January 14, 2011


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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ARMBRUSTER, Evelyn L., 92, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Dec. 14. Sister of Melvin Armbruster.

ARMBRUSTER, Joseph A., 82, former member of Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 14. Husband of Joan (McCarthy) Armbruster. Father of Carol Cooney, Jane McKendree, Sharon Tolin, Gary and Martin Armbruster. Brother of Virginia Toner. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of six.

BRADLEY, Linda Darlene, 59, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Sister of Cynthia Schouten, Gregg, Steve and Tom Bradley.

BRYK, Alfred X., 79, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Nov. 21. Husband of Judy Bryk. Father of Michele Peddycord and Steven Bryk. Brother of Marie Grzybowski, Delores Kaveliski, Catherine Rheinschmidt and George Bryk. Grandfather of five.

CARRASQUILLO, Hector, 76, St. Mary, New Albany, Dec. 23. Father of Geraldine Smith, Julie, Hector and Luis Carrasquillo, and Dominic Morales. Brother of Carmen and Chefa Carrasquillo. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of eight.

CAUFIELD, Mary J., 62, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 6. Mother of Tiffany and Todd Caufield. Sister of Madonna Burke, Joy Sprigler, Eddie, Glenn and Nick Hancock. Grandmother of three.

CLARK, Wanita L. (Sprinkle), 77, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Dec. 26. Mother of Deborah Wayt, Linda Weilhamer and Duane Clark. Sister of Beverly Emerson and Kathleen Hobbs. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 12.

COLVIN, Lea, 61, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Husband of Mary Beth Colvin. Father of Alison, Katherine and Lea Colvin, Adam and Andrew Sertich. Grandfather of one.

CONNAUGHTON, John B., 82, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Husband of Barbara (Weber) Connaughton. Father of Lisa Lee and Laura Connaughton. Grandfather of two.

CURRY, Mary Jane, 86, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 14. Mother of Pamela Laswell, Patricia Olmstead, Nancy Reale and Michael Curry. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 14.

DANDA, Edward S., 92, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 26. Husband of Pauline Danda. Father of Patricia, David and Richard Danda. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of one.

DOWNEY, Thomas Michael, 74, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 19. Husband of Lydia Downey. Father of Tara

Downey-Miller, Laurajean Tucker and Michael Downey. Brother of Carol and Jeanne Downey. Grandfather of seven.

DOWNS, Sara L., 74, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 26. Mother of Kelly Crouch, Kristie Foxworthy, Kara Tsuleff, Kathy and Kevin Downs. Sister of Shirley Aldrich, Cheryl Piland and Tony Williams. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of four.

EAGAN, Robert Eugene, 83, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 19. Husband of Rose (Minatel) Eagan. Father of Cathy Kremer and Michael Eagan. Brother of Bernard Eagan. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

EHALT, Irene, 90, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 20. Aunt of several.

FISHER, Richard J., 85, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Jan. 3. Husband of Audrey Fisher. Father of Joanie Edwards and Greg Fisher. Brother of St. Joseph of Carondelet Sister Mary Ann Fisher, David and William Fisher. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of nine.

FREDERICK, Scotty Matthew, 23, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 22. Son of Matthew Frederick and Julie Ann Reid. Brother of Cameron and Katie Adams, William Eikenbary, Laren and Evan Frederick. Grandson of Jim and Barbara Frederick, David and Virginia Reid, and Pete and Carol Sageser. Great-grandson of Jack Akin.

GAMBRALL, Helen, 84, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Mother of Gerri Hensel, Jeanne Hoagland, Therese Howe, Anthony and David Gambrall. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 24.

GOODIN, Melinda A., 53, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 21. Wife of Paul Goodin. Mother of Chelsea and Savannah Goodin. Daughter of Beatrice Caine. Sister of Teresa Lawson, Michelle Rinehart and Keith Caine.

HANCOCK, Margaret F. (Rogers), 89, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 17. Mother of Joan Bechdol, Jackie Norman, Mary Williams, Mark and Michael Hancock. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 20. Great-great-grandmother of one.

HARRIS, Ingle R., III, 59, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 8. Husband of Linda Harris. Father of Julie Stennett and Tracy Harris. Son of Ingle Harris and Alice Koepke. Brother of Beth Prindle. Grandfather of two.

HODSON, Marie Cecilia (Reed), 93, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 14. Mother of Marilyn Jarvis and Rosalind Sylvester. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of nine. Great-great-grandmother of three.

HOFF, Raymond E., 58, St. Peter, Franklin County, Dec. 18. Son of Blanche Hoff. Brother of Alvin and Chris Hoff. Uncle of several.

IOZZO, Elizabeth V., 94, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Dec. 24. Mother of Lani Cummings, John and Thomas Iozzo. Sister of Kathleen (Zenz) Clendenin and Franciscan Sister Lillian Zenz. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

KAVANAUGH, Mary Elizabeth, 49, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Mother of Katherine Bennett and Kimberly Shive. Daughter of Richard and Alice Brown. Sister of Vanessa Diekhoff, Catherine Henderson, Bart and Ben Brown. Grandmother of seven.

KRUER, Rosemary (Meyer), 68, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 2. Wife of George Kruer Jr. Mother of LeAnne Scott, Nannette Vint and George Kruer III. Sister of Kathy Erskine, Charlie, Mark, Michael and William Meyer. Grandmother of three.

KUNTZ, Karen, 53, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Wife of David Kuntz. Mother of Ethan and Michael Kuntz. Daughter of Mary Kijovsky. Sister of Kathy Dildine, Sharon Winalski, Bill, David, Jim and Steve Kijovsky.

LOWRY, Patricia Ann, 71, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Dec. 23. Mother of Cindy West, Brad Croddy and John Lowry. Sister of Rosemary Collins, Janet Einhaus, Betty Sample, David, Mike and Tom Greiwe. Grandmother of five.

LUX, Marjorie N., 93, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Dec. 21. Mother of Sherry Harding, Danny, Jerry and Michael Lux. Sister of Jay Luther. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 14.

McKEE, Austin, 81, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Father of Patricia Depko, Joy, James, Mark and Michael McKee. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of nine.

MUMFORD, Bill, 70, St. Mary, Navilleton, Dec. 22. Husband of Patricia Mumford. Father of Brandy Graham, Wendy McCrory and Dawn Mumford. Brother of Tracy Merman. Grandfather of four.

MURCHIE, Donna Dee (Keevers), 51, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Dec. 22.

ORTH, T. William, 81, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Dec. 15. Husband of Margaret Orth. Father of Barbara Huffman, Victoria Regan, Robert Dunn, Robert and William Orth. Brother of Jacqueline Dunnege and Joann Ryan. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 14.

PFLANZER, Alice Elizabeth (Ryskey), 90, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Dec. 23. Mother of Patty Bowen, Linda Dean, Randy, Raymond and Richard Pflanzer. Sister of Lorraine Anderson, Marcella Miskovich, Gladys Roland, Margaret Swindle and Clarence Ryskey. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of seven.

POPE, C. Thomas, 70, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Brother of Sue Leap and Beverly Sokolek.

RIES, George Patrick, 60, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Dec. 12. Husband of Marianna (Schafer) Ries. Stepfather of Bonnie Stone, Jacob and Jay Morris. Son of John and Mary (Sullivan) Ries. Brother of Sally Lydick, Barb Stumpf, Rosie Young, David, John and Kevin Ries. †

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