JAMES S. HOOK of Indianapolis, 82, retired Elder of the Indiana Conference, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. at Horizons of Faith UMC, 3096 W. 62nd Street, Indianapolis. Another memorial service will be held in the spring in the Bluffton area. Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Mary Helen Hook; children: James (Pattie), John (Nancy) Matthew (Jody) and Mary (DuBoris) Dickerson; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Elizabeth Ann and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, The Reuben P. Job Endowed Chair in Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Mary Helen Hook, 5481 Happy Hollow, Indianapolis, IN 46268. He served churches as pastor for 39 years in Indiana including Burr Oak/Pretty Lake, Churubusco, Gary Centennial, Fort Wayne Crescent Avenue, Hammond Woodmar and Decatur St. Mark”s before retiring in 1991.