November 16, 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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AMPIL, Katherine Rose, infant, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Daughter of Michael and Karen Ampil.

BANTA, Ila (Thompson), 83, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Wife of Thomas Banta. Mother of Darlene Abplanalp, Teri Furr, Pamela Rosier, Janice Woods, James and Joseph Clements, and Thomas Banta Jr. Sister of Rowena Pelton. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of three.

BROWN, Alvina E., 88, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 27. Mother of Phyllis Addison, Connie Neyenhaus, Dale, Delbert and James Brown. Sister of Clara Anslinger, Eileen Metz and Dennis Kraus. Grandmother of 15.

BURDEN, Don K., 80, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 2. Father of Jennifer Means, Patricia Burden-Brady and Dawn Burden. Brother of Imogene Rogers, Lora and Marion Burden. Grandfather of two.

BURTON, James R., 63, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Oct. 25. Husband of Judy (Swegman) Burton. Father of James R. Burton Jr. Stepfather of Jill Scott and John Wren. Grandfather of three.

CARR, Annette R., 87, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Oct. 26. Wife of John R. Carr. Mother of Michelle Kiene, Gabrielle, Daniel and John Carr.

CONNOR, Helen F., 90, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, Oct. 25.

CUBEL, Judith Ann, 60, Annunciation, Brazil, Oct. 25. Mother of Michelle Doyle, Kari Pell and Michael Timko. Sister of Sharon Hahl and Beverly Martin. Grandmother of seven.

CUPP, Stefania (Petruniw), 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Oct. 22.

GATES, Catherine Joanne, 78, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 30. Mother of Jeff and William Gates. Sister of Martha Hatfield. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

GEIS, Margaret M., 79, St. John, Enochsburg, Nov. 2. Mother of Mary Bruns and Phillip Geis. Sister of Mildred Giddings. Grandmother of five.

GREENWELL, Richard A., 69, St. Anne, New Castle, Oct. 28. Father of Carrie Lambertus, Melissa, David, John, Matthew and Timothy Greenwell. Brother of Charles and James Greenwell. Grandfather of five.

HANSON, Russell M., 91, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 3. Father of Beverly, Paul and Steve Hanson. Brother of Lorena Moore. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five.

HEIDLAGE, Robert L., 87, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 26. Father of Joel, John and Ted Heidlage. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four.

HUBBS, Carolyn, 73, St. Paul, Tell City, Oct. 28. Wife of Charles Hubbs. Mother of Charles, Clay and Craig Hubbs. Sister of Alice Jones, Bonnie Roos and Allen Boger. Grand­mother of four.

JACOBI, Harold E., 83, Holy Family, New Albany, Oct. 31. Husband of Patricia A. (Whelan) Jacobi. Father of Mary K. Neese. Brother of Mary Rita, Joseph and Melvin Jacobi. Grandfather of three.

JARRETT, Savonia, 90, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Mother of Eugene Cummings.

LOLLA, Floyd, Sr., 102, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Father of Doris Campbell, Carlena Coe, Angel Lawson, Jerry Parham, Evelyn Ridley, Sondra Swanigan, Donald and Floyd Lolla. Grand­father of 43. Great-grandfather of 72. Great-great-grandfather of 35.

MAREK, Margherita, 82, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Wife of Harry Marek. Mother of Karen Meno, Patricia, Michael and Richard Marek. Sister of Jeanette Brown, Fran Frausto, Angie Golf, Rose Povinelli and Margaret Reyzer. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of five.

MATTINGLY, Joan M., 75, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Oct. 26. Mother of Michelle Coryell, Sandy Crews, Kathy Holmer, Kevin and Kyle Mattingly. Sister of Pat Kerner and Keric Wood. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 16.

MERCHEN, Romilda, 97, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 3. Mother of Mary Kay Rengering and Robert Merchen. Grand­mother of four. Great-grandmother of eight.

MILLER, Robert J., 77, St. Michael, Brookville, Oct. 25. Husband of Janet (Rosenberger) Miller. Father of Robert, Roger and Steve Miller. Brother of Wanda Akers, Ruby Harrison, Nancy McCain, Katherine Schustler, Sue Stoneking and Gary Miller. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

MINTON, Stephanie J., 57, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Mother of Sarah, Eric, Jay, Ryan and Tim Minton. Daughter of Claire Browning. Sister of Eve, David and John Minton. Grandmother of five. †

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