April 1, 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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AVALOS, George A., 82, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, March 4. Husband of Mildred Avalos. Father of Jill Gavins, Susan Little, Dee Ann Slavens and Kirk Avalos. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of two.

BEACH, Mary Alice, 84, St. Mary, Lanesville, March 11. Wife of Ernest Beach. Mother of Anita Asher, Patty Beach and Nancy Rogers. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three.

BEEBE, Angela Frances, 73, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 10. Wife of Harold Beebe Jr. Mother of Laura Rice, Carolyn Spencer and Christopher Beebe. Sister of Jeanie Fey and Dot Crawford. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

BELVIY, Donald Lee, 82, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Feb. 25. Husband of Wilma (Hutt) Belviy. Father of Mary Geisendorff, Donna Knight, Sandra Van Lieu, Gary, Joseph and Paul Belviy. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 11.

CASSIDY, Linda, 76, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, March 6. Mother of Gina Jackson, Pamela Scholl, Christopher, David and Edward Cassidy. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.

DOTTENWHY, Catherine T., 87, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, March 12. Mother of Dennis and John Dottenwhy. Sister of Marie McQuillin, Bernard and Jospeh Voegtle. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of two.

ENGLE, Patricia E. (Emery), 76, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 11. Mother of Sharon Bair, Penny Butler, Michele Cole, Linda McClung, Jeffrey and John Engle. Sister of Henry Emery.

GRAMMAN, Donald A., 81, St. Michael, Brookville, March 6. Husband of Elizabeth Gramman. Father of Pam Brown, Judy Conwell, Patty Heckel, Nancy Meyer, Jeanne Murphy, Sharon Pepper, Debbie Seale, James, Randy, Rick and Tim Gramman. Brother of Delores Ginder, Ruth Stenger, Lucille Teufel, Carrol, Melvin and Whitey Gramman. Grandfather of 24. Great-grandfather of 15. (correction)

GRITZER, Leonard John, 59, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, March 18. Husband of Linda Gritzer. Father of Jonathan and Matthew Gritzer.

HATLEY, Charles Robert, 89, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 15. Husband of Dorothy Hatley.

HINTZ, Helen C., 99, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, March 15. Mother of Sandra Benedict, Janet Myers, Kenneth and Thomas Hintz. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

HUBLER, Paul Marshall, 71, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 15. Husband of Wanda Hubler. Father of Marty and Matt Hubler. Brother of Connie Schoen and Ron Stewart. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of two.

KRAMER, Mary (Larner), 84, St. Mary, New Albany, March 14. Sister of Shirley Larner. Aunt of several.

LANSING, George, 82, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, March 18. Husband of Mary Lansing. Father of Beth, Bill, Danny, Mike, Tim, Tom and Tony Lansing. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of two.

LIPPS, Frances M., 95, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, March 14. Sister of Providence Sister Marilyn Lipps.

MATHAUER, Harold J., 74, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 18. Father of Shawn Matthews, Lisa McKenzie and Keith Mathauer. Brother of Georgiann Crouch, Theresa Roembke, Linda Wilson, Martha and William Mathauer. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

MEGEL, Joann Marie, 64, St. Joseph, Jennings County, March 11. Wife of Edward Megel. Mother of Denver and Nick Megel. Sister of Patricia Capes, Theresa Spurr, Betty Wells, Irvin, Paul and William Baurley. Grandmother of two.

MEHRINGER, Linus, 82, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 17. Husband of Edna Mehringer. Father of Denise Eubanks, Gail Simpson, Susan Zeiglor, Joseph, Michael and William Mehringer. Brother of Betty Lechnor and Arnold Mehringer. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of eight.

MEIER, Marjorie, 72, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, March 19. Wife of Thomas Meier. Mother of Donna Roller, Vicki Yoder, Stacey and Michael Meier. Grandmother of seven.

MILLER, Steven H., 64, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, March 21. Father of Christy NcNeely, Deanna Mohr and Jeffrey Miller. Brother of Michael Miller. Grandfather of six.

MURDUCK, Mark, 60, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Son of James and Charlotte Murduck. Brother of Cynthia Schuman.

NELSON, Frances E., 97, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Feb. 20.

PAULIN, Grace Evelyn, 94, St. Paul, Tell City, March 18. Aunt of several.

REILY, Edna, F., 94, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 12. Mother of Patricia Gearns, Michael, Robert and Timothy Reily. Sister of Bertha Gagnon. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 14.

SAUER, Berniece, 92, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 4.

SCHUTTE, Robert K., 71, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, March 23. Husband of Beverly Schutte. Father of Kimberly Witte, Doug, Patrick and Scott Schutte. Grandfather of eight.

STEVENS, Patricia J. (Forrest), 82, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, March 1. Wife of Roger Stevens. Mother of Diane Strahl, Cindy Stevens-Tollar, David and John Stevens. Sister of Weldon Forrest. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of eight.

VANDIVIER, June, 75, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, March 15. Mother of Victoria, Peter and Timothy Vandivier. Grandmother of two.

WARD, Timothy D., 84, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, March 16. Father of David Ward. Brother of Grace Amoroso.

WILLIAMS, Winthrop T., Jr., 84, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, March 15. Father of Laurie Yeary and Daniel Williams. Brother of Edyth Gumerson and Robert Williams. Grandfather of two.

WIMSATT, Joseph Robert, 67, St. Mary, Navilleton, March 24. Husband of Theresa L. (Fink) Wimsatt. Father of Kristie Pellman, Linda and Robert Wimsatt. Brother of Esther Fredericks, Joan Foster, Mary Paul, Maureen Pierce, Sheila Schmidt, Jean Tevis, Rita Tooley, Bill, John and Mike Wimsatt. Grandfather of seven.

WISMAN, Joseph, Jr., 88, St. Mary, Lanesville, March 25. Father of Diane Dukes, Donnie and Eugene Wisman. Stepfather of Candy Stewart. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of six. †

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