August 20, 2010


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BEASON, Elmer L., 86, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Husband of Julie Beason. Father of Michael Beason. Grandfather of one.

BERKHOLZ, Marjorie L., 79, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 9. Mother of Herbert Berkholz. Sister of Ed and Don Spalding. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of eight.

BURNETT, Sybil H., 89, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 25. Mother of John Burnett. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

CARSON, Andrew, 62, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Aug. 3. Husband of Elaine (Ross) Carson. Father of Keeley Cooke, Megan Stayton, Grace and Matthew Carson. Brother of Chris Carson. Grandfather of five.

CHAMBERS, Mary L., 99, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 16. Mother of Rosalyn Johnson and Ronald Chambers. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of seven.

CLOE, Gertrude A., 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 30. Wife of Earl Cloe. Mother of Stella Koch. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of one.

COTTRELL, Carl R., 58, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, July 18. Husband of Rita (Luken) Cottrell. Father of Antoinette Orman, Michelle O’Rouke, Nanette Sheldon, Yvonne Spittler, Carl II, Clint and Craig Cottrell. Brother of Terry Howard. Grandfather of 23. (correction)

DAL SASSO, Irene, 92, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Aug. 3. Mother of Debra Moran, Garry, James and Larry Dal Sasso. Sister of Ruth Ann Ferrare. Grandmother of four. Step-grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.

DROCKELMAN, Teresa Mary, 97, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 10. Mother of Margaret Danner and William Drockelman. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

ELLIOTT, Mary E. (Jarvis) Hepfer, 71, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 31. Wife of James Elliott. Mother of Patrice Grizzle, James Hepfer Sr. and Keith Hepfer Jr. Sister of Wanda Boren, Billy, David and Kenny Jarvis. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10. Great-great-grandmother of one.

ENDRIS, Margaret, 78, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, July 27. Wife of Paul Endris. Mother of Mary Pat Willis, Daniel and Paul Endris II. Sister of Sharon Spalding and Janet Staashelm. Grandmother of four.

GEORGIA, Carmella, 91, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 27. Mother of Angela Euklund, Alyson and James Frost. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

GUTZWILLER, Lois Annette (Claus), 92, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Mother of Emily Vance and P. Stephen Gutzwiller. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of five.

HANKINS, Joy, 77, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 4. Mother of Paula Walker, Sonja, Alan and William Hankins. Sister of Georgia Land and Connie Moody. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of nine.

JENNINGS, Robert F., 87, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, June 14. Husband of Rosemary Jennings. Father of Rosemarie Akles, Barbara Cripe, Beverly Davis, Brenda Hopkins, Betty Snodgrass, Rebecca, Brian, Bruce and Robert Jennings. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of 22.

KAESEL, Mary E., 93, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, July 15. Mother of Larry Kaesel. Grandmother of one.

LEE, Conchita B., M.D., 74, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Wife of Domingo Lee. Mother of Christine and D. Anthony Lee. Sister of 10. Grandmother of five.

MEDLOCK, Doris Lee, 84, St. Mary, New Albany, July 28. Mother of Michelle Thomas, Daniel, Steven and William Medlock Jr. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several.

MEYER, Claudia, 67, St. Mary, Rushville, Aug. 2. Wife of James Meyer. Mother of Bruce Meyer. Sister of Betty Hatfield. Grandmother of three.

MORAN, Norma, 80, St. Mary, Rushville, July 18.

O’CONNELL, Barbara Ann (Lee), 50, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, July 9. Wife of Mike O’Connell. Daughter of Thomas Lee. Step-daughter of Lois Lee. Sister of Chris and Mike Lee.

PRUITT, Marcia Kay, 72, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, Aug. 3. Wife of Carl Pruitt. Mother of Diana Bell, Marianne Luellen, John and Patrick Gannon. Sister of Karen Shockley, Cindy Robertson, Gary and Pete O’Connell. Grandmother of five.

ZIEGELGRUBER, Cornelia, 90, St. Paul, Tell City, July 31. Mother of Bonnie Cravens, Diane Danby, Linda Tempel and Kenny Ziegelgruber. Sister of Chester and Merle Doogs. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 21.

Providence Sister Jean Patrice Keenon was a teacher for 29 years

Providence Sister Jean Patrice Keenon died on Aug. 6 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 90.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 11 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Margaret Keenon was born on April 2, 1920, in Chicago.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1939, and professed her first vows on Aug. 15, 1941, and her final vows on Aug. 15, 1947.

Sister Jean Patrice earned a bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and master’s degree at DePaul University in Chicago.

During 71 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as a teacher for 29 years at Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois and North Carolina.

In Indianapolis, Sister Jean Patrice taught at the former St. Ann School from 1944-45, St. Philip Neri School from 1946-47, St. Thomas Aquinas School from 1947-48, Holy Cross School from

1950-53, the former Cathedral Grade School from 1953-56, Holy Spirit School from 1956-58 and the former St. Agnes Academy from 1966-67.

At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Sister Jean Patrice ministered at the House of Prayer from 1970-71, the activity room from 1971-73, as director of retirement from 1973-75, as community representative for the infirmary from 1975-76, as treasurer of Providence Hall and Foley Hall from 1976-79, as community representative from 1982-86 and as director of activities from 1988-90. She also ministered at the generalate business office at the motherhouse from 1979-80.

In New Albany, she served at the Providence Retirement Home from 1980-82.

In 2004, Sister Jean Patrice began her full-time ministry of prayer at the motherhouse.

Surviving are a stepbrother, Ronald Stedman, as well as 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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