October 15, 2010


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BAUER, Roger Neal, 72, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis. Sept. 24. Husband of Charlotte (Walters) Bauer. Father of Beth Gramman, Jill Taylor, David and Keith Bauer. Son of Joyce (Gorton) Bauer. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

CAITO, Ida Ann (Tantillo), 91, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Oct. 3. Mother of Jo Ann, Fred, Joseph and Philip Caito. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 24.

CAREY, Patricia T. (Harding), 81, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Wife of Joseph Carey. Mother of Andrew, Philip and Stephen Carey. Sister of Thomas Harding. Grandmother of one.

CHRAPLA, Adolph, 94, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Sept. 21. Father of Ann Long, Ellen, Margaret, Andrew and Michael Chrapla. Brother of Lillian Kazcka. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 11.

CLARK, Duane E., 35, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Sept. 23. Husband of Kate Clark. Father of Mason and Molly Clark. Son of Dean and Denise (Harpenau) Clark. Brother of Diane Cram and Donna Tovar. Grandson of Earl and Margaret Harpenau.

DOWELL, Lois Jean, 80, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute, Sept. 19. Mother of Michael and Pat Dowell. Grandmother of several.

EMS, Carl F., 92, St. Mary, Navilleton, Sept. 27. Father of Linda Jones, Carol McMillin, Cindy Mills, Dotti Whitaker, Jake, Steve and Ted Ems. Grandfather of 23. Great-grandfather of 26.

FISHER, Mary Ann, 60, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Sept. 23. Sister of Ellen Dorsett, Bridgid Hughbanks, Julia Thornton, John Jr., Ralph, Thomas and Timothy Fisher.

FOREY, Harold L., 90, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Sept. 24. Husband of Mildred Forey. Father of Anita Thompson and H. Allen Forey. Brother of Rose Harvey and Charles Forey. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

GENET, Marjorie, 87, St. Isidore the Farmer, Bristow, Sept. 27. Mother of Geraldine Brown. Sister of Donna Rae Pekau. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 12.

HURRLE, Barbara Jean, 56, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Sept. 14. Wife of Steve Hurrle. Mother of Sarah Kegerreis, Sam and Steve Hurrle. Daughter of Robert and Jean Straight. Sister of Beth Armstrong, Cheryl Greene and Diane Miller. Grandmother of three.

JOSON, Romeo, 77, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Sept. 26. Husband of Purification Joson.

LAWRENCE, Terrence William, 57, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Son of Henrietta (Steining) Lawrence. Brother of Ellen Krudy and Robert Lawrence Jr.

McCURDY, Margaret, 91, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Mother of Linda Brittain and Jack McCurdy. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

WILCOX, Frank Shirley, II, 73, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 18. Father of Leigh Ann Faris-Quinkert and Frank Wilcox III. Brother of John Wilcox. Grandfather of three.

WILSON, Charlotte A., 71, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, Sept. 15. Wife of Robert Wilson II. Mother of Carol Osborne and Bobby Wilson. Daughter of Edward and Ethal (Whitson) Missi. Sister of Viola Eckert, Evelyn Hodges, Edward and Roy Missi. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of two.

YOUNG, William, 77,

St. Pius V, Troy, Sept. 15. Husband of Regina Young. Father of Debbie Froehlich, Sandy King, Mick and Roger Young. Brother of Robert Young. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of five.

Providence Sister Gertrude Eileen Getrey was oldest sister

Providence Sister Gertrude Eileen Getrey died on Oct. 2 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 102.

Sister Gertrude was the oldest sister in the congregation, both in age and years of membership.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 7 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Mary Helen Getrey was born on Sept. 7, 1908, in Jasonville, Ind.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on June 5, 1925, professed her first vows on Dec. 8, 1927, and professed her final vows on Dec. 8, 1932.

Sister Gertrude earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

During 85 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as a teacher for 57 years at Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois and Massachusetts.

In the archdiocese, Sister Gertrude taught at St. Patrick School in Terre Haute from 1939-42 and 1971-78, St. Thomas Aquinas School in Indianapolis from 1951-53, Holy Cross School in Indianapolis from 1953-54 and Gibault School in Terre Haute from 1978-84.

From 1985-92, Sister Gertrude ministered at Providence Health Care at the motherhouse.

In 1992, she began her ministry of prayer full-time at the motherhouse.

Surviving are a brother, John Getrey of Jasonville, and a sister, Joan Sears of Tampa, Fla.

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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