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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. Submit an obituary here (parishes and funeral homes only)
ALBANO, Seldon, 83, Holy Family, Richmond, Jan. 15. Husband of Florence Albano. Father of Sandy Black and Robert Albano. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.
ALLFORD, William E., 77, St. Michael, Greenfield, Jan. 11. Husband of Joyce Allford. Father of Amy Godbey and Jenny Lovell. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.
APEINIS, Viktorija R., 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Mother of Rena Chedd, Irene Woods, John and Tom Apeinis. Grandmother of two.
BACHMAN, Cecilia, 80, St. Mary, Lanesville, Dec. 17. Wife of Russell J. Bachman. Mother of Grace Anne Engleman, Miriam Robertson, Rose Marie Rogers, Constance Terry, Elaine, Anthony, Bernard, J. Henry and Martin Bachman. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of two.
BAKER, Catherine (Eckerle), 101, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 22. Mother of Jacqueline Barr, Barbara Gray and Russell Baker II. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-great-grandmother of two.
BENNETT, Dolores C., 82, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 14. Mother of Patricia Hampson, Ed Bennett and Dan Bodine. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven.
BLAKELY, Ned R., 68, St. Agnes, Nashville, Jan. 15. Father of Krista Moser and James Westin Blakely. Brother of Susan England, Martha Peters, Kit and Wes Blakely. Grandfather of two.
BOAS, Rita Mae, 59, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Wife of Jack Lyttleton Boas. Mother of Matthew Alan and Craig Lyttleton. Grandmother of two.
BOTTORFF, Raymond L., 94, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 12. Father of Patricia Franks, Jeanne Waterman and Marilynn Wilson. Brother of Kathryn Harbison. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 29. Great-great-grandfather of 10.
BROWN, Nola J., 73, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Mother of Jill Mendoza and Terry Russell. Grandmother of two.
CLINTON, Barbara J., 67, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 16. Wife of Earl Clinton. Mother of Jeff and Jim Zweck. Grandmother of four.
COLLINS, Marion J., 92, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 12. Wife of Bert Collins. Mother of Mary Ohl, Sally Collins and Linda Raab. Grandmother of three.
COPELAND, Frances M., 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Mother of Kathleen Skorjanc and Ralph Copeland Jr. Sister of Katherine Darby. Grandmother of four.
COSTIN, Dorothy A., 76, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Jan. 14. Wife of Harland Costin. Mother of Wanda, Dennis and Ray Costin. Sister of Aline Wright. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.
DIEKHOFF, Mary Theresa (Grote), 78, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Mother of Nancy Burton, Anne Marie Kiel, Jayne McCoy, Gary and Kenneth Diekhoff. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of nine.
EUBANKS, William S., 81, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Husband of Eileen Eubanks. Father of William Martin. Stepfather of Jennifer Bracken, Lisa Greig, Kathleen Mesalam and Maura Miller. Brother of Carrie Fraley.
GOEKE, Robert William, 71, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Husband of Marilyn Goeke. Father of Cynthia Sweeney, Lynda and Robert Goeke.
GUARINO, Norma J., 81, Prince of Peace, Madison, Jan. 21. Mother of Kathleen Frederick, Andy, Gary and John Guarino. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.
HAGMAN, Mary Ann, 71, St. Michael, Greenfield, Jan. 3. Sister of Betty Jones and Carole Maynard.
HEISSERER, Curtis Lee, 27, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Father of Curtis Ray. Son of Karl and Barbara Heisserer. Brother of Eric, J.P., Jim, Michael and Robert Heisserer. Grandson of Clyde Curtis, Ralph and Mary Lou Heisserer.
HELD, James O., 86, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 10. Husband of Judith Held. Father of Barbara Baito, Susan Bryant, Diane Icenogle, Marilyn Wittman, Judith, David, J. Michael and Joseph Held. Stepmother of Glynis and Gareth Parry. Brother of Audrey Scanlon, Jerome and Thomas Held. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of four.
HILL, Joseph Michael, 83, Holy Name, Beech Grove, Jan. 11. Husband of Marjorie (Simpson) Hill. Father of Margaret, Charles, Kenneth and Thomas Hill. Brother of Rosemary Bowers. Grandfather of eight.
HOG-TUAN, Gloria, 78, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 11. Mother of eight. Sister of one. Grandmother of nine.
JAMISON, Mary J., 62, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 19. Daughter of Margaret Jamison. Sister of David, Norman and Robert Jamison.
KOPP, Lillian Margaret, 90, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 16. Mother of Linda Fitzpatrick and Charles Kopp. Sister of Catherine Burton, Imogene Jones and Clint Bledsoe. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 11.
KRIER, Barbara, 49, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Mother of Theresa, Drew and Matt Krier. Sister of Pat Hall, Kate Lewis, Jan Roberts and Nancy Ulicki.
KRIER, Joseph, 49, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Father of Theresa, Drew and Matt Krier. Son of Betty Jean Krier. Brother of Mary Clayton, Anne Drake, Suzanne Hewitt, Carolyn Friedman, Beth Ann, George, Jim, John, Tom and William Krier.
LANEY, Russell C., 72, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 13. Husband of Margie Laney. Father of Carolyn Baylor, Regina Gudgeon and Sarah Pitman. Brother of Frank and Norman Laney. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of seven.
LAYDEN, Mary Ellen, 87, St. Luke, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Wife of Michael Layden. Mother of Sara Molen and Peter Layden.
MALONE, Erika (Lackner), 83, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Jan. 6. Mother of Rose With and Chester Malone. Grandmother of one.
MARTIN, Lucy, 100, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 5. Wife of Thomas O’Neill. Mother of Rose Marie Martin.
MESSICK, Ronald J., 65, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Husband of Suzanna K. Messick. Father of Michelle Johnson and Cynthia Lee. Son of Anna Messick. Brother of Benedictine Father Severin Messick. Grandfather of three.
MICHAELIS, Kathryn (Kiernan), 83, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Mother of Kathleen Humphrey, Nancy Marchand, Patricia Taylor, Robert and Phillip Michaelis. Sister of Mary Ryan. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of three.
MILLER, Helen, 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 17. Wife of Robert E. Miller. Mother of Margaret Hall, Deborah Nelson and Mary Miller. Sister of Sophie Dolan and Margaret Milligan. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.
MILLER, Ruth Katherine, 67, St. Mary, Aurora, Dec. 31. Wife of Philip Miller. Mother of Ruthie Sostito and Robyn Woodruff. Sister of Linda B Bowling and Frances Meigs. Grandmother of three.
MOODY, Dorothy Elizabeth (Bear), 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Wife of Winferd Moody. Mother of Barbara Lawless, Marilyn Zeilinga, Anita and Stephen Moody. Grandmother of one.
MURRAY, Estelle, 94, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Jan. 14. Mother of Barbara Sipes. Sister of Jeanne Dillon. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.
O’MALIA, David P., 74, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Husband of Jane E. (Gaughan) O’Malia. Father of Monica Baugh, Maureen Leslie, Patrick and Sean O’Malia. Grandfather of four.
RAMILO, Napoleon L., 86, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Husband of Teresita Briones-Ramilo. Brother of Nelia Ebrenica, Gloria Morton and Pepito Ramilo. †