April 18, 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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ALLEN, John, 67, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 16. Father of Connie Bair, Lisa Foy, Lucille and John Allen. Stepfather of Ceresa Boals, Jacqueline, Eric and William Funk II. Brother of Linda Bridegroom, Sandy Roth, Becky and Michael Allen. Grandfather of three. Step-grandfather of seven.

ALLISON, Elizabeth, 86, St. Gabriel the Archangel, ­Indianapolis, April 2. Mother of Denny and Larry Allison. Sister of Mary Shelton. Grandmother of four.

BATTISTA, Thomas J., 90, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 4. Husband of Jeannette Battista. Brother of Peter Battista.

BAUMEISTER, Mark G., 42, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 6. Father of Kasey Davis. Son of Audrey (Patterson) Narva. Brother of Niome Baumeister.

CHWALEK, Lora Lee, 47, St. Paul, Sellersburg, March 28. Wife of Jeff Chwalek. Mother of Garrett Howell and Brendan Chwalek. Daughter of Richard and Dorothy Eisman. Sister of Mark Eisman. Step-sister of Leigh Ann Elles, Richard Anderson and Mark Woods. Granddaughter of Pansy Eisman. Grandmother of two.

GELLERT, Patricia, 77, Our Lady of Lourdes, ­Indianapolis, April 5. Sister of Evelyn Edwards and Margaret Unverzagt.

GEYMAN, Raymond Joseph, 87, Prince of Peace, Madison, March 6. Husband of Mary (Ralston) Geyman.

HATCHER, Doris Rita, 94, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, April 2. Mother of Delores Case, Mary Evelo, Diane Larsen, Catherine Riley, Margaret Wier, Rosemary Wiggins, Cecelia, Frank and William Hatcher. Grand­mother of 30. Great-grand­mother of 40.

HOWLETT, Rita, 77, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, April 6. Mother of Calvin, Merlin and Wayne Howlett. Sister of Julia Dearing, Eva Hodges, Thecla Sinkhorn and Norman Ellenbrand. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of seven.

JACKSON, Rimiko J., 74, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 1. Stepmother of Margaret Jackson. Sister of Merniko Yamaguchi. Step-grandmother of three.

JANSHEGO, William, 76, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 3. Husband of Margaret Janshego. Father of Lee Ann Griffin, Karen Metro and William Janshego. Brother of Mary Ann Anderson, Norma Rubaker, Jim and Paul Janshego. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

McCULLOUGH, Mary G., 96, Annunciation, Brazil, March 21. Mother of Sharon Anderson, Patty Cornforth, Janet John, Anne Sanders, Jerry and Tom McCullough. Sister of Ursuline Sister Rose Ann Born and Clara McCool. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 33. Great-great-grandmother of one.

MIELE, Robert D., 86, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 29. Father of Letitia, Tracy and Robert Miele. Grandfather of nine.

OLDHAM, Mary Jane, 81, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 1. Mother of Barbara and Beverly Adkins. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 10.

PIPER, Michelena, 89, Holy Family, Richmond, March 29. Mother of Rosemary Coffman and Robert Piper. Sister of Carl Conti. Grandmother of five.

SAUER, Elaine, 86, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 24. Wife of Joseph Sauer.

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

SCHULZE, Patricia F., (Colgrove), 68, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 31. Mother of Tammy Bruce, Debbie, Alan and Jeff Schulze. Sister of Karen Griffin, Sharon Gould, Michael, Kenneth, Robert and Stephen Colgrove. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

SOUTH, Gerald, 53, St. Andrew, Richmond, March 29. Husband of Kathleen South. Father of Elizabeth, Gerald, Michael and Richard South. Brother of Sandra Naekel, Damon, Guy and Walt South. Grandfather of six.

URDAL, Richard John, 67, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 7. Brother of Robert and Ronald Urdal. Uncle of several.

WILLIAMS, Patrick N., 44, Christ the King, Indianapolis, April 6. Husband of Leigh Williams. Father of Emily and Megan Williams. Son of Donald and Theresa Williams. Brother of Molly and Michael Williams.

WIRE, Evaline M., 98, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, April 7. Mother of Helen Bullock and Jane Sheets. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 35. Great-great-grandmother of two.

WISKER, James Herbert, 89, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, April 2. Father of Elizabeth Fallis and Anita Kacena. Brother of R. Marjorie Kuhn and Mary Alice Miner. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three. †

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