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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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BAUMER, Clement, 81, Holy Family, Richmond, May 20. Husband of Erpha Baumer. Father of Cathy Alexander, Lisa Davidson, Linda Rowe, Patricia Watko, Dennis and James Baumer. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of two.
BROCK, Mary Rose, 68, St. Joseph Hill, Sellersburg, May 23. Mother of Laura Snelling and Keith Brock. Sister of Norma Balentine, Martha Lozier, Joanie Worrall and Alberta Zenor. Grandmother of four. Step-grandmother of two.
CASTOR, Mary N., 82, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, May 30. Mother of James Castor.
CRAWFORD, Jo Ann, 49, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, May 21. Mother of Alycia, Denise and Dennis Stone. Sister of Eileen Angeloni, Elaine, Kathleen, Vassie, Kenneth and Robert Crawford Jr. Grandmother of one.
DIERKES, Mary E., 85, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 18. Mother of Joan Bear, Sue Geyman, Kay Melton and Mark Dierkes. Sister of Jean Shelton. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 10.
ELLIOTT, Janet Marylyn Rose (Clouser), 71, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 19. Wife of Paul W. Elliott. Mother of Carolyn, Jacqueline and Michael Elliott. Sister of Alfred Clouser Jr.
GALBO, Joseph R., 82, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 17. Brother of Mauna Loa Schmutte and Marion Galbo. Uncle of several.
GOETZINGER, Julia Margaret, 89, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 27. Mother of Margie Schenk, Elaine Westell, DeAnn, Kenny and Norbert Goetzinger Jr. Sister of Yvonna Ancelet and Ruthie Ruth. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 13.
HANNAN, Margaret A., 92, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, and St. Augustine Home for the Aged, Indianapolis, April 14. Mother of Julie Bruner, Joan Harris, Donna Johnson, Patsy Lentz, Dan and John Hannan. Sister of Zoe Booker and Providence Sister Christine Patrick. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 35.
HARTMAN, Louis E., Sr., 75, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 17. Husband of Ann Hartman. Father of Carla Newkirk and Louis Hartman Jr. Brother of Rita Ivey. Grandfather of two.
HERMANN, Richard William, 79, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 28. Husband of Marianne (Lowe) Hermann. Father of Beth Finney, Suzy Sahm, Dolores Thie, Donna Williams, Richard and Robert Hermann. Brother of Jane Ritter. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 22.
KELLY, Olive (Hubert), 93, St. Michael, Greenfield, May 14. Mother of Patricia McQueeney and Gene Kelly. Sister of Dorothy Koppelman and Raymond Hubert. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of three.
KENNEDY, Norma Elizabeth, 88, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 18. Mother of Nancy Bina, Vicki Tiburzi and Michael Kennedy. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 21.
KUEHN, Marie C. (Burke), 94, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, May 20. Mother of Roberta Hurst, Collette Lambert and George Kuehn Jr. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 23.
LINDAUER, Elizabeth F., 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 18. Mother of Debra Anderson, Belinda Hudson, Kathy Marra and Mary Lindauer-Brummett. Sister of Donald and Harold Hemelgarm. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.
MARTINELLI-BOLINGER, Mariola, 50, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 12. Mother of Ingmar Bolinger. Sister of Leszek and Wieslaw Szelagowski.
MATERN, Rita T., 79, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 21. Mother of Lisa Barron, Marilyn Rarick, Angie Ryback, Phyllis Wertz, Dave, Greg, Jeff and Terry Matern. Sister of Carol Ann Pflum and Dolores Lafleur. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of one.
McNELIS, Elizabeth (Hughey), 86, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 14. Mother of Tricia Dooley, Anne Schuchman, Christopher, John and Michael McNelis. Sister of Phyllis Slough and Charles Hughey. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.
MOSEY, Maxine, 64, St. Andrew, Richmond, May 21. Mother of Chris and Scott Mosey. Sister of Charles, Clive and Leslie Anderson.
OSBORNE, Jeffrey L., 43, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, May 27. Husband of Lori Ann Osborne. Father of Jeremy and Scott Osborne. Son of William and Willa Osborne. Grandson of Dell Cummins.
POTTS, Jeffrey D., 24, St. Monica, Indianapolis, May 23. Son of Stephen and Barbara (Wallis) Potts. Brother of Stephanie and Timothy Potts. Grandson of Bruce and Donna Wallis.
SHENK, Janie L., 82, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, May 25. Wife of S. P. Shenk. Mother of Valerie Bernauer and Angie Davis. Sister of Rozy Allison and Rae Ann Pitts. Grandmother of five.
SPENCER, James, 44, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 21. Father of Ryan Spencer. Stepfather of Jennifer Gillum. Son of Robert and Lorraine Spencer. Brother of Debra Levi, Karen LeStourgeon, Sue and Paul Spencer.
VERNIER, Eugene Edward, 85, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, May 8. Brother of Raymond and Walter Vernier.
WIBBELS, Judy Kay, 60, St. Mary, Lanesville, May 18. Wife of Tom Wibbels. Mother of Thomas Wibbels. Sister of Mary Ann, Bill, Jay, Jerry and Orman Hess. Grandmother of one.
WILCE, Amber M., 96, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 24. Mother of Donna Parry. Grandmother of one.
YETTER, Virginia L., 91, Prince of Peace, Madison, May 15. Mother of Carolyn and Richard Yetter. Grandmother of three.
ZINSER, Billy, 50, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, May 1. Husband of Laura Zinser. Son of Frank and Mary Geraldine Zinser. Brother of Karen Heil, Robert, Rodger and Terry Zinser. †