June 24, 2011


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ATKINS, A. Leroy, 78, St. Mary, Richmond, June 13. Father of Deidra Smith, Kara Stevens, Lisa, Eric and Peter Atkins. Brother of Joyce Conway, Sharon Schwartz and Don Atkins. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of two.

BEAVIN, George, 93, St. Joseph, Clark County, June 8. Brother of Martha Renn.

BINTINGER, Steve Paul, 90, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, June 7. Husband of Georgiana Bintinger. Father of Carol Kaiser, Judy Pohlen, Susie Wehner and Steve Bintinger. Grandfather of nine.

BROWN, Evelyn Lucille, 88, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, June 3. Mother of Jennifer Davies, Martha Gilham and Judith Meyer. Sister of Don Rowland. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of six.

EVARD, Harry W., 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, June 11. Father of Linda Smith, Marcie Warden, Daniel, Dr. Robert and Timothy Evard. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 11.

GAUS, Laura (Sheerin), 91, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis, May 31. Mother of Andy, David and William Gaus.

GESENHUES, Anna Lee, 82, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, June 8. Mother of Linda Gesenhues and Lisa Mefford. Sister of Evelyn Baumann, Benedictine Sister Dolorita Libs, Irvin and Raymond Libs. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of one.

GILES, Steven D., Sr., 64, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, June 8. Husband of Becky (Lehnert), Giles. Father of Scott and Steven Giles Jr. Son of Martha Giles. Brother of Janice Leber and Pat Schalk. Grandfather of five.

IZZO, Diane Kathleen, 43, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Feb. 25. Wife of Marco Zas. Daughter of Sharon Izzo. Sister of Elizabeth, Anthony, Jerry and William Izzo.

JAMES, Doris C., 75, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, June 14. Wife of Ralph James. Mother of Sandra Bousum, Barbara Mauldin and Paula James. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 18.

JORDEN, Teresa Anne, 75, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, March 30. Mother of Maureen Campbell, Mark, Matthew and Michael Jorden. Sister of Patricia Campbell, C. Thomas and John Hoffman. Grandmother of eight.

KESTERMAN, Evelyn R., 87, St. Peter, Brookville, June 8. Aunt of several.

KNABLE, Larry Wayne, 53, St. Paul, Tell City, June 11. Brother of Holly Basham, Shellayne Cronin, Jamie Gross, Patty Morgan, Danny and Rick Knable. Uncle of several.

LAWRENCE, Rosella (Winkler), 87, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, June 10. Mother of David and Jerry Lawrence. Sister of Kenneth Winkler. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of four.

MULLINS, Shirley, 93, St. Mary, Rushville, May 31. Father of Audrea Eskew, Joyce Lawson, Cary, Dennis, Mark, Mick and Tim Mullins. Brother of Rita Snoddy. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of 26.

OWENS, Dorothy, 98, St. Mary, Rushville, May 30. Mother of Dorothy Jarman, Dennis and Tobias Owens. Sister of Ray Lacy. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of several.

RAUTE, Helen (Feiss), 80, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, May 29. Mother of Patricia Pauly, Nancy Trapp and Thomas Raute. Grandmother of six.

SCHANTZ, John W., 74, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, May 6. Husband of Sally Schantz. Father of Kim Aaron, Peggy Billerman, Natalie Dorsey, Lisa Franklin, Debbie Sajdyk, David and John Schantz. Brother of Rose Mary Field. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of four.

SCHEITLIN, Germaine, 78, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 26. Mother of Geralyn Chabucos, Barry, Geoffrey, Gerald, Gordon and Gregory Scheitlin. Grandmother of 23. Great-grandmother of two.

SCHMUTTE, Mauna, 94, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, June 14. Mother of Carleen Paul, Terri Tuttle, James Jr. and Peter Schmutte. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

SKRZYCKI, Dennis Joseph, 68, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, June 7. Husband of Beverly Skrzycki. Father of Melissa Malloy, Adrian, Dennis, Frank and Ryan Skrzycki. Grandfather of seven.

STEINMETZ, Dr. Edward Frances, 86, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, May 27. Father of Karen Coss, Suzie Ivkovich, Mary Kay Lauderback, Lisabeth McDowell, Chris, Joseph, Terry and Tom Steinmetz. Grandfather of 19.

URBAN, Helen Louise, 96, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 10. Mother of Trudy Hauschild and Jan Urban. Grandmother of seven. †

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