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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.
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CARR, Loraine, 95, St. Mary, New Albany, April 14. Sister of Bernice Brock, Virginia Cunningham, Mary Louise Heinze and Joseph Wisman.
CODY, Margaret V., 97, Holy Family, New Albany, April 13. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.
DIERCKMAN, Lorraine, 80, St. Louis, Batesville, May 10. Mother of Clara Jane Downer, Florence Giesey, Theresa Newmann, Margaret Schwier, Mary Ann, Alvin, Leo and Nicholas Dierckman. Sister of Alberta Fecher, Wilma Ripperger, Mary Thornsberry, Kenneth and William Flaspohler. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of four.
HAWKINS, Dolores B., 84, St. Paul, Tell City, May 5. Mother of Judy Kirk, Jim, Fred, Harry and Randy Hawkins. Sister of Wayteman and Wilbur Brinksneader. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of four.
HESS, Pauline P., 65, St. Mary, New Albany, May 5. Wife of Orman Hess. Sister of Margaret Hess, Virginia Schuck, Eleanor Zurschmiede and Ernest Beach.
HORAN, Paul J., 72, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 3. Husband of Jane Horan. Father of Debbie Lyday, Denise, Richard and Steven Horan. Stepfather of Jason Tillman. Brother of Pat Gandolph, Marilyn Rabb and Eileen Reidman. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of two.
HUDDLE, John David, 83, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, May 2. Husband of Katherine Huddle. Father of Chris Fee, Jo Myers, Peggy Nokes, Susan O’Neal and Kenneth Huddle. Brother of Margaret Arduser and Harry Huddle. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six.
KIESLER, Alma Roberts, 90, St. Michael, Bradford, May 10. Mother of Vi Branham, Naomi Hays, Donald, James and Robert Kiesler. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.
KITTERMAN, Donald G., 77, St. Joseph, Corydon, April 26. Husband of Anetta Kitterman. Father of Christi Overton and Daniel Lee Cook. Grandfather of four.
LAMPERT, Martin A., 70, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, May 7. Brother of Fran Borders, Mary Richeson, John and Joseph Lampert. Uncle of several.
MARTIN, Jean B., 74, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 12. Wife of Henry Martin. Mother of Kelli Allen, Michael and Tony Martin.
MEYER, Monzell, 81, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 11. Mother of Paula Bulse and Michael Meyer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.
MILLER, Robert, 85, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 10. Husband of Betty Miller. Father of Julie, Pam, Dave, Jim, Joe and Robert Miller Jr. Brother of Vivian Hittle, Jean Naugle, Shirley Pettit and Martin Miller. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of six.
NEWTON, Alberta Rose, 86, St. Agnes, Nashville, May 7. Sister of Muriel Schilling.
PFISTER, Robert A., 50, St. Mary, Lanesville, May 7. Son of Elizabeth Pfister. Brother of Janet Hamilton, Teresa Pittman, Louise Richmer, Charles and James Pfister. Uncle of several.
ROTH, Joseph L., 74, St. Mary, New Albany, May 6. Brother of Therese Hibdon, Mary Ann Schuh, Jane, Dan, Jim, John and Mark Roth.
SABELHAUS, Francis B., 70, St. Paul, Tell City, May 5. Father of Robin Ambs, Laura Holmes, Diane James, Kathy, DeWayne, Frank Jr., Richard and Stephen Sabelhaus. Stepfather of Tonya Johnston, Benjamin and Lawrence Johnston. Brother of Rose Brumfield, Betty Evans, Ann Labhart, Clara Litherland and Lloyd Sabelhaus. Grandfather of 28. Step-grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of 16.
STICCO, James, 67, St. Andrew, Richmond, May 12. Husband of Barbara Sticco. Father of six. Brother of Nancy Murray and Tom Sticco. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of three.
THUER, Patricia R., 64, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, May 9. Mother of Jennifer Addleman, Christopher and Matthew Thuer. Sister of John and William Richardson. Stepsister of Barbara Livesay and Stephen Grubbs. Grandmother of five.
TURNER, Mark Lee, 62, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 8. Husband of Maria Turner. Father of Samantha Casedino, Mischa Woods and Marc Turner. Son of Robert Turner and Jean Reich. Stepson of Dorothy Turner. Brother of Suzy Nielson, Kim, Melisa and Doug Reich. Grandfather of four.
URBANCIC, Mary Frances, 96, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, May 8. Sister of Theresa Farnworth and Rose Tempey.
WEST, Mary K., 90, St. Joseph, Corydon, April 26. Mother of Paula Dirck, Evelyn Hollrah, Bobbie Martin, Rosetta Parker, Christina Stroud, Bernie, Jim and Walter West Jr. Sister of Pat Baldwin, Jeannie Heffren, Margie Kirsch, Bernard O’Bryan and Nina Olexlieger. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 38. Great-great-grandmother of two.
WISE, Joann, 65, Holy Family, New Albany, April 11. Wife of Charles Wise. Mother of Victoria Martin, Melissa Mendick, Christina West and Renee Wise. Daughter of Owen Sheroan Sr. and Catherine Vander Espt Hall. Sister of Juanita Veil, Irene Von Kannel, Douglas, Jesse, Kevin and Owen Sheroan. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.
Providence Sister Marijo Lynch, also known as Sister Marie Ignatius, died on April 29 at St. Mary’s Academy Convent in Inglewood, Calif. She was 69.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 26 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial will follow at the sisters’ cemetery at the motherhouse.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated on May 5 in Inglewood, Calif.
The former Mary Josephine Lynch was born on May 12, 1937, in Chicago.
She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 22, 1955, professed first vows on Jan. 23, 1958, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1963.
Sister Marijo served at Catholic schools staffed by the Sisters of Providence in Illinois, California and Indiana for 51 years, including 10 years as a principal.
From 1986-90, Sister Marijo ministered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as an administrative assistant for academic services and assistant director of the Women’s External Degree program.
From 1981-84, Sister Marijo served the congregation as a provincial councilor for St. Michael Province in Hawthorne, Calif.
Surviving are two sisters, Anne Miles of Jefferson City, Mo., and Ruth Peckler of Homey Glenn, Ill., and a brother, James Lynch of Fairbanks, Ala.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †