November 25, 2011


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ABELL, Patricia Margaret (Cecil) Niggle, 83, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Nov. 9. Mother of Laura Plunkett, George Abell, Gregory, Philip and Timothy Niggle. Stepmother of Carolyn Jones, Alfred and Raymond Abell. Sister of Beverly Braun, Carol Graham, Shirley Skelly and Robert Cecil. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of four.

CLINTON, Col. Earl F., U.S.A.F., Ret., 89, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Father of Kathleen, Marilyn, Nancy, Keith and Timothy Clinton. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of nine.

FERNANDEZ, Ann R., 73, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Nov. 7. Wife of Julio Fernandez. Mother of Julie Boser, Jennifer, David, James and Joseph Fernandez. Sister of Mary Lewis, Kathy Merrick, Janet Shaw, Tom Conyers, Bill Godbey and Steve Powers. Grandmother of 20.

FROHLIGER, William, 82, St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Nov. 1. Husband of Gertrude Frohliger. Father of Kathy, Mary, Patty, Peggy, Bill Jr., Jim, John and Tom Frohliger. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 15.

FULTZ, Patricia Ann, 76, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, Nov. 4. Mother of Donna Bolte, Kathleen Cline, Suzanne Roll, Patricia and William Fultz. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of three.

GILLMAN, Ronald Louis, 70, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 9. Husband of Mellonne Gillman. Father of Joan Brockman, Jenny Gibbons, Chris and Tom Gillman. Stepfather of Chad and Trevor Moeller. Brother of Jayne Enneking and Peggy Peters. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of one.

GOGEL, Magdalena Katherine, 92, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Nov. 1. Mother of Kathy Ebert, Linda Goeppner, John, Joseph, Leroy, Raymond and Robert Gogel. Sister of Ann Engelke, Lucille Gunter and Bertha Wiederkehr. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of 28.

GORSKI, Diana L., 49, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Nov. 5. Mother of Melissa, Nicole and Thomas Gorski. Sister of Marie Ferber, Carol Gregorio, Lynn Ross, Daniel, Richard and Robert Schamber. Grandmother of one.

HUNTER, Harold J., 74, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 7. Husband of Mary (Batliner) Hunter. Father of David, Eric and Michael Hunter. Brother of William Hunter. Grandfather of two.

MASCHINO, Thelma Louise, 83, St. Joseph, Jennings County, Nov. 4. Mother of Jane Meyer, Janet, Bill, Dennis, Eddie, Jim, Kenny, Larry, Lester, Robert and Tom Maschino. Brother of Ruth Holley, Kathryn Robbins and Bettie Wright. Grandmother of 27. Great-grandmother of 21.

McCALLEY, Eleanora, 88, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Nov. 5. Wife of Richard McCalley. Mother of Catherine Barney, Peggy McCullough, Mary Meyers, Andrea Perkins, Patty Roach, Jeanne TeKolste, Christopher, John, Joseph, Kevin, Thomas and Timothy McCalley. Grandmother of 34. Great-grandmother of seven.

MOORMAN, Justin H., 86, St. Louis, Batesville, Nov. 14. Husband of Evelyn Moorman. Father of Cindy Heidt, Steffani, David and Jeffrey Moorman. Brother of Katy Schroeder and Don Moorman. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of four.

O’NEILL, Alice Anne, 90, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Nov. 3. Mother of Eileen Huber and Daniel O’Neill. Grandmother of two.

RICHARDSON, Joan C., 84, St. Gabriel, Connersville, Nov. 6. Mother of Kathy Favorite, Alice Saylor and James Richardson. Sister of Alice Marie Nobbe. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.

SCHAEFER, Raymond J., 95, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, Oct. 16. Father of Darlene Englert, Doris Hammers, Charles, Dan, Hilary, Marvin, Randal, Sam and Tom Schaefer. Brother of Hilda Ebert. Grandfather of 18. Great-grandfather of 29. Great-great-grandfather of one.

SCHINDLER, Norbert, 84, St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville, Nov. 4. Husband of Ann (Elliott) Schindler. Father of Phyllis Endris and Brad Schindler. Brother of Jack Schindler. Grandfather of two.

SCHMITZ, James E., 70, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 13. Husband of Marjorie (Manion) Schmitz. Father of Laura Keefe, Lisa Rodrigues and John Schmitz. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of two.

VANDERBURG, Leo Arthur, 89, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove, Nov. 14. Brother of Irene Friddle, Mary Anne Gin, Wanda Vanderburg and Poor Sisters of St. Francis Sister Mary Lawrence Vanderburg. Uncle of several.

VARVEL, Michael, 66, Sacred Heart, Clinton, Sept. 12. Husband of Linda Varvel. Father of Libby Donna, Katie Wake, Joe and Mick Varvel Jr. Brother of Curtis and Delbert Varvel. Grandfather of seven.

VENTURA, Anna Helen, 86, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, Nov. 13. Mother of Marie Faulk and Antoinette Ridenour. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.

WALTER, William M., 70, Annunciation, Brazil, Oct. 29. Husband of Penelope Walter. Father of Katherine Songer and Robert Walter. Brother of Edward Walter. Grandfather of two.

WENNING, Carl W., 91, St. John the Baptist, Osgood, Nov. 3. Husband of Ruth Wenning. Father of Rosalie Calhoun, Susan Youngman and Frank Wenning. Brother of Marjorie Herbert, Rose Ann Sturgis, Leo and Louis Wenning. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 14.

WILLIAMS, Mary Natalie, 89, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, Oct. 28. Mother of Connie Addis and Gerald Williams. Sister of Earle Blackburn. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of two.

WOLF, Robert Gary, 67, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Nov. 13. Husband of Cheryl Wolf. Brother of Bonnie Wright.

WOOD, Margaret F., 84, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 8. Wife of George Wood. Mother of Sally Allen, Sylvia Brothers, Eileen McManus, Kathy Morris and Alice Wessel. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 14. †

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