April 9, 2010


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ARELLANO, Maxine, 91, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, March 19. Mother of Linda Redding. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

BOSSE, Mary O., 79, Holy Family, New Albany, March 26. Mother of Kathleen McVay, Jacqueline Watkins, Daniel, James, Michael, Patrick and Richard Bosse. Sister of Wayne Bohannon.

BROOKS, Scott D., 39, St. Mary, Rushville, March 24. Son of Carl and Marcia (Peters) Brooks. Brother of Tina Brooks.

CHRISTEN, Ruth, 85, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 22. Mother of Gayle Christen, Judy Daymon, Kathy Jacobs and Jeanne Morton. Sister of George McCullough. Grandmother of nine.

CORBITT, Jill T., 54, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, March 16. Mother of Dustin, Neal and Nic Corbitt. Sister of Judith Corn, Janice Snider, Jeanne, David and William Piersall, and Joe Rose.

FAUST, Donald, 82, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 19. Husband of Esther (Bradshaw) Faust. Father of Lynne Graphman, Carl and Donald Faust. Brother of Dolores Faust. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of eight.

GREEN, Ruth M., 90, St. Louis, Batesville, March 30. Mother of Barbara Gray and Charles Green. Grandmother of three.

HARTMAN, Richard, 79, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 22. Husband of Beverly Hartman. Father of Stacy Dye, Jeanne Hagan, John and Patrick Hartman. Brother of Dorothy Heinz, Mary Evelyn Merriman and Jeanne Webber. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of six.

KASHMAN, Robert Dean, 80, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora, Jan. 16. Brother of Rosalie Ellis, Nancy White and Bill Kashman.

KELLEY, Richard F., 67, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, March 28. Husband of Charlene Kelley. Father of Stacey Showalter and Timothy Kelley. Brother of Kathy Dishman, Barbara Englert, Rose and W. Joseph Kelley. Grandfather of two.

LARKIN, Robert I., 76, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 20. Husband of Barbara Larkin. Father of Roberta Ashcraft, Kim Griffith, Karen McDonald and Pat Musgrave. Brother of Jim Larkin. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of two.

LAWLESS, Kathleen, 51, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 20. Wife of William Lawless. Mother of Eric Lawless. Daughter of Dorothy (Yoder) Pavey. Sister of Mary Sue Jones, Rita Lang and Tim Pavey. Grandmother of one.

LUICHINGER, Raymond F., Jr., 90, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 26. Husband of Jean Luichinger. Father of three. Brother of one. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

MARTIN, James H., 89, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, March 21. Father of Mary Kay Humphrey, Roberta Martin and Peggy Osborne. Brother of Madie Abner and Charles Martin. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10.

PANK, Jennie M., 59, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 22. Mother of Meredith Patchett and Emilie Pank. Sister of Carol White and Bernard Scott. Grandmother of one.

PERICAK, Adolph F., 84, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 17. Father of Ellen Schmidt and Christopher Pericak. Brother of Emma Dumbsky. Grandfather of three.

RAGER, Marguerite Marie, 90, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 19. Sister of Kathryn Jones and Milton Bryan. Aunt of two.

SEDWICK, Agnes Louise, 82, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 20. Mother of Cynthia Ajatuaewo, Parketta Cartwright, Patricia Frazier, Jacqueline, Pamela, Tonya, Kevin and LeRoy Sedwick. Sister of Ruth Bonner, Veronica Mitchum, Thelma Renfroe and Joseph Kinnaird. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of four.

St. Joseph Sister Dorothy Scheidler served at schools, parishes and a hospital

St. Joseph of Carondelet Sister Dorothy Scheidler, the former Sister Anne Alfred, died on March 12 at the sisters’ Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She was 86.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 22 at the Nazareth Living Center Chapel. Her body was donated to the St. Louis University Medical Center for medical research.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1923, in Champaign, Ill. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on Sept. 15, 1941, and professed her final vows on Aug. 15, 1947.

Sister Dorothy earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Fontbonne College in St. Louis and master’s degree in education at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind.

During 67 years as a Sister of St. Joseph, she ministered as a teacher, administrator and pastoral associate.

In the archdiocese, Sister Dorothy taught at the former Sacred Heart School in Indianapolis from 1971-73 and Central Catholic School in Indianapolis from 1974-76. From 1994-98, she volunteered at Holy Angels School in Indianapolis.

In 2002, she retired and moved to the Nazareth Living Center.

She is survived by a sister, Ruth Blankman of Greensburg.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111. †

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