December 16, 2011


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BABBITT, William Thomas, 91, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 6. Husband of Rita Babbitt. Father of Janis Hamilton, Gerry Kennedy, Beth Runkle, Tim and Tom Babbitt. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 24. Great-great-grandfather of two.

BEISWENGER, Hope, infant, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Dec. 5. Daughter of Robert and Crystal (Sullivan) Beiswenger. Sister of Samantha Beiswenger. Granddaughter of Steve and Karen Sullivan and Robert Beiswenger. Great-granddaughter of Ed Wilson and Mary Beiswenger.

BRAUN, Beverly Lee (Cecil), 81, Annunciation, Brazil, Nov. 23. Mother of Margaret Bastin, Jayne Stalcup, Dennis, Jeffrey, John, Patrick, R. Michael and Vincent Braun. Sister of Carol Graham and Shirley Skelley. Grandmother of 46. Great-grandmother of 23.

CLEGG, Zachary Allen, 16, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Nov. 29. Son of Steve and Amy Clegg and Michelle and Larry Owens Jr. Brother of Brittany and Elijah Clegg. Stepbrother of Christina, Laura and Larry Owens. Grandson of Laura Anderson and Carl and Evelyn Benning.

DELLAROSA, Daniel Anthony, 79, St. Joseph, Clark County, Nov. 30. Husband of Mary Ann DellaRosa. Father of Cindy and Terry DellaRosa. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of five.

GULDE, Joseph, Jr., 81, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 29. Father of Rebecca, Christopher, Joseph, Nicholas and Steven Gulde. Brother of Bill Gulde. Grandfather of three. (correction)

HABEL, Kevin L., 54, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Husband of Bobbi Habel. Father of Jarrett Habel. Son of Dale and Lorraine Habel. Brother of Sue and Patrick Habel.

HASTY, Edwin J., 87, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 3. Husband of Teresa Hasty. Father of Mariann Denton, Jane Gilliam, Barbara Morgan and Michael Hasty. Brother of Ruth Hansen. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 18.

KEYLER, William G., 84, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 5. Husband of Alice (Gough) Keyler. Father of Margaret, Daniel, John and Michael Keyler. Brother of Robert Keyler. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of nine.

KIMBLEY, Mary Rose, 87, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Nov. 7.

KIRTLEY, Shari Rose (Sparks), 45, St. Susanna, Plainfield, Nov. 25. Wife of David Kirtley. Mother of Adeline and Sophie Kirtley. Daughter of Ron and Joyce Sparks. Sister of Brad and Brian Sparks.

KOTTLOWSKI, Donald L., 84, St. Michael, Greenfield, Nov. 30. Husband of Helen Kottlowski. Father of Daniel, Donald, Randy and Roger Kottlowski. Grandfather of 11. Great grandfather of three.

LITMER, Margie R., 85, St. John the Evangelist, Enochsburg, Dec. 3. Mother of Lonnie Litmer. Sister of Carol and Nettie Litmer. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 14.

LONG, James R., Sr., 71, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Dec. 1. Father of Tabitha Bramlett and James Long Jr. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of six.

MILLER, Diane E., 74, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Nov. 26. Sister of Charlene Bube and Phyllis Osbourn.

NOBLES, Rita Ann, 62, Annunciation, Brazil, Nov. 29. Wife of Larry Nobles. Mother of Jennifer Downey, Teresa Youngblood and Randy Nobles. Sister of Rhonda Barr, Rhea, Rick and Rod Albright. Grandmother of four.

RIEDEMAN, Gertrude E., 92, St. Mary, Greensburg, Dec. 1. Mother of Joyce Holtkamp, Roseanne Noah, Julie Reed, Missionary Sister M. Sefapano Riedeman, Carl, Dale, David, Omer, Paul and Robert Riedeman. Sister of Rita Kramer and Henrietta Stein. Grandmother of 26. Great-grandmother of 13.

SMITH, Preston Kent, 75, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Husband of Catherine Smith. Father of Becky Thompson, Diane, Stephen and Walter Smith. Stepfather of Daphne and Julie Austin, Dana Miller, Dawn Wilkins, Dale and Dean Schmalz. Grandfather of 24. Great-grandfather of 11.

TOBIN, Mark S., 58, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Dec. 2. Father of Mollie and Chandler Tobin. Brother of Jean Minks, Ann Schlensker and Bill Tobin.

VENTURA, Anna, 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.

WEILER, Stephen C., 59, St. Peter, Franklin County, Nov. 28. Son of Vincent and Leona Weiler. Brother of Brenda Bessler, Joanne Bone, Diane Gehrig, Marjorie Powell, Linda Skipton, Irene Zerr, Allen, Frank, Harold, Lawrence and Martin Weiler.

ZINSER, Francis R., 85, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Nov. 20. Husband of Mary Geraldine Zinser. Father of Karen Heil, Bob, Rocky and Terry Zinser. Grandfather of 10. †

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