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Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.
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ARKINS, Robert Joseph, 77, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 4. Husband of Janice Arkins. Father of Katrina Dittmer, Christian and Dennis Arkins. Grandfather of two.
BRUNS, Mary Jane, 86, St. Michael, Brookville, Jan. 15. Mother of Marcia Eggers, Lisa Holman, E. Marie Katz, Doris Tussey, Gerald and Glenn Bruns. Sister of James and Dr. Robert Stout. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of nine.
CALES, Rita Nona, 91, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Mother of Debra Giddens, Donald, Michael, Richard, Robert and Ronald Cales. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of six.
CRUM, Macey, 19, St. Joseph, Rockville, Jan. 16. Daughter of Benny Schmeltz. Sister of Brittany, Lindsey and Mitchell Crum. Granddaughter of Daniel and Emma Crum, Rich Ritz, Lila Crum-Ritz and Linda Schmeltz.
DICKMAN, Eugene J., 77, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 1. Brother of Sylvia Fuentes, Shirley Suttmann, Alvin, Louis and Richard Dickman.
FIELDS, Kenneth B., 72, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Feb. 4. Son of Mary Stahley. Brother of Steve Stahley.
FRY, Dudley, 85, Holy Family, Richmond, Jan. 20. Father of Cory, Dudley Jr. and Michael Fry. Grandfather of nine.
GROSSMAN, Mary M., 71, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 29. Wife of Raphael Grossman. Mother of Shirley Eaton, Leslie Farris, Lori Linton, Lynn Phelps and JoAnn Roberts.
HALL, Jacqueline, 87, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 17. Mother of Joyce Browning, Kitty Buckel, Karen Keeler, Nancy Seacat, David, Harold, John, Kevin, Michael and Ronald Hall. Sister of Marian Carroll. Grandmother of 28. Great-grandmother of 27.
HARRIS, Frances J., 85, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Mother of Nancy Brown, Eileen Davis, Linda Jerrell and Bill Harris. Sister of Gloria Fierst. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of five.
HAUSER, Lloyd, 75, St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 31. Husband of Betty Hauser. Father of Barbara King, Lisa Lutgring, Dan, Jake, John, Mike and Tom Hauser. Brother of Cyril and Earl Hauser. Grandfather of 17.
HOLTSCLAW, Gordon D., 53, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Father of Amber, Mary, Chris and John Holtsclaw. Grandfather of three.
JONES, Charlotte Linda, 64, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Wife of James Jones. Mother of Jeanne Jones. Sister of Lucy Barnes and Damon Swain III.
KEEVERS, John S., 75, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 8. Husband of Ruthannah (Good) Keevers. Father of Brian and John Keevers. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of seven.
KENT, Mary (Sims), 83, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Jan. 28. Mother of Julia Johnson, Conventual Franciscan Father James Kent, John IV, Richard, Robert and William Kent. Grandmother of 12.
KINKER, Robert A., 84, St. John the Evangelist, Enochsburg, Jan. 30. Husband of Lillian (Haunert) Kinker. Father of Douglas, Robert Jr. and Stephen Kinker. Brother of Rita Mae Vanderpool and Paul Kinker. Grandfather of two. Great-grandfather of one.
KLOSTERKEMPER, Anne Jane, 67, St. John the Evangelist, Enochsburg, Jan. 27. Sister of Deborah Clemons, Joey Milburn, Teresa Ward and Brian Klosterkemper.
KRUER, John U., 84, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Feb. 4. Husband of Mary Ann (Banet) Kruer. Father of Amy Lindsey, Nancy McGarvey, Laura Sweney, Dennis, John and Mark Kruer. Brother of Dorothy Frieders, Birdie Hoehn and Edmund Kruer. Grandfather of 11. Great-grandfather of seven.
LAUTNER, Mary Helen, 85, former member of St. Paul, Tell City, Jan. 30. Mother of Connie Blackford, Brenda Ingwalson, Annette Johnson, Terri Lautner-Uebelhor and Duane Lautner. Sister of Robert Lanman. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of nine.
