September 2, 2011


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CLARK, James G., 85, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 2. Father of Pat and Rich Clark. Stepfather of Joe Neyenhaus. Grandfather of five. Step-grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of five. Step-great-grandfather of four.

ECKSTEIN, Paul G., 44, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 22. Husband of Karen (Meer) Eckstein. Father of Claire, Jillian, Sylvia and Matthew Eckstein. Son of Rose Eckstein. Brother of Beth Stone and Steve Eckstein.

ERLENBAUGH, Gerald, 80, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 3. Husband of Mary (Cox) Erlenbaugh. Father of Cynthia Akens, Sharon Corman, Jan Gaddis, Beverly Short, Carl, Kenneth and Thomas Erlenbaugh. Brother of James Erlenbaugh. Grandfather of eight.

FARRELL, Daniel, 44, St. Michael, Greenfield, July 21. Husband of Karen (Shewman) Farrell. Father of Daniel Jr. and Joshua Farrell. Brother of Christine Levy, Colleen Walsh, Brian, Kevin, Mark, Patrick and Tony Farrell.

FOHL, Ruth C., 90, St. Michael, Brookville, Aug. 15. Sister of Virginia Monroe and Carolyn Pratt.

FOX, Michael, 64, St. John the Baptist, Dover, July 28. Husband of Darlene Fox. Father of Julie Evans, Lisa Powell, Dawnielle, Darren and Doug Gagne, Mike and Ralph Fox. Brother of Rene Dillard and Amy Johns. Grandfather of 14.

FUCHS, Lincoln, 81, St. John the Baptist, Dover, Aug. 14. Husband of Janet Fuchs. Father of Janice Jordan, Jean Pennington, Joan, Jeff and Joseph Fuchs. Brother of Frank, Paul and Stanley Fuchs. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of one.

FULNER, Robert Vincent, 83, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Aug. 5. Husband of Marie (Schulz) Fulner. Father of Mary Ann Arms, Jane Cromwell, Nancy Draper and Terri White. Brother of Dorothy Oerther. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

HARDEN, Ann, 90, St. Patrick, Terre Haute, Aug. 11.

HALE, David Lindsey, 78, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Aug. 5. Husband of Evelyn Hale. Father of Debra Guidotti, Dennis Hale, Darel, David, Dennis, Doug and Duane Heyne. Brother of Tom Hale. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of 13.

HENTRUP, Shirley J., 77, St. Mary, New Albany, Aug. 12. Mother of Pamela Foster, Ruth Happel, Chris Ketchem, Michael and Paul Hentrup. Sister of Barbara Crum, Charles and Donald Luther. Grandmother of 12.

HUDKINS, Mary P., 89, St. Patrick, Salem, Aug. 7. Mother of Mary Hacker, Judith Turner and Jack Hudkins Jr. Grandmother of 25. Great-grandmother of 12.

HUGUENARD, Donald J., 87, St. Michael, Brookville, July 9. Husband of Ruth Huguenard. Father of Judy Murphy and John Huguenard. Brother of Helen Bandelier, Delores Bowers, Teresa Butt, Rita Fry, Joan Pranger, Lavon Squier, Mary Ann Summey, Judy, Regina, Bernon, Joe, John, Louis and Virgil Hugenard. Grandfather of 15.

ISOM, Derek V., 49, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, July 30. Father of Chelsy Wynne. Son of Jean (Eckstein) Isom. Brother of Kirk Isom. Grandfather of three.

JASTRAUB, Michael Stephen, 49, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, July 29. Father of Evan Jastraub. Son of Stephen Jastraub and Barbara Shay. Brother of Terrie Hedeen and David Jastraub. Stepbrother of Andrew Shay.

KARRES, Jimmy, 29, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Husband of Jessica Foxworthy. Father of Jenna, Olivia and Victoria Karres. Son of Jim Karres and Melinda McMillan. Stepson of Bob McMillan and Cheryl Karres. Brother of Sarah and Brian McMillan, Jason Meyer, Brad, Damian and Evan Sullivan. Grandson of Sally Foster.

KEOUGH, Mary Ann, 74, St. Andrew the Apostle, Indianapolis, July 31. Mother of Delores Irvin, Mary and Paul Keough. Sister of Sarah Banks, Rita Humphries, Joella, Larry, Ron, Thomas and William Keough. Grandmother of four.

KING, Culmer, 88, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Father of Cindy Young, Beth, Chris and Don King.

LaMAR, June Merle, 76, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, Aug. 14.

LEISNER, Joe Ed, 80, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 5. Husband of Mary Helen Leisner. Father of Lesa Ranger. Grandfather of two.

LUCKETT, Lydia (Rinani), 79, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Aug. 11. Mother of Connie Jones and Nancy Luckett. Grandmother of one. Great-grandmother of four.

LYONS, Isabelle (Mackenzie), 1, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, July 27. Daughter of Christopher Lyons and Sabrina Stroud. Sister of Gage Stroude. Granddaughter of Rick and Karen Lyons and Mary Merrill.

McCURDY, Margaret, 86, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Mother of Kathy June, Maribeth Marcheggianna, Frank, John and Paul McCurdy. Sister of William Bechtol. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 13.

MURPHY, Elizabeth (Halligan), 91, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 13. Mother of Daniel and Patrick Murphy. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of two.

NEYLON, Robert, 81, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, July 22. Husband of Patricia (Foster) Neylon. Father of Lisa Buchanan, Cheryl Davis, Danny, Jim, Kenny, Mike and Tom Neylon. Brother of Patty Dowling, Joan Overton, Kenny, Phil and Tom Neylon. Grandfather of 15. Great-grandfather of six. (correction)

PETER, Mary Lee, 93, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 2. Mother of Larry, Ralph and Raymond Peter. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 13.

SCHMIDT, Mary L., (Bachman), 88, St. Mary, Navilleton, Floyds Knobs, Aug. 20. Mother of Sharon Gossman, Linda Miller, Diana Williams, Janice, Lisa, Gerald, James and John Schmidt. Sister of Herman Bachman Jr. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of seven.

SCHMIDT, Rena, 86, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Aug. 18. Mother of Valerie Jackson and J. Allen Bennett. Stepmother of Jody Jones and Richard Schmidt. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

VEERKAMP, Mary (Meyer), 89, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 12. Mother of Dianna Deputy, Elaine Jerrell, Beverly Moore, Gary and Steve Veerkamp. Sister of Henry Meyer. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.

VENNE, Theodore E., 81, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Aug. 14. Husband of Mary Venne. Father of Eva Andres, Sara Edwards, Jane, Ernest, Mark and Tim Venne. Brother of Martha Ederer, Mary Hollkamp and Charles Venne. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

WRAY, James M., 89, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 17. Father of Bob, Ed, Joe and John Wray. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of three. †

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