Elizabeth "Liz" Ellen Gardner, age 66, of Indianapolis, passed away at St. Vincent Hospice Center in Indianapolis Sunday morning, Dec. 3, 2017.

She was born on May 12, 1951, in Summit, N.J., to the late William George and Charlotte (Staub) Birmingham.

After graduating from Westfield High School in New Jersey, with the Class of 1969, she would continue forward with her education, earning her bachelor’s degree in Business from William Woods College in Missouri in 1973. She worked and retired from the Transportation Deptartment for Westfield High School in Indiana as a driver for more than 15 years. She truly loved the kids on her route. They became her second family. She was able to watch them start school, grow up, follow their activities, and watch them graduate from high school.  She was as proud of her bus kids as she was her own. She also worked as a Sales Associate at the Target store in Westfield.

Survivors include her two sons, Alex D. Gardner and Jon Goss, both of South Carolina; 2 brothers, William G. Birmingham III (Billie) of Florida, and Tom Birmingham (Lois) of New Jersey; and her twin sister, Priscilla Bardach (Joel) of Westfield; and many nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H.L. Gardner.

There are no services being planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.