August 24, 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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BAUERLA, Frank W., Sr., 83, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, Aug. 1. Husband of Nelta Bauerla. Father of Diana Haffield, Teresa Hoffmeister, Connie Patterson, Frank Jr. and Mike Bauerla. Brother of Betty Hutt and Gary Bauerla. Grandfather of 14. Great-grandfather of 16.

BOOK, Joseph R., 54, St. Joseph, Clark County, Aug. 13. Father of Sarah Beranek, Beth Book and Jennifer Jochim. Son of Raymond Book. Brother of Barbara Burgin, Mary Eurton, Carol Hamm and Doris Konermann. Grandfather of two.

BROWN, Agnes, 86, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, July 30. Mother of Cindy Daugherty and William Brown. Sister of Frank Androjna. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of four. Great-great-grandmother of one.

BRYAN, Loretta C., 88, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Aug. 3. Mother of Carol Hendrick and Patrick Bryan. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

CHISHOLM, Richard G., 52, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Aug. 7. Husband of Kate Chisholm. Father of Abby, Mary and Graydon Chisholm. Son of Richard and Elissa Chisholm. Brother of Catherine Blankemeye, Elizabeth, Margaret, Susan and William Chisholm.

CHUMBLEY, Patricia Ann, 81, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Aug. 3. Mother of Shelia Hanlin. Grandmother of three.

CLIFTON, Darryl P., 51, St. Gabriel the Archangel, Indianapolis, Aug. 3. Father of Eric Clifton. Son of Raymond Clifton. Brother of David and Dean Clifton.

DILLON, Robert E., 81, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Husband of Denice (Hinson) Dillon. Father of Brenda Eads, Bryan Ellingsworth, Tracie Russell, Gene and Steve Dillon. Brother of Wilma Altenshulte, Mary Sandley and Jack Dillon. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of 34.

FOUST, LaJoy, 34, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Wife of Curtis Foust Sr. Mother of Curtis Foust Jr. Daughter of Darryl and Debra Perkins. Sister of Martino Perkins. Granddaughter of Clara Perkins.

GRAHAM, Joann, 66, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Indianapolis, Aug. 5. Sister of Jana Hayes, Mary Beth, Michael and Patrick Graham.

GRILL, Mary A., 83, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, Aug. 1. Mother of Candy Stinsom. Grandmother of several. Great-grandmother of several.

HAGERDON, Ann Louise, 82, St. Paul, Tell City, Aug. 11. Wife of Ray Hagerdon. Mother of Karen Doogs, Janice Flamion, Judy Schneider, Donna Seamon and Linda Vojtaskovic. Sister of Mary Taylor and Cletus Mitchell. Grandmother of 17. Great-grandmother of 16.

HAMMOND, Betty Jo, 80, St. Mary, New Albany, Aug. 9. Mother of Barbara Sillings, Sheila, Don, John and Larry Hammond. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of four.

HEILWAGEN, Russell W., 89, St. Matthew the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 4. Husband of Audrey Heilwagen. Father of Sharon Donohue and Mary Jo Tarvin. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

HYATTE, William, 72, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, July 24. Husband of Natalie Hyatte. Father of Sherri and Michael Hyatte. Stepfather of Hope Pace, Royce, Shane and Troy Thomas. Brother of Deborah Nelson. Grandfather of one. Step-grandfather of nine.

KIRSCHNER, Robert F., 88, St. Louis, Batesville, Aug. 8. Husband of Marjorie (Laker) Kirschner. Father of Brenda Graham, Elaine Wirth, James, Kevin, Marvin and Roger Kirschner. Brother of Anna Mae Feller. Grandfather of 13. Great-grandfather of two.

LECHER, William J., 95, St. Maurice, St. Maurice, Aug. 13. Father of Rose Ann Bowman, Katherine Schmidt, Kathleen, Raymond and Timothy Lecher. Brother of Ida Nobbe, Ed, Jim, Joseph and Paul Lecher. Grandfather of five. Great-grandfather of four.

LOHSE, Julia Ann, 54, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis, July 31. Wife of John Miller. Mother of Anja and Luke Miller. Sister of Jennifer, Joy, Jim and Joe Lohse.

MADDEN, Thomas C., M.D., 59, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Husband of Terri (Robinson) Madden. Father of Erin, Lauren and Austin Madden. Brother of Mary Ann Kaiser, Jeanne, Jim, John and Paul Madden.

OBERMEYER, Shirley Mae, 62, Holy Family, Oldenburg, July 29. Wife of Robert Obermeyer. Mother of Jenny O’Connell, Greg and Tim Obermeyer. Daughter of Helen Nunlist. Sister of Judy Combs, Janet Howell, Peg Meyer, Butch Nunlist, Kay and Pat Obermeyer. Grandmother of four.

PICKETT, Carol Ann, 76, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Aug. 8. Wife of Donald Pickett. Mother of Joan Ehman, Kevin, Mark and Mike Pickett. Sister of Patty Cardwell, Linda Yorger, Dennis and Jerry Roembke. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of eight.

RENCH, Dolores Elaine, 83, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 3. Mother of Sabrina Haggard, Daniel and Stephen Rench. Sister of Marjorie Bovard and Charlotte Tennant. Grandmother of four.

THOMAS, Carolyn Ann (Ready), 68, Annunciation, Brazil, July 18.

WILLIAMS, Stephen Anthony, 56, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Aug. 6. Husband of Mary Ann Williams. Father of Bridget, Holly and Patrick Williams. Brother of Charles and Patrick Williams.


Providence Sister Maureen Clare Lehmann ministered as a teacher for 47 years

Providence Sister Maureen Clare Lehmann died on Aug. 11 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 96.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 16 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Agnes Eleanor Lehmann was born on Feb. 2, 1916, in Chelsea, Mass.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 10, 1936, professed first vows on Sept. 8, 1938, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1944.

Sister Maureen Clare earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, master’s degree in Latin at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and master’s degree in theology at Boston College in Boston.

During 76 years as a Sister of Providence, she taught for 47 years at Catholic schools in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.

In the archdiocese, Sister Maureen Clare ministered on the general administration staff at the motherhouse from 1993 until 2002.

After retiring from teaching, she moved to St. Rose Parish in Chelsea, Mass., her home parish, and ministered there for a number of years.

In 1993, she retired and moved to the motherhouse, where she served nine years as a secretary for the general administration staff.

In 2002, she dedicated herself to the ministry of prayer full-time with the senior sisters.

She is survived by a sister, Mabel Moschella of Revere, Mass.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.


Byzantine Father Sidney Sidor was pastor of St. Athanasius the Great Church in Indianapolis

Father Sidney Sidor, pastor of St. Athanasius the Great Byzantine-Ruthenian Catholic Church in Indianapolis, died on Aug. 14 at the Hooverwood Jewish Home in Indianapolis. He was 84.

The funeral with Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Aug. 18 at St. Athanasius Church.

Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in McMurry, Pa.

Surviving are four children, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be sent to St. Athanasius Church, 1117 Blaine Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46221. †

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