February 22, 2008


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BARNETT, Joan B., 79, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Wife of Max Barnett. Mother of Lynn Tingle, Ann Tully, Scott Barnett and Michael Workinger. Sister of Virginia Busby. Grandmother of seven.

BERG, Mary T., 72, St. Pius V, Troy, Jan. 22. Mother of Teresa Beiser, Liz Blinzinger, Jody, Don, Lee, Mike and Tom Berg. Sister of Herman Reutman. Grandmother of 19.

CAPPA, Mary, 90, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 30. Mother of Carol and Dan Cappa. Sister of Minnie Albano. Grandmother of one. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

CONSOLINO, Giovanni, 85, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 30. Husband of Betty Consolino. Stepfather of Helen Reimers, Michelle Tejkl, Mark and Mike Medley. Step-grandfather of several.

FISHER, Sylvia, 88, St. John the Evangelist, Enochsburg, Feb. 5. Mother of Bonnie Harmeyer and Judy Werner. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 23.

FREYER, Patricia M., 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Mother of Barbara Laughner, Andy and Richard Freyer. Sister of Mary Ann Wirth. Grand­mother of three.

GILLMAN, Elizabeth, 91, St. Nicholas, Sunman, Feb. 1. Mother of Betty Lou Andres, Jo Ann Fry, Mary Ann Lehr, Darlene Lewis, Lavonne Moorman and Tony Gillman. Sister of Alma Miller and Angela Probst. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of six.

GRANDE, Virginia A. (Connor), 81, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 30. Wife of John Grande. Mother of Gregory and John Grande. Sister of Lawrence Connor. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

GREULICH, Leo F., 94, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Feb. 1. Father of Connie Schmidt and Eric Greulich. Brother of Melvin Greulich. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

HENKEL, Richard Henry, 89, St. Luke the Evangelist, ­Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Father of Dr. Susan Haoke, Ellen Kingston, Amy, Clare, Dan and John Henkel. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of two.

HOWARD, Darrell W., 60, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Husband of Marilyn Howard. Father of Michael Howard. Brother of Carolyn Mason, Linda Peace, Carlie, Dwight, Joe and Steve Howard.

HILDEBRAND, Betty, 78, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 2. Mother of Thelma Tegeler and Michael Hildebrand. Sister of Tillie McFarland. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 10.

HOFF, Carolyn L., 76, St. Michael, Brookville, Feb. 2. Mother of Joyce Bennett, Donna Mobley, Mark, Phillip, Robert and Ronald Hoff. Sister of Kathleen Lorenz, Charlie and Robert Geis. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of four.

JACKSON, Marion, 61, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Wife of Ronald Jackson. Mother of Michael and Dr. T. Ryan Jackson. Sister of Kathryn Harris and Janet Herrick. Grandmother of two.

KAISER, Harold W., 94, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Feb. 6. Brother of Eileen Dugle.

KLEIN, Bertha, 92, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 29. Mother of Betty Reisert. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one. Great-great-grandmother of one.

KLUESNER, Alice (Hildenbrand), 71, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 27. Mother of Donna Davis, Pat and Tim Kluesner. Grandmother of four. Step-grandmother of one.

KRAMER, Dorothy H., 78, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 22. Sister of Margaret Maison and Charles Hattenback.

LaGRANGE, Carroll F., 84, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 2. Husband of Ruth (Taylor) LaGrange. Father of Sally Hill, Kay Robertson, Ginger West, Rachel, Dan, Kent and Ovalee LaGrange. Brother of Shirley Feldpausch, Darlene Hubert, Etta Rose Patton, Jerry, Kenny and Robert LaGrange. Grand­father of four.

MAYER, Leonara, 95, Sacred Heart of Jesus, ­Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Mother of Edward and Thomas Mayer.

McGUIRE, Wilma, 77, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 10. Mother of Anne Privette, Teresa Stanley, Kevin, Michael and Tim McGuire. Sister of Doris Guyon and Jeri Herr. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of eight.

MIDDLETON, James Patrick, 64, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Jan. 30. Husband of Margaret Middleton. Father of Amy Ramsey and Scott Middleton.

NORTHAM, Merrill D., 70, St. Mary, Rushville, Feb. 5. Husband of Virginia (Land) Northam. Father of Janice Hartwell and Jennifer McAtee. Grandfather of five.

ODLE, Ira C., 83, St. Rose, Knightstown, Feb. 9. Husband of Catherine (Mader) Odle. Father of Patricia Graft, Abigail, Jennifer and Stanley Odle. Grandfather of three.

PELSOR, Emma H. (Bischoff), 90, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 29. Mother of Bruce, Dr. Donald and Dr. Frank Pelsor. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

PHELPS, Paul G., Jr., 82, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 2. Husband of Thelma Phelps. Father of Mary Holz, Jennifer Pangburn, Theresa Simmons, George and Tom Bledsoe. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five.

PROCTOR, Andrew Patrick Sean, 19, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Son of David and Judith (Chapman) Proctor. Brother of Christopher and Jonathan Proctor. Grandson of Eileen Proctor.

QUINN, Mary Elizabeth, 86, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Mother of Louise Earlywine, Helen Hobson and Susie Salumunek. Grandmother of seven.

WATSON, Lillian M., 77, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Mother of Elaine and David Watson. Sister of Arlene Rice. Grandmother of three.

WIWI, Ralph B., St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 21. Husband of Jacqueline Wiwi. Father of Ann Guthrie, Pamela Kirk, Denise Meador and David Wiwi. Stepfather of Patricia Benson, Marintha Garfield, Kathleen O’Toole, Joseph, Rodney and Timothy Miller. Brother of Ethel Heyob. Grandfather of nine. Step-grandfather of nine. Great- grandfather of two. Step-great-grandfather of several.

Providence Sister Margaret Sullivan taught school for 54 years

Providence Sister Margaret Sullivan, formerly Sister Joseph Andre, died on Feb. 10 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 84.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 13 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery at the motherhouse.

Margaret Julia Sullivan was born on March 14, 1923, in Evanston, Ill.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1943, professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1945, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1950.

Sister Margaret earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame.

During 65 years as a Sister of Providence, she served as a teacher for 54 years at Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois, Texas and Florida.

In the archdiocese, Sister Margaret taught mathematics and physics at the former Schulte High School in Terre Haute from 1961-67 and at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from 1968-69, 1970-87, 1991-93 and 1996-97.

She also taught at St. Mary School in Richmond in 1945, Holy Cross School in Indianapolis from 1946-49 and at two schools in the Evansville Diocese.

In 1999, Sister Margaret moved to the motherhouse and began her ministry of prayer with the senior sisters.

Surviving are a brother, Daniel Sullivan of Creswell, Ore.; a sister, Eileen McNamara of Jupiter, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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