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Sarann Horwitz Klain

February 19, 1942 — February 21, 2023


Sarann Horwitz Klain passed away peacefully on February 21, 2023, surrounded by her children.  Born in 1942 to Maurice and Lillian Horwitz, she graduated from Shortridge High School, married at age 18, became a mother at 19, and had three children by age 28.  While being a devoted mother she launched a career as pioneering businesswoman, founding the incentive travel firm Group Travel Consultants in the 1970s, which she grew into national scope before selling it; she also founded the discount clothing store Dress Up.  In the 1980s, she was tapped as the first General Manager at Union Station Indianapolis when it was reopened as a commercial development.  Active in the Jewish community, she wrote a column for the Jewish Post and Opinion, and served as a Board Member and Chair for Hooverwood.  Later in life, she became active in politics, serving as Vice Chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, and an active force in helping to launch Women4Change.   Above all else, she was a loving mother and grandmother, and is survived by children Ronald Klain (Monica Medina), David Klain (Rachel Schatz), and Marlo Katz (Todd Katz); grandchildren Hannah Klain (Jon Sklaroff), Michael Klain (Courtney Ratner), Daniel Klain, Katie Klain, Tess Klain, Jade Klain, Jaren Katz, Adam Katz, and Quincy Katz.   She is also survived by husband Larry Warner, and brother Jere Horwitz (Rebecca Horwitz).

There will be a memorial service at 11:00am on Friday at Congregation Beth El-Zedeck, 600 W. 70th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed.

The family will be sitting shiva at the residence of Marlo and Todd Katz following the memorial service until 5 PM.

Memorial contributions made by made to Jewish Family Services Adopt-a-Family Program .  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit,

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Friday, February 24, 2023

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