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September 26, 2012

Ava-Lisa Memmen of Zionsville

Ava-Lisa Memmen, 60, of Zionsville, died on Sept. 19, 2012, at home with her family by her side.

She was born Feb. 1, 1952 in Boston, Mass. to Aulikki and Kenneth Olsen. She graduated with a bachelor’s of arts degree from Seattle Pacific University and a master’s of arts degree from the University of Chicago.

Ava was married to Edward Memmen on June 23, 1973. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and two grandchildren.

Ava was a long-time board member with several educational and non-profit institutions, including the Heartland Film Festival, which she co-founded. She enjoyed supporting and developing many organizations through her philanthropy and volunteering of her time. She also served as an elder at her church. Ava especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Services are on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Zionsville Presbyterian Church. The calling will be at 12:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Ava has requested that memorial contributions be sent to the Heartland Film Festival. Donations may be sent to Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, 1043 Virginia Ave, Suite 2, Indianapolis, IN 46203 or at www.trulymovingpictures.org/give-now. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville.

Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

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