Obituary for Mr. Thomas J. "Tom" Mappes

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Mr. Thomas J. "Tom" Mappes

February 9, 1949 - March 2, 2019

Thomas J. ‘Tom’ Mappes, age 70 passed away all too soon on Saturday afternoon, March 2, 2019 at his home in Brown County.

He was born February 9, 1949 in Indianapolis, to his parents, the late Thomas E. and Betty E. (Schmoll) Mappes. Tom was a 1968 graduate of J. F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Indianapolis where he participated in several sports. He retired in 2010 after more than 50 years as a plumber.

He was a member of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 440 in Indianapolis, Quail & Ducks Unlimited of Indiana and a former member of the International Pro Rodeo Association. Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. He was an avid sports fan, but especially loved watching Notre Dame Football and Indiana University Men’s Basketball.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly J. (Arnold) Mappes, whom he married on June 30, 2007. He is also survived by his children, Kimberlee (Richard) Cologgi of Phoenix, AZ, Tom (Wenona) Mappes of Martinsville; step son, Zachary (Chrissy) Shores of Brown County; siblings, Steve (John) Mappes, Elaine (Rick) Shaw, Kathleen (Mike) Rozens and Jennifer (Ryan) Thacker all of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kristina (Felix) Romero, Robert Cologgi, Cassandra (Aaron) Krog, Cody (Laurin Short) Mappes, Courtney (Chris) Wilson, Claycee (Jacob Ham) Mappes, and Colleen Mappes; great grandchildren, Alex, Nathan, Eli, Brady, Ashton, Ryder, Caysen and Ethan.

Tom was preceded in death by a brother, Dan Mappes; and a grandson, Joseph ‘Joey’ Cologgi.

The Rev. Jim Ackerman will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center at 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Unity Baptist Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Tom to Premier Hospice & Home Health, 2856 E. Buick Cadillac Blvd. Bloomington, IN 47401.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Mappes family at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm

Unity Baptist Church


7361 Spearsville Road, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: February 9, 1949
Died: March 2, 2019

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Joann Dickey posted on 3/5/19

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mappes Family during this sad time. John and Joann Dickey


Julie Adams posted on 3/5/19

My condolences to the Mappes family and friends. So sorry for your loss.


JES posted on 3/4/19

In memory of , JES lit a candle


JES posted on 3/4/19

From all the Schott family men and family that had the pleasure to work and know Tom. Our prayers go out to the entire Mappes Family.


DAVID Posey posted on 3/4/19

Another Great guy gone ! He came from good stock. Learned a lot from his Dad. The Mappes Family all are true friends. RIP Brother!


Dean Warren, member old local #697, #661, #440 posted on 3/4/19

In memory of , Dean Warren, member old local #697, #661, #440 lit a candle


Dean Warren, member old local #697, #661, #440 posted on 3/4/19

Rest in peace, Brother Mappes, till we meet again.


Christopher Schmoll posted on 3/3/19

I'll always remember Tom like his Dad always calling me tweety bird! Great guy! He will be missed by so many! RIP Tommy! 🙏❤️ Chris


Christina Comer posted on 3/3/19

Dear Mappes Family, I want to speak for the entire Fischer family, when I say we are deeply sorry for the loss of Tom. We all send our condolences and wish you all peace and hold your good memories close! Love, Christina, Phillip, Charles, Carla and Norman Fischer.