May 4, 2007


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BASCH, John R., 85, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 15. Husband of Rebecca Basch. Father of Shirley Linne, Susan Pennington, Barbara, Bill, Jerry, John and Mark Basch.

BAUDER, Frances Josephine, 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 21. Wife of Joseph Bauder. Mother of Sharon Norris and John Bauder. Stepmother of Ann Haggard, Kathleen Kiemeyer and Joseph Bauder. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven. Step-great-grandmother of four.

BAUMANN, Paul W., 71, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 13. Father of Paulette Pettigrew, Billy Jo, Dennis, James, John, Robert and Thomas Baumann. Brother of St. Joseph Sister Lillian Baumann, Anthony and Francis Baumann. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 18.

CONSOLINO, Gabrielle Marjorie, infant, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, April 8. Daughter of Brian and Michelle Consolino.

DOWNEY, Agnes, 84, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 6. Wife of Jack Downey. Mother of Patricia Hanna. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of several. Great-great-grandmother of several.

HAHN, Lester V., 90, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Rushville, April 20. Brother of Louise Childers.

HORNER, Elsie Lee (Sarles), 83, St. Mary, New Albany, April 18. Mother of Suzette Been. Jerry Lee and Dennis Horner. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 19.

HURM, William, 59, St. Paul, Tell City, April 14. Brother of Margie James.

JARBOE, Marie G., 86, St. Paul, Tell City, April 15. Mother of Vicky Hermann, Henrietta Tenbarge and Patricia Voges. Sister of Bessie and Martha Genet and Raymond Goffinet. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 23.

JOY, Patricia T., 94, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 17. Mother of Tracy, Thomas and Timothy Joy. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

KOERS, Roberta M., 91, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 11. Mother of Anita Boyle, Theresa Martinez, Kevin, Patrick, Raymond and Stephen Koers. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 26.

KOCZAN, Bonnie L., 67, St. Monica, Indianapolis, April 20. Wife of Joseph Koczan. Mother of Cara Berkely, Brenda Desotell, Gina Payne, Sandra and Joseph Koczan. Sister of Mona DeSimone and Joan Koehler.

LA BRECQUE, Robert L., 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 22. Husband of Loretta La Brecque. Father of Susan Hall, Barbara Spurgeon, Jeanne, James and Robert La Brecque. Brother of Mary Charpentier. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 13.

MADER, Marie C. (Ley), 87, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 18. Wife of Alfred Mader. Mother of Agnes Anderson, Theresa Dillon, Linda Eads, Mary Lou Jones, Patricia Shepardson, James, John, Kenneth, Kevin, Raymond and Thomas Mader. Sister of Delores Reitman and Robert Ley. Grandmother of 28. Great-grandmother of 11.

MARTIN, Frank C., 83, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, April 20. Cousin of several.

MATTHEWS, John E., Dr., 84, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, April 19. Husband of Jeanne Matthews. Father of Stepheny Tays. Brother of Joseph Matthews. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

McMILLAN, Norma Jean, 79, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, April 14. Wife of Robert McMillan. Mother of Dan, Gary, Joe, John, Larry and Tim McMillan. Sister of Laverne Shepherd and Richard Lohman. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several.

MOUNTAIN, Joan M., 78, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 9. Sister of Merl and George Mountain.

PARROTT, Marie L. (Hildebrand), 73, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 15. Wife of Frank Parrott. Mother of Mary Downing, Susan von Grimmenstein and Edward Parrott. Grandmother of four.

RICHARDSON, Robert K., 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 2. Husband of Shirley Richardson. Father of Ann Hightower, Catherine Rubenstein, Donald and R. Michael Richardson. Grandfather of seven. Step-grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one. Step-great-grandfather of two.

ROSEMEYER, Robert J., 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 25. Father of Janet Springer and Stephen Rosemeyer. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of one.

SAVAGE, James L., 66, Sacred Heart, Clinton, April 14. Husband of Laura Savage. Son of Dorothy Savage.

SHANK, Gloria H., St. Matthew, Indianapolis, April 17. Wife of John Shank. Mother of Pamela Hubbard, Suzanne Ryan, Barbara Shurina, John and Michael Shank. Sister of Joseph Hendriksen. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of five.

SPRINGER, Mary Margaret, 78, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 13. Sister of William Springer. Aunt of several.

TIMPE, Vera M., 83, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 26. Mother of Mary Ann Ullrich, Michael and Patrick Timpe. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

VAN NOY, Bernice H. (Wilson), 95, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, April 20. Mother of Charlotte Allstatt, Madonna Gentry, Frances McMahon, Margaret Murphy, Gregory, Michael, Richard and Robert Van Noy. Sister of Robert Wilson. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 26.

VAN SICKLE, Ruby M. (Finnesy), 84, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), Rushville, April 21. Mother of Mike and Terry Van Sickle. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

WERNER, Mary Ann, 72, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, April 20. Mother of Joyce Hansell, Dan, Daryl and Roger Werner. Daughter of Agnes Kuhn. Sister of Wilma Hoffmeier and David Kuhn. Grandmother of 10.

William A. Brennan Jr. served the Church and community

William A. Brennan Jr., a charter member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Indianapolis and dedicated Church and community volunteer for more than six decades, died on April 26 in Indianapolis. He was 89.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 30 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Indianapolis. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.

A 1935 graduate of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Brennan earned degrees from Georgetown University and Harvard University. He was a captain in the U.S. Army.

Brennan was president of W. A. Brennan Inc. Commercial and Industrial Realtors from 1946-97 and a partner in Brennan Associates LLC from 1997-2007.

He was founding president of Immaculate Heart’s parish council, a 40-year member of the Catholic Cemeteries Association and a 30-year real estate consultant for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

He helped the Little Sisters of the Poor establish the St. Augustine Home for the Aged, the Daughters of Charity relocate St. Vincent Hospital and the Society of Jesus establish Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School on farmland that is now West 86th Street.

Brennan was the first president of the board of directors of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, past president of the board of directors of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a charter member of the lay board of advisers of St. Vincent Hospital and a past member of the board of directors of the St. Augustine Home for the Aged. He was honored by the Jesuits and Little Sisters of the Poor.

Surviving are five children, Martha Legue, Mary Ann Tobin, Louise, John and William Brennan III, and nine grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Augustine Home for the Aged, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish or St. Vincent Foundation, all in Indianapolis. †

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