March 21, 2008


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ANDRES, Helen, 92, St. Paul, Sellersburg, March 2. Wife of Philip Andres. Mother of Dorothy Bertrand, Donna Whiteley and Ronald Andres. Sister of Alleen Allen. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 10.

ARMBRUSTER, Douglas J., 54, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 29. Husband of Rebecca Armbruster. Brother of Betty Groff, Barbara, Jim, Paul and Phillip Armbruster.

BEETS, Doris Catherine, 82, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Feb. 23. Mother of Diane Condiff, Donna Karcher, Jannie Vires, Debra Wier, Rick, Stephen and Tim Beets. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

BICKLE, Philip J., 60, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Husband of Cathy (Toney) Bickle. Father of Marcus, Paul and Philip Bickle Jr. Brother of Patsy Behrers, Doris Korman, Ron and Wayne Bickle. Grandfather of six.

BILLMAN, Ray, Jr., 76, former member of St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 26. Husband of Diane (Simpson) Billman. Father of Brett Billman. Brother of Bernice Freeman.

BLAGBURN, Lucille M. (Schafer), 85, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 5. Mother of Judy Huntsman, Robert and William Blagburn. Sister of Mary Concannon. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

BOHMAN, Margaret L., 73, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Feb. 18. Wife of Anthony Bohman. Mother of Deborah Beeson, Monica DuBois, Peggy Pearcy, Rebecca Peterson, Denise Richardson, Natalie and Tony Bohman. Sister of Janet Jackson, Martina McMullen, David and Jack McMasters. Grandmother of 14.

BOUSLOG-WILSON, Betty M., 90, St. Anne, New Castle, Feb. 22. Mother of Mary Kay Denny. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of six.

CAIRNS, Joan, 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 8. Mother of Mary Kubley, Jane Drascic and Michael Cairns. Sister of Geraldine Ralston.

CLINE, Patricia A. (Braun), 53, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Wife of Donald Cline. Mother of Monica, Theresa, Victoria, Donald and Scott Cline. Daughter of Josephine Braun. Sister of Sandy Routh, Jane Schaedel, Betty Ulrich, Rob and Tim Braun. Grandmother of six.

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.

CRUTCHFIELD, Frances Pauline, 91, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Feb. 27. Mother of Maria, Donald, Gregory and Steven Crutchfield. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 13.

DAVIS, Gesina M., 85, St. Anne, New Castle, March 2. Mother of Mary Krzywickt. Sister of John Demeter.

DeVINNEY, Phyllis June, 78, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Feb. 29. Mother of Lori and Sue Favorite, Jill Mohr, Pam, Christine, Bill, David, Douglas and Jeffery DeVinney. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 17.

DONNELLY, Cecelia M. (McAllen), 85, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 3. Mother of Cathleen and Celestine Donnelly. Sister of Dorothy and John McAllen. Grandmother of three.

EBERLE, Frances S., 76, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, March 9. Mother of John and Robert Eberle. Half-sister of Joy Louden-O’Brien and James Slucher. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

FELDMAN, Clarence H., 95, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 27. Husband of Margaret Roselyn Feldman. Father of Dottie Klammer, Anne McEvoy, Theresa Siefker, Mary and Stephen Feldman. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 16.

FOX, Harry, 77, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 5. Father of Harry III, Kevin, Mark and Michael Fox. Brother of Mary Ellen Kraeszig, Dorothy Neff, Anna Marie Trimpe and Joan Wilhelm. Grandfather of 11.

GOEBEL, Joseph, 75, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 6. Husband of Mary Jane (Fleming) Goebel. Father of Julie Nagel, Kathryn Schlichte, James, John, Joseph, Robert and Thomas Goebel. Brother of Jerome Goebel. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of three.

HEILMAN, Patricia, 83, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 27. Mother of Diane Schaefer. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of five.

HEPPNER, Albert W., 73, Holy Family, Oldenburg, March 11. Husband of Charlotte Heppner. Brother of Betty Ann, Jerry and Jim Heppner.

