March 12, 2010


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ANTONSEN, Elizabeth Lorraine, 89, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Feb. 21. Wife of Robert Antonsen. Mother of Betty Hawkins. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

BAKER, Beatrice, 87, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Mother of Pamela Brown, Connie Zagel, Notre Dame Sister Beatrice Baker, David and Michael Baker. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

BURKE, Robert S., Jr., 75, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Father of Debra Gaddie, Robert and Stephen Burke. Brother of Jean Allen, Kathy Engle, Daniel and Thomas Burke.

CORRADETTI, Adriana, 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 23. Sister of Fiora Contino. Aunt of several.

DEZELAN, Freda, 93, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Mother of Helen Wagner, Mary Wieseman, John and Louis Dezelan. Sister of Margaret Finley and Joseph Dezelan. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

DIEHL, George, 72, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Feb. 19. Husband of Theresa Diehl. Father of Susan and Michael Diehl.

DWENGER, Juanita, 98, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 1. Mother of Karen Hurley.

ENGELKING, Dorothy A., 77, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 26. Mother of Rose Halton and William Engelking. Sister of Barbara Dean, Judy Greene, Peggy Stinson, Alan and Gerry English. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

EHRGOTT, Donald Earl, 75, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 1. Husband of Martha (Wheeler) Ehrgott. Father of Dean Ehrgott. Grandfather of four.

GOBEL, Virginia M., 78, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 26. Wife of Charles Gobel. Mother of Cathy Burton, George, Jim, Kim and Nick Gobel. Sister of Violet Ray and Richard Wainscott. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

GUY, Robert, 68, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 12. Husband of Mary Ann Guy. Father of Sandy Doud, Shari Marzolf, Janet Thomason and Kim Wylie. Brother of Donna Woodman. Grandfather of 12.

HALL, Mary A., 101, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Feb. 18. Mother of Laura Scisney. Sister of Aline Ashley. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three. Great-great-grandmother of four.

HEBAUF, Suzanne, 66, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Feb. 25. Wife of Dennis Hebauf. Mother of Gabrielle Weaver, Peter and Tim Hebauf. Sister of Patricia McLeary, Barbara Simmons, Mary Carol Thompson, Inez White, Sandra, Charles and Donald Barhorst. Grandmother of five.

HIMMEL, Patricia Ann, 85, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Feb. 24. Mother of Becky Arvin and Michael Himmel. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of three.

HOELKER, Bertha G., 89, St. Louis, Batesville, March 1. Mother of Angie Raeon and Rita Hoelker. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

HUBERT, Florence, 98, St. Augustine, Leopold, Jan. 10. Mother of Martha Harpenau and Donald Hubert. Sister of Goldie Sprinkle and Ivan Flamion. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 14. Great-great-grandmother of two.

JONAS, Winifred, 91, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Mother of Sandra Harville and John Jonas. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven.

McNULTY, John J., Sr., 81, 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. (correction)

Providence Sister Kathryn McNulty ministered as a teacher for 46 years

Providence Sister Kathryn McNulty, the former Sister Loretta Michael, died on Feb. 13 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 76.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 19 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery at the motherhouse.

The former Kathryn Loretta McNulty was born on May 26, 1933, in Detroit.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 22, 1955, and professed her first vows on Jan. 23, 1958, and final vows on Jan. 23, 1963.

Sister Kathryn earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in education at the National College of Education.

During 54 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered for 46 years at Catholic schools in Indiana and Illinois.

In the archdiocese, Sister Kathryn taught at the former St. Benedict School in Terre Haute from 1959-62.

She returned to the motherhouse in 2007, and assisted with the senior sisters’ prayer ministry and in other ways.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †

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