October 19, 2012

Obituaries

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BAJT, Joseph, 50, Holy Trinity, Indianapolis, Sept. 23. Son of Mary Lou Bajt. Brother of Theresa Alverson, Mary Lambert, Anna McWilliams and James Bajt. Uncle of several.

BELL, Robert N., 73, Christ the King, Indianapolis, Sept. 29. Husband of Patricia Bell. Father of Ann Collins, Maureen Mifsud and Robert Bell III. Brother of Kathy Crabill, Karen Van Benthuysen, Martha Young, Ann, Barbara, Maureen, James and Michael Bell. Grandfather of six.

BEZY, Clarence E., 87, St. Mary, Lanesville, Oct. 4. Brother of Martha Bezy.

BURKHART, Carl Joseph, 75, St. Mary, Greensburg, Sept. 10. Husband of Elizabeth (Ley) Burkhart. Father of Deanna Fox, Kathy Shields, Patricia Spaulding, Regina Treash and Michael Burkhart. Brother of Luella Feldman, Charles and William Burkhart. Grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of 10. (correction)

COTTONGIM, Robert Martin, 63, Holy Cross, Indianapolis, Sept. 20. Husband of Peggy Cottongim. Brother of Debbie Marsh and Frank Cottongim.

EVE, Betsy J., 83, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs, Sept. 30. Mother of Mary Sieg, Matthew, Michael, Patrick and Timothy Eve. Sister of Diana Warren. Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of one.

GABONAY, William, 95, St. Paul the Apostle, Greencastle, Oct. 2. Husband of Marion Gabonay. Father of James, Paul, Thomas and Will Gabonay. Brother of Charles Gabonay. Grandfather of four. Great-grandfather of one.

HATFIELD, Martha, 78, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 7. Mother of Bill and Scott Hatfield. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.

HIMMICHHOEFFER, Mary Alice, 90, Annunciation, Brazil, Sept. 29. Sister of Alma Peirson. Aunt of several.

HUFF, Virgil G., 83, St. Mary, Greensburg, Oct. 5. Brother of Andrew, Bernard and Harold Huff.

KUNTZ, Annette C., 83, St. Michael, Brookville, Sept. 22. Mother of Elaine, Janet, Doug, Jerry, Michael and Robert Kuntz. Sister of Jean Drewes, Florence Lunsford, Dorothy Purkey, Lester, Ohmer, Orville and Virgil Kunkel. Grandmother of five.

MARIETTA, Paul Anthony, 91, St. Benedict, Terre Haute, Oct. 1. Father of Paula, James, Mark and Dr. Stephen Marietta. Grandfather of five.

OESTERLING, Clarence C., 103, St. Mary, Rushville, Oct. 5. Father of John Oesterling. Grandfather of three.

RIO, Eva Mae, 85, St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford, Oct. 2. Mother of Joyce Robertson and George Rio. Sister of Dorothy Gates. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.

SCHNEIDER, Leonard J., III, 51, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Oct. 26. Son of Leonard Schneider Jr. Stepson of Vicki Schneider. Brother of Barbara Brown, Kristine Thomas, Michael and Thomas Schneider.

SEALE, Clayton, 24, St. Michael, Brookville, Sept. 15. Son of Joel and Debbie Seale. Brother of Casey and Kelly Pflum and Jared Seale. Grandson of Elizabeth Gramman, John and Donna Seale.

TUNNY, Dale R., 73, St. Maurice, Napoleon, Sept. 27. Husband of Donna Sue Tunny. Father of Kim King, Gary, Kevin and Robert Tunny. Brother of Betty Jett, Amelia Newhart, Hubert, James, Joe and Paul Tunny. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of nine.

TYLER, Robert L., 85, St. Mary, New Albany, Sept. 24. Father of Janie Meyer-Ninmann and Tamara Tyler. Brother of Jerry and Tommy Tyler. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of five.