HESS, Orman M., 65, St. Mary, New Albany, March 4. Brother of Mary Ann, Jay, Jerry and William Hess.

HUBER, Joseph H., Jr., 74, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, March 10. Husband of Bonnie (Kruer) Huber. Father of Beverly Engleman, Kimberly Kaiser, Charles, Joseph III and Lewis Huber. Brother of Cecilia D’Apice, Carol Griswold, Doris Wathen, Maryknoll Sister Rosemary Huber, Benedictine Sister Kathryn Huber, David, John and Norbert Huber. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of one.

KING, Louella, 87, St. Paul, Tell City, March 1. Mother of Curtis, David, Edward, James, Michael and Ralph King. Sister of Gilbert Esarey. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 27.

McCLELLAN, Teresa A., 49, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 29. Wife of Michael McClellan. Mother of Amy Massie, Jodi Wells and Curtis McClellan. Daughter of Robert and Nancy South. Sister of Sandra Brandt, James, Jerome, John and Robert South.

MELTZER, Emil H., 81, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 5. Husband of Agnes (Kieffer) Meltzer. Father of Karen Transtad, Dale, Keith and William Meltzer. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of six.

MULVANEY, Thomas Patrick, 86, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 12.

RAY, Mary Anna, 94, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 10. Cousin of several.

REYNOLDS, Elizabeth J., 74, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Feb. 22. Wife of Robert Reynolds. Mother of Charlotte Hopper, Debbie Mathes and Patsy Reynolds. Sister of Dorothy Hecker and Bill Horsley. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

ROHM, John M., 62, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 11. Brother of Teresa and Frank Rohm.

RUEGAMER, Paul E., 76, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, March 10. Husband of Pat Ruegamer. Father of Sherri Dugger, Vickie Yaggi, James and Paul Ruegamer. Grandfather of four.

SCHMITT, Amelia (Sustersick), 83, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Feb. 24. Mother of Martha Ferguson, Mary Meadows, Rosemary, Anthony, Christopher, Herman, John, Louis and Michael Schmitt. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 49. Great-great-grandmother of two.

SCHULER, Fred R., 91, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Feb. 21. Father of Kathleen Belt, Joyce Cecil, Mary Lawson, Ruth Snyder, Margaret Wade, Charles, Francis, Richard and Robert Schuler. Brother of Aloysius Schuler. Grandfather of 24. Great-grandfather of 25.

SEAY, Patricia (Davis), 73, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Wife of Robert Seay. Mother of Mary, Dr. David and Dr. Robert Seay II. Grandmother of three.

SHEARN, Helene M., 82, St. Paul, Tell City, Feb. 24. Mother of Donna Clark, Carla King, Joe, Rick and Tom Shearn. Sister of Ruth Blanford, Maxine Flaherty, Durward and Leonard Cassidy. Grandmother of nine.

SIMON, Donald J., 68, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Dec. 7. Father of Barbie Bultman, Karen Carroll, Shirley England, Dana Montgomery, Donna Sparks, James, Vincent and Wayne Simon. Brother of Rita Bedel, Mary Gilland, Amelia Walter, Linda Wissell, Arthur, Charles, Dale and Gene Simon. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 10.

SOLOMON, Terrie L., 50, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 2. Wife of David Solomon. Mother of Sarah and Daniel Solomon. Daughter of Fredrick and Lois (Breeden) Heichelbech. Sister of Fredrick Heichelbech Jr.

STARLING, Laura C., 92, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 2. Mother of Dorcas Dorsett, Deanna Reinhold, Tony Sipes and J. Patrick Starling. Sister of Sarah Davis and Clara Dwigans. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

WEIDENBENER, Paul A., 88, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 28. Husband of Golda (Oestreicher) Weidenbener. Father of Donna and Robert Weidenbener. Grandfather of one.

WITT, Tammy L., 37, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Daughter of Robert Pont and Sherry Allan. Sister of Katrina Schneider. †

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