October 17, 2008


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BLACKER, Charles L., 85, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Sept. 19. Father of Charla Blacker-Eggleston. Grandfather of two.

BROSHAR, Martha, 66, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Oct. 2. Wife of Raymond Broshar. Mother of Mary Broshar. Sister of John and Steven Suelzer.

CONSTANTINE, Marion, 91, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 22. Mother of Susan O’Grady and Michael Constantine. Sister of William Aylward. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

CURL, Laura Jane, 73, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Mother of Deborah Livers and Carl Brandenburg. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of eight.

DOLAN, Francis M., 86, Holy Family, New Albany, Sept. 24. Husband of Virginia Dolan. Father of Carol Burke, Eileen Burrous, Nancy Wassom and Robert Dolan. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of six.

FERGUSON, Delbert, 84, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Husband of Lois Ferguson. Father of Kathy Essig, Elizabeth and Donald Ferguson. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10.

FISSE, Clarence A., 85, St. Maurice, St. Maurice, Sept. 24. Brother of Rita Bokelman, Mary Catherine Schoettmer and Paul Fisse.

FLAMION, Ernest Mark, 79, St. Augustine, Leopold, Sept. 24. Brother of Jean and Rosemary Etienne, Cornelia and Evelyn Harpenau, Sue Hessig, Andrew, Donald and Ray Flamion.

FLANNERY, Michael D., 62, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Sept. 22. Husband of Grace Flannery. Father of Artie Barnett, Tommie Baskis, Mollie and Ben Flannery. Son of Ethel Flannery. Brother of Patricia Breeden, Colleen Richardson and Jerry Flannery. Grandfather of three.

FRY, Leonard J., 98, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 29. Father of Norbert Fry. Grandfather of one. Great-grandfather of three.

GLENN, Glenward P., 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.

GUILLAUM, Evelyn E., 89, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 16. Mother of Judy Harkness, Denny, Robert and Theodore Guillaum. Sister of Cyrina Goffinet and Lelan Lautner. Grandmother of six.

HAGNER, Carl H., 88, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Sept. 28. Husband of Dorothy (Slinger) Hagner. Father of Julia England, Carla Gregory, Karen Haseman, Sandra Howarth, Nancy Knight, Diane Rhea, Herman, Kenneth and Lawrence Hagner. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of three.

HALL, Alberta A., (Wahl), 81, St. Joseph, Corydon, Sept. 3. Mother of Roy Hall. Sister of Elizabeth Woods and Ernest Wahl. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

HARRIS, Norma Esther, 74, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Oct. 2. Wife of Guthrie Harris.

HERCHE, Jeanne, 85, St. Mary, North Vernon, Oct. 2. Mother of Kathy Littrell, Gary and Jon Herche. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of eight.

HIGGINS, Virginia B., 83, Holy Family, New Albany, Sept. 1. Wife of William Higgins. Mother of Mary Laslie, Karen Pearce, Catherine, Dennis and William Higgins II. Sister of Walter Blunk. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 23.

HOFFMANN, Joseph A., 70, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Sept. 26. Husband of Ruth Hoffmann. Father of Michelle Lay, Jason and Joseph Hoffmann. Brother of Anna Chapman, Mary Ann Young, James, Jerome and John Hoffmann. Grandfather of six.

HUEBNER, Julia T., 95, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Sept. 11. Mother of Nancy Siebert and Russell Huebner. Sister of Helen Kalaczynski. Grandmother of nine.

KELLER, Sarah B., 79, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Sept. 25. Mother of Sarayda Powell and Robert Keller. Sister of Glen Bobeau and Jack Bobo. Grandmother of six.

KELLOUGH, Sheryl, 46, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Mother of Amy and Peter Kellough. Daughter of Judi Hedberg. Sister of Julie Murphy, Pam Schankerman and Lynda Thies.

KELLY, Terrence J., 78, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Sept. 27. Husband of Mary Kelly. Father of Erin, Kevin, Timothy and Shaun Kelly. Grandfather of eight. Great grandfather of three.

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.

LEFFLER, Patricia A., 78, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Sept. 29. Wife of William Leffler. Mother of Rose Marie Wurtzbaugh and Paul Crafton. Sister of Rose Mary Compton, Marian Hasse and Phil Gallagher. Grandmother of five. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of eight. Step-great-grandmother of one.

MAHALEK, Thelma May, 91, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Sept. 29. Mother of Mary Ann Brewer, Martha Simpson, Kathleen, Suse and Michael Mahalek. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven.

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.

MAY, Charles Aaron, 27, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Sept. 20. Son of Andrew and Margaret May. Brother of Amie ThurdeKoos. Grandson of Francis and Florence Critney.

McINTOSH, Bernard, 84, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 27. Father of Dorothy Riley and Michael McIntosh.

MILLER, David L., 65, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 23. Father of Lexi and Lori Herman and Jeff and Michael Miller. Brother of Jane Heeke, Cathy Frizzell, Betty James and Lisa Newton. Half-brother of Bruce, Charlie, Darrell and Jim Miller. Grandfather of 12.

MURPHY, Carmen Dell, 27, St. Mary, Navilleton, Oct. 2. Daughter of Audrey and Cheryl Murphy. Sister of Amy Schuler. Granddaughter of Louise Cox, Charles and Frances Murphy and Robert and Delva Scharrer.

NAVILLE, Lula Mae, 90, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Sept. 22. Wife of Frank Naville.

NIESSE, Mildred (Farlow), 92, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Mother of Jean Bennett, James, Joseph Jr. and Robert Niesse. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

ORSCHELL, Howard F., 91, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Oct. 3. Father of Patricia Clayton, Elizabeth Houghland, Charles and Donald Orschell. Brother of Catherine Brackney and Robert Orschell. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10.

RENNIE, Justus S., 87, St. Paul, Tell City, July 25. Husband of Aileen Rennie. Father of Mary Carpenter, Kathryn Fisher, Rita Mahoney, James and Justin Rennie. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 15.

ROSKOVENSKY, Daniel, 71, St. Joseph, Universal, Sept. 16. Husband of Martha Roskovensky. Father of Susan Craig, Darla McCullough and Lisa Thomas. Brother of Bob Roskovensky. Grandfather of five.

SCHMELZ, Gertrude A., 82, Holy Family, New Albany, Sept. 27. Wife of Francis Schmelz. Mother of Linda Patton and Stephen Schmelz. Sister of Janet Dobbins, Martha Jennings, Betty Thomas, Lawrence and Robert Henckel. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

SCHNEIDER, John W., 77, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Oct. 2. Father of Theresa Marlin, James and Michael Schneider. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

SKRENTNY, Thomas R., 78, Prince of Peace, Madison, Sept. 28. Husband of Jean Skrentny. Father of Sharon Kauth, Lauren Vaverka, Christine Wilcox, David, Michael and Paul Skrentny. Brother of Geraldine Tutino. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of one.

STICKAN, Henry F., 88, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Sept. 26. Husband of Cecelia (Mellen) Stickan. Father of Dr. Celeste Allen, Mary Colston, Clare Fitzpatrick, Dr. Carol Stoops, Carla Villalta and Christian Stickan. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of one.

VIETTA, Margarita, 80, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Sept. 22. Mother of Tomas Vegas.

Joan Byrum was a dedicated pro-life and Church volunteer

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