New Hope of Indiana | Remembering our Friends
For over forty years, New Hope of Indiana has been committed to supporting individuals and families, encouraging them to live their most independent, fulfilling lives. Through services for individuals with disabilities and advocacy efforts, New Hope of Indiana is making an impact in our communities every day.
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Remembering our Friends

28 Dec Remembering our Friends

Bonita “Bonnie” Hasemeyer
8/11/1956 – 12/8/2020

Bonnie was one of New Hope’s first individuals served, joining us back in 1978. She was fiercely independent! She loved working at Walmart as a greeter and in the electronics department for over 20 years. She could talk your ear off about life and loved to paint. She was involved in Noble’s art program and even sold some of her paintings over the years. One currently hangs proudly in the office of New Hope’s CEO, Allison Wharry. Bonnie had a huge smile and loved to share stories with others.

She will be dearly missed by her New Hope family.


Sr. Rita Joyce DiNardo
6/5/1940 – 12/11/2020

Sr. Rita Joyce served New Hope of Indiana from 2011-2014 and was so happy to be have worked at New Hope. She loved getting to know everyone, especially the individuals served. She always had a smile on her face and an infectious laugh. If you looked in her office, you might have seen that her desk was piled high with papers to file, tabulate, or input into the computer, but she was still beaming with joy! She loved interacting with the people served in Day Services and any staff that came by. She had a true buddy in the late JR Eaton who never failed to stop by and spend some time with her – it was JR and RJ! Sr. Rita Joyce even had a little stash of doggie treats or apples for her pal Zeller who also made frequent friendly visits.

Even after Sr. Rita Joyce left Indianapolis for Evansville, New Hope never left her heart. She truly loved everything about New Hope.

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