January 8, 2010


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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BAKER, Nora (Lytle), 95, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 15. Mother of Angela Dailey. Sister of Ernest Lytle. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

BENEDICT, Catherine Antoinette, 80, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Dec. 7. Mother of Shirley Carrol, Judy Speaks, Guy and Tracy Benedict. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

BURKE, Elizabeth Anne, 74, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 6. Wife of Patrick Burke. Mother of Barbara Fondren, Kathleen, Brian, Craig and Kevin Burke. Grandmother of 10.

CAMPBELL, Therese, 84, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 29. Wife of Ralph Campbell. Mother of Mark Campbell. Foster mother of David Kilty. Sister of Rita Gibson.

COLLINS, Kaitlyn Renee, 6, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Dec. 16. Daughter of Roger and Angela (Dwenger) Collins Jr. Sister of Abigail and Brianna Collins. Granddaughter of Joan Dwenger, Roger and Mary Collins Sr.

CONSIDINE, Timothy, 54, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Son of Donald Considine. Brother of Mary Beth Harlow, Ellen Simpson, Susie Smith, Bob, Matt, Steve and Terry Considine.

CURTIS, Simeon, 49, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Son of Verna Curtis. Brother of Cheryl Kinser, Lana McCormick, Victoria Petito, Angela and Kellie Tucher, Carla Turner, Karen, Mark and Michael Curtis.

DIEBOLT, David A., 79, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 18. Father of Maribeth, Dan and Steve Diebolt. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of 12. Great-great-grandfather of one.

DOLL, Michael J., 54, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Dec. 17. Husband of Terry Doll. Father of Michelle Huber and Rachel Doll. Son of Floyd and Alberta Doll. Brother of Mary Huntington, Kathy Schuman, Millie Shane, Janet Ward, Marcie Wurtz, Greg, Jim, Nick, Tom and Tony Doll. Grandfather of two.

DOWNEY, Dorris, 95, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Mother of Dee Spivery and William Mendell III. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

FARRELL, Loretta Helene, 72, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Wife of Charlie Farrell. Mother of Shannon Fox, Molly Tuttle, Kelly, Charlie, Mike and Stephen Farrell. Grandmother of 15.

GEIS, Mary Ann, 87, St. Michael, Brookville, Dec. 14. Wife of Harold Geis. Mother of Greg Geis.

GRIBBINS, Barry Thomas, 61, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Father of Becky Berry, April Roth and Trina Tasman. Brother of Patricia Coakley, Lisa Cox, Gregory, Mike and Terry Gribbins. Grandfather of six.

HENNESSEY, Rita Katherine, 86, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Dec. 9. Mother of Lisa Merchant, Dale, Keith and Stephen Hennessey. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

HERTEL, James L., 81, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 11. Husband of Mary Lou Hertel. Father of Cindy Brock, Julie Brown, Beth Moore, Linda Wolfe and James Hertel. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 10.

HESS, Vivian L., 89, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 13.

HOEGEMAN, Edward B., Jr., 60, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 27. Husband of Nancy Hoegeman. Father of Jason and Tony Hoegeman. Brother of Betty Clark, Beatrice Hicks, Diana Robinson, Mary and Richard Hoegeman. Grandfather of two.

HORNUNG, Robert E., Sr., 85, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 15. Father of Rose Betz, Karen Wrenn, Bob Jr., Kevin and Scott Hornung. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of one.

HUBERT, Lisa, 47, St. Isidore, Bristow, Dec. 7. Wife of Daniel Hubert. Mother of Misty Denny, Dillon, Jesse and Kegan Hubert. Daughter of Roman Heichelbech and Charlotte Sturdevant. Sister of Helen Dupont, Tina Gill, Julie  Heichelbech, Lynn Kluesner, Nickie Trinidad, Clint and Wade Rothrock. Stepsister of four. Grandmother of three.

KELLIHER, Betty Jean, 79, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Mother of Sharon Williams and Mike Kelliher. Grandmother of five.

KELSHAW, Elizabeth Ann, 51, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 13. Wife of Randy Kelshaw. Mother of Aaron, Anthony and Dylan Kelshaw. Daughter of James and Patricia (Lee) Tunny. Sister of Teri Limbach, Chris and Patrick Tunny.

KORTMAN, Marvin H., 79, Prince of Peace, Madison, Dec. 8. Husband of Madeline (Kuznicki) Kortman. Father of Debra Haviland, Paula Limerick, Daniel and Dennis Kortman. Brother of Ilene Felix. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of three.

LINVILLE, William M., 87, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 5. Husband of Qutia Linville. Father of Brenda Henretty, Donna Speckman, Kenneth, Robert and William Linville. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of five.

MAHONEY, William Waller, 80, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 16. Husband of Carolyn (Carpenter) Mahoney. Father of Sean and William Mahoney. Brother of Jane Durbin and John Mahoney. Grandfather of four.

McCAIN, Jim, 37, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Dec. 2. Son of Thomas and Linda McCain. Brother of Jennifer Boggs, Deborah Isaacs, Kathleen Stouffer, Michael, Thomas and William McCain.

MENNEMEYER, Junior Arnold, 75, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 12. Husband of Marilyn (Goewert) Mennemeyer. Father of Lisa Brown, Beverly Parsons, Sandy Winstead, Gary and Steve Mennemeyer. Brother of Verena Fann, Lorene Walker, David, Jerry, Lifard, Marvin and Ronnie Mennemeyer. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of three.