WEIGEL, Margie A., 80, St. Louis, Batesville, Oct. 2. Wife of Don Weigel. Mother of Mary Beth Callahan, Joan Tuggle, Sue Ann Williams and Greg Weigel. Grandmother of 15. Great-grandmother of seven.

WICKER, Frances, 88, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Indianapolis, Sept. 12. Mother of Carol Deckard and Jeanne Robinson. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of 17.

WINKLER, Janet K., 65, St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Sept. 14. Wife of Ronnie Winkler. Mother of Anthony, Benjamin and Matthew Winkler. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of one.

WITT, Alice Jean, 86, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Aug. 12. Wife of James Witt. Mother of Teresa Beaman, Debbie Boyce, Michelle Davidson, Sharon Fletcher, Jeanne Heere, Sue Richwine, Sandra Searles, James II and Timothy Witt. Grandmother of 18. Great-grandmother of 19.

WOLTER, Gary F., 53, St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County, Sept. 28. Husband of Karen Wolter. Father of Kayanna and Kurt Wolter. Son of Leo and Marie Wolter. Brother of Linda Meek, Karen Mirick, Nancy Moore, Mark and Norm Wolter.

WORRELL, Cheryl, 68, St. Anne, New Castle, Sept. 20. Mother of Linda Barber, Hazel Darbinian, Margaret Robertson, Anthony and Keith Worrell. Grandmother of two. Great-grandmother of one.

YOTT, Mary Madeline, 97, Most Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, Sept. 7.


Benedictine Sister Juanita Maschino earned awards for distinguished volunteer service

Benedictine Sister Juanita Maschino, a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, died on Oct. 11 after a brief illness. She was 84.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 15 at the monastery chapel. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

Betty Christina Maschino was born on Nov. 2, 1927, in North Vernon.

She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind., in 1947, and made her final monastic profession in 1952.

In 1960, Sister Juanita was among a group of Benedictine nuns who established the monastery in Beech Grove.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education at the former St. Benedict Normal College in Ferdinand and master’s degree in home economics at St. Louis University in St. Louis.

Sister Juanita taught at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Diocese of Evansville.

In 1978, she graduated from Leo’s Beauty Institute in Worchester, Mass., and provided hair care for elderly and homebound people.

Sister Juanita completed many hours of volunteer service at the Dayspring Center in Indianapolis and St. Francis Hospice in Beech Grove.

In 1993, she earned an award for volunteer service from the Governor’s Voluntary Action Program.

Surviving are three brothers, Amos Maschino of Seymour, Arthur Maschino of Celina, Ohio, and Paul Maschino of Louisville, Ky.; and two sisters, Agnes Maschino of Columbus and Irene Simmons of North Vernon.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of St. Benedict, Sisters’ Retirement Fund, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107.


Prince of Peace parishioner Carol Craig of Madison was the mother of Father Christopher Craig

Carol L. (Anger) Craig, a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Madison and the mother of Father Christopher Craig, died on Oct. 1 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was 70.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 4 at Prince of Peace Church in Madison. Burial followed at St. Patrick Cemetery in Madison.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1942, in Madison, and was a 1960 graduate of Father Michael Shawe Memorial High School in Madison.

On Sept. 4, 1961, she was married to Charles Willis Craig Jr. at St. Mary Church in Madison. They were the parents of three sons, Charles, Christopher and Michael Craig. Her husband preceded her in death in 2008.

She was formerly employed at the Madison Telephone Exchange as an operator, and later worked in the cafeteria at Shawe Memorial High School and Pope John XXIII School from 1971-80. She also worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for Koehler Tire Company in Madison from 1980 until her retirement in 2007.

At Prince of Peace Parish, she was active in the women’s club.

Surviving are three sons, Charles, Michael and Father Christopher Craig, all of Madison; a brother, Robert Anger of Madison; and four grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Shawe and Pope John Annual Fund to benefit Catholic education at Father Michael Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School and Pope John XXIII School. †

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