March 16, 2012

Obituaries

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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BENTON, Mary R., 92, St. Joseph, Corydon, Feb. 23. Mother of John, Maurice and Robert Benton. Grandmother of six. Step-grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of three. Step-great-grandmother of four.

BURNS, Robert J., 90, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, March 5. Husband of Rita Burns. Father of Kathleen Beaton, Linda Dees, Donna Street, Daniel and Robert Burns. Brother of Jean Battle. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of seven.

COLLINS, Mary E. (Jones), 65, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 30. Mother of Dana Board, Anthony and Christopher Collins. Sister of Carol Taylor and David Jones. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of one.

CRONE, Marion C., 85, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 19. Father of Jean Moss, Anne Spaulding, Mark, Thomas and William Crone. Brother of Eugene and Ralph Crone. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of two.

FERKINHOFF, Rita A., 78, St. Louis, Batesville, Feb. 27. Mother of Nancy Craig, Laura Foster, Lisa Hedge, Diana Schutte, David and Thomas Ferkinhoff. Sister of Gregory Buschur. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of three.

GRANT, Hugh Scotty, 86, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis, March 3. Brother of John and Patrick Grant. Uncle of several.

HENRY, Glenn Edward, 88, Holy Family, New Albany, Jan. 12. Husband of Alma (Lenfert) Henry. Father of Karen Johnson, James, Mark and Philip Henry. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of six.

KREUZMAN, Florence, 84, Holy Family, Oldenburg, Feb. 28. Mother of Carol Barhorst, Bob and Sam Kreuzman. Sister of Paul Wissel. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of four.

KUHN, Agnes E., 100, St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, Feb. 27. Mother of Wilma Hoffmeier and David Kuhn. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 47. Great-great-grandmother of seven.

LAMPING, Corinne M., 21, St. Anne, Hamburg, Feb. 25. Daughter of Roger and Janice Lamping. Sister of Leann and Corey Lamping. Granddaughter of Robert and Rita Amberger and August and Bernice Lamping.

LINCOLN, Clark (Graf), 100, Holy Family, New Albany, Dec. 15. Mother of Donald and Walter Lincoln Jr. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of eight.

LIPPS, J. Paul, 80, Holy Family, New Albany, Feb. 2. Husband of Virginia (Ritter) Lipps. Father of Mary Garriott, Robert and Stephen Lipps. Grandfather of two.

NOKES, Peggy L. (Huddle), 70, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Feb. 28. Wife of Gary Nokes. Mother of Deborah Hannon and Garry Nokes. Daughter of Katherin Huddle. Sister of Susan O’Neal. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of one.

SCHELLENBERGER, Anna Marie (Hoehn), 96, Holy Family, New Albany, March 5. Mother of Mary Baker, Jo Ann Lockhart, Dennis and John Schellenberger. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of two.

SINGER, Florence, 89, St. Joseph, St. Leon, Feb. 27. Mother of Donna Baas, Sharon Brown, Kathy Goldkamp, Carole Ritzi, Richard and Robert Singer. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of one.

WRIGHT, Shirley May, 74, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, Feb. 29. Mother of Marcelina Cosner, Mary Beth Fields, Madonna Thompson, Michelle and James Wright. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of one.


Catherine Mary Koetter, the mother of Msgr. Paul Koetter, died on March 2 in Beech Grove

Catherine Mary Koetter, the mother of Msgr. Paul Koetter, pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapolis, and grandmother of Father Eric Johnson, died on March 2 at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove. She was 93.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 7 at St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Church in Floyds Knobs. Burial followed at the parish cemetery.

A native of Starlight, she was the wife of the late Bernard Koetter and the mother of nine children.

Family members and friends remember her as a “loving, caring and gracious mother with a quiet strength and deep faith” who smiled often.

In addition to Msgr. Koetter, she is survived by six sons, Bernie, Joe, Kevin, Ron, Steve and Ted Koetter; two daughters, Carol Johnson and Benedictine Sister Mary Ann Koetter; 24 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Benedict, Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107 or St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107 or St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, 3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119. †

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