Marianne Masters Ackmann

August 9, 1947May 29, 2012

Marianne Masters Ackmann, 64, of Indianapolis, departed this life Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Marianne was born August 9, 1947 in Indianapolis to the late Dr. Robert John and Mary Eleanor (Murphy) Masters. Marianne was a proud member of the first graduating class of Bishop Chatard High School in 1965. She then earned her Bachelor’s of Art degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. Prior to becoming a homemaker, she was an interior designer at L.S. Ayres. Marianne was a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians. Marianne was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 37 years, Stephen A. Ackmann. She is survived by her loving children, son, John K. Ackmann, and daughters, Elizabeth (Jim) Elias and Allison (Pat) Gibbs and her grandchildren, Nick and Mary Elias. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:30AM on Monday, June 4th in St. Luke Catholic Church. Visitation for Marianne will be from 4 – 8 PM Sunday, June 3rd in Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Inurnment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College:


  • Visitation Sunday, June 3, 2012
  • Memorial Mass Monday, June 4, 2012

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Mary Ann Wesselman

June 4, 2012

Elizabeth, John & Allison, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My prayers are with you.

June 3, 2012

Allison, We were so sorry to hear that your mom had passed away. We remember Marianne and your Dad being at all your volley ball, kick ball and music recitals, cheering you on. We remember her gentle kind ways. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. Kevin & Kathy Mahern

Elaine Holloway

June 3, 2012

Marianne, You were not only my first cousin,,,, you felt more like a sister to me. I love You. I will miss you , I can only imagine the family gathering you received as you entered heaven! PEACE and LOVE always and forever

Elaine Holloway

June 3, 2012

I can only imagine the family gathering Marianne experienced when she arrived in heaven! Marianne was such an example to us all, especially in her suffering, My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Susan Bizzell

June 3, 2012

Liz, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you.

Gloria Kirwan Gick

June 1, 2012

I have many fond memories of Marianne from our days at the Woods through our most recent reunion. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

George Jackson

June 1, 2012

I am sad to learn of the passing of my Chatard Classmate, Marianne. Deepest sympathy to her family. She has been and will remain in my prayers.

Jack Carr Boyd

June 1, 2012 of the calmest - warmest - and most gentle - of all our Class classmate of Chatard H. S. 1965. Today there is not one of US who would not share this same tribute to her. She is missed by one and all of US.

I will never forget, our Class of 1965 Reunion Pre-party recently @ the Northside Claddagh Irish Pub when I was tearful to even go...because of my recent loss of my Mary Ellen when fellow classmates tugged at my shirt tales to get me to attend... I was feeling pretty low and my evening was pretty tough..... and I saw Marianne at one of the larger tables... She pulled me asside to talk and console me only to find out she had just lost her Stephen of 37 years...She spent her time lifting me and I will never forget....... leaving that niight knowing that she was still as Special as she was in our Class Days. @ Charard H. S. We carried on conversations after that until she was pretty far into her diagnosis. I will always remember and I will always calm, how warn and how gentle she made me feel - Marianne, Please know you gave me memories too beautiful to forget you... May your soul be next to Stephen & Mary Ellen in heaven. Keep Smiling my good friend... Jack Carr Boyd, Noblesville, IN - Class of 1965 / CHS. May 31, 2012

Amy Rosenkrans (Ackmann)

June 1, 2012

My deepest condolences to you and your family and praying that your faith will give you strength in this sad time.

May 31, 2012

The Bishop Chatard family holds Marianne and her family in our prayers.