Josephine Risk

  • Born: November 10, 1934
  • Died: September 22, 2019
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Franklin Township Chapel

5950 E Thompson Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Tel. (317) 783-3653

Tribute & Message From The Family

Josephine Risk, of Indianapolis passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was 84 years old. Josephine was born on November 10, 1934 in Hopewell, Indiana to the late Wood L. and Esther Baker. After graduating from high school she worked for many years as an accounting clerk for J.C. Penny. In addition to her parents, Josephine is preceded in death by her late husband of 48 years, Robert "Bob" Risk who passed away May 20, 1998. Josephine was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, Acton Chapter of The Order of the Eastern Star, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the U.S.O. at Camp Atterbury. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and going out for dinner with family and friends. Most of all Josephine loved spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. She is survived by a son, Greg Risk (Myla); daughter, Brenda Roe (Bob); grandchildren, April Risk Arnett (C.W.), Jacob Risk, Johannah Risk Sims (Chris), and Austin Roe; great-grandchildren Augustus Risk Arnett, Gideon Sims and Jocelyn Arnett; along with one sister, Suscelia Bowling. Services for Josephine Risk will be Thursday, September, 26 at 12:00 noon at St. John Lutheran Church, 6630 Southeastern Ave., Indpls, IN. 46203 with visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Entombment will be private at Washington Park East Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory-Franklin Township Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I know it's kind of late to acknowledge this, but we were on vacation with our son and his family when your mom passed. I'm so sorry for your loss, I know what you're still going through. The only good thing is that our parents are in a better place now

Posted by Jim O'Donnell - Oaklandon, IN - Family Friend   September 02, 2020


We are so sorry to hear of Jo\s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. LaGrange de Lafayette Dar.

Posted by Cheryl Kirkpatrick - Howe, IN - Acquaintance   September 25, 2019

So sorry for your loss my mother Wanda really enjoyed her company when she would visit with eastern star members

Posted by David Levi    September 25, 2019


So sorry for your loss. I know Grma Jo loved watching the boys play soccer and they loved her too!! Thoughts and prayers

Posted by Lisa and Jeremy Siddall - NOBLEVILLE, IN - Friend   September 24, 2019

Deepest condolences to family and friends. I was fortunate to have Jo as a neighbor. We will all miss her friendly smile and wonderful stories.

Posted by Susan Lowe - Indianapolis, IN - Neighbor   September 24, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Jo was such a sweet and fun person to be around and she will be missed.
Judy Johns (New Bethel DAR)

Posted by Judy Johns - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Friend   September 24, 2019

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