June 1, 2007


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BILLMAN, Johanna M., 89, St. Louis, Batesville, May 20. Mother of Catherine Billman and Jeanette Cuellar. Sister of Frances Rudolf. Grandmother of two.

CARRICO, Thomas L., 81, St. Mary, North Vernon, May 11. Husband of Marie (Silliman) Carrico. Father of Pam and Tom Carrico. Brother of Rose Leake, Bob and Jim Carrico. Grandfather of three.

DREW, Doloros, 86, St. Luke, Indianapolis, May 11. Mother of Beth Lawn, Clare Young, Christopher and Phil Drew. Sister of Madonna Crower and Paul Topmiller.

EULISS, Ann T. (Volz), 66, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 10. Wife of Robert Euliss. Mother of Christina Simpson, DeAnna, Joseph and Steven Euliss. Sister of Mary Piers, Alfred, David and Steve Volz. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one.

FERGUSON, Audrey A., 79, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 16. Mother of Amy Bates, Martha Dudley, Elizabeth and Julia Ferguson. Sister of Harold Kennedy. Grandmother of six.

HARDIN, Mary E., 68, St. Luke, Indianapolis, May 17. Sister of Anne Englehart and Priscilla Kramer.

JOHNSON, Le Roy, 88, St. Michael, Bradford, May 16. Husband of Bertha Johnson. Father of James Johnson. Grandfather of 11.

JUMPS, Mary Lou (Gerber), 89, St. Michael, Cannelton, May 13. Mother of Mary Cox and Art Gerber. Sister of Sgt. Major Floyd Clements Jr. Grandmother of four.

MOORE, Marcella, 86, St. Joseph Hill, Sellersburg, May 12. Mother of Robert McKnight III. Sister of Alma Zimmerman. Grandmother of two.

NOBBE, Marvin Donald, 47, Holy Family, Oldenburg, May 17. Husband of Donna Nobbe. Father of Amanda and Samantha Nobbe. Brother of Mary Collins, Robin Tingle, Dennis and Matt Nobbe. Uncle of several.

O’NEILL, Betty J., 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 21. Mother of Kathy Kinman, Debbie Vaughn and Patrick O’Neill. Sister of Lucille Auble and Harry Cubel. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

PENNYCUFF, Obie Elbert, 72, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 14. Husband of Ruth Pennycuff. Father of Mary Kay Hildebrand and Paul Pennycuff. Brother of Pauline Garrett. Grandfather of four.

REED, Grant H., Jr., 64, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, May 7. Husband of Mary Ellen Reed. Father of Grant Reed III. Son of Grant Reed Sr. Brother of Marsha Hughet. Grandfather of one.

RICHARDS, Daniel A., 74, St. Joseph Hill, Sellersburg, May 6. Husband of Alanna (Bari) Richards. Father of Ann Boehn and Gary Richards. Brother of Robert Richards. Grandfather of three.

STILLER, Neva (Fisher), 86, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, May 17. Mother of Janet Grantz, Marguerite Hartlage, Priscilla Lausterer, Linda Loesch, Michelle Mires, Howard and Jim Stiller. Sister of Patsy Armstrong, Phyllis Fouts, Eva Libs, Sharon Stiner, Mildred Stiller, Mary Stumler, Eddie and Maurice Fisher. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 23.

SWEETWOOD, Donald W., 68, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, May 13. Husband of Ruth Sweetwood. Father of Connie Baily, Karen Hetisimer, Mike and Ron Sweetwood. Brother of Maryann Roemke. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of six.

WETHINGTON, Mary C., 88, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 14. Mother of Patrick Wethington.

WITKEMPER, Jeremy F., 33, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 12. Son of Rich and Ellen (Kramer) Witkemper. Brother of Stephanie and Chad Witkemper.

Franciscan Sister Catherine Ann Hillman was a teacher and nurse

Franciscan Sister Catherine Ann Hillman died on May 18 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, at the motherhouse in Oldenberg. She was 91.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 21 at the motherhouse chapel. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Florence Leona Hillman was born on June 26, 1915, in Richmond.

She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1938, and professed her final vows on Aug. 12, 1944.

Sister Catherine Ann taught grade school students from 1941 until 1960 at the former St. Francis de Sales School in Indianapolis and St. Michael School in Brookville. She also taught at Catholic grade schools in Ohio, Missouri and Illinois.

From 1960 until 1993, Sister Catherine Ann ministered as a nurse at the sisters’ infirmary at the motherhouse.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036. †

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