April 2, 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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BALLARD, Rondallee E., 6, St. Mary, North Vernon, March 16. Son of Kirsten Adrian. Grandson of Aline Ballard and Richard and Ruth Adrian.

BECKOM, John Joseph, 89, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, March 12. Father of Diane Crumbo, Mary Virginia Ingram and Richard Beckom. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of seven.

BERGER, Makai, infant, St. Mary, Richmond, March 5. Son of Michael and Melanie Berger. Brother of Thane Berger.

CARON, Arlene A., 86, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 17. Mother of Toby Gearries, Phyllis Stofa, Vicki Williams and Jay Caron. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 26. Great-great-grandmother of one.

DELANEY, Deanna K., 71, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 16. Mother of Danette, Deborah and Doug Delaney. Sister of Naomi Gillespie, Jane Kelly, James, Norman and Richard Pierce. Grandmother of six.

DOWNTON, Dolores Ann, 88, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, March 14. Mother of Donna Hughes, Marta Myers, Maria Robertson, Anita, Carol, Lucia, Denis and Galen Downton. Grandmother of four.

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

FACKLER, Katherine, 84, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 10. Sister of Carole Bates, Bernadine Wampler, Forrest and Joseph Quinn.

GRAVES, Donald E., 78, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, March 17. Husband of Sue Graves. Father of Lisa Burton, Susan Johnson, Emily Rubley, Gina and Laura Graves. Brother of Allen, Jim and Neil Graves. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

GRAVES, Kenneth Allen, 49, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, March 18. Husband of Margaret (Landers) Graves. Father of Grace, Lauren and Jonathan Graves. Son of Nancy Graves. Brother of Janice Davison, Nanette Frazier, Angela Graves and Anthony Bell.

GRINSTEAD, Joseph B., 50, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, March 15. Husband of Sylvia Grinstead. Father of Amber Clingerman and Joseph Grinstead. Son of Helen Grinstead. Brother of Mary Helen Murphy, Margie Stahley and Jo Ellen Thompson.

HACKER, Jerry Ward, 68, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, March 11. Husband of Sherlyn Hacker. Father of Amy Buchanan, Mary Elizabeth Poole and Timothy Hacker. Brother of James and Thomas Hacker. Grandfather of five.

HAHN, Peter Francis, 79, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 18.

HICKAM, Mary, 98, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 9. Mother of Helen Wilson and Thomas Hickam. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

KLACIK, Michelle E., 50, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 14. Wife of Drew Klacik. Mother of Emily and Katie Klacik. Daughter of Margaret Karst.

LAKIN, Antonio, 36, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 6. Son of Allan and Janet (Daniels) Lakin. Brother of Angela Egan and Allan Lakin.

LAMPERSKI, Joseph, 90, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, March 8. Brother of Ed Lamperski. Uncle of several.

LOLLA, Donna L., 52, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, March 6. Mother of Brandon Bell. Daughter of Floyd Lolla Jr. Sister of Linda Lolla and Anita McIntyre.

MOORE, Jo Ann, 80, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 15. Mother of James Jr. and Richard Moore. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

NEUHAUSEL, Richard S., 75, Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, March 21. Husband of Sharon Neuhausel. Father of Tony Clark and Harold Neuhausel. Brother of Mary Alice Grubbs, Arthur and Herbert Neuhausel. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of three.

PANCINI, Louis B., 93, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 16. Father of Mary Ratliff and John Pancini. Brother of Louise Hutchcraft. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 10.

TRAINOR, Patrick A., 19, St. Monica, Indianapolis, March 24. Son of Dr. Donald Trainor and Kathleen (Klundt) Trainor McNulty. Stepson of Dr. Polly (Templeton) Trainor and Patrick McNulty. Brother of Donald III, Paul and Matthew Trainor. Stepbrother of Jack and Eli Templeton and Ryan and Kevin McNulty. Uncle of two.

WELCH, Ann, 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 1. Mother of Mary Aiken, Martha Mendez, Theresa Nees, Agnes Taylor, Magdalen Zauner, Grace, Rita, Bernard, Edward, Gregory, Peter, Thomas and Vincent Welch. Sister of Joyce Blanchet, Joan Schulte, David, Jude and Martin Hils. Grandmother of 20. Great-grandmother of one.

WILLS, Keon J., Sr., 22, St. Rita, Indianapolis, March 5. Husband of Norisha Wills. Father of Kamarius Wills. Son of William and Patricia Wills. Brother of Joseph, Justin, William Jr. and Xavier Wills. Grandson of JoAnn Fowler and Tyrone Neal.

WILSON, Linda Marie, 61, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 1. Wife of David Wilson. Mother of Laura Delaney, Brian, Doug, John and Mark Wilson. Grandmother of five.

WILSON, Norma, 78, Prince of Peace, Madison, Feb. 23. Mother of Diane Signore and Mark Holt. Grandmother of one.

Providence Sister Ann Kathleen Brawley served in administration

Providence Sister Ann Kathleen Brawley died on March 12 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 90.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 17 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Mary Kathleen Brawley was born on June 18, 1919, in Chicago.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 22, 1937, and professed her first vows on Jan. 23, 1940, and her final vows on Jan. 23, 1946.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in history at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

During 72 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education for 14 years at Catholic grade schools in Indiana, Illinois and Texas.

In the archdiocese, Sister Ann Kathleen served St. Mary-of-the-Woods Parish near the motherhouse.

She served her congregation at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods as assistant to the general secretary from 1954-66, general secretary and councilor from 1966-76, and archivist and historian from 1976-91.

Sister Ann Kathleen retired in 1991. She continued to serve in the archives until 2007 when she began her prayer ministry full-time with the senior sisters.

She is survived by a brother, Robert Brawley of Arlington Heights, Ill.

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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