March 5, 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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ANTONSEN, E. Lorraine (Dwyer), 89, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Wife of Bob Antonsen. Mother of Betty Hawkins. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

ANDRES, Greg, 55, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Feb. 12. Father of Kaitlyn Pelsor. Son of Antoinette Andres. Brother of Karen Fox, Debbie Zimmer, Bob and Ron Andres.

BARNA, Kathleen L., 60, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 26. Wife of Michael Barna. Mother of Holly Elston, Brittany Russell, Anthony Doyle and Brandon Barna. Grandmother of one.

BOWERS, Dr. Lynn A., 64, St. Anne, New Castle, Feb. 18. Husband of Cassandra Bowers. Father of Vanessa Ellefsen, Jacquelynn Frauman and Bret Bowers. Brother of Marybeth Harris, Douglas, Michael, Stuart, Timothy and Tom Bowers. Grandfather of seven.

BURGMEIER, Louise, 92, St. Mary, North Vernon, Feb. 14. Mother of Sherida Moore, Denny, Larry, Randy and Tim Burgmeier. Sister of Betty Taylor. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 40. Great-great-grandmother of two.

BURSBY, Charles R., 65, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Feb. 4. Father of Sheri Payne and Mari Beth Whitten. Grandfather of three.

DEMUTH, Rita, 92, St. Mary, Richmond, Feb. 17. Mother of Suzanne Cramer, Dianne Reed, Brian, David and Kevin Demuth. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

DUITZ, Leola M., 89, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 12. Sister of Mary Frances Greytak and Alice Kineki.

ENGLAND, Clara E., 89, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Feb. 13. Mother of Larry and Phillip England. Sister of Jane Crawford, Stella Richardson and Floyd Abney. Grandmother of eight.

FORTUNE, Jane (Hennessy), 94, St. John the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Mother of Pamela Fortune-Werbe, Jane, Richard and William Fortune Jr. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

FRANK, Lawrence, 79, St. Mary, Rushville, Feb. 21. Father of Debra Carlton, Linda Carr, Julia Jessup, Cathy McGrath, Karen Mayse and Larry Frank. Brother of Shirley Champe, Rita Daniels, Anna Rose Grubbs, Susie Marowski, Mary McCormick, Agnes Munson, Jody Robeson, Chuck, John and Mike Frank. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of seven.

GEHL, Carl J., 77, St. Mary, Greensburg, Feb. 10. Husband of Pauline Gehl. Father of Kathy Harris, Lisa Ross and Kenny Gehl. Brother of Marilyn Buening, Dot Stier, Dolores Wagner, Paul and Phillip Gehl. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

GILKEY, Joseph, 65, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Husband of Helen (Schoettle) Gilkey. Father of Angie Douglas, Stacy Kessler and Michele Watson. Brother of Joellen Jameson, Jane Schoettle, Rita Wells, Danny, Mike and Tom Gilkey. Grandfather of nine.

GLOTZBACH, Richard Joseph, 51, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 10. Stepson of Pauline (Sauer) Glotzbach. Brother of Rosalee Flanigan, Judy Grant, Cathy Kruer, Carolyn Olds, Mary Wright, Janet Zoeller, Bernie, David, Larry, Steve and Tom Glotzbach. Stepbrother of Joan, Nick and Tom Sauer.

GOODMAN, Eileen, 89, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Feb. 2. Mother of Annette Coxon, Marlene Knight, Mary Pickerrell, Al, Carl, John and Tom Goodman. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of seven.

HOCK, Joenell, 70, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Wife of Ernie Hock. Mother of Dawn Chance, Jaycee Crisp, Michelle Duncan, Lisa Hult, Shari Powell, Eric Hock, Kristi, Jeff and Dean Miller. Sister of Arlene Laycock, Fran Leisring and Jay Summers. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 15.

KEEGAN, Kenneth L., 77, St. John the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Father of Kevin and Michael Keegan. Grandfather of four.

LANGFORD, Rose E., 82, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Feb. 13. Mother of Rhonda Marcum and Danny Langford. Sister of Joe Klein. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

McNULTY, John J., Sr., Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Feb. 22. Father of John McNulty Jr. Brother of Mary Meyers and Jim McNulty. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three.

MEYER, Carl J., 69, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Feb. 21. Husband of Clara (Volk) Meyer. Father of Jacqueline, Richard and Roger Meyer. Brother of Barbara Eckerle and Paul Meyer. Grandfather of seven.

MOORE, Karen C., 44, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Jan. 16. Mother of Sarah and Nicholas Moore. Daughter of Rose Marie Kraus. Sister of Jeannie Northrop, Mary Ann Watterman, Kevin, Steven and Tony Kraus. Grandmother of one.

MURRAY, Sharon Anne, 61, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 30. Mother of Molly Petruso and Brian Murray. Grandmother of one.

NAPPER, Edith V., 87, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Feb. 3. Mother of Patricia Marr, Mary Meeks, Linda Schoene, Gary and John Napper Jr. Sister of Hilda Loftus, Mary Venne, Helen and Raymond Bube. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

OWEN, Loretta June, 81, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Feb. 17. Sister of Jean Blendowski. Aunt of several.

POE, Marilyn E., 61, St. Michael, Brookville, Feb. 17. Mother of Annette Smith and Jeremy Poe. Sister of Berniece Burkhart, Leona Martin, Sylvia Rosenberger, Roselyn Volz, Clifford, Greg, Leonard, Urban and Virgil Nobbe.

PURICHIA, Joe, 51, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Son of Spiro and Mildred Purichia. Brother of Terry Newsom, Catherine Nucklolls, Trina and David Purichia.

RAY, Ivan Lee, 76, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 17. Husband of Mary Ann Ray. Father of Jeannie Retherford and Michael Ray. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

ROGERS, Robert J., 65, St. Anne, New Castle, Feb. 18. Husband of June Ann Rogers. Father of Annechelle and Robert Rogers. Brother of Richard Wagner. Grandfather of four.

SCHEIB, Florence A., 84, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Feb. 11. Aunt of one.

SMALLEY, Dwight L., 90, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 28. Father of Linda Laso, Dwight and Robert Smalley. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of seven.

STUMLER, John J., 76, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 18. Husband of Linda (Thames) Stumler. Father of Deborah Robertson and Thomas Stumler. Stepfather of Myles Bragg. Brother of Charles and Joseph Stumler. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

UBERTA, Gretty F., 98, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Father of Michael Uberta. Brother of James Uberta. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

VAI, Siosifa, 39, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Husband of Kathryn (Dakin) Vai. Father of Garrett Vai. Stepfather of Cory Dakin. Brother of Afa, Alani, Fotu, Mavai, Paouli, Sinafone and Sione Vai. Grandfather of one.

Van NESS, Richard, 64, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 11. Husband of Ann Van Ness. Father of Catherine Wells, Bradley and Tyler Van Ness. Son of Gladys Williamson. Stepson of Lee Williamson. Stepbrother of Mike Williamson. Grandfather of seven.

WHEELER, Florence, 90, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 29. Mother of Florence Walker. Grandmother of one.

WUESTEFELD, Walter, 80, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Feb. 6. Husband of Alice Wuestefeld. Father of Gerilyn Chaffee, Carol Geier, Marilyn Mathioudakis, Dale and Don Wuestefeld. Brother of Alma Dallam and Peggy Rolfes. Grandfather of seven. †

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