Jayshree Mehta (Mum Indian), 83 of Indianapolis, lost the battle to Covid and passed away January 24, 2021. She was born July 23, 1937, the eldest of 4 children, to Jayantilal and Krishna Mehta in Mumbai, India.
She married Mansukh H. Mehta in 1954 and completed her education in teaching in Mumbai and then emigrated to Kenya. She started as a teacher and rapidly advanced to become a Principal in a high school and kindergarten.
After 17 years in Kenya, Jayshree and Mansukh emigrated to Chicago where she reinvented herself as a Software Programmer and Analyst and worked for more than 20 years at CNA insurance.
She survived Mansukh her husband of 45 years, retired to Florida and returned to Fishers to be close to family.
She was a 35 year breast cancer survivor and survived multiple medical problems and surgeries but unfortunately lost her latest fight.
Jayshree was artistic, musical, an amazing flower arranger, and a wonderful cook, (she wrote her own Indian cookbook for her family and friends). She was a passionately loving, kind, generous, sweet, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was beautiful inside and out. She complimented everyone she met. Jayshree caused each person she met to smile because she was simply a joy to be around. She was kind to everyone. Her family meant everything to her. She lovingly bragged to everyone in the retirement community (sometimes embarrassingly so) about all her wonderful family.
In addition to her parents, Jayshree was preceded in death by her brother, Dilip and husband, Mansukh.
She happily spent the last five years with her companion, Jerry and his dog Charlie, at Northridge Retirement Living.
She is survived by her son, Mehul Mehta (Claire); daughter, Sunali Sweet (Doug); brother, Jatin Mehta (Jyotsna) and sister, Bhadhra Gandhi (Dinesh);sister in law, Binda Mehta; closest cousin, Aruna Parekh (Jayant); grandchildren, Nicola (Mitchell), Samir (Katherine), Priya ( Marty), Natasha, Lily, Jasmine, and Jesse; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Blaise, August, Daisy, Rowen, Evie, Kinley and Elijah, and numerous extended family in India, America and around the globe.
We will miss her birthday songs, infectious laugh, her stories, her food, which she always prepared even without an access to a kitchen, and her beautiful smile.
We will miss her dreadfully; our hearts are aching but find comfort in knowing that she is at peace- we will treasure our memories forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.operationinternational.org (Team Michigan) which is a medical mission organization that provides medical and surgical care in the poorest parts of the world and/or Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation www.komen.org.
Bussell Family Funerals Westfield-Carmel is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
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