June 11, 2010


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AMOS, Georgeanna Rose, infant, St. Mary, Rushville, May 19. Daughter of Matthew and Cynthia (Siefert) Amos. Sister of Jacob, Nick and Tyler Amos. Granddaughter of Don and Margie Amos and Peggy Siefert.

BRADY, James Talbot, 88, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, May 23. Father of Julie Dornfeld, Lisa, Mary Beth, Mark and William Brady. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

CARNES, Rita Marie, infant, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, May 28. Daughter of Samuel and Hannah Carnes.

DOMOGALIK, Joan (Owens), 84, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, May 12. Wife of Benny Domogalik. Sister of Pat Glogoza and Tom Owens.

EBERLE, Earl J., 86, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, May 25. Husband of Marjorie Eberle. Father of Susan Kraus, Margie Polley, Linda Rolfe, Carol Sandy, Frank, Scott and Thomas Eberle. Brother of Melvin Eberle. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of six.

HALL, Dr. James, 79, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 23. Father of Kathleen Bernard, Joanna Edgerly, Louise Miller and Thomas Hall. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

KOCH, Patricia, 85, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, May 20. Mother of Barbara Faton, Patricia McCraken, Paul, Robert Jr. and Terry Koch. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of two.

MARSH, James Courtland, Jr., 70, Christ the King, Indianapolis, May 21. Husband of Cathy Marsh. Father of Jennifer Davis, Monica Stonebraker, Daniel, Jim, Steven and T.J. Marsh. Brother of Connie Brown, Rebecca Chaney, Jeanne Stall and Viola Polley. Grandfather of eight.

MEYER, Mary L., 76, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 27. Mother of Linda Bruns, Paula Kinker and Connie Lawrence. Sister of Daniel Litmer. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

MEYER, Rita Ann, 84, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 21. Mother of Sue Ann Lapenta, Jane Steinhauer, Debra Tocco, Richard and Robert Meyer. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 12.

OLIVER, Harry H., 75, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, May 24. Husband of Dolores Oliver. Father of JoeAnna Joyce and Scott Oliver. Brother of Burnadine Corley, Harriett Grover, Dorothy Mazak, Glenn Dermer and Lewis Oliver Jr. Grandfather of two.

PARIZO, Arlene B., 66, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, April 28. Mother of Stacy Arbuckle, Arlita Brisdon, Tina Lewis, David Marshall and George Parizo. Sister of Andrea Brennon and Carmilita Mallette. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven.

SONDERMAN, William F., 77, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 30. Husband of Mary Marlene Sondermann. Father of Donald, John and William Sondermann. Grandfather of seven.

STRUEWING, Kathleen J., 78, St. Louis, Batesville, May 28. Wife of James Struewing. Mother of Janice Grieshop, Linda Keller, Bob and Tom Struewing. Grandmother of five.

STRUTZ, Jeanne Ann, 79, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, May 19. Mother of Teri Nelson and Steven Strutz. Grandmother of one.

SUVEGES, Rose, 62, St. Mary, Richmond, May 25. Wife of James Suveges. Mother of Dianne and Doug Suveges. Sister of Loretta DeLucio and Nickie Ross.

SZTUKOWSKI, Robert John, 82, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, May 27. Father of Cecelia Bird, Regina Buerger, Connie Sandlin, Elaine Uttke, Joan and Michael Sztukowski. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of two.

THOMPSON, Gary, 48, Sacred Heart, Clinton, May 15. Son of Clifford Thompson and Doris Magee. Stepson of Ed Magee. Brother of Brenda Foltz, Clifford Jr., Jeff and Steve Thompson. Stepbrother of Jody and Randy Magee.

TIMBERLAKE, Lloyd, Jr., 61, St. Mary, New Albany, May 3. Father of Lloyd Timberlake III. Brother of Patty Mansfield and Linda Villafranca.

WIMSATT, Joseph L., 52, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 27. Father of Chris and Keith Wimsatt. Son of Mary (Carrico) Wimsatt. Brother of Debbie Coones, Paula Sims, Janice Wilerson, David and Mark Wimsatt.

Providence Sister Maureen Loonam began children’s summer camps

Providence Sister Maureen Loonam died on May 21 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 93.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 25 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery there.

Genevieve Marie Loonam was born on June 1, 1916, in Freeport, Minn. She grew up in Indianapolis, and attended Cathedral Grade School and St. Agnes Academy.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 10, 1934, and professed her first vows on Aug. 15, 1936, and her final vows on Aug. 15, 1941.

Sister Maureen earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and master’s degree in education at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

During 76 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered for 40 years as a teacher or principal at Catholic grade schools in Indiana and Illinois. She served as a grade school principal for 25 years.

In the archdiocese, Sister Maureen taught at the former St. Joseph School in Indianapolis from 1967-68 then served as the principal at St. Simon School in Indianapolis from 1968-76.

She served in several educational ministry positions at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from 1977-89.

In 1977, Sister Maureen was appointed the director of summer sessions and continuing education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

She began the summer camp program for children at the college, which flourished for a number of years.

In 1986, Sister Maureen joined the library staff at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

In 1989, she became the coordinator of the Resource Center at the motherhouse, a ministry she continued for 18 years.

In 2007, Sister Maureen began her ministry of prayer with the senior sisters.

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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