James R. Lenahan

James R. Lenahan

James R. Lenahan, 93, of Greenfield, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on March 19, 2017. Jim was born February 10, 1924, in Indianapolis to Francis and Aletha (McCain) Lenahan.

He was a graduate of Cathedral High School and attended Indiana University. He served in the Navy and Marine Corp during WWII and the Korean Wars as a Pharmacist Mate. He retired from Eli Lilly in 1987 after 40 years. He married the love of his life Mary Sue Reinert on May 22, 1948. Jim was an avid golfer and bridge player.

He is survived by his children, Kathleen Brackman, Colleen (Richard) Simon, Therese (Virgil) Warren, Timothy (Julie) Lenahan, Marie (Tony) Gunter, Judith (Patrick) Schiewer, Jean (Michael) Adams, and Aletha Lenahan; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; his siblings, Bernard Lenahan, Paul “David” Lenahan, May Terese McCarty, and Eileen White.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Susan (Reinert) Lenahan; his son, Mark Lenahan; grandson, Michael Lenahan; and brothers, Francis “Joe” and Thomas Lenahan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations go to St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, at Flanner and Buchanan-Memorial Park located at 9350 E. Washington St, Indianapolis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 23, at Holy Spirit located at 7243 East 10th St., Indianapolis.