August 29, 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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BAIN, M. Madonna, 72, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Aug. 16. Wife of Jack Bain. Mother of Jacqueline Meunier, Donna Murray, David, Kenneth, Michael and Stephen Bain. Grandmother of 14.

BLESSINGER, Claude M., 80, St. Joseph Hill, Sellersburg, Aug. 11. Husband of Mary Blessinger. Father of Charles, David and Michael Blessinger. Brother of Leona Johnson, Mary Lee, Mildred Merkel, Anna Mae Smith, Elmer, Roman and Urban Blessinger. Grandfather of five.

BRUCE, David L., Sr., 69, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 15. Husband of Barbara Bruce. Father of Dorinda and David Bruce Jr. Brother of Raymond Monce, James and Joe Bruce. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

BUNTON, Jerry, 66, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Husband of Patricia Bunton. Father of Lauri Helmick, Carolyn, Coni and Jeff Bunton. Brother of Bunky, Jack, Mick, Jeff and Tom Bunton. Grandfather of five.

CLAYTON, Virgil E., 88, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, July 31. Father of Charlene Holmes and Michael Clayton. Brother of Glen Clayton. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 11.

COOK, Richard Joseph, 78, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 16. Father of Cynthia Kimener. Brother of Robert Cook. Grandfather of three.

GOEBES, Martha Jane, 84, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Aunt of several.

GREEN, Arthur James, 73, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 12. Husband of Doris (Hussey) Green. Father of Lela Steele, Sana Sweeten, Dan Noble and Garris Green. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

HARTLAGE, Carl M., 75, St. Michael, Bradford, Aug. 11. Father of Lisa Easton, Donna Garner, Pamela Linderman, David and Jeffrey Hartlage. Brother of Father Albert Hartlage, Bertrand, Delphin, Earl, Floyd, Gerard and Mike Hartlage. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of six.

HIPPLEHEUSER, Mary Jo (Piazza), 69, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Aug. 12. Mother of Jolene, Guy, J.J. and Pete Hippleheuser. Daughter of Pete and Gustie Piazza. Sister of Cosmo, Paul and Salvadore Piazza. Grandmother of eight.

HUBER, Mary C., 78, St. Mary, North Vernon, Aug. 13. Wife of Irvin Huber. Mother of Judy Barber, Janice Clark, Karen Franks, Juanita Hahnstreiter, Kathy Moore and John Huber. Sister of Anna Biehle, Helen Trabel and Vincent Wissel. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of six.

HUESMAN, Linda K. (Jeffries), 60, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Aug. 15. Wife of Thomas Huesman. Mother of Duane and Scott Holman, Mistina Elliott, Alina, Derrick, John, Jordan and Joshua Huesman. Foster mother of Abigail Blackburn. Daughter of Mary Jeffries. Sister of David, Jerry and Steven Jeffries. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

LAMPING, Virginia, 96, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Aug. 12. Mother of Mary Jane Wolfangel and Paul Lamping. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

MILLER, Mary Hope, 93, St. Mary, North Vernon, Aug. 12. Mother of Ann Brooks, Teresa Brown, Mary Jane, Patricia, Bernard, David, Don, Frank, John, Paul and Steve Miller. Sister of Ed and Joe Doran. Grandmother of 28. Great-grandmother of 18.

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

NEWSOM, Lucious, Jr., 93, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Husband of Lorena Newsom. Father of Iva McDade, Cynthia Taylor, Starlett Zeno, Patrick Newsom and Timothy Taylor. Brother of Floyd and Robert Newsom. Grandfather of several.

REYNOLDS, Robert M., 76, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Aug. 9. Father of Charlotte Hopper, Debbie Mathes and Patsy Reynolds. Brother of Margaret Robinson. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

RICH, Mary Elizabeth, 61, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 12. Wife of Greg Rich.

ROTHERT, John, 51, St. Andrew, Richmond, Aug. 9. Husband of Terri Rothert. Father of Julie Deloney, Amber and Michael Hollingsworth.

TAYLOR, Mary E., 65, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 12. Wife of Robert Taylor. Mother of Tammy Kinn, Traci Rowlett, Ted, Terry and Tim Taylor. Sister of Marlene Buening, Kathleen Wagner and Ronald Tekulve. Grandmother of six.

TENHOVER, Alvin, 80, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Aug. 14. Husband of Kathleen Tenhover. Father of Michelle Deddens and Karen Watson. Grandfather of six.

THOMPSON, Mary Margaret, 78, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Mother of Kristine Stanich, Karin, Michelle, Andrew, Mark, Matthew and Michael Thompson. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 17.

WILHELM, Donna J., 59, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 13. Mother of Missy Cooper and Jason Wilhelm. Sister of Barbara Abplanalp. Grandmother of six.

WISSEL, Josephine C., 97, St Louis, Batesville, Aug. 8. Mother of Mary Jane Rudolf and Arnold Wissel. Sister of Charles Suding. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 11. Great-great-grandmother of 20.

YELINEK, Robert L., 75, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Husband of Amelia Yelinek. Father of Barbara Louis, Steven and Thomas Yelinek. Brother of Sandy Keiderling. Grandfather of three. †

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