June 22, 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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BAILEY, Albert N., Jr., 65, St. Mary, New Albany, May 30. Husband of Pamela Bailey. Father of Julie Bates, Megan Stewart, Erin Thomas and Sean Bailey. Brother of Pam Ricketts, Sherry Ryan and Deborah Weigleb. Grandfather of four.

BISCHOFF, Earl J., 86, St. Joseph, St. Leon, June 4. Father of Rosella Hoog, Paula Lamping, Mary Schuman, Constance Weber, Anthony, Don, Jeffrey and Victor Bischoff. Brother of Hortense Dudley, Diane Reer and Linda Schwegmar. Grandfather of 19. Great-grandfather of 17.

BISCHOFF, Matilda A., 84, St. Joseph, St. Leon, May 26. Wife of Earl Bischoff. Mother of Rosella Hoog, Paula Lamping, Mary Schuman, Constance Weber, Anthony, Don, Jeffrey and Victor Bischoff. Sister of Rita Berger, Bertha Fledderman and Alice Hughes. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 17.

BURNS, Rita Catherine, 86, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 4. Mother of Kathleen Beaton, Linda Dees, Donna Street, Daniel and Robert Burns. Sister of Jean Battle. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of seven.

DOERR, Patrick J., 73, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, June 5. Husband of Claudette (Shepard) Doerr. Father of Cheryl Strickland, Kevin and Mark Doerr. Stepfather of Brian and Glenn Shepard. Brother of Donna Arvesen. Grandfather of 12.

DUNAWAY, Mary K. (O’Connor), 49, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 13. Mother of Katie, John and Matthew Dunaway. Daughter of John and Geraldine O’Connor. Sister of Dana Happel, Barbara Waymire, John, Patrick, Russell and Timothy O’Connor.

HADORN, Donald R., 67, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, June 6. Husband of Mary K. (Hall) Hadorn. Father of Lisa Kaelin, Michelle Whitehouse and Monica Oetken. Brother of Linda Farris, Jean Kinnarney, Carl, Jerry and Ronald Hadorn. Grandfather of six.

HEALY, Joseph Patrick, 88, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, May 31. Father of Mike Healy. Grandfather of one.

HOFF, Ruth F., 84, St. Louis, Batesville, June 9. Mother of Patty Krekeler, Nancy Mauk, Carol Turner, Dan and Rick Hoff. Sister of Mary Luhring and Charles Weberding. Grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 17.

HORNER, Charles T., 87, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, June 9. Husband of Ann Horner. Father of Joseph and Steven Horner. Brother of Jean and Phil Horner. Grandfather of four.

KAUFMAN, Mary Margaret, 89, St. Agnes, Nashville, May 31. Mother of Michelle Velez, Greg and J.B. Kaufman. Sister of Little Company of Mary Sister Catherine Shalvey, Eileen Wiles and David Knight. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of 11.

LEGGE, L. Norman, 87, St. Michael the Archangel, Indianapolis, June 2. Father of Ruth Aull, Pamela Lunsford, David, Douglas, Michael and Norman Legge. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of five.

MATTHEWS, Robert Joseph, 67, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, June 9. Husband of Jennifer (Bordenet) Matthews. Father of Amanda Archey, Tracy Aszkler and Christy Bailey. Son of Ziddy Matthews. Grandfather of seven.

McCORMICK, Jack L., 85, St. Mark the Evangelist, Indianapolis, June 2. Father of Michael and Todd McCormick. Grandfather of three.

PITTMAN, William Edward, 81, St. Jude, Indianapolis, May 28. Husband of Patricia (Gruner) Pittman. Father of Charlotte Schutz, Sherry Wright and Steve Pittman. Brother of John Pittman. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of 10.

RAHE, Mary V., 90, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, June 2. Mother of Michele Moore and Henry Rahe.

RICHARDS, Norma Jean, 83, Good Shepherd, Indianapolis, June 4. Mother of Barbara Atkerson, Ken and Tommy Richards. Sister of Katherine Adams. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of eight.

ROBERTS, Marie Anna, 45, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Indianapolis, June 10. Daughter of Charles Roberts and Antoinette Ridenour. Sister of Annette Whitehead and Robert Roberts. Aunt of several.

RUDOLPH, May Ollie, 83, St. Michael, Cannelton, June 8. Wife of Charlie Rudolph. Mother of 10. Grandmother of several.

SCHMELZ, Ruby K., 86, St. Joseph, Corydon, June 4. Mother of Cindy Brunner, Monica Davis, Pamela, Anthony, Dale, Dennis, Gregory and Terry Schmelz. Grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of two.

SCHWINDEL, Christina M., 73, St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad, May 28. Mother of Gina Foster, Eileen Gogel and Shawn Schwindel. Sister of Mary Seifrig. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of 12.

SHULTZ, Bertha Elizabeth, 84, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, May 29. Mother of Susan Larson and Sarah Ward. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of two. †


Franciscan Sister Yvonne Conrad served as a teacher and nurse then did parish ministry

Franciscan Sister Yvonne Conrad, a member of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, died on May 25 at St. Clare Hall, the health care facility at the motherhouse in Oldenburg. She was 78.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 29 at the motherhouse chapel. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Anna Mae Conrad was born on May 19, 1934, in Hamilton, Ohio.

She entered the Oldenburg Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1954, and professed her final vows on Aug. 12, 1960.

After ministering as a teacher at Catholic schools, Sister Yvonne entered the nursing program at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated with distinction in 1960.

Her next ministry assignment was as head nurse at the sisters’ convent infirmary.

In 1972, Sister Yvonne began her studies for a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati.

After graduation, Sister Yvonne was appointed director of the sisters’ infirmary at St. Francis Hall.

She also served as a member of the motherhouse coordinating team until 1985.

In 1986, a career change led her to pursue a master of professional studies degree at Loyola University in Chicago.

After completing that degree, she served as pastoral minister at Queen of All Saints Parish in Beattyville, Ky.

In the archdiocese, she ministered as director of religious education at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Morris then as director of religious education and pastoral associate at St. Maurice Parish in Decatur County.

Sister Yvonne also ministered at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Enochsburg, and was an administrative assistant at St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis.

She also served at St. Ann Parish in Hamburg, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese.

In 2007, Sister Yvonne retired to the motherhouse.

Surviving are a brother, Celestine Conrad of Fairfield, Ohio; a sister, Loraine Snodgrass of Fairfield, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036. †

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