August 8, 2008


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ANDRES, Adora L. (Goedeker), 93, St. Paul, Sellersburg, July 17. Stepmother of Janet Broady, Joyce McCoy and Carolyn Thornton. Sister of Elizabeth Smith and William Badger.

BEARDSLEY, Nelson L., 86, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 20. Husband of Lydia Beardsley. Father of Geralann Straub, Charles and Samuel Melton. Grandfather of 14. Step-grandfather of nine.

BEEDIE, Clyde H., 69, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, July 18. Husband of Janice Beedie. Father of Janna Abell, Lesa Bell, Debra Gratzer and Mike Beedie. Brother of Sue Ellen Ellis, Lucille Pearson and Rosalyn Stiles. Stepbrother of Joe Conley. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of three.

BILTZ, Eleanor F., 86, St. Michael, Brookville, July 17. Mother of Jody Biltz and Brenda Reynolds. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four.

BOARMAN, Mary R., 86, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, July 10. Mother of Mary Jo Eggers, Lisa Freije, Penny Shope and Mark Boarman. Sister of Maxine Johnson. Grandmother of one.

BOLLINGER, Martha, 66, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, April 17. Mother of Charles Bollinger. Sister of Kenneth Craig. Grandmother of three.

CARSON, Helen Caroline (Schneider), 94, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 30. Mother of Jo Ann Nevitt. Sister of Lucille Schneider. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of nine.

CATELLIER, James C., 89, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 21. Father of Jeanne O’Brien, Barbara Short, Michele Sylvester, Andy, Bill, Dan, Dave, Jim, John, Ken, Mark and Steve Catellier. Brother of William Catellier. Grandfather of 31. Great-grandfather of 26.

CISSELL, Stephan L., 59, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 23. Husband of Marla Jo Cissell. Father of Erin Pangallo, James and Stephan Cissell. Son of Catherine Cissell. Brother of Teresa McCurry, Pamela Poland, Kim, Tina and Kevin Cissell. Grandfather of 10.

FARNWORTH, Danny, 52, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 12. Husband of Jeanne (Hall) Farnworth. Father of Morgan, Nicole and Jake Farnworth. Son of Fonda (Lawson) Farnworth. Brother of David, Marty and Michael Farnworth.

FERGUSON, Steven Michael, 58, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, July 3. Husband of Maureen Ferguson. Father of Haley and Lauren Ferguson. Son of Philip Ferguson and Maxine McClanahan. Brother of Kathy Fonda and Mark Ferguson.

GLENN, Glenward, 79, St. Michael, Cannelton, July 3. Husband of Maxine (Mueller) Glenn. Father of Jacquelyn Avery, Paul and Steven Glenn. Brother of Shirley Kendall. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of nine.

GOOSE, William, 78, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 14. Father of Bernadette Brasil, Jamie Fish, Mary and David Goose. Brother of Catherine Shea and Donna Warren. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

HERTZ, Francis W., 82, Prince of Peace, Madison, July 15. Husband of Audrey Hertz. Father of Vickie Lohrig, Cathy Volt and Connie Welsh. Brother of Mary Ann Bear, Marion Lynch, Susie McKay, Joan Tucker, Albert, Bernard, Joe and Tony Hertz. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of seven.

HIPPLEHEUSER, Guy, 72, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 6. Husband of Mary Jo Hippleheuser. Father of Jolene, Guy, J.J. and Pete Hippleheuser. Brother of Lynn, Maurice and Robert Hippleheuser. Grandfather of eight.

HOEHN, Raymond, Sr., 81, St. Michael, Bradford, July 24. Husband of Birdie (Kruer) Hoehn. Father of Donna Jones, Johnna Melton, Tamara Pearce, Janine Spurlock, Geralyn Wetzel, Monica, Daryl, Greg, Mike, Ray and Ron Hoehn. Brother of Mary Louise, Herbert and Norbert Hoehn. Grandfather of 35. Great-grandfather of 15.

HOOVER, Jacqueline Marie, 49, Holy Family, New Albany, July 25. Daughter of Patricia Bomar. Sister of Deborah Drescher. Stepsister of Bonnie Cotner, Suzanne, Robin and Bob Bomar.

HUFFMAN, Vernon L., 78, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 23. Husband of Alice (Rosner) Huffman. Father of Dianne Abercrombie, Mary Ann Johnson, Daniel, David, Donald, Jeffery, Mark and Michael Huffman. Brother of Norma Brewer and Saundra Collins. Grandfather of 26. Great-grandfather of 17.

KIRK, Clarence R., 89, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, July 18. Husband of Thelma Kirk. Father of Brenda Outcalt and Herschel Kirk. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

KLEEMAN, Fern, 90, St. Paul, Tell City, July 19. Wife of Arthur Kleeman. Mother of Kathy Blackford, Becky Kress, Linda Noble and Connie Simpson. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 12.

MARGUET, Margaret, 72, St. Mary, New Albany, July 26. Sister of Sissie Nord and Patrick Marguet. Aunt of several.

