February 29, 2008


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BOHANNON, Jacqueline A., 72, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Wife of Wayne Bohannon. Mother of Laurie Burnett, Babbie Pitcock, Jill Shanley, Amy, Dennis and Patrick Bohannon. Sister of Patricia Stonebraker. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of three.

CORDER, William E., 78, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 14. Husband of Lucy (Ernstes) Corder. Father of Ruth Perkins, Therese Pitzer, Mary, David, Donald, Matthew and William Corder. Brother of Patti Dietzler, Alfred and Donald Corder. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of four.

DE LAS ALAS, Dr. Vicente N., 84, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 14. Husband of Purificacion de las Alas. Father of Susan Dillard, Alice, Dr. Robert and Dr. Vincent de las Alas. Grandfather of 13.

DEOM, Viola, 89, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 7. Mother of Helen Etienne, Mary Moses, Margaret Pace, Joyce Van Hoosier, Dennis and Paul Deom. Sister of Rita and Irvin Harpenau. Grandmother of 15.

DUFFY, Madonna J., 75, Our Lady of Lourdes, ­Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Sister of Mary Collins, Therese Duffy and Margaret Smith.

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

HALL, Phillip L., 81, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 7. Husband of Joan Hall. Father of Leslie Kucek, Christopher, Matthew and Thomas Hall. Brother of Wilma Embree, Glenna Plummer, Martha Weaver, Clare and Glenn Hall. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

HOOTEN, John David, 89, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 14. Husband of Margaret A. Hooten. Father of Peggy Engelke, Carolyn Griffin, Debbie Kramer, Pattie Wuestefeld, John, Larry and Ronald Hooten. Brother of Geneva Humphrey and Glenn Hooten. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of 14. Great-great-grandfather of one.

KISER, Maurice Clifton, 78, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Father of Cindy Crawley, Beth, Jane, Daniel, Jeff and Larry Kiser. Brother of Jaunice Baril, LaVena Court and Mary Etta Evans. Grandfather of five.

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

McLAIN, Gerald, 70, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 1. Father of Ted McLain. Brother of Betty Curts. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

MICHAEL, Samuel, 93, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 3. Father of Linda Awong, Diana Charles, Esther Mack, Phillip, Roland and Stephen Michael. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 13. Great-great-grandfather of one.

MORRIS, Deborah L., 50, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Daughter of James Morris Sr. and Virginia Ryder. Stepdaughter of Connie Morris. Sister of several. Grandmother of two.

MORRIS, Janice C., 61, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Wife of Paul Morris. Mother of Julie Parker, Brian, Jason and Kevin Morris. Daughter of Mary Catherine Matthews. Sister of Diane Brunner, Pam Karns, Bill and Danny Matthews. Grandmother of 13.

MUSSIO, Marian E. (Guerrini), 73, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Wife of Victor Mussio. Mother of Debra Duke and Vicki Teverbaugh. Sister of Leonora Agnelneri, Sandra Bayless and Tina Myers. Grand­mother of two. Great-grand­mother of one.

PERCELL, Brian, 50, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Feb. 10. Father of Kenneth Percell. Brother of Pam Clawson, Beth Doddridge and Rosalie Miller.

PERCELL, Susan M., 51, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Feb. 10. Mother of Heather Baxter. Stepmother of Kenneth Percell. Daughter of Patricia Graves. Step-daughter of Donald Graves. Step-sister of Alec and Barry Graves. Grand­mother of four.

PESCI, Mario, 92, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Feb. 14. Husband of Edith Pesci. Father of Marie Christakos, Sandra Martin and Michael Pesci. Brother of Edith and Rose Pesci. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

PICH, James N., 69, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 11. Father of Maria, James, John and Tom Pich. Brother of Rita Babbitt, Mary Feinfield, Ruth Kurrasch and Bernice Roberts. Grandfather of six.

RICHARDS, Angel Marie, infant, St. Mary, Rushville, Feb. 5. Daughter of Steve and Anna Jo Richards. Grand­daughter of Loren and Linda Richards and Jane Fry.

RIEGEL, Joseph Thomas, 70, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Feb. 15. Husband of Juliellen Riegel. Father of Kathleen Golden, Mary Hauser, Donna and Nancy Matson, Ann, Julie and Tom Riegel. Brother of Delores Keller, Helena Noel, Bernard, John and Robert Reigel. Grandfather of 11.

ROGIER, Helen, 90, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 10. Mother of Barbara Durcholz, Mary Foley, Gene and Larry Rogier. Sister of Gertrude Amos and Agnes Ramsey. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 11.

SCHOLL, Mary Elizabeth (Fischer), 87, St. Mary, New Albany, Feb. 4. Mother of Verona Wolfe and John Scholl. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

RISSELMAN, Freda C. (Snyder), 92, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 5. Mother of Mary Paris, Arnold, David and Duane Risselman. Sister of Mary Bunyard and Laurena Snyder. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-great-grandmother of three.

SCHOENTRUP, Catherine E., 88, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 1. Mother of Michael and Steve Schoentrup. Sister of Mary Jane Walton and Jim Snyder. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of 10.

SEIFRIED, Catherine E., 89, Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville, Jan. 17. Mother of Cathy Frazier and William Seifried. Sister of John LaFever. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of nine.

SEYFRIED, Margie, 73, Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville, Feb. 2. Mother of Ellen and Mike Seyfried. Sister of Betty Belker. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

SHANKLAND, Valerie Anne (Wilmotte), 71, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Feb. 8. Wife of Paul Shankland. Mother of Megan Gillispie. Sister of Suzette Trainor, James, Steve, Thomas and William Wilmotte. Grand­mother of one.

THOMAS, Geraldine (Tate), 75, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Mother of Geraldetta Lovelace. Sister of Helen Butler and George Tate. Grandmother of three.

TOLEN, Wayne, 86, St. Andrew, Richmond, Jan. 27. Husband of Mary Kaye Tolen. Father of Louise Melander, Kathleen Mulroony, Elizabeth Sperling, Mary Ann Stienbarger, Frederick, James and John Tolen. Brother of Vivian Stanton. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of one.

Charles Craig Jr. was the father of Father Christopher Craig

Charles Willis Craig Jr., a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Madison and the father of Father Christopher Craig, died unexpectedly on Feb. 20 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. He was 67.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 25 at Prince of Peace Church in Madison. Burial followed at St. Patrick Cemetery in Madison.

He was born on Oct. 28, 1940, in Madison and graduated from Father Michael Shawe Memorial High School in Madison. He married Carol Anger on Sept. 4, 1961.

From 1981 until his retirement in 2005, he was employed as a salesman for Koehler Tire Company in Madison.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Police Stacks of Power Lodge and Washington Fire Company No. 3.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Craig; three sons, Charles Craig of Madison, Father Christopher Craig, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville, and Michael Craig of Hanover; one sister, Marsha Craig of Madison; and three grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church New Building Fund or Friends of Shawe and Pope John Schools, 413 E. Second St., Madison, IN 47250. †

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