LOYD, Nadine (Rhoderick) Patterson, 86, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Wife of Edward Loyd Jr. Mother of Deborah Graham, Denise Mills, Edward III and Keith Loyd. Sister of Arthella Simpson, Catherine Smith and Gwendol Patterson. Grandmother of several.
MANALO, Emily, 75, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Nov. 26. Wife of Romeo Manalo. Mother of Marizel Justice.
MANSHIP, Kathryn, 88, St. John, Osgood, Jan. 9. Mother of Germaine Grapevine, Deldea Klueber and Mary Manship. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of six.
MARTIN, Nancy C., 88, St. Christopher, Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Mother of Neal and Nelson Martin. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of five.
MASSEY, Shirley, 75, St. Joseph, Rockville, Jan. 18. Wife of Lee Massey. Mother of Peggy Aughenbaugh, Cathy Cuthbertson, Theresa Watness and Diane Wood. Sister of Donna Lynnette, Becky Stevenson and Rose Stumpf. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 14.
MATHIS, Marianne, 83, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 17. Mother of Silvia Mitchell. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of six.
McKINLEY, Janet L., 62, St. Joseph, Clark County, Jan. 26. Wife of Lawrence Phipps. Mother of David and Michael Curtis. Sister of Cheryl, Anthony, Michael, Robert and Timothy McKinley. Grandmother of three.
METZLER, Phyllis Anne, 78, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Wife of Robert Metzler. Mother of Anne Allen and Mark Metzler. Sister of Pauline Graf, Carolyn Hines, Margaret Kennedy, Joe, Norman and William Bordenkecher. Grandmother of three.
MILTO, Philip, Sr., 82, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Husband of Angeline (Caito) Milto. Father of Joanna Milto-Bergin, Jodie, Rosemarie, Philip Jr. and Tony Milto. Grandfather of eight.
MYERS, Phyllis, 82, St. Mary, Richmond, Jan. 24. Wife of Paul Myers. Mother of Renee Bowlin, Lynn Marinakes, Lisa, Dennis and Kevin Myers. Sister of Nancy Lash and Frank Tobias. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of one.
NEULING, Sara, 84, St. Mary, New Albany, Jan. 27. Mother of Joan Fogarty and Bill Neuling. Sister of Frances Freeman, Marie French and Nancy Sandifer. Grandmother of two.
PENISH, Diane, 81, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Wife of William Penish. Mother of Stacy Crane, Catherine Dawson, Lynne Gearries and William Penish Jr. Grandmother of six.
PURVIS, Gregory M., 62, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Husband of Susan Purvis. Father of Nicole Acker and Julie Carlson. Brother of Pat Rumple, Carl and Joe Purvis. Grandfather of four.
RAGON, Carl V., 75, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Father of Carl Ragon Jr. Brother of Delores Apple and Helen Rusch.
REA, Leo J., 90, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, Jan. 26. Father of Julia Hedlund, Mary Anne Kelley, Helen Secor, Pauline Turner, Cathy Wagner, James, John, Joseph and Thomas Rea. Brother of Catherine Lamperski and James Rea. Grandfather of 35. Great-grandfather of one.
REILLY, Elizabeth A., 97, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 23. Mother of Linda Carter, Marianne Jansen and Elaine Metzger. Sister of Rosemary Jennings. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of seven.
RUSSELL, Calvin, 64, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Jan. 30. Brother of Sheila Brunton, Frances and Kenneth Russell Jr.
SCHENE, Albert, 58, St. Louis, Batesville, Jan. 30. Father of Aaron, Duke and Nick Schene. Brother of Karen Cox, Barbara Hendrix, Bernadette Nunlist, Alvin, Anthony, Christopher, Gregory and Michael Schene. Grandfather of three.
SHOCKENCY, Joseph L., 87, St. Rita, Indianapolis, Jan. 24. Husband of Essie Shockency. Father of Jonna Dukes, Diane Gilliam, Rita Johnson, Paulette Williams, Gwendolyn Seay and Leonard Shockency. Grandfather of 10.
SINGER, Rosemary, 86, St. Michael, Brookville, Feb. 1. Mother of Karen Kolter, Patty Meyer, Mary Shepard, Doug, Greg and Jim Singer. Sister of Doris and Phyllis Bischoff, Shirley Lynch, Lucille Rubush and Richard Geiling. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of nine. Step-grandmother of three.
