April 6, 2007


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.

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ALBRECHT, Edward J., 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 12. Uncle of one.

ANDRESS, Max D., 84, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 20. Husband of Dolores Andress. Father of Nancy Hankins, Dave, Mike, Steve and Tom Andress. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of one.

BOSCARDIN, Dora, 95, Sacred Heart, Clinton, March 22. Sister of Elda Dolci.

BRIZENDINE, Kennard, 87, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 19. Husband of Alma Jean Brizendine. Father of Lydia Jurgen, Paula Lawhorn, Bibiana Phillips, Brian, Dan, Peter and Vincent Brizendine. Brother of Shirley Kent. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of five.

BURKHARD, Clara Frances, 85, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 15. Sister of Margaret Chiplis, Jo Ann Yurcho, Cecilia and John Burkhard.

CONCANNON, Rose M., 78, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 25. Wife of Philip Concannon. Mother of Marianna Teague and Philip Concannon. Sister of Rita Morris. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

DAUBY, Charles R., 81, St. Paul, Tell City, March 20. Husband of Jean (Hess) Dauby. Father of Janean Fella, Jane Kelly, Jolene Peterson and Jack Dauby. Brother of Martha Batie and J.J. Dauby. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of nine.

DERLETH, Mary Elizabeth (Sweeney), 90, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 18. Mother of Patricia Hill, Michael and Thomas Derleth. Grandmother of six.

DIAZ, Armando, Jr., 16, St. Monica, Indianapolis, March 17. Son of Armando Diaz Sr. and Faustina Estrada Diaz. Brother of April Estrada, Amanda and Michael Diaz. Grandson of Elvira Domingo, Amalia Estrada, Alverto and Eva Diaz.

FERKINHOFF, Clifford C., 71, St. Louis, Batesville, March 22. Father of Brenda Lamping and Beverly Meyer. Brother of Joellen Dietz, Donna Schutte, Mary Kathryn Tekulve, Dan and Marvin Ferkinhoff. Grandfather of six.

GRIGGS, Alberta (Hartman), 97, SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis, Feb. 27. Mother of Judith Sullivan and Michael Griggs. Sister of Elnora Hardesty. Grandmother of eight.

HUBLER, Catherine M., 88, St. Mary, New Albany, March 17. Sister of Clara Hock, Rita, Adolph and Victor Hubler.

KAMER, Michael D., 49, St. Paul, Sellersburg, March 16. Son of Norma Kamer. Brother of Laura Warren, Mark and Neil Kamer.

KEMPE, Edith Frances (Goedeker), 99, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 5. Mother of Mary Ann Condon, Helene Williams and Jerome Kempe. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 12. Great-great-grandmother of two.

KINSER, Rosemary, 65, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 19. Wife of Paul Kinser. Mother of Michelle and Paul Kinser. Sister of Dorothy Mount.

KOCHERT, Lula Mae, 92, St. Mary, Lanesville, March 15. Mother of Rosemary Fanning, Bernice Hatfield, Monica Huber, Norma Roddy, Franciscan Sister Marlene Kochert, Kathleen, Cletus and Lester Kochert. Sister of Irene and Marcella Naville, Marie and Rosette Smith. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 14. (correction)

KREKEL, Agnes C., 98, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, March 17. Mother of Joyce Koeberlein, Diane Wibbles, Donald and George Krekel Jr. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 29.

LARNER, John T., Jr., Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 18. Father of Nancy Ruschman, James, John, Stephen and Timothy Larner. Brother of Kay Scruggs. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of six.

McCULLUM, Alma L., 93, St. Mary, New Albany, March 10. Mother of Judy Blankenship, Jerry, Richard and Sheldon McCullum. Sister of Clarence Merk. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 35. Great-great-grandmother of 13.

MEACHAM, Ruby (Sangalang), 50, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 6. Wife of Don Meacham. Mother of Rachel and Dean Meacham. Sister of Arlene Cayetano and Julian Sangalang.

MUNCHEL, William S., 85, Holy Family, Oldenburg, March 24. Husband of Janette Munchel. Father of Elaine Nobbe, Charlene Whittaker, Darrell and Vernon Munchel. Brother of Bernadetta Vonderheide. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 19.

