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Lillian (Klezmer) Brodey

June 30, 1918 — December 11, 2020


Lillian Klezmer Brodey, age 102, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on December 11, 2020.  Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Norman Brodey and her son, Barry Brodey.

Born in Philadelphia, she moved to Indianapolis at the age of 2.  She was the oldest of four sisters.  Lillian lived a beautiful life.  She loved music, loved to dance, and loved to travel. As a lifelong member of Beth-El Zedeck synagogue, she was very active in their Sisterhood for many years.  She was an organizer extraordinaire.

Lillian is survived by her children, Barbara and Alan Cohen and Penni and Ronnie Brodey, her sister, Edna Johnson, nine grandchildren, Jami (Jim), Alyson, Carrie (Adam), Jennifer (Lee), Erica, Anne (Craig), Laura, Sari, and Zachary, and 13 great grandchildren: Binyomin, Sarah Leah, Dovid, Asher, Mollie, Addie, Levi, Brodey, Crosby, Bay, Atlas, Roselie, and Lillian.

Due to Covid, a private burial will take place at Congregation Beth-El Memorial Park North on Tuesday, December 15, at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Barry Brodey SKIP fund at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, 600 W. 70th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260 (, or to the charity of your choice.

Friends may watch the funeral by clicking on the video link on Lillian's obituary beginning on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

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