April 11, 2008


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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ARNOLD, Phillip E., 97, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, March 18. Brother of Elizabeth Quinlan.

BALFOUR, Mary E., 88, St. Gabriel, Connersville, March 27. Wife of Joseph Balfour. Mother of Lynn Oliver, Brian and Stuart Balfour. Grandmother of three.

BALON, Roman, 83, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, March 15. Husband of Maria Balon. Father of Janina Baldwin and Theresa Balon-Bowden.

BRUNNER, Mildred A., 82, St. Monica, Indianapolis, March 25. Mother of Janet Christie, Bonnie Cornn, Mary Mathis, Tammy, David and John Brunner. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 39.

CONWAY, Edith M., 96, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 29. Wife of Charles H. Conway. Mother of Susan Beilouny, Chris Henry, Kay Ramsey and Charles Conway. Sister of St. Agnes Sister Irene Lengerich. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of three.

CRAVENS, Earl, 75, St. Paul, Tell City, March 12. Husband of Shirley (Harris) Cravens. Father of Pam Dowland, Chris, Chuck and Doug Cravens. Brother of Priscilla Asche, Melba Fortwendel, Mary Freeman and Helen Linne. Grandfather of nine.

DEVOR, Betty L., 80, St. Gabriel, Connersville, March 30. Mother of Diane, Daniel and Mark Devor. Sister of Dorothy Spaulding and Richard Ramey.

FAY, Mary Agnes, 98, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, March 22. Mother of Judith Gray, Janice Walsh and Frederick Fay. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

FERGUSON, Clarence E., 90, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, March 24. Father of John Ferguson. Grandfather of two.

FOX, James E., 77, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, March 13. Father of Mark and Patrick Fox. Brother of Carmelite Sister Michael Fox, John, Kenneth, Larry and Richard Fox.

GOFFINET, Lillian, 89, St. Paul, Tell City, March 12. Mother of Patricia Saalman, Charlotte Smith, Bill, Bob, Mike and Rick Goffinet. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 18.

FRANZ, Marie, 97, St. Mary, Richmond, March 19. Aunt of several.

HENDRIX, Charlotte Jean, 68, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 17. Wife of Ronald Hendrix. Mother of Linda Hammons and Tom Butler. Sister of Sueanna Sears and Roger Smith. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

HENRY-MARTIN, Candida A. (Roell), 54, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, March 31. Mother of Shauna, John and William Henry. Daughter of Robert and Wilma (Bigler) Roell Sr. Sister of Christine Beck, Deborah Harney, Cynthia McConnell, Laura Terry, Charles, David, James and Robert Roell Jr. Grandmother of seven.

HUTHSTEINER, Margaret, 75, St. Paul, Tell City, March 18. Aunt of several.

KOCHERT, Clemence, 83, St. Paul, Sellersburg, March 25. Husband of Jean (Seipp) Kochert. Father of Linda Davis, Barbara Smith and Kenneth Kochert. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of 13.

KOPAC, Stephen Thomas, 73, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 27. Father of Kari-Jo Provencher. Brother of Florence D’Auria, Pauline Dizzine, Anne Ventriglia, George, John and Joseph Kopac.

LANG, Marian (Culp), 96, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 21. Mother of Marian Raidy and James Lang. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

LAURIE, Freda May, 77, St. Anne, New Castle, March 22. Wife of Chester Laurie Sr. Mother of Chester Laurie Jr. Sister of Martha Keever and James Vaughn. Grandmother of two.

LONG, Thelma, 82, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 18. Mother of Karen Blake, James and Jeffrey Long. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 11.

McCORMICK, Mary Rita, 89, St. Mary, New Albany, March 29. Mother of Mary Lyskowinski, Brian, Bruce, Chris, Marc and Paul McCormick. Grandmother of five.

METZLER, Judith, 98, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, March 22. Mother of Robert and Thomas Metzler. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

MORGAN, Melvina (Cody) Cooprider, 89, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, March 16. Mother of Marcia Liphardt, Linda Tekulve, Carol Williams and Edmund Cooprider. Stepmother of four. Grand­mother of 10. Great-grandmother of five. Step-grandmother of several. Step-great-grandmother of several.

RENN, Marie E., 88, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, March 21. Mother of Mark Renn. Sister of Dorothy McDaniel, Luella Rauck and Kenneth Kleehamer. Grandmother of one.

REPASS, Peggy L., 54, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 25. Mother of Christin Croom. Sister of Norma Pardekooper and Butch Hibbs.

RILEY, Charles C., 78, St. Anne, New Castle, March 23. Husband of Grace Jackson-Riley. Father of Theresa Pierce and Curt Jackson. Brother of Mertle Carter. Grandfather of four.

SCHAEFER, Clara Mae (Ronnebaum), 76, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 25. Wife of Elmer Schaefer. Mother of Marilyn Allen, Cheryl Ankey, Ann Fletcher, Peggy Redmond, David, Gary and Mike Schaefer. Sister of Frances Batta, Agnes Fuchs and Delores Kaufhold. Grandmother of 18.

SCHMITT, Anthony Dominic, 55, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, March 24. Brother of Martha Ferguson, Mary Meadows, Rosemary, Christopher, Herman, John, Louis and Michael Schmitt.

SHELTON, Sylvia, 53, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, March 16. Daughter of Ella Shelton.

SMITH, Cletus E., 89, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, March 20.

SPATH, Sue E., 93, St. Mark, Perry County, March 18. Mother of Mary Kay Elder, Brenda Gramelspacher, Charles and John Spath. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 14.

STANICH, Frances (Sebanc), 79, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, March 16. Mother of Susan Berry, Janet Black and Chris Stanich. Sister of Dolores Kazacoff. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

TOBIN, Mathias J., Sr., 78, Holy Cross, Indianapolis, March 21. Father of Kathy, Mathias Jr. and Mike Tobin. Brother of Elizabeth Pekar and Mildred Waskiewicz. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

WALLPE, Lillian B., 85, St. Louis, Batesville, April 2. Mother of Karla Caudill, Cindy Frey, Dan, Dave, Dennis, Mark and Michael Wallpe. Sister of Robert Wintz. Grandmother of 11.

WANICKI, Frank J., 75, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 30. Husband of Joan Wanicki. Father of Cheryl Majewski, Anthony and Steve Wanicki. Brother of Claire Matusiak, Charles and James Wanicki. Grandfather of 21. Great-grandfather of nine.

WASSILL, Mary, 89, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, March 22. Sister of Helen Bechtol, Susie Bramble and John Wassill.

WELCH, Patricia C., 79, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, March 27. Sister of Judy Henderson and Joan Welch.

WELSH, Mary, 87, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, March 13. Mother of Jane Andrews and Donald Welsh. Sister of Rose Scott and Catherine Steppe. Grandmother of five.

YOUNG, Thelma, 87, Immaculate Conception, Millhousen, March 31. Mother of Susan Batton and Richard Young. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of nine. †

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