September 10, 2010


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BARTLEY, George, 89, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Aug. 26. Husband of Betty Bartley. Father of Mary Sue Burvee, Margaret Carroll, Nancy Collins, Janice Haeberlin, Joyce Pence and Mark Bartley. Stepfather of Gwen Jenkins and Alan Brewer. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 19.

BARTLEY, Steve, 59, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Aug. 29. Husband of Brenda Bartley. Father of Angie Wilson and Andrew Bartley. Brother of Anna Daily, Chris and Mark Bartley. Grandfather of three.

BENNETT, Robert F., 76, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Aug. 8. Cousin of one.

BOWE, Cletus R., 75, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Aug. 27. Husband of Judith Bowe. Father of Marina Traub, George and Michael Bowe. Brother of Thelma Johnson and Valeria Shidler. Grandfather of four.

ELLIS, Johuanna, 50, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Aug. 11. Sister of Patricia Crowe and Michael Murphy. Aunt of several.

GOODIN, Margaret Lucille, 85, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Aug. 26. Mother of Jane LeRoy, Linda Murray and John Goodin. Grandmother of seven.

LICHTENBERG, Jeanne (Stanley), 89, St. Mary, New Albany, Aug. 26. Sister of Patricia Summers. Aunt of several.

MAYER, Raymond J., 86, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 27. Husband of Patricia (Norris) Mayer. Father of Kathryn Delpha, Patricia Ralston, Ann, Margaret, Mary Lou, Paul and Richard Mayer. Brother of Dolores Carter. Grandfather of 18.

McDOWELL, Mary L., 87, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 28. Mother of Kathleen Burgess, Ruth Ann McClellan, Damian and D. Thomas McDowell. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 12.

MELTON, Marianne, 42, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Aug. 25. Mother of Aaron, Cody and Travis Melton. Daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Sylvester) Evans. Sister of Terese Frausto and Tim Evans.

OAKLEY, Kenneth, 86, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Aug. 22. Husband of Rosemary (Stockhuetter) Oakley. Father of Jane Cameron, Earl, Karl and Mark Oakley. Brother of Vivian Fichmer and Dyar Oakley. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of five.

RATTAY, James J., 84, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 28. Husband of Gloria Rattay. Father of Dawn Carey, Patrice Lunsford, Laura Manwaring and Steve Rattay. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

WILLMAN, Robert L., 93, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Aug. 13. Husband of Mary Willman. Father of Jane and John Willman. Brother of Agnes Hirtzel and Helen Taffee. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of eight.

ZIMMER, Florence, 92, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, July 23. Mother of Jane Ahnell, Luann Hellwig, Elaine Malley, Rebecca Mauser and Sara O’Brien. Sister of Nancy Lavelle. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 14.

Providence Sister Marie Eleanor Shaw was a teacher and principal

Providence Sister Marie Eleanor Shaw died on Aug. 27 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 94.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 2 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Irene Mary Shaw was born on Feb. 27, 1916, in Chicago.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Aug. 22, 1933, and professed her first vows on Jan. 23, 1936, and her final vows on Jan. 23, 1942.

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

During 77 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education for 51 years at Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and California.

For 13 of those years, she served as a principal.

In the archdiocese, Sister Marie Eleanor ministered at the former Annunciation School in Brazil from 1936-37 and the former St. Anthony School in Indianapolis from 1949-53.

After retiring from teaching, she volunteered in Chicago for six years.

In 1993, Sister Marie Eleanor returned to the motherhouse to work in residential service until 2005, when she began her full-time ministry of prayer.

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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