December 3, 2010


Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.

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BECHT, Mary Beatrice (Barr), 91, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Nov. 12. Mother of Mary Lucille Missi, Sandra Pinnick, Phyllis Smallwood, Linda Steinbrenner and Richard Becht. Grandmother of 31. Great-grandmother of 78. Great-great-grandmother of 39.

BISCHOFF, Leroy, 79, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Nov. 13. Husband of Frances Bischoff. Father of Donna Davidson, Dan, Dale, Dave, Doug and Duane Bischoff. Brother of Hortense Dudley, Diane Reer, Linda Schwegman and Earl Bischoff. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of three.

BOEHLE, Dale V., 60, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 20. Nephew of several.

BOHANNON, Wayne, 77, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Nov. 6. Husband of Nelda Bohannon. Father of April Armstrong, Laurie Burnett, Barbara Pitcock, Jill Shanley, Amy, Dennis and Patrick Bohannon. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of three.

BUDKIEWICZ, Beverly, 90, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Oct. 11. Mother of Sandy Litzelman, Jean Prince and Jim O’Bold. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 33.

BUNCH, Kenneth David, 65, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Father of Kristi Bradley, K.J. and Kevin Bunch. Brother of Jennifer Graham, Sue Morris and Kay Townsend. Grandfather of two.

BUSH, Penny Gail, 51, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 17. Mother of Alican Parmley and Joshua Bush. Daughter of Boyd and Ann (Wright) Middleton. Sister of Rodger Middleton. Grandmother of one.

CARTER, Dolores P., 93, St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 11. Aunt of several.

DAVIS, John B., Jr., 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 22. Husband of Betty Davis. Father of Jean Sullivan, Joe, John and Jim Davis. Brother of Margaret Maher and Florence Stillman. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of two.

DEARDORF, John Eugene, 82, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Nov. 20. Father of Catherine Miller, Marie, Eugene, John, Kevin and Paul Deardorf. Brother of Mary Kenney and Pat Grady. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of three.

DENNY, Edna M., 77, St. Anne, New Castle, Nov. 12. Sister of Leeta Castetyer.

GEHLHAUSEN, Rudolph, 86, St. Isidore the Farmer, Bristow, Nov. 10. Husband of Eileen Gehlhausen. Father of Jackie Knieriem, Sandy Lasher, Cindy Schaefer, Michelle Schaefer, Danny, Rick and Tim Gehlhausen. Brother of Gertrude Rogier. Grandfather of 28. Great-grandfather of 14.

GEIS, Mary Jane, 81, St. Mary, Greensburg, Nov. 22. Mother of Trish Baylis, Judy Gansert, Barb Noah, Marilyn Palmer, Andy, Danny, Kenneth and Mike Geis. Sister of Rita Vanderpohl, Orville, Paul and Robert Kinker. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of five.

GOODIN, Rosemary, 88, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Mother of Bernard, James, John and Paul Goodin. Sister of Dorothy Frame, Theresa Muschalik and Rita Worden. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

HUGHES, James B., 81, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, May 8. Husband of Ruby Hughes. Father of Nancy Hughes-Francavilla, Kate and James Hughes. Brother of Jo Ann Etheridge, Bill, George and Tom Hughes. Grandfather of two. (correction)

KEEGAN, Margaret Helen, 93, Annunciation, Brazil, Nov. 7. Mother of Marilyn Ferree, Mary McDonald, James and John Keegan. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of eight.

KELLEY, Dr. Annetta (Seulean), 89, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 12. Mother of Constance Brenner, Kitty Madden, Anna Mary Sullivan, Suzanne, Brian, Dr. Charles, Jim, Joe, John and Michael Kelley. Sister of Dr. Myron Seulean. Grandmother of 24. Great-grandmother of 15.

LIOTTI, Leonard, 77, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 23. Husband of Diana (Hoeping) Liotti. Father of Diane, Jennifer and Dan Liotti. Grandfather of five.

