December 10, 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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BEACH, Herman G., 87, St. Michael, Bradford, Nov. 26. Father of Joyce Coleman, Beth and Theresa Gettelfinger, Joan Purucker, Jerry, Glenn, Keith, Kenneth and Marc Beach. Grandfather of 27. Great-grandfather of 12.

BROYLES, Elmer B., 76, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 23. Husband of Fayerene Broyles. Father of Jennifer Baker, Charles, Edward Jr. and Jeffrey Broyles. Brother of Verla Burns, Marie Frazier, Thressel Owens, Vula Pressley and Sherwin Broyles. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

CASSIDY, Robert E., 77, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 27. Husband of Margie Cassidy. Father of Melissa Polen, Teresa Whalen and Robert Patmore. Brother of Ruth Gamboe and Alma Merrifield. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of one.

CHINN, Catherine W., 86, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 24. Wife of Charles Chinn. Mother of Dianna Heinz, Victoria and Steve Chinn. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

CLAPP, Patricia Ann (Page), 73, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Nov. 26. Mother of Eric Clapp. Sister of Cynthia Cronin and Diana Page. Grandmother of three.

COX, William T., Sr., 84, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 23. Father of Garry, Mark, Wilbur and William Cox Jr. Brother of Rose Mary Dula, Margaret Feller, Alta Meier, Donald, Louis and Richard Cox. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

DeHART, Don E., 73, Holy Trinity, Edinburgh, Nov. 27. Husband of Kay DeHart. Father of Teresa Tribble, David, Donald II, Mark, Michael, Paul and Stephen DeHart. Brother of Rosemary Sangers, John, Joseph, Herman and Russell DeHart. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of two.

DIRKS, Loretta, 97, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 27. Sister of Ethel Seevers and Virginia Yargus. Aunt of several.

GAUGHAN, Eleanor Jean, 79, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Wife of David Gaughan. Mother of Alice Miller, Mary, Timothy and Vincent Gaughan. Sister of William Harrell. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of two.

GOLD, Myrl (Fahrbach), 90, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Oct. 17. Mother of Susie Frye, Linda Hess, Marilyn Shipp and Ron Gold. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

GRAHAM, Mary Ruth, 99, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 21. Mother of Sally Harris and Lois West. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 19.

HAAG, Virgil W., 89, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 29. Husband of Albina Haag. Father of Veronica Boyle, Mary Beth Braitman, Margaret Watson and Paul Haag. Grandfather of nine.

HEMBRY, Verda E., 94, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 29. Mother of Mary Jo Harper. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of eight. Great-great-grandmother of six.

HOLST, A. Lee, 88, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 22. Husband of Mary Jo Holst. Father of Denise Hollingworth, Karen Lunn, John and Rodney Emmons. Brother of Rosellen

Holst-Shoaf. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of seven.

HUNT, Colum, 83, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Nov. 29. Husband of Evelene Hunt. Father of Daniel Hunt. Grandfather of two.

HUNT, Edna Barbara, 100, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 11. Aunt of one.

JONES, Irene F., 97, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Nov. 26. Mother of Barbara Gibson, Ross and Tom Jones. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.

KAISER, Victor E., 91, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 28. Husband of Juanita Kaiser. Father of Lisa Kaiser. Stepfather of Michelle Holmes and Lynn Stires. Brother of Betty Holtel and Rita McGreevy. Grandfather of one. Step-grandfather of three.

KAUFMAN, Catherine, 85, St. Paul, Tell City, Nov. 22. Mother of Rebecca Vincent, Darrel and David Kaufman. Sister of Pauline Glotzbach and Dorothy Patten. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 14.

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

KITE, Patrick T., 65, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Husband of Helen Kite. Father of Karen Sensney and James Kite. Brother of Daniel Kite. Grandfather of three.

KREUTZJANS, Joseph A., Jr., 85, St. Ann, Jennings County, Nov. 29. Father of Karen Begeman, Loretta Nelson, Marie Rayburn, Jovita Williams, Michael and Paul Kreutzjans. Brother of Marcella Magateaux, Al, Ed and George Kreutzjans. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of three.

LONE, Edna Mae, 91, St. Michael, Bradford, Nov. 30. Mother of Marlene Hayden, Murrel Schweitzer, Melanie, Kip, Paul and Phillip Lone. Sister of Bertie Gentry, Eileen Kessler and Harry Heisman. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 25. Great-great-grandmother of two.

MADER, Alfred, 91, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 19. Father of Agnes Anderson, Theresa Dillon, Linda Eads, Mary Louise Jones, Patricia Shepardson, James, John, Kenneth, Kevin, Raymond and Thomas Mader. Brother of Agnes Hall, Viola Higgins, Alfreida Streit and Edwin Mader. Grandfather of 28. Great-grandfather of 17.

McALLEN, John J., 79, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 28. Husband of Beryl McAllen. Father of Anne Martino, Air Force Maj. Maureen McAllen and John McAllen Jr. Brother of Dorothy McAllen. Grandfather of four.

McGRAW, Margaret, 76, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Mother of Conseuella McCary, Joy Richardson, Ida, Ranklin and Ronald McGraw. Sister of Frances Washington. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several.

MILANO, Thomas L., 52, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 25. Brother of Lillian Baney, Frances Hopping, Anthony and Joseph Milano. Uncle of several.

MILLER, Margaret, 91, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Mother of Jackie Miller.

MROZ, Lucille, 88, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Nov. 15. Mother of Rich Mroz. Sister of Hedwig Kutzki. Grandmother of two.

OATHOUT, Norma Jean (Wilson), 86, St. Thomas the Apostle, Fortville, Nov. 27. Mother of Cassandra Hanafee, Gayle Spalding, Chris and Michael Wilson. Sister of Camilla Smith. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

ROUTON, Stanley L., 86, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Nov. 29. Husband of Lorraine Routon. Father of Linda Eisenhauer, Pat Feldhake, Sue Melsheimer, Rick and Tom Routon. Brother of Jimmy Routon. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of five.

SCHEIB, John E., 84, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Husband of Barbara (Clements) Scheib. Brother of Frank Scheib. Uncle of several.

SHERMAN, Joseph F., 87, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Nov. 27. Husband of Frances (Raisor) Sherman. Father of Frank Sherman. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

SIMON, Charles W., 53, St. Pius, Troy, Nov. 25. Father of Samantha, Brandon and Joshua Simon. Son of Mary Agnes Simon. Brother of Jane Bunner, Judy Simon-Biever, Edward, Jim and Paul Simon.

THIEKEN, Louis J., 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Husband of Marjorie (Boles) Thieken. Father of Jerry and Tom Thieken. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

VISSING, William Raymond, 91, St. Augustine,

Jeffersonville, Sept. 30. Husband of Frances Vissing. Father of Barbara Donahue. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

WESPISER, William E., 93, St. John the Evangelist, Enochsburg, Dec. 2. Father of Michael and Thomas Wespiser. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of five.

WILHELM, Helen L., 88, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Dec. 1. Mother of Ann Brubaker and John Wilhelm. Sister of Donald and Harold Meyer. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 19. Great-great-grandmother of four.

WILSON, Edna, 102, St. Andrew, Richmond, Nov. 21. Grandmother of several. †

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