May 23, 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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BAKER, Allison Marie, 33, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 11. Mother of Austin Todd Helms. Daughter of D. Rex and Rebecca (Schaefer) James. Sister of Karyn Barrett. Grand­daughter of William Schaefer.

BOLING, Theresa R., 92, St. Mary, Rushville, May 12. Mother of Gloria Miller and James Boling. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

CAFOUROS, Virginia, 93, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 6. Mother of Carl and Gregory Cafouros. Grand­mother of three. Step-grand­mother of two.

CHILDERS, Pauline, 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 10. Wife of William Childers. Mother of Anna Marie Amberger and Nicholas Childers. Sister of Jeanette Butner and Marilyn Cochran. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

EADS, Dorothy, 85, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 5. Mother of Shirley Roller, Janet Swigert, John and Robert Eads. Sister of Mary Beth Mueller. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-great-grandmother of three.

FRANKLIN, Joan F., 83, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 7. Mother of Susan Blackwell, Anna McDonnell, Elizabeth, Jeanne, Mare and Daniel Franklin. Sister of Shirley Barnhorst and Dr. Mark Freihage. Grandmother of 14.

GROVES, Jordan Dean, 20, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 11. Son of Bobby and Diane Groves. Brother of Kristie Tanner and Jeff Buffington. Grandson of Alta Cox.

HANRAHAN, Joseph M., 87, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 16. Brother of Betty Clements.

HARTMAN, Fannie, 84, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, April 27.

HONEYCUTT, Edith M. (Dailey), 82, St. Mary, New Albany, May 7. Mother of Debra Whitler and Regina Honeycutt. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

KILMARK, Donald J., 83, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 17. Husband of Alma (Mulinaro) Kilmark. Father of Mary Karla Bennett and Donald C. Kilmark. Brother of Dr. Robert Kilmark. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 16.

LOUGHERY, Robert Joseph, 90, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 10. Husband of Irene Loughery. Father of Kathleen Heiman, Mary Wise, Bob, Frank and Neal Loughery. Brother of Joan Courtney, Marian Potter and James Loughery.

MORONE, Mary Alice, 83, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 12. Wife of Joseph P. Morone Jr. Mother of Judy Harrison, Teresa Hupalo, Michael and Tom Morone. Sister of Dorothy Maar and Carl Koesters. Grandmother of eight.

PETERS, Claude E., 83, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, May 4. Husband of Mary (Gootee) Peters. Father of Harriet Ruthledge, Kenneth and Steven Peters. Brother of Hettie Dauby and Anna Goffinet. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of seven.

PETROFF, Sharon A., 60, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 16. Mother of Connie Cusick and Steve Petroff. Daughter of Elmer Brown. Sister of Mary Rush, Bob and Don Brown.

ROPP, Donald, 75, St. Mary, Richmond, May 5. Husband of Mary Ropp. Father of Kim Schull and Tom Ropp. Brother of Patricia Bell. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

SADDLER, Paul E., 55, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, May 5. Husband of Jan Saddler. Son of Dorothy Saddler. Brother of Mary Monts and Joe Saddler. Uncle of several.

SHIELDS, Molly A., 55, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 7. Daughter of Rosella (Berger) Shields. Sister of Martha Mark.

SZMURLO, Roger, 66, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 9. Husband of Gayle Szmurlo. Father of Wendy Arnold, Carrie and Tina Szmurlo. Grandfather of five.

TEKULVE, Keith A., 48, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 7. Husband of Kathy (Barnes) Tekulve. Father of Kristyn Gibson, Erin, Kellie and Brian Tekulve. Son of Clara Tekulve. Brother of Kara Traub and Kurt Tekulve.

TRAUGHBER, Joseph Thomas, 78, St. Mary, New Albany, May 8. Husband of Bonnie (Barksdale) Traughber. Father of Marianne Gatlin, Barbara Morris, Patty Umbreit, Kelly Wilkinson, Danny, David, Jeff, Robert and Tom Traughber. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 17.

VAN BENTEN, RUTH MARIE, 85, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 7. Mother of Diane Bradburn, Annie Hunt, Susan Roy, Bob Davidson, Joe, Kevin and Michael Van Benten. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of one.

VERHONIK, John F., 71, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, May 8. Husband of Shirley Verhonik. Father of Toni and Bill Verhonik. Brother of Bill and Dave Verhonik. Grandfather of four.

WADE, Margaret (Duffy), 75, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 9. Sister of Providence Sister Marikay Duffy. Aunt of several.

WHEATLEY, Joseph Patrick, 70, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, May 3. Husband of Judy Wheatley. Father of Jennifer Baylor and Jeff Wheatley. Son of Henrietta Bauer-Whitten. Brother of Rose Marie Wilbert and Donald Wheatley.

ZINKAN, Geraldine, 62, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, May 8. Daughter of Margaret Zinkan. Sister of Karen McCrary, Danny, John and Michael Zinkan. †

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