MADER, Alfred L., 91, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 14. Father of Agnes Anderson, Theresa Dillon, Linda Eads, Mary Jones, Patricia Shepardson, James, John, Kenneth, Kevin, Raymond and Thomas Mader. Brother of Agnes Hall, Viola Higgins, Alfrieda Streit and Edwin Mader. Grandfather of 28. Great-grandfather of 17.

MAUDE, Terrance, 51, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Oct. 30. Father of Marie Bates, David, Dennis and George Maude.

MILLER, Irene Rose, 92, St. John the Baptist, Starlight, Nov. 7. Sister of Catherine Kruer, Marie Miller and Marcella Weikel.

MULLER, Ann E., 83, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Wife of Dr. Paul Muller. Mother of Michele, Cornelius and Joseph Eastman III. Stepmother of Mary Krugman, Joanne Sturges Kuebler, Susan, James, John, Paul and Robert Muller. Sister of Roy and Van Shelton.

OVERMYER, Cora Jane, 89, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Nov. 18. Wife of Robert Overmyer. Mother of Roberta Fischesser. Sister of Carol Loebig.

PARAISO, Dr. Antonio, 87, St. Mary, Richmond, Nov. 13. Husband of Virginia Paraiso. Father of Marie Antoinette Coughlin, Marie Fidela Van Etten, Michelle Odland and Sandy Schwann. Grandfather of 10.

PINSONNEAULT, Luke Eugene, 77, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 15. Husband of Elizabeth Pinsonneault. Father of Elaine DeClue, Cathy Schooler and Dan Pinsonneault. Brother of Annette Donnelly, Feliz and Gerry Pinsonneault. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

SCHROEDER, Margaret, 79, St. Andrew, Richmond, Nov. 17. Mother of Mary Harrell, Kathy Reddington, Charles, Gregory, Paul and Stephen Schroeder. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of seven.

SCHWEGMAN, Mildred M., 87, St. Michael, Brookville, Nov. 18. Mother of David, Donald and Maurice Schwegman. Sister of Carol Faulkner. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

SHIRLEY, Raymond, 80, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Nov. 13. Husband of Martha (Osterholt) Shirley. Father of Kim Fitzgerald, Barbara Reynolds, Karen Summers, Angela Thompson, Donna, Daniel and Michael Shirley. Brother of Sharon Heavener and Ronald Shirley. Grandfather of 12. Step-grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

SMITH, Alfred T., 80, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 27. Husband of Carolyn Smith. Father of Bruce, Keith, Ralph and William Smith. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of two.

SUESZ, Marie A., 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 6. Mother of Ann Babcock, Rita New, Denise Van Horn, Guy and Richard Suesz. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 23.

THIENEMAN, James B., 73, St. Joseph, Corydon, Nov. 1. Husband of Marilyn (Shewmaker) Thieneman. Father of Rita Ledford, Donna McAfee, Theresa Pope, Rhonda Ritchie, Anne Robertson, Leah Windell, James and Nicholas Thieneman. Brother of Donald Thieneman. Grandfather of 29. Great-grandfather of 10.

TRABEL, Robert, 63, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Oct. 31. Husband of Kay Trabel. Father of Jeff and Mike Trabel. Brother of Mary, Dan and Raymond Trabel. Grandfather of two.

TURK, Donald L., 76, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Nov. 17. Husband of Marilyn (Williams) Turk. Father of Karen Beers, Pam Burnett, Patty Gentry, Debbie Lee, Mary Turk-Delger, Janice, Kevin and Mark Turk. Brother of Rita Beauregard, Betty Dicus, Joyce Schoonover, Bill, Cliff and Jerry Turk. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of seven.

VESPO, Anthony J., 80, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 2. Father of Susan Smith, Cathy, Mary, Valerie, Vicki, David and Joe Vespo. Brother of Mary Jo Chandler and Danny Vespo. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

WILSON, James M., 48, Annunciation, Brazil, Aug. 11. Brother of Robin Forbes, Dawn and Roland Wilson. Uncle of several.

WINDLER, Robert James, 24, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Nov. 21. Son of Roy Windler and Linda Gainous. Brother of Rachel Gainous and Jared Windler. Grandson of Ora Ivey, Bob and Ruth Ivey, Robert and Nancy Gainous, and Eileen Windler. †

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