May 13, 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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ANDRES, Helen Theresa, 86, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, May 6. Wife of Paul Andres. Mother of Rosie Donner, Kathy Martin, Donna Swartz, Chuck, David, John, Mike and Ron Andres. Sister of Thelma Bierman and Bill Engle. Grandmother of 18.

BENEIGH, Robert J., 86, Holy Family, New Albany, April 30. Father of L. Jean Mau, Joelyn Niggel and Jeff Beneigh. Brother of Marie Horan. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four.

BERGMAN, Alma Lois, 89, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, April 13. Mother of Rebecca Dobbs, Jane, George and Thomas Brown. Sister of Margie Wingler. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of five.

BLACKER, Joan M., 84, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 25. Mother of Laura Woodward, Ann, Nancy and Paul Blacker. Grandmother of five.

BRODERICK, Linda, 82, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, April 23. Mother of Bianca Day, Ellen McCauley, Patricia Sipple, Anthony, Harry, Martin and Robert Broderick. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 18.

DEITCH, Rosanna, 88, Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville, April 16. Mother of Sarah Hart, Linda Paulson, Dr. Elizabeth and Richard Deitch II. Sister of Barbara Fuchs, David and Joseph Fitzgerald. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 13.

FERKINHOFF, Daniel B., 78, St. Louis, Batesville, April 29. Husband of Rita Ferkinhoff. Father of Nancy Craig, Laura Foster, Lisa Hedge, Diana Schutte, David and Thomas Ferkinhoff. Brother of Jo Ellen Dietz, Donna Schutte, Mary Tekulve and Marvin Ferkinhoff. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of three.

GEIER, Roser, 85, St. Andrew, Richmond, April 22. Aunt of several.

HAAG, Albina Mary, 90, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 2. Mother of Veronica Boyle, Mary Beth Braitman, Margaret Watson and Paul Haag. Sister of Frank and Otto Divis. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two.

KRAUS, Marie R., 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 21. Mother of John and Michael Kraus. Sister of Virginia Quill. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

LAFATA, Joseph J., 86, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, March 30. Brother of SeRita Lux, Catherine McGinley, Dorothy Ramsey and Marjorie Rhoda. (correction)

MARTINEZ, Carlos M., 82, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 16. Father of Margarita Zermeno, Juan and Miguel Martinez. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of 10.

McCLINTOCK, Betty Louise Rugh (Huber), 75, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 24. Wife of Robert McClintock. Mother of Cindy Grammer, Jackie Lucas, Dan Greene, Roger Fields, Duane, Jeff and Mark McClintock. Sister of Edward Huber Jr.

McPHERSON, Martha M., 92, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, April 25. Mother of Julia Land. Sister of Don Schultz. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.

OLIVERA, Francis Peter, III, 63, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 22. Husband of Edith (Santana) Olivera. Father of Jennifer Hess-Culver, Michael Hess, Anthony and Francis Olivera IV. Son of Frances (Seymour) Olivera. Brother of Pam Clemons. Grandfather of two.

RICHARDSON, Sally A., 72, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, April 22. Sister of Gail Blainey, Carol Cox, Harold, Leo and Tom Queisser.

SHERIDAN, Dorothy Edith, 90, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, May 4. Mother of Nancy Coomes and Kent Sheridan. Sister of Rita Marie Rosner. Grandmother of two.

SWITZER, Margaret A. (Radez), 93, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, April 16. Mother of Norma Stefanciosa. Sister of Rose Hickman and William Radez. Grandmother of two.

WEST, Veronica (Sullivan), 83, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, April 20. Mother of Sharon Conners, Kathleen Lindsey, Karen Lyons, John, Paul and Thomas West. Sister of Theresa Lotz. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of four.

WHITE, Patricia F., 82, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 2. Wife of Robert White Sr. Mother of Paul and Robert White Jr. Sister of Mary Henn. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four. †

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