March 26, 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.

Submit an obituary here (parishes and funeral homes only)

AEMMER, Anthony W., 62, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 11. Husband of Carol (Marks) Aemmer. Father of Michelle Miles, Laura Toler, Mark and Matt Bennett, Holly, Mark and Tony Aemmer. Brother of Donna Condra, Marggie Kannapel, Cathy Lou Sowders, Pat Stone, Richard and Robert Aemmer. Grandfather of 12.

BARLOW, Michael S., 58, St. Mary, North Vernon, March 2. Husband of Mary (Leach) Barlow. Father of Ben Barlow. Brother of Mary Jo Bender, Kate Nicolai, John and Robert Barlow II.

BROWN, Michael D., 53, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, March 1. Son of Joseph and Mabel (Seats) Brown. Brother of Desiree Randle, Kym Brown-Wharton, Cheryl Brown-Wright, Dallas and Keith Brown.

COMPTON, Rosemary R., 83, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 6. Mother of Stacy Cowan, Diana Daugherty, Robin McIntire and Daniel Compton. Sister of Phillip Gallagher. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 15.

DAUGHERTY, Thelma, 94, St. Andrew, Richmond, March 14. Mother of James Daugherty. Sister of Patricia Krasnowski. Grandmother of two.

GENSHEIMER, Raymond, 75, St. Paul, New Alsace, Jan. 15. Husband of Mildred Gensheimer. Father of Paula Mathewson. Grandfather of two.

GUTZWILLER, Ralph H., 95, St. Peter, Franklin County, March 7. Husband of Eleanor Gutzwiller. Father of Diane Gramman, Sharon Simmermeyer, Nita and Edward Gutzwiller. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 14.

HARPE, Charles S., 92, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 8. Husband of Eileen (Danahey) Harpe. Father of Ann Crawford, Charleen Cross, Cathy MacDonald and C. David Harpe. Brother of Mary Agnes Roberts. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

JOHNSON, Dennis Lee, 47, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, March 6. Father of Jerry Grimes. Son of David and Joyce (Duncan) Johnson. Brother of Pam Bowman, Angie Halton, David, Greg and Keith Johnson.

JOHNSON, Shirley A., 76, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, March 1. Mother of Joy Dorsey, David Harris and Jim Turpin. Grandmother of four.

LEPORE, R. Raymond, 85, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, March 5. Father of Maryann Cameranesi, Catherine Imus, Janice Lepore-Jentleson, Jeffrey and Raymond Lepore. Grandfather of 10.

O’BOYLE, Karen Sue, 51, Annunciation, Brazil, March 8. Mother of Casey, John, Patrick and Thomas O’Boyle. Sister of Rexanne Laue.

OWEN, Mary E. (Boesing), 87, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, March 9. Mother of Mary Blair, Bette Buechler, Bernie, Nelson III and Thomas Owen. Sister of Annette Chamberlain, Blanche Finn, Marty Renn, Margaret Stubblefield, Colette Zumstein and Joe Boesing. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 15.

PRICE, Chester, Sr., 78, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 14. Father of Cynthia, Chester Jr., Douglas and Martin Price. Brother of Evelyn Arnett, Lillian Gresk, Bernie Price and Donald Przybyla. Grandfather of five.

RAMEY-LOW, Bonnie, 67, St. Mary, North Vernon, March 2. Wife of Walter Low. Mother of Rebecca, Christopher and Stephen Ramey. Stepmother of Steven and Tom Low. Grandmother of seven. Step-grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one. Step-great-grandmother of four.

THOMAS, W. Golden Rule, 102, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, March 2. Aunt of several.

VEERKAMP, John E., 82, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Feb. 26. Husband of Rita (Wilmer) Veerkamp. Father of Karen Crowe, Susan Veerkamp and Mary Ann Wentzel. Grandfather of two.

VOEGELE, Lawrence N., 90, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 22. Husband of Alta Rose Voegele. Father of Carol Baker, Janet Meer, Nancy Metz, Linda Riggs and Ron Voegele. Brother of Clare Irrgang, Ruth Simmermeyer and Tony Voegele. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.

VOIGNIER, Cathern, 95, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Feb. 17. Mother of Delight, Charles, Jerry, Joe and Tom Voignier. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of 37.

WALLMAN, Wanda M., 96, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 1. Mother of Gerald, Lawrence, R. Joseph, Richard and Thomas Wallman. Sister of Alvina Mannix. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven.

WARD, Charles R., 72, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Jan. 17. Husband of Patricia (Caylor) Ward. Father of Mary Marks, Jacqueline Nieble, David, John and Michael Ward. Brother of Barbara McClure and Joseph Ward. Grandfather of five.

WEBER, James R., 69, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 28. Husband of Beverly Weber. Father of Abigail Weber-Shunnarah and Stephen Weber. Grandfather of three.

WEISS, Aloisia P., 80, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Feb. 24. Wife of Albert Weiss. Mother of Patricia Schenkel, Catherine and William Weiss. Sister of Elizabeth Schoelch, Hermann and Dr. Lothat Schwarz. Grandmother of seven.

WILHELM, Alberta L., 86, St. Louis, Batesville, March 5. Mother of Linda Horner. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of five.

WILHELM, Raymond, 73, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Feb. 18. Father of Rebecca Callahan, Ray Jr., Rick and Rod Wilhelm. Brother of Alma Hoffman, Rita Gesell and Alvina Meyer. Grandfather of three.

WOODARD, Melvin James, 81, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 11. Husband of Celia (Hettinger) Woodard. Father of Denise Reisinger, Gwen, Mike and Russell Woodard. Grandfather of 11.Great-grandfather of one. †

Local site Links: