August 22, 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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BALDWIN, Merlin Deloss, 87, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 28. Father of Mary Anne MacMorran. Grandfather of one.

BOSS, William E., Jr., 86, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, July 16. Husband of Patricia Boss.

BOURNE, Anna Frances, 92, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Aug. 1. Mother of Mary Elizabeth Bradley, Maryknoll Sister Martha Frances Bourne, James and Joseph Bourne. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of five.

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

CHEATHAM, Lisa Lynn, 54, Prince of Peace, Madison, Aug. 5. Wife of Mark Cheatham. Mother of Jennifer Neff, Kyle and Tommy Cheatham. Sister of Kathryn Chapman and Michael Kugler. Grandmother of three.

COLEMAN, Ruth Mary, 72, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Mother of Kathy Hite, Ruth, Carl and David Coleman. Sister of Marjorie Schunk, David, Paul and Ron Chapin. Grandmother of two.

ELIASON, Walter, 91, Holy Family, Richmond, Aug. 7. Husband of Virginia Eliason. Father of Sharon Corder, Jeanne Ferguson, Janet Hollenback, Michelle Lindsey, Paula Snipe, Walter Lake, Jack and James Eliason. Grandfather of 24. Great-grandfather of 13. Great-great-grandfather of one.

GREELEY, Cecelia L., 85, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 29. Aunt of several.

HUGHEY, William H., 68, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, July 25. Husband of Mary Ann Hughey. Father of Tina Fields, Tami Sahm, Beth Tackett and Kathy Thein. Brother of Sarah and Henry Hughey. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of seven.

KIRCHGESSNER, Mary Agnes, 73, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, July 31. Mother of Theresa Glasgow, Diane Lynn, Larry and Ronald Kirchgessner. Sister of Martha Russ, Mildred Schellenberger, Dorothy Tidwell, Charles, Donald and James Hamilton.

KRUER, Kenneth L., 59, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, July 26. Son of Catherine (Miller) Kruer. Brother of Arlene Bertrand, Thelma Bostock, Joyce Eyerly, Jeanette Williams, Alfred, Melvin, Michael, Norbert and Richard Kruer.

LALOGE, Christine Lauren, 10, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 8. Daughter of Dennis and Vanda Laloge. Sister of Adam, Ryan and Samuel Laloge. Granddaughter of Randall and Marilyn Coldiron, and Larry and Jane Laloge. Great-granddaughter of Pauline Coldiron, Alvira Kaiser, and James and Maxine Koons.

LEIBACHER, Mary Elaine, 82, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 10. Mother of William Leibacher. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

LOWRY, John H., 72, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 7. Husband of Patricia Lowry. Father of Cindy Mallot, Barry, John and Tim Lowry. Stepfather of Cindy West and Brad Croddy. Grandfather of 13.

MANDABACH, Joseph T., 90, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, July 16. Husband of Thelma Mandabach. Father of Sue Gerrish, Jean Moon-Scrimager, James and Thomas Mandabach. Brother of Mary Ramsey-West. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 21.

MUNSON, Patricia Ann (Kelly) Crowther, 67, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 10. Mother of Kelly Alford, Kenneth and Matthew Crowther. Sister of Frances Heavrin. Grandmother of three.

NEGRON, Antonio, 70, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Husband of Brenda Negron.

NOLAN, Alan T., 85, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, July 27. Husband of Jane Nolan. Father of Elizabeth Nolan-Greven, Mary, John, Patrick and Thomas Nolan. Stepfather of Ellen, John and Thomas DeVoe. Brother of Kathleen Lobley. Grandfather of 20.

PADGETT, Marianna, 71, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, July 29. Wife of Bernard Padgett. Mother of Cynthia McAsee, Amy Moore, Mike and Stephen Padgett.

PEREZ, Pauline, 45, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 8. Daughter of Herminia Diaz Perez. Sister of Rachel Gonzalez, Joann Perez, Fabian, Freddie, George, Jessie, Johnny, Rosauro, Thomas and Vidal Perez.

PFEFFER, Marion Louise, 77, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 1. Wife of Karl J. Pfeffer. Mother of Gretchen, Heidi, Jayna, Mary, Eric, Karl Jr. and Mark. Grandmother of seven.

REILLY, Harold H., 87, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Father of Patricia Dellinger, Peggy Shockley, Michael and Steven Reilly. Brother of Rita Curran, Anna Gulledge and Gerold Reilly. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 17.

SCHEPERS, David B., 75, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Aug. 1. Husband of Martha McCracken-Schepers. Father of Laura Duffy, Chris and Timothy Schepers. Brother of Roman Schepers. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

SEVIER, Zelma Mae, 76, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, July 23. Mother of Anita McIntyre, Donna and Linda Lolla. Grandmother of three.

SNAPP, Mary F., 90, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Aug. 5. Cousin of one.

SPRINGMAN, LeRoy A., 84, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Husband of Theresa (Roembke) Springman. Father of Clare Bowser, Teri Mackey, Susie Nehez, Anne Renton, John, Luke, Mark and Matthew Springman. Brother of Anne Gibson, Agnes Schafer and Paul Springman. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of two.

SUTTMAN, Clarabel F., 84, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Aug. 8. Wife of Herman Suttman. Mother of Nina Giesting, Brigid Ronnebaum, Pam Scheele and Bob Suttman. Sister of Mary Louise Allen and Eugene Schoetmer. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 16.

TONETTI, Cecilia Ann, 92, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Aug. 3. Mother of Beverly Roberts. Grandmother of three.

TYBURSKI, Matthew Francis, 30, Christ the King, Indianapolis, June 30. Son of Roberta and Patricia Tyburski. Brother of Edward and Mark Tyburski. Grandson of Pauline Diaz.

VIZRAL, Grace M., 96, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 2. Mother of John Vizral. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

WACHENDORF, Dianne, 68, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 8. Wife of Marvin Wachendorf. Mother of Karen, Brian and Mark Wachendorf. Daughter of Hazel Ness. Sister of Clayton Ness. Grandmother of five.

WETHINGTON, Olga C., 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Mother of Carol Divine and Elaine Wethington. Sister of Helen Myers. Grandmother of one. †

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