MATHENA, Shirley A., 88, St. Michael, Cannelton, June 18. Wife of Harold Mathena. Mother of Martha Lehmkuhler, S. Carolyn, Allen and Frederick Evrard. Stepmother of Dennis and Harold Mathena. Sister of Marcella Busby and Clyde Pyle. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 14.

MATTHEWS, Amy, 35, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 6. Mother of Christian Botkin, Brett, Hanna and Jesse Matthews. Daughter of Jack Matthews and Lois Reeder. Stepdaughter of James Reeder and Carrie Matthews. Sister of David Matthews. Granddaughter of Mary Lou Piccione.

MEYER, Clifford J., 81, St. Mary, Greensburg, July 16. Father of Julie Peck, Denise, Brian and Jeff Meyer. Brother of Edith Albers, Adrian, Gilbert and Leon Meyer. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one. Step-great-grandfather of six.

MISKUF, John W., Dr., 63, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, July 23. Husband of Sheila Miskuf. Father of David, Jason and Michael Miskuf. Grandfather of three.

NORDHOFF, Glendora M., 66, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, July 24. Wife of Walter Nordhoff. Mother of Laura Jo Brady, Julie Ingles, Cindy Mason, Jennifer, Teresa and Michael Nordhoff. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of three.

OURY, Daniel J., 56, St. Agnes, Nashville, July 21. Father of Rhiannon Buell, Hillery Kemp and James Meinzen. Son of Dorothy Oury. Brother of Joann Hennesey, Jane Minnick, Donald, David and John Oury. Grandfather of three.

PRIEST, Linda L., 64, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, July 1. Wife of Gerald Priest. Mother of Christopher and Kevin Priest. Sister of Sally and William Weidner. Grandmother of two.

QUICK, Mary Rose, 92, St. Michael, Brookville, July 26. Aunt of several. Great-aunt of several.

SLICER, Bette, 81, St. Bridget, Liberty, July 23. Wife of Allan Slicer. Mother of Gayle Poland, Mike and Rusty Doran. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

SMITH, Joan C., 83, St. Jude, Indianapolis, July 23. Mother of Kathleen Wise, Gerald and Kenneth Smith. Sister of five. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 10.

STEPHAN, Louis F., 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 23. Husband of Catherine Stephan. Father of Jan Campbell, Joyce Towe and Fred Stephan. Brother of Ellen Henderson. Grandfather of six.

TEKULVE, Maxine A., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, July 18. Mother of Gerald Tekulve. Sister of Paul Miller. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

VOLLMER, Rita M. (Richter), 75, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, July 20. Mother of Rita Ward. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

WENNING, Albin J., 92, St. Maurice, St. Maurice, July 26.

WIESER, Jane Flanary, 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, July 14. Mother of Thomas and William Flanary. Stepmother of Don, Kenneth and Richard Wieser. Grandmother of six.

WILKINS, Mary Margaret (Swartz), 79, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 11. Wife of Donald Wilkins. Mother of Julie Zahn, Brian, Chris, Don, Jeff, Patrick and Terry Wilkins. Sister of Suzanne Wells, Jack Jr. and Roy Swartz. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of 15.

WOODARD, Patricia Joan, 73, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, July 9. Mother of Lisa Kehrt, Angelyn, Michelle and Leon LaTour, and Allen Bunch. Grandmother of two.

Providence Sister Marie Consolata Gallagher taught for 63 years

Providence Sister Marie Consolata Gallagher died on July 24 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

She was 93.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 29 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery at the motherhouse.

The former Mary Gallagher was born in County Donegal, Ireland.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on June 13, 1932, professed her first vows on Jan. 23, 1935, and professed her final vows on Jan. 23, 1941.

Sister Marie Consolata earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

During 76 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Marie Consolata ministered for 63 years in education, serving at Catholic schools staffed by her order in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

In Indiana, she taught at Catholic schools in Lafayette and Vincennes.

Sister Marie Consolata retired from active ministry in 1998 then did residential service in Illinois and at the motherhouse.

In 2004, she began her full-time ministry of prayer at the motherhouse.

Surviving are several cousins.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.

Benedictine Sister Gemma Gettelfinger was a teacher, nurse

Benedictine Sister Gemma Gettelfinger died on July 23 at the Hildegard Health Center at the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese. She was 91.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 26 at the monastery church. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery at the monastery.

Gemma Gettelfinger was born on Sept. 14, 1916, in Ramsey, Ind.

She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand in 1934, made her first profession of vows in 1936 and made her final profession of vows in 1939.

Sister Gemma served as a teacher and nurse during her years of ministry.

Beginning in 1937, she taught at Catholic schools in Poseyville, Rockport, Elberfeld, Columbus, Siberia and Troy, all in Indiana, and in Belcourt, N.D.

For almost 50 years, Sister Gemma ministered as a nurse at two hospitals as well as St. Ann’s Nursing Home in Huntingburg, Ind., and the monastery’s infirmary.

She also served as an organist for the infirmary and helped with other supportive services at the monastery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Benedict, Monastery Immaculate Conception, 802 E. Tenth St., Ferdinand, IN 47532. †

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