May 9, 2008


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BRICKER, Shirene Ann, 55, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 27. Mother of Jessica and Michael Bricker.

BRUDER, Henry L., 93, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 19. Husband of Milka (Matich) Bruder. Father of Barbara Iwema and Bob Bruder. Grandfather of two.

BRUMFIELD, Harvey N., Jr., 74, St. Paul, Tell City, March 25. Husband of Rose Brumfield. Father of Anita Owens and Daniel Brumfield. Brother of Marjorie and Marion Brumfield. Grandfather of one.

BUCHANAN, Josephine, 90, St. Jude, Indianapolis, April 15. Mother of Charlotte Houser and Debra Wood. Sister of Sarah Clements and Joseph DeLuca. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 26. Great-great-grandmother of one.

BURKHARDT, Mary, 87, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 2. Mother of Terrie Kremer, Toni Manley, Barbara Smith, Chris and Steve Burkhardt. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of five.

CARL, Rosemary L., 79, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, April 14. Wife of Charles E. Carl Jr. Mother of Diana Taggert. Sister of Phyllis Cesnik. Grand­mother of two.

CLARK, Daniel W., 42, St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville, April 23. Brother of Lisa Brown, Linda Daffron and John Clark.

CONNELLY, John T., 83, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, April 10. Husband of Ruth Connelly. Father of Christine Beechler, Pamela Hull, Marianne Kiefer, Carol LeMasters, Karen Waggoner, Darrin and David Connelly. Stepfather of Vicki Beatty, Sherri Gibbs, Julie Miller and Tammi Thompson. Grand­father of 26. Great-grandfather of 19.

CONNER, Sharon, 68, St. Paul, Tell City, April 17. Wife of Ronald Conner. Mother of Christi Carie, Shari Embry, Rhonda Thomas and Greg Conner. Sister of Debbie Foster, Barry, Gene, Joe, Mike and Tim Dickman. Grandmother of 10.

FELISKY, James Francis, 79, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 25. Husband of Rosalie M. (Tyler) Felisky. Father of Francine Figg, Jennifer Johnson, Deborah and James Felisky. Brother of Mildred Bedore, Irene Campbell, Betty Mahoney, Donald and George Felisky. Grandfather of nine.

GOFFINET, Preston M., 85, St. Paul, Tell City, April 12. Father of Robin Brennan, Sherron Pampalone, Julie Thompson, Susan, Brent, Mark and Neil Goffinet. Brother of Jean King, Rita Mitchell, Annette Owen and Rose Parker. Grand­father of several.

GUILLAUME, Imogene, 81, St. Paul, Tell City, April 5. Mother of Harold Devillez. Sister of Diane Devin, Martha Schaefer and Dallas Little.

HECKER, Thomas Daniel, 57, St. Paul, Sellersburg, April 14. Father of Kevin and Travis Hecker. Son of Dorothy Hecker. Brother of James Hecker, Harry and John Graham.

HORN, Ila M., 57, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 18. Sister of Christi Bickford, Lorlie Bryant, Sylvia Cushing and Marilynn Smith.

IVERSON, Margaret Jean, 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 28. Mother of Candace Barros, Patti Clark and Robert Iverson II. Sister of Mary Lou Smith. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of six.

KNOP, Eugene, Jr., 73, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 20. Husband of Karen Knop. Father of Amy Yates, Shelby, Alexander, Chris, Danny, Eric, Gene and Jerry Knop. Grandfather of 11.

MAUDE, Janice B., 90, St. Patrick, Indianapolis, April 24. Mother of Marie Bates, David, Dennis, George and Terry Maude. Sister of Annette Gates and William Bruce. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

MAYER, Anna Marie, 85, St. Mary, North Vernon, April 22. Mother of Deborah Chase, Amy Kelley, Jill Wahlman, Bryce and Mike Mayer. Sister of Alice Bauer, Jessie Russell, Eleanor Slusser, Jim and Robert Simons. Grandmother of 14.

McMAHON, Ella Therese, infant, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, April 22. Daughter of Mel McMahon and Eric Hodges. Granddaughter of Maurice and Carolyn Hodges and Roy and Lucy McMahon.

MOORE, Alexander M., 92, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, April 25.

NEWHOUSE, Janet, 82, St. Mary, Rushville, April 26. Mother of Teresa Gorrell, Bill, John Jr., Phillip and Tony Newhouse. Sister of Beth Sheets. Grandmother of 11. Great-grand­mother of nine.

NUNN, Mary Helen, 95, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 24. Mother of Madonna Buchanan, Barbara Mennel and James Buchanan. Grandmother of 45. Great-grandmother of 28.

O’CONNOR, Lawrence, 86, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 20. Father of Agnes Adams, Patricia Bucksot and Mary Day. Brother of Mary Lacey. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 11.

PARRISH, Steven, 55, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 17. Father of Sara Durbin and Jessica Parrish. Son of Joan Gootee. Brother of Jennifer Boggess, Pamela Noblet, Janice Ramsey, Denise Smoot and Lori Young.

PATTERSON, Peggy, 68, Holy Family, Richmond, April 21. Wife of Logan Patterson. Mother of Denise Morris, Leslie Snowden, Teresa Thurston, Regina, Franklin, Jonathan and Patrick Patterson. Sister of Mary Ann Richards, Sheila Warren and James Little. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 13.

POWELL, Dorothy E., 65, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 24. Wife of Lester Powell. Mother of Brad and Odell Isaacs Jr. Stepmother of Lester Powell Jr. Sister of Pat Creech. Grandmother of one.

PURDUM, Ruth, 71, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, April 21. Mother of Craig Purdum. Sister of Janet Gorman, Margaret Jarvis and Thomas Cord Sr. Grandmother of two.

RILEY, Samuel H., Jr., 88, St. Joseph, Corydon, April 8. Husband of Mary (Mattingly) Riley. Father of Gene, Mark and Samuel Riley. Brother of Louise Cavins and Lucille Hunter. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of six.

SPROUSE, Melvin Dean, 85, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, April 19. Husband of Christina Sprouse. Father of Gloria Sheets, Sandra, John, Melvin and Rodney Sprouse Jr. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of eight.

Providence Sister Rosemary Eggermann was a teacher, secretary

Providence Sister Rosemary Eggermann, formerly Sister David Patrice, died on April 16 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 79.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 23 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery at the mother­house.

Rosemary Louise Eggermann was born on July 29, 1928, in Chicago. She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1947, and professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1949, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1954.

Sister Rosemary earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a certificate in addictions counseling at Triton College in River Grove, Ill.

During 61 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education for 25 years at Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois, California and Washington, D.C.

In the archdiocese, Sister Rosemary taught at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Indianapolis from 1950-53.

She also taught at Catholic schools in the Evansville Diocese and Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese.

After retiring from teaching, Sister Rosemary served in staff positions for a variety of organizations, including ministering as records manager for the Providence high schools in Chicago that had been closed.

In 2005, Sister Rosemary moved to the motherhouse and began her prayer ministry

full time with the senior sisters.

She is survived by a sister, Betty Dalke of St. Charles, Ill.

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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