April 30, 2010


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ALERDING, Robert J., 89, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, April 1. Father of Ann Fitch, Margaret Horton, Mary Schaffner, Joseph, Michael and R. James Alerding. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 23. (correction)

ANTICO, Theodore A., Jr., 52, St. Louis, Batesville, April 20. Brother of Mary Emery, Patty Janson and Ralph Antico.

BOYD, Guy F., 89, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, April 3. Father of Sandi Scheetz, Gregg, Guy III and Jack Boyd. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of seven.

BRANAM, Anna M., 81, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 16. Wife of Charles Branam. Mother of Judy Rawnsley and Charles Branam II. Sister of Charles and Joseph Clark. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

BRAUN, Richard, 80, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, April 20. Husband of Milli (Thomasson) Braun. Father of Tricia Fox, Mary Heller, Kelly Schopmeyer, Nancy, Chris, Drew, Mark, Matt, Nick, Paul, Rick and Thom Braun. Brother of Margaret and Harold Braun. Grandfather of 40. Great-grandfather of 25.

BURKE, Thomas Patrick, 64, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 4. Husband of Gwendolyn Burke. Father of Carie Reagan, Cindy Gilbreath, Lisa Starnes and Richard Burke. Brother of Joyce Belokopitsky, Maureen McBain, Janise Walsh and Jack Burke. Grandfather of nine.

CLEVELAND, Rosemary, 99, St. Augustine Home for the Aged, Indianapolis, Feb. 16. Mother of Providence Sister Jean Marie Cleveland and Charles Cleveland. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight.

DAVIS, Alfred, Jr., 80, St. Mary, Richmond, April 16. Husband of Betty Davis. Father of Jamie Smith and Brad Davis. Grandfather of two.

FERKENHOFF, Mary E., 96, St. Louis, Batesville, April 17. Mother of Linda Knapmeyer. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of two.

GAUSE, Fred J., 83, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, April 2. Husband of Patricia Gause. Father of Joani Fletcher, Mary Beth Ginther, Jean Rawlinson, Kathy Thoman, John, Michael, Steve and Thomas Gause. Grandfather of 22. (correction)

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.

HALL, Delilah Maria, 69, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 25. Wife of Lewis Hall Jr. Mother of Anita Hall. Sister of Barbara Gray. Grandmother of two.

HAZELWOOD, James Daniel, 61, Holy Family, New Albany, April 15. Husband of Jo Hazelwood. Father of Sheila Kent, Cindi Thompson and Robbie Hazelwood. Son of Mary Hazelwood. Brother of Beverly Neuwirth, Molly Roth, Joyce Thompson, Faye Twyman and Glen Hazelwood. Grandfather of five.

HUTCHISON, Essie J., 75, St. Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 31. Wife of John Hutchison. Mother of Tracy, Darrell and Keith Hutchison. Sister of Thersia Cade, Claudia Proctor, Arlean Wright and John Harris. Grandmother of four.

KELLEY, Richard F., 67, Holy Cross, Indianapolis, March 28. Husband of Charlene Kelley. Brother of Kathy Dishman.

KLEESE, Edward C., 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 27. Father of Ed and Mike Kleese. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of six.

McGUIRE, James Patrick, 69, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, April 11. Father of Jamie Konidare and Jonathan McGuire. Stepfather of Donald Brenneman. Brother of Maryann, Mark and William McGuire. Grandfather of four.

MORGAN, Frank T., 84, St. Mary, New Albany, April 17. Father of Michele Engle. Brother of Charles, Robert and Tom Morgan. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of three.

PETER, Paul Wayne, 71, St. Mark, Tell City, April 12. Husband of Linda Peter. Father of Debbie Dauby, Sherri Fortwendal, Mindy Lawalin, Paula Patton, Lisa Wardrip, Cindy Young, Randy and Roger Peter. Brother of Margie Bolin, Carol Lautner, Dave, Joe, Pat, Richard and Vince Peter.

PINEDA, Carmen Amaya, 55, St. Mary, New Albany, April 12. Mother of Jose Luis, Eloy and Osiris Gandara. Grandmother of five.

RIGGEN, Kaylee J., infant, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, April 11. Daughter of Jason and Stephanie (Stevens) Riggen. Granddaughter of Richard and Kathy Riggen and Joseph and Joyce Stevens.

RODGERS, Helen L., 90, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, April 18. Mother of Judith Chaplin, James, Patrick, Terry and William Rodgers. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 10.

RYAN, Kerrick Charles Casey, 56, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 13. Son of Dr. John and Dora Ryan. Brother of Kathleen Ryan-Acker and Kevin Ryan.

SCHMITT, Cornelia Ann, 80, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 10. Sister of Vivian Schmitt.

SMITH, Marjorie Lee, 78, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, April 14. Wife of Richard Smith. Mother of Teri Sinise, Julie Underwood and Patrick Smith. Sister of Rita Smith, David, Gene and Leroy Hudson. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

SUESS, William E., 79, St. Matthew, Indianapolis, April 2. Husband of Joan Suess. Father of Rebecca Gress, Barbara Ham, Karen Mitchell, Mary and William Suess. Brother of Laura Rumpf and Edward Suess. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of three.

SWANZ, Kirsten Collins, 28, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 30. Daughter of Peter and Peggy Swanz III. Sister of Jonathan and Peter Swanz IV.

WEBER, Theodore N., 96, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, April 10. Husband of Geneva Weber. Father of Barbara Dieruf and Mark Weber. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

ZINKAN, Margaret G., 95, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, April 11. Mother of Karen McCrary, Danny, John and Michael Zinkan. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of three.

Franciscan Sister Loretta Feeney served as a teacher and principal

Franciscan Sister Loretta Feeney died on March 22 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility for the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was 91.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 25 at the motherhouse chapel in Oldenburg. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Anna Louise Feeney was born on June 12, 1918, in Indianapolis.

She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1935, and professed her final vows on July 2, 1941.

Sister Loretta ministered as a teacher and principal at Catholic grade schools in Indiana and Ohio for 49 years.

In the archdiocese, she served at St. Mary School in Greensburg, Little Flower School in Indianapolis and Holy Name School in Beech Grove.

Sister Loretta also taught at the Academy of the Immaculate Conception in Oldenburg.

From 1987 until her retirement in 1997, Sister Loretta served as a clerical assistant at the Deanery Resource Center at the motherhouse.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036. †

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