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April Lee Vermilya

October 31, 1967 ~ March 1, 2021 (age 53)


April Lee Vermilya was a kind hearted, gentle soul who always did for others before herself.  She was an amazing mother, nana, fiancé, sister, niece, auntie , and friend.  She was suddenly born into eternal life on Monday, March 1, 2021, with her children and fiancé by her side.

She was born to David Bartel and Judith (Pulley) Constable on October 31, 1967 in Marion, Indiana.  April always had a contagious smile.  Anyone who knew her loved her.  April’s life would seem short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.

April loved the outdoors.  She would camp and fish all summer alongside her fiancé Daniel Smith.  She was a proud Nana (since she always said she wasn’t old enough to be a grandma).  If you accidentally said “grandma”, as tiny as she was, she corrected you with all the sass imaginable.

Her children, Sherese Rizo and Corbin Baldwin, would tell you how amazing of a mother and friend April was.  Her children and grandchildren, Karson, Cristian, Julian, and Jameson, meant the world to her.  She called daily, usually multiple times a day.  She loved spending time with them.  April was also a second mother to Lisa Gross, and a nana to her children, Cassidy, Carlina, Kaylee, Alexis, Elizabeth, David, and Emily.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Judith Constable, David Constable, and David Bartel, as well as Sherese’ father, Glenn Bradley.

She is survived by her fiancé, Daniel Smith, and her children Sherese Rizo Bradley (Julio) and Corbin Baldwin (Courtney); and her siblings David Bartel (David), Rick Bartel, Misty Flynn (Alan), Tony Bartel (Jody), Jami Bartel, Kellee New (Kevin), Lynn (Brandon), Shawn Constable, Bobby Constable (Holly), Amber (Jason).  Also, several grandchildren Karson, Cristian, Julian Rizo, and Jameson Baldwin.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 5pm – 10pm at the Peru Moose Lodge, 110 North Broadway, Peru, Indiana.  Please come dressed casual.  Everyone is welcome.

Memorial contributions may be made to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.  Flowers are also welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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Celebration of Life
March 6, 2021

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Fraternal Order of Moose #249
110 North Broadway
Peru, IN 46970

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