providing ticketing services to the NCAA in downtown Indianapolis. Through that role she was engaged in a number of NCAA sports championships – an up close and personal role that she enjoyed -- allowing her to see events and stadiums across the USA. A life-long Colts fan and recent season ticket holder, she landed her dream job as Assistant Ticketing Manager at Lucas Oil Stadium in early 2019.

Katie’s passion for life and the pursuit of happiness led her to enjoy helping people and serving others. People simply gravitated towards her warm disposition, and she made friends easily. As a child, she was active in volleyball as a player and coach, enjoyed NCYC events, and fundraised for charities such as Breast Cancer Awareness.

While attending the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), she grew to be a passionate and active leader in her sorority, Alpha Phi, as well as was elected to be the President of the Panhellenic Council her senior year. At UNI she was affectionately known as “Momma Schura”. Katie remained loyal to Alpha Phi Epsilon Theta chapter for the rest of her life as part of the local Alumnae chapter.

She is survived by her parents, Michael Martin and Elizebeth Ann (Scheeffer) Schura, her brother Kyle Robert Schura(Robins, IA), the love of her life and soul mate, Travis Chalmers (along with their beloved dog, Abram) and her dear grandmother Barbara Kay Schura (all from Indianapolis). She loved being with her Aunts, Uncles and hanging with her many cousins. Katie had wonderful friends all across the country. She was preceded by her paternal grandfather Mike Schura Jr, and her maternal grandparents Robert E. (Bob) and Janet E. Scheeffer.

The visitation will be held on Thursday July 25, 2019, from 4pm to 8pm at Little & Sons (4901 E Stop 11 Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46237), with a funeral mass the following day at 10:00 am on Friday the 26th at St. Jude Catholic Church (5353 McFarland Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227). A burial service and mercy meal will immediately follow.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please donate to one or all of these organizations:

* Alpha Phi Epsilon Theta Chapter, UNI, (“Donations in honor of Katie Schura” fundraiser tile link can be accessed via https://givebutter.com/alpha-phi-university-of-northern-iowa-1

* Pat McAfee Foundation (https://thepatmcafeefoundation.org/) that provides scholarship assistance to the sons and daughters of US Military Personnel

* Indianapolis Helping Paws (https://www.helpingpawsonline.com/donate) – she loved dogs everywhere

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Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Funeral Services Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Christian Burial Friday, July 26, 2019

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Gordon & Dana McKee

July 26, 2019

Smiling always, never failing describes Katie and your entire family. Always there for everyone else. Now it is our turn to be there for you. Love and prayers to your entire family. We love you!!

Terrsa Oconnor

July 25, 2019

Katie was my daughter’s coach for club volleyball she always was there to give that extra help to the girls. We lost a very beautiful person! Katie will still shine on!! RIP Katie


The Oconnor Family

Bill and Monica Goeddel

July 24, 2019

Our prayers and sympathy are with you. So sorry for your loss. Katie was a light. God bless you all.

Bill and Monica Goeddel

Kimberly (Muench) Pladna

July 24, 2019

There was never a time that Katie didn't have a smile on her face. High school, sports, and daily life were not the same without Katie's support as a loving friend.

I'll never forget the times we spent together.

I pray for strength and healing to the Schura family and all those blessed to have known Katie.

Claire Collins

July 24, 2019

I was a freshman when Katie was a senior at UNI. She was a Rho when I went through recruitment, and when I found out she was in the same sorority as me - I was so freaking excited. Katie was why I loved Alpha Phi so much - and LOVED UNI. She supported me when we lost another close friend, traveling all the way the Chicago to be with my family and myself. She is the definition of a perfect friend. Just a few weeks we were talking about our Tequila stories (EW) - goes to show how fun she was. I love you Katie. AOE forever.

Curtis Stoneking

July 24, 2019

Katie, you were such a happy person. You could change my mood just by waving at me from across the yard. You were such a great and loving person, the kind of person that would say "Good morning" and mean it. If there was ever a kinder soul on this earth, I have yet to meet them.
You always asked about my family, especially Penelope, every time I saw you. When Penelope is old enough, I will tell her that your were our tooth fairy, how you would sneak over and write her a note on a card, telling her to brush her teeth and lay off the candy.
I will cherish the memories of you, Travis and myself hanging out at your supper table, scream talking over the boombox that was probably playing Halsey at a volume way louder than it should have been. I will miss us all hanging out by the raging fires you would build in the fire pit.
You were a big part of our family, and the pain we have will not go away anytime soon. We hope we gave you as much joy as you gave us.

Love always,
The Stonekings

Mike Wood

July 23, 2019

I lived across the street for twenty plus years. What a time watching Katie grow . She was entertaining and interjectic loved volleyball. I remember one of the prom nights we went over to the house right before pictures man what a beautiful girl. It's so hard for everyone that she has passed on .

Hollyn Culley

July 23, 2019

Katie, your smile and love for others was contagious. I am so grateful to have interned with you at Sports Corp and to have kept in touch these past few years at Indy sporting events. Never doubt the amazing impact you were able to make on this Earth. You will be so dearly missed.

Suzanne Layher

July 23, 2019

Katie was a bright, energetic and kind person. She always had a smile on her face and lite the halls of Nixon Elementary every time she walked them.
I speak for the Nixon Community by saying you will be greatly missed Katie. Prayers to those left to remember her.

May You Rest Peacefully Katie,
Suzanne

Sara Hofer

July 23, 2019

Liz, Mike, and Kyle,

Sending you all my love and peace as you prepare to celebrate Katie’s life. She was an incredible young woman that gave everyone she knew so much joy and warmth. She has and always will have a special place in my heart.

With love,
Sara Hofer

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