MITAS, Charles A., 87, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 29. Father of Carol Canida, Elaine Shively and Daniel Mitas. Grandfather of two.

MOORE, Marie Theresa (O’Conner), 84, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 4. Mother of Jeanne Colson, Joyce Early, Mary, David, John and Mike Moore. Sister of Patty Lawrence. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 31.

MOOTZ, Sheila Ann, 66, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 11. Sister of Mary McKeon and Francis Mootz Jr.

MORRISEY, Joseph V., Jr., 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 2. Father of Ann Forey, Paula Staley, Daniel, John, Joseph, Michael and Patrick Morrisey. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of 18.

MOXLEY, Paul E., 88, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Father of Paula Bittelmeyer, Maxine Hickerson, Gregory and Michael Moxley. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 13.

PEAY, Charles E., 68, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Dec. 5. Brother of Eleanor Rosenberger, Mary Patricia and John Peay.

POPP, John Edward, 69, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, Dec. 7. Husband of Pauline (Schubnell) Popp. Father of Alicia Bender, and Michelle Cissell. Brother of Nancy Barnett, Emma Haas and Donald Popp. Grandfather of six.

REINERT, Alice J., 75, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Sister of Carol Barth, Barbara Edwards, Jacqueline Flanagan, Mary Sue Lenahan and Elizabeth McPherson.

RIEMAN, Jean, 85, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Nov. 3. Wife of Edward Rieman. Mother of Joan Frith, Barbara Sherrow and Stephen Rieman. Sister of Ruth Campbell. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

ROGERS, Charles A., 79, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 10. Husband of Nancy Rogers. Father of Kathy Tilotson, Brenda Waltz, Charles and Gary Rogers. Brother of Joyce Ege, Carol Flohr and Elden Rogers. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of two.

RUSSELL, Mary (Tighe), 94, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 3. Mother of Timothy Russell. Sister of Providence Sister Marie Kevin Tighe.

SALATIN, Eileen A., 92, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Dec. 22. Mother of Dennis, Gilbert, Glenn, Gregory and Roy Salatin. Sister of Viola Mae Grossman, Phyllis Moeller, Daniel, Herschel and Mark Ertel. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of seven.

SCHROEDER, Ruth Marie, 70, St. Mary, North Vernon, Dec. 2. Mother of Jenny Broome, Brian, Doug, Greg, Jeff and John Schroeder. Sister of Butch and John Stille, Gary and Mike Webb. Half-sister of Bill Stille. Stepsister of Judith Yoder and Rick Richardson. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of three.

SCHULER, Mary Pearl, 75, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Dec. 12. Wife of Jerome Schuler. Mother of Stephanie Rauck and Melanie Wilkinson. Sister of Judith Brown. Grandmother of six.

SIEFERT, Robert A., 69, St. Louis, Batesville, Dec. 17. Husband of Linda (Nobbe) Siefert. Father of Pamela Brelage, Elizabeth Obermeyer, Melinda Wright, Jennifer, Laura, Brian and Robert Siefert. Brother of Cathy Sparks and Louis Siefert. Grandfather of 10.

SOYACK, Helen, 95, St. Joseph, Universal, Dec. 18. Mother of Jolee Green and Martha Soyack. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 15.

SPALDING, Marjorie C., 91, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 23. Mother of Sue Ann Masters, Rebecca Sandlin, John and Michael Spalding. Sister of Mary Louise Lentz. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 12.

STOEBICK, Mary E. (Weber), 89, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Mother of Daniel, James, Gregory and Thomas Stoebick. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 10.

STURM, Margaret (Pennington), 88, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 25. Mother of Patricia Harvey and Stephen Pennington. Stepmother of David Shaw, James, Mark, Paul, Peter, Phillip and Thomas Sturm. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

SULLIVAN, Paul G., 85, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Dec. 11. Husband of Margaret Sullivan. Father of Nancy Morrow, Colleen Sullivan and Joanie Tibbetts. Grandfather of three.

SWEENEY, Geraldine, 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Mother of Kathleen Bewsey, Brigid Gedig, Mary, Daniel, Dennis, Michael, Patrick and Timothy Sweeney. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

THOMAS, Dorothy, 85, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Dec. 10. Sister of Barbara Freeman, Marjorie Warner and M. James Hauswald.

THOMPSON, Diana June, 67, Most Sorrowful Mother of God, Vevay, Dec. 18. Wife of James Thompson. Mother of Jamie Chase, Kim and Lisa Dedreu. Sister of Lillian Kingman and Barbara Porta. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

VARDA, Mollie, 89, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Dec. 4. Mother of Beverly Alabaugh and Catherine Pearman. Sister of Antoinette Roshel. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of four.

WALTER, Elsie Kathryn (McCutchen), 82, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 7. Wife of Anthony Walter. Mother of Julia Absher, Michelle Plummer, Bunnie, John and Terry McCutchen. Stepmother of Margaret Grace and Linda Jennings. Sister of Shelby and Floyd Byerley. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 14.

WEBBER, Mary Frances (Ellenbrand), 77, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 2. Mother of Pamela Ross, Kurt and Ronald Webber Jr. Sister of Millie Harding and Thelma Stumler. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of two.

WELLING, Doloris Rose, 85, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Dec. 6. Mother of Dr. Michael Welling.

WILHELM, Carl R., III, 46, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 23. Husband of Sherry (Lakes) Wilhelm. Father of Amanda and Carl Wilhelm IV. Brother of Susan Moore. †

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