February 11, 2011


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JONAS, Thomas J., 51, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Son of Theresa McHolland. Stepson of Don McHolland. Brother of Ann Deering, Mary Kauffman, Daniel, Gustave and James Jonas.

KAISER, Darlene, 74, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 4. Sister of Joyce Krementz, George and William Kaiser. Aunt of several.

KILLEN, Margaret H., 70, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Jan. 15. Wife of Larry Killen. Mother of Maureen Curtis, Briana Peck, Angela Reynolds, John Fulton and Michael Killen. Sister of John Foley. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 14.

LEISTER, David Lee, 73, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 8. Husband of Wanda Leister. Father of Carol and Cindi Walker, and Gerald and David Leister. Brother of Linda Smith. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of one.

LEUTHART, John A., Jr., 73, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Jan. 10. Husband of JoAnn Leuthart. Father of David, Marc and Robert Leuthart. Brother of Betty Dodd and Mary Catherine Hayes. Grandfather of three.

LUX, Jack W., 79, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 15. Husband of Nancy Lux. Father of Suzie Beagle, Saundra Meyer and Gary Lux. Brother of Mary Kay Hart, Jan Quigley, Sally Stone, Diane Wagers and Dr. Dave Lux. Grandfather of six.

LYNCH, Lucille, 89, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Jan. 15. Mother of Charlene Kistner, Patricia Nelson, Kathleen Schaler and David Lynch. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 17.

MARGRAF, Marjorie Jean (Gildner), 74, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Jan. 19. Wife of Robert Margraf. Mother of Julie Edmond, David, Mark and Paul Margraf. Sister of Bernice King, Lois Von Krowsky, Gene, Herman, Raymond and Walter Gildner. Grandmother of five.

MARTINI, Mary, 66, St. Charles Borromeo, Milan, Dec. 24. Wife of Louis Martini. Mother of Aaron, Jeffrey and Louis Martini. Daughter of Stanley and Mary Etta Gray. Sister of Sue Benton, Gail Bingle, Dennis, Gerry, Gregory, Harold, Roger, Steve and Wayne Gray. Grandmother of eight.

MATERN, Kenneth John, 79, St. Ann, Jennings County, Jan. 10. Husband of Ann (Hillen) Matern. Father of Linda and Ellen Capes, Allan and Glen Matern. Brother of Alberta Biehle and Delores Wagner. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of two.

McCLINTOCK, Ruby M. (Lynette), 79, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Mother of Kathy Deam, Connie Shillings and Norman McClintock II. Sister of Geneva Browning, Helena Crecelius, Patrick and Virgil Lynette. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of one.

MOODY, Myrt, 83, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 22. Mother of Donna Ruggles and Chris Vogelsang. Sister of Raymond Mandary. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 18.

OEDING, Robert George, 91, Annunciation, Brazil, Dec. 27. Father of Anne Birkemeier, Jeanne Howard, Patricia Redenbarger, John, Paul and Robert Oeding Jr. Brother of Richard and William Oeding. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 13.

RAK, Stanley V., 82, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Jan. 19. Father of Cecilia Rogers, Cindi Mulcahey, Brian, David, Kevin, Larry and Vince Rak. Grandfather of 16.

ROGIER, Augusta, 94, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 16. Mother of Mary Jo Ault, Liz Lamping, Cathy McCoy, Julia Mobley, Allen, Ben, Bernie, Bill, Bob and Tim Rogier. Grandmother of 21. Great-grandmother of 22.

ROSS, Julia, 89, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Wife of Robert Ross. Mother of Theresa Desautels, Donna and Jerry Ross. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of three.

SCHNEIDER, Mary Elsie, 90, St. Mary, Lanesville, Jan. 17. Mother of Dorothy Alt, Barbara Henckel, Mary Rickert, Dennis, Gilbert, James, Jerome, Joseph, Raymond and Wayne Schneider.

SCHULTE, Patricia Ann, 65, St. Bridget, Liberty, Dec. 22. Wife of Ed Schulte. Mother of Elizabeth, John, Michael and William Schulte. Daughter of Louis Gammeter. Sister of Debra Miles. Grandmother of five.

SEITER, Marie, 85, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 17. Mother of Nikki Hofer, Donald, Fred and Tom Seiter. Sister of Georgene and Joan Gillman, and Barb and Dr. Paul Hirt. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of four.

SHANAHAN, Catherine M., 79, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Jan. 17. Wife of Paul Shanahan. Mother of Sally Eddington, Maureen Okerson, Terry Schonhoff, Kathy Weisenbach and John Shanahan. Sister of Sally Moorman. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of one.

SIFFERLEN, Rita A., 88, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 18. Mother of Judy Chapman, Mary Owens, Claudia and Joseph Sifferlen. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of five.

SIMMERMEYER, Robert L., 83, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Jan. 19. Brother of Mary Burks and Gussie Ertel.

SINOR, Denis, 94, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 12. Father of Sophie Berman. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of four.

SMITH, Emma Lou, 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Mother of Suzanne Bellville, Pam Eisele, Linda Proctor and Silas Johnson. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of three.

STEENKEN, Henry J., 96, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Jan. 16. Husband of Aileen (Wolf) Steenken. Father of Judith Baker. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.

SUTTMAN, Herman J., 91, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Jan. 20. Father of Nina Giesting, Brigid Ronnebaum, Pam Scheele and Bob Suttman. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 15.

TOLER, Caroline, 73, St. Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Mother of Deborah Thrasher, Craig, Dan and Jeffrey Toler. Sister of Bernice Givens and Charlotte Maschino. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of one.

WEBB, Janet A. (Rudman) Lee, 72, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 12. Mother of Cheryl Lee-Cockrum, Kristina Lee-Hill, Alice Webb-Keever, Brenda, Kathy, James, Mark and Michael Lee. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandfather of eight.

WILLIAMS, Ruth, 87, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 14. Wife of William Williams. Mother of Roxanne Hardebeck, Theodore, Thomas and William Williams. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 11.

WILLIAMSON, Mary E., 46, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Wife of Jeff Williamson. Mother of Carolyn and Casey Williamson. Sister of Linda Murphy, Michael and Thomas Dormann.

WISSEL, Carl S., 80, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Jan. 15. Husband of Joan Wissel. Father of Roseann Cook, Mary Jo Nobbe, Amy Strub, Carl, Dan and Edward Wissel. Brother of Florence Kreuzman and Paul Wissel. Grandfather of 12. Step-grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two. Step-great-grandfather of four.

YOUNGMAN, Lucille, 83, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Dec. 26. Mother of Carol Spencer, James, Michael, Robert and Thomas Youngman. Sister of Marie Herbert, Betty Sandhage, Joan Tebbe, Donald and Frank Schreiner. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 23.

ZAPAPAS, Patricia R., 83, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 13. Wife of James Zapapas. Mother of Marianne McGriff, Patricia Parry, Gail Rodecker, Carol, Julie and James Zapapas Jr. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 11. †

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