SLOAN, Mary, 84, St. Mary, Rushville, Feb. 5. Mother of Susanne Evans, Jeni Hoover, Brian, Craig, Mark and Tim Sloan. Sister of Dennis Delles. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of four.
SPRINGER, Mary C., 85, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Dec. 22. Mother of John and Thomas Springer. Sister of Patricia Gates. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two.
STARK, Robert J., 79, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Jan. 24. Father of Mary Gorgol, James, Joseph, Michael, Thomas and Timothy Stark. Grandfather of 20. Great-grandfather of five.
STEEB, Rosemary L., 90, St. Jude, Indianapolis, Feb. 1. Mother of Dorothy Burns, Helen Dabrota, Marty Dunham, Arlene Sicry and Edward Steeb. Sister of Rita Thorne, Providence Sister Dorothy Ellen Wolsiffer and John Wolsiffer. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 13.
STENGEL, Norma Jane, 90, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jeffersonville, Jan. 29. Wife of John Stengel. Mother of Bruce Stengel. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of two.
STURRUP, Lamount Henry, 63, St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Jan. 12. Father of Suzie Katterrega, Amesha Sturrup-Ligue and Kizito Sturrup. Brother of Beatrice Oliver, Wanda and Warren Sturrup. Grandfather of one.
THOMPSON, Nancy A., 63, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Jan. 7. Mother of Candace King, Kenya Leonard, Clinton and Kacey Thompson. Daughter of Geraldine Cannon. Sister of Jan Cotton, Beth Raggo, Kathy Williams, Bill and Robert Cannon. Grandmother of 11.
UNRUE, John E., 70, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 15. Husband of Marianne (Hassey) Unrue. Father of Curtiss and Tommy Unrue. Brother of Judy Traxler. Grandfather of two.
VANSINGEL, Ellen Louise, 92, St. Malachy, Brownsburg, Jan. 17. Sister of Loretta Bocast, Rita Cross and Josephine Kritzell.
WATHEN, Elizabeth, 84, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, Jan. 13. Wife of Robert Wathen. Mother of Lorie Soltis, Jeffrey Boyers, Pamela and Michael Ventura, and James Wathen. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 13.
WINSTON, Mary Lou, 86, Holy Angels, Indianapolis, Jan. 11. Mother of Gertrude Jones and Edward Williams.
WINZENREAD, Catherine R., 100, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Mother of Sheila Beck, Rosemary Kiefer, Kathleen Vernier and Ellen Winzenread. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 14.
YEAGER, William J., 88, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 18. Husband of Mary Jane Yeager. Father of Jane Simmons, James and Jeffrey Yeager. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of 10.
Benedictine Sister Anna Rose Lueken, a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, died on Feb. 4 at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove. She was 73.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 11 at Our Lady of Grace Monastery Chapel in Beech Grove. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery at the monastery.
Anna Rose Lueken was born on Dec. 5, 1938, in Schnellville, Ind.
She entered the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind., in 1956 and made her first monastic profession in 1958.
In 1961, Sister Anna Rose helped to found Our Lady of Grace Monastery.
She celebrated 50 years of vowed life in 2008.
Sister Anna Rose earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the former St. Benedict College in Ferdinand, Ind., and master’s degree in administration and supervision at Spalding College in Louisville, Ky.
In 1970, she earned an endorsement in library science.
During her 50-year ministry in Catholic education, Sister Anna Rose taught at St. Anthony of Padua School in Clarksville, the former St. Paul School in Tell City and St. Bartholomew School in Columbus.
She also ministered as a principal at St. Anthony of Padua School in Clarksville, the former All Saints School in Columbus, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) School in Indianapolis, Pope John XXIII School in Madison and St. Ambrose School in Seymour.
Sister Anna Rose served as the administrator of the Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove from 1988-95.
She retired in 2010 then ministered as the community’s librarian at the monastery in Beech Grove.
Surviving are a brother, Norbert Lueken of Jasper, Ind., as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters’ Retirement Fund, Sisters of St. Benedict, Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107. †