September 16, 2011


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ANDERSON, Valerie M., 90, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Aug. 25. Mother of Donald II and Maurice Anderson. Sister of Carrie Mitchel. Grandmother of three.

BACKER, John, 82, St. Isidore the Farmer, Bristow, Sept. 4. Husband of Selma Backer. Father of Jennifer Glaser, Nancy Poehlein, Kathy Rieford, Debbie Voges, Donald and Jim Backer. Brother of Mary Jo Uebelhor, Margie, Franciscan Sister Phyllis Backer, George, Henry, Joe, Larry and Tom Backer. Grandfather of 22. Great-grandfather of three.

BATES, Russell, 80, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Aug. 26. Husband of Jeanette Bates. Father of Marsha Ralston. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of two.

CONDER, Charles, 90, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 27. Father of Renee, Patrick and Paul Conder. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 14.

CROWE, Marilyn, 84, Holy Family, Richmond, Sept. 3. Wife of Frank Crowe. Mother of Carol Britt, Kathleen McClain, Lawrence, Michael, Randall, Richard, Robert and Ronald Crowe. Sister of Melicent Winnefeld and Donald Rohe. Grandmother of 16. Great-grandmother of 10.

DESCH, Zelma M., 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 24. Wife of Russell Desch. Mother of Julie and Nancy Desch.

EDWARDS, Maria (Marek), 97, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Sept. 2. Mother of Dagmar Caito. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three.

HANAGAN, Joseph Julian, 75, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 30. Husband of Judith (Aydt) Hart Hanagan. Father of Audrey, Deborah, David, Ronald and Steven Hanagan. Stepfather of Tracy Corbett, Audrey Staats and Daniel Hart. Brother of Judy Belva, Mary Lassen, Ann Smith, Shirley, John and Vincent Hanagan. Grandfather of three.

HASKAMP, Janice Eileen, 70, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 4. Mother of Anita Campbell and Bernard Haskamp Jr. Grandmother of two.

HIMMELHAVER, Louis John, 87, St. Mary, Lanesville, Sept. 5. Husband of Phyllis (Vogt) Himmelhaver. Father of Joyce Acton, Shelia Bailey, Janice Carroll and Louis Himmelhaver. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of 12.

INKROTT, Stephen A., 68, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 27. Husband of Mardy Inkrott. Father of Julie Rule, Christopher and Jeffrey Inkrott. Brother of Mary Behrns, Marge Lauer, Kathleen Tobe, Al, Chuck, Ed, Jim and Ken Inkrott. Grandfather of five.

KOPERNAK, Louis Don, 81, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Aug. 27. Husband of Rita (Putnam) Kopernak. Father of Kim Mollett, Nina Myers, Beverly Riley, Vicky Simon and Louie Kopernak. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of 19.

MARKS, Robert M., Sr., 82, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 29. Husband of Maureen Marks. Father of Connie Cates, Karen Davidson and Robert Marks Jr. Brother of Mary Ann Christenberry and William Marks. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of one.

MARRON, D. H., infant, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 25. Son of John and Stephanie Marron. Grandson of Pat and Linda Marron and Bob and Joann Schaab. Great-grandson of Marge Camp, Rose Schaab, Charles and Waneta Tagtmeyer.

MAYS, Frank, Jr., 87, American Martyrs, Scottsburg, Aug. 28. Husband of Wanda (Gillaspy) Mays. Father of Diana Adams, Sandra McClain, Beverly Schafer, Frank and Frederich Mays. Brother of Mary Mays. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 19. Great-great-grandfather of two.

MORAN, JoAnn M., 86, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Sept. 1. Wife of James Moran. Mother of Anna Pfeifer, Maureen Sullivan, John and Patrick Moran. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

MORRIS, Betty Jean, 84, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 24. Wife of Roger Morris. Mother of Gwen McWhorter, Linda Suesz and Brian Morris. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 10.

PEREDO, Nelson C., II, 29, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Aug. 18. Husband of Vicki Peredo. Son of Nelson and Dee Ann Peredo.

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

STEIGERWALD, Marilyn (Murphy), 61, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Sept. 3. Wife of Gary Steigerwald. Mother of Ellen Taylor, Lynn and Marla Steigerwald. Sister of Eileen Hughett, Shaun and Kevin Murphy. Grandmother of six.

TURNER, Elaine L. (Simon), 86, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, Sept. 5. Mother of Debbie Hyatt, Christine Strange, Linda Suba, Joseph and Steven Turner. Sister of Leola Willey. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 23.

TYRA, Betty Maxine (Dubey), 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Sept. 5. Mother of Gerard and Kevin Tyra. Sister of Darlene Wieszczecinski. Grandmother of four.

ZIMMERMAN, Marilyn A. (Riehl), 70, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Aug. 31. Mother of Lisa and Matthew Zimmerman. Sister of Ann Burrice, Tilford Jr., Tim and Tony Riehl. Grandmother of three. †

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