March 14, 2008


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COSTELLO, John Richard, 79, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 27. Husband of Mildred (Beeman) Costello. Father of Kathy Gayheart, Lynn Reames, John and Mark Costello. Brother of Jerry and William Costello. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of three.

COUGAN, John, 83, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Feb. 27. Father of Deborah Smith, Mary Jane, John, Joseph and Robert Cougan. Brother of Joyce Cougan. Grand­father of 11.

DIERCKMAN, Alfred H., 88, Holy Family, Oldenburg, March 2. Father of Alice Raver, Joan Volkk and Glen Dierckman. Brother of Betty Ollier and Emanuel Dierckman. Grand­father of 11. Great-grandfather of 11.

FRANCESCON, Elizabeth, 88, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 23. Mother of Kathy Forst, Elizabeth Pearson, Greg, Lino and Peter Francescon. Sister of Owen Flanagan. Grandmother of six.

GEIS, Robert W., 87, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 29. Husband of Joella (Ayers) Geis. Father of Luanne Williams, Keith and Tom Geis. Brother of Paul Geis. Grand­father of seven. Great-grandfather of five.

GRIFFIN, Victoria, 53, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 22. Mother of Chancemarie and Jonathon Persinger. Sister of Becky Pash, Suzie Tomlinson, Bobby and Tim Griffin.

HANNIGAN, Marilu, 80, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Feb. 27. Mother of Carol Herrington, Karen Hicks, Elaine, Jerry and Kevin Hannigan. Sister of Bob Tweedy. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

HOBBS, Clarence A., 81, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 25. Husband of Maria (Aurora) Hobbs. Brother of Ralph Hobbs. Uncle of several.

HUBLER, Rena A., 80, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Feb. 21. Wife of Adolph Hubler. Mother of Betty Howard, Ed and Terry Hubler. Sister of Bea Becht and Gerry Russell. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

KLEAVING, Alva P., 83, St. Mark, Perry County, Feb. 26. Husband of Leona (Huebschman) Kleaving. Father of Tina Gladish, Kathy O’Bryan and Wayne Kleaving. Brother of Hubert Kleaving. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of one.

KRUTHAUPT, Thomas J., 58, St. Anthony, Morris, March 1. Son of Margaret Kruthaupt.

LUDWIG, George S., 53, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Husband of Carol (Herman) Ludwig. Father of Alexandra and Samantha Ludwig. Son of George Ludwig. Brother of Nancy and Richard Ludwig.

McINTOSH, Patricia L. (Druin), 69, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Feb. 27. Wife of Elmer J. McIntosh. Mother of Claude and Elmer D. McIntosh. Sister of James, Joe and Robert Druin. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

MICHAELIS, Kathryn M. (Hammond), 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Mother of Debra Liddy, Teresa Oakes, Daniel, Mark and Ronald Michaelis. Grandmother of several.

MOORE, William J., 65, St. Jude, Spencer, March 2. Husband of Victoria (Dufour) Moore. Father of Terrence Moore. Grandfather of one.

O’BRIEN, Lelah, 99, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Mother of Larry O’Brien. Sister of Vera Musselman. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

RESENDEZ, Jose Cruz, V, 16, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Son of Charmaine (Jorge) Mercado. Brother of three. Grand­s­on of Miguel and Lou Anne (Contreras) Galvez, Angel and Anna (Monte) Mercado, Luis Sulaica, Henry and Soila Lares. Great-grandson of Primitivo and Guadalupe Sulaica.

RIEDMAN, John E., 89, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 23. Husband of Bertha Ellen Riedman. Father of Mary Beth Creech, Becky Eldridge, Roseanne Rodgers, Danny, John, Michael and Ronnie Riedman. Brother of Mary Jo Underwood, Anna, Elaine, Jerry, Jim and Father Joseph Riedman. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 10.

RILEY, Rosemary C., 85, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Mother of Norman Riley. Sister of Kathryn Kimberlin. Grandmother of one.

STAMM, Mary Beatrice, 86, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Feb. 12. Aunt of several.

SUTHERLAND, Mildred E. (Tankersley), 50, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Feb. 3. Wife of Roy Sutherland. Mother of Sheila Granger and Michael Sutherland. Sister of Edward, James and Sammy Tankersley. Grandmother of three.

TROTTA, Elizabeth (D’Ambrosio), 95, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 23. Mother of Carole Fisher and Paul Trotta. Sister of Rose Derosa, Theresa Fortino, Anthony, Frank, Jack, James and Richard D’Ambrosio. Grand­mother of eight. Great-grand­mother of 17. Great-great-grandmother of one.

TURNER, Matilda, 78, St. Andrew, Richmond, Feb. 9. Mother of Susan Fifer, Janice Server, Barbara Whalen, Gary, Larry and Ronald Turner. Sister of Alice Bailey, Lucille Mockelstrom, Edwin and Louis Glaub. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of two.

VANBUSKIRK, Mary Nicole, 18, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Feb. 15. Mother of Nicolis Vanbuskirk. Daughter of Johnna Chandler and Wendell Vanbuskirk Jr. Sister of Ashley Owens and Zachary Martin. Granddaughter of Arthuro Robledo and Jean Chandler-Robledo and Wendell and Donna Vanbuskirk.

VIEHMANN, Margie K. Arnold, 82, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, March 2. Mother of Janice Davis, Mary Ann Whitney, Jimmy, Steve and Tommy Arnold. Grand­­mother of 16. Great-grand­mother of 19.

WALTER, Erma M., 66, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 9. Mother of Lisa Brightman and Brian Walter. Sister of Martha Fessel, Judy Kruer, Regina Philpot, Dorothy Thomas, Elizabeth Timperman, Mary Wolz, Calvin, James, Leon and Martin Schindler. Grandmother of four.

ZURSCHMIEDE, John C., Jr., 55, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, Feb. 22. Husband of Annette (Aldrich) Zurschmiede. Father of Lauren, Leah and Johnny Zurschmiede III. Son of Stasia Zurschmiede. Brother of Nancy Ann Gardner and Susan Zurschmiede.

Providence Sister Judith Mangin taught adult education classes

Providence Sister Judith Mangin died on Feb. 10 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 81.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on her birthday, Feb. 16, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the mother­house. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery there.

The former Irma Regina Mangin was born on Feb. 16, 1926, in Washington, Ind.

She joined the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 21, 1944, professed first vows on Jan. 23, 1947, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1952.

Sister Judith earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at Indiana University in Bloomington.

During 63 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered for 27 years as a teacher at Catholic grade schools in Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.

In the archdiocese, Sister Judith taught at the former Holy Trinity School in New Albany from 1947-48, the former St. Margaret Mary School in Terre Haute from 1961-63, St. Thomas Aquinas School in Indianapolis from 1963-65 and St. Philip Neri School in Indianapolis from 1972-74.

She also ministered at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish as a cook for the rectory from 1974-78 as well as at the United Southside Community Organization in Indianapolis from 1978-82, Martin University in Indianapolis from 1982-95 and at the motherhouse as manager of the Providence Co-op from 1996-2001 then as a tutor for Educational Family Services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Surviving is a sister, Rita Bowling of Washington, Ind.

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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