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Obituary for Alice J. (Walpole) Kocher

Alice J. (Walpole) Kocher, 95, Indianapolis, passed away March 17, 2017. Mrs. Kocher was born September 25, 1921, in Indianapolis, to the late Martin and Mary Margaret (Hannon) Walpole.

She graduated from St. Agnes Academy and attended Marian University. She worked for a period of time for RCA and for more than 20 years for Housing & Urban Development. Mrs. Kocher was a charter member of St. James Catholic Church and later an active member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She was a Eucharistic Minister and often ministered to shut-ins. Above all, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who always strongly devoted to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Kocher; brothers, Rev. Donald Walpole, OSB, Rev. Robert Walpole, James and Donald Walpole; sisters, Mary Louise O’Brien and Rose Ann Casey.

Survivors include her children, Jean (Bob) Waugh, Kathy (Bob) Ripperger, Ann (Ray) Mader, Robert (Pam) Kocher, and Peggy (Robbie) Allen; 14 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

The family is extremely grateful for the loving and respectful care shown to Alice and the entire family during the last 11 years at Greenwood Village South.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 4 to 8 p.m., in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street (US Hwy. 31 South). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11 a.m., in Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2905 Carson Ave., Indianapolis, with additional visitation from 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Meinrad Seminary or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home

6107 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Catholic Church

2905 S. Carson Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

mass of christian burial




11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Catholic Church

2905 S. Carson Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

435 W. Troy Ave. Indianapolis, In 46225


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