May 27, 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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ALLEN, Richard W., 74, St. Joseph, Corydon, May 6. Husband of Jean (Spalding) Allen. Father of Diane Gravitt, Cathy Powell, John, Ray and Tony Allen. Brother of Joann Conrad, Janie, Jill and Donnie Allen. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of one.

BRIGGEMAN, Edward, 86, St. Paul, Tell City, April 24. Father of Beverly, Karen and Gary Briggeman. Brother of Marjorie Gehlhausen and James Briggeman. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of five.

CRISTIANI, Virginia (Piazzolla), 91, St. Joseph, Clark County, May 14. Mother of Dan and Dr. Michael Cristiani. Sister of Tomasella Dowie, Jennie Reid and Anna Tisheuar. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.

GILL, John P., 87, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, May 18. Father of Patty Baker, Peggy Bova, Bridget Colby, Maureen Lockwood, Kathleen, Michael and Terry Gill. Brother of Ann Christian and Michael Gill. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of nine.

LANE, Homer, 89, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, April 17. Husband of Anna Lane. Father of Carol Hall and Vicki Rees. Brother of Howard and Stanley Lane. Grandfather of three. Great-grandfather of six.

McMANNIS, George F., 74, St. Roch, Indianapolis, May 14. Husband of Bonita McMannis. Father of Joni Stubblefield, Susan Sturm, Dan, George and Tom McMannis. Stepfather of Laura Cochran, Debra Snider, Tracy and Edward Kindred. Brother of Mary Ann Ray. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 10.

MILLER, Anna Marie, 66, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, May 15. Mother of Christy NcNeely, Deanna Mohr and Jeffrey Miller. Sister of Betty Work and Charles Ross Sr. Grandmother of six.

MORRIS, Capt. John Franklin, 82, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 14. Husband of Barbara Morris. Father of Karen Smith, Frank and Michael Morris. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of eight.

MYERS, Zena B., 51, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 10. Wife of Tom Myers. Daughter of Dr. Edgar and Lydia Buyco. Sister of Rei Myers.

NASH, Laurence, 58, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, May 9. Husband of Judith (Brimbury) Nash. Father of Allison, Kelly and Connor Nash. Son of Adrienne Nash. Brother of Sheri Braun and Sheila Kelly.

O’DONNELL, John J., 85, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, May 9. Husband of Pauline O’Donnell. Father of two. Grandfather of one.

REPSE, Stanley Matthew, 86, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 13.

SCHEIDLER, Herbert J., 84, St. Mary, Greensburg, May 21. Husband of Juanita Scheidler. Father of Mary Miers, Joe, John, Ken and Phil Scheidler. Brother of Dorine Bruns, Carole Effron, Ruth Knecht and Betty Meyer. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.

STEFANCO, Ruth W., 88, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, May 15. Mother of Patricia Guilfoy, Linda and Lawrence Stefanco. Grandmother of three.

WOODS, Marcella Louise, 82, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, April 18. Mother of Gina Washington. †

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