December 23, 2005


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

BARRETT, Giacoma, 77, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Wife of Ronald Barrett. Mother of Walter Grassi. Stepmother of Brenda Keune, Brian, Bruce and Jeffrey Barrett. Sister of Nino Cellamare and Maria Zerulo. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

BOZICH, Amelia, 97, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 22.

BURKLEY, Charles William, 68, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Husband of Arija Burkley. Father of Shannon, Adam, Chris and Scott Burkley. Brother of Lee Dein, Ann Kalmey, James and Robert Burkley. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

COPELAND, Marion C., 93, St. Anne, New Castle, Dec. 4. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of four. Sister of Doris Braun, Ruth Cox, Marjorie Ilg and Joan Stiening.

COWMAN, Mary Catherine, 93, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 4. Aunt of several.

ELMORE, Garnet, 74, St. Agnes, Nashville, Dec. 4. Wife of David Elmore. Mother of Debra and Michelle Elmore. Sister of Cleona Datzman and Virginia Burton. Grandmother of two.

FLETCHER, Mary Lillian, 38, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Nov. 24. Sister of Michael Fletcher, Tanya and Chris Whorton. Aunt of several.

FULLER, Patti Dye, 56, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Dec. 9. Wife of John C. Fuller. Mother of Charlie Fuller. Sister of Kristine Staszak, Paul and Thomas Dye.

GOELZ, Daniel A., 72, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Husband of Winifred Goelz. Father of Monica Haflatt, Kathleen Osborne, Bruce, Gary, Norman and Thomas Goelz. Sister of Marjorie Armstrong, Eleanor Cox, Willa Mae Stafford and Herbert Goelz. Grandfather of 14.

GRAETZ, Rosalie (Knable), 91, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 12. Mother of Margo Emery, Cathy Neeld, Lance and William Graetz. Sister of Mary Kemple. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 18. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HAMMANS, Nicholas W., 27, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Dec. 7. Son of Roland and Sue (Stiles) Hammans. Brother of Leonna Arnold. Grandson of Joe Hammans, Harold and Pat Stiles.

KRAMER, Leesa, 48, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 4. Daughter of Marilyn Miner. Stepdaughter of Richard Miner. Sister of Paula Briggs, Gail Taylor, Lynne, David, Mark, Matt, Scott and Steve Miner.

MARTIN, Dorothy, 76, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, Nov. 24. Wife of the Rev. William Martin. Mother of Barbara Bain, Patricia and Richard Aulby. Stepmother of Beth Baldwin, Bonnie Schneider, Becky Sonnega and William Martin Jr. Sister of Jane Burns and Mary Skinner.

MEYER, Robert L., 81, St. Mary, Rushville, Dec. 8. Husband of Margherita (Navarra) Meyer. Father of Ann Mathis, Alan, Dale, John and Tom Meyer. Brother of Lucille Hahn, Donald, Ed and Jim Meyer. Grandfather of 12.

MIDDENDORF, Thomas, 44, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Dec. 9. Husband of Marguerite Middendorf. Father of Anna, Katie and Nicholas Middendorf. Son of James and Delores Middendorf. Brother of Michelle Gilday, Melissa Perleberg, James and Steve Middendorf.

MILEATO, James I., 91, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Husband of Anna Marie Mileato. Father of Rosanne Merz. Grandfather of one.

MOORE, Samuel Joseph, 84, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 2. Husband of Evelyn Moore. Father of Susan Bennett-Kikendall, Sammy and Scott Moore. Grandfather of one.

RAGLE, Frances Lucille (Sgroi), 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Mother of Kathy Phillips, Britt and Chuck Ragle. Sister of Rosie McCracken, Jim and Salvatore Sgroi. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 17.

WILSON, Frances E., 85, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Nov. 19. Sister of Maxine Scherschel, Colleen Smith, John and Robert Curren. †

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