May 30, 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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BANICH, Florence B., 89, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, May 5. Mother of Trina Chastain, Mary Louise Fox, Becky Meehan, Lucy Wagner, Roseanne Wright, Jim, Paul and Tony Banich Jr. Grandmother of 26. Great-grandmother of 27.

BREITENBACH, Ethel Mae, 81, Holy Family, Richmond, May 16. Mother of Kathleen Tuggle and Richard Breitenbach. Sister of Mary Lou Hawk and James Weihagen. Grandmother of four.

CAYSINGER, LaVonne, 81, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, May 16. Wife of Roy Caysinger. Mother of Denis Caysinger. Sister of Louise Dillehay.

CHAPMAN, Lisa Kay, 48, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 15. Wife of Guy Chapman. Mother of Andrea and Hannah Chapman. Sister of Mary Jo Christian, Chris Minor, Mandy Whisler, Andrew, Ernesto and Tony Gomez.

CURRIN, Thomas E., 74, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, May 17. Father of Kara Foster and Mary Pat Currin. Brother of James, Jerry and Timothy Currin. Grandfather of four.

DEFIBAUGH, Robert K., 73, St. Anne, New Castle, May 20. Father of Robyn Breneman, Susan McBeath, Valerie and Robert Defibaugh. Brother of Princess Alexander. Grandfather of four.

DONAHUE, Sharon L., 52, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 7. Sister of Kathleen Chilenski, Patricia Ciresi, Jeanne Sheehan, Stephanie Whitmore, Judith, Terrence and Timothy Donahue.

FRATIS, Barbara, 83, St. Mary, Richmond, May 16. Aunt of several.

LANKERT, Frances Edwina, 79, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, May 11. Wife of Norman Lankert. Mother of Cindy Andres, Mindy Ernstberger, Patricia Tindell, David and Michael Lankert. Sister of Joyce Cluck and Jim Long. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 12.

MOORE, Alexis A., 19, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, May 14. Daughter of Thomas and Lisa Moore. Sister of Tiffany, James, Joseph and Tommy Moore. Grand­daughter of James Luppens and Joseph Moore Jr.

POOLE, Mary Rose, 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 19. Mother of K.C. Clearwater and Patrick Poole. Grandmother of Angela Peterson. Great-grandmother of two.

ROBERSON, Mattie, 92, St. Rita, Indianapolis, May 5. Mother of Walter Roberson. Sister of Lois Rowley, Juanita Smith, Oliver and Walker Johnson. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

SIMONTON, Olga A., 93, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, May 1. Mother of two. Sister of one. Grandmother of two.

WALKER, Clara Lee, 78, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, May 2. Mother of Nancy, Michael and Timothy Walker. Sister of Eva Fernbach, Shirley Troutman and Charles Lee. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

WHITSETT, Betty E., 87, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 21. Wife of Robert Whitsett. Mother of Julie Shoultz, Patrick, Edward and Robert Whitsett. Grandmother of six.

WILTSEE, Juanita, 79, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, May 21. Wife of Edward Wiltsee. Mother of Cheryl Pearcy, Susan Poynter, Mark and Mike Vandiver, Bruce and Martin Wiltsee. Sister of Dean Roseberg. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 19. †

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