OBERTING, Robert Eugene, 85, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 25. Husband of Hazel Oberting. Father of Leo Oberting. Stepfather of Donna Liggett and Jerry Bills.

OLIVER, James Irvin, 84, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 17. Father of Debi Muccillo, Denise Reed, Pam Woodward, Dan and James Oliver. Brother of Jerry Oliver. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 21.

REED, Marilyn E., 86, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, March 11. Mother of Sandra Duvall, Mark Stephen, Christopher and Gregory Reed. Sister of Dorothy Hollenbeck. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 16.

ROTH, Kendall Ann, 35, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, March 18. Wife of David A. Roth. Mother of Clara, Margaret and Thomas Roth. Daughter of Ken and Debby Hansen. Sister of Jamie Hansen and Krissy Lagemann. Granddaughter of Alice Duerkop and Grace Hansen.

ROWE, Catherine A., 88, St. Paul, Tell City, March 18. Mother of Kenneth Rowe. Sister of Frances Pekinpaugh and Mary Rust.

SELLMER, Nola Cecelia, 97, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, March 19. Mother of Patricia Ahern and Michael Sellmer. Sister of Nellie Randall. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 37. Great-great-grandmother of five.

SHANAHAN, John E., 61, St. Paul, Sellersburg, March 16. Father of Meaghan Shanahan. Brother of Jeri, Kathryn, Mary and Michael Shanahan.

SHEPHERD, Evangeline (Vesh), 99, St. Monica, Indianapolis, March 23. Mother of Ann Lankford, Marjorie Runion, Rosalie and Louis Shepherd Jr. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 10.

SOBIECH, Andrew J., 74, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 26. Husband of Margaret Sobiech. Father of Mary Ann Barrett, Michael, Paul and Stephen Barrett. Brother of Sally Bradley, Eleanore Finnel and Marie Hayes. Grandfather of seven.

STILLER, Alma W., 92, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, March 23. Mother of Verna Habermel, Ruth Rinkhoff, Carl and Martin Stiller. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10.

STRIEGEL, A. Martin, 62, Holy Family, New Albany, March 23. Husband of Elise Striegel. Father of Brianna Wills, Laurie and Scott Striegel. Son of Martha Striegel. Brother of Christine Baumann, Shirley Harbison, Jeanette Hayden, Debbie Page, Barbara Vance, Marvin, Robert and Tony Striegel. Grandfather of three.

THOMPSON, Abigah P., 82, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, March 17. Husband of Mary Thompson. Father of Karin Johnson, Kristine Stanich, Michelle, Andrew, Mark, Matthew and Michael Thompson. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 16.

TRIPLETT, William H., 85, Holy Family, New Albany, March 21. Husband of Barbara Triplett. Father of Kathy Futral, Keith and Steve Triplett. Brother of Martha Anderson and John Triplett.

WALLACE, Ella L., 81,

St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 15. Wife of Frank Wallace Jr. Mother of Colleen Daniels, Mike Hutchings, Frank and Timothy Wallace. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 25.

WANINGER, Maxine J., 78, St. Paul, Tell City, March 21. Mother of Charles, Don, Jerry and John Waninger. Sister of Betty Hanselman, Edna Meunier and Eileen Schaefer. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

WERNER, Jacob J., 71, St. Monica, Indianapolis, March 27. Husband of Marcia Werner. Father of Michelle Meer, Malcolm, Melvin and Myron Werner. Brother of Ella Mae Amberger, Delores Amberger, Lorene Brancamp, Marty Doll, Regina Lowe, Mary Merkel, Rita Meyer, Carol Schwegman, Betty Young, Franciscan Sister Cleo Werner, Charles, Kenneth, Uriel and Virgil Werner. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of one.

ZARRELLE, Mary Alice, 92, St. Paul, Tell City, March 21. Mother of Mary Jo Burke, Paula Heck, Mary Alice Thurmond and Catherine Zoercher. Sister of Margie Rhodes. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four. †

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