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Leppert Mortuaries - Nora

740 East 86Th St, Indianapolis, IN

OBITUARY

Mary Jane Joseph

October 5, 1927September 21, 2019
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Mary Jane Sabb Joseph, 91, of Indianapolis, entered into eternal peace on September 21, 2019. She was born on October 5, 1927 in Canton, OH to Betros J. Sabb and Wadia Nakhleh Sabb. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Mark John Joseph, brothers Ernest Sabb, George Sabb, and Michael Sabb.

Jane enjoyed family, playing bridge, cooking lavish Middle Eastern meals, shopping for her children and grandchildren, traveling, listening and dancing to Big Band music, and wintering in their Naples, FL home. She volunteered in many activities at St Lawrence Catholic Church; was an Alliance League co-founder in Indianapolis; assisted in the family businesses, first at Mark and Jane's Department Store in 1949 and then at Joseph's Oriental Rugs in 1962.

Jane's biggest pleasure in life was serving her family and friends. Even in later years as her health was failing, despite her own discomfort, her first thought was always to make sure others were comfortable. Sito, Arabic for Grandmother, as she was called by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, will be fondly and lovingly remembered as a light in their lives.

She is survived by daughter Marlene (Bill) Scharbrough; son Mark (Michelle) Joseph; Michael (Dana) Joseph; sister Catherine Vardouniotis; brother Camille Sabb; grandchildren Sarah, Stephen, Suzanne, Melissa, John, Kaylee, Michael, Marie, Kyle; thirteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; Pam Joseph, mother of Melissa and John.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the people at the Forum Retirement Community, Paradigm Health, and wonderful neighbor and friend Sally Vollmer.

Friends and family will gather Sunday October 6, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Leppert Mortuary Nora Chapel, and Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday October 7, 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Garden Cemetery.

You are invited to visit www.leppertmortuary.com to leave a message to the family, sign the guestbook or in lieu of flowers make a contribution to St. Vincent de Paul or Indiana Parkinson Foundation.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 7, 2019

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Matthew Dickerson

October 6, 2019

I have so many wonderful memories of Jane. She reminded me of my own grandmother (also named Jane) who I lived with for almost 30 years. May they both rest in peace!

Matt Dickerson

Judy. Jordan (Breedlove)

September 30, 2019

Sending love and prayers to the family of this kind, loving soul. Knowing Jane since iI was a small child, she had a heart of gold. May she rest in peace in Heaven.

Bob Mead

September 29, 2019

Mike,
I am so very sorry for the passing of your Mother. Please know my sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Biography

Mary Jane Sabb Joseph, 91, of Indianapolis, entered into eternal peace on September 21, 2019. She
was born on October 5, 1927 in Canton, OH to Betros J. Sabb and Wadia Nakhleh Sabb. She was
predeceased by her husband of 60 years Mark John Joseph, brothers Ernest Sabb, George Sabb, and Michael Sabb.

Jane enjoyed family, playing bridge, cooking lavish Middle Eastern meals, shopping for her children
and grandchildren, traveling, listening and dancing to Big Band music, and wintering in their Naples,
FL home. She volunteered in many activities at St Lawrence Catholic Church; was an Alliance League
co-founder in Indianapolis; assisted in the family businesses, first at Mark and Jane's Department Store in 1949 and then at Joseph's Oriental Rugs in 1962.

Jane's biggest pleasure in life was serving her family and friends. Even in later years as her health was
failing, despite her own discomfort, her first thought was always to make sure others were comfortable.
Sito, Arabic for Grandmother, as she was called by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, will be
fondly and lovingly remembered as a light in their lives.

She is survived by daughter Marlene (Bill) Scharbrough; son Mark (Michelle) Joseph; Michael (Dana) Joseph; sister Catherine Vardouniotis; brother Camille Sabb; grandchildren Sarah, Stephen, Suzanne,
Melissa, John, Kaylee, Michael, Marie, Kyle; thirteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews;
Pam Joseph, mother of Melissa and John.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the people at the Forum Retirement
Community, Paradigm Health, and wonderful neighbor and friend Sally Vollmer.

Friends and family will gather Sunday October 6, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Leppert Mortuary
Nora Chapel, and Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday October 7, 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X
Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Garden Cemetery.

You are invited to visit www.leppertmortuary.com to leave a message to the family, sign the guestbook
or in lieu of flowers make a contribution to St. Vincent de Paul or Indiana Parkinson Foundation.