August 31, 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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BOUCHARDON, Martha, 71, St. Mary, North Vernon, Aug. 15. Wife of Andre Bouchardon. Mother of Gloria Bennett, Lisa Renee Stansbury and Steven Parisy. Sister of Lillian Holloway, Kathleen Nowell, Elizabeth, Linda and Sylvia Ponder. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of two.

CARRICO, Mary J., 94, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 12. Mother of Kathleen Pachmayer, Mary Jo, David, Richard and William Carrico. Grandmother of seven.

FISHER, Phyllis, 81, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, July 29. Mother of Judy Bauerle, Mary Faucett, Carol McClintic, David, Richard and Robert Fisher. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-great-grandmother of two.

HAGAN, Rose M., 78, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 13. Wife of Wally Hagan. Mother of Shelley Alvey, Diane Bratcher, Tonya McAnelly, Lisa Thorn and Mike Hagan. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

JOHNSON, Christopher Anthony, 26, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Aug. 19. Son of Anthony and Joann Johnson. Brother of Kimberly Johnson. Grandson of Leonard Johnson and Mary Weber.

JOHNSON, Sandra K., 63, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 13. Wife of Jerry Johnson. Mother of Stephanie Hensley, Wendy Pierce, Stacey Sheets, Joseph and Scott Johnson. Sister of Donna Bobe and Jack Madison. Grandmother of 13.

KAPERAK, Stephen J., Jr., 75, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Aug. 16. Husband of Linda Kaperak. Father of Nellie Smith, David and Steve Kaperak. Brother of Mary Ann, Ray, Ronald and Thomas Kaperak. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of nine.

PEACOCK, Augusta M. (Schnell), 75, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Mother of Maria Romaine, Daniel, James and Thomas Peacock. Sister of Clarence Schnell. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of three.

PEARSON, John J., 25, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 30. Son of David and Beth (Dickerson) Pearson. Brother of Amanda and Hope Pearson. Grandson of Arthur Pierce, Bob and Wanda Plew.

PETTY, Frederick, 77, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Husband of Joan Petty. Father of Paul and Steven Petty. Brother of Susan Burton and Rosie Spears. Grandfather of five.

RETTIG, Nellie Florence, 92, St. Mary, North Vernon, Aug. 8. Mother of Jeanie Pavelich, Jackie Webster and Vince Rettig. Sister of Mabel Umphrey. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

WISNESKI, Yvonne L., 75, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Mother of Jane Hicks, Renee Mullinix and Robert Wisneski. Sister of Mary Pagee and Raymond Croteau. Grandmother